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    New Books Offer Retirees The Way To Plan For Retirement

    (NewsUSA) - Social Security, Medicare and supplemental insurance, long-term care, IRAs, life insurance, post-retirement investments and income taxes can all affect the success of your retirement. To that end, an easy-to-understand book and workbook are now available to help guide you in this process.

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    Seeing London in A New Light

    (NewsUSA) - "People are looking for magic in their lives and to experience something that stays with them forever," says Helen Marriage, the director of Artichoke, the producers and creators of the Lumiere London festival.

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    Over-the-Counter Drugs May Not Be the Solution Pain Sufferers Think

    (NewsUSA) - Maybe it's because of all the scary news surrounding opioid abuse, but a new study shows Americans now seem to be extremely wary of taking any kind of prescription medicine to relieve pain.

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Tuesday 09/19/2017
How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring
Updated: September 19, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) An engagement ring is at once a symbol of love and commitment and also a reflection of a woman’s personal style. For the engaged-to-be who hasn’t quite determined the perfect sparkler for herself, articulating an engagement ring style can seem challenging.

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Monday 08/30/2010
How to pick your wedding date
Updated: April 22, 2011 - 11:36 am

Congratulations on your engagement. As you've probably learned, the first question everyone asks is when is the wedding date? Now you need to start planning your perfect wedding. Of course you have been planning it in your mind since you were 10 years old, but now is the time to get serious and do it for real. Approximately 6,100 weddings are held in the United States each day. That is an awful lot of planning and preparation and the very first thing you need to do is pick your wedding date. Setting the date for your big day takes much thought and investigation. To help you navigate through the planning process, consider these helpful hints for picking the date you'll remember forever.

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Sunday 08/01/2010
More couples deciding to have 'do-it-yourself' weddings to cut costs
Updated: April 22, 2011 - 11:36 am

When Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President and Mrs. Bill Clinton, got married this year, the family was tight-lipped about how much they shelled out to celebrate the nuptials. However, nobody in the know placed the estimate at less than $2 million and many expert onlookers pegged the amount as high as $5 million.

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Monday 07/19/2010
The wonderful world of wedding photography
Updated: April 22, 2011 - 11:36 am

It's your wedding day. You've been planning, organizing, booking locations, writing your vows, making guest lists, figuring out seating, coordinating outfits for the bridal party, tasting cake and entrees, and trying not to have a full-blown panic attack. There are literally 5,000 thoughts and emotions running through your body, and you are alternating between smiling uncontrollably and saying silent prayers that everything runs smoothly.

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Wednesday 06/16/2010
Fall in love with these fall wedding ideas
Updated: April 22, 2011 - 11:35 am

(ARA) - Spring and summer may be the seasons that first come to mind when you begin planning a wedding, but autumn has a lot to offer brides too. From cooler, dryer weather and the glorious backdrop of fall colors to the opportunity to land a great deal on a reception venue, fall delivers many rewards for couples on the road to wedded bliss.

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Wednesday 06/09/2010
Details make the difference for your wedding guests
Updated: April 22, 2011 - 11:36 am

Is your wedding day really all about you? In some ways it is, but in others, it's very much about other people too. While the ceremony is certainly about you and your fiance, the reception is about your guests - something that becomes apparent as you plan your event. After the vows have been said and the rice thrown, you want to make sure that your guests have a wonderful time at the reception.

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Monday 12/11/2017
3 Simple Ways to Give Back This Season
Updated: December 12, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Want to give back to your community during the holidays, but it’s just not in the budget? With total holiday sales forecasted to hit over $1 trillion this season, it’s good to know that there are plenty of ways to give back without spending another dime.

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Monday 12/04/2017
It Pays to Prep Your Tires for Winter Roads
Updated: December 04, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Driving safely in the winter can be a challenge, even for the most experienced driver. In fact, an alarming three in five winter drivers (61 percent) have lost control of their car during winter weather, according to a new winter driving survey by Michelin.

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Michelin Drives the Holidays Home
Updated: December 04, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - For the third consecutive holiday season, Michelin North America, Inc. (Michelin), is recognizing the people in the transportation industry who work "like busy elves" behind the scenes to make the holidays memorable. Michelin marks the season with its #KeepThanksMoving conversation in social and digital media and encourages people to share this appreciation via Facebook and Twitter.

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Tuesday 11/21/2017
Older People Improve Life For Others And Themselves
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Many older Americans have discovered that sharing their accumulated wisdom with others who need help can be a big win all around.

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Thursday 11/16/2017
Join The Fight, Live United
Updated: November 27, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - For too many people, every day is a struggle. A struggle United Way confronts by working tirelessly with organizations across the world to provide those in need with tools and resources to improve their lives. Like transitional housing and job training that helps families support themselves. 

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Aerospace Industry Uses 3D Printing to Make Parts Safer, Stronger
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - A revolution is brewing in manufacturing, especially in high-tech industries such as aerospace.

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Tuesday 11/07/2017
Gifts That Matter
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:25 pm

(NAPSI)—This holiday season, you can join forces with a nonprofit that helps thousands of kids in foster care open a gift with their name on the tag.

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Thursday 11/02/2017
Florida Invests In Seaports, State Is Key Player in Global Marketplace
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:25 pm

(NewsUSA) - Summer may be over, but Florida's economy isn't cooling down.

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Wednesday 11/01/2017
Great Holiday Gifts that Give Back
Updated: November 01, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) The holiday season is all about giving. This year, consider combining thoughtful gifts for loved ones with charitable efforts that benefit the larger community. There are many great ways to do so. Here are a few.

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Friday 10/27/2017
PepsiCo Recycling Contest Fuels Sustainability Across College Campuses
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:25 pm

(NewsUSA) - For the second year, PepsiCo is going beyond store shelves to make a real difference on college and university campuses by giving students the chance to win up to $10,000 in funding to implement new sustainability initiatives or improve existing efforts in their communities.

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Tuesday 12/12/2017
New Books Offer Retirees The Way To Plan For Retirement
Updated: December 12, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Social Security, Medicare and supplemental insurance, long-term care, IRAs, life insurance, post-retirement investments and income taxes can all affect the success of your retirement. To that end, an easy-to-understand book and workbook are now available to help guide you in this process.

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Seeing London in A New Light
Updated: December 12, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - "People are looking for magic in their lives and to experience something that stays with them forever," says Helen Marriage, the director of Artichoke, the producers and creators of the Lumiere London festival.

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Over-the-Counter Drugs May Not Be the Solution Pain Sufferers Think
Updated: December 12, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Maybe it's because of all the scary news surrounding opioid abuse, but a new study shows Americans now seem to be extremely wary of taking any kind of prescription medicine to relieve pain.

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Saturday 12/09/2017
Are You Promoting Toddler Brain Growth and Development?
Updated: December 09, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) With 85 percent of brain growth occurring during the first three years of life, it’s important that toddlers get DHA, an important building block of the growing brain.

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Thursday 12/07/2017
5 Tips to Start Your Own RV Adventure
Updated: December 11, 2017 - 3:32 am

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5 Tips for Finding College Scholarships
Updated: December 11, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Holiday Survival Guide for Busy Parents
Updated: December 11, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Passing the Torch for Holiday Hosting
Updated: December 11, 2017 - 3:32 am

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5 Ways to Make an Impact on Children
Updated: December 11, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Personal Device Protection During the Holidays
Updated: December 11, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Tuesday 12/12/2017
6 home cleaning tips for pet owners
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Having a pet may seem like the beginning of a never-ending mess, but the key to living with furry friends is preparation. Whether combating odor, keeping surfaces free of dirt and fur or removing pesky stains, taking preventative measures and using the right products can turn any mess into a simple task.

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New Books Offer Retirees The Way To Plan For Retirement
Updated: December 12, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Social Security, Medicare and supplemental insurance, long-term care, IRAs, life insurance, post-retirement investments and income taxes can all affect the success of your retirement. To that end, an easy-to-understand book and workbook are now available to help guide you in this process.

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5 Must-know Investing and Retirement Tips
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Parents and grandparents typically pass down many things to the next generation — jewelry, furniture and other family heirlooms. But what if the best thing that the preceding generation passed along was their financial wisdom? Through years of investing and saving for retirement, Baby Boomers have experienced a lot and learned many helpful lessons along the way.

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Boomers: 10 reasons to go nuts
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - For the roughly 75 million Americans who make up the baby boom generation, a healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons against age-related diseases.

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Monday 12/11/2017
Top trends for the 2018 housing market identified
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - In the real estate market, springtime is go time. It’s the busiest time of the year for home sales, and with this year’s stable economy and low unemployment rate, the spring of 2018 has the potential to be especially active.

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Friday 12/08/2017
Brain drained? These habits can help maintain a healthy brain
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Everyone has those days. You’re operating in a fog, or perhaps you spaced out on a family member’s name in the middle of dinner, or maybe you just find it hard to concentrate on work or hobbies. When these unwanted situations begin to come up more often, you may start to worry. Aging has long been associated with a slow mental decline.

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5 ways to jump-start your heart health
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - If you’re looking to improve your heart health, each day is all about making a choice that moves you in the right direction. You’d rather stay in with a big bowl of ice cream. But maybe today, you could click off the TV set and take a walk with a friend.

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Thursday 12/07/2017
Top 4 nutrition predictions in the New Year
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Several food and nutrition trends were in the spotlight this year, including the continued rise of plant-based diets, non-dairy ice creams and superfoods that are blasts from the past — legumes, apples and cabbage. It can be easy to experience nutrition whiplash in the New Year, but don’t be a victim. Get a jump-start on understanding the top nutrition trends that will impact quality of life and make it easier to add important vitamins and nutrients to the body.

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5 budget-friendly master bathroom upgrades you'll cherish for years
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - What does your bathroom mean to you? Is it an oasis, a place to unwind, relax and let the cares of the day simply melt away? Or is it just another room in your house?

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Tuesday 12/05/2017
Healthy eating at holiday parties? It's possible
Updated: December 08, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - The holidays bring a lot of temptations from every direction if dieting or watching your weight. Holiday parties and get-togethers can be a healthful-eating challenge. Caught up in conversation among friends and family, surrounded by tasty food and drinks, it’s easy to lose track of what and how much is being eaten. Registered Dietitian Sarah Galicki offers tips for staying the course through the holidays.

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Tuesday 12/12/2017
Over-the-Counter Drugs May Not Be the Solution Pain Sufferers Think
Updated: December 12, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Maybe it's because of all the scary news surrounding opioid abuse, but a new study shows Americans now seem to be extremely wary of taking any kind of prescription medicine to relieve pain.

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Overcoming Self-doubt while Living with a Chronic Illness
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Many people impacted by rheumatoid arthritis experience feelings of self-doubt – but a head-on approach can lead to self-love.

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Monday 12/11/2017
Do you have the power to help save a life? [Video]
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Friday 12/08/2017
4 things no one tells you about preparing for baby
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - It’s only a matter of time now. Your little bundle of joy is on its way, and for the first time you are about to be a parent. Think you’re ready? Many people do and then the reality of parenthood strikes them. Remember your friends who said being a parent is nothing like they expected? They were right.

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Winter Wellness Tips
Updated: December 08, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) A busy lifestyle and cooler weather can take a toll on the body, especially for those who suffer from chronic aches and pains. Whether the cause of your pain is due to injury, stress, or poor sleep, there are many ways to feel better while avoiding future pain.

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Thursday 12/07/2017
Dodging your annual eye exam? These 5 facts could ease your mind
Updated: December 08, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - If you’ve been procrastinating in setting up an eye exam, you’re far from alone.

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Advanced hearing technology stands up to wintry conditions
Updated: December 08, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Who wants to change a dead battery in the middle of winter? The idea leaves most people with the chills. Now imagine that battery the size of one that fits into a hearing aid.

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New Survey Finds Teen Acne Can Take The 'Self' Out Of Selfie
Updated: December 08, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., affecting up to 50 million Americans annually, and 85 percent of people ages 12 to 24 will experience at least mild acne.1

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Tackling Depression Can Lead To A Happier New Year
Updated: December 08, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—As cheerful and joyous as the New Year can be, it can also be a trigger for stress and depression for some people—but there is hope. There are many resources for people who feel wrung out ringing in the New Year.

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Tips For Coping With Depression While Traveling
Updated: December 08, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—According to a recent University of Phoenix® survey, 39 percent of respondents say they have personally experienced depression. With the holiday travel season under way, University of Phoenix social sciences program chairs Mary Jo Trombley, Ph.D., N.C.C., and DeAnna Henderson, Ph.D., L.P.C., N.C.C., say that living with chronic or situational depression can be challenging to handle, and travel can add additional burdens.

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Tuesday 12/12/2017
6 home cleaning tips for pet owners
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Having a pet may seem like the beginning of a never-ending mess, but the key to living with furry friends is preparation. Whether combating odor, keeping surfaces free of dirt and fur or removing pesky stains, taking preventative measures and using the right products can turn any mess into a simple task.

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Thursday 12/07/2017
5 tips to get in front of the pet hair in your home
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - From their loyal ways to their silly antics, pets bring so much joy to homes. While you wouldn’t trade any of the cuddles and welcome-home slobbers, one thing most pet owners don’t find quite as lovable is all the pet hair!

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Tuesday 12/05/2017
5 ways to get in the howl-iday spirit with your dog
Updated: December 06, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - ‘Tis the season to get ready for the holidays! This time of year is known for spending quality time with loved ones, so don’t forget to include your furriest family members in all of the festivities. Whether you’re decorating for the season or celebrating with some of your favorite traditions, invite Fido to join in on the fun. Instagram-famous dog Jiffpom is helping pet parents and their pups put the “howl” in howl-idays this year with five ways to celebrate:

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Tuesday 11/28/2017
Hurricanes harm birds, too: What you can do to help your backyard birds
Updated: December 06, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Americans in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico suffered through devastating hurricanes this year, and they weren’t alone in their desolation — Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria also caused unparalleled upheaval for wildlife, including bird populations. Many nature experts are worried about the long-term impact the horrific storms will have on migratory birds, from reducing the amount of food available to them and throwing off their migration schedules, to altering migratory courses and even exposing them to a range of man-made toxins.

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Monday 11/27/2017
Cats savor more than just flavor
Updated: November 28, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Because cats become so ingrained in people’s lives, it’s often easy to forget they are animals with specific needs that could be outside of what owners may think is best. According to research from Mintel, cat owners consider taste as the most important factor when buying food for their cats, but science shows that taste is more than just flavor. Great taste is a result of the right nutrient balance, satisfying texture, savory aroma, specific kibble size, adapted kibble shape and desirable flavors.

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Wednesday 11/15/2017
Celebrate fall with healthy new routines for you and your dog
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - The fall season, with its crisp, cool air and beautiful foliage, is the perfect time to create a fresh start and establish healthy new routines for both you and your dog. To help you make this fall your happiest and healthiest season, Beneful has tapped Dr. Kurt Venator, chief veterinary officer at Purina, for some expert advice on how to maximize the health benefits of the season.

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Tuesday 11/07/2017
Care and Control of Pet Diabetes: Spike the Dog's Point of View (with Help from His Friend Sugar the Cat)
Updated: November 11, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Friday 09/29/2017
Helping Your Pet Survive An Emergency
Updated: September 30, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re like many pet parents, it’s probably crossed your mind lately about what would happen to your animal if a natural disaster strikes.

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Wednesday 09/27/2017
Pet pony, meet pet puppy
Updated: September 28, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - You’re an animal lover, and you’ve dreamed about your dog running through a field alongside a horse or watching your pup play with a pet goat. But how will your companions respond when they meet their new unique sibling?

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Friday 09/22/2017
Pet Owners: Tips to Maintain a Beautiful Home
Updated: September 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) For all the companionship pets provide, it’s fair to admit that they can mess up a clean, tidy home pretty quickly.

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