Brain foods: Eating for academic success »

(BPT) - What do the foods your children eat have to do with the grades they bring home? Surprisingly, more than many people think.

Research shows that certain vitamins and nutrients support brain health and development. That means the snacks, meals and supplements your child consumes…

Jul 28 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Crave a fun, illuminating vacation? Visit a lighthouse! »

(BPT) - Long before global positioning devices made it possible for ships of all sizes to independently sail with confidence anywhere in the world, lighthouses and lighthouse keepers protected the safety of seafarers. Today, ships use other methods for navigation, but lighthouses remain an important…

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Is Generation Z solely digital? How today’s students learn best »

(BPT) - All students heading back to school this year are part of the new generation known as Gen Z. Born in the years of 1995-2012, this group is defined by the fact that they grew up with a widespread usage of technology from a…

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5 ways to save on summer fun »

(BPT) - Summer is a time to get out and enjoy yourself, and you can find plenty of ways to have fun without breaking the bank. Follow these five tips for straight summer savings:

1. Skip the movie theater. Summer is a blockbuster movie season, but if…

Jul 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Leading biopharmaceutical company’s smartphone app gives patients the power to help ensure medication serial numbers are authentic »

(BPT) - Smartphones can do just about anything these days — from tracking your sleep, to controlling your electricity and streaming television. Now, thanks to an app developed by EMD Serono, Inc., the North America biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, smartphones can also give…

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Backpack season: 7 tips toward a comfortable pack »

(BPT) - Racks of colorful backpacks are hitting the shelves at retailers nationwide, reminding us it's time for students of all ages to start picking out their school supply packs for the coming year.

It's tempting to simply let your child pick out the model emblazoned…

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Beyond sports: Off-the-field afterschool activities to challenge your child »

(BPT) - From soccer to lacrosse, sports are what most parents initially think about when considering extracurricular activities for their children. However, today’s schools and communities understand there’s a need for diverse afterschool options that challenge kids in a variety of ways.

“While participating in sports…

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5 ways to say goodbye to your ‘sad desk lunch’ »

(BPT) - You’re running out the door, already late and thinking about that important 8 a.m. meeting. Lunch is the last thing on your mind. In fact, you usually just pick something up from the deli line or local fast food place and hurry back…

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5 tips to keep your cellphone running smoothly »

(BPT) - We all love the convenience of modern cellphones. They’re so much more than just phones — they’ve become our cameras, calendars, mailboxes, entertainment consoles and internet browsers.

But all those apps, photos, videos and games compete for a limited amount of room in which…

Jul 26 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Healthy hacks for sneaking whole grains, veggies into kids’ meals »

(BPT) - Does every day feel like a war to get your child to eat vegetables and whole grains? As a parent, you understand the importance of nutritious eating. Your children, however, can be surprisingly stubborn.

Getting your child to eat better doesn't have to result…

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6 quick tips for everyday kitchen messes »

(BPT) - The kitchen is truly the heart of the home — whether you’re making Grandma’s famous cookies or hosting an intimate dinner for family and friends, the fun in this room never ends! But the cleanup that follows can be a chore.

That’s why Bounty paper…

Jul 26 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Election update: Americans want action on housing and credit [Video] »

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These top dogs protect your herd or flock »

(BPT) - When you raise animals, from poultry to cattle, hard work and dedication come with the territory. So how do you reward one of the toughest and most valuable members of your ranch or country home when he's of the four-legged variety? Give him…

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Election update: Americans want action on housing and credit »

(BPT) - Decisions made by the next President and Congress could change the way Americans buy and sell homes for generations to come. Rising prices are making it more difficult for working families and young adults to become homeowners. Government control over the vast majority…

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Cypress: The natural choice for siding »

(BPT) - Known for its honey-like hues and ability to withstand the elements, cypress is fast becoming the go-to-product for siding and a host of other outdoor applications. There’s no denying it — cypress is a natural beauty. And with proper care and maintenance, it’s a…

Jul 22 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Top reasons why Toronto is the ultimate stopover city this summer »

(BPT) - Picture yourself in a small café, sipping coffee with patrons cheering in Portuguese as a Brazilian soccer game plays on the television. Blocks away you stop by an Italian butcher shop for some prosciutto. As you walk you see more unique stores and…

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Summer brain gain: STEM activities gauranteed to excite kids »

(BPT) - When parents and educators discuss the "summer slide," they aren't talking about the cool new feature at the community pool. The term refers to the learning loss that kids experience over summer break, and unfortunately it can have a dramatic impact on their…

Jul 21 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Tips for creating a multi-purpose home office space »

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Creative ways to take your raised bed and planter gardening to new heights »

(BPT) - Generations of space-challenged gardeners have relied on raised beds and planting boxes to grow a harvest of vegetables, fruits and herbs — even in the tightest spaces. Vertical gardening gave us a whole new way to garden in tight spots, by encouraging plants…

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5 gigs that will help you pay for college »

(BPT) - Let's face it - college is expensive. Whether you're still in school trying to pay for textbooks and housing, a professional facing your student loans or a parent saving for your child's future tuition, the cost of an education can result in debt…

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Finding the best cooling options for hot garages »

(BPT) - The garage is a haven for car enthusiasts and hobbyists like woodworkers — that is until the temperatures start to increase. Outdoor work spaces get hot fast when the mercury rises. Whether the garage is your man cave or where you work to…

Jul 19 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Celebrate the last days of summer with a weekend getaway for the whole family »

(BPT) - Before those magical summer days vanish into fall, now is a good time to pack your suitcases, load up the car and escape on a final summer adventure.

The late days of summer offer much to enjoy for a new segment of traveler: the…

Jul 19 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Tips for navigating the sharing economy »

(BPT) - Thousands of people stayed in rooms and houses last night that belong to strangers. More hopped into cars with people they’d never met and accepted a ride to a restaurant or to their home. A young woman rented a designer dress she saw listed online.

These are…

Jul 19 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Keep your family protected from pesky mosquitoes this summer »

(BPT) - Summer is here, which means you can count on two things: warm weather and mosquitoes.

From backyard barbecues and neighborhood get-togethers, to baseball games and trips to the beach, families all over the country are spending more time outdoors enjoying the weather.

As concerns about…

Jul 18 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Relocating in 2016? 6 tips for a stress free move »

(BPT) - Does the prospect of moving have you buzzing with excitement? Or are you left with worries about packing and clutter? This moving season, an estimated 40 million Americans will move or relocate, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Moving is an exciting time, creating opportunities…

Jul 18 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Make home changes now to be safe as a senior »

(BPT) - What homeowner, young or old, isn't interested in affordable and functional home improvements that can be enjoyed for years to come? For seniors 65 and older, well-thought-out additions or upgrades are necessary for continued comfort and safety.

Aging in place, or modifying your home…

Jul 18 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

5 tips for protecting kids with food allergies at school »

(BPT) - If it seems like life-threatening food allergies are more common than they were when you were a kid, you’re not imagining it. The number of children with food allergies increased by nearly 50 percent between 1997 and 2011, according to a study conducted…

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4 ways to save during the back-to-school season »

(BPT) - Back-to-school shopping can come with plenty of sticker shock, if you don't plan ahead. This year, parents said they plan on spending more this year than last, with totals exceeding $900 to outfit and supply, according to a survey by Rubicon. To shave…

Jul 15 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

5 helpful hints for welcoming a kitty home »

(BPT) - Millions of cats are in shelters across the country waiting for a loving parent or family to bring them home. Every year, 3.4 million cats enter shelters. Only 37 percent are adopted, while 41 are euthanized and less than 5 percent of cats…

Jul 13 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Why you need vitamin E – and how to get your daily dose »

(BPT) - You get your fill of vitamins C and D by eating oranges and soaking in a little sun each day, which is good for your body and mind. Small habits like these can have a big impact on your overall health and help you feel your…

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3 simple no-bake brunch hacks »

(BPT) - In the heat of summer, a homemade brunch can seem like a daunting task, but don’t let that stop you from entertaining. Everything from scrambled eggs to pancakes to coffee cake require a hot oven or stove and can weigh heavy in your…

Jul 12 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation Prepares Next Generation of Female Leaders »

(BPT) - On July 23, top teenage girls representing every state will convene in Washington, D.C. to vote on important legislation. But these representatives haven’t been elected by the American people… yet. The group of 100 high school senior girls will assemble for the 70th…

Jul 12 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Selling your car: Get more money with these top tips »

(BPT) - Selling a car for cash should be simple, safe and able to navigate without roadblocks; however, there is no shortage of sneaky techniques that are employed to scam car sellers. Through hiding supplementary fees in the fine print, car buying businesses can leave…

Jul 12 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

The four best tech options for the student in your life »

(BPT) - Cash, new wheels, dream travel, gift cards - what will you be giving the students in your life this year? Chances are good they want a laptop; 51 percent of high school grads and 43 percent of college graduates said a new laptop…

Jul 12 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Breaking the weight-loss cycle »

(BPT) - Many Americans are living with excess weight and obesity, meaning they have a higher-than-normal body weight for their height. With more than a third of the U.S. adult population affected by obesity, the marketplace is saturated with “quick-fix” weight-loss tips and unhealthy and unsustainable…

Jul 12 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Get unhinged: 3 ways to create visually striking doors in your home »

(BPT) - Think of a door opening and closing.

Chances are you pictured it swinging on hinges, since that’s how most doors operate. But, more homeowners are choosing other door hanging hardware for a unique look with their interior and exterior doors.

If you’re looking for a…

Jul 11 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

5 interest rate terms every first-time homebuyer should know »

(BPT) - You’ve saved enough for a down payment, your budget is looking good and you’re earning steady income. You’re at the point in your life where you feel confident you’re ready to buy that first home. Congratulations! Buying a home is one of the…

Jul 11 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

8 rousing reasons to put a hearing test at the top of your ‘done’ list »

(BPT) - Of all the life hacks for better living, taking care of your hearing is among the smartest — and it yields an incredible ROI. In short, getting a hearing test is worth it.

No matter what your age, untreated hearing loss can take its…

Jul 11 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Simple summer home improvement: Upgrade your curb appeal »

(BPT) - Summer is a great time to complete your home improvement projects, but deciding which ones to tackle can be overwhelming. Here are a few simple curb appeal projects you can tackle this summer to welcome your family and friends into your home with…

Jul 11 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

See the light: Get the real facts about LED bulbs »

(BPT) - Light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs have transformed home lighting since coming on the market. Despite proven benefits that far outweigh older lighting options, like incandescent and compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, many people remain hesitant to make the switch.

It’s time to finally dispel…

Jul 11 2016 / No Comment / Read More »






U.S. court rejects NJ senator Menendez’s bid to dismiss indictment »

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday refused to dismiss a corruption indictment against Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, rejecting his claim that…

Jul 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Eurozone likely to get more stimulus as growth halves »

LONDON (AP) — It seems that the strong start to the year was another false dawn for the eurozone economy and that the European Central…

Jul 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Man dies after struggle with eastern Tennessee deputy »

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An eastern Tennessee man has died after deputies say he hit his head against the pavement while resisting arrest.…

Jul 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Norristown man accused of seeking child online to sexually exploit »

Authorities in Montgomery County announced the arrest of a Norristown man who they say was seeking children online to sexually exploit.…

Jul 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Black Lives Matter condemns arrest of man filming police »

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Black Lives Matter activists in New York are protesting the arrest of an anti-violence advocate who was taken into custody while…

Jul 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Police: Girl, 14, slits teen’s throat in hope of 1st kill »

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — A 14-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl who told police she was a psychopath looking for her first kill is accused of cycling…

Jul 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

The Latest: Trump goes after "Little Michael Bloomberg" »

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race after the Democratic and Republican nominating conventions (all times EDT):…

Jul 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Hot controversy: Charleston to review carriage horse rules »

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston will review city rules on the treatment of carriage horses and mules after receiving dozens of complaints about the animals…

Jul 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

The Latest: Crews make progress on Southern California fire »

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):…

Jul 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Brewer SABMiller board to recommend shareholders accept AB InBev offer despite shift in value »

LONDON (AP) — Brewer SABMiller board to recommend shareholders accept AB InBev offer despite shift in value.…

Jul 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »


Couple Sharing Household Should Share Expenses Too »

DEAR ABBY: I need some relationship advice. How do you handle household expenses with a partner? My boyfriend and I have been in a relationship for 10 years. In all…

Apr 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Man Looking At Gay Porn May Be More Than Merely Curious »

DEAR ABBY: I've been with my fiance for three years and I'm very much in love. A few months ago I asked to use his phone to look up something…

Apr 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »





George Strait to honor Jim Lauderdale at Americana Awards »

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star George Strait will honor singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale with a lifetime achievement award at…

Jul 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

After shooting, German TV drops Counter Strike broadcast »

BERLIN (AP) — A German TV channel has canceled plans to broadcast the finals of a global tournament of the…

Jul 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Aniston essay inspires actresses to address sexist standards »

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When one of Hollywood's most objectified women talks about tabloid culture, people listen. But while actresses…

Jul 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Director’s debut explores ‘The Land’ with Nas, Badu help »

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Steven Caple Jr. was mentoring some elementary school students at an inner-city park in Los…

Jul 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Hillary Clinton, As Defined by 12 Years of Google Searches »

Hillary Clinton’s Twitter bio is mildly provocative, but only if you can appreciate the cultural baggage that comes with it. The presidential candidate describes herself as a “Wife, mom, grandma, women+kids advocate, FLOTUS...…

Jul 29 2016 / Read More »

Tensions in Germany ahead of pro-Erdogan demo »

Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plan to rally in the German city of Cologne Sunday, as tensions over Turkey's failed coup have put authorities on edge. ...…

Jul 29 2016 / Read More »

UK nuclear project delay is ‘bonkers’, says trade union »

British trade unions criticised the government on Friday for delaying its final decision on the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant, seen by British media as backtracking on the project. "Theresa May's...…

Jul 29 2016 / Read More »

Killed Over 22 Cents »

NEWS BRIEF A low-caste Indian couple were hacked to death by a shopkeeper because of an unpaid loan of 15 rupees (about 22 cents). It is the latest incident of violence against the Dalit community, who…

Jul 29 2016 / Read More »

US economy grows at modest 1.2% in second quarter »

The US economy grew more slowly than expected in the second quarter of 2016, rising a modest 1.2 percent, according to an advance estimate released Friday by the Commerce Department. The department ...…

Jul 29 2016 / Read More »




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