5 simple ways to disconnect and enjoy 15 minutes of ‘me time’ »

(BPT) - Americans rarely take the time to unplug during the work day. In fact, we spend just short of half the day in front of some type of screen, according to research by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The health benefits of relaxing away from digital…

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5 ways to spend that special day with your loved one »

(BPT) - Valentine's Day is often stressful, whether you're trying to decide what to do for that special someone or looking for a fun activity with friends. If you're at a loss for ideas, here are seven that will get you started.

1. Give a gift…

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3 tips for the best game-day party in the neighborhood »

(BPT) - The next 'Game Day' is just around the corner, and you and your friends have been talking about purchasing those tickets for weeks. You've rescheduled just about everything to make sure you can watch the game uninterrupted. You could spend a lot of…

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Use the cloud to become ‘data smart’ »

(BPT) - No matter your job or the size of your business, you are probably aware of the piles of digital information inside your company. Data is everywhere.

You know this information can provide valuable insights, whether you're in marketing, sales, human resources, product development or…

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Why smart renovation investments will keep you living more comfortably »

(BPT) - Now is the time when building industry experts urge homeowners to consider home renovations for the year. While thinking about home renovations may be the furthest thing from your mind right now, the recommendation is valid. With temperatures below freezing and furnaces across…

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Top 5 household dangers that every parent should know about in 2015 »

(BPT) - Each year, injuries send 9 million American children to emergency rooms, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. Accidental injury is the leading cause of childhood death in the U.S., and while it's impossible to shield children from all of life's risks, parents…

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5 projects to recreate your basement »

(BPT) - Have you ever wished you had more space in your home? Maybe you'd use the space to pursue a hobby, host out-of-town guests or just spread out and get some quiet time to yourself. The space you desire could already be in your…

Jan 29 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Being called a ‘tech geek’ is now a compliment »

(BPT) - Are you the family member or friend who is always called when someone's computer breaks or starts acting up? Do you have a person on speed dial whenever you need a website created or program updated? The old stereotype of a computer geek…

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Control Your Risk and Know Your Treatment Options for Acid Reflux Disease-Related Symptoms »

(BPT) - The winter months should be a time when you can slow down and cozy up next to the fireplace with a blanket and good book. Instead, you may often find yourself juggling multiple commitments with your family, keeping an eye on the weather…

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

7 simple bath upgrades to impress guests »

(BPT) - While hosting family and friends at home can be a fun, bonding experience, the extra traffic can create less than comfortable quarters. Give your overnight guests a bathroom retreat specially designed to meet their needs away from home. With some slick, yet simple,…

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Tips to help cancer patients prevent infections during the winter »

(BPT) - 'Oh the weather outside is frightful.' For many, this sums up the blustery season known as winter. With cold temperatures blanketing cities and towns, many have been spending more time indoors with friends and family. While everyone should take steps to stay healthy…

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Discover how bladder leaks (incontinence) can feel like no big deal »

(BPT) - 5 tips on how to manage bladder leaks discreetly

More than 40 million American women older than age 40 are affected by sensitive bladder in their daily lives. In fact, almost one in three women say their sensitive bladders keep them from visiting friends,…

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Sweeteners 101: Your guide to baking this winter »

(BPT) - With so many sweeteners on the market today, it's hard to know what to buy. This season is a great time to learn about sweeteners and get creative in kitchen. Understand the various natural sweeteners and what their benefits are, as well as…

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

3 hearty breakfast recipes for everyone in a hurry »

(BPT) - Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Everyone has heard that saying, but unfortunately, breakfast is also often the most forgotten meal of the day. Instead of enjoying a hearty, nutritious breakfast, many people opt for simple alternatives on the go…

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Win big by losing calories on game day »

(BPT) - Everyone knows the Big Game is not only about football and commercials, it's also about gathering around an impressive spread of food and drinks. Game day is second only to Thanksgiving for calorie…

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Guaranteed ways to make her swoon on Valentine’s Day »

(BPT) - Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and you want to get your loved one something extra special this year without the extra hassle. The key to leaving her breathless is gifting classic and personal Valentine's items that show you really care.

The ultimate Valentine's Day…

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

How to avoid winter chills without the higher bills »

(BPT) - Every year, homeowners across the country face the expense of coping with winter - from cranking the heat to lighting your home during a season with fewer hours of daylight. However, it doesn't take a lot of new technology to turn your house…

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

5 tips for surviving stroke with mobility and independence »

(BPT) - At 47 years old, a stroke was the last thing Brian Donlan of Babylon, New York, expected when he arrived at his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu workout. Feeling healthy and in shape, he was passionate about fitness and martial arts and frequently practiced at the…

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A little inspiration can go a long way for people living with relapsing multiple sclerosis »

(BPT) - Visit MSInspiration.com for a chance to win a day of inspiration!

At first glance, Marci Viland and Chris Wright don't have very much in common. Their paths have never crossed, they live in different cities and they have different careers. But Marci and Chris…

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South Texas, the hidden gem of the Lone Star State »

(BPT) - For unexpected adventures, vibrant culture and a sub-tropical climate year-round, look no further than the Rio Grande Valley region of the Lone Star State. South Texas’ warm temperature give travelers the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities throughout the year and makes…

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Give your game day fans delicious and healthy snacks to help them cheer their team on to victory »

(BPT) - When hosting a big game day party, you plan the food, TV location, seating arrangements and decorations for your big game-watching party. In the same fashion, Ted Harper, the team sports dietitian of the New England Patriots, meticulously plans the diets of his…

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Senior women: Simple, must-do ways to reduce heart disease risks »

(BPT) - A popular social media meme holds that 'growing old isn't for sissies.' Plenty of older women would probably agree with that sentiment as they cope with age-related issues specific to their gender, such as osteoporosis and increased risk of breast cancer. Yet the…

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Want to get your kids to eat healthier? Try adding some peanuts. [Infographic] »

(BPT) - Getting kids to eat their fruits and vegetables can be a challenge. Next time you might think about adding cheese sauce to your child's veggies, try a serving of peanut butter instead to give your kids eight grams of protein and more than…

Jan 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

5 simple steps to scoring delicious, stress-free game day fare »

(BPT) - On game days, sports fans love to gather around the TV with family and friends, while treating themselves to fun foods and snacks. But hosting a gathering can keep you cooking in the kitchen when you'd rather be in on the action. Here's…

Jan 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Ready, set, file: Helpful tips for choosing DIY tax preparation tools »

(BPT) - Tax season is officially here. Last year, 40 percent of Americans chose to file their own taxes - but not all do-it-yourself tax preparation tools are created equal. For those consumers who like to sit in the driver's seat when filing, here are…

Jan 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Newly dating to married for years: Top ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day for any relationship stage »

(BPT) - Whether you're smitten after dating for only a month or your relationship has a soothing rhythm after many years of marriage, your affections deserve to be celebrated this Valentine's Day. Finding the perfect way to say you care, however, is often easier said…

Jan 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Mobile tools and an e-commerce strategy can help your bottom line »

(BPT) - Online shopping and credit card spending are increasing. How can local businesses, like yours, and entrepreneurs capitalize on these trends to maximize sales and boost bottom lines? Enhancing your e-commerce strategy and leveraging the latest mobile sales tools are great places to start.

Jan 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

10 tips for a healthy start in 2015 »

(BPT) - The new year brings so many possibilities and opportunities to grow, enhance and do things differently. But change can be a challenge as nothing worth achieving comes easy.

Keep these tips from Tara Gidus,…

Jan 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

When an allergic reaction turns life-threatening, will you know what to do? »

(BPT) - When Schuyler Morris' son, Bear, experienced his first life-threatening allergic reaction to dairy from a piece of buttered toast given to him by a well-meaning babysitter, Morris wasn't initially sure the reaction warranted an epinephrine injection. Although Bear had previously been tested and…

Jan 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Bathroom bliss: Upscale touches top manufactured homes trends in 2015 »

(BPT) - The trend toward affordable luxury has resonated in the hearts of American homeowners, including those in the market for a manufactured home. Today's manufactured homes deliver affordability and convenience, as well as the kind of designer elements found in site-built homes.

The convenience and…

Jan 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Pocket doors offer accessibility in every home »

(BPT) - Did you know that the smallest room in your home can be the most dangerous?

Every year 235,000 adults seek emergency care for injuries sustained in bathrooms from falls and other accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Injuries are due…

Jan 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Actress Brenda Strong has ‘The Other Talk’ »

(BPT) - Fifty is a major milestone in a woman's life: from physical changes, to becoming an empty-nester, to new homes or careers, it can be a time to re-focus on one's self and gain a new sense of freedom. During this time, one change…

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Lighting fundamentals: How style and function blend for ideal bathroom visibility »

(BPT) - Bathroom remodels are one of the most popular home improvement projects and they provide impressive return on investment. While plenty of focus goes into selecting the perfect tile or ideal shower surround, there's one critical area that too often is overlooked: the lighting.

To…

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Identifying pain medication addiction in your friends; yourself »

(BPT) - If you've ever taken them, you know prescription opioids can provide a clinically safe and effective solution to pain management. They can also be very addictive, however, and protecting against addiction requires vigilance on the part of the patient as well as his…

Jan 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Top 5 reasons you’re a cat owner »

(BPT) - No sense in denying it, cat ownership is awesome. Here are five reasons why (although there are many more):

1. The most purrsistent alarm clock

Cats don't have a snooze button, so you can rely…

Jan 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

5 reasons to get your kids’ hearing checked this year »

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It isn't just older adults who need to get their hearing tested periodically. Kids also need to have their hearing checked, especially with nearly half of teenagers already showing potential signs of hearing…

Jan 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Forget the pricey trip to the spa with simple DIY tips and tricks »

(BPT) - With a whole new year ahead, now is the perfect time to relax and refresh with at-home spa treatments that are easy, natural, luxurious and, best of all, affordable.

'Skin care does not have to be costly to be effective,' says Janet Little, director…

Jan 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

“Dancing with the Stars®*” Finalist Amy Purdy Shares Her Story to Help Protect Teens from Meningococcal Meningitis »

(BPT) - World class snowboarder, Paralympic®** medalist and 'Dancing with the Stars' finalist Amy Purdy and her mother, Sheri, have teamed up to launch Take Action Against Meningitis. The campaign encourages parents to take a pledge to talk to their healthcare providers about helping to…

Jan 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Tips for strengthening the mother-daughter bond »

(BPT) - Mom. It's a very important title; one that establishes you as a role model for your young daughter. Being a mom is a tough job, always challenging you to find ways to create and strengthen that special bond. The good news is it…

Jan 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

What’s your path to retirement happiness? »

(BPT) - Retirees have a message for people still working but wondering what life might be like once they retire: 'Come on in, the water's warm.' But they also say that it pays to plan, the earlier the better, because retirement might come sooner than…

Jan 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »






Pretrial meeting set on secret info in US Capitol plot case »

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge will meet with prosecutors and defense attorneys on how to handle classified information in the case of an Ohio…

Feb 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Man struck four times on I-95 in Wilmington »

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident on I-95 in Wilmington.…

Feb 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Why Even Vaccinated People Can Catch Measles »

A measles outbreak that started last December has infected at least 84 people in 14 states, including at least 5 people who were immunized against…

Feb 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Sheriff seeking ‘person of interest’ after 5 people killed »

LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a "person of interest" after five people were found slain inside a west Georgia home.…

Feb 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Asians slower to seek immigration protection »

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Asians have been slower to sign up for President Barack Obama's reprieve for young immigrants in the country illegally, and community…

Feb 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

New spy case shows Russia up to old tricks, prosecutors say »

NEW YORK (AP) — Three men accused in the latest Russian spy case didn't hide behind fake identities and weren't stealing military secrets. The evidence…

Feb 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Immigrants could wait until 2019 to have cases resolved »

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the…

Feb 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Obama proposing $478 billion public works program in budget »

WASHINGTON (AP) — The $4 trillion budget that President Barack Obama sends Congress on Monday proposes higher taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations, and an…

Feb 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

3-Year-Old Wounds Father, Woman With Single Gunshot »

A 3-year-old boy got hold of a gun in an Albuquerque, New Mexico motel room, and fired a single bullet, striking both his father and…

Feb 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Northern California chief’s new approach revitalizes force »

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — In December, the openly gay, white police chief of this tough, minority-dominated Northern California city held up a sign reading "#blacklivesmatter"…

Feb 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »


Birthday girl boldly asks guest to bring a second gift »

DEAR ABBY: I am planning to attend a birthday party for my friend "Sophia" who is turning 50. When I mentioned to her that I would be shopping for her…

Jul 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Young Couple’s Use Of Birth Control Is Long Past Overdue »

DEAR ABBY: My 19-year-old son has been dating the daughter of one of my friends I'll call "Mona." We didn't set them up; they met at some parties. Last summer…

Jul 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »





Val Kilmer says he’s awaiting tests but doesn’t have tumor »

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Val Kilmer confirmed Saturday that he is hospitalized and awaiting medical results, but said he has…

Feb 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Steven Tyler headlines Rolling Stone party on Super Bowl eve »

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler charged up a frenzied crowd on the eve of the Super Bowl…

Feb 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Top comics festival in France honours Charlie Hebdo contributor »

Angoulême (France) (AFP) - A youngster's tale of life torn between France and the Middle East by a Charlie Hebdo…

Feb 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

‘American Sniper’ shoots for more box office records »

Record-breaking drama "American Sniper" remained firmly on top of the North American box office this weekend, shrugging off rumbling controversies…

Feb 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Chad forces bomb Boko Haram positions in Nigerian town »

Fotokol (Cameroon) (AFP) - Chadian aircraft struck Boko Haram positions in the Nigerian border town of Gamboru for a second straight day on Sunday, an AFP journalist in a neighbouring town …

Feb 1 2015 / Read More »

Kuwait jails stateless activist for insulting emir »

Kuwait's lower court Sunday sentenced a stateless activist for five years in jail for allegedly insulting the ruler of the oil-rich Gulf state, his lawyer said. Khaled al-Kafeefa told AFP that defendant...…

Feb 1 2015 / Read More »

Canada ‘hopeful’ for journalist’s release in Egypt »

Canada said Sunday it remained "very hopeful" that a Canadian-Egyptian Al-Jazeera reporter jailed by Egypt would be released soon, following the freeing of his Australian colleague. ...…

Feb 1 2015 / Read More »

Greek finance minister says eyeing new debt deal by ‘end May’ »

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on Sunday said he wanted to reach a new agreement with international creditors on his country's debt burden "by the end of May"...…

Feb 1 2015 / Read More »

Nigerian army repels fresh Boko Haram assault on key city »

Nigeria's military on Sunday repelled a Boko Haram assault on the key city of Maiduguri as violence raged across the country's northeast just two weeks before national elections. The hours...…

Feb 1 2015 / Read More »




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