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    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.

  • Pets

    Female Dogs Who Wet Their Beds—Your Veterinarian Can Help This Physical Disorder

    (NAPSI)—Have you ever had a female dog who always finds the outdoor bathroom during the day but wets her bed at night? Waking up, smellin’ kinda funky, is uncomfortable and truly embarrassing for her. Dogs who follow the house rules can be horrified when they realize that they’ve leaked—even though it occurs during sleep. Plastic sheets aren’t much fun for anybody; your long-suffering girl wouldn’t be happy alone outside either.

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For one father, shortness of breath signified something much more dangerous

(BPT) - For Trace Cluck, the battle against a rare and deadly lung condition all began with shortness of breath in the spring of 2012. When it began, Trace thought he was suffering from something relatively common, like asthma. But before long, he was having trouble even walking the dog around the neighborhood. What was worse, he could no longer take the hikes he loved so much and even lacked the energy and stamina to spend time with his children.

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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Friday 02/05/2016
GlobalGiving and Athletic Tips Partner to Help Keep Young Athletes Safe
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 1:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - The mission: educating the public on how to help keep kids safe while participating in school athletic programs from kindergarten through college. To do that, the new Athletic TIPS program (Toward Injury Prevention in Sports) partnered with GlobalGiving.org to finance community workshops across the nation to confront what's been called a "silent epidemic" among the nation's youth -- with nearly 8,000 emergency room visits daily ascribed to sports-related injuries.

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2016 Resolutions: Time for an Update?
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 1:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If you're like most people, your New Year's resolutions for everything from losing weight and quitting smoking to saving more and spending less aren't as compelling as they were at the end of December. For many of us, these nebulous goals are abandoned within the first two weeks of January. If you're thinking about giving up, why not consider revising your goals to include something just as healthy and positive, but with more far-reaching impact, such committing to donate your time and money throughout the year?

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Thursday 02/04/2016
The Affordable Care Act and taxes: What you need to know
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is no longer new, each year brings changes to the health care law. As you undoubtedly know, the ACA is inextricably linked to taxes so keeping up with annual changes is important. Given tax season is now well underway, here’s what you need to know when preparing your income tax return this season.

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Taking control: Tips for managing diabetes
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Ralph Mesa of Atlanta, Georgia, has been living with type 2 diabetes for more than 30 years. When his doctor first told him he had type 2 diabetes, Ralph didn’t think too much about it. He took the medication his doctor prescribed and was feeling fine. What Ralph didn’t realize is that diabetes can change over time and what he was doing was no longer enough to keep his blood sugar under control. Now Ralph has a message for other adults with diabetes: learn all you can about the condition and the things you can do to help manage your diabetes.

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Fishing for a healthy meal? Seafood is a smart choice
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - When it comes to mealtime, are you thinking fish? You should! Fish is the premiere natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are not naturally produced by the body and, therefore, must come from food. If you’re an expecting or breastfeeding mom, it’s even more important to eat fish because it’s a vital staple for optimal brain and eye development in babies, as well as brain and heart health for moms. Eating two to three servings of fish each week has also been shown to have a positive effect on developing babies’ and children’s IQs. Unfortunately, many mothers avoid eating fish based on fears associated with misinformation.

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Don't waste the refund: Invest in your house for long-term ROI
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - Tax season means refunds for millions of Americans. Will you blow yours on a new TV, tech toy or weekend getaway? This year, consider spending that money on something that could save you countless headaches and have a long-term return on investment: your home.

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Share Your Love This Valentine's Day
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 1:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Looking for a new way to celebrate Valentine's Day this year? Why not consider something just as healthy but with a more far-reaching impact than chocolate and flowers? Make a gift to someone you don't know or volunteer your time through an organization like UniversalGiving (www.universalgiving.org).

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
Give homes custom curb appeal with exterior moulding and trim
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - When it comes to home exteriors, the beauty is in the details. Custom homes have rich, unique exterior elements, including decorative moulding and trim, which enhance architectural aesthetics and create captivating curb appeal. But you don’t need a custom home to enjoy custom looks. With eye-catching details tastefully placed — from the front porch and windows up to the gables — you can distinguish new and remodeled homes and boost their value.

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