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    Why Puerto Rico plays a vital role in agriculture

    (BPT) - For a region the size of Connecticut, Puerto Rico packs a big punch when it comes to its contribution to world agriculture.

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    Science Made Magical

    (Family Features) When you see something you can’t explain, it can be easy to mistake those moments for magic, such as a balloon floating into the sky or water disappearing from a surface right before your eyes. However, the truth is these moments aren’t magic but scienceat play. Observing the laws of physics or chemistry can, at first glance, seem too fantastical to be explained, but science can explain a lot.

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    Waking up to go to the bathroom multiple times per night? It’s not because you’re ‘getting old’

    (Family Features) It’s a common misconception: the older you get, the more frequently you need to use the bathroom at night. Did you know waking up more than once per night to urinate is a medical condition known as nocturia? Shockingly, 64 percent of American adults do not know.

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 >>




Monday 09/10/2018
Black and White: A Reemerging Home Design Trend
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:22 am

(StatePoint) Black and white always has been a classic color pairing, and this neutral palette has resurged as one of today’s hottest design trends.

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Thursday 08/09/2018
How to Select the Best Ceiling Fans for Your Home Interiors
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:22 am

(StatePoint) If you have a “less is more” outlook on home decorating purchasing decisions, you probably want your lighting fixtures to not only be functional, but also fashionable elements that complement other accessories and contribute to your overall interior design. When it comes to ceiling fans, experts say that by shopping around, you can find a highly functional fixture that can even serve as the focal point of a room.

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Home Design Ideas for Travel Enthusiasts
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:22 am

(StatePoint) Travelers are often struck by the unique style of a certain locale, such as the bright colors of Havana or the chic sophistication of Paris. If your family plans to travel soon, you will likely return longing to recreate memories of your time away.

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Friday 07/13/2018
5 tiny house inspired tips to help you live comfortably in a small living space
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:22 am

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Thursday 07/12/2018
6 dorm room essentials for a comfortable college experience
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:22 am

(BPT) - Across the country, high school graduates are filled with anticipation as they prepare for their first year of college. For many, this means moving out of their parents’ house and into a dorm. While dorm rooms typically have tight quarters, this doesn't mean you can't make it feel a little like home sweet home.

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Thursday 06/21/2018
Fly your flag for the Fourth and all year with this fun project
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:22 am

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Tuesday 05/29/2018
Celebrate common ties by tackling this Father's Day project with dad
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:22 am

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Monday 05/14/2018
5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Summer
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:22 am

(StatePoint) Summertime means backyard barbecues, home decorating updates and more. Want to make all of this happen affordably?

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Thursday 05/03/2018
Colorful Design Ideas for Refreshing Your Home this Season
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:22 am

(StatePoint) If you are looking to elegantly redesign the spaces in your home, consider taking your cues from the latest trends in the luxury market. Neutral color palettes and soft, soothing shades, such as gray, taupe and cream are on the rise among today’s luxury homes and adding touches of color will help personalize these spaces.

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Thursday 02/15/2018
3 Major Home Renovations that are Worth the Effort
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) Building a new home? Overhauling an existing one? Here are three renovation ideas that will add beauty and value.

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More Home Decorating
Friday 09/21/2018
Why Puerto Rico plays a vital role in agriculture
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:28 am

(BPT) - For a region the size of Connecticut, Puerto Rico packs a big punch when it comes to its contribution to world agriculture.

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Wednesday 09/05/2018
The cost of failing to modernize public transit [Infographic]
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:19 am

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Friday 08/24/2018
Thought You Knew Canned Fish? You Don't Know Mackerel
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:17 am

(NewsUSA) - Packed in a can like ... mackerel? While tuna and salmon reign as the USA's favorite canned seafoods and sardines have long been known to be convenient and the best health choice, a new fish has been swimming upstream and making a name for itself among seafood lovers.

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Tuesday 08/21/2018
Lean In To Learning Outside In Pennsylvania
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:19 am

(NAPSI)—Most people think of learning as something done over a book or, increasingly, a computer, but a number of researchers and educators have come to a different, perhaps surprising conclusion.

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Thursday 08/16/2018
Is Your Dinner Contributing to Plastic Pollution in the Ocean?
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:19 am

(StatePoint) Did you know that the choices your local grocery store makes can have a global impact on the environment? From the types and brands of seafood sold to the way foods are packaged and carried out of the store, oceans worldwide are affected by the operations of grocers near you.

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Thursday 07/26/2018
New Bedding Line Boasts Recycled Materials
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:17 am

(NewsUSA) - Global interest in socially conscious, eco-friendly products has exploded over the last two decades. Now it extends not only to paper and packaging, but to high-end sectors such as clothing and home goods.

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Wednesday 07/18/2018
Research Reveals Recycling Is Increasingly Popular
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:19 am

(NAPSI)—Here, for a change, is good news about the environment: Americans are recycling their food and beverage cartons more than ever and continue to look to brands to actively help drive the recycling of their products’ packages, according to a new survey.

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Thursday 05/24/2018
Plastics in Water, From Your Cup to the Oceans: What to Know
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:19 am

(StatePoint) You may not realize it, but there’s a lot of plastics in water -- both in the water you drink, as well as in rivers, lakes and oceans.

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Monday 04/16/2018
5 ways smart cities provide a healthier, safer, richer life for residents
Updated: April 17, 2018 - 4:35 am

(BPT) - It’s exciting to live in a time when technology is making everything smarter. Smartphones, smart homes, smart cars and now the talk is all about smart cities.

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Sunday 04/15/2018
5 ways everyone can fight climate change
Posted: April 15, 2018

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More Green Living
Thursday 09/20/2018
Science Made Magical
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:22 am

(Family Features) When you see something you can’t explain, it can be easy to mistake those moments for magic, such as a balloon floating into the sky or water disappearing from a surface right before your eyes. However, the truth is these moments aren’t magic but scienceat play. Observing the laws of physics or chemistry can, at first glance, seem too fantastical to be explained, but science can explain a lot.

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Waking up to go to the bathroom multiple times per night? It’s not because you’re ‘getting old’
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:23 am

(Family Features) It’s a common misconception: the older you get, the more frequently you need to use the bathroom at night. Did you know waking up more than once per night to urinate is a medical condition known as nocturia? Shockingly, 64 percent of American adults do not know.

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Taking Steps to Prevent Falls
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:23 am

(Family Features) When you’re young, an injury from a fall may sideline you for a few days or weeks, but a full recovery is usually quick. As you get older, the consequences of falls can become more serious, setting up a sequence of events that can have longstanding implications on independence and health.

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Autumn Additions
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:22 am

Fall upgrades for enhancing your home

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How Access to Health Care Coverage Can Improve Academic Outcomes
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:23 am

(Family Features)With each school year, parents dust off their annual checklists that help them organize their needs as their kids head back to the classroom. This school season, make sure one priority at the top of your to-do list is ensuring your children have health insurance.

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Good Friends, Good Food
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:23 am

Dog owners dish on how food factors into pet bonding

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Smart Tech Upgrades to Improve Home Function
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:22 am

(Family Features) When smart home technologies first emerged, their purpose was largely for convenience and operating the devices was often clunky. Today, smart devices seamlessly integrate into connected home systems to make living more efficient, improve home security and even offer advantages for your health.

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At Your Service
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:22 am

Fast facts about service dogs

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Wednesday 09/19/2018
4 Benefits of Pet Adoption
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:22 am

(Family Features) Pets have an incomparable ability to improve owners’ lives in a number of ways, so it’s only right that pet parents do the same for them. That’s why, if you’re considering adding a pet to the family, adoption can be a great choice.

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Home Upgrades that Really Work
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:23 am

Ideas and inspiration to create more functional spaces

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More Lawn & Garden
Thursday 08/09/2018
Upgrade Your Kitchen to Cook Like a Professional Chef
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:24 am

(StatePoint) Of course, cooking like a chef at home requires talent and practice. But there’s no doubt about it -- having the right culinary tools, appliances and prep space is essential, too.

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Monday 06/18/2018
How to Defeat Clogged Drains
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:24 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, clogged drains are likely to affect your bathroom and kitchen sinks every so often as a result of soap residue, hair and skin flakes, food particles, dirt and accumulated gunk.

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Thursday 02/15/2018
Innovative New Looks for Your Kitchen Renovation
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) Renovating your kitchen? Think about making updates that will add beauty and functionality to one of the most important rooms in the house. Here are a few innovative new looks and ideas to consider including in your plans.

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More Kitchen, Bed & Bath

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