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The do's and don'ts, how to prime your credit score before you house hunt What's the most important thing you need to consider when buying a new home? Hint: it's not location....
Caught in a data breach? How to reclaim control of your credit and identity Do you know how to reclaim your identity if you're caught in a data breach?...
Public awareness needed to prevent bed bugs Learn precautions you can take to stop the spread of bed bugs....
Doors opening wide for women to serve in the Navy The chance to push limits personally and professionally is an opportunity for women in the Navy. Women who seek to pursue what some may consider male-dominated roles are not only welcome, they’re wanted....
Career and technical training give students a competitive edge Students who take career and technical courses are in high demand, and earn more than high school graduates who didn't take CTE classes....
Groundbreaking new technology helps those with hearing loss who aren't satisfied with hearing aids If you’ve been living with hearing loss for a long time, it can be hard to believe there is anything new out there that can help - even if you’ve tried the most advanced hearing...
Beat the heat and save some green with these warm weather energy saving ideas Learn how you can save money and energy this season with a few home improvements....
Education insight: 5 tips for conquering college later in life Older students are no longer intimidated to conquer college later in life. If it’s been a long time since you’ve been in a classroom, it’s important to understand how modern educational changes are making getting...
New tech devices make the perfect gift for your grad Learn more about how the latest technology can make a perfect gift for the grad in your life. You'll find out which options are available and the benefits of each technology choice that grads are...
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....
Umbrella insurance: Are you adequately covered? Insurance protects you and your loved ones should an accident occur but what happens if you get sued? Learn about how an umbrella policy can protect the most important things in your life....
Throw your retirement accounts into the spring cleaning to-do pile Spring cleaning is about more than just your garage, basement or wardrobe. It's also about cleaning the clutter from your retirement accounts....
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....
Knowledge is power: How the right reporting agency can help you Learn how the right consumer reporting agency can help you detect irregularities in your accounts and prevent you from being a victim of fraud....
Former all-star short stop and professional baseball coach Larry Bowa discusses his painful case of shingles What disease is so intense it can cause a former professional athlete to experience the worst pain he has ever felt? Learn more about the shingles and who's at risk....
What's the top learning style in America? Hands-on wins hands down, survey says A majority of Americans say hands-on training is the hands-down winner when they want to learn something new in an educational environment....
Worried about data breach risks? What you can do to help protect yourself While you can’t prevent a breach from occurring, you can still do a number of things to help better protect yourself from one of the most serious potential consequences of a breach – identity theft....
Health care industry experiencing new demands for nurses Nursing careers are going to continue experiencing high growth through 2022. Many careers are very patient involved, but other nursing careers may be managerial instead....
National Infant Immunization Week 2014 Immunizations are considered to be one of the 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Over time, successful vaccination campaigns have contributed...
Tossing and turning at night? Stop counting sheep and start collecting zzz's Too many distractions are keeping American's awake way later into the night. These tips help a person to relax in time for a good night of slumber....
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:...
Check the big move off the moving to-do list with ease When you’re planning the big move, you’ve probably created a lengthy to-do list of everything that needs to be packed, planned and previewed. While you’re likely excited about your move, stress can create a bit...
Baby boomers: Three crucial times to review your Medicare options for retirement Baby boomers facing the big decision of when to take Social Security retirement shouldn’t overlook the importance of signing up for Medicare at age 65. Find out the three crucial times for baby boomers to...
Pump it up: Ways to grow the personal trainer profession Americans are using personal trainers in a proactive approach to their personal health and well-being. There are opportunities in the fitness industry to ensure personal trainers concentrate on health and well-being for their clients....
What would Harvey Cushing say about Cushing's disease today? Cushing's disease has made significant progress since the 1930s, however, there is still much that needs to be done regarding diagnosis....
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...
Facing brain surgery? Know all your options Fear is a normal reaction when you’ve just been told your headaches and blurry vision are symptoms of a brain tumor which is serious enough that you will need treatment. Whether you’re facing the prospect...
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....
Eight car safety features that could save your life Car crashes claim loved ones every year. Learn how the latest safety features are keeping driver's safe to enjoy the road ahead. ...
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....
Learning on the go: How digital learning can help you understand any topic instantly One of the most active groups of digital learners is adults – a movement that is being driven by the desire for self-improvement and to gain knowledge about a variety of topics of personal interest....
Tax filing and planning tips for small business owners With an April 15 tax deadline looming, businesses across the country are preparing to file their 2013 taxes. Tax season can be both an administrative and financial burden. New data reports that only 41 percent...
Avoid tax identity theft and keep your information safer this tax day For a growing number of Americans, the tax nightmare is just beginning. These people will not receive a refund or pay for taxes due, because in the eyes of the IRS, they’ve already filed a...
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....
Sodium truths: Americans are eating the right amount of salt Contrary to popular belief, the average American eats just the right amount of salt. In fact every single population throughout the world, regardless of location, state of development, culture and cuisine, all ingest a similar...
Is bracket-busting technology the key to victory? Each year technology has a greater impact on our lives and that may be most visible in the world of sports. Long-time sports fans have witnessed the advent of new protective equipment, slow motion playbacks...
Walking: the old way to get fit is new again With so many fitness trends, you might not think of walking as good exercise. If you’re not thrusting a kettlebell over your head, pushing a tractor trailer tire or shaking your hips to a Top...
Ask the Pharmacist: Expert advice for managing ADHD medications Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is no longer just a condition impacting school-aged boys. In fact, ADHD diagnosis rates are exploding among the adult population – climbing 53 percent overall and an alarming 84 percent...
Couples: Live happily ever after with tips on moving into your first home together Moving into your first home as a couple is a fun experience. But you will also face challenges like combining your household belongings and determining where you want everything placed. Handling these negotiations well can...
Bridal registry trends inspire new dinnerware traditions What are the hot trends of the season in bridal registry? For many bridal couples it is mixing something old with something new to create updated dinnerware designs. The table looks refreshed and renewed while...
Expert tips for navigating tax-season changes With the deadline for filing taxes fast approaching and many changes that occurred thanks to legislative and legal decisions, tax filers will want to keep these caveats in mind....
Gluten free 101: What you need to know You’ve probably been hearing a lot about gluten. Maybe a friend has gone gluten-free or a family member has been diagnosed with celiac disease or been advised to avoid gluten. So, what exactly is gluten?...
Still need to file your taxes? Tips for faster, easier filing Spring can inspire a renewed sense of confidence and optimism in do-it-yourself activities. For nearly 40 percent of Americans, this includes preparing and e-filing their own income tax return. Like most things DIY, following a...
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,...
The new world of business computers Choice is great, right? It sure is, except when the options leave your head spinning. Businesses have a lot to consider when purchasing computers these days with touch screen laptops, Chromebooks, Windows 8 vs. Windows...
IRS audits: 8 triggers to avoid and tips to help you survive Ever wonder how the Internal Revenue Service selects which taxpayers to audit? Well, it isn’t always a matter of chance. There are certain factors that can make your tax return stand out from the rest....
Mentors wanted: How to guide more young women to success in STEM Careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are growing and quickly. Despite attractive career opportunities for the next generation of STEM workers, the industry continues to be predominantly male. Women make up only 24...
Learn how speaking to your doctor may have a positive effect on your rheumatoid arthritis For the 1.3 million people across the United States who have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), pain is often a part of life. If you have been diagnosed with RA, there is help out there. Having a...
Medical Reserve: Expand your healing heart and your professional potential For many, medicine isn’t just a job, it’s a mission. As a health care professional, you know how rewarding caring for others can be. In the world of Navy Health Care, you can continue your...
High fashion shines a spotlight on colon cancer Blue is the new black. It is also the national color for colorectal cancer education. Who better to talk about the cancer than Carmen Marc Valvo. He is one of the nation’s top designers. And...
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...
Insulation: The key to ending drafts and cutting utility bills Whether it’s the chill of winter or the heat of summer, our natural instincts are to adjust the indoor temperature so it is comfortable through every season. But if your home has any drafts or...
Seasons change, so do asthma triggers Across the country, 25 million Americans are living with asthma. As the winter months come to an end and the spring makes its arrival, the change in seasons can be problematic for adults and children...
Cool season skin care: Leading dermatologist shares easy-to-implement skin care tips rooted in moisturization Women across the country, whether based in the snow belt or Sunshine State, notice and feel the effects of cold weather and climate shifts on skin. Plus, 2014 is turning out to be one of...
Wake up to why you might be tired all the time With busy schedules, it’s inevitable to feel sleepy once in a while. But habitually falling asleep during the day while watching TV, reading a book, or in the middle of having a conversation could be...
Rare moms join together to bring attention to rare diseases Every parent knows that caring for young children can wear you down to the bone. But imagine what that would be like if your child’s life was at risk every waking minute. That’s just a...
Explosive Ordnance Disposal: The ultimate bomb squad Diving beneath ships. Parachuting out of aircraft. Clearing Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Navy Explosive Ordnance (EOD) Technicians control weapons and render safe explosives on land, in the water or wherever perceived threats may lurk. Protecting...
Mind Your B.I.S. - Tips to jumpstart your financial well-being In the next few months, high school seniors across the country will be anxiously checking mailboxes for college acceptance letters. With two-thirds of recent high school grads enrolling in college as of 2012, according to...
What to consider when upgrading your technology The holidays are over and if you’re left looking at a fruit cake and a room full of white elephant gifts, you’re probably thinking it is time to find the perfect present for yourself....
There are many things we want to pass on to our loved ones, illness is not one of them You want to pass on family traditions, a grandmother’s quilt, or dad’s love of books – but no one wants to pass on a serious illness. Take charge of your health and help protect those...
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...
Road salt supplies crucial to winter safety Each winter drivers from Maine to Texas are reminded just how dependent we are on our cars and what happens when snow and ice get in the way. More than 116,000 Americans are injured and...
What to expect in travel in 2014: Big sporting events drive interest in this year's hottest locations Where’s everybody going? The travel forecast for 2014 points to destinations inspired by a whole lot of sportsmanship and team spirit. Hot spots expected to trend this year include North American ski resorts catering to...
Save a life: learn the signs, symptoms of lung cancer A worrisome cough that just won’t go away might send you to the doctor, and rightly so. A cough that keeps getting worse could be a sign of lung cancer, or several other serious health...
Three easy DIY tips to maintain your vehicle When it comes to vehicle maintenance there are two schools of practice: the “do it for me” and the “do it yourself.” We all know about the basic maintenance you should be doing like getting...
Paralympic alpine skier breaks barriers on the slopes Ralph Green was a well-rounded junior athlete. He excelled as a football quarterback and basketball point guard for his high school in Brooklyn, N.Y. His life dramatically changed at the age of 15 when a...
Learn how to achieve your weight loss goals this year The average American who wants to lose weight will make four attempts this year and only one in six of them will see long-term success. Statistics also show it takes 21 days to create a...
Steering the course to success Elana Meyers’ dream of winning an Olympic medal began at a young age. Growing up in Georgia, she participated in a myriad of sports to feed her desire for competition, including basketball, competitive dance, soccer,...
Protect your eyes year-round from UV exposure Eye protection may not be a top priority for people when they are going about their daily lives, but it should be. Protecting your sense of sight is extremely important and often overlooked. All individuals...
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...
Thinking about writing off Social Security? Not so fast Social Security is a hot topic these days. Unfortunately, many Americans are still in the dark when it comes to planning for Social Security. And that could have significant consequences....
Tough times never last, tough people do Growing up just steps away from the slopes in Park City, Utah, Steven Holcomb’s Olympic dreams started early. Today, the 32-year-old Holcomb pilots the four-man bobsled crew nicknamed the “Night Train” and is considered one...
Ask the Pharmacist: Understanding the dangers of low blood sugar The numbers are astounding – nearly 400 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes and many patients may not realize they are at risk for a condition known as hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is characterized as dangerously low...
Turn your tax refund into savings Millions of Americans get a refund on their taxes each year. If you are one of them, why not use part of your refund to save for the future with a Series I Savings Bond...
What you don't know about pain can hurt you You may not like it, but when you feel pain, your body is trying to tell you something. In most cases, it’s to stop what you’re doing. (“Ouch, that stove is hot!”) That’s why some...
A reasonable explanation: What 'reason codes' tell you about your credit score Consumer knowledge about credit scoring remains a challenge. In fact, nearly half of Americans still don’t know that mortgage companies use credit scores when making decisions about credit availability and pricing. Even if you do...
The cancer you've never heard of Facing a diagnosis of thyroid cancer can be terrifying for anyone. And that fear can be compounded when the diagnosis is aMTC – a rare form of advanced thyroid cancer that has spread beyond the...
Get a jumpstart on digital spring cleaning by tackling an overloaded inbox If you spring clean your home every year, you might want to consider an often forgotten and usually cluttered space – your email....
Snack like a pro on game day Ted Harper, the team sports dietitian for the New England Patriots, and Bryan Snyder, the team nutrition manager for the Denver Broncos, may be rivals on the field, but when it comes to nutrition, they...
Three health issues women shouldn't (and don't have to) put up with Women often endure health issues in silence, especially if the problem is embarrassing, affects only them and doesn’t pose a serious health risk. Yet issues that appear minor and personal can have a major impact...
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...
New credit score myths and why you shouldn't believe them Myths and folklore endlessly evolve as cultures change, technologies emerge and societies grow. Some myths – like the one that warns against washing Pop Rocks down with Coke – are chuckle-worthy. Others, such as fallacies...
How to claim victory as a No. 1 sports party host When you hear the phrase “’tis the season” you might be thinking holidays. But it’s also the season of families and friends gathering together around the big-screen TV to cheer on their favorite college or...
Time to talk about HPV Four out of five women are likely to be infected with human papillomavirus, or HPV, at some point in their lives, although most will never know it. Using a condom won't always prevent it. And...
Overcoming all odds: Young Special Olympics athlete with rare disease takes home the gold At this year’s Greater Fort Worth Area Special Olympics games in Texas, Steven Striegel overcame all odds when he took home a gold medal in the bowling competition. For the 20-year-old from Little Elm, Texas,...
Chase the mid-winter blues away with wholesome comfort foods The colder weather of winter has many looking for some comforting wholesome meals to share with friends and family. This winter try delicious recipes that will create tantalizing smells in the home and warm everyone...
Accomplish your weight management goals this year The new year gives everyone the perfect opportunity to start fresh. For some, it may be a time to explore a new hobby or take on a new professional challenge. For others, starting fresh means...
Top 2014 home improvement trends: smart homes and home automation From smartphones to smart cars, technology is transforming virtually every aspect of our busy lives. Technologies not only make life easier while on the go, but new options are quickly simplifying life at home as...
A resolution you can keep all year: The one-day identity checkup Exercise. Lose the weight. Answer every incoming email. Those are the hard kinds of New Year’s resolutions, because you have to think about them every day for the rest of the year. Many are forgotten...

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