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January 26, 2015

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How to Turn Personal Obstacles into Triumphs

(StatePoint) Everyone faces setbacks in life. While those personal obstacles can lead to disappointing outcomes, they can also be harnessed into personal motivators, say experts.

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Wednesday 06/18/2014
More Americans Dumping the Pump for Public Transportation
Updated: June 18, 2014 - 4:29 am

(StatePoint)  On June 19, public transportation systems across the U.S. are marking the ninth annual national Dump the Pump Day. Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), this day encourages people to ride public transportation and save money, instead of driving a car. 

Monday 06/02/2014
Laboring under misconceptions: Epidural myths may keep women from reliable pain management
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 3:48 am

(BPT) - It’s one of the most effective, safest and widely used forms of pain management for women in labor, yet there are misconceptions about epidurals, a recent study shows. From fears of permanent back pain to allegations of potential harm to the baby, many women still harbor mistaken beliefs about epidurals.

Reignite those romantic urges
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 3:44 am

(BPT) - With the hectic schedules that many women adhere to, it’s not surprising that many feel stressed out or overwhelmed. The responsibilities of juggling a career, a family and obligations as a wife and mother can be nerve-wracking, and for many women sex is not on their mind. While this lack of desire may be the result of the day’s stresses, in a number of cases it may be the symptom of a bigger issue.

Thursday 05/29/2014
New discoveries decode the symbols and mysteries of the Mona Lisa
Updated: October 02, 2014 - 4:32 pm

(BPT) - Almost 500 years after the death of artist Leonardo da Vinci, the world-famous Mona Lisa painting continues to fascinate people of all ages. An estimated 6 million people view the painting each year at the Louvre in France, and many more read and study about its history and the theories surrounding the legendary work of art.

Tuesday 05/20/2014
Try these ideas for light and simple cookout fare
Updated: October 02, 2014 - 4:33 pm

(BPT) - Whether enjoying a summer holiday, celebrating a recent graduation or simply relaxing with friends and family on a lazy Saturday afternoon, this is the perfect time of year to enjoy nutritious eating wherever you are. If you’re planning a backyard barbecue, fresh produce makes delicious and healthy choices a breeze no matter if you’re the host or a guest.

Thursday 05/15/2014
June is Great Outdoors Month: Three Tips to Get Going
Updated: May 15, 2014 - 3:50 am

(StatePoint) Summer is here, and though cooler weather activities can be a blast, many experienced outdoor adventurers and weekend warriors alike look forward to warm weather to truly rev up their engines.

Monday 05/12/2014
Tips for Weathering Power Outages this Storm Season
Updated: May 12, 2014 - 3:38 am

(StatePoint) Power outages can be inconvenient, costly and even dangerous. Being prepared is especially important when wicked seasonal weather -- such as hurricanes, thunderstorms, tornadoes and heat waves -- are more likely to take a toll.

Tuesday 04/22/2014
Public awareness needed to prevent bed bugs
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 3:42 am

(BPT) - One of the most feared household pests of the past decade has been the bed bug. What may be the most unnerving part about these tiny pests is how they hide in mattresses, couches and even dressers waiting for their next blood meal.

Thursday 03/06/2014
Millions of Americans Observing Lent This Season
Updated: March 07, 2014 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) Approximately 250 million Christians in America will be observing Lent this spring, according to the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). Lent, which runs from March through much of April, takes place during the 40 days before Easter.

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HOT BLAST: Should same-sex marriage be legal in Alabama? (Take our reader poll)

A judge in U.S. District Court in Mobile struck down Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling on Friday. Should same-sex marriage be legal in Alabama?

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