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  • Pets

    2015 was a year of passion and progress for nation's no-kill movement

    (BPT) - More Americans are embracing the idea that killing shelter animals is not an ethical or viable way to control companion animal populations in the U.S. End-of-year statistics from Best Friends Animal Society, a leading national animal welfare organization, illustrate the no-kill movement’s progress.

  • Kitchen Bed Bath

    5 tips on choosing the right kitchen faucet

    (BPT) - Few people would argue that the kitchen is the hardest working (and most “hung out in”) room of the house. So when you’re doing a kitchen renovation, how do you ensure you’re making the most out of the type and placement of those relied upon faucets?  Here are a few tips on how to choose those faucets, and maximize the placement of them in various areas throughout the room.

  • Home Improvement

    Three Surprising Spray Paint Suggestions

    (NAPSI)—A little ingenuity and some spray paint can go a long way toward transforming your living space in intriguing ways you may have never thought of. Here are three unexpected suggestions that will get you thinking about spray paint in a whole new light.

  • Bridal

    5 tips to ensure you get romantic wedding photos

    (BPT) - Planning your wedding can feel like you’re running a major corporation. From budgeting spreadsheets to seating charts and managing unruly relatives, there are times when the number crunching and Post-it notes can make your big day look like it will be anything but romantic.

Top Story

Unlocking the heart-healthy secret of mushrooms

(BPT) - Whether it’s being stuck in traffic, missing a deadline or having trouble getting the kids out of bed, the stress we experience comes in many different forms. Often, people think of stress as something you’re immediately aware of: your thoughts become crowded, your breath shortens or you can’t sleep.

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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The ABCs of ACA -- Advice for Business Owners in 2016
Updated: February 13, 2016 - 3:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Health care reform is continuing to change how businesses offer health insurance coverage, and there are several regulations to remember throughout the year. As of Jan. 1, 2016, a new phase of regulations is now in effect as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Business owners have to be sure they are using the necessary tools to remain compliant and meet ACA reporting requirements, which include the administrative work that comes along with health care reform. Below are a few tips from Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite in the United States, for business owners and human resources representatives to keep in mind to stay on track all year:

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5 things to discuss with your significant other before purchasing a home
Updated: February 14, 2016 - 3:30 am

(BPT) - In a relationship, you count on your significant other to be there with you through the good and the bad. They are your best friend, your confident and your closest ally. And you count on being able to have important conversations with them as well.

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Beautiful Book From Famed Sculptor
Updated: February 13, 2016 - 3:30 am

(NAPSI)—Intriguing, evocative and beautiful works of art have come from the hand of famed sculptor Strong-Cuevas. Now, her new book looks into her work, career and friendships to find insights into her creations. In it, she reveals how as a child she knew she was destined to do great things in the world of art.

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Weatherproof Your Skin With Wheat Germ
Updated: February 13, 2016 - 3:30 am

(NAPSI)—When the weather gets rough, so can your skin. Cold air outside, dry air inside can mean tight, dry, uncomfortable face, hands and feet, and skin that can chap, flake...even crack.

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Duck: The Poultry Of Plentiful Possibilities
Updated: February 13, 2016 - 3:30 am

(NAPSI)—Whether you’re having a big party, a romantic evening for two, a family dinner or you just want to treat yourself, duck is the ideal option.

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Movie Night: The Ultimate Evening In
Updated: February 13, 2016 - 3:30 am

(NAPSI)—Friday nights are great for an evening in and even better with a movie. Whether it’s with family, friends or solo, there are a few essentials that will turn regular old movie night into the ultimate movie night.

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Safe Infant Sleep Tips For Grandparents
Updated: February 13, 2016 - 3:30 am

(NAPSI)—Having a grandparent or other trusted caregiver help take care of a newborn or infant not only offers a much-needed rest for parents, but also provides special together time. Before you take on this important task, it’s a good idea to brush up on the latest safe infant sleep recommendations. A new video from the Safe to Sleep® campaign—specifically for grandparents—points out the practices that might be different from when grandparents were new parents.

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Six Things That Raise Your Blood Pressure
Updated: February 13, 2016 - 3:30 am

(NAPSI)—Keeping blood pressure under control can mean adding things to your life, such as exercise, that help lower it. But you may not realize that it also means avoiding things that raise it.

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