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    Empowering Kids to Help Kids

    (Family Features) Some of the challenges of the 21st century demand solutions from a new generation of problem-solvers. Children can join forces to bring tangible change to the world around them, including helping to solve worldwide ailments like malnourishment.

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    Unplug with an Outdoor-Oriented Vacation

    (Family Features) A family vacation is the perfect time to unwind, but it can be even more relaxing with time spent outdoors enjoying nature in all its beauty. Whether you plan your entire trip around a specific activity or just build in a day or two along the way, you can create some unforgettable memories.

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    7 Tips to Combat Seasonal Allergies

    (Family Features) It’s time to welcome fresh air, enjoy outdoor barbecues and run around at the park with family and friends. While embracing these warm activities, you may also face the dreaded symptoms of allergies.

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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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Fitness

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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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 >>




Friday 04/20/2018
Shopping for a Wedding Gift? What to Know Now
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:44 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: April 10, 2018 - 3:36 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: March 30, 2018 - 3:34 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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Thursday 03/22/2018
Life's Biggest Moments Take Center Stage in New UP TV Series
Updated: March 22, 2018 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - As warm weather approaches, so does wedding season, and family-focused entertainment network UP TV heads down the aisle with a pair of new, unscripted series set to debut this summer.

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Tuesday 09/19/2017
How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring
Updated: September 19, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) An engagement ring is at once a symbol of love and commitment and also a reflection of a woman’s personal style. For the engaged-to-be who hasn’t quite determined the perfect sparkler for herself, articulating an engagement ring style can seem challenging.

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Tuesday 05/15/2018
Summer Boating Tips for Safe Fun in The Sun
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:44 am

(NewsUSA) - Summer weather is finally here, and with it comes more time spent on the water. For boaters in particular, warmer temperatures and sunny skies mean more opportunities to bring family and friends along for the ride.

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Thursday 05/10/2018
'Hamilton' Inspires Youth In Foster Care
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:44 am

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Tuesday 05/08/2018
Can Capitalism Be Compassionate?
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:44 am

(NewsUSA) - The global economy can be confusing and terrifying. Financial experts, policy makers, and everyday citizens want to know: How will government policies impact our families and what can we do about it?

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Thursday 04/26/2018
Large-Scale Efforts Helping Pre-K Teachers Receive Resources; You Can, Too
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:44 am

(StatePoint) Studies have shown that high-quality pre-K education better prepares children to achieve in school and makes them more likely to strive for higher vocational aspirations. It also has a positive impact on society. For every dollar spent on high-quality early education, society gains as much as $13 in long-term savings, according to a 2016 study by Nobel Laureate, James Heckman.

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Monday 04/23/2018
If You're Stuck at Sea, There's An App for That
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:44 am

(NewsUSA) - No one out enjoying time on a boat wants to think about breaking down and needing a tow, but a little preparation can make a big difference.

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Friday 04/13/2018
This Subscription Box Helps People Do Good and Feel Good
Updated: April 13, 2018 - 3:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - In today's busy world, the convenience of products and services delivered directly to your home makes life easier. But you can receive more than the usual groceries, diapers and dog food. You can get support and encouragement, and bring about positive change to a world in need.

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Monday 03/12/2018
How Families And States Help Kids Succeed In School
Updated: March 14, 2018 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—If a child you care about is ever struggling in school, unhappy, unchallenged, unable to get the help he or she needs, these four stories could inspire you to find an answer.

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Thursday 02/22/2018
Fifth Annual Fire Department Contest Highlights Grain Bin Safety
Updated: February 26, 2018 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - The risk of becoming trapped in a grain bin while trying to remove clumped or rotting grain remains a real hazard for farmers and their employees, who could be buried within seconds by fast-flowing grain.

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Tuesday 02/20/2018
Girl Scout Cookies: A Delicious Way to Help Girls Grow and Learn
Updated: February 21, 2018 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—The next time you take a bite of sweet Thin Mints® or Girl Scout S'mores® cookies, you'll be doing more than pleasing your palate. Each and every Girl Scout Cookies® purchase powers amazing experiences for girls, and 100 percent of the net proceeds stay local to benefit the Girl Scout council and troop. Now, in the 101st year of Girl Scouts selling cookies, the organization is celebrating the next century of female entrepreneurs and highlighting the incredible skills and opportunities that selling cookies has powered for the millions of girls and alums all over the United States.

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Monday 02/12/2018
How to Spend Your Money with Companies that Share Your Values
Updated: February 16, 2018 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) From small one-time purchases to monthly service fees, you may not think much about what happens to your money after spending it.

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Wednesday 05/16/2018
Empowering Kids to Help Kids
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:45 am

(Family Features) Some of the challenges of the 21st century demand solutions from a new generation of problem-solvers. Children can join forces to bring tangible change to the world around them, including helping to solve worldwide ailments like malnourishment.

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Unplug with an Outdoor-Oriented Vacation
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:45 am

(Family Features) A family vacation is the perfect time to unwind, but it can be even more relaxing with time spent outdoors enjoying nature in all its beauty. Whether you plan your entire trip around a specific activity or just build in a day or two along the way, you can create some unforgettable memories.

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7 Tips to Combat Seasonal Allergies
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:45 am

(Family Features) It’s time to welcome fresh air, enjoy outdoor barbecues and run around at the park with family and friends. While embracing these warm activities, you may also face the dreaded symptoms of allergies.

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Select Wines that Match Your Style
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:45 am

(Family Features) For a novice, simply distinguishing a wine preference – white or red, sweet or dry – may be the extent of his or her comfort level. However, a more experienced wine enthusiast knows there is an entire world to explore when it comes to discovering interesting wine styles. 

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Engage at Every Age
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:45 am

(Family Features) You are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that enrich your physical, mental and emotional well-being. No matter your age, there is no better time than now to start.

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5 Steps to Saving Money Easily
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:45 am

(Family Features) Saving money – it’s one of the most challenging tasks people face month after month, year after year. However, a few simple rules and free personal finance apps can make it easier for you to stay on top of your spending and saving habits.

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Landmark Alzheimer’s Study Urgently Seeks Volunteers
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:45 am

Study focuses on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and tracking it over time

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Dietary Solutions for Pets
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:44 am

Understanding and treating food intolerances in pets

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Prepare Your Car for Summer
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:44 am

(Family Features) Summer is a time for sunshine and road trips. No matter the length of the trip, you’ll want your car safe and functional, especially with your family and friends in the passenger seats.

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It’s Never Too Late to Stay Protected from the Sun
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:44 am

(Family Features) It’s a common myth that most sun damage happens before the age of 18, but does this mean sun damage becomes less of a threat as we get older? Although many think most sun damage happens at a young age, the majority of sun exposure actually occurs after the age of 40.¹ However, it’s never too late to make a difference in your skin health.

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Thursday 05/17/2018
Osteoporosis FAQs: Am I at risk?
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:46 am

(BPT) - As people age, they become more likely to develop osteoporosis, a disease that occurs when bones lose density and mass, which can cause bones to be brittle, weak and easily broken. During Osteoporosis Awareness Month, at-risk Americans are encouraged to take positive actions to monitor their bone health.

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5 reasons to use a financial professional
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:46 am

(BPT) - True or false: You need to be wealthy to use a financial professional. It's a common misconception, but in fact there are financial professionals that can help at various stages in life, whether you’re just starting out or nearing retirement. It can be a huge benefit to sit down with one to discuss options, investments, savings and retirement.

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Family doctors remind people that #MentalHealthMatters
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:46 am

(BPT) - Mental health and emotional wellness affect every aspect of a person’s life, from work to family to leisure. One in five adults lives with mental illness, which can range from mild to severe. Many times, before mental illness is diagnosed, it can trigger physical symptoms.

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Wednesday 05/16/2018
Bioelectronic medicine now being used for cancer treatment
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:46 am

(BPT) - At its core, bioelectronic medicine is simply the use of technology to treat disease and injury. If it sounds futuristic, it’s because many of its applications operate like something out of a science fiction movie.

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Get stroke smart: You could save a life - and it could be your own
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:46 am

(BPT) - Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has some type of stroke. Even though stroke is a leading cause of disability in America, it is largely preventable and treatable. As May is American Stroke Month, it’s the perfect time to brush up on the facts to stay as healthy as possible.

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Important brain-building nutrients for babies found in eggs
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:46 am

Nutrition is always an important consideration for women, but there's no time more critical to consider what you eat than when you are pregnant. You want to support your changing body and satisfy your cravings, but you also want to eat to help your growing baby thrive.

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5 tips when buying a car for a teen
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:46 am

(BPT) - With graduation season and summer break upon us, many parents may be on the hunt for a new car for their graduate. Memorial Day deals offer some of the best incentives of the year, so it's crucial to know how to navigate what can be an overwhelming and exhausting process.

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Tuesday 05/15/2018
5 ways shilajit helps you power through your workout
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:46 am

(BPT) - If you’re looking to increase your energy, stamina and endurance to kick your workouts up to the next level, bypass the energy drinks and caffeine and turn to ancient Ayurvedic tradition instead. You read that right. The secret to boosting your performance isn’t well known in the Western World, but it has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for millennia.

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Alternative financing options work for growing small businesses
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:46 am

(BPT) - How businesses access working capital has shifted, as traditional methods haven’t kept pace with the speed of business.

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Put a healthy meal on the table the whole family will love
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:46 am

(BPT) - When kids are exposed to delicious meals prepared with fresh ingredients in their homes, they are more likely to make healthier choices away from home.

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Thursday 05/17/2018
Want to Quit Smoking? How to Find Help
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:45 am

(StatePoint) Quitting smoking is almost never simple or easy, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s one of the most important steps you can take for your health. Luckily, there are several ways to get assistance to quit smoking.

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Wednesday 05/16/2018
Empowering Kids to Help Kids
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:45 am

(Family Features) Some of the challenges of the 21st century demand solutions from a new generation of problem-solvers. Children can join forces to bring tangible change to the world around them, including helping to solve worldwide ailments like malnourishment.

more »
Unplug with an Outdoor-Oriented Vacation
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:45 am

(Family Features) A family vacation is the perfect time to unwind, but it can be even more relaxing with time spent outdoors enjoying nature in all its beauty. Whether you plan your entire trip around a specific activity or just build in a day or two along the way, you can create some unforgettable memories.

more »
7 Tips to Combat Seasonal Allergies
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:45 am

(Family Features) It’s time to welcome fresh air, enjoy outdoor barbecues and run around at the park with family and friends. While embracing these warm activities, you may also face the dreaded symptoms of allergies.

more »
Select Wines that Match Your Style
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:45 am

(Family Features) For a novice, simply distinguishing a wine preference – white or red, sweet or dry – may be the extent of his or her comfort level. However, a more experienced wine enthusiast knows there is an entire world to explore when it comes to discovering interesting wine styles. 

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Engage at Every Age
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:45 am

(Family Features) You are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that enrich your physical, mental and emotional well-being. No matter your age, there is no better time than now to start.

more »
5 Steps to Saving Money Easily
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:45 am

(Family Features) Saving money – it’s one of the most challenging tasks people face month after month, year after year. However, a few simple rules and free personal finance apps can make it easier for you to stay on top of your spending and saving habits.

more »
Landmark Alzheimer’s Study Urgently Seeks Volunteers
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:45 am

Study focuses on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and tracking it over time

more »
Dietary Solutions for Pets
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:44 am

Understanding and treating food intolerances in pets

more »
Prepare Your Car for Summer
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:44 am

(Family Features) Summer is a time for sunshine and road trips. No matter the length of the trip, you’ll want your car safe and functional, especially with your family and friends in the passenger seats.

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Tuesday 03/20/2018
How To House-train Your Dog
Updated: March 21, 2018 - 3:37 am

(NAPSI)—If you're a pet parent to any of the country's estimated 78 million dogs, here's how to make house-training easier for both you and your pet.

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Thursday 03/15/2018
Protecting your pets from pests
Updated: May 20, 2018 - 3:45 am

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Monday 03/12/2018
The best nutrition for your backyard chickens
Updated: March 20, 2018 - 3:37 am

(BPT) - Raising backyard chickens has been a growing trend in the United States over the past several years. Consumers crave choice in their family’s diet, which often includes food they have grown or raised themselves. Raising a backyard flock helps consumers have more control over the eggs their family eats, but bringing home chicks for a backyard flock is just the beginning.

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Thursday 03/08/2018
Help Detector Dogs: Don't Pack A Pest
Updated: March 09, 2018 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—If you've returned to the U.S. from an international trip, you've no doubt seen beagles with blue jackets sniffing luggage in the baggage claim area. Visitors to Hawaii and Puerto Rico may also see these four-legged officers in green jackets helping to find prohibited fruits and vegetables hidden in luggage. As cute as they are, these detector dogs, who work alongside U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials and USDA, are performing an important job. They are helping to keep harmful invasive pests out of our country, including 19 called Hungry Pests, which can severely damage our crops, trees and landscapes.

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Friday 02/02/2018
Hope Unleashed For Pets With Cancer
Updated: February 03, 2018 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—If any of the country's 70 million dogs are part of your family, you know how you feel about your furry friend, how the love and loyalty, playfulness and protection he offers can affect your life. You also know you want to keep him safe and disease-free.

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Thursday 01/18/2018
Bad Breath in Pets Could Be a Sign of Poor Health
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) If you’ve ever experienced dry mouth, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Unfortunately, your pet can get dry mouth too, and it can lead to more serious issues down the line and can also be a sign of more serious current health issues.

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Wednesday 12/27/2017
Major Study: Therapy Dogs Can Help Families Of Children With Cancer
Updated: December 28, 2017 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—Dogs have long been called Mankind's best friend, but a major new scientific study now indicates that a dog may also be a family's best friend in times of their greatest need.

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Wednesday 12/20/2017
Dog show myths and facts
Updated: December 21, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Dog shows are an extraordinary opportunity to learn more about the nuanced and wonderful things that make dog breeds unique. But while many of us have an idea of what a dog show is — often from what we have seen depicted on television or in movies — there are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to these events. Below are some myths and facts that will hopefully set the record straight.

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Tuesday 12/12/2017
6 home cleaning tips for pet owners
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Having a pet may seem like the beginning of a never-ending mess, but the key to living with furry friends is preparation. Whether combating odor, keeping surfaces free of dirt and fur or removing pesky stains, taking preventative measures and using the right products can turn any mess into a simple task.

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Thursday 12/07/2017
5 tips to get in front of the pet hair in your home
Updated: March 20, 2018 - 3:37 am

(BPT) - From their loyal ways to their silly antics, pets bring so much joy to homes. While you wouldn’t trade any of the cuddles and welcome-home slobbers, one thing most pet owners don’t find quite as lovable is all the pet hair!

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