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Bed and Breakfasts Give Travel a Personal Touch

(NewsUSA) - Travelers seeking a personal touch and insider stories would do well to consider staying at a local bed and breakfast (B&B).

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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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Wednesday 11/14/2018
Online Portal Offers Quick and Easy Way to Charter Flights
Posted: November 14, 2018

(NewsUSA) - Savvy travelers recognize the benefits of flying privately, including convenience, comfort, and confidentiality. However, those who do employ private travel are not immune to the hassles of dealing with charter operators, a process that often involves waiting days for a flight confirmation.

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Make a Difference this Holiday Season
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:43 am

(Family Features) This holiday season, you have the power to change children’s lives for the better.

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Make Emergency Planning a Priority
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:43 am

(Family Features) With plummeting temperatures and winter storm season on the horizon, it's time to refresh your family's emergency plan. Not only is it necessary to ensure you have the right supplies on-hand, it's also important to know how to safely execute your plan and use items like portable generators.

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5 Ways to Boost Home Wi-Fi
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:43 am

(Family Features) In today’s connected world, it’s almost unthinkable to function without an internet connection, and for practical purposes most households need wireless connectivity for everyone to fully enjoy their internet-enabled devices, including smartphones, laptops, tablets, televisions, thermostats, security cameras and even refrigerators.

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Selecting a Plan That’s Right for You During Medicare Open Enrollment
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:43 am

(Family Features) Each year between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7 people can make changes to their Medicare coverage options.

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5 Ways to Find Your Morning Workout Motivation
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:43 am

(Family Features) For many people, hitting the gym in the morning leaves less time for excuses or interferences.

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Trending Gifts Topping Wish Lists this Year
Posted: November 14, 2018

(Family Features) Nostalgia often runs deep during the holidays, and retro gifts are one way to relive the holiday celebrations of your childhood.

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5 Ways to Support Your Community this Holiday Season
Posted: November 14, 2018

(Family Features) Each year, the true spirit of the holidays can seem to get buried further beneath mountains of wrapping paper and drowned out by commercialism.

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Medicare Open Enrollment 101
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:43 am

Know your options and get free help

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Cars to Consider for 2019
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:43 am

(Family Features) Purchasing a new vehicle, while exciting, can be a burden for many shoppers. A variety of options and considerations for each make and model can turn the decision-making process into a stressful situation.

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Deck the Halls for Happy Holidays
Posted: November 14, 2018

(Family Features) Whether you opt for fresh-cut or fresh out of the box, trimming the tree is a staple of holiday decor in most homes. However, if you'll be entertaining this season, you may want to go beyond the tree and take your seasonal decorating to whole new level.

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STEM at Play
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:43 am

(Family Features) When children play, they often learn. Not only can playtime improve behavior and concentration, but it helps children explore with their imaginations. Both free play and adult-guided play allow kids to learn right from wrong, how to share and gain awareness of others’ feelings.

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The Rarest of the Rare
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:43 am

What to know about a cancer you may not have heard of

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Common Indoor Air Quality Culprits
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:43 am

(Family Features) A new survey has revealed many Americans miss the mark when it comes to cleaning their homes, which may negatively affect the quality of air they breathe indoors.  Understanding the causes of poor indoor air can help you combat many common culprits. Consider these survey results and find more information at filtrate.com/culprits.

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5 Things to Consider on Your Next Road Trip
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:43 am

(Family Features) If you’re looking for a memorable vacation experience, getting behind the wheel and taking to the open road can provide the perfect opportunity to create your own journey and explore at your own pace.

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Monday 11/12/2018
Digital Cash Can Aid Marital Money Management
Posted: November 12, 2018

(NewsUSA) - You may be happy with your honey, but the happiest of couples can argue over money.

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Black Friday Deals Abound for Orlando
Posted: November 12, 2018

(NewsUSA) - As winter and the holidays approach, it's time to start planning warm-weather destination trips.

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Thursday 11/08/2018
6 Tips to Maintain Eye Health
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) When considering making changes to positively impact your well-being, many aspects of health may jump to the forefront, from taking care of mental and emotional health to ensuring a well-maintained body from head to toes. However, one sometimes overlooked area is your eyes and the importance of vision care.

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Wednesday 11/07/2018
Understanding Yourself In 'The Age Of Overwhelm'
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:38 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re ever among the many Americans who feel overwhelmed by work or school; family or community; caretaking for others or your own health and well-being; or engagement in social justice, environmental advocacy or civil service, you may be relieved to learn that just a few subtle shifts can make a major difference.

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How to Choose the Right Food for Your Dog
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When it comes to selecting the right food for their dogs, people often agonize about choosing among a myriad of options. Given that 95 percent of pet owners consider their pets to be part of the family, according to a Nielsen survey on The Humanization of Pet Food, pet parents typically want to provide a well-balanced diet, made from quality ingredients.

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4 Ways to Show Your Pets You’re Thankful for Them
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Pets can be morning jog partners and movie night snuggle buddies, but they often do much more than that: they can help make their owners healthier both physically and mentally. Research from the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition found that having a pet reduces the risk of heart disease and high cholesterol, as well as stress, depression and fear. While you should show your pets you’re thankful for them all year round, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to reassess and make sure your pets are feeling the love, in return for everything they do for you.

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4 Tips to Prepare Your Pup for Winter
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When winter approaches, it brings a number of distractions and factors that tend to keep people from getting outside and staying active. From holiday parties and vacations to bad weather, it’s important to keep health and exercise top of mind throughout the busy season. This is especially important for your furry friends since they depend on their owners to keep them healthy and active.

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Prepare Pets for Better Grooming Visits
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) While a haircut is often the first thing that comes to mind when pet parents contemplate a visit to the groomer, those visits can involve much more than a bath and trim. It can also include spa-like skin and paw treatments, deep moisturizing shampoos and conditioners for healthy skin and a lustrous coat, de-shedding and flea or tick treatments. These treatments are all in addition to the expert clipping, shaving and nail trims you might expect.

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Tuesday 11/06/2018
What College Kids Need
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:38 am

(NAPSI)—To give college students something that’ll help them for years, consider these job search tools and resources.

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Thursday 11/01/2018
Seven Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a New Mattress
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:37 am

(NewsUSA) - A mattress is one of the most important purchases you'll ever make. You spend approximately one-third of your life in bed and how well you sleep can affect your health and well-being. But shopping for a mattress can be confusing for even the wisest consumers. Here are seven mistakes to avoid when you're ready to shop for a mattress that will help you get the best night's sleep possible:

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Wednesday 10/31/2018
3 Tips for a Healthy Baby
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:38 am

(Family Features) When you’re a new parent, once you’ve successfully navigated the first car ride home from the hospital and the euphoria of this new little life begins to fade, you’re left with one resounding question: now what?

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5 Ways the Whole Family Can Eat Healthy
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:43 am

(Family Features) People are understandably conscious about the foods they’re eating and where they come from. The human eating space has seen the rise of whole, clean and natural foods, and in the last couple years, the trend has even moved into pet foods.

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Eyeing Better Vision
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:44 am

9 tips to maintain eye health

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5 Hacks for Holiday Hosting
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:44 am

(Family Features) It may feel impossible to fit even more into already jam-packed days, but when the holidays roll around, entertaining and celebrating always find a way. Fortunately, you can find some shortcuts when hosting that offer plenty of festive style while also helping you avoid stressing over every detail.

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Tuesday 10/30/2018
Scent-imental: Holiday Smells Evoke Happy Memories
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:38 am

(NewsUSA) - Does a whiff of cinnamon bring back memories of your grandmother's kitchen? Is the smell of a fir tree unalterably linked to Christmas morning? The sense of smell is uniquely connected to memories, especially during the holiday season.

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Monday 10/29/2018
Christmas Comes Early with Family Holiday Movies on UPtv
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:39 am

(NewsUSA) - The holidays are almost here, and fans of uplifting Christmas television can look forward to 45 films on UPtv, including seven Sunday night premiere movies. The network, known for family-friendly fare, kicks off 55 days of holiday programming starting November 1.

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Friday 10/26/2018
5 tips for a mobile man cave that rivals home
Updated: October 30, 2018 - 2:02 am

(BPT) - It’s football time, and many Americans are making the annual pilgrimage to man caves forged in living rooms, basements or garages. There, fans hunker down for hours in the extreme comforts of recliners, snacks and drinks, and of course, mega-sized TV screens.

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Thursday 10/25/2018
Love your leftovers with these smart and safe tips
Updated: October 30, 2018 - 2:02 am

(BPT) - From family feasts to office parties, the holidays bring an abundance of leftovers. Think mountains of turkey, buckets of gravy and stacks of side dishes.

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Wednesday 10/24/2018
5 Ways to Show Your Cats You Love Them
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:43 am

(Family Features) Cats take on so many different roles within their owners’ lives and families, such as cuddle buddies, emotional support animals, quiet companions and purring playmates. Each furry feline deserves the best, so as a cat owner, it’s important to shower your pet with love and make him feel special all year round.

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A Healthy Way to Work
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:44 am

Improve health and performance at the office

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Keep Pets Safe this Halloween
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:44 am

(Family Features) Halloween isn’t just for humans; four-legged friends have plenty of opportunity to get in on the fun, too. However, it’s important to take some pet precautions that allow the whole family to enjoy the holiday safely, as the costumes and excitement can be overwhelming and some of the candy is even dangerous.

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DIY Halloween Box Costume for All Ages
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:44 am

(Family Features) Candy, pumpkins and costumes are some of the most popular traditions of the Halloween season. This year, rather than searching store aisles for the perfect getup, consider using boxes from your latest deliveries and other items you have on-hand to create a one-of-a-kind DIY costume, or “boxtume.”

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Monday 10/22/2018
The Value of Prescription Drug Benefits for Medicare Enrollees
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:38 am

(NewsUSA) - If you are eligible for Medicare, prescription drug benefits should be an important consideration when it comes to choosing among various Medicare coverage options.

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Friday 10/19/2018
Parents: Store Medicine Properly to Avoid Halloween ‘Candy Confusion’
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:38 am

(StatePoint) This Halloween, families are projected to spend $2.6 billion on candy this year, according to the National Retail Federation. Unfortunately, Halloween can quickly go from spooky to scary with precautions that start right in your own home when it comes to medicine safety.

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Wednesday 10/17/2018
Stylish Carrying Case Corrals Handbag Essentials in Style
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:39 am

(NewsUSA) - Despite their best efforts, most women have had the experience of frantically digging into the bottom of a large purse or handbag for an essential item such as eyeglasses, cellphone, keys, or passport. A separate case to corral these important possessions makes sense, especially if it combines fashion with function.

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4 Tips for Traveling with Your Furry Friend
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:43 am

(Family Features) It comes as no surprise that the “workaholic” mindset of many Americans can affect people’s willingness to take vacation days for traveling. However, work isn’t the only culprit hindering American’s travel. A study by Project: Time Off found the three top reasons why people don’t use their vacation days to travel are cost, children and pets.

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Now is the Time to Address Your Hearing Health
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:43 am

(Family Features) If you find yourself constantly turning up the volume on the TV or asking people to repeat themselves, you’re not alone. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans – nearly 50 million people – ages 12 and older have hearing loss, according to the Hearing Health Foundation.

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There is No One-Size-Fits-All Breast Cancer
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:43 am

(Family Features) Breast cancer. It is a simple phrase representing a complex journey thousands of women travel each year. Even during October, when Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings attention to the disease, many people don’t realize breast cancer is not just one disease; it’s extremely complex and classified into different types. Understanding the many types of breast cancer is important – not just for the 1-in-8 women who will be diagnosed in their lifetime, – but for those who love them, too.¹

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Tips for Turning History into Your Story
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:44 am

(Family Features) If you have ever thought about exploring your family history, now can be the perfect time as October is National Family History Month. To get started, these four simple tips can help you unlock new understanding and make meaningful connections. You can also consider sharing these tips with loved ones so they can join in on the fun, too.

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Trick-or-Treat for a Cause
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:44 am

(Family Features) Orange pumpkins on doorsteps and orange candy corn in buckets are iconic staples of Halloween, but the season can be about more than fun and treats.

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Bringing Baby Home
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:44 am

5 tips to prepare for a newborn’s arrival

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Tuesday 10/16/2018
Center Offers Hope and Help for Binge Eating Disorder
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:37 am

(NewsUSA) - Many individuals who struggle with food and weight may be undiagnosed with the mental health illness of binge eating disorder (BED), according to a leading health pscychologist.

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Tips for Keeping Baby Safe and Happy in the Car
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:38 am

(StatePoint) When it comes to car travel, families know that keeping baby safe and happy is essential, and understanding the latest expert recommendations is one of the best ways to help keep children as safe as possible.

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Monday 10/15/2018
Extend the Life of Your Outboard Engine with These Storage Tips
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:38 am

(NewsUSA) - As summer winds down, every boat owner clings to those last few warm days to take his or her boat out on the water with family and friends. Unfortunately, summer doesn't last forever and as the sun sets on another boat season, it is time to start thinking about how to store your boat and outboard engine for those off-season months.

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