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Friday 02/01/2019
Pop the Question with the Perfect Song
Posted: February 01, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Enhancing a once-in-a-lifetime event, such as a wedding proposal or ceremony, with the right song takes the experience to a whole new level. It adds a personal touch that makes for ongoing memories, as couples have the opportunity to play the song at anniversaries or other special events through the years.

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Wednesday 11/14/2018
6 holiday travel hacks to save your sanity
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - Follow these tips to save time, money and your sanity this holiday season.

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Friday 10/26/2018
How to Eat Like a Local in El Salvador
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - Foodies with adventurous palates might be tempted to vacation in El Salvador just to enjoy its array of delectable local dishes.

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Wednesday 10/24/2018
12 things every traveler should add to their France itinerary
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:36 am

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Thursday 10/04/2018
Touring through the best Italian wines
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 1:36 am

(BPT) - Dreaming of an Italian vacation? You can experience the country's ancient, romantic regions without even leaving home. The wines of Italy embody the heart and soul of the regions in which they're grown.

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Thursday 04/19/2018
Shopping for a Wedding Gift? What to Know Now
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:39 am

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

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Monday 04/09/2018
Popping the Question? How to Select an Engagement Ring
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:39 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.

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Thursday 03/29/2018
Millennials Want to Say ‘I Do’ to High-Tech Wedding Registries
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:39 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.

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Thursday 02/14/2019
Helping Heroes
Posted: February 14, 2019

(NAPSI)—The Department of Defense reports that 1.3 million Americans serve in the military.

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School Choice: A Lightbulb Moment
Posted: January 14, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Most teachers will tell you that there is nothing more exciting than seeing the "lightbulb moment," when, suddenly, everything clicks and a student understands a new concept.

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Wednesday 01/09/2019
School Choice Opens Doors
Posted: January 09, 2019

(NewsUSA) - We are just weeks away from the nation's largest annual celebration of opportunity in education. That celebration is called National School Choice Week, and it is taking place in every neighborhood and community, through 40,594 independently-planned events and activities.

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Tuesday 12/18/2018
Don't Make These Mistakes after A Collision
Posted: December 18, 2018

(NewsUSA) - In the U.S. alone, there are 10 million car accidents every year, and the tense moments following a car accident, even a minor one, can be scary and stressful for everyone involved.

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Friday 11/30/2018
Bringing Families Together Around The World
Updated: December 04, 2018 - 2:33 am

(NAPSI)—With all the sad stories of conflict and desperation from around the world, it can be heartening to hear of loved ones reunited.

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Monday 11/19/2018
Innovative School Is A Training Ground For Artists
Updated: November 21, 2018 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Art classes have slowly but steadily all but disappeared from public schools over the years. Lack of funding has been the culprit, but educators tend to agree that the arts play a crucial role in the academic and creative development of our children.

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Sunday 11/11/2018
3 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season
Posted: November 11, 2018

(StatePoint) Want to give back this holiday season? There are many ways to get into the charitable spirit. And if you need some inspiration for how to go about benefitting those in your local and global community, consider the following ideas.

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Tuesday 10/30/2018
YA Author Meyer Mentors Young Writer
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:39 am

(NAPSI)—Marissa Meyer, author of young adult fantasy series “The Lunar Chronicles,” recently mentored Riley Pearce, an aspiring author, and shared advice about writing as part of an intriguing job shadow program.

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Friday 10/26/2018
Be A Hero—Mentor A Child
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:40 am

(NAPSI)—Helping to turn a young life around may be simpler than many people realize.

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Thursday 10/25/2018
Girls: Our Time Is Now
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:39 am

by Shelby O’Neil

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Sunday 02/10/2019
Tackling the High Cost of Student Loan Debt
Posted: February 10, 2019

(StatePoint) There’s no way around it: Americans are drowning in student loan debt, collectively owing $1.5 trillion. Rising college costs mean that number isn’t likely to drop much in the next few decades.

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Monday 01/14/2019
School Choice: A Lightbulb Moment
Posted: January 14, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Most teachers will tell you that there is nothing more exciting than seeing the "lightbulb moment," when, suddenly, everything clicks and a student understands a new concept.

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Sunday 01/13/2019
New Technology is Transforming the Classroom: What to Know
Posted: January 13, 2019

(StatePoint) As a parent, you may be wondering how technology in the classroom is being used to provide a constructive learning environment for your child.

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Wednesday 01/09/2019
School Choice Opens Doors
Posted: January 09, 2019

(NewsUSA) - We are just weeks away from the nation's largest annual celebration of opportunity in education. That celebration is called National School Choice Week, and it is taking place in every neighborhood and community, through 40,594 independently-planned events and activities.

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Three fail-safe ways to reach your education goals by earning your degree online
Updated: February 07, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - You may have been thinking about going to college, either for the first time or to pick up where you left off. Perhaps you watched one person after another start taking online classes and thought to yourself, “Can I really take that on right now?” The next thing you know, you’re congratulating yet another person on finishing their degree and at that moment realizing, “Wow, I could be finished by now, too.”

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Wednesday 01/02/2019
Promotional products: A smart marketer’s secret weapon
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Did you know promotional products are one of the oldest forms of advertising? In fact, the first known use of promotional items in the U.S. dates all the way back to George Washington’s presidential election in 1789. Fast-forward to more than 200 years later, and what was once considered the most simplistic of marketing tools has become the industry’s most versatile form of advertising — which is ultimately where its power lies.

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Wednesday 12/19/2018
Why Vocational Education is Critical for Many Young People
Posted: December 19, 2018

(StatePoint) In this high-tech era where a college degree is positioned as a necessity for success, vocational education is often overlooked. But experts say that a vocational education provides the right experience for many jobs that are currently vacant.

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Monday 12/10/2018
The Gift That Tops Parents' Holiday Wish Lists May Surprise You
Updated: February 05, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - The one gift that may secretly top most parents' holiday wish lists? Help with paying college costs for their kids. 

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Wednesday 11/28/2018
Junior Achievement Celebrates 100 Years
Updated: January 31, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Ask any young person what they want to be when they grow up and you most likely will get lofty answers, such as a pro-football player or a You Tube star. While admirable, it may be worthwhile to temper these expectations and get kids thinking about a Plan B that incorporates their dreams into the real world.

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Monday 11/26/2018
How a College Scholarship Can Change Your Life
Posted: November 26, 2018

(StatePoint) College is a lot of work, from the application process through the last final exam that you take. While applying for scholarships may just sound like an additional task to complete on top of everything else, keep in mind that the potential money you are awarded could just change your life.

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Wednesday 02/13/2019
Online Conference Connects Global Startups and Investors
Posted: February 13, 2019

(NewsUSA) - The current startup business environment today is full of opportunities for investors who want to get in on the global economy.

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Tuesday 02/12/2019
4 Benefits of Pet Adoption
Updated: February 15, 2019 - 2:30 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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A Surprising Solution for Stress Relief
Updated: February 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) From finances and health concerns to lengthy to-do lists, there are numerous sources of strain in the lives of most people.

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5 Ways Pets Make Life Happier and Healthier
Posted: February 12, 2019

(Family Features) More than 84 million U.S. homes have a pet, according to the National Pet Owners Survey, and in many of those homes, pets are a big part of the family. However, there are several barriers that can prevent people from spending time with their furry friends, including outdated housing rules and limited green space in communities.

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Easy, On-Demand Dinners
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Nearly everyone wishes for an extra hour or two in the day. When juggling evenings filled with homework, practices, games and last-minute art projects, even just 60 extra minutes could make the difference in finding time to whip up a dinner you can be proud of. While there’s no changing the fact that there are 24 hours each day, there are some time-saving options for creating family dinners that feel like they’ve come together “on-demand.”

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3 Tips for a Successful 2019 and Beyond
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) The demands of today’s always-connected culture can make finding balance in life nearly impossible. Between work, school and extracurricular activities, schedules can be crazy, and setting aside time to exercise is often difficult.

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Nicotine to Help Treat Memory Loss?
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) A study funded by the National Institutes of Health is testing whether the nicotine patch can improve memory and functioning in people who have mild memory loss or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

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3 Ways to Make Your Heart Healthier
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? One in four people die from it each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and millions more have it or are at risk of developing the disease. Smoking, being overweight or having diabetes, high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure or a family history of heart disease all increase your chances of getting the disease.

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Understanding Insurance Benefits
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) No matter where you are in life, whether you’re just starting your career or nearing retirement, it’s important to understand the voluntary benefits available to you that can complement traditional health insurance.

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Choosing the Right Doctor for You and Your Family
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) What matters to you when finding a doctor to treat you or your family members?

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Friday 02/15/2019
4 steps for a healthier you
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - When focusing on personal transformation, many hit the gym or focus on eating right and losing weight. Instead of taking on large, difficult-to-maintain goals, there are smaller, simpler steps and habits that can be embraced, resulting in lasting change and a healthier you.

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Parenting advice for strong relationships and a healthy house
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - Managing work-life balance as a parent comes with challenges, and with busy schedules for both parents and children, disruptions at the last minute can really take a toll on a family's everyday routine. This is especially true when a child has to take a sick day from school due to illness during cold and flu season. It's important to know you're not alone, and with a little focus and positive reinforcement, you can help your kids be happy and healthy.

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6 fun facts about bananas that will inspire you to eat more
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - Bananas are a tasty snack that many people eat regularly without much thought, but there's more to the iconic yellow fruit than just its convenience and color. Bananas are a superfood loaded with nutrients and have been enjoyed worldwide for hundreds of years. In fact, there are many reasons to consider eating more bananas.

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Thursday 02/14/2019
Finding love as a senior: 7 stories to inspire all ages
Posted: February 14, 2019

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8 ways to banish spring allergies
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - Spring. The time of year when, as poet Alfred Lord Tennyson famously said, a young man’s (and woman’s) fancy "lightly turns to thoughts of love." That is, of course, if you're not sneezing, coughing or dealing with itchy eyes. Spring allergies seem to get worse every year. Is there anything you can do to avoid them?

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Wednesday 02/13/2019
Your Home is Your Castle: How to Protect it Through the Years
Posted: February 13, 2019

(StatePoint) For many people, owning a home is the American dream, and the single biggest financial investment they will ever make. With the stakes so high, in addition to picking out the perfect property, it’s critical to have the right insurance.

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4 things you might not know about boat shows
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - Boat shows are taking place across the country, offering opportunities to plan now for warmer days ahead. Special pricing and incentives on new boat models and marine accessories are a major draw for the 142 million Americans who take to the water each year, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. For those ready to plan their summer adventures on the water, boat shows are a good place to start.

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Tuesday 02/12/2019
The juggle is real: Online students’ tips to balance family, school
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - Balancing work, school and family can be a challenge. Some days might feel like more of a struggle than a juggle, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to have it all. In fact, one in four of the 17 million Americans enrolled as an undergraduate in a higher education institution is caring for a child, according to the National Center for Education. Many people in this position turn to online education to help make it possible to manage work, life, family and earning their degree.

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Are your home and your wallet prepared for the inevitable?
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - Nobody bats an eyelash when it comes to buying homeowner's insurance, but many homeowners don’t apply that same logic to planning for home repairs — not what might happen, but what will happen.

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Monday 02/11/2019
Dogs are making a difference in hospitals
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - For pediatric patients, being in the hospital can be a frightening, vulnerable and lonely experience, especially for those undergoing serious medical treatments. However, research has shown that dogs, with their playful, comforting and loving nature, can have beneficial, long-lasting effects on pediatric patients.

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Wednesday 02/13/2019
4 things you might not know about boat shows
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - Boat shows are taking place across the country, offering opportunities to plan now for warmer days ahead. Special pricing and incentives on new boat models and marine accessories are a major draw for the 142 million Americans who take to the water each year, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. For those ready to plan their summer adventures on the water, boat shows are a good place to start.

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What To Do About The Flu
Updated: February 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—It’s the peak of flu season, and while fortunately we are not experiencing the epidemic of last year, millions are still suffering from the flu this year. Although common, the flu can be serious and even lead to hospitalization or death. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that in the last seven years the flu has been responsible for more than 700,000 hospitalizations and more than 55,000 deaths across the United States.

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Tuesday 02/12/2019
4 Benefits of Pet Adoption
Updated: February 15, 2019 - 2:30 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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A Surprising Solution for Stress Relief
Updated: February 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) From finances and health concerns to lengthy to-do lists, there are numerous sources of strain in the lives of most people.

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5 Ways Pets Make Life Happier and Healthier
Posted: February 12, 2019

(Family Features) More than 84 million U.S. homes have a pet, according to the National Pet Owners Survey, and in many of those homes, pets are a big part of the family. However, there are several barriers that can prevent people from spending time with their furry friends, including outdated housing rules and limited green space in communities.

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Easy, On-Demand Dinners
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Nearly everyone wishes for an extra hour or two in the day. When juggling evenings filled with homework, practices, games and last-minute art projects, even just 60 extra minutes could make the difference in finding time to whip up a dinner you can be proud of. While there’s no changing the fact that there are 24 hours each day, there are some time-saving options for creating family dinners that feel like they’ve come together “on-demand.”

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3 Tips for a Successful 2019 and Beyond
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) The demands of today’s always-connected culture can make finding balance in life nearly impossible. Between work, school and extracurricular activities, schedules can be crazy, and setting aside time to exercise is often difficult.

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Nicotine to Help Treat Memory Loss?
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) A study funded by the National Institutes of Health is testing whether the nicotine patch can improve memory and functioning in people who have mild memory loss or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

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3 Ways to Make Your Heart Healthier
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? One in four people die from it each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and millions more have it or are at risk of developing the disease. Smoking, being overweight or having diabetes, high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure or a family history of heart disease all increase your chances of getting the disease.

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Understanding Insurance Benefits
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) No matter where you are in life, whether you’re just starting your career or nearing retirement, it’s important to understand the voluntary benefits available to you that can complement traditional health insurance.

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Wednesday 01/23/2019
Tips for Senior Dog Care
Posted: January 23, 2019

(StatePoint) As your dog ages, your care must evolve to meet your furry friend’s changing needs, particularly when it comes to mobility, injury-prevention and recovery.

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Pets-Come-First Trend Unleashes Happy Results For Homeowner
Posted: January 23, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Some dog lovers show their puppy love with fancy dog food, a special spot on the sofa or toys and outfits.

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Tuesday 12/04/2018
5 important facts to teach kids about pet ownership
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Kids instinctively love animals. Children begin learning about animal species, their habitats and behavior during elementary school, and this is when children also become more interested and involved in caring for family pets. They may even become pet owners for the first time at this age. Learning about animal care is fun for kids, while also teaching them life lessons about empathy, compassion and responsibility.

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Monday 12/03/2018
How to Keep Dogs Safe During Cold Weather Walks
Posted: December 03, 2018

(StatePoint) Make winter a wonderland for dogs by ensuring they’re safe when temperatures drop.

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Wednesday 11/07/2018
Pumpkin: The ultimate fall superfood
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - The perfect fall foods are hearty, nutrient-dense and packed with flavor. And while there is no shortage of savory sustenance this time of year, no other food captures the essence of the season quite like pumpkin. Brimming with nutrients and boasting a rich taste, it’s a nourishing food the whole family enjoys — from picky toddlers to even your dog! Here are five flavorful ways to incorporate pumpkin into your entire family’s meals this season.

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Friday 10/12/2018
Celebrating Halloween Safely With Dogs
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:48 am

(StatePoint) Over half of pet parents plan to dress up their dogs for Halloween, according to a Wag! survey. 

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Wednesday 10/10/2018
5 things to know to help your pet live a healthier life
Updated: October 30, 2018 - 12:24 am

(BPT) - Pets are part of the family, so it’s important to practice preventative care to support their well-being and help them live long, healthy lives. Just like people, pets can be affected by chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and allergies. That's why it’s always good to stay informed and be proactive to help avoid or at least delay the onset of chronic conditions in pets. Here’s 5 things to know about caring for your pet:

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Monday 10/08/2018
Special Needs Pets: Can I Adopt a Heartworm-Positive Dog?
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:48 am

(StatePoint) Every year, an estimated 3.3 million dogs enter U.S. animal shelters, with roughly half that number subsequently adopted by pet owners. These include shelter dogs with special medical needs that can make them harder to place. Dogs with heartworm infection are a common example.

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Thursday 09/13/2018
Not Just for the Dogs: Pet Parents Love Their Dog Walkers
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:48 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.

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Wednesday 07/18/2018
Traveling With Pets? What to Know
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:48 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.

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