• February 22, 2017

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  • Pets

    Sound Or Lame: It's Often Found In The Health Of The Sole

    (NAPSI)—When it comes to keeping your horse healthy, hoof care is often the critical element that allows you to enjoy normal activities with your horse, such as riding. Both shod and unshod, otherwise known as shoed or barefoot, philosophies offer benefits, but also come with limitations, which directly affect the health of the soles. While shoeing is necessary for many horses, a shod foot does not absorb shock as efficiently, mostly because shoeing raises the sole and frog off the ground, and constrains the normal flex of the foot. A lack of sufficient ground contact and stimulation limits circulation, which causes soles to shrink, which can lead to numerous problems. By contrast, an unshod foot uses the hoof wall, internal hoof cavity and sole to absorb and dissipate shock. However, adding the weight of the horse and a rider can sometimes wear the hoof down faster than it grows. In these cases, shoes or boots can be a good short-term alternative, as well as polyurethane pour-in pad materials to help limit sole wear and provide the necessary support.

  • Home Decorating

    5 fun ways to decorate for spring

    (BPT) - Spring is the perfect time to shake things up with your home decor. As Mother Nature transforms her landscape with fresh buds and blooms, you’re probably longing to refresh your home, too. These five easy craft projects are perfect family activities and the results will add touches of springtime throughout the house.

  • Bridal

    Newlyweds: Money-saving tips for your first move together

    (BPT) - With the average wedding costing upwards of $30,000, starting your new life together takes a lot of careful budgeting. After you’ve finished paying for the flowers, reception hall, caterer, photographer and everything else related to your big day, you may not have much money left over when it comes time to move into a new home together. However, managing your move can be your first big DIY home project together, and it’s one that’s very doable on a budget.

Top Story

How to Keep Lips Healthy and Hydrated

(StatePoint) Much like the rest of your skin, cold temperatures can really do a number on your lips, leaving them dry and chapped. Unfortunately, even the indoors may not provide relief, as heated rooms can dry out lips even further.

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How trending home colors achieve their 'hot' status each year
Updated: February 22, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - You see it every year — a “hot” new color begins appearing on phone cases, walls, ceilings, furnishings and accessories. Soon, virtually everyone who’s doing any kind of renovation or design work is incorporating that color into their project. Have you ever wondered how home color trends happen?

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Self-employed? Tips to help you navigate the mortgage process
Updated: February 22, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Recetas saludables para renovar sus comidas familiares
Posted: February 21, 2017

(BPT) - El Centro Transamerica de Estudios de Salud (Transamerica Center for Health Studies, TCHS), en colaboración con la nutricionista Suzanne Hollander de Suzy Foods, está dándole un nuevo sabor a recetas familiares tradicionales con su Libro De Recetas. Pídales a sus hijos que la ayuden a preparar una de estas recetas para la cena de esta noche, incorpore sabores diferentes y haga sustituciones con ingredientes sanos para lograr una deliciosa comida familiar.

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6 surprising spots in the home you can transform with a wholesale club membership
Posted: February 21, 2017

(BPT) - You may already know a wholesale club is a great place to buy groceries, but your membership in a club like BJ’s Wholesale can also help you save money in virtually every room of the house, not just the kitchen and pantry.

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¿Padece de insuficiencia cardiaca? 7 consejos para controlarla
Posted: February 21, 2017

(BPT) - El concepto erróneo más común sobre la insuficiencia cardiaca es que el corazón deja de latir inmediatamente. La realidad es que dicho padecimiento puede ser un proceso lento que ocurre con el paso del tiempo. Recibir un diagnóstico de esa enfermedad puede ser abrumador, pero no está sola. Por lo menos a un paciente se le diagnostica insuficiencia cardiaca cada minuto, según WomenHeart: La Coalición Nacional para Mujeres con Enfermedades del Corazón Aunque no hay cura para los millones de mujeres que la padecen, con el conocimiento, tratamiento y apoyo adecuado se puede controlar.

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So you have heart failure, now what? 7 tips for management
Updated: February 22, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The common misconception about having heart failure is that your heart immediately stops beating. The reality is that heart failure can be a slow process that happens over time. Being diagnosed with the disease can be overwhelming, but you are not alone. At least one person is diagnosed with heart failure every minute, according to WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. While there is no cure for the millions of women living with heart failure, it can be managed with the proper knowledge, treatment and support.

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Make a striking focal point the foundation of your spa-like bathroom
Updated: February 22, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - American homeowners’ desire for spa-like bathrooms shows no signs of waning, says the latest Design Trends report by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). From freestanding bath tubs and floating vanities to LED lighting and soothing color schemes, some of the most-requested bathroom renovations focus on creating the atmosphere of luxury and calm found in world-class spas.

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CTC Foundation accepting scholarship applications
Posted: February 21, 2017

The Central Texas College Foundation is accepting applications online for scholarships to be awarded for the fall and spring 2018 semesters. Students can apply online through March 31. The scholarships will be awarded near the end of this spring semester.

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Judge blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned Parenthood
Posted: February 21, 2017

AUSTIN — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can’t cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider.

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