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  • Pets

    Celebrate fall with healthy new routines for you and your dog

    (BPT) - The fall season, with its crisp, cool air and beautiful foliage, is the perfect time to create a fresh start and establish healthy new routines for both you and your dog. To help you make this fall your happiest and healthiest season, Beneful has tapped Dr. Kurt Venator, chief veterinary officer at Purina, for some expert advice on how to maximize the health benefits of the season.

  • Kitchen Bed Bath

    Home Cleaning Do's and Don’ts

    (StatePoint) Now and then, every home gets to the point at which a quick tidy-up here and there just isn’t cutting it anymore. You take a look around, notice all of the surfaces that have gone untouched for far too long, then sigh as you pick a day dedicated to cleaning from top to bottom.

  • Bridal

    How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring

    (StatePoint) An engagement ring is at once a symbol of love and commitment and also a reflection of a woman’s personal style. For the engaged-to-be who hasn’t quite determined the perfect sparkler for herself, articulating an engagement ring style can seem challenging.

Top Story

Men and Women: A Different Outlook on Work and Cancer

(StatePoint) The challenges surrounding life with cancer, particularly in the workplace, are complex, and new findings show that male and female experiences can differ. In a recent survey commissioned by Cancer and Careers and conducted by Harris Poll, more women than men say they need to work for financial reasons and employed women were more likely to feel they had no choice but to work during their cancer treatment. The survey also found women are more likely to be concerned about health insurance. 

Pet Central

pets

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

Fitness

Fitness

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

Crosswords

Crosswords

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

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




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Wednesday 11/22/2017
Cook Like a Top Chef this Holiday Season
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

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Perfect Wine Pairings for Holiday Parties
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

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Appetizers for Easy Entertaining
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

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Happier, Healthier Holidays
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

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Make this Holiday Flavorful
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

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Entertain with Ease During the Holidays
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

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Holiday Baking for Family and Friends
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

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A Festive Meal to Remember
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

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7 Ways to Plan for Cold and Flu Season
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

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How to Prep Your Pup for Winter
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

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Making the Most of Medicare Open Enrollment
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

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Empowering Teens through Smart Spending
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

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Keep Cool-Weather Clothes Looking Fresh
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:39 am

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Pests Might be Hiding on Your Christmas Tree
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:39 am

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Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:39 am

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Managing High Blood Pressure During the Holidays
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:39 am

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Tuesday 11/21/2017
A Rare and Life-Threatening Disease with Common Symptoms: Highlighting Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH)
Posted: November 21, 2017

(BPT) - Determination. Strength. Resilience. These are just a few qualities that may characterize people around the world living with pulmonary hypertension (PH), a sometimes debilitating disease of the lungs.[1] But a particularly rare form of the disease, called chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), is often misinterpreted by patients and doctors alike.[2],[3]

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Barn doors go indoors: An ideal winter project
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:39 am

(BPT) - Known for their versatility, barn doors have been popping up in homes across the country — in contemporary and rustic designs. Read on to discover why adding a barn door is an ideal winter home-improvement project.

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FICO Score: Why it matters and what you can do to change it
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:39 am

(BPT) - For anyone who has tried to borrow money to purchase a car, buy a home or open a revolving line of credit, you may be familiar with the term FICO Score. The vast majority of lenders use this scoring model, which essentially determines a person’s creditworthiness.

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Seize the holidays with 4 festive twists on decadent desserts
Posted: November 21, 2017

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Top 5 features millennials look for in a home
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:39 am

(BPT) - For generations, homeownership has been part of the American dream. For most Americans, it’s the largest, most significant investment they’ll make, and because homeownership is the best way to grow their wealth, the most important investment as well.

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6 ways to refresh your home with hardwood
Posted: November 21, 2017

(BPT) - Hardwood is one of the oldest building materials known to man, yet as any savvy architect, designer or homeowner will tell you, renovating with characterful woods is a sure way to make a tired interior look fresh and contemporary. “There’s something rejuvenating about the unique colors and textures offered by beautifully milled and finished hardwood surfaces,” says Linda Jovanovich, of the American Hardwood Information Center. “Used with flair and imagination, even the most traditional species like oak, walnut, cherry and maple will provide a stylish, up-to-date makeover.” Here are six ways hardwood can infuse new life into your home.

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Eating Well During the Holiday Season
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

(BPT) - Everyone has their holiday favorites. From turkey and stuffing to eggnog and apple pie, these comfort foods signal time with family and friends as another busy year comes to a close. But for people living with type 2 diabetes, celebrating holiday traditions while trying to eat healthy can be a real balancing act.

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Older People Improve Life For Others And Themselves
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

(NAPSI)—Many older Americans have discovered that sharing their accumulated wisdom with others who need help can be a big win all around.

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Evite sorpresas, prepárese para el invierno
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

(NAPSM)—A medida que el clima se torna más frío, preparar su carro para el invierno debería ser la prioridad número uno. El Concilio de cuidado de autos Car Care Council, una organización sin fines de lucro, recomienda que los conductores chequeen seis áreas especialmente afectadas por el mal tiempo invernal.

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Entendiendo la educación y las familias militares
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

(NAPSM)—Los miembros de la fuerzas armadas de EE. UU. realizan enormes sacrificios por nuestra nación y por sus propias familias; sin embargo, hay que preguntar si los hijos de estas familias obtienen lo que necesitan del sistema educativo K-12.

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National Survey Reveals Most Americans Are Unaware Of Key Cancer Risk Factors
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

(NAPSI)—The majority of Americans are unaware of several major risk factors for cancer—most notably obesity, which will soon overtake smoking as the largest preventable cause of cancer in the United States. This is one of the many findings from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)'s National Cancer Opinion Survey.

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How to Celebrate with Sparkling Wine this Holiday Season
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) With the holidays here, it is time to celebrate, and sparkling wines go hand-in-hand with special occasions. If you are looking for something new to serve this year, consider swapping your usual bubbles for Cava, a delicious and wallet-friendly Spanish sparkling wine that is made using the same traditional methods as Champagne.

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How to Save on Mobile Devices this Holiday Season
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Holiday spending is expected to rise this year over last, according to the National Retail Federation. While you may be budgeting for a more expensive season in some ways, keep in mind that when upgrading mobile devices for yourself or loved ones, you don’t necessarily need to go brand new and pay a premium.

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Monday 11/20/2017
7 smart ways to keep health goals progressing all winter long
Posted: November 20, 2017

(BPT) - Summer seems to inspire people to work on their health and fitness goals, yet progress toward wellness objectives doesn’t have to pause when the weather turns cooler. Registered dietitian Amy Gorin and lifestyle expert Chassie Post offer some tips for staying on track with health goals throughout fall and winter:

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Smarten up your holiday wish list with these must-have gadgets
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:39 am

(BPT) - With the hectic pace of today's busy lifestyles, is it really all that surprising that people everywhere are craving new smart technologies? After all, life basically demands that you save time and money wherever you can, and smart technologies utilized in your home deliver both. It's easy, right?

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5 ways the '90s are back and bigger than ever
Posted: November 20, 2017

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5 things you may not know about beloved holiday traditions
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:39 am

(BPT) - Without a doubt, the holidays are definitely a nostalgic time of year, a chance to slow down and savor the things that make us feel happy and close to our loved ones.

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6 ways #adulting during the holidays takes guts
Posted: November 20, 2017

(BPT) - The holiday season is full of wonder and merriment, but in between the hustle and bustle, there are challenging moments that hit at the essence of what it means “to adult.” You can either say bah-humbug or build up the guts to conquer these holiday responsibilities … literally and figuratively.

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Yule tools: 5 tips for dodging a holiday credit hangover
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - All the glitz, glamour, gatherings and good tidings over the holidays can easily make you forget your disposable income has limits.

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Stress-busting speed-cleaning tips for the holidays
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - It’s no secret the holiday season can be one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year. What is one of the biggest sources of stress? It’s cleaning on a deadline, especially while guests are on their way.

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Plan estratégico para ahorrar al máximo el Viernes Negro
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:36 am

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In the spirit of holiday giving, national food donation partnership feeds needy, not landfills
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:39 am

(BPT) - With the holiday season upon us, Americans are gathering for traditional celebrations and family meals. Even after leftovers have been devoured for days, the amount of uneaten food and overall food waste is overwhelming.

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3 easy ways to revamp the go-to chip and dip
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:39 am

(BPT) - Savvy hosts and hostesses know that the keys to a successful holiday soiree are when the room is filled with laughter and guests leave satisfied from all the yummy treats served. If you’re hosting a holiday get together or special event with friends and family, impress and delight your guests with fresh, new takes on the classic foods everyone serves.

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5 tips for scoring the best Black Friday electronics
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:39 am

(BPT) - If you’re already looking forward to scouting out the best Black Friday deals, you’re clearly far from alone. Each year, many Americans look forward to the thrill of the hunt when it comes to securing the best bargains retailers can offer.

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The perfect gift for animal lovers: Becoming a wildlife hero
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:39 am

(BPT) - As people come together to celebrate the holidays and share their hopes for the future, the environment often comes up in conversation. Threats to animals and the planet have never been greater; more than 25 percent of the world’s mammals — such as elephants, polar bears and lemurs — are at risk of disappearing forever, and many of them live in places where people aren’t acting in their best interest.

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Give Her A Present With A Future
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—Customized subscription boxes are all the rage, and now there is one just for girls who love fashion. kidpik is the perfect time-saving solution for giving a gift that delivers lots of excitement and style all year round.

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Learn To Love Your Leftovers
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—If you're like most Americans, you sometimes open your refrigerator and wonder what's to eat inside. That can be especially true at holiday time.

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Meals Made Easier
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—Finding time to cook a healthy dinner for the whole family to enjoy can be a challenge.

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Combating The Opioid Epidemic In Appalachia
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of fatal opioid overdoses has quadrupled since 1999. A 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that every day, more than 1,600 young adults and about 3,100 adults aged 26 or older misuse a pain medication for the first time.

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Tips For Keeping Your Home And Family Safe
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—The holiday season is a joyous time of year for millions of Americans across the country. Within the next month, online orders will be made, packages will arrive on doorsteps, and families will leave town to visit relatives or take a holiday vacation. While these may seem innocuous, criminals may see the holiday season as a time to capitalize on gift-giving and holiday vacations.

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Students and Teachers: Tips for Beating the Mid-Year Slump
Updated: November 20, 2017 - 3:37 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re a teacher or a student, staying motivated for the rest of the school year can be a challenge. But, what happens in the classroom counts long after the school year is new.

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Fireplace Safety Tips for this Holiday Season and Beyond
Updated: November 20, 2017 - 3:37 am

(StatePoint) Gathering around the hearth this holiday season? While you may be taking time off from work and school to celebrate, don’t take a vacation from practicing basic safety guidelines. Stay safe with the following tips.

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Think Like a Designer to Update Your Home Like a Pro
Updated: November 20, 2017 - 3:37 am

(StatePoint) Inspiration is everywhere. From a field of yellow sunflowers to unique geometric patterns in the tile of a train station, the littlest things can spark the innovation behind some of the world’s most iconic products and designs.

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