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Friday 10/26/2018
How to Eat Like a Local in El Salvador
Updated: November 05, 2018 - 2:39 am

(BPT) - Foodies with adventurous palates might be tempted to vacation in El Salvador just to enjoy its array of delectable local dishes.

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Wednesday 10/24/2018
12 things every traveler should add to their France itinerary
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:06 am

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Thursday 10/04/2018
Touring through the best Italian wines
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:08 am

(BPT) - Dreaming of an Italian vacation? You can experience the country's ancient, romantic regions without even leaving home. The wines of Italy embody the heart and soul of the regions in which they're grown.

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Wednesday 06/13/2018
Coupling Finances: What All Newlyweds Should Know
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

(NewsUSA) - Coupling finances.

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Friday 04/20/2018
Shopping for a Wedding Gift? What to Know Now
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) If your fridge is filled with save-the-dates and wedding invitations, you’re inevitably facing the daunting question: what to give?

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Tuesday 04/10/2018
Popping the Question? How to Select an Engagement Ring
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) “Will you marry me?” Be sure to pair these four little words with the perfect engagement ring. While there’s a bit of a learning curve when it comes to selecting the right diamond, the most important thing you can do is find a piece both you and your significant other will love.

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Friday 03/30/2018
Millennials Want to Say ‘I Do’ to High-Tech Wedding Registries
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Once upon a time, wedding registries were created so newlyweds would have all the basic essentials to establish their first home. But as technology has evolved, so too has the registry. Gone are the days where registries only include dishware and candlesticks. Couples can now incorporate modern must-haves, like connected lightbulbs, voice assistants and smart showers.

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Monday 11/12/2018
3 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season
Posted: November 12, 2018

(StatePoint) Want to give back this holiday season? There are many ways to get into the charitable spirit. And if you need some inspiration for how to go about benefitting those in your local and global community, consider the following ideas.

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Tuesday 10/30/2018
YA Author Meyer Mentors Young Writer
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—Marissa Meyer, author of young adult fantasy series “The Lunar Chronicles,” recently mentored Riley Pearce, an aspiring author, and shared advice about writing as part of an intriguing job shadow program.

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Friday 10/26/2018
Be A Hero—Mentor A Child
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:37 am

(NAPSI)—Helping to turn a young life around may be simpler than many people realize.

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Thursday 10/25/2018
Girls: Our Time Is Now
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

by Shelby O’Neil

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Monday 10/15/2018
Together, We Can (And Must) End Family Fire
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

by Rev. Dr. Rob Schenck

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Thursday 10/11/2018
Microsoft Destaca La Innovacion Y La Transformacion Cultural
Updated: November 15, 2018 - 2:38 am

(NewsUSA) - Microsoft se unirá a Hispanicize LA por segundo año consecutivo. El evento, diseñado para creadores de tendencias y creadores de noticias latinos, tendrá lugar en Los ?ngeles del 11 al 13 de octubre, y dos ejecutivos de Microsoft abordarán algunas de las últimas innovaciones e ilustrarán la transformación cultural en Microsoft.

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Monday 10/01/2018
Never Forget: What the Past Can Teach Us About Today’s Problems
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) While history may feel like the distant past (and something you may think you don’t need to know much about outside the classroom), many experts believe it can offer valuable lessons for today.

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Friday 09/28/2018
A Lasting Tribute To American Soldiers
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:37 am

(NAPSI)—More than 30 million Americans have served in the United States Army. If you or someone you care about is among them, you can now order a personalized, commemorative brick that will be permanently placed along the pathway to the future National Museum of the United States Army.

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Saturday 09/22/2018
Parents: How to Build Empathy and Prevent Bullying
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Sixty-two percent of 9 to 11-year-olds say they have been bullied at least “once or twice,” according to a recent national survey.

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Thursday 09/20/2018
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

(NewsUSA) - National Hispanic Heritage Month is here! Microsoft shares inspiring stories about Latinos driven by passion, determination, faith, love - and everything in between. Join the celebration sharing your story using #MicrosoftLatinx and #HispanicHeritageMonth. 

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Thursday 11/15/2018
Bed and Breakfasts Give Travel a Personal Touch
Posted: November 15, 2018

(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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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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Friday 11/16/2018
One surprising way to prevent fractures for those over age 65
Updated: November 17, 2018 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - Loss of balance, dehydration, attention deficits and loss of cognition are symptoms of hyponatremia, a condition characterized by low salt levels in the blood. The symptoms can occur with just slight hyponatremia and can have particularly harmful effects for the elderly as the condition is difficult to diagnose. A study presented at an American Society of Nephrology meeting suggests that low-salt diets may be a contributing factor.

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Thursday 11/15/2018
6 simple tips for thriving with diabetes
Posted: November 15, 2018

(BPT) - Randy Jackson is best known as an award-winning producer, music industry expert and beloved television personality. But what many people don’t know is that Jackson has also been managing the everyday reality of living with diabetes for 18 years.

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How to put your own touch on modern bathroom design
Posted: November 15, 2018

(BPT) - Home design continues to evolve but one element remains true: The bathroom is often the oasis within the home. A secluded bathroom is an ideal spot to experiment with modern designs without undergoing a major renovation. Below are a few tips on how to incorporate contemporary elements into an existing bath.

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4 unexpected bed bug hotspots
Posted: November 15, 2018

(BPT) - The term “bed bugs” might make you shudder and picture a mattress teeming with the bloodsucking insects, but don’t be fooled; the name is a bit of a misnomer. While almost 70 percent of bed bug infestations are associated with beds or items found near beds, the insects don’t limit themselves to those spaces. Bed bugs are experts at hitchhiking and can be found in common spaces like movie theaters and public transportation. Here are a few tips from Terminix on spots and objects where you may not have thought to check for these insects.

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Tuesday 11/13/2018
Winter weatherproofing: Preparing your home to stay safe and save energy
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:44 am

(BPT) - The heat will certainly be on this winter. With winter storms hitting many parts of the country early in the winter season, furnaces are plugging away, causing heating bills across the country to increase. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the typical U.S. family spends at least $2,200 per year on energy bills — with nearly half of that going toward heating and cooling. 

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At-home hacks: When cough or cold strikes, strike back
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:45 am

(BPT) - If you’re hearing the people around you start to sniffle and hack, you may feel a sense of impending doom about your chances of avoiding a cough or cold.

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Flu season is coming. Are you prepared to stop its spread?
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:45 am

(BPT) - Every year, fall heralds the arrival of the dreaded flu season: a long, six-month stretch of coughs, aches, fevers and stuffy noses. But make no mistake — it is far more than a case of the sniffles. It can be very serious business. The flu can be deadly for even healthy individuals, and the CDC estimates that the unusually aggressive 2017-18 flu season saw upwards of 80,000 deaths. That means we all have a stake in preventing its spread and protecting our communities.

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Play Through the Pain: 5 Tips to Minimize Sports-Related Pain
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:45 am

(BPT) - Pain is a part of everyday life for active Americans — whether as a result of their athletic pursuits or due to silly mishaps. Though pain can occur in the blink of an eye, it can linger for years and prevent sufferers from fully enjoying the sports and exercises they so love.

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Five Show House Trends to Inspire Your Renovation
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:45 am

(BPT) - When it's time to remodel and renovate your home, you're no doubt on the lookout for the freshest takes in design and color choices, so you can ensure your renovation is a lasting investment.

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Medicare Plans Offer More Health And Wellness Benefits for 2019
Posted: November 13, 2018

(NewsUSA) - Beginning next year, Medicare Advantage plans will be allowed to cover a broader array of health-related services that may help people with Medicare improve their health.

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Friday 11/16/2018
What New Parents Should Know About Infant's Developing Microbiome
Posted: November 16, 2018

(BPT) - In infant health, moms act early to ensure healthy microbiome

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Tooth-Friendly Tailgating
Posted: November 16, 2018

(NAPSI)—Throughout the season, for many football fans, the real game is played on an entirely different field of play: the parking lot.

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Warning Signs Your Aging Parents Need More Help
Posted: November 16, 2018

(NAPSI)—Home care agencies often see a surge in calls in late December and early January. Why? Many grown children head home for the holidays and notice their aging parents need some help.

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Thursday 11/15/2018
Knock knock: Health care at your door
Updated: November 17, 2018 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - Paul Engwall has always been good about going to the doctor for his regular checkups.

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Five Things You May Not Know About Living With Ulcerative Colitis
Updated: November 17, 2018 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - Ulcerative colitis (UC), a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that can cause abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea, affects at least 2 million people living in the United States (U.S.) and European Union (EU) alone.1,2 Results from a recent global survey fielded in 10 countries among 2,100 adults living with primarily moderate-to-severe UC and 1,254 gastroenterologists suggested that, around the world, adults living with UC share similar life impacts that many are not comfortable discussing with their gastroenterologists.3,4

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Wednesday 11/14/2018
How to Make Your Empty Nest an Empowering New Chapter
Posted: November 14, 2018

(StatePoint) Suddenly, the kids are all grown up and ready to flee the nest. It’s the start of a new chapter -- for them, and for mom and dad, too. While this sudden change in family dynamic is bound to bring a mix of bittersweet emotions, there are plenty of ways to embrace the shift. An empty nest certainly doesn’t mean an empty life.

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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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Wednesday 11/07/2018
Pumpkin: The ultimate fall superfood
Updated: November 17, 2018 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - The perfect fall foods are hearty, nutrient-dense and packed with flavor. And while there is no shortage of savory sustenance this time of year, no other food captures the essence of the season quite like pumpkin. Brimming with nutrients and boasting a rich taste, it’s a nourishing food the whole family enjoys — from picky toddlers to even your dog! Here are five flavorful ways to incorporate pumpkin into your entire family’s meals this season.

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Monday 10/15/2018
Top 9 reasons to adopt a dog
Updated: November 17, 2018 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - If you're thinking of adding a four-legged friend to your family, adopting is a great way to go. Whether you find a purebreed or a mutt, an older dog or a puppy, you will be saving a life while adding immeasurably to your own.

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Saturday 10/13/2018
Celebrating Halloween Safely With Dogs
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:46 am

(StatePoint) Over half of pet parents plan to dress up their dogs for Halloween, according to a Wag! survey. 

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Wednesday 10/10/2018
5 things to know to help your pet live a healthier life
Updated: October 30, 2018 - 2:02 am

(BPT) - Pets are part of the family, so it’s important to practice preventative care to support their well-being and help them live long, healthy lives. Just like people, pets can be affected by chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and allergies. That's why it’s always good to stay informed and be proactive to help avoid or at least delay the onset of chronic conditions in pets. Here’s 5 things to know about caring for your pet:

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New technology helps keep pets safe while traveling
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:46 am

(BPT) - For many people, the health and happiness of their pets is a prime concern during travel. In fact, according to a recent survey, 48 percent of pet owners said that they actually care about their pets’ comfort more than their own when traveling. And while traveling with pets can be stressful — for the owner and the pet — the latest technology can help travelers rest easy knowing that their furry friends are safe and secure, no matter where they go.

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Tuesday 10/09/2018
Special Needs Pets: Can I Adopt a Heartworm-Positive Dog?
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:46 am

(StatePoint) Every year, an estimated 3.3 million dogs enter U.S. animal shelters, with roughly half that number subsequently adopted by pet owners. These include shelter dogs with special medical needs that can make them harder to place. Dogs with heartworm infection are a common example.

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Friday 09/14/2018
Not Just for the Dogs: Pet Parents Love Their Dog Walkers
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:46 am

(StatePoint) Americans don’t just love their dogs – they also love their dog walkers, with a whopping 85 percent of pet parents affording their dog walkers equal importance to their nanny or childcare provider, according to a recent survey by Wag!, the inventor of on-demand mobile dog walking.

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Thursday 08/16/2018
America's top dogs: 10 best shelter dog makeovers
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:46 am

(BPT) - Imagine going to a job interview filthy and stinky. Or on a first date covered in mud. Unfortunately, that’s the reality for millions of shelter dogs looking to make a good first impression. While rescue organizations work tirelessly, the sad truth is that less than half of these dogs are getting the grooming they need so their lovable, adoptable selves can shine through. 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: Transform more than 20,000 dogs this year to get them ready for adoption. Hundreds of these amazing makeovers can be seen in the Dirty Dogs Before & After Gallery (DirtyDogsGallery.com), but the following represent the 10 most amazing transformations.

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Thursday 08/09/2018
Hemp Has Significant Health Benefits For Pets
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:46 am

(NAPSI)—NaturVet’s veterinarian-formulated pet supplements have progressed over the last 25 years to keep up with the ever-changing needs of pet parents. NaturVet’s newest Hemp for Health product line includes four top products—Allergy, Calming, Immune and Joint—that are now available enhanced with Hemp Seed Oil and Hemp Seed Powder, sharing the same great original base formulas that pet parents have relied on for years.

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Thursday 07/19/2018
Traveling With Pets? What to Know
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:46 am

(StatePoint) Do your upcoming travel plans include pets? Whether you’re flying to an exciting destination or hitting the road, these suggestions can make the journey easier for animals and humans alike.

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