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    Planning a home improvement project? Financing is the first tool you'll need

    (BPT) - If you’re planning a home improvement project this year, you’re in good company. The economy and housing market are recovering, home values and equity are rising, and many homeowners are beginning projects they had put off over the past few years. A recent report by the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University predicts that the home improvement industry could post record-level spending in 2015.

  • Pets

    Odor Answers

    (NAPSI)—As your nose knows, your beloved pet can make a stinky mess—but there are simple ways by which you can cope.

  • Home Improvement

    Simple Accents

    (Family Features) Small details and accent pieces can make a big difference when it comes to dressing up your home. However, adding a touch of personal style doesn’t have to break the bank; you can actually make a big difference by adding simple, practical and inexpensive accents in every room.

  • Bridal

    6 ways to beat your inner bridezilla

    (BPT) - Having fears on your wedding day is normal and many questions will run through your head; “Did I invite everyone?” “What if I trip in my heels?” “Am I forgetting something?” Out of all the questions you’ll ask yourself, “Am I being a bridezilla?” probably won’t be one of them.

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Do your homework before selecting a weight loss program

(BPT) - Consumers are flooded with weight loss options that promise to help them lose weight and keep it off. But which programs actually work? Do any weight loss programs have scientific evidence to back up their claims? And most importantly, are there programs that offer tools to help people with sustainable weight loss?  Dr. Timothy Church, MD, MPH, PH.D., chief medical officer for ACAP Health Consulting, professor and director of the Laboratory of Preventive Medicine at Pennington Biomedical Research Center and a member of the Jenny Craig Science Advisory Board, recommends that before people engage in a program, they should do their research and rely on evidence-based approaches for support.  He offers the following tips for selecting a weight loss program:

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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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Planning a home improvement project? Financing is the first tool you'll need
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 3:30 am

(BPT) - If you’re planning a home improvement project this year, you’re in good company. The economy and housing market are recovering, home values and equity are rising, and many homeowners are beginning projects they had put off over the past few years. A recent report by the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University predicts that the home improvement industry could post record-level spending in 2015.

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Monday 05/25/2015
A Surprise One Woman Will Never Forget
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 3:30 am

(Family Features) This past Mother’s Day, one lucky woman received a highly emotional and life-changing phone call informing her that she was selected as the grand prize winner of The Mrs. #YouToldMe Mother’s Day contest.

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Pet-Friendly Attire for a Walk Down the Aisle
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 3:30 am

(Family Features) For couples planning a wedding, there is greater opportunity than ever to weave personal elements into every aspect of the big day. Many traditional “rules” of wedding planning have given way to let couples celebrate as they see fit – even including their four-legged family members and inviting guests to do the same.

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Steer Clear of Distracted Driving
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 3:30 am

(Family Features) The dangers of distracted driving affect thousands of lives each year. Are you taking the proper steps to ensure a safe driving experience for you, your passengers and others on the road?

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Celebrate Dad
Posted: May 25, 2015

(Family Features) Through the years, he’s always been there to help you along. Show your appreciation for dad with special gifts he would love to receive. Check out these gift ideas to make this Father’s Day one he won’t forget.

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Tips for a Well-Behaved Dog
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 3:30 am

(Family Features) There’s a reason why they are called fur babies. From tiny puppies to large hounds, Americans take serious pride in canine family members. In fact, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) there are about 70–80 million dogs in homes across the country. And although they may be a more-than-welcome addition to the family, they may not receive such a warm welcome from the neighborhood — leaving owners to wonder what might be causing some hairs to stick up on end. The answer could be simple: poor social etiquette.

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Simple Accents
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 3:30 am

(Family Features) Small details and accent pieces can make a big difference when it comes to dressing up your home. However, adding a touch of personal style doesn’t have to break the bank; you can actually make a big difference by adding simple, practical and inexpensive accents in every room.

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How to Make the Ultimate Burger
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 3:30 am

(Family Features) Grilling season is here, and that means burgers – the No. 1 grilled item in America – are on the menu at backyard cookouts and weeknight dinners across the country.

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