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    Giving The Gift Of Love

    (NAPSI)—Most people would agree, the best gift during the holidays—and all year round—is the gift of love. For thousands of families, that means welcoming a puppy into their home. For those considering getting a new best friend for themselves or someone else, remember that choosing a puppy is a big decision. It’s also one you should think about carefully—for both your sake and the dog’s.

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    Sleigh Holiday Décor With These On-Trend Design Tips

    (StatePoint) There’s something magical about the winter holiday season -- perhaps it’s the moments spent with loved ones, the aroma of sugar cookies and peppermint, or the cozy, twinkling lights. But when it comes to decorating, there are hundreds of different styles and determining your personal holiday aesthetic can be difficult.

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Tips for winterizing your vehicle

(BPT) - Winter’s not coming: It’s here. That means extra-chilly weather, as well as driving in snow, ice, rain, fog and sleet. In short, be prepared for much-tougher-than-normal driving conditions, such as super-slippery roads and a decrease in visibility.

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pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

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 >>




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Thursday 12/12/2019
Patients in Need of Open-Heart Surgery for Severe Aortic Stenosis May Now Have A Less-Invasive Option
Posted: December 12, 2019

7 consejos para viajar por carretera con niños en temporada festiva
Posted: December 12, 2019

(BPT) - Independientemente de que la duración de su viaje sea tres horas o treinta minutos, podría parecer una eternidad con un niño aburrido en el vehículo. Si estás planificando un viaje por carretera con uno o más niños, planifica con anticipación para tener un recorrido feliz y seguro, sea cual fuere el sitio adonde van.

Expert tips for the perfect holiday roast
Posted: December 12, 2019

(BPT) - Wondering what to cook for an upcoming holiday gathering? A beautiful beef roast is a feast for the eyes and the stomach, sure to impress guests of all ages. With a few expert tips and tricks, you'll be sure to serve a perfectly cooked roast packed full of flavor.

Home Theater Tips for the Big Game and Awards Season
Posted: December 12, 2019

(StatePoint) From the Big Game to awards shows, you’ll want to ensure that you are prepared to host all the greatest television events of the season.

Easy tips for creating a great online dating profile
Posted: December 12, 2019

(BPT) - A new year provides many new opportunities to live your best life. If you want to advance your career, expand your friendships and even find love, there's no better time to use technology to reach your goals in 2020 and beyond.

10 Consejos de salud para el año nuevo recomendados por el médico
Posted: December 12, 2019

(StatePoint) Cuatro de cada 10 adultos de los EE.UU. tienen dos o más enfermedades crónicas, según los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades. Mientras que algunas condiciones y factores de riesgo están fuera de nuestro control, el nuevo año es el momento perfecto para reflexionar sobre las muchas opciones de estilo de vida que puede elegir para una mejor salud.

10 Doctor-Recommended Health Tips for the New Year
Posted: December 12, 2019

(StatePoint) Four in 10 adults in the U.S. have two or more chronic diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While certain conditions and risk factors are beyond one’s control, the new year is the perfect time to consider the many lifestyle choices you can make for improved health.

Sleigh Holiday Décor With These On-Trend Design Tips
Posted: December 12, 2019

(StatePoint) There’s something magical about the winter holiday season -- perhaps it’s the moments spent with loved ones, the aroma of sugar cookies and peppermint, or the cozy, twinkling lights. But when it comes to decorating, there are hundreds of different styles and determining your personal holiday aesthetic can be difficult.

Wednesday 12/11/2019
Tips and tricks to simplify holiday travel
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:37 am

(BPT) - Holiday travel can be an exciting experience, but one that's often plagued with frustration and exhaustion. What if you forget where you parked? What happens when you can't plug in all your gear and it dies? What if you get stuck at airport security and miss your flight?

5 ways employers are recruiting top talent
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:27 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.

5 hidden holiday allergy triggers to avoid
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:30 am

(BPT) - The holidays are a time to gather for food, friends and festivities. While everything may seem merry and bright, if you have asthma or allergies, this is when you need to be cautious. A season full of tradition and good cheer can come with hidden allergy triggers if you're not aware and prepared.

Secrets to success from winners of Amazon’s Small Business Spotlight Awards
Posted: December 11, 2019

(BPT) - Starting a small business requires a lot of hard work and commitment, with no guarantee of success. Thanks to the internet and the rise of e-commerce, small businesses today can capitalize on opportunities using tech tools that didn’t exist a couple of decades ago. This has opened up possibilities for businesses of all sizes, whether they’re home-based solo ventures or have employees and a storefront.

5 winter tips for healthy teeth and gums
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Winter is here — it’s time to layer on the warm clothes and stock up on the cold and flu essentials that keep you healthy during the colder months. But as you focus on winter wellness, it’s important to remember how oral care affects your overall health.

Expert Series: Frito-Lay Executive Michael Lindsey Explains the Globalization of Flavor in the Snack Industry [Video]
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:21 am

Jump start your wellness resolutions in Myrtle Beach
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:38 am

(BPT) - If your thoughts are turning to healthy resolutions for the New Year, why not give yourself a head start by planning a trip that will help you relax, recharge and refocus on your top wellness goals?

Seis consejos rápidos para conducir en el invierno
Posted: December 11, 2019

(NAPSM)—Cuando se trata del cuidado del carro en el invierno, muchos conductores creen que se trata solo del anticongelante y baterías, pero los vehículos necesitan atención adicional en el invierno, especialmente cuando las temperaturas bajan.

Standing Up For What’s Right To Achieve The American Dream
Posted: December 11, 2019

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Should I Be Worried About That Condensation on My Windows?
Posted: December 11, 2019

(StatePoint) If you take a look at your home’s windows and doors in winter, you may notice condensation. As temperatures drop, it often appears on the inside and outside of these surfaces.

Are You Getting All Your Vitamins? Revamping Your Diet in 2020
Posted: December 11, 2019

(StatePoint) Getting all the vitamins and nutrients you need each day is one of the most important things you can do to feel your best.

Give the Gift of Travel
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:23 am

(Family Features) Finding the perfect gift for someone who already has it all may be easier when you stop thinking in terms of “things.” A gift that creates an unforgettable experience, like a trip to a special destination, may be more meaningful than a trinket under the tree.

Home Decorating for the Holidays
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:23 am

(Family Features) Chances are good that at some point during the holiday season, you’ll welcome guests into your home. Whether you lease or own your home, creating a cozy, festive setting for holiday gatherings can actually be quite simple, especially if you take on the project one room at a time.

Holiday Gifting Made Easy
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:23 am

Gift ideas for everyone on your list

A Streaming Solution for Subscription Fatigue
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:23 am

(Family Features) Entertainment seekers have an almost overwhelming number of options available today when it comes to viewing television shows and movies. The rise in alternative entertainment options, such as streaming video services, has only increased the amount of choices.

5 Winter Home Safety Tips
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:23 am

(Family Features) When you see frost on the windows in the morning, feel the crunch of leaves underfoot and hear the roar of fire in the fireplace, old man winter has returned.

4 Ways to Share the Holidays with Your Pet
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:23 am

(Family Features) The holiday season is filled with traditions, seasonal meals and festivities. With busy calendars, it can be easy to get caught up with a long to-do list when the true joy of the season is in creating meaningful memories with loved ones, including pets.

Protect the World’s Children this Holiday Season
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:23 am

(Family Features) The holidays signal a time for family gatherings, traditions and the spirit of giving. Make this holiday season even more meaningful by giving gifts that help children in need around the globe.

Creative Gift Ideas for Kids
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:21 am

(Family Features) Few things compare to the joy and excitement on the faces of children on Christmas morning as they rush to the tree in search of packages bearing their names.

Decorate Your Home for the Holidays
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:21 am

(Family Features) Chances are good that at some point during the holiday season, you’ll welcome guests into your home. Whether you lease or own your home, creating a cozy, festive setting for holiday gatherings can actually be quite simple, especially if you take on the project one room at a time.

7 Steps to Take Before Hitting the Road this Holiday
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:21 am

(Family Features) If you’re among the millions of Californians who will hit the road for the holidays, you’ll want to make sure your car is road-trip ready.

Get Inspired to Give Back this Holiday Season
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:21 am

(Family Features) For many, the holiday season sparks the spirit of giving - not only among family and friends, but to those living in need and the organizations working to help them. If you're committed to helping improve the lives of others in your community, it may mean thinking long-term.

Maximizing Family Time
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:21 am

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Paw-some Presents
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:21 am

Holiday gift ideas for furry friends

5 Financial Tips for Teens
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:21 am

(Family Features) When it comes to economics, many teens’ mouths write checks their knowledge can’t cash.

Put Some Stoke In Your Stocking
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:21 am

(Family Features) The holidays can be a stressful time. From family events or planning your own gathering to finding the perfect gift for your loved ones, it seems like there is never enough time.

Make Time for Better Health on Busy Days
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:21 am

(Family Features) Fitting in time to exercise and eat sensible meals can be impractical, if not impossible, when the demands of daily life get in the way. If busy days limit your ability to live as healthy of a lifestyle as you desire, take charge by squeezing in fitness and smart snacking when and where you can.

A Chef’s Advice for Stress-Free Holiday Cooking
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:21 am

(Family Features) How many times have you heard someone say they’ve slaved away in the kitchen all day? Stress in the kitchen can easily arise for a variety of reasons, especially when you’re strapped for time and have a never-ending to-do list.

A Tasty Holiday Treat
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:21 am

(Family Features) When family and friends come together in celebration of the holiday season, tasty treats are a must-have for the festivities. You can also celebrate the season of giving with a special giveaway at the end of your gathering to show your gratitude to loved ones.

Sweet, Festive Fun
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:21 am

(Family Features) Holiday celebrations call for recipes of all kinds, but perhaps the most popular area at many parties is the dessert table. Add flavor to your get-togethers with a festive treat like these Peppermint Shortbread Cookies, which call for the seasonal taste of peppermint and the versatility of dairy for a sweet bite after a holiday meal.

Celebrate the Season with Enjoyable Desserts
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:21 am

(Family Features) Whether you're huddled around the fireplace, gathered at the table or strolling through a winter wonderland, the holidays are all about enjoying pure and memorable moments with family and friends. With all of the seasonal gatherings, you can certainly expect that almost any host or guest will attempt to provide a classic holiday treat for everyone to enjoy.

A Full Menu for Fun-Filled Holiday Festivities
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:21 am

(Family Features) When holiday gatherings turn into all-day events, having meals ready from morning to night becomes an important part of seasonal hosting. Starting with breakfast through the main course followed by a savory dessert, a full day of celebration calls for a variety of dishes.

Savor the Season with Delicious, Decorative Cheese Boards
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:21 am

5 tips to create holiday meal centerpieces

A Holiday Roast to Remember
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:21 am

(Family Features) The holiday season is a perfect opportunity to gather with friends and family, and few things bring people together like an elegant, seasonal meal. Serving up a mouthwatering main dish worth celebrating can elicit rave reviews from your guests and keep them gathered around the table longer, creating lasting memories.

Show Your Heart Some Love
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:21 am

(Family Features) While heart disease is a leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, many of the risk factors associated with the condition can be controlled with dietary and lifestyle changes. By centering your meals around better-for-you ingredients and recipes, you can show your heart some extra love.

When Holidays are Hard
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:23 am

Tips for coping with a food-centric season

Let Trends Guide Your 2020 Travel
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:23 am

(Family Features) While there’s plenty to be said for taking the proverbial road less traveled, fellow tourists can provide a wealth of knowledge to help shape a vacation filled with lifelong memories.

Tuesday 12/10/2019
Keep mom, dad and the grands home safe with the latest technology
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - Technological advancements are helping aging adults stay safe, comfortable and connected as they age in place. And, families can feel more confident about mom, dad and the grands living independently, especially around the holidays.

Pre-Party Rituals to Look & Feel Your Best This Holiday Season
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:30 am

(BPT) - With the drastic drop in temperatures also comes the most festive time of the year. The holiday season isn’t just the cheeriest time, but also the busiest. With so many upcoming holiday celebrations to look forward to, you’ll want to make sure you not only look your best, but also feel your best! We can all use some extra fuel during the holiday season, so here are a few tips to help you create your own pre-party ritual this holiday season to help you do more all season long!

Tech gifts for absolutely everyone on your list
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - One of the best things about technology today is that there’s a huge variety of items to choose from that can suit anybody on your list, for a surprising range of prices.

Supplement struggle: Could biotin affect your medical test results?
Updated: December 13, 2019 - 3:23 am

(BPT) - If you’ve heard of biotin, you may know that it's growing in popularity due to the thought that it can help improve a person’s hair, skin and nails. In fact, retail sales of supplements containing high doses of biotin climbed 58% between 2014 and 2018, according to Nielsen.[i]

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