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Friday 06/07/2019
Take the quiz: What kind of travel companion are you?
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:13 am

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Explore a different side of Myrtle Beach this summer
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:13 am

(BPT) - No matter what you yearn for when you imagine your dream vacation, you can make it happen in one of the 14 distinct communities in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. You may think you know Myrtle Beach — with 60 miles of beautiful coastline, exciting nightlife and family-friendly attractions — but there’s lots more to explore.

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Wednesday 05/29/2019
5 types of diamonds and how to choose the right one
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:12 am

(BPT) - Diamonds are extolled in movies and songs for good reason — their romance, allure and durability make them a symbol of love and fidelity. Diamonds are in demand from purists and romantics alike who want to indulge in the most coveted of gemstones.

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Tuesday 05/28/2019
Summer must-haves to brighten your beauty routine
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:07 am

(BPT) - With summer around the corner, everyone is seeking the best beauty inspiration to prepare for the warmer weather styles and sun-kissed looks. Whether you are planning for a staycation or jet-setting around the country, these easy and effective steps can make your face glow and look vibrant for the season.

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Friday 05/24/2019
Summertime adventure in Arkansas
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:13 am

(BPT) - The warm months have arrived, bringing with them longer days and the promise of new family memories to be made.

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Monday 04/29/2019
Create and connect: 5 unique ways to spark self-expression
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:07 am

(BPT) - Shared experiences are part of what makes us human. There's nothing better than getting together with friends, loved ones, neighbors, colleagues (really whoever wants to join!) to catch up and share a few laughs. Add to that an engaging, hands-on activity, and you've crafted the perfect gathering to spark creativity and camaraderie.

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Friday 08/09/2019
Sharing is Caring: 5 Simple Ways to Help Area Seniors
Posted: August 09, 2019

(NewsUSA) - The number of older adults in our society is growing rapidly. Today, for the first time in history, there are more people over age 60 than under age five.

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Monday 07/01/2019
Need for Donor Registry Prompts Nobel Nomination
Posted: July 01, 2019

(NewsUSA) - When Dr. Bart Fisher's son, Ivan, was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder in 1983 at eight-years-old, the only cure was a bone marrow transplant. However, at that time, there was only a small bone marrow registry in England, with 50,000 names and, in the U.S., no registry at all to find a match.

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Celebrity Chef Mentors 4 Youth
Updated: July 04, 2019 - 3:04 am

(NAPSI)—Noted Chef Tom Douglas cooked up a way for four youth who have experienced foster care to explore culinary careers.

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Thursday 06/27/2019
Helping Children Reach Their Potential
Updated: June 29, 2019 - 2:46 am

(NAPSI)—While most families acknowledge the importance of education, one out of every six students in America doesn’t graduate high school on time.

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Tuesday 06/25/2019
Airport Kiosks Teach Travelers Hands-Only CPR
Posted: June 25, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Each year, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur at locations other than hospitals, and more than 20 percent occur in public places, according to the American Heart Association. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple the odds of survival for someone in cardiac arrest.

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Monday 06/24/2019
Decoupling from China
Updated: August 14, 2019 - 2:44 am

(NewsUSA) -We do not know what will come out of the meeting between President Trump and Xi Jinping at the G-20 on June 28, but the signs are ominous. The state-promoted anti-American propaganda blasting U.S. "bullying" on trade and the resurgence in Chinese nationalism stoked by Xi Jinping augur poorly for successful trade negotiations with China. And any deal made by Trump is likely to be attacked by Democrats as too weak, so Trump at this point has little incentive to make a deal with China before the 2020 presidential election.

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Friday 06/21/2019
39 Million Hugs and Counting - Amma Visits US, Toronto
Updated: August 10, 2019 - 2:56 am

(NewsUSA) - Mata Amritanandamayi, or Amma, as she is called, is a world-renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader whose life of service has inspired millions of people to help others.

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Wednesday 06/19/2019
Is Your Supermarket Reducing Plastic Pollution?
Posted: June 19, 2019

(StatePoint) Plastic pollution is a crisis for communities, oceans and waterways, according to environmental experts, who point out that supermarkets -- as major contributors to the growing problem -- are in an important position to acknowledge and address the issue.

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Monday 06/17/2019
Fomentando empatía a través de la tecnología
Updated: July 23, 2019 - 2:37 am

(NewsUSA) - San Juan, Puerto Rico - 23 de mayo de 2019 - El huracán Maria fue la tormenta más letal en la historia moderna de Estados Unidos. Casi dos años después personas siguen afectadas, incluyendo a muchos jóvenes puertorriqueños. "La única manera de crear conciencia sobre un problema, y motivar a los demás a ser empáticos sobre el mismo, es cuando lo vivimos o lo observamos directamente," explicó Jan De La Paz, maestro de español en la Escuela Especializada en Matemáticas, Ciencias y Tecnología de San Juan y Profesor Innovador Experto de Microsoft.

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Wednesday 06/12/2019
The Hazards Most Likely to Damage Your Tires
Updated: July 18, 2019 - 2:53 am

(NewsUSA) - Beware of a spoon stuck in your tires?

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Monday 08/19/2019
Fun Ways to Develop Your Children’s Interests
Posted: August 19, 2019

(StatePoint) The games children play can inform the way they see the world. Here are some fun ways to make playtime an opportunity to help young kids explore new ideas and develop their interests:

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Thursday 08/15/2019
5 Ways to Keep Your Cat Happy and Healthy
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:04 am

(Family Features) While cats can be quite independent animals, they still rely on their pet parents to maintain their well-being. It’s up to pet owners to provide the adequate care, nutrition and home environment to ensure their furry friends live long and healthy lives.

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A Romantic Rendezvous
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:04 am

Celebrate love with a Caribbean cruise

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Making the Back-to-School Transition Easy from Kindergarten to College
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:04 am

(Family Features) It’s time to get your household organized for another school year and all that comes with it.

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Ways to Make the World a Better Place for Seniors
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:04 am

(Family Features) By 2050, the senior population (adults age 65 and older) will be more than double that of the world’s youngest citizens, and the number of people living beyond age 80 is expected to triple over the next 30 years.

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Seek Outdoor Entertainment for Personal Satisfaction
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:04 am

(Family Features) Making time to enjoy the outdoors is a simple way to boost your physical and mental well-being, no matter your age. Whether you venture out to the porch to watch the sunset or lace up your golf shoes for an afternoon on the course, there are plenty of ways you can take in some fresh air.

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Get the Most Out of Your Benefits Enrollment
Posted: August 15, 2019

(Family Features) A lackadaisical approach to benefits enrollment could leave you short on coverage or end up costing you more than it should. Gathering information and making time to thoroughly consider your options and needs can help ensure you’re getting the best value from your employer’s benefits package.

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Boat Safe
Posted: August 15, 2019

Ensure your boat is ready for the water with this checklist

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Emergency Preparedness Tips to Help Ensure Pet Safety
Posted: August 15, 2019

(Family Features) Preparing for an emergency can be a challenge. It oftentimes is hard to foresee when disaster will strike and how to properly prepare before it occurs.

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Keep Summer Movie Season Going at Home
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:04 am

(Family Features) The summer movie season may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean you have to limit your enjoyment of films outside the theater.

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Thursday 08/15/2019
Grill like a boss with big BBQ flavor and bold wines
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:09 am

(BPT) - Grilling is one of America’s greatest pastimes, and if you love grilled meat, chances are you also like hosting cookouts to show off your pit master prowess. Once you’ve mastered the art of the char, why not take it a step further? Serve wine that blows the lid off the meal, in the best possible way.

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4 home fix-ups for fall
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:07 am

(BPT) - With cooler days and temperate weather, fall is a good time to get outdoors and tackle some larger home projects, as well as prep your home for winter.

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Cutting-edge tumor tests reveal new cancer treatment options
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:10 am

(BPT) - In the fall of 2017, Elissa Reynolds was shocked by a stage four colorectal cancer diagnosis at 35 years old. Almost two years later, she has hope for the future thanks to innovative tests on her living tumor tissue, which revealed personalized treatment options for her specific cancer.

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5 easy relaxation techniques to reduce stress at home
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:11 am

(BPT) - Moms have to-do lists that are never done. From getting the kids to school, prepping family meals and everything in between, it’s a 24/7 job and can be hard to find a moment to stop and take a breath of fresh air. While the home should be a sanctuary to relax and de-stress, the reality is that a lot of life’s biggest activities happen there. The good news is that it only takes a few minutes to ground yourself through meditation. In fact, recent studies by the National Institutes of Health indicate that meditation can improve relaxation, lower blood pressure and reduce anxiety. Learning a few easy meditation techniques will give you the ability to power through even the toughest days.

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Time to think harder about your checking account
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:11 am

(BPT) - When we imagine “financial literacy,” we often think about credit cards, loans and debt. But these building blocks of our financial infrastructures tend to cloud our perspective, pushing important details, like checking accounts, to the sidelines.

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Rising child star and mom share their top 5 tips for preparing to go back to school proud
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:11 am

(BPT) - Sponsored by Office Depot and OfficeMax

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Wednesday 08/14/2019
4 back-to-school essentials to help keep kids healthy
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:11 am

(BPT) - New backpack? Check. Cool new shoes? Check. The right 24-pack of crayons? Check.

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5 budget-friendly projects that boost your home's value
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:11 am

(BPT) - Whether you plan to sell your home soon or you simply want to make your property more modern and livable, there are many things you can do to increase the value of your house. The good news is you don't need a massive budget to make a big impact. Here are five affordable things you can do to boost your home's bottom line.

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Tuesday 08/13/2019
An aging family member is struggling with their chronic condition - what can you do?
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:08 am

(BPT) - As we get older, the ones we love inevitably age too. For many, there comes a time where you are no longer just a son, daughter or family member — you’re a caregiver. Ensuring your aging parent or loved one is able to manage and afford their medical treatments can have an enormous impact on their health and quality of life.

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Monday 08/12/2019
Managing back-to-school anxiety: Top advice for parents
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:10 am

(BPT) - Going back to school after enjoying the long, sunny days of summer is a source of angst for many children, especially those who already struggle with anxiety.

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Saturday 08/17/2019
Questions Your Teen’s Pediatrician May Ask
Posted: August 17, 2019

(StatePoint) Routine check-ups are essential for adolescents and young adults. As health risks and concerns are rapidly changing during the teen years, these preventive services can help keep your teens healthy and safe. Experts say that conversations between doctors, patients and their families during these visits are very important.

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Friday 08/16/2019
How Plasma Donations Can Add Up to Life-Changing Medicines for People Around the World
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:04 am

(BPT) - What is plasma and how does it help people?

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Thursday 08/15/2019
5 Ways to Keep Your Cat Happy and Healthy
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:04 am

(Family Features) While cats can be quite independent animals, they still rely on their pet parents to maintain their well-being. It’s up to pet owners to provide the adequate care, nutrition and home environment to ensure their furry friends live long and healthy lives.

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A Romantic Rendezvous
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:04 am

Celebrate love with a Caribbean cruise

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Making the Back-to-School Transition Easy from Kindergarten to College
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:04 am

(Family Features) It’s time to get your household organized for another school year and all that comes with it.

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Ways to Make the World a Better Place for Seniors
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:04 am

(Family Features) By 2050, the senior population (adults age 65 and older) will be more than double that of the world’s youngest citizens, and the number of people living beyond age 80 is expected to triple over the next 30 years.

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Seek Outdoor Entertainment for Personal Satisfaction
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:04 am

(Family Features) Making time to enjoy the outdoors is a simple way to boost your physical and mental well-being, no matter your age. Whether you venture out to the porch to watch the sunset or lace up your golf shoes for an afternoon on the course, there are plenty of ways you can take in some fresh air.

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Get the Most Out of Your Benefits Enrollment
Posted: August 15, 2019

(Family Features) A lackadaisical approach to benefits enrollment could leave you short on coverage or end up costing you more than it should. Gathering information and making time to thoroughly consider your options and needs can help ensure you’re getting the best value from your employer’s benefits package.

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Boat Safe
Posted: August 15, 2019

Ensure your boat is ready for the water with this checklist

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Emergency Preparedness Tips to Help Ensure Pet Safety
Posted: August 15, 2019

(Family Features) Preparing for an emergency can be a challenge. It oftentimes is hard to foresee when disaster will strike and how to properly prepare before it occurs.

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Wednesday 08/14/2019
Presenting: America's top 10 shelter dog makeovers
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:06 am

(BPT) - Millions of dogs enter shelters each year. Most are dirty and matted, and less than half get the grooming they so desperately need. Sadly, these deserving animals are being perceived as ‘damaged goods’ just because of their appearance. To better their chances at finding a fur-ever family, pet industry leaders Wahl and GreaterGood.org have teamed up to donate funds and grooming supplies to shelters nationwide. The goal this year: transform more than 20,000 dogs so their lovable, adoptable personalities can shine through. Hundreds of these amazing makeovers can be seen in the Dirty Dogs Before & After Photo Gallery — including the following Top 10 Shelter Dog Makeovers of 2019.

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Monday 08/05/2019
‘Fur-get’ About Stress When Moving With Pets
Updated: August 07, 2019 - 2:33 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re a pet parent, you’re far from alone. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, nearly six in 10 American households have at least one pet.

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Tips to Take Great Pet Pics
Posted: August 05, 2019

(StatePoint) Whether you’re hoping to make your dog an Instagram sensation or you just want a nice portrait for the mantle, you’ve likely discovered pets, in general, can be elusive around cameras.

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Thursday 07/25/2019
New Way To Save All Shelter Pets
Updated: July 27, 2019 - 2:42 am

(NAPSI)—The lives of nearly 733,000 cats and dogs could be saved with the help of caring humans and an innovative Web-based platform introduced this week by Best Friends Animal Society.

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Monday 07/22/2019
Pet Safety Tips for Summer
Posted: July 22, 2019

(BPT) - There’s no better summer companion than your furry, four-legged friend. From sunshine and beach days to playing fetch at the park, summer is the perfect season to bond with your pet. Keep in mind that higher temperatures come with higher precautions for pet owners. Here are four helpful tips to keep your pet safe this summer.

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Monday 06/10/2019
Top Tips for Moving With a Pet
Posted: June 10, 2019

(StatePoint) Your furball is part of the family, so if you’re like most, you don’t make major life decisions without thinking of your pet’s needs — including where you live and how you move into a new home.

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Wednesday 04/17/2019
Four Tips For Preventing Dog Attacks On Mail Carriers
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:55 am

(NAPSI)—Can you picture a member of your family attacking a mail carrier? Of course you couldn't, but it happened 5,714 times last year across the nation.

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Thursday 03/07/2019
Feature-Rich Dog Parks Are Coming to Towns Across America
Updated: April 30, 2019 - 3:04 am

(NewsUSA) - Lassie used to run free throughout the town, solving problems and rescuing kids in trouble.

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Thursday 01/24/2019
Tips for Senior Dog Care
Posted: January 24, 2019

(StatePoint) As your dog ages, your care must evolve to meet your furry friend’s changing needs, particularly when it comes to mobility, injury-prevention and recovery.

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Tuesday 12/04/2018
How to Keep Dogs Safe During Cold Weather Walks
Posted: December 04, 2018

(StatePoint) Make winter a wonderland for dogs by ensuring they’re safe when temperatures drop.

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