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    How volunteers are making a difference for animal welfare

    (BPT) - When you come home from work, he’s always there to greet you. When you need extra motivation to workout, he’s happy to join for a walk. When you’ve had a bad day, he can sense it and is quick to give you a loving nuzzle. Pets provide endless joy to their families, but for millions of shelter animals, each day is a test of patience in hopes of finding a forever home.

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    Who Showers More and Why? Women or Men?

    (StatePoint) On average, we spend more than 3,000 minutes in our showers every year. How we use those minutes might surprise you. New research from Moen, a leading manufacturer of bathroom fixtures, explores how men and women’s showering and grooming routines compare:

  • Home Improvement

    Gardening with an Enchanted Twist

    (Family Features) While the stress-relieving capabilities and health benefits of gardening are well known, a twist on this timeless hobby offers a way to add charm and a whimsical feel to your home and garden. Creating an enchanted fairy garden can boost imagination and offer a family-friendly way to hone your green thumb.

Top Story

Put Your Phone Away: Distracted Driving Includes Hands-Free Talking

(StatePoint) In an age of constant communication and connectivity, it can be difficult to take a break. But drive time is when your phone should take a backseat to safety, say experts.

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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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Monday 05/02/2016
The Surprising Benefits of Milk
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 3:36 am

(Family Features) Ninety-six percent of Americans have milk in their refrigerators, and for good reason – it’s one of the most naturally nutrient-rich beverages available. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend three daily servings of lowfat or fat free milk or milk products as part of a balanced diet. They also focus on the variety of ways to follow a healthy eating plan to help you enjoy the foods you love while still getting nutrients you need.

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Celebrate Summer with DIY Party Decor
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 3:36 am

(Family Features) Spring and summer present endless opportunities to celebrate, from events like graduations and birthday parties to barbecues and gatherings with friends. Impress guests and add an element of fun and whimsy to your party with these easy DIY balloon projects.

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Embracing the Season’s Home Trends
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 3:36 am

(Family Features) With warmer weather ahead, now is the perfect time to assess the nest and look for ways to refresh the home with the latest colors, prints, patterns and fabrics that are on-trend for the season.

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8 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Sharp
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 3:36 am

(Family Features) The brain is the body’s most complex organ. It’s also the most important one. That’s why keeping it healthy is critical, especially as you age. Every day, scientists are discovering how closely our minds and bodies are connected. As it turns out, the things that you do to keep your body and heart healthy may also be good for your brain.

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Pets and Social Media
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 3:36 am

(Family Features) From dogs and cats filling up social media feeds – some even with their own profiles – to true pet celebrities who command the attention of millions, animals have become a major part of the digital landscape.

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Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 3:36 am

(Family Features) Have you been following your parents' age-old advice to "eat your fruits and vegetables"? If adding more produce to your daily diet seems like a daunting task, rest assured that one solution is right in your pantry: canned foods.

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Simple Swaps for Flavorful Eating
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 3:36 am

(Family Features) Now that flowers are blooming and temperatures are rising, many are looking to enjoy lighter, flavorful dishes and fresh seasonal produce.

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SWAP Meat to Transform Traditional Meals
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 3:36 am

(Family Features) Now more than ever, food choices matter. People want healthy, environmentally friendly foods without sacrificing flavor. Substituting the traditional protein in your favorite dishes with seafood is one deliciously smart way to satisfy these demands.

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