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The Galveston County Daily News: Online Features

January 20, 2017

Online Features

  • Real Estate

    4 hot bathroom design trends that don't have to cost a bundle

    (BPT) - Coffee bars, TVs in mirrors, smart toilets and pet-friendly amenities — a growing number of homeowners are requesting such upscale features in their bathroom design, according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). Is it any wonder that association members report the average cost of remodeling a bath is between $10,000 and $30,000? However, you don’t have to spend that much to update your bathroom stylishly and easily.

  • Bridal

    5 Tips for Perfect Wedding Photos

    (NewsUSA) - Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion -- something to be celebrated and cherished. Planning it, on the other hand, can feel as if you're preparing for war -- between ensuring that Uncle Sal isn't sitting next to his brother, who owes him money, to budgeting for everything you want and need. The one thing you don't want to skimp on is the memories.

Top Story

Food, Fuel, and Finance ... The 3Fs of Economics

(NewsUSA) - Nearly half of U.S. high school students say they do not know how to establish good credit and more than one-fourth believe they will be unprepared to manage their finances upon graduation. This is according to recent research that reveals a lack of financial literacy among American youth.

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Pet Central

pets

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

Fitness

Fitness

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

Crosswords

Crosswords

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

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




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Thursday 01/19/2017
8 ways to create more quality family time this season
Posted: January 19, 2017

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4 reasons you should review your beneficiary designations
Posted: January 19, 2017

(BPT) - Baby boomers have been planning and saving for retirement for decades. They are also planning their legacy — creating wills, trusts and other sophisticated estate planning strategies to transfer their wealth to the next generation.

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Smart shopping tips for Valentine's Day
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - When cupid shot his arrow, there was no turning back. You fell in love and that's one of the best feelings in the world. It's something that should be celebrated always, but of course there's one day dedicated to honoring the power of love: Valentine's Day.

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6 easy, affordable smart home features that could help you sell your house faster
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Fresh paint on the walls, professional staging and an asking price that ends in 999 — when you’re selling your home, you’ll do whatever you can to help it stand out and sell faster. Because the National Association of Realtors is predicting modest growth for the 2017 real estate market, as a seller you want every edge you can get. And on the heels of the popular Consumer Electronics Show in January, perhaps that edge is a smarter home.

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Fight Off the Flu
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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4 Ways to Stretch Your Health Benefits
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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5 Tips for Financial Fitness in 2017
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Staples to Stock Your Pantry
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Spending Time Together
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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3 Steps to Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Don’t Miss Out this Cold and Flu Season
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Find Flavorful Combos to Reinvent Snacking
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Wednesday 01/18/2017
How fake news might affect your favorite foods
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The “certified organic” seal is synonymous with healthy living and clean eating. But what exactly does it mean? And who decides what is or is not certified organic?

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3 things you should know about 'surprise medical bills'
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Patients receiving medical care increasingly also receive something unexpected and troubling — a bill they thought would be paid by their health insurance plan.

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5 ways telehealth can simplify your life
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - In recent years, we have seen tremendous advances in the areas of technology and medicine, along with more overlap between the two fields. Every year, new technology assists in the diagnosis, treatment and care of different medical conditions. As the new year begins, one new technology trend that you can look forward to is telehealth.

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A Wedding Investment That Can Last A Lifetime
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

(NAPSI)—Planning for a dazzling smile on your wedding day—and in all those wedding photos—may be one of the smartest moves brides and grooms can make as they plan their big day.

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Give Kids A Smile
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s information many families may care to sink their teeth into: Although tooth decay is largely preventable, it remains one of the most common chronic diseases of children.

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Running For A Lifetime
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s news that may bring you to your feet: A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that as little as five to 10 minutes of low-intensity running a day can extend your life by several years, compared with not running at all. Running is one of the best forms of cardiovascular exercise, with numerous physiological and psychological benefits.

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Registering With The Selective Service Is A 'No-Brainer'
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

(NAPSI)—Once young men know the opportunities that registration with the Selective Service System can bring, and the high personal cost of not registering, they can see that registration is a “No-Brainer.”

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How To Handle Your Own Retirement
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

(NAPSI)—Retirement is evolving. And if you’re part of the baby boomer generation—an estimated 76 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964—you’re seeing this evolution first-hand. Call it the “new retirement,” where it’s increasingly likely your employer no longer provides you with a pension. This means it’s up to you to take care of your golden years. Are you ready? If you are, you’re ahead of many of your peers.

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Tech Goals to Save Money and Make Life Easier
Updated: January 18, 2017 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) These days, the average consumer needs to budget for a variety of tech-related expenses -- from data plans to cable bills. These monthly expenses quickly add up.

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Great Winter Getaway Tips
Updated: January 18, 2017 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) If you think winter is a great time to get out of town, you are not alone. More than 65 percent of respondents in a recent TripAdvisor survey said they were planning leisure travel for winter. And it’s no surprise that the same survey found the majority of destinations to be in warm weather locales.

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Organize Your Way to a Clutter-Free Kitchen
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

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Keep Your Home Safe Without Compromising Style
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

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Reach Your Resolutions
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am


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5 Ways To Create Healthy Days
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

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5 Bathroom Upgrades for Style, Function
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

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Simplify Your Cleaning Routine
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

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Natural Stone in the Shower
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

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Save Time with a Dream Closet
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

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Tuesday 01/17/2017
9 life-changing experiences on Western Australia's Coral Coast
Posted: January 17, 2017

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4 hot bathroom design trends that don't have to cost a bundle
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Coffee bars, TVs in mirrors, smart toilets and pet-friendly amenities — a growing number of homeowners are requesting such upscale features in their bathroom design, according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). Is it any wonder that association members report the average cost of remodeling a bath is between $10,000 and $30,000? However, you don’t have to spend that much to update your bathroom stylishly and easily.

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Monday 01/16/2017
Transform your home into a retreat with these 5 tips from a luxury resort
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - There’s a reason why they say your home is your castle. This is a place of rest and refuge so you can be returned to your best state.

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Plumbing the power of a powder room addition
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Never underestimate the power of a powder room to make your home more livable and increase its resale value. Having more and nicer bathrooms consistently scores high in surveys on homeowners’ wish lists. What’s more, extra baths deliver more than just convenience; a National Association of Realtors study found each extra bathroom boosts home sale prices approximately 24 percent.

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Saturday 01/14/2017
Ramp Up Breakfast with Morning Protein
Updated: January 16, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Party-Perfect Flavors to Savor with Friends
Updated: January 16, 2017 - 2:31 am

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A Blended Take on Family Favorites
Updated: January 16, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Resolve to Make Your Lunchbox Healthier
Updated: January 16, 2017 - 2:31 am

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8 Surprises You Didn’t Know about Canola Oil
Posted: January 14, 2017

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Eat Your Way to Better Health
Updated: January 16, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Creating Healthy Eating Habits
Posted: January 14, 2017

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Find Better Balance for Family Meals this Year
Updated: January 18, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Friday 01/13/2017
5 smart money-saving travel strategies
Updated: January 14, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - As the new year unfolds, now is the time to plan weekend escapes to ensure you have a chance to reset and refresh throughout the year. As Seekenders know, every weekend is a new opportunity for adventure and spontaneity. By planning your weekend getaways early, you’ll set up key points to rejuvenate throughout the year. That’s all it takes to reset — explore, follow passions, discover new places and create lifelong memories with loved ones.

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Great Tips to Get in Shape in 2017
Updated: January 14, 2017 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Every year, losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle top millions of people’s New Year’s resolutions lists. Unfortunately, it’s a lot easier to set a goal than it is to actually achieve it, so it’s important to have a game plan if you want to see results. Here are some sustainable tips to help you lose weight and feel great in 2017!

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Big Game Snacks for the Win
Updated: January 14, 2017 - 2:31 am

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New Year, New Organic You
Updated: January 14, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Easy Cold-Weather Cooking
Updated: January 14, 2017 - 2:31 am

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How to Tell if You Have Flu, Cold or Stomach Flu, and What to Know
Updated: January 13, 2017 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) While each year millions in the U.S. are sickened during flu season, many can’t distinguish between symptoms of the seasonal strain of the flu, a cold and the “stomach flu.” Knowing the difference, and how to properly treat each virus, can speed recovery.

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A Total Body Approach to a New You
Updated: January 16, 2017 - 2:31 am

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