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    6 Tips for Throwing a Great Outdoor Party

    StatePoint Throwing the perfect party outdoors requires a bit of precision. Here are six great ways to keep guests happy, comfortable and entertained. 1. Keep bugs away. You can keep bugs at bay naturally with a bit of strategic gardening. Plants that ward off bugs include lavender, marigolds, and...
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    Tips for Summer Travel with Your Pet

    Family Features The warm summer months call for some fun traveling with loved ones, however, trips can be less fun if four-legged family members aren’t able to come along. Pet parents already know not to leave pets in the car on a hot day, but there are other factors...
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    How to Find Your Vacation Home-Away-From-Home

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau There’s nothing like the comfort of returning to your home after being away on vacation. Living in a hotel and eating out for every meal can leave you feeling out of whack. One solution for this problem is renting a house or...
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    5 Steps to Keep Your Car Prepared for Summer Heat

    Family Features Taking proper care of your vehicle is important all year, but summer heat brings a unique set of challenges to your car’s air conditioning system, tires, brakes, battery and more. To ensure your vehicle is prepared to safely handle the summer elements and to help avoid breakdowns,...
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    5 tips to keep your home secure from hackers

    BPT Times have changed. It’s no longer enough to protect your physical home, it’s also vital you stay safe from cybercrimes. It has become increasingly easier for criminals to gain access to financial accounts, email and even hack internet-connected devices in the home. The good news is that there...
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    How Much Juice Should Kids Drink?

    What you need to know about juice and serving size BPT Selecting beverages for your children can be tricky. What should they be drinking and how much should they drink? Dr. Lisa Thornton, pediatrician and mother, breaks down new juice guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and...
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    SUMMER TIME 2017 LOOKS

    Estephany Haro El Observador Here’s a list we created of 5 items you must have for summer:  • A pair of sunglasses  are essential for summer, not only do they help us look fashionable but it prevents the sun’s UV rays from hitting our eye area. • A loose...
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    3 cornerstones to a longer, healthier, happier life for your pet

    BPT Your pets are members of the family. They are the source of some of your best memories, they are your travel companions, your confidantes and your evening snuggle partners. You love them and you want them to live the longest, healthiest and happiest life possible. Like it is...
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    How Humor Can Improve Lives

    StatePoint You’ve probably heard the old adage, “laughter is the best medicine.” Well there’s some truth to that. The Mayo Clinic cites a number of health benefits from laughter, such as pain relief, stress relief and an improved immune system. Indeed, this concept is being applied in a number...