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February 7, 2016

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    2016 Resolutions: Time for an Update?

    (NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If you're like most people, your New Year's resolutions for everything from losing weight and quitting smoking to saving more and spending less aren't as compelling as they were at the end of December. For many of us, these nebulous goals are abandoned within the first two weeks of January. If you're thinking about giving up, why not consider revising your goals to include something just as healthy and positive, but with more far-reaching impact, such committing to donate your time and money throughout the year?

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    Share Your Love This Valentine's Day

    (NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Looking for a new way to celebrate Valentine's Day this year? Why not consider something just as healthy but with a more far-reaching impact than chocolate and flowers? Make a gift to someone you don't know or volunteer your time through an organization like UniversalGiving (www.universalgiving.org).

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    From Bratty to Bearable, Global Nanny Jo Frost Tackles Family Issues

    (NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Most people know her as the lovable, but no-nonsense nanny. In this way, Jo Frost brought a fresh, tough-love approach to parenting into American living rooms, all in the name of helping families.

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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 >>




Tuesday 09/08/2015
What a bride wants: Relaxation and sophistication favored choices for bachelorette parties
Updated: September 08, 2015 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - As a rite of passage, the bachelorette party has long gotten a bum rap. Stereotypes persist of the bride’s night-before-the-wedding gathering as a ladies-only version of the raucous bachelor party. Yet the truth is, a growing number of brides crave a tasteful, relaxing and deeply personal send-off for their single days.

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Friday 02/05/2016
2016 Resolutions: Time for an Update?
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If you're like most people, your New Year's resolutions for everything from losing weight and quitting smoking to saving more and spending less aren't as compelling as they were at the end of December. For many of us, these nebulous goals are abandoned within the first two weeks of January. If you're thinking about giving up, why not consider revising your goals to include something just as healthy and positive, but with more far-reaching impact, such committing to donate your time and money throughout the year?

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Thursday 02/04/2016
Share Your Love This Valentine's Day
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Looking for a new way to celebrate Valentine's Day this year? Why not consider something just as healthy but with a more far-reaching impact than chocolate and flowers? Make a gift to someone you don't know or volunteer your time through an organization like UniversalGiving (www.universalgiving.org).

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Tuesday 01/26/2016
Is Your Smile Unforgettable?
Updated: January 27, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If it's true that you only get one chance to make a great first impression, then a picture-perfect smile could be the key, according to a recent study.

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How Safe Is Your Child's Bedroom?
Updated: January 27, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Radon is an all-too-common invisible radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. Thankfully it can be easily fixed if you have your home tested. Protect yourself and your loved ones by having your home tested as soon as possible.

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Friday 01/22/2016
Reading Program Is 'Changing Lives One Student at a Time'
Updated: January 23, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - While parents may understand the importance of reading to their kids at an early age, not all children are born bookworms.

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Thursday 01/14/2016
Sowing Seeds of Safety Among Farm Families
Updated: January 15, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - A few seconds. That's how long it takes for someone to become engulfed in flowing grain, unable to breathe, unable to get out. In one minute, a worker can become completely submerged.

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Teens and Volunteering: The Fast Facts
Updated: January 14, 2016 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) Volunteering contributes to a strong community, but the benefits can extend to the volunteer, too.

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Wednesday 01/13/2016
Groundbreaking Study Highlights Porn Phenomenon in America
Updated: January 14, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Ever since Hugh Hefner and Bob Guccione learned to capitalize on attractive women in various states of undress and positions, pornography has had a foothold in America. And no matter how you dress it up (think Hefner's Playboy bunnies of the 70s) -- or down -- this taboo, billion-dollar industry remains stronger than ever.

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Does Obama Have a Terrorism Blind Spot?
Updated: February 07, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Many people have remarked about the strange eulogy President Obama delivered from the Oval Office in the aftermath of the San Bernardino attacks. It seemed to some more like an exercise in defending Islam rather than honoring the dead, comforting the living, or expressing our righteous fury at the perpetrators of this barbarism. Throughout the speech, the President was deliberately obtuse when it came to naming the culprit -- he referred to "ISIL," "terrorists" and attackers, but never named the real culprit: the capricious ideology of radical Islam.

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Friday 01/08/2016
Uber's Surge Pricing Can Be Especially Brutal This Time of Year
Updated: January 09, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Beware scourge pricing!

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
From Bratty to Bearable, Global Nanny Jo Frost Tackles Family Issues
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Most people know her as the lovable, but no-nonsense nanny. In this way, Jo Frost brought a fresh, tough-love approach to parenting into American living rooms, all in the name of helping families.

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Monday 02/01/2016
Wine Culture Goes Casual
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) Whether it’s relaxing at home, dining out at a restaurant or celebrating with friends and family, Americans are enjoying wine at a wider variety of occasions than ever before. In fact, 85 percent of frequent wine drinkers now believe that wine is equally appropriate for casual and formal settings alike.

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Make Living a Healthy Lifestyle a Priority
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be a daunting task. There are many products available to help make the process easier. There is no time like the present to make your body a priority and it’s no secret that good health can have an undeniably positive impact on quality of life.

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Honor Achievements with Flowers on Women’s Day
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) Flowers are given to celebrate achievements of all sizes, from celebrating a birthday to achieving a personal goal – such as buying a new home or getting a promotion. Commemorating meaningful moments is a thoughtful way of sending thanks, encouragement and recognition.

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Purr-fect Tips to Protect Cats Year-Round
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) When cooler weather arrives, you may assume your pet is safe from parasites – especially if your cat lives mostly or exclusively indoors. To the contrary, identifying the risk for parasites, such as fleas, ear mites and heartworms, and providing true pest protection for your pets has very little to do with the seasons.

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Help Your Dog Fight Flu Season
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) People who have suffered from the flu know how exhausting the fever, chills and upset stomach can be. Your dog may be at risk for the same symptoms. One type of canine influenza virus – CIV H3N8 – has been around for years, and a new type (CIV H3N2) was identified in Chicago in March 2015. Since then, the virus has spread to more than 25 states, according to the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Animal Health Diagnostic Center.

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Eat What You Love, Drop Extra Pounds
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) If your holiday eating habits have you scared to step on the scale, don’t fret. There is a simple solution available to help you lose that extra holiday weight no matter your lifestyle or eating preferences.

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Friendly Advice to Fight Cold and Flu
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) Even a mild case of the flu or a powerful cold can leave you feeling run down and out of sorts for days or even weeks. While many ailments must simply run their course, there are many steps you can take to fight your way back to good health.

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Personal Loans 101
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) If you happen to find yourself in a tight spot, borrowing money can help set you back on the right path. However, doing so without a full understanding of the facts can hinder your finances in the future.

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Wednesday 01/27/2016
Beware Scourge Pricing When Using Apps Like Uber
Updated: January 28, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - "Eek!" is how many ride-hailing passengers react to their bill when a rise in demand sets fares soaring. And while New Year's Eve may get the most attention, surge pricing takes effect a lot more often than you may think.

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Monday 02/01/2016
4 Tips to Live Better in Retirement
Updated: February 01, 2016 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) The conceptions and realities of retirement have changed a great deal over the past several decades, giving many seniors misgivings about the future. But your golden years can be happy, healthy and productive, say experts.

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Starting the conversation about opioid-induced constipation
Updated: February 07, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Results of a survey of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain sheds light on constipation, a common side effect of opioid therapy.

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Friday 01/29/2016
Protect your sight with this little known nutrient
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - There’s an existing nutrient that is incredibly important to your eye health. However, odds are you’ve probably never heard of it.

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Thursday 01/28/2016
7 high-tech reasons you should finally deal with your hearing loss
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 3:33 am

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Wednesday 01/27/2016
Why bad science isn't good for anyone
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - There is an old adage that the squeaking wheel gets the most oil. If you need proof that adage still rings true, consider where we are with food science research. Much of the time, the loudest are heard, regardless of qualifications, while the more informed and experienced are silenced.

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Rewiring aging [Infographic]
Posted: January 27, 2016

(BPT) - If you're over the age of 80 and sometimes have trouble in the digital world, you're not alone. While many seniors say technology has helped them in some way, tackling technology can often be daunting. Here's a look at how America's oldest senior citizens feel about technology, how they use it and how it has improved their lives.

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Tuesday 01/26/2016
5 common heart health myths debunked
Updated: February 03, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - As the number one cause of death in both men and women, knowledge is power when it comes to preventing heart conditions. Whether it runs in your family or not, this is one health issue you shouldn’t ignore.

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Monday 01/25/2016
5 reasons to restore your pelvic floor this New Year
Updated: January 26, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Making your annual New Year's resolution? This year, try something new — something that takes a little effort but delivers big.

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Surgery and anesthesia: Making it safer at any age
Updated: February 01, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Anesthesia today is safer than ever. But try telling that to a nervous parent of a 5-year-old about to have surgery, or to a patient in his 70s in poor health.

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Friday 01/22/2016
It's peak flu season: Help protect you and your family by getting vaccinated
Updated: January 29, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Many dread winter – the darkness, frigid weather and snowstorms. For everyone, especially elderly individuals and children, winter also carries one major health concern — seasonal influenza (the flu).

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Friday 02/05/2016
For one father, shortness of breath signified something much more dangerous
Posted: February 05, 2016

(BPT) - For Trace Cluck, the battle against a rare and deadly lung condition all began with shortness of breath in the spring of 2012. When it began, Trace thought he was suffering from something relatively common, like asthma. But before long, he was having trouble even walking the dog around the neighborhood. What was worse, he could no longer take the hikes he loved so much and even lacked the energy and stamina to spend time with his children.

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GlobalGiving and Athletic Tips Partner to Help Keep Young Athletes Safe
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - The mission: educating the public on how to help keep kids safe while participating in school athletic programs from kindergarten through college. To do that, the new Athletic TIPS program (Toward Injury Prevention in Sports) partnered with GlobalGiving.org to finance community workshops across the nation to confront what's been called a "silent epidemic" among the nation's youth -- with nearly 8,000 emergency room visits daily ascribed to sports-related injuries.

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Thursday 02/04/2016
Taking control: Tips for managing diabetes
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Ralph Mesa of Atlanta, Georgia, has been living with type 2 diabetes for more than 30 years. When his doctor first told him he had type 2 diabetes, Ralph didn’t think too much about it. He took the medication his doctor prescribed and was feeling fine. What Ralph didn’t realize is that diabetes can change over time and what he was doing was no longer enough to keep his blood sugar under control. Now Ralph has a message for other adults with diabetes: learn all you can about the condition and the things you can do to help manage your diabetes.

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Fishing for a healthy meal? Seafood is a smart choice
Updated: February 07, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - When it comes to mealtime, are you thinking fish? You should! Fish is the premiere natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are not naturally produced by the body and, therefore, must come from food. If you’re an expecting or breastfeeding mom, it’s even more important to eat fish because it’s a vital staple for optimal brain and eye development in babies, as well as brain and heart health for moms. Eating two to three servings of fish each week has also been shown to have a positive effect on developing babies’ and children’s IQs. Unfortunately, many mothers avoid eating fish based on fears associated with misinformation.

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
Strong Men Put Their Heart Health First
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—In the blink of an eye, my life went from living what I believed to be a “normal” lifestyle to almost becoming one of the over 37,000 African American men who die of heart disease each year. One moment I was enjoying a family vacation in Mississippi, and just two days later, I was in the hospital due to shortness of breath and dizziness. A series of tests showed that I had three blocked arteries, and I would quickly need triple coronary bypass surgery to save my life.

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Chest Discomfort, Feeling Extra Tired? When to Get Help
Updated: February 03, 2016 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) Are you experiencing heart palpitations, shortness of breath, fatigue and discomfort around your heart? You could be experiencing atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib), the most common heart rhythm disorder. Recognizing signs and symptoms is essential to early diagnosis and effective treatment.

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Tuesday 02/02/2016
Screening For High Blood Pressure
Updated: February 03, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—At a checkup, often, the first thing your health care provider does is check your blood pressure—and for good reason. High blood pressure is the leading cause of death in the United States, affecting nearly one in three adults—but you can control it. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a serious condition that increases a person’s risk for heart attack, stroke, and kidney and heart failure. Often, high blood pressure has no signs or symptoms.

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Screening For The Breast Cancer Gene: Who Is At Risk?
Updated: February 03, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re like many Americans, you may have heard about the BRCA gene and wondered what it is and whether it is something that could affect you and your family. Here are a few facts.

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Monday 02/01/2016
Love your eyes: 5 tips for protecting against the leading cause of blindness
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Seniors are at heightened risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older Americans. The disease damages central vision, limiting a person’s ability to read, write and recognize faces.

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Wine Culture Goes Casual
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) Whether it’s relaxing at home, dining out at a restaurant or celebrating with friends and family, Americans are enjoying wine at a wider variety of occasions than ever before. In fact, 85 percent of frequent wine drinkers now believe that wine is equally appropriate for casual and formal settings alike.

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Wednesday 01/13/2016
Female Dogs Who Wet Their Beds—Your Veterinarian Can Help This Physical Disorder
Updated: January 14, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Have you ever had a female dog who always finds the outdoor bathroom during the day but wets her bed at night? Waking up, smellin’ kinda funky, is uncomfortable and truly embarrassing for her. Dogs who follow the house rules can be horrified when they realize that they’ve leaked—even though it occurs during sleep. Plastic sheets aren’t much fun for anybody; your long-suffering girl wouldn’t be happy alone outside either.

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Tuesday 01/05/2016
Prevent A Pet Peeve
Updated: January 06, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—If you have ever owned a dog and cat, you’ve probably experienced your dog invading the litter box like it was his own personal snack shack.

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Monday 12/28/2015
Top New Year's resolutions for a healthier, happier pet
Updated: December 28, 2015 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Millions of Americans vow to improve their health as part of their New Year’s resolutions. When you ponder how to get healthy, don’t forget about the furry family member cuddled up on your lap. The new year is a great time to make goals to keep you and your pets as happy and healthy as possible.

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Tuesday 12/22/2015
Three Pinterest-Worthy Cleaning Hacks
Updated: December 23, 2015 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—The snow is thawing, birds are chirping and winter's effects on your house are more noticeable than ever. Muddy shoes, holiday parties and Christmas crafts are coming back to haunt you as new stains and odors. That's why you'll love these hassle-free spring-cleaning hacks to make your house shine again.

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Friday 12/18/2015
Reinvent your New Year's resolution: Include your pet
Updated: December 25, 2015 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Tis' the season for new beginnings. As holiday gifts give way to New Year’s resolutions, general health and wellness is top-of-mind, consistently ranking as a top goal for both men and women this time of year. This resolution season, try incorporating lifestyle changes that benefit both you and your pet. PetSmart veterinarian and pet care expert Dr. Kemba Marshall provides some helpful tips for achieving a healthier lifestyle for you and your animal companions.

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Wednesday 12/09/2015
Helpful Tips For Adopting A Pet
Updated: December 10, 2015 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—The holiday season, the New Year and really, any time can be a wonderful time to think about adding even more happiness to the family by adopting a pet. Not only will you save a life through adoption, you can enrich your own life with a pet’s unconditional love.

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Tips to Protect Your Pets this Winter
Updated: December 09, 2015 - 3:30 am

(StatePoint) The cold weather can be just as hard on pets as it is on people. This winter, consider these tips to keep your four-legged family members safe and warm.

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Why a safe, pet travel crate should be on your holiday wish list
Updated: December 10, 2015 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - There’s nothing like traveling with a furry companion during the holidays. But with road trips on the rise this December, pet parents need to make a safety list and check it twice.

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Tuesday 12/01/2015
Cats are pet of choice for many millennials, survey says
Updated: December 08, 2015 - 3:30 am

(BPT) - Move over, Rover. While dogs have long been considered the most popular pet in the United States, cats are a pet of choice for many in the millennial generation, according to research conducted earlier this year by Nestlé Purina.

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Tuesday 11/10/2015
'Twas The Night Before Christmas Poem For Pets
Updated: November 11, 2015 - 3:33 am

“On a cozy winter’s night, when all are asleep,

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