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  • Decor through the decades: How kitchen and bath product designs have evolved

    (BPT) - Remember when brass fixtures and mauve countertops were all the rage in kitchen design? How about the days of shag carpet (yes, in the bathroom) and avocado tile? Fortunately, those particular trends have come and gone. And, whether you embraced them or not, they did have an influence on the space you live in right now. Take a look through the decades to see how decor styles have evolved into the modern kitchens and bathrooms of today.

  • Prepare For Extreme Weather By Being A Force Of Nature

    (NAPSI)—When it comes to dealing with extreme weather such as hurricanes, planning and preparedness can pay big dividends. That’s the word from the experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, also known as NOAA.

  • Turn your fantasy fairytale wedding into reality

    (BPT) - Every girl dreams of her fantasy wedding. It usually includes a Prince Charming standing next to her at the altar, saying “I do,” while surrounding by friends and family in a fairytale atmosphere.

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Friday 07/25/2014
Look what the cat dragged in: Pests your pets bring home
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Keeping pests out of your home is important, but it can be an uphill battle if you aren’t intercepting them at the source, and in some cases, the source may be your pets.

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Thursday 07/24/2014
Five Tips For RV Travelers
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s a new look at an old pastime: Recreational vehicle (RV) travel has been a favorite with Americans for more than a century. The fuel of choice for RV travelers, propane, has also been around for more than 100 years. Propane is a clean, American-made fuel used for cooking, heating and cooling, and powering a variety of appliances in most towable, motorized and specialty RVs.

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Online Resource For New Drivers
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Most young people look forward to the day they get their driver’s license, but they should know that with the newfound freedom also comes the responsibility of caring for their car.

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A Moving Way To Honor A Fallen Hero
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Traveling 12,000 miles in 31 days, four Navy SEAL bikers honored one of their own—and you can go along for the ride.

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Moroccans Celebrate Leadership And Reforms
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Citizens of Morocco are marking a period of significant change and progressive developments. July 30th marks the 15th anniversary of King Mohammed VI ascending to the throne.

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Help Send Girls To Summer Camp
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—This summer, enjoying a sweet treat can be more than an indulgence, it can also be an opportunity to contribute to the future success of hundreds of girls. That’s the word from Nestlé Crunch, which is collaborating with Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) on a new campaign to help send girls to summer camp.

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Shopping Trends
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Style experts advise: It pays to splurge on certain items that are classic and luxurious.

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To Boost Your Health, Consider Your Glycemic Response
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—While most people consider their weight, their blood pressure or their running time when they think about their health, one important parameter is often overlooked: their glycemic response. The glycemic response is used as a way to classify foods based on their potential to in_crease blood glucose (blood sugar), as the glycemic response is the measure of the impact of a particular food on blood sugar. Foods with faster rates of digestion and absorption of carbohydrates cause blood sugar levels to increase more quickly than those with lower glycemic response, when glucose is released slowly into blood.

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Majority Of Americans Plan To Explore "The Great Indoors" And Stream TV This Summer
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—According to the 2014 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac, “the summer will be exceptionally hot across much of North America, with ‘oppressive’ humidity throughout the eastern half of the United States.” How do most Americans plan to cope? By seeking solace in the comfort of their homes and catching up on their favorite TV shows, made possible in part by the advent of the streaming media player.

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Safety Tip: Learn Infant CPR And First Aid
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—More than 9.2 million children are treated in the ER for nonfatal injuries every year, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—but your kids don’t have to be among them. You’ll be better able to protect your youngsters if you and their other caregivers learn a few skills that could save a child’s life.

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Digital Devices And Children's Eye Health
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Spending too much time in front of a computer screen can present a number of challenges for young people, including eye strain and blurred vision. Fortunately, experts say taking a few simple steps can help to protect eye health.

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Sleeping Like A Baby: Safe And Secure
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Here are a few eye-opening ideas for new parents on how best to help baby—and the rest of the family—get a good, safe night’s sleep:

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Glutathione supplementation may boost immune function. Glutathione: The Body's Most Protective Antioxidant And Best Kept Secret
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Ask anyone to name an antioxidant and even those with lowest awareness on the subject could mention one or two—perhaps, vitamin C, vitamin E or beta-carotene? Yet, one of the body’s most important protective antioxidants—glutathione (pronounced gloo-tah-thigh-ohne)—is never mentioned, even though it is naturally found in nearly all the cells, tissues and organs in the body. Glutathione is critical in protecting our cells from damaging effects of oxidative stress and toxins, both contributing factors to many fatal diseases. In fact, glutathione’s function in our bodies is so impactful that scientists refer to it as the “master antioxidant.” So, why is no one talking about this powerful nutrient, or encouraging the public to take vitamins with glutathione as an ingredient?

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Peel Away The Years For Younger-Looking Skin
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re looking for clear, smooth, glowing skin but don’t want to do anything that involves needles and scalpels, your dermatologist may have a solution.

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Prepare For Extreme Weather By Being A Force Of Nature
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to dealing with extreme weather such as hurricanes, planning and preparedness can pay big dividends. That’s the word from the experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, also known as NOAA.

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Practical Steps To Better Money Management
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Investing a little time and effort to cultivate a healthier relationship with your money can pay dividends in more ways than one.

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Know Before You Go—Tips On Getting The Most From Your Coupons
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Whether you are a committed clipper or you have a more laid-back relationship with coupons, there’s good news.

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Promoting the Benefits of Wireless Alerts
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—People may be surprised to learn that an emergency alert can be sent to their mobile phones, providing them with the life-saving information they need during an emergency.

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Learn IT Skills Quickly And Easily
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—A great, fun and lucrative career may be at your fingertips...if, that is, your fingers are on a computer keyboard, tablet or mobile device. More than 600,000 IT positions are currently open with employers across the country. These jobs—with good starting pay, benefits and opportunities for advancement—are often easier to get for people with professional certifications such as CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+.

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Making The Most Of Mobility In Your Business
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re like most people in business today, you feel the need to be available 24/7 and “do it all.” This brings a call for more flexibility and the ability to work in a way that best suits our individual style. Mobile technologies are essential to bringing work and home lives together and helping people access files, e-mails and schedules anytime, anywhere, with the touch of a finger.

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Innovations Help Consumers Get Quality Pork
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—When meat is on the menu, there’s a good chance it’s pork. Whether it’s bacon, ham or other favorites, pork accounts for about 40 percent of all global meat consumption.

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Help Kids Stay Organized for a Fresh Start this School Year
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Back-to-school time means another year of tests, team tryouts and club meetings -- but it also means an opportunity for students to have a fresh start. Whether your kid is an ace academic or has found it challenging to stay on top of a to-do list, there are many ways to get prepared for a successful school year.

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Tips for making real, pure ingredients a part of everyday life
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Trends and fad diets come and go. But a progressive approach to nutrition – one grounded in positive eating – remains constant. It’s the desire to get more out of food with real, pure ingredients. Most people find the commitment to natural, healthy living isn’t as challenging as they imagined.

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Your how-to guide for an amazing deck makeover
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Deck season is in full swing, but before you mix that pitcher of lemonade or fire up the grill, you may want to give your deck a much-needed makeover.  

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Ten Tips to Save Money Inside Your Home
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, savvy approaches to running your home can save you money according to house smart experts.

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Keep your family organized with these helpful tips
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - These days, more is expected of working families than ever before. Families with two working parents are now the norm, and in addition to full-time jobs, parents still have errands to run, youth activities to attend and a house to maintain. So how do you do it all? How do you keep your family organized and running efficiently?

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Consejos de mejoras en el hogar para sacar el máximo provecho de los espacios pequeños
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint)  Sin importar dónde viva, usted quiere aprovechar al máximo su espacio de vida y almacenamiento.

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Stay Cool With a Ceiling Fan as Stylish as It Is Functional
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - No longer do you have to choose between comfort and design. Once thought of as purely utilitarian, today's ceiling fans offer sophisticated styling, designer finishes and glamorous accents.

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Shave Strokes off Your Golf Game -- Without the Eraser
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - "To shave strokes from your golf game, the only equipment you need is a good eraser."

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7 eye-opening facts for parents of teen drivers [Infographic]
Posted: July 23, 2014

(BPT) - New to the road, teen drivers are still honing their skills behind the wheel. But did you know that teen drivers are 1.8 times more likely to get in an accident than the average driver? In fact, one out of five teen drivers will have an accident within their first year of driving. Before turning over the keys, parents should take the time to educate themselves and their teen about the safety risks and insurance implications of unsafe driving.

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Tips to Ensure a Smooth Transition to College
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) The transition to college is an exciting time, full of anticipation for the next chapter of life. But with new opportunities come uncertainties, from financing an education to picking the right courses.

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Blood sugar basics for type 2 diabetes patients [Infographic]
Posted: July 23, 2014

(BPT) - Blood Sugar Basics: Get to Your Goals is an educational program developed by the American College of Endocrinology, with support from Merck, aimed at helping people living with type 2 diabetes work with their doctor to know their A1C number (average blood sugar level over the past 2-3 months) and set and reach their personal A1C goal to help reduce their risk of serious complications. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists recommends that many people with diabetes have an A1C of 6.5 percent or less, but nearly half are not at this goal. Diet, exercise and medication, when prescribed, play key roles in helping people get to their blood sugar goals, and sometimes changes are necessary. Visit BloodSugarBasics.com for more information.

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Kids, digital devices and eye strain. They don't all have to go together. [Infographic]
Posted: July 23, 2014

(BPT) - Parents severely underestimate the time their children spend on digital devices, according to the American Optometric Association (AOA). Eighty-three percent of children, between the ages of 10 and 17, estimate they use an electronic device for three or more hours each day. However, a separate AOA survey of parents revealed that only 40 percent of parents believe their children use an electronic device for that same amount of time. This significant disparity indicates parents may be overlooking the warning signs and symptoms associated with vision problems due to technology use, including digital eye strain. You can learn more in this infographic.

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Regular Exercise Can Help Kids Do Better in School
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) Physical activity may not be the first thing parents or teachers think about when they want to boost a child’s academic performance, but evidence supports the notion that a bit of exercise for the body is beneficial to the brain as well.

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Turn your fantasy fairytale wedding into reality
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Every girl dreams of her fantasy wedding. It usually includes a Prince Charming standing next to her at the altar, saying “I do,” while surrounding by friends and family in a fairytale atmosphere.

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How workplace flexibility works for your business
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - With technology rapidly changing the world, people need to embrace an evolving workplace. The workforce has become more diverse and mobile - demanding different needs. And while some existing challenges have crossed over into the modern workplace, opportunities for succeeding have never been more viable.

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Inject fun personality into a wedding ceremony and reception
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - When planning a wedding, you’ll receive plenty of advice via to-do lists in bridal magazines, from friends and coworkers who’ve already been through the wedding process and even from professionals in the industry who have helped many couples achieve their “I dos.”

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Make your big day as unique as you are
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Weddings are steeped in tradition – no matter whom you are or where you live. But what if you’re not interested in wearing the same dress your mother did, getting married in the same location your sister did or wearing something blue?

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Home on the road: Insight and advice about America's driving habits
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Our homes may be our castles, but as we do more and spend more time in our vehicles, our four-wheeled chariots are not too far behind.

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Tuesday 07/22/2014
Pop the Champagne Diamond for Your Seasonal Fashion Transition
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Are you still trying to find the perfect accessory to your summer-to-fall-transition fashion staples? The answer may be as simple as adding the color of one gemstone: champagne diamonds from Rio Tinto's Argyle Mine in Australia.

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Choosing the Right Home Health Care Agency
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - When illness or injury strikes, home health care is oftentimes not only preferred, but statistically shown to rapidly improve healing and give peace of mind.

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Have a Blast With the Family This Summer, but Stay Safe
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Summertime. It's the time of year to put your feet up, relax and have a little fun. So, why not make it a little safer for the whole family?

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Chiropractic Careers Are on the Rise
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - Despite the tough economy, chiropractic employment growth is projected to rise substantially through 2020. Learn more at www.considerchiropractic.org.

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Encouraging millennial women to develop life goals [Infographic]
Posted: July 22, 2014

(BPT) - Bayer Healthcare, a leader in women’s health for over five decades, developed The Timeline Project - an engaging online community and tool intended to ignite a conversation among Millennial Women, defined as women between the ages of 18 and 29, to think about their life goals. Many of these life goals could be molded by how and when a woman’s family unfolds. To create your own personal timeline, visit www.TheTimelineProject.com

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Home Improvement Tips to Make the Most of Small Spaces
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) No matter where you live, you want to make the most of your available living and storage space.

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The great debate: Stacking TVs and fireplaces
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - When choosing a focal point for a room, designers and homeowners alike often plan for a single feature – windows, TVs, artwork, or fireplaces – to take center stage. However, the explosion of flat screen TVs for every room in the home has created a debate – can you really have more than one focal point?

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Getting hitched at home? Things you should think about first
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Deciding to get married is one of the biggest and most important decisions many people will ever make. According to The Knot and WeddingChannel.com, the average wedding costing more than $28,000 - the cost of a new car or a down payment on a home, so your next biggest decision may be figuring out how to pay for it. With that in mind, many couples are opting to tie the knot at home. Although hosting your special day in your own backyard can cut costs and give you more flexibility, you must address some critical details before you walk down the aisle.

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Preparing for cyber warfare
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Recently, emboldened Russian hackers breached the systems of power plants across the United States and Western Europe. In June, Chinese hackers attempted to gain access to several U.S. power plant operation control systems. And in May, the Department of Homeland Security announced hackers had actually gained control of a mechanical device at an unnamed U.S. energy facility.

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Religious guidance, moral support and more roles filled by Navy Chaplain Corps
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - When serving domestically and overseas, Sailors are away from home, family, familiar settings and traditions. Many use their beliefs and faith to help them understand and manage the unfamiliar surroundings they’re experiencing. Guidance, moral support and worship opportunities are critical services provided by the Navy to help Sailors through the challenges of the job while maintaining relationships with family and fellow military members.

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