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October 30, 2014

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Monday 06/02/2014
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Did you know salt reduces stress?
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:53 am

(BPT) - Stress can kill you and the longer you experience stress the worse your health can become. In fact, exposure to long term stress causes the body to produce several hormones that can lead to anxiety, depression, digestive problems, heart disease, trouble sleeping, obesity, and memory loss, according to the Mayo Clinic. Both men and women suffer from stress but women are more susceptible to stress-related conditions, which can also include infertility.

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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.

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Friday 05/02/2014
5 gifts for the modern mom
Updated: June 25, 2014 - 4:12 am

(BPT) - If you think your mom wants another messy breakfast in bed that ends with her scrubbing pancake batter off the counter, think again. Moms today are looking for modern gifts that speak to their personality and create an experience for them and their family. Here are some options that go beyond the boring gifts and offer a fresh take on the perfect Mother’s Day gift for your modern mom.

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Monday 04/28/2014
See a unique view of the next generation's family farm
Updated: June 10, 2014 - 3:55 am

(BPT) - Most Americans have never stepped foot on a farm or ranch, or even talked to the people who grow and raise the food they eat. Many people have mixed perceptions about what it means to be a farmer and rancher today. They might not even stop to think about the process of how their prepared meal has traveled from the farm to their table.

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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.

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Thursday 04/17/2014
Beat the heat and save some green with these warm weather energy saving ideas
Updated: July 16, 2014 - 3:48 am

(BPT) - There are plenty of reasons to be excited that summer is finally here. Among them: the distant memory of those expensive heating bills you paid in the winter. But just because warmer weather is here doesn’t mean your bills are gone. In fact, if your home isn’t as energy efficient as it could be, your summer cooling bills could be just as costly.

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Tuesday 04/15/2014
Have a delicious baking recipe? Share it with the world
Updated: June 10, 2014 - 3:56 am

(BPT) - Think your family’s favorite breakfast recipe is a winner? Enter it now in the 47th Pillsbury Bake-Off(R) Contest for the chance to win $1 million and other prizes.

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Thursday 04/10/2014
Four out of 10 drivers don't know this dashboard warning could save their lives
Updated: May 14, 2014 - 3:53 am

(BPT) - When it comes to tire pressure safety, many drivers fall flat in connecting this all-important safety concern with the dashboard icon that could alert them to a problem, a new national survey shows. With an estimated 245 million cars and light trucks on U.S. roadways, driver safety concerns are top-of-mind among consumers. In fact, 95 percent of drivers consider vehicle safety features an important issue when shopping for a car. Unfortunately, when it comes to recognition of lifesaving vehicle dashboard icons, many drivers are unaware, uninformed and unprepared.

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Tuesday 04/08/2014
What's the top learning style in America? Hands-on wins hands down, survey says
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:46 am

(BPT) - Children learn by doing, and every child has a unique learning style all his or her own, child development experts tell us. The same can be said of adults if a recent survey is any indication. A majority of Americans say hands-on training is the hands-down winner when they want to learn something new in an educational environment, according a Harris Interactive poll conducted on behalf of Everest College.

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Thursday 04/03/2014
Health care industry experiencing new demands for nurses
Updated: June 25, 2014 - 4:13 am

(BPT) - Nursing continues to be one of the fastest-growing occupations in the nation, as nurses make up the majority of the health care industry workforce. In fact, recent projections from a January 2014 report published in the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook estimate the job growth to be 19 percent faster than the average occupation through 2022.

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Tuesday 04/01/2014
Baby boomers: Three crucial times to review your Medicare options for retirement
Updated: June 19, 2014 - 4:27 am

(BPT) - Baby boomers facing the big decision of when to take Social Security retirement shouldn’t overlook the importance of signing up for Medicare at age 65.

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Friday 03/28/2014
Eight car safety features that could save your life
Updated: May 24, 2014 - 3:46 am

(BPT) - It’s a scary thought. You glance down to grab your travel mug or change the radio station just as the van traveling in front of you slams on the brakes. Now it’s up to you to respond. But what if your car could brake automatically to help avoid the crash?

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Car lovers: Take care of your four-wheeled family member
Updated: June 25, 2014 - 4:12 am

(BPT) - Do you view your car or truck as a member of your family? Have you named your vehicle? If so, then consider how caring for your car is similar to caring for your kin. For the most part, caring for your family is pretty straightforward. Watch their diets, keep them clean, fix their bumps and bruises and they are likely to lead a healthy, happy life. So how do you raise and rear your sedan, SUV, light truck or mini-van? Use your parental prowess and follow some basic guidelines.

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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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Wednesday 03/05/2014
Mentors wanted: How to guide more young women to success in STEM
Updated: June 25, 2014 - 4:12 am

(BPT) - Careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are growing and quickly. By 2023, STEM will generate a projected 2.6 million new jobs, creating a high demand for qualified employees with STEM backgrounds in the coming years, according to Georgetown Public Policy Institute’s Center on Education and the Workforce.

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Friday 02/28/2014
Rare Disease Day 2014: Recognizing rare diseases and empowering patients to become self-advocates
Updated: May 13, 2014 - 4:25 am

(BPT) - For the past six years, international Rare Disease Day has served as a day on which hundreds of patient advocacy organizations, patients and their loved ones across the globe join together to highlight the importance of continued focus and research on uncommon and serious illnesses. This year, international Rare Disease Day will be held on Feb. 28.

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Monday 02/24/2014
Insulation: The key to ending drafts and cutting utility bills
Updated: June 19, 2014 - 4:27 am

(BPT) - Whether it’s the chill of winter or the heat of summer, our natural instincts are to adjust the indoor temperature so it is comfortable through every season. But if your home has any drafts or air leaks, expect indoor temperatures to fluctuate dramatically.

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Friday 02/14/2014
Rare moms join together to bring attention to rare diseases
Updated: May 16, 2014 - 3:53 am

(BPT) - Every parent knows that caring for young children can wear you down to the bone. But imagine what that would be like if your child’s life was at risk every waking minute.

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Tuesday 01/28/2014
Protect your eyes year-round from UV exposure
Updated: June 17, 2014 - 4:21 am

(BPT) - Eye protection may not be a top priority for people when they are going about their daily lives, but it should be. Protecting your sense of sight is extremely important and often overlooked. All individuals should protect their eyes so they can stay sharp whether they’re at a sunny park, watching a football game, or simply driving to work.

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Friday 01/17/2014
The cancer you've never heard of
Updated: May 20, 2014 - 3:49 am

(BPT) - When Sue Hollingsworth was diagnosed with advanced medullary thyroid cancer (aMTC), she had never even heard of the disease, let alone met another patient like her. Feeling isolated and unable to find information to best prepare herself for what the future held, she began writing letters for her daughter to read after her passing.

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Wednesday 01/08/2014
Time to talk about HPV
Updated: May 22, 2014 - 3:51 am

(BPT) - Four out of five women are likely to be infected with human papillomavirus, or HPV, at some point in their lives, although most will never know it. Using a condom won't always prevent it. And it's the cause of virtually every case of cervical cancer. Yet a woman who finds out she has an HPV infection is not likely to tell even her closest friends.

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