December 6, 2019

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  • Family Living

    Facing Your Fears In Four New And Notable Stories

    “Carnevale” by Peter Fortunato

  • Family Living

    Cold and Flu Season Tips for Safe Medicine Storage

    (StatePoint) Between nose-wiping, temperature-taking and appropriately dosing and storing medicines, parents and caretakers have a lot to manage during the cold and flu season. With all the chaos a winter illness can bring, slip-ups can happen, leading to an emergency. Indeed, approximately 60,000 children visit the emergency department every year because they got into medicines that were left within reach, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • Family Living

    Prepare Your Family for Winter Weather

    (Family Features) While the impact of winter weather varies across the country, nearly all Americans are affected in some capacity each year as temperatures drop, from freezing rain to severe blizzards. One of the key dangers when severe weather strikes is the potential loss of heat, power and communication services. Making a portable generator part of your family’s emergency plan can help keep your loved ones safe and warm in the event of an unexpected power outage.

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 >>




Tuesday 12/03/2019
Taking Time to Reflect on The Needs of The Family Caregiver
Posted: December 03, 2019

(NewsUSA) - As loved ones begin to age, many will take on the honorable role of becoming a caregiver. However, caring for an older adult can be time-consuming, reducing the ability to address your own needs. In fact, Home Instead Senior Care found that 63 percent of family caregivers said caring for their aging loved ones made it more difficult to care for themselves.

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Sisters Reunited After 72 Years Apart
Updated: December 05, 2019 - 2:49 am

(NAPSI)—Armed conflict, international disasters and migration can mean tragic separation for too many families. But there is hope—and you can play a role.

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Wednesday 11/27/2019
How to Help Feed Hungry Families this ‘Giving Tuesday’
Posted: November 27, 2019

(StatePoint) More than 37 million Americans face hunger at home every day. One of the ways you can lend a helping hand is by participating in Giving Tuesday, a worldwide movement to encourage people and corporations to celebrate generosity and do good for their communities.

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Friday 11/22/2019
Five-Star Caribbean Resort Caters to Every Taste
Posted: November 22, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Many of today's travelers seek a sense of community and connection at their destinations. Travelers seeking a Caribbean getaway with a welcoming feel and local flavor need look no further than the Bay Gardens Resorts on the beautiful island of St. Lucia.

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Thursday 11/21/2019
Scientist's Book Warns of Lethal Emerging Pandemic Viruses
Posted: November 21, 2019

(NewsUSA) - In 1918, a mutated, deadly strain of the "Flu" (or Influenza), swept around the world to cause the third deadliest plague in recorded human history. Published research suggests the final global death toll may have arguably been as high as 100 million. Yet, despite two decades of biologic event preparedness at the cost of well over $80 billion, the U.S. remains unprepared to handle a flu pandemic of a similar scale if one should occur, contends Dr. Steven Hatfill, a specialist physician and virologist with training in mass casualty management and emergency response.

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Wednesday 11/20/2019
The Benefits of Shopping Small This Holiday Season
Posted: November 20, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Small Business Saturday casts a national spotlight each year on independently-owned businesses, which includes a wide variety of shopping options, from the mom-and-pop storefronts in your local community to home-based e-commerce businesses. Since its inception in 2010, Small Business Saturday spending has reached an estimated $103 billion, according to American Express.

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Thursday 11/14/2019
Connecting Veterans And Volunteers Nationwide
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 2:57 am

(NAPSI)—Army veteran Ron Hope was piloting a helicopter in Vietnam to extract a company of soldiers, when he was shot down. His left brachial plexus—the network of nerves that sends signals from the spinal cord to the arm and hand—was crushed. He also broke both legs, suffered compound fractures in six vertebrae and had third-degree burns covering 55 percent of his body.

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Wednesday 11/13/2019
Veterans Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of Vietnam War With ‘Alive Day’ Stories
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 2:42 am

(NAPSI)—Army veteran Ron Hope was piloting a helicopter in Vietnam to extract a company of soldiers, when he was shot down. His left brachial plexus—the network of nerves that sends signals from the spinal cord to the arm and hand—was crushed. He also broke both legs, suffered compound fractures in six vertebrae and had third-degree burns covering 55 percent of his body.

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Tuesday 11/12/2019
5 Foster Care Facts
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 3:12 am

(NAPSI)—When a child or youth is placed into foster care, their safety and well-being become the shared responsibility of the community. Organizations such as the nonprofit Treehouse are an important part of the solution. Staff and volunteers work to provide childhood experiences everyone deserves, connection to resources and a successful launch into adulthood.

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Monday 11/04/2019
5 Ways to Thank Those Making a Difference This Holiday Season
Posted: November 04, 2019

(StatePoint) The people who go above and beyond in making a difference in the lives of others are rarely in it for recognition.  The holiday season is a perfect time to not just show these selfless people your appreciation, but also take inspiration from their spirit of generosity. Here are five simple ways to say thank you.

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Wednesday 12/04/2019
Facing Your Fears In Four New And Notable Stories
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:44 am

Carnevale” by Peter Fortunato

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Cold and Flu Season Tips for Safe Medicine Storage
Posted: December 04, 2019

(StatePoint) Between nose-wiping, temperature-taking and appropriately dosing and storing medicines, parents and caretakers have a lot to manage during the cold and flu season. With all the chaos a winter illness can bring, slip-ups can happen, leading to an emergency. Indeed, approximately 60,000 children visit the emergency department every year because they got into medicines that were left within reach, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

more »
Prepare Your Family for Winter Weather
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:45 am

(Family Features) While the impact of winter weather varies across the country, nearly all Americans are affected in some capacity each year as temperatures drop, from freezing rain to severe blizzards. One of the key dangers when severe weather strikes is the potential loss of heat, power and communication services. Making a portable generator part of your family’s emergency plan can help keep your loved ones safe and warm in the event of an unexpected power outage.

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When Holidays are Hard
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:44 am

Tips for coping with a food-centric season

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Creative Gift Ideas for Kids
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) Few things compare to the joy and excitement on the faces of children on Christmas morning as they rush to the tree in search of packages bearing their names.

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Holiday Gifting Made Easy
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:44 am

Gift ideas for everyone on your list

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Get Inspired to Give Back this Holiday Season
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) For many, the holiday season sparks the spirit of giving - not only among family and friends, but to those living in need and the organizations working to help them. If you're committed to helping improve the lives of others in your community, it may mean thinking long-term.

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Paw-some Presents
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:44 am

Holiday gift ideas for furry friends

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5 Financial Tips for Teens
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) When it comes to economics, many teens’ mouths write checks their knowledge can’t cash.

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Put Some Stoke In Your Stocking
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) The holidays can be a stressful time. From family events or planning your own gathering to finding the perfect gift for your loved ones, it seems like there is never enough time.

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More Family Living
Thursday 12/05/2019
Tips for surviving the Medicare annual enrollment period
Posted: December 05, 2019

(BPT) - Annual enrollment for Medicare ends Dec. 7, so now is the time to check your plan and update coverage for the coming year. While many people stick to the same plan they have used in the past, subtle changes can leave you second guessing what is best for your personal situation.

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How to protect your most valuable asset
Posted: December 05, 2019

(BPT) - If you're like many Americans, your home may be your most valuable asset. That's why it's so important to protect it with homeowners insurance. Plus, it's probably a requirement of your mortgage. Setting up your coverage the right way starts with understanding the major parts of a homeowners policy.

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5 tips for stress-less holiday cleaning
Posted: December 05, 2019

(BPT) - Each year, the holiday season brings a flurry of entertaining. From hosting a houseful of out-of-town relatives to formal sit-down dinners to impromptu get-togethers, chances are your schedule — and your home — is brimming with activity.

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Young mom doesn’t let MS get in the way of living her life
Posted: December 05, 2019

(BPT) - At the young age of 24, Savana Sadler received both the most exciting and terrifying news of her life. Within just weeks of each other, she learned she was about to become a mother for the first time, but she was also going to be embarking on this exciting journey while living with multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease of the brain and central nervous system that leads to some level of disability in most people.

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Wednesday 12/04/2019
Smart homes aren't smart without fire sprinklers
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:46 am

(BPT) - Today there are many automated options that make homes more comfortable, energy efficient, cost-effective and safe. Typically referred to as smart home technology, these features may include automating control of items such as lighting, temperature, window shades, surveillance cameras, locks, smoke alarms, even pet feeders. Often, these features have smartphone apps that allow the homeowner to control them from anywhere.

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9 holiday party survival tips – when you (or guests) are in recovery
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:47 am

(BPT) - Let’s face it. Drinking, drug abuse and depression soar over Christmas, Chanukah and New Year’s — call it the holiday blues. As you prepare to throw your annual holiday party, the compassionate host recognizes that the holidays can be a painful time for some family members and friends. With an estimated 22 million Americans in recovery from addiction, chances are one or more of your guests may be in recovery from behavioral health issues.

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4 steps to financial fitness in the new year
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:46 am

(BPT) - Sponsored ad content from Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc.

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Tuesday 12/03/2019
Taking Time to Reflect on The Needs of The Family Caregiver
Posted: December 03, 2019

(NewsUSA) - As loved ones begin to age, many will take on the honorable role of becoming a caregiver. However, caring for an older adult can be time-consuming, reducing the ability to address your own needs. In fact, Home Instead Senior Care found that 63 percent of family caregivers said caring for their aging loved ones made it more difficult to care for themselves.

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Tips for growing your small business this holiday season
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:46 am

(BPT) - Small businesses have a major impact on their communities: 67 cents of every dollar spent on small businesses stays in the local economy. But when it comes to growing their businesses, nearly one in four small business owners say marketing is one of their biggest challenges. As small businesses prepare for the holiday rush, they are investing in digital marketing to reach new customers and stand out online.

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5 Tips for Prioritizing Self-Care During the Holidays
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:47 am

(BPT) - During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s all too easy to let self-care slip off your radar. However, it’s important for your health that you prioritize your well-being, so you can enjoy the season with family and friends. If you burn yourself out with all the cooking, shopping, traveling and hosting, you'll not only feel a lot less joyful, but you also won’t have much left to give during this season of giving.

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More Senior Living
Thursday 12/05/2019
Spencer’s Story: What to Know About Seizure Clusters
Posted: December 05, 2019

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10 Tips To Pick Your Best Plan In The Last Days Of ACA Open Enrollment
Posted: December 05, 2019

(NAPSI)—If you buy individual or family health insurance on your own, you need to know that the nationwide open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act is coming to an end on December 15, 2019. This may be your only chance to compare your options and enroll in a new 2020 health insurance plan.

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Wednesday 12/04/2019
The End Of The Year Is Not The End Of Your Healthy Living Diet
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:45 am

(NAPSI)—The holiday season, starting with Thanksgiving and culminating on January 1, is a tough time of year for those wanting to lead a healthy lifestyle. In fact, a survey of 2,000 Americans who celebrate a winter holiday found that they are abandoning their attempts to be healthy—and half will break their diet to give in to the temptation of holiday food.

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Prepare Your Family for Winter Weather
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:45 am

(Family Features) While the impact of winter weather varies across the country, nearly all Americans are affected in some capacity each year as temperatures drop, from freezing rain to severe blizzards. One of the key dangers when severe weather strikes is the potential loss of heat, power and communication services. Making a portable generator part of your family’s emergency plan can help keep your loved ones safe and warm in the event of an unexpected power outage.

more »
When Holidays are Hard
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:44 am

Tips for coping with a food-centric season

more »
Creative Gift Ideas for Kids
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) Few things compare to the joy and excitement on the faces of children on Christmas morning as they rush to the tree in search of packages bearing their names.

more »
Holiday Gifting Made Easy
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:44 am

Gift ideas for everyone on your list

more »
Get Inspired to Give Back this Holiday Season
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) For many, the holiday season sparks the spirit of giving - not only among family and friends, but to those living in need and the organizations working to help them. If you're committed to helping improve the lives of others in your community, it may mean thinking long-term.

more »
Paw-some Presents
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:44 am

Holiday gift ideas for furry friends

more »
5 Financial Tips for Teens
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) When it comes to economics, many teens’ mouths write checks their knowledge can’t cash.

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More Health And Wellness
Wednesday 12/04/2019
4 easy ways to teach kids about animal care and pet adoption this holiday season
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:45 am

(BPT) - Approximately 6.5 million animals enter shelters each year looking for their forever home. It’s a wonderful feeling to change a life by bringing home a new furry family member, and it helps teach children valuable lessons of responsibility and basic pet care.

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Santa’s Safety Suggestions For People, Pets And Packages
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:45 am

(NAPSI)—It’s near the time to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. The United States Postal Service has long been known as a Santa’s helper, and we take this role seriously. Here are some tips to help keep people, pets and packages safe.

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Thursday 11/21/2019
Rescue Puppy Named New Voice Of The TurfMutt Foundation
Updated: November 27, 2019 - 3:16 am

(NAPSI)—A puppy named Mulligan has big paws to fill, but the mixed breed rescue dog is up to the challenge of becoming the new voice for the TurfMutt Foundation, says his new owner and guardian, Kris Kiser, President of the organization.

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Tuesday 11/19/2019
NaturVet Quiet Moments Calming Aids
Updated: November 21, 2019 - 2:58 am

(NAPSI)—Life can be stressful, and just like us dogs and cats can experience stress caused by loud noises, storms, fear, excitement, travel, grooming, separation anxiety, the addition of a new pet to the family, and even some holidays can be stressful!

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Monday 10/07/2019
Canine Osteoarthritis - What Every Pet Owner Should Know
Updated: November 07, 2019 - 2:32 am

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Tuesday 10/01/2019
Purina Offers Hope and Resources to Victims of Domestic Violence and Their Pets through Purple Leash Project
Updated: November 07, 2019 - 2:32 am

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Sunday 09/29/2019
9 common misconceptions about fleas, ticks and your pets
Posted: September 29, 2019

(BPT) - What you don't know about fleas, ticks and your pet might surprise you. A study by the Harris Poll on behalf of Merck Animal Health found U.S. pet owners hold some common misconceptions when it comes to keeping these pests away from their pets.

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Monday 09/16/2019
Lucky’s Legacy: 5 Important Lessons TurfMutt Taught Us
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 2:43 am

(NAPSI)—Lucky the TurfMutt is a real-life rescue dog who “pawed it forward” by spending a decade educating children and families about living landscapes—why they are important to people and the planet, how to take care of them, and encouraging everyone to get out and enjoy the nature around them. Lucky inspired people to look at their living landscapes through a dog’s eyes. After all, no one loves a yard like the family dog.

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Monday 08/26/2019
3 Tips for Finding a Lost Dog
Posted: August 26, 2019

(StatePoint) Dogs are important and adored members of their families, however, millions go missing every year. The reasons are varied and probably not all that surprising. A curious dog might jump over a fence or dig a hole under one. A pup might sneak out a door or gate inadvertently left open. Worn or broken leashes or collars could also allow a dog to escape your control.

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Thursday 08/22/2019
How (and why) to pick a pet food that's backed by science
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:45 am

(BPT) - There’s no doubt that pet owners want the best for their furry friends, including the best pet food to help them grow and fuel a long, healthy life together. But with increased confusion about what’s good, bad and just a fad, it’s no wonder many pet owners may not feel completely confident that the food they are feeding is healthy and safe.

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