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    Creating a dream home with cypress

    (BPT) - Transforming the unremarkable into the extraordinary need not be an impossible task. More and more homeowners are finding that lavish looks are both attainable and affordable. Their imaginative design professionals are making it happen, using cypress to create their clients’ dream homes.

  • Pets

    Bad Breath in Pets Could Be a Sign of Poor Health

    (StatePoint) If you’ve ever experienced dry mouth, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Unfortunately, your pet can get dry mouth too, and it can lead to more serious issues down the line and can also be a sign of more serious current health issues.

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    Home Cleaning Do's and Don’ts

    (StatePoint) Now and then, every home gets to the point at which a quick tidy-up here and there just isn’t cutting it anymore. You take a look around, notice all of the surfaces that have gone untouched for far too long, then sigh as you pick a day dedicated to cleaning from top to bottom.

  • Bridal

    How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring

    (StatePoint) An engagement ring is at once a symbol of love and commitment and also a reflection of a woman’s personal style. For the engaged-to-be who hasn’t quite determined the perfect sparkler for herself, articulating an engagement ring style can seem challenging.

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5 tips to help care for your child's eczema

(BPT) - The daily routine for a parent can be hectic and stressful, and having a child that is living with atopic dermatitis (eczema) can be difficult.1

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Monday 01/22/2018
6 tips that may help manage your eczema
Updated: January 23, 2018 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Your eczema (atopic dermatitis) may be a part of you, but it doesn’t have to define you. Living with eczema might take some effort, like changing your lifestyle and working with your physician to develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.

1. Avoid dry skin. Sometimes this is easier said than done, but dry skin is a common eczema symptom.1 Try to avoid cold, dry air and situations where you might overheat.2 Limiting bathing time to 5-10 minutes with warm, not hot, water may also help.3,4

2. Be mindful of your diet. For some people, eczema may flare when they're exposed to different triggers.4 Certain foods, or a food allergy, could trigger a flare.1 If you suspect a certain food is affecting you, share your experiences with your doctor and talk about your treatment plan. One option to manage symptoms may include avoiding a certain food group.4

3. Recognize your triggers. Food, as discussed above, may be a trigger, but a change in the environment, certain soaps/detergents, sweat or stress may also trigger symptoms.2,4 Pay attention to when your eczema flare is most noticeable and record possible triggers. Jotting down a few quick “notes-to-self” in the moment could help identify triggers. The better you recognize what is causing your eczema to react the way it is, the easier it may be to avoid any situations that may cause a flare.

4. Make moisturizers a priority in your daily routine. If you have eczema, moisturizers can help keep your skin hydrated.3 There are so many kinds of moisturizers—who doesn't love options!—including ointments, creams, lotions, gels, and oils.3 No matter which moisturizer your doctor recommends, following a routine and applying it soon after bathing will help keep your skin hydrated.3,4

5. Be mindful of your wardrobe. Clothing is often an important part of your identity, but when it comes to your eczema, the clothing you wear can make a difference. Wool or rough fabrics can be irritating on the skin and could trigger your eczema.4 Also try cutting the tags off your clothes and covering any irritating inner seams. These easy tricks can help reduce irritation without sacrificing your unique style.

6. Speak with your doctor about your options. One of the ways to treat eczema is to use a topical therapy. If you're looking for a topical prescription therapy, take a moment to talk with your doctor about your options. EUCRISA® (crisaborole) ointment, 2% is a steroid-free ointment for people with mild-to-moderate eczema (atopic dermatitis) and can be used on all skin tones from face to feet, for adults and kids as young as 2 years old.5 It can be applied to the skin, including the face. Do not use in the eyes, mouth or vagina.5 EUCRISA is a topical treatment that works both above and below the skin to treat eczema.6 The specific way EUCRISA works is not well defined.5 For more information about EUCRISA, visit www.EUCRISA.com.

The strategies above, along with the treatment regimen that you and your doctor decide upon, may help give you a better understanding of your eczema. If you have additional questions, be sure to speak with your doctor.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION & INDICATION

Do not use EUCRISA if you are allergic to crisaborole or any of the ingredients in EUCRISA.

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Consider alternatives to opioids to manage pain after surgery
Updated: January 23, 2018 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - If you’re having surgery, you can expect to be sore and uncomfortable for a few days, whether you’re recovering at home or in the hospital. But it’s best to limit opioids or avoid them altogether, opting for alternatives to manage pain and discomfort, recommends the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

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Living with Ulcerative Colitis: Shedding Light on Unspoken Challenges [Infographic]
Posted: January 22, 2018

(BPT) - A 2017 U.S. survey of 301 adults living with ulcerative colitis (UC) and 149 gastroenterologists (GIs) suggests that some patients may be suffering from symptoms that may impact their life choices. Here are some preliminary findings from the survey (see survey methodology below) that show how the daily impact of the disease combined with communication breakdowns may be creating a “new normal” for patients, along with some tips that may help some patients discuss UC disease management with their GIs.

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What you should know to prepare for a blood test
Updated: January 23, 2018 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - A new survey reveals Americans are not aware of what to report prior to a blood test. Only half (52 percent) believe it is very important to report use of supplements to their healthcare provider before getting a blood test.

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Who Celebrates National School Choice Week?
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 4:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - With more than 32,000 independently planned events around the country, the week of Jan. 21-27 will be the largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education.

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Facing a Serious Health Condition—Stories of Strength and Life with a Rare Lung Disease
Updated: January 23, 2018 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Being diagnosed with a serious disease can be devastating. That’s how Nick, 72, felt when he discovered he has a rare and severe lung condition called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF. Ginger, 68, said learning she has IPF was the scariest time of her life.

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6 Home Décor Trends to Make a Style Statement
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) Is your home décor starting to feel a bit stale? Spruce up your interiors with some of the hottest home design trends for 2018 -- from customized cozy to natural textures to retro touches.

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Friday 01/19/2018
Big & Tall Men's Fashion Arrives at Your Doorstep - Literally
Updated: January 19, 2018 - 4:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - In an age when you can get nearly anything delivered to your doorstep, and when boxed subscription services such as Blue Apron and PopSugar have become household names, it was only a matter of time before subscription boxes for clothing would seem practical instead of odd, and experience massive growth.

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University Students Compete for Top Prize in Global Trading Competition
Updated: January 19, 2018 - 4:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - CME Group's 15th Annual Trading Challenge is kicking off, and university students from all over the world will put their trading skills to the test. The stakes are high as teams are competing for a cash prize and a trip to Chicago for a day of education and networking.

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Protecting Your Privacy
Updated: January 20, 2018 - 4:32 am

(NAPSI)—Some people are taking an unhealthy interest in your medical information—but they can be stopped.

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Thursday 01/18/2018
4 Tips for Cutting Your Home Energy Bills Even in Winter
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 4:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - You know it's cold when it snows in Florida.

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Bad Breath in Pets Could Be a Sign of Poor Health
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 4:37 am

(StatePoint) If you’ve ever experienced dry mouth, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Unfortunately, your pet can get dry mouth too, and it can lead to more serious issues down the line and can also be a sign of more serious current health issues.

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Tips for Keeping Your Busy, Adventurous Family Safe
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 4:34 am

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Chronic Conditions More Common in Hispanics
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 4:34 am

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Kickstart a Healthier Lifestyle
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 4:34 am

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New Effort Aims to Bolster Music Venues
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 4:34 am

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Don’t Overpay Your Taxes
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 4:34 am

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Make Working from Home Productive and Liberating
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 4:34 am

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7 Breakfasts to Keep the Family on Track this New Year
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 4:34 am

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A Simple, Family-Friendly Menu
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 4:34 am

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Make Kitchen Time Easier
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 4:34 am

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New Year, New Family Habits
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 4:34 am

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There’s an Apple for That
Posted: January 18, 2018

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Simple Sheet Pan Suppers
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 4:34 am

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Make Game Day a Win
Posted: January 18, 2018

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Big Flavor for the Big Game
Posted: January 18, 2018

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Resolve to Improve Your Financial Life
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 4:34 am

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6 Ways to Fight the Flu
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 4:34 am

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Color Your Kitchen
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 4:34 am

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5 Smarter Ways to Keep Your Home Warm
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 4:34 am

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Small-Scale Home Upgrades with a Big Impact
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 4:34 am

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Assistive Technology
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 4:34 am

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Find Your Influence Style this Year
Updated: January 23, 2018 - 4:33 am

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New Baby? New Tech Can Make a Big Difference
Updated: January 23, 2018 - 4:33 am

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Foundation for the Future
Updated: January 23, 2018 - 4:33 am

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Wednesday 01/17/2018
Healthy half-time snacking tips from a pro
Updated: January 23, 2018 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Healthy snacking and making good food choices can be difficult any time of the year, but it can be especially tough during the big game. Business Insider reports that only 80 percent of people who start a New Year’s resolution keep that resolution through February. This happens to correspond with the biggest football game of the year and the common food temptations that go along with it — chicken wings, chips and salsa, pizza, not to mention beer.

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1 in 5 drivers can't fix a flat tire. Can you?
Updated: January 23, 2018 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - For many Americans, fixing a flat tire remains a mystery. According to a survey from AAA, nearly 20 percent of U.S. drivers don’t know how to change a flat. This is compounded by research saying there are 220 million flat tires annually — and each driver will experience up to five flat tires in their lifetime.

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5 creative strawberry snacks to start 2018 off right
Posted: January 17, 2018

(BPT) - 2018 is the year of the snack. But when hunger hits, where should you turn? The same old processed foods might satisfy you for a minute, but what if you could grab something sweet that's also loaded with the nutrients you need to fuel you through to your next meal?

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America Is Seeing A Flood Of 'Flood Cars'
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 4:36 am

(NAPSI)—Recent research suggests drivers may be behind the wheel of more than 325,000 previously flooded vehicles. That’s a 20 percent increase from 2016 and a stark reminder to consumers to do due diligence when used-car shopping.

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3 Tips for Cooking Up a Healthy New Year
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 4:36 am

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A Positive Path to a Healthy New You
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 4:37 am

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A Wholesome, Hearty Dish to Take the Chill Off Winter Days
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 4:37 am

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3 Ways Soapstone Enhances Home Design
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 4:37 am

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Tips for Family Safety
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 4:37 am

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Tips for Winter Wellness
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 4:37 am

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5 Tips to Have Fun and Enhance Learning
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 4:37 am

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Simple Solutions to Combat Winter Skin Sensitivity
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 4:37 am

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Set Practical Parenting Goals for the New Year
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 4:37 am

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7 Steps for a Healthier Home
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 4:37 am

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