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Take Charge of Your Child’s Vision Health

(Family Features) Although many children receive a vision screening at school or by their pediatricians, those evaluations aren’t enough to identify vision issues and manage overall vision health. Parents who take a proactive role in their child’s vision health can help identify and correct problems before they impact everyday life.

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Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

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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 01/17/2019
How to Become Your Best Self
Updated: January 17, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Ask yourself ... are you truly who you want to be? Is this the life you really want? Are you living each day as your best self? What can you change today?

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3 Popular Eating Plans You’ll See in the New Year
Updated: January 17, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) If you’re thinking about revamping how you eat in the new year, you might want to think twice about the trendy dairy-free plans that crop up on your social media feed – as they could leave you missing out on nutrients you need.

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Monday 01/14/2019
School Choice: A Lightbulb Moment
Posted: January 14, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Most teachers will tell you that there is nothing more exciting than seeing the "lightbulb moment," when, suddenly, everything clicks and a student understands a new concept.

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Find a Hotel to Fit Your Travel Needs
Updated: January 15, 2019 - 3:16 am

(Family Features) When most people plan a trip, the focus is on the purpose of the journey, whether it’s a work-related jaunt or a vacation with loved ones. Researching and organizing travel for an upcoming trip is important, but so is finding the perfect place to make your journey easier, more productive and successful.

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Help Pets Ward Off Winter Risks
Updated: January 15, 2019 - 3:16 am

(Family Features) When temperatures drop, humans know to bundle up and avoid excess time outdoors. The same approach should be taken when it comes to pets. They may be covered by cozy fur coats, but not all of those coats are created equally.

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Make a Difference in Education
Updated: January 15, 2019 - 3:16 am

6 ways to contribute to schools in your community

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Better Yourself in the New Year
Updated: January 15, 2019 - 3:16 am

(Family Features) A new year is the perfect opportunity to take a fresh look at your life and re-evaluate what you’d like to accomplish – both physically and mentally – during the coming year.

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Hug More, Stress Less
Updated: January 15, 2019 - 3:16 am

(Family Features) Whether circumstances are good or bad, exciting or stressful, there are several simple ways to improve emotional and mental fitness.

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Overcoming Barriers to Disease Treatment
Updated: January 15, 2019 - 3:16 am

(Family Features) A diagnosis of a chronic condition such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, cancer, or diabetes can bring a swirl of thoughts and emotions. There may be relief at finding an explanation for bothersome symptoms, but that relief is often quickly overshadowed by insurance issues, financial concerns, and worry about the future.

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What to Consider When Planning a Cruise
Updated: January 15, 2019 - 3:16 am

(Family Features) Everyone loves going on vacation, but planning your getaway is another story with questions like where and when to go, how to get there and how much it will cost.

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5 Tips for Staying on Track in the New Year
Updated: January 18, 2019 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) While many people often wish maintaining good health was as easy as following an equation, health doesn’t have a start or end date. Once the allure of the new year wears off, it can be easy to let those resolutions go by the wayside.

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A Keto-Friendly Approach to Weight Loss
Posted: January 14, 2019

(Family Features) A growing number of health-conscious consumers are pursuing a keto lifestyle and products in their pursuit of health benefits, weight loss and improved performance.

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Friday 01/11/2019
Combatting Cold and Flu Season
Updated: January 14, 2019 - 2:52 am

(Family Features) When temperatures drop, the risk for illness, such as colds and the flu, rises. Each year, millions of Americans suffer from symptoms ranging from coughing, sneezing and congestion to aches, fevers and vomiting that can leave them feeling less than 100 percent.

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Thursday 01/10/2019
How to make online learning work for you
Updated: January 18, 2019 - 2:40 am

(BPT) - Many students juggle work and family, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, which found that 62 percent of students work full- or part-time, and 29 percent have at least one dependent. Today’s college students are just as likely to be moms and dads themselves, full-time and part-time employees or members of the U.S. armed forces. Needing flexibility and variety in course offerings, more students are turning to online learning to design a path that fits their lifestyle.

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5 Ways to Raise a Confident, Adventurous Child
Updated: January 14, 2019 - 2:53 am

(Family Features) From taking steps toward the stairs to learning that bubbles don't taste good, exploration is a part of development for babies and young children. While it's an exciting time, it also can be coupled with anxiety and hesitation as parents find themselves saying "no" or jumping in when baby discovers a new space.

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Celebrate Literacy this Year
Updated: January 14, 2019 - 2:53 am

(Family Features) Teaching a child to appreciate reading not only promotes academic achievement, but it also it opens opportunities for the imagination to soar and for kids to learn about topics beyond their wildest dreams.

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A Financial Planning Tool for Every Stage of Life
Updated: January 14, 2019 - 2:53 am

(Family Features) From heading off to college to marrying the love of your life to taking those dream vacations, life’s biggest moments are often tied to being financially responsible.

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Wednesday 01/09/2019
School Choice Opens Doors
Posted: January 09, 2019

(NewsUSA) - We are just weeks away from the nation's largest annual celebration of opportunity in education. That celebration is called National School Choice Week, and it is taking place in every neighborhood and community, through 40,594 independently-planned events and activities.

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Friday 01/04/2019
Engage at Every Age
Updated: January 07, 2019 - 2:52 am

(Family Features) You are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that enrich your physical, mental and emotional well-being. No matter your age, there is no better time than now to start.

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Simple Ways to Embrace Snack Cravings
Updated: January 07, 2019 - 2:52 am

(Family Features) While snacking can bring you joy, it can also leave you feeling guilty. There are, however, simple steps that can be taken to help fight this inner conflict and allow you to embrace snack time rather than trying to ignore your wants.

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Be Your Own Boss
Updated: January 07, 2019 - 2:52 am

7 tips to help you launch a successful business

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Tips for Welcoming a Feline to the Family
Updated: January 07, 2019 - 2:52 am

(Family Features) Introducing a feline into the family can be an exciting time, but it’s important to remember that a new home is often a big change for a little cat. Whether it’s a kitten or an adult cat, providing your new pet with proper nutrition, the comforts of a good home and engaging playtime are just a few of the key things to keep in mind.

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Thursday 01/03/2019
Stomach Acid Burns Woman’s Throat — How to Protect Yourself
Updated: January 07, 2019 - 2:53 am

(Family Features) Like many with the condition, Kathy Bennett suffered for over a decade with a damaging, often-misdiagnosed disease — silent reflux. Also called laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPR), silent reflux is often confused with heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), as well as the common cold and allergies, because of its puzzling symptoms. However, LPR is more severe than simple heartburn and can seriously damage the throat and voice box.

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Adventurous Travel for the Winter Season
Updated: January 07, 2019 - 2:53 am

(Family Features) There is something about the winter months that seems to awaken a sense of wanderlust in many people. Whether it’s the need for an escape from the bitter, drab conditions or a desire for a break from the hectic schedule that often accompanies the season, carving out time to head south may be the perfect pick-me-up.

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Give Your Eyes a Rest
Updated: January 07, 2019 - 2:53 am

Tips to reduce digital eye strain

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What to Look for in a Daycare for Your Baby
Updated: January 07, 2019 - 2:53 am

(Family Features) Between coordinating childcare, figuring out a new schedule and beginning to feel like a normal person again, life with a newborn can be a lot to handle. Finding the right daycare center on top of it all can seem like a nearly impossible task.

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Friday 12/28/2018
Small Changes for Better Living
Updated: December 31, 2018 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) A busy schedule doesn't have to prevent you from taking steps toward a lifestyle that fosters overall well-being. There are many easy, small changes you can make toward better living that can make a noticeable impact.

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Thursday 12/27/2018
A Fresh Approach to the Winter Freeze
Updated: December 31, 2018 - 2:38 am

(Family Features) Winter means snowfall, cold days and time spent near a fireplace seeking warmth and comfort.

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Friday 12/21/2018
4 Insider Tips for Anyone Buying or Selling A House
Posted: December 21, 2018

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - How many houses have you been outbid on? And if you're an owner who can't even get a nibble out of buyers - if some barely even bother stepping inside - are you starting to feel like screaming?

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Caring for A Long-Distance Senior Loved One
Posted: December 21, 2018

(NewsUSA) - Long-distance caregiving for a parent or senior loved one is a difficult reality for many adults.

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Practical Tips to Prep for Holiday Travel
Updated: December 24, 2018 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) Planning travel around the holidays is rarely simple. Coordinating flights or ground transportation is often just the beginning, and safely arriving at your destination may feel like a gift in its own right.  

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Bring a Pet Home for the Holidays
Updated: December 24, 2018 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) The holiday season – and the lead-up to it – is a popular time to bring home a new puppy or kitten.

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Tech Tips for Holiday Travel
Updated: December 24, 2018 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) As another busy travel season approaches, road-weary parents and families can hold on to holiday cheer a little longer by counting on tech as their preferred travel companion.

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Thursday 12/20/2018
Home for the Holidays
Updated: December 24, 2018 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) As another busy travel season approaches, road-weary parents and families can hold on to holiday cheer a little longer by counting on tech as their preferred travel companion.

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Thoughtful Gifts for Friends and Family
Updated: December 24, 2018 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) While holiday festivities bring to mind thoughts of joy and celebration with loved ones, there’s one element of the season that can be a source of stress: gifting. Make this year’s shopping trips a touch simpler with thoughtful presents that can fit any number of those on your holiday list.

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Holiday Entertainment with Friends and Family of All Ages
Updated: December 24, 2018 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) Holiday entertaining is no small chore. From feeding the masses to keeping everyone happy and engaged, it can be a big job playing host during the holidays.

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6 Steps to Safer Winter Driving
Updated: December 24, 2018 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) The winter season is typically one of the busiest times of the year for travelers. While millions prepare to hit the road to visit family and see sights they may never have seen before, there’s one essential travel tip that cannot be overlooked: the proper tires.

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5 Tips for Coping with Chronic Pain
Updated: December 24, 2018 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) Pain can impact nearly every aspect of your daily life from cleaning the house to going to work or playing with your kids. In fact, according to the Institute of Medicine, 100 million Americans, or more than 30 percent of the population of the United States, suffer from chronic pain, which is pain lasting 3-6 months or longer.

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Tuesday 12/18/2018
Don't Make These Mistakes after A Collision
Posted: December 18, 2018

(NewsUSA) - In the U.S. alone, there are 10 million car accidents every year, and the tense moments following a car accident, even a minor one, can be scary and stressful for everyone involved.

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Friday 12/14/2018
Decorating A Photo-Worthy Home for the Holidays
Updated: December 17, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Seasons change, and so do rental contracts and housing arrangements. If you’re leasing, you can still make your rental feel like home for the holidays with seasonal decor.

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Thursday 12/13/2018
Ease Gift-Giving Anxiety with This Simple Tip: Ask a Bookseller
Posted: December 13, 2018

(NewsUSA) - Between the planning, gift-buying and parties, the holidays can be a stressful time.

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No Arms, No Legs, No Worries
Posted: December 13, 2018

(NewsUSA) - One might not think that someone with no arms and no legs could swim, much less scuba dive, but with the help of one non-profit organization based in the Chicagoland area, children, veterans and people of all abilities around the world can benefit from zero gravity and scuba therapy.

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Wednesday 12/12/2018
The Ins and Outs of Birth Control
Updated: December 17, 2018 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When looking at options for pregnancy prevention, your healthcare provider will likely share details about several options, along with information about which options might be appropriate for you. More likely than not, oral contraceptives –  a birth control method that has been available since the early 1960s – will be discussed.

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5 Ways to Rev Up for a Travel Adventure
Updated: December 17, 2018 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Hitting the open road continues to be an increasingly popular vacation option for families. As spring approaches, the idea of exploring the country in full bloom encourages many families to begin planning an RV travel adventure.

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The Art of the Perfect Gift
Updated: December 17, 2018 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Even in a world where just about anything is a few clicks away, finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can still be a difficult task. One trick to winning the holidays is bringing back the basics by choosing presents you know your loved ones need and can actually use.

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Thoughtful, Stress-Free Gift Giving
Updated: December 17, 2018 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When in need of inspiration during gift-giving season, focusing on thoughtful presents that align with the personalities and interests of your intended recipients can be a surefire way to delight even the hard-to-buy-for friends and family on your list.

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A Photo-Worthy Home Decorated for the Holidays
Updated: December 17, 2018 - 2:31 am

Tips for creating a festive space while leasing your home

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Perfect Picks for the Holidays
Updated: December 17, 2018 - 2:31 am

Practical presents for everyone on your list

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Friday 12/07/2018
Building Babies’ Brains
Updated: December 10, 2018 - 3:02 am


3 indoor activities to encourage fun and education

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