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(Family Features) When a significant goal or challenge stands before you, it may be tough to envision the finish line. Finding and drawing on what motivates and inspires you will make the journey toward that successful finish line more pleasant, and your ultimate victory that much sweeter.

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(Family Features) For millions of school-age children, each day begins and ends with a bus ride. While parents entrust their children’s safety to the capable hands of bus drivers, these tips from the National Association for Pupil Transportation provide some measures parents can take and les…

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(Family Features) When a beloved family pet experiences health problems, it can take a toll on the whole family. In some cases, it can take weeks or even months to identify the problem, and more importantly, where the solution lies. In some cases, the answer is as simple as changing what you…

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(Family Features) When a parent passes away, it’s usually left to their offspring to manage and disperse the remaining estate. In the wake of such a loss, emotions can run high, and the sheer amount of paperwork can quickly become overwhelming.

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(Family Features) With appointments and meetings to remember, tasks to complete and jobs to finish, life can get crazy in the business world. That’s why busy professionals need to stay on top of their game with simple tricks to help take care of work and life, day in and day out.

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Did you know that one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime? Maybe you or someone you know has already experienced this violence at the hand of a loved one.

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It seems as if there is nothing a smartphone can't do these days. It can get you where you want to go (most of the time), you can make reservations at your favorite restaurant, and now you can use it to detect whether your home is leaking energy or water.

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If only we could keep our kids in a bubble, insulated from the atrocities the world would inflict on them. Along with the normal worries any parent has for his or her child, you can add child identity theft to the list as well.

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Every bride-to-be wants to look and feel her best on her wedding day. For nearly one-third of adults in the United States, looking and feeling their best means losing weight -- an average of 39 pounds, according to a recent survey. In addition, 1 in 5 adults surv…

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(Family Features) Remember taking off for a day of adventure on your bike, returning home only for dinner? Kids these days don't have the same incredible experience of exploratory, unstructured play. According to a new survey commissioned by Nature's Path, 54 percent of moms say their kids s…

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(Family Features) For the past 25 years, there has been an increased focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States, but that’s just the beginning. According to the Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17 percent f…

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(Family Features) Sleep is essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but sleep problems – such as sleep apnea – can hinder sleep quality and lead to other severe health complications. Sleep apnea is a serious breathing disorder that causes you to snore loudly and stop breathing up to hundre…

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(Family Features) It may seem that anyone with the guts to run their own small business should be able to master marketing with ease. And yet marketing strikes many small business owners with dread.  

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(Family Features) Whether it’s October or not, breast cancer is one of the most recognized cancers in the world. Thanks to massive public awareness campaigns, nearly everyone understands the significance behind a pink ribbon, but how many can say they have breast cancer knowledge beyond pink?

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(Family Features) Today's students are increasingly at risk of being bullied, and the effects of bullying can be devastating.

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(Family Features) Keeping lunch ideas inventive and exciting can become challenging over time. Lunchbox envy may start in grade school, but when you open yet another uninspired sack lunch, you may find yourself wishing you could trade with a friend or co-worker, if only for the change of pace.

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(StatePoint) While every child is unique, one thing is certain; the first few years of life are the most important for brain development. And parents can create the right atmosphere to hone language, cognition and social and emotional skills, as well as support physical and motor development.

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(Family Features) In a perfect world, you would be home for every meal, your fridge would be fully stocked at all times and you would meet your daily nutrient requirements with ease. However, if you are like the majority of people, you are always on-the-go and seek convenient, cost-effective…

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(Family Features) More than 40,000 homes flooded in the state of Louisiana after historic rainfall since Friday, Aug. 12, causing more than 20 parishes to declare federal disasters. Across the state, only 20 percent of homes have active flood insurance policies.

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(Family Features) When a major storm strikes, it can leave a trail of devastation and danger behind. Volatile weather is common when seasons change, so it’s the perfect time to take stock of your emergency resources.

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(Family Features) Those with term life insurance know that it is a cost-efficient option to provide the protection they need during their earlier years of life, but few are aware of the options that may be available to put those policies to work for them as they get older.

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(Family Features) Juggling jobs, kids and the demands of a busy, modern life often comes at the expense of family mealtime at home. Even though life never seems to slow down, now is the perfect time to renew your commitment to creating and serving meals at home that nourish your kids’ brains…

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(StatePoint) Running a household can be stressful, so finding a way to streamline your routine is a must. While you may have short-cuts and tricks already in place, stocking your home with the best supplies and most innovative products will help to make each day even easier.

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - From 3-D technology to bold, bright visuals, animated movies continue to get better with time and this upcoming season is no exception. If you're a fan of animated films starring a new collection of fun, colorful characters for the whole family, there are now mor…

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(BPT) - As summer comes to a close, there are probably some mixed feelings among parents and students. As a parent, you may feel a certain relief seeing back-to-school ads and signs, while your children often dread the end of summer fun.

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Much has been made about protecting your digital footprint lately. (Thank you, Apple and the FBI, for bringing this issue center stage). And, according to tech experts who follow such trends, it would seem that many people are starting to pay attention -- especia…

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Looking for a safer, more effective, and less costly alternative for treating chronic pain now that the Centers for Disease and Prevention has pegged the number of deaths from opioid abuse at more than 28,000 in 2014 alone? One of the most popular choices: drug-f…

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Customization is trending in the world of golf-buddy trips and resorts are upping their game to accommodate groups who want to put their own unique stamp on an outing. While the pursuit of extraordinary golf remains at the core of this annual trek, the golf-buddy…

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(BPT) - Transitioning into underwear is a big deal for every toddler. However, while the end result is rewarding, the road to get there can be challenging for parents and kids alike.

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(Family Features) Chances are you’ve heard the term probiotics and know that these good bacteria that live in your gut promote healthy digestion. Did you know that probiotics are also key to a healthy immune system and protein absorption?

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(Family Features) For parents with college-age children, there’s a fairly standard set of basics that helps ensure their children are ready to tackle the world with some degree of independence. But beyond school supplies, housing, food and transportation, one important consideration remains:…

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(Family Features) As the busy school year progresses, it can be challenging for families to find time to play and stay active together. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that kids participate in 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day, but unfortunately …

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(Family Features) What do 155 million American adults have in common? They did not go to the dentist last year. Cleaning and check-up appointments are essential to both your oral health and overall health. However, many barriers often stand in the way of getting the care you need.

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Since the first U.S. moon landing in 1969, we have been fascinated with the mystery of space. Fast forward to 2016, when we're celebrating the 5th-year anniversary since NASA launched JUNO and the August 19 ULA Delta IV launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Take a walk through London this fall, and you will notice how the city's world-famous museums and galleries are opening dozens of new exhibitions and events featuring the works of some of the most famous artists in history.

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(StatePoint) Between work and school-year commitments, it can be difficult to carve out time to sit down at the table and enjoy a home-cooked dinner as a family, but it is well worth the effort. In addition to offering an opportunity to bond, eating together and engaging in conversation can …

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(Family Features) Forget Jan. 1. Parents know the real new year begins when you can smell the fresh pink erasers and hear the clatter of brand new pencils on still-smooth notebook covers.

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(Family Features) School bells will soon be ringing, and the start of a new school year is a time many families re-focus on healthier eating habits. Countless studies have shown the correlation between good nutrition and school performance, but smart eating isn’t just about meals; it applies…

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(Family Features) Saying “I do” doesn’t have to mean saying “yes” to all the fuss of an ordinary wedding, which is why mike’s hard lemonade asked two real-life couples and die-hard Randy Houser fans to ditch tradition and get married in a communal backyard wedding before the start of a Randy…

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(BPT) - The school year is quickly approaching! While it may be challenging to say goodbye to summer, there are fun, creative ways to get the kids excited for back-to-school. In preparation for the new school year, AllPosters.com offers up a few simple, affordable ways to get kids in the sch…

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For some, traveling is a calling, a way of life. It's about those who are more traveler than tourist, who prefer upscale lodging, who are happy to hike, horseback ride or kayak as a mode of transportation.

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Did you know teachers spent hundreds of their own dollars each year on school supplies for their students? Katy Perry and Staples have teamed up to donate $1 million to support classrooms and encourage people to make their own donations at Staplesforstudents.com.

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(StatePoint) All parents want to feel confident that their children are happy, healthy and focused on the future. The unfortunate reality is that drug use can derail these goals and put a strain on families.

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(BPT) - Think you don’t have the tools or know-how to get your kids excited about science at home? Think again! Nurturing kids’ innate curiosity about science is less intimidating than you may think. Expert Rachel Hollis from The Chic Site, and partner of Bayer’s Making Science Make Sense® p…

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(BPT) - Handwriting is an essential part of a child’s education, as it allows children to express their creativity and develop their best self. Research shows that handwriting promotes critical thinking, reading comprehension and fine motor skills development.

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(BPT) - Proud parents across the country are watching their children head back to the classroom for another exciting school year. The knowledge they gain in class will help set them on a path to success. However, learning shouldn’t stop when the school bell rings at the end of the day.

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Beware the overstuffed school backpack!

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(BPT) - As summer comes to a close, the anticipation of the new back-to-school year can be both exciting and stressful. Summer fun will soon give way to after school activities, sports and homework. Mornings will become slightly more hectic and fast-paced as everyone races to get their backp…

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(Family Features) In many American households, once-unfamiliar sustainability practices have become commonplace. Current data from the Environmental Protection Agency shows a national recycling rate of about 34 percent, more than double the 16 percent rate in 1990. Even so, more than 167 mil…

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(Family Features) Whether it’s the first backpack they don to scamper off to kindergarten or a new laptop to help make the most of freshman lecture courses, grabbing all the right gear is essential for a smooth start to the new school year. Arm your students with the right educational tools,…