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  • Pets

    6 home cleaning tips for pet owners

    (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.

  • Kitchen Bed Bath

    Home Cleaning Do's and Don’ts

    (StatePoint) Now and then, every home gets to the point at which a quick tidy-up here and there just isn’t cutting it anymore. You take a look around, notice all of the surfaces that have gone untouched for far too long, then sigh as you pick a day dedicated to cleaning from top to bottom.

  • Home Improvement

    Planning Your Water Well

    (NAPSI)—To best ensure you have an adequate supply of good-quality water, it’s important to do some planning before the work begins, according to the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).

  • Bridal

    How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring

    (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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Science-based suggestions for self-confidence

(BPT) - A recent study shows your perception of your own image has a profound effect on how you present yourself to the rest of the world.

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Recent Headlines

Friday 12/15/2017
The hidden benefits of winter road maintenance
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - More than 70 percent of the U.S. population lives in areas affected by snow and ice. Each winter the average driver in these areas will see more than 5 inches of snow on the roads. And when the snow is falling, there are few things more comforting than the sight of snowplows and salt trucks making highways safe for commuters, shoppers and travelers.

Top 6 design trends for 2017 (slideshow)
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:33 am

Women in agriculture are challenging stereotypes
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - About a third of the nation’s farmers are women, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And most of these women are working family farms, since 99 percent of all American farms are family-owned and operated. Just under 1 million women farmers contribute $12.9 billion to the nation’s economy and are responsible for farming more than 301 million acres.

Drivers' re-education on flat-tire fixing
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - The hardships of navigating winter roads aren’t made any easier when facing a flat tire. In fact, for many Americans, fixing a flat remains a mystery. According to a survey from AAA, nearly 20 percent of U.S. drivers don’t know how to change a flat tire. This is compounded by research saying there are 220 million flat tires annually — and each driver will experience up to five flat tires in their lifetime.

Houston-area resident reestablishes running career after total knee replacement surgery
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - In 2009 Tomball resident Carrie Rand started running and hiking to stay active, and it wasn’t long before she found herself competing in 5Ks, 10Ks and half-marathons around Houston. Unfortunately, the wear-and-tear on her right knee eventually led to a meniscus tear, subsequent surgical repair and frequent cortisone shots to diminish the pain.

22 million strong: 4 ways to make VA loans work for you
Posted: December 15, 2017

(BPT) - If you’re a veteran, active military member or reservist, you’ve likely heard about all the benefits offered with VA home loans.

Overcoming Isolation And Loneliness
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—If you’ve ever felt lonely, you’re not alone. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that nearly half of older adults in America experience some degree of loneliness.

Planning Your Water Well
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—To best ensure you have an adequate supply of good-quality water, it’s important to do some planning before the work begins, according to the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).

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