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Dogs Across America Are Freaking Out for Mealtime!

(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?

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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 >>

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Monday 07/25/2016
4 Essential Strategies for Growing Your Business
Updated: July 25, 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.

Get Inspired to Get Outdoors
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 4:31 am

(Family Features) In today’s digital world, creating memories with loved ones and experiencing the joys of Mother Nature are some of the best reasons to turn off the TV, put down the tablet and get outdoors. From picnics to wild adventures to simple backyard games, there are dozens of ways to help kids explore all the exciting ways to live life outside.

How to Choose the Right Grill Size
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 4:31 am

(Family Features) If you’re shopping for a new gas grill, one of the most important aspects to consider is its size.

4 Tips to Stay Fit While Traveling 
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 4:31 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.

Setting Up for School Success
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 4:31 am

(Family Features) It’s that time of year again when college students everywhere begin to shift gears from summer fun to study mode. Every school year is an opportunity to start fresh, make new friends and, most importantly, learn in and outside the classroom.

Thursday 07/21/2016
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.

Wednesday 07/20/2016
Creative ways to take your raised bed and planter gardening to new heights
Updated: July 27, 2016 - 4:32 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.

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.

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
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.

Cleaning Hacks to Tackle Each Room of Your Home
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) From fighting fuzz on the living room sofa to removing grime from kitchen appliances, these quick and easy tips can help you prep your home for summertime entertaining.

Ways to Recycle at Home
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

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Cottage Cool
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Is your home in need of color, individuality and a little romance? A cottage-inspired makeover may be just what the décor doctor ordered.

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.

Monday 07/11/2016
Energy-Saving Ideas for Home
Updated: July 11, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) Making improvements around the house to curb your energy usage is not only good for the environment, it can make a big impact on your utility bills, too.

5 Tips for Organizing Your Home Office
Updated: July 11, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) When temperatures begin creeping up again, it signals time for an annual tradition: spring cleaning. While big projects like windows are hard to overlook, don’t forget smaller areas that need attention, too, such as your home office.

Install Bathroom Tile Like a Pro
Updated: July 11, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) Updating the flooring can instantly infuse new life into a tired, outdated bathroom. For an upscale, polished look that doesn’t have to break the bank, transform your bathroom with a fresh style by installing a new tile floor.

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 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.

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.

Back to the Nest
Updated: July 04, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) For the first time since 1880, more young people are living with their parents than any other living arrangement. A recent report from the Pew Research Center showed the number of 18- to 34-year-olds living at home is higher than the number of young adults who are married or cohabiting in their own home.

Protect Your Tailgate Party from Pests
Updated: July 04, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Whether it’s before a football or baseball game, most sports fans share one thing in common: tailgating. No matter the event or the teams playing in the big game, few things create as strong a sense of camaraderie and community as tailgating. While most fans prepare for the food, drinks, music and games, many overlook or ignore an ever-present threat of the great outdoors: flies and other pests crashing the party.

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.

Spruce Up Your Space Inside and Out
Updated: July 04, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) With longer days and warmer weather, many homeowners look to take on summertime projects to bring new life to their homes, lawns and gardens. According to a recent survey from Bank of America, 46 percent of Americans plan to tackle DIY projects to redecorate or renovate their homes this summer, but for many Americans, the cost of these projects can be a big hurdle.

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.

Thursday 06/30/2016
6 deck dos for creating your own deck escape
Updated: July 08, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - No longer simply a rectangle attached to the back of your home, today’s decks are built in creative designs to make them an ideal place to relax and de-stress. These six simple ideas will allow you to use the workability of modern decking to achieve an outdoor living space that’s the perfect “deck-escape” for you.

Tuesday 06/28/2016
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
High-End Home Upgrades
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) For most people, the home is their family’s most significant asset. Upgrading is a smart approach to protecting and growing the value of that investment.

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.

10 Steps to a Better Backyard
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Follow these simple steps for building your dream escape – right in your own backyard. For more inspiration and ideas, visit Trex.com.

Create Inviting Outdoor Spaces
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) The arrival of milder temperatures means dining al fresco, hosting neighborhood cookouts and enjoying intimate cocktail parties under the stars. When creating a backyard oasis, make your space both inviting and able to withstand the wear and tear of warm-weather fun.

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.

Plan Ahead for Power Outages
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Summer storms are often accompanied by damaging hail, high winds, heavy rain and lightning that cause widespread power outages affecting homeowners' peace of mind, and their pocketbooks. Homeowners can prepare for possible power outages by establishing an emergency plan for their families.

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.

Why Sunglasses Are a Must-Have for Kids
Updated: July 18, 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.

Upcycle your summer treasures with these 5 DIY tips
Updated: June 30, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - The months of summer are a perfect time to hunt for hidden one-of-a-kind treasures buried in neighborhood yard sales. Whether it's an old wooden dining chair, coffee table or bookshelf, there is beautiful potential in what others view as old and outdated. And with just a few handy touch-ups, it’s easy to transform yesterday’s furniture trends into today’s style. Follow these five steps to begin your DIY furniture makeover today. 

Poor Posture Takes a Toll
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If you're feeling sort of tense and achy, it may be because of poor posture.

Monday 06/20/2016
5 top trends in container gardening
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Gardening is a peaceful activity that eases tension, reduces overall stress and promotes longevity. One long-term study found that daily gardening reduces the risk for both dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. With all of these benefits, there are ample reasons why people of all ages and lifestyles should start digging in the dirt.