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

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

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Friday 06/07/2019
Take the quiz: What kind of travel companion are you?
Updated: September 22, 2019 - 2:34 am

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Explore a different side of Myrtle Beach this summer
Updated: September 22, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - No matter what you yearn for when you imagine your dream vacation, you can make it happen in one of the 14 distinct communities in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. You may think you know Myrtle Beach — with 60 miles of beautiful coastline, exciting nightlife and family-friendly attractions — but there’s lots more to explore.

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Wednesday 05/29/2019
5 types of diamonds and how to choose the right one
Updated: September 22, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Diamonds are extolled in movies and songs for good reason — their romance, allure and durability make them a symbol of love and fidelity. Diamonds are in demand from purists and romantics alike who want to indulge in the most coveted of gemstones.

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Tuesday 05/28/2019
Summer must-haves to brighten your beauty routine
Updated: September 22, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - With summer around the corner, everyone is seeking the best beauty inspiration to prepare for the warmer weather styles and sun-kissed looks. Whether you are planning for a staycation or jet-setting around the country, these easy and effective steps can make your face glow and look vibrant for the season.

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Friday 05/24/2019
Summertime adventure in Arkansas
Updated: September 22, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - The warm months have arrived, bringing with them longer days and the promise of new family memories to be made.

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Wednesday 09/18/2019
Virologist's Book Warns of Coming Lethal Flu Pandemic
Posted: September 18, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Scientists have long held that it will not be weapons of mass destruction that kills the human race, but rather a biological one.

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Thursday 09/12/2019
Helping Manage The Cost of Asthma And COPD Inhalers
Posted: September 12, 2019

(NewsUSA) - With the intense summer heat and horrible air quality, some people across the California Central Valley and other areas of the country are finding it difficult to breathe. When this happens, they quickly turn to their asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) inhalers. Greater use of these devices means more refills are needed.

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Tuesday 08/27/2019
Tackling the Housing Affordability Crisis
Posted: August 27, 2019

(StatePoint) As housing prices soar nationwide, a growing number of Americans are unable to find affordable housing. Experts say that the problem has reached a crisis point, and is harming the welfare not only of individuals and families, but of communities and the economy at-large.  

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Wednesday 08/21/2019
A Moment That Matters: Take Time for Tire Safety
Posted: August 21, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Working batteries in smoke alarms? Check. Fresh oil in your car? Check. New water filter for your fridge? Check. But how many people think about regularly checking their tires? As fall travel and winter weather loom on the horizon, taking a moment to check your car tires can make a difference in keeping you safe on the road.

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Monday 08/19/2019
The Pet Boost: Furry Friends Help Seniors Feel Less Lonely
Updated: September 21, 2019 - 2:36 am

(NewsUSA) - Many older adults experience feelings of loneliness and isolation as they age, but pets can provide the companionship and love seniors desire. A new survey conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care Network, found regular interaction with animals can help to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness in older adults.

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Friday 08/09/2019
Sharing is Caring: 5 Simple Ways to Help Area Seniors
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:35 am

(NewsUSA) - The number of older adults in our society is growing rapidly. Today, for the first time in history, there are more people over age 60 than under age five.

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Sharing is Caring: 5 Simple Ways to Help Area Seniors
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - The number of older adults in our society is growing rapidly. Today, for the first time in history, there are more people over age 60 than under age five.

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Monday 07/01/2019
Need for Donor Registry Prompts Nobel Nomination
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:35 am

(NewsUSA) - When Dr. Bart Fisher's son, Ivan, was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder in 1983 at eight-years-old, the only cure was a bone marrow transplant. However, at that time, there was only a small bone marrow registry in England, with 50,000 names and, in the U.S., no registry at all to find a match.

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Need for Donor Registry Prompts Nobel Nomination
Updated: August 29, 2019 - 2:52 am

(NewsUSA) - When Dr. Bart Fisher's son, Ivan, was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder in 1983 at eight-years-old, the only cure was a bone marrow transplant. However, at that time, there was only a small bone marrow registry in England, with 50,000 names and, in the U.S., no registry at all to find a match.

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Celebrity Chef Mentors 4 Youth
Updated: July 04, 2019 - 2:46 am

(NAPSI)—Noted Chef Tom Douglas cooked up a way for four youth who have experienced foster care to explore culinary careers.

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Friday 09/20/2019
Estate Planning: Most People, Alas, Fail to Make Crucial Decisions
Posted: September 20, 2019

(NewsUSA) - How best to put this delicately?

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Wednesday 09/18/2019
Escape to the Caribbean for Stress-Free Holidays
Posted: September 18, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Summer vacation season may be over, but it is never too soon to start planning a Christmas- season getaway.

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Virologist's Book Warns of Coming Lethal Flu Pandemic
Posted: September 18, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Scientists have long held that it will not be weapons of mass destruction that kills the human race, but rather a biological one.

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Transforming Your Under-Stair Space
Posted: September 18, 2019

(NewsUSA) - If you live in a multi-story house, chances are you've looked at the no-man's-land under a set of stairs and thought: That space could be made to look and function much better. The classic solution is to fill the unattractive void with a closet, which is a perfectly serviceable idea. But there are other, more imaginative possibilities - home office, mini-library, powder room, wet bar, dog kennel, to name a few - creative hardwood built-ins that can transform those formerly awkward architectural cul-de-sacs into a visually interesting, highly practical, value-adding features in your home.

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A Thrilling Book Trilogy And More—Megalomaniacs Battle Zealots, With America Caught In The Middle
Updated: September 20, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—This issue of BookBites introduces readers to Eric C. Anderson’s New Caliphate trilogy, a saga ripped from today’s headlines that could leave tomorrow’s Europe on the brink of a new Dark Age, as well as a fourth thriller depicting the use of cryptocurrency as a tool for political regime change. Anderson is a former member of the U.S. intelligence community.

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Wearable Fall Trends
Updated: September 20, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) The fall season is all about remixing modern classics, which means some fall trends may already be hanging in your closet. However, if you decide to upgrade a few basics, you can find plenty of worthy investment pieces this season that you can wear again and again for years to come.

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How to Re-Watch Hollywood History
Updated: September 20, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Streaming media is transforming TV and movie watching, but the convenience and ability to binge watch favorite shows aren’t the only benefits. Super-fans of a specific actor or genre can geek out like never before thanks to unprecedented access to libraries filled with beloved stars and film categories.

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Steps to Better Sleep for Peak Sports Performance
Updated: September 20, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) For fans and athletes alike, fall means gearing up for a new season of sports activities. While plenty of attention goes into developing skills and talent, other important components that affect an athlete’s performance can be overlooked. Especially considering the demands of an athlete’s training and game schedule, getting adequate sleep is often an afterthought.

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Pet Health Tips for an On-the-Go Lifestyle
Updated: September 20, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) People who lead busy lives often seek convenient and healthy choices when it comes to taking care of their own well-being. For pet parents, a little creativity can make it easy to deliver the same level of care for their beloved pets, even when the pace of life accelerates.

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6 Keys to the Best Possible Stroke Recovery
Updated: September 20, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Strokes change more than 795,000 lives in the United States each year.

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Friday 09/20/2019
Fire safety tips that could help save your life
Updated: September 22, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Having working smoke alarms in your home is as important as wearing a seatbelt in your car. It’s a necessity that protects you and your loved ones. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), approximately three out of five home fire deaths occur in residences with no working smoke alarms or without any smoke alarms at all. These cases can be avoided as smoke alarms are accessible and easy to install.

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‘I knew I wasn’t alone’: North Carolina nurse looks back on Hurricane Florence
Updated: September 22, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - One year ago, North Carolina native and licensed practical nurse Shannon Lanier found herself caught in a storm that seemed otherworldly. Hurricane Florence had arrived. And with it came more than two feet of rain in her hometown of Wilmington.

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Thursday 09/19/2019
Tips for getting your family organized this fall
Updated: September 22, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Fall marks the beginning of a new school year and a perfect time to get you and your family organized. Use this fresh start as an opportunity to establish clear routines for scheduling, sorting papers and organizing everything your family needs for your work, school and home lives to run more smoothly.

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How at-home allergy treatment is changing lives
Updated: September 22, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, and as pollen production grows in intensity and duration due to longer freeze-free periods, that number is expected to rise. For chronic allergy sufferers, this can mean battling symptoms year-round, year after year.

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Beef basics: Everything you need to become a pit master
Updated: September 22, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Grilling is an American staple, and many home grill masters yearn to take it to the next level, impressing their friends and families with tasty, mouthwatering smoked beef. Smoking is a timeless technique that elevates the beef people crave by delivering rich flavor and tenderness.

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Wednesday 09/18/2019
5 step fire safety checklist
Updated: September 22, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - When flames engulfed his 1940s beach bungalow without warning, actor Taylor Kinney was thankful to make it out alive. That experience, paired with his role as one of America’s favorite TV firefighters, inspired him to advocate for fire safety and is why he’s partnering with First Alert this fall to share important messages about fire safety preparedness.

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CDC Foundation program makes a difference for people with cancer
Updated: September 22, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Imagine being diagnosed with cancer, going through chemotherapy, and then getting sidelined by an infection.

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The secret to recruiting top talent? Next-level office amenities
Updated: September 22, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - A recent report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that U.S. employment is projected to grow by 8.4 million jobs from 2018 to 2028. At the same time, employers are battling an ultra-competitive job market, in which candidates are being wooed by increased pay and enhanced medical benefits.

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Mother Nature inspires 'new neutral' home design trends
Updated: September 22, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Many interior designers gravitate toward grays or whites as a starting point when building a home’s look and feel, but a new trend is emerging. Homeowners are getting back to basics and finding ways to bring the outdoors in by using neutral earth tones as their blank slate. These wood tones have become the “new neutral” for those beginning their brand-new home design.

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Tuesday 09/17/2019
Haylie Duff shares best tips for quick and healthy family meals
Updated: September 22, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Every parent knows it can be a struggle to prepare a nutritious meal that the whole family will enjoy. Finding time to spend around the table during back-to-school season can be particularly challenging, but not impossible.

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Friday 09/20/2019
Riding toward a cure for multiple myeloma
Updated: September 22, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - This content is provided by Janssen Biotech, Inc.

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Know the Facts about Spinocerebellar Ataxia and a New Clinical Study [Infographic]
Posted: September 20, 2019

(BPT) - Ataxia, a rare and progressive neurological disease, affects nearly 150,000 people in the U.S. A new clinical study will measure if troriluzole, an investigational drug, will improve ataxia symptoms in people with spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA). Learn more at www.scatrial.org.

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Removing The Mystery From A Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
Posted: September 20, 2019

(NAPSI)—According to the American Cancer Society, about one in nine American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. A leading cause of cancer in men, more than 173,000 new diagnoses are expected in the U.S. this year. Fortunately, this disease can be treated successfully, especially if caught early.

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Making the Most of the Medicare Annual Election Period
Posted: September 20, 2019

(StatePoint) Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are increasingly popular, offering robust benefits including vision, health, dental, drug coverage and more. For the more than 22 million people with an MA plan, the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP), running from Oct. 15-Dec. 7, is the only time each year when they can shop for alternate plans.

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Thursday 09/19/2019
Protecting Yourself from Medicare Fraud
Updated: September 22, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Every year, many seniors are targeted by scammers who want to steal their Medicare numbers to do things like rack up fake health care charges and commit identify theft. These scams hurt seniors and other people eligible for Medicare, cost taxpayers money, and result in higher health care costs for everyone. The good news is that you can protect yourself from fraud and help Medicare stop scammers in their tracks.

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5 questions you should ask your doctor before surgery
Updated: September 22, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Surgery can feel overwhelming, complicated and even scary, so it’s easy to overlook or avoid the questions you should ask to really understand what your procedure will entail and how to best recover. Plus, keeping the pre- and post-surgery do’s and don’ts straight can be hard, which is why many people still enter the operating room not knowing what to expect or how to help prepare their body.

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National League For Nursing Calls For Greater Civility Among Our National Community
Updated: September 21, 2019 - 2:36 am

by G. Rumay Alexander , EdD, RN, FAAN, and Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN

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Wednesday 09/18/2019
Virologist's Book Warns of Coming Lethal Flu Pandemic
Posted: September 18, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Scientists have long held that it will not be weapons of mass destruction that kills the human race, but rather a biological one.

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Wearable Fall Trends
Updated: September 20, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) The fall season is all about remixing modern classics, which means some fall trends may already be hanging in your closet. However, if you decide to upgrade a few basics, you can find plenty of worthy investment pieces this season that you can wear again and again for years to come.

more »
How to Re-Watch Hollywood History
Updated: September 20, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Streaming media is transforming TV and movie watching, but the convenience and ability to binge watch favorite shows aren’t the only benefits. Super-fans of a specific actor or genre can geek out like never before thanks to unprecedented access to libraries filled with beloved stars and film categories.

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More Health And Wellness
Monday 09/16/2019
Lucky’s Legacy: 5 Important Lessons TurfMutt Taught Us
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 2:43 am

(NAPSI)—Lucky the TurfMutt is a real-life rescue dog who “pawed it forward” by spending a decade educating children and families about living landscapes—why they are important to people and the planet, how to take care of them, and encouraging everyone to get out and enjoy the nature around them. Lucky inspired people to look at their living landscapes through a dog’s eyes. After all, no one loves a yard like the family dog.

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Monday 08/26/2019
3 Tips for Finding a Lost Dog
Posted: August 26, 2019

(StatePoint) Dogs are important and adored members of their families, however, millions go missing every year. The reasons are varied and probably not all that surprising. A curious dog might jump over a fence or dig a hole under one. A pup might sneak out a door or gate inadvertently left open. Worn or broken leashes or collars could also allow a dog to escape your control.

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Thursday 08/22/2019
How (and why) to pick a pet food that's backed by science
Updated: September 22, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - There’s no doubt that pet owners want the best for their furry friends, including the best pet food to help them grow and fuel a long, healthy life together. But with increased confusion about what’s good, bad and just a fad, it’s no wonder many pet owners may not feel completely confident that the food they are feeding is healthy and safe.

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Wednesday 08/21/2019
Presenting: America's top 10 shelter dog makeovers
Updated: September 22, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Millions of dogs enter shelters each year. Most are dirty and matted, and less than half get the grooming they so desperately need. Sadly, these deserving animals are being perceived as ‘damaged goods’ just because of their appearance. 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 this year: transform more than 20,000 dogs so their lovable, adoptable personalities can shine through. Hundreds of these amazing makeovers can be seen in the Dirty Dogs Before & After Photo Gallery — including the following Top 10 Shelter Dog Makeovers of 2019.

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Monday 08/19/2019
The Pet Boost: Furry Friends Help Seniors Feel Less Lonely
Updated: September 21, 2019 - 2:36 am

(NewsUSA) - Many older adults experience feelings of loneliness and isolation as they age, but pets can provide the companionship and love seniors desire. A new survey conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care Network, found regular interaction with animals can help to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness in older adults.

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Monday 08/05/2019
‘Fur-get’ About Stress When Moving With Pets
Updated: August 07, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re a pet parent, you’re far from alone. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, nearly six in 10 American households have at least one pet.

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Tips to Take Great Pet Pics
Posted: August 05, 2019

(StatePoint) Whether you’re hoping to make your dog an Instagram sensation or you just want a nice portrait for the mantle, you’ve likely discovered pets, in general, can be elusive around cameras.

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Thursday 07/25/2019
New Way To Save All Shelter Pets
Updated: August 01, 2019 - 3:08 am

(NAPSI)—The lives of nearly 733,000 cats and dogs could be saved with the help of caring humans and an innovative Web-based platform introduced this week by Best Friends Animal Society.

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Monday 07/22/2019
Pet Safety Tips for Summer
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - There’s no better summer companion than your furry, four-legged friend. From sunshine and beach days to playing fetch at the park, summer is the perfect season to bond with your pet. Keep in mind that higher temperatures come with higher precautions for pet owners. Here are four helpful tips to keep your pet safe this summer.

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Monday 06/10/2019
Top Tips for Moving With a Pet
Posted: June 10, 2019

(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.

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