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Health And Fitness Front

  • Family Living

    Training Your Four-Legged Friend

    (Family Features) Man’s best friend can be counted on for many things – from greeting you after a long day at work to being a loyal walking buddy. But to reap all the benefits of dog ownership, it’s important to lay the foundation of training and obedience.

  • Family Living

    Pop the Cork at Home This New Year's Eve

    According to a recent survey commissioned by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, this year, 61 percent of Americans who plan on celebrating New Year's Eve plan on celebrating at home. To help make your night the most memorable celebration ever, here are some great ways to ring in 2015 from the comfort of your own home.

  • Family Living

    Chase Chills Away with Cozy Crafts

    (Family Features) Let the blustery winds blow while you stay warm inside and while away the wintry hours with cozy crafts that keep you warm.

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 >>




Monday 12/22/2014
4 steps to fit this year
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - One in four Americans will post a New Year’s fitness resolution on a social network this year. If you plan to be one of them, posting the resolution is a great first step but what are your plans for following through and ensuring that when you look back next year, you can consider it mission accomplished?

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4 reasons you need more massage in your life
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Take a lap around the mall or flip through the catalogs in your mail pile, and you’ll quickly notice a saturation of massage products in the market right now. While some of these gadgets are gimmicks, some are definitely not, especially if you live by the recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise. According to Chris Freytag, wellness expert and founder of Get Healthy U, one key to maintaining this healthy routine is consistent massage.

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Tuesday 12/09/2014
Be Glamorous And Generous
Updated: December 10, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—This holiday season, give gifts that add a touch of luxury to your loved ones’ lives.

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Thursday 12/04/2014
Sock Style
Updated: December 05, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Until recently, men’s socks were limited to black, navy or white. Today, a stroll down the hosiery aisle reveals bold designs and countless colors. The once basic sock is now the ideal accessory for imparting flair, color or personality to a wardrobe.

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Wednesday 12/03/2014
Embrace Your Weird Beard this Winter
Updated: December 03, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Most men say their facial hair defines them, according to a recent survey conducted by Schick Hydro. However, 72 percent of men have experienced facial hair growing woes, such as patchy chin growth.

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Monday 12/01/2014
The Anatomy Of Gift Giving
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Whether it's the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or any occasion that you want to feel special, heeding a few simple hints can help you become known as having a gift for giving.

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Thursday 11/20/2014
How to Look Your Best for Holiday Parties
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) It’s the holiday party season, which means that it’s time to be in the social limelight and look your best. But with indulgent feasts, hectic schedules and cold weather leading to dry, dull skin, you’ll need to take extra steps to overcome a few beauty hurdles, no matter who you are.

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Tuesday 11/11/2014
Enjoy the Holidays without the Weight Gain
Updated: November 11, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) On average, Americans gain weight during the holiday season. While the weight gain may not be dramatic, research shows it tends to stick and accumulate over the years. But you don’t have to succumb to this progression, say experts.

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Thursday 11/06/2014
A Magnificent Way To Look Good Over Time
Updated: November 07, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to looking good, it’s important to be able to see well.

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Thursday 10/16/2014
Defying Dehydration
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Good news for men and women whose skin becomes dull and tired as time goes by: Dermatologists recognize this as “age-related dehydration,” a serious skin care concern, and have created a way to overcome it.

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More Fashion, Beauty And Fitness
Monday 12/22/2014
Time-Saving Holiday Entertaining Tips
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) When entertaining guests this holiday season, the last thing you want to do is run around last-minute, prepping your table and cleaning. This year, try some simple tips so you can spend more time enjoying the season with friends and family. 

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Stay Healthily Hydrated This Winter
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) When the mercury drops, it’s more important than ever to stay properly hydrated. During the winter, people may not seem to sweat as much as in the summer, but that doesn’t lessen one’s risk of dehydration.

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7 Signs Your Brakes Should Be Inspected
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) Preserve the life of your vehicle and enhance overall safety with routine brake inspections on your vehicle.

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Resolve to Get Healthier
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) Diets don’t work.

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Hot Gifts to Rev-Up Your Cool Factor
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) Gift giving should fuel your holiday spirit, not drain it. Shopping for unique, stylish gifts that capture the fun-loving spirit of everyone on your list is easier than most think.

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Tips for a Pet-Friendly Holiday
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) ‘Tis the season for holiday parties, and many pet lovers jump at the opportunity to include their four-legged friends in the festivities. Pet holiday parties may range from the simply elegant to the simply silly, but they all have one thing in common – a doggone good time.

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Low-Price Gifts for High-Tech Lovers
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) If you’re overwhelmed by shopping for technology items for the gadget lovers on your holiday list, rest assured that you can still find fun, unique high-tech gifts that won't break the bank.

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This Holiday, Be Festive and Fashion Forward
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) The holidays are here, but before you leave the house for work or play, make sure you’re looking your best. The good news – almost everything you need to make your holiday season festive, fresh and fashion forward is already in your closet.

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Celebrations Big or Small
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) Life is full of celebrations, especially during the festive holiday season. From small gatherings with co-workers to large family parties, having the right wine to give or to serve is the best way to make every occasion merry.

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Sunday 12/21/2014
Why you should consider the Mediterranean diet
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - A healthy diet can be the foundation of a healthy life. While there are many food choices and diet options, one diet consistently grabs the attention of researchers.

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