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  • Thinking of buying a puppy? You may want to think again

    (BPT) - Your family is ready for a pet, so you head out to the local pet store. Within moments of walking into the shop, an energetic, sweet-eyed puppy steals your heart. You plunk down your money – possibly hundreds of dollars – and take him home, unaware that your new darling began his life in circumstances that most Americans would find horrifying, circumstances that will possibly cause him long-term health and psychological problems. He’s the product of a puppy mill.

  • Decor through the decades: How kitchen and bath product designs have evolved

    (BPT) - Remember when brass fixtures and mauve countertops were all the rage in kitchen design? How about the days of shag carpet (yes, in the bathroom) and avocado tile? Fortunately, those particular trends have come and gone. And, whether you embraced them or not, they did have an influence on the space you live in right now. Take a look through the decades to see how decor styles have evolved into the modern kitchens and bathrooms of today.

  • Tips to Build the Perfect Wedding Registry

    (StatePoint) A great registry is the first step to planning your happily ever after. As you make your way to the “I Do’s,” it’s also a time to plan for your new lives together. From hosting your first holiday dinner to lazy Sundays on the couch, making your house a home starts with building a great registry.

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7 eye-opening facts for parents of teen drivers [Infographic]

(BPT) - New to the road, teen drivers are still honing their skills behind the wheel. But did you know that teen drivers are 1.8 times more likely to get in an accident than the average driver? In fact, one out of five teen drivers will have an accident within their first year of driving. Before turning over the keys, parents should take the time to educate themselves and their teen about the safety risks and insurance implications of unsafe driving.

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Tips to Ensure a Smooth Transition to College
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) The transition to college is an exciting time, full of anticipation for the next chapter of life. But with new opportunities come uncertainties, from financing an education to picking the right courses.

Blood sugar basics for type 2 diabetes patients [Infographic]
Posted: July 23, 2014

(BPT) - Blood Sugar Basics: Get to Your Goals is an educational program developed by the American College of Endocrinology, with support from Merck, aimed at helping people living with type 2 diabetes work with their doctor to know their A1C number (average blood sugar level over the past 2-3 months) and set and reach their personal A1C goal to help reduce their risk of serious complications. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists recommends that many people with diabetes have an A1C of 6.5 percent or less, but nearly half are not at this goal. Diet, exercise and medication, when prescribed, play key roles in helping people get to their blood sugar goals, and sometimes changes are necessary. Visit BloodSugarBasics.com for more information.

Kids, digital devices and eye strain. They don't all have to go together. [Infographic]
Posted: July 23, 2014

(BPT) - Parents severely underestimate the time their children spend on digital devices, according to the American Optometric Association (AOA). Eighty-three percent of children, between the ages of 10 and 17, estimate they use an electronic device for three or more hours each day. However, a separate AOA survey of parents revealed that only 40 percent of parents believe their children use an electronic device for that same amount of time. This significant disparity indicates parents may be overlooking the warning signs and symptoms associated with vision problems due to technology use, including digital eye strain. You can learn more in this infographic.

Regular Exercise Can Help Kids Do Better in School
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) Physical activity may not be the first thing parents or teachers think about when they want to boost a child’s academic performance, but evidence supports the notion that a bit of exercise for the body is beneficial to the brain as well.

Tuesday 07/22/2014
Pop the Champagne Diamond for Your Seasonal Fashion Transition
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Are you still trying to find the perfect accessory to your summer-to-fall-transition fashion staples? The answer may be as simple as adding the color of one gemstone: champagne diamonds from Rio Tinto's Argyle Mine in Australia.

Choosing the Right Home Health Care Agency
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - When illness or injury strikes, home health care is oftentimes not only preferred, but statistically shown to rapidly improve healing and give peace of mind.

Have a Blast With the Family This Summer, but Stay Safe
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Summertime. It's the time of year to put your feet up, relax and have a little fun. So, why not make it a little safer for the whole family?

Chiropractic Careers Are on the Rise
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - Despite the tough economy, chiropractic employment growth is projected to rise substantially through 2020. Learn more at www.considerchiropractic.org.