Seattle, Washington (NAPSI) - As the weather heats up, picnics offer the perfect outdoor activity for family, friends and foodies alike. A meal under the sun provides a picturesque setting to impress loved ones with an on-the-go gourmet feast while making the most of your time outdoors.

Bolder, Colorado (NAPSI) - Trampolining can be an exciting activity. It also can create hazardous conditions.

Riverside, California (NAPSI) - Approximately half of the pets that end up in shelters in North America are euthanized before they find a home.

Colorado Springs, Colorado (NAPSI) - Caring for exterior wood surfaces such as decks, fences, siding and furniture does more than just help the outside of your home look its best; it can protect your investment.

Seattle, Washington (NAPSI) - Homeowners don’t need to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to have a presidential-looking lawn this year.

Houston, Texas (NAPSI) - Designing a kitchen that embraces functionality and style may be simpler than you think.

Kansas City, Kansas (NAPSI) - Cooking outdoors is in at any time of year. When you grill, it’s important to follow the guidelines from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing food poisoning: