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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 >>




Wednesday 10/17/2018
Stylish Carrying Case Corrals Handbag Essentials in Style
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:25 am

(NewsUSA) - Despite their best efforts, most women have had the experience of frantically digging into the bottom of a large purse or handbag for an essential item such as eyeglasses, cellphone, keys, or passport. A separate case to corral these important possessions makes sense, especially if it combines fashion with function.

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Wednesday 09/26/2018
Tips for Dealing With Damaged Hair
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:25 am

(StatePoint) Heat tools, color processing and even the simple act of brushing, can cause hair to lose its strength. Indeed, eight out of 10 women in the U.S. experience some form of damaged hair, according to an IPSOS Brand Health Study. But there’s good news, say experts.

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Thursday 09/20/2018
Tips for an Active Outdoor Fall Season
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:25 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or a nature lover, you are likely going to be taking full advantage of the great fall weather by getting outdoors this season. Before heading out, consider the following tips to make the most of your time.

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Tuesday 09/18/2018
Forget Calorie Counting: New Guidelines for Losing Weight
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:25 am

(StatePoint) For years, the general wisdom was that the only scientifically proven way to shed pounds and inches was to consume fewer calories than one burned each day. Unfortunately, that formula doesn’t work for everybody. Why? Experts say that this is because successful weight loss is associated with a wider range of factors.

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Saturday 09/01/2018
5 Ways to Head Back to School in Style
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:25 am

(StatePoint) When it comes to back-to-school fashion, it’s all about the intersection of form and function. Here are five ways to stylishly accessorize and gear up for school.

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Thursday 08/16/2018
Looking great, not done: Facial plastic surgeons report shift toward natural beauty
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:25 am

(BPT) - Gone are the days of plumped-up puckers, ski-sloped noses, overfilled cheeks and wind-tunnel faces that were obviously “done.” Today, facial plastic surgery is about looking like the best version of yourself — refreshed, relaxed and natural.

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Wednesday 08/15/2018
Back to School, Back to You: A Parent’s Survival Guide
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:25 am

(StatePoint) Parenthood is a demanding and busy job, particularly during back-to-school season. With lunches to pack, homework to check, projects to oversee and activities to drive the kids to and from, it’s no wonder many parents find it challenging to squeeze in time for self-care.

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Monday 07/30/2018
The Cure For AIDS Is In Your Hands
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:25 am

(NAPSI)—What do a motorcycle ride taking place August 6 through August 10, a hand cream, an Instagram photo, an exercise class and a skincare company have in common? Surprisingly, they can all help fight HIV/AIDS.

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Tuesday 07/10/2018
3 Hacks to Solve Your Workout Woes
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:25 am

(StatePoint) Is your workout causing you grief? Check out these hacks below that address some of the most common workout woes.

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Monday 07/09/2018
Drew Barrymore's top 10 must-have summer essentials
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:25 am

(BPT) - Golden Globe Award-winning actress, producer, director, author and mother Drew Barrymore knows summer is the perfect time to kick back, enjoy life and embrace the possibilities of the season. Of course there's no better time to let your personality shine, whether that means trying a new summer activity, bonding with the kids or feeling comfortable in your own shoes.

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Thursday 10/18/2018
Spinal Muscular Atrophy is the Number One Genetic Cause of Infant Mortality - Have You Heard of It?
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:27 am

(BPT) - 1 in 10,000 babies worldwide are affected by spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a devastating disease that can cause extreme muscle weakness and paralysis1,2,3

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Generic Prescriptions Save Lives ... and Money, Too [Video]
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:26 am

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5 Ways the Whole Family Can Eat Healthy
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:24 am

(Family Features) People are understandably conscious about the foods they’re eating and where they come from. The human eating space has seen the rise of whole, clean and natural foods, and in the last couple years, the trend has even moved into pet foods.

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5 Ways to Show Your Cats You Love Them
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:24 am

(Family Features) Cats take on so many different roles within their owners’ lives and families, such as cuddle buddies, emotional support animals, quiet companions and purring playmates. Each furry feline deserves the best, so as a cat owner, it’s important to shower your pet with love and make him feel special all year round.

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4 Tips to Prepare Your Pup for Winter
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:24 am

(Family Features) When winter approaches, it brings a number of distractions and factors that tend to keep people from getting outside and staying active. From holiday parties and vacations to bad weather, it’s important to keep health and exercise top of mind throughout the busy season. This is especially important for your furry friends since they depend on their owners to keep them healthy and active.

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3 Tips for a Healthy Baby
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:24 am

(Family Features) When you’re a new parent, once you’ve successfully navigated the first car ride home from the hospital and the euphoria of this new little life begins to fade, you’re left with one resounding question: now what?

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Eyeing Better Vision
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:25 am

9 tips to maintain eye health

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5 Hacks for Holiday Hosting
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:25 am

(Family Features) It may feel impossible to fit even more into already jam-packed days, but when the holidays roll around, entertaining and celebrating always find a way. Fortunately, you can find some shortcuts when hosting that offer plenty of festive style while also helping you avoid stressing over every detail.

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Prepare Pets for Better Grooming Visits
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:25 am

(Family Features) While a haircut is often the first thing that comes to mind when pet parents contemplate a visit to the groomer, those visits can involve much more than a bath and trim. It can also include spa-like skin and paw treatments, deep moisturizing shampoos and conditioners for healthy skin and a lustrous coat, de-shedding and flea or tick treatments. These treatments are all in addition to the expert clipping, shaving and nail trims you might expect.

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A Healthy Way to Work
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:29 am

Improve health and performance at the office

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