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Wednesday 06/13/2018
Coupling Finances: What All Newlyweds Should Know
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - Coupling finances.

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Thursday 04/19/2018
Shopping for a Wedding Gift? What to Know Now
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(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 09, 2018 - 11:36 pm

(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 29, 2018 - 11:35 pm

(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 - 11:31 am

(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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Monday 09/18/2017
How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring
Updated: September 18, 2017 - 11:43 pm

(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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Monday 09/17/2018
What You Can Do About 'Education Deserts'
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(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: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

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

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Thursday 08/16/2018
How Service Leadership Prepares Today’s Students to Succeed
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(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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Tuesday 08/07/2018
Is Your Child’s School Promoting Healthy Habits or Junk Food?
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(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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Safety App Empowers Students, Offers Peace of Mind for Parents
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sending the kids to college means letting go, but it doesn't mean disconnecting, especially when it comes to safety.

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Friday 08/03/2018
Summer Break Means 25 Percent Break for Educators, Administrators
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - Teachers deserve every break they can get. Reports show that wages for educators have been declining, and some work two jobs to make ends meet. Meanwhile, many teachers pay out of their own pockets for books and supplies. As the new school year approaches, Barnes & Noble wants to make it a bit easier for these dedicated educators and administrators.

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Thursday 07/26/2018
Aim for Compliance by Design, Not by Accident
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - While a global economy is an advantage for many companies that operate internationally, compliance with the multitude of complex and ever-changing laws and regulations can be a burden to doing business, and the penalties of non-compliance can be severe. This is particularly true when it comes to environmental, health and safety (EHS) laws that can impact everything from public opinion and stock prices to your employees' well-being and safety. As multinational companies are faced with heavy scrutiny by many different governments cracking down on importing and exporting violations, increased regulations and heftier fines, it is clear that businesses need to consider compliance as a key tool for surviving in a global economy.

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Wednesday 07/25/2018
How to Create and Spread Hope in Your Daily Life
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(StatePoint) With seemingly constant negative news reports telling of school shootings, suicides and more, you may feel like there is little to feel hopeful about these days, but experts say that having hope can be a powerful tool in good times and bad.

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Monday 07/16/2018
Teen Driver Contest Highlights Tire Safety
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - Teaching teens to drive can be a hair-raising experience for any parent. And while driver's education classes can help focus kids' attention on the rules of the road and basic etiquette while behind the wheel, they need to put their education into action on the road.

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Youth Learn the Dollars and Cents of Agriculture this Fair Season
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - For students around the country, summer vacation may be in full swing, but for many, that hasn't kept them from learning - especially those interested in a career in agriculture.

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Wednesday 09/12/2018
It’s Time to Learn More About Your Loved Ones
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:09 pm

(Family Features) With days of family picnics, vacations and reunions in the rearview mirror, it’s easy to move full steam ahead into the busy fall season and forget to make time for meaningful conversations with family members.

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Waking up to go to the bathroom multiple times per night? It’s not because you’re ‘getting old’
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:09 pm

(Family Features) It’s a common misconception: the older you get, the more frequently you need to use the bathroom at night. Did you know waking up more than once per night to urinate is a medical condition known as nocturia? Shockingly, 64 percent of American adults do not know.

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Taking Steps to Prevent Falls
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:09 pm

(Family Features) When you’re young, an injury from a fall may sideline you for a few days or weeks, but a full recovery is usually quick. As you get older, the consequences of falls can become more serious, setting up a sequence of events that can have longstanding implications on independence and health.

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At Your Service
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:09 pm

Fast facts about service dogs

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Help Kids Falling Short on Nutrients They Need this School Year
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:09 pm

Milk is one of the most requested, but least donated items at food banks, meaning children in need may be missing out on essential nutrients

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Healthy Kids Are Better Students
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:09 pm

(Family Features) There is a strong connection between academic performance and a student’s health. Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide school-age children (ages 6-18) with the care they need to improve their ability to fully participate in the classroom and fulfill school health requirements.

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Science Made Magical
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:09 pm

(Family Features) When you see something you can’t explain, it can be easy to mistake those moments for magic, such as a balloon floating into the sky or water disappearing from a surface right before your eyes. However, the truth is these moments aren’t magic but scienceat play. Observing the laws of physics or chemistry can, at first glance, seem too fantastical to be explained, but science can explain a lot.

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Good Friends, Good Food
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:09 pm

Dog owners dish on how food factors into pet bonding

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5 Ways for New Parents to Get More Sleep
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:13 pm

(Family Features) Between feedings, changing diapers and household chores, sleep is often put on the back burner for new parents at the end of a busy day.

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4 Benefits of Pet Adoption
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:12 pm

(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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Tuesday 09/18/2018
5 steps to protect your home from rodents this fall
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:15 pm

(BPT) - Once they’re inside, rats and other rodents can do a lot of harm to your home. This includes damage to electrical wiring, metal or plastic pipes and insulation found in walls and attics. On top of structural damage, the critters aren’t good for the people who live in your home, either: Some species of mice and rats can transmit diseases like hantavirus through their urine and droppings.

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Monday 09/17/2018
Making it count: 5 tips for choosing a health plan
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:15 pm

(BPT) - This fall millions will head to the polls to cast their vote in the mid-term elections, but they have another important choice to make as well: their health care coverage for 2019.

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10 ways to beef up your tailgating game
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:15 pm

(BPT) - The leaves are turning, the temperature is dropping and tailgaters are coming out in droves to support their favorite team — but more importantly, show off their grilling skills with beef as the star of the show. Tailgaters young and old converge in the wee hours of the morning outside stadiums across the country to share in the revelry of game day. Pre-game hours are spent in parking lots playing bean bag toss, connecting with friends, and setting up and eating a spread of food.

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Friday 09/14/2018
Know a youth volunteer? Awards deadline is Nov. 6
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:17 pm

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Thursday 09/13/2018
Things to know if you have COPD
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(BPT) - COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a serious lung disease that affects more than 15 million Americans and is the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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What does the shortfall of truck drivers mean for the economy?
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:16 pm

(BPT) - To truly understand the impact the trucking industry has on our economy, walk into any business, retail shop or grocery store and take a look around. Nearly everything you see was delivered there by a truck. In fact, according to the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Freight Transportation Forecast, 70 percent of all freight in the U.S. is handled by trucks. It is awe-inspiring to realize one industry has such an enormous impact on everything we do, purchase and consume in our everyday lives. Quite simply, trucks keep America moving, and without them, America stops.

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Wednesday 09/12/2018
30-minute Mediterranean meals with grapes
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:16 pm

(BPT) - With the onset of fall, new schedules and an invigorating pace, eating nourishing meals is an important way to keep up energy levels. With few having the time to devote to cooking an elaborate meal, a collection of delicious and dependable 30-minute recipes for a quick but satisfying meal can be handy. What else keeps things simple? Having fresh staples such as California table grapes on hand helps brighten up any recipe and fuel up after activities.

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The truth behind food labels
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:17 pm

(BPT) - When we visit the grocery store, we’ve become accustomed to a dizzying array of options. There are labels touting everything from food safety to environmental and ethical standards. Making the best decision for your family, your health and the good of the planet is important, but how can you possibly keep track of what all these labels really mean?

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How to spot and treat 4 common children's health Issues
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:15 pm

(BPT) - From a cough that won’t go away to a sore throat they caught from the classroom, children and their vulnerable immune systems can fall victim to common illnesses quicker and more often than adults. However, while these health issues are typical, it is not always easy to identify what they are when symptoms strike.

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Choose wisely: Complete vs. incomplete proteins
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:16 pm

(BPT) - Now that more people are aware of the health benefits of eating protein — and the effectiveness of low-carb diets — they’re increasingly seeking ways to enjoy that nutritional powerhouse in their daily diets.

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Tuesday 09/18/2018
Managing Moderate Pain Three Ways
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:11 pm

(NAPSI)—Latest research reveals that up to 90 percent of pain sufferers don't get the relief they're looking for with their current pain medication—but you don't have to be among them. While everyone experiences pain differently, managing it may be simpler than many people realize.

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Thursday 09/13/2018
Not Just for the Dogs: Pet Parents Love Their Dog Walkers
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(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: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(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: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(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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Monday 07/30/2018
Being Proactive Can Help Your Pet Live Longer
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(BPT) - Your pets are an integral part of the family, so it’s important to practice preventative care to support their well-being and help them live long, healthy lives. But just like people, pets can be affected by chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and allergies. That's why, as a pet parent, staying informed and being proactive can help to avoid or at least prolong the onset of chronic conditions.

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Wednesday 07/18/2018
Traveling With Pets? What to Know
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(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: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(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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Tuesday 03/20/2018
How To House-train Your Dog
Updated: March 20, 2018 - 11:33 pm

(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: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

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Monday 03/12/2018
The best nutrition for your backyard chickens
Updated: March 19, 2018 - 11:37 pm

(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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Wednesday 01/17/2018
Bad Breath in Pets Could Be a Sign of Poor Health
Updated: January 17, 2018 - 11:34 pm

(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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