• January 21, 2017

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Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

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Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

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Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

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Monday 11/07/2016
5 Tips for Perfect Wedding Photos
Updated: November 08, 2016 - 2:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion -- something to be celebrated and cherished. Planning it, on the other hand, can feel as if you're preparing for war -- between ensuring that Uncle Sal isn't sitting next to his brother, who owes him money, to budgeting for everything you want and need. The one thing you don't want to skimp on is the memories.

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Tuesday 10/25/2016
The Good, Bad and Ugliest Wedding Gifts Ever
Updated: October 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) For many couples, there’s nothing more exciting than creating wedding wish lists. Almost half (45 percent) of U.S. adults who are or ever have been married or engaged have had a bridal registry, according to a recent Moen survey conducted online by Harris Poll.

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Tuesday 09/06/2016
Tips for Planning Your Wedding and Beyond
Updated: September 06, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) While making the wedding day spectacular may seem like the main goal for engaged couples, savvy twosomes are also considering how they will build their home and life together after the honeymoon.

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Monday 06/13/2016
Wedding Season Tips to Select Champagne
Updated: June 13, 2016 - 2:30 am

(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.

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Thursday 03/03/2016
3 Ways Couples Today are Personalizing their Weddings
Updated: March 03, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) The face of marriage is changing and so are the ways couples are choosing to celebrate the occasion.

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Thursday 01/12/2017
Top Tips for Timely Performance Driving
Updated: January 12, 2017 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - As millions of Americans know, daily commutes can be stressful and monotonous. Couple that with winter weather, and staying alert is paramount--especially as road conditions start to deteriorate.

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Wednesday 01/11/2017
Student Athletes Emulate the Pros in Abusing Prescription Painkillers
Updated: January 11, 2017 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sometimes we're so caught up in all the pro sports stars whose lives have been wrecked by misusing prescription painkillers that we forget the problem extends down to the amateur level.

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Monday 01/09/2017
Specialized Firefighter Training Helps Save Farmers' Lives
Updated: January 09, 2017 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Becoming entrapped in a grain-bin remains a real safety hazard for farmers and other grain handlers. Firefighters who are trained in grain-bin rescue techniques can make a lifesaving difference in an emergency situation. To emphasize the importance of grain-bin safety, Nationwide, the No. 1 farm insurer in the United States, is partnering with agricultural professionals and other industry leaders to host the fourth annual Nominate Your Fire Department Contest in conjunction with Grain-Bin Safety Week.

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Wednesday 12/28/2016
Los fanáticos de todo terrenos se preocupan por los caminos
Updated: December 28, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Un cuarteto de los clubes de todo terreno son los ganadores del programa Outstanding Trails del 2016, patrocinado por BFGoodrich Tires, en asociación con 4 Wheel Parts, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, Blue Ribbon Coalition y Off Road Business Association.

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Friday 12/23/2016
What New Year's Resolution Do You Really Want to Stick To?
Updated: January 18, 2017 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - You may say your 2017 New Year's resolution is to cut back on sweets, but is that truly what you want most to have accomplished by year's end? 

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Los faná ticos de todo terrenos se preocupan por los caminos
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Un cuarteto de los clubes de todo terreno son los ganadores del programa Outstanding Trails del 2016, patrocinado por BFGoodrich Tires, en asociación con 4 Wheel Parts, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, Blue Ribbon Coalition y Off Road Business Association.

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Wednesday 12/21/2016
Small Wineries Find Creative Ways to Thrive
Updated: December 21, 2016 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - A real-life David and Goliath battle is brewing in California wine country, as smaller wineries fight to compete against behemoth wine companies--corporations and private equity funds that are changing the face of the West Coast's wine industry forever with a frenzy of acquisitions.

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Tuesday 12/20/2016
Study Refutes Link Between Strokes, Chiropractic Care
Updated: December 20, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Is it time to finally put this one to rest?

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Monday 12/19/2016
Small Businesses Hold the Key to Employee Happiness
Updated: December 19, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As the calendar flips to another year, many employees will consider starting the new year on the hunt for a new job. In today's changing workforce, it is more important than ever for companies to realize that a salary alone is no longer enough to recruit or retain strong employees. According to a recent survey by Aflac, small businesses deserve a round of applause for their ability to keep employees happy. The report found that 85 percent of small-business employees are happy in their current job and more than half (51 percent) agree that most of or all of their happiness in their current job is because is a result of working for a small business.

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Sauces for the Win: Why They're A Hit At A Party
Updated: December 19, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - It's that time of year again--the time when families and friends come together to celebrate with food and open arms. That's right, it's almost playoff season, with football, basketball, and hockey playoffs all just around the corner.

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Friday 01/20/2017
Food, Fuel, and Finance ... The 3Fs of Economics
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Nearly half of U.S. high school students say they do not know how to establish good credit and more than one-fourth believe they will be unprepared to manage their finances upon graduation. This is according to recent research that reveals a lack of financial literacy among American youth.

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Thursday 01/19/2017
8 ways to create more quality family time this season
Posted: January 19, 2017

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Fight Off the Flu
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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4 Ways to Stretch Your Health Benefits
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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5 Tips for Financial Fitness in 2017
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Staples to Stock Your Pantry
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Spending Time Together
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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3 Steps to Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Don’t Miss Out this Cold and Flu Season
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Find Flavorful Combos to Reinvent Snacking
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Monday 01/16/2017
Transform your home into a retreat with these 5 tips from a luxury resort
Updated: January 21, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - There’s a reason why they say your home is your castle. This is a place of rest and refuge so you can be returned to your best state.

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Thursday 01/12/2017
Greater professionalism could be the key to better hospital care
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Healthcare reform has been in the headlines for years, and it seems like the only point everyone agrees on is that something needs to be done to improve the system. While politicians debate who should pay for healthcare and how, a group of healthcare professionals, patients and community advocates have set forth new guidelines to help healthcare organizations take better care of patients and communities. At the heart of their proposal is the idea of improving professionalism in healthcare organizations.

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Wednesday 01/11/2017
4 mindful strategies for a healthy 2017
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Losing weight and increasing exercise commonly make the top of New Year's resolution lists. Yet many people fall short of their wellness goals each year. What can you do differently in 2017 to ensure you’re among those who succeed?

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Tuesday 01/10/2017
New relief for knee pain may be on the horizon
Updated: January 18, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Innovations in modern medicine have brought many artificial joints and bionic body parts to patients. Although these devices have been used for years, a prosthetic replacement for the meniscus — the tissue pad located between the thigh and shin bones — is not yet available. Now two clinical trials underway across the U.S. may help make the “artificial meniscus” a reality, providing a new treatment option for millions of Americans with persistent knee pain caused by injured or deteriorated meniscus.

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Monday 01/09/2017
3 sneaky tricks of heart disease
Updated: January 17, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - As Americans, our health is far from perfect, but over the decades, we've seen great improvements to medical care and lived longer lives. But new health data in a recent report might shake up our complacency: The federal government finds that life expectancy for Americans has dropped for the first time in 25 years.

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Thursday 12/22/2016
5 tips to bring organization to your post-holiday chaos
Updated: December 30, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - You have plenty of goals for 2017. Maybe you want to find a new job or be promoted at your current employer. Perhaps you want to lose weight, kick a bad habit, or learn a new instrument, skill or language. And if you’re feeling daring, maybe this is the year you finally surf, skydive or ski.

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Friday 12/16/2016
5 easy ways to keep your family comfortable during a power outage
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Losing power at home is inconvenient. When it happens, the worst part is not knowing if the outage will last for a couple hours, or if it will stretch on for days. But if you take a little time to get organized and round up a few items today, you will be ready to keep your family comfortable when the lights go out.

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Wednesday 12/14/2016
What to do when a senior loved one wanders
Updated: December 14, 2016 - 2:33 pm

(BPT) - Virtually all parents have experienced the terror of looking up from what they were doing only to realize their child has wandered off. Your pulse races, your heart pounds and you can’t relax until your child is back in sight. As children grow up, they learn to stay put — or at least let you know where they’re going — and your fears fade.

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Friday 12/09/2016
5 smart steps to preserving brain health
Updated: December 17, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Everyone knows aerobic exercise gets the heart pumping and lifting weights keeps muscles strong. But when it comes to keeping the brain healthy, most people are unsure what to do.

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5 tips to get fit and stay fit
Updated: December 17, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - To lose weight and/or get in better shape consistently ranks as one of the top New Year’s resolutions. However, many resolutions to reach this goal fall short or last less than a month because a great idea is seldom successful without a plan to make it happen.

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Friday 01/20/2017
Why eating breakfast boosts your health
Updated: January 21, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Want to make 2017 the year you focus on your health? Wellness goals are admirable throughout the year, but too often well-meaning people make a common mistake that sabotages their efforts: they skip breakfast.

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Thursday 01/19/2017
Fight Off the Flu
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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4 Ways to Stretch Your Health Benefits
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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5 Tips for Financial Fitness in 2017
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Staples to Stock Your Pantry
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Spending Time Together
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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3 Steps to Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Don’t Miss Out this Cold and Flu Season
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Find Flavorful Combos to Reinvent Snacking
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Wednesday 01/18/2017
How fake news might affect your favorite foods
Updated: January 21, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The “certified organic” seal is synonymous with healthy living and clean eating. But what exactly does it mean? And who decides what is or is not certified organic?

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Wednesday 01/11/2017
Bred for purpose: History behind the show dog, and what makes your breed unique today
Updated: January 12, 2017 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - It’s easy enough for any dog lover to fall for the silky coat of the Golden Retriever, a Siberian Husky’s striking blue eyes or a Dalmatian’s spots. In fact, most dog owners say it was the look of a breed that drew them to bring home that puppy in the first place.

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Tuesday 12/20/2016
Survey Unmasks the Peculiar Behaviors of Pet Owners
Updated: December 20, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Do you share a playlist with your poodle? Take a bath with your turtle? It might seem far-fetched, but since many people treat pets like family, they often let them do surprising things.

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Thursday 12/15/2016
5 tricks to keep your pup active, healthy and happy all winter long
Updated: December 16, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - No matter how hearty and fun-loving your dog is, as a pet parent you know there will come a time when it’s just too cold, snowy, icy, wet or windy for your pup to comfortably exercise outdoors. When the weather outside is frightful and the fire inside delightful, it’s important to find ways to help your dog stay active indoors where it’s safe and warm.

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Holiday Safety Suggestions For Pet Parents
Updated: December 16, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—According to legend, at midnight on Christmas Eve, all animals are able to talk. If you want your pets to say nice things about you, heed five hints on how to keep them healthy and happy throughout the holiday season:

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Saturday 11/19/2016
Make the Holidays Furry and Bright: Tips for Holiday Travel with Pets
Updated: November 19, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) For many pet owners, canine companions and feline friends are considered members of the family. If pets are joining out of town holiday festivities, it’s important to remember that traveling with pets requires a few extra considerations.

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Tuesday 11/08/2016
5 ways dogs are more than furry friends
Updated: November 11, 2016 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Did you know that approximately 37 to 47 percent of households in the United States have a dog? Chances are you have a pet dog living in your household, or you know someone who is a pet owner. Unconditional love is one of the many benefits of man’s best friend; however, dogs can also play an important role in the lives of those coping with an illness or a health condition. Learn these five key facts you may not know about dogs.

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Tuesday 11/01/2016
Plastic prosthesis helps one dog live a better life [Video]
Updated: November 02, 2016 - 2:31 am

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Wednesday 10/26/2016
Get adventurous with these 5 fun family activities
Updated: October 27, 2016 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Before this year ends, 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 begin fall on a fun note. 

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Tuesday 10/25/2016
Calming Aid
Updated: October 26, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Just like us, our pets can experience stress; stress can be caused by fear, excitement and anxiety. There is a solution to help your pets manage stressful situations naturally. NaturVet Quiet Moments is veterinarian formulated and recommended to support the nervous system in reducing stress and tension while promoting rest and relaxation. Quiet Moments’ unique blend of thiamine and L-tryptophan helps reduce stress and tension. Ginger supports sensitive stomachs, which is especially important when traveling, while melatonin helps to promote rest and relaxation.

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Thursday 10/20/2016
4 ways you can help your cat with asthma
Updated: October 21, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Humans aren’t the only ones that can suffer from asthma. As one of the most common respiratory diseases in cats, asthma affects about 1 percent of the domesticated feline population in the U.S. Cats between the ages of 2 and 8 are most likely to develop the disease.

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Unaccompanied World War II-era vet to be buried Monday
Posted: January 20, 2017

The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery will conduct an unaccompanied veteran burial at 2 p.m. Monday for Sgt. Ellis Ratliff, 89, a U.S. Army-Air Force veteran. The Central Texas community is invited to the ceremony.

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Volunteer Killeen to host orientation Feb. 4
Posted: January 20, 2017

Volunteer Killeen will host a volunteer orientation Feb. 4. The training is free and will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd.

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