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Is your child eating kid-friendly foods that support overall health and wellness? Smart ways parents can get kids to eat healthier foods....
Children's health concern: Every minute poison control answers a call about young kids getting into medicine Children's health concern: Did you know every minute poison control answers a call about kids getting into medicine? Here's what you need to know about this growing problem and how to prevent it....
Picking the right camp for your kids More than 10 million kids attend some type of summer camp. Here are some tips to ensure a positive summer for everyone as you look at camps....
Have a delicious baking recipe? Share it with the world Learn how your favorite breakfast recipe could win you amazing prices in Pillsbury's Bake-Off Contest....
Kick-start kids' summer with shoe-shopping tips for parents When it comes to the health of your children, you do everything you can to help them grow up strong. Are you aware of the important role foot health plays in a child’s overall development?...
Parents: Put the brakes on kids' summer 'brain drain' Summer drains an average of two months worth of math skills from the brain of the average student, studies show. Parents can help halt "summer brain drain" by keeping kids' minds active with science, technology,...
Healthy housekeeping tips offer a fresh approach to spring cleaning Spring cleaning can be problematic for asthma sufferers. Learn what you can do to protect yourself during this season....
The new time to have fun and bond with your family: breakfast Families are always looking for new ways to spend time together. Why not start your weekend off on the right foot with a little family time in the kitchen over a delicious hot breakfast?...
Modern technology rescues backyard pool-time fun See how the latest technology makes owning a pool and cleaning it easier than ever....
Four out of 10 drivers don't know this dashboard warning could save their lives Knowing the importance of correct tire pressure could help save your life....
10 tips to help your kid speed to good dental health with NASCAR's Greg Biffle Getting children to brush their teeth can be challenging. No parent wants to struggle with their child every morning and night to ensure they develop good dental habits and a healthy smile. Consider these tips....
Smart shopping tips for budget-savvy baby boomers While the economy is moving again, many Americans – baby boomers included – continue to realize the importance of good money management skills. Boomers are focused on making the most of their money by boosting...
Planning the perfect Easter egg hunt If you don’t have an Easter egg hunt to attend in your community, consider planning your own and inviting all the neighbors to participate. Here are some tips for planning the perfect Easter egg hunt:...
Put a little 'spring' in your seasonal recipes Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli offers three light recipes that are perfect for any spring get together. Which one is your favorite, try them all and decide....
Get spring off to a fresh start with these easy cleaning tips Seventy-two percent of Americans make spring cleaning an annual task, so use these easy cleaning tips to get your project started....
Get decked out with color Wondering what one of the biggest trends “on deck” is this year? Hint, it is a colorful answer. That’s because more and more people are choosing to add color with a waterproofing deck stain....
Taking care of your dog's teeth: One more way to show you love him Most pet parents enjoy hugs and kisses from their canines. But while your best friend is showering you with love, have you wondered if his teeth are clean? Or about how his dental health affects...
Car lovers: Take care of your four-wheeled family member Your car is part of the family. Learn some tips to take care of this vital family member and keep it running as long as possible....
Easy do-it-yourself Easter: Fun Easter projects for the whole family The Easter bunny is right around the corner, which means chocolate eggs, chick marshmallows and stuffed bunnies will soon be popping up around the home. Celebrate with a build-your-own Easter basket with the kids for...
Tips for making your child's birthday extra special this year For many young children (especially those between the ages of 3 and 6), a birthday is the most important and anticipated day of the year. The challenge is finding the time to create birthdays that...
Sure-fire laundry tips to make your kids' clothes last longer Taking care of your kids’ clothing can be a non-stop, dirty business. All that running around, sliding into home plate and puddle jumping can wear out more than just your kids’ shirts and pants. It...
Flab to fit: The five money moves that can whip your finances into better shape Taking control of your finances doesn’t have to be limited to the first few months of the year – you can get started anytime. Here's how....
Kitchen makeover: 3 simple tips for beauty on a budget If you’re tired of looking at your outdated kitchen, but feel replacement would be impractical, you’re not alone. In 2014, consumers will be trying to find solutions they can afford to do themselves. Check out...
Is your technology working for you? For every new computer, gadget or service there are several different stages of ownership. Unfortunately, the first and happiest phase - the honeymoon - doesn’t last forever. Eventually, devices can slow, services get outdated, and...
Wow guests with original wedding reception touches Most brides have a vision of a beautifully decorated and themed wedding reception. Luckily, it is easy to achieve the wedding decor you see in your mind’s eye with a few easy and inexpensive do-it-yourself...
Through the art of makeup, people with rare pituitary disorders now have unique resources to help address common physical and emotional changes Makeup tips can help people with Cushing's disease and Acromegaly address facial feature challenges caused by these pituitary disorders....
Perk up your home with pattern Give your home an energy shot this spring with bright colors and bold patterns. “Patterns are hot, hot, hot,” says Cathie Pliess, program coordinator of design for The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and a certified...
Entertaining tips and tricks: Do game day right this spring There are many exciting games during the spring and, unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to catch them all. But you can still have a great time watching from home if you do it the right way....
Spring has sprung: tips for getting outside to play After being cooped up during one of the most brutal winters in recent memory, families are eager for warmer weather so they can get outside and play. Research shows that play is an important part...
The key to a summer vacation full of amazing surprises: The Texas Gulf Coast Summer vacation season will be here before you know it, and to ensure yours is full of family-friendly fun, you’ll need to move quickly and be creative. You need some out-of-the-box thinking, and a location...
New moms guide to going back to work Going back to work for new moms can be challenging. Learning to balance work and family while facing many new stressors can be overwhelming. Here are tips and tricks on how new moms can acclimate...
Stay ahead of cybercriminals: use caution and common sense online Cybercrime is everywhere these days. It happens in the dead of night, in broad daylight, in homes, hotels, restaurants and airports. The good news, however, is that it doesn’t take a computer genius to protect...
Head-to-toe tips for picking and packing summer travel togs Vacation packing is an art-form, one every mother must master if she wants her family to be comfortable and well-dressed while traveling. Running out of clean clothes, having to do laundry, or wearing outfits that...
Spring into four simple DIY home decorating trends Whether you’re personalizing a new home or revitalizing an old room, the start of spring is when newly imagined spaces become do-it-yourself realities....
Teens need annual checkups, too During cold, flu, and allergy seasons, sick teens and their parents are more likely to make time to see the doctor. However, these visits tend to focus on a specific illness rather than the teen’s...
From farm to suburb, chicken coops are at the heart of the self-reliance movement Americans across the country are taking strides to be more self reliant, including growing food, composting and raising animals. While these types of activities are most often associated with people who live in the country,...
Bunny bowls and spring flavors get families hopping to the table for Easter When spring finally arrives, we gladly shed heavy coats and snow boots. Meals, too, lighten up with warmer weather, as we leave behind hearty soups and heavier meals in favor of more sprightly and seasonal...
Five things you should know about spring allergies April’s showers bring May flowers but they also bring on sneezing, runny noses and watery eyes for some of the 50 million Americans with allergies. The spring allergy season begins in some regions of the...
Is it really possible for kids to like whole grains? We know. Whole grains are good for us, offering fiber, vitamins and other nutrients. But can they really be tasty enough for our kids to enjoy? And how do we add them to more of...
Rare Disease Day 2014: Recognizing rare diseases and empowering patients to become self-advocates 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...
Avoid sickness by using a four-step process to eliminate germs All across the country this winter Americans have braced themselves for one polar vortex after another and many regions are experiencing their coldest temperatures in more than 20 years. This undesirable weather is driving adults...
New laws emerge as technology impacts cars and driving As it relates to public policy, lawmakers may be feeling overwhelmed as they try to keep up with researching, writing and passing legislation to regulate new technologies to maintain public safety or prevent the invasion...
What do people wish they had 25 percent more of? [Infographic] Whether from technology, sports, your favorite TV shows, vacation, or perks during your commute – more is always better. A recent survey showed this even applies to the bathroom! Nearly 70 percent of respondents wish...
Small tumor, major consequences: an acromegaly patient's journey Paula Van Nostrand, a fit, health-conscious 34-year-old woman was training for her first triathlon when her life was placed on a trajectory no one saw coming. She began experiencing unexplainable symptoms but ultimately attributed them...
Five sure-fire steps for planning the most memorable family vacation of your life It’s no secret that families are busy these days. Between mom and dad’s careers, the kids’ school demands and extra-curricular activities, quality time together as a family is hard to come by. This busy lifestyle...
Five crazy cruise features you have to try Cruise liners are no longer just giant ships heading to enviable destinations. They are small, floating cities, destinations unto themselves, packed with unexpected entertainment from on-board planetariums to skydiving experiences....
Get your glitz on: How to add pizzazz to your Oscar party this year Awards season will soon come to a crescendo with the airing of the Oscars March 2. Celebrities are gearing up to hit the red carpet and crossing their fingers that they come home with an...
Five surprising solutions to help you stop snoring Snoring not only keeps you and your bed partner up at night – it can be dangerous to your health. Typically, as you sleep, air passes through the nose and past the back of the...
Don't let crooks steal your tax refund: Identity theft prevention tips To itemize or not to itemize, deductions, exemptions, interest income and capital gains – you have a lot to think about when you’re doing your taxes. While you’re preparing your return, don’t overlook a consideration...
Make TV safety part of your childproofing plan: Don't overlook TV tip-over risks Have a new flat panel TV? Where will you put your older cathode ray tube (CRT) TV? For many families, when a new TV comes into the home, the old bulky TV often moves to...
Misconceptions exposed - multivitamins and nutritional supplements How often do you eat a cup of sauteed spinach? How about three servings of fatty fish, like salmon, per week? Probably not very often, but those are examples of foods and portions that are...
Family needs compete with retirement among Hispanic Americans, survey finds Long term financial planning can be daunting for many Americans, however, Prudential’s 2014 Hispanic American Finance Experience survey indicates that the Hispanic community may face distinct challenges....
Take a fresh approach to better eating habits The first step to improving your eating habits is simple: When it comes to meals, always include fresh ingredients. Fresh foods make meals taste better, and they can provide more of the nutrients that fuel...
Olympic hopefuls go for gold with virtual school Thirteen year-old Vincent Zhou is the 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Junior Men’s National Champion. He dreams of one day representing the United States in the Olympics. Zhou, of Southern California, is a ninth-grader at Capistrano...
Survey says: Payday loan users savvier than you think Read enough about the state of Americans’ finances and you might get the impression that the average consumer is fairly clueless when it comes to making good money decisions. But a new survey indicates that...
Flip-flops and snow don't mix: Winter foot-health advice The holidays are over, but most regions of the country face a few more months of winter. Whether you’re slogging through deep snow and sub-zero temperatures in the north, or contending with dampness, chill and...
Add value to your home with smart spring home improvements Snow, blizzards, Arctic winds and damaging ice storms have wreaked havoc across the country this winter. While it may feel as though spring will never come, building experts suggest that now is the time for...
It's OK to cry [Infographic] Ever wonder why your man won’t shed a tear? You find yourself sniffling over a rom com, weeping at TV commercials or sobbing at your BFF’s wedding. You ask yourself, “What’s wrong with me?” Well...
How to keep your kids active during the winter months As the holidays wind down, so do the temperatures. As a parent, you know your kids can get restless in the winter months while they’re cooped up inside. It’s tempting to let the tablets and...
Valentine's Day: Cupid's favorite day by the numbers [Infographic] Throughout time, Cupid's arrow has found its way in to the hearts of many. Founded by a man named John Valentine, FTD was destined to share Cupid's favorite day by the numbers. Find out how below.   ...
Plugged in, tuned out: Teen distraction increases pedestrian accidents From dating to driving to curfews, there’s a lot to worry about if you have a teenager. You want to keep your child safe and likely have talked about distracted driving and avoiding texting while...
Cleaning conundrums [Infographic] We have to do it ... and 87 percent don’t enjoy doing it ... but Moen Research dishes the dirt on who, how and how often we clean our homes.   ...
Look for the seal for safe children's products Your children’s safety is your top priority. You heard from the experts and you’ve read the books to ensure you’re providing them with the right clothes and the proper food. But what about the baby...
Small changes can help you live a healthier lifestyle A new year often brings with it the desire to make improvements in your life, and kick old habits to the curb in the pursuit of healthiness. But for most Americans, resolutions fail within the...
Budget-friendly ideas for creating an impressive entertaining space Between sports games, upcoming winter holidays and fast-approaching New Year’s parties, there are many reasons to celebrate with friends and family. Now is the perfect time to create an impressive entertaining space in your home,...
Healthy happy family travel Looking to take a road trip but dread hearing the infamous “Are we there yet?” or “Can we please, please stop for fast food?” questions....
How Well Do You Know the Flu? About half of US adults incorrectly believe that antibiotics or flu vaccines will treat the flu, according to a new survey from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). The good news is that two-thirds...
Growing number of parents turn to police to report cyberbullying As more people become aware of the harmful consequences of cyber bullying, parents are more likely to report cyber bullying incidents directly to their local police than local school officials....
Living with breast cancer when there's no cure Metastatic breast cancer - also referred to as stage IV breast cancer - occurs when breast cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Approximately 159,000 women in the U.S. are living with MBC,...
Think spring: Insider tips for shopping a local boat show A new year means new resolutions. Maybe your resolution is looking to spend more quality time with family and friends? Learn something new? Spend more time outdoors or being active? This is the year to...
Don't forget about insurance when discussing finances with children When it comes to financial literacy, parents know it’s important to give kids the knowledge and skills they need to manage money. While you’re teaching children about smart spending, saving and credit management, don’t forget...

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