• August 30, 2016

Online Features

  • Real Estate

    What to look for when buying a garage door for your home

    (BPT) - The most important factor that garage door buyers consider is not the price! 

  • Real Estate

    Practical remodeling tips for modern multi-generational families

    (BPT) - Parents, grandparents and children all living happily together under one roof — it’s an iconic American image you may associate with “the good old days.” In reality, more Americans are now living in multi-generational households than at any time in the past 75 years, according to Pew Research Center. The growing number of multi-generational households means homeowners, remodelers and builders are rethinking what it takes to make a home livable for multiple generations.

  • Real Estate

    Fast fixes to boost curb appeal for a quick home sale

    (BPT) - It takes just seven seconds to form a first impression after meeting someone new. The same psychology applies to the first impression people get when shopping for a new home. Within seconds of arrival, home buyers are forming positive and negative opinions about the property.

  • Pets

    Get adventurous before busy fall routines set in with these 5 fun family activities

    (BPT) - Summer is fleeting and schedules are filling up quickly, so take advantage of the free time you have to partake in fun activities with those you love the most: your family. It's tempting to stick to the same routine of going to the local playground, taking in a movie or playing in the backyard. Why not try some new experiences this year and go on a family adventure? These five activities are fun for the whole family and will help create lasting memories together. Incorporate a couple (or all five!) ideas into your schedule to finish summer with a bang and begin fall on a fun note. 

  • Bridal

    Wedding Season Tips to Select Champagne

    (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.

Top Story

National Preparedness Month: Tips to Get Your Family Ready

(StatePoint) While most people don’t like to think about worst case scenarios, giving them their proper consideration can ultimately offer peace of mind.

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 >>




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Tuesday 08/30/2016
Is Your Dinner Bad for the Environment?
Updated: August 30, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) These days, many consumers are taking steps to select brands that are socially responsible and environmentally sustainable. Unfortunately, not all companies are upfront about where their products come from and how they were produced -- and this is particularly troubling where seafood, and especially tuna, are concerned.

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Easy Ways to Weatherize Your Home
Updated: August 30, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Extreme temperatures -- hot or cold -- can send your energy bills through the roof while also creating an uncomfortable living space for your family.

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Monday 08/29/2016
Protect Your Kid's Identity
Posted: August 29, 2016

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Much has been made about protecting your digital footprint lately. (Thank you, Apple and the FBI, for bringing this issue center stage). And, according to tech experts who follow such trends, it would seem that many people are starting to pay attention -- especially when it comes to protecting their children's privacy using encrypted communications.

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How virtual education could be a last-minute lifesaver for your expat child
Updated: August 30, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - You know the right way to find the best school for your children when moving abroad is to do your research and plan ahead. But what happens when circumstances prevent you from preparing the way you’d like? Many expat parents find themselves in situations like these:

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Critical illnesses are expensive - are you prepared?
Updated: August 30, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The cost of a critical illness — a heart attack, cancer or stroke — can hit thousands of dollars. It can push families to the financial brink, as more than half say they have little or no savings.

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Accommodating Mental Illness In The Workplace
Updated: August 30, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—For people with mental illness, getting and keeping a job can present some unique challenges. Unlike physical disabilities that can be seen and recognized, employers may not realize that a person is experiencing mental health issues or may not understand behaviors as stemming from an illness. They may also not know they have to provide workplace accommodations to help mentally ill people who require adjustments to remain employed and productive.

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About Schizophrenia: The Disease And Treatment Approaches
Posted: August 29, 2016

(NAPSI)—Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe and disabling brain disorder affecting approximately 1.1 percent of American adults, but it can be treated.1 People living with schizophrenia may experience symptoms such as hallucinations, which include hearing voices or seeing things that are not there. Others may experience delusions, such as believing people are controlling their minds and influencing their thoughts, or making plans to harm them. Many deal with disruptions to normal emotions or behaviors, such as lack of emotions, social withdrawal or disorganized thinking.2,3 These various symptoms can be devastating and scary to people with the illness, potentially causing them to withdraw or become agitated. It can be equally devastating and scary to the people around them. Schizophrenia not only affects the people living with the disease but also their loved ones, sometimes many years before diagnosis.

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Add Colon Cancer Screening To Your DIY List
Updated: August 30, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—As summer winds down and we head back into the hustle and bustle of fall, it’s a great time to take stock of things you may have put off earlier in the year. But as you check a few “Do It Yourself” home projects off your list, make sure you don’t forget about your most important investment: your health. Make this the time you get up to date with your health screenings...and if you’ve been avoiding colon cancer screening, you can now add that to your at-home DIY list, too.

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North 24th Street in Killeen to close for 3 weeks
Posted: August 27, 2016

Killeen’s North 24th Street, from Parmer Avenue to Greenwood Avenue, will be closed for three weeks, beginning Monday.

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Pet adoption event set for Sept. 17 at Expo Center
Posted: August 26, 2016

The Rescue Magazine Pet Adoption Extravaganza is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Bell County Expo Center. in Belton.

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