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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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Friday 06/07/2019
Take the quiz: What kind of travel companion are you?
Updated: July 21, 2019 - 3:11 am

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Explore a different side of Myrtle Beach this summer
Updated: July 21, 2019 - 3:11 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
Shopping for diamonds? 5 options, from meteor-made to man-made
Updated: July 21, 2019 - 3:10 am

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

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Tuesday 05/28/2019
Summer must-haves to brighten your beauty routine
Updated: July 21, 2019 - 3:05 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: July 21, 2019 - 3:11 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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Monday 04/29/2019
Create and connect: 5 unique ways to spark self-expression
Updated: July 21, 2019 - 3:05 am

(BPT) - Shared experiences are part of what makes us human. There's nothing better than getting together with friends, loved ones, neighbors, colleagues (really whoever wants to join!) to catch up and share a few laughs. Add to that an engaging, hands-on activity, and you've crafted the perfect gathering to spark creativity and camaraderie.

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Thursday 03/21/2019
5 reasons a river cruise is the ideal way to see Europe
Updated: July 21, 2019 - 3:11 am

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Friday 02/01/2019
Pop the Question with the Perfect Song
Updated: March 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

(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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Monday 07/01/2019
Need for Donor Registry Prompts Nobel Nomination
Posted: July 01, 2019

(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 - 2:31 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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Thursday 06/27/2019
Helping Children Reach Their Potential
Updated: June 29, 2019 - 2:51 am

(NAPSI)—While most families acknowledge the importance of education, one out of every six students in America doesn’t graduate high school on time.

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Tuesday 06/25/2019
Airport Kiosks Teach Travelers Hands-Only CPR
Posted: June 25, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Each year, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur at locations other than hospitals, and more than 20 percent occur in public places, according to the American Heart Association. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple the odds of survival for someone in cardiac arrest.

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Monday 06/24/2019
Decoupling from China
Posted: June 24, 2019

(NewsUSA) -We do not know what will come out of the meeting between President Trump and Xi Jinping at the G-20 on June 28, but the signs are ominous. The state-promoted anti-American propaganda blasting U.S. "bullying" on trade and the resurgence in Chinese nationalism stoked by Xi Jinping augur poorly for successful trade negotiations with China. And any deal made by Trump is likely to be attacked by Democrats as too weak, so Trump at this point has little incentive to make a deal with China before the 2020 presidential election.

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Friday 06/21/2019
39 Million Hugs and Counting - Amma Visits US, Toronto
Posted: June 21, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Mata Amritanandamayi, or Amma, as she is called, is a world-renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader whose life of service has inspired millions of people to help others.

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Wednesday 06/19/2019
Is Your Supermarket Reducing Plastic Pollution?
Posted: June 19, 2019

(StatePoint) Plastic pollution is a crisis for communities, oceans and waterways, according to environmental experts, who point out that supermarkets -- as major contributors to the growing problem -- are in an important position to acknowledge and address the issue.

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Monday 06/17/2019
Fomentando empatía a través de la tecnología
Posted: June 17, 2019

(NewsUSA) - San Juan, Puerto Rico - 23 de mayo de 2019 - El huracán Maria fue la tormenta más letal en la historia moderna de Estados Unidos. Casi dos años después personas siguen afectadas, incluyendo a muchos jóvenes puertorriqueños. "La única manera de crear conciencia sobre un problema, y motivar a los demás a ser empáticos sobre el mismo, es cuando lo vivimos o lo observamos directamente," explicó Jan De La Paz, maestro de español en la Escuela Especializada en Matemáticas, Ciencias y Tecnología de San Juan y Profesor Innovador Experto de Microsoft.

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Wednesday 06/12/2019
The Hazards Most Likely to Damage Your Tires
Updated: July 18, 2019 - 2:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Beware of a spoon stuck in your tires?

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Tuesday 06/11/2019
Inspiring Men to Do Good this Father’s Day
Posted: June 11, 2019

(StatePoint) With so many negative messages about masculinity floating around these days, some say it’s important to spend some time focusing on the positive. Doing so can help give men the confidence they need to be their best selves.

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Friday 07/19/2019
End The Summer with Serenity at Calabash Cove Resort And Spa
Posted: July 19, 2019

(NewsUSA) - August: the dog days of summer are still long and warm, and there's still time to indulge in an adults-only vacation before the pace picks up in the fall with a return to school schedules and the impending holidays.

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Thursday 07/18/2019
Eighty-Eight Percent of Teachers Seek Book Discounts and More
Posted: July 18, 2019

(NewsUSA) - It's undeniable that teachers are considered to be some of the most significant and respected people in our lives. In fact, about 80 percent of Americans feel strongly so, according to the Global Teacher Status Index.

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Wednesday 07/17/2019
Party like it’s 1969: Space Coast celebrates Apollo 11 anniversary
Updated: July 21, 2019 - 3:11 am

(BPT) - For those of us who were glued to the television during the launch of the legendary Apollo 11 mission that first landed man on the moon, it may be hard to believe that it’s been 50 years since mankind’s greatest leap.

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5 Tips for Moving with a Pet
Updated: July 18, 2019 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) Whether it’s across the street or across the country, moving can be a stressful and chaotic time for your family. This can be especially true for your four-legged family members, who don’t understand what’s happening. Detailed planning and foresight can help alleviate some of the hassle and make relocating a more positive experience for everyone.

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5 Tips for Capturing Purr-fect Pictures of Your Cat
Updated: July 18, 2019 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) Cats are naturally curious, and while that can make them entertaining and engaging pets, it doesn’t always lead to the best photos. While getting a perfect pet pic is hard enough, a frisky, playful or defiant cat can make a photo op nearly impossible.

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5 Hacks for Greener, Happier Living
Updated: July 18, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Whether you take shorter showers, reduce food waste or make eco-minded choices at the grocery store, adopting one simple habit can make a difference in protecting Earth’s natural resources. These simple, renewable lifestyle changes may even affect your personal mindset.

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Young Athlete Recovery
Updated: July 18, 2019 - 2:34 am

How chocolate milk can aid in replenishing nutrients for teen athletes

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Simple Tips to Create a Pure Home
Updated: July 18, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) When you think about creating a better lifestyle for you and your family, you may first consider factors such as healthy eating and exercise. However, things as simple as a clean kitchen or stocking your pantry with gentle products can create a pure home and help to benefit you and your family’s health and happiness.

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Start the School Year Off Right
Posted: July 17, 2019

(Family Features) As kids head back to school, it’s important to provide them with the necessary resources to succeed. As a parent, you can take steps to put your kids on the path toward a successful school year.

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Making Communities More Pet-Friendly
Updated: July 20, 2019 - 3:02 am

(Family Features) The human-animal bond can be a powerful connection with pets providing positive impacts on the lives of their owners. Mars Petcare works to create a more pet-friendly world so that more people and pets can live happily together. A survey on behalf of its BETTER CITIES FOR PETS program highlighted what people love about their pets and the benefits of making four-legged friends more welcome. For tools and resources to help make your community more pet-friendly, visit BetterCitiesForPets.com.

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Friday 07/19/2019
5 latest trends in bathroom design
Updated: July 21, 2019 - 3:09 am

(BPT) - Today's homeowners are increasingly expecting their bathrooms to mirror some of the spa-like features that were previously seen only in hotels, resorts and luxury vacation rentals.

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5 ways to celebrate your successful student
Updated: July 21, 2019 - 3:07 am

(BPT) - As students move forward to preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school and college, parents across America celebrate the achievements of their children, nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives.

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Wednesday 07/17/2019
Internship tips from an intern who became an owner and CEO
Updated: July 21, 2019 - 3:05 am

(BPT) - Internships can be a valuable opportunity to start your full-time working career, and change your life.

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When eating a balanced diet, beef remains a high-protein option
Updated: July 21, 2019 - 3:05 am

(BPT) - Imagine you are preparing for a trip to the grocery store. To meal prep for the upcoming week, you develop a balanced grocery list with various items spanning the five food groups: fruits, vegetables, dairy, grains and protein. You know protein is essential to a balanced diet and maintaining energy and many products are now boasting protein content, but do you know what foods are healthful high sources of protein? And do you know how much protein you really need?

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How one idea - big or small - can help change cancer care
Updated: July 21, 2019 - 3:06 am

(BPT) - Anyone who has confronted cancer or helped a friend or family member battle the disease knows that the challenges go far beyond diagnosis and treatment. Managing the cancer journey and life after treatment calls on support from family and the surrounding community. It is this community that may have the greatest potential to improve lives of people touched by cancer, by using their own experiences to inform solutions.

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Time-saving tips for creating simple morning routines
Updated: July 21, 2019 - 3:08 am

(BPT) - Mornings can be a bit chaotic as you fight the clock to get out the door on time. This is especially true if you have a big family. Wouldn't it be nice if rather than feeling like a stressful race, your morning routine was something you actually looked forward to?

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5 easy projects to get the whole family outside
Updated: July 21, 2019 - 3:10 am

(BPT) - Want to get the kids away from screens and outside for some fresh air? Many outdoor projects will not only lure your whole family outdoors once the jobs are completed, but the family may actually want to help you.

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Tuesday 07/16/2019
Avoiding the summer slide: How teens can learn new skills during summer break
Updated: July 21, 2019 - 3:05 am

(BPT) - Summer vacation is all about freedom and flexibility for most teens, and sometimes all they want to do is kick back and relax. While a break from structured school days and homework can be refreshing, too many weeks without flexing mental muscles can mean losing knowledge teens gained over the school year.

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Breast cancer survivor puts chemo to the test
Updated: July 21, 2019 - 3:05 am

(BPT) - As a commercial airline pilot with nearly 30 years of experience, Diane Sandoval, age 50, is no stranger to making difficult decisions. However, she faced one of her toughest challenges not in the skies, but when she discovered a small lump in her left breast during a self-examination. Her worst fear was confirmed after a visit to her doctor when she was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer.

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Smoking basics for mastering the art of delectable beef
Updated: July 21, 2019 - 3:08 am

(BPT) - Summer weekends are all about the barbecue. Grilling has become 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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Friday 07/19/2019
How To Never Miss A Day Of Your Medication
Updated: July 21, 2019 - 3:04 am

(NAPSI)—Most people can’t go a day without a cup of coffee or checking their e-mail. But with the demands of everyday life it’s not surprising that about 50 percent of patients sometimes fail to take their daily medications as prescribed.

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Thursday 07/18/2019
Choosing the Right Doctor for Your Medical Care
Posted: July 18, 2019

(StatePoint) Choosing the right doctor is one of the most important decisions people can make for their health. If you are unsure who to turn to for your general care, experts point out that internal medicine specialists, or internists, specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a broad spectrum of illnesses that affect adults throughout their lives, making them the right choice for many adults.

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Wednesday 07/17/2019
5 Tips for Moving with a Pet
Updated: July 18, 2019 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) Whether it’s across the street or across the country, moving can be a stressful and chaotic time for your family. This can be especially true for your four-legged family members, who don’t understand what’s happening. Detailed planning and foresight can help alleviate some of the hassle and make relocating a more positive experience for everyone.

more »
5 Tips for Capturing Purr-fect Pictures of Your Cat
Updated: July 18, 2019 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) Cats are naturally curious, and while that can make them entertaining and engaging pets, it doesn’t always lead to the best photos. While getting a perfect pet pic is hard enough, a frisky, playful or defiant cat can make a photo op nearly impossible.

more »
5 Hacks for Greener, Happier Living
Updated: July 18, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Whether you take shorter showers, reduce food waste or make eco-minded choices at the grocery store, adopting one simple habit can make a difference in protecting Earth’s natural resources. These simple, renewable lifestyle changes may even affect your personal mindset.

more »
Young Athlete Recovery
Updated: July 18, 2019 - 2:34 am

How chocolate milk can aid in replenishing nutrients for teen athletes

more »
Simple Tips to Create a Pure Home
Updated: July 18, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) When you think about creating a better lifestyle for you and your family, you may first consider factors such as healthy eating and exercise. However, things as simple as a clean kitchen or stocking your pantry with gentle products can create a pure home and help to benefit you and your family’s health and happiness.

more »
Start the School Year Off Right
Posted: July 17, 2019

(Family Features) As kids head back to school, it’s important to provide them with the necessary resources to succeed. As a parent, you can take steps to put your kids on the path toward a successful school year.

more »
Making Communities More Pet-Friendly
Updated: July 20, 2019 - 3:02 am

(Family Features) The human-animal bond can be a powerful connection with pets providing positive impacts on the lives of their owners. Mars Petcare works to create a more pet-friendly world so that more people and pets can live happily together. A survey on behalf of its BETTER CITIES FOR PETS program highlighted what people love about their pets and the benefits of making four-legged friends more welcome. For tools and resources to help make your community more pet-friendly, visit BetterCitiesForPets.com.

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Bring Big Screen Entertainment Home
Updated: July 20, 2019 - 3:02 am

(Family Features) The smash hit “Toy Story 4” helped raise the 2019 summer box office even higher than last year’s record-breaking summer. That trend looks to continue in July with highly anticipated releases such as “Spider-Man: Far From Home” and “The Lion King” on deck. However, the local theater isn’t the only place for movie fans to get in on the big screen excitement.

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More Health And Wellness
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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Wednesday 04/17/2019
Glitz, glam and fur: A dog show unlike any other
Posted: April 17, 2019

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Four Tips For Preventing Dog Attacks On Mail Carriers
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:46 am

(NAPSI)—Can you picture a member of your family attacking a mail carrier? Of course you couldn't, but it happened 5,714 times last year across the nation.

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Thursday 03/07/2019
Feature-Rich Dog Parks Are Coming to Towns Across America
Updated: April 30, 2019 - 2:40 am

(NewsUSA) - Lassie used to run free throughout the town, solving problems and rescuing kids in trouble.

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Thursday 01/24/2019
Tips for Senior Dog Care
Posted: January 24, 2019

(StatePoint) As your dog ages, your care must evolve to meet your furry friend’s changing needs, particularly when it comes to mobility, injury-prevention and recovery.

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Tuesday 12/04/2018
How to Keep Dogs Safe During Cold Weather Walks
Posted: December 04, 2018

(StatePoint) Make winter a wonderland for dogs by ensuring they’re safe when temperatures drop.

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Saturday 10/13/2018
Celebrating Halloween Safely With Dogs
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 2:57 am

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

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Tuesday 10/09/2018
Special Needs Pets: Can I Adopt a Heartworm-Positive Dog?
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 2:57 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 08, 2018 - 2:57 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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