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January 26, 2015

Health & Fitness

  • Family Living

    Keep Up the Good Work this Winter

    (Family Features) While the winter may make for a tempting time to curl up on the couch, adapting your routine is essential for year-round well-being, whether you’re a professional athlete or an average person looking to stay on top of your game.

  • Family Living

    Problem Areas for Vehicle Maintenance

    (Family Features) Keeping your car in tip-top shape extends beyond the routine oil change. Check out this guide of common maintenance issues for vehicles.

  • Family Living

    The Lowdown on Loans

    (Family Features) Borrowing money can help you manage your way out of a tight spot, but doing so without knowing all the facts can make your finances even tighter in the long run.

Friday 01/16/2015
Face Facts
Updated: January 17, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—To make the most of the skin you’re in, you need to keep it hydrated. That’s one reason you should make sure your skin care routine is made up of formulas that enhance hydration and nourish the skin. Here are hints on how.

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Tuesday 01/06/2015
To zap or not to zap? How to decide if laser hair removal is right for you
Posted: January 06, 2015

(BPT) - You probably don’t need a poll to know that Americans don’t like body hair, but there are plenty that confirm exactly that. In fact, multiple polls indicate that the majority of American women shave their legs and underarms, and many men engage in hair removal on at least some part of their bodies (other than the face).

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Saturday 12/27/2014
Five Quick Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Weight Loss Resolution
Updated: December 27, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) New Year’s Resolutions are easier to make than to keep, especially when it comes to dieting. While life can often seem at odds with your health and fitness goals, there are plenty of ways to avoid common pitfalls this New Year and stay on the weight loss track.

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Monday 12/22/2014
4 steps to fit this year
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - One in four Americans will post a New Year’s fitness resolution on a social network this year. If you plan to be one of them, posting the resolution is a great first step but what are your plans for following through and ensuring that when you look back next year, you can consider it mission accomplished?

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4 reasons you need more massage in your life
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Take a lap around the mall or flip through the catalogs in your mail pile, and you’ll quickly notice a saturation of massage products in the market right now. While some of these gadgets are gimmicks, some are definitely not, especially if you live by the recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise. According to Chris Freytag, wellness expert and founder of Get Healthy U, one key to maintaining this healthy routine is consistent massage.

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Tuesday 12/09/2014
Be Glamorous And Generous
Updated: December 10, 2014 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—This holiday season, give gifts that add a touch of luxury to your loved ones’ lives.

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Thursday 12/04/2014
Sock Style
Updated: December 05, 2014 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—Until recently, men’s socks were limited to black, navy or white. Today, a stroll down the hosiery aisle reveals bold designs and countless colors. The once basic sock is now the ideal accessory for imparting flair, color or personality to a wardrobe.

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Wednesday 12/03/2014
Embrace Your Weird Beard this Winter
Updated: December 03, 2014 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) Most men say their facial hair defines them, according to a recent survey conducted by Schick Hydro. However, 72 percent of men have experienced facial hair growing woes, such as patchy chin growth.

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Monday 12/01/2014
The Anatomy Of Gift Giving
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—Whether it's the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or any occasion that you want to feel special, heeding a few simple hints can help you become known as having a gift for giving.

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Thursday 11/20/2014
How to Look Your Best for Holiday Parties
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) It’s the holiday party season, which means that it’s time to be in the social limelight and look your best. But with indulgent feasts, hectic schedules and cold weather leading to dry, dull skin, you’ll need to take extra steps to overcome a few beauty hurdles, no matter who you are.

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Monday 01/26/2015
Power Up Throughout the Day with Protein
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) As the building blocks of life, your body requires protein to function properly. But protein is also an important nutrient for those who wish to stay satisfied and full throughout their busy days.

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Decoding Your Taxes, Health Care Law
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) You don't need to be an expert on taxes or the new health care law to get it right. The Internal Revenue Service, in partnership with industry-leading companies, is offering free tax software that will do the hard work for you. It's called Free File, and it's available only at Learn more at

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Food Allergies Can Cause Nutrition Gaps
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) The first mission in creating safe meals for children with food allergies is avoiding the offending ingredient. But there can be a downside to diets that miss out on the nutritional value found in foods kicked off the menu, according to Carolyn O’Neil, a registered dietitian and nutrition advisor to Best Food Facts.

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Friday 01/23/2015
February is Heart Month: Innovations in Heart Failure Care
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Heart failure affects more than 5 million Americans. It is a chronic, progressive disease in which the heart’s ability to pump blood is reduced and the heart does not pump enough blood for the body’s need for oxygen. Knowing a few facts can be important to the health of heart failure patients.

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Suggestions From Two Big Losers
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—If you’ve long felt you have a slim chance of getting fit, the inspiring story and useful tips from one father and daughter pair may help in a big way.

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"Dancing with the Stars®*" Finalist Amy Purdy Shares Her Story to Help Protect Teens from Meningococcal Meningitis
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - World class snowboarder, Paralympic®** medalist and “Dancing with the Stars” finalist Amy Purdy and her mother, Sheri, have teamed up to launch Take Action Against Meningitis. The campaign encourages parents to take a pledge to talk to their healthcare providers about helping to protect their teens from meningococcal meningitis.

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5 reasons to get your kids' hearing checked this year
Posted: January 23, 2015

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Wednesday 01/21/2015
Exploring The Link Between Obesity And Cancer
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Emerging research suggests a link between obesity and the risk of developing and dying from many common cancers. Obesity is quickly overtaking tobacco as the leading preventable cause of cancer, with as many as 84,000 cancer diagnoses attributed to obesity each year in the United States. It is also estimated that obesity or excess weight contributes to as many as one in five cancer-related deaths.

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Reducing Your Risk Of Stroke
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—While strokes are a leading cause of death and disability in adults in the United States, there are ways to reduce your risk of having one.

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Three Easy Changes You Can Make Today to Meet Your Long-Term Diet Goals
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) The biggest hurdles to sticking to a new diet are convenience and flavor. Who wants to eat food that doesn't taste good or is hard to make? You and your family are more likely to stick to your commitments if the changes you make suit your schedule and your palate.

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