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  • Family Living

    Must-Have School Essentials

    (Family Features) Class is almost in session, and many busy parents have a few more items to check off their shopping lists. Help your kids get the grades this school year with a little helpful advice on top picks. From savory snacks to fuel their days to water bottles to keep them hydrated, savvy parents know stocking up now is the best way to get their little learners ready for the academics ahead.

  • Family Living

    Dreaming of the Perfect Vacation?

    (Family Features) Dream vacations come in all shapes and sizes and are unique to every traveler. For some, a dream vacation may be visiting every ballpark across the country. For others, it could be exploring the national parks in their state or island hopping on a cruise in the Caribbean.

  • Family Living

    Check Credit Before Considering a Move

    (Family Features) Up to 80 percent of Americans still think owning a home is part of the American dream, according to a recent Harris Poll. With home sales reaching the highest pace in nearly six years, it may be time to finally get packing. 

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 >>




Friday 07/31/2015
Beat-the-clock beauty from head to toe
Updated: August 01, 2015 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Let’s face it, lack of time is one of the biggest burdens in every woman’s life, especially when it hinders your grooming routine. Think about how much time it can take to get polished: 30 minute pedicure, hour long facial, 40 minute blowout, and viola! You’ve already lost more than two hours.

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Thursday 07/30/2015
The good fight: Simple, reliable ways to tame frizzy hair
Updated: July 31, 2015 - 3:30 am

(BPT) - Frizz happens – a lot – to women of all hair types. And whether their hair is straight, wavy or naturally curly, American women almost universally agree that frizzy hair is frustrating. While it’s probably no surprise that women hate frizz, the number who suffer from it is eye-opening: 80 percent, according to a recent survey by iconic hair care brand Alberto VO5. In fact, 62 percent of surveyed women said frizz was their most dreaded hair malfunction.

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Wednesday 07/29/2015
Sun Sense
Updated: July 31, 2015 - 3:30 am

(NAPSI)—It’s not just Father Time that causes older-looking skin. It’s also the sun. In fact, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more than 90 percent of the visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging are caused by sun exposure. Fortunately, you can now get broad-spectrum SPF 30 protection in a multifunctional, anti-aging skin cream.

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Toe to bikini: the best below-the-belt beauty tips
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 3:30 am

(BPT) - Whether it’s sharing tips on the latest skincare, make-up or hair trends, a woman’s daily beauty routine is often a hot topic of conversation among her friends, but they rarely discuss “below the belt” maintenance. This area is such a vital part of your body and it deserves the same attention as a woman’s face and hair. It’s not just about hair removal, it’s about caring for your legs and bikini area as part of your overall beauty routine.

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Monday 07/27/2015
Removing an unwanted tattoo just got easier
Updated: July 27, 2015 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Your ex’s name is on your forearm and you just got engaged to someone else. That tribal tattoo on your back just doesn't feel like "you" anymore. The infinity symbol on your ankle might not fit with your new career. There are a lot of reasons to rethink your body art, but the excruciating pain, expense and endless treatment sessions needed can be a major deal breaker. Fortunately, ink doesn’t have to be permanent, thanks to the new faster tattoo removal lasers on the market.

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Monday 07/13/2015
Look great at any age with an age-appropriate skin care regimen
Updated: July 14, 2015 - 3:30 am

(BPT) - Most fashion experts agree that a woman’s wardrobe should mature with her. When you’re in your 20s, you probably don’t want to swap clothes with your 50-something mother, and in your 40s you may no longer feel you look your best in the short skirts you wore 20 years ago. Skin care needs also evolve over time, and by adjusting your regimen, it’s possible to keep skin looking healthy and great regardless of your age.

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Tuesday 06/30/2015
Rewrite the Rules for Your Weight Loss
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Want to drop pounds for good and finally get fit? Losing weight may sound like an insurmountable test of will power, but you may have better success if you make small, attainable changes, as well as seek out newer solutions that can help you boost your weight loss efforts.

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Friday 06/26/2015
How Your Shopping Experience is Changing
Updated: June 26, 2015 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) The shopping experience is evolving with shoppers’ pressing needs in mind -- and there are big changes that have already had an impact on you that you may not even realize have happened.

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Wednesday 06/24/2015
Hairy Havens: Best cities for men with beards and mustaches
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 3:30 am

(BPT) - Guys with facial hair listen up and women take note. The annual “Most Facial Hair-Friendly Cities in America” list is here and it’s a compass for all in pursuit of the hirsute.

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Friday 06/19/2015
Men: Tips to Get a Better Shave
Updated: June 19, 2015 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Some say shaving is an art, and achieving the perfect shave requires a combination of time-honed skills and quality tools. While your shaving technique has likely improved since your first shave, it doesn’t hurt to learn a few tricks of the trade to ensure you are always getting the best shave possible.

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Monday 08/03/2015
Sharpen Students’ Minds with Proper Nutrition
Updated: August 03, 2015 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) Bells will soon be ringing, and parents may experience a sense of déjá vu for the first several weeks of school. That’s because the early part of each new school year is commonly spent reversing the effect of “summer brain drain” – when kids lose skills they mastered the previous year.

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Beat the Heat with Pet Safety Tips
Updated: August 03, 2015 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) Sunny, warm days bring the welcome opportunity to change up your routine and spend more time outdoors with your beloved pets. However, soaring temperatures bring risks from heat and sun exposure, making your furry friends rely on you to help keep them healthy and safe.

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Win Big with Daily Fantasy on Yahoo Sports
Updated: August 03, 2015 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) Fantasy sports fans have a new way to get their game fix. Now, competitors can take their seasonal play to the next level with daily and weekly contests on Yahoo Sports.

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Have a Feel-Good Summer
Updated: August 03, 2015 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) For many, making better-for-you food decisions and staying physically active go hand in hand with maintaining a quality lifestyle.

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New Treatment Erases Signs of Cellulite
Updated: August 03, 2015 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) Fighting the bumpy, lumpy appearance of cellulite is a discouraging battle many women face. After all, although it may successfully sculpt and tone the muscle below, no amount of time in the gym is likely to erase the telltale dimples of cellulite.

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Labor and delivery: No laughing matter
Updated: August 03, 2015 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Women have long sought ways to ease the pain of labor without detracting from the experience of childbirth. While epidural anesthesia remains the most popular and effective method for managing labor pain, nitrous oxide — otherwise known as laughing gas — is gaining some interest from expectant mothers. Before planning to laugh your way through labor, however, consider the pros and cons of the two common pain-relief methods.

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Saturday 08/01/2015
7 effective habits to prevent hearing loss
Updated: August 01, 2015 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Hearing loss is common, but the perception that hearing loss is only caused by aging is incorrect. More than 36 million Americans have hearing loss. It is considered the third most chronic condition among the elderly, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America. Changing lifestyle habits and treating a variety of health conditions can help prevent hearing loss.

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Friday 07/31/2015
Not Seeing a Chiropractor Could Cost You
Updated: August 01, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Didn't consult a chiropractor first for your back pain? That'll cost you $1.3 billion.

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Minority Groups And Mental Health Treatment: Reasons Why Some Do Not Get The Care They Need
Updated: August 01, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Without treatment, mental health problems can negatively affect many areas of a person’s life. It is important for all people to have access to health care, particularly if mental health treatment is needed. However, there are some obstacles for some minority groups to getting this care.

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Rethinking breast cancer treatment: One patient's story
Updated: August 01, 2015 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - In the United States, one in five new breast cancer cases is stage 0 disease, but for Amy Thigpen, a mother of three who works in an oncology clinic, breast cancer is not a statistic; it is personal. After all, her mother is a breast cancer survivor, and later, she too faced-off with a similar diagnosis.

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