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Tuesday 07/22/2014
Turn your fantasy fairytale wedding into reality
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Every girl dreams of her fantasy wedding. It usually includes a Prince Charming standing next to her at the altar, saying “I do,” while surrounding by friends and family in a fairytale atmosphere.

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Inject fun personality into a wedding ceremony and reception
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - When planning a wedding, you’ll receive plenty of advice via to-do lists in bridal magazines, from friends and coworkers who’ve already been through the wedding process and even from professionals in the industry who have helped many couples achieve their “I dos.”

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Wednesday 02/12/2014
Tips to Build the Perfect Wedding Registry
Updated: February 13, 2014 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) A great registry is the first step to planning your happily ever after. As you make your way to the “I Do’s,” it’s also a time to plan for your new lives together. From hosting your first holiday dinner to lazy Sundays on the couch, making your house a home starts with building a great registry.

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Thursday 11/13/2014
Lifestyle Apparel Brand Recognizes The Contributions Of Everyday Heroes
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—A company that manufactures outerwear has created a campaign to honor everyday heroes.

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Don't Misplace Your Trust—Or Your Money
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Do you research a charity before you donate? Chances are you don’t, and you’re not alone. According to Hope Consulting, 65 percent of Americans fail to research before donating their time and money—but they’re donating a lot. In 2013, Americans gave a staggering $335 billion to charities, notes Giving USA Foundation.

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Kids Can Learn Life Skills
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—There could be good news for parents who want their children to grow up to be independent, fiscally responsible adults. A digital curriculum that offers students a chance to explore personal finance topics through interactive learning has been updated and improved.

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Tuesday 11/11/2014
Modern Landfills: Safe, Smart and Green
Updated: November 12, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - The average American generates a lot of trash and recyclables -- about four pounds per day. That adds up to more than 250 million tons of trash every year, and more than a third of it gets recycled and repurposed into new products. Many Americans are working to expand recycling. Some communities are also beginning to divert food and yard waste out of their waste stream, and that could expand the amount of waste that is repurposed.

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Tuesday 10/28/2014
Finding Answers to Growing Concerns About Water Fluoridation
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 1:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Up until the mid-1940s, tooth decay plagued the nation. Case in point: in 1942, almost 10 percent of the 2 million men examined by the Army were rejected for service because they didn't have 12 solid teeth out of 32.

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Wednesday 10/22/2014
Many Parents Are Unhappy With Standardized Tests
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 1:30 am

(NAPSI)—Many parents of school-age children are unhappy with the amount of time spent on standardized tests and have strong opinions on other controversial education policies, including Common Core and school vouchers.

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Thursday 10/16/2014
First Above-The-Elbow Amputee To Return To Active Duty Swims, Cycles To Medals
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 1:31 am

(NAPSI)—Sergeant First Class Michael D. Smith’s severe injuries sustained in a 2011 hit-and-run accident ultimately led to the loss of his right arm, but his optimism never wavered. Recovering at the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Smith worked toward one goal: remain in the Army for 20 years. Three years later, Smith became the first above-the-elbow amputee to return to active duty.

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Thursday 10/09/2014
Value of Education Brings Success Among Unique Student Population
Updated: October 10, 2014 - 1:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Impeccably green mountains overlook a picturesque New England landscape as families gaze upon capped and gowned graduates sitting along mahogany benches. One cannot help but think of this scene as suited only for institutions of the academic elite.

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Supporting The Army
Updated: October 10, 2014 - 1:31 am

(NAPSI)—Whether you’re a soldier, Army veteran or proud Army supporter, you can now be part of the future home to Army history. You can inscribe a personal message on a brick that will be permanently laid in the outdoor pathways and plazas of the future National Museum of the United States Army.

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Friday 10/03/2014
Smoke Alarms Save Lives -- Make Sure Yours Are Working
Updated: October 04, 2014 - 1:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Smoke alarms save lives. Yet, every day in homes across the U.S., fire deaths still occur. By ensuring that you have working smoke alarms, you can cut your risk of perishing in a home fire by half, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

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Sunday 11/23/2014
The Ultimate Guide to Great Giving
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 2:32 am

 

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Santa's List Revealed
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) This holiday, take some tips from the big man with the jolly red hat. Whether shopping for family and friends young or old, you're sure to find something for everyone on your list with these gifts, specially selected from Santa himself.

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It's Never Too Early to Foster a Love for Learning
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) It may be too soon to start thinking about sending your baby off to kindergarten, but kids are never too young to develop a love of learning. The way you play with them during the early years can enrich their development substantially, say early childhood experts.

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Tips for a Safe Holiday Season
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) It's no surprise that as the holiday season approaches, family and friends gather to celebrate. With more cooking, decorating and rituals that include candles and open flames, the risk of house fires and pediatric burn injuries increase drastically during the month of December.

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Healthy Holidays and Sparkling Smiles
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Tis the season for holiday feasts, but making smart food choices and stepping up your oral hygiene routine can help you have a healthy, holiday season and a fresh, bright smile.

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Ship-It-All Protocol
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Whether you’re sending merchandise to customers across the country or sending a gift to a loved one across town, ensuring your shipments end up at their final destination can be a time-consuming and sometimes stressful process.

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This Holiday, Give More
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) During this hectic holiday shopping season, the best gifts for friends and family are not only wonderful to receive, but also give back to children who need help.

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Tips for a Customer-Friendly Return Policy
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Today’s holiday shoppers have dozens, if not hundreds, of options for their gift purchases. Small business owners can compete for their share of consumers’ holiday dollars by offering policies and services that set them apart, such as customer-friendly returns.

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Make It a DIY Holiday
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Whether you're a do-it-yourself beginner or experienced crafter, show off your personality with simple DIY projects to make your home shine this holiday season.

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Sunday 11/16/2014
Encourage Children to Learn More about Science and Nature at Playtime
Updated: November 17, 2014 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) Have any budding scientists in your family? If your children are fascinated by nature, dinosaurs and other cool science subjects, you can help foster their interests by turbo charging their playtime to fit their favorite topics.

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Tuesday 11/25/2014
Not ready for a hearing aid? Alternatives break tradition
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Your spouse’s voice, the traffic signals, your favorite TV show – you probably don’t think about your sense of hearing often, but without the ears’ ability to collect and translate invisible sound waves, many important things would go unheard. Unfortunately, missing out is a reality for 98 million Americans who experience some degree of hearing difficulty.

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Monday 11/17/2014
3 easy style tips that instantly glam up your holiday look
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - As a renowned fashion stylist, Micaela Erlanger of New York, NY makes her clients look, and perhaps even more importantly, feel their best for all of life’s special occasions. Now just in time for the holidays, Erlanger is sharing her insider style and beauty tips so you can shine this season.

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Tuesday 11/11/2014
Managing the holidays with a loved one who suffers memory loss
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy when families and friends gather to share each other’s company, revisit fond stories of holidays past and make new memories to last a lifetime. But what if a loved one is no longer able to remember the holidays or the family and friends he has spent them with? What if dementia or Alzheimer’s has robbed a parent or grandparent of the ability to make and cherish new memories?

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Don't surrender to your dry eye; how proper nutrition can help
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - If your eyes feel as dry as the desert or you experience a stinging sensation that makes you feel like you’ve spent the last eight hours lost in a sandstorm, you might have a condition called dry eye. About 40-million Americans are affected by dry eye and ocular surface diseases, according to the Schepens Eye Research Institute, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Many suffer from the symptoms without even realizing there’s treatment.

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Sunday 11/09/2014
Simple steps that help people with diabetes keep their feet healthy
Updated: November 17, 2014 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - A diabetes diagnosis can be daunting, but a simple attitude adjustment can make a world of difference in how well you fare while living with the disease. By proactively taking steps to monitor key health indicators, experts agree that it’s possible to prevent some of the most severe risks of diabetes, including lower limb amputation.

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Wednesday 11/05/2014
A higher standard: understanding the types of financial advisors and under what rules they operate
Updated: November 13, 2014 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - What’s in a name? When choosing a brand of paper towels or laundry detergent, one name may be as good as another. When it comes to selecting a financial advisor, however, consumers should know there are different types of advisors who are held to significantly different professional standards.

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Sunday 11/02/2014
Better late than never for retirement planning
Updated: November 10, 2014 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - If you’re within 10 years of retirement and haven’t done any appreciable planning, you’re not alone.

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Tuesday 10/28/2014
Achieving blood sugar control is important for people with type 2 diabetes
Updated: November 05, 2014 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Do you know how to control your blood sugar? If you are one of the 29 million Americans living with diabetes, learning the basics is a great first step to help you manage your condition.

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Sunday 10/26/2014
Personalizing your Medicare options: What's right for you?
Updated: November 03, 2014 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Finding the right Medicare plan can be a little confusing – there are so many plans and coverage options to choose from.

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Wednesday 10/22/2014
Why the cheapest 'retirement investment' is also critical to your health
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - You maxed out your 401(k) every year you worked, invested wisely and planned carefully in preparation for retirement. Perhaps you even researched your Medicare options and you know exactly what health and drug plans you’ll choose. But if you’re like the majority of other Americans approaching – or in – retirement, you’ve likely overlooked a critical aspect of retirement planning and investment: dental insurance.

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Tuesday 11/25/2014
Learn why workplace benefits help provide financial security
Posted: November 25, 2014

(BPT) - Every year, employees with company-sponsored health plans are asked by their employers to select benefits for the following year. This process is called “open enrollment,” and it is an important event that is happening across the nation. While many view this as a chance to merely review and update health care coverage, such as medical, dental and vision, it is actually about much more than that.

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Monday 11/24/2014
Avoiding Body Drought: Tips to Prevent Dehydration
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - It's the driving force of nature. It's in every cell, tissue and organ in our bodies. And it's second only to oxygen as the thing we need most to survive -- pure, clean water.

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Sunday 11/23/2014
The Ultimate Guide to Great Giving
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 2:32 am

 

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Santa's List Revealed
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) This holiday, take some tips from the big man with the jolly red hat. Whether shopping for family and friends young or old, you're sure to find something for everyone on your list with these gifts, specially selected from Santa himself.

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Tips for a Safe Holiday Season
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) It's no surprise that as the holiday season approaches, family and friends gather to celebrate. With more cooking, decorating and rituals that include candles and open flames, the risk of house fires and pediatric burn injuries increase drastically during the month of December.

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Healthy Holidays and Sparkling Smiles
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Tis the season for holiday feasts, but making smart food choices and stepping up your oral hygiene routine can help you have a healthy, holiday season and a fresh, bright smile.

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Ship-It-All Protocol
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Whether you’re sending merchandise to customers across the country or sending a gift to a loved one across town, ensuring your shipments end up at their final destination can be a time-consuming and sometimes stressful process.

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This Holiday, Give More
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) During this hectic holiday shopping season, the best gifts for friends and family are not only wonderful to receive, but also give back to children who need help.

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Tips for a Customer-Friendly Return Policy
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Today’s holiday shoppers have dozens, if not hundreds, of options for their gift purchases. Small business owners can compete for their share of consumers’ holiday dollars by offering policies and services that set them apart, such as customer-friendly returns.

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Make It a DIY Holiday
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Whether you're a do-it-yourself beginner or experienced crafter, show off your personality with simple DIY projects to make your home shine this holiday season.

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Thursday 11/06/2014
A New Kind Of Love Story
Updated: November 07, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Your adopted pet could be named in an upcoming novel, thanks to a unique contest.

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Wednesday 10/29/2014
Keep Pets Happy and Healthy this Holiday Season
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 1:31 am

(StatePoint) The holiday season can mean new routines, new décor and new foods in your home. While these temporary changes can be exciting for people, they can be hazardous to pets.

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Monday 10/27/2014
Prepping for cold weather? Don't forget your pet
Updated: November 04, 2014 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Fall weather affects pets just like their people. While you are taking precautions to protect yourself from cooler temperatures and environmental changes, you need to safeguard your dogs and cats, too. 

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Thursday 10/16/2014
More Action Needed To End Pet Homelessness
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 1:31 am

(NAPSI)—There appears to be a significant difference between what many people offer as their opinion about pet homelessness and what, if anything, they do about the problem.

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Monday 10/13/2014
How to protect your pet from the obesity epidemic
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that more than one-third, or 78.6 million, of U.S. adults are obese. While the issue is well-recognized among the public, many don’t realize there is a second obesity epidemic occurring simultaneously - a pet obesity epidemic, which is even more severe.

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Sunday 10/05/2014
How to stop pet stains from straining your family events
Updated: October 13, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - While there is no doubt that pet owners love their furry friends, it’s fair to say that dogs and cats can easily take over the home. Whether you’re dealing with a sick cat or attempting puppy potty training, you can quickly find yourself in a bacteria breeding ground.

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Tuesday 09/09/2014
Pet-proofing your home in preparation for adopting a shelter animal
Updated: October 02, 2014 - 1:53 pm

(BPT) - The addition of a new pet to the family is always a cause for celebration. Stress can occur, too, no matter how welcome the new addition. When you’re thinking about adopting a pet from an animal shelter, some preparation can help ensure he or she is as safe and happy as possible.

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Thursday 08/21/2014
The right flea and tick treatment can protect your pet from little bugs ... and big problems
Posted: August 21, 2014

(BPT) - If you’re a pet owner, you know parasites - particularly fleas and ticks - can be a frustrating problem. That’s why you keep your pet out of tall grass and brush, and do routine flea and tick checks inside. You’re probably also using a flea and tick product to ensure your pet and family are safe from the parasite-borne diseases these pests can carry into your home.

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Wednesday 08/20/2014
Boost your pet's health with these preventive measures
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Taking active, preventive measures to support your health is one of the most important things you can do to ward off serious illness. You eat right, exercise, brush your teeth and make sure to get plenty of sleep, all to keep your body running at its very best.

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Sunday 08/17/2014
Passion pays off: No-kill movement saves millions of animals per year
Updated: August 25, 2014 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Americans like to think of themselves as a pet-loving society; today, nearly 70 million dogs and 74 million cats live in U.S. households, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Yet as recently as 30 years ago, animal shelters across the country routinely killed an estimated 17 million companion animals a year as a means of population control.

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