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(Family Features) The way someone saves and spends money can tell you a lot about them, and it can also impact how one chooses a future partner.  

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Monday 07/07/2014
Summer Travel Smarts
Updated: July 07, 2014 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) The kids are out of school and you’ve been stockpiling your vacation time for months. It’s prime time to hit the road (or skies) for a well-deserved getaway. But before you dust off that suitcase, take some time to assess the protection of one of your most valuable travel tools — your smartphone. 

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Simple Tips for a First Birthday Fit for Royalty
Updated: July 07, 2014 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) Celebrating your little one’s first birthday is a special opportunity to create cherished memories. For a fresh theme idea appropriate for boys and girls alike, take a note from contemporary pop culture and plan a “royal” first birthday party for your little prince or princess.

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Tips for Simple Summer Travel Savings
Updated: July 07, 2014 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) Whether you’re traveling solo, with friends, or with the entire family, there are ways to get where you’re going and enjoy your time there without spending your life savings. One of the easiest ways to save on summer travel is to take advantage of free websites and mobile apps that do the deal finding for you. 

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Beauty Basics
Updated: July 08, 2014 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) As many busy women know, a daily beauty regimen requires effort and time, but it also has a significant payoff. Keeping your outward appearance healthy and youthful inspires confidence — a glow everyone around you can see.

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Smart tips to keep your student and their possessions safe this school year
Updated: July 12, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - If you’re on the way to the cabin or in the middle of an amazing family summer vacation, the upcoming school year is probably quite far from your mind. However, school will be here before you know it, and it’s important to make sure your child or teen has all the tips and tools he or she needs to be successful this year. As those helpful - and oftentimes required - educational tools continue to get more expensive, it is in your best interest to teach your children how to keep their property safe.

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Monday 06/30/2014
Share Your Health History
Updated: June 30, 2014 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) Family reunions are a great opportunity to reconnect and turn relationships into strong, eternal ties. This year, try starting a new tradition — share your health history with your family.

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Recognizing A Century Of Excellence On And Off The Field
Updated: June 30, 2014 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) The Big Ten, the nation's oldest collegiate conference, is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor by highlighting its 2014 class of honorees. Twenty-four student-athletes from 17 different sports received the honor, the first established award in intercollegiate athletics to demonstrate support for the educational emphasis placed on athletics.

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Know the Risks of Illegal Lending
Updated: June 30, 2014 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) Millions of Americans are finding out that the online payday loan they took out was provided by an illegal lender. These thieves have duped consumers into paying exorbitant interest rates and sky high fees on loans — robbing them of their hard-earned cash.

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Help Support Health with Vitamins and Minerals
Updated: June 30, 2014 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) Balancing the demands of a busy family and work life can make it extra tough to get the nutrition and exercise your body needs. Fortunately, even on the most chaotic days, there are steps you can take to make sure you’re not short-changing yourself from proper physical and emotional health. 

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A Rising Star in Surfing
Updated: July 01, 2014 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) After a record shattering amateur career, Honolulu native Carissa Moore became the youngest surfer ever to become a World Champion at just 18 years old. Two years later, at the age of 20, she did it again.  Now, at the mid-point of the 2014 surfing season, Carissa currently sits in first place with her eyes focused firmly on nailing down a third World Title.

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Thursday 06/26/2014
Why Purchase a Fishing License?
Updated: June 27, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - When going fishing or taking your boat out on the water, know the benefits of having the proper fishing license and boat registration. It helps your local environment. Learn more at, www.takemefishing.org.

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Great Summer Road Trip Activities for Kids
Updated: June 26, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) While the saying “getting there is half the fun” is a great concept in theory, in practice, a road trip can be quite stressful on families. But with a bit of smart packing and preparation, you can make your long summer road trips and shorter commutes more entertaining for kids.

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Balancing active duty and pursuing an online degree
Updated: July 03, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - As an active member in the U.S. Air Force, Diana Kramer has been deployed five times – twice to Iraq and Afghanistan. In fact, in the past year, she has traveled to Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Guam and Kuwait, just to name a few. And while she has been traveling the world, it doesn’t mean she can’t pursue a degree at the same time.

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Wednesday 06/25/2014
Parents: Make Reading a Part of Outdoor Fun this Summer
Updated: June 25, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) It may sound surprising, but summer is the perfect time for kids to discover their love for reading.

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Monday 06/23/2014
Investing in Our Future
Updated: June 23, 2014 - 3:34 am

(Family Features) The compelling calls to action from business leaders, economists, educational experts and politicians across the country have brought increased attention to the importance of early childhood education. This groundswell around the first five years has left parents wondering what the excitement is all about.

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Building Bonds between Dads and Kids
Updated: June 23, 2014 - 3:34 am

(Family Features) For many adults, the times spent with their fathers are among their most treasured memories. However, today as many as one in three children in America live in a home where a biological father is not present.

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Create a More Sustainable Household This Summer
Updated: June 23, 2014 - 3:34 am

(Family Features) Just because school is out, doesn’t mean learning has to stop. The summer months are a great opportunity for families to spend time together and see firsthand that small actions to live more sustainably can together make a big impact on the future — a concept that echoes the mission of Unilever Project Sunlight. The company behind many of the food, home and personal care products many people use every day launched Project Sunlight in 2013 to help make sustainable living commonplace.

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Tech Tips for Summer Travel Abroad
Updated: June 23, 2014 - 3:34 am

(Family Features) Whether you’re seeking the view from the London Eye, the thrill of zip-lining in Belize or the taste of an icy cold gelato in the streets of Rome — summer adventure is calling.

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Easy Ways for Families to Save
Updated: June 23, 2014 - 3:34 am

(Family Features) The average family is always looking for ways to save a little bit of cash. While some efforts to save money may seem small and insignificant, it’s beneficial to look at the big picture. By saving here and there where you can, the amount can really start to add up. 

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Thursday 06/19/2014
An Ingenious Way To Help Get Books To Kids
Updated: June 20, 2014 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—If your child is like the average American school kid, he or she spends 17.4 hours a week watching TV or playing video games, 16.7 hours a week playing outside and only 5.9 hours a week reading.

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Monday 06/16/2014
Fish and Boat for Family Fun
Updated: June 16, 2014 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) Rising temperatures and a break from school make this time of year ideal for family getaways, and the nation’s parks and waterways provide a naturally refreshing escape with recreation and activities the whole family can enjoy.

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Safe, Green Ways to Protect Family & Home
Updated: June 16, 2014 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) There are many ways to keep pests away from your home, but many homeowners question the safety risks certain products pose on their family and pets. Here are some simple ways to successfully keep the pests at bay without compromising your family's safety:

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Thursday 06/12/2014
Summer Reading? Take Some "Work"!
Updated: June 13, 2014 - 3:43 am

(NAPSI)—For many, summer is a chance to read something other than a spreadsheet. If you are looking for a summer read that is entertaining and rewarding, there is good news.

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Teachers Embrace Audiobooks For Students With Dyslexia
Updated: June 13, 2014 - 3:43 am

(NAPSI)—There’s good news for students who learn differently—and those who teach them.

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It's time to acknowledge the ways dads care [Infographic]
Posted: June 12, 2014

(BPT) - The way dads see their role as fathers is dramatically different from how those roles are portrayed, according to new research from Dove Men+Care. Three quarters of dads say they are responsible for their child’s emotional well-being, while only 20 percent of dads see this role reflected in media. Watch the new "Calls For Dad" short film that spotlights the expanding and unrecognized ways dads care for their children. Share your own #RealDadMoments on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with @DoveMenCare.

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Monday 06/09/2014
Visit This Summer's Travel Hot Spots
Updated: June 10, 2014 - 3:37 am

(NewsUSA) - Whether you're looking to relax beachside or find adventure, summer offers the perfect opportunity for a family retreat.

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Visit This Summer's Travel Hot Spots
Updated: June 13, 2014 - 3:43 am

(NewsUSA) - Whether you're looking to relax beachside or find adventure, summer offers the perfect opportunity for a family retreat.

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The Gift of Sight
Updated: June 09, 2014 - 3:38 am

Sometimes it's the little things that make the biggest impact. Watch this video to see a touching story of how the "gift of sight" changed this dad's world. Visit www.GiveVSP.com to learn more. #GiveVSP


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Make the Most of Summer Travel
Updated: June 10, 2014 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) Whether you want to travel alone, with family, find a place to unwind or the ultimate adventure, having a few insider tips under your belt always comes in handy when planning a summer getaway.

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A Birthday Party to Remember
Updated: June 10, 2014 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) Invite over the family and friends and celebrate your child's big day with a fun-filled summer birthday party that's as unique as the guest of honor.

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Thursday 06/05/2014
This Father's Day, Let's Hear It for the Man Who Made You What You Are Today
Updated: June 06, 2014 - 3:36 am

(NewsUSA) - You can thank Richard Nixon for all the presents about to come the way of American dads.

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Tuesday 06/03/2014
Engineering -- A Family Affair
Updated: June 04, 2014 - 3:37 am

(NewsUSA) - John A. Roebling and his son Washington are arguably the most famous father and son in the history of engineering. Their shared triumph -- the design and 1883 completion of the Brooklyn Bridge, connecting what had been the two separate cities of New York and Brooklyn -- is one of the signal engineering achievements in U.S. history.

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Monday 06/02/2014
Father's Day Gift Ideas
Updated: June 02, 2014 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) Thank dad for all the love and support he has given over the years by gifting him something unexpected and special for Father's Day. If you need inspiration for the perfect present, here are a few gift ideas that are sure to put a smile on his face.

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Play It Safe
Updated: June 02, 2014 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) Summer is a time of playground fun, camping, swimming and other outdoor activities. When kids are outdoors, their sense of adventure and curiosity soars, which can, unfortunately, lead to a higher risk of injuries. 

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Tips for Juggling Work, Family and Fun
Updated: June 02, 2014 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) Juggling work, family, friends and hobbies can be a great challenge. After all, there are only 24 hours in a day and seven days in a week.

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Setting the Mood for Summer in the Home
Updated: June 02, 2014 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) Creating a happy, energized home during the warmer months starts with getting "chore-ganized" to spend the maximum time enjoying family and friends. Tapping into your senses - particularly the sense of smell - can also boost the mood throughout your home.

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Smart Ways to Make the Most of Summer with Your Pets
Updated: June 02, 2014 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) With warmer weather finally arriving, it's time to get smart about making the most of summer with your pet. To keep pets energetic and active during the summer months, take a proactive approach to protecting them from health hazards.

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Summer Soccer Fun
Updated: June 02, 2014 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) The world's largest soccer tournament is just around the corner, but you don't have to be in Brazil to celebrate the soccer craze with your entire family. There are plenty of fun ways to gear up for the festivities at home - and score some fun in the process.

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Fun kids' activities reverse summer learning loss
Updated: June 09, 2014 - 3:38 am

(BPT) - School-aged kids count down the days to summer vacation when they can play outside and take a break from homework duties. However, being out of the classroom isn’t all fun and games – summer learning loss is a real issue that parents worry about every year.

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Monday 05/26/2014
Jodorowsky's Dune
Updated: May 26, 2014 - 3:34 am

Here is a remarkable film about the cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky whose ambitious attempts to create a film based on Frank Herbert's seminal science fiction novel, "Dune," failed but ultimately changed modern science fiction filmmaking forever. The names dropped in this film are nothing short of fantastic and the story insightful - not just for the world of filmmaking but life in general. When is a failure not a failure? "When I first started watching this film, I thought it was a story about a director but, it is completely different, unexpected and unique," comments KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O, age 12. His full review is below.

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Five Ways to Make a Big Impact with Your Small Business
Updated: May 26, 2014 - 3:34 am

(Family Features) When it comes to offering specialized, one-on-one support and niche product offerings, nothing beats shopping with a locally-owned small business.

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Uncovering the Truth Behind Nutritional Studies
Updated: May 26, 2014 - 3:34 am

(Family Features) Do you often feel confused by the multitude of sensational nutrition studies in the media? When it comes to feeding your family, being able to break down the scientific research process to make informed nutrition choices is essential.

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Make Summer Fitness Fun
Updated: May 26, 2014 - 3:34 am

(Family Features) For most people, there is typically one main motivator for wanting to get in shape for the warmer weather months — they want to fit into the smaller, more revealing clothing of the season. 

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Make Summer Sensational
Updated: May 26, 2014 - 3:34 am

(Family Features) Celebrate unlimited sunshine and bask in those carefree summer days with kid-friendly activities that bring the family together. 

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Thursday 05/22/2014
Travel for Boomers Made Easier With AARP
Updated: May 24, 2014 - 3:35 am

(NewsUSA) - These days, travel for baby boomers can be challenging. But AARP wants to make everyone's road to their favorite destinations quicker and more enjoyable through their new website, travel.aarp.org.

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GPS Is Not Foolproof. A Map Still Makes the Most of Summer Travel
Updated: May 24, 2014 - 3:35 am

(NewsUSA) - It's the season of sunshine and road trips -- and if you want to get the most out of your four-wheeled adventure, you better pack a map to go along with that electronic GPS.

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Monday 05/19/2014
Fuss-Free Summer Beauty Tips
Updated: May 19, 2014 - 3:35 am

(Family Features) To make the most of your carefree summer days (and nights), try this fuss-free beauty routine that is low on time and big on impact.

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Antboy
Updated: May 19, 2014 - 3:35 am

With Super Heroes all the rage, Antboy is a bit different - in a good way. Based on a popular Danish comic, this is a good film for younger kids who may find the super charged super hero films like Spider-Man, Captain America and The Avengers a bit too much action for them. The story follows a young boy who is bitten by and ant and develops super powers. He is aided by a comic book nerd and, of course, has to deal with a super villain. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Anthony A, age 12 says, "I think this movie is pretty cool. It is funny and has a small amount of action." His full review is below.

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The Truth About Gluten
Updated: May 19, 2014 - 3:35 am

(Family Features) Celebrities, athletes, talk show hosts and nearly 30 percent of people say they are turning to gluten-free diets to solve health issues from “foggy mind” to bloating and obesity.

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