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5 Reasons Kids Should Play Outside More

(StatePoint) Whether it’s dance lessons, computer projects, art class or yoga, kids these days are busy bees. And while such activities are enriching and fun, experts say that many kids aren’t spending enough time doing something much simpler and every bit as important as structured programming: playing outdoors.

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Thursday 06/20/2019
4 Key Decisions to Help Memorialize a Loved One
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:58 am

(Family Features) Despite the certainty of death, many Americans delay dealing with the fact and avoid funeral planning.

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4 Stealthy Ways to Keep Your Family Healthy
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:58 am

(Family Features) Living a healthy lifestyle takes effort and diligence, but with common stressors of day-to-day life, health can take a backseat to jobs, social engagements and tempting treats. While adopting more healthful habits may not be top-of-mind for your family, there are some simple and sneaky ways to incorporate them into your family’s routines.

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7 Pet Safety Tips for Fourth of July
Posted: June 20, 2019

(Family Features) With crowds of unfamiliar people and loud, scary noises, the Fourth of July can make even the most laid-back, four-legged family members apprehensive and unpredictable.

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5 Time-Saving Laundry Tips
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:58 am

(Family Features) Between sorting, washing, pouring, transferring, drying and folding, laundry can often feel like a daunting chore.

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Educational Activities to Make Memories Together
Posted: June 20, 2019

(Family Features) Educational activities and plans that allow kids to flex their brain muscles in fun and creative ways can be ideal ways to spend family time that makes lasting memories.

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Enjoy Summer Movie Favorites at Home
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:58 am

(Family Features) The 2019 summer movie season is filled with exciting big screen events, from mega-blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame” to “Toy Story 4.” After the closing credits roll, however, movie fans can explore plenty of complementary film titles at home.

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Honor History and Its Lessons
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:58 am

(Family Features) The reasons for understanding the past are plentiful. Historical knowledge may illuminate the moments that shaped a loved one’s life or simply satisfy a curiosity about events and people that occupied a different place in time. A look into yesteryear can help make sense of the world today or even foreshadow happenings well into the future.

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Furry Friends and a Welcoming Workplace
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:58 am

(Family Features) Pets are more than just members of the family – they also make great co-workers. As more offices work to create pet-friendly environments, a survey conducted by Mars Petcare shows that workspaces allowing furry friends are more likely to attract and retain (human) talent. Consider these four ways to make your workplace more pet-friendly and find more information at BetterCitiesForPets.com.

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Memorable Family Moments
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

Educational activities ideal for making memories together

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Wednesday 06/19/2019
5 ways parents can help kids avoid the 'summer slide'
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:58 am

(BPT) - After many months of learning through the school year, kids are understandably ready for summer vacation. But hitting pause on academics can cause significant challenges when returning to school in the fall. Some children lose the equivalent of one month of learning over the summer and “slide” back in math, reading and other skills.

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Retailers Embrace AI Tech for Improved Customer Experience
Posted: June 19, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Artificial Intelligence is becoming commonplace across major industries and retail is no exception.

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Canadian CBD Company Is on Explosive Track for Growth
Posted: June 19, 2019

(NewsUSA) - As the CBD industry continues its growth spurt in the United States, new research suggests that it is poised to take off in Europe as well.

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Deception Road Takes Viewers On A Thrill of A Ride
Posted: June 19, 2019

(NewsUSA) - When you combine the acting talent of Thomas Haden Church (Sideways, Spiderman 3, Divorce), Alice Eve (Before We Go, She's Out of My League), and Finn Wittrock (La La Land,The Big Short, Unbroken, American Horror Story) with a twisted tale of deceit, passion, and dark humor, what do you get?

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Intrigue, Secrets And Self-Discovery In Four Great Summer Reads
Updated: June 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

(NAPSI)—In this issue of “BookBites,” BookTrib.com showcases four captivating tales to fill those long days at the beach.

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Mindful Tips from Mandy Moore for a Well-Balanced, Lively Summer
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:58 am

(Family Features) With plans of trips and relaxation on the horizon, it can be easy to give your wellness routine a vacation, too. Before you jet set off on your next adventure, take a moment to be consciously aware of how your mind and body may react to an overly active and jam-packed summer schedule.

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Explore Top Summer Travel Destinations
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) From a tropical retreat to exploring a new culture, summer is an ideal and popular time to travel. With a literal world of options, it can be tough to narrow down just where you want to visit, so get started with these popular destinations for a memorable getaway.

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Workplace Tips and Strategies for New Parents
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) While having or adopting a child can be a rewarding and exciting time for new parents, many working moms and dads will tell you navigating the complex maze of employee benefits can be confusing. Between short-term disability insurance, Family Medical Leave, vacation, paid time off and state and municipal paid leave laws, the process can be anxiety-inducing.

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Prep Your Home for Summer Gatherings
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) When temperatures rise, it’s time for sun dresses, cranking up the grill and entertaining. Spending time with your loved ones during the warm months can make for some of the best memories of the season, which is why it’s important to take simple steps to de-stress, declutter and refresh your home before your guests arrive.

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4 Tips for Peak Pet Fitness
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) Sunny days, aromatic flowers and warm temperatures are a few of summer’s most adored qualities. Getting outside to enjoy the sunshine isn’t something only humans love – pets often do, too.

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Your TV Stations May Change Frequencies
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) If you rely on an antenna for your TV viewing, changes may affect the reception of some of your local channels.

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Mandy Moore’s Mindful Tips for a Well-Balanced, Lively Summer
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) With plans of trips and relaxation on the horizon, it can be easy to give your wellness routine a vacation, too. Before you jet set off on your next adventure, take a moment to be consciously aware of how your mind and body may react to an overly active and jam-packed summer schedule.

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Friday 06/14/2019
Millennial Successfully Relocates And Buys Second Home at Age 25
Posted: June 14, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Amy bought her first house in Grand Rapids, Michigan at age 23. Fast forward two years and she has since sold that house and relocated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Two houses in two years at age 25: Here's one Millennial who isn't sacrificing homeownership for mobility. 

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Thursday 06/13/2019
Junior Achievement Program Supports Girls in STEM
Posted: June 13, 2019

(NewsUSA) - There is a well-known gap between girls and boys when it comes to interest in STEM careers. And evidence shows that that gap may be widening based on a survey from Junior Achievement, a non-government organization that prepares youth for future jobs.

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Honor History and Its Lessons this Father’s Day
Updated: June 18, 2019 - 2:57 am

(Family Features) The reasons for understanding the past are plentiful. Historical knowledge may illuminate the moments that shaped a loved one’s life or simply satisfy a curiosity about events and people that occupied a different place in time. A look into yesteryear can help make sense of the world today or even foreshadow happenings well into the future.

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Wednesday 06/12/2019
Daily Dose of Reading Helps Boosts Brain Power
Posted: June 12, 2019

(NewsUSA) - If, like many people, you are concerned about how much screen time you or your kids are getting, there's an easy remedy which can also help boost your brain power: Reading a book - in print.

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Serenity Awaits at Calabash Cove Resort & Spa St Lucia
Posted: June 12, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Travelers who are seeking serenity as part of their quintessential Caribbean luxury resort experience will find their perfect getaway at Calabash Cove.

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How to Combine Learning and Fun
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 3:16 am

5 tips to keep kids’ brains active and avoid the summer slide

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Make Sense of Your Travel Preferences
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 3:16 am

(Family Features) Seasoned travelers know that no two trips are exactly the same, even when revisiting the same location. The weather changes, your personal life and perspective evolve and any combination of factors makes each experience unique. However, if you’re like most travelers, your preferences guide your journeys no matter how far you venture from home.

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Mouthwatering Ways to Create Italian Dishes
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 3:16 am

(Family Features) While activities and events seem to rule most people’s schedules, time spent sharing a home-cooked meal is an important way to keep up with loved ones.

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To Dad, With Love
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 3:16 am

Gift ideas for a fantastic Father’s Day

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Take Your Workout Outdoors for a Fresh Boost
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 3:16 am

(Family Features) As temperatures rise and the sun shines brighter, you might start taking your workouts outside more often. To ensure your body's comfort and safety, you may need to refresh your fitness regimen.

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6 Ways to Help Your Dog Maintain Calm Behavior
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 3:16 am

(Family Features) Summer can be a stressful time of year for dogs who experience anxious behaviors, with triggers like fireworks, thunderstorms, summer travel and more taking a toll on pets. While you may not be able to prevent your pet’s anxious behaviors entirely, there are ways you can ease your dog’s apprehension and manage the behavior it can potentially cause.

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Veteran Affairs
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 3:16 am

Service members make business ownership a post-military career

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Tuesday 06/11/2019
5 tips to help manage symptoms of perimenopause
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:02 am

(BPT) - Going through hot flashes? You’re not alone.

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How you can help bring nutritious foods to kids in need this summer
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - For many American children, summer is the ultimate season. Whether it’s the warm weather, the break from school or the opportunity to enjoy activities like camp, swimming and bike rides, kids count down the days to fun.

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4 ways to celebrate the Apollo 11 mission’s golden anniversary
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:04 am

(BPT) - For those of us who were glued to the television during the launch of the legendary Apollo 11 mission that first landed man on the moon, it may be hard to believe that it’s been 50 years since mankind’s greatest leap.

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Wednesday 06/05/2019
Four Gripping Plots For Long Days At The Beach
Updated: June 07, 2019 - 2:56 am

(NAPSI)—In this issue of “BookBites,” BookTrib.com showcases four more books to add to your summer reading list.

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7 Steps Toward Superior Sleep
Updated: June 10, 2019 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) While it’s fairly common knowledge that quality sleep is essential to overall wellness, there are several factors that can keep you from getting the rest you need. However, overcoming them is well within your control.

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5 Healthy Tips for Summertime
Updated: June 10, 2019 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) Healthy living doesn’t always require life-altering changes to your everyday schedule. Even with work obligations, family time or the unexpected twists and turns life can bring during the summer months, these five lifestyle tweaks to implement exercise, nutritious foods and refueling techniques can make a difference for long-term health benefits.

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Stay Safe on the Road this Summer
Updated: June 10, 2019 - 2:37 am

5 warm weather tire safety tips

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Monday 06/03/2019
New Cancer Test Helps Men Reduce Unnecessary Prostate Biopsies
Posted: June 03, 2019

(NewsUSA) - According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The ACS estimates that in 2019 there will be approximately 174,650 new cases of prostate cancer and 31,620 deaths. About 1 man in 9 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostate cancer develops mainly in older men and in African-American men. 

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Backyard Party Ideas for Kids
Posted: June 03, 2019

(StatePoint) Throwing a backyard bash for kids? Here are a few festive ideas for a day of fun:

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Wednesday 05/29/2019
One Date Parents Shouldn't Ignore: 529 College Savings Plan Day
Posted: May 29, 2019

(NewsUSA) - How much will I need for my kid's college education? And how the heck will I pay for it?

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Why Dads Should Get Involved in Playtime
Posted: May 29, 2019

(StatePoint) Experts say that it’s just as important for dads to provide emotional comfort to their kids as moms, and that playing is one of the best ways for dads to serve as role models and strengthen bonds. It all starts with finding the time.

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Understanding the Link Between AFib and Stroke
Updated: June 03, 2019 - 2:54 am

(Family Features) If you are one of the 5.5 million Americans living with atrial fibrillation (AFib) – the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) – you are already at high-risk for stroke.1 May is Stroke Awareness Month, a reminder to make sure you and your loved ones stay heart-smart and know the risks of stroke that come with having AFib.

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5 Ways Pets can Improve Mental Health
Updated: June 03, 2019 - 2:57 am

(Family Features) Pet ownership can have a positive effect on people, including those who may be struggling with mental health. From minimizing loneliness and stress to aiding in social situations, pets can truly go above and beyond for their human companions.

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Sudden Rapid Heartbeat
Updated: June 03, 2019 - 2:57 am

Revealing a lesser-known heart disorder and what to do about it

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4 Ways Kids can Benefit from Growing Up With Pets
Updated: June 03, 2019 - 2:57 am

(Family Features) Pets can make an impression on every member of the family, but the bond between a child and a pet can become a special one with lifelong effects. From increased physical activity to a positive impact on confidence and social skills, there are many ways younger family members can benefit from growing up alongside a furry friend.

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Tuesday 05/28/2019
The Smart Home and Our Connected Life
Posted: May 28, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Almost everything today is digitally connected …whether at home or on the go. Connected technology saves you time with everything from smart phones to smart homes!

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