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(BPT) - If you’re like millions of Americans, you’re doing some sort of home improvement project within the next year. Have you thought about how you’ll select your remodeler? Don’t be wooed by beautiful before-and-after photos — they are created to grab your attention and impress you, but t…

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(BPT) - A Common Misconception

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(BPT) - Shouldn’t this be the season for walks in the snow, gift-shopping, family gatherings, ho-ho-ho and mistletoe? So why are you still sneezing?

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If you are like most families, the stress of having kids and maintaining hectic schedules, can heat up the happiest of households in no time -- especially when it comes to trying to decide what to have for dinner.

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Everyone deserves to have a smile that expresses self-confidence and inner beauty. Unfortunately, too many people are insecure about their smile when the sources of their unhappiness can easily be fixed. Turns out, with some simple, cost-effective, and painless c…

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(BPT) - Coffee is more than a drink — it’s a lifestyle and an integral part of people’s everyday lives. In fact, more than half of Americans enjoy a cup of coffee daily, according to the 2016 National Coffee Drinking Trends Report.

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(BPT) - Less than a month separates Halloween from Thanksgiving. And, this year, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are all within a day of each other, and the two multi-day holidays both end on New Year’s Day. With end-of-year celebrations coming one after another, transitioning from holiday t…

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(NAPSI)—During National Popcorn Poppin Month in October, or anytime of year, it’s a great time to celebrate what’s been called the most magical of all snack foods. It seems particularly fitting in this season of transformation when green turns to gold, gourds into glowing goblins, and childr…

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(NAPSI)—Showers—you use them in the morning to wake up, after a workout to rinse off, or in the evening to freshen up. That might explain why showers are one of the leading ways we use water in our homes, accounting for nearly 17 percent of all residential indoor water use.

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(NAPSI)—Pregnant women spend loads of time worrying about every aspect of their baby’s development, starting with their nutrition. But here’s some food for thought: After your little one finally arrives, it is no time to let the cookie crumble. Sure, you’re exhausted, irritable, and moving 1…

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(NAPSI)—It’s a fact of life. When people reach their senior years, they are at high risk for developing age-related eye diseases that can lead to blindness if not caught and treated in time.

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(NAPSI)—As the temperature plummets, homeowners will crank up the heat to keep warm and toasty—quickly burning through money and energy. In fact, home heating uses more energy and costs more money than any other system in your home, typically making up nearly half of your utility bill. So wh…

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(NAPSI)—Fall is here, and as cold weather creeps in, it’s time to put away your spring and summer outdoor power equipment, such as lawn mowers, leaf blowers, chain saws and trimmers, and get out what you will need for winter, such as snow throwers, generators and other small-engine equipment.

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(NAPSI)—Exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle for pets. They need to get up and get active to stay healthy and fit. And, just as for people, exercise is not only important for pets physically, but crucial to their mental health as well. Consider these three things:

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(BPT) - Think of what has changed forever in the span of a decade. How do you watch movies at home? You’ve replaced the DVDs with digital streaming. How do you send a picture of your kids to your parents? You skip the printing and post it on social media or send a quick text.

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(BPT) - Good compensation and benefits, doing meaningful work, and having the opportunity to advance – those elements have always been what employees desire in a career. But do these desired job qualities have to come at the expense of discovering new careers?

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(BPT) - Camping is a getaway, a break from the chaos and a chance to be in nature for that fresh fall air.

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(BPT) - Whether you plan to live in your home for years to come, or have an upcoming listing on your mind, now could be a great time to create an outdoor living space.

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(BPT) - Thousands of travel-associated cases of the Zika virus have been reported all over the United States, and new cases are being diagnosed daily. They’ve also been reported in dozens of foreign countries around the globe such as Germany, Spain, Costa Rica, Papua New Guinea and Singapore…

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(BPT) - Did you know more than 1 million people in the US live with psoriatic arthritis? Psoriatic arthritis, or PsA, is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by swelling, pain, and tenderness of the joints. PsA can be challenging – even debilitating – and can impact a person’s common…

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(BPT) - “Golden Growth.” That’s what USA Swimming has said of the recent surge across the sport. Athletes like Michael Phelps, Nathan Adrian, Ryan Lochte, Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky have paved the way for massive growth across the sport — USA Swimming claims more than 300,000 compete in…

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(BPT) - The return of fall often means busier schedules and spending more time indoors, which can make staying physically active a challenge. In fact, research shows that U.S. adults are the least physically active during the fall and winter months.[i],[ii]  For the 29 million Americans livi…

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(NAPSI)—Sometimes, the vehicle you need isn’t the one you have. Whether it’s transporting a large item, a cross-campus move, a trip to the airport or a special event, many people have been in the position of not having convenient access to the right vehicle for the job.

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(NAPS)—Visit BankersLife.com/ALZ1 to learn more about planning ahead.

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(StatePoint) Cool weather means tailgating, apple picking, attending festivals and enjoying the changing leaves. It also means it’s time to refresh the wardrobe.

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(StatePoint) When faced with tough challenges, it can be tempting to throw in the towel. But experts say the power of goal-setting is fierce and the discipline behind it can help anyone overcome obstacles.

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(StatePoint) Prospective homebuyers can get encouraged by the current market. Nearly 68 percent of homes sales today are to individual buyers compared to 53 percent in 2011 when investor and cash deals were at their peak. Still, competition for housing is hot.

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(NewsUSA) - Noticias patrocinadas - Con el Mes de la Herencia Hispana en marcha, los latinos están recibiendo el muy merecido reconocimiento público por su contribución al crecimiento cultural de Estados Unidos. De acuerdo con White House Initiative on Education Excellence and Hispanics, en …

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(BPT) - As September closes the door on summer with falling temperatures and leaves, many homeowners mistakenly slip into hibernation from yard work. However, this timeframe is crucial for prepping your yard for the coming winter— and positioning it to look its best the following spring.

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Patient safety and infection control are key concerns among dental professionals who go to great lengths to ensure that the care they provide their patients is as effective as it is safe. With good cause, too, since research indicates that while rare, cross-infec…

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(NAPSM)—Cuando los días son más cortos, las luces y los limpiaparabrisas juegan un papel muy importante en la seguridad al conducir, ya que la posibilidad de un accidente aumenta si no puede ver o no lo pueden ver a usted.

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(NAPSI)—If you’re ever among the more than 40 million Americans with adult acne, facing a few facts may prove positive for you.

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(NAPSI)—As the days get cooler and life gets busier, many of us crave comfort foods—and a little bit of berry can go a long way. Fortunately, frozen blueberries are goodness frozen and available year-round. Whether you’re grabbing a quick snack on the run, trying new recipes to beat the wint…

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(Family Features) This year, Halloween will bring tricks and treats, and teachable moments, too, thanks to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. Under the guidance of teachers across the nation, thousands of students can learn positive global citizenship values and be empowered to make a difference.

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(Family Features) A poor night’s sleep can leave you feeling exhausted and cranky, but long-term sleep disruption can actually lead to serious health conditions. Not only is sleep apnea a leading cause of disrupted sleep and daytime sleepiness, but this disease is also a contributing factor …

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(StatePoint) While life can be complicated, sometimes the simple solutions are the best ones, particularly when it comes to protecting your family from household hazards.

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(Family Features) When a beloved family pet experiences health problems, it can take a toll on the whole family. In some cases, it can take weeks or even months to identify the problem, and more importantly, where the solution lies. In some cases, the answer is as simple as changing what you…

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(Family Features) When fall comes on quick and brings cool weather with it, you can’t afford to be caught with an unprepared wardrobe. With every season change, there comes an opportunity to make sure your closet reflects your unique style.

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(Family Features) America’s farmers have a unique opportunity to support and give back to their local community.

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(Family Features) With school, work and evening activities all spiraling in different directions, most families find that some things have to give. Make sure quality time around the dinner table isn’t one of them with these savvy solutions that can help make weekday meals a cinch.

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(Family Features) From the celebrity on TV to your coworker at the watercooler, everyone is talking about turmeric. That’s because scientific evidence has been building around the potential health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties, of curcumin, a compound in turmeric. These si…

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(Family Features) Spice things up this season with some uniquely delicious recipe options that are perfect for most any meal occasion.

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(Family Features) Putting fresh, clean meals on the table is easy with fruits, vegetables and other farm-raised foods. For a full day of deliciously pleasing food, start with healthy strawberries to make Strawberry and Goat Cheese Pizza for lunch. Just before dinnertime, go for Heirloom Toma…

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(Family Features) Add some team spirit to your menu by stepping out of bounds this tailgating season. Score big points with your fellow fans by sharing new apps and snacks that put a special game day spin on traditional favorites.

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(Family Features) Remember taking off for a day of adventure on your bike, returning home only for dinner? Kids these days don't have the same incredible experience of exploratory, unstructured play. According to a new survey commissioned by Nature's Path, 54 percent of moms say their kids s…

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(Family Features) With the abundance of home improvement shows on TV, DIY has evolved from an intimidating trade for the pros to an easy-to-manage project for even the least handy of humans. Transforming a home from disaster to delightful through simple DIY projects and repairs is much easie…

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(Family Features) While the kitchen is often the busiest room in the house, it is also one of the most important rooms when it comes to renovations. An upgraded, vibrant kitchen that incorporates elements of personal style can make the room more attrac­tive while increasing the home’s overal…

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(Family Features) Home accidents cause nearly 13 million injuries a year. Some simple updates to your home can help you avoid these accidents, as well as give your rooms a facelift.

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(Family Features) For the past 25 years, there has been an increased focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States, but that’s just the beginning. According to the Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17 percent f…