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    5 ways to boost your home's curb appeal

    (BPT) - Spring and summer continue to be the most popular months for selling your home, according to Realtor.com. And with many homeowners staying in their houses for an average of 13 years, your home will surely need some sprucing up to add to its curb appeal. By following a these simple steps, you can increase your home’s value without breaking the bank.

  • Pets

    Odor Answers

    (NAPSI)—As your nose knows, your beloved pet can make a stinky mess—but there are simple ways by which you can cope.

  • Kitchen Bed Bath

    Find space with grace, the best positioning for items around your house

    (BPT) - Equations are for more than just math class; did you know there’s a proper order of operations for your home, too? Whether it’s arranging your couch and television for optimal viewing or making sure towel bars are right within reach, knowing a few key numbers can help you determine the ideal place for each item in your home – creating spaces that look great and are easy-to-use.

  • Bridal

    6 ways to beat your inner bridezilla

    (BPT) - Having fears on your wedding day is normal and many questions will run through your head; “Did I invite everyone?” “What if I trip in my heels?” “Am I forgetting something?” Out of all the questions you’ll ask yourself, “Am I being a bridezilla?” probably won’t be one of them.

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Hispanic Parents Satisfied with Healthy Options Offered by Afterschool Programs

(StatePoint) Afterschool programs serve 3.8 million Hispanic children nationwide. While a majority of parents report being satisfied with the healthy food and variety of physical activity their child’s program offers, there is still a vast unmet need for such programs, particularly among Hispanic families.

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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 >>




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Friday 05/22/2015
Saving Made Simple: Easy Tips to Save this Summer
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) National Lucky Penny Day is the perfect opportunity to focus on ways that you can put more money into savings.  

Standing water in your yard? Solve your drainage problems in three steps
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Whether it’s the result of melting snow or a heavy rainstorm, standing water in the backyard is an unwelcome sight for any homeowner. While it’s unsightly and robs your yard of valuable green space, standing water can also cause excessive damage to your home’s foundation and even damage hardscape areas such as patios. These problems can cause thousands of dollars in repairs if left unaddressed.

Thursday 05/21/2015
How Plumbing Is Flushing Into the Future
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - It's scary to imagine a life without proper plumbing. In fact, most people seem to take modern-day plumbing for granted. But the plumbing industry has grown by leaps and bounds throughout the years.

New App Takes the Task Out of Boat Maintenance
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Looking to spend more time out on your boat than stuck at the dock? Well, a new web app, which you can access from any mobile device and makes maintaining your boat a (summer's) breeze, may help you do just that.

Talk Before You Take When Dealing With Medicine
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Experts say communication is key when dealing with prescription medicine.

Ayudar a los estudiantes hispanos a prepararse para la universidad
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSM)—Hay buenas noticias para padres hispanos y sus hijos que pronto estarán listos para ir a la universidad. Una nueva campaña de anuncios de servicio público (PSAs) proporciona a los padres acceso a recursos necesarios para ayudar a sus hijos cómo preparar, planear y pagar la universidad.

Five Steps To Help You Weather Summer Storm Season
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Properly preparing your home and family before the start of this year’s summer and hurricane storm season will help you be ready for whatever Mother Nature sends your way. The following five tips can help you and your loved ones stay safe.

Top 10 Tips For Smooth Boating Safety
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—When hitting open waters this season, safety should be a top priority for passengers AND the boat itself! Before setting sail, check out these 10 helpful tips to keep everyone onboard and your boat safe.

How to Make a Difference in a Community that Matters to You
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) You may not realize it, but you have the power to make a big difference in your community. There are so many ways to help a cause and you’ll be more fired up to devote your time, energy and talents when your efforts will benefit a community that matters to you, say experts.

Summer Entertaining Ideas to Keep Your Cool
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Hosting warm weather gatherings is a perfect way to spend time with friends and family in summer. Reduce stress by following these four simple tips for a great summer soiree that both you and your guests will enjoy.

Tips to Throw the Perfect Summer Party on a Budget
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) One of the best ways to celebrate the summer season is by hosting an outdoor party for all your friends and neighbors.

The 7 Most Dangerous DIY Home Renovations
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) One in five DIY-ers tackling home renovations ends up in the hospital each year due to accidents, according to the Home Safety Council. Don’t become a statistic.

6 must-do home improvements to withstand severe summer weather
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Mother Nature can be hard on your home, especially during the summer months. Thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes can cause extensive damage to houses and entire communities. Some preparation, however, can help homeowners defend their homes against severe-weather damage.

5 steps to create an outdoor sanctuary at home
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - The wildly popular outdoor-living trend has inspired homeowners across the country to add value and comfort to their properties by revitalizing their backyards. In an increasingly hectic world, having a peaceful place at home where you can enjoy nature and fresh air has become a top priority.

Summer like a celebrity: 4 easy ways to go boating
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Perusing social media or flipping through a magazine, it’s common to see famous faces like George Clooney or Taylor Swift cruising around on fancy boats, but guess what? You don’t have to be rich and famous to enjoy boating. Get your feet wet this summer just like the stars without breaking the bank.

4 tire tips for teen drivers
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Getting a driver’s license is a pivotal moment for many teens, and with the privilege of driving comes greater freedom and independence. For parents, this can be both a moment of great pride and overwhelming anxiety.

From sea to shining sea: the most patriotic things to see and do on your summer vacation
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Summer isn’t just the season of no school and summer vacations. It’s also the most patriotic season in America, encompassing three iconic American holidays – Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. This summer, why not put a patriotic shine on your family’s summer vacation plans?

Wednesday 05/20/2015
When on an Association Board, Education Is a Must
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Running a community association can be a rewarding but difficult task -- a minefield for even the most savvy, seasoned and well-intentioned arbiter.

Eclectic Father's Day Gift Ideas for Dad
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - What is it about Father's Day that can hang up the savviest gift giver? For Mother's Day, the presents are easy and unfailing: perfume, Godiva chocolate, dinner, flowers or a gift certificate for a massage. Dads, however, seem to always end up with the short end of the stick.

7 smart and easy ways to slip learning into kids' outdoor fun
Posted: May 20, 2015


Serving up careers for returning veterans
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - May marks Military Appreciation Month, a time to reflect on the more than 21 million military veterans living in the U.S., many who are faced with the decision of ‘what’s next for my career?’ after returning to civilian life.

How many of these household medicine safety steps do you follow?
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Every year, approximately 60,000 young children visit the ER due to one – preventable – reason: they accidentally swallow medicine.

La anticoncepción permanente es una gran decisión: ¿por dónde empieza?
Posted: May 20, 2015

(BPT) - Usted ha reflexionado acerca de qué es lo mejor para su familia, ha evaluado las ventajas y las desventajas, lo ha analizado con su pareja y juntos han tomado la decisión de que su familia está completa: ya no tendrán más hijos. Quizá, como muchas otras mujeres, ya ha pensado en la anticoncepción permanente, y considera que puede ser una opción adecuada para usted. Es hora de comunicarse con su pareja y con su médico para decidir cuál es la mejor opción de anticoncepción permanente para su familia.

What parents and athletes need to know about carbohydrates in the form of sugar
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - An athlete’s overall nutrition needs vary depending on several factors, including the type of sport and duration of time in motion. Specifically during activity, an athlete needs fuel to perform, and carbohydrates, including sugars, have been found to be functional for athletes who are engaged in activity for at least an hour who have a performance goal. “The increased activity level of an athlete in the moment of training or competition calls for additional fuel, in essence, a readily available source of energy,” says Scott Sehnert, Auburn University sport dietitian and education chair of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association. “As registered dietitians, it’s our job to ensure athletes understand the importance of fueling their bodies to help them perform at their best, and science supports appropriate consumption of carbohydrates, including those in the form of sugar, to help improve intermittent exercise capacity for athletes training or competing for more than 60 minutes.”

Greener, cleaner bathrooms save water, time and money
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - If you’re considering a green home renovation, or building an eco-friendly house, you’ll likely put a lot of thought into heating and cooling, as well as kitchen appliances. But don’t overlook the value of greening your bathrooms, too. Environmentally-friendly bathrooms can conserve water and energy, while helping create a healthier home atmosphere by reducing the need for chemical cleaners.

Find space with grace, the best positioning for items around your house
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Equations are for more than just math class; did you know there’s a proper order of operations for your home, too? Whether it’s arranging your couch and television for optimal viewing or making sure towel bars are right within reach, knowing a few key numbers can help you determine the ideal place for each item in your home – creating spaces that look great and are easy-to-use.

Beautiful lawn DIY: 6 steps to success
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Has nicer weather inspired you to find ways to make your home more comfortable, attractive and environmentally sustainable while increasing its value? One feature that can achieve all these goals is a healthy lawn.

5 ways to boost your home's curb appeal
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Spring and summer continue to be the most popular months for selling your home, according to Realtor.com. And with many homeowners staying in their houses for an average of 13 years, your home will surely need some sprucing up to add to its curb appeal. By following a these simple steps, you can increase your home’s value without breaking the bank.

The best and brightest: How to attract the most colorful birds to your backyard
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Sparrows to doves, mockingbirds to magpies, every bird that visits your backyard this season will bring its unique brand of delight. Yet when a particularly colorful species shows up, you can’t help but feel a special thrill at the beauty of their plumage and song. You can take steps to draw the most colorful species to your feeder and fill your backyard with their vibrant, bright displays throughout the season.

Being able to continue work creates better lives for dialysis patients
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Facing kidney failure and the need for dialysis can be overwhelming for patients. Yet those who can continue working generally do better at coping with their illness, multiple studies show. And advances in dialysis care mean patients have treatment choices that can allow them to stay on the job.

The 5 bad behaviors that may be derailing your retirement savings
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - More than half of Americans are worried about running out of money when they retire, yet a staggering 80 percent don’t have the knowledge they need to successfully build a nest egg and make it last throughout their retirement, according to The American College 2014 Retirement Income Survey. Yet by changing just five basic behaviors, Americans can improve their retirement-saving habits – and their likelihood of staying financially secure throughout retirement.

Tuesday 05/19/2015
Anti-Cancer Compounds Show Promise in Early Research
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Biotech companies are making a big splash in 2015, offering potential investors a compelling roster of options. Among those to watch: Propanc Health Group Corporation (PPCH). Propanc is a developmental-stage health care company that is currently focusing its efforts in the field of new treatments for chronic diseases, particularly solid tumor cancers. The company was established in 2007 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

High Tech Can Make Driving Safer
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—More than 420,000 people are injured each year in motor vehicle accidents involving distracted drivers—but technology can help reduce your risk by improving your awareness behind the wheel, no matter how old your vehicle may be.

Three Summer Almond Milk Smoothie Recipes
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Delicious taste is just one reason almond milk is becoming so popular with both dairy-free and dairy drinkers. It’s rich in calcium, a good source of vitamins D, E and A, available in low calorie and low sugar varieties, and a simple swap for milk in recipes! Get your fix this summer with these three smoothies:

How Great Deeds And Good Dishes Can Pay Off
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Here is food for thought: The first annual Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest from General Mills Foodservice not only awarded neighborhood restaurants for their local flavor but celebrated the vital role these small businesses play in their community.

Understanding Rheumatic Diseases
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Many people start to feel pain and stiffness in their bodies over time. Sometimes, their hands or knees or shoulders get sore or hard to move, and may become swollen. These people may have arthritis, a condition believed to be caused by inflammation of the tissue lining the joints. It can be a challenge, but there are things people with rheumatic diseases can do to feel better.

Advertisers Build Brands With Promotional Products Advertising, Multi-Sensory Media
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—If you’ve ever worn a logoed shirt, drunk out of a branded mug or used a logoed pen, you’ve seen, smelled, heard, tasted and touched one of the most popular, longest-lasting and most cost-effective forms of multi-sensory branding and marketing available—and one of the fastest-growing, promotional products.

Family Vacations—Family Decisions
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—An impressive 87 percent of parents in the U.S. and Europe give kids a say in vacation destination planning. One in three U.S. millennial parents (34 percent) even empower their kids to have full control over the final vacation destination decision.

What Everyone Should Know about Screening for Common Cancers
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Screening for common cancers is widely promoted by many health advocates. However, for adults at average-risk without symptoms, it’s important to be strategic about such testing, according to experts, who say that too much screening can be harmful and provide little benefit.

Osteoporosis 101: What every woman should know [Infographic]
Posted: May 19, 2015

(BPT) - Osteoporosis is a chronic bone disease characterized by low bone mass and loss of bone tissue. It affects millions of people worldwide, especially women. It increases the risk of fractures and can impact quality of life. By understanding the facts and getting tested, women can find out their risk and take action to protect their bones.

What is an education worth to me? [infographic]
Posted: May 19, 2015

(BPT) - Are you wondering whether heading to college is the right path for you? There's no doubt that the cost of college is substantial and you're probably wondering if it's really worth it. What kind of payback can you expect from your investment in a college education? Here are some statistics that might surprise you.

5 ways to guarantee you get senior portraits that rock
Posted: May 19, 2015

(BPT) - It’s graduation time! It took you four years to get to this point, but didn’t it go by in a blink? With the big day approaching, you’ll soon leave high school behind forever. So make sure you get keepsakes you can be proud of, like great senior portraits. You won’t have another chance! You’ll want senior portraits that truly capture your unique personality and talents. To help, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) has five tips for taking senior portraits that rock.

7 simple tips for getting a good night's sleep
Posted: May 19, 2015

Gout, just a pain in the big toe? Think again. Debunking 4 myths that overshadow the seriousness of gout
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Gout – only rich, old men get it, right? Wrong! The truth is, gout can affect both men and women of all ages, economic standing and backgrounds. More than 8.3 million American adults have gout, and the incidence and prevalence of the disease are on the rise.

5 simple tips for safe towing
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - With the summer months ahead, people will be towing boats, jet skis, campers, landscaping equipment, ATVs and more.

Monday 05/18/2015
Is Terrorism a Threat to Suburban Communities?
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) For many living in suburban and rural communities, the threat of terror may seem very remote and limited to major metropolises. But is this complacency warranted?

Car Care for New Drivers
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) While many new drivers anticipate receiving their driver’s license, there are many responsibilities that come along with being a car owner, including basic maintenance.

Cool Car Care for Summer
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) Whether you’re hitting the open road for a leisurely cruise or simply spending more time in your car keeping up with a fast-paced summer, you want your vehicle at its best when it comes to safety, style and comfort.

Better Your Bones
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) Living a healthy lifestyle is important to overall well-being, but many overlook the importance of bone health. Here are some tips to help you build better bones.

7 Digital Marketing Tips to Expand Your Small Business
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) Whether you’re just starting a small business or looking to expand an existing operation, marketing your business can seem daunting. The key to marketing success is to establish your presence, drive leads to your business and expand your audience.

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