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Barron News-Shield: Living

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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 >>




Tuesday 09/19/2017
How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring
Updated: September 19, 2017 - 3:32 am

(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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Monday 06/05/2017
5 hacks to get hitched without financial hiccups
Posted: June 05, 2017

(BPT) - Planning a wedding is an emotional experience: joy that you’ll be marrying your true love, nostalgia for the life you’re leaving behind, worry over the details and anxiety about how much money you’ll spend. While the average wedding costs more than $27,000 according to TheWeddingReport.com, it is possible to make it to — and through — your big day with minimal financial worries.

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Thursday 11/16/2017
Join The Fight, Live United
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - For too many people, every day is a struggle. A struggle United Way confronts by working tirelessly with organizations across the world to provide those in need with tools and resources to improve their lives. Like transitional housing and job training that helps families support themselves.

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Aerospace Industry Uses 3D Printing to Make Parts Safer, Stronger
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - A revolution is brewing in manufacturing, especially in high-tech industries such as aerospace.

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Tuesday 11/07/2017
Gifts That Matter
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:28 pm

(NAPSI)—This holiday season, you can join forces with a nonprofit that helps thousands of kids in foster care open a gift with their name on the tag.

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Thursday 11/02/2017
Florida Invests In Seaports, State Is Key Player in Global Marketplace
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:28 pm

(NewsUSA) - Summer may be over, but Florida's economy isn't cooling down.

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Wednesday 11/01/2017
Great Holiday Gifts that Give Back
Updated: November 01, 2017 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) The holiday season is all about giving. This year, consider combining thoughtful gifts for loved ones with charitable efforts that benefit the larger community. There are many great ways to do so. Here are a few.

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Friday 10/27/2017
PepsiCo Recycling Contest Fuels Sustainability Across College Campuses
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:28 pm

(NewsUSA) - For the second year, PepsiCo is going beyond store shelves to make a real difference on college and university campuses by giving students the chance to win up to $10,000 in funding to implement new sustainability initiatives or improve existing efforts in their communities.

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Monday 10/23/2017
PepsiCo Recycling Contest Fuels Sustainability on College Campuses
Updated: October 23, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - For the second year in a row, PepsiCo is going beyond store shelves to make a real difference on college and university campuses by giving students the chance to win up to $10,000 in funding to implement new sustainability initiatives or improve existing efforts in their communities.

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Wednesday 10/18/2017
Parents Get Help Coaching Teen Drivers from Michelin, NFL Star
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:28 pm

(NewsUSA) -; As a parent, there is no shortage of things to worry about when it comes to your kids. If you have teenagers, that anxiety can rise even more, especially when they start to drive.

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Friday 10/13/2017
Ordinary People Making Extraordinary Differences for Children with Cancer
Updated: October 13, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) When it comes to helping children with cancer, amazing new things are possible -- as long as there is funding. And it’s not just doctors and researchers who can make a difference, it can be anyone volunteering at their local hospital, planning fundraisers, or simply just spreading the word – all paving the way for a brighter future for children with cancer.  

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Thursday 10/12/2017
Main Street Series Promises to Revitalize One Small Town
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:28 pm

(NewsUSA) - Small businesses are the lifeblood of communities and the U.S. economy. Now, Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec and Amanda Brinkman, of Deluxe Corporation are debuting Season 2 of the acclaimed "Small Business Revolution -- Main Street" series, which streams on Hulu and at SmallBusinessRevolution.org

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Friday 11/17/2017
How to Boost Your Business in The UK
Updated: November 17, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - The term "global economy" has been bandied about for more than a decade and there is no doubt that with evolving technology, businesses can go global from anywhere in the world.

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Thursday 11/16/2017
7 Tips for Managing Diabetes
Updated: November 17, 2017 - 3:33 am

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A Timeless Holiday Tradition Returns
Updated: November 17, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Happy Holiday Gift-Giving
Updated: November 17, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Practical Ways to Promote STEM Learning
Updated: November 17, 2017 - 3:33 am

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How Well Do You Know Your Birth Control?
Updated: November 17, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Simple Seasonal Safety Tips
Updated: November 20, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Holiday Giving for the Whole Family
Updated: November 20, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Merry Ideas for Every Wish List
Updated: November 20, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Keep the Holidays Merry and Bright
Updated: November 20, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Friday 11/17/2017
Prepare the perfect turkey for your holiday meal
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Think of the holiday season and answer this question: The holidays are the only time of year I do … what?

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Homeowners liable for snow and ice control
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Whenever it snows, it is common to see shopping center employees and business owners out and about clearing pathways, parking spaces and entrances of snow and ice. But this isn’t just good business to help customers get in the door, it is also a liability issue should someone slip, fall and injure themselves. Homeowners, too, face similar, albeit more limited, liability if they fail to take adequate steps to remove such slippery hazards from their property.

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Wednesday 11/15/2017
5 questions about applying for disability benefits
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Age and chronic illness can take a toll. A June 2017 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that the most costly health conditions in the U.S. include: heart disease, cancer, arthritis, stroke and type 2 diabetes. An estimated 117 million people have one or more chronic health conditions.

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Monday 11/13/2017
Veterans fought for freedom; struggle with lung health
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Thursday 11/09/2017
Tips for helping reduce the burden of Alzheimer's caregiving
Updated: November 10, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias is exceptionally demanding, and especially challenging. The caregiving needs of people living with Alzheimer’s are not only often more extensive, but are often needed over many years — even decades.

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Friday 11/03/2017
Tips for Tackling Age-Related Skin Issues
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:29 pm

(StatePoint) Aging is a fact of life, and your skin is no exception. However, experts say that there is a lot you can do to help your skin at all stages of life.

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Thursday 10/26/2017
Flu facts: Top 5 things you need to know about the flu shot this year
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:28 pm

(BPT) - You hear about it on the news. You see the signs in the pharmacy windows. Even your friends and co-workers are talking about it. The flu shot is a highly discussed topic, and for good reason!

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Tuesday 10/24/2017
How you and your behavior affect your car insurance rates
Updated: November 01, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - The average American driver pays more than $1,300 per year for car insurance, but some pay a third of that average while others pay nearly 30 times that amount, according to research by The Zebra, an auto insurance search engine. High prices, wide disparity in rates and a number of misunderstandings could be why a survey by the same company found nearly 61 percent of Americans think their auto insurance is too expensive, and nearly 29 percent think it’s an outright scam.

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A New Kind of Life Insurance for Those Living with Diabetes
Updated: November 01, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - For people living with diabetes, the condition is a part of their everyday life and one that impacts many of their decisions, from balancing what they eat to taking care of their health. One area that might not be top of mind for people living with diabetes is life insurance. That’s because many people with diabetes believe they won't be able to get life insurance if they have the condition.

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Friday 10/20/2017
Creative arts help veterans reclaim their voice
Updated: October 28, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - For Angela Walker, music was her first love, her passion and her whole identity. “Once a singer, always a singer,” she often says. That was true even after she joined the U.S. Navy in 1985. But what happened next forever changed Walker’s perspective on what it means to have a voice.

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Monday 11/20/2017
7 smart ways to keep health goals progressing all winter long
Posted: November 20, 2017

(BPT) - Summer seems to inspire people to work on their health and fitness goals, yet progress toward wellness objectives doesn’t have to pause when the weather turns cooler. Registered dietitian Amy Gorin and lifestyle expert Chassie Post offer some tips for staying on track with health goals throughout fall and winter:

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6 ways #adulting during the holidays takes guts
Posted: November 20, 2017

(BPT) - The holiday season is full of wonder and merriment, but in between the hustle and bustle, there are challenging moments that hit at the essence of what it means “to adult.” You can either say bah-humbug or build up the guts to conquer these holiday responsibilities … literally and figuratively.

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Combating The Opioid Epidemic In Appalachia
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of fatal opioid overdoses has quadrupled since 1999. A 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that every day, more than 1,600 young adults and about 3,100 adults aged 26 or older misuse a pain medication for the first time.

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Friday 11/17/2017
Actress Bellamy Young shares her Chronic Dry Eye story and tips for starting the conversation with your eye doctor
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Between the bright lights and dusty film sets, actress Bellamy Young found herself switching contact brands and going through a bottle of artificial tears a month to try to help her dry eyes. After years of dealing with symptoms and assuming it wasn’t a serious issue, she was recently diagnosed with a type of Chronic Dry Eye by her eye doctor.

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Planning A Total Knee Replacement? Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Pain Management
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - A Total Knee Replacement (TKR) is one of the most commonly performed orthopedic procedures. In fact, the number of TKRs performed annually in the United States is expected to grow exponentially to 1.5 million additional procedures by 2030.1

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5 Overlooked Items for Your Family’s Emergency Supply Kit
Updated: November 17, 2017 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) If you prepped an emergency supply kit for your family, you most likely have the basics covered: batteries, first aid and non-perishable foods. Here are five often overlooked items that can help keep your family safe, comfortable and informed should the unexpected occur.

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5 Hacks for Living with Diabetes
Updated: November 17, 2017 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), approximately 30.3 million Americans are living with diabetes, which affects people of all ages.

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Thursday 11/16/2017
Liver cancer is on the rise: Get the facts [Infographic]
Posted: November 16, 2017

(BPT) - Liver cancer may be talked about less than other cancer types, but it claims the lives of nearly 29,000 Americans per year. In 2017, it is estimated that the number of diagnosed cases of liver cancer in the U.S. will rise to nearly 40,000. That is why monitoring everyday lifestyle choices such as eating habits and alcohol consumption, among others, can play major roles in helping to prevent this deadly disease. Learn more about the risk factors of liver cancer and its signs and symptoms.

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Instant confidence: 5 easy ways to boost your self-image
Updated: November 17, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Feeling good about yourself these days? If so, you’re ahead of the game, since 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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Invisible hearing aids make myths of wearing one disappear
Updated: November 17, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - While 48 million Americans have significant hearing loss, many of them do not wear a hearing aid. In fact, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America, 80 percent of people who would benefit from wearing a hearing aid do not wear one.

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More Health And Wellness
Wednesday 11/15/2017
Celebrate fall with healthy new routines for you and your dog
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - The fall season, with its crisp, cool air and beautiful foliage, is the perfect time to create a fresh start and establish healthy new routines for both you and your dog. To help you make this fall your happiest and healthiest season, Beneful has tapped Dr. Kurt Venator, chief veterinary officer at Purina, for some expert advice on how to maximize the health benefits of the season.

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Friday 11/10/2017
Pet-friendly products for a purr-fectly clean home
Updated: November 11, 2017 - 3:32 am

(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 the ruff-est mess into a simple task.

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Tuesday 11/07/2017
Care and Control of Pet Diabetes: Spike the Dog's Point of View (with Help from His Friend Sugar the Cat)
Updated: November 11, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Friday 09/29/2017
Helping Your Pet Survive An Emergency
Updated: September 30, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re like many pet parents, it’s probably crossed your mind lately about what would happen to your animal if a natural disaster strikes.

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Wednesday 09/27/2017
Pet pony, meet pet puppy
Updated: September 28, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - You’re an animal lover, and you’ve dreamed about your dog running through a field alongside a horse or watching your pup play with a pet goat. But how will your companions respond when they meet their new unique sibling?

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Friday 09/22/2017
Pet Owners: Tips to Maintain a Beautiful Home
Updated: September 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) For all the companionship pets provide, it’s fair to admit that they can mess up a clean, tidy home pretty quickly.

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Wednesday 09/20/2017
Keep Your Dog From Dining In The Litter Box
Updated: September 21, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—If your home is like most, you share it with at least one animal friend. According to a recent Harris Poll, 62 percent of Americans have at least one pet; half of cat owners also have a dog; and a third of dog owners also have a cat.

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Tuesday 09/19/2017
5 tips to keep ticks away
Updated: September 28, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Researchers are predicting 2017 will be one of the worst years for ticks that we have seen in quite some time — and by all indications, those researchers are correct. People who have found themselves pulling ticks off their pets, children and their own bodies can readily attest to this. The question is, what to do?

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Thursday 08/31/2017
Bow to wow: America's top 10 shelter dog makeovers
Posted: August 31, 2017

(BPT) - First impressions are important, but for shelter dogs it can make the difference between life and death. While rescue organizations work tirelessly, less than half of the 3 million dogs entering shelters each year are getting the grooming they need to let their lovable, adoptable selves shine through. That’s why Wahl has teamed up with GreaterGood.org to donate funds and grooming supplies to shelters nationwide. The goal: Transform more than 20,000 dogs this year to get them ready for adoption. Hundreds of these amazing makeovers can be seen in the Dirty Dogs Before & After Gallery, but the following represent the 10 most amazing transformations.

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Tuesday 08/22/2017
My Experience with Dog Flu: A Dog's Point of View
Updated: August 30, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Recently, I got really sick. I had just spent a fun-filled week with all my friends at doggie daycare while my family was on vacation. Shortly after they brought me home, I started coughing a lot. It was really hard to breathe and I started vomiting. I didn’t feel like eating anything and I was tired all of the time. I was miserable. One of my family members missed a couple days of work to try to nurse me back to health. One time we spent the whole night in the bathroom hoping the steam from the hot shower would help my nasty cough. I know it was hard for her as she has a busy job, but she was as scared as I was. When it was clear I wasn’t getting any better, my family decided to take me to my veterinarian, who ran some tests and found that I had contracted H3N2, a new strain of canine influenza (CIV), also known as dog flu.

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