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  • Real Estate

    Quick tips to reduce moving stress

    (BPT) - Moving brings exciting possibilities of a different neighborhood, fresh spaces to decorate and new family traditions to be made. But it also means leaving behind people and places you love. While some sentimental items can be taken to your new place, many memories just aren’t transportable. That’s why it’s even more important to protect those goods that can make the move.

  • Pets

    How To Be Part Of A Century Of Kindness

    (NAPSI)—For the past 100 (human) years—nearly a millennium in dog years—people have been focusing on how to help pets, farm animals and wild animals through American Humane Association’s “Be Kind to Animals Week®.”

  • Kitchen Bed Bath

    Why DIY? Projects can pay you back big time

    (BPT) - Hiring professionals to get jobs done around the house may be convenient, but it can set your budget back quite a bit. Instead, consider doing it yourself – not only to save big bucks but also to showcase your creativity. Do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement is a major trend that will pay you back many times over.

  • Home Improvement

    Garden-Inspired Gifts for Mom

    (Family Features) If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for a mom who has it all, or just the right way to express your love and appreciation, this Mother’s Day you can give a gift that keeps on growing with items inspired by the garden.

  • Bridal

    6 Tips for Planning Your Wedding Photos Like a Pro

    (NewsUSA) - With everything that goes into your wedding day, those once-in-a-lifetime moments will go by in a blur, which is why hiring a professional wedding photographer is a must. After all, the last thing you should be worrying about is whether your photographer will be able to capture your big day.

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Want to make a difference? Be inspired to work in public service

(BPT) - What jobs come to mind when you think of public service professions? Police officers, firefighters and community service advocates are likely responses. And you are correct; those are all admirable public service careers, but there’s so much more than that. There are many facets within the public service field that help keep our communities and cities thriving.

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Monday 05/04/2015
Eye Care as You Age
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Which health screenings and exams are top priorities for you? If you’re like most adults, monitoring your weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure is probably part of your health care routine. But what about vision care?

Smart Saving Strategies for Small Business
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Although small businesses comprise a huge majority of the U.S. economy, their owners often find themselves at a disadvantage when it comes to operating costs. Small businesses overpay for everything from wireless service to healthcare to taxes, because they don’t have time or resources to research, negotiate or haggle.

Alzheimer’s Disease Study Seeks African American Volunteers
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) More than 5 million Americans are currently suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and scientists expect this number to triple by 2050. Experts say that African Americans are two to three times more likely than white Americans to develop the disease. A groundbreaking study testing whether an investigational drug can prevent or slow the development of Alzheimer’s seeks volunteers – including African Americans – who have just the earliest changes in their brain associated with the disease but don’t yet have any symptoms.

DIY Kids’ Room Makeovers
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Once school lets out, it’s a great time to make updates to kids’ rooms. Not only does it let children personalize their own space with decor that reflects their growing personality, it’s a great way to keep them busy with all that extra time to burn.

Understanding the individual needs of your pet
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) For the millions of dog owners in the U.S., understanding the health issues associated with their dog’s breed(s) can be critical for the nutrition, training and overall healthcare of furry family members.

Refreshing Garden Goodness
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Though it may be weeks or even months before you can enjoy the bounty of a flourishing garden, you can get a jump on your craving for fresh veggies with ingredients that deliver the same refreshingly wholesome flavors.

Set the Stage for Your 2015 Graduation Party
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) From elementary school to grad school, every graduation is a milestone typically celebrated with a big party. Sweet treats are a key part of celebrations, and by adding personalized details you can truly make your grad feel like one-of-a-kind.

Garden-Inspired Gifts for Mom
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for a mom who has it all, or just the right way to express your love and appreciation, this Mother’s Day you can give a gift that keeps on growing with items inspired by the garden.

Enjoy Backyard Family Time
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) A lush, healthy landscape is the perfect setting for making family memories. In fact, more than half of Americans say their yard is their favorite place at home to spend quality time with family.

Perfect Gifts for Mom
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) This Mother’s Day, give your mom the gift of technology. This guide will help you pick the perfect Intel-based device to match her lifestyle.

Celebrate Graduates with DIY Party Decor, Gifts
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Graduation marks a major milestone in any student’s life, and the event calls for a celebration to remember. Whether you’re planning a party in honor of the graduate or commemorating the accomplishment from afar, consider these fun DIY party projects.

Creating Sustainable, Beautiful Landscapes
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) For most homeowners, sunny skies lead to more time spent enjoying nature in your coveted outdoor spaces. If you’ve considered revamping your open-air landscapes, let this be your season to bring the elements of beauty and design to the environment.

The Art of the Perfect Gift
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) When it comes to honoring that special mother figure in your life, nothing says it better than a clever and thoughtful gift. Whether she’s a fitness fanatic or fashion queen, wrap up the perfect gift that shows your appreciation and love for mom this Mother’s Day.

The New Place of Dairy on a Paleo Plate
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Could you say goodbye to refined sugar, grains, legumes and dairy? A growing number of people today are going Paleo – following a lifestyle that’s based on the concept of eating like our Paleolithic ancestors. They believe if a caveman didn’t eat it, you shouldn’t either.

Tips to Help You Avoid Surplus Fat as You Age
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) There are many ways you can stay fit and promote a long, healthy life. And you probably know about some of them, particularly those habits that are widely discussed in the media and by doctors. However, scientists have recently made new discoveries that can help you activate weight loss while gaining control over deadly aging processes.

Energy-Efficient Renovation Tips
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Picking paint colors and ogling kitchen remodels on Pinterest can be fun for homeowners looking to renovate. However, today’s homeowners are looking for upgrades that not only look great, but save money. Energy-efficiency improvements are a smart investment toward curbing energy use, cutting energy bills, and increasing the value of a home.

Home Upgrades from the Inside Out
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Looking to do some home improvement projects this spring? Plan ahead for the biggest impact for your budget.

Get Your Yard Ready for Outdoor Fun
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) From impromptu dinners with pals to celebrating special events with family, warm weather adventures await in your own backyard. Before you invite the gang over to enjoy cocktails or a cookout, make sure your outdoor spaces give the right impression for enjoying those carefree summer moments.

What’s your storage style?
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Storage has style? Really? Of course it does. And when it comes to tackling storage projects, don’t skimp on creating the style that best suits your personality.

Maximizing Your Storage Space
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) A recent study found that 50 percent of homeowners claim their garage is the most disorganized place in the home. In addition, The Department of Energy cites 25 percent of people with two-car garages have too much clutter to leave room for cars, while 32 percent only have room for one vehicle. Isn’t it time to do something about the mess? This year, focus your efforts on maximizing storage space in the garage.   

The demands of tomorrow are facing today's accountants
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Technology is rapidly changing all industries, including the accounting profession. An accountant from 30 years ago would barely recognize the field as it exists today, as mobile devices and cloud computing have begun to automate many of the day-to-day responsibilities of accountants. The integration of technology into all aspects of an accountant’s daily duties – called “pervasive computing” – has enabled accountants to streamline customary duties such as data entry and offer more value-added services to their employers and clients.

Tips to wow all the moms this Mother's Day
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - It’s the toughest job you’ll ever have – this common statement rings true for mothers across the country. From the moment you were born, mom has been a pillar in your life through the good times and the bad. This Mother’s Day, it’s time to do something extra special to show your appreciation for everything she’s done and continues to do for you.

Friday 05/01/2015
Your Post-Baby Confidence
Updated: May 02, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—If any of the nearly 4 million babies born in the United States this year is yours, congratulations!

Summer Style That's Positively "Strapping!"
Updated: May 02, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Women do want it all, especially when it comes to shoes. And when it comes to summer sandals, they’re looking for more than a vehicle to show off a snazzy pedicure. They want the perfect balance of style, support and substance.

The Surprising Lessons Of "Selma"
Updated: May 02, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—While you may be familiar with the major turning points of the American civil rights movement of the 1960s, the award-winning feature film “Selma,” which is now available on Blu-ray and DVD, shines a light on some of the lesser-known realities of that critical time in American history.

Show Mom You Care: Have A Conversation About Long Term Care Insurance
Updated: May 02, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Mother’s Day is the perfect time to reflect on the relationship you share with your original caretaker: your mother. This year, as you look back at the many years your mother cared for you, consider the possibility that she may require care herself someday. Long term care insurance can help ensure that your mother will get the care she needs, should there come a time when she requires help managing some of the activities we associate with independent living.

Diagnosing And Managing Food Allergies
Updated: May 02, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s food for thought: Food allergies affect approximately 15 million Americans. Despite this, according to a recent survey, half of all Americans say they lack proper knowledge about the condition.

Best-Selling Authors With Tasty Tips For Managing Diabetes
Updated: May 02, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—There's some delicious and healthful news for those with diabetes, whether they're dining at home or on the go.

Five Ways To Breathe New Life Into Your Home
Updated: May 02, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Whether the urge to remodel strikes during National Home Improvement Month or any other time of year, you can seamlessly update your home with just a few simple steps toward improved design, comfort, functionality, energy efficiency and curb appeal.

In-Person Meetings Can Drive Government Success
Updated: May 01, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) At a time when many government agencies are facing tighter budgets, more restrictions, and added scrutiny, leaders in the public and private sectors are asking what can be done to make government more collaborative, innovative and effective. A new poll suggests that the answer lies in in-person meetings.

The 'secret sauce' for memorable backyard BBQs
Updated: May 01, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Tips from entertaining expert Libbie Summers

The Right Brand Loyalty Programs Can Save You Money
Updated: May 01, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Loyalty programs can help consumers save money, cash in on rewards and feel like a VIP -- so it’s no wonder that the average consumer is currently enrolled in more than 10 loyalty programs.

Wedding favors and gifts everyone can feel good about
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - You faithfully recycle at home, use a refillable BPA-free water bottle and charge your smartphone with a solar recharger. When it’s time to choose wedding favors for your own nuptials, or a gift for someone else’s wedding, do you find environmental awareness taking a backseat to style? It doesn’t have to.

5 ways to get buyers to see your open house as their next house
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - What makes a person or a family decide a home is the perfect for them? Is it all location, location, location? What about price, schools or the neighborhood? Or is it something else; a feeling they get when they walk in the door, a detail they notice or a scent in the air.

Unique tips for sensational summer entertaining
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - The weather is warm and that means entertaining season has arrived. This year, elevate your gatherings with some unique twists. From serving fresh fare to creating cozy corners in outdoor spaces, you’ll transform your parties from average to amazing in a snap.

Thursday 04/30/2015
A Novel Innovation Hub for Africa
Updated: May 01, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - On April 13, 2015 Angola's Sovereign Wealth Fund announced the launch of five Investment Funds, targeting economic and social development in Sub-Saharan Africa. These will be accompanied by the establishment of a commercial vehicle to set up micro-business incubators for Angolan entrepreneurs.

High OCTANe Event Comes to Calif., Brings Businesses, Investors Together
Updated: May 01, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - California has always been the "it" state. The go-to location for creativity and the birthplace of innovative ideas, and successful companies. While not always the case (think: more than a decade of economic and social troubles), it remains the eighth largest economy in the world.

6 Tips for Planning Your Wedding Photos Like a Pro
Updated: May 01, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - With everything that goes into your wedding day, those once-in-a-lifetime moments will go by in a blur, which is why hiring a professional wedding photographer is a must. After all, the last thing you should be worrying about is whether your photographer will be able to capture your big day.

New Technology Can Help Schools Save Money and Reduce Energy Use
Updated: April 30, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Classrooms nationwide are switching to new technologies that are helping them reduce their carbon footprints. Whether they are going paperless, installing compact fluorescent lightbulbs, or using new energy efficient projectors in classrooms, there are many ways schools are becoming greener while saving money in the process.

Quick tips to reduce moving stress
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Moving brings exciting possibilities of a different neighborhood, fresh spaces to decorate and new family traditions to be made. But it also means leaving behind people and places you love. While some sentimental items can be taken to your new place, many memories just aren’t transportable. That’s why it’s even more important to protect those goods that can make the move.

Glass act: How modern fenestration improves a home's energy efficiency
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Most people probably think of windows and skylights only when they’re buying or selling a house, when they get dirty, when they leak, or when the kid next door lobs a baseball through one. Yet the glass in your home is arguably among its most important features, directly impacting the structure’s overall energy efficiency and livability.

Protecting baby's skin: 3 steps parents should take this spring and summer
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Soft, smooth, fresh and flawless – it’s how parents envision their baby’s skin. Your little one may be born with perfect skin, but protecting that perfection requires work.

Wednesday 04/29/2015
Want a Cleaner Home? Easy-to-Clean Carpeting Is Key
Updated: April 30, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Many homeowners love carpeting. Its look and comfort, in addition to its insulating qualities, make it an essential home-decorating element. The fear, however, can be the stains left behind, such as the red wine that accidentally slipped from someone's hand one holiday party or a pet that didn't quite make it outside.

Celebrity Makeup Artist Offers Top Dos & Don'ts For Gorgeous, Healthy-Looking Skin
Updated: April 30, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Some of the beauty regimens that women do every day may actually be hurting more than helping. “Many women don’t realize that they are quietly sabotaging their skin care,” says Belinda Moss, celebrity makeup artist and director of hair and makeup for “America’s Got Talent” and the Tony Awards.

Reality TV Has Gone To The Dogs...And Cats!
Updated: April 30, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Reality-based television is a genre of entertainment that is known and loved (and hated) worldwide by millions of people. The idea behind reality programming is that it documents unscripted situations and occurrences, often featuring a cast of “everyday Joes.” Most think that reality TV started in the early 1990s and 2000s with shows like “Survivor.” The series, now with 30 seasons under its belt, was one of the first by Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” “The Voice,” “Shark Tank” and more), who helped define today’s modern reality series.

The Sweetest Apple On Earth
Updated: April 30, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—A KIKU apple a day can make a terrific snack: A medium-size one has about 100 calories and is a good source of fiber and vitamin C. What’s more, you and your family will likely love its supersweet taste.

Nine Bone-Chilling Facts About Osteoporosis
Updated: April 30, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—No bones about it, osteoporosis—bone loss—is a serious disease, though, fortunately, testing and treatments are available so you can protect yourself and those you care about.

Five Energy-Efficient Interior Design Tips
Updated: April 30, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—While most people know that energy efficiency is an important consideration when purchasing appliances or mechanical systems for the home, you may care to consider how your interior design choices can also affect energy efficiency.

How To Be Part Of A Century Of Kindness
Updated: April 30, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—For the past 100 (human) years—nearly a millennium in dog years—people have been focusing on how to help pets, farm animals and wild animals through American Humane Association’s “Be Kind to Animals Week®.”

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