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Sunday 12/28/2014
7 chapters to create a fairytale wedding
Posted: December 28, 2014

(BPT) - Do you follow tradition or do you tend to blaze your own path? Every bride is faced with this question when it comes to planning her fairytale wedding. And while you may face pressure from friends or family to make one choice or another, try to remember that your wedding day is whatever you make of it. You have the ability to create your own fairytale, and that’s one of the reasons your wedding day may be the biggest and best day of your life.

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Wednesday 12/17/2014
Wedding trend alert: More couples choose enchanting winter themes
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - The glittering icicles, crisp white snow and a simple unspoken elegance – the wonder of winter has suited weddings well for many years. Today, Disney’s Frozen has renewed interest in winter weddings, with more couples choosing a sophisticated theme that is inspired by the style and storyline of the popular film.

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Want to celebrate your marriage? Hold a vow renewal ceremony
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Your wedding might have been 50 years ago, 20 years ago, or even just last year. Each year on your anniversary, you and your spouse might give each other cards and a special gift. But this year, why not consider renewing your vows?

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Pint-sized wedding guests: Yay or nay?
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - It’s one of the most debated aspects of any wedding: Should children be invited? Some argue children add to the magic of the event while others prefer to keep the potential tantrums far from their big day. Ultimately it’s up to the couple to decide what is right for them, and with the proper etiquette, it’s simple to communicate to guests exactly what they want without offending anyone.

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Invitations are the best way to set the style and tone for your wedding
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - You might be a fairytale-style bride or a more professional bride who doesn’t tolerate frilly. You might even be the girl next door with a laid-back attitude. Whatever your personal style, your tastes will set the look and feel of the wedding you’re planning.

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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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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Local Communities Benefiting from Expanded Transportation Access
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Demand for public transportation is on the rise. In fact, 10.7 billion trips were taken on public transportation in 2013, the highest in 57 years, according to the latest statistics from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA.)

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Sunday 01/04/2015
Providing children with a balanced diet of vitamins and nutrients
Updated: January 06, 2015 - 2:30 am

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Tuesday 12/23/2014
Whiplash Sufferers Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care
Updated: December 24, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - It's one of the most common injuries from a car crash, and those who've experienced it know it can be even more painful than watching a C-SPAN hearing on waste management.

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How Veterans Help Other Veterans
Updated: December 24, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—A look at one man’s story may inspire many people, veterans or not, to help others overcome difficulties such as blindness.

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Sunday 12/14/2014
Ten Tips From Survivors to Inspire Giving Back
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) The motivation to give back can come from many places: from within, from seeing someone else struggle or maybe from fighting a personal battle.

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Wednesday 12/03/2014
Top 5 reasons people donate to charity
Updated: December 05, 2014 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - In our current economy, when many live paycheck to paycheck, why do so many choose to give some of it away to charity? The fact is helping others is part of what makes us human. It doesn’t matter the age or background of the donor – it feels good to make a difference, and that starts by donating to a worthy cause close to your heart. But making a difference isn’t the only reason for donating. There are additional drivers for giving that go beyond funding a particular cause, and understanding these reasons will help you get the most out of your annual donations this year.

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The Most Dangerous Time of the Year? Safety Tips for the Holidays
Updated: December 04, 2014 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - The holidays are here, and while you're admiring all of the beautiful presents wrapped and sitting under your tree, or getting excited about travel plans, it's also the perfect time for burglars and muggers to steal some seasonal cheer. (Remember the movie Home Alone?) It's enough to cast a Scrooge-like pall over what is traditionally "the most wonderful time of the year."

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Monday 12/01/2014
Women Veterans And Their Long Journey Home
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Many Americans don’t realize it, but one out of every five new military recruits in the United States is a woman—and 2.5 million veterans are women.

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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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Thursday 01/29/2015
Top 5 household dangers that every parent should know about in 2015
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Each year, injuries send 9 million American children to emergency rooms, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. Accidental injury is the leading cause of childhood death in the U.S., and while it’s impossible to shield children from all of life’s risks, parents can improve home safety by taking five important steps:

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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Tips to Boost Baby and Toddler Brain Development
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) While formal education may not begin until age five, those years preceding classroom learning are crucial to brain development. You can get your child started on the right path early on by encouraging learning whenever possible.

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Chefs' Selections
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—A groundbreaking restaurant guide offers recommendations from the true experts: the world’s top chefs.

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Sunday 01/25/2015
Keep Up the Good Work this Winter
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) While the winter may make for a tempting time to curl up on the couch, adapting your routine is essential for year-round well-being, whether you’re a professional athlete or an average person looking to stay on top of your game.

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Problem Areas for Vehicle Maintenance
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Keeping your car in tip-top shape extends beyond the routine oil change. Check out this guide of common maintenance issues for vehicles.

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The Lowdown on Loans
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Borrowing money can help you manage your way out of a tight spot, but doing so without knowing all the facts can make your finances even tighter in the long run.

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Power Up Throughout the Day with Protein
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) As the building blocks of life, your body requires protein to function properly. But protein is also an important nutrient for those who wish to stay satisfied and full throughout their busy days.

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Decoding Your Taxes, Health Care Law
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) You don't need to be an expert on taxes or the new health care law to get it right. The Internal Revenue Service, in partnership with industry-leading companies, is offering free tax software that will do the hard work for you. It's called Free File, and it's available only at IRS.gov/freefile. Learn more at freefile.irs.gov.

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Food Allergies Can Cause Nutrition Gaps
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) The first mission in creating safe meals for children with food allergies is avoiding the offending ingredient. But there can be a downside to diets that miss out on the nutritional value found in foods kicked off the menu, according to Carolyn O’Neil, a registered dietitian and nutrition advisor to Best Food Facts.

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Diagnosed with Cancer – What's Next?
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Receiving a cancer diagnosis often comes as a shock, for the person who is diagnosed as well as family and friends. It can be challenging to know the right questions to ask, or how to get the right information heading in to treatment.

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Tuesday 01/27/2015
Tips to help cancer patients prevent infections during the winter
Updated: February 01, 2015 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - “Oh the weather outside is frightful.” For many, this sums up the blustery season known as winter. With cold temperatures blanketing cities and towns, many have been spending more time indoors with friends and family. While everyone should take steps to stay healthy during this season, a cancer patient is at greater risk for picking up an infection because their immune system is not as strong as usual. If you have cancer and are undergoing chemotherapy treatment, there are some important things you can do this winter that may help you avoid getting an infection.

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5 tips for surviving stroke with mobility and independence
Updated: February 01, 2015 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - At 47 years old, a stroke was the last thing Brian Donlan of Babylon, New York, expected when he arrived at his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu workout. Feeling healthy and in shape, he was passionate about fitness and martial arts and frequently practiced at the dojo or competed in tournaments. But when the workout ended and he couldn’t stand or speak, he knew something was wrong.

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Senior women: Simple, must-do ways to reduce heart disease risks
Updated: February 01, 2015 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - A popular social media meme holds that “growing old isn’t for sissies.” Plenty of older women would probably agree with that sentiment as they cope with age-related issues specific to their gender, such as osteoporosis and increased risk of breast cancer. Yet the greatest health risk women face as they age is one society most often thinks of as predominantly affecting men: heart disease.

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Sunday 01/25/2015
Actress Brenda Strong has 'The Other Talk'
Updated: February 01, 2015 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Fifty is a major milestone in a woman’s life: from physical changes, to becoming an empty-nester, to new homes or careers, it can be a time to re-focus on one’s self and gain a new sense of freedom. During this time, one change that women may not anticipate is postmenopause.

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Pocket doors offer accessibility in every home
Updated: February 01, 2015 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Did you know that the smallest room in your home can be the most dangerous?

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Thursday 01/22/2015
What's your path to retirement happiness?
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Retirees have a message for people still working but wondering what life might be like once they retire: “Come on in, the water’s warm.” But they also say that it pays to plan, the earlier the better, because retirement might come sooner than you expect.

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Monday 01/19/2015
Why women need to reassess retirement planning
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Men and women are not the same when it comes to retirement planning. Consider this: A husband and a wife of the same age, earning the same salary and looking to retire during the same year need to account for different factors in retirement planning. This is true even if they share a household, hold joint responsibility for their finances and equally contribute to the amount of incoming funds.

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Wednesday 01/14/2015
5 tips to fall-proof your home and keep seniors safe
Updated: January 20, 2015 - 2:30 am

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Thursday 12/18/2014
New Technology Improving Outcomes for Heart Failure Patients
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Heart failure is costing Americans a fortune. The estimated cost of the disease in the U.S. was $31 billion in 2012. That number is estimated to swell to $70 billion by 2030, according to the American Heart Association -- which means that by 2020, every U.S. taxpayer could pay $244 each year for heart failure expenses.

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Thursday 12/11/2014
Diabetes Discussion: Tips for Managing Your Diabetes
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Diabetes is a complex disease affecting more than 29 million people in the United States. Although there is no cure, patients with diabetes see better results when the disease is closely managed through lifestyle changes and medication. Along with making good choices about healthy eating and physical activity, patients living with diabetes should discuss blood sugar monitoring, medication, and options for taking their medication with their health care providers.

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Friday 01/30/2015
5 Tips to Having a Happy, Healthy Heart
Updated: January 31, 2015 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Everyone knows heart health is vital. Yet, more than 600,000 Americans die of heart disease every year -- or one in every four deaths -- according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Thursday 01/29/2015
5 simple ways to disconnect and enjoy 15 minutes of 'me time'
Updated: February 01, 2015 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Americans rarely take the time to unplug during the work day. In fact, we spend just short of half the day in front of some type of screen, according to research by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Taking Steps to Reduce Very High Triglycerides
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—If we can take walking meetings as an alternative to sitting in a stuffy conference room, what if we could take a walk with our doctor—getting the benefits of 30 minutes of exercise which research has shown can help maintain body weight, lower the risk of obesity, enhance mental well-being and reduce the risk of certain diseases, all while learning about our condition?

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Relieving Restless Legs Syndrome: Device A Real-Life Example Of "Physician Heal Thyself"
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sleep deprivation is a serious and growing epidemic in the U.S. with potentially life-threatening consequences. The chronically sleep deprived may be at greater risk for obesity, heart disease, heart attack and even premature death.

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Tuesday 01/27/2015
Control Your Risk and Know Your Treatment Options for Acid Reflux Disease-Related Symptoms
Posted: January 27, 2015

(BPT) - The winter months should be a time when you can slow down and cozy up next to the fireplace with a blanket and good book. Instead, you may often find yourself juggling multiple commitments with your family, keeping an eye on the weather for winter storms, and balancing the increasing amount of work in your inbox.

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A little inspiration can go a long way for people living with relapsing multiple sclerosis
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Visit MSInspiration.com for a chance to win a day of inspiration!

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Know how and when to screen for cervical cancer [Infographic]
Posted: January 27, 2015

(BPT) - To protect yourself from developing cervical cancer, you need to know how Pap and HPV tests can work together to assess your risk, as well as how often to get tested since the greatest risk is not getting screened. A newly released survey, Cervical Cancer Today: A National Survey of Attitudes and Behaviors, paints a picture of women and their healthcare providers as resistant to changes in one of the most successful cancer prevention programs in U.S. history: cervical cancer screening. The survey, conducted jointly by the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) and HealthyWomen (HW), explored the attitudes and decisions in the exam room of more than 2,000 women and 750 healthcare providers nationwide. To learn more visit www.npwh.org or www.healthywomen.org. Join the conversation online with #CervicalCancerToday.

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Give your game day fans delicious and healthy snacks to help them cheer their team on to victory
Updated: February 01, 2015 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - When hosting a big game day party, you plan the food, TV location, seating arrangements and decorations for your big game-watching party. In the same fashion, Ted Harper, the team sports dietitian of the New England Patriots, meticulously plans the diets of his team members to maximize each player’s performance and recovery.

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3 hearty breakfast recipes for everyone in a hurry
Updated: February 01, 2015 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Everyone has heard that saying, but unfortunately, breakfast is also often the most forgotten meal of the day. Instead of enjoying a hearty, nutritious breakfast, many people opt for simple alternatives on the go because they believe creating a well-rounded breakfast will take too long. That couldn’t be farther from the truth.

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Say No to the Knife: Reduce the Likeliness Of Surgery With Chiropractic Care
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Throughout the years, chronic back pain sufferers haven't had much in the way of options to relieve their pain. Aside from drug therapy, surgery was often it -- leading many who understandably wanted to avoid an invasive approach to search for an alternative. Now, many patients are saying they've found that relief through chiropractic care. To learn more, visit www.F4CP.org/findadoctor.

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Thursday 01/22/2015
Top 5 reasons you're a cat owner
Posted: January 22, 2015

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Tuesday 01/20/2015
Fascinating felines: The surprising truths about 5 common cat myths
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Americans’ love affair with pets continues to grow with approximately 69 million households owning a pet, according to American Veterinary Medical Association. In fact, pet ownership has tripled since the 1970s, and today there are 74.1 million owned cats alone. Felines are great companion animals, but there is still a surprising amount of widely accepted misinformation about cats – and it’s causing a multitude of issues.

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Tips for determining pet food quality
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Because pets are such beloved members of the family, it isn’t a surprise that pet parents want what is right for the health of their furry friends. In fact, nearly four out of five pet owners say they choose a pet food based on how nutritious or how healthy they think it will be for their pet, while only 10 percent say they make a selection based on how their pets may like the taste, according to the Buying & Choosing Pet Food survey recently conducted by PetMD and Pet360.

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Tuesday 01/13/2015
Winston Deserves An Active Life!
Updated: January 14, 2015 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—There’s good news for pet parents looking for a way to soothe their pet’s aches and pains. For over 20 years, pet parents have relied on ArthriSoothe-Gold Advanced Joint Formula to help keep their pets healthy and active. But NaturVet has taken ArthriSoothe-Gold to the next level by conducting a double-blind, clinical trial to ensure pet parents that ArthriSoothe-Gold is the best solution for their pet.

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Wednesday 01/07/2015
Live and let live: Americans favor a kinder approach for managing cat populations
Updated: January 15, 2015 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Shocking statistics show that nearly three-quarters of the cats who enter our nation’s animal shelters each year, most of whom are free-roaming and un-owned, are killed. Fortunately, Americans’ love of animals doesn’t end with the pets that live in their homes; their care extends to the millions of cats who do not have owners and simply live throughout towns and cities. Across the country a growing number of communities are adopting humane ways to manage these populations and reduce the number killed in shelters.

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Wednesday 12/17/2014
German shepherds to gerbils: How to choose the best pet for your family
Updated: December 25, 2014 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Whether a loyal pal like Lassie is what you’re looking for, or a Garfield–like couch potato is more your speed, a pet can make a wonderful addition to your family. But there is more to choosing a new pet than simply falling in love with a cute face. Making an informed and well-researched decision can lead to a happy home life for both you and your pet.

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Tuesday 12/09/2014
Supporting Your Pet's Liver Health
Updated: December 10, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Many may be surprised to learn that a disease commonly associated with humans can also put your dog or cat at risk. Fortunately, there are management options.

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Thursday 12/04/2014
Give Your Dog Comfort And Security
Updated: December 05, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—At holiday time or any time you and your family are busy, it’s important to remember that pets can get stressed out, especially if they spend a lot more time alone than normal.

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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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