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(NAPSI)—Here’s food for thought: Food allergies affect approximately 15 million Americans. Despite this, according to a recent survey, half of all Americans say they lack proper knowledge about the condition.

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(NAPSI)—Whether the urge to remodel strikes during National Home Improvement Month or any other time of year, you can seamlessly update your home with just a few simple steps toward improved design, comfort, functionality, energy efficiency and curb appeal.

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(StatePoint) At a time when many government agencies are facing tighter budgets, more restrictions, and added scrutiny, leaders in the public and private sectors are asking what can be done to make government more collaborative, innovative and effective. A new poll suggests that the answer l…

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(BPT) - You faithfully recycle at home, use a refillable BPA-free water bottle and charge your smartphone with a solar recharger. When it’s time to choose wedding favors for your own nuptials, or a gift for someone else’s wedding, do you find environmental awareness taking a backseat to styl…

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(BPT) - What makes a person or a family decide a home is the perfect for them? Is it all location, location, location? What about price, schools or the neighborhood? Or is it something else; a feeling they get when they walk in the door, a detail they notice or a scent in the air.

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(BPT) - The weather is warm and that means entertaining season has arrived. This year, elevate your gatherings with some unique twists. From serving fresh fare to creating cozy corners in outdoor spaces, you’ll transform your parties from average to amazing in a snap.

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(NewsUSA) - On April 13, 2015 Angola's Sovereign Wealth Fund announced the launch of five Investment Funds, targeting economic and social development in Sub-Saharan Africa. These will be accompanied by the establishment of a commercial vehicle to set up micro-business incubators for Angolan …

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(NewsUSA) - With everything that goes into your wedding day, those once-in-a-lifetime moments will go by in a blur, which is why hiring a professional wedding photographer is a must. After all, the last thing you should be worrying about is whether your photographer will be able to capture y…

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(StatePoint) Classrooms nationwide are switching to new technologies that are helping them reduce their carbon footprints. Whether they are going paperless, installing compact fluorescent lightbulbs, or using new energy efficient projectors in classrooms, there are many ways schools are beco…

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(BPT) - Moving brings exciting possibilities of a different neighborhood, fresh spaces to decorate and new family traditions to be made. But it also means leaving behind people and places you love. While some sentimental items can be taken to your new place, many memories just aren’t transpo…

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(NewsUSA) - Many homeowners love carpeting. Its look and comfort, in addition to its insulating qualities, make it an essential home-decorating element. The fear, however, can be the stains left behind, such as the red wine that accidentally slipped from someone's hand one holiday party or a…

(NAPSI)—Reality-based television is a genre of entertainment that is known and loved (and hated) worldwide by millions of people. The idea behind reality programming is that it documents unscripted situations and occurrences, often featuring a cast of “everyday Joes.” Most think that reality…

(NAPSI)—A KIKU apple a day can make a terrific snack: A medium-size one has about 100 calories and is a good source of fiber and vitamin C. What’s more, you and your family will likely love its supersweet taste.

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(NAPSI)—While most people know that energy efficiency is an important consideration when purchasing appliances or mechanical systems for the home, you may care to consider how your interior design choices can also affect energy efficiency.

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(NAPSI)—For the past 100 (human) years—nearly a millennium in dog years—people have been focusing on how to help pets, farm animals and wild animals through American Humane Association’s “Be Kind to Animals Week®.”

(NAPSI)—Tired of looking like a lost tourist, searching your phone for directions? Use Skyscanner’s Hotels app for Apple Watch to help you find your way back to your hotel every time you’re out.

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(BPT) - When Oxford Dictionaries chose “selfie” as the word of the year in 2013, they weren’t just describing the moment. They were documenting the present and forecasting the future. And increasingly, it’s a future many American families are hoping to change.

(BPT) - Knowing your skin type is the key to finding effective skincare. Products are often formulated with different ingredients and textures tailored to the needs of specific skin types. This is a handy tool to guide you through the steps of determining the type of skin you have and which …

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(BPT) - There are millions of potholes in the United States, so it is not surprising that nearly 500,000 insurance claims are filed annually due to damage caused by this unrelenting enemy of vehicles across the country. Making matters worse, these potholes often sit unrepaired for extended p…

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(NewsUSA) - Stinging insects such as bees and wasps play a vital role as pollinators that maintain the national food supply. However, a multitude of factors, including the lack of available natural habitats for foraging pollinators, diseases, harmful mites and improper pesticide usage, have …

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(StatePoint) Chances are you’ve already heard about the benefits of including certified USDA organic foods in your diet. However, you may have also heard that such choices are typically higher in cost.

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(BPT) - While heart disease among most Americans has decreased over the past 50 years, American Indians are almost twice as likely to develop the condition as other Americans, a study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has found. Heart disease is now the leadi…

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(BPT) - Every two minutes, a woman dies from heart disease. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States. However, author Alice Walker once said “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” For combating heart disease, women have a g…

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(NAPSM)—No solo hay un creciente número de personas mayores en Estados Unidos, la cantidad de quienes los cuidan también está creciendo. Hay casi 45 millones de personas que cuidan a un miembro de la familia o a un conocido que tiene más de 50 años. Cuidar a alguien es valioso e enriquecedor…

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(NAPSI)—You can show your appreciation for all your mother has done for you, whether on Mother’s Day or at any time of the year, by giving her intriguing insights into how she can make her life better, happier and more filled with awe. Two new books can help you do just that.

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(NAPSI)—Here are two excellent ideas about what to give the next time you want to get your mother a present—whether for Mother’s Day, her birthday or just to show how much you care.

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(BPT) - Today’s consumers want to get the most out of what they pay for. Instead of buying bloated packages full of useless add-ons, they only want to pay for the services and products they will actually use, when they want to use them. Streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu are gaining…

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(Family Features) Although small businesses comprise a huge majority of the U.S. economy, their owners often find themselves at a disadvantage when it comes to operating costs. Small businesses overpay for everything from wireless service to healthcare to taxes, because they don’t have time …

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(StatePoint) There’s an endless stream of advice out there for brides-to-be -- from insights into gown trends to leads on finding the best photographer. But grooms, who are more involved than ever these days in the wedding planning process, may have their own set of worries. Being prepared c…

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(Family Features) Rising temperatures are a double-edged sword for pet lovers. Warmer days create the perfect setting for a run through the park or a game of fetch. But these warm days also provide an ideal environment for pests that can have a serious impact on your pet’s health.

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(Family Features) If your upcoming travel plans include a road trip, the last thing you want is unexpected car trouble to leave you stranded at the side of the road. A pre-trip vehicle check is the best way to ensure that your car is ready to get you to your destination.

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(Family Features) For many homeowners, the weekend is their chance to get their house in order, tackling that seemingly endless list of projects that take a little more time. After all, the key to improved function, value and comfort at home requires a plan, some elbow grease and a few simpl…

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(Family Features) According to a study done by LIMRA, a non-profit life insurance industry research organization, as many as 40 percent of U.S. households would have immediate trouble meeting household expenses if a primary wage earner were to pass away today. The study also showed that a ma…