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  • Real Estate

    How Many Americans are Finding Affordable Housing

    (StatePoint) With the cost of housing continuing to rise faster than wages, it’s no wonder that many Americans nationwide are struggling to make ends meet. Luckily, solutions already exist to address the affordable housing shortage, say experts.

  • Pets

    Traveling With Pets? What to Know

    (StatePoint) Do your upcoming travel plans include pets? Whether you’re flying to an exciting destination or hitting the road, these suggestions can make the journey easier for animals and humans alike.

  • Kitchen Bed Bath

    How to Defeat Clogged Drains

    (StatePoint) Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, clogged drains are likely to affect your bathroom and kitchen sinks every so often as a result of soap residue, hair and skin flakes, food particles, dirt and accumulated gunk.

  • Home Improvement

    Backyard Entertainment Starts with Clean Concrete

    (BPT) - The backyard truly is an extension of the home these days, so it makes perfect sense that homeowners are placing greater emphasis on the upkeep and maintenance of these areas. In fact, the primary reason homeowners start a landscaping project is to upgrade deteriorated features of their outdoor living space, according to the Houzz 2018 Landscaping Survey. Patios, paths and other outdoor concrete surfaces are literally and figuratively the foundation to entertaining in many backyards, so it’s important to clean them regularly. The daily wear-and-tear of weather, surrounding vegetation, foot traffic, lawn equipment and other potentially harmful nuisances vary from backyard to backyard, so assessing the dirt and stains on the concrete surface will dictate the best cleaning approach.

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E-Wallet App Protects Family Debit Card Number

(NewsUSA) - Many families have a single debit or credit card shared among several individuals, including teens and college students who may lose track of purchases, buy from unsecured websites, or access money without clearing the amount with parents.

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Friday 07/20/2018
Americans Are Flossing in the Strangest Places
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:51 pm

(NewsUSA) - Where have you flossed other than your bathroom? If you're like nearly 40 percent of Americans, the answer is… in a car.

5 tips for towing trailers, boats and campers
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:01 pm

(BPT) - According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 20,000 people require medical attention every year because of crashes involving trailers towed by passenger vehicles.

5 tips to help keep pests from attending your backyard party
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:55 pm

(BPT) - When you’re making memories surrounded by friends and family by the grill, the last thing you want to be doing is swatting and shooing away pests. With a few tips from Terminix, you can help keep your backyard the perfect place for all your celebrations.

5 key areas to building a secure and successful work-from-home setup
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:50 pm

(BPT) - Many companies, large and small, are now offering work-from-home options. In the past decade, an increasing number of firms are offering the choice, whether it’s a full-time opportunity, or a side benefit employees can use one or more times a week. According to the 2017 State of Telecommuting Report, 3.9 percent of U.S. employees work from home at least half the time. That’s a whopping 115 percent increase since 2005.

Backyard Entertainment Starts with Clean Concrete
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:54 pm

(BPT) - The backyard truly is an extension of the home these days, so it makes perfect sense that homeowners are placing greater emphasis on the upkeep and maintenance of these areas. In fact, the primary reason homeowners start a landscaping project is to upgrade deteriorated features of their outdoor living space, according to the Houzz 2018 Landscaping Survey. Patios, paths and other outdoor concrete surfaces are literally and figuratively the foundation to entertaining in many backyards, so it’s important to clean them regularly. The daily wear-and-tear of weather, surrounding vegetation, foot traffic, lawn equipment and other potentially harmful nuisances vary from backyard to backyard, so assessing the dirt and stains on the concrete surface will dictate the best cleaning approach.

How Many Americans are Finding Affordable Housing
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:55 pm

(StatePoint) With the cost of housing continuing to rise faster than wages, it’s no wonder that many Americans nationwide are struggling to make ends meet. Luckily, solutions already exist to address the affordable housing shortage, say experts.

Thursday 07/19/2018
Hot dogs go to new heights for National Hot Dog Month
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:52 pm

(BPT) - Twitter (@OscarMayer) or Instagram (@OscarMayer)

6 ways nonprofit public broadcasting strengthens local communities
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:59 pm

(BPT) - In a time when consumers have more information and entertainment options than ever before, one resource continues to deliver high-quality, well-researched news and engaging entertainment programming that bridges the divide between national events and local activities.

Plan, be positive, unplug: 5 ways to make family meals more enjoyable
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:55 pm

(BPT) - With our busy lifestyles today, finding time to shop for groceries, cook, then meet as a family to enjoy a meal together can be a major challenge.

This summer Winnipeg is too good not to visit [Video]
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:00 pm

Parents Say They're 'Yoda' About Finances
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:55 pm

(NAPSI)—Parents identify with Yoda more than other Star Wars characters when it comes to family finances—according to a survey by New York Life. Yoda is patient, uses past experiences to guide future decisions and finds it important to teach the next generation.

Hatching a Plan
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:50 pm

(Family Features) Providing a comfortable environment for chickens can allow them to express normal behaviors and lead healthier lives. As part of its “Commitment to Animal Care,” Perdue

5 Tips for Bringing Your Pet to Work this Summer
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:50 pm

(Family Features) During the summer months, many employers plan events and switch up work schedules to give their team members a break to enjoy some fun in the sun. Extra days off, summer hours and company picnics are just a few of the ways employers create an enjoyable environment for their employees.

Download Before You Go This Summer
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:51 pm

New and classic shows to watch on the road in July

Prevent Pets from Fleeing in Fright
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:51 pm

(Family Features) Summer social gatherings and celebrations involving fireworks can add up to a lot of fun for humans, but it’s an equation that may test the limits for a fearful pet. The break in day-to-day consistency and the chaos that comes with festivities can cause pets to escape in search of solace, which often times results in them leaving their loved ones behind.

Pursue Your Travel Passions
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:51 pm

(Family Features) Ask nearly any person about his or her dream trip and watch a smile appear as the perfect personal excursion is described. Now, ask why the trip has yet to happen, and time and money will be the likely culprits.

4 Feline Summer Health and Safety Tips
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:51 pm

(Family Features) Summer may be the perfect time for family trips and outdoor activities, but it’s also a great time to reset and make sure you’re keeping the whole family healthy, including your feline friend.

Giving for Good: Make an impact in your community
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:51 pm

Make an impact in your community

Caring for Caregivers
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:51 pm

How to prevent caregiver burnout

Traveling With Pets? What to Know
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:55 pm

(StatePoint) Do your upcoming travel plans include pets? Whether you’re flying to an exciting destination or hitting the road, these suggestions can make the journey easier for animals and humans alike.

Wednesday 07/18/2018
6 delicious almond milk recipes to help you refuel on the go
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:52 pm

(BPT) - When the warm weather months are in full swing, you don’t want to spend tons of time in the kitchen refueling after your run or making dinner on a busy weeknight.

Before you renovate, have you considered this?
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:56 pm

(BPT) - Home improvement projects are popular this time of year and you’ve certainly tackled your share of DIY to-dos in the past. But not this year. This year you realize it’s time to go big, to go bold, to set aside those traditional home improvement projects for another year and do something even bigger.

3 elements to create a dream bathroom sanctuary
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:55 pm

(BPT) - Bathrooms reign supreme, overtaking kitchens as the most popular remodeling project, according to a new survey by the National Association of Home Builders. In the study, remodelers reported on the most common projects in 2017 and 81 percent performed bathroom remodeling.

Research Reveals Recycling Is Increasingly Popular
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:53 pm

(NAPSI)—Here, for a change, is good news about the environment: Americans are recycling their food and beverage cartons more than ever and continue to look to brands to actively help drive the recycling of their products’ packages, according to a new survey.

Big Ideas For Businesses Of All Sizes
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:59 pm

(NAPSI)—If you own or run a business, you're not alone. There are some 30 million businesses in the U.S., ranging from small storefronts to large enterprise entities, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. While businesses of all sizes play a critical role in the economy, each workplace faces its own unique challenges, especially as it relates to growth and scalability.

Get Smart About 'Smart' Home Cooling This Summer
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:59 pm

(NAPSI)—As temperatures rise, homeowners can beat the heat by combining “smart” home climate control technologies with the latest air-conditioning systems to heighten energy efficiency and take customized comfort to new levels.

Add a Splash of Flavor to Your Summer
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:52 pm

Asian-inspired small plates for the entire family

Good-for-You Meals with Grape Taste
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:52 pm

(Family Features) When it comes to balancing heart-healthy meals with appealing flavors, it’s important to lean on nutritious ingredients that pack mouthwatering taste. For example, grapes are a delicious yet subtle way to incorporate a little something extra into your diet while adding a juicy burst of flavor.

Make Summer Sweeter with Fresh Cherries
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:52 pm

(Family Features) Summer and cherries seem to go hand-in-hand, and using fresh fruits can help boost seasonal food and drink recipes.

Home Improvements with High ROI
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:54 pm

(Family Features) If the ultimate goal of your home improvement project is aesthetic, the greatest benefit may come from your personal enjoyment of the new space. However, if you’re looking to add true value to your home, it’s important to consider which projects are likely to bring the greatest return on your investment.

Tips for Welcoming a Feline to the Family
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:54 pm

(Family Features) Introducing a feline into the family can be an exciting time, but it’s important to remember that a new home is often a big change for a little cat. Whether it’s a kitten or an adult cat, providing your new pet with proper nutrition, the comforts of a good home and engaging playtime are just a few of the key things to keep in mind.

Pop Up Sweet Treats
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:52 pm

(Family Features) When the weather is warm and it’s time for a sweet treat, look for seasonal goodies that complement summertime fun. For example, reach for an option like whole-grain, fluffy and crisp popcorn which can be an easy, DIY snack.

Authentic Italian Cuisine Featuring Pesto
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:52 pm

(Family Features) One of the best times of each day is gathering with family members to enjoy home-cooked meals. Using fresh and versatile ingredients, adults can be at ease that everyone is eating right with a nutritious dinner and kids are eating something delicious and relaxing each evening.

Smoke and Spice
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:52 pm

6 flavor pairings to amp up summer grilling

Host a Better-for-You Barbecue
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:53 pm

(Family Features) A traditional backyard barbecue is typically filled with a wide array of tempting foods that make it hard to keep a healthy eating plan on track. With a few simple modifications to your menu, you can transform your grilling party into a spread of better-for-you foods you can still enjoy.

Savory Summer Entertaining
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:53 pm

(Family Features) Flavorful foods and cold drinks are the focal points of just about any summer gathering. Create a party atmosphere that can stand out by adding a bit of island infusion to both bites and beverages so your warm-weather soiree can soar to new heights.

Energy Savers that Make ‘Cents’
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:54 pm

(Family Features) A home that operates efficiently isn’t just better for the environment. Ensuring your home systems are as efficient as possible can also help reduce the financial burden of maintaining your home throughout the year.

7 Ways to Create a High-Tech, Healthy Home
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:54 pm

(Family Features) Home technology devices have come a long way, and many homeowners are discovering that their features aren’t just for convenience and comfort. A growing number of technology-enabled home features promote a healthier living space for you and your family.

Ideas for an On-Trend Bathroom
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:54 pm

(Family Features) Bringing an outdated bathroom into the now is a sure way to infuse value and personal enjoyment into your home.

5 Ways to Give Your Body a Boost Inside and Out
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:54 pm

(Family Features) Balancing work and life is no small proposition, and when things heat up, it can be easy to let your normal self-care habits slide. While a busy lifestyle may not allow for luxurious weekly trips to the spa to rejuvenate, you can still steal moments to promote the wellbeing of your mind and body.

5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy in the Heat
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:54 pm

(Family Features) Warm weather calls for outdoor activities with your pup, such as hiking, traveling and spending time in the park. While more outside playtime can be great for increased exercise, it’s also important to keep your pet healthy, inside and out, especially during the hot months.

Tuesday 07/17/2018
The Road to a Healthy Smile
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:51 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News -As much as we all love having a healthy smile and gums, a new national survey reveals many U.S. adults miss the mark when it comes to caring for their teeth and gums, putting them at risk for periodontal disease, which affects one in every two adults over age 30. 

5 easy ways to create a healthier, happier you this summer
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:52 pm

(BPT) - What do you want to do today? During the summer months that can be a tricky question to answer because there are so many options you don't want to pass up. You want to get out there and enjoy it all, and this running about can make it very difficult to stick to a comprehensive wellness routine. And so, your wellness plan gets pushed to the side in favor of summer fun.

Veterans Today
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:53 pm

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is among America’s more than 20 million veterans, here are a few facts and figures you may find interesting:

Unleash Girls' Strength At Girl Scouts
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:59 pm

(NAPSI)—Today’s youth are more vocal than ever about the change they want to see in the world, and Girl Scouts are the most equipped with the skills needed to make a real impact. Girl Scouts will now be even more prepared to address society’s most pressing needs, both today and in their future careers, with Girl Scouts of the USA’s (GSUSA’s) release of 30 new badges in exciting fields such as cybersecurity, environmental advocacy, mechanical engineering, robotics, computer science, and space exploration. The organization’s new and existing programming will unleash your girl’s strength and confidence in a supportive all-girl environment.

Monday 07/16/2018
Teen Driver Contest Highlights Tire Safety
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:49 pm

(NewsUSA) - Teaching teens to drive can be a hair-raising experience for any parent. And while driver's education classes can help focus kids' attention on the rules of the road and basic etiquette while behind the wheel, they need to put their education into action on the road.

Youth Learn the Dollars and Cents of Agriculture this Fair Season
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:49 pm

(NewsUSA) - For students around the country, summer vacation may be in full swing, but for many, that hasn't kept them from learning - especially those interested in a career in agriculture.

6 ideas to get cash for college, even if it's the last minute
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:50 pm

(BPT) - When your student is about to embark on their college career, it’s an exciting new chapter in their young life that would make any parent proud.

A different approach to preventing child abuse
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 3:53 pm

(BPT) - Research shows that child abuse and neglect affects households across the country, and a majority of Americans view it as a public health problem and acknowledge that it is an issue in their community. In fact, a recent national survey by Research!America shows that 44 percent of non-Hispanic whites, 42 percent of Hispanics and 40 percent of African-Americans say they know someone who has experienced child abuse and neglect.

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