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4 Benefits of Pet Adoption

(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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Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

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Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

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Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

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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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Thursday 02/14/2019
Choosing the Right Doctor for You and Your Family
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) What matters to you when finding a doctor to treat you or your family members?

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5 Ways Dogs Can Improve Lives
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) Whether playmates or protectors, the human-animal bond is often a powerful connection that goes beyond pure companionship. Dogs typically have many talents and personas – they can be man’s best friend, a canine companion during a difficult time or even a service dog helping veterans and others through daily routines. No matter the relationship between dog and human, these animals can improve lives in numerous ways.

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5 Ways to Avoid an Energy Crash
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) If you start each day motivated but find your energy tends to fade throughout the day, a few simple and easy-to-implement changes to your routine could make all the difference. Minor adjustments to your eating habits, exercise routine and mental attitude can help boost energy levels so you can power through the day feeling fully charged.

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5 Ways Pets Make Life Happier and Healthier
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) More than 84 million U.S. homes have a pet, according to the National Pet Owners Survey, and in many of those homes, pets are a big part of the family. However, there are several barriers that can prevent people from spending time with their furry friends, including outdated housing rules and limited green space in communities.

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A Surprising Solution for Stress Relief
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) From finances and health concerns to lengthy to-do lists, there are numerous sources of strain in the lives of most people.

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Cutting Through ‘Wellness Confusion’ to Find Real Weight Loss
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) The secret is out – Americans are no longer in the dark about healthy eating.

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Aiding Aging Parents
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:39 am

4 tips to help overcome new challenges

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Nicotine to Help Treat Memory Loss?
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) A study funded by the National Institutes of Health is testing whether the nicotine patch can improve memory and functioning in people who have mild memory loss or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

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3 Tips for a Successful 2019 and Beyond
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) The demands of today’s always-connected culture can make finding balance in life nearly impossible. Between work, school and extracurricular activities, schedules can be crazy, and setting aside time to exercise is often difficult.

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Wednesday 02/13/2019
Online Conference Connects Global Startups and Investors
Posted: February 13, 2019

(NewsUSA) - The current startup business environment today is full of opportunities for investors who want to get in on the global economy.

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Easy, On-Demand Dinners
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) Nearly everyone wishes for an extra hour or two in the day. When juggling evenings filled with homework, practices, games and last-minute art projects, even just 60 extra minutes could make the difference in finding time to whip up a dinner you can be proud of. While there’s no changing the fact that there are 24 hours each day, there are some time-saving options for creating family dinners that feel like they’ve come together “on-demand.”

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3 Ways to Make Your Heart Healthier
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? One in four people die from it each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and millions more have it or are at risk of developing the disease. Smoking, being overweight or having diabetes, high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure or a family history of heart disease all increase your chances of getting the disease.

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Understanding Insurance Benefits
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) No matter where you are in life, whether you’re just starting your career or nearing retirement, it’s important to understand the voluntary benefits available to you that can complement traditional health insurance.

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Simplify Your Morning Routine to Get More Out of Your Day
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) Some people wake up each morning refreshed, bright-eyed and ready to take on the day. Others slap the snooze button repeatedly and drag themselves begrudgingly from a cocoon of blankets. Whether you embrace the morning or muddle through, there’s little doubt that those early moments set the stage for the day ahead.

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Tuesday 02/12/2019
Tips to Make Smart Choices When Grocery Shopping
Posted: February 12, 2019

(StatePoint) Even savvy shoppers can get overwhelmed sometimes when navigating grocery store aisles. With new items introduced to shelves all the time, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of similar products.

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Thursday 02/07/2019
Women Say They're Ready to Put Their Money to Work for Them
Posted: February 07, 2019

(NewsUSA) - More women than ever before are realizing they need to make their money grow for them.

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Wednesday 02/06/2019
How to Help Kids Develop Healthy Dental Habits
Posted: February 06, 2019

(StatePoint) Copying adult behavior is a part of childhood development. While you may not always love it when your child repeats everything you say, when it comes to healthy dental habits, you can use this to your advantage.

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A Keto-Friendly Approach to Weight Loss
Updated: February 11, 2019 - 2:43 am

(Family Features) A growing number of health-conscious consumers are pursuing a keto lifestyle and products in their pursuit of health benefits, weight loss and improved performance.

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Transitioning Back to Work After Baby
Updated: February 11, 2019 - 2:43 am

(Family Features) Just when you were getting the hang of having a baby at home, it’s time to go back to work. Beyond the expected changes such as picking work tasks back up and catching up on things you’ve missed, your priorities have most likely shifted now that you’re a parent.

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Monday 02/04/2019
This Year, Rethink The Way You Plan a Vacation
Posted: February 04, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Now is the ideal time to revisit your travel bucket list. Before you choose your destination based solely on a list, though, reflect on the types of experiences that really gratify you - culinary, history, culture, adventure. Then craft your ideal vacation from there.

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Friday 02/01/2019
Pop the Question with the Perfect Song
Posted: February 01, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Enhancing a once-in-a-lifetime event, such as a wedding proposal or ceremony, with the right song takes the experience to a whole new level. It adds a personal touch that makes for ongoing memories, as couples have the opportunity to play the song at anniversaries or other special events through the years.

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Thursday 01/31/2019
Post-Holiday Wake-up Call: Signs Senior Loved Ones May Need Help
Posted: January 31, 2019

(NewsUSA) - The holiday season is the perfect time to reconnect with those you love most. But for many adult children, this is also a time where they may start to notice changes in their parents' health and behaviors that signal the need for assistance at home. Each year, this realization leads to an increase in inquiries about senior care services from concerned family members.

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Navigating the Obstacles of Disease Treatment
Updated: February 06, 2019 - 2:38 am

(Family Features) A diagnosis of a chronic condition such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, cancer, or diabetes can bring a swirl of thoughts and emotions. There may be relief at finding an explanation for bothersome symptoms, but that relief is often quickly overshadowed by insurance issues, financial concerns, and worry about the future.

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Wednesday 01/30/2019
New Year, New Goals: Tools to Get You Where You Want to Go
Posted: January 30, 2019

(NewsUSA) - The start of a new year prompts many people to resolve to be more organized and set goals to help them be more creative and productive as well. One of the keys to successful goal-setting is regular reminders, but the information overload of today's digital, 24/7 world makes filtering the important information a challenge.

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Find a Hotel to Fit Your Travel Needs
Updated: February 04, 2019 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) When most people plan a trip, the focus is on the purpose of the journey, whether it’s a work-related jaunt or a vacation with loved ones. Researching and organizing travel for an upcoming trip is important, but so is finding the perfect place to make your journey easier, more productive and successful.

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Make a Difference in Education
Updated: February 04, 2019 - 2:46 am

6 ways to contribute to schools in your community

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Better Yourself in the New Year
Updated: February 04, 2019 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) A new year is the perfect opportunity to take a fresh look at your life and re-evaluate what you’d like to accomplish – both physically and mentally – during the coming year.

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Hug More, Stress Less
Updated: February 04, 2019 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) Whether circumstances are good or bad, exciting or stressful, there are several simple ways to improve emotional and mental fitness.

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5 Steps for Game Day Party Success
Updated: February 04, 2019 - 2:45 am

(Family Features) Whether you have been planning for months or you’re inviting guests the day of, hosting a huge crowd on game day requires a bit more than RSVPs and a welcoming setting. Whether a “huge crowd” to you means five guests or 50, starting out with a plan can help make the day more enjoyable for everyone.

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Tuesday 01/29/2019
How Self-Publishing Made This Author A Best-Seller
Posted: January 29, 2019

(NewsUSA) - When Jess Michaels isn't obsessively checking her steps on FitBit or watching daytime Court TV, she's a best-selling author who writes historical romances with heroines who speak their mind.

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Monday 01/28/2019
Tips for Choosing a Pacifier for Your Baby
Posted: January 28, 2019

(StatePoint) For many parents, a pacifier is an essential product for soothing baby. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that parents consider giving a child a pacifier at night and for naps during the first year. But how can you be sure you are choosing the right type of pacifier?

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Friday 01/25/2019
Big Swings in The Market Haven't Dampened People's Optimism
Posted: January 25, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Despite the recent wild swings in the stock market, most people predict they'll be better off financially this year.

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Thursday 01/24/2019
Surety Bonds: What They Are and Why They Matter
Posted: January 24, 2019

(NewsUSA) - A surety bond, as the name suggests, means a sure thing - at least when it comes to the financial security of construction projects. Simply put, surety bonds are similar to loans from a bank, and construction contractors who qualify for them show owners their ability to do the job right. Bonds bring successful outcomes.

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Wednesday 01/23/2019
Overcoming Barriers to Disease Treatment
Updated: January 28, 2019 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) A diagnosis of a chronic condition such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, cancer, or diabetes can bring a swirl of thoughts and emotions. There may be relief at finding an explanation for bothersome symptoms, but that relief is often quickly overshadowed by insurance issues, financial concerns, and worry about the future.

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What to Consider When Planning a Cruise
Updated: January 28, 2019 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) Everyone loves going on vacation, but planning your getaway is another story with questions like where and when to go, how to get there and how much it will cost.

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Monday 01/21/2019
Help Pets Ward Off Winter Risks
Updated: January 28, 2019 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) When temperatures drop, humans know to bundle up and avoid excess time outdoors. The same approach should be taken when it comes to pets. They may be covered by cozy fur coats, but not all of those coats are created equally.

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Thursday 01/17/2019
Take Charge of Your Child’s Vision Health
Updated: January 21, 2019 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Although many children receive a vision screening at school or by their pediatricians, those evaluations aren’t enough to identify vision issues and manage overall vision health. Parents who take a proactive role in their child’s vision health can help identify and correct problems before they impact everyday life.

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How to Become Your Best Self
Updated: January 21, 2019 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Ask yourself ... are you truly who you want to be? Is this the life you really want? Are you living each day as your best self? What can you change today?

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3 Popular Eating Plans You’ll See in the New Year
Updated: January 21, 2019 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) If you’re thinking about revamping how you eat in the new year, you might want to think twice about the trendy dairy-free plans that crop up on your social media feed – as they could leave you missing out on nutrients you need.

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Monday 01/14/2019
School Choice: A Lightbulb Moment
Posted: January 14, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Most teachers will tell you that there is nothing more exciting than seeing the "lightbulb moment," when, suddenly, everything clicks and a student understands a new concept.

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5 Tips for Staying on Track in the New Year
Updated: January 21, 2019 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) While many people often wish maintaining good health was as easy as following an equation, health doesn’t have a start or end date. Once the allure of the new year wears off, it can be easy to let those resolutions go by the wayside.

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Friday 01/11/2019
Combatting Cold and Flu Season
Updated: January 14, 2019 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) When temperatures drop, the risk for illness, such as colds and the flu, rises. Each year, millions of Americans suffer from symptoms ranging from coughing, sneezing and congestion to aches, fevers and vomiting that can leave them feeling less than 100 percent.

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Thursday 01/10/2019
5 Ways to Raise a Confident, Adventurous Child
Updated: January 14, 2019 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) From taking steps toward the stairs to learning that bubbles don't taste good, exploration is a part of development for babies and young children. While it's an exciting time, it also can be coupled with anxiety and hesitation as parents find themselves saying "no" or jumping in when baby discovers a new space.

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Celebrate Literacy this Year
Updated: January 14, 2019 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) Teaching a child to appreciate reading not only promotes academic achievement, but it also it opens opportunities for the imagination to soar and for kids to learn about topics beyond their wildest dreams.

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A Financial Planning Tool for Every Stage of Life
Updated: January 14, 2019 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) From heading off to college to marrying the love of your life to taking those dream vacations, life’s biggest moments are often tied to being financially responsible.

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Wednesday 01/09/2019
School Choice Opens Doors
Posted: January 09, 2019

(NewsUSA) - We are just weeks away from the nation's largest annual celebration of opportunity in education. That celebration is called National School Choice Week, and it is taking place in every neighborhood and community, through 40,594 independently-planned events and activities.

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Friday 01/04/2019
Engage at Every Age
Updated: January 07, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) You are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that enrich your physical, mental and emotional well-being. No matter your age, there is no better time than now to start.

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Simple Ways to Embrace Snack Cravings
Updated: January 07, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) While snacking can bring you joy, it can also leave you feeling guilty. There are, however, simple steps that can be taken to help fight this inner conflict and allow you to embrace snack time rather than trying to ignore your wants.

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Be Your Own Boss
Updated: January 07, 2019 - 2:34 am

7 tips to help you launch a successful business

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