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    How to ease into your back-to-school routine

    (BPT) - Getting your kids out of their summer routines and transitioning to earlier wake-up calls and adjusted bedtimes might sound like a chaotic task. But with a little bit of planning, prepping and making sure your kids are involved, you’ll have them excited for a new school year and keep your family’s stress to a minimum. Follow these five tips from Faultless Starch to help you ease your family into a stress-free back-to-school routine.

  • Family Living

    On-the-Go Tips for Summer Fun

    (StatePoint) Whether you’re traveling far and wide, enjoying local attractions on a staycation, or shuttling kids to camp (and yourself to work), summer can be as hectic as any other time of year.

  • Family Living

    Protect Yourself From Cyber Attacks With Encryption

    (NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Much has been made about encryption and why it's important to keeping your information safe. Yet, even after massive data breaches at major corporations (that you most likely frequent or have a connection to), it still remains one of those items that never quite seems to make it off your to-do list.

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 06/13/2016
Wedding Season Tips to Select Champagne
Updated: June 13, 2016 - 3:34 am

(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.

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Thursday 06/09/2016
7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Your Wedding Photographer
Updated: June 22, 2016 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Warmer weather, sun and clear skies are nearly here; that means it's time to get outside, explore new terrain and create unforgettable memories. Whether it's taking a hike, going for a dip in the pool, or creating the perfect backyard party, it's time to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and have some summer fun.

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Wednesday 06/01/2016
Tamera Mowry-Housley Encourages Parents to Reclaim Family Dinner Nights
Updated: June 15, 2016 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Feel free to use your insurance card when seeing a doctor of chiropractic.

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Friday 05/27/2016
Preparing 21st Century Enterprises for Success in the Digital Age
Updated: June 24, 2016 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It is no longer a brave new world for businesses. The digital age is here, and if experts are to be believed, businesses that have not already embraced this opportunity, risk joining those companies that refuse to adapt, and consequently are rapidly losing customers and revenue.

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Get Involved in Preventing Mosquitoes
Updated: June 23, 2016 - 3:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Across the country, families are embracing the warmer weather and spending more time outside. This year, as families prepare to host a variety of outdoor gatherings, mosquito prevention and protecting against mosquito bites should be top of mind.

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Thursday 05/26/2016
A New Way to Deal With Dry Mouth
Updated: June 14, 2016 - 3:35 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Some moments are simply too important to trust to a camera phone.

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Monday 05/23/2016
The Big Showdown Over Fingerprinting Uber and Lyft Drivers
Updated: June 09, 2016 - 3:35 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As a busy working mom to two young children, Tamera Mowry-Housley, co-host of TV's "The Real," understands the daily challenge of juggling her time between home and work. However, family time is of the utmost importance to her, and she still sets aside time to cook meals with her family almost every night. She encourages other parents to reclaim family dinner nights, and there's no better time to start than summer, when the days are longer and the weather is perfect for backyard dinners.

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Friday 05/20/2016
Rolling Stones Exhibit Rocks Music Fans
Updated: June 13, 2016 - 3:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For a Rolling Stones fan, what could top meeting the band in person? New Yorker Alex Emanuel met Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood inside the Recording Gallery within the Rolling Stones retrospective exhibit, Exhibitionism, at London's Saatchi Gallery.

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Thursday 05/19/2016
Enhance Your Summer Look With These Style Tips
Updated: June 13, 2016 - 3:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As we head into summer, it's important to find accessories that show off your style, while brightening up your wardrobe. Since summer brings an explosion of bold colors and vibrant patterns, this season's trends are no different.

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Monday 05/09/2016
New CDC Guidelines Seen as Boost for Chiropractic Care
Updated: June 01, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Feeling kind of tense and achy? It may be because of poor posture.

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Thursday 07/28/2016
Protect Yourself From Cyber Attacks With Encryption
Updated: July 28, 2016 - 3:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Much has been made about encryption and why it's important to keeping your information safe. Yet, even after massive data breaches at major corporations (that you most likely frequent or have a connection to), it still remains one of those items that never quite seems to make it off your to-do list.

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Want to Fly a Jet or Perform Surgery? Florida's Virtual Classrooms Make It Possi
Updated: July 28, 2016 - 3:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Florida has always been known for its white-sand beaches and palm trees. Now, however, the Sunshine State is being recognized as the next high-tech corridor for modeling, simulation and training (MS&T).

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Wednesday 07/27/2016
Breakthrough Medical Technologies Save and Improve Millions of Lives
Updated: July 28, 2016 - 3:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Millions of people are living longer and in better health, thanks to major advances in medical technology that have produced new high-quality, cost-effective therapies.

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How to Make the World a Better Place
Updated: July 27, 2016 - 3:38 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Each morning is the beginning of a new day and another chance to make the world a better place. Think your actions don't make a difference? Think again!

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Tuesday 07/26/2016
What You Don't Know About the Impact of Vision in Your Child's Life
Updated: July 26, 2016 - 3:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Just when you are getting used to having your children home for the summer, you realize -- it's already almost time to send them back to school. So you schedule appointments and check-ups, but one thing that often goes unchecked is a child's vision.

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Monday 07/25/2016
The Difference Between Heart Attacks and Heart Failure
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Heart attacks and heart failure are two common medical conditions facing millions of patients across the U.S. each year, but a diagnosis of either can result in very different approaches to how a patient is treated, monitored and followed by his or her physician. For patients, knowing the differences between the two conditions is important to ensure you get appropriate treatment and long-term care that will help result in optimal outcomes and improved quality of life.

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Friday 07/22/2016
How to Make the Most of Your Greater Fort Lauderdale Vacation
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 3:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Are you thinking about planning a Florida vacation? The greater Fort Lauderdale area is among the most popular South Florida destinations. For outdoor enthusiasts, Greater Fort Lauderdale features 23 miles of Blue Wave-certified beaches, as well as more than 300 miles of inland waterways for sightseeing. This beach resort destination offers a range of daytime and nighttime options for entertainment, shopping and dining.

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Thursday 07/21/2016
The Importance of Heart Health in the Heat
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 3:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Summer brings warmer temperatures, and that means more people are enjoying the outdoors. But if you have heart failure, it's important to know that heat can also put extra stress on your heart.

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Celebrar el verano sin estrés en la casa o en la calle
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 3:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Noticias Patrocinadas - El inicio oficial del verano ya está y los días largos y las noches ambles resultan en las excusas perfectas para invitar a tus queridos a una cena deliciosa al fresco con bebidas frías y una buena conversación. Sin importa si organizas una cena con familia dentro de la casa o si haces una barbacoa para todo el barrio, sigue las últimas tendencias para mantenerte en la moda y dentro de tus presupuestos con estos tesoros de la ropa y del hogar de JCPenney.

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How to Prevent Mosquito Bites
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 3:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Across the country, families are taking advantage of the warmer weather by spending more quality time outdoors. This year, as families prepare to host a variety of outdoor gatherings, mosquito prevention and protecting against mosquito bites should be top of mind.

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Friday 07/29/2016
How to ease into your back-to-school routine
Posted: July 29, 2016

(BPT) - Getting your kids out of their summer routines and transitioning to earlier wake-up calls and adjusted bedtimes might sound like a chaotic task. But with a little bit of planning, prepping and making sure your kids are involved, you’ll have them excited for a new school year and keep your family’s stress to a minimum. Follow these five tips from Faultless Starch to help you ease your family into a stress-free back-to-school routine.

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On-the-Go Tips for Summer Fun
Updated: July 29, 2016 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re traveling far and wide, enjoying local attractions on a staycation, or shuttling kids to camp (and yourself to work), summer can be as hectic as any other time of year.

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Wednesday 07/27/2016
Is Generation Z solely digital? How today's students learn best
Updated: July 31, 2016 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - All students heading back to school this year are part of the new generation known as Gen Z. Born in the years of 1995-2012, this group is defined by the fact that they grew up with a widespread usage of technology from a very young age. Laptops, software, apps and digital devices have granted them powerful tools to access nearly the entire bank of human knowledge. However, it is important to understand this generation is not solely digital, as studies have found handwriting and analog tools remain important elements of communication when it comes to learning.

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Beyond sports: Off-the-field afterschool activities to challenge your child
Updated: July 31, 2016 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - From soccer to lacrosse, sports are what most parents initially think about when considering extracurricular activities for their children. However, today’s schools and communities understand there’s a need for diverse afterschool options that challenge kids in a variety of ways.

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Backpack season: 7 tips toward a comfortable pack
Updated: July 28, 2016 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Racks of colorful backpacks are hitting the shelves at retailers nationwide, reminding us it’s time for students of all ages to start picking out their school supply packs for the coming year.

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Tuesday 07/26/2016
What You Don't Know About the Impact of Vision in Your Child's Life
Updated: July 26, 2016 - 3:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Just when you are getting used to having your children home for the summer, you realize -- it's already almost time to send them back to school. So you schedule appointments and check-ups, but one thing that often goes unchecked is a child's vision.

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Monday 07/25/2016
3 Factors That Impact Homeowner Happiness
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) It is said that as you get older you become wiser, but as homeowners grow older, do they become happier? According to a nationwide homeowner happiness survey conducted by HomeAdvisor, the answer is yes. This was the case of Bob and Joanie Johnson, who dropped their youngest child off at college in August 2015.

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Tips to Save on Back to School Necessities
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) After a relaxing summer, back-to-school worries can be stressful and expensive, from purchasing new school supplies to planning lunches.

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Face Your Financial Fears
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) Retirement is supposed to be a reward for decades of hard work, but if you haven’t planned well, the milestone may be a dark cloud on your horizon. In fact, new data shows that nearly 50 percent of Americans are most afraid of outliving their income or the inability to maintain their current lifestyle, and nearly 20 percent are worried about having enough money to cover health care expenses.

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Dogs Across America Are Freaking Out for Mealtime!
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) Pet owners are always looking for new ways to show their love for their four-legged friends. We know that treats and toys often do the trick, but what about making mealtime more exciting?

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More Family Living
Monday 07/11/2016
8 rousing reasons to put a hearing test at the top of your 'done' list
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Of all the life hacks for better living, taking care of your hearing is among the smartest — and it yields an incredible ROI. In short, getting a hearing test is worth it.

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Thursday 07/07/2016
What to Ask About the Medicines You Take
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 3:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Have you ever been prescribed medication by your healthcare provider, only to arrive home and find that you're unsure about the possible side effects? Or the correct dose? Or the risk of taking the new medication together with other medicines you already use? Have you ever felt too embarrassed -- or too rushed -- to clarify medication information or instructions with your provider?

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Driver Safety: New Tips for Road Trips
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 3:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For many, summer is about freedom on the open road. It's a carefree time, focused on fun, family and adventures.

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What to Look for in a New House This Home Buying Season
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 3:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Mortgage rates have remained low, and home prices are stable or rising in most communities.

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Is Your Eye Makeup Making You Sick? What You Need to Know
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 3:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For many women, eye makeup is an essential part of being properly dressed, as important as a stylish outfit or nice shoes.

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Wednesday 07/06/2016
Give Seniors a Lift With Household Chores
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 3:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Many older adults want to remain in their homes as they continue to enjoy good health and independence. However, some activities of daily living, including household chores, become more challenging with age because of factors such as slower gait, impaired balance, reduced mobility, and reduced muscle strength.

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Friday 07/01/2016
On the Brink: Africa Viewed As Growth Target for Telecom
Updated: July 20, 2016 - 3:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - When it comes to telecommunications, experts agree that Africa is the new "it" continent for growth. If you're a little rusty on exactly what telecom means, it translates to big bucks for companies like Belgium-based Artilium PLC, which provide software solutions for data and wireless companies that want to help Africa get better connected.

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Wednesday 06/29/2016
Looking for a Safer Option Than Opioids?
Updated: July 20, 2016 - 3:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - What to do now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged physicians to avoid prescribing opioids in most situations for treating chronic pain, and to seek alternative approaches?

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Protect Your Family With Encryption
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It is one of those items on your perpetual to-do list that never seems to quite get done. You mean to, but encrypting your personal information to keep it safe, seems to fall hopelessly into that chasm between, "I'll do it later," and "Surely, it'll never happen to me."

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Tuesday 06/28/2016
Americans Favor Investment in Cancer Cure
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As divisive as American politics can be, most Americans want their next president to pursue cancer cures, based on the results of a survey conducted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

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More Senior Living
Friday 07/29/2016
Family Caregivers Don't Have To Feel Alone
Updated: July 30, 2016 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—If you are or expect to become a family caregiver, you should know that you’re not alone.

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Thursday 07/28/2016
Five Reasons For Women To Take Charge of Their Reproductive Health
Updated: July 29, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - There are many options when it comes to female reproductive health choices. These are very personal decisions; however, input from your partner and health care provider is paramount. Here is some important information to keep in mind as you speak with your healthcare provider and consider what might be right for you.

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Brain foods: Eating for academic success
Updated: July 31, 2016 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - What do the foods your children eat have to do with the grades they bring home? Surprisingly, more than many people think.

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Racing To Bed For Better Performance
Updated: July 29, 2016 - 3:32 am

World-Class Triathletes Incorporate Sleep In Daily Training Regime

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Chronic Hepatitis C Affects 3.5 Million People In The United States, Yet Half Are Unaware They Are Infected
Updated: July 29, 2016 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—In 2001, William Yarbrough was looking forward to his future. He had relocated his family to Durham, N.C., to pursue his dream job and adopted two young children—growing his family of four to six. He decided to visit his doctor to find out why he was feeling constantly fatigued and was shocked when the results of a simple blood test showed he was infected with chronic hepatitis C (HCV). Like so many others diagnosed with this potentially life-threatening liver disease, William was blind-sided; he wanted to see his children grow old.

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Smart Mom Solutions to Reduce Back-to-School Germs
Updated: July 28, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Most moms today are armed with a germ-fighting arsenal of anti-bacterial wipes and gels, and are constantly cleaning finger-printed walls and sticky counters. So you think you’re covered this back-to-school season? Think again! The statistics on where germs and illness-causing mold and mildew are lurking are staggering.

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Tips to Prevent the Spread of Back-to-School Germs
Updated: July 28, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Back-to-school is an exciting time of year for families, but it also means new exposures to germs.

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Wednesday 07/27/2016
Breakthrough Medical Technologies Save and Improve Millions of Lives
Updated: July 28, 2016 - 3:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Millions of people are living longer and in better health, thanks to major advances in medical technology that have produced new high-quality, cost-effective therapies.

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Tuesday 07/26/2016
What You Don't Know About the Impact of Vision in Your Child's Life
Updated: July 26, 2016 - 3:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Just when you are getting used to having your children home for the summer, you realize -- it's already almost time to send them back to school. So you schedule appointments and check-ups, but one thing that often goes unchecked is a child's vision.

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6 weird, wacky facts about hearing
Updated: July 28, 2016 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - The way our ears are put together and how they function is pretty amazing. They take vibrations and turn them into understandable words and recognizable sound patterns. But they have their oddities, as well, especially where hearing loss and tinnitus (phantom ringing in the ears) are concerned. The following are six strange and unusual hearing-related facts.

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More Health And Wellness
Thursday 07/28/2016
10 top trends to keep your dog fit and healthy
Posted: July 28, 2016

(BPT) - For pet owners and their four-legged friends, social activities such as playing at the dog park, hiking through the woods, strolling around town or making new friends at doggy day care are great ways to stay fit, but can also pose health risks. Here are 10 ways to keep your dog healthy and happy:

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Tuesday 07/19/2016
Know the symptoms of 'Stank Face'
Posted: July 19, 2016

(BPT) - Attention: If you own a cat, you could be unknowingly exposing friends and family to the embarrassing condition of Stank Face. You know, the universal expression of disgust often caused by litter box odor. Luckily, experts have now determined the primary cause of this controversial ailment; inferior cat litter. And a cure is available thanks to the odor control experts at Tidy Cats.

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Wednesday 07/13/2016
5 helpful hints for welcoming a kitty home
Updated: July 14, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Millions of cats are in shelters across the country waiting for a loving parent or family to bring them home. Every year, 3.4 million cats enter shelters. Only 37 percent are adopted, while 41 are euthanized and less than 5 percent of cats who come in as strays are returned to their owners, according to the ASPCA.

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Wednesday 06/15/2016
Take Your Cat On An Adventure
Updated: June 16, 2016 - 3:32 am

(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.

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Tuesday 06/07/2016
The Tip List for Pets - Keeping Your Dog Fit and Healthy
Updated: June 15, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - For pet owners and their four-legged friends, interacting with other dogs provides great opportunities for exercise and socialization. Whether it’s playing at the dog park, hiking through the woods, strolling around town or making new friends at doggy daycare, these activities can improve your dog’s mental and physical well-being. They can also put your dog at risk for exposure to health threats.

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Friday 06/03/2016
Livestock guardians: Top dogs for protecting your herd or flock
Updated: June 04, 2016 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - When you raise animals, from poultry to cattle, hard work and dedication come with the territory. So how do you reward one of the toughest and most valuable members of your ranch or country home when he’s of the four-legged variety? Give him more work to do.

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Friday 05/20/2016
4 ways to make your home comfortable and safe for your pet
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - For millions of Americans, pets are a member of the family. They provide companionship and countless memories that last a lifetime. Having a pet-friendly home increases the likelihood that these memories will be positive.

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Thursday 05/12/2016
Tips to Protect Your Pet from Summer Dangers
Updated: May 12, 2016 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) Summer creates potential everyday dangers for pets because of the heat.

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Tuesday 05/10/2016
10 expert tips when adopting a puppy
Updated: May 11, 2016 - 3:37 am

(BPT) - You’ve dreamt of it, done your research and have waited so patiently. The day is finally here when you go get your new puppy. Being a pup parent is filled with joys, but there are a few potential stumbling blocks. With patience, persistence and proactive thinking, you’ll be the best of friends for many years.

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Monday 05/09/2016
Can you take care of your pet in an emergency? [Infographic]
Posted: May 09, 2016

(BPT) - The second Saturday of every May is recognized as National Animal Preparedness Day (NADPD) — an event that encourages families to understand the importance of having a disaster plan in place for their pets. Simple planning can cut down on time and energy in the event of a crisis, allowing families to focus solely on getting to safety as quickly as possible.

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