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Wednesday 12/11/2019
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.

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

5 tips for spending more time with loved ones          

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.

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
Children’s Book Holiday Gift Ideas
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—Animals disappearing without a trace? In the first book of the critically acclaimed four-book middle-grade series “The Nocturnals,” we meet three unlikely friends—Dawn, a serious fox; Tobin, a sweet pangolin; and Bismark, the pint-sized sugar glider. When the animals go missing, it’s up to Dawn, Tobin and Bismark to find out why.

Friday 12/06/2019
Fuel Your Adventures with Great Coffee on The Road
Posted: December 06, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News -Whether you are in a hotel room, at your desk, in an RV, or by a campfire, it can be difficult to get a good cup of coffee away from home. With the holiday travel season in full swing, travelers are wondering how best to enjoy their morning java while on the go.

Wednesday 12/04/2019
Facing Your Fears In Four New And Notable Stories
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:49 am

Carnevale” by Peter Fortunato

Cold and Flu Season Tips for Safe Medicine Storage
Posted: December 04, 2019

(StatePoint) Between nose-wiping, temperature-taking and appropriately dosing and storing medicines, parents and caretakers have a lot to manage during the cold and flu season. With all the chaos a winter illness can bring, slip-ups can happen, leading to an emergency. Indeed, approximately 60,000 children visit the emergency department every year because they got into medicines that were left within reach, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Prepare Your Family for Winter Weather
Updated: December 09, 2019 - 2:41 am

(Family Features) While the impact of winter weather varies across the country, nearly all Americans are affected in some capacity each year as temperatures drop, from freezing rain to severe blizzards. One of the key dangers when severe weather strikes is the potential loss of heat, power and communication services. Making a portable generator part of your family’s emergency plan can help keep your loved ones safe and warm in the event of an unexpected power outage.

3 Holiday Activities to Engage with Loved Ones
Updated: December 09, 2019 - 2:41 am

(Family Features) Any time can be the right time to enjoy memorable moments with family members, but the holidays present a special opportunity to have meaningful conversations and interactions with loved ones.

Break Free from Costly Streaming Services
Updated: December 09, 2019 - 2:42 am

(Family Features) Monthly subscription fees for streaming video services can really add up. That’s why television, film and music stars – such as The Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Sherzinger, Terrance Howard (“Hustle & Flow,” “Empire”), Chris Noth (“Sex and the City,” “Law & Order”), Carmen Electra (“Baywatch,” “Scary Movie”) and Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph from season 23 of “The Bachelor” – are breaking up with their paid streaming services in new commercials that appear to be typical therapy sessions, instead opting for a free streaming option like Tubi. With more than 15,000 movies and TV shows, the advertiser-supported service is available on nearly every type of device, including Android and iOS mobile devices, video game consoles, plug-and-play streaming devices and more.

Monday 12/02/2019
Mental Health Patients Reap Benefits of Psychoanalysis
Posted: December 02, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Psychoanalysis, often stereotyped in arts and literature as patients reclining on couches and talking about their mothers, is enjoying renewed scientific support. Studies have found that psychoanalytic therapies are evidence-based and lead to significant improvements in mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress.

4 Questions to Ask Before The Dec. 7 Medicare Deadline
Posted: December 02, 2019

(NewsUSA) -People with Medicare have until Saturday, Dec. 7 to select their Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan coverage for 2020. To ensure you have the right Medicare plan in place come January 1 of next year, it's important to focus on these four key questions:

Wednesday 11/27/2019
Bringing Communities Together
Updated: December 02, 2019 - 2:52 am

(Family Features) It’s important today to find ways to connect with others to help deepen your understanding of those around you. In a time when differences seem to dominate today’s culture, it can help to find similarities, draw connections and bridge worlds.

5 Tips to Ward Off Cold Weather
Updated: December 02, 2019 - 2:52 am

Understanding Medical Sharps and Safe Disposal Options
Updated: December 02, 2019 - 2:52 am

(Family Features) If you’re among the millions of people in the United States who suffer from a chronic illness, you may use “sharps” to manage your medical condition at home or on the go. For example, many people with diabetes self-inject at least two insulin shots every day, and conditions including allergies, arthritis, cancer, infertility, migraines and psoriasis, among others, may also require the use of a sharp to administer medication.

Manage Grief with Grace this Holiday Season
Updated: December 02, 2019 - 2:52 am

(Family Features) Holidays are filled with traditions, but when someone you used to share those moments with has died, managing grief during the holiday season can be particularly challenging.

Monday 11/25/2019
Addressing The Health Needs of The Whole Person
Posted: November 25, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Social, economic and environmental factors play a key role in people's health - where they live, learn work, and play. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of wealth, power and resources at global, national and local levels.

Friday 11/22/2019
Five-Star Caribbean Resort Caters to Every Taste
Posted: November 22, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Many of today's travelers seek a sense of community and connection at their destinations. Travelers seeking a Caribbean getaway with a welcoming feel and local flavor need look no further than the Bay Gardens Resorts on the beautiful island of St. Lucia.

Thursday 11/21/2019
Create Your Own Virtual Video Memories
Posted: November 21, 2019

(NewsUSA) - How would you like to relive and let others experience the most important moments of your life? The dance floor at your wedding, your child's first birthday, your team's victory parade? Now, you cannot only watch these events but feel as if you were actually there, right in the middle of the action. With today's technology, it's possible, and it's never been easier to get started.

Wednesday 11/20/2019
Must-See Travel Destinations for 2020
Updated: November 22, 2019 - 2:44 am

(NewsUSA) -Today's sophisticated travelers can enjoy once-in-a lifetime experiences in luxurious locations that are off the beaten path. If you crave the ultimate in adventure, eco-conscious settings, and magnificent service, put these unique destinations on your travel bucket list for 2020.

Energy-Based Devices Are The New Face of Beauty
Posted: November 20, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Beauty, like health, goes beyond the visible surface. While many of us manage our wellness via diet, exercise and check-ups, we don't apply the same 360-degree approach to our beauty regimen. It's possibly due to lack of viable options.

Wide Range Of Reading Ideas To Get In Gear For The Holidays
Updated: November 22, 2019 - 2:44 am

“Mosi Musa: A True Tale About a Monkey Raised By His Grandma” by Georgeanne Irvine (San Diego Zoo)

Are Your Lungs Trying to Tell You Something?
Updated: November 25, 2019 - 2:53 am

(Family Features) Do you get short of breath doing daily activities? Feel like you’re unable to take deep breaths? Are you constantly coughing or wheezing? If you said yes to any of these questions, you may be experiencing symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a serious, potentially devastating lung disease also known as chronic bronchitis or emphysema. Though it’s easy to think of these symptoms as just part of “getting older’’ or as problems that come with allergies, often they are not.

Emerging Trends in Pet-Friendly Cities
Updated: November 25, 2019 - 2:53 am

(Family Features) From housing and business policies to overarching economic health, pets are making a profound impact on the lives of their owners. In its first Annual Report, Mars Petcare’s BETTER CITIES FOR PETS program highlights seven emerging trends as cities are working to make pets feel welcome. For a view of the full report and resources to help make your community more pet-friendly, visit BetterCitiesForPets.com.

Simple STEM Activities to Do at Home
Updated: November 25, 2019 - 2:53 am

(Family Features) Winter is the season for family gatherings, snow days and breaks from school and work, but all this time indoors can lead to a serious case of cabin fever for both children and adults. Before you face another chorus of “I’m bored,” consider these simple activities you and your child can do together when winter weather or schedules have you stuck indoors.

A Tailgating Game Plan
Updated: November 25, 2019 - 2:53 am

7 steps to a successful game day gathering

Tuesday 11/19/2019
More Great Reading Ideas-Tracking The Human Journey And A Heart-Pounding Mystery
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 2:42 am

“Today I Choose Me” by Dr. Lisa Lewis Ellis

Tips for Hosting Houseguests Over the Holidays
Posted: November 19, 2019

(StatePoint) Hosting houseguests over the holidays? For happier guests and hosts alike, you’ll want to be sure you’re equipped to accommodate all your overnighters. Here are a few pointers:

Friday 11/15/2019
New Program Empowers Parents to Boost Early Learning
Posted: November 15, 2019

(StatePoint) Science has consistently shown that the first three years of life are vital to a child’s developing brain, and new research confirms that families play an important role in language development and educational readiness.

Thursday 11/14/2019
The Fascinating Story Of Toy Giant Hasbro And Its Incredible Leader
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 2:51 am

3 Warm and Fuzzy Holiday Activities to Try this Season
Posted: November 14, 2019

(StatePoint) Whether you’re braving the cold to find the perfect Hanukah gift or searching high and low for the ideal Christmas tree, there are plenty of opportunities to create special memories with your family this season. And there are ways to make each event a little warmer and fuzzier.

Wednesday 11/13/2019
Christmas Dreams Come Early For Wife Of Work-Life Balance Expert
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 2:56 am

(NAPSI)—It could be said that everything Troy Amdahl learned to love he learned in kindergarten. No kidding. He met Kristen, his wife of 29 years, at age five, remained friends, took her to the senior prom, married and raised four children.

3 Tips for a Happier, Healthier You This Holiday
Posted: November 13, 2019

(StatePoint) During the holiday season, there tends to be a lot of focus on big celebrations and spending money. But during this festive time of year, it is also important to take steps that will keep your family, your home and your wallet healthy.  

It Pays to Compare Using Medicare’s New Plan Finder During Open Enrollment
Updated: November 18, 2019 - 2:36 am

Tuesday 11/12/2019
Four Books For All Tastes: Romance, Domestic Humor, Wild West Whodunit, In Praise Of Gratitude
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 3:47 am

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