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Monday 11/12/2018
Black Friday Deals Abound for Orlando
Posted: November 12, 2018

(NewsUSA) - As winter and the holidays approach, it's time to start planning warm-weather destination trips.

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Thursday 11/08/2018
Make Emergency Planning a Priority
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) With plummeting temperatures and winter storm season on the horizon, it's time to refresh your family's emergency plan. Not only is it necessary to ensure you have the right supplies on-hand, it's also important to know how to safely execute your plan and use items like portable generators.

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5 Ways to Boost Home Wi-Fi
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) In today’s connected world, it’s almost unthinkable to function without an internet connection, and for practical purposes most households need wireless connectivity for everyone to fully enjoy their internet-enabled devices, including smartphones, laptops, tablets, televisions, thermostats, security cameras and even refrigerators.

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Selecting a Plan That’s Right for You During Medicare Open Enrollment
Posted: November 08, 2018

(Family Features) Each year between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7 people can make changes to their Medicare coverage options.

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5 Ways to Find Your Morning Workout Motivation
Posted: November 08, 2018

(Family Features) For many people, hitting the gym in the morning leaves less time for excuses or interferences.

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Medicare Open Enrollment 101
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:49 am

Know your options and get free help

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STEM at Play
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) When children play, they often learn. Not only can playtime improve behavior and concentration, but it helps children explore with their imaginations. Both free play and adult-guided play allow kids to learn right from wrong, how to share and gain awareness of others’ feelings.

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The Rarest of the Rare
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:50 am

What to know about a cancer you may not have heard of

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Common Indoor Air Quality Culprits
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:50 am

(Family Features) A new survey has revealed many Americans miss the mark when it comes to cleaning their homes, which may negatively affect the quality of air they breathe indoors.  Understanding the causes of poor indoor air can help you combat many common culprits. Consider these survey results and find more information at filtrate.com/culprits.

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Make a Difference this Holiday Season
Posted: November 08, 2018

(Family Features) This holiday season, you have the power to change children’s lives for the better.

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6 Tips to Maintain Eye Health
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:51 am

(Family Features) When considering making changes to positively impact your well-being, many aspects of health may jump to the forefront, from taking care of mental and emotional health to ensuring a well-maintained body from head to toes. However, one sometimes overlooked area is your eyes and the importance of vision care.

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Cars to Consider for 2019
Posted: November 08, 2018

(Family Features) Purchasing a new vehicle, while exciting, can be a burden for many shoppers. A variety of options and considerations for each make and model can turn the decision-making process into a stressful situation.

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5 Things to Consider on Your Next Road Trip
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:51 am

(Family Features) If you’re looking for a memorable vacation experience, getting behind the wheel and taking to the open road can provide the perfect opportunity to create your own journey and explore at your own pace.

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Wednesday 11/07/2018
Understanding Yourself In 'The Age Of Overwhelm'
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:35 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re ever among the many Americans who feel overwhelmed by work or school; family or community; caretaking for others or your own health and well-being; or engagement in social justice, environmental advocacy or civil service, you may be relieved to learn that just a few subtle shifts can make a major difference.

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4 Ways to Show Your Pets You’re Thankful for Them
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:50 am

(Family Features) Pets can be morning jog partners and movie night snuggle buddies, but they often do much more than that: they can help make their owners healthier both physically and mentally. Research from the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition found that having a pet reduces the risk of heart disease and high cholesterol, as well as stress, depression and fear. While you should show your pets you’re thankful for them all year round, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to reassess and make sure your pets are feeling the love, in return for everything they do for you.

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4 Tips to Prepare Your Pup for Winter
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:50 am

(Family Features) When winter approaches, it brings a number of distractions and factors that tend to keep people from getting outside and staying active. From holiday parties and vacations to bad weather, it’s important to keep health and exercise top of mind throughout the busy season. This is especially important for your furry friends since they depend on their owners to keep them healthy and active.

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Prepare Pets for Better Grooming Visits
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:50 am

(Family Features) While a haircut is often the first thing that comes to mind when pet parents contemplate a visit to the groomer, those visits can involve much more than a bath and trim. It can also include spa-like skin and paw treatments, deep moisturizing shampoos and conditioners for healthy skin and a lustrous coat, de-shedding and flea or tick treatments. These treatments are all in addition to the expert clipping, shaving and nail trims you might expect.

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How to Choose the Right Food for Your Dog
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:50 am

(Family Features) When it comes to selecting the right food for their dogs, people often agonize about choosing among a myriad of options. Given that 95 percent of pet owners consider their pets to be part of the family, according to a Nielsen survey on The Humanization of Pet Food, pet parents typically want to provide a well-balanced diet, made from quality ingredients.

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Tuesday 11/06/2018
What College Kids Need
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:35 am

(NAPSI)—To give college students something that’ll help them for years, consider these job search tools and resources.

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Friday 11/02/2018
Family farmers from across the country talk turkeys
Updated: November 05, 2018 - 4:47 am

(BPT) - It’s 6 a.m. in Bell County, Texas. The sun is yet to peek over the horizon on what will become a steamy summer day, but Darrell Glaser is already strolling through his turkey houses to ensure the birds on his family farm are comfortable. The farm has been in Glaser’s family for nearly 100 years, and Darrell and his family have spent nearly every day tending to their turkeys.

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Can too much potassium be harmful? What you need to know if you have a chronic condition
Updated: November 05, 2018 - 4:48 am

(BPT) - For people with chronic illnesses, nutrition is important — but some nutrients present risks for certain patients. Potassium, for example, has many benefits, but can be fatal for people with kidney disease if the level of potassium in their blood spikes. In the United States, there are more than three million patients who are living with hyperkalemia — a condition that refers to having abnormally high blood potassium levels. As the number of people with these diseases is expected to climb, so too are the number of people at risk for hyperkalemia.

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Thursday 11/01/2018
Seven Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a New Mattress
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 7:48 pm

(NewsUSA) - A mattress is one of the most important purchases you'll ever make. You spend approximately one-third of your life in bed and how well you sleep can affect your health and well-being. But shopping for a mattress can be confusing for even the wisest consumers. Here are seven mistakes to avoid when you're ready to shop for a mattress that will help you get the best night's sleep possible:

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How parents can encourage and support imaginative play
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:53 am

(BPT) - Play is a child’s work, and it comes naturally to kids. While we often focus on how a child’s intellectual abilities are coming along, the role of imaginative play in childhood development is often overlooked.

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Wednesday 10/31/2018
Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers: What you need to know
Updated: November 05, 2018 - 4:48 am

(BPT) - Peggy Lavender, 63, of Brookhaven, Georgia, knew her life would change when her husband, Jim, 66, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s five years ago, but she never expected it to be this challenging.

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Despite Challenges, Caregiving Comes with Many Rewards [Infographic]
Updated: November 05, 2018 - 4:49 am

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3 Tips for a Healthy Baby
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:28 am

(Family Features) When you’re a new parent, once you’ve successfully navigated the first car ride home from the hospital and the euphoria of this new little life begins to fade, you’re left with one resounding question: now what?

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5 Ways the Whole Family Can Eat Healthy
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:50 am

(Family Features) People are understandably conscious about the foods they’re eating and where they come from. The human eating space has seen the rise of whole, clean and natural foods, and in the last couple years, the trend has even moved into pet foods.

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Eyeing Better Vision
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:54 am

9 tips to maintain eye health

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5 Hacks for Holiday Hosting
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:54 am

(Family Features) It may feel impossible to fit even more into already jam-packed days, but when the holidays roll around, entertaining and celebrating always find a way. Fortunately, you can find some shortcuts when hosting that offer plenty of festive style while also helping you avoid stressing over every detail.

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Tuesday 10/30/2018
Hepatitis C testing important for veterans
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:22 am

(BPT) - When you go to the doctor for a physical, you'll probably have a variety of tests done to check for health concerns like blood pressure and cholesterol. One important test you should consider requesting is for hepatitis C. Why? A simple blood test now could save your life and potentially the lives of others.

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Scent-imental: Holiday Smells Evoke Happy Memories
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 7:49 pm

(NewsUSA) - Does a whiff of cinnamon bring back memories of your grandmother's kitchen? Is the smell of a fir tree unalterably linked to Christmas morning? The sense of smell is uniquely connected to memories, especially during the holiday season.

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Easy ways to spark your infant's curiosity
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 7:49 pm

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Monday 10/29/2018
Christmas Comes Early with Family Holiday Movies on UPtv
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 7:49 pm

(NewsUSA) - The holidays are almost here, and fans of uplifting Christmas television can look forward to 45 films on UPtv, including seven Sunday night premiere movies. The network, known for family-friendly fare, kicks off 55 days of holiday programming starting November 1.

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The changing face of the American student: The growth of online learning
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:51 am

(BPT) - 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. 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. 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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Treating Mental Illness in the United States: Go Beyond Healthcare
Updated: November 03, 2018 - 4:22 am

(BPT) - According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly one in five adults in the United States lives with mental illness. That’s over 43 million Americans — more than the populations of New York and Florida combined.

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Know your enemy: Bed bugs
Updated: November 05, 2018 - 4:53 am

(BPT) - Does the thought of a bed bug infestation send a shiver down your spine? Do you immediately think of insects hiding in beds? Did you know that bed bugs aren’t just found in those places? The experts at Terminix are here to clear up some common misconceptions and provide information so that you can be more prepared than scared if you ever find yourself dealing with these pests.

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Friday 10/26/2018
5 tips for a mobile man cave that rivals home
Updated: November 11, 2018 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - It’s football time, and many Americans are making the annual pilgrimage to man caves forged in living rooms, basements or garages. There, fans hunker down for hours in the extreme comforts of recliners, snacks and drinks, and of course, mega-sized TV screens.

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Wednesday 10/24/2018
5 Ways to Show Your Cats You Love Them
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:49 am

(Family Features) Cats take on so many different roles within their owners’ lives and families, such as cuddle buddies, emotional support animals, quiet companions and purring playmates. Each furry feline deserves the best, so as a cat owner, it’s important to shower your pet with love and make him feel special all year round.

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A Healthy Way to Work
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:53 am

Improve health and performance at the office

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Keep Pets Safe this Halloween
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:53 am

(Family Features) Halloween isn’t just for humans; four-legged friends have plenty of opportunity to get in on the fun, too. However, it’s important to take some pet precautions that allow the whole family to enjoy the holiday safely, as the costumes and excitement can be overwhelming and some of the candy is even dangerous.

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DIY Halloween Box Costume for All Ages
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:54 am

(Family Features) Candy, pumpkins and costumes are some of the most popular traditions of the Halloween season. This year, rather than searching store aisles for the perfect getup, consider using boxes from your latest deliveries and other items you have on-hand to create a one-of-a-kind DIY costume, or “boxtume.”

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Monday 10/22/2018
The Value of Prescription Drug Benefits for Medicare Enrollees
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 7:48 pm

(NewsUSA) - If you are eligible for Medicare, prescription drug benefits should be an important consideration when it comes to choosing among various Medicare coverage options.

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Friday 10/19/2018
Parents: Store Medicine Properly to Avoid Halloween ‘Candy Confusion’
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 7:48 pm

(StatePoint) This Halloween, families are projected to spend $2.6 billion on candy this year, according to the National Retail Federation. Unfortunately, Halloween can quickly go from spooky to scary with precautions that start right in your own home when it comes to medicine safety.

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Wednesday 10/17/2018
Stylish Carrying Case Corrals Handbag Essentials in Style
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 7:49 pm

(NewsUSA) - Despite their best efforts, most women have had the experience of frantically digging into the bottom of a large purse or handbag for an essential item such as eyeglasses, cellphone, keys, or passport. A separate case to corral these important possessions makes sense, especially if it combines fashion with function.

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Now is the Time to Address Your Hearing Health
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:47 am

(Family Features) If you find yourself constantly turning up the volume on the TV or asking people to repeat themselves, you’re not alone. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans – nearly 50 million people – ages 12 and older have hearing loss, according to the Hearing Health Foundation.

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Tips for Turning History into Your Story
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:51 am

(Family Features) If you have ever thought about exploring your family history, now can be the perfect time as October is National Family History Month. To get started, these four simple tips can help you unlock new understanding and make meaningful connections. You can also consider sharing these tips with loved ones so they can join in on the fun, too.

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There is No One-Size-Fits-All Breast Cancer
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:50 am

(Family Features) Breast cancer. It is a simple phrase representing a complex journey thousands of women travel each year. Even during October, when Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings attention to the disease, many people don’t realize breast cancer is not just one disease; it’s extremely complex and classified into different types. Understanding the many types of breast cancer is important – not just for the 1-in-8 women who will be diagnosed in their lifetime, – but for those who love them, too.¹

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4 Tips for Traveling with Your Furry Friend
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:48 am

(Family Features) It comes as no surprise that the “workaholic” mindset of many Americans can affect people’s willingness to take vacation days for traveling. However, work isn’t the only culprit hindering American’s travel. A study by Project: Time Off found the three top reasons why people don’t use their vacation days to travel are cost, children and pets.

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Bringing Baby Home
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:54 am

5 tips to prepare for a newborn’s arrival

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