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  • Pets

    Know the symptoms of 'Stank Face'

    (BPT) - Attention: If you own a cat, you could be unknowingly exposing friends and family to the embarrassing condition of Stank Face. You know, the universal expression of disgust often caused by litter box odor. Luckily, experts have now determined the primary cause of this controversial ailment; inferior cat litter. And a cure is available thanks to the odor control experts at Tidy Cats.

  • Home Decorating

    Tips to Make a Dorm Room a Home

    (StatePoint) College bound? Dorm room comfort is crucial for health, happiness and academic success. Luckily, there are ways to create personalized, functional spaces within any budget.

  • Kitchen Bed Bath

    3 simple, fast changes to make your kitchen more usable and beautiful

    (BPT) - Why do you want to remodel your kitchen? Sure, the cabinets date back to the disco era, but the doors and hardware all still work. Your stove may be older than your college senior, but you can still bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies in it. So why invest the time, money and emotional capital in renovating the most-used room in your home?

  • Home Improvement

    Cypress: The natural choice for siding

    (BPT) - Known for its honey-like hues and ability to withstand the elements, cypress is fast becoming the go-to-product for siding and a host of other outdoor applications. There’s no denying it — cypress is a natural beauty. And with proper care and maintenance, it’s a product that will provide a lifetime of good looks and lasting performance. So let’s talk siding.

  • Bridal

    Wedding Season Tips to Select Champagne

    (StatePoint) Fizzing, bubbling, exciting and inspiring. Champagne is the quintessential complement to any memorable occasion, but perhaps is most inextricably linked to setting the mood for romance.

Top Story

Cypress: The natural choice for siding

(BPT) - Known for its honey-like hues and ability to withstand the elements, cypress is fast becoming the go-to-product for siding and a host of other outdoor applications. There’s no denying it — cypress is a natural beauty. And with proper care and maintenance, it’s a product that will provide a lifetime of good looks and lasting performance. So let’s talk siding.

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

Fitness

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

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

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Friday 07/22/2016
How to Select Interior Finishings for Your Home
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 4:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - When building or renovating a home, the use of interior finishings can help create a finished and unique look . Interior finishings can include trim or moulding, wall treatments, interior doors, posts and columns, stairway systems, and ceiling treatments. Here are some tips and tricks from interior design experts at Metrie to help you choose the best interior finishings based on your style and home:

How to Make the Most of Your Greater Fort Lauderdale Vacation
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 4:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Are you thinking about planning a Florida vacation? The greater Fort Lauderdale area is among the most popular South Florida destinations. For outdoor enthusiasts, Greater Fort Lauderdale features 23 miles of Blue Wave-certified beaches, as well as more than 300 miles of inland waterways for sightseeing. This beach resort destination offers a range of daytime and nighttime options for entertainment, shopping and dining.

Summer pasta-bilities: 5 unique ways to lighten up pasta dishes this season
Posted: July 22, 2016

(BPT) - With warm summer weather in full swing, now is the perfect time to swap out heavier pasta dishes that leave you too full and tired for something lighter and more refreshing. In preparation for your next picnic or dinner party, Three Bridges Vice President of Research and Culinary Innovation, Chef Craig Schauffel, offers five easy ways to lighten up your pasta dishes for the warm weather season. 

A Special Birthday Gift
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 4:31 am

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is an August baby, birthstone gift options are about to become more colorful.

Six Truths About Having A Health Care Career
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 4:31 am

(NAPSI)—According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care jobs are projected to grow to 2.3 million from 2014 to 2024. That would suggest that now may be a good time to start preparing for those positions.

5 Easy Ways to Live More Sustainably
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 4:32 am

(StatePoint) It might not feel like you alone can have an impact on the environment, but over time, small lifestyle changes can make a substantial difference.

Back-to-School Checklist for Families with Asthma
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 4:32 am

(StatePoint) For the more than six million children living with asthma nationwide, gearing up for another school year involves much more than picking out a new pencil case and backpack. Asthma is the third leading cause of hospitalization among children in the U.S. under the age of 15 and one of the main reasons that students miss school due to illness, with more than 10 million lost school days every year.

Thursday 07/21/2016
Top reasons why Toronto is the ultimate stopover city this summer
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - Picture yourself in a small café, sipping coffee with patrons cheering in Portuguese as a Brazilian soccer game plays on the television. Blocks away you stop by an Italian butcher shop for some prosciutto. As you walk you see more unique stores and hear people speaking over 20 different languages, from French to Hebrew. Outside your hotel at night the green and red lights blaze through the streets, announcing the latest theatrical runs and shows.

11 grape ideas for summer snacking
Posted: July 21, 2016

(BPT) - Adding more fruits and veggies to your diet is always a good idea. Choosing California grapes as a side or a snack is one of the easiest and most refreshing ways to make this happen. Each serving of grapes is 90 calories, fat-free and a great source of vitamin K. In addition, grapes of all colors are a natural source of heart-healthy antioxidants and other polyphenols. Here are some hot ideas to go with grapes to replenish, rehydrate, and cool off this summer.

The Importance of Heart Health in the Heat
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Summer brings warmer temperatures, and that means more people are enjoying the outdoors. But if you have heart failure, it's important to know that heat can also put extra stress on your heart.

Celebrar el verano sin estrés en la casa o en la calle
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Noticias Patrocinadas - El inicio oficial del verano ya está y los días largos y las noches ambles resultan en las excusas perfectas para invitar a tus queridos a una cena deliciosa al fresco con bebidas frías y una buena conversación. Sin importa si organizas una cena con familia dentro de la casa o si haces una barbacoa para todo el barrio, sigue las últimas tendencias para mantenerte en la moda y dentro de tus presupuestos con estos tesoros de la ropa y del hogar de JCPenney.

How to Prevent Mosquito Bites
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Across the country, families are taking advantage of the warmer weather by spending more quality time outdoors. This year, as families prepare to host a variety of outdoor gatherings, mosquito prevention and protecting against mosquito bites should be top of mind.

Spreading the Word About Mayonnaise
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Traditionally mayonnaise is thought of as something to spread on sandwiches or burgers. It turns out this creamy condiment has more uses and cooking appeal than you may have imagined.

Summer brain gain: STEM activities gauranteed to excite kids
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - When parents and educators discuss the "summer slide," they aren't talking about the cool new feature at the community pool. The term refers to the learning loss that kids experience over summer break, and unfortunately it can have a dramatic impact on their academic success.

Smart Tips for Kids Eat Right Month
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:31 am

(StatePoint) Nutrition is important for everyone, but especially for children, as it is directly linked to all aspects of their growth and development.

Wednesday 07/20/2016
Tips for creating a multi-purpose home office space
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 4:31 am

From sea-to-table: 5 must have lobster dishes in Maine
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - You’ve heard of the “farm-to-table” movement, but what about sea-to-table? In the same way that farms sustain agricultural communities, the sea-to-table movement is the foundation of coastal communities everywhere.

Creative ways to take your raised bed and planter gardening to new heights
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - Generations of space-challenged gardeners have relied on raised beds and planting boxes to grow a harvest of vegetables, fruits and herbs — even in the tightest spaces. Vertical gardening gave us a whole new way to garden in tight spots, by encouraging plants to grow up, rather than spread out. Now, by marrying the two techniques, you can create a visually stunning, artistic display of gardening prowess that will keep your table full of fresh produce throughout the summer.

Perspectives in diabetes care [Infographic]
Posted: July 20, 2016

(BPT) - - A survey conducted by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), with support from Sanofi US, found differences in perception between adults living with type 2 diabetes as well as physicians and other medical professionals when it comes to patients’ willingness to take action to achieve A1C targets quicker.

5 gigs that will help you pay for college
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - Let’s face it — college is expensive. Whether you’re still in school trying to pay for textbooks and housing, a professional facing your student loans or a parent saving for your child’s future tuition, the cost of an education can result in debt that looms for decades. More people are finding that full-time jobs are not even beginning to cover the costs. Today’s gig economy and sharing economy offers many different avenues to supplement your budget and ease the burden of education-related expenses, all while providing flexibility and self-determinant hours.

H20: The Key To Healthy, Glowing Skin
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:31 am

(NAPSI)—Healthy skin is universally defined by this major trait: hydration. A hydrated complexion looks and feels fresh. It’s radiant and resilient and able to bounce back from daily environmental stressors—all thanks to a balance of water in the skin.

Heart Failure Survivor Inspiring Others Through National Contest
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NAPSI)—In the past five years, Jessica Rogers has fished in Alaska, camped with friends, and held her newborn nephew. She also became engaged to the love of her life, and together, they bought and remodeled a home in the area north of Seattle where she lives.

How To Save Time, Money And Water
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NAPSI)—Wondering about the most efficient way to water your landscaping beds, vegetable gardens and container plants? For nongrass areas like these, drip irrigation is an ideal solution that will give you happier, healthier plants while saving you time and water.

Tuesday 07/19/2016
Dads and Daughters Can Profit From Each Other on Father's Day
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - She's not just "daddy's little girl" anymore. And this Father's Day, it turns out that both millennial daughters and their Boomer dads could profit by sharing financial advice with each other.

Heart Health in the Heat
Updated: July 20, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Summer brings warmer temperatures, and that means more people are enjoying the outdoors. But if you have heart failure, it's important to know that heat can also put extra stress on your heart.

Finding the best cooling options for hot garages
Updated: July 20, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - The garage is a haven for car enthusiasts and hobbyists like woodworkers — that is until the temperatures start to increase. Outdoor work spaces get hot fast when the mercury rises. Whether the garage is your man cave or where you work to make a living, don’t let the heat stop your productivity.

Tips for navigating the sharing economy
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - Thousands of people stayed in rooms and houses last night that belong to strangers. More hopped into cars with people they’d never met and accepted a ride to a restaurant or to their home. A young woman rented a designer dress she saw listed online.

Know the symptoms of 'Stank Face'
Posted: July 19, 2016

(BPT) - Attention: If you own a cat, you could be unknowingly exposing friends and family to the embarrassing condition of Stank Face. You know, the universal expression of disgust often caused by litter box odor. Luckily, experts have now determined the primary cause of this controversial ailment; inferior cat litter. And a cure is available thanks to the odor control experts at Tidy Cats.

Celebrate the last days of summer with a weekend getaway for the whole family
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - Before those magical summer days vanish into fall, now is a good time to pack your suitcases, load up the car and escape on a final summer adventure.

Flunking fitness: Common health, fitness misconceptions persist on both sides of the Atlantic [Infographic]
Posted: July 19, 2016

(BPT) - While the global discussion around making healthier choices continues to gain steam, it’s clear that Americans and Europeans struggle to grasp basic health and fitness concepts. In a survey from Nautilus, Inc., both Americans and Europeans earned a failing grade — scoring 42 percent and 39 percent, respectively.

¿Vacación de ensueño o viaje de pesadilla? Chequeé el auto de antemano y disfrute del viaje
Updated: July 20, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NAPSM)—Tener problemas con el carro cuando va de viaje puede ser una verdadera pesadilla pero chequear el auto antes del viaje evita desastrosas vacaciones.

Comprender el malestar en las articulaciones
Updated: July 20, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NAPSM)—Para los millones de estadounidenses que sufren de molestias en las articulaciones, conocer algunos hechos podría ser tónico y confortante.

Getting Real About the Bathroom: Tips and Resources for Managing IBS-D
Updated: July 20, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NAPSI)—For most people, going to the bathroom is a routine and uneventful experience that requires little planning. Yet for as many as 15 million Americans with Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea (IBS-D), trying to predict when they’ll need the bathroom again is a daily source of anxiety.

The Floors Of Tomorrow Will Reflect What's On The Runway Today
Updated: July 20, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NAPSI)—When you walk into a room, your eyes do not move from top to bottom—quite the opposite. Your gaze starts at the floor and moves up. Just as the clothes you wear make a fashion statement, your floors set the tone, add the drama and create the mood in your home.

Three Ways To Be More Efficient And Get The Job Done Right
Updated: July 20, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to work and performing tough jobs, efficiency is key. Regardless of your profession or hobbies, here are ways to ensure you get the job done right.

Six Ways To Sleep Better
Updated: July 20, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NAPSI)—Here's eye-opening news: Getting the right amount of restful sleep can reduce your risk of depression, diabetes, heart problems, high blood pressure and obesity, and, in general, improve your quality of life.

How to Stay Safe When Digging on Your Property
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 4:32 am

(StatePoint) Whether you are a “do-it-yourself” homeowner or a contracted professional, before starting landscaping or home improvement projects, it is essential to protect yourself and stay safe when digging.

Monday 07/18/2016
Keep your family protected from pesky mosquitoes this summer
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Summer is here, which means you can count on two things: warm weather and mosquitoes.

5 tips for protecting kids with food allergies at school
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - If it seems like life-threatening food allergies are more common than they were when you were a kid, you’re not imagining it. The number of children with food allergies increased by nearly 50 percent between 1997 and 2011, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers are working to discover why food allergies are on the rise in developed countries around the world.

Join Billions Around the World and Go for Gold During the Olympics
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - "Go for the Gold" will be the mantra echoed around the globe as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, or the 2016 Summer Olympics, as we refer to them here in the U.S, gets underway this summer. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will play host to a record number of countries participating in a record number of sports. More than 10,500 athletes from 207 countries will "go for the gold," looking to make World Records and beat their personal best along the way.

A Traveler's Guide to Avoiding Bed Bugs' Bite
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - At bedtime, it's common for parents to sweetly send their children off to sleep by saying, "Sleep tight -- don't let the bed bugs bite!" But could you imagine the reaction if that was said to vacationers by hotel staff? People wouldn't be able to check out fast enough. Unfortunately, travelers will never be given such a clear warning about bed bugs in real life, but there are steps they can take to prevent an encounter while enjoying a trip away from home.

The Cadillac Tax and Its Potential Effect on the American Business
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - According to the Galen Institute, as of January, more than 70 significant changes have been made to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) since April 2010. These changes range from small clarifications to major shifts. One change that continues to prompt questions from employers and benefits professionals is the pending Cadillac tax, a 40 percent excise tax on high-cost health benefit plans provided by businesses.

Earth-Friendly American Ethanol: An Important Success Story
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - There is little question ethanol is helping America reduce its dependence on foreign oil -- lowering gasoline prices, improving the environment with lower emissions and growing the economy with jobs that can't be outsourced.

Battle Lines Drawn Over Fingerprinting Uber and Lyft Drivers
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - No less than Sunday school teachers are often subject to it. So why are Uber and Lyft so averse to having their drivers fingerprinted that they suspended service in a major U.S. city?

5 Lifestyle Tips to Help Manage Your Diabetes
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Diabetes affects more than 29 million people in the United States and approximately 387 million people worldwide.1,2 INDYCAR driver Charlie Kimball happens to be one of the millions living with diabetes. Charlie’s motto is that he is living proof that you can do almost anything with diabetes, and he has not let it stop him from achieving his dreams. After all, he has learned how to race at speeds of more than 200 miles per hour, while still monitoring and managing his blood sugar.

Sleep Better at Night, Feel Better During the Day
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Sleeping should be simple, but insomnia and other sleeping disorders prevent many people from getting the rest they need for good health. Internet data suggests that approximately 246,000 searches are done on "insomnia" per month, and 60 percent of American adults report having sleep-related problems several nights a week, according to the American Psychological Association.

How Far Are Kids Willing to Go to Help Aging Parents?
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Do your kids have your back? Apparently more so than many of you think.

Relocating in 2016? 6 tips for a stress free move
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - Does the prospect of moving have you buzzing with excitement? Or are you left with worries about packing and clutter? This moving season, an estimated 40 million Americans will move or relocate, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Clear Up Your Misconceptions About Tube Feeding
Posted: July 18, 2016

(BPT) - When we think of nutrition, what typically comes to mind are the foods we eat through the process of chewing and swallowing. However, a key determining factor in nutrition includes not only what an individual consumes, but also how he or she consumes it. Sometimes certain physical or medical conditions make it challenging or impossible for a person to consume enough food or fluids orally, warranting the use of a tube feeding. In fact, today, it is estimated that more than 30,700 people living in the U.S. use tube feedings in their homes.[1]

How to Conquer Tough Financial Times
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Even the most savvy money handlers can fall on hard times when unexpected circumstances push your budget beyond its limits. These ideas may help you emerge from a tough financial situation and get back on track.