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Do you have a kiddo who won't stop asking for a dog even though she becomes a teary, sniffly, sneezy mess when she's around a pup? Before you go bounding out to get a hypoallergenic dog, keep in mind that just because a canine is considered a sneeze-free pet doesn't mean it's a good fit for a child. To help you in your quest to make your family's pet dreams come true, here are the top 10 dog breeds for kids with allergies.Read Full Story
If you suffer from allergies associated with dogs, you've probably heard that a poodle is your best bet for a pet. Not into poodles? No problem! We've got a roundup of hypoallergenic dog breeds that won't leave you sneezing and wheezing. Put your tissues away and wrap your arms around one of these cuddly pups.Read Full Story
Whether you're single or suffering empty nest syndrome, we've got an adorable round-up of cuddly pups that make great companions if you're lonely. Here are our top picks for woman's best friend. Get ready to feel warm fuzzies and coo at the following cuties.Read Full Story
Feeding your family healthy meals doesn't mean you have to jam-pack your already busy schedule with extra shopping and hours of food prepping. Registered dietitian Susan Burke March, author of Making Weight Control Second Nature, shares her proven strategies for turning your family meals into hassle-free, nutritious and delicious endeavors.Read Full Story
Healthy cooking doesn't mean forsaking flavor or saying goodbye to satisfying meals. Sensible substitutions for high-calorie ingredients in your favorite family recipes can seamlessly shave fat and calories without sacrificing taste or texture.Read Full Story
Do you worry that your kids aren't getting enough protein in their daily diet? Some days, it may seem that they eat nothing but fruit and pretzels, but chances are that your kids do actually consume enough protein. It is found in obvious foods such as meat, poultry and fish, but it is also available in eggs, beans, legumes, soy, nuts, nut butters, dairy and even grain products. If you're still concerned that your children's diet is lacking in protein, here are some quick ways to sneak protein into their school meals.Read Full Story
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