default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Living

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 >>




Wednesday 06/13/2018
Coupling Finances: What All Newlyweds Should Know
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:15 am

(NewsUSA) - Coupling finances.

more »
Friday 04/20/2018
Shopping for a Wedding Gift? What to Know Now
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:15 am

(StatePoint) If your fridge is filled with save-the-dates and wedding invitations, you’re inevitably facing the daunting question: what to give?

more »
Tuesday 04/10/2018
Popping the Question? How to Select an Engagement Ring
Updated: April 10, 2018 - 4:36 am

(StatePoint) “Will you marry me?” Be sure to pair these four little words with the perfect engagement ring. While there’s a bit of a learning curve when it comes to selecting the right diamond, the most important thing you can do is find a piece both you and your significant other will love.

more »
Friday 03/30/2018
Millennials Want to Say ‘I Do’ to High-Tech Wedding Registries
Updated: March 30, 2018 - 4:35 am

(StatePoint) Once upon a time, wedding registries were created so newlyweds would have all the basic essentials to establish their first home. But as technology has evolved, so too has the registry. Gone are the days where registries only include dishware and candlesticks. Couples can now incorporate modern must-haves, like connected lightbulbs, voice assistants and smart showers.

more »
More Bridal
Saturday 09/22/2018
Parents: How to Build Empathy and Prevent Bullying
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:15 am

(StatePoint) Sixty-two percent of 9 to 11-year-olds say they have been bullied at least “once or twice,” according to a recent national survey.

more »
Thursday 09/20/2018
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:15 am

(NewsUSA) - National Hispanic Heritage Month is here! Microsoft shares inspiring stories about Latinos driven by passion, determination, faith, love - and everything in between. Join the celebration sharing your story using #MicrosoftLatinx and #HispanicHeritageMonth. 

more »
Monday 09/17/2018
What You Can Do About 'Education Deserts'
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:16 am

(NAPSI)—The U.S. Department of Education reports that nearly 57 million children will go to shool in America this year. Some of them live in what are known as “education deserts,” but fortunately, there are solutions.

more »
Tuesday 09/11/2018
Learning Golf Can Be Good For Your Career
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:15 am

(NAPSI)—Many women, looking to advance in their careers, have found the grass is always greener—on the golf course.

more »
Friday 08/17/2018
How Service Leadership Prepares Today’s Students to Succeed
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:16 am

(StatePoint) Students are more successful when they practice leadership outside of the classroom. A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll found that 91 percent of respondents agreed with this statement.

more »
Wednesday 08/08/2018
Is Your Child’s School Promoting Healthy Habits or Junk Food?
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:15 am

(StatePoint) Fast food coupons used as prizes, candy sale fundraisers, vending machine exteriors -- these are just a few examples of the kinds of junk food marketing that regularly takes place in U.S. schools, and such advertising is taking a toll on children’s health, say experts.

more »
Tuesday 08/07/2018
Safety App Empowers Students, Offers Peace of Mind for Parents
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:15 am

(NewsUSA) - Sending the kids to college means letting go, but it doesn't mean disconnecting, especially when it comes to safety.

more »
Friday 08/03/2018
Summer Break Means 25 Percent Break for Educators, Administrators
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:15 am

(NewsUSA) - Teachers deserve every break they can get. Reports show that wages for educators have been declining, and some work two jobs to make ends meet. Meanwhile, many teachers pay out of their own pockets for books and supplies. As the new school year approaches, Barnes & Noble wants to make it a bit easier for these dedicated educators and administrators.

more »
Thursday 07/26/2018
Aim for Compliance by Design, Not by Accident
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:15 am

(NewsUSA) - While a global economy is an advantage for many companies that operate internationally, compliance with the multitude of complex and ever-changing laws and regulations can be a burden to doing business, and the penalties of non-compliance can be severe. This is particularly true when it comes to environmental, health and safety (EHS) laws that can impact everything from public opinion and stock prices to your employees' well-being and safety. As multinational companies are faced with heavy scrutiny by many different governments cracking down on importing and exporting violations, increased regulations and heftier fines, it is clear that businesses need to consider compliance as a key tool for surviving in a global economy.

more »
How to Create and Spread Hope in Your Daily Life
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:15 am

(StatePoint) With seemingly constant negative news reports telling of school shootings, suicides and more, you may feel like there is little to feel hopeful about these days, but experts say that having hope can be a powerful tool in good times and bad.

more »
More Community Cares
Monday 09/24/2018
5 Tips to Soothe a Fussy Baby
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:17 am

(StatePoint) If you’ve ever gone to great lengths to sooth a fussy baby, you may feel like you’ve tried every trick in the book. As most new parents learn quickly, this can be one of the most challenging aspects of caring for a little one.

more »
Friday 09/21/2018
5 Ways Learning Piano Can Boost Kids’ Confidence
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:17 am

(StatePoint) Learning to play piano can boost children’s confidence in many ways. So, if your family is looking to introduce a new hobby or after-school activity to your children, here are five reasons to consider piano.

more »
Thursday 09/20/2018
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:15 am

(NewsUSA) - National Hispanic Heritage Month is here! Microsoft shares inspiring stories about Latinos driven by passion, determination, faith, love - and everything in between. Join the celebration sharing your story using #MicrosoftLatinx and #HispanicHeritageMonth. 

more »
Fall Into a Fitness Routine
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:16 am

(Family Features) Fall is notorious for comfort foods like pumpkin spice lattes and game day nachos. Combine these tempting seasonal staples with darker, shorter days and it can be hard to maintain an active mindset. Despite the enticement to indulge, you can keep your active lifestyle going or even kick off a new fitness regime.

more »
5 Ways to Connect with Your Heritage
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:16 am

\

more »
Preparing an Emergency Plan for Your Unique Needs
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:16 am

(Family Features) Disasters such as hurricanes, floods, fires and other emergency situations are all too common these days. In fact, about 4 out of 5 Americans live in counties hit by weather events since 2007, according to disaster declaration data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). That illustrates how these events can impact nearly everyone and the importance of having a plan.

more »
The Evolution of Pumpkin Spice
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:16 am

(Family Features) Pumpkin spice has become the quintessential symbol of fall. Check out these details about the evolution of the iconic autumn flavor, from holiday pie to lattes and even dog treats, such as GREENIES™ Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Flavor Dental Treats. Find these seasonal treats for your furry friend at Chewy.com.

more »
Quick Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Fall
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:17 am

(Family Features) As fall weather sets in, many homeowners take advantage of cooler days to spruce up their living spaces since they’re confined indoors. However, fitting all that work into a busy season filled with school, sports and other family demands isn’t always easy.

more »
How to Make Smart Decisions During Benefits Enrollment Season
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:17 am

(Family Features) Every fall, millions of American workers spend time making financial decisions that will affect them for the entire upcoming year.

more »
A Breath of Fresh Air: 7 ways to refresh your small business
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:16 am

7 ways to refresh your small business

more »
More Family Living
Monday 09/24/2018
National Seafood Month: 5 reasons to choose sustainable seafood
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:27 am

(BPT) - October is National Seafood Month, and one of the best ways to keep the world’s waters full of life is to choose certified wild, sustainable seafood. Not only is it better for the environment, but it helps ensure a steady supply of an important natural resource that people around the globe depend on for sustenance as well as for their livelihoods.

more »
One woman's struggle with sickle cell disease and 3 things she wishes you knew
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:27 am

(BPT) - When Tosin Ola was a baby, she cried a lot. It wasn’t because she was hungry or cold. Tosin cried a lot because of something much worse, and her parents had no idea what it was. They thought she was simply a cranky toddler.

more »
Protect yourself: Learn the truth behind 4 common myths about life insurance
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:26 am

(BPT) - Because September is National Life Insurance Awareness Month, now would be a good time to consider investing in a policy that could protect you and your family in your time of need, plus protect your loved ones in your absence.

more »
Life skills 101: 4-H empowers happy campers
Posted: September 24, 2018

more »
Friday 09/21/2018
Take a second look at your homebuying options
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:25 am

(BPT) - Buying a home is an exciting process, but for many people it can also seem out of reach. While many renters would like to buy, there are several factors that may lead potential homebuyers to believe they may not be ready. These include credit score requirements, income and debt levels, and the common myth that a 20 percent down payment is needed. Here is some good news: Qualifying for a mortgage may not be so far out of reach.

more »
From deductibles to donuts, key terms to know about Medicare Part D
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:26 am

(BPT) - Navigating the ins and outs of Medicare can be an intimidating experience if you’re not familiar with certain terms.

more »
Back to basics: The importance of real grass
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:26 am

(BPT) - Well-maintained outdoor spaces increase curb appeal and can bolster property values. They inspire kids’ imaginations and support healthy play. They make a homegrown neighborhood hangout, ideal for spending time together.

more »
Thursday 09/20/2018
Explore Australia's largest and undiscovered fringing reef
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:29 am

(BPT) - Where do the red and orange hues of Australia’s iconic outback meet white sand beaches and turquoise blue water? Where can you walk off the shore and instantly experience pristine coral reef during a special drift snorkel? It’s where the best marine encounters in the world are part of everyday life. Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef, along the stunning Coral Coast, is one of the region’s best-kept secrets.

more »
This Season the Hygge Design Trend is Back and Bold
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:25 am

(BPT) - Last year, the Scandinavian concept of Hygge took the interior design stage by storm with people around the world flocking to buy cozy blankets and sheepskin throws. This year, Noa Santos, interior co-founder of interior design company Homepolish says that hygge has experienced a rebirth and visually has become the elevated, bolder enhancement of last year’s concept. It’s about purposeful design choices that stand out and speak for themselves, and not shying away from bold design decisions to make home an oasis of coziness.

more »
Wednesday 09/19/2018
Chemical conundrum: 5 ways to keep pesticides away from your kids
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:27 am

(BPT) - As pesticides continue to be used on crops, in landscaping and in consumer products, many Americans are becoming more concerned about the effect of such chemicals on our children.

more »
More Senior Living
Thursday 09/20/2018
Understanding CLL - A Common, Chronic Blood Cancer
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:22 am

(BPT) - Imagine you’ve just been given the news that you have blood cancer, but you are told, “not to worry, it’s the good kind.” A cancer diagnosis can be shocking, and you have just heard that you should be relieved — even grateful?

more »
Flu-Fighting Facts
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:20 am

(NAPS)—The flu is nothing to sneeze at. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza has resulted in between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses annually since 2010. The best way to stay out of such statistics, the CDC says, is for everyone who is eligible and at least 6 months old to get a flu shot as soon as the vaccine becomes available.

more »
Fall Into a Fitness Routine
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:16 am

(Family Features) Fall is notorious for comfort foods like pumpkin spice lattes and game day nachos. Combine these tempting seasonal staples with darker, shorter days and it can be hard to maintain an active mindset. Despite the enticement to indulge, you can keep your active lifestyle going or even kick off a new fitness regime.

more »
5 Ways to Connect with Your Heritage
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:16 am

\

more »
Preparing an Emergency Plan for Your Unique Needs
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:16 am

(Family Features) Disasters such as hurricanes, floods, fires and other emergency situations are all too common these days. In fact, about 4 out of 5 Americans live in counties hit by weather events since 2007, according to disaster declaration data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). That illustrates how these events can impact nearly everyone and the importance of having a plan.

more »
The Evolution of Pumpkin Spice
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:16 am

(Family Features) Pumpkin spice has become the quintessential symbol of fall. Check out these details about the evolution of the iconic autumn flavor, from holiday pie to lattes and even dog treats, such as GREENIES™ Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Flavor Dental Treats. Find these seasonal treats for your furry friend at Chewy.com.

more »
Quick Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Fall
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:17 am

(Family Features) As fall weather sets in, many homeowners take advantage of cooler days to spruce up their living spaces since they’re confined indoors. However, fitting all that work into a busy season filled with school, sports and other family demands isn’t always easy.

more »
How to Make Smart Decisions During Benefits Enrollment Season
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:17 am

(Family Features) Every fall, millions of American workers spend time making financial decisions that will affect them for the entire upcoming year.

more »
A Breath of Fresh Air: 7 ways to refresh your small business
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:16 am

7 ways to refresh your small business

more »
Be Prepared to Weather the Storm
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:16 am

(Family Features) For many people, inclement weather can be frightening. When the wind is blowing, the rain is pouring and the trees are rustling, it can be hard to remain calm. However, it’s important to remember certain safety tips and how to use tools properly in case of emergency.

more »
More Health And Wellness
Friday 09/14/2018
Not Just for the Dogs: Pet Parents Love Their Dog Walkers
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:24 am

(StatePoint) Americans don’t just love their dogs – they also love their dog walkers, with a whopping 85 percent of pet parents affording their dog walkers equal importance to their nanny or childcare provider, according to a recent survey by Wag!, the inventor of on-demand mobile dog walking.

more »
Thursday 08/16/2018
America's top dogs: 10 best shelter dog makeovers
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:24 am

(BPT) - Imagine going to a job interview filthy and stinky. Or on a first date covered in mud. Unfortunately, that’s the reality for millions of shelter dogs looking to make a good first impression. While rescue organizations work tirelessly, the sad truth is that less than half of these dogs are getting the grooming they need so their lovable, adoptable selves can shine through. To better their chances at finding a fur-ever family, pet industry leaders Wahl and GreaterGood.org have teamed up 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 (DirtyDogsGallery.com), but the following represent the 10 most amazing transformations.

more »
Thursday 08/09/2018
Hemp Has Significant Health Benefits For Pets
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:24 am

(NAPSI)—NaturVet’s veterinarian-formulated pet supplements have progressed over the last 25 years to keep up with the ever-changing needs of pet parents. NaturVet’s newest Hemp for Health product line includes four top products—Allergy, Calming, Immune and Joint—that are now available enhanced with Hemp Seed Oil and Hemp Seed Powder, sharing the same great original base formulas that pet parents have relied on for years.

more »
Monday 07/30/2018
Being Proactive Can Help Your Pet Live Longer
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:24 am

(BPT) - Your pets are an integral part of the family, so it’s important to practice preventative care to support their well-being and help them live long, healthy lives. But just like people, pets can be affected by chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and allergies. That's why, as a pet parent, staying informed and being proactive can help to avoid or at least prolong the onset of chronic conditions.

more »
Thursday 07/19/2018
Traveling With Pets? What to Know
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:24 am

(StatePoint) Do your upcoming travel plans include pets? Whether you’re flying to an exciting destination or hitting the road, these suggestions can make the journey easier for animals and humans alike.

more »
Tuesday 07/10/2018
Six Tips To Keep Pets Safe During Storm Season
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:24 am

(NAPSI)—While no one is immune from the devastation of a natural disaster, preparing before a storm hits is key to keeping everyone in your family—including your pets—safe.

more »
Thursday 03/15/2018
Protecting your pets from pests
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 4:24 am

(BPT) -

more »
Thursday 01/18/2018
Bad Breath in Pets Could Be a Sign of Poor Health
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) If you’ve ever experienced dry mouth, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Unfortunately, your pet can get dry mouth too, and it can lead to more serious issues down the line and can also be a sign of more serious current health issues.

more »
More Pets

Stocks

Other Womack Publishing Company websites include: wpcva.com, aconews.com, vancnews.com, and montgomeryherald.com