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  • Real Estate

    Singles finding their way to homeownership without making lifestyle compromises [Infographic]

    (BPT) - With the average American getting married later than they have in a century, according to the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, more and more singles aren't waiting for wedding bells before they take the plunge into homeownership. A new CENTURY 21 Real Estate survey shows that while singles are less willing to make lifestyle sacrifices in order to purchase a home, they still value homeownership. Find out how these determined buyers pull it off with the help of agents who understand their unique needs.

  • Pets

    The right flea and tick treatment can protect your pet from little bugs ... and big problems

    (BPT) - If you’re a pet owner, you know parasites - particularly fleas and ticks - can be a frustrating problem. That’s why you keep your pet out of tall grass and brush, and do routine flea and tick checks inside. You’re probably also using a flea and tick product to ensure your pet and family are safe from the parasite-borne diseases these pests can carry into your home.

  • Home Improvement

    Every Room Tells a Story if You Set the Stage

    (NewsUSA) - Remember the last time you walked into a professionally designed home and marveled at its beauty? Chances are, the designer carefully planned the interior finishings -- like crown mouldings and interior doors. While trim and doors have a major impact on interior décor, few homeowners select them with the same care as their furnishings or paint.

  • Turn your fantasy fairytale wedding into reality

    (BPT) - Every girl dreams of her fantasy wedding. It usually includes a Prince Charming standing next to her at the altar, saying “I do,” while surrounding by friends and family in a fairytale atmosphere.

Top Story

What Every Parent Needs to Know about Children’s Heart Health

(StatePoint) When thinking of heart disease, older adults typically come to mind, but children also can have heart disease, often with more devastating outcomes. Pediatric cardiomyopathy is a potentially life-threatening disease and the leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in children.

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Recent Headlines

Friday 08/29/2014
Fun twists for festive fall recipes
Updated: August 29, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - When fall arrives and the temperature cools, it’s a great time for families to get together and spend more time enjoying delicious home-cooked foods. This season, look for fun ways to put a twist on your favorite recipes, or try new recipes to bring some seasonal flavors into your home.

Give your home a colorful makeover in just a weekend
Updated: August 29, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Are you limited on time but want to upgrade your home? Some easy home improvements can be achieved in a weekend. Painting is one of the most popular ways to transform the look of your home.

Taking Care in Sunny Weather: Answers To Important Questions About Metastatic Melanoma
Updated: August 31, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - With sunshine and warm weather upon many of us, it’s a particularly important time to familiarize yourself with metastatic melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the disease.

Protecting your kid's data starts with you
Updated: August 31, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - To succeed in today’s classrooms, students must be more than book smart - they must be digital learners as well. Modern technology such as e-books, online tutorial programs, educational social media options and apps are providing access to personalized learning opportunities which were not available to previous generations of students.

Thursday 08/28/2014
Family-Friendly Programming Storms The Weather Channel
Updated: August 29, 2014 - 3:34 am

(NewsUSA) - If you are a parent, you are probably well aware of how difficult it is to find quality family-friendly programming on TV. You know, shows that don't force you to keep your finger hovering over the remote "just in case."

Raise Kids’ Grades with Study Tips for the Digital Age
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) It happened again this year: The kids are back in the classroom before you’ve had the chance to blink. Thankfully, new developments in education are making it easier than ever for students to hit the ground running.

Today’s Homemade Cooking Reflects Cultural Shift
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 3:31 am

Today’s families are more diverse than ever -- and so is what they’re eating together. While the flavors and dishes are evolving, one thing hasn’t changed -- families are still sitting down together for a home-cooked meal most days of the week.

Do you have your shift together? [Infographic]
Posted: August 28, 2014

(BPT) - About 15 million Americans work outside a traditional 9-to-5 schedule, putting them at risk for several health issues, including shift work disorder (SWD). This group includes more occupations than you might think. SWD is a medical condition where your work schedule is out of sync with your sleep-wake clock and can cause excessive sleepiness (ES) during a shift and insomnia during sleeping hours. Learn more at

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