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    Dogs Across America Are Freaking Out for Mealtime!

    (Family Features) Pet owners are always looking for new ways to show their love for their four-legged friends. We know that treats and toys often do the trick, but what about making mealtime more exciting?

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    4 Essential Strategies for Growing Your Business

    (Family Features) Since opening its first store in 1986, the foundation of Mattress Firm’s success has been built on a commitment to its core values: service, integrity and passion. Now, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, a three-decade journey has seen it grow from a single Houston store to 3,500 stores in 48 states. The following strategies can help grow the success of your business, too.

  • Family Living

    Get Inspired to Get Outdoors

    (Family Features) In today’s digital world, creating memories with loved ones and experiencing the joys of Mother Nature are some of the best reasons to turn off the TV, put down the tablet and get outdoors. From picnics to wild adventures to simple backyard games, there are dozens of ways to help kids explore all the exciting ways to live life outside.

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Friday 07/15/2016
Tips to Make a Dorm Room a Home
Updated: July 16, 2016 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) College bound? Dorm room comfort is crucial for health, happiness and academic success. Luckily, there are ways to create personalized, functional spaces within any budget.

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Reimagine your home with these 5 design ideas
Posted: July 15, 2016

(BPT) - When it comes to decorating your home, you've spent a lot of time curating pieces that complement your lifestyle and match your personality. If there's one thing you've learned about interior design, it's that one size doesn't fit all, at least not for you. From furniture arrangements to upholstery patterns, to the type of wood used on crown molding, how your home looks and feels is a unique statement of who you are.

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Friday 05/20/2016
Six Home Ideas for Successful Summer Entertaining
Updated: May 21, 2016 - 1:35 am

(StatePoint) The season of backyard entertaining is in full swing. There are infinite projects to spruce up your home and add charm to outdoor spaces. Upgrade your home to prime party condition with a few of the following ideas:

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Wednesday 05/18/2016
Top Decor Trends of 2016
Updated: May 20, 2016 - 1:40 am

(BPT) - Whether you're updating an old home or putting your personal touch on a new one, we're absolutely in love with these design trends. Accents will be bolder and florals will be bigger than ever in 2016, so get ready to mix things up with a new look for your home.

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Sunday 05/15/2016
What to Keep in Mind When Updating Home Flooring
Updated: May 16, 2016 - 1:37 am

(StatePoint) Updating your home flooring?  From durability to style to color, there are many things to consider -- and you’ll want to be sure these elements match your family’s lifestyle.

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Wednesday 12/02/2015
Make a Style Statement: Top Interior Design Trends to Try in 2016
Updated: December 03, 2015 - 2:33 am

(StatePoint) Each January, people make vows to eat right and save money. But what goals are set for their homes?

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Wednesday 10/07/2015
Five Easy Fall Home Décor Projects
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) As you shift from outdoor barbecues to indoor feasts and gatherings, make sure your home is in tip-top shape with these five simple updates.

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Friday 09/18/2015
Make Your Home Smell Great this Fall
Updated: September 19, 2015 - 1:34 am

(StatePoint) When updating your home each season, most of the emphasis is placed on delighting your sense of sight. Why not spend some time on your home’s fragrance?

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Wednesday 09/02/2015
Great Design Tips to Match Your Home’s Architectural Style
Updated: September 03, 2015 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) Adding the right design elements to your home can complete what its architecture hopes to accomplish. But knowing just what to incorporate to complement -- rather than detract -- from the style of your home can present a challenge.

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Tuesday 08/25/2015
Make Your Home’s Exterior Pop with Color
Updated: August 26, 2015 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) Color is a fundamental component of curb appeal and can make your home either stand out from the pack or blend in nicely with its environment. But you’re not alone if you’re unsure how to incorporate color to make your home look its best.

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Thursday 07/21/2016
5 Easy Ways to Live More Sustainably
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) It might not feel like you alone can have an impact on the environment, but over time, small lifestyle changes can make a substantial difference.

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Monday 07/18/2016
Join Billions Around the World and Go for Gold During the Olympics
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 1:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - "Go for the Gold" will be the mantra echoed around the globe as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, or the 2016 Summer Olympics, as we refer to them here in the U.S, gets underway this summer. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will play host to a record number of countries participating in a record number of sports. More than 10,500 athletes from 207 countries will "go for the gold," looking to make World Records and beat their personal best along the way.

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Earth-Friendly American Ethanol: An Important Success Story
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 1:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - There is little question ethanol is helping America reduce its dependence on foreign oil -- lowering gasoline prices, improving the environment with lower emissions and growing the economy with jobs that can't be outsourced.

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Thursday 07/07/2016
Driver Safety: New Tips for Road Trips
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 1:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For many, summer is about freedom on the open road. It's a carefree time, focused on fun, family and adventures.

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Protect Gardens From Invasive Pests
Updated: July 08, 2016 - 1:32 am

(NAPSI)—Nothing tastes better than fresh-picked fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, invasive pests threaten to devour the crops in our gardens and farms, and the flowers, trees and plants in our landscapes. They are a real threat, costing our nation approximately $120 billion each year.

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Tuesday 06/14/2016
Caring For The Animals In The World's Zoos And Aquariums
Updated: June 15, 2016 - 1:32 am

(NAPSI)—Did you know that more people visit zoos and aquariums each year than attend all sporting events combined? This seemingly surprising statistic shows what we’ve all known for millennia...that we have a remarkably deep emotional connection with the animals who share our world.

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Tuesday 05/31/2016
8 easy ways you can help the environment
Updated: June 01, 2016 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - We all want to take care of the environment. If you’re looking for some simple steps to lighten your environmental footprint, check out these eight easy ways (related to plastics) to help reduce waste.

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Thursday 05/26/2016
The Buzz On Bees
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 1:41 am

(NAPSI)—If you’ve ever wondered where the term “worker bee” comes from, consider this when you sit down for your next meal: One out of every three bites of food you eat exists because of bees and other pollinators. Without their contributions to the pollination of flowering plants, chances are your favorite fruit, vegetable or nut simply wouldn’t be as plentiful, economical or nutritious.

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Tuesday 05/03/2016
Tiny-home trend models sustainability to all homeowners
Updated: May 04, 2016 - 1:39 am

(BPT) - Imagine selling your 2,700 square-foot home — the average size American house — and moving to a modest 400 square-foot home that substantially reduces your environmental footprint.

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Thursday 04/07/2016
Weathering The Storm Of Today's Climate
Updated: April 09, 2016 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—From glamorized weather programs to sitcoms and the Academy Awards, we are flooded daily with weather and climate-related messages. Throw in today’s political climate regarding these concerns and there is one messy storm brewing. Have Americans’ opinions become clouded by climate fatigue, and what impact can this have if we are facing a “point of no return” in the near future?

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Sunday 07/24/2016
Dogs Across America Are Freaking Out for Mealtime!
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) Pet owners are always looking for new ways to show their love for their four-legged friends. We know that treats and toys often do the trick, but what about making mealtime more exciting?

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4 Essential Strategies for Growing Your Business
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) Since opening its first store in 1986, the foundation of Mattress Firm’s success has been built on a commitment to its core values: service, integrity and passion. Now, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, a three-decade journey has seen it grow from a single Houston store to 3,500 stores in 48 states. The following strategies can help grow the success of your business, too.

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Get Inspired to Get Outdoors
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) In today’s digital world, creating memories with loved ones and experiencing the joys of Mother Nature are some of the best reasons to turn off the TV, put down the tablet and get outdoors. From picnics to wild adventures to simple backyard games, there are dozens of ways to help kids explore all the exciting ways to live life outside.

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How to Choose the Right Grill Size
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) If you’re shopping for a new gas grill, one of the most important aspects to consider is its size.

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4 Tips to Stay Fit While Traveling 
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) If summer travel plans frequently keep you away from home, it can be a challenge to maintain your regular fitness routine. With dedication, planning and a little creativity, you can use these tips from fitness entrepreneur Cassey Ho to maintain your workout regimen no matter where your travels take you.

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Setting Up for School Success
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) It’s that time of year again when college students everywhere begin to shift gears from summer fun to study mode. Every school year is an opportunity to start fresh, make new friends and, most importantly, learn in and outside the classroom.

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Thursday 07/21/2016
How to Prevent Mosquito Bites
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 1:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Across the country, families are taking advantage of the warmer weather by spending more quality time outdoors. This year, as families prepare to host a variety of outdoor gatherings, mosquito prevention and protecting against mosquito bites should be top of mind.

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Wednesday 07/20/2016
Creative ways to take your raised bed and planter gardening to new heights
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - Generations of space-challenged gardeners have relied on raised beds and planting boxes to grow a harvest of vegetables, fruits and herbs — even in the tightest spaces. Vertical gardening gave us a whole new way to garden in tight spots, by encouraging plants to grow up, rather than spread out. Now, by marrying the two techniques, you can create a visually stunning, artistic display of gardening prowess that will keep your table full of fresh produce throughout the summer.

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Tuesday 07/19/2016
Dads and Daughters Can Profit From Each Other on Father's Day
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 1:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - She's not just "daddy's little girl" anymore. And this Father's Day, it turns out that both millennial daughters and their Boomer dads could profit by sharing financial advice with each other.

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Monday 07/18/2016
How to Stay Safe When Digging on Your Property
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) Whether you are a “do-it-yourself” homeowner or a contracted professional, before starting landscaping or home improvement projects, it is essential to protect yourself and stay safe when digging.

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Wednesday 07/06/2016
3 simple, fast changes to make your kitchen more usable and beautiful
Updated: July 14, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Why do you want to remodel your kitchen? Sure, the cabinets date back to the disco era, but the doors and hardware all still work. Your stove may be older than your college senior, but you can still bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies in it. So why invest the time, money and emotional capital in renovating the most-used room in your home?

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Thursday 06/16/2016
How to throw a seamless summer gathering
Updated: June 24, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - You’ll likely host a party or two this summer, and you want it to be an event guests remember. From dinner parties and backyard barbecues to an easy Sunday morning get-together, the most important thing at the end of the day is that you, along with your guests, have a really great time. Why entertain otherwise?

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Monday 06/06/2016
7 Helpful Hacks for Quick Kitchen Cleanup
Updated: June 07, 2016 - 1:36 am

(StatePoint) Prepare. Eat. Clean up. Repeat. In the kitchen, it’s a never-ending cycle of conquering messes. These seven simple cleaning hacks, tips and products that will cut down time spent restoring order in your space.

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Wednesday 05/18/2016
Plumbing problems? How to know if replacing metal pipes is the right solution
Updated: May 26, 2016 - 1:35 am

(BPT) - Home ownership is an integral component of the American Dream, but fulfilling that dream can come with its share of nightmares, too. Even the best-constructed, well-maintained house can have problems, and homeowners dread hearing diagnoses such as “You need to re-pipe your home.”

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Thursday 03/31/2016
Who Showers More and Why? Women or Men?
Updated: April 01, 2016 - 1:33 am

(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:

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Wednesday 03/30/2016
6 kitchen and bath upgrades that are 'the whole package'
Updated: April 07, 2016 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Let’s face it — once you get past high school, the people who go farthest in life are the ones who are the “whole package,” those who balance style, good looks and brains. The same can be said of kitchen and bath upgrades. The ones that will stand the test of time — the ones you’ll love as much in five years as you do the day they’re installed — are the improvements that blend style and intelligence.

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Wednesday 03/23/2016
5 ways to refresh a not-so-fresh bathroom
Posted: March 23, 2016

(BPT) - Whether it’s a powder room that looks like it was last decorated in the 1970s, or a master bathroom that has never felt very masterful, you could be one of the many homeowners who are clamoring to give their bathroom(s) a little freshening up. There’s no doubt a coat of paint is a great place to start, but what else can be done that’s simple and has a big impact on the feel of the room? Here are a few tips on how faucets, fixtures and accessories can play an instant role in changing the feel of these critical rooms of your house.

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10 stylish bathroom designs popping up in unexpected places
Posted: March 23, 2016

(BPT) - Sponsored Ad Content by Clayton Homes

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Sunday 03/20/2016
Tips to Make Spring Cleaning Safer and Easier
Updated: March 21, 2016 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) If you love the results of spring cleaning, but not the process, it could be that the methods and tools you’re using to get the job done are making the work harder than it needs to be.

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Sunday 03/06/2016
Spring Cleaning: Eliminate Kitchen Counter Clutter
Updated: March 07, 2016 - 2:33 am

(StatePoint) Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and the ever-daunting spring cleaning checklist is looming. As you take on tasks this year, make the kitchen a top priority.

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