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  • Real Estate

    8 ways first-time homebuyers can make themselves mortgage-ready

    (BPT) - It’s rare to get something right the very first time you try it, but when it comes to buying your first home, a lack of knowledge and experience can lead to costly mistakes. One in four first-time homebuyers say they are completely unfamiliar with the mortgage financing process, according to a report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Even among those with an understanding of the overall process, the report found that many first time homebuyers still had significant knowledge gaps in important areas such as available mortgage rates, closing costs, down-payment requirements and income required to qualify for a loan.

  • Pets

    What to Know Before Bringing Home an Adopted Dog

    (StatePoint) Dogs play a special role in a home, bringing laughter, love and warmth. But dog ownership comes with great responsibility and there are certain things to consider before beginning the adoption process.

  • Kitchen Bed Bath

    Building a Pro Kitchen for Less

    (StatePoint) You may not get paid for your culinary efforts at home, but you can still treat yourself to a professionally outfitted kitchen. If the idea of financing this upgrade has held you back in the past, consider different options that can help you affordably transform your ordinary space into the kitchen of your dreams.

  • Bridal

    7 chapters to create a fairytale wedding

    (BPT) - Do you follow tradition or do you tend to blaze your own path? Every bride is faced with this question when it comes to planning her fairytale wedding. And while you may face pressure from friends or family to make one choice or another, try to remember that your wedding day is whatever you make of it. You have the ability to create your own fairytale, and that’s one of the reasons your wedding day may be the biggest and best day of your life.

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How to Make Dinnertime a Priority for Your Family

(StatePoint) Do you have dinner with your kids? It’s become almost a luxury today, with our crammed schedules. And yet, numerous studies show that no other hour in your children’s day will deliver as many emotional and psychological benefits as the one spent unwinding and connecting over food and conversation.

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 >>




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Thursday 02/26/2015
7 simple tips to help babies adjust to daylight saving time
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Adults are not typically affected by daylight saving time, but the change can turn an infant’s world upside-down. Many parents worry that springing ahead just one hour will cause chaos to their little one’s sleep routine.

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
4-H Grown: Alumni Asked to Stand Up and Support STEM Education
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NewsUSA) - For almost a decade, there has been a dramatic shift by educators to increase kids' interest in careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields (STEM).

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Enjoying The Boat Show
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—The U.S. Coast Guard says more than 12 million recreational boats will be registered in the U.S. in 2015. Many of those boats were purchased after hours of research, window-shopping, comparisons and dealer visits. The most reliable tool for selecting the right boat for you and your family, however, may well be a visit to a boat show. Only there can a shopper see all his or her options firsthand and under one roof.

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Farm-Fresh Food Delivered Directly To Your Table
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—American farmers are so efficient that even though they now comprise just 2 percent of the workforce, their efforts and advanced agricultural methods mean each can feed more than 150 people with one-third of their production exported to other countries.

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Veggies Set Sail For Adventure In Noah's Ark
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and the whole VeggieTales crew are joined, two by two, by animals galore in the music-filled animated adventure “Noah’s Ark”—the first Bible-themed VeggieTales production in more than four years—as it debuts March 3 on DVD and digital download.

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'Aging In Place' Drives Need For Energy-Dependent, At-Home Health Care
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—As thousands of baby boomers turn 65 each day, some 90 percent of them hope to remain in their homes as long as they can, relying on modifications to improve safety and accessibility, as well as advancements in home-based medical devices to make that dream possible.

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Stretched State Budgets Require More School Choice
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—The population of the U.S. is aging in a way that may present some challenges for public education in the near future.

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Four American Space Heroes To Join U.S. Astronaut Hall Of Fame
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Four space shuttle astronauts will be inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame during a public ceremony held at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction: John Grunsfeld, Ph.D., Steven Lindsey, Kent Rominger and M. Rhea Seddon, M.D. These astronaut heroes will join the ranks of well-known space explorers including Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. This year marks the historic 25th anniversary of the Hall of Fame, which was conceived by the six remaining Mercury astronauts as a place where space explorers could be remembered. Past Hall of Fame inductees include Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle astronauts. Admittance into the ceremony on May 30 is included in admission to the Visitor Complex. For more information, visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.

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