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Grill like a boss with big BBQ flavor and bold wines

(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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Thursday 08/15/2019
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

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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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Friday 08/09/2019
Protecting you from credit and debit card fraud with artificial intelligence
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:12 am

(BPT) - Imagine a thief gets your credit or debit card and decides to go on a shopping spree. The thief tries to buy a flat-screen TV, a new computer and a diamond ring. You have no idea this is happening, until you get a phone call from your bank or an alert from your mobile banking app. How did they know to flag these specific transactions as fraud instead of other things you have purchased?

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‘The inspiration is endless:’ An ingredient the world’s top chefs recommend
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:07 am

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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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Lack of pet-friendly domestic violence shelters critical barrier for victims with pets
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:06 am

(BPT) - An estimated 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience some form of domestic abuse in their lifetime. Escaping abusive situations and starting over in a new and safe environment is an overwhelming experience for victims, especially when pets are involved. An added challenge is that very few (approximately 10 percent) domestic violence shelters in the U.S. currently accept and house pets. This leaves abuse victims with a difficult decision — flee to safety but leave their pet behind or stay with their abuser? Almost half of domestic violence victims choose to stay in an abusive situation out of fear of what might happen to their pet if they leave.

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Thursday 08/08/2019
5 tips to make the most out of your workout routine
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:11 am

(BPT) - Whether you’re hitting the gym to get healthy, tone up or improve your overall well-being, there’s no denying that seeing results can be one of the most satisfying feelings. Noticing even the smallest change in the way you feel or look is reason enough to lace up your sneakers for another sweat session. However, when results seem to plateau or schedules get busy, you might begin to question your commitment to a fitness routine.

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WASHLET: The History Behind the World’s Most Luxurious and Innovative Bathroom Technology
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:08 am

(BPT) - When it comes to bodily hygiene, what was once considered a luxury — cleansing with water — is now deemed a necessity. Before 1920, daily bathing was a luxury; bathing once a week was the norm. In the 1920s and 1930s, however, industrial automation introduced new standards of hygiene to the American public by reducing the cost of indoor plumbing fixtures. By the 1940s, daily bathing had become an everyday luxury and the social norm.

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Think outside: 5 ways to disconnect and enjoy the outdoors
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:11 am

(BPT) - Life is hectic, full of demands at work and home. Add digital distractions like computers, cell phones, tablets and more, and it's no wonder many people are experiencing record-high levels of stress.

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Wednesday 08/07/2019
The ultimate guide to buying a cordless vacuum
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:09 am

(BPT) - Whether you live in a house or an apartment, you may have found that old-fashioned vacuum cleaners with long cords are inconvenient to use, and a hassle to carry around your home for everyday cleaning. Today’s lightweight, cordless vacuums offer more convenience and are much easier to use.

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Tuesday 08/06/2019
Are you getting enough protein in your diet?
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:11 am

(BPT) - You may have noticed protein bars and shakes popping up at grocery stores or gyms. Coverage of the benefits of protein is all the rage. So it might be surprising to learn that almost half of older adults are not consuming enough protein, thus negatively impacting their health, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging.

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5 ways parents can help kids be themselves
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:09 am

(BPT) - As a parent, it's so exciting to see your children grow and develop their own unique personalities and interests. While children are young and exploring the world around them, parents are always looking for ways to encourage their children’s growth, and to support them in finding activities that inspire kids and help them express their individual differences.

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6 unexpected food pairings that really work
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:06 am

(BPT) - When it comes to food pairings, do you tend to stick with what you know? While the classics are certainly deserving of regular rotation in your meals, if you never think outside of what you know, you're depriving yourself of some tasty twists that could become new favorites.

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Monday 08/05/2019
Pimento cheese is finally spreading across America? Well, it’s about time.
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:06 am

(BPT) - One of the South’s best-kept secrets for years, pimento cheese is finally catching on with the rest of the country. While pimento cheese and things made with it are still only on 4% of U.S. restaurant menus, according to www.datassential.com, that’s an increase of 65% in the last four years.

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4 ways to celebrate a teacher who made an impact
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:06 am

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Sunday 08/04/2019
Do you have unused opioids in your home? Here is what you need to do.
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:08 am

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Friday 08/02/2019
Record low unemployment creates opportunities for Americans with disabilities
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:07 am

(BPT) - With unemployment rates at a nearly 50-year low, many businesses are struggling to find workers. This tight job market is opening doors for people with disabilities, as many companies are turning their attention to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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Thursday 08/01/2019
Young women learn government fundamentals in nationwide leadership program
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:07 am

(BPT) - This July, two teenage girls from every state in the country met in Washington, D.C., for the 73rd annual American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation. This one-week government-in-action leadership development program is designed to educate future leaders on U.S. government fundamentals and the rights, privileges and responsibilities of citizens.

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Signs Your Aging Parents May Need More Help at Home
Posted: August 01, 2019

(StatePoint) Every day, roughly 10,000 baby boomers nationwide turn 65, according to the Pew Research Center, which means that a growing number of Americans are dealing with the many challenges associated with aging parents or relatives. Among them is determining when parents may need assistance they aren’t currently receiving.

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Wednesday 07/31/2019
Embarrassing questions you’re too afraid to ask your gynecologist
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:11 am

(BPT) - It’s that time again. The dreaded gynecologist appointment. There’s nothing to be afraid of because nothing shocks the gyno. However, many women are reluctant to ask the questions they want — and need — answered.

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Tuesday 07/30/2019
Managing change is crucial for success
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:07 am

(BPT) - Whether you’re a small-business owner, a manager at a mid-sized company or CEO of a large corporation, you’ve had to cope with constant change over the course of your career, and you’ve learned at least one thing: More change is inevitable.

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Monday 07/29/2019
How you sleep affects your health – and could give you wrinkles
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:11 am

(BPT) - As you drift off to sleep, how does your nightly position affect your health?

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Handy hacks and simple tricks for DIY projects
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:06 am

(BPT) - Have you ever left a reminder on a small scrap of paper because that is all you could find? Or ran out of room when writing an important message? No matter your profession — from construction and manufacturing, to culinary and education, to even around the house — there's always a message or reminder to communicate.

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Thursday 07/25/2019
5 easy ways to be a more active dad
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:08 am

(BPT) - For children, having an engaged dad makes a huge difference — fathers play a critical role, and research tells us just how important that role is. In fact, studies show that children who feel close to their fathers are two times more likely to go to college or find a job after high school.

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5 things to know about securing a business loan
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:11 am

(BPT) - If you’re dreaming about starting a business, or if you’re already a business owner looking to grow your business, chances are that you’ll need a loan at some point to help your vision become reality. And if you’re a veteran or active-duty servicemember, you already possess the skills and vital experience needed to make your business a success.

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True confessions: Which skin sins have you committed?
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:10 am

(BPT) - From catching your favorite team at a ballgame to swimming in a pool, summertime brings no shortage of outdoor activities. All this time outside, though, can wreak havoc on your skin if you don’t follow a proper routine to rid your skin of the dirt, oil and residue it encounters throughout the day. While a daily cleanse may seem obvious, some people tend to forget the step — then wonder why they suffer from breakouts and other skin problems.

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6 back-to-school tips every parent of kids with allergies should know
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:11 am

(BPT) - For kids who live with allergies and asthma, back-to-school can spell trouble with symptoms.

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Monday 07/22/2019
Are you a Maverick? A Dreamer? Find your financial personality
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:10 am

(BPT) - When it comes to managing your finances, are you more likely to be spontaneous and optimistic or stick to a formal plan? Understanding your financial personality can be important on the journey to reaching your financial goals, whether it’s something short-term like buying a home or longer term like your dream retirement. For some of us it’s simply about finding a better balance between spending and saving.

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Patient registry breathes new life into pulmonary fibrosis research
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:07 am

(BPT) - Over 200,000 people in the United States are living with pulmonary fibrosis (PF), a progressive, debilitating lung disease. More than 50,000 new cases of PF are diagnosed each year — with many more that are likely misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. Most cases are idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), meaning of unknown cause. And sadly, today the disease has no known cure.

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Sunday 07/21/2019
Maternal morbidity and mortality: Your guide to healthy pregnancy
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:12 am

(BPT) - Every year in the United States, approximately 700 women die as a result of pregnancy or delivery complications, and more than 50,000 experience unexpected health problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some pregnancy complications (for example, morning sickness) are not usually serious, but others, such as high blood pressure, can become severe enough to threaten a mother’s life. Such complications can occur during pregnancy or delivery and in the months, or even years, following delivery.

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Friday 07/19/2019
5 latest trends in bathroom design
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:11 am

(BPT) - Today's homeowners are increasingly expecting their bathrooms to mirror some of the spa-like features that were previously seen only in hotels, resorts and luxury vacation rentals.

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Wednesday 07/17/2019
Internship tips from an intern who became an owner and CEO
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:06 am

(BPT) - Internships can be a valuable opportunity to start your full-time working career, and change your life.

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When eating a balanced diet, beef remains a high-protein option
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:06 am

(BPT) - Imagine you are preparing for a trip to the grocery store. To meal prep for the upcoming week, you develop a balanced grocery list with various items spanning the five food groups: fruits, vegetables, dairy, grains and protein. You know protein is essential to a balanced diet and maintaining energy and many products are now boasting protein content, but do you know what foods are healthful high sources of protein? And do you know how much protein you really need?

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How one idea - big or small - can help change cancer care
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:08 am

(BPT) - Anyone who has confronted cancer or helped a friend or family member battle the disease knows that the challenges go far beyond diagnosis and treatment. Managing the cancer journey and life after treatment calls on support from family and the surrounding community. It is this community that may have the greatest potential to improve lives of people touched by cancer, by using their own experiences to inform solutions.

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Time-saving tips for creating simple morning routines
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:11 am

(BPT) - Mornings can be a bit chaotic as you fight the clock to get out the door on time. This is especially true if you have a big family. Wouldn't it be nice if rather than feeling like a stressful race, your morning routine was something you actually looked forward to?

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5 easy projects to get the whole family outside
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:12 am

(BPT) - Want to get the kids away from screens and outside for some fresh air? Many outdoor projects will not only lure your whole family outdoors once the jobs are completed, but the family may actually want to help you.

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Tuesday 07/16/2019
Avoiding the summer slide: How teens can learn new skills during summer break
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:06 am

(BPT) - Summer vacation is all about freedom and flexibility for most teens, and sometimes all they want to do is kick back and relax. While a break from structured school days and homework can be refreshing, too many weeks without flexing mental muscles can mean losing knowledge teens gained over the school year.

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Breast cancer survivor puts chemo to the test
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:07 am

(BPT) - As a commercial airline pilot with nearly 30 years of experience, Diane Sandoval, age 50, is no stranger to making difficult decisions. However, she faced one of her toughest challenges not in the skies, but when she discovered a small lump in her left breast during a self-examination. Her worst fear was confirmed after a visit to her doctor when she was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer.

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Smoking basics for mastering the art of delectable beef
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:10 am

(BPT) - Summer weekends are all about the barbecue. Grilling has become an American staple, and many home grill masters yearn to take it to the next level, impressing their friends and families with tasty, mouthwatering smoked beef. Smoking is a timeless technique that elevates the beef people crave by delivering rich flavor and tenderness.

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How to create a charcuterie board for your next party
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:06 am

(BPT) - Planning a party doesn’t have to be difficult. Instead of agonizing over appetizers, opt for serving delicious wine with a charcuterie board — a variety of cured meats, cheeses and condiments that can range from simple to sophisticated. Even a fairly basic spread can look elegant, while providing your guests with inviting, impressive flavor combinations.

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Heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest are different, but often related
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:08 am

(BPT) - Within just eight days, Michael Adams, a 59-year-old husband and father of two from Moore, OK, suffered a heart attack and a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) — he survived them both. Many think a heart attack and SCA are the same, but they are very different. Recent heart attack victims have a higher risk of SCA, but there are life-saving treatment options available.

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Monday 07/15/2019
Why ethics is good for business
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:08 am

(BPT) - The last thing any company wants is a misstep that hurts the trust it has built with customers. This is especially true for smaller businesses, which may not have the resources to recover from a reputational setback. To prevent mistakes, bad decisions and wrongdoing, smaller businesses can take a proactive approach to developing ethical business leaders and business cultures. In doing so, experts say businesses can achieve benefits for their bottom line, their employees and the common good.

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