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    Helping Heroes

    (NAPSI)—The Department of Defense reports that 1.3 million Americans serve in the military.

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    3 Tips for a Successful 2019 and Beyond

    (Family Features) The demands of today’s always-connected culture can make finding balance in life nearly impossible. Between work, school and extracurricular activities, schedules can be crazy, and setting aside time to exercise is often difficult.

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    Nicotine to Help Treat Memory Loss?

    (Family Features) A study funded by the National Institutes of Health is testing whether the nicotine patch can improve memory and functioning in people who have mild memory loss or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

Pet Central

pets

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

Fitness

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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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Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

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Friday 02/01/2019
Pop the Question with the Perfect Song
Posted: February 01, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Enhancing a once-in-a-lifetime event, such as a wedding proposal or ceremony, with the right song takes the experience to a whole new level. It adds a personal touch that makes for ongoing memories, as couples have the opportunity to play the song at anniversaries or other special events through the years.

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Wednesday 11/14/2018
6 holiday travel hacks to save your sanity
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:47 am

(BPT) - Follow these tips to save time, money and your sanity this holiday season.

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Friday 10/26/2018
How to Eat Like a Local in El Salvador
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:47 am

(BPT) - Foodies with adventurous palates might be tempted to vacation in El Salvador just to enjoy its array of delectable local dishes.

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Wednesday 10/24/2018
12 things every traveler should add to their France itinerary
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:47 am

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Thursday 10/04/2018
Touring through the best Italian wines
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 2:39 am

(BPT) - Dreaming of an Italian vacation? You can experience the country's ancient, romantic regions without even leaving home. The wines of Italy embody the heart and soul of the regions in which they're grown.

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Friday 04/20/2018
Shopping for a Wedding Gift? What to Know Now
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:44 am

(StatePoint) If your fridge is filled with save-the-dates and wedding invitations, you’re inevitably facing the daunting question: what to give?

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Tuesday 04/10/2018
Popping the Question? How to Select an Engagement Ring
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:44 am

(StatePoint) “Will you marry me?” Be sure to pair these four little words with the perfect engagement ring. While there’s a bit of a learning curve when it comes to selecting the right diamond, the most important thing you can do is find a piece both you and your significant other will love.

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Friday 03/30/2018
Millennials Want to Say ‘I Do’ to High-Tech Wedding Registries
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:44 am

(StatePoint) Once upon a time, wedding registries were created so newlyweds would have all the basic essentials to establish their first home. But as technology has evolved, so too has the registry. Gone are the days where registries only include dishware and candlesticks. Couples can now incorporate modern must-haves, like connected lightbulbs, voice assistants and smart showers.

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Wednesday 08/15/2012
Fall-ing in Love: Tips for Autumn Wedding Bliss
Posted: August 15, 2012

(NewsUSA) - Caterers, event halls and wedding planners are gearing up for fall wedding season, one of the busiest times of the year for hopeful couples. Fall guarantees exquisite photo opportunities without the heat of summer -- and the wealth of in-season decorations are beautiful and affordable.

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Monday 08/06/2012
Budget-Conscious Brides Trim Bill With Destination Weddings
Posted: August 06, 2012

(NewsUSA) - Tying the knot isn't what it used to be. The wedding industry is as profitable as primetime football, celebrities compete for the shortest, most gimmicky marriages (72 days or less?) and the exotic appeal of a romantic getaway has led to the widespread popularity of destination weddings.

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Thursday 02/14/2019
Helping Heroes
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:44 am

(NAPSI)—The Department of Defense reports that 1.3 million Americans serve in the military.

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School Choice: A Lightbulb Moment
Posted: January 14, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Most teachers will tell you that there is nothing more exciting than seeing the "lightbulb moment," when, suddenly, everything clicks and a student understands a new concept.

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Wednesday 01/09/2019
School Choice Opens Doors
Posted: January 09, 2019

(NewsUSA) - We are just weeks away from the nation's largest annual celebration of opportunity in education. That celebration is called National School Choice Week, and it is taking place in every neighborhood and community, through 40,594 independently-planned events and activities.

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Tuesday 12/18/2018
Don't Make These Mistakes after A Collision
Posted: December 18, 2018

(NewsUSA) - In the U.S. alone, there are 10 million car accidents every year, and the tense moments following a car accident, even a minor one, can be scary and stressful for everyone involved.

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Friday 11/30/2018
Bringing Families Together Around The World
Updated: December 04, 2018 - 2:36 am

(NAPSI)—With all the sad stories of conflict and desperation from around the world, it can be heartening to hear of loved ones reunited.

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Monday 11/19/2018
Innovative School Is A Training Ground For Artists
Updated: November 21, 2018 - 2:33 am

(NAPSI)—Art classes have slowly but steadily all but disappeared from public schools over the years. Lack of funding has been the culprit, but educators tend to agree that the arts play a crucial role in the academic and creative development of our children.

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Monday 11/12/2018
3 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season
Posted: November 12, 2018

(StatePoint) Want to give back this holiday season? There are many ways to get into the charitable spirit. And if you need some inspiration for how to go about benefitting those in your local and global community, consider the following ideas.

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Tuesday 10/30/2018
YA Author Meyer Mentors Young Writer
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:45 am

(NAPSI)—Marissa Meyer, author of young adult fantasy series “The Lunar Chronicles,” recently mentored Riley Pearce, an aspiring author, and shared advice about writing as part of an intriguing job shadow program.

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Friday 10/26/2018
Be A Hero—Mentor A Child
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:45 am

(NAPSI)—Helping to turn a young life around may be simpler than many people realize.

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Thursday 10/25/2018
Girls: Our Time Is Now
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:45 am

by Shelby O’Neil

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Thursday 02/14/2019
3 Tips for a Successful 2019 and Beyond
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) The demands of today’s always-connected culture can make finding balance in life nearly impossible. Between work, school and extracurricular activities, schedules can be crazy, and setting aside time to exercise is often difficult.

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Nicotine to Help Treat Memory Loss?
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) A study funded by the National Institutes of Health is testing whether the nicotine patch can improve memory and functioning in people who have mild memory loss or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

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4 Benefits of Pet Adoption
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Pets have an incomparable ability to improve owners’ lives in a number of ways, so it’s only right that pet parents do the same for them. That’s why, if you’re considering adding a pet to the family, adoption can be a great choice.

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5 Ways Dogs Can Improve Lives
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Whether playmates or protectors, the human-animal bond is often a powerful connection that goes beyond pure companionship. Dogs typically have many talents and personas – they can be man’s best friend, a canine companion during a difficult time or even a service dog helping veterans and others through daily routines. No matter the relationship between dog and human, these animals can improve lives in numerous ways.

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5 Ways to Avoid an Energy Crash
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) If you start each day motivated but find your energy tends to fade throughout the day, a few simple and easy-to-implement changes to your routine could make all the difference. Minor adjustments to your eating habits, exercise routine and mental attitude can help boost energy levels so you can power through the day feeling fully charged.

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5 Ways Pets Make Life Happier and Healthier
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) More than 84 million U.S. homes have a pet, according to the National Pet Owners Survey, and in many of those homes, pets are a big part of the family. However, there are several barriers that can prevent people from spending time with their furry friends, including outdated housing rules and limited green space in communities.

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A Surprising Solution for Stress Relief
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) From finances and health concerns to lengthy to-do lists, there are numerous sources of strain in the lives of most people.

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Choosing the Right Doctor for You and Your Family
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) What matters to you when finding a doctor to treat you or your family members?

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Cutting Through ‘Wellness Confusion’ to Find Real Weight Loss
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) The secret is out – Americans are no longer in the dark about healthy eating.

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Aiding Aging Parents
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:44 am

4 tips to help overcome new challenges

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More Family Living
Tuesday 02/19/2019
How to throw a red-carpet awards party to remember at home
Posted: February 19, 2019

(BPT) - The red carpet, the gold statues and the glamour of Hollywood make awards night a beloved experience for people across the country. Sharing in the movie magic with friends and family can make the excitement that much more fun, so on Feb. 24, consider hosting a red carpet viewing party at home.

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5 tips for better health care – and lower costs
Posted: February 19, 2019

(BPT) - For many people, the beginning of the year is a customary time to assess their health and finances. And for most Americans, new health plan benefits have kicked in. Do you know how your health plan works? If not, now is an ideal time to learn how to make it work for you.

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CBD: The vital component missing from your beauty routine
Posted: February 19, 2019

(BPT) - The latest buzz in the beauty world is all about CBD. Have you heard of it? Short for cannabidiol, CBD is grabbing headlines every day. Long known to be a beneficial ingredient for health and wellness, now it’s coming to the beauty industry.

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Monday 02/18/2019
Top 10 value-enhancing home improvement projects for older homes
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:46 am

(BPT) - Do you own an older home, and are you looking to make upgrades that matter? Strategic enhancements not only increase a property's resale value, but also its functionality.

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Friday 02/15/2019
4 steps for a healthier you
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:46 am

(BPT) - When focusing on personal transformation, many hit the gym or focus on eating right and losing weight. Instead of taking on large, difficult-to-maintain goals, there are smaller, simpler steps and habits that can be embraced, resulting in lasting change and a healthier you.

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Parenting advice for strong relationships and a healthy house
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:46 am

(BPT) - Managing work-life balance as a parent comes with challenges, and with busy schedules for both parents and children, disruptions at the last minute can really take a toll on a family's everyday routine. This is especially true when a child has to take a sick day from school due to illness during cold and flu season. It's important to know you're not alone, and with a little focus and positive reinforcement, you can help your kids be happy and healthy.

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6 fun facts about bananas that will inspire you to eat more
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:46 am

(BPT) - Bananas are a tasty snack that many people eat regularly without much thought, but there's more to the iconic yellow fruit than just its convenience and color. Bananas are a superfood loaded with nutrients and have been enjoyed worldwide for hundreds of years. In fact, there are many reasons to consider eating more bananas.

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Thursday 02/14/2019
Finding love as a senior: 7 stories to inspire all ages
Posted: February 14, 2019

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8 ways to banish spring allergies
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:46 am

(BPT) - Spring. The time of year when, as poet Alfred Lord Tennyson famously said, a young man’s (and woman’s) fancy "lightly turns to thoughts of love." That is, of course, if you're not sneezing, coughing or dealing with itchy eyes. Spring allergies seem to get worse every year. Is there anything you can do to avoid them?

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Your Home is Your Castle: How to Protect it Through the Years
Posted: February 14, 2019

(StatePoint) For many people, owning a home is the American dream, and the single biggest financial investment they will ever make. With the stakes so high, in addition to picking out the perfect property, it’s critical to have the right insurance.

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More Senior Living
Monday 02/18/2019
Must-Know Health Tips for Faster Flu Recovery
Posted: February 18, 2019

(StatePoint) With last year’s flu season having been associated with 80,000 deaths -- one of the deadliest in decades -- focusing on immune health is important.

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Thursday 02/14/2019
3 Tips for a Successful 2019 and Beyond
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) The demands of today’s always-connected culture can make finding balance in life nearly impossible. Between work, school and extracurricular activities, schedules can be crazy, and setting aside time to exercise is often difficult.

more »
Nicotine to Help Treat Memory Loss?
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) A study funded by the National Institutes of Health is testing whether the nicotine patch can improve memory and functioning in people who have mild memory loss or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

more »
4 Benefits of Pet Adoption
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Pets have an incomparable ability to improve owners’ lives in a number of ways, so it’s only right that pet parents do the same for them. That’s why, if you’re considering adding a pet to the family, adoption can be a great choice.

more »
5 Ways Dogs Can Improve Lives
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Whether playmates or protectors, the human-animal bond is often a powerful connection that goes beyond pure companionship. Dogs typically have many talents and personas – they can be man’s best friend, a canine companion during a difficult time or even a service dog helping veterans and others through daily routines. No matter the relationship between dog and human, these animals can improve lives in numerous ways.

more »
5 Ways to Avoid an Energy Crash
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) If you start each day motivated but find your energy tends to fade throughout the day, a few simple and easy-to-implement changes to your routine could make all the difference. Minor adjustments to your eating habits, exercise routine and mental attitude can help boost energy levels so you can power through the day feeling fully charged.

more »
5 Ways Pets Make Life Happier and Healthier
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) More than 84 million U.S. homes have a pet, according to the National Pet Owners Survey, and in many of those homes, pets are a big part of the family. However, there are several barriers that can prevent people from spending time with their furry friends, including outdated housing rules and limited green space in communities.

more »
A Surprising Solution for Stress Relief
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) From finances and health concerns to lengthy to-do lists, there are numerous sources of strain in the lives of most people.

more »
Choosing the Right Doctor for You and Your Family
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) What matters to you when finding a doctor to treat you or your family members?

more »
Cutting Through ‘Wellness Confusion’ to Find Real Weight Loss
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) The secret is out – Americans are no longer in the dark about healthy eating.

more »
More Health And Wellness
Thursday 01/24/2019
Tips for Senior Dog Care
Posted: January 24, 2019

(StatePoint) As your dog ages, your care must evolve to meet your furry friend’s changing needs, particularly when it comes to mobility, injury-prevention and recovery.

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Wednesday 01/23/2019
Pets-Come-First Trend Unleashes Happy Results For Homeowner
Posted: January 23, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Some dog lovers show their puppy love with fancy dog food, a special spot on the sofa or toys and outfits.

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Tuesday 12/04/2018
5 important facts to teach kids about pet ownership
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:45 am

(BPT) - Kids instinctively love animals. Children begin learning about animal species, their habitats and behavior during elementary school, and this is when children also become more interested and involved in caring for family pets. They may even become pet owners for the first time at this age. Learning about animal care is fun for kids, while also teaching them life lessons about empathy, compassion and responsibility.

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How to Keep Dogs Safe During Cold Weather Walks
Posted: December 04, 2018

(StatePoint) Make winter a wonderland for dogs by ensuring they’re safe when temperatures drop.

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Wednesday 11/07/2018
Pumpkin: The ultimate fall superfood
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:45 am

(BPT) - The perfect fall foods are hearty, nutrient-dense and packed with flavor. And while there is no shortage of savory sustenance this time of year, no other food captures the essence of the season quite like pumpkin. Brimming with nutrients and boasting a rich taste, it’s a nourishing food the whole family enjoys — from picky toddlers to even your dog! Here are five flavorful ways to incorporate pumpkin into your entire family’s meals this season.

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Saturday 10/13/2018
Celebrating Halloween Safely With Dogs
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:01 am

(StatePoint) Over half of pet parents plan to dress up their dogs for Halloween, according to a Wag! survey. 

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Wednesday 10/10/2018
5 things to know to help your pet live a healthier life
Updated: October 30, 2018 - 2:07 am

(BPT) - Pets are part of the family, so it’s important to practice preventative care to support their well-being and help them live long, healthy lives. Just like people, pets can be affected by chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and allergies. That's why it’s always good to stay informed and be proactive to help avoid or at least delay the onset of chronic conditions in pets. Here’s 5 things to know about caring for your pet:

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Tuesday 10/09/2018
Special Needs Pets: Can I Adopt a Heartworm-Positive Dog?
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:01 am

(StatePoint) Every year, an estimated 3.3 million dogs enter U.S. animal shelters, with roughly half that number subsequently adopted by pet owners. These include shelter dogs with special medical needs that can make them harder to place. Dogs with heartworm infection are a common example.

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Friday 09/14/2018
Not Just for the Dogs: Pet Parents Love Their Dog Walkers
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:01 am

(StatePoint) Americans don’t just love their dogs – they also love their dog walkers, with a whopping 85 percent of pet parents affording their dog walkers equal importance to their nanny or childcare provider, according to a recent survey by Wag!, the inventor of on-demand mobile dog walking.

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Thursday 07/19/2018
Traveling With Pets? What to Know
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:01 am

(StatePoint) Do your upcoming travel plans include pets? Whether you’re flying to an exciting destination or hitting the road, these suggestions can make the journey easier for animals and humans alike.

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More Pets
Online Features

Pet Central

pets

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

Fitness

Fitness

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

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>