Monthly Archives: July 2017

5 steps to a smart home

When it comes to technology, smarter is better. There are smart watches, smart televisions and just about everyone has a smartphone. So what about a smart home? Smart thermostats and lighting timers represent the first steps toward smart home technology for many homeowners, but in a lot of cases, th...

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One man’s struggle with PTSD, 40 years later

Bobby Barrera’s career as a Marine ended abruptly at age 21. While in Vietnam, on his first mission, a land mine explosion took his right hand at the wrist and left arm at the shoulder, and left him with severe burns over 40 percent of his body and face. Coping with the physical challenges of...

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Fraud alert: Internet puppy purchase scams rising

That cold, wet nose. Those adorable little paws. The undeniable sweet scent of puppy breath. You have a soft spot for dogs and have your eye on a rare breed. After months of looking, you see an online advertisement with the perfect puppy. The seller doesn’t live in your area though (could be a...

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Shopper 2017-07-27

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Take precautions in the heat – lifesaving tips

From tornadoes and floods to hail and lightning storms, the United States experiences a broad array of extreme weather. Fatalities do occur, but many people are surprised to learn that the weather event that causes the greatest number of deaths is heat. According to the National Weather Service, hea...

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New FDA-approved method of lung cancer detection gives many hope

Each year, more people die of lung cancer than any other form of cancer — more than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. The American Cancer Society estimates of the 224,000 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed each year, 155,000 will succumb to the disease. Many have heard the statistic...

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4 surprising health benefits of cherries – this summer’s superfruit

Have you ever said no to a cherry? Probably not. This summertime treat is simply delicious. And if you’re looking for another reason to indulge, you’ll be pleased to know that cherries are surprisingly good for you. Recent research indicates that this summer’s superfruit offers a v...

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Seedless watermelons: The taste of summer

For many people, seedless watermelons are a symbol of summer. Crisp and refreshing, this beloved red and green striped fruit represents a true slice of Americana. So it may be a surprise to learn this summertime classic hasn’t been around very long. Until the 1960s, seedless watermelons were n...

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Seeking a small business loan? What you should know

Small businesses still struggle to obtain credit; nearly half of those who applied for credit in 2016 didn’t get all the funding they sought, and 17 percent of those who didn’t apply for financing skipped it because they didn’t think they could get what they needed, according to th...

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Looking for an alternative to college? Pursue a well-paying trade career instead

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