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    Top Tips for Moving With a Pet

    (StatePoint) Your furball is part of the family, so if you’re like most, you don’t make major life decisions without thinking of your pet’s needs — including where you live and how you move into a new home.

  • Home Decorating

    Tips to Nail the Latest Home Design Trend

    (StatePoint) Redecorating? Experts say to keep in mind that the days of matching metals used for lighting, cabinet hardware and plumbing are over. Today’s rule: mix it up! When done right, combining colors adds visual interest and depth to a space.

  • Kitchen Bed Bath

    Tips to Outsmart Bugs in Your Home

    (StatePoint) If you have bugs in your home -- as many households do and the majority worry about -- there may be good reasons for this. Insects are resilient, strategic and way smarter than you may realize.

Top Story

5 tips you should try for keto success on the go

(BPT) - If you’ve recently perused any magazine, Instagram page or blog, it’s likely you’ve heard about the ketogenic, or keto, lifestyle. But what exactly is it? Keto is a high-fat, very low-carbohydrate diet with the goal of changing the way your body fuels itself. The goal is to put your body into the state of ketosis, meaning you’re burning fat instead of carbs for fuel, which can help curb your appetite and stimulate weight loss.

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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Tuesday 06/18/2019
3 small things (plus 1 big thing) that you can do to add value to your home
Posted: June 18, 2019

(BPT) - When it comes to your home, you want updates that make your property more comfortable, beautiful and of course, valuable. Whether you have a big budget or more elbow grease than cash to invest, there are numerous things you can do to improve your home's worth immediately.

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Summer 2019 travel: How to avoid online scams and cybertheft
Posted: June 18, 2019

(BPT) - The summer vacation season is in full swing and you're looking for the right escape at the right price. You do some online research and suddenly there it is: the vacation of your dreams at a price you can't ignore. However, before booking, it's important to take a moment to make sure you're not falling for a scam conducted by savvy cybercriminals looking to take advantage of your wanderlust.

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4 Ways Being an Independent Insurance Agent Isn’t Your Typical Sales Job
Posted: June 18, 2019

(BPT) - Many of us dream of being our own boss and setting our own schedules, but making the leap out on our own can be daunting. You may feel like you lack adequate business knowledge or resources to get off the ground — and then there is the notoriously high rate of startups failing. It is understandable to feel like the risk may not be worth taking.

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Tips and technology to make your chores easier
Posted: June 18, 2019

(BPT) - Most of us have chores we would do almost anything to avoid. The good news is, advanced technology and new products have focused attention on making housework easier — or taking it completely out of our hands. Did you know you can leave many chores to technology, or use new products that make them easier?

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International Medical Graduates Improve Healthcare in Rural America Amid Growing Doctor Shortage
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:51 am

(BPT) - When it comes to accessing healthcare, patients living in rural communities across America face a unique and complex set of challenges. While remote areas often have harsh weather conditions and limited transportation to medical centers, another problem poses a constant threat to patients in these already underserved communities: a shortage of practicing physicians.

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The Rise of Digital Wallets and Mobile Payments
Posted: June 18, 2019

(NewsUSA) - More businesses and countries worldwide are embracing digital payments as a way to make e-commerce more efficient and create a smoother transaction experience for consumers.

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Esports Popularity Piques Investor Interest
Posted: June 18, 2019

(NewsUSA) - The Esports and global gaming industry has exploded in recent years as people of all ages turn to video games for entertainment over movies and music. In fact, the annual revenue from the gaming industry was higher than music and movies combined in 2018 and is expected to more than double in the next two years.

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5G is here. What does it mean for you?
Posted: June 18, 2019

(BPT) - By now, you’ve probably heard about the coming launch of 5G. Rolling into the marketplace for the first time this year, it’s the next (fifth) generation of cellular technology, and promises to significantly enhance the speed, coverage and responsiveness of wireless networks.

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Fastest Way To Shop For A Home? Snap It!
Posted: June 18, 2019

(NAPSI)—House-hunting can be a lot less stressful and complicated than many people realize.

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How to succeed as a new leader
Posted: June 18, 2019

(BPT) - Getting promoted into a leadership position or taking on a management role can be extremely exciting and anxiety-provoking. You want to do a great job and be as prepared as possible for the new position. The unfortunate truth is, many new leaders or first-time managers run into challenges almost immediately. That’s because in many cases, the things that made them successful in the past will not make them successful managers. To excel as a new manager, you need to adopt a new mindset and attitude, as well as communication and leadership skills.

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New Ways to Save Money in Your Digital Life
Posted: June 18, 2019

(StatePoint) We’ve all heard those time-tested ways to save money -- dine out less, sign up for rewards programs or switch off the lights when you leave the room. But in today’s digital world, there are some great ways to save that you may not have thought about.

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Monday 06/17/2019
3 easy changes that could transform your health
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:53 am

(BPT) - Making changes to improve your health can feel overwhelming. But just a few simple modifications can impact your health dramatically. Here are three easy changes you can make now to transform your health:

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Best food and wine pairings for your summer soiree
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:51 am

(BPT) - If you love entertaining, warmer weather brings up images of visiting with friends on the patio or deck, and enjoying light summer fare with a delicious, refreshing rosé wine. Now’s the time to make plans, and nothing is more fun than planning a soiree. All you need are the best pairings for summer dishes with wines you and your guests will love.

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Deception Road Takes Viewers on a Thrill Ride
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:50 am

(NewsUSA) - What do you get when you combine the acting chops of Thomas Haden Church (Sideways, Spiderman 3, Divorce), Alice Eve (Before We Go, She's Out of My League), and Finn Wittrock (La La Land,The Big Short, Unbroken, American Horror Story) with a twisted tale of deceit, passion, and dark humor?

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Does owning a DVR make sense in the streaming video age?
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:54 am

(BPT) - In 1999, the digital video recorder changed television forever by letting viewers pause live TV, ushering us into a new world of on-demand everything. “TiVo(R)” became a household word.

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Es hora de hablar sobre el Alzheimer [Infografía]
Posted: June 17, 2019

(BPT) - Tener una conversación sobre el Alzheimer puede ser difícil, pero muy importante. La detección temprana puede ofrecer beneficios significativos para la persona diagnosticada y sus seres queridos, como uno puede tomar decisiones y planificación más informada, mejor atención médica, mejor respeto por los deseos del paciente, y acceso a servicios y apoyo. Los miembros de la familia son quienes mejor conocen a sus seres queridos. Si algo parece diferente, podría tratarse del Alzheimer. Visite el sitio web alz.org/NuestrasHistorias para saber cómo iniciar la conversación.

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It’s time to talk about Alzheimer’s [Infographic]
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:52 am

(BPT) - Having a conversation about Alzheimer’s can be difficult — but it is so important. Early detection can offer significant benefits for the person diagnosed and their loved ones, including more informed decision-making and planning, better medical care, greater respect for patient’s wishes, and access to services and support. Family members know their loved ones best. If something feels different, it could be Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org/OurStories to learn how to start the conversation.

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Fomentando empatía a través de la tecnología
Posted: June 17, 2019

(NewsUSA) - San Juan, Puerto Rico - 23 de mayo de 2019 - El huracán Maria fue la tormenta más letal en la historia moderna de Estados Unidos. Casi dos años después personas siguen afectadas, incluyendo a muchos jóvenes puertorriqueños. "La única manera de crear conciencia sobre un problema, y motivar a los demás a ser empáticos sobre el mismo, es cuando lo vivimos o lo observamos directamente," explicó Jan De La Paz, maestro de español en la Escuela Especializada en Matemáticas, Ciencias y Tecnología de San Juan y Profesor Innovador Experto de Microsoft.

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No demore la conversación: el diagnóstico temprano del Alzheimer puede hacer una gran diferencia
Posted: June 17, 2019

(BPT) - Después de 30 años como pintor de edificios comerciales, Mario Martínez, de San José, California, había tenido días como este antes, con largas horas bajo un sol intenso, haciendo una labor agotadora. Aunque amaba su trabajo, después de permanecer tantas horas al aire libre, ya estaba listo para regresar a su casa.

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Don't delay the talk: An early Alzheimer's diagnosis can make a big difference
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:52 am

(BPT) - After 30 years of painting commercial buildings, Mario Martinez of San Jose, California, had experienced days like this before — grueling hours under a sun-soaked sky, doing back-breaking work. He loved his job, but after spending hours outside he was ready to go home.

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#ThisIsMBC Elements Campaign Honors, Supports and Unites the MBC Community Through Creative Expression
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:52 am

(BPT) - People living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) and their loved ones may feel less alone thanks to a new online community where they can gather information, share joys, sorrows and advice with others. The program, #ThisIsMBC Elements, sponsored by Eisai Inc. and METAvivor, provides the MBC community with a new resource to help guide them through their journey.

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Friday 06/14/2019
7 ideas to give your barbecue the ultimate flavor boost
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:53 am

(BPT) - When the temps heat up, home cooks look for lighter, more refreshing food and drinks that still pack a nutritional punch. The cranberry is just the thing — a tangy fruit that adds flavorful zing to sweet and savory recipes. Available dried, frozen, as juice or sauce, cranberries are a good source of Vitamin C and have fiber and antioxidants as well. Offering big health benefits in a little package, cranberries are full of polyphenols not commonly found in other fruits. You can enjoy their robust flavor while boosting your health.

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4 ways to enjoy your outdoor living space year-round
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:53 am

(BPT) - A one-of-a-kind, all-seasons deck is possible in any climate — if the right features are included in the design. The key is to combine features that protect from the elements, and use the right materials to make it happen.

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3 things to know about saving money on your new roof
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:53 am

(BPT) - Replacing an aging or damaged roof is an important step to protect your home from the damage the elements can dish out — heat, wind, rain, snow, sleet and hail. But homeowners may not realize that the type of shingle they choose can make a big difference, not only in the protection it offers to the home, but also in the cost of their homeowners’ insurance.

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Score: How sports empower women’s success, and you can too
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:51 am

(BPT) - Developing the women entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow is all about showing the way — and increasingly, the sweat of sports competition is a key training ground for women’s career and business success.

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Millennial Successfully Relocates And Buys Second Home at Age 25
Posted: June 14, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Amy bought her first house in Grand Rapids, Michigan at age 23. Fast forward two years and she has since sold that house and relocated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Two houses in two years at age 25: Here's one Millennial who isn't sacrificing homeownership for mobility. 

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Prevent your student’s 'summer slide' with … video games?
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:54 am

(BPT) - School is out for the summer, and parents everywhere are worried about their kids spending too much time staring at their screens. If you are one of those worried parents, take a moment and determine what your child is actually doing with their screens. It’s one thing if they’re just consuming content, it’s another if they’re actually using their screen to be productive. Screens actually can be tools to enhance learning, spark creativity and teach new skills. The key is to tap into your child’s interests and discover screen-time options that provide a balance between consuming and creating.

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Thursday 06/13/2019
Incontinence is nothing to sneeze at
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:53 am

(BPT) - Today, we’re inundated with TV ads promoting the use of pads and adult diapers. We hear about mesh surgery going awry and about meds being prescribed. Urinary tract, bladder control and bowel problems are a major issue for men and women alike and it’s one of the most embarrassing aspects of aging, tearing of the pelvic muscles during childbirth, anal or rectal cancer. Many people who suffer with urinary incontinence can also have leaky bowel, and suffer in silence and embarrassment, sometimes confined to their homes.

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Junior Achievement Program Supports Girls in STEM
Posted: June 13, 2019

(NewsUSA) - There is a well-known gap between girls and boys when it comes to interest in STEM careers. And evidence shows that that gap may be widening based on a survey from Junior Achievement, a non-government organization that prepares youth for future jobs.

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The American ingredient inspiring top French chefs
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:51 am

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4 Cooking Secrets from Michelin-starred Chef Curtis Stone
Posted: June 13, 2019

(BPT) - Whether it’s in his home kitchen or at one of his restaurants, Michelin-starred Chef Curtis Stone believes a delicious meal is best enjoyed with the people you love. From breakfast favorites, to easy weeknight meals and the perfect dinner for hosting friends and family, Chef Curtis Stone shares some tips and tricks to help you prepare a memorable meal, alongside one of his favorite roast chicken recipes.

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These 6 summer travel tips will save you money
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:54 am

(BPT) - Whether you’re one of the nearly 100 million Americans planning to take a family vacation this year, according to a March 2019 AAA report, or embarking on a solo trip this summer, traveling can take a toll on your wallet. From transportation to accommodations, planning ahead can save you time and money on your much-deserved vacation.

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Easy DIY projects to refresh your home decor
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:53 am

(BPT) - When you look at your favorite interior spaces, are you craving a refresh? If your home decor is dated, drab or you're just bored with it, an update is in order.

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Hidden epidemic: The disease that will be the #1 reason for liver transplants in 2020
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:52 am

(BPT) - Every day your liver works tirelessly to support over 500 essential bodily functions, including storing energy, neutralizing harmful toxins, converting nutrients for absorption and acting as a filtration system. If your liver isn't healthy, it's unable to do these important tasks. The problem is, many people's livers are at risk for a disease that impacts up to one in four individuals. To make matters worse, the symptoms for this disease are subtle and easily mistaken for other health issues.

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How Women Can Make Changes for Their Health and the Environment
Posted: June 13, 2019

(StatePoint) The average menstruating woman uses 11,000 feminine hygiene products over her period lifetime. End-on-end, that amounts to eight times the height of the Golden Gate Bridge! For this reason, experts say the products you choose can make a significant impact on your health and the environment.

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4 Key Decisions to Help Memorialize a Loved One
Updated: June 18, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) Despite the certainty of death, many Americans delay dealing with the fact and avoid funeral planning.

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4 Stealthy Ways to Keep Your Family Healthy
Updated: June 18, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) Living a healthy lifestyle takes effort and diligence, but with common stressors of day-to-day life, health can take a backseat to jobs, social engagements and tempting treats. While adopting more healthful habits may not be top-of-mind for your family, there are some simple and sneaky ways to incorporate them into your family’s routines.

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Mindful Tips from Mandy Moore for a Well-Balanced, Lively Summer
Updated: June 18, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) With plans of trips and relaxation on the horizon, it can be easy to give your wellness routine a vacation, too. Before you jet set off on your next adventure, take a moment to be consciously aware of how your mind and body may react to an overly active and jam-packed summer schedule.

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Memorable Family Moments
Updated: June 18, 2019 - 2:48 am

Educational activities ideal for making memories together

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Enjoy Summer Movie Favorites at Home
Updated: June 18, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) The 2019 summer movie season is filled with exciting big screen events, from mega-blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame” to “Toy Story 4.” After the closing credits roll, however, movie fans can explore plenty of complementary film titles at home.

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Honor History and Its Lessons
Posted: June 13, 2019

(Family Features) The reasons for understanding the past are plentiful. Historical knowledge may illuminate the moments that shaped a loved one’s life or simply satisfy a curiosity about events and people that occupied a different place in time. A look into yesteryear can help make sense of the world today or even foreshadow happenings well into the future.

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Furry Friends and a Welcoming Workplace
Updated: June 18, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) Pets are more than just members of the family – they also make great co-workers. As more offices work to create pet-friendly environments, a survey conducted by Mars Petcare shows that workspaces allowing furry friends are more likely to attract and retain (human) talent. Consider these four ways to make your workplace more pet-friendly and find more information at BetterCitiesForPets.com.

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Brunch Bites
Updated: June 18, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) A perfect addition to your brunch table, these savory Mini Ham and Avocado Biscuit Sliders are quick and easy to make. For even more homemade flavor, make the biscuits from scratch using a buttermilk-sweet potato mixture.

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Spice Up Summer with Grilled Kebabs
Updated: June 18, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) Fire up your summer cookouts with crowd-pleasing kebabs, which are easy to prepare and fun to experiment with because you can use nearly any combination of meats and veggies.

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Effortless Summertime Entertaining
Updated: June 18, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) Summer means it’s time to stock up on fresh produce and light the grill for a season of outdoor gatherings with friends and family. Make entertaining easier with flavorful options that can make menu-planning a breeze all summer long.

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Make Room for New Favorites on the Grill
Updated: June 18, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) Whether firing up the grill for a pool party, barbecue or even just a weeknight meal, one thing’s for sure: summertime means grilling season. Grilling takes many forms and flavors from casual favorites like burgers and hot dogs to flame-kissed vegetables and the artistry of a perfectly done steak. However, the possibilities don’t end there.

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Get Grilling with Fresh Ingredients
Updated: June 18, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) Grilling season provides ample opportunities to put flavorful fare on the table, but it doesn’t have to be a lengthy cooking process. By planning ahead, having the right equipment on-hand and using ready-to-go ingredients, home cooks can quickly put family meals together.

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Add Fruits, Veggies to Meals for Plant-Forward Nutrition
Updated: June 18, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) Adding more fruits and vegetables is one of the simplest ways to make at-home meals healthier for your family.

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Simplify Your Grilling Routine this Summer
Updated: June 18, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) Summer is typically a busy time for families, making those moments you spend together all the more precious. The hustle and bustle of the season doesn't have to mean sacrificing wholesome meals, however.

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