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Take the 'madness' out of game-day party planning

(BPT) - When it comes to watching the college basketball tournament or other major sporting events all year long, you need to fortify yourself, your family and your guests with the right snacks to keep all that energy sustained right up to the final buzzer.

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Thursday 03/26/2015
Keeping Animal Stars Safe
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 4:34 am

(NAPSI)—Since the dawn of Hollywood, animal stars have played some of the most unforgettable characters ever seen on the silver screen. Their characters have charmed and delighted moviegoers and television audiences for generations. From legendary characters of a bygone era including Lassie, Mr. Ed and Flipper to such modern classics as Uggie, Mr. Jinx and Crystal the capuchin, animal stars have played and continue to play important roles, entertaining people while also teaching new generations to love and cherish animals.

March Celebrates Both Nutrition And Frozen Food
Posted: March 26, 2015

(NAPSI)—March claims two titles that may seem unrelated but actually go hand in hand. The first is National Nutrition Month, which encourages a balanced plate of nutrient-rich foods at every meal. March is also National Frozen Foods Month, which can be celebrated in a health-conscious way.

Is Your Tuna Sandwich Bad for the Environment?
Updated: March 26, 2015 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) More canned tuna is consumed in the United States than in any other country in the world. Unfortunately, the vast majority of tuna sold in the American market fails to meet fundamental sustainability standards, according to Greenpeace’s 2015 Canned Tuna shopping guide, their first-ever US canned tuna ranking.

Monday 03/23/2015
Gear Up for Spring
Updated: March 23, 2015 - 4:35 am

(Family Features) If you’re like thousands of other car owners who neglected maintenance during the brutal winter months, your vehicle could use a little extra care by now. Setting aside some time will help get your vehicle ready for the spring and summer driving season.

Chocolatey and Fruity Treats with a Twist
Updated: March 23, 2015 - 4:35 am

(Family Features) When it comes to your sweet tooth, people often define themselves as chocolate lovers or fruity fans. When preparing for your next party, plan for unique treats sure to tickle the taste buds of both groups.

Host a Better Basketball Bash
Updated: March 23, 2015 - 4:35 am

(Family Features) The most exciting weeks of college basketball are finally here! Whether you’re rooting for a specific team or just cheering along for fun, March is prime time for perfecting game day entertaining.

Every Bunny Loves Easter
Updated: March 23, 2015 - 4:35 am

(Family Features) With Easter just around the corner, everyone is hopping to the candy aisle to pick up tasty treats. Celebrate the fun of the season with special sweets that everyone will enjoy.

Hop into Spring with Easter Desserts
Updated: March 23, 2015 - 4:35 am

(Family Features) From full-course brunches to simple sit-down dinners, Easter celebrations are a time to enjoy family, friends and the delicious tastes of spring.

Quest for Healthy Food Fuels Fear
Updated: March 23, 2015 - 4:35 am

(Family Features) At a time when people are more concerned than ever about making healthy food choices, a very unhealthy mindset has emerged. As people’s interest in food and conversations about food grow, so does unnecessary – and unhealthy – fear about what to eat and what not to eat.

Cost-Conscious Ways to Ship Packages
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Whether you’re shipping a birthday gift to a beloved niece or returning a defective item to a manufacturer, you want to know that your package arrives on time and in good condition; however, changes to pricing and policies can make it hard to know which shipping service to use.

Snoring Solutions to Improve Relationships, Health
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) For many people, snoring makes a night of restful sleep a far-off dream. The noisy interruptions may even have a detrimental effect on relationships and health.

Tips for Selecting a Reliable Auto Repair Shop
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Work, school, errands and the other demands of family life put your vehicle at the center of it all, so when something goes wrong, you may find yourself overwhelmed. Finding a repair shop you can rely on can ease your frustration and get you back on the road.

Now Is the Best Time to Plan for Retirement
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) It’s easy to live for the moment and leave planning the future to another time. But when it comes to planning for your retirement, it is never too early.

5 Tips for Taking Back Your Shower
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) If you’re like many busy women, you may have discovered that your shower is the only time you have to yourself each day, away from the stress and responsibilities of everyday life. Making the most of each shower will allow you to take the time to cleanse not only your body, but also your mind.  

Spacious Upgrades
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) So, you’ve decided to make some updates to your home? Whether you plan on building a home from the ground up, purchasing new construction or adding value to your current residence, there are many opportunities for upgrades.

Get Inspired by Outdoor Living Ideas
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Inspired by neighbors, home improvement shows and social media channels like Pinterest and Houzz, today’s homeowners are entering the deck planning and building process more informed than ever before. But sorting through this wealth of information and inspiration can make it hard to decipher what’s really hot for today’s outdoor spaces – and to choose what’s right for your home.

Thursday 03/19/2015
BrainStormers: Backyard DIY Inventors Tackle Weather, Test Ingenuity
Updated: March 20, 2015 - 4:34 am

(NewsUSA) - For over 30 years, The Weather Channel has inspired viewers to explore, investigate and appreciate how it's amazing out there by providing the latest weather information for the modern era. The network continues to explore this connection with its newest original primetime series, "BrainStormers," where weather will be both the teacher and the enemy.

Tips On Encouraging Kids To Go Green
Updated: March 20, 2015 - 4:34 am

(NAPSI)—There is good news for parents and teachers who want to encourage young people to “go green.”

Tuesday 03/17/2015
Do Game Day Right
Updated: March 18, 2015 - 4:34 am

(NAPSI)—A great way to enjoy sports can be by gathering your friends, putting on your team colors and doing game day right. To do that, try these tips from former NCAA champion and Naismith College Player of the Year Shane Battier.

Monday 03/16/2015
Stay on Track with Your Wellness Goals
Posted: March 16, 2015

(Family Features) With dreams of bettering their lives, people of all ages pledge to create resolutions with the start of every year. Many people discover, however, that it's easy to make a resolution but difficult to stick to it.

Natural Ways to Sleep Better
Updated: March 16, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) An estimated 50-70 million adults in the U.S. suffer from sleep disturbances, leaving many searching for natural, cost-effective solutions to improve sleep quality.

Cook with the Freshest Flavor
Posted: March 16, 2015

(Family Features) To create a memorable Easter feast, reference McCormick’s “Age of Spice” infographic to ensure your herbs, spices and extracts are bursting with flavor.

A Culinary Classic
Updated: March 16, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) From the classics of yesterday to favorites on the table today, peanut butter is a delicious ingredient enjoyed in recipes generation after generation.

5 Smart Spending Tips for Tax Refunds
Updated: March 21, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) For savings-savvy consumers, tax season means getting creative with how to use your federal tax refund check.

UV and You
Updated: March 21, 2015 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Most people aren’t aware that the sun can do damage to their eyes when they are unprotected from ultraviolet (UV) rays.

Friday 03/13/2015
The Bubbles Are Coming! The Bubbles Are Coming!
Updated: March 14, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—From the 17th century, we’ve seen paintings that portray children blowing bubbles with clay pipes. And since the 18th and 19th centuries, it has been commonplace for mothers to give their children leftover washing soap to blow bubbles for fun. Moving into the Machine Age during the 20th century, street peddlers were among the first to sell bubbles as a toy. These days, bubbles are mass-produced by companies such as Funrise Toys and more, and reintroduced each year on shelves during the spring. Today, bubble solution is the best-selling toy in the world, year after year, with hundreds of millions of bottles sold.

Monday 03/09/2015
5 Tips for Easy Family Weeknight Meals
Updated: March 09, 2015 - 4:40 am

(Family Features) Most families aspire to spend more time together around the dinner table, but between work and after-school activities, it’s hard to find the time.

Pasta Salad Makes Weeknight Dinner Quick and Healthy
Updated: March 09, 2015 - 4:40 am

(Family Features) Now is the time for diners to transition palates to lighter and healthier meals, especially those packed with fresh, satisfying ingredients.

Spice Up Dinner with Shrimp
Updated: March 09, 2015 - 4:40 am

(Family Features) Preparing the same old meals week after week can make dinnertime dull. Add some spice to your menu with the fresh flavor of a new protein – nutrient-rich Gulf shrimp.

St. Patrick's Day Color Guide
Updated: March 11, 2015 - 4:40 am

(Family Features) Use this color guide to tint store-bought frosting and cake mix in seven shades of green.

The Bath Tub
Updated: March 13, 2015 - 4:39 am

(Family Features) From bath time to bedtime, there are a number of rituals parents participate in with their children that bring them closer together. These small acts provide a sense of security to little ones and serve as family bonding time. However, many parents do not realize these everyday moments can be more impactful than they seem.

Preventive Care Key to Fighting Skin Cancer
Updated: March 13, 2015 - 4:39 am

(Family Features) Are you at risk for skin cancer? Do you know the signs? According to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. That means odds are quite high that at least one in your circle of friends will face this dangerous disease. As the season for bare skin approaches, are you aware of the risks and preventative measures necessary to avoid sun exposure?  

Posture Perfect
Updated: March 13, 2015 - 4:39 am

(Family Features) Despite the many benefits of having information at your fingertips, smartphones and tablets can do damage to your body and overall health in unexpected ways.

A Lush Lawn in 4 Easy Steps
Updated: March 13, 2015 - 4:39 am

(Family Features) Want to get the best out of your lawn this year? Implement these simple hacks to keep your lawn green and growing, your equipment up and running, and your yard looking great:

Thursday 03/05/2015
Do More With Less
Updated: March 06, 2015 - 4:39 am

(NewsUSA) - It's not easy being green. Much of what we purchase to feed our daily habits comes in extraneous packaging better suited to surgery than snacking.

Tuesday 03/03/2015
Treat Travels Well
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 4:41 am

(NAPSI)—For kids on the go and adults on the move, for business trips and daily commutes, for family hikes and walks in the park, you want a treat that’s wholesome, portable and delicious.

You Could Be the Next Eggland's Best CEO ("Chief Egg Officer")
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 4:41 am

(NAPSI)—Are Eggland’s Best (EB) the only eggs you want in your household? If so, you might be qualified to become the next Eggland’s Best CEO (“Chief Egg Officer”). Eggland’s Best is searching for an egg enthusiast, who demonstrates the utmost appreciation for EB eggs and their nutritional benefits, to crown as their next “CEO.”

Monday 03/02/2015
8 Breakfasts with Protein to Power Your Morning
Posted: March 02, 2015

(Family Features) Make it easy to stick to your resolutions by starting every morning with a breakfast with more protein. Did you know the average breakfast bowl or plate contains on average only 13 grams of protein, yet some nutrition experts recommend getting 20-30 grams at each meal?

Adding Ancient Grains to Your Diet
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 4:40 am

(Family Features) Bringing ancient grains to the family dinner table is easier today than it has ever been. Incorporating these grains into your diet has a number of proven health benefits and they are a great, gluten-free alternative to traditional breads, cereals and pastas as well.

Get Creative with After School Snacks
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 4:40 am

(Family Features) For teens and tweens, after school snacks can pose a bit of a problem. Many options are geared toward younger (and smaller) bellies, while others may pack too big a punch, affecting appetites for dinner. One deliciously satisfying solution? Snacks they can make themselves.

Throw a Shamrockin' St. Patrick's Day Party
Updated: March 05, 2015 - 4:40 am

(Family Features) It doesn’t take the Luck o’ the Irish to throw a great St. Patrick’s Day party. These tips and recipes will help you throw a festive celebration you’ll enjoy as much as your guests — including make-ahead corned beef and a minty-green cookie recipe both adults and little leprechauns will love.

When It Comes to Beauty and Fashion, Make an Eye-Catching Statement
Updated: March 06, 2015 - 4:39 am

(Family Features) Change is the only constant for Millennials in the beauty and fashion world, suggests a recent survey. Millennial women, ages 18 to 29, feel empowered to embrace change and showcase a variety of colors when it comes to their appearance.

Your Perfect State of Organization
Updated: March 06, 2015 - 4:39 am

(Family Features) Life gets busy and clutter has a way of sneaking up on everyone. It may be all those shoes, the lack of space or the fact that you have absolutely no time – there are many reasons for the mess. But, whether you’re a single person living in an apartment or have a large family in a sprawling house, everyone can benefit from more organization. By simply thinking about storage differently and coming up with a smart organizational system that works for you, you’ll be on the way to creating a well-balanced, happier home.

Saturday 02/28/2015
Spring into Easter with these Entertaining Tips
Updated: February 28, 2015 - 4:39 am

(StatePoint) With Easter around the corner, you’re probably already thinking about creating the perfect Easter baskets and planning a celebration for family and friends. As everyone knows, there’s nothing more delightful and heartwarming than sharing a meal with your loved ones, so sweeten this year’s celebration by surprising your guests with an unforgettable Easter get together.

Wednesday 02/25/2015
Farm-Fresh Food Delivered Directly To Your Table
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 4:31 am

(NAPSI)—American farmers are so efficient that even though they now comprise just 2 percent of the workforce, their efforts and advanced agricultural methods mean each can feed more than 150 people with one-third of their production exported to other countries.

Veggies Set Sail For Adventure In Noah's Ark
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 4:31 am

(NAPSI)—Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and the whole VeggieTales crew are joined, two by two, by animals galore in the music-filled animated adventure “Noah’s Ark”—the first Bible-themed VeggieTales production in more than four years—as it debuts March 3 on DVD and digital download.

Tuesday 02/24/2015
Haven't Tried Sardines? Try These
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sardines are consistently rated as the most nutritious and environmentally friendly fish you can eat, and yet some people remain suspicious. "Wait! They have bones and scales?"

Monday 02/23/2015
Fiancé and Finances
Updated: February 23, 2015 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Marriage is a milestone in life; yet, many enter into the next phase without asking their spouse some vital questions about money. If you are among the soon-to-be wed, consider starting a conversation using the questions below. Couples who plan their expenses ahead of time are more likely to enjoy their earnings, and less likely to need credit repair intervention.

Living Smart to Protect Your Heart
Updated: February 23, 2015 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) When it comes to recognizing and responding to the signs of a heart attack, early action can make the difference between life and death. But action even earlier to improve lifestyle and eating habits can make a big difference, too.

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