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    5 eye-catching upgrades for your home

    (BPT) - Who doesn’t want to upgrade the looks, value, functionality or comfort of their own home? From minor tweaks to major makeovers, renovating with hardwood is a sure way to achieve one or more of those home-improvement goals. “Beautifully milled and finished hardwood surfaces offer a variety of colors and textures that no other material truly matches,” says Linda Jovanovich, of the American Hardwood Information Center. “But most American hardwoods — whether classics like oak and walnut, or less familiar species like sycamore or basswood — are also remarkably durable, easy to work with and sustainably grown.” Here are five hardwood upgrades well worth considering for your home.

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    How to Make Household Shopping a Breeze

    (StatePoint) One of the most important parts of any household or personal care routine is shopping for all the items you need. With new products introduced to store shelves all the time, sorting the best from the rest can be a time consuming process.

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    Eco-Friendly, Health-Enhancing Home Design

    (NewsUSA) - Today most homeowners want to do right by the environment while also caring for the health and wellness of their own families. But they don't always know what measures they can take with the design, construction, and furnishing of their houses to achieve eco-friendly, health-enhancing results.

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5 simple tips to help manage your diabetes at mealtime

(BPT) - SPONSORED BY NOVO NORDISK - From late nights at the office, to outings with family and friends, sticking to a diet and consistent mealtime can be challenging for many Americans. But if you’re living with diabetes, how much, when and what you eat can have implications for your overall health and even shift blood sugar levels out of target range.

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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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Thursday 02/27/2020
Tips to Ensure Your Child Never Skips Breakfast
Posted: February 27, 2020

(BPT) - It’s no secret breakfast is an important meal of the day. For growing kids, having access to a healthy breakfast is critical to future success. Healthy foods are a fundamental right that impacts not only the well-being of our youth, but also their academic success. Studies show that students who are properly nourished by breakfast perform better on exams and achieve greater academic success overall. Proper nutrition enables kids to concentrate in class and helps improve their attention span, which aids in quality learning. Breakfast has also been shown to improve behavior and mood.

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML): When Treatment Stops Working
Posted: February 27, 2020

(BPT) - Sponsored by Takeda Oncology

Wednesday 02/26/2020
Ten Great Gigs For Boomers
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:51 am

(NAPS)—For Baby Boomers looking to keep active, supplement their income, meet people and learn new things, the gig economy is a major boon. What’s more, many of these jobs can be done remotely.

Eco-Friendly, Health-Enhancing Home Design
Posted: February 26, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Today most homeowners want to do right by the environment while also caring for the health and wellness of their own families. But they don't always know what measures they can take with the design, construction, and furnishing of their houses to achieve eco-friendly, health-enhancing results.

5 eye-catching upgrades for your home
Posted: February 26, 2020

(BPT) - Who doesn’t want to upgrade the looks, value, functionality or comfort of their own home? From minor tweaks to major makeovers, renovating with hardwood is a sure way to achieve one or more of those home-improvement goals. “Beautifully milled and finished hardwood surfaces offer a variety of colors and textures that no other material truly matches,” says Linda Jovanovich, of the American Hardwood Information Center. “But most American hardwoods — whether classics like oak and walnut, or less familiar species like sycamore or basswood — are also remarkably durable, easy to work with and sustainably grown.” Here are five hardwood upgrades well worth considering for your home.

Keep Your New Year's Resolution With These Weight Loss Tips
Posted: February 26, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Did you make a resolution to lose weight and get healthy in 2020? This may be the most common New Year's resolution, but it's also one of the most difficult to keep.

Are Your ‘Recyclable’ Products Actually Recyclable?
Posted: February 26, 2020

(StatePoint) If you’re like many people, you feel good when you are able to toss items into the recycling bin instead of the trash. But a new report suggests that many of those “recyclable” labels on your products may be misleading, and that much of what you believe will be processed and used again is actually sent to a landfill or incinerator.

Save Time with Easy Meal Hacks
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) If it feels as though your life is too busy, you're not alone. Many families experience the feeling of constant busyness, but there are ways to save time around the house and lift some of those burdens.

Smart Saving Strategies
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) Money management and building long-term financial health is a careful balancing act between long- and short-term financial needs, and now is a perfect opportunity to re-examine your goals. People sometimes focus on short-term needs, making sure they can cover routine bills and living essentials. However, many Americans do not have the resources to cover an unexpected expense, much less save for the future.

The Cost of Living with IBD
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) A diagnosis like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) means lifestyle changes throughout every aspect of life, including financially. IBD has many direct costs of care, like clinic visits, radiology studies, procedures and medications. There are also indirect costs such as missed work or school. 

4 Ways to Connect with Your Cat
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) In addition to playing with a laser pointer and offering endless cuddle sessions, there are many more ways to connect with your favorite feline. Cats are curious by nature, and in order for them to stay happy and healthy, they need lots of love and care from their parents.

Thriving with a Brain Tumor
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) A brain tumor can result in a wide range of physical and emotional changes, but proactively managing your coping strategy can have a significant impact on your treatment program and quality of life.

Some Over-the-Air TV Frequencies are Changing
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) If you rely on a rooftop or indoor antenna for your TV viewing, changes that may affect your local channels are happening.

4 Hospice Care Facts to Know
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) As families prepare for the future and consider hospice care for loved ones, it’s important to know and understand what hospice care is and how it can help both patients and their caregivers.

Plan Ahead for Peak Travel Seasons
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) A family getaway is the perfect chance to unwind and reconnect with loved ones away from the distractions of daily life. However, peak travel times like Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekend are some of the busiest times of the year, which can mean limited options.

Fuel Up for a Busy Day
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) While some may say being busy is good, it’s not always good for a healthy lifestyle. With less time to prep, the thought of planning nutritious meals and snacks may feel overwhelming, but with simple changes, you can power through your hectic schedule.

Raspberry Goodness from Morning to Night
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:49 am

Make Cents of a Healthy Diet
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) One of the great myths of healthy eating is that it’s expensive. Making healthier choices can actually save you money when you know how to shop smart.

Sweet, Luscious Snacks for Loved Ones
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:49 am

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Go Tart for Your Heart
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) Eating with heart health on your mind has never tasted so good. While many aspects of life can impact heart health, opting for nutritious foods plays an especially important role.

Add Beef for a Trendy Twist on Sushi
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) Tantalizing taste buds with the latest in trendy foods can be a fun way to bring the whole family to the table for meals together. Combining familiar flavors with a new preparation method, for example, is one way to add flair to dinners at home.

Wholesome Recipes with Big Flavor
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) Maintaining a healthy lifestyle includes a variety of commitments, from exercising to eating right. However, serving up healthy meals doesn’t have to be boring.

A Plant-Based, Dairy-Inspired Dish
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) With the rise in popularity of plant-based diets and dishes, combining them with dairy products can create a superfood power couple. For example, the cheddar cheese found in these Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers helps optimize nutrient absorption from the rice, black beans, corn and tomatoes to create a nutritious and delicious appetizer or meal.

5 Steps to Help Prevent Accidental Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:51 am

(Family Features) Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, potentially deadly gas that can be produced by fuel-burning appliances. Stoves, fireplaces, furnaces and many other types of home appliances and cooking devices are potential sources.

7 Ideas to Improve Curb Appeal
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:51 am

(Family Features) Whether you’re hoping to sell in the near future or simply looking to touch up outdated areas, there’s one aspect of home maintenance most homeowners agree is important: curb appeal. It’s a broad term that may reference any number of visible features, meaning there are plenty of ways to enhance the appearance of your house.

4 Home Improvement Ideas
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:51 am

(Family Features) Whether you’re thinking about a bathroom update, kitchen overhaul or any other type of home improvement project, these tips from the experts at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and eLivingtoday.com can help you get started.

Energy-Efficient Ideas to Upgrade Your Home
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:51 am

(Family Features) Energy bills are likely among the largest expenses for homeowners, but you can take action to lower those costs. During a remodel, a certified contractor can help you make smart decisions when it comes to selecting appliances, windows and insulation for your projects.

Sustainable Home Upgrades for Better Health
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:51 am

(Family Features) When you’re on a quest to create a home environment that promotes wellness, it can be difficult to know where to begin. One easy solution is to look for small changes that improve your personal well-being while also promoting a better environment overall.

Monday 02/24/2020
How to keep your car on the road longer
Updated: February 25, 2020 - 3:13 am

(BPT) - Did you know that one in four Americans keep their cars for an average of seven years or more? Nearly another third (29%) say they typically own their car for three to four years. With Americans keeping their vehicles on the road for the better part of a decade, it’s important to implement consistent maintenance habits to ensure a smooth ride.

Building credit at 18: Tips for a solid financial foundation
Posted: February 24, 2020

Tips for living your best life with hand tremor
Posted: February 24, 2020

(BPT) - Imagine how your life would change if you were unable to bring a cup to your mouth without spilling, if you couldn’t do the buttons on your clothes or even brush your teeth without difficulty. If you are one of the 7 million Americans living with essential tremor (ET), you already know what that's like.

Retirement experts share 6 steps to help you make saving a priority
Posted: February 24, 2020

(BPT) - If you’re like most people, you worry about finances. In fact, nearly six in 10 American workers say that financial matters are the source of more stress than anything else in their lives. The best way to reduce this worry and gain confidence in your financial future is by taking proactive steps today.

Friday 02/21/2020
Singles Guide to Dating Smarter, Not Harder
Updated: February 25, 2020 - 3:09 am

(BPT) - The odds are if you didn’t meet your partner in high school or college, you’ll likely meet them online. In fact, nearly 40% of American couples first meet online. Despite its convenience, it’s not easy to keep up with the ever-changing rules of digital dating. With endless options at your fingertips, how do you make the best of it?

Obtenga Asistencia Dental Para Los Niños
Updated: February 23, 2020 - 2:30 am

(NAPSM)—Muchos padres se sorprenderán al enterarse que en EE. UU. la caries dental es la enfermedad crónica más prevenible entre los niños.

How to control your pH level – and your feminine health
Updated: February 25, 2020 - 3:11 am

(BPT) - The vagina is a delicate ecosystem that must be maintained at a normal pH of 3.8-4.5. Everyday events like your period, sex, soaps, certain medications and the water in a douche can all change the vagina’s natural balance because those elements have a pH of 7.5 or 8. When vaginal pH is disrupted, you might experience burning, itching or an unpleasant odor.

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease
Updated: February 23, 2020 - 2:31 am

(NAPS)—60,000 people are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) each year. Nearly fifty percent of those newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s and their care partners leave the doctor’s office following a diagnosis without educational resources or information on what the future holds.


The Parkinson’s Foundation aims to connect with those newly diagnosed with PD earlier and more frequently to provide ongoing support throughout their entire journey with the disease. Newly Diagnosed: Building a Better Life with Parkinson’s Disease, is a new program designed to arm people who are newly diagnosed with the knowledge, tools and resources they need to navigate life with the disease.


The Parkinson’s Foundation also offers educational programs that focus on care and research; digital resources; topical podcasts; and an online community to connect with others living with the disease and care partners and be part of a network of support.


If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you are not alone. Call the toll-free Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636) or email Helpline@Parkinson.org. Order your free Newly Diagnosed kit today at ­Parkinson.org/NewlyDiagnosed.

Limpieza de primavera para alergias primaverales: 6 recomendaciones de expertos
Posted: February 21, 2020

(BPT) - Cuando los días se hacen más largos y brotan nuevas flores, quiere decir que ha llegado la primavera, y con ella la tarea de una limpieza primaveral. Para los alérgicos, este tipo de limpieza significa mucho más que arreglar una casa. Si se hace correctamente, elimina el polvo, moho, caspa animal y otros desencadenantes de alergias para que usted pueda sentirse mucho mejor.

What’s next in outdoor living? Top trends for 2020
Updated: February 25, 2020 - 3:09 am

(BPT) - The appeal of all things al fresco has never been higher with homeowners across the country investing more time and money than ever before into their outdoor spaces. Based on insights from decking contractors, retailers and home design experts, industry leader Trex Company has compiled its annual outdoor living forecast, predicting the top design trends for 2020 and beyond.

Start meal planning with simple tips from the pros
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:52 am

(BPT) - Have you heard about meal planning and thought it sounded like a great idea, but think it's just too complicated for you to tackle? The truth is it's easier than you think if you know a few tips and tricks from the experts.

Tips to Help Family Caregivers Avoid Burnout
Posted: February 21, 2020

(StatePoint) Family caregivers lead busy and at times, stressful lives, often balancing work, their own kids and spouses, hobbies and more, all while ensuring their loved ones are happy and healthy.

Thursday 02/20/2020
Spring cleaning for spring allergies: 6 steps from the experts
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:53 am

(BPT) - As days grow longer and new blooms appear, it can only mean one thing: Spring is here and with it comes the task of spring cleaning. For people with allergies, spring cleaning does more than spruce up a home. When done correctly, it removes dust, mold, dander and other allergy triggers so you can feel your best.

Tech trends transforming education today
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:49 am

(BPT) - Teachers know that when technology is used well, it saves time by organizing material and automating routine tasks. Technology can also engage students actively, create a more equitable classroom and personalize learning.

Evaluating Your Debt
Posted: February 20, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored Content -Debt is a burden that the majority of adult Americans carry. Per CNBC, the average American carried $38,000 in debt in 2018, not including mortgages.

2020 Is A Year for Savings - 8 in 10 People Plan to Save More
Posted: February 20, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Most Americans don't have $400 saved to cover for an unexpected emergency, but a recent poll from Chase found that consumers may be ready to change that this year. 80 percent plan to save more and 51 percent say emergency savings is their goal.

4 Questions and Answers to Help You Manage Severe Asthma
Posted: February 20, 2020

(StatePoint) The majority of the more than 25 million Americans living with asthma enjoy active, healthy lives. But for others, despite using high dose asthma medicines and avoiding triggers, severe symptoms are a part of daily life.

What to Know About Financial Advising Career Paths
Posted: February 20, 2020

(StatePoint) If you’ve decided to pursue a career in financial advising, there are a few things you should know about the many opportunities within this fast-growing field.

Wednesday 02/19/2020
Unexpected duos: From food to fashion, the crazy pairings America loves
Posted: February 19, 2020

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What Parents Need to Know About Kids and E-Cigarettes
Posted: February 19, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Did you know that 1 in 4 high school students uses e-cigarettes?

Historic Grant Creates Recreational Hot Spot in the Arkansas Delta
Posted: February 19, 2020

(BPT) - Arkansas has become an increasingly popular destination for families, couples and even solo travelers looking for opportunities to embrace outdoor adventure and experience the state’s rich history. The state prides itself on its continuous efforts to provide exceptional recreational and educational attractions no matter what region you visit.

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