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5 tips to help keep pests from attending your backyard party

(BPT) - When you’re making memories surrounded by friends and family by the grill, the last thing you want to be doing is swatting and shooing away pests. With a few tips from Terminix, you can help keep your backyard the perfect place for all your celebrations.

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Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

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Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

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Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

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Wednesday 07/18/2018
5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy in the Heat
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) Warm weather calls for outdoor activities with your pup, such as hiking, traveling and spending time in the park. While more outside playtime can be great for increased exercise, it’s also important to keep your pet healthy, inside and out, especially during the hot months.

Home Improvements with High ROI
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) If the ultimate goal of your home improvement project is aesthetic, the greatest benefit may come from your personal enjoyment of the new space. However, if you’re looking to add true value to your home, it’s important to consider which projects are likely to bring the greatest return on your investment.

Tips for Welcoming a Feline to the Family
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) Introducing a feline into the family can be an exciting time, but it’s important to remember that a new home is often a big change for a little cat. Whether it’s a kitten or an adult cat, providing your new pet with proper nutrition, the comforts of a good home and engaging playtime are just a few of the key things to keep in mind.

Energy Savers that Make ‘Cents’
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) A home that operates efficiently isn’t just better for the environment. Ensuring your home systems are as efficient as possible can also help reduce the financial burden of maintaining your home throughout the year.

7 Ways to Create a High-Tech, Healthy Home
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) Home technology devices have come a long way, and many homeowners are discovering that their features aren’t just for convenience and comfort. A growing number of technology-enabled home features promote a healthier living space for you and your family.

Ideas for an On-Trend Bathroom
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) Bringing an outdated bathroom into the now is a sure way to infuse value and personal enjoyment into your home.

5 Ways to Give Your Body a Boost Inside and Out
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) Balancing work and life is no small proposition, and when things heat up, it can be easy to let your normal self-care habits slide. While a busy lifestyle may not allow for luxurious weekly trips to the spa to rejuvenate, you can still steal moments to promote the wellbeing of your mind and body.

Wednesday 07/11/2018
5 Tips to Take Pets on Trips
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) If your next big excursion is on hold until you can make arrangements for your four-legged friend, a solution may be closer than you think. Pet-friendly accommodations can be easier to find than ever, making it possible to simply take your pet along for the ride.

When School Is Out, Kids May Be Missing Out On Essential Nutrients
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

Feeding America® and The Great American Milk Drive makes it easy to pour more milk for local kids in need

Less Fuel, More Power
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

3 lawn care technologies that provide strength, sustainability

5 Steps for a Home Remodel
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) This step-by-step guide from the experts at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) can help ensure you get the maximum return on your investment and make the most of your remodel.

Tips for Tackling Storm-Related Roof Damage
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) Having your home severely damaged by a storm can turn your world upside down. The damage could simply be cosmetic, or so extensive as to render your home uninhabitable. In either case, you need to act fast, but smart, to ensure that your home will be properly repaired.

How to Build the Perfect Playlist
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) Music can set the mood, no matter the occasion. Whether you’re playing jazz classics to give your dinner party a sophisticated ambience or blasting the latest dance-pop tracks for motivation on the treadmill, music is able to provide the soundtrack to different aspects of peoples’ lives.

Thursday 07/05/2018
6 ways smart robotics can give you a better lawn
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(BPT) - No one has ever looked at their yard and wished it looked terrible, right? You naturally want your lawn to look as amazing as possible. The problem, of course, is finding the time to make your lawn look exactly as you envision it, and with today's busy schedules that is tougher than ever.

Wednesday 07/04/2018
A Fit, Fun Summer
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

Make smart fitness choices with post-workout recovery and hydration

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) More efficient, tightly built homes than those constructed in previous generations are generally well-regarded, for the most part with good reason. However, when you consider people spend 90 percent of their time indoors on average, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), such airtight environments raise some concerns.

5 Tips for Raising Resilient Kids
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) Parenting, while providing plenty of excitement, comes with a certain set of challenges. With years of outdoor playtime ahead, one of those challenges is ensuring safety while still promoting an adventurous spirit. 

Create an Accessible Lifestyle
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

Enhance independence with mobility in mind

Wednesday 06/27/2018
Treatment Options for Men with Enlarged Prostate
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) If you’re a male over the age of 45, chances are you may be suffering from a condition more common than prostate cancer – benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). More commonly known as enlarged prostate, BPH can cause bothersome urinary symptoms that can worsen with age. In fact, nearly 40 million men in the United States are affected by enlarged prostate, according to research published in the “Journal of Urology.”

Make Summer Safer
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

Tips for portable power use

Make the Most of Summer College Visits
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) For students entering their senior year of high school or current college students considering a transfer, there’s no better way to determine whether a college or university is the right fit than a college visit. Summer is a great time to make those journeys, when campuses are less chaotic and the demands of the school year are on hold.

Tips for Safe Summer Travel with Pets
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) With warmer weather, people often spend more time on summer trips with family. These trips can be more enjoyable when your four-legged friends tag along, but it can be less of a vacation if your pets are uncomfortable on the road.

8 Tips for Safer Power Tool Performance
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) For many homeowners, a list of seasonal chores and home improvement projects can add up to a whole lot of work. Power tools often get called on for heavy use to whittle away at that list, but the batteries used to power these devices can pose certain risks.

Wednesday 06/20/2018
Healthy at Home
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

How to improve indoor airflow and quality

Where to Catch Your Favorite Stars this Summer
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

New and classic shows and movies available in June

Ignite Ambition
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

How women can inspire other women

Fight the Beg
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

Proper feeding habits can help with pet obesity

Healthy Summer Hair Care
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) While the sun, pool days and warmer temperatures are often a welcome change come summer, they can be brutal on your hair. It’s important to give your locks some extra love this season.

Thursday 06/14/2018
DIY dream: 4 cedar project ideas for your home or cottage
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(BPT) - Americans love their do-it-yourself home improvement projects, and the warmer months can be an excellent time to brush up on your construction skills and complete a woodworking project to grace your home or cottage.

Wednesday 06/13/2018
8 Household Items You May Need To Replace
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) There are items in your home that you know to replace on a regular basis, such as a toothbrush, air conditioner filter or water heater. There are also things in your home that you may not replace until they are worn out, when in fact, most household items also have a shelf life that should be adhered to for efficiency, safety and health reasons.

Get Ready for Guests
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

Tips to prepare your home for summer entertaining

Tips for Cleaning Outdoor Spaces
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) Over time, the appearance and function of any outdoor space can dull due to combinations of heat, precipitation and use. With some careful attention, you can quickly spruce up your outdoor living areas and get them back in great working order for patio season.

5 Fun, Educational Summer Activities for Kids
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) Summer may be a break from formal education, but keeping kids excited about learning can be an easy way to keep them active and engaged instead of zoned out on screen time.

10 Steps to Help Prevent Cancer
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) Nearly 4 out of 10 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, and it remains the second-leading cause of death for Americans, but nearly half of all cancer cases can be prevented.

Wednesday 06/06/2018
Building or replacing a deck? Look beyond wood. [Infographic]
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(BPT) - Designed to deliver incredible durability, composite decking offers all the beauty of wood without the hassles of continuous upkeep.

5 Tips for Healthy Summer Hydration
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) Summer provides countless opportunities to get outside for hiking, biking and running around with friends and family. However, having fun in the sun also requires proper hydration.

How to Inspire Summer Reading
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) While summer is the perfect time for kids to take advantage of days spent away from the classroom, remember not to put valuable skills, like reading, on the backburner. In fact, research estimates that 1-2 months of learning loss can occur during the summer months.

Spruce Up Your Space Inside and Out
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) With longer days and warmer weather, many homeowners look to take on summertime projects to bring new life to their homes, lawns and gardens. According to a recent survey from Bank of America, 46 percent of Americans plan to tackle DIY projects to redecorate or renovate their homes this summer, but for many Americans, the cost of these projects can be a big hurdle.

Monday 06/04/2018
Become the hero of your grill this summer
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(BPT) - Summer is upon us and that means one thing ... grilling. Gather your friends and family for a barbecue with your favorite recipes, including fresh pork! Chef Ernest Servantes officially kicked-off Grilling Season in Miami doing what he does best: cooking up something special on the grill using Smithfield Fresh Pork. Chef Servantes has all of the tips and secrets to help you become the hero of your grill this summer!

Wednesday 05/30/2018
Get Involved in the Game of Chess
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) Chess, once a game considered to be reserved for the affluent and older men, is creating a cooler image with a younger demographic. The ancient game has seen a rising level of involvement among young people in the United States, and there’s even a growing interest in watching tournaments, where big money is at stake.

5 Ways to Step Up Date Night Without Breaking the Bank
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) Most relationship experts agree that making time for date night is important, whether it’s the early days of a blossoming romance or decades into a comfortable marriage. Spending that valuable time together doesn’t have to be expensive as long as you take the time to make it special.

Prepare Your Car for Summer
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) Summer is a time for sunshine and road trips. No matter the length of the trip, you’ll want your car safe and functional, especially with your family and friends in the passenger seats.

5 Summer Outdoor Entertaining Tips
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) Summer brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy time outdoors entertaining family and friends. The key to a successful summer party is simplicity: keep things easy so you can enjoy the festivities right along with your guests.

Wednesday 05/23/2018
How to Help Your Family Budget
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) Managing all of life’s demands on limited funds can feel like a never-ending chore. Every family’s budget is unique, so there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to saving money. However, establishing priorities and looking for ways to make small cuts can add up.

Landmark Alzheimer’s Study Urgently Seeks Hispanic Volunteers
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

Study focuses on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and tracking it over time Hispanics are 1.5 times as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease

New Medicare Cards are Designed to Reduce Medicare Fraud
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) Millions of people with Medicare will receive new, more secure Medicare cards in the mail in 2018. The new cards replace Social Security Number-based Medicare numbers with a new, unique, personalized Medicare Number, known as the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier. Each person with Medicare will have his or her own number. The cards will be mailed automatically, free of charge, and there will be no changes to Medicare users’ current benefits.

Secrets for a Well-Maintained Lawn
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) Growing a healthy, appealing lawn isn’t about doing one thing right; it’s about doing a combination of things right. Different aspects of lawn maintenance, whether it’s watering, fertilizing or mowing, are interrelated. If you complete one task incorrectly – or skip it entirely – you may increase problems with insects, diseases and weeds.

5 Reasons to Get Streaming this Spring
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

The next wave of movies and shows to watch now

Spruce Up Your Outdoor Spaces
Updated: July 22, 2018 - 4:14 am

(Family Features) Over time, the appearance and function of any outdoor space can dull due to combinations of heat, precipitation and use. With some careful attention, you can quickly spruce up your outdoor living areas and get them back in great working order for patio season.