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Dads and Daughters Can Profit From Each Other on Father's Day

(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.

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Thursday 06/23/2016
New Battery Has 5X More Energy Storage
Updated: June 26, 2016 - 4:32 pm

(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
Make the Most of Your Backyard This Summer
Updated: June 26, 2016 - 4:32 pm

(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 26, 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it's an old wooden dining chair, coffee table or bookshelf, there is beautiful potential in what others view as old and outdated.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: June 25, 2016 - 4:32 am

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

Short-Term Disability Insurance Helps Protect Your Income
Updated: June 26, 2016 - 4:32 pm

(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 26, 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.

Elevate Your Camping Experience
Updated: June 20, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) If a break from the sights and sounds of the city is calling your name, it may be time for a camping getaway to rest and recharge. Fortunately, if roughing it isn’t your idea of a good time, there are several ways you can elevate your campsite for a less primitive experience.

Easy Tips to Keep Kids Active this Summer
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) With the school year complete, kids are excited to relax after a year of hard work, learning and extracurricular activities. However, this may lead to the temptation of sitting on the couch watching TV or playing on a computer or mobile device.

Summer-Ready Beauty Secrets
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) It’s time to get your body ready for tanks and shorts, bikinis at the beach, evenings out with friends and vacationing with family – all of which mean showing off your beautiful skin. Summer styles call for a whole new approach to body care.

Keeping Summer Fun
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Summer is here and that means it’s time for baseball games, barbecues, camping trips and other vacations. However, it’s also a time for continued learning, whether you’re staying at home or out on the go exploring your community and beyond.

Summer Spritzers to Sip and Share
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 4:32 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.

Small-Scale Home Upgrades with a Big Impact
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) When it comes to remodeling, there are dozens of ways to improve your home’s overall value and appeal without breaking the bank. Opt for projects that are manageable in scale, affordable and deliver benefits in multiple ways, such as aesthetics and energy efficiency.

10 Steps to a Better Backyard
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 4:33 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.

Thursday 06/16/2016
Biotech Companies Remain the "It" Stock to Have in Your Portfolio
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 4:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If investors have learned anything from Wall Street in recent years, it's how finicky the market can be. While there is no "sure thing" when it comes to investing, analysts agree that biotech companies remain a solid opportunity.

Is Your Home As Childproofed As You Think?
Updated: June 26, 2016 - 4:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If investors have learned anything from Wall Street in recent years, it's how finicky the market can be. While there is no "sure thing" when it comes to investing, analysts agree that biotech companies remain a solid opportunity.

Wednesday 06/15/2016
How Brand Marketers Increase Loyalty and Reach
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 4:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Did you know that advertisers spend more than $400 billion in the United States to help influence consumers and businesses to purchase goods and services; promote brands and causes, and take action?

New Sauna Accelerates Health and Fitness Benefits
Updated: June 26, 2016 - 4:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Did you know that advertisers spend more than $400 billion in the United States to help influence consumers and businesses to purchase goods and services; promote brands and causes, and take action?

Protect Yourself From Summer Stingers
Updated: June 26, 2016 - 4:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Did you know that advertisers spend more than $400 billion in the United States to help influence consumers and businesses to purchase goods and services; promote brands and causes, and take action?

Tote Your Wine in Style
Updated: June 26, 2016 - 4:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - An overmedicated society is in need of adjustment.

Tuesday 06/14/2016
Family Has a Home: TV Network Has Something for Everyone
Updated: June 26, 2016 - 4:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - In a world that values 24/7 connectivity, consumers are quickly learning that technology and the demands we place on it do not necessarily align. Think about it: technology requires power, but energy sources that are currently available can't possibly meet our needs.

Dads and Grads: They've Worked Hard for These Gifts
Updated: June 26, 2016 - 4:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - In a world that values 24/7 connectivity, consumers are quickly learning that technology and the demands we place on it do not necessarily align. Think about it: technology requires power, but energy sources that are currently available can't possibly meet our needs.

Yes, Most Insurance Plans Cover Chiropractic Care
Updated: June 26, 2016 - 4:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It's time to dust off the grills, pile up the charcoal and break out the oversized spatula because grilling season is here! With school out for the summer, it's time for families to gear up for barbecue parties filled with tasty grilled grub. If you're looking to whip up barbecue favorites at your next family cookout but still want to keep the menu lean, follow these go-to tips for lightened up versions of classic dishes that don't sacrifice an ounce of flavor.

Monday 06/13/2016
Easy Home Upgrades
Updated: June 13, 2016 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Whether you recently purchased a new house and are looking for ways to add your own style and personal touches or are looking to upgrade your longstanding home, it’s essential to add style and function when completing any home improvement project. From adding light and ventilation to updating your home’s safety, closets, facade or backyard, you can take advantage of these ideas to enhance the aesthetics of your house and improve its livability and capabilities.

Combatting Warm-Weather Bugs
Updated: June 13, 2016 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) With temperatures rising and homeowners heading outdoors for picnics, parties and gatherings, insect-induced risks are fully in-season. With disease-carrying bugs buzzing around, it’s time to take the proper steps in protecting your lawn so that you can enjoy living life outside to the fullest and get the most out of your backyard this summer.

Refresh, Restore and Repair Your Health
Updated: June 17, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) When it comes to your overall health, taking simple steps to keep yourself in good shape is key. Regardless of age or physical ability, practicing healthy habits can help improve both your physical and mental states, and lead to a happier, healthier lifestyle.

Be a Superhero of Summer Safety
Updated: June 17, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) Summer is a time for playground fun, camping, boating, swimming, biking and other fun outdoor activities. Playground falls, lawnmower accidents, campfire and fire pit burns are some common and potentially life-altering childhood injuries that happen during summer months.

Simple Tips to Create a Pure Home
Updated: June 17, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) When you think about creating a better lifestyle for you and your family, you may first consider factors such as healthy eating and exercise. However, things as simple as a clean kitchen or stocking your pantry with gentle products can create a pure home and help to benefit you and your family’s health and happiness.

Keep Pets Safe from Summertime Threats
Updated: June 17, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) Just as humans are exposed to certain risks when temperatures rise, hot weather creates the potential for both emergency threats and everyday dangers that can affect pets.

Thursday 06/09/2016
7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Your Wedding Photographer
Updated: June 22, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Warmer weather, sun and clear skies are nearly here; that means it's time to get outside, explore new terrain and create unforgettable memories. Whether it's taking a hike, going for a dip in the pool, or creating the perfect backyard party, it's time to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and have some summer fun.

Summer Must-Haves to Take the Fun to the Next Level
Updated: June 26, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Warmer weather, sun and clear skies are nearly here; that means it's time to get outside, explore new terrain and create unforgettable memories. Whether it's taking a hike, going for a dip in the pool, or creating the perfect backyard party, it's time to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and have some summer fun.

Monday 06/06/2016
Get Growing with an Urban Garden
Updated: June 06, 2016 - 4:38 am

(Family Features) Urban living and lush gardens aren’t as mutually exclusive as one might assume. In fact, it’s possible to cultivate thriving gardens in even the smallest spaces.

Install Bathroom Tile Like a Pro
Updated: June 06, 2016 - 4:38 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.

10 Tips to Stop the Summer Slide
Updated: June 11, 2016 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Learning shouldn’t stop just because school is out. In fact, stepping too far away from the books can result in a learning loss. However, research has shown that encouraging kids to read just six books, or 20 minutes a day, over the summer can help prevent the summer slide.

Guide Grads to Apps for Real-World Success
Updated: June 11, 2016 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) As a parent, it can be difficult to know just how to guide new college graduates as they set out to conquer the real world. Surprise them with your tech savvy by showing how a smartphone can match their new aspirations for a successful professional life.

Caring for Your Underarms
Updated: June 11, 2016 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) With summer weather finally here, increased sweating is bound to happen. While using a cleanser or lathering on sunblock may be an obvious part of a guy’s summer grooming routine – applying deodorant, and underarm health in general, is surprisingly important to men.

Goodnight, Smartphone
Updated: June 11, 2016 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Checking email or flipping through channels instead of sleeping? Playing video games or browsing social media in bed? If you want to catch some quality ZZZs, you should put down that smartphone.

Dad’s Day Gift Ideas
Updated: June 11, 2016 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Dad can be hard to shop for sometimes. Of course, he can never have too many ties, coffee mugs or tools. But doesn’t the man who taught you how to ride a bike, to play catch and to always try your best deserve something more personal and unique.

Look and Feel Your Best This Summer
Updated: June 11, 2016 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Spring is upon us, and with the warmer weather it’s time to step up your beauty routine.

Friday 06/03/2016
5 ways to increase productivity in the yard
Posted: June 03, 2016

(BPT) - Between cookouts and baseball games, there are countless ways you can enjoy the outdoors and keep busy once the weather warms up. But with so many activities on the calendar, it can be hard to stay focused on that seemingly never-ending yard to-do list. 

How Brand Marketers Drive Lift in Loyalty, Reach
Updated: June 15, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Through its unique patient assistance programs, EMD Serono, Inc., the North America biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has been working to bridge significant gaps in coverage of fertility treatment for eligible active U.S. military, and veterans who have been injured in service such as Alex D., who suffered from a spinal cord injury while in active service.

Thursday 06/02/2016
5 ways to beautify your deck without breaking the bank
Updated: June 10, 2016 - 4:36 am

(BPT) - Are you ready to put your deck on the best-dressed list this summer, but hesitant to dent your savings? With these simple design ideas, you can make your deck the perfect place for summer festivities.

Wednesday 06/01/2016
Preventing mosquito breeding grounds around the house [Infographic]
Posted: June 01, 2016

(BPT) - Are you harboring mosquitoes on your property? Learn these hot spots and how to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds with these tips from the National Pest Management Association and PestWorld.org.

Tuesday 05/31/2016
From amateur to expert: 5 gardening hacks you need to know
Updated: June 07, 2016 - 11:13 am

(BPT) - Gardening isn’t just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. Connecting with nature, being outdoors and putting in the needed work for a beautiful result is the ultimate reward.  

Monday 05/30/2016
Aging with Vitality, Grace and Confidence
Updated: June 04, 2016 - 4:36 am

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An Option for Unwanted Life Insurance
Updated: June 04, 2016 - 4:36 am

According to a survey of more than 600 people conducted by Coventry Direct, 86.1 percent of life insurance policy owners do not know they have the choice to sell their unwanted policy instead of lapsing it for nothing or surrendering it for its cash value. Even a term policy with no cash value can be sold.

Navigating Volatile Markets for a Secure Retirement
Updated: June 04, 2016 - 4:36 am

(Family Features) Persistent and significant stock market swings, combined with shifting workplace structures and an outdated retirement benefit system, are profoundly impacting Americans’ ability to save and prepare for a secure retirement.

On-Trend Transformations
Updated: June 04, 2016 - 4:36 am

(Family Features) Although they’re often the smallest rooms in the house, they’re also among the most essential and most commonly remodeled spaces. When you approach design with both function and style in mind, you can elevate your bathroom to be much more than an afterthought.

Smart, Stylish Designs for Outdoor Kitchens
Updated: May 30, 2016 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Kitchens are moving outside. And they’re doing it in a big way. According to a recent study from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), outdoor kitchens are expected to be a top design trend in 2016.

Outdoor Entertainment Made Easy
Updated: May 30, 2016 - 4:34 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 to entertain family and friends this summer, it’s important for your space to be both inviting and able to withstand the wear and tear that goes hand-in-hand with warm-weather fun.

Friday 05/27/2016
Stay safe from mosquito-borne illnesses with these simple tips
Updated: June 04, 2016 - 4:36 am