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More Than Half of Those Approaching Retirement Believe They Will 'Unretire'

(NewsUSA) - Reflecting a changing post-retirement landscape, a new survey by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, reveals that 53 percent of workers approaching retirement in the next five years believe they will likely "unretire," or return to work.

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Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

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Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

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Monday 08/13/2018
Cancer care costs on the rise: How to get help
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - Cancer patients face skyrocketing costs for their treatment, which adds to the stress of a cancer diagnosis and living with a disease. As an unapologetically patients-first organization, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is finding ways to lessen the burden. “When cancer patients are fighting for their life, the last thing they need is financial distress,” says Gwen Nichols, M.D., LLS chief medical officer. “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society puts patients at the forefront, advocating for financial relief and offering solutions.”

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Laugh, learn and lunch: Tips for bonding with kids over cooking
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - Cooking with your kids is just plain fun. Everyone likes good food, and being in the kitchen offers an excellent opportunity to work together toward one common (and hopefully delicious) goal. And the added benefit, of course, is that your kids can learn to follow directions, are exposed to healthier food choices, brush up on their math skills, find creativity and gain a solid sense of accomplishment.

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4 ways to use technology to simplify your home buying process
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:04 am

(BPT) - While spring is typically the busiest period in real estate, particularly for families looking to get in to a new home before the school year starts, the fall months have become increasingly active for those who have more flexibility or are looking for a good deal.

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Switching gears and succeeding: Inspiration to find your next career
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - It's never too late to feed your passion and discover a new career. Take, for example, Julia Child, who left OSS, the forerunner of the CIA, to become a chef; Sara Blakely, a door-to-door sales woman who went on to create Spanx; and Andrea Bocelli, a former attorney who left the courtroom for the stage to become a world-renowned singer.

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Sunday 08/12/2018
4 natural ways to support your child this school year
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - Busy school nights can make your house feel like a zoo. Between commutes, sports practices and dinner plans, it feels like everyone is always either on the go or hustling to get there.

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Friday 08/10/2018
4 habits for fit finances
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:04 am

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Will my deck have room for a hot tub? And other questions answered
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - As the major outdoor living trend sweeps the nation, decks are getting bigger. But with television shows featuring 3,000-square-foot monster decks, the average homeowner is left to wonder, “Just how big of a deck do I need?”

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5 reasons to snack on strawberries
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - The perfect snack needs to check off three boxes: It should be filling enough to get you to your next meal, provide nutrition that fits into your balanced diet, and satisfy cravings, whether sweet or savory. Not an easy task, but juicy California strawberries are up for the challenge.

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Easy entertaining and recipe tips from celebrity chef Katie Lee
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:04 am

(BPT) - Whether it's an end-of-summer bash or a back-to-school barbecue, entertaining is all about family, friends and of course, food. But hosting the perfect soiree doesn't have to mean you're stuck in the kitchen while everyone else is enjoying the party. TV chef and cookbook author Katie Lee offers these tips for easy entertaining that will get you away from the stove and into the party.

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Wednesday 08/08/2018
3 Things You Didn't Know About Chocolate - And Why You Should Care
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - As you stand in the chocolate aisle of the grocery store, have you ever stopped to think about the story behind each bar?

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5 yard updates you can complete in a fall weekend
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:04 am

(BPT) - If you love spending time in your yard, the end of summer can mark a period of sadness thinking about the colder temperatures and shorter days you must endure before getting back outside.

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Monday 08/06/2018
Do you know how that new supplement will affect your existing medication regimen?
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:04 am

(BPT) - Mahatma Gandhi once famously said, “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” If you count yourself as a believer in this statement, your health is more important to you than any material possession and you do your best to protect it every single day. That’s why you eat right, exercise regularly and support your total health with supplements.

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Friday 08/03/2018
Celebrate the season! 5 ways to get your yard party-ready
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:04 am

(BPT) - If you’re like many Americans, you’re planning an outdoor party to celebrate the warm-weather season. That may be especially true if you’ve made recent improvements to your outdoor spaces; according to a recent Houzz survey, 51 percent of homeowners conducting such upgrades plan to throw more parties, and 67 percent plan to spend more time outdoors.

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4 ways to prep your home for winter
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:04 am

(BPT) - When you start feeling those first hints of winter, the instinct to get ready kicks in. You may dig out your car’s snow brush, blanket, shovel and winter survival kit and place them in the trunk of your car. The winter coats and boots come out of storage, and you may pick up some extra mittens at the store.

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Thursday 08/02/2018
4 tips to mitigate home improvement costs
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:04 am

(BPT) - Construction material costs in 2018 are up about 10 percent compared to last year, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and some raw materials, like crude petroleum, are up nearly 50 percent. Labor is also getting more expensive as construction workers are in high demand due to the skilled labor shortage.

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CDC: How to navigate vaccinations for your family
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:04 am

(BPT) - Today’s technology provides so much information that learning the essentials about an important topic like vaccination can be overwhelming.

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Wednesday 08/01/2018
5 hazards on the road to the Medicare Part D plan that's best for you
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - Some experts estimate that as many as 80 percent of Medicare beneficiaries choose to stay in a Medicare prescription drug plan (“Part D plan”) that doesn’t match their needs. Studies show that these individuals could benefit from cost savings and better coverage by taking the time to select a different Part D plan. If you decide to evaluate your Part D coverage, here are some common hazards to avoid along the way to finding the plan that’s best for you.

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5 simple tips for a low-maintenance lawn
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - Whether it’s regular outdoor entertaining, kids playing soccer or dogs chasing tennis balls, fun on the lawn — combined with hot, dry conditions — can mean your grass gets a major workout during the summer and early fall. But that doesn’t mean you have to.

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Keep your family safe: Get rid of unused prescription opioids
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:04 am

(BPT) - Want to help keep your family and community safe? Get rid of any unused prescription opioids that may be in cabinets, drawers or anywhere else you store medicine.

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Tuesday 07/31/2018
Age-related macular degeneration: What you should know
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - Ask most people what eye disease is responsible for the greatest incidence of vision loss in the over-65 population and they would probably say glaucoma.

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Beginning a workout at any age or skill level
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - Our bodies crave exercise at all ages, whether that means daily walks, fitness classes or a night of dancing. Although physical fitness may look different at age 65 than it did at 20, being active on a regular basis is still important to maintaining health and well-being.

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Monday 07/30/2018
Antibiotics are Powerful Tools for Fighting Infections and Sepsis, but Must be Used Appropriately
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:04 am

(BPT) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants patients and families to know that antibiotics are the most powerful tools we have to fight life-threatening infections, like those that can lead to sepsis.

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Pollution protection: 5 easy tips for combating the environment's effects on skin
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - Properly taking care of your skin each day — and countering the possible effects of pollution — is quick, affordable and easy to do. So why do so many Americans forgo that step in their daily routines?

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The proactive parent's checklist for back-to-school success
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:04 am

(BPT) - A new school year is quickly approaching, and while you probably have supply lists and bus schedules in hand, there are a few other things parents should tackle to get a head start on the back-to-school season. Prepare kids for the best school year yet by handling these important tasks that sometimes are overlooked during the hectic summer.

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Thursday 07/26/2018
Top tips for choosing the best flowers and plants for home interior spaces
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:04 am

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Wednesday 07/25/2018
Your summertime prescription: Sweet cherries
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - This summer, don’t be surprised if dietitians point you to one of Mother Nature’s sweetest treats to remedy a variety of ailments: sweet cherries. These bright, glossy orbs are in season for only a short time, so don’t pass them up while they’re at their freshest and, arguably, most flavorful. Not only do they make a refreshing snack that beats the heat when eaten chilled, but they pack a mighty nutritional punch for their compact size.

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Your summer adventure guide to bug-free exploration
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - Warm weather means it's time to get outside! As you channel your inner explorer, don’t forget that small, biting insects are also looking for adventure. Ticks can hitch a ride on skin and clothing when you least expect it, and mosquitoes are setting up home-base in your backyard. New data from the Centers for Disease Control reports cases of tick- and mosquito-borne illnesses have more than tripled since 2004, which is why it’s important to take steps to prevent bites from these bugs.

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Tuesday 07/24/2018
4 ways gardening is good for you
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:04 am

(BPT) - In this increasingly digital world, there's an app for just about everything. People are glued to their smartphones, texting instead of talking, and, in general, interacting with technology more than they do with the living, breathing world around them. But there's a cure for tech overload: Gardening. Whether you're creating a vegetable garden in your backyard or planting flowers and herbs on your apartment balcony, it's all about getting outside, feeling the sun on your face, and putting your hands into the soil.

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Regenerative medicine in action: Age-Repair Defensins turn the table on facial aging
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:05 am

(BPT) - While injectables like fillers and botulinum toxins, energy-based devices and cosmetic surgery can soften wrinkles, improve skin tone and increase your supply of collagen, the right skincare can do all of that plus more, but without any downtime.

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Monday 07/23/2018
Your home haven: 5 common mistakes when planning a DIY deck
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:04 am

(BPT) - Across America, decks have become a popular place for people to entertain guests or just relax. The greatest appeal? The elevated outdoor living areas offer a convenient option for enjoying the great outdoors in a comfortable, room-like space that’s somewhat removed from the elements.

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Wednesday 07/18/2018
Before you renovate, have you considered this?
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - Home improvement projects are popular this time of year and you’ve certainly tackled your share of DIY to-dos in the past. But not this year. This year you realize it’s time to go big, to go bold, to set aside those traditional home improvement projects for another year and do something even bigger.

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3 elements to create a dream bathroom sanctuary
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - Bathrooms reign supreme, overtaking kitchens as the most popular remodeling project, according to a new survey by the National Association of Home Builders. In the study, remodelers reported on the most common projects in 2017 and 81 percent performed bathroom remodeling.

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Monday 07/16/2018
5 ways to make your pooch's mealtime more enjoyable
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:04 am

(BPT) - Dogs and their owners have many things in common, but perhaps one of the biggest commonalities is that they both love to eat! When preparing meals for your four-legged family members, it’s important for the meal to be packed with flavor and nutrients, and to create a dining experience they enjoy and look forward to. Help give your pets the ultimate mealtime experience with these tips:

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Friday 07/13/2018
5 fantastic energy-boosting snacks for fitness success
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - As marathon season approaches, many people are focused on training. Building up endurance is key, but you can't do that without the fuel your body needs. Wholesome energy-boosting snacks are essential for keeping up the pace, whether you're focused on a 5K or full marathon.

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Thursday 07/12/2018
Top 4 grilling tips to kick off National Grilling Month!
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - National Grilling Month is here, making it the perfect time to enjoy outdoor barbecues with friends and family and trying out brand new recipes with savory pork favorites.

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Watch what you heat: 5 kitchen safety tips
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - Cooking equipment is the top cause of home fires, and the second leading cause of home fire deaths, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

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Tuesday 07/10/2018
Seniors' Health Rankings: Where does your state rank?
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:04 am

(BPT) - It’s well known that where you live can influence your health. The recently released United Health Foundation’s 2018 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report dives into this issue. The sixth annual report finds that older adults who live in rural areas often experience poorer health outcomes and receive fewer preventive services than those in urban and suburban environments. It also sheds light on how states rank related to certain behaviors and health outcomes.

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Monday 07/09/2018
What should you be doing to prepare for retirement? Top tips and tactics from financial advisors
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - You're 10 years or less away from retirement. You can clearly see the next phase of your life down the road and it's coming up fast. Are you ready for it? Do you have a comprehensive plan in place so you don't outlive your savings?

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This 70-year-old program prepares young women for leadership
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:04 am

(BPT) - A record number of women are running for public office this year. In the near future, we can expect more female public servants representing the American people — from local chambers to Capitol Hill. In light of this exciting trend, it is important to highlight programs that help develop young women to become the next generation of female leaders. One such program? American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Girls Nation.

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Don't fear anesthesia when your child needs surgery
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - When surgery is necessary, anesthesia ensures your child can safely receive life-saving or corrective treatment while managing the pain and discomfort of the procedure. Anesthesia’s effect on the developing brain is being researched continually, and you’ll be comforted to know that anesthesia provided during one brief surgery is considered safe by the experts at the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

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Friday 07/06/2018
DIY deck re-do: Resurface in a weekend
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:04 am

(BPT) - Outdoor living season means backyard BBQs, yard games and relaxing with a good book or good friends. If you own a wood deck, however, it also means considerable time and money spent on seasonal maintenance and deck repairs.

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Wednesday 07/04/2018
Got company? 5 quick and easy refreshments for summer guests
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - Summer is a great time to create memories with friends and family, and some of the best times happen when you gather your favorite people together on your deck, balcony, poolside or screen porch. As singer John Mayer puts it, “A little bit of summer's what the whole year's all about."

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Tuesday 07/03/2018
Remodeling to age in place? Make changes where it matters most
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - American household demographics constantly change. With kids grown and moved out, many adults are considering remodeling to meet their future needs. This has inspired the idea of aging in place, meaning the desire to have a high quality of life in your home as you get older. In the United States, it's a desire shared by many.

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Monday 07/02/2018
5 tips for financing your next home improvement project
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - Whether it’s transforming a fixer-upper into your dream home or just giving a makeover to your kitchen or bathroom, home improvement projects are on the minds of many new homeowners across the country.

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5 tips for busy women to take charge of their health
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:04 am

(BPT) - If you’re an American woman today, chances are your busy lifestyle is preventing you from seeking out the regular check-ups and screenings so important to maintaining your health. And that’s true regardless of your economic status or whether you live in a rural, urban or suburban area.

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Friday 06/29/2018
Got stress? Bringing your pet to work can help
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - If you’ve ever felt tense, anxious or simply unable to relax while performing your job, you’re far from alone.

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Smart steps to beat the heat in favorite outdoor spaces
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - Are summer’s sizzling temperatures causing you to retreat from your favorite outdoor spaces? Garages, patios, sheds, gardens and other outdoor areas should be enjoyed throughout the year. Unfortunately, heat and humidity can quickly make being outside intolerable during the dog days of summer.

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The right wood for the job: Your guide to summer deck building
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:03 am

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Wednesday 06/27/2018
Savvy summer fitness and nutrition tips
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:04 am

(BPT) - The warmer-weather months are the ideal time to get outdoors, stay active and focus on your health goals. Staying fit and eating healthy can come easy when you keep a few simple tips in mind.

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