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  • 4 natural ways to support your child this school year

    4 natural ways to support your child this school year

    Busy school nights can make your house feel like a zoo. Between commutes, sports practices and dinner plans, it feels like everyone is always either on the go or hustling to get there. Your child may not be aware of it, but you can see it: They’re feeling the pressures of school. Whatever their...

  • Summer Survival Guide: Venomous Snakebite Edition

    Summer Survival Guide: Venomous Snakebite Edition

    Summer welcomes a return to favorite outdoor activities. Yet, along with fun in the sun comes some not-so-friendly creatures to be mindful of, namely venomous snakes. Just like us, snakes become more active when the temperatures rise, and with most snakebites taking place during the summer months,...

  • TV Host, Reality Star, but First a Mom: Sharon Osbourne's Emotional Caregiver Journey

    TV Host, Reality Star, but First a Mom: Sharon Osbourne's Emotional Caregiver Journey

    “I’m living proof that you can become an expert on something you never even wanted to learn about – and it can be devastating,” explains Sharon Osbourne. She is an incredibly successful television host, rock ‘n’ roll mogul and a star of one of the most memorable reality TV shows ever created. She...

  • What's worse than a migraine? 5 things to know about cluster headache

    Cluster headache (CH) is an extremely painful primary headache disorder, which affects one to two people in every 1,000.[1] CH is known as being one of the worst pains known to man and is even more debilitating than migraine. Listed below are five important things to know about this condition. ...

  • Cancer care costs on the rise: How to get help

    Cancer care costs on the rise: How to get help

    Cancer patients face skyrocketing costs for their treatment, which adds to the stress of a cancer diagnosis and living with a disease. As an unapologetically patients-first organization, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is finding ways to lessen the burden. “When cancer patients are fighting...

  • Nothing to Hide: Overcoming Plaque Psoriasis

    Like many psoriasis patients, Kim Knight has tried numerous treatment options over the years to help reduce the red, flaky patches covering the skin on her elbows, hands, knees and scalp. Unlike many people with psoriasis, however, she is lucky enough to work in a dermatology office as a Superficial...

  • Do Your Allergies Seem Out of Control? Check the Signs for Chronic Rhinosinusitis

    Do Your Allergies Seem Out of Control? Check the Signs for Chronic Rhinosinusitis

    Summer is nearly upon us. The warm weather leads to flowers blooming, luscious green grass, and verdant trees. Unfortunately, for those with seasonal allergies, the picture is not as lovely, with visions of a spike in pollen, stuffy noses, congestion, facial pain and tenderness, decreased smell...

  • Psoriatic Arthritis: Navigating the Journey (Infographic)

    Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory disease that may include manifestations in peripheral joints, tendons, ligaments or skin.1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2 Follow along to learn about navigating the psoriatic arthritis journey.

  • Do you know how that new supplement will affect your existing medication regimen?

    Do you know how that new supplement will affect your existing medication regimen?

    Mahatma Gandhi once famously said, “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” If you count yourself as a believer in this statement, your health is more important to you than any material possession and you do your best to protect it every single day. That’s why you eat...

  • Saying 'I Can' to Making a Difference With Schizophrenia

    Saying 'I Can' to Making a Difference With Schizophrenia

    Tanara never thought she’d be where she is today. Leading up to and following her diagnosis with schizophrenia, she often felt alone — her symptoms led her to isolate herself from her friends, family, and community. Now, 7 years later, Tanara is proud of the close relationships she’s developed...

  • Safe ingredients for menopause symptom relief (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Estroven® menopause relief products are formulated with clinically studied and naturally sourced ingredients to help relieve some of the most bothersome menopause symptoms.*

  • CDC: How to navigate vaccinations for your family

    CDC: How to navigate vaccinations for your family

    Today’s technology provides so much information that learning the essentials about an important topic like vaccination can be overwhelming. Vaccines play an important role in keeping you and your family members healthy, and when you make sure everyone receives the recommended vaccines at the right...

  • Tips for managing occasional sleep trouble (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. During menopause, getting a proper night’s sleep can feel like a chore. Watch for helpful tips.

  • Finding Support When Living with a Chronic Illness

    Finding Support When Living with a Chronic Illness

    When a person is first diagnosed with an illness, support from friends and family can be instantaneous. People want to know what they can do to help, offer to lend a hand or an ear to listen, and are frequently checking in. This support can be key to helping someone cope with a new diagnosis. But...

  • 5 hazards on the road to the Medicare Part D plan that's best for you

    5 hazards on the road to the Medicare Part D plan that's best for you

    Some experts estimate that as many as 80 percent of Medicare beneficiaries choose to stay in a Medicare prescription drug plan (“Part D plan”) that doesn’t match their needs. Studies show that these individuals could benefit from cost savings and better coverage by taking the time to select a different...

  • Keep your family safe: Get rid of unused prescription opioids

    Keep your family safe: Get rid of unused prescription opioids

    Want to help keep your family and community safe? Get rid of any unused prescription opioids that may be in cabinets, drawers or anywhere else you store medicine. What are opioids? Prescription opioids are powerful, pain-reducing medicines. You can find them in pill forms, syrups or even prescription...

  • 'It's just a cough': Warning signs of bigger issues as you age

    'It's just a cough': Warning signs of bigger issues as you age

    Dry skin. Tingling feet. An aching shoulder. A lingering cough. Blurry vision. Our bodies often send out signals when something needs attention. And as we age, it can be hard to know which changes in our bodies are normal signs of the aging process and which could be cause for greater concern. ...

  • 5 ways to beat the heat this summer

    5 ways to beat the heat this summer

    Everyone has had that moment when fun in the sun turns into a struggle to stay cool. And when that happens, all you want to do is get out of the heat as fast as possible. Sometimes, however, that is easier said than done, and if you’ve ever found yourself in extreme heat for a prolonged period...

  • Age-related macular degeneration: What you should know

    Age-related macular degeneration: What you should know

    Ask most people what eye disease is responsible for the greatest incidence of vision loss in the over-65 population and they would probably say glaucoma. They’d be wrong. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people over age 65, according to the Centers for...

  • Beginning a workout at any age or skill level

    Beginning a workout at any age or skill level

    Our bodies crave exercise at all ages, whether that means daily walks, fitness classes or a night of dancing. Although physical fitness may look different at age 65 than it did at 20, being active on a regular basis is still important to maintaining health and well-being. Exercise helps establish...

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  • 4 ways to use technology to simplify your home buying process

    4 ways to use technology to simplify your home buying process

    While spring is typically the busiest period in real estate, particularly for families looking to get in to a new home before the school year starts, the fall months have become increasingly active for those who have more flexibility or are looking for a good deal. With increased competition in...

  • DIY outdoor bar serves up entertainment

    DIY outdoor bar serves up entertainment

    As outdoor living space continues to be an extension of the home for entertaining, it’s no surprise that nearly 60 percent of homeowners believe outdoor kitchens will be popular this year, according to the latest Landscape Architecture Trends Survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects....

  • Will my deck have room for a hot tub? And other questions answered

    Will my deck have room for a hot tub? And other questions answered

    As the major outdoor living trend sweeps the nation, decks are getting bigger. But with television shows featuring 3,000-square-foot monster decks, the average homeowner is left to wonder, “Just how big of a deck do I need?” Frank Pologruto, owner of Decks & More in Atlanta, says it all comes down...

  • 5 yard updates you can complete in a fall weekend

    5 yard updates you can complete in a fall weekend

    If you love spending time in your yard, the end of summer can mark a period of sadness thinking about the colder temperatures and shorter days you must endure before getting back outside. One sure cure for the blues is looking forward to something fun. Get a head start on spring and use the time...

  • Tiling like a pro comes down to the right grout

    Tiling like a pro comes down to the right grout

    Today, anyone who enjoys interior design can experience the pride of installing their own tile. Planning is the key to success, since each project has different needs based on the size and type of tile and where it will be installed. After that perfect tile has been selected, the next step is choosing...

  • Add curb appeal with a concrete lawn border

    Add curb appeal with a concrete lawn border

    Curb appeal is important to homeowners for many reasons. Some people take pride in keeping up the exterior appearance of their home and enjoy the process of doing so. Others want to be the envy of the neighborhood or are meeting property guidelines required by the local homeowners’ association....

  • How to make a concrete lawn border (video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Add curb appeal to your home with concrete borders that give a clean, finished look to your landscaping by defining your lawn, flower beds and pathways. For full project instructions, visit QUIKRETE.com.

  • 4 ways to prep your home for winter

    4 ways to prep your home for winter

    When you start feeling those first hints of winter, the instinct to get ready kicks in. You may dig out your car’s snow brush, blanket, shovel and winter survival kit and place them in the trunk of your car. The winter coats and boots come out of storage, and you may pick up some extra mittens...

  • 4 tips to mitigate home improvement costs

    4 tips to mitigate home improvement costs

    Construction material costs in 2018 are up about 10 percent compared to last year, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and some raw materials, like crude petroleum, are up nearly 50 percent. Labor is also getting more expensive as construction workers are in high demand due to the...

  • Military move? 5 key tips that can smooth the way

    Military move? 5 key tips that can smooth the way

    Changing residences can be an emotional and logistical challenge for any family. For military families, that challenge can be recreated many times over. Due to the nature of the work, the average U.S. military family relocates every two to three years — 10 times more than civilian families. That...

  • What your home color says about you! (Infographic)

    August is National Curb Appeal Month and the perfect time to update one’s home exterior before the season changes. Many homeowners may not realize how easy it is to create a great first impression with attractive siding options from brands like Ply Gem Mastic. A recent color survey conducted by...

  • Monthly cleaning check list to keep your appliances, and home, clean inside and out (Infographic)

    In a survey conducted by affresh, 34 percent of Americans say that they have issues finding the right cleaning products to use on their appliances. Affresh provides you with the right tool for the job so your home can be cleaned efficiently. Daily, weekly and monthly tasks will keep you on track...

  • Top tips for choosing the best flowers and plants for home interior spaces

    Sponsored Ad Content by Clayton. Plants are an easy way to liven up a space and improve a home’s interior. Along with the pops of color and beauty they provide, plants are also natural air purifiers and have practical uses. Local florist and veterinarian Mary Alford of Rockford, Tenn., visited...

  • 4 ways gardening is good for you

    4 ways gardening is good for you

    In this increasingly digital world, there's an app for just about everything. People are glued to their smartphones, texting instead of talking, and, in general, interacting with technology more than they do with the living, breathing world around them. But there's a cure for tech overload: Gardening....

  • Backyard Entertainment Starts with Clean Concrete

    Backyard Entertainment Starts with Clean Concrete

    The backyard truly is an extension of the home these days, so it makes perfect sense that homeowners are placing greater emphasis on the upkeep and maintenance of these areas. In fact, the primary reason homeowners start a landscaping project is to upgrade deteriorated features of their outdoor...

  • 5 tips to help keep pests from attending your backyard party

    5 tips to help keep pests from attending your backyard party

    When you’re making memories surrounded by friends and family by the grill, the last thing you want to be doing is swatting and shooing away pests. With a few tips from Terminix, you can help keep your backyard the perfect place for all your celebrations. Reduce standing water Standing water is...

  • Before you renovate, have you considered this?

    Before you renovate, have you considered this?

    Home improvement projects are popular this time of year and you’ve certainly tackled your share of DIY to-dos in the past. But not this year. This year you realize it’s time to go big, to go bold, to set aside those traditional home improvement projects for another year and do something even bigger....

  • 3 elements to create a dream bathroom sanctuary

    3 elements to create a dream bathroom sanctuary

    Bathrooms reign supreme, overtaking kitchens as the most popular remodeling project, according to a new survey by the National Association of Home Builders. In the study, remodelers reported on the most common projects in 2017 and 81 percent performed bathroom remodeling. Whether you're hiring...

  • 5 tiny house inspired tips to help you live comfortably in a small living space

    You’ve got to hand it to them: Tiny home enthusiasts who design and live in small spaces are showing the world it is possible to live large with less. Maybe you're one of those who can see themselves working, sleeping and cooking in a 400-square-foot freestanding structure, small enough to haul...

  • Quick DIY home improvement projects

    Quick DIY home improvement projects

    The words home improvement usually conjure up images of major undertakings like tiling your bathroom or kitchen or tearing down a wall, taking hours or even days to complete. The fact is there are some meaningful home improvements you can finish in under two hours. 1) Need more daylight? Have you...

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  • Workplace Culture Trends: The Keys to Top Talent in 2018 (Infographic)

    LinkedIn reveals what company culture means to employees, and the factors companies must prioritize in order to win the talent war.

  • 3 things your small business should be leasing

    Should I lease or should I buy? It’s a question everyone eventually stumbles upon. Most of the time there is no one-size-fits-all answer. With the pace of technology moving faster than ever, and leasing options becoming more available, the prevailing wisdom is changing. The sharing economy makes...

  • 3 communities thriving thanks to unconventional partnerships

    3 communities thriving thanks to unconventional partnerships

    What helps a community thrive? It’s a question with answers as variable as the people responding. Some might say that healthy communities are safe communities. To others, flourishing communities experience significant economic growth and stability. Still others would insist a thriving community...

  • 7 essential cybersecurity tips all small-business owners should know

    It seems like every quarter there’s a new story about how hackers breached a major company’s cyber-defenses and stole millions of pieces of highly sensitive data. While most of the news coverage goes to data breaches that hit major corporations, small businesses are frequently the target of cyber...

  • Corn, soybeans and nuts: Top U.S. exports feed the economy

    Corn, soybeans and nuts: Top U.S. exports feed the economy

    Politicians spend a lot of time talking about America-first trade deals. Even though the average person may not think about U.S. trade often, it's a key part of the economy — a topic that’s on everyone’s mind. In 2017 alone, the U.S. exported around $132 billion worth of agricultural products....

  • Be wary of adult bullying and know where to turn if you are being targeted

    Be wary of adult bullying and know where to turn if you are being targeted

    When you hear the word bully, you probably think of the big kid waiting in the school yard to steal your lunch money. However, bullies aren't left behind when you move into adulthood. Not by a long shot. According to a recent Harris Poll, conducted on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association,...

  • Make holiday shopping for your clients easy this year

    Make holiday shopping for your clients easy this year

    The holidays are known as the most wonderful time of the year, but they're also a great opportunity for reflection, particularly in a business setting. This is the time of year when you can look back on the last 12 months and appreciate everyone who helped make the year a success for your business....

  • Small businesses have struggled to find funding: Not anymore

    Small businesses have struggled to find funding: Not anymore

    In business, dreams are easy. Finding the money to make them happen, however, can be difficult. Even established, successful businesses can get turned away for loans at banks. This was the case for Sole Bicycles, a popular maker of stylish, high-performance bikes based in Venice Beach, California....

  • 5 big changes for today's small businesses

    5 big changes for today's small businesses

    A generation ago, the notion of a small business owner meant something very different. You pictured a person who owned their own storefront, often named after themselves, and every day they were the first to arrive and the last to leave. They worked tirelessly for their customers, and their reward...

  • 5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace

    5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace

    Each workday, the average American spends 8.8 hours at work or on work-related activities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s even more time than people spend sleeping. And because we spend so much time at work, it's in your and your employer’s best interest to make workplaces...

  • 9 tips to boost productivity in the workplace

    9 tips to boost productivity in the workplace

    If you feel like you're working more, but getting less done, you're not alone. Employees are working an average of 44 hours per week, of which only 29 were considered to be productive, according to a new survey of 1,200 full time office workers. The recent "Productivity in the Workplace" study commissioned...

  • How to say and do just the right thing when a co-worker loses a loved one

    How to say and do just the right thing when a co-worker loses a loved one

    Knowing how to support a grieving co-worker can be one of the most challenging situations you face in your workplace. You want to express your sympathy and help your colleague, but you also don't want to cross any professional boundaries. In fact, guidance regarding expressions of sympathy in the...

  • Small businesses prepare for 2017 (Infographic)

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  • Growing up with elevators and escalators (Infographic)

    Just as the urban spaces we live in today have changed dramatically in the past 30 years, the cities of tomorrow will look very different than the cities of today. Buildings are rising taller than ever to accommodate growing urban population.

  • Boost home office productivity with a pre-holiday freshening

    Boost home office productivity with a pre-holiday freshening

    You engaged in spring cleaning and organization earlier this year, but with the holidays approaching, your home office could probably stand a bit of freshening up. Fall is the perfect time to make sure your office is a well-equipped and appealing workspace that boosts your efficiency and productivity....

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  • 6 ways to make the most of your summer getaway

    We all need a vacation to disconnect from our everyday lives, but studies show that many Americans fail to take all their vacation days each year. In fact, according to the U.S. Travel Association, Americans left 662 million vacation days on the table last year. Yet, research confirms that people...

  • 9 savvy traveler hacks that will save time, money and headaches

    9 savvy traveler hacks that will save time, money and headaches

    Are you a savvy traveler? Do you shop around to get the best deals? How about knowing the ins and outs of saving money when planning a trip? Chase and the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) asked folks across the U.S. travel-related questions to find out just how savvy they are, and here’s what...

  • Tire confidential: Tips on picking the right one for you

    Tire confidential: Tips on picking the right one for you

    To most people, a tire is a tire is a tire. To the naked eye, that’s absolutely correct: They are black and round. However, upon further inspection, tires are one of the most technologically advanced parts of a car, influencing the braking, steering, comfort, handling, safety and fuel efficiency....

  • Why Hawaii is a great destination for single female travelers

    Why Hawaii is a great destination for single female travelers

    Whether it's traveling solo or a girlfriends getaway, Hawaii is becoming a prime destination for single female travelers. This lush paradise offers plentiful opportunity to experience a vacation of your lifetime, with many ways to customize your trip to match your personality perfectly. Adventurous,...

  • 5 bucket list-worthy destinations for your next cruise

    If you’ve ever dreamed of finding adventure by exploring another country, cruising is an excellent and simple way to make those dreams a reality. Cruise ships are a hugely popular choice for vacationers around the world, with 28 million people worldwide expected to enjoy cruises this year — a 25...

  • Green Bay's Titletown is a travel touchdown

    Green Bay's Titletown is a travel touchdown

    Some travel trends come and go, but others have staying power. Sports-themed travel is gaining momentum, and experts predict that it's only going to get bigger. If you like the thrill of competition, the history of the game and the joy of being a fan, consider sports-themed destinations for your...

  • 5 insider tips to plan an unforgettable African vacation

    5 insider tips to plan an unforgettable African vacation

    When you get lost in wanderlust, do you find yourself dreaming of Africa? This exotic continent is on many people's travel bucket lists, but planning a trip can be intimidating. If you are ready to stop dreaming and start planning an unforgettable African adventure, here are some simple tips to...

  • 100 years of history: Historic hotel celebrates worker heritage

    100 years of history: Historic hotel celebrates worker heritage

    If you’re the curious sort who enjoys exploring historic sites in your free time, you’re far from alone. Because people are fascinated with learning more about how Americans lived, thought and dreamed in the past, many seek out such cultural enclaves anytime they travel. That helps explain the...

  • 5 tips for towing trailers, boats and campers

    5 tips for towing trailers, boats and campers

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 20,000 people require medical attention every year because of crashes involving trailers towed by passenger vehicles. These recreational outings don’t need to go sideways — nor does whatever you may be towing. Here’s a safety...

  • This summer Winnipeg is too good not to visit (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Whether it’s seeing the city from our rivers, taking in our many festivals, feasting at our acclaimed restaurants, sipping away an afternoon on a patio or at a local brewery, your whole family will relish what’s going on in The Peg.

  • 4 tips for better vacation pictures

    4 tips for better vacation pictures

    Whether your vacation takes you on a hiking adventure in the mountains, to the beach, to explore a new city or vineyards, chances are you will end up with a bunch of photos. With advanced lens technology on smartphones and professional-grade cameras now affordable and available to consumers, it’s...

  • One school's impact on the city of Chicago

    One school's impact on the city of Chicago

    One hundred years ago, the poet Carl Sandburg famously called Chicago the “hog butcher of the world,” and the “nation’s freight handler.” The character of the city has changed with each decade, and throughout the years. Chicago has established itself as an educational hub, with world-class research...

  • 5 tips for planning the easiest summer vacation ever

    5 tips for planning the easiest summer vacation ever

    Where will your travels take you this summer? Are you planning a trip to an exotic island, or are you hitting the road? Wherever you’re headed, preparing for a great trip takes smart planning. Here are five simple tips for planning your next vacation. 1. Setting your itinerary early. Itineraries...

  • The American Road Trip Experience (Infographic)

    Summertime includes road tripping for many Americans. A survey* found that 42 percent of respondents prefer traveling via car over plane or train. Before hitting the road, check out this survey’s findings — revealing which road trip habits are "annoying," the biggest road trip snack challenges...

  • Your Next Extraordinary Adventure: Western Australia's Ningaloo Reef

    Your Next Extraordinary Adventure: Western Australia's Ningaloo Reef

    Have you ever heard of Australia’s other reef? A place where the red and orange hues of Australia’s iconic outback meet white sand beaches and turquoise blue water, where you can walk off the shore and instantly experience pristine coral reef during a special drift snorkel, and where the best marine...

  • 5 reasons Arkansas is a natural for retirees

    5 reasons Arkansas is a natural for retirees

    Natural beauty. Endless adventure. Southern cuisine. Economical living. Whether searching for a place to retire or simply looking for the perfect setting for a new home, Arkansas has it all. The Natural State offers quality of life with a diverse array of things to do and see. The six regions of...

  • This summer if you are looking for hot times in one cool city, head north to the centre of the continent

    This summer if you are looking for hot times in one cool city, head north to the centre of the continent

    Winnipeg is one of the coolest, artsiest cities in North America, with an excellent culinary scene, elm canopied neighbourhoods, world-class attractions and all-round good times. Plus, don’t let those Canadian weather stereotypes fool you — our summers here average in the high 70s, while you’ll...

  • A vacation for the ages: 7 off-roading tips

    A vacation for the ages: 7 off-roading tips

    Summer’s here and millions of folks are gearing up for the Great American Road Trip. Instead of hitting the highway, how about taking a sharp turn off-road instead? That’s the suggestion of 79-years-young Jim Brightly, a still-active off-road and outdoor journalist who has a vast array of publications...

  • Travel spotlight: Titletown is a touchdown for sports enthusiasts

    Travel spotlight: Titletown is a touchdown for sports enthusiasts

    Some travel trends come and go, but others have staying power. Sports-themed travel is gaining momentum in 2018, and experts predict that it's only going to get bigger. If you like the thrill of competition, the history of the game and the joy of being a fan, consider sports-themed destinations...

  • Simple ways to earn extra money without owning a car

    Simple ways to earn extra money without owning a car

    Whether you’re new to a city and are getting on your feet, or you don’t want the commitment of a longtime lease or loan, there are countless ways to put some dough in your pocket without the need to purchase a car. Working with a flexible schedule doesn't necessarily mean that you need to be tied...

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  • Laugh, learn and lunch: Tips for bonding with kids over cooking

    Laugh, learn and lunch: Tips for bonding with kids over cooking

    Cooking with your kids is just plain fun. Everyone likes good food, and being in the kitchen offers an excellent opportunity to work together toward one common (and hopefully delicious) goal. And the added benefit, of course, is that your kids can learn to follow directions, are exposed to healthier...

  • Easy entertaining and recipe tips from celebrity chef Katie Lee

    Easy entertaining and recipe tips from celebrity chef Katie Lee

    Whether it's an end-of-summer bash or a back-to-school barbecue, entertaining is all about family, friends and of course, food. But hosting the perfect soiree doesn't have to mean you're stuck in the kitchen while everyone else is enjoying the party. TV chef and cookbook author Katie Lee offers...

  • 5 reasons to snack on strawberries

    5 reasons to snack on strawberries

    The perfect snack needs to check off three boxes: It should be filling enough to get you to your next meal, provide nutrition that fits into your balanced diet, and satisfy cravings, whether sweet or savory. Not an easy task, but juicy California strawberries are up for the challenge. “Strawberries...

  • 3 Things You Didn't Know About Chocolate - And Why You Should Care

    3 Things You Didn't Know About Chocolate - And Why You Should Care

    As you stand in the chocolate aisle of the grocery store, have you ever stopped to think about the story behind each bar? Knowing that your choice of chocolate has a positive impact on the farmers who cultivated the cocoa beans can sweeten the entire experience. When choosing your favorite treat,...

  • Zero-calorie sweeteners every savvy label reader needs to know

    Most of us are conscientious with our diets — trying our best to keep a balance between getting a fill of veggies, but still wanting to also enjoy that occasional treat. And even better if we can savor the taste of a favorite decadent dessert or fancy coffee drink without feeling guilty. Consumers...

  • Celebrate the season! 5 ways to get your yard party-ready

    Celebrate the season! 5 ways to get your yard party-ready

    If you’re like many Americans, you’re planning an outdoor party to celebrate the warm-weather season. That may be especially true if you’ve made recent improvements to your outdoor spaces; according to a recent Houzz survey, 51 percent of homeowners conducting such upgrades plan to throw more parties,...

  • The 4 greatest salt myths

    The 4 greatest salt myths

    Salt is everywhere, it seems. It is on our tables, in many of our favorite foods and even in life-saving hospital infusions. After more than a century of debate over the role of salt in human health, the overwhelming medical evidence makes it clear that reducing salt in the U.S. diet may pose a...

  • Chocolate platters have replaced cheese platters at parties

    Chocolate platters have replaced cheese platters at parties

    Whether a five-course social event, laid-back barbecue or progressive dinner party, what separates average from impressive entertaining is innovative and original ideas. One way to catch the attention of your guests while tempting their taste buds is to feature chocolate pairings in your entertaining...

  • Your summertime prescription: Sweet cherries

    Your summertime prescription: Sweet cherries

    This summer, don’t be surprised if dietitians point you to one of Mother Nature’s sweetest treats to remedy a variety of ailments: sweet cherries. These bright, glossy orbs are in season for only a short time, so don’t pass them up while they’re at their freshest and, arguably, most flavorful....

  • Your home haven: 5 common mistakes when planning a DIY deck

    Your home haven: 5 common mistakes when planning a DIY deck

    Across America, decks have become a popular place for people to entertain guests or just relax. The greatest appeal? The elevated outdoor living areas offer a convenient option for enjoying the great outdoors in a comfortable, room-like space that’s somewhat removed from the elements. Further,...

  • Celebrate outdoor family fun this summer (Infographic)

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  • Hot dogs go to new heights for National Hot Dog Month

    Twitter (@OscarMayer) or Instagram (@OscarMayer) In celebration of National Hot Dog Month, Oscar Mayer is on a mission to get a better hot dog in every hand and recently introduced Super Hotdogger (video), the newest member of the iconic WienerFleet. Super Hotdogger is the world’s first-ever JetPack-powered,...

  • Plan, be positive, unplug: 5 ways to make family meals more enjoyable

    Plan, be positive, unplug: 5 ways to make family meals more enjoyable

    With our busy lifestyles today, finding time to shop for groceries, cook, then meet as a family to enjoy a meal together can be a major challenge. A Harris poll shows only 30 percent of American families share dinner each night. Yet the benefits of maintaining that family time are so substantial...

  • 6 delicious almond milk recipes to help you refuel on the go

    When the warm weather months are in full swing, you don’t want to spend tons of time in the kitchen refueling after your run or making dinner on a busy weeknight. Keep staples like almond milk at the ready, and you’ll be prepared for anything that comes your way — from smoothies and overnight oats...

  • 5 easy ways to create a healthier, happier you this summer

    What do you want to do today? During the summer months that can be a tricky question to answer because there are so many options you don't want to pass up. You want to get out there and enjoy it all, and this running about can make it very difficult to stick to a comprehensive wellness routine....

  • 5 fantastic energy-boosting snacks for fitness success

    5 fantastic energy-boosting snacks for fitness success

    As marathon season approaches, many people are focused on training. Building up endurance is key, but you can't do that without the fuel your body needs. Wholesome energy-boosting snacks are essential for keeping up the pace, whether you're focused on a 5K or full marathon. There are a variety...

  • 8 things you didn't know about pancakes

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    5 tips to amp up the natural benefits of your yard

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    6 ways nonprofit public broadcasting strengthens local communities

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    5 tire safety tips for your next road trip

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