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How to Fulfill Something Missing: Research on Lost Loved Ones

Four Tips for Recovering Lost Relationships

The loss of a child is the worst experience of a lifetime, say many parents; but, for children, the loss of a parent can lay the foundation of a lifetime of grievances, says Karolyn Rogers.

"I was only five when I lost my father and, while there's no good time to lose a loved one, it was a tender age to lose him; the circumstances of his death – and how my family dealt with it – left a palpable void," says Rogers, author of the new book, "When Daddy Comes Home," (http://www.karolynrogers.com/), which details her journey of healing through researching her father's death while serving his country in World War II.

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Bodybuilder & Neurosurgeon Debunks Five Training Myths

What You Don't Know – and What You Think You Know – Can Hurt You, He Says

While big chunks of America's population continue to be ravaged by obesity, causing other problems such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, there are many millions who choose to prevent those conditions by exercising regularly.

"The Centers for Disease Control recently estimated that only 20 percent of us get the recommended amount of daily exercise," says Dr. Brett Osborn, author of "Get Serious, A Neurosurgeon's Guide to Optimal Health and Fitness," www.drbrettosborn.com.

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Consumers Saved $9 Billion on Premiums

Health Care Law Will Return to Families an Average Refund of $80 Each This Year

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that consumers have saved a total of $9 billion on their health insurance premiums since 2011 as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

Created through the law, the 80/20 rule, also known as the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rule, requires insurers to spend at least 80 percent of premium dollars on patient care and quality improvement activities. If insurers spend an excessive amount on profits and red tape, they owe a refund back to consumers.

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Five Ways to Make Your Wedding Guests Happy

The Perfect Wedding is the One Everyone Remembers for All the Right Reasons

Brides-to-be have long checklists for planning their big day. Dress, flowers, venue, vows, will there be a sit-down dinner or hors d'oeuvres and crudités? Who will be in the wedding party?

"Every bride wants her wedding to be perfect and by that, many mean that they want the event itself and themselves to be absolutely beautiful," says Eric Gulbrandson, a wedding photographer and author of the new book, "Dream Wedding Secrets: The All Important G.S.F," (www.dreamweddingsecrets.com).

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Dangers of Leaving Your Pet in a Hot, Parked Car

With the summer months upon us, pet travel is at it's height and it's time for a reminder about the dangers of leaving your pet in a parked car. Whether you're parking in the shade, just running into the store, or leaving the windows cracked, it is still NOT ok to leave your pet in a parked car.

The temperature inside a car can skyrocket after just a few minutes. Parking in the shade or leaving the windows cracked does very little to alleviate this pressure cooker.

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