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Wednesday 06/20/2018
7 Ways to Create a High-Tech, Healthy Home
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) Home technology devices have come a long way, and many homeowners are discovering that their features aren’t just for convenience and comfort. A growing number of technology-enabled home features promote a healthier living space for you and your family.

Fight the Beg
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

Proper feeding habits can help with pet obesity

Ideas for an On-Trend Bathroom
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) Bringing an outdated bathroom into the now is a sure way to infuse value and personal enjoyment into your home.

Healthy Summer Hair Care
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

(Family Features) While the sun, pool days and warmer temperatures are often a welcome change come summer, they can be brutal on your hair. It’s important to give your locks some extra love this season.

Healthy at Home
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

How to improve indoor airflow and quality

Less Fuel, More Power
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

3 lawn care technologies that provide strength, sustainability

Where to Catch Your Favorite Stars this Summer
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

New and classic shows and movies available in June

Thursday 06/14/2018
DIY dream: 4 cedar project ideas for your home or cottage
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

(BPT) - Americans love their do-it-yourself home improvement projects, and the warmer months can be an excellent time to brush up on your construction skills and complete a woodworking project to grace your home or cottage.

Wednesday 06/13/2018
Tips for Cleaning Outdoor Spaces
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) Over time, the appearance and function of any outdoor space can dull due to combinations of heat, precipitation and use. With some careful attention, you can quickly spruce up your outdoor living areas and get them back in great working order for patio season.

8 Household Items You May Need To Replace
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) There are items in your home that you know to replace on a regular basis, such as a toothbrush, air conditioner filter or water heater. There are also things in your home that you may not replace until they are worn out, when in fact, most household items also have a shelf life that should be adhered to for efficiency, safety and health reasons.

5 Fun, Educational Summer Activities for Kids
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) Summer may be a break from formal education, but keeping kids excited about learning can be an easy way to keep them active and engaged instead of zoned out on screen time.

10 Steps to Help Prevent Cancer
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

(Family Features) Nearly 4 out of 10 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, and it remains the second-leading cause of death for Americans, but nearly half of all cancer cases can be prevented.

Get Ready for Guests
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

Tips to prepare your home for summer entertaining

Wednesday 06/06/2018
Building or replacing a deck? Look beyond wood. [Infographic]
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

(BPT) - Designed to deliver incredible durability, composite decking offers all the beauty of wood without the hassles of continuous upkeep.

How to Inspire Summer Reading
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) While summer is the perfect time for kids to take advantage of days spent away from the classroom, remember not to put valuable skills, like reading, on the backburner. In fact, research estimates that 1-2 months of learning loss can occur during the summer months.

Spruce Up Your Space Inside and Out
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) With longer days and warmer weather, many homeowners look to take on summertime projects to bring new life to their homes, lawns and gardens. According to a recent survey from Bank of America, 46 percent of Americans plan to tackle DIY projects to redecorate or renovate their homes this summer, but for many Americans, the cost of these projects can be a big hurdle.

5 Tips for Healthy Summer Hydration
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

(Family Features) Summer provides countless opportunities to get outside for hiking, biking and running around with friends and family. However, having fun in the sun also requires proper hydration.

Monday 06/04/2018
Become the hero of your grill this summer
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

(BPT) - Summer is upon us and that means one thing ... grilling. Gather your friends and family for a barbecue with your favorite recipes, including fresh pork! Chef Ernest Servantes officially kicked-off Grilling Season in Miami doing what he does best: cooking up something special on the grill using Smithfield Fresh Pork. Chef Servantes has all of the tips and secrets to help you become the hero of your grill this summer!

Wednesday 05/30/2018
Prepare Your Car for Summer
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) Summer is a time for sunshine and road trips. No matter the length of the trip, you’ll want your car safe and functional, especially with your family and friends in the passenger seats.

Get Involved in the Game of Chess
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) Chess, once a game considered to be reserved for the affluent and older men, is creating a cooler image with a younger demographic. The ancient game has seen a rising level of involvement among young people in the United States, and there’s even a growing interest in watching tournaments, where big money is at stake.

5 Summer Outdoor Entertaining Tips
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

(Family Features) Summer brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy time outdoors entertaining family and friends. The key to a successful summer party is simplicity: keep things easy so you can enjoy the festivities right along with your guests.

5 Ways to Step Up Date Night Without Breaking the Bank
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

(Family Features) Most relationship experts agree that making time for date night is important, whether it’s the early days of a blossoming romance or decades into a comfortable marriage. Spending that valuable time together doesn’t have to be expensive as long as you take the time to make it special.

Wednesday 05/23/2018
New Medicare Cards are Designed to Reduce Medicare Fraud
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) Millions of people with Medicare will receive new, more secure Medicare cards in the mail in 2018. The new cards replace Social Security Number-based Medicare numbers with a new, unique, personalized Medicare Number, known as the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier. Each person with Medicare will have his or her own number. The cards will be mailed automatically, free of charge, and there will be no changes to Medicare users’ current benefits.

How to Help Your Family Budget
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) Managing all of life’s demands on limited funds can feel like a never-ending chore. Every family’s budget is unique, so there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to saving money. However, establishing priorities and looking for ways to make small cuts can add up.

Secrets for a Well-Maintained Lawn
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) Growing a healthy, appealing lawn isn’t about doing one thing right; it’s about doing a combination of things right. Different aspects of lawn maintenance, whether it’s watering, fertilizing or mowing, are interrelated. If you complete one task incorrectly – or skip it entirely – you may increase problems with insects, diseases and weeds.

5 Reasons to Get Streaming this Spring
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

The next wave of movies and shows to watch now

Spruce Up Your Outdoor Spaces
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

(Family Features) Over time, the appearance and function of any outdoor space can dull due to combinations of heat, precipitation and use. With some careful attention, you can quickly spruce up your outdoor living areas and get them back in great working order for patio season.

Landmark Alzheimer’s Study Urgently Seeks Hispanic Volunteers
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

Study focuses on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and tracking it over time Hispanics are 1.5 times as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease

Wednesday 05/16/2018
7 Tips to Combat Seasonal Allergies
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) It’s time to welcome fresh air, enjoy outdoor barbecues and run around at the park with family and friends. While embracing these warm activities, you may also face the dreaded symptoms of allergies.

Select Wines that Match Your Style
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) For a novice, simply distinguishing a wine preference – white or red, sweet or dry – may be the extent of his or her comfort level. However, a more experienced wine enthusiast knows there is an entire world to explore when it comes to discovering interesting wine styles. 

Engage at Every Age
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) You are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that enrich your physical, mental and emotional well-being. No matter your age, there is no better time than now to start.

5 Steps to Saving Money Easily
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) Saving money – it’s one of the most challenging tasks people face month after month, year after year. However, a few simple rules and free personal finance apps can make it easier for you to stay on top of your spending and saving habits.

Landmark Alzheimer’s Study Urgently Seeks Volunteers
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

Study focuses on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and tracking it over time

Empowering Kids to Help Kids
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

(Family Features) Some of the challenges of the 21st century demand solutions from a new generation of problem-solvers. Children can join forces to bring tangible change to the world around them, including helping to solve worldwide ailments like malnourishment.

Unplug with an Outdoor-Oriented Vacation
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

(Family Features) A family vacation is the perfect time to unwind, but it can be even more relaxing with time spent outdoors enjoying nature in all its beauty. Whether you plan your entire trip around a specific activity or just build in a day or two along the way, you can create some unforgettable memories.

Monday 05/14/2018
Now Playing: Summer Movie Nights in Your Own Backyard
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

(StatePoint) Looking for a way to get the most out of your summer evenings? Make it a night at the drive-in at home! With the right equipment and planning, you can easily enjoy your favorite movies under the stars, right in your own backyard. Here are a few simple steps for bringing your new favorite tradition to life.

Wednesday 05/09/2018
5 essential planning tips to make your outdoor wedding perfect
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

(BPT) - There’s so much to love about an outdoor wedding. Whether it’s set on the beach, at a winery or even in the backyard of a family member, pledging your eternal commitment to your partner in beautiful natural surroundings makes the day extra memorable.

Simple Ways to Enjoy Warm-Weather Dining
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) The warmer months can bring a sense of new beginnings. While you’re taking in the sights and sounds of the seasons, it’s the perfect time to give your dining routine some fresh perspective.

A Handy Guide to Starting a Home Remodel
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) Apprehension and inexperience keep many homeowners from pursuing renovation projects that would make their homes more functional, enjoyable and comfortable. Getting your hands dirty on the front end – with some planning and preparation – is the best blueprint for a successful home remodeling project.

Landmark Alzheimer’s Study Urgently Seeks African American Volunteers
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

Study focuses on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and tracking it over time African Americans are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease

4 Ways to Create a Shared Life for the Whole Family
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) Family time is the best time for many people, and it’s often with loved ones that some of the fondest shared memories are made. Get everyone together (including your pets) for shared experiences such as outdoor activities, mealtime and game nights, for plenty of fun.

Road Trip Ready
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) Whether you're planning a cross-country vacation or just a weekend getaway, packing for a road trip doesn't have to be a daunting task. Creating a packing list of essentials can be the first step toward avoiding unnecessary stress and making your trip one to remember.

5 Health Tips for Your Feline Friend
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

(Family Features) It’s always a good time to pay attention to your family’s health and happiness, and that includes your feline friends, too. Regular exercise and wholesome nutritional choices can help ensure your cat is happy and healthy all year long.

Tuesday 05/08/2018
Invite monarchs to stay at your place this summer
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

(BPT) - Farmers, gardeners and lawn care aficionados take great pride in their work, which typically involves removing weeds. However, a new movement flips that script by encouraging people to establish milkweed habitats.

Thursday 05/03/2018
From Patio Furniture to Tools: DIY Rust Repair Made Simple
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

(StatePoint) Let’s face it; rust is unavoidable. It’s unsightly and if left unchecked, it can lead to costly damage to homes and automobiles. From lawn mowers and shovels to fences and furniture, if it’s metal and exposed to moisture, it is vulnerable to rust.

Inspiration and Ideas for Summer Gardening and Home Improvement
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:56 am

(StatePoint) With longer days and shorter nights come warm weather opportunities to make home and garden improvements. Become inspired to start working on projects, both indoors and out, with these new seasonal books.

Wednesday 05/02/2018
Do You Love Whole Milk?
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

New research suggests you can follow your heart

10 Steps to a Better Backyard
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) Follow these simple steps for building your dream escape – right in your own backyard. For more inspiration and ideas, visit Trex.com.

Refresh Your Space for a Brighter Season
Updated: June 21, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) As temperatures rise and springtime blooms, it’s time to wipe away winter and refresh your home. Spring is all about airing out your space and spending more time outside, which calls for cleaning and perking up your routine.