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How to Make the Most of Your Greater Fort Lauderdale Vacation

(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.

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Thursday 07/21/2016
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.

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.

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.

Monday 07/18/2016
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.

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?

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.

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.

3 Simple Rules for Healthy, Happy Eggs
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) When you head to the grocery store for organic eggs, you assume a certain level of quality in how your eggs were produced. While there are standards and requirements that companies follow in labeling their eggs, the standards lack regulation and don't truly reflect whether or not hens are treated humanely.

5 Tips to Make Caring for Babies and Toddlers Easier
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

(StatePoint) Caring for a baby or toddler is not easy, but today’s millennial parents have more options to help make the job easier.

Fuel Up Like Team USA
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) U.S. Olympic athletes know what it takes to build a champion: a lifetime of determination and training, countless competitions and years of fueling their bodies with the right foods and beverages.

Safe, Effective Options to Treat Pain
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Sales of prescription opioids have nearly quadrupled since 1999. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2012 alone enough opioid prescriptions were written for “every American adult to have their own bottle of pills.”

Sipable, Sharable Summer Spritzers
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 4:31 am

(Family Features) No gathering on a warm summer day is complete without an array of food and chilled refreshments. This summer, add some fun to the beverage cart with fresh, fruity spritzers that make any occasion feel like a beach getaway.

8 Household Items You May Need To Replace
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 4:31 am

(Family Features) There are items in your home that you know to replace on a regular basis, such as a toothbrush, air conditioner filter or water heater. There are also things in your home that you may not replace until they are worn out, when in fact, most household items also have a shelf life that should be adhered to for efficiency, safety and health reasons.

4 Essential Strategies for Growing Your Business
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 4:31 am

(Family Features) Since opening its first store in 1986, the foundation of Mattress Firm’s success has been built on a commitment to its core values: service, integrity and passion. Now, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, a three-decade journey has seen it grow from a single Houston store to 3,500 stores in 48 states. The following strategies can help grow the success of your business, too.

Friday 07/15/2016
4 ways to save during the back-to-school season
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - Back-to-school shopping can come with plenty of sticker shock, if you don't plan ahead. This year, parents said they plan on spending more this year than last, with totals exceeding $900 to outfit and supply, according to a survey by Rubicon. To shave some dollars off that total, here are a few savvy strategies to save while preparing for school.

Monday 07/11/2016
Dogs Across America Are Freaking Out for Mealtime!
Updated: July 11, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) Pet owners are always looking for new ways to show their love for their four-legged friends. We know that treats and toys often do the trick, but what about making mealtime more exciting?

Wake Up Refreshed
Updated: July 11, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) Ready, set, go. Just as you would set off at the starting line of a race, this hectic pace is how mornings begin for most working men and women.

4 Tips to Stay Fit While Traveling 
Updated: July 11, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) If summer travel plans frequently keep you away from home, it can be a challenge to maintain your regular fitness routine. With dedication, planning and a little creativity, you can use these tips from fitness entrepreneur Cassey Ho to maintain your workout regimen no matter where your travels take you.

Winning Workouts for Better Health
Updated: July 11, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) If you’ve recently begun a new workout regimen, you may find yourself wondering if you’re doing the right activities to really make a difference. Unfortunately, because everyone’s body, health and nutrition needs are very personal, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to that question.

Benefits of Responsible Use of Animal Antibiotics
Updated: July 16, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Animal antibiotics have been used by farmers for decades to make food safer, prevent animal suffering and lessen the burden on our planet. However, concern about human antibiotic resistance is inspiring scrutiny of all uses of antibiotics.

How to Deal with Rising Health Care Costs
Updated: July 16, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Many seniors are finding their medical expenses exceed what they anticipated when planning for retirement. Maximizing the value of available assets can be one of the ways to significantly ease a stressed budget.

Smooth the Ride for Dogs with Motion Sickness
Updated: July 16, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Because the symptoms of canine motion sickness can mimic several other problems, many pet owners may not realize their dogs suffer from this condition.

Benefits of a Digital Detox During Summer Travel
Updated: July 16, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Despite your best intentions to take time off for a relaxing getaway, chances are high that you’ll find it difficult to fully unplug from your digital devices. While you probably realize that staying connected prevents you from recharging, you may not be aware that it can also expose you to potential security risks.

Thursday 07/07/2016
What to Ask About the Medicines You Take
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Have you ever been prescribed medication by your healthcare provider, only to arrive home and find that you're unsure about the possible side effects? Or the correct dose? Or the risk of taking the new medication together with other medicines you already use? Have you ever felt too embarrassed -- or too rushed -- to clarify medication information or instructions with your provider?

Driver Safety: New Tips for Road Trips
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For many, summer is about freedom on the open road. It's a carefree time, focused on fun, family and adventures.

What to Look for in a New House This Home Buying Season
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Mortgage rates have remained low, and home prices are stable or rising in most communities.

Is Your Eye Makeup Making You Sick? What You Need to Know
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For many women, eye makeup is an essential part of being properly dressed, as important as a stylish outfit or nice shoes.

5 Ways to Keep Your Cool Packing Back-to-School Lunches
Updated: July 07, 2016 - 4:32 am

(StatePoint) Back to school! Along with the cute first day photo explosion on your social media feeds comes the return of everyday routines that include homework, sports practice, and everyone’s favorite hate-it/love-it activity: packing school lunches.

Wednesday 07/06/2016
Give Seniors a Lift With Household Chores
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Many older adults want to remain in their homes as they continue to enjoy good health and independence. However, some activities of daily living, including household chores, become more challenging with age because of factors such as slower gait, impaired balance, reduced mobility, and reduced muscle strength.

Monday 07/04/2016
Break Through
Updated: July 04, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Consumers today increasingly rely on connected devices to research products and services before making purchases – so it’s no secret that small businesses need to focus more of their marketing resources than ever before on online strategies.

Fixing the Pain Problem
Updated: July 04, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Sales of prescription opioids have nearly quadrupled since 1999. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2012 alone enough opioid prescriptions were written for “every American adult to have their own bottle of pills.”

6 Simple Ways to Dazzle Without the Hassle
Updated: July 04, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) When a long day at the office turns into a late evening with family or friends, you need a quick and easy get-ready routine so you can get up and do it all again the next day. Keep your morning hassle-free with these time-trimming tips.

Less Fuel, More Power
Updated: July 04, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) As homeowners constantly look for ways to be more environmentally friendly, lawn equipment is a good place to start. There are revolutionary lawn care products on the market today that provide a more efficient way to accomplish tasks around the yard without sacrificing power and strength.

Friday 07/01/2016
On the Brink: Africa Viewed As Growth Target for Telecom
Updated: July 20, 2016 - 4:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - When it comes to telecommunications, experts agree that Africa is the new "it" continent for growth. If you're a little rusty on exactly what telecom means, it translates to big bucks for companies like Belgium-based Artilium PLC, which provide software solutions for data and wireless companies that want to help Africa get better connected.

Wednesday 06/29/2016
Looking for a Safer Option Than Opioids?
Updated: July 20, 2016 - 4:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - What to do now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged physicians to avoid prescribing opioids in most situations for treating chronic pain, and to seek alternative approaches?

5 hot trends in school supplies
Updated: July 07, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - School supplies have never been this stylish. Sure, you should stock up on classic highlighters and yellow pencils, but why stop there? Why not reach for a binder with an elegant rose-foil design or a zipper pouch with a sassy slogan? Will these expressive touches make your kid study harder? They can’t hurt, especially if it makes them even a teensy bit excited to hit the books and stay organized. Here is a roundup of some of the year’s hottest trends for school supplies. 

Protect Your Family With Encryption
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It is one of those items on your perpetual to-do list that never seems to quite get done. You mean to, but encrypting your personal information to keep it safe, seems to fall hopelessly into that chasm between, "I'll do it later," and "Surely, it'll never happen to me."

Tuesday 06/28/2016
Americans Favor Investment in Cancer Cure
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As divisive as American politics can be, most Americans want their next president to pursue cancer cures, based on the results of a survey conducted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

Get Even More From Your Health Care Benefits
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As the health care needs of consumers continue to evolve, it's important to look for insurance offerings that provide more holistic support outside the usual health, dental and vision policies. Consumers should be aware that there are plans available today that will aid in their overall well-being, which includes physical and financial health. Value-added services, such as fraud protection, telemedicine and benefits management support, provide solutions that make life easier - not just when the unexpected happens, but every day. For more information, visit www.aflac.com/aflac-business-solutions.

Monday 06/27/2016
Easy Ways to Keep Your Pet Happy and Healthy
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) For many people pets are a part of the family. Owning a pet is a rewarding experience, but also an important responsibility. Fortunately, there are preventative measures that can be taken to help keep pets healthy.

5 Tips for Fast, Fun Golf
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Most golfers would agree that speeding up pace of play makes the game, and their time spent on the links, more enjoyable. And they know the faster they play their way through nine or 18 holes, the more golf they can squeeze into their busy lives.

Help Fuel the Simple Joys of Summer for Kids in Need
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Summer is about fun and freedom – and to most kids, it means months filled with playing in the sun, swimming at the lake or playing baseball in the park. However, more than 22 million children may lose access to free or reduced-price meal programs when school lets out.

Get Ready to Get Your Grill On
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Outdoor cooking is one of the highlights of the summer season, right up there with long days spent at the beach. Not only is grilling perfect for entertaining and socializing, but it also provides an ideal way to get out of the kitchen during the hot summer months.

5 Tips to Get More Out of Your Backyard
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Once warmer weather arrives, there is nothing better than spending time outside on your deck or patio. But before you can enjoy those outdoor spaces to the fullest, you need to put in a little work to make them feel fresh and new again.

Friday 06/24/2016
EMD Serono Improves Access to Fertility Care for Eligible Military
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - During the summer months, many families spend extra time together - going on trips, enjoying gatherings with family and friends, and making memories that last all year. While the season may be filled with the sounds of joy and laughter, a great day can easily turn into a bad memory when stinging insects are encountered.

Protect Yourself From Summer Stingers
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - During the summer months, many families spend extra time together - going on trips, enjoying gatherings with family and friends, and making memories that last all year. While the season may be filled with the sounds of joy and laughter, a great day can easily turn into a bad memory when stinging insects are encountered.

Thursday 06/23/2016
Appear Younger With a Stunning Smile
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - There's no stopping the aging process, but there are options for those who want to look and feel younger. One trend that is gaining popularity as an alternative to plastic surgery is cosmetic dentistry, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).

Wednesday 06/22/2016
Yes, Most Insurance Plans Cover Chiropractic Care
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Most parents know how damaging the effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) can be to our skin, which is why they dutifully slather sunscreen on their kids during the summer. But one thing that often gets overlooked is protecting their children's eyes.