(BPT) - To succeed in today's classrooms, students must be more than book smart - they must be digital learners as well. Modern technology such as e-books, online tutorial programs, educational social media options and apps are providing access to personalized learning opportunities which were…Aug 29 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Have you noticed your loved one having trouble seeing what they're doing at the stove? Are they having trouble recognizing which grandchild is asking for help tying his shoe?
For people over the age of 60, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause…Aug 29 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Are you limited on time but want to upgrade your home? Some easy home improvements can be achieved in a weekend. Painting is one of the most popular ways to transform the look of your home.
Accent walls (23 percent), interior or exterior doors…Aug 29 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - When fall arrives and the temperature cools, it's a great time for families to get together and spend more time enjoying delicious home-cooked foods. This season, look for fun ways to put a twist on your favorite recipes, or try new recipes to…Aug 29 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Home is where the heart is, and now thanks to home automation, it's also where technology thrives. More people want smart home features that let them control their spaces while increasing energy efficiency and cutting waste. In fact, the smart home market is…Aug 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - You know how to pick out the perfect pair of shoes, what dress to wear and how to accessorize. When it comes to hosting a party, you want everything to be stylish, from the table you set to the food you serve. Here…Aug 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - No one questions that fruit is an essential part of the diet. But did you know that more than 70 percent of Americans do not eat the recommended amount of fruit? One hundred percent juice is a convenient way to help you get…Aug 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Next time you're looking around in a crowd, there is something you won't see that will be there - Type 2 diabetes. Most Americans have heard of the condition, but very few understand just how prevalent it has become across the nation. In…Aug 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - By this time every year, TV manufacturers have released their new lineups - complete with the newfangled technologies and new looks. After months of seeing prototypes and concepts, now is the time when TV lovers can get their hands on these models and…Aug 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - There's a big push for students to excel in the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and for good reason. The careers available to students pursuing degrees in these areas present students with plenty of exciting and challenging opportunities. What you…Aug 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - The summer months are over and the school year is in full swing. As a parent, this means you've traded those lazy summer days for school sports and activities, colder temperatures and the morning rush to the bus stop. If you feel like…Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - The fall months are a great time for families to enjoy the great outdoors with the changing of colors and much cooler temperatures. If you don't already have a fall escape weekend planned, you might want to consider scheduling one soon.
Interest in outdoor…Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - It's that time again - time to buy a new car. Maybe you're excited because you've been dreaming of getting new wheels for a long time now. Or maybe you're nervous; buying a car is a big financial commitment and you want to…Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - In the United States, federal and state consumer collection laws forbid debt collectors from using unfair, deceptive, and abusive means to collect debt. Unfortunately, that fact doesn't stop scammers from using threats of arrest and jail time to coerce victims into paying bogus…Aug 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - If you've sweltered throughout summer and have noticed your cooling bills increase every month, now may be the opportune time to consider some home improvement upgrades that will let you better manage your HVAC equipment while lowering your monthly expenses.
Building industry experts suggest…Aug 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - This fall, college students around the country will take their first steps toward financial independence. For many young adults, the college years are the first time they are responsible for managing and budgeting their money. With a combination of funds from jobs, their…Aug 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Education is not a one-size-fits-all system. Much like each public university has its own unique culture, so does each type of higher education institution. In addition, the goals of each student are not the same. Some students are fresh out of high school…Aug 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Last winter's visit from the polar vortex made for bone-chilling blizzards and teeth-chattering temperatures. If this year is anything like the last, drafty homes and high thermostat settings will accompany the freezing weather. Unfortunately, many homeowners get cold feet when it comes to…Aug 25 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - As the less structured and sun-filled summer days come to an end, many households across the country are preparing for football camps, practices and the start of the season. Coaches are dusting off their playbooks, schools and leagues are prepping the fields, and…Aug 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - If you're a pet owner, you know parasites - particularly fleas and ticks - can be a frustrating problem. That's why you keep your pet out of tall grass and brush, and do routine flea and tick checks inside. You're probably also using…Aug 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Intense weather may seem like a distant memory once the temperature warms, but the effects of severe climates may leave long-lasting damage to your home. To make sure your home is in tip-top shape after any brutal conditions, consider these key maintenance projects.
1.…Aug 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Suzanne is a Las Vegas resident who spent nearly three decades fundraising for museums and universities until a multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis in July of 2012 changed her life. Now MS keeps her from working full-time.
"Following my diagnosis my self-esteem took a hit…Aug 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Did you know the food you eat can literally make you feel happy or sad? Nutrition is one of the main components of mental health, so it's important to stock your plate with good food while cutting some of those less beneficial alternatives.
'Food…Aug 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Summer is a time when kids and parents get to take a break from the school year routine and have a moment to enjoy some ice cream, the outdoors and family time. But parents know that just as everyone begins focusing on fun,…Aug 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - From painting supplies to gardening and hand tools, buying well-made home improvement tools can help improve project results. The tools you use may be an investment, so you'll want to take care of them to ensure they last for more than just one…Aug 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Taking active, preventive measures to support your health is one of the most important things you can do to ward off serious illness. You eat right, exercise, brush your teeth and make sure to get plenty of sleep, all to keep your body…Aug 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - One of the ways people with diabetes can help manage their disease is balancing food with physical activity, according to the American Diabetes Association (Association). By maintaining a balanced diet with regular exercise, you have the ingredients needed to help live a quality…Aug 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - You're spending your nights standing on the sidelines, cheering your daughter as she dribbles a soccer ball across the field. Or maybe you're cheering on your quarterback son as he yells 'hut' at a football scrimmage. The school year - and its associated…Aug 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Fall is the perfect time to give your lawn the extra attention and care it needs - especially after an action-packed summer. Inclement weather, extreme temperatures and heavy foot traffic can take a toll on your yard, and inhibit the overall health and…Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Daydreaming of a lush spa getaway? How about an exotic change of scenery? South Korea offers all of this and more. Boasting world-class spas, stunning views, and topnotch shopping, South Korea is the ideal destination for those searching for a unique vacation destination.
Jejudo…Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Although menopause is a milestone event for an estimated 50 million-plus women each year, there is an increased focus on the topic during September, which is National Menopause Awareness Month. And while this topic previously was a taboo subject for many years -…Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Contrary to what most people believe about being active, it's not only about how many times you visit your health club each week or even what you do when you're there. Instead, you must understand how your body responds to a variety of…Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Managing pain can be tough, whether you're one of the 100 million Americans with chronic pain, or only suffer from the occasional backache or headache. September is National Pain Awareness Month, the perfect time to make sure you're managing your pain the best…Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Imagine feeling suddenly sad, angry, alone, confused and worried, without really understanding why. This is how 75 percent of grieving children claim they feel after losing a loved one, according to the National Alliance for Grieving Children. While the journey to acceptance of…Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Cooler weather is on the way. You might think the seasonal demise of pollen-spewing flora, coupled with more time spent indoors, means allergy and asthma sufferers - not to mention the rest of us - can expect to breathe easier. Not so -…Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - When it comes to heath and wellness, nearly 73 percent of Americans are trying to take better care of their health today than just a few years ago, yet 49 percent find that other things take priority, according to The Futures Company. However,…Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - S. Epatha Merkerson is well-known for her award-winning roles on the stage and screen. But what you may not know is that she is one of the 29 million Americans living with diabetes.
In 2003, after having her blood sugar tested at a health…Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - Feeling good about yourself goes beyond having a great hair day, the right outfit or the latest handbag - it's something that starts on the inside. When you learn to live a healthier lifestyle, you can begin to reap the benefits of more…Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
(BPT) - As schedules pick up and temperatures drop, fall is a natural time for women to rethink their skincare routine. Yet the right products are just one piece of the puzzle in being kind to skin. A healthy diet, rich in leafy greens, and…Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
With summer drawing to a close, people across the country are looking ahead and planning their next vacation. However, for those who are living with gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, planning for a vacation may bring back some anxious memories from summer about feeling uncomfortable in…
BEIJING (AP) — Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant's U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with…Sep 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
TOKYO (AP) — Sony is trying to woo Japanese game fans to the PlayStation 4 home console that went on sale in November in the…Sep 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
BERLIN (AP) — The success of a new anti-euro party in a German state election intensifies a dilemma for Chancellor Angela Merkel: how to handle…Sep 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Police say a woman was shot and wounded in the leg in the Olney section of Philadelphia early Monday morning.…Sep 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Kenneth Bae, who was arrested 18 months ago and sentenced to 15 years hard labor for attempting to bring down the state, told CNN he…Sep 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a…Sep 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
NEW YORK (AP) — Hours before the West Indian Day Parade stepped off Monday, police reported multiple shootings — one of them deadly — near…Sep 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
NEW YORK (AP) — Among the stories David Muir will introduce during his first week as ABC's "World News" anchor is one he reported about…Sep 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — One set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the unofficial starting line in the…Sep 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles…Sep 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
BEIJING (AP) — Hoping for maximum publicity, Chinese director Jiang Wen launched his latest movie at an event Monday —…Sep 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
VENICE, Italy (AP) — "Jackie and Ryan" takes viewers into an America of tough times, train-hopping and old-time fiddle music.…Sep 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
BAGHDAD (AP) — The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking…Sep 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
LONDON (AP) — Placido Domingo will be the closing act at this year's iTunes Festival in London.…
Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the EU on Monday to show "common sense" and not to engage in mutually destructive sanctions, in his first reaction to the threat of additional punitive measures over Ukraine. ...…Sep 1 2014 / Read More »
Pretoria (AFP) - Lesotho's exiled Prime Minister Tom Thabane has asked the southern African regional bloc SADC to send peacekeeping troops to his country following an apparent coup, his aide said on …Sep 1 2014 / Read More »
Ukrainian forces were forced to retreat from Lugansk airport in the face of a Russian troop attack as Moscow soldiers moved into key eastern cities Monday, Kiev said, a day after Russian...…Sep 1 2014 / Read More »
Lesotho's exiled premier on Monday called on the southern African regional bloc SADC to send peacekeeping troops to his country, after claiming that the army had seized power in a coup...…Sep 1 2014 / Read More »
A middle-aged British mother-of-two and former rock band member has joined jihadists in Syria and wants to behead Christians with a "blunt knife", British media reported. The reports identified ...…Sep 1 2014 / Read More »