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  • Pets

    Take Your Cat On An Adventure

    (NAPSI)—Whether it’s exploring the great outdoors or within the walls of their own home, cats have a knack for making the ordinary extraordinary.

  • Kitchen Bed Bath

    How to throw a seamless summer gathering

    (BPT) - You’ll likely host a party or two this summer, and you want it to be an event guests remember. From dinner parties and backyard barbecues to an easy Sunday morning get-together, the most important thing at the end of the day is that you, along with your guests, have a really great time. Why entertain otherwise?

  • Home Improvement

    Plan Ahead for Power Outages

    (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.

  • Bridal

    Wedding Season Tips to Select Champagne

    (StatePoint) Fizzing, bubbling, exciting and inspiring. Champagne is the quintessential complement to any memorable occasion, but perhaps is most inextricably linked to setting the mood for romance.

Top Story

Tips for Better Family Road Trips

(StatePoint) Taking the family on a road trip? When kids are in tow, an extended car ride means thinking ahead to help avoid headaches and squabbling over personal space. A little planning can go a long way in making the trip enjoyable for passengers of all ages.

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Pet Central


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



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



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



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 >>

Recent Headlines

Tuesday 06/28/2016
Four Ways a Simple Beauty Ritual Can Brighten Your Day
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 10:50 am

(StatePoint) It’s no secret that shaving is a big part of a woman’s daily routine.

Monday 06/27/2016
Tips for a bug-free backyard barbecue
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - What fun would a backyard barbecue be without special people to share it with? Your guests are as important to the fun as great food and good weather. However, there’s one type of “guest” everyone can do without this summer — bugs. Stinging and biting insects can wreck even the best backyard gathering, unless you take steps to keep them away.

Online school: Taking the road less traveled to academic success
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - K-12 education has evolved. What used to be a linear path to academic success has expanded to a variety of nontraditional options for families and students looking to chart their own course in and after school. Schools that leverage online learning, such as full-time virtual schools, make it possible for students to pursue a top-quality education with more flexibility than the traditional classroom experience.

The 'silent' liver disease: A new public health concern for the 21st Century
Posted: June 27, 2016

(BPT) - By the time you finish reading this article, 14 American adults will have been newly diagnosed with diabetes. Thirty-three percent of Americans are obese, and by 2030, this rate is expected to rise to 50 percent. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a growing epidemic associated with diabetes and obesity. NAFLD is a chronic liver disease characterized by the build-up of extra fat in the liver cells that is not caused by alcohol use. While it is normal for the liver to contain some fat, certain people accumulate extra fat. Left untreated, the accumulation of fat in the liver can progress to a more severe form of NAFLD called Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH).

Benefits of Responsible Use of Animal Antibiotics
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 3:32 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: June 27, 2016 - 3:32 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: June 27, 2016 - 3:32 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: June 27, 2016 - 3:32 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.