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    Winterize your lawn equipment following these 6 essential tips

    (BPT) - You enjoyed a beautiful green, lush lawn all summer thanks to your favorite yard tools. Show your gratitude now by properly storing all yard equipment before winter. When the freezing temperatures hit and the snow starts to fall, you can rest assured your lawn mower, trimmer and other accessories will be safely tucked away and remain in perfect condition when spring rolls back around.

  • Pets

    Pumpkin: The ultimate fall superfood

    (BPT) - The perfect fall foods are hearty, nutrient-dense and packed with flavor. And while there is no shortage of savory sustenance this time of year, no other food captures the essence of the season quite like pumpkin. Brimming with nutrients and boasting a rich taste, it’s a nourishing food the whole family enjoys — from picky toddlers to even your dog! Here are five flavorful ways to incorporate pumpkin into your entire family’s meals this season.

  • Home Improvement

    A Healthy, Winter-Ready Home

    (Family Features) When chilly weather arrives and the days get shorter, chances are good you’ll spend the majority of your days indoors. Before you start your hibernation, it’s a good idea to ensure your home is up to the task. Put your well-being at the top of the list with these ideas to help ensure a health-conscious home.

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One surprising way to prevent fractures for those over age 65

(BPT) - Loss of balance, dehydration, attention deficits and loss of cognition are symptoms of hyponatremia, a condition characterized by low salt levels in the blood. The symptoms can occur with just slight hyponatremia and can have particularly harmful effects for the elderly as the condition is difficult to diagnose. A study presented at an American Society of Nephrology meeting suggests that low-salt diets may be a contributing factor.

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Friday 11/16/2018
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Posted: November 16, 2018

(BPT) - Charitable giving is a significant part of many people’s lives and budgets and individuals are often eager to give back and lend a helping hand to those in need. Unfortunately, not every organization seeking a donation is exactly what it claims to be. If you're not careful, you could wind up losing your well-intentioned money to a scam.

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(BPT) - In infant health, moms act early to ensure healthy microbiome

5 tips for entrepreneurs this Small Business Saturday
Updated: November 19, 2018 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Small Business Saturday is just around the corner, and for shoppers across the country, it means supporting local businesses and taking a day to let them know how much they are appreciated. It’s a day of shopping, sales and an overall emphasis on community as we reflect upon the importance of our local entrepreneurs, who continue to be a driving force in today’s economy. While communities prepare to shop small in a big way, it’s also an opportunity for small businesses to flex their muscles and grow their business. To do so, small businesses need to be prepared for the busyness Nov. 24 will bring this year. Here are some tips to help small businesses achieve the greatest possible success this Small Business Saturday:

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Posted: November 16, 2018

(NAPSI)—Home care agencies often see a surge in calls in late December and early January. Why? Many grown children head home for the holidays and notice their aging parents need some help.

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Posted: November 16, 2018

(NAPSI)—Mothers want to do it all, but between work, children’s schedules and home life, you can be left scrambling to keep all the balls in the air. For most, there are just two options: work full-time or stay at home to care for your children. A new company, Pepperlane, is working to give mothers another option—so you don’t have to choose between professional passions and being home for your families.

This Holiday Season: Protect Your Family by Recycling Old Batteries
Posted: November 16, 2018

(StatePoint) The holiday season can be just the motivation you need to finally declutter your junk drawers, closets, attic and basement in time for friends and family to visit. If these areas of your home contain used rechargeable batteries, you’re in good company. One in five consumers store some or all of their used batteries from the past year, according to a recent Nielsen study conducted on behalf of Call2Recycle.

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(StatePoint) Millennials are a generation with unique financial challenges. Seven in 10 possess student loan debt, according to the Institute for College Access and Success’ “12th Annual Report, Student Debt and the Class of 2016.” Combined with car loans, housing expenses and entry level salaries, it’s no surprise to learn that many young workers lack the savings necessary to cover unexpected medical costs.

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