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  • Real Estate

    Spring without the wings: 5 tips to avoid a seasonal pest problem

    (BPT) - Daydreaming of spring is something everyone does during the coldest days of winter — even pests. The promise of warmer weather on the horizon is also a boon for the numerous species of pests that inhabit your area, and when the temperature perks up, many of those pests come out of hiding and start looking towards your home for food and shelter.

  • Pets

    Hope Unleashed For Pets With Cancer

    (NAPSI)—If any of the country's 70 million dogs are part of your family, you know how you feel about your furry friend, how the love and loyalty, playfulness and protection he offers can affect your life. You also know you want to keep him safe and disease-free.

  • Bridal

    How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring

    (StatePoint) An engagement ring is at once a symbol of love and commitment and also a reflection of a woman’s personal style. For the engaged-to-be who hasn’t quite determined the perfect sparkler for herself, articulating an engagement ring style can seem challenging.

Top Story

Navigating Medicare: 5 allies who can help

(BPT) - Enrolling in Medicare for the first time or starting coverage under a new plan? It might bring you back to that first day starting a new job. You knew some of the basics, but you also knew there was a lot more to learn. More than likely, you got help from colleagues who have been around for a while and helped show you the ropes.

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Pet Central

pets

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

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




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Friday 02/16/2018
Five Ways You Can Support Your SweetHeart This Valentine's Day
Updated: February 17, 2018 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Like millions of Americans, your loved one may be living in a bad relationship this Valentine’s Day — the relationship between diabetes and their heart. People with type 2 diabetes are up to four times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than people without diabetes. Yet, over half of Americans with type 2 diabetes are unaware of this link as they celebrate the holiday with those they cherish most. In fact, people with type 2 diabetes spend 1,000 percent more time planning for Valentine’s Day than talking to their doctor about their heart disease risk.

Thursday 02/15/2018
Improve your heart health in 2018 with these tips
Updated: February 17, 2018 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - When it comes to maintaining and/or improving your heart health, it’s the little things you do day after day that can have a big impact on your immediate and long-term health.

5 reasons why it's delicious to eat right
Posted: February 15, 2018

(BPT) - Eating right is more than just something to try out for the new year. It’s a commitment to choosing a healthy lifestyle that increases your energy, sense of well-being and activity level.

The secret to sticking to your resolutions just may lie in your Medicare benefits
Updated: February 17, 2018 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Despite our best intentions, 80 percent of us have given up on our New Year’s resolutions by mid-February. Determined to make this year different? If you’re enrolled in Medicare, you might be surprised to learn that your benefits could give you an edge in your quest to stay motivated and on track to attaining your goals for the year ahead.

Innovative New Looks for Your Kitchen Renovation
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) Renovating your kitchen? Think about making updates that will add beauty and functionality to one of the most important rooms in the house. Here are a few innovative new looks and ideas to consider including in your plans.

3 Major Home Renovations that are Worth the Effort
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) Building a new home? Overhauling an existing one? Here are three renovation ideas that will add beauty and value.

Mix and Match: Update Your Home With 2018 Design Trends
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) Are you planning to refresh your home but aren’t sure where to start? Some of today’s most popular design trends encourage mixing and matching favorite home accents within the same space.

How to Select the Right Wood for Your Stove, Insert or Fireplace
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) An EPA-certified wood stove, insert or fireplace can offer your home greater comfort and efficiency and add a rustic look and natural ambiance to any room.

Wednesday 02/14/2018
Eating healthy has never been more delicious
Updated: February 17, 2018 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Yoga mats, kale salads, fitness trackers, standing desks and gym memberships. It seems like everywhere you look, people are taking strides to get healthier. And with good reason.

An underutilized retirement strategy
Updated: February 17, 2018 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Across the nation, thousands of seniors have used a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), commonly called a reverse mortgage loan, as a savvy way to access the equity in their homes as part of their retirement strategy.

5 ways to support your child and address issues at school
Updated: February 17, 2018 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Children and teens experience some of the most important moments of their lives at school. It’s where they spend two-thirds of their waking hours. Of course, school can be stressful, too — and not just because of pop quizzes and science projects.

Cómo gastar su dinero con empresas que comparten sus valores
Updated: February 16, 2018 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Desde pequeñas compras de una sola vez a cuotas mensuales de servicio, quizás no piense mucho sobre lo que le ocurre a su dinero después de gastarlo.

Add fire safety to your family's routine
Updated: February 17, 2018 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Think of all the items you replace regularly — your cellphone, lightbulbs and even your toothbrush. But when was the last time you replaced your smoke alarm batteries, or even the alarms themselves? It’s easy to overlook, but the time to think about fire safety is now — before an emergency strikes.

When It Comes To Investing, Are You A Bull Or A Bear? Or Are You More Of A Narwhal, Or A Mason Bee?
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

(NAPSI)—Investing experts typically refer to two iconic animal mascots when talking about investor sentiment, the Bull and the Bear. If you’re “bullish,” you think stocks are going up and you invest aggressively. If you’re “bearish,” you expect stocks to go down and you look for more conservative investments to wait out the storm. Either way, you know what you want and you invest accordingly.

Mi visión es borrosa pero los anteojos no me ayudan
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

(NAPSM)—Algunas condiciones oculares no se pueden corregir con anteojos, pero hay ayuda. Si tiene cataratas, una condición en la cual la lente de su ojo se nubla y su vista se torna borrosa, como si estuviera viendo través de un parabrisas empañado; para esta condición hay que consultar a un oftalmólogo.

Preste atención a la retirada: Obtenga la GRATUITA reparación de sus bolsas de aire
Posted: February 14, 2018

(NAPSM)—Si aún no ha sucedido, puede que su concesionario de carros lo llame para pedir que traiga su vehículo para una GRATUITA y urgente reparación debido a una retirada. Por su proprio bien y el de sus pasajeros, usted debe hacerlo.

Por qué—y cómo—cuidarse los riñones, todos los días.
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

(NAPSM)—Muchas personas no lo saben, pero si sus riñones dejan de funcionar, usted tampoco funcionará. Los riñones son esenciales para la vida como los son otros órganos vitales como el corazón. Un riñón saludable implica un corazón saludable, por lo que cuando usted cuida sus riñones también se está cuidado el corazón. Eso sucede porque la causa número uno de muertes en personas con enfermedades renales proviene de enfermedades coronarias.

Time To Get Ready, Florida
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

by Chip LaMarca

Healthy Living And Macular Degeneration: Tips To Protect Your Vision
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s health news you may be glad to see: A healthy lifestyle may reduce your risk of getting vision diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which can damage central vision and currently affects 11 million Americans. If you already have AMD, such a lifestyle may help protect your remaining vision. Here are hints on how.

Atrial Fibrillation: When The Heart Skips A Beat
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

(NAPSI)—Every heart has a built-in pacemaker that ensures it beats regularly. When that natural pacemaker doesn’t do its job, however, a person may experience an irregular heart rhythm, the most common and undertreated of which is atrial fibrillation (AF). This irregular heartbeat isn’t always noticeable at first but can cause chaos over time.

Simplify Your Cleaning Routine
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

How to Maintain Marble Floors
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

7 Steps for a Healthier Home
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

Wake Up Refreshed
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

7 Cost-Effective Ways to Reduce Heating Bills
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

Entertain in Style
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

Take Steps Toward a Healthier Lifestyle
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

3 Keys to Becoming an Elite Athlete
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

Create a Foundation for the Future
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

Best for Preemies
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

Make Working from Home Productive and Liberating
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

Host a Hot-Pot Party
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

Comfort Food Made Quick and Easy
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

Simple Suppers
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

Beat Winter Blues with a Little Help From Vitamin D
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

Healthier Baking with Olive Oil
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

Heart-Smart Eating Can Be Delicious and Nutritious
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

Simple Seafood Solutions for Lent
Posted: February 14, 2018

Boost Your Breakfast with Protein-Packed Recipes
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

5 Easy Steps for a Cleaner Home
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

Color Your Kitchen
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

Room-by-Room Refresh
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

5 Smarter Ways to Keep Your Home Warm
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

Small-Scale Home Upgrades with a Big Impact
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

Tuesday 02/13/2018
Mix, match and mosaic: The top interior design trends of 2018
Updated: February 17, 2018 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Whether you're redecorating your home, changing up that old carpet for warm hardwood flooring, or just longing for a fresh coat of paint and some new accents in the living room, the design trends this year are all about texture, style and surprises. It’s hardwood floors celebrating knots and imperfections or variations in plank sizes and color. It's wood on your walls and faux stone tile backsplashes. It's mixing unexpected materials to create an entirely new look. Mix, match and mosaic is what it's all about this year.

America's Retirement Score Hits All-Time High
Updated: February 13, 2018 - 4:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - American savers are more financially prepared for retirement than they've been since the dawn of YouTube. And Millennials deserve an extra special shout-out for how much money they've been socking away.

Everyone contributes to a community's strength [Video]
Posted: February 13, 2018

New research calls pistachios superfood for people with desk jobs
Updated: February 17, 2018 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Recent research is giving the 86 percent of Americans who sit all day at their jobs new reasons to reach for a handful of nuts while at work, and in particular, pistachios. Adding to an increasing volume of research around the health benefits of pistachios, one study and a national survey in the U.S. suggest a snack of pistachios might boost brain power and concentration levels at work.

3 ways Minnesota soybean farmers are helping clear the air
Updated: February 17, 2018 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Soybean farmers in Minnesota wear many different hats: small-business owner, agronomist, equipment expert, accountant and environmentalist. Yes, they are the original stewards of the land, continually evolving their practices to keep natural resources healthy for the next generation.