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From toaster pastries to dog food: Top 10 items people buy to prep for a hurricane

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(BPT) – Hurricane season is underway, and the first named storm of season, Tropical Storm Barry, already hit Louisiana. For many people located near the coasts, that means stocking up on all the things their families might need before a storm may strike.

Taking Control of Distressing Low Sexual Desire: A Patient

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(NewsUSA) – For Amy, living with acquired generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) was stressful. Acquired, generalized HSDD means that you have not had low sexual desire in the past and that you now have low sexual desire, no matter the sexual activity, situation, or sexual partner.

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5 tips to make the most out of your workout routine

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(BPT) – Whether you’re hitting the gym to get healthy, tone up or improve your overall well-being, there’s no denying that seeing results can be one of the most satisfying feelings. Noticing even the smallest change in the way you feel or look is reason enough to lace up your sneakers for an…

Think outside: 5 ways to disconnect and enjoy the outdoors

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(BPT) – Life is hectic, full of demands at work and home. Add digital distractions like computers, cell phones, tablets and more, and it’s no wonder many people are experiencing record-high levels of stress.

How Your Family Can Protect Songbirds Around Your House and Garden

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(StatePoint) Songbirds are not only beautiful, they are a vital component of the ecosystems they inhabit. If you have a garden, you may have observed this in action.

5 Household Cleaning Hacks Using Essential Oils

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(StatePoint) From cleaners and sprays to air fresheners and more, essential oils are making their way into the mainstream as commonplace, common sense household solutions. 

What to Know Before Replacing Home Windows

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(StatePoint) As with any home upgrade, a little research can help ensure a top-quality installation with the best materials on the market. Here are the most important factors to consider before purchasing replacement windows:

Pro Tips for Taking the Perfect Photos of Your Home

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(StatePoint) Whether you’ve completed an amazing renovation, or you are selling your house, you’ll want to take perfect pictures of your home to share.

A change of heart: Research indicates there are newer effective ways to prevent cardiovascular issues

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(BPT) – Cardiovascular (CV) disease affects nearly half of all adult Americans[i] and is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Although it constitutes one of the most significant challenges facing the medical community, confusion remains around which therapies are best to manage the disease…

Cómo lograr el patio de sus sueños con el robot cortacésped adecuado

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(BPT) – Si le encanta la grama exuberante, verde y bien cortada, pero le desagrada pasar horas de calor cortándola semana tras semana, un robot cortacésped podría ser lo que verdaderamente necesita. La tecnología más reciente en la fabricación de este tipo de herramienta le proporcionará el …

More than a mower: The right robotic lawn mower can give you the yard of your dreams

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(BPT) – If you love a lush, green, well-manicured lawn but hate spending hours out in the heat mowing week after week, a robotic mower may be just the thing you need. The latest technology in robotic mowing gives you hours of your life back, allowing you to focus on enjoying time with your f…

Which is more important to recognize, emojis or road signs?

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(BPT) – If you were to take a quiz to test your ability to identify common emojis and road signs, how do you think you’d fare?

4 easy DIY projects to go back-to-school in style

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(BPT) – Parents spend over $500 per student for those in grades K-12 during the back-to-school season, according to a new survey from Deloitte. But back-to-school shopping doesn’t mean your wallet needs to take a heavy hit! With just a little extra time and effort, generic backpacks and supp…

The ultimate guide to buying a cordless vacuum

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(BPT) – Whether you live in a house or an apartment, you may have found that old-fashioned vacuum cleaners with long cords are inconvenient to use, and a hassle to carry around your home for everyday cleaning. Today’s lightweight, cordless vacuums offer more convenience and are much easier to use.

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(BPT) – It takes grit, dedication and commitment to go up against a serious and irreversible disease like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). This lesser-known condition, which causes scarring of the lungs, is considered “rare,” but still kills more than 40,000 people in the U.S. each year …

Almuerzos escolares saludables: Lo que los padres deben saber

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(NAPSM)—La salud de los almuerzos escolares de esta temporada escolar es una de las tres principales preocupaciones de los padres, según una encuesta reciente realizada por OnePoll.

Intrigue, Secrets And A Touching Animal Tale In Four Great Reads

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“Her Secret Son” by Hannah Mary McKinnon

Smart Ways To Save For Your Future

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(NAPSI)—Here’s an idea many homeowners may warm to: Rent out your place as a vacation home.

A Romantic Rendezvous

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Celebrate love with a Caribbean cruise

Prepare Your Kids to Head Back to School

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(Family Features) Whether your child’s stance on heading back to school is eager and enthusiastic or falls a bit short of that level of excitement, by working together your family can gear up for a successful school year.

Simplify Back-to-School Dinners with Nutritious Meal Plans

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(Family Features) Back-to-school season can be cluttered between after-school activities, week­end sports and evening homework – as well as making dinner each night. Creating a master meal plan with quick, simple and nutritious meals is an easy way to take control of your family’s hectic sch…

Simple, Family-Friendly Solutions

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(Family Features) During the hustle and bustle of a busy school week, juggling after-school activities, homework, dinners and next day lunch prep can be exhausting. Finding ways to simplify evenings while running a more efficient kitchen routine can make life more delicious for parents and c…

Add Mushrooms to Your Snacking Menu

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(Family Features) Mix up your snacking habits with a more nutritious option to serve ahead of a meal or on its own. These Roasted Portobello Mushrooms with Beets and Goat Cheese are ready in just half an hour with only eight ingredients, allowing you to dish up a flavorful bite without going…

Back-to-School Food Fit for the Family

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(Family Features) As parents and kids navigate back-to-school routines and extracurricular activities, making healthy food choices is essential to keep everyone energized and engaged. 

Flavorful, On-Trend Asian-Inspired Summer Entertaining

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(Family Features) Summer is the perfect time to bring out the grill and enjoy creating a flavorful meal when entertaining your family and friends. While some choose to whip up classic recipes, you can heat things up by taking advantage of all the seasonal ingredients and popular culinary tre…

Don’t Lose the Luster

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(Family Features) Durability is one reason homeowners choose natural stone for their kitchens and bathrooms, but the greatest appeal is often the sheer beauty of the material. Maintaining that luster and shine requires a bit of effort, but the ability to enjoy the unique character of natural…

Natural Stone in the Shower

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Keep Summer Movie Season Going at Home

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(Family Features) The summer movie season may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean you have to limit your enjoyment of films outside the theater.

Ease Kids Back into School with Confidence

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(Family Features) There’s nothing like a major milestone in a child’s life to test a parent’s confidence. Big changes like a new school or classroom can be trying for kids and adults alike, but tackling the transition a little at a time can make it easier on everyone.

Identify Your Ideal Kitchen Design Style

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(Family Features) While you may see kitchens in a variety of styles and find them all beautiful in their own way, finding inspiration for your dream kitchen often requires sorting through many different considerations. From transitional to modern and every style in-between, these ideas can h…

Simple Steps for Back-to-School Success

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(Family Features) Finding new clothes and gathering pens, pencils, notebooks and other supplies are always part of the back-to-school fun, but there are other needs and wants to consider when another school year rolls around.

Keeping Your Finances Fresh Throughout the Year

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(Family Features) For many Americans, reaching and maintaining financial stability is a goal that tops their checklists. However, the strategies necessary for achieving that goal can quickly fall by the wayside.

Save Money on Summer Road Trips

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(Family Features) If financial constraints are keeping you from exploring the world, it may be time to reassess your approach to travel. From road trips across the country to jaunts across your state, there are plenty of ways to curb costs, so your biggest challenge is finding more days away…

Eco-Friendly Ways to Keep Your Home Cool

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(Family Features)When it’s hot outside, heat can seep into your home and make it unbearable. However, there are sustainable, eco-friendly solutions to maximize comfort and cooling when the thermometer creeps upward without racking up an outrageous electric bill or large carbon footprint.

Spruce Up Your Outdoor Spaces

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(Family Features) Over time, the appearance and function of any outdoor space can dull due to combinations of heat, precipitation and use. With some careful attention, you can quickly spruce up your outdoor living areas and get them back in great working order for patio season.

Define Your Own Design

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(Family Features) In cities across the country, vibrantly hued murals are often created to bring color and life to buildings, community gathering places and more.

Stylish Storage for Renters

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(Family Features) Just because you rent or live in small quarters doesn’t mean you can’t have ample storage space. It means you just have to be a bit more creative in figuring out where to put things, even when it seems hopeless to get a handle on organization and clutter under control. 

Save Time with a Dream Closet

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Summer Sweat Sessions

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3 tips for surviving workouts in the heat

Health Care Solutions for Rural Americans

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(Family Features) Heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke. These top five causes of death in the United States all have a higher incidence of death among rural residents and research points to lack of access to health care as a culprit.

4 Qualities of a Pet-Friendly City

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(Family Features) When pets are present, people and communities thrive. The benefits of pets have long been discussed, but surveys and studies have started to prove their positive impact.

Teachers’ Top Needs for 2019

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(Family Features) Great classrooms don’t happen by accident. Teachers across the country work hard to build vibrant, energizing learning environments for their students, which often means everything from microscopes to pipe cleaners, graphic novels to oboes, class pets to field trips and muc…

Ways to Make the World a Better Place for Seniors

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(Family Features) By 2050, the senior population (adults age 65 and older) will be more than double that of the world’s youngest citizens, and the number of people living beyond age 80 is expected to triple over the next 30 years.

Prepare Your Family for Hurricane Season

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(Family Features) Severe weather events, like hurricanes, are powerful and can come on quickly, often leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. Because power outages are also common with strong storms and natural disasters, preparing your family ahead of time can help ensure safety.

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