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Wednesday 11/14/2018
6 holiday travel hacks to save your sanity
Updated: November 18, 2018 - 2:33 am

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

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Thursday 11/08/2018
How to assemble a holiday cheeseboard guaranteed to impress
Updated: November 18, 2018 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - 'Tis the season for getting together with friends and family to celebrate. Food is at the heart of the holidays, so whether you're hosting an event or attending as a guest, you'll want to whip up something to impress a wide variety of taste buds. The perfect solution: A holiday cheeseboard.

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Tuesday 10/30/2018
6 tips for shopping in Guadalajara
Updated: November 05, 2018 - 1:16 am

(BPT) - As one of Mexico’s top artisanal hubs, Guadalajara offers culture, cuisine and shopping. Travelers can find everything from expertly crafted pottery to luxe leather goods in markets throughout the city. For those who travel the world in search of the best locally produced, stylish souvenirs, Guadalajara provides a vibrant, festive atmosphere — after all, this is the birthplace of mariachi, tequila and charrería, the Mexican rodeo! 

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Friday 10/26/2018
How to Eat Like a Local in El Salvador
Updated: November 05, 2018 - 1:17 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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Friday 08/10/2018
9 savvy traveler hacks that will save time, money and headaches
Updated: November 05, 2018 - 1:17 am

(BPT) - Are you a savvy traveler? Do you shop around to get the best deals? How about knowing the ins and outs of saving money when planning a trip?

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Wednesday 06/13/2018
Coupling Finances: What All Newlyweds Should Know
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 1:05 am

(NewsUSA) - Coupling finances.

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Thursday 04/19/2018
Shopping for a Wedding Gift? What to Know Now
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 1:05 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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Monday 04/09/2018
Popping the Question? How to Select an Engagement Ring
Updated: April 10, 2018 - 1:35 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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Thursday 03/29/2018
Millennials Want to Say ‘I Do’ to High-Tech Wedding Registries
Updated: March 30, 2018 - 1:34 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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Monday 11/19/2018
Innovative School Is A Training Ground For Artists
Posted: November 19, 2018

(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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Sunday 11/11/2018
3 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season
Posted: November 11, 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 08, 2018 - 1:05 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 08, 2018 - 1:06 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 08, 2018 - 1:05 am

by Shelby O’Neil

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Monday 10/15/2018
Together, We Can (And Must) End Family Fire
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 1:05 am

by Rev. Dr. Rob Schenck

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Thursday 10/11/2018
Microsoft Destaca La Innovacion Y La Transformacion Cultural
Updated: November 15, 2018 - 2:36 am

(NewsUSA) - Microsoft se unirá a Hispanicize LA por segundo año consecutivo. El evento, diseñado para creadores de tendencias y creadores de noticias latinos, tendrá lugar en Los ?ngeles del 11 al 13 de octubre, y dos ejecutivos de Microsoft abordarán algunas de las últimas innovaciones e ilustrarán la transformación cultural en Microsoft.

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Sunday 09/30/2018
Never Forget: What the Past Can Teach Us About Today’s Problems
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 1:05 am

(StatePoint) While history may feel like the distant past (and something you may think you don’t need to know much about outside the classroom), many experts believe it can offer valuable lessons for today.

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Friday 09/28/2018
A Lasting Tribute To American Soldiers
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 1:05 am

(NAPSI)—More than 30 million Americans have served in the United States Army. If you or someone you care about is among them, you can now order a personalized, commemorative brick that will be permanently placed along the pathway to the future National Museum of the United States Army.

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Friday 09/21/2018
Parents: How to Build Empathy and Prevent Bullying
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 1:05 am

(StatePoint) Sixty-two percent of 9 to 11-year-olds say they have been bullied at least “once or twice,” according to a recent national survey.

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Thursday 11/15/2018
Bed and Breakfasts Give Travel a Personal Touch
Posted: November 15, 2018

(NewsUSA) - Travelers seeking a personal touch and insider stories would do well to consider staying at a local bed and breakfast (B&B).

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Wednesday 11/14/2018
Selecting a Plan During Medicare Open Enrollment
Posted: November 14, 2018

(Family Features) Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment period started on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7, meaning this is the time for you to review your current coverage and decide if there are better coverage options for you based on changes to the current plans, your budget, and your health needs.

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Trending Gifts Topping Wish Lists this Year
Updated: November 19, 2018 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Nostalgia often runs deep during the holidays, and retro gifts are one way to relive the holiday celebrations of your childhood.

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5 Ways to Support Your Community this Holiday Season
Updated: November 19, 2018 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Each year, the true spirit of the holidays can seem to get buried further beneath mountains of wrapping paper and drowned out by commercialism.

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Cars to Consider for 2019
Updated: November 19, 2018 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Purchasing a new vehicle, while exciting, can be a burden for many shoppers. A variety of options and considerations for each make and model can turn the decision-making process into a stressful situation.

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Deck the Halls for Happy Holidays
Updated: November 19, 2018 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Whether you opt for fresh-cut or fresh out of the box, trimming the tree is a staple of holiday decor in most homes. However, if you'll be entertaining this season, you may want to go beyond the tree and take your seasonal decorating to whole new level.

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Go Exploring for These Hidden Travel Gems
Posted: November 14, 2018

(Family Features) Discovering a region’s secret treasures is one of the greatest rewards of travel. When you embrace an adventurer’s spirit, there’s no telling just where you’ll go. From an uncharted journey back in time to new ways to appreciate unconventional art, a vacation that celebrates the unexpected is an ideal way to uncover hidden travel gems.

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3 Common New Parent Questions
Posted: November 14, 2018

(Family Features) Almost every new parent knows the feeling: It’s 2 a.m., you’re bleary-eyed and you want nothing more than everyone to get some sleep. However, you’re up, and so is your new baby.

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Medicare Open Enrollment 101
Updated: November 19, 2018 - 2:32 am

Know your options and get free help

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STEM at Play
Updated: November 20, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) When children play, they often learn. Not only can playtime improve behavior and concentration, but it helps children explore with their imaginations. Both free play and adult-guided play allow kids to learn right from wrong, how to share and gain awareness of others’ feelings.

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Monday 11/19/2018
For a no-worries Noel, follow these 12 holiday safety tips
Posted: November 19, 2018

(BPT) - The fun, festive activities during the holiday season make it a favorite time of year for many people. 

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Tips for winter tree care
Posted: November 19, 2018

(BPT) - It’s hard to believe that winter is almost here. It seems like yesterday we were just getting our yards and patios ready to host summer barbecues and pool parties, and now we’re beginning to think about winterizing plants and trimming tree branches. Winter is the best time to trim and prune trees and shrubs because they’re dormant. With winter around the corner, here are some tips to consider when deciding whether to trim or prune your trees.

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Understanding the connection between frequent heartburn and cancer
Posted: November 19, 2018

(BPT) - If you are one of the millions of Americans with chronic heartburn, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) wants you to think differently about your condition. It may indicate something far more serious — changes in the cells lining your esophagus that could lead to a common form of esophageal cancer, one of the most rapidly growing cancers in the U.S. Even if you take medication for your heartburn symptoms, disease can still develop. 

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Tips for using metals in home decor
Posted: November 19, 2018

(BPT) - While trends in home decor often change, there is one constant design feature that continues to shine, literally: metals.

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The grocery store scoop: Debunking common myths
Updated: November 20, 2018 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - When you enter a grocery store, you're suddenly faced with thousands of options. You want to get the staples you need and you want the best nutrition for your family, but it's easy to get overwhelmed. How do you know what's your best choice?

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5 reasons why people apply for disability benefits
Posted: November 19, 2018

(BPT) - More than 155 million U.S. workers are insured for a disability through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. They receive this important insurance coverage through their payroll taxes, or FICA taxes, as a part of the Social Security program.

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Is your child being bullied? Things to know
Updated: November 20, 2018 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - According to StopBullying.gov, between 1 in 4 and 1 in 3 U.S. students say they have been bullied at school. While the term “bullying” has become a buzzword, it’s also important to understand what it means. The Centers for Disease Control and U.S. Department of Education define it as a pattern of unwanted aggressive behavior that causes physical or psychological harm.

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Friday 11/16/2018
One surprising way to prevent fractures for those over age 65
Updated: November 20, 2018 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Loss of balance, dehydration, attention deficits and loss of cognition are symptoms of hyponatremia, a condition characterized by low salt levels in the blood. The symptoms can occur with just slight hyponatremia and can have particularly harmful effects for the elderly as the condition is difficult to diagnose. A study presented at an American Society of Nephrology meeting suggests that low-salt diets may be a contributing factor.

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Thursday 11/15/2018
6 simple tips for thriving with diabetes
Posted: November 15, 2018

(BPT) - Randy Jackson is best known as an award-winning producer, music industry expert and beloved television personality. But what many people don’t know is that Jackson has also been managing the everyday reality of living with diabetes for 18 years.

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How to put your own touch on modern bathroom design
Posted: November 15, 2018

(BPT) - Home design continues to evolve but one element remains true: The bathroom is often the oasis within the home. A secluded bathroom is an ideal spot to experiment with modern designs without undergoing a major renovation. Below are a few tips on how to incorporate contemporary elements into an existing bath.

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Monday 11/19/2018
Keeping Your Health on Track During the Indulgent Holiday Season
Posted: November 19, 2018

(StatePoint) The holiday season can be an indulgent one, full of cookies, candies, heavy meals and eggnog. While no one wants to rein in the fun during the merriest time of year, there are simple ways to keep your health on track during this indulgent holiday season.

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A Lesser-Known Neurologic Condition That Can Follow Alzheimer's Disease [Infographic]
Posted: November 19, 2018

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Recognizing Those Across America Living with Diabetes During National Diabetes Awareness Month [Infographic]
Posted: November 19, 2018

(BPT) - Almost every American is touched in some way by diabetes — whether living with the condition, acting as a caretaker, or even just knowing a friend or coworker with diabetes. Though diabetes is the common factor, for National Diabetes Awareness Month let’s celebrate the differences of people living with diabetes — a group as diverse as America itself.  For more resources to help manage diabetes, visit www.accu-chek.com.

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Misunderstood and Misdiagnosed: Highlighting the Impact of Narcolepsy
Posted: November 19, 2018

(BPT) - People may think they understand narcolepsy, but the impact is more than what can be seen. A three-part, Know Narcolepsy® survey of people living with narcolepsy, physicians who treat the disorder and the general public highlighted the impact of the disorder on daily life.

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Friday 11/16/2018
What New Parents Should Know About Infant's Developing Microbiome
Updated: November 20, 2018 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - In infant health, moms act early to ensure healthy microbiome

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Tooth-Friendly Tailgating
Updated: November 20, 2018 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—Throughout the season, for many football fans, the real game is played on an entirely different field of play: the parking lot.

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Warning Signs Your Aging Parents Need More Help
Updated: November 20, 2018 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—Home care agencies often see a surge in calls in late December and early January. Why? Many grown children head home for the holidays and notice their aging parents need some help.

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Thursday 11/15/2018
Knock knock: Health care at your door
Updated: November 20, 2018 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Paul Engwall has always been good about going to the doctor for his regular checkups.

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Five Things You May Not Know About Living With Ulcerative Colitis
Updated: November 20, 2018 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Ulcerative colitis (UC), a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that can cause abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea, affects at least 2 million people living in the United States (U.S.) and European Union (EU) alone.1,2 Results from a recent global survey fielded in 10 countries among 2,100 adults living with primarily moderate-to-severe UC and 1,254 gastroenterologists suggested that, around the world, adults living with UC share similar life impacts that many are not comfortable discussing with their gastroenterologists.3,4

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Wednesday 11/14/2018
Selecting a Plan During Medicare Open Enrollment
Posted: November 14, 2018

(Family Features) Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment period started on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7, meaning this is the time for you to review your current coverage and decide if there are better coverage options for you based on changes to the current plans, your budget, and your health needs.

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Wednesday 11/07/2018
Pumpkin: The ultimate fall superfood
Updated: November 20, 2018 - 2:31 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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Monday 10/15/2018
Top 9 reasons to adopt a dog
Updated: November 20, 2018 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - If you're thinking of adding a four-legged friend to your family, adopting is a great way to go. Whether you find a purebreed or a mutt, an older dog or a puppy, you will be saving a life while adding immeasurably to your own.

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Friday 10/12/2018
Celebrating Halloween Safely With Dogs
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 1:16 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 - 1:56 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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New technology helps keep pets safe while traveling
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 10:57 am

(BPT) - For many people, the health and happiness of their pets is a prime concern during travel. In fact, according to a recent survey, 48 percent of pet owners said that they actually care about their pets’ comfort more than their own when traveling. And while traveling with pets can be stressful — for the owner and the pet — the latest technology can help travelers rest easy knowing that their furry friends are safe and secure, no matter where they go.

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Monday 10/08/2018
Special Needs Pets: Can I Adopt a Heartworm-Positive Dog?
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 1:16 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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Thursday 09/13/2018
Not Just for the Dogs: Pet Parents Love Their Dog Walkers
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 1:16 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 08/16/2018
America's top dogs: 10 best shelter dog makeovers
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 10:57 am

(BPT) - Imagine going to a job interview filthy and stinky. Or on a first date covered in mud. Unfortunately, that’s the reality for millions of shelter dogs looking to make a good first impression. While rescue organizations work tirelessly, the sad truth is that less than half of these dogs are getting the grooming they need so their lovable, adoptable selves can shine through. To better their chances at finding a fur-ever family, pet industry leaders Wahl and GreaterGood.org have teamed up to donate funds and grooming supplies to shelters nationwide. The goal: Transform more than 20,000 dogs this year to get them ready for adoption. Hundreds of these amazing makeovers can be seen in the Dirty Dogs Before & After Gallery (DirtyDogsGallery.com), but the following represent the 10 most amazing transformations.

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Thursday 08/09/2018
Hemp Has Significant Health Benefits For Pets
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 1:16 am

(NAPSI)—NaturVet’s veterinarian-formulated pet supplements have progressed over the last 25 years to keep up with the ever-changing needs of pet parents. NaturVet’s newest Hemp for Health product line includes four top products—Allergy, Calming, Immune and Joint—that are now available enhanced with Hemp Seed Oil and Hemp Seed Powder, sharing the same great original base formulas that pet parents have relied on for years.

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Wednesday 07/18/2018
Traveling With Pets? What to Know
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 1:16 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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