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  • Family Living

    Make the Most of Holiday Gatherings This Year

    (Family Features) The holiday season may look different this year, but family, friends, gratitude and good food never go out of style. This year, you can make the most of your intimate holiday gatherings with new traditions, cooking shortcuts and creative ways to keep friends and family close, no matter how far apart you are. For more information and ideas to spice up your holiday meal this season, visit BobEvans.com.

  • Family Living

    Skip the Holi-daze

    How to spend added time making memories

  • Family Living

    Help Others During the Holidays

    (Family Features) Giving during the holiday season can mean more than gifts. It’s the time of year when giving back to your community can make an even bigger impact – especially this year when so many need a helping hand.

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 >>




Friday 10/16/2020
5 ways a weighted blanket can improve your life
Updated: November 28, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Quality sleep is essential to good health, but daily life — the stresses of work and family, too much screen time, caffeine or alcohol — disrupts our body’s natural sleep cycle. One tool to promote better sleep is a weighted blanket, but the benefits go beyond sleep. Here are five benefits weighted blankets provide.

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Thursday 10/15/2020
Presenting: America's top 10 shelter dog makeovers of 2020
Updated: November 28, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Need someone to hug? They’re there. Need a workout buddy? They jump at the chance. Need a sympathetic ear? They keep all our secrets. If we learned anything this year, it’s that dogs are invaluable. And while many people added a furry family member to their home in 2020, there are still millions of homeless dogs looking to share their love. Sadly, these deserving animals are often perceived as ‘damaged goods’ just because of their appearance. To better their chances at finding a fur-ever family, pet industry leaders Wahl and Greater Good Charities have teamed up to donate funds and grooming supplies to shelters nationwide. The goal: transform thousands of dogs so their lovable, adoptable personalities can shine through. Hundreds of these amazing makeovers can be seen in the Dirty Dogs Before & After Photo Gallery (DirtyDogsGallery.com) — including the following Top 10 Shelter Dog Makeovers of 2020.

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Tuesday 10/06/2020
Dentist offers tips for a less spooky Halloween
Updated: November 28, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - While Halloween will be different this year, you'll still likely be enjoying all your favorite Halloween candies — at least from the comfort of your own home. And face it, it's not just kids who like to indulge in sweet treats.

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Monday 10/05/2020
Haven't you always wanted a high-end bidet? Here's what to look for
Updated: November 28, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - There’s no shortage of choices when it comes to bidet toilets. If you’re someone who insists on having the best, here's a tidbit to simplify your search: The evolution of the bidet largely occurred in Japan. Though the French get credit for inventing the bidet, it was actually Japanese innovation that reshaped the bidet experience into a must-have luxury.

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From Cave Paintings to Graffiti – The Evolution of Street Art
Updated: November 28, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - For many of us, art can still feel out of reach. We think of paintings hanging in a museum, chosen by curators and viewed at a price, or private art collectors in possession of influential pieces never seen by the wider public.

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Wednesday 09/30/2020
Afro-Latina Beauty Brand Co-founder Talks Tips, Culture and Finding Success
Updated: October 02, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Ada Rojas is not your typical entrepreneur and small-business owner. She’s one of only a few Afro-Latinas to launch a beauty brand with her community in mind as the inspiration. Although representation is a hot button topic for many industries and workplaces, Latina voices and stories often still go unheard. In partnership with Target, Ada’s story is being told via the retailer’s Más Que (“More Than”) campaign, which is a new, year-long celebration that features Latino artists, entrepreneurs and team members’ inspirational stories of success, resilience and cultural contributions. Ada, an Afro-Latina Dominicana (Dominican) from the Bronx, is now on a mission to pave the way for other aspiring Latina entrepreneurs who also “live in the hyphen” and embrace their bicultural experiences.

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Tuesday 09/29/2020
Taking NSAIDs for arthritis pain relief? Make sure you know the risks
Updated: November 28, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - You or someone you know well likely suffers from arthritis, joint inflammation that, per the CDC, affects an estimated 54 million people in the United States, or 23% of all adults.1 Two common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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Monday 09/28/2020
Bring personalized expression into kitchen design
Updated: November 28, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Personalizing a kitchen’s design is an opportunity to showcase true individuality. The space will feel like a true reflection of self when finished with handpicked details. Adding special touches throughout a space, from unique materials to striking statement pieces, can work together to form that cohesive, yet individualized feel.

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A Skin Care Expert Weighs in: Take Care of Your Scalp
Posted: September 28, 2020

(StatePoint) When it comes to your skin and hair care routine, it can be all too easy to forget the scalp. After time though, this neglect can take a toll on the health of your hair, according to experts.

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Wednesday 09/23/2020
How to Reduce Your Recovery Time After a Tough Workout
Updated: September 24, 2020 - 2:34 am

(StatePoint) More Americans are investing their time and energy in the pursuit of fitness these days, with the percentage of people belonging to gyms and health clubs nearly doubling from 2000-2017, according to Statista. Beyond casual workouts, participation in extreme sports and endurance events has grown exponentially in the past 25 years. Whether you’ve recently started exercising, are ramping up your efforts or have always been an avid sports enthusiast, you’ve probably dealt with soreness and fatigue after a tough workout.

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More Fashion, Beauty And Fitness
Wednesday 11/25/2020
Improve Your Mental Health with Better Sleep
Updated: November 26, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) For some, the holidays may be the happiest season of all, but for others the hectic pace and endless to-do lists can take a real toll on their mental health. This year, the impact is heightened by a global health pandemic.

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Age with Style and Grace
Updated: November 26, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Aging may be inevitable, but with advancement in research and technology, there are plenty of ways you can slow, or even reverse, the hands of time to stay healthy and promote longevity. 

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Give the Gift of Practicality
Updated: November 26, 2020 - 2:34 am

Holiday presents loved ones can put to work

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4 Ways to Include Your Furry Friends in Holiday Festivities
Updated: November 26, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) The holidays are a time when many come together to celebrate loved ones, practice family traditions, express gratitude and share gifts. This year, many have leaned on close friends and family for support and relied on the companionship of their furry family members as well.

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Reasons for New Hope in Lung Cancer
Updated: November 26, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Lung cancer is the second most common form of cancer diagnosed in both men and women. Among the different forms of the disease, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common, comprising 84% of all lung cancer cases, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology. NSCLC is most often diagnosed in the advanced stage when it can be difficult to treat.

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Shop Small and Give Back This Holiday Season
Updated: November 26, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) This year has been tough for many. Despite the challenges, acts of compassion and generosity can bring together the global community. With this holiday season different than those before, it is important to remember the world’s shared humanity and help make the season brighter. 

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Make Raisins Part of Your Holiday Spread
Updated: November 27, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Planning your holiday menu? Dried cranberries are an ingredient found in many classic holiday recipes, but what you may not know is that they are packed with added sugars. Raisins, on the other hand, are naturally sweet with 0 grams of added sugars, making them a healthy alternative that can help enhance the flavor and nutrition of your favorite holiday recipes.

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Get Ready to Gift
Updated: November 27, 2020 - 2:33 am

Holiday presents for every person (and pet) on your holiday list

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Stocking Stuffers for Everyone on Your List
Updated: November 27, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Before you can hang the stockings by the chimney with care, you have to figure out how you’re going to stuff them. Nearly every family has a different approach, but practical presents that match the personality of the recipient is almost always a winning strategy for filling out your loved ones’ stockings.

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Achieving sense of stability following diagnosis – one woman’s journey with a rare neurological disease
Updated: November 28, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Sally is a second grade teacher who loves spending time with her family and being outdoors — she has always been healthy and active, enjoying hikes and practicing yoga. Four years ago, she started experiencing a strange pain in her right arm and hand.

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