(BPT) - From annoying itchy welts to serious conditions like Malaria and West Nile virus, mosquitoes have been making humans miserable and sick for thousands of years. And now, there’s Zika — a mosquito-spread virus that may be linked to serious birth defects. In fact,…May 3 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - To help people set basic, foundational goals that can help put them on their own unique path toward attaining financial security, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) today announced the launch of a new mobile-friendly Spanish-language financial goal calculator on May 2 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Now that the weather is warmer and you're spending more time outdoors, it's the perfect time to check that your deck is ready for outdoor entertaining. Just as you take your car in for regular maintenance to avoid bigger problems, a little deck…May 2 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - You’ve heard of detox diets and ridding your body of toxins, but did you know the same is possible for your skin? Environmental toxins and pollutants not only cause breakouts, but also bring out a dull, less vibrant looking complexion.
“Stressors from your environment…May 2 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Alex, a 61-year-old husband and grandfather from Lansing, Mich., always knew how important it was to take good care of his health, especially after a career in healthcare. That’s why he was stunned when he tested positive for genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C…May 1 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - A beloved hobby can feel like a mini vacation from everyday life. Whether it’s gardening for relaxation, photography as a creative outlet or computer coding to exercise the brain, hobbies serve as an escape from stress and boredom.
What if rather than a hobby…May 1 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Feeding your family nutritious food and drinks can be tricky, especially when there are so many mixed messages about food out there. Diane Welland, nutritionist and registered dietitian, shares three reasons why 100 percent juice is a great way to help your family…Apr 30 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - You have replaced refined grains with whole grains, increased nuts, fruits and vegetables, are drinking more water and even began taking a probiotic supplement to support your digestive health. Yet, despite these healthy habits, you’re still not feeling your best and you don’t…Apr 30 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - A tire's tread depth significantly affects driving safety. In fact, to ensure a vehicle drives safely, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration recommends a tire be replaced once its tread depth reaches 2/32nds of an inch. Winter tires should be replaced even…Apr 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Need help finding the perfect vehicle? If you’re in the market for a new car or truck, consider purchasing one you can make your own. While just about any vehicle can be transformed with a few simple products, there are certain makes and…Apr 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Why is it that a vacation leaves us exhausted, bloated and broke? This summer, you might consider a more rejuvenating option: a wellness retreat.
A good wellness retreat will leave you feeling healthier and better rested as you re-enter the world. Perhaps you will…Apr 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - It may be time to take a fresh approach to your sunny brunches and breezy dinners. Who wouldn't want to step up their hosting game?
During a season of celebration, temptations can preoccupy you, but that doesn't mean you have to give in. These…Apr 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - History tends to repeat itself.
The saying, “The more things change, the more they stay the same” rings true with architectural styles. We have smarter ways of building and the layouts have evolved with lifestyle changes, but historical and authentic design is…Apr 28 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Homebuyers and sellers today can instantly check listings, monitor price fluctuations, research their credit scores and find lenders — all from their smartphones.
The advent of mortgage industry apps — which mingle aggregated data with complex algorithms in easily accessible formats — enables many…Apr 28 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - The Federal Government’s push for reduced sodium in American foods will likely affect your favorite foods within the next few months. Food manufacturers will be pushed to change their recipes, which will change the taste and texture of many foods made in the…Apr 28 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - With the busy travel season upon us, people comb through travel websites and brochures looking to find their ideal vacation destination. Some search for stunning examples of wilderness found only in America; others seek a cultural experience, a chance to taste new foods,…Apr 28 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - The bakery on the corner. The family-owned accounting firm down the street. The city’s legendary cafe that’s been around since the ‘50s. Small businesses nationwide prove the American dream is alive and well.
In fact, more than half of Americans either own or work…Apr 28 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Smart investors know a diversified portfolio is the best way to weather any storm. Considering the volatility of the current stock market, the desire for better options has never been greater. Rather than gamble on the next buzzworthy stock or bond and hope…Apr 28 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - It’s time to replace your old, energy-guzzling water heater, boiler, dehumidifier or furnace and you’ve done your homework. You’re going to save energy and money in the long run by switching to a high-efficiency condensing heater or boiler. Good for you! But as…Apr 28 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - About 35 million Americans suffer from toe, finger, and athlete’s foot fungus, but some treatments aimed at curing the infection have failure rates as high as 93.5 percent. What’s the remedy?
People experiencing the discomfort and embarrassment of fungus want a cure — but unfortunately,…Apr 28 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Nine years ago, Peter Esswein, a resident of Sandy Springs, Georgia, enrolled in a health information technology degree program at DeVry University to capitalize on the growing prominence of electronic medical records.
“I always wanted to work in the medical industry, and the time…Apr 28 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - For millions of Americans, the turn of seasons means it’s time to tackle the big move. Whether you’ve purchased a new home or are changing apartments, moving is a lot of work — both physically and mentally. By planning ahead, packing smart and…Apr 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - While magazines make summer beauty look simple, in reality it’s anything but. From bloat to breakouts, summer is wrought with beauty challenges.
The experts at the Mayo Clinic offer advice on eight of the most common beauty and health concerns of…Apr 26 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - A stuffy nose. Scratchy throat. Difficulty breathing. It’s bad enough when spring allergy season reaps its ugly head, but when the things in your home trigger your asthma and allergies too, you feel like you’re in an endless battle to feel healthy.
“Many household…Apr 26 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - As a volatile market sends ripples through the global economy, many investors are worried about how events overseas will impact their portfolio. In addition, concerns about political instability in much of the world have contributed to a heightened sense of worry and stress…Apr 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - What does oatmeal, beans and skinless chicken have in common? They are all heart healthy foods, yet don’t do a whole lot to tantalize the taste buds. Fortunately, eating for heart health doesn’t mean a life sentence of bland foods or boring flavors.
By…Apr 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - If you’re finding more stains on your clothes because the weather is warming up, you’re not alone. You may find yourself doing more loads of laundry during the summer, when outdoor activities like hiking and sports are likely to cause extra stains.
To help…Apr 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - It helps you build muscle and tissues. You need it to make blood, antibodies and hair. It keeps you satisfied for longer so you can fight hunger pangs. Protein isn’t just for athletes and bodybuilders — it’s essential for everyone striving for a…Apr 22 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - With memories of winter fading fast, you might not be thinking about your home’s insulation, but the warm months are the ideal time for some simple DIY insulation projects with huge paybacks. Proper insulation — from roof to foundation — helps keep your…Apr 21 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - If you spend a large portion of your day sitting, you’re not alone.
Inactivity is one of the key factors contributing to the nation’s high rate of obesity and its related health effects. Research shows 50 to 70 percent of people spend six or…Apr 21 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Grants from individuals and families are the lifeblood of American charities. They accounted for 72 percent of the more than $350 billion in total giving in 2014, according to Giving USA. For their generosity, donors receive both tax benefits and the satisfaction of…Apr 20 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Every one of the nearly 12,000 babies born in the United States each day may be susceptible to infectious diseases. The good news is that vaccines can help protect children from some of these diseases.
As National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) approaches, it is timely to…Apr 20 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Spring is the season of renewal, especially when it comes to trading in your winter coats for your summer tees. It’s an ideal time for a fashion revival, so here are a few expert tips and tricks that will have you looking your…Apr 20 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - From identity theft to home burglary, it’s an unfortunate fact that senior citizens are often a target for criminals. By taking simple security measures while at home and out traveling, you can dramatically reduce the likelihood you or a loved one is victimized.
Always…Apr 20 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - When school dismisses for the summer, parents across the country worry about how much their children will forget over the vacation months. Will all those hours helping them with math and reading dissolve with the carefree hours spent at the pool or playground?
'While…Apr 20 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - It's no secret that drug and alcohol abuse don't pair well with a happy, productive and goal-oriented lifestyle. And even if it doesn't escalate to an addiction, drug and alcohol use can still get in the way of one's goals.
When a loved one…Apr 19 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - The arrival of spring means new beginnings and a fresh chance to tackle those home improvement projects you’ve been putting off for the last several months. Get your home ready for summer and make it more beautiful, efficient and functional than ever with…Apr 18 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Every year in April, Earth Day encourages people around the world to think about how they can better support the environment. While this is a great reminder to live sustainably, the lessons surrounding Earth Day shouldn’t be limited to just one day. In…Apr 18 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Your toddler sits in unusually quiet concentration as you smile and give two thumbs up, the universal sign of encouragement between parent and child. After what seems like an eternity, when you’re about to give up hope, you suddenly hear the long-awaited sound…Apr 18 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - The kids are off to college or living in homes of their own, and you have regained a big chunk of your house. It’s time to indulge and transform your home with a space especially designed for you.
If you have been dreaming of…
Jason Lai pleaded not guilty to six misdemeanor counts of unlawful access and use of criminal and Department of Motor Vehicle information, said Alex Bastian,…May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Twice in the past three months, juries have awarded tens millions of dollars to ovarian cancer victims who blamed Johnson &…May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
An Arizona high school student is facing a felony charge after police say he exposed himself in a football team picture that ended up in…May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's highest court has agreed to rule on a case pitting the owner of The Turtles' 1967 hit "Happy Together"…May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:…May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
PHOENIX (AP) — The Navy SEAL killed in Iraq on Tuesday was identified as Charlie Keating IV, a former Phoenix high school star distance runner…May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
TOWNSEND, Mass. (AP) — A pig attacked and seriously injured a man less than two hours after the same animal attacked a woman at a…May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump called for GOP unity after his Indiana primary victory Tuesday night, but exit polls suggest he's facing a significant intraparty…May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping and killing of an 11-year-old girl from the Navajo Nation (all times local):…May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
Cannabis may join the herb and spice rack in California kitchens as the most populous U.S. state prepares for the possible legalization of recreational marijuana…May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Actor Michael Douglas says the winning posters in a global competition to commemorate the first U.N.…May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
BEIJING (AP) — China's military is appealing to the younger generation with a slick new recruitment video featuring aircraft carriers,…May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
Fashionistas and celebrities from around the world flocked beneath klieg lights on a grand Havana colonial avenue transformed into a…May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent art collector and real estate developer has agreed to pay $7 million to settle…
Washington (AFP) - Republican Party chief Reince Priebus has declared that Donald Trump will be the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, after his main rival Ted Cruz dropped out of the race…May 4 2016 / Read More »
Washington (AFP) - Senator Bernie Sanders mounted a come-from-behind victory in Indiana's Democratic primary, denying the former secretary of state a feather in her cap as she …May 4 2016 / Read More »
In the end, Republicans didn’t much like Ted Cruz. The party establishment hated him from the start. He had nearly single-handedly destroyed their effort to govern in Congress in the age ...…May 4 2016 / Read More »
President Barack Obama is close to creating the first US national monument to the gay rights movement, in a New York City area seen as the birthplace of the struggle. While many national monuments...…May 4 2016 / Read More »
Recent satellite images suggest North Korea has completed the external refurbishment of a shipyard dedicated to building and launching a new class of ballistic missile submarines, a US think tank...…May 4 2016 / Read More »