• July 22, 2014

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5 tips to keep your family healthy and your house clean this school year

(BPT) - While you and your family have enjoyed relaxing vacations and amazing weather these last few months, it’s time to prepare for the hustle and bustle of another school year.

Pet Central

pets

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

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Fitness

Our fitness video product teaches 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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Gas Prices

Local gas prices from over 130,000 stations in the U.S., along with maps to each location. More >>

Horoscopes

Horoscopes

Featuring sun signs, the Chinese Zodiac, a love meter, star charts, daily astro picks, daily peak time, and much more. More >>




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Monday 07/21/2014
Communicate confidence in sleeveless style this summer
Posted: July 21, 2014

(BPT) - Women today know that the clothes they wear make a statement about who they are to the world around them. Sleeveless fashion can be one of the easiest ways to communicate confidence. However, it can often be difficult to put together a great sleeveless style, and knowing a few simple tricks becomes even more valuable in the summer months when your wardrobe is made up of tank tops, strapless dresses and shoulder-baring looks.

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Friday 07/18/2014
6 tips for a safe and enjoyable summer
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Summer is all about spending time outdoors – either at home or away. Whether you’re hitting the road or taking a trip to the local park, it’s time for fun in the sun. And when you’re preparing for fun outside, remember that there are safety concerns to consider as well.

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Tuesday 07/15/2014
Wholesome snacks for back to school
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - The school year is here and with it, all of those hectic schedules. You may think the chaos of another school year means you’re too busy to provide your children with nourishing after-school snacks, but that doesn’t have to happen. There are many easy recipes available that will allow you to provide wholesome and delicious snacks to your kids, and there are easy ways to be sure they enjoy them. Here are a few ideas.

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Seven tips for a greener back-to-school season
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - With back-to-school shopping, changing schedules and preparing kids for the upcoming school year, your family’s environmental impact may be the last thing on your mind

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Monday 07/14/2014
Beat the heat: Simple solutions for keeping outdoor spaces cool and comfortable
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Are summer’s sizzling temperatures causing you to retreat from your favorite outdoor spaces? Decks, patios and other outdoor areas should be enjoyed throughout the year, but heat, sun and humidity can quickly make being outside intolerable during the dog days of summer. The good news is that keeping outdoor spaces comfortable and cool doesn’t have to be a challenge – in fact, it can be quite simple.

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Tuesday 07/01/2014
Meatless options for the grill
Updated: July 08, 2014 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Cheeseburgers, chicken thighs and hot dogs are common fare at summer barbeques, but what about guests who are looking to reduce their meat intake? In addition to traditional meat dishes, there are many ways to prepare meals on the grill that everyone can enjoy, including vegetarians.

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Keeping kids stimulated all summer can help prevent the summer learning slide
Updated: July 19, 2014 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - For most kids, the final school bell signals a break from learning and a focus on summer fun, but for parents it often means an uphill battle to beat the “summer slide” in their child’s learning. Significant knowledge and skills gained during the previous school year can be lost if children don’t participate in enrichment and learning activities during summer break.

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Monday 06/30/2014
The hottest hair trends for summer that will keep you cool
Updated: July 07, 2014 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - With the summer season in full swing, infuse goodness into your day by spending less time fussing with your hair and more time outdoors having fun in the sun.

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Screening of ‘Koch Brothers Exposed’ on Friday
Posted: July 20, 2014

The movie “Koch Brothers Exposed” begins at 7 p.m. Friday at the Bell County Democratic headquarters, 1808 E. Rancier Ave.

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Veterans benefits, health care seminar set for Aug. 2
Posted: July 20, 2014

A Veterans Benefits and Health Care Seminar is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2 at 3307 Zephyr Road in Killeen.

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