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    Company Steps Up to Keep Health Care Workers Healthy

    (NewsUSA) - As the ongoing spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) reshapes American lives by the day, and sometimes by the hour, the health and stability of the nation's essential work force, namely our health care workers and first responders, remains paramount.

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    Diverse Book Ideas: Family Odyssey to India; Geopolitical Thriller; Myths About Single Women; Helping the World Communicate

    “The Buddha Sat Right Here” by Dena Moes(NAPSI)—Author Dena Moes felt trapped on the “hamster wheel of working motherhood,” no longer believing that bigger material possessions cause greater happiness. So in 2014 she tore off her Supermom cape, shuttered the house, and took her husband and preteen daughters on an eight-month odyssey through India and Nepal. Her family left their California life of carpools and Cal skate, and traveled by bus, train and elephant. They met the Dalai Lama, hugged Amma the Divine Mother and visited the tree where the Buddha sat.This unforgettable adventure will open your heart, crack you up, and may even change the way you engage in family life and spiritual seeking. Purchase at http://bit.ly/36XjlbM.“Desert Burial” by Brian LittlefairAmerican geologist Ty Campbell is on the periphery of the Sahara’s internecine warfare in Mali, trying to forget his murdered wife. When Lila, an aid worker on the verge of emotional collapse, leads a convoy of African refugees into the Mali badlands, Ty’s hermitage is shattered. Attempting to save the refugees, Ty and Lila make a Faustian pact with Bud van Sickle—the smiling face of a powerful multinational corporation—who is competing for the lucrative privilege of ridding the planet of nuclear waste. His solution? Bury it beneath the land claimed by the refugees.“Desert Burial” probes the human connections that mock our illusion of a world under our control—and reveals how those connections ultimately redeem us. From Dunn Books, purchase at https://amzn.to/385e6XT.“Single That: Dispelling The Top 10 Myths of the Single Woman” by Acamea DeadwilerAcamea Deadwiler offers a practical guide for the single woman and serves as a reminder that we are more than a relationship status. It’s a must read for every past and present single woman, as well as every man who would like insight into what being a single woman really means.The author puts numerous myths to rest, including the idea that single women are desperate, bitter, crazy or hard to love. “Single That: Dispelling The Top 10 Myths Of The Single Woman” offers an unapologetic look at the single woman, with straightforward advice. It’s empowering, enlightening and insightful. Purchase at https://amzn.to/2v1dWDA.“Global Content Quest: In Search of Better Translations” by Ian A. HendersonYou may think of translation as a costly linguistic problem to be solved at the end of a process. But in reality, translation is a content issue, one that needs to be taken into consideration at the beginning of any major undertaking.In “Global Content Quest: In Search of Better Translations,” industry leader Ian A. Henderson shares the story of the journey he and his wife Françoise undertook to help the world communicate better. The book also highlights the “Localization Maturity Model,” the author’s framework that companies can implement to measure goals and progress. From Rubric Inc., purchase at https://amzn.to/3cMh1bs.NOTE: BookBites is a continuing series bringing readers information and ideas for their next read. For more reading ideas, visit BookTrib.com and subscribe to the  weekly newsletter.  

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    Rock-And-Roll Mystery

    (NAPSI)—In the ’80s and ’90s, Jimmy Thunder was flying high—as bass player and lyricist for the chart-topping “hair band” Dark Mondays. But times and tastes changed, forcing Jimmy into early retirement, complete with a bruised ego and a years-long grudge against an industry that abandoned him.So when a record company lawyer shows up on Jimmy’s doorstep, he is less than welcoming. Only when the attorney states his case—that Jimmy’s old friend Kevin is dying, and leaving behind a musical mystery worth millions—is he willing to head back into the world he left behind, and help unravel a puzzle that has baffled fans for decades.In his journey, Jimmy meets D.L, the self-professed #1 fan of Kevin’s band Cause for Alarm, and the two travel up and down the East Coast—reconnecting with fellow musicians in hopes of piecing together a long-forgotten past.The two quickly discover that someone is hunting them—someone who knows the truth, and wants it to stay buried. But as Jimmy and D.L. continue on their mission, more secrets are revealed—with intimate truths pulling these strangers together.“Thunder Rolls,” by David Abolafia, has been called “a rollicking rock-and-roll mystery” with “a breathlessly fast-moving plot” and characters “who will stay with you long after the last page.” It is available in paperback and ebook formats at Amazon.com and at jimmythunderbooks.com.

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Friday 02/28/2020
Cure the winter blues in Myrtle Beach
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Dreaming of a warm beach destination this winter? If the view outside your window makes you shiver, it may be time for a warm-weather getaway — and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has you covered. Instead of looking out at the snow and ice, you could be viewing a sunny beach and ocean waves.

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Friday 02/14/2020
Red, white and sparkling: How to choose the right wine glass
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Wine connoisseurs know something even more important than facts about vintages and varietals: It makes a big difference how your wine is served. From the correct temperature to the glass you drink from, how any wine is presented can change the entire experience.

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Wednesday 01/29/2020
Find the Perfect Engagement Ring this Valentine's Day
Updated: March 19, 2020 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Preparing to pop the question this Valentine's Day, but unsure how to choose the right engagement ring? Read on for all the tools you need to make the perfect pick!

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Wednesday 01/22/2020
Top 2020 food trends
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - A new year always brings predictions about what trends will rise to popularity, and when it comes to food, there are plenty of trends already underway that will no doubt continue to surge over the next several months. The good news is both your taste buds and your health will likely benefit from the latest trends in eating and cooking.

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Tuesday 01/14/2020
Get your glow on: 6 tips to make your skin and hair shine
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Face it, winter is brutal for your skin and hair. Between the harsh, cold wind outside and the dry, overheated air inside, it’s hard to look your best all winter long. On top of that, everyone tends to overindulge in unhealthy food and drinks during the winter months. Fortunately, there are strategies you can use to enhance your looks while boosting your body’s natural ability to fight off the ill effects of winter.

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Friday 12/20/2019
The winter wine you should be drinking (and sharing) this season
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Chilly weather: Check. Cozy gatherings with friends: Check. Same old wine: Not so fast. Before you reach for your go-to red this winter, consider Chile’s answer to the season’s most toast-worthy pours: crimson-hued Carmenere (car-men-air).

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Wednesday 12/18/2019
Stake out special occasion meals in the beef aisle
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Hosting dinner for a special occasion can be stressful. Whether you’re gathering with family for the holidays or making something new for friends, you want to deliver an entertaining evening and impress your guests with a pristine meal that everyone enjoys. A delicious beef cut is the focal point of a dinner that will treat guests to a night they will remember.

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Thursday 12/12/2019
Expert tips for the perfect holiday roast
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Wondering what to cook for an upcoming holiday gathering? A beautiful beef roast is a feast for the eyes and the stomach, sure to impress guests of all ages. With a few expert tips and tricks, you'll be sure to serve a perfectly cooked roast packed full of flavor.

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Easy tips for creating a great online dating profile
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - A new year provides many new opportunities to live your best life. If you want to advance your career, expand your friendships and even find love, there's no better time to use technology to reach your goals in 2020 and beyond.

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Wednesday 12/11/2019
3 ways to add wellness to your vacation
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Why not focus on your health this year by planning a trip that will help you relax, recharge and refocus on your top wellness goals?

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Friday 03/27/2020
Company Steps Up to Keep Health Care Workers Healthy
Posted: March 27, 2020

(NewsUSA) - As the ongoing spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) reshapes American lives by the day, and sometimes by the hour, the health and stability of the nation's essential work force, namely our health care workers and first responders, remains paramount.

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Wednesday 03/18/2020
How Your Business Can Survive The Coronavirus
Posted: March 18, 2020

(NewsUSA) - As the world has hit the metaphorical panic button during the rise of Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases worldwide, the daily reality for people and businesses is rapidly changing.

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Wednesday 03/04/2020
5 Interesting Things You May Not Know About the Peace Corps
Posted: March 04, 2020

(StatePoint) A lot has changed about the world since the Peace Corps was founded nearly six decades ago, but its mission remains the same: to promote world peace and friendship between Americans and people around the world. Established 59 years ago, the agency and former volunteers nationwide recently celebrated its anniversary.

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Friday 01/17/2020
Hollywood Legends Recruit Military Caregiver Champions
Posted: January 17, 2020

(NAPSI)—Academy Award winner Tom Hanks is rallying the nation behind America’s military caregivers with help from the legacy of a legend, Bob Hope. Hanks launched the Military Caregiver Champion program with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to fund resources for the 5.5 million Americans voluntarily caring for a loved one who was wounded, made ill or injured through military service. Hope’s daughter, Linda Hope, was the first to join the campaign, donating $1 million on behalf of the Bob and Dolores Hope Foundation.

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Friday 01/10/2020
Sorting Through the Research on Aspirin
Updated: March 05, 2020 - 2:35 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - When you think of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, it would be hard not to think of aspirin: one of the most common, useful, safe, and effective OTC medicines in the world. But there has been a flurry of media coverage recently regarding aspirin, particularly concerning whether people should continue taking it for cardiovascular benefits. These news reports were the result of an updated 2019 primary prevention guidelines issued by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA). Unfortunately, some of the media coverage has potentially created confusion for Americans who are taking aspirin.

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Monday 01/06/2020
Choosing Schools - All Kids Learn Differently
Updated: January 09, 2020 - 2:40 am

(NewsUSA) - Later this month, the nation's largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity will kick off. During National School Choice Week (Jan 26-Feb 1), 50,000 events and activities around the nation will raise awareness about K-12 education choices.

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Choosing Schools - All Kids Learn Differently
Updated: March 04, 2020 - 2:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Later this month, the nation's largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity will kick off. During National School Choice Week (Jan 26-Feb 1), 50,000 events and activities around the nation will raise awareness about K-12 education choices.

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Wednesday 12/11/2019
Lighting Up The Holidays For Children In The Hospital
Posted: December 11, 2019

(NAPSI)—The holidays may be the most wonderful time of the year, but the reality is, many children won’t be able to enjoy time with family at home. Instead of shopping for gifts and trimming the tree, countless children will be in the hospital, fighting to get stronger. Missing family traditions. Missing holiday events. Missing waking up to see that Santa has visited.

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Friday 12/06/2019
Sisters Reunited After 72 Years Apart
Posted: December 06, 2019

(NAPSI)—Armed conflict, international disasters and migration can mean tragic separation for too many families. But there is hope—and you can play a role.

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Tuesday 12/03/2019
Taking Time to Reflect on The Needs of The Family Caregiver
Updated: December 27, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - As loved ones begin to age, many will take on the honorable role of becoming a caregiver. However, caring for an older adult can be time-consuming, reducing the ability to address your own needs. In fact, Home Instead Senior Care found that 63 percent of family caregivers said caring for their aging loved ones made it more difficult to care for themselves.

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Thursday 03/26/2020
How and Why to Keep Kids on a Schedule During School Closures
Posted: March 26, 2020

(StatePoint) School closures have forced families nationwide to readjust to the current reality. However, a sense of structure is important for children’s developmental growth. To create a routine for your kids that sticks, consider the following tips:

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Wednesday 03/18/2020
Teachers and Students Find Purpose Through Leadership Programs
Posted: March 18, 2020

(StatePoint) Many teachers are drawn to education for the opportunity to make a difference in their students’ lives. However, when faced with guiding students through trying times in order to meet their big goals, teachers need resources that strengthen social and emotional skills.

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Monday 03/09/2020
5 tips for making the most of your Medicare plan this year
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Do you spend your Sunday mornings scouring the newspaper inserts for coupons? Make it a point to confirm discounts when booking hotel reservations? Secretly (or not so secretly!) love the senior discount at the movie theater?

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Friday 03/06/2020
5 secrets for landing your next job
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - We’ve all been there: You embark on the job hunt and you’re full of excitement for what’s ahead — but you sometimes feel like one name in a sea of candidates, trying to figure out the hacks to break through, get noticed, and land that interview (and job offer!).

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5 ways to boost your business in your neighborhood
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - The beauty of running a local business is you’ve got boots on the ground, ready to capture attention and build your brand in and around your community.

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Thursday 03/05/2020
How small businesses can boost sales
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - With over 30 million small businesses in the U.S., it's tough to stand out from the crowd. Successful small businesses turn first-time customers into repeat business, building momentum and growing sales.

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Monday 03/02/2020
Top 5 reasons former workers seek disability benefits
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - No one ever anticipates a health problem so serious that they have to stop working, especially when a leave of absence becomes one or two years out of work. Yet it happens every day to some of the 160 million workers in the U.S. labor force. People get hurt, learn they have a disease, or succumb to a progressive illness. For those facing debilitating medical or mental issues, it’s critical to seek income protection by applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits as soon as possible.

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Teen with rare illness gets wish to create comic book
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Teenagers love to read comic books, and many even have the desire to write stories, draw comics and create their own books someday. Nineteen-year-old Bo is one of those teens. He loves everything about comic books and drawing — but juvenile Huntington’s disease (jHD) has made it increasingly difficult for him to express his creativity the way he wants. There was a point he didn’t think he would ever see his comic book ideas become reality.

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How Math Can Become Your Child’s Favorite School Subject
Posted: March 02, 2020

(StatePoint) Ask kids what their favorite school subject is and fewer and fewer will say “math” as they age. While 37 percent of 4th graders report that math is one of their favorite subjects, only 15 of 12th graders say the same, according to National Center for Education Statistics.

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Sunday 03/01/2020
This Pi Day, Make Math Fun for Kids
Posted: March 01, 2020

(StatePoint) Pi Day, is not only an annual opportunity to celebrate math, it’s also a day to honor the renowned scientist and mathematician, Albert Einstein, born on March 14.

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Thursday 03/26/2020
Diverse Book Ideas: Family Odyssey to India; Geopolitical Thriller; Myths About Single Women; Helping the World Communicate
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:31 am

“The Buddha Sat Right Here” by Dena Moes

(NAPSI)—Author Dena Moes felt trapped on the “hamster wheel of working motherhood,” no longer believing that bigger material possessions cause greater happiness. So in 2014 she tore off her Supermom cape, shuttered the house, and took her husband and preteen daughters on an eight-month odyssey through India and Nepal. 

Her family left their California life of carpools and Cal skate, and traveled by bus, train and elephant. They met the Dalai Lama, hugged Amma the Divine Mother and visited the tree where the Buddha sat.

This unforgettable adventure will open your heart, crack you up, and may even change the way you engage in family life and spiritual seeking. Purchase at http://bit.ly/36XjlbM.

“Desert Burial” by Brian Littlefair

American geologist Ty Campbell is on the periphery of the Sahara’s internecine warfare in Mali, trying to forget his murdered wife. When Lila, an aid worker on the verge of emotional collapse, leads a convoy of African refugees into the Mali badlands, Ty’s hermitage is shattered. Attempting to save the refugees, Ty and Lila make a Faustian pact with Bud van Sickle—the smiling face of a powerful multinational corporation—who is competing for the lucrative privilege of ridding the planet of nuclear waste. His solution? Bury it beneath the land claimed by the refugees.

“Desert Burial” probes the human connections that mock our illusion of a world under our control—and reveals how those connections ultimately redeem us. From Dunn Books, purchase at https://amzn.to/385e6XT.

“Single That: Dispelling The Top 10 Myths of the Single Woman” by Acamea Deadwiler

Acamea Deadwiler offers a practical guide for the single woman and serves as a reminder that we are more than a relationship status. It’s a must read for every past and present single woman, as well as every man who would like insight into what being a single woman really means.

The author puts numerous myths to rest, including the idea that single women are desperate, bitter, crazy or hard to love. “Single That: Dispelling The Top 10 Myths Of The Single Woman” offers an unapologetic look at the single woman, with straightforward advice. It’s empowering, enlightening and insightful. Purchase at https://amzn.to/2v1dWDA.

“Global Content Quest: In Search of Better Translations” by Ian A. Henderson

You may think of translation as a costly linguistic problem to be solved at the end of a process. But in reality, translation is a content issue, one that needs to be taken into consideration at the beginning of any major undertaking.

In “Global Content Quest: In Search of Better Translations,” industry leader Ian A. Henderson shares the story of the journey he and his wife Françoise undertook to help the world communicate better. The book also highlights the “Localization Maturity Model,” the author’s framework that companies can implement to measure goals and progress. From Rubric Inc., purchase at https://amzn.to/3cMh1bs.

NOTE: BookBites is a continuing series bringing readers information and ideas for their next read. For more reading ideas, visit BookTrib.com and subscribe to the  weekly newsletter.

 
 

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Wednesday 03/25/2020
Rock-And-Roll Mystery
Updated: March 27, 2020 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—In the ’80s and ’90s, Jimmy Thunder was flying high—as bass player and lyricist for the chart-topping “hair band” Dark Mondays. But times and tastes changed, forcing Jimmy into early retirement, complete with a bruised ego and a years-long grudge against an industry that abandoned him.

So when a record company lawyer shows up on Jimmy’s doorstep, he is less than welcoming. Only when the attorney states his case—that Jimmy’s old friend Kevin is dying, and leaving behind a musical mystery worth millions—is he willing to head back into the world he left behind, and help unravel a puzzle that has baffled fans for decades.

In his journey, Jimmy meets D.L, the self-professed #1 fan of Kevin’s band Cause for Alarm, and the two travel up and down the East Coast—reconnecting with fellow musicians in hopes of piecing together a long-forgotten past.

The two quickly discover that someone is hunting them—someone who knows the truth, and wants it to stay buried. But as Jimmy and D.L. continue on their mission, more secrets are revealed—with intimate truths pulling these strangers together.

“Thunder Rolls,” by David Abolafia, has been called “a rollicking rock-and-roll mystery” with “a breathlessly fast-moving plot” and characters “who will stay with you long after the last page.” It is available in paperback and ebook formats at Amazon.com and at jimmythunderbooks.com.

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Watch UPtv For A Celebration of Faith, Forgiveness And Love
Posted: March 25, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Especially in stressful times, curling up with some positive TV programs can be a much-needed relaxing experience for the whole family.

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5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Spices
Updated: March 26, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) One area of the kitchen that is often overlooked when it comes to spring cleaning is the area home chefs keep their spices, whether it’s a cabinet, rack or drawer. Keeping your spices fresh and organized is a smart way to create faster, more flavorful meals.

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5 Hacks for Greener, Happier Living
Updated: March 26, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Whether you take shorter showers, reduce food waste or make eco-minded choices at the grocery store, adopting one simple habit can make a difference in protecting Earth’s natural resources. These simple, renewable lifestyle changes may even affect your personal mindset.

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Add Joy to Spring Cleaning
Updated: March 26, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) While spring cleaning can be crucial in keeping your home in tip-top shape, especially for DIYers who find inspiration in the bright season for new home decor projects, the annual ritual can also feel overwhelming.

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5 Tips for 1st Foods for Babies
Updated: March 26, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Ask any parent what he or she remembers most about a child’s first year and you’re likely to hear quite a bit about sleep schedules. However, a baby’s eating schedule is just as important as his or her sleep.

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4 Tips to Train Your Pet
Updated: March 26, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Training a pet can be a rewarding process. It takes some time and patience, but it can also be a way to bond with your pet and help set you both up for a happy life together.

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Safety in the Sky
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:31 am

What to know about emergency air ambulance transportation

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5 Tips to Fight Sleep Deprivation
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Despite a desire for perfect sleep, Americans are not even close to getting the recommended eight hours a night, and 1 in 4 Americans believes the sleep they are getting isn’t the quality rest they want and need.

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Friday 03/27/2020
Say 'salut' with your next home meal
Posted: March 27, 2020

(BPT) - Whether you’re taking out, ordering delivery or creating a tasty homemade meal, you can enhance the flavor — and the occasion — by finding a delicious wine that perfectly complements your dinner. An effective way to support "brand Italy" right now is to choose one of the many outstanding Italian wines highlighted for you below.

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Top Tips to Deep Clean this Spring
Posted: March 27, 2020

(BPT) - This year spring cleaning is more than ever about the deep clean. Spring typically inspires a little more time dedicated to cleaning, in fact, a recent survey commissioned by Bona and conducted by Harris Poll found that more than half of U.S. adults say that the start of spring triggers extra cleaning in the household. While in the past it might have been more about simply dusting hard-to-reach corners and cleaning out the fridge, this year it’s also about deep cleaning and disinfecting for health and safety.

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As You Age, Keep Nutrition Top of Mind
Posted: March 27, 2020

(StatePoint) Getting proper nutrition can be challenging for everyone, but especially as we age for a variety of reasons, including changing tastes, physical or dental conditions, and lack of access to healthy foods.

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Thursday 03/26/2020
Tips to protect from the unexpected: Necessary home essentials
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - While spending more time at home, it’s important that you take the necessary steps to make sure your family is ready for the unexpected in the event a home fire or carbon monoxide (CO) leak occurs. You might be surprised to learn that CO poisoning is the number one cause of accidental poisoning in the United States each year and, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), three out of five fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Make sure your family and home are prepared by following these tips and tools.

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Wednesday 03/25/2020
How to achieve a red carpet look in your outdoor space this summer
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Every glam-inspired yard needs a pop of showstopping color that is eye-catching and brings style to the space. This summer, those looking to brighten their shady outdoor spaces can turn to Beacon® Impatiens to dress their garden beds and containers with boldly colored flowers that thrive all season long.

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Tuesday 03/24/2020
Expressing sympathy during this new normal
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Experiencing the loss of a loved one is always difficult. In today’s environment of “social distancing”, we are even more challenged in finding ways to reach out and connect to those who need comfort at a time of loss.

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Monday 03/23/2020
5 things we wish we'd known: Advice from families who have lost a loved one to addiction
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Every day in America 185 people die from drug overdose — that’s like a plane crashing each day, day after day.

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Friday 03/20/2020
Three ways to simplify retirement income planning
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Having enough money to live comfortably in retirement is the primary saving and investing goal for most Americans. Retirement means different things to different people — it can be a time to travel, spend more time with family or pursue a personal passion. But while we look forward with anticipation to finally reaching that goal, flipping the switch from working and having a steady stream of income to tapping into decades’ worth of hard-earned savings can be very overwhelming, confusing and let’s face it — scary.

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Making Sense of COVID-19 and Volatile Markets
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - By Dan Keady, TIAA Chief Financial Planning Strategist

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Thursday 03/19/2020
2 plant-based, easy-to-prep recipes for National Nutrition Month
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - March is National Nutrition Month and perhaps one of the easiest ways to keep track of personal nutrition is by meal prepping. In fact, a study of 40,000 French adults found that people who meal prepped at least a few days were less likely to be overweight and more likely to stick to nutritional guidelines. The survey also found that meal prepping led to eating a wider variety of quality foods throughout the week.

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Friday 03/27/2020
Five Tips to Help You Get Better Sleep Now
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The fact is, most people don’t get enough sleep. Getting the optimal amount of sleep each night not only leaves you feeling rested but has a profound impact on your overall health — affecting immunity, mental sharpness, weight management and much more.

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Company Steps Up to Keep Health Care Workers Healthy
Posted: March 27, 2020

(NewsUSA) - As the ongoing spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) reshapes American lives by the day, and sometimes by the hour, the health and stability of the nation's essential work force, namely our health care workers and first responders, remains paramount.

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Thursday 03/26/2020
Ignite Immunity, Clean Naturally
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re among the increasing number of Americans keen on natural solutions to boost immunity these days, you may be glad to know the answer may be right in your refrigerator—or should be. Loaded with vitamin C and zinc, and with key antioxidant qualities, Limoneira Lemons can play a vital role in helping the immune system adapt to new threats and conditions.

Experts have cited lemons as a way to “reduce the risk of complications from a cold or flu, and reduce inflammation in the body.” Experiments have also found that lemon juice can destroy the bacteria of malaria, cholera, diphtheria, typhoid and other deadly diseases.

Lemons are also a boon to any kitchen or DIY beauty routine—plus, they’re a handy sustainability tool. Use them to make life simpler without investing in potentially toxic chemicals or overpriced solutions. In fact, beyond their immunity-boosting benefits, lemons provide natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties that let you clean and disinfect your home, naturally.

Here’s how to create a useful all-purpose cleaner for your kitchen and bathroom that can help your house smell spring fresh all year: Combine equal parts lemon juice and water in a spray bottle. You can use it nearly anywhere. For wood surfaces, create a polish by mixing one cup of olive oil and one-half cup of lemon juice. Test it first on a small spot.

For other “green cleaning” with lemon tips, visit www.Limoneira.com/cleaning.

 

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Get the Facts on Eating for Health And Boosting Your Immune System Naturally
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Registered dietitian for California Strawberries, Colleen Wysocki, explains what factors play a role in immunity, eating for health, and how to boost immune systems naturally:

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Are You Up to Date on the Latest Treatments For Your Heart? [Infographic]
Posted: March 26, 2020

(BPT) - Knowing the latest science and treatment options to reduce your risk for heart disease can save your life. Twelve million people are at risk due to elevated triglyceride levels, which may increase their risk for cardiovascular events. Many people continue to unknowingly take outdated therapies such as fenofibrates and niacin, which are no longer FDA-approved and have been proven ineffective. Luckily, there are new FDA-approved therapies that reduce cardiovascular events and those are represented in the latest medical guidelines. Patients should consult with their doctor and visit truetoyourheart.com for more information on how to best protect their hearts.

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Wednesday 03/25/2020
Coronavirus and Alzheimer’s: What Family Caregivers Need to Know
Posted: March 25, 2020

(StatePoint) The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the health of millions in this country and around the world, but the novel coronavirus presents unique challenges for more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and more than 16 million family members and friends serving as their caregivers.

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5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Spices
Updated: March 26, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) One area of the kitchen that is often overlooked when it comes to spring cleaning is the area home chefs keep their spices, whether it’s a cabinet, rack or drawer. Keeping your spices fresh and organized is a smart way to create faster, more flavorful meals.

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5 Hacks for Greener, Happier Living
Updated: March 26, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Whether you take shorter showers, reduce food waste or make eco-minded choices at the grocery store, adopting one simple habit can make a difference in protecting Earth’s natural resources. These simple, renewable lifestyle changes may even affect your personal mindset.

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Add Joy to Spring Cleaning
Updated: March 26, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) While spring cleaning can be crucial in keeping your home in tip-top shape, especially for DIYers who find inspiration in the bright season for new home decor projects, the annual ritual can also feel overwhelming.

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5 Tips for 1st Foods for Babies
Updated: March 26, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Ask any parent what he or she remembers most about a child’s first year and you’re likely to hear quite a bit about sleep schedules. However, a baby’s eating schedule is just as important as his or her sleep.

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Wednesday 02/12/2020
Meet Siba, This Year’s Westminster “Best in Show”
Posted: February 12, 2020

(BPT) - Each year, more than 2,500 dogs convene in New York City for what will likely be the biggest moment of their careers: The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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Friday 12/13/2019
Giving The Gift Of Love
Posted: December 13, 2019

(NAPSI)—Most people would agree, the best gift during the holidays—and all year round—is the gift of love. For thousands of families, that means welcoming a puppy into their home. For those considering getting a new best friend for themselves or someone else, remember that choosing a puppy is a big decision. It’s also one you should think about carefully—for both your sake and the dog’s.

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Friday 12/06/2019
Santa’s Safety Suggestions For People, Pets And Packages
Posted: December 06, 2019

(NAPSI)—It’s near the time to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. The United States Postal Service has long been known as a Santa’s helper, and we take this role seriously. Here are some tips to help keep people, pets and packages safe.

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Wednesday 12/04/2019
4 easy ways to teach kids about animal care and pet adoption this holiday season
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Approximately 6.5 million animals enter shelters each year looking for their forever home. It’s a wonderful feeling to change a life by bringing home a new furry family member, and it helps teach children valuable lessons of responsibility and basic pet care.

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Tuesday 11/26/2019
Rescue Puppy Named New Voice Of The TurfMutt Foundation
Posted: November 26, 2019

(NAPSI)—A puppy named Mulligan has big paws to fill, but the mixed breed rescue dog is up to the challenge of becoming the new voice for the TurfMutt Foundation, says his new owner and guardian, Kris Kiser, President of the organization.

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NaturVet Quiet Moments Calming Aids
Posted: November 26, 2019

(NAPSI)—Life can be stressful, and just like us dogs and cats can experience stress caused by loud noises, storms, fear, excitement, travel, grooming, separation anxiety, the addition of a new pet to the family, and even some holidays can be stressful!

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Monday 09/16/2019
Lucky’s Legacy: 5 Important Lessons TurfMutt Taught Us
Posted: September 16, 2019

(NAPSI)—Lucky the TurfMutt is a real-life rescue dog who “pawed it forward” by spending a decade educating children and families about living landscapes—why they are important to people and the planet, how to take care of them, and encouraging everyone to get out and enjoy the nature around them. Lucky inspired people to look at their living landscapes through a dog’s eyes. After all, no one loves a yard like the family dog.

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Monday 08/26/2019
3 Tips for Finding a Lost Dog
Posted: August 26, 2019

(StatePoint) Dogs are important and adored members of their families, however, millions go missing every year. The reasons are varied and probably not all that surprising. A curious dog might jump over a fence or dig a hole under one. A pup might sneak out a door or gate inadvertently left open. Worn or broken leashes or collars could also allow a dog to escape your control.

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Monday 08/05/2019
Tips to Take Great Pet Pics
Posted: August 05, 2019

(StatePoint) Whether you’re hoping to make your dog an Instagram sensation or you just want a nice portrait for the mantle, you’ve likely discovered pets, in general, can be elusive around cameras.

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Monday 06/10/2019
Top Tips for Moving With a Pet
Posted: June 10, 2019

(StatePoint) Your furball is part of the family, so if you’re like most, you don’t make major life decisions without thinking of your pet’s needs — including where you live and how you move into a new home.

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