Home improvement insight: 5 tips to redesign with kids’ safety in mind »

(BPT) - Smart homeowners take a strategic approach to home improvement projects such as redoing a playroom, living room or bedroom to keep kids' safety in mind during the redesign process.

By being proactive today, you can ensure your entire family can safely enjoy the results…

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Do vacations cause you stress? Try these tips »

(BPT) - Vacation is supposed to be fun and relaxing, but more than half of Americans say vacations cause them stress, and 46 percent say stress interferes with their enjoyment of traveling, according to a survey by HomeAway. Vacation stress comes from crowded airports, making…

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Looking for a Medicare Part D plan? Consider these 3 things »

(BPT) - Many people are surprised to find out that Original Medicare doesn’t cover prescription drugs. For help with the cost of your medications, you can choose a standalone Part D plan or a Medicare Advantage plan with prescription coverage, but navigating your options can…

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Make the most of your brain as you age »

(BPT) - It is important to remember the health of our most complex organ: our brain. While the brain constantly changes throughout our lives, it’s critical that we take steps to help us stay on top of our game as we age.

Help give your brain…

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5 myths about solar panels, debunked »

(BPT) - Home solar panels can drastically cut or even eliminate electricity bills, reduce a home's carbon footprint, increase resale value, and may even help a home sell faster.

The cost of rooftop solar systems has fallen dramatically in recent years, and most homeowners have the…

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10 tips to keep infants safe »

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Debunking the ‘seasonal’ allergy myth and reducing exposure year-round »

(BPT) - Seasonal allergens are a popular scapegoat for a multitude of reactions: sniffling, sneezing and itchy eyes. During the summer months, pollen - one of the most common allergens - is floating around, even visibly so in some places. Researchers approximate that Oct 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

5 DIY home upgrades anyone can do in a day »

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(BPT) - Do-it-yourself home projects are sweeping the nation, and it's easy to see why. DIY is typically budget-friendly and fulfilling to complete; simply find the right project to match your skill set and needs.

To get started, here are five inexpensive projects that…

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Don’t get hacked! Time to get serious about password safety »

(BPT) - We all know hiding your house key under the doormat is a terrible idea, but we do it anyway because it's a convenient backup. When it comes to safeguarding passwords, especially in a family setting, people often choose convenience over safety.

As families manage…

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Make holiday shopping for your clients easy this year »

(BPT) - The holidays are known as the most wonderful time of the year, but they’re also a great opportunity for reflection, particularly in a business setting. This is the time of year when you can look back on the last 12 months and appreciate…

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Shedding new light: 8 surprising facts that will have you rethinking your lighting »

(BPT) - You step into a dark room, turn on the light switch and go about your day without giving it another thought.

But here's the thing — you should.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American home has approximately 50 light sockets, and…

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Tips to make sure your fire extinguisher is at the ready »

(BPT) - You check your alarms regularly and practice your family escape plan - but are you overlooking an essential component of home safety? Having fire extinguishers and knowing how to use them is an important part of maintaining a safe home for you and…

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Feeling fatigued? 3 ways women can boost iron intake »

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If you’re a woman who feels like you're constantly fighting fatigue, there could be a physical reason for that sluggishness.

In the US, 1 in 10 women, between 12 and 49 years old, are dealing with the results of low iron, according to…

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10 winning hacks for a stress-free tailgate »

(BPT) - If there's one thing fans look forward to more than the game itself it's tailgating. This pregame ritual is essential, but it can also involve a lot of planning and organization. This season, if you're looking for less stress and more fun at…

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STIs and Relationships: What a Diagnosis Really Means »

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Embarrassment. Panic. Regret. These are just some of the reactions the phrase 'sexually transmitted infection' (STI) can conjure. If you're diagnosed with an STI while in a relationship, you may also…

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Picking a health insurance plan? Prepare for the unexpected »

(BPT) - As many Americans know, fall is the season when we must select our health benefits for the upcoming year. Choosing a health plan can be a daunting task, but selecting the right coverage protects you and your family’s general health needs and can…

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Upping your laundry room’s wow factor »

(BPT) - Doing the laundry is no longer relegated to dark, musty basements where no one cares to go. Thanks to modern technology, great design and access to innovative ideas online, laundry rooms have moved upstairs and come into their own. In fact, laundry rooms…

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7 job titles that didn’t exist before millennials »

(BPT) - Advertising and marketing agency job titles used to be a lot more concise and straightforward. A marketing assistant was someone who had a supporting role on marketing projects. Didn’t matter what type of project it was. If the marketing director needed help, the…

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‘Tis the season: Holiday gifting and budgeting strategies [Infographic] »

(BPT) - The Coinstar Holiday Survey, conducted among 2,000 U.S. adults, reports that the majority (65 percent) will set a budget this holiday season. The holiday infographic showcases results including budgeting and shopping strategies, creative gift giving, the 'Scrooge' effect as well as ways to…

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Think outside the bank: How to get a business loan online »

(BPT) - In business, dreams are easy. Finding the money to make them happen, however, can be difficult.

Even established, successful businesses can get turned away for loans at banks. This was the case for Sole Bicycles, a popular maker of stylish and high-performance bikes based…

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Easy winter weatherproofing: Keep the chill out as temperatures drop »

(BPT) - Households heating with natural gas, which is almost half of U.S. homes, are expected to spend an average of $635 on heating this winter - 22 percent more than last winter, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration - but some easy seasonal…

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Quick tips to prepare your home for holiday guests »

(BPT) - As the holidays approach, the decorator in us gets excited about how to deck the halls and drape the tinsel to create a festive home for the season. Social media is full of inspiration, but before you embark on decorating projects, the following…

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Understanding how medications interact with vitamins »

(BPT) - Technology, science and research are offering a personalization powerhouse at our fingertips, including products made specifically for us delivered to our doorsteps. We wear personal fitness trackers to track our steps, sleep and heart rates. Personal trainers design fitness routines made just for…

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Don’t let the flu bug you this year »

(BPT) - Flu season is upon us, and many healthcare facilities are urging you to start preparing now with vaccines. Ironically, one of the places where you need to be careful is at the doctor’s office or healthcare clinic.

The number of people in and out…

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Installing large format tile for beautiful, durable floors »

(BPT) - Floors set with large format porcelain and natural stone tile continue to be the rage among homeowners and interior designers. Large format tiles, which are defined as 15 inches or longer on one side, make any room feel more open and welcoming. These…

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Conservative Republican tries to derail reappointment of Fed's Yellen »

A member of the U.S. House of Representatives' Freedom Caucus is mounting a campaign to kill any chance of a second term for Federal Reserve…

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Trump says to work with Congress on more aid for Puerto Rico »

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will work with the U.S. Congress to approve grants and loans…

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Protesters denounce white nationalist's speech at Florida university »

By Zachary Fagenson GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Several hundred protesters marched at the University of Florida on Thursday to denounce a speech by a white…

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Trump met Fed's Yellen in Fed chair search: White House official »

President Donald Trump met on Thursday with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, a White House official said, as he considers whether to give Yellen a…

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California prepares for the 'big one' with earthquake drill »

Millions of Californians were due on Thursday to simultaneously drop to the floor, clamber under tables and cover their heads for a minute or two…

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Florida police brace for protests with speech by white nationalist »

By Zachary Fagenson GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Hundreds of police will be deployed at the University of Florida on Thursday as thousands are poised to…

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Settlement proposed in North Carolina transgender bathroom lawsuit »

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under…

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Suspect in Maryland shooting that killed three arrested in Delaware »

An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company suspected of fatally shooting three co-workers and critically wounding two others on Wednesday was arrested in neighboring…

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Trailers could house those displaced by fires in California wine country »

By Dan Whitcomb and Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Residents of Northern California's wine country left homeless by the state's deadliest-ever wildfires could be…

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Ford to recall 1.34 million trucks in North America for door latch fix »

Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it would recall 1.34 million 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks in North America to add…

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Suspected Trafficking Causes Concern In Quiet Cul-De-Sac »

DEAR ABBY: I live in a fairly well-to-do neighborhood on a cul-de-sac. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)…

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New A&E Show ‘Fit to Fat to Fit’ Makes Trainers Gain Weight — But What Does it Prove? »

Adonis Hill, a trainer on the upcoming show “Fit to Fat to Fit,” went from weighing 217 pounds to 286 pounds…

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Why Are We So Addicted to Mysteries Like ‘Making a Murderer?’ »

Why we can’t turn away from shows like Serial and Making a Murderer. (Photo: Getty Images)…

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Model Karlie Kloss sorry for a culturally insensitive spread »

NEW YORK (AP) — White model Karlie Kloss is apologizing for appearing in a fashion spread in Vogue's diversity issue…

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China goes Hollywood in ‘The Great Wall’ »

Big Hollywood hits commonly reap half or more of their box office overseas, as "Finding Dory" and "Rogue One" have…

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Trump demands to know: Who paid for the 'Trump dossier'? »

President Trump is wondering who paid for the controversial dossier that made salacious but unverified claims about his ties to Russia a day after executives from a firm that helped produce it refused ...…

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In emotional interview, Gold Star parents say of Trump: 'It's not about a call or a letter' »

The parents of a United States Army specialist killed in Syria in May said Thursday they hadn’t received any acknowledgment from President Trump, despite his claim to have called “virtually” all ...…

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George W. Bush: 'Bigotry seems emboldened' in Trump era »

“We’ve seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty,” former President George W. Bush said in a rare public speech. “We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism.”…

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Expert warns Trump about tweeting on Asia trip »

China expert Dennis Wilder, President George W. Bush’s senior director for East Asian Affairs, sets the stage for President Trump’s Asia trip.…

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GOP senators back Obamacare stabilization as Trump sends mixed messages »

Twelve Republican senators signed onto a bill that would stabilize the Obamacare individual markets despite mixed messages from President Donald Trump about whether he was happy with the legislation or...…

Oct 19 2017 / Read More »




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