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Friday 02/01/2019
Pop the Question with the Perfect Song
Updated: March 22, 2019 - 2:41 am

(NewsUSA) - Enhancing a once-in-a-lifetime event, such as a wedding proposal or ceremony, with the right song takes the experience to a whole new level. It adds a personal touch that makes for ongoing memories, as couples have the opportunity to play the song at anniversaries or other special events through the years.

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Tuesday 10/30/2018
6 tips for shopping in Guadalajara
Updated: November 05, 2018 - 4:40 am

(BPT) - As one of Mexico’s top artisanal hubs, Guadalajara offers culture, cuisine and shopping. Travelers can find everything from expertly crafted pottery to luxe leather goods in markets throughout the city. For those who travel the world in search of the best locally produced, stylish souvenirs, Guadalajara provides a vibrant, festive atmosphere — after all, this is the birthplace of mariachi, tequila and charrería, the Mexican rodeo! 

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Friday 08/10/2018
9 savvy traveler hacks that will save time, money and headaches
Updated: November 05, 2018 - 4:40 am

(BPT) - Are you a savvy traveler? Do you shop around to get the best deals? How about knowing the ins and outs of saving money when planning a trip?

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Monday 03/25/2019
A Little Paint Can Work Wonders for Communities
Posted: March 25, 2019

(NewsUSA) - What can a little paint do for communities? Sometimes a whole lot. 

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Friday 03/15/2019
Junior Achievement Reconnects With Alumni for Celebration
Posted: March 15, 2019

(NewsUSA) - This year marks a milestone for Junior Achievement (JA), a non-government organization that prepares youth for future jobs by teaching them about entrepreneurship, money management, and career planning, as it celebrates its 100th anniversary.

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Thursday 03/07/2019
Feature-Rich Dog Parks Are Coming to Towns Across America
Posted: March 07, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Lassie used to run free throughout the town, solving problems and rescuing kids in trouble.

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Wednesday 03/06/2019
Honoring the Achievements of Women in the Military
Posted: March 06, 2019

(StatePoint) The words “veteran,” “hero” and “patriot” usually evoke images of men. Many people are not aware that some 3 million women are currently serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces beginning with the American Revolution. Their stories are largely unknown.

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Thursday 02/14/2019
Helping Heroes
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:53 am

(NAPSI)—The Department of Defense reports that 1.3 million Americans serve in the military.

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School Choice: A Lightbulb Moment
Updated: March 02, 2019 - 2:43 am

(NewsUSA) - Most teachers will tell you that there is nothing more exciting than seeing the "lightbulb moment," when, suddenly, everything clicks and a student understands a new concept.

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Wednesday 01/09/2019
School Choice Opens Doors
Updated: March 02, 2019 - 2:43 am

(NewsUSA) - We are just weeks away from the nation's largest annual celebration of opportunity in education. That celebration is called National School Choice Week, and it is taking place in every neighborhood and community, through 40,594 independently-planned events and activities.

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Tuesday 12/18/2018
Don't Make These Mistakes after A Collision
Updated: February 23, 2019 - 2:53 am

(NewsUSA) - In the U.S. alone, there are 10 million car accidents every year, and the tense moments following a car accident, even a minor one, can be scary and stressful for everyone involved.

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Monday 11/12/2018
3 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season
Posted: November 12, 2018

(StatePoint) Want to give back this holiday season? There are many ways to get into the charitable spirit. And if you need some inspiration for how to go about benefitting those in your local and global community, consider the following ideas.

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Tuesday 10/30/2018
YA Author Meyer Mentors Young Writer
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 4:50 am

(NAPSI)—Marissa Meyer, author of young adult fantasy series “The Lunar Chronicles,” recently mentored Riley Pearce, an aspiring author, and shared advice about writing as part of an intriguing job shadow program.

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Thursday 04/18/2019
Making an Environmental Impact
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:52 am

(Family Features)As part of an effort to positively impact environmental change, many consumers care about the effect their shopping decisions may have on the world around them. As a way to aid in that mission, ALDI, which has never offered single-use plastic shopping bags, is aiming to make 100 percent of its private-label product packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. Find more information at ALDI.us.

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Improving Your Children’s Health
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:52 am

3 ways to take a proactive approach

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Give Mom the World this Mother’s Day
Posted: April 18, 2019

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Plan a Stress-Free Group Getaway
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:52 am

(Family Features) The arrival of vacation season means it's time to stop daydreaming about that getaway and start making some travel plans.

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Add Joy to Spring Cleaning
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:52 am

(Family Features) While spring cleaning can be crucial in keeping your home in tip-top shape, especially for DIYers who find inspiration in the bright season for new home decor projects, the annual ritual can also feel overwhelming.

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Pet Nutrition 101
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:52 am

5 tips to avoid pet obesity

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Resources for Addressing Mental Health Challenges at Work
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:52 am

(Family Features) Every year, about 1 in 5 adults in the United States experiences a mental illness and 1 in 25 lives with a serious mental illness that substantially interferes with or limits at least one major life activity. Mental illness is a top cause of worker disability in the U.S. and 62 percent of missed work days can be attributed to mental health conditions.

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5 Tips for New Pet Parents
Posted: April 18, 2019

(Family Features) Introducing a new dog to the family can bring plenty of excitement, sweet snuggles and puppy kisses. However, there are also plenty of practical steps to consider to successfully transition a pup into its new environment.

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4 Ways Pets Make Humans Better
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:52 am

(Family Features) While pet owners are responsible for taking care of their four-legged friends, they don’t always stop to think about how their pets take care of them in return. From their unconditional love to their ability to combat loneliness and teach empathy, pets provide physical, mental and emotional benefits that can help their owners be better people.

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Wednesday 04/17/2019
How to Safely Tackle Home Projects
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:52 am

(Family Features) When contemplating home upgrades or building projects, contractors and DIYers alike focus on factors such as budget, scheduling and materials. Another important consideration before starting work on any project - from renovating a main living area to expanding a bathroom or transforming your outdoor space - is safety.

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Friday 04/19/2019
Half of Americans are ‘C’ students at best when it comes to understanding finances
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:55 am

(BPT) - When it comes to education, we instinctively understand the link between performance and opportunity — a college graduate is likely to have more job opportunities than someone who didn't finish high school. Similarly, the high school valedictorian may be courted by more colleges and universities than a poorly performing student. In fact, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that higher levels of literacy and more advanced education tend to correlate to positive outcomes in wage growth and job opportunities. Because we know the importance of education, we push ourselves and our children to learn and grow, in the hopes of better opportunities in the future.

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Thursday 04/18/2019
5 ways you and your pet can help the planet
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:53 am

(BPT) - Chances are, you consider your animal companion part of the family. You care about what your pet eats, and you want what’s healthiest for everyone, including your pet. You also may care about promoting a healthy environment and using products that are eco-friendly and good for all of you.

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6 reasons to add hydrotherapy to your self-care routine
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:53 am

(BPT) - Unwind, relax and rejuvenate — these are the words associated with enjoying a warm bath. Bathing is an indulgence that has remained popular for centuries and is especially important today as you work to find balance in a fast-paced lifestyle.

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Wednesday 04/17/2019
Can you eat your way to thicker, fuller hair?
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:53 am

(BPT) - Did you know that what you eat affects your hair? That's news to most people, especially those who are dealing with hair loss. While there are many possible causes for hair loss — stress, the environment, health problems — achieving thick, full and healthy hair ultimately starts with your diet. That’s because the nutrients you get from food and supplements provide the building blocks for your hair growth.

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There’s no such thing as too much information before surgery
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:54 am

(BPT) - There is no such thing as TMI (too much information) when it comes to communicating facts about your health with your physician anesthesiologist before surgery or a medical procedure. You might not think taking ginkgo biloba for memory, using medical marijuana for pain, smoking or snoring are relevant, but these supplements, drugs and conditions are among the eight things you should disclose for your own safety.

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New to credit cards or repairing your credit? Here’s how a secured card can help
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:54 am

(BPT) - Building strong credit is arguably one of the most important things you can do for yourself. It can affect everything from getting a loan, to renting an apartment, to even getting your very own cell phone plan. But building or repairing your credit doesn’t happen overnight, it’s something that takes time. If you’re committed to improving your financial wellness, it could be time to consider a secured credit card.

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Addressing the needs of caregivers helping our military, veteran heroes
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:55 am

(BPT) - “You’re sitting at home one night and get a phone call that your husband is being medevaced and he’s coming home. They said it was for spinal injuries,” recalled Mandy Spooneybarger, 36, caregiver to her husband, Charles, an Army veteran. “You have to live in your new normal. It’s stressful. It’s isolating. You have to let go of what you had. That is the hardest part. Sometimes it takes years. You can find strength from the person you are caring for. If you can, find other support.”

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Smart ways to help students gain confidence in learning
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:55 am

(BPT) - Building the confidence to try, experiment and keep going even when things get hard is a critical part of the educational process. Confidence comes more naturally to some students than others, yet new research shows that confidence levels today impact learning outcomes for students.

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Tips for building an emergency savings fund
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:55 am

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Top 5 financial tips for women
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:53 am

(BPT) - Do women worry more about saving for retirement? There are many reasons women may be concerned about saving enough — they have a longer life expectancy, they often earn less than their male counterparts and they may have fewer full-time working years due to time spent caring for children or aging parents. This results in lost wages as well as fewer Social Security benefits and retirement plan savings.

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Monday 04/22/2019
How Pulmonary Rehabilitation Helps COPD Patients Breathe Better
Posted: April 22, 2019

(StatePoint) If you’ve been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) you know that it can impact many different areas of your life. What you may not know is that early and consistent management of the disease can greatly improve outcomes and overall quality of life.

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Thursday 04/18/2019
Tips to Manage Asthma and Avoid Your Triggers
Updated: April 19, 2019 - 2:39 am

(StatePoint) More than 26 million Americans are living with asthma, including 6.2 million children. While there is no cure, asthma can be managed and treated so that those with the condition can live normal, healthy lives -- indoors as well as outdoors.

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Making an Environmental Impact
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:52 am

(Family Features)As part of an effort to positively impact environmental change, many consumers care about the effect their shopping decisions may have on the world around them. As a way to aid in that mission, ALDI, which has never offered single-use plastic shopping bags, is aiming to make 100 percent of its private-label product packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. Find more information at ALDI.us.

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Improving Your Children’s Health
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:52 am

3 ways to take a proactive approach

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Give Mom the World this Mother’s Day
Posted: April 18, 2019

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Plan a Stress-Free Group Getaway
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:52 am

(Family Features) The arrival of vacation season means it's time to stop daydreaming about that getaway and start making some travel plans.

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Add Joy to Spring Cleaning
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:52 am

(Family Features) While spring cleaning can be crucial in keeping your home in tip-top shape, especially for DIYers who find inspiration in the bright season for new home decor projects, the annual ritual can also feel overwhelming.

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Pet Nutrition 101
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:52 am

5 tips to avoid pet obesity

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Resources for Addressing Mental Health Challenges at Work
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:52 am

(Family Features) Every year, about 1 in 5 adults in the United States experiences a mental illness and 1 in 25 lives with a serious mental illness that substantially interferes with or limits at least one major life activity. Mental illness is a top cause of worker disability in the U.S. and 62 percent of missed work days can be attributed to mental health conditions.

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5 Tips for New Pet Parents
Posted: April 18, 2019

(Family Features) Introducing a new dog to the family can bring plenty of excitement, sweet snuggles and puppy kisses. However, there are also plenty of practical steps to consider to successfully transition a pup into its new environment.

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Wednesday 04/17/2019
Glitz, glam and fur: A dog show unlike any other
Posted: April 17, 2019

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Four Tips For Preventing Dog Attacks On Mail Carriers
Posted: April 17, 2019

(NAPSI)—Can you picture a member of your family attacking a mail carrier? Of course you couldn't, but it happened 5,714 times last year across the nation.

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Tuesday 03/12/2019
The Benefits Of Hemp, Krill And Salmon Oil
Updated: March 14, 2019 - 2:34 am

(NAPSI)—If yours is among the nearly seven in 10 U.S. households with pets, you may be glad to learn of a good way to keep them healthy. Hemp seed, krill and salmon oil are some of nature’s best sources of natural essential fatty acids: omega-3 and omega-6 (EPA and DHA).

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Thursday 03/07/2019
Feature-Rich Dog Parks Are Coming to Towns Across America
Posted: March 07, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Lassie used to run free throughout the town, solving problems and rescuing kids in trouble.

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Thursday 02/28/2019
End A Threat To Dogs
Updated: March 02, 2019 - 2:44 am

(NAPSI)—Recent outbreaks of canine parvovirus (parvo) have pet owners and health professionals seeking a safe, effective solution.

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Thursday 01/24/2019
Tips for Senior Dog Care
Posted: January 24, 2019

(StatePoint) As your dog ages, your care must evolve to meet your furry friend’s changing needs, particularly when it comes to mobility, injury-prevention and recovery.

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Wednesday 01/23/2019
Pets-Come-First Trend Unleashes Happy Results For Homeowner
Updated: March 08, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Some dog lovers show their puppy love with fancy dog food, a special spot on the sofa or toys and outfits.

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Tuesday 12/04/2018
How to Keep Dogs Safe During Cold Weather Walks
Posted: December 04, 2018

(StatePoint) Make winter a wonderland for dogs by ensuring they’re safe when temperatures drop.

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Saturday 10/13/2018
Celebrating Halloween Safely With Dogs
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:02 am

(StatePoint) Over half of pet parents plan to dress up their dogs for Halloween, according to a Wag! survey. 

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Wednesday 10/10/2018
5 things to know to help your pet live a healthier life
Updated: October 30, 2018 - 5:36 am

(BPT) - Pets are part of the family, so it’s important to practice preventative care to support their well-being and help them live long, healthy lives. Just like people, pets can be affected by chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and allergies. That's why it’s always good to stay informed and be proactive to help avoid or at least delay the onset of chronic conditions in pets. Here’s 5 things to know about caring for your pet:

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