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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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Thursday 09/20/2018
Newborn to 13+: Car safety tips for kids of all ages
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:29 am

(BPT) - For many parents, you buckle up your kids and off you go to day care, school or the park. You trust their car seat or booster seat will keep your child safe should something happen, but are you sure the seat you installed months or years ago is truly secure?

"I am deeply concerned that nearly half of all car seats are not used correctly," says Heidi King, deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). "You don’t have to be a parent to play a part in protecting children. I urge everyone to follow these simple tips to ensure kids stay safe in the car at every age.”

The right car seat is the best protection in a crash

Every 33 seconds, a child under 13 years old is involved in a car crash, according to NHTSA data. Even more startling: Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1-13.

One of the most common mistakes parents and caregivers make is moving children to the next car seat too soon. No matter their age, you need to make sure that the car seat you use is the right one for your child's age, as well as their size (based on their weight and height).

Newborn to 3 years (infant and rear-facing car seat)

The youngest passengers should remain in a rear-facing car seat until they reach the maximum weight or height of their seat. This positioning better absorbs the force of an impact, making it a better option for small passengers whose necks and spines are still developing. In fact, car seats have been shown to reduce fatal injury by 71 percent for infants (under one year old) in passenger cars.

Keep in mind, even if your child’s feet touch the back of the vehicle seat, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re ready for a forward-facing seat. Parents shouldn't move their toddlers into a forward-facing car seat until they've hit the maximum height or weight limit of their current car seat.

4-7 years old (forward-facing car seat)

At this age your child will likely use a forward-facing car seat with a harness. One critical step for installing this car seat correctly is making sure to secure it with its tether, not just a seat belt. The tether is an adjustable strap with a hook that can be found at the top of most forward-facing car seats. When you secure the tether to the tether anchor in your vehicle, it keeps the car seat from moving forward in a crash, helping protect your child from head and neck injuries.

Additionally, always make sure the chest clip is secured across the chest rather than on the belly. These clips have a tendency to move down, so it's up to caregivers to align it properly. Make it a habit to always slide the clip up to the appropriate place after buckling your child in to their seat.

8-12 years old (booster seat)

After a child exceeds the age and size limits of their forward-facing seat, they can transition to a booster seat. A booster seat lifts a child up and helps their body properly align with the vehicle's existing seat belt.

Kids should stay in a booster seat until they are big enough to sit properly with the lap and shoulder belt securely buckled. That means the lap belt is snug across their upper thighs, not their stomach, and the shoulder belt is snug across their shoulder and chest, not their neck or face.

"Tweens" and preteens (seat belt)

Once your child is big enough to ride safely without needing a car seat or booster seat, keep in mind the back seat is still the safest place. All kids 13 and under should ride in the back, even if they try to convince you the front is the "cool" place to be.

For more advice and to find a car seat check location near you, visit NHTSA.gov/TheRightSeat.

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Explore Australia's largest and undiscovered fringing reef
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:29 am

(BPT) - Where do the red and orange hues of Australia’s iconic outback meet white sand beaches and turquoise blue water? Where can you walk off the shore and instantly experience pristine coral reef during a special drift snorkel? It’s where the best marine encounters in the world are part of everyday life. Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef, along the stunning Coral Coast, is one of the region’s best-kept secrets.

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Tuesday 09/18/2018
8 home security hacks recommended by police
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:29 am

(BPT) - Did you know that many police departments have a community affairs officer whose primary goal is to build a strong working relationship with the community? That means you have access to a trained safety expert who wants to give you ideas to keep your home and neighborhood safe.

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Shop like a local in Guadalajara
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

(BPT) - As one of Mexico’s top artisanal hubs, Guadalajara offers the best in culture, cuisine and shopping. Travelers can find everything from expertly crafted pottery to luxe leather goods in unique markets throughout the city. For those who travel the world in search of the best locally-produced, stylish souvenirs, Guadalajara provides the ultimate in retail therapy in a vibrant, festive atmosphere — after all, this is the birthplace of mariachi, tequila, and charrería, the Mexican rodeo!

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The 5 podcasts you should be listening to right now
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:29 am

(BPT) - If you love a good podcast, you're not alone. According to Podcast Insights, 73 million Americans listen to podcasts regularly, seven per week on average. You can find a podcast about virtually any subject that strikes your fancy, so if you're looking for a new show to engage and delight you, there is no shortage of fun, information, news, controversy and commentary out there for you to choose from. But where do you start?

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Maximize Earning Potential With Vacation Rental Properties
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

(NAPSI)—It is often said that, in real estate, it’s all about “location, location, location.” However, when it comes to rental properties, the key to maximizing their potential is all about “timing, timing, timing.”

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The Florida Keys Deliver Experiences Unlike Anywhere Else
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:29 am

(NAPSI)—The most significant worldwide travel trend today is individuals’ desire for experiential travel.

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Monday 09/17/2018
Beyond the Liberty Bell: Exploring Western Philly
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

(BPT) - A visit to Philadelphia is sure to be steeped in American history and culture. It doesn't get more American than the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. And it doesn't get more authentically Philly than cheesesteaks at competing Geno's Steaks and Pat's King Of Steaks, and the oldest farmers market in the country, Reading Terminal Market. But, when you've been there, done that, what else can you explore?

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Thursday 09/13/2018
Wisconsin landmark celebrates 100th birthday
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

(BPT) - Many travelers seek out cultural enclaves to explore the fascinating stories of how Americans lived, thought and dreamed in the past. That helps explain the $762 million in revenues logged by U.S. historic sites in 2013, according to Statista. Other research predicts the revenues realized by U.S. museums and historic sites will more than double between 2018 and 2022.

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Wednesday 09/12/2018
Recognizing a true Hall of Fame dad
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

(BPT) - Each Sunday, millions cheer as their favorite NFL stars charge out of the tunnel and onto the field. For those players, the ultimate dream is a shot at one day becoming a Hall of Famer. This past July, one special father found himself with that title without ever having played in a single game.

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Monday 09/10/2018
Get there intact: 5 tips toward a safe DIY moving day
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:29 am

(BPT) - Changing residences can call for the coordination of a lot of details, and that’s especially true if you’re a do-it-yourselfer who’s renting a truck rather than hiring a moving company.

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Friday 08/31/2018
3 tire safety tips for end of summer
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

(BPT) - With the final days of summer upon us, now is the time to spend a few extra minutes performing a tire safety check. Here are three easy steps to ensure your tires will be ready to handle the season change and keep you and your family safe year-round.

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Wednesday 08/29/2018
7 savvy ways to save on your next trip
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

(BPT) - Looking to spend time away without spending a ton of money? Your wanderlust doesn't have to directly compete with your desire to save. With a few smart tips and tricks, you can cut costs and make the most out of your trip. These seven savings strategies make travel more accessible, enjoyable and affordable than ever before.

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Tuesday 08/28/2018
A vacation deprivation crisis: Americans are not using their PTO
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

(BPT) - Americans need a vacation. More than half of working Americans, 52 percent, didn't use all of their PTO last year, collectively leaving 705 million vacation days on the table. That means employers got 705 million of your hard-earned workdays for free. For the love of Jimmy Buffett, people, why are you essentially volunteering at work on your PTO days when you could plant yourself on the beach with an adult beverage instead?

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How To Plan A Big-Group Mountain Vacation
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

(NAPSI)—From destination weddings to family reunions and corporate outings, planning a group affair can be quite a large feat. Whether you’re gathering 50 or hundreds of your closest family and friends, you’ll need plenty of space and things to do. Big hotels or resorts are often quick-to-mind, but bringing everyone together in one spot to bond can be hard when you’re trying to reserve conference rooms or common areas.

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Friday 08/24/2018
Fall family travel from leaf peeping to star gazing
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:29 am

(BPT) - The gradual seasonal change is an ideal platform for leaf peeping, stargazing, weekend camping, long drives and getaways that can bring your family closer during the cozier fall months.

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Thursday 08/23/2018
Explore America With HomeExchange
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:29 am

(NAPSI)—In a country as diverse and wide reaching as the United States, it is no wonder that some of HomeExchange's most-viewed homes are located there. From top-of-the-line access in New York City to savoring the sunset over Hawaii's North Shore, 2018's Top 10 Homes in the U.S.A. offers something for everyone. You can dive into the Pacific or work on your Florida tan. Now is the time to start planning an adventure with HomeExchange.com.

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Wednesday 08/22/2018
Take a tour of Italy without leaving home
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:29 am

(BPT) - Dreaming of an Italian vacation? You can experience the country's stunning, ancient and romantic regions without even leaving home. The wines of Italy embody the heart and soul of the country itself, being a part of the land, the air and the water of the regions in which they're grown.

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Thursday 08/16/2018
Why Myrtle Beach is the perfect fall vacation for families
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

(BPT) - When it comes to vacation planning, millennial families with young children have the edge over school-aged families — no strict school schedules to obey!

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Looking for your coolest vacation yet? How about Japan?
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:29 am

(BPT) - If you’re trying to choose the next destination for your big vacation, have you considered Japan? With exciting cities, standout cuisine, traditional charm that echoes the country’s remarkable history, and awe-inspiring natural beauty, Japan embodies a “cool” factor that’s hard to miss.

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Why public transit is a key economic issue for growing cities
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

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Tuesday 08/14/2018
5 savvy traveler tips for your next getaway
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

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Historic Women's Baseball World Cup unfolds Aug. 22-31 on Florida's Space Coast
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:29 am

(BPT) - For the first time in the history of either the men’s or the women’s competition, a Baseball World Cup is coming to America. Later this month, the Women’s Baseball World Cup will be drawing attention from far and wide to the baseball diamonds at the USSSA Space Coast Complex in Viera, Florida.

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Friday 08/10/2018
9 savvy traveler hacks that will save time, money and headaches
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:29 am

(BPT) - Are you a savvy traveler? Do you shop around to get the best deals? How about knowing the ins and outs of saving money when planning a trip?

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6 ways to make the most of your summer getaway
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:29 am

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Thursday 08/09/2018
Tire confidential: Tips on picking the right one for you
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

(BPT) - To most people, a tire is a tire is a tire. To the naked eye, that’s absolutely correct: They are black and round. However, upon further inspection, tires are one of the most technologically advanced parts of a car, influencing the braking, steering, comfort, handling, safety and fuel efficiency. They are also the only parts actually touching the road.

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Wednesday 08/08/2018
Why Hawaii is a great destination for single female travelers
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

(BPT) - Whether it's traveling solo or a girlfriends getaway, Hawaii is becoming a prime destination for single female travelers. This lush paradise offers plentiful opportunity to experience a vacation of your lifetime, with many ways to customize your trip to match your personality perfectly. Adventurous, educational, indulgent — whatever fits your tastes, Hawaii has even more to offer than you think.

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Thursday 08/02/2018
5 bucket list-worthy destinations for your next cruise
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

(BPT) - If you’ve ever dreamed of finding adventure by exploring another country, cruising is an excellent and simple way to make those dreams a reality.

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Tuesday 07/31/2018
5 insider tips to plan an unforgettable African vacation
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

(BPT) - When you get lost in wanderlust, do you find yourself dreaming of Africa? This exotic continent is on many people's travel bucket lists, but planning a trip can be intimidating. If you are ready to stop dreaming and start planning an unforgettable African adventure, here are some simple tips to help you get the most out of your trip.

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Monday 07/30/2018
Military move? 5 key tips that can smooth the way
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:29 am

(BPT) - Changing residences can be an emotional and logistical challenge for any family.

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Thursday 07/26/2018
Top Ways Air Travel is Changing for Passengers
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

(StatePoint) At any given time, up to 5,000 aircraft are in American skies. Ten million passenger flights took place in 2016. The “Golden Age” of air travel may feel like it’s long gone in a time of heightened security and since the advent of mass affordable flight, but experts say that consumers can expect flying to be more comfortable and convenient in the coming years -- even when you’re riding coach.

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Tuesday 07/10/2018
Family Fun In The Sun
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

(NAPSI)—When vacation time rolls around, many families head to a place that combines the quiet solitude of an undeveloped beachfront with the amenities of a destination spot. The beaches are uncrowded, and just a few miles inland, wilderness adventures await. The kids can have a supervised blast while parents can escape for some much-needed downtime.

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Thursday 07/05/2018
5 tips for planning the easiest summer vacation ever
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:29 am

(BPT) - Where will your travels take you this summer? Are you planning a trip to an exotic island, or are you hitting the road? Wherever you’re headed, preparing for a great trip takes smart planning. Here are five simple tips for planning your next vacation.

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Tuesday 07/03/2018
Boating Better With Quality Fuel
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

By Don Onken

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Friday 06/29/2018
5 reasons Arkansas is a natural for retirees
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:29 am

(BPT) - Natural beauty. Endless adventure. Southern cuisine. Economical living. Whether searching for a place to retire or simply looking for the perfect setting for a new home, Arkansas has it all. The Natural State offers quality of life with a diverse array of things to do and see.

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Wednesday 06/27/2018
4 Vacation Destinations for Wine Lovers
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:29 am

(StatePoint) Love wine? Build your next vacation around it! Wine regions have delicious food, beautiful views and amazing history.

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Monday 06/25/2018
Must-Know Health Tips for Summer Vacation
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

(StatePoint) More than half of Americans are planning to take a vacation this summer, according to a Bankrate survey. While these excursions are meant to be fun and relaxing, road trips and long flights can lead to health risks that you know about, like jet lag, and some you may not be familiar with, such as leg swelling and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Experts advise travelers to take precautions for a healthy travel experience.

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Thursday 06/21/2018
Be prepared: 5 smart items to stash for family travel
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:29 am

(BPT) - For many Americans, summer is a time for creating memories with kids by embarking on trips to fun destinations.

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Wednesday 06/20/2018
A vacation for the ages: 7 off-roading tips
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

(BPT) - Summer’s here and millions of folks are gearing up for the Great American Road Trip. Instead of hitting the highway, how about taking a sharp turn off-road instead? That’s the suggestion of 79-years-young Jim Brightly, a still-active off-road and outdoor journalist who has a vast array of publications on his resume, including Four Wheeler, Truckin’, Trailer Life and Field & Stream.

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Tuesday 06/19/2018
Green Bay's Titletown is a travel touchdown
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

(BPT) - Some travel trends come and go, but others have staying power. Sports-themed travel is gaining momentum, and experts predict that it's only going to get bigger. If you like the thrill of competition, the history of the game and the joy of being a fan, consider sports-themed destinations for your next vacation.

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Monday 06/18/2018
Simple ways to earn extra money without owning a car
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:29 am

(BPT) - Whether you’re new to a city and are getting on your feet, or you don’t want the commitment of a longtime lease or loan, there are countless ways to put some dough in your pocket without the need to purchase a car. Working with a flexible schedule doesn't necessarily mean that you need to be tied to traditional car ownership. Here are five simple ways to make money on your own time.

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Thursday 06/14/2018
Back-to-school moving tips for college students
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:29 am

(BPT) - This year, some 15.2 million students are slated for enrollment in America’s public and private post-secondary institutions, up from 15 million last year. If you’re a college student or parent, that means it may be time to transport key belongings to a new living space.

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Friday 06/08/2018
Tips for empty nesters to maximize summer travel
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

(BPT) - With the kids out of the house and newfound independence, summer is the perfect time of year for empty nesters to embark on bucket list trips they’ve always craved. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by Tracfone, 68 percent of empty nesters say that traveling is a priority now that their kids have left home, but 62 percent are concerned they won’t be able to fulfill their travel goals due to budget concerns.

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Wednesday 06/06/2018
5 pet-friendly preparations for your summer travels
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

(BPT) - On your most challenging days you can always count on your pet to greet you at the door when you come home or cuddle up in your lap in the evening. They are a vital part of your home life all year long, but when your life takes you away from home — as it often does during summer travel — are you thinking of them before you head out the door?

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Tuesday 06/05/2018
Commuter Kate's Tips On Public Transit Etiquette
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:29 am

(NAPSI)—Americans take about 11 billion trips on public transportation every year. The next time you're among them, consider these 10 tips on proper etiquette from blogger Commuter Kate.

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Friday 06/01/2018
One school's impact on the city of Chicago
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:28 am

(BPT) - One hundred years ago, the poet Carl Sandburg famously called Chicago the “hog butcher of the world,” and the “nation’s freight handler.” The character of the city has changed with each decade, and throughout the years.

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4 tips for keeping your pet safe this summer
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:29 am

(BPT) - There are thousands of reasons to love the summer, and if you’re a pet owner, you love summer more than most.

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