• October 17, 2018

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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 >>




Wednesday 06/13/2018
Coupling Finances: What All Newlyweds Should Know
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:07 am

(NewsUSA) - Coupling finances.

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Friday 04/20/2018
Shopping for a Wedding Gift? What to Know Now
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:07 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 - 3:35 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 10/15/2018
Together, We Can (And Must) End Family Fire
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:08 am

by Rev. Dr. Rob Schenck

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Thursday 10/11/2018
Microsoft Destaca La Innovacion Y La Transformacion Cultural
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:07 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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Monday 10/01/2018
Never Forget: What the Past Can Teach Us About Today’s Problems
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:08 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: October 17, 2018 - 3:08 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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Saturday 09/22/2018
Parents: How to Build Empathy and Prevent Bullying
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:08 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 09/20/2018
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:07 am

(NewsUSA) - National Hispanic Heritage Month is here! Microsoft shares inspiring stories about Latinos driven by passion, determination, faith, love - and everything in between. Join the celebration sharing your story using #MicrosoftLatinx and #HispanicHeritageMonth. 

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Monday 09/17/2018
What You Can Do About 'Education Deserts'
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:08 am

(NAPSI)—The U.S. Department of Education reports that nearly 57 million children will go to shool in America this year. Some of them live in what are known as “education deserts,” but fortunately, there are solutions.

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Tuesday 09/11/2018
Learning Golf Can Be Good For Your Career
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:08 am

(NAPSI)—Many women, looking to advance in their careers, have found the grass is always greener—on the golf course.

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Friday 08/17/2018
How Service Leadership Prepares Today’s Students to Succeed
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:08 am

(StatePoint) Students are more successful when they practice leadership outside of the classroom. A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll found that 91 percent of respondents agreed with this statement.

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Wednesday 08/08/2018
Is Your Child’s School Promoting Healthy Habits or Junk Food?
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:08 am

(StatePoint) Fast food coupons used as prizes, candy sale fundraisers, vending machine exteriors -- these are just a few examples of the kinds of junk food marketing that regularly takes place in U.S. schools, and such advertising is taking a toll on children’s health, say experts.

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Tuesday 10/16/2018
Center Offers Hope and Help for Binge Eating Disorder
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:08 am

(NewsUSA) - Many individuals who struggle with food and weight may be undiagnosed with the mental health illness of binge eating disorder (BED), according to a leading health pscychologist.

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Tips for Keeping Baby Safe and Happy in the Car
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:10 am

(StatePoint) When it comes to car travel, families know that keeping baby safe and happy is essential, and understanding the latest expert recommendations is one of the best ways to help keep children as safe as possible.

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Monday 10/15/2018
Extend the Life of Your Outboard Engine with These Storage Tips
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:09 am

(NewsUSA) - As summer winds down, every boat owner clings to those last few warm days to take his or her boat out on the water with family and friends. Unfortunately, summer doesn't last forever and as the sun sets on another boat season, it is time to start thinking about how to store your boat and outboard engine for those off-season months.

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Even During School Year, Fun Reading Important for Kids
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:08 am

(NewsUSA) - Most young kids love reading, but when the busy school year starts, it can be challenging to find the time to encourage them to read for fun.

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Cultural Center Breathes Life into Historic School
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:08 am

(NewsUSA) - A former Nevada school for Indian children continues its mission of education, but now as a museum and educational center for tribal arts and culture.

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What You Need to Know This Medicare Enrollment Season
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:09 am

(NewsUSA) - It's that time of year when people with Medicare review their health insurance choices and enroll in a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug plan for the coming year.

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Thursday 10/11/2018
Bringing Baby Home
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:16 am

5 tips to prepare for a newborn’s arrival

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Trick-or-Treat for a Cause
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:16 am

(Family Features) Orange pumpkins on doorsteps and orange candy corn in buckets are iconic staples of Halloween, but the season can be about more than fun and treats.

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Tips for Turning History into Your Story
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:15 am

(Family Features) If you have ever thought about exploring your family history, now can be the perfect time as October is National Family History Month. To get started, these four simple tips can help you unlock new understanding and make meaningful connections. You can also consider sharing these tips with loved ones so they can join in on the fun, too.

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4 Tips for Traveling with Your Furry Friend
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:14 am

(Family Features) It comes as no surprise that the “workaholic” mindset of many Americans can affect people’s willingness to take vacation days for traveling. However, work isn’t the only culprit hindering American’s travel. A study by Project: Time Off found the three top reasons why people don’t use their vacation days to travel are cost, children and pets.

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Tuesday 10/16/2018
Oh deer! How to keep hungry herbivores out of your yard all year-round
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:18 am

(BPT) - Few sights make homeowners more furious than an attractive landscape destroyed virtually overnight by hungry deer. Rose bushes and ornamentals? Nipped off every bud. Expensive shrubs? Browsed within an inch of their lives. Trees? Damaged, disfigured and sometimes dead.

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Monday 10/15/2018
Forget 'wine rules': 4 unconventional wine pairings for guys
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:22 am

(BPT) - Have you ever looked at a wine list and wished it actually told you what the wine tastes like? Have you ever wanted wine connoisseurs to stop swirling and sniffing, and just take a big sip? Well, you’re not alone. And American craft wine, The Federalist, and Dan Dunn want to do something about it.

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LASIK: Why it's important to talk with your eye doctor
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:20 am

(BPT) - If you’re thinking about LASIK, or any other vision correction procedure, you’ve probably come across this advice: “Talk to your doctor.”

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What You Need to Know This Medicare Enrollment Season
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:09 am

(NewsUSA) - It's that time of year when people with Medicare review their health insurance choices and enroll in a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug plan for the coming year.

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Friday 10/12/2018
Are Americans saving enough for retirement?
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:22 am

(BPT) - The answer you get to this question will depend on who you ask. The amount households have accumulated for retirement is not hotly debated, but the amount needed in retirement is. The Investment Company Institute (ICI) is working to make sure that everyone has the facts through its new website — FactsOnRetirement.org. Much of the academic research and the ICI’s analysis of the retirement data indicate that most Americans are properly preparing for retirement, and with some very small changes, the retirement system can be even stronger.

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Thursday 10/11/2018
The best way to buy beauty products without stepping in a store
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:22 am

(BPT) - Mobile, social and e-commerce platforms as well as augmented reality have infinitely changed the way consumers research and shop for the things they need. Even with all of that information, buying beauty products online can be tricky.

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Supporting Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:22 am

(BPT) - Within the sea of pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there is a wealth of information about early diagnosis, the newest treatments, and how to find support for a loved one who might be affected by the disease. While this information is critical, it is equally important that we recognize the 155,000 people living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC), the most advanced form of the disease. MBC is when the cancer has spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other parts of the body such as the brain or the bones. It is important that MBC patients receive information relevant to them and that they are empowered to take an active role in their treatment in order to receive the best possible care.

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Busted: 5 of the biggest holiday myths
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:20 am

(BPT) - Holiday fantasies are not just for children. It turns out grownups actually celebrate the holidays living by their own set of myths, and they probably don’t even know it.

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Wednesday 10/10/2018
5 things to know to help your pet live a healthier life
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:22 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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Simple health tips for busy moms
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:20 am

(BPT) - Mothers are the CEO of the home. Organizing schedules, paying the bills, doing food shopping, managing pick-ups and drop-offs, and making sure everyone is healthy is just part of the job. Unfortunately, because they are so busy taking care of others, many moms often put off taking care of themselves or scheduling their own health appointments.

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Tuesday 10/16/2018
Center Offers Hope and Help for Binge Eating Disorder
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:08 am

(NewsUSA) - Many individuals who struggle with food and weight may be undiagnosed with the mental health illness of binge eating disorder (BED), according to a leading health pscychologist.

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4 simple ways to highlight your smile
Posted: October 16, 2018

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After Stroke Strikes, What Comes Next?
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:13 am

American Stroke Association highlights importance of rehabilitation after a stroke this World Stroke Day

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Monday 10/15/2018
What You Need to Know This Medicare Enrollment Season
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:09 am

(NewsUSA) - It's that time of year when people with Medicare review their health insurance choices and enroll in a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug plan for the coming year.

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Friday 10/12/2018
Medicare Part D: 3 factors that could save you money
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:13 am

(BPT) - Many people are surprised to find out that Original Medicare doesn’t generally cover prescription drugs. For help with the cost of your medications, you can choose a stand-alone Part D plan or a Medicare Advantage plan with prescription coverage.

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Preparing For Motherhood: How To Protect Your Health And Your Growing Baby
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:13 am

(NAPSI)—Pregnancy is an exciting time, from decorating the nursery to reading every parenting book available. The most important thing expecting moms can do for themselves and their baby is to protect their health throughout pregnancy. Start by being aware of what the science says about preventing common conditions that can emerge during pregnancy and about daily supplements that can support your baby’s development.

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Thursday 10/11/2018
Don't Let Hodgkin Lymphoma Hold You Back: Jennifer's Story of Perseverance May Help Newly Diagnosed Patients
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:13 am

(BPT) - Jennifer Hoodless was in the prime of her life (37) when she was diagnosed with Stage 3 classical Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer that can affect younger people. A schoolteacher, wife, and mother of five young children who prided herself on living a healthy life, Jennifer was shocked when she learned of her disease.

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Reduce Your Risk Of Stroke
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:13 am

(NAPSI)—An estimated 2.7 million Americans are living with a condition that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. Fortunately, a leading health organization is working to help these individuals reduce their risk of developing such dangerous conditions.

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Bringing Baby Home
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:16 am

5 tips to prepare for a newborn’s arrival

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Trick-or-Treat for a Cause
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:16 am

(Family Features) Orange pumpkins on doorsteps and orange candy corn in buckets are iconic staples of Halloween, but the season can be about more than fun and treats.

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More Health And Wellness
Monday 10/15/2018
Top 9 reasons to adopt a dog
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:17 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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Saturday 10/13/2018
Celebrating Halloween Safely With Dogs
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:18 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 17, 2018 - 3:22 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: October 17, 2018 - 3:17 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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Tuesday 10/09/2018
Special Needs Pets: Can I Adopt a Heartworm-Positive Dog?
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:18 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: October 17, 2018 - 3:18 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: October 17, 2018 - 3:18 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: October 17, 2018 - 3:18 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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Thursday 07/19/2018
Traveling With Pets? What to Know
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:18 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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Tuesday 07/10/2018
Six Tips To Keep Pets Safe During Storm Season
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:17 am

(NAPSI)—While no one is immune from the devastation of a natural disaster, preparing before a storm hits is key to keeping everyone in your family—including your pets—safe.

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