Superfood, not supersize your snacking »

(BPT) - America is a nation of snackers, consuming an ever-increasing array of larger-sized food. You've probably heard of the trend 'supersizing.' The challenge is that as our snacks have increased in size, so too have the number of empty calories we consume. Instead of…

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5 outdoor projects that will add value to your home »

(BPT) - Everyone wants a great outdoor space, but backyard projects can be a lot of work - and in many cases, a lot of money. So it just makes sense to choose projects that will enhance your quality of living for summers to come…

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(BPT) - In alignment with the 25th Anniversary celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, Century 21(r) Real Estate announces the results of the 'Persons with Disabilities Home Buying Survey.' The survey's goal was to help CENTURY 21 System…

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Pacemakers go high-tech »

(BPT) - Steven Reiss, a New York City lawyer and long-distance swimmer, was the picture of health for an active 63-year-old man. Among his many accomplishments in the water, he was part of a relay team that swam the English Channel in 2008 and around…

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The case for MRI-conditional cardiac devices [Infographic] »

(BPT) - MRI is increasingly being used to diagnose a multitude of conditions. In fact, more than 34 million MRI scans are performed annually in the U.S. But for someone with a cardiac pacemaker, having an MRI may not be possible. There are more than…

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Removing an unwanted tattoo just got easier »

(BPT) - Your ex's name is on your forearm and you just got engaged to someone else. That tribal tattoo on your back just doesn't feel like "you" anymore. The infinity symbol on your ankle might not fit with your new career. There are a…

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See the country while getting paid as a truck driver »

(BPT) - One of the best ways to explore the country is by driving America's highways. You get to meet new people, learn fun and interesting stories, see the sights and wonder at how unique and beautiful the country is.

Want to see America's quirky sights…

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Truck maintenance is a growing career opportunity »

(BPT) - One career field that requires great hands-on training, provides on-the-job instruction and is growing steadily is that of a diesel truck mechanic. It's a specialty job, and it's a career that a person can easily advance with for many years.

With the transportation industry…

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5 of the hottest trends for back to school this year »

(BPT) - It's that time of year again - time to trade summer break for lunch break, road trips for recess and home in bed for homework instead. Yes, back to school is in full swing and if your kids are going to start another…

Jul 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Serving homebuyers living with disabilities [Infographic] »

(BPT) - In alignment with the 25th Anniversary celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, Century 21(r) Real Estate announces the results of the 'Persons with Disabilities Home Buying Survey.' The survey's goal was to help CENTURY 21 System…

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Savings is a top priority for parents during back-to-school season [Infographic] »

(BPT) - Price is the top consideration for 86 percent of parents when buying school supplies, according to a new online survey of parents of children ages 8-18, commissioned by Staples and conducted by Harris Poll. But shoppers are also looking for a mix of…

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Put Your Pride Aside: Olympic Medalist Suffers From a Common Side Effect of Using Opioid Medication for Chronic Pain »

(BPT) - Six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee is a world heptathlon record holder, Sports Illustrated's 'Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century,' a philanthropist working to instill a love of sports in local communities and a woman used to living life at full throttle. In…

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Top 8 breastfeeding tips for new moms »

(BPT) - Did you know that more than three out of four newborns are breastfed? While the numbers at birth start high, they drop significantly by the six-month mark when less than one in five are exclusively breastfed. The Jul 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Fire safety tips to help protect your home during summer travel »

(BPT) - Fire prevention tips often focus on reducing the risks of a fire occurring when you're home; after all, everyone wants to protect their family. Home fires also cause significant property damage - $11.7 billion in 2011, according to the U.S. Fire…

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Prostate cancer test can help patients avoid overtreatment »

(BPT) - A prostate cancer diagnosis can be shocking and scary, but there are ways to help ease anxiety and uncertainty around treatment options. A patient and his wife, a doctor and a national patient advocacy leader share some of the facts and their stories.


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How to nail your job interview »

(BPT) - They say you should dress for the job you want. The style experts at Faultless Starch Company couldn't agree more.

If you're preparing for your next interview, consider the following tips to help nail your next job interview:

1. Research the company culture


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Retired but not tired: the four things every senior-preneur must do »

(BPT) - For some Americans, the best part of life starts at retirement. In a perfect world this new stage of life means no more answering to upper management, battling a 40 hour work week or being stuck in rush hour traffic. They can come…

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America’s smartphone obsession extends to mobile banking »

(BPT) - There’s no denying it — smartphones have become essential to daily life. From the smallest to the most complex of tasks, we’ve adopted a mobile-first mindset. For an increasing number of adults, this means their smartphone is never too far out of reach.


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Seniors: Safety tips to help you weather summer storms and heat »

(BPT) - Flooding, extreme heat, drought, thunderstorms, lightning and hurricanes: For all its sun and fun, summer weather can be dangerous. This time last year, we saw record-breaking temperatures, rainfall and drought across the country. While everyone should be aware of summer weather dangers, the…

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Pregúntele al experto: ¿Cómo se sabe cuando es hora de someterse a una cirugía de cataratas? »

(BPT) - En la medida que envejecemos, nuestros ojos envejecen también. Con el paso del tiempo, los adultos comienzan a notar que su visión disminuye y se hace borrosa. A menudo, la causa son las cataratas, que se producen cuando el lente transparente de la…

Jul 20 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Ask an expert: How do you know when it’s time for cataracts surgery? »

(BPT) - As we age, so do our eyes. Over time, adults may begin to notice their vision becoming dim and blurry. This is often due to cataracts, a clouding of the eye's lens that occurs as part of your body's natural aging process. 'While…

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4 tips to tackle any DIY project »

(BPT) - (This post is brought to you by the makers of Advil(R).) It's that time of year again: project season. It's time to open the windows, reimagine your space and get to work on the home improvement project you've been dreaming about all winter.…

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Taking back Saturday: How to enjoy your time off »

(BPT) - Summer is supposed to be the time to kick up your feet on the beach, read a good book, soak up the sun and enjoy the company of your friends and family. But for most, free time during the warmer months is spent…

Jul 17 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Forget something? Drivers forget where they park and more »

(BPT) - Although our everyday routines can be simple and second nature, there's only so much we can remember. And when it comes to cars and car maintenance, many Americans frequently forget routine tasks according to the latest Gauge Index from Hankook Tire.

When running errands,…

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The top 10 happiest moments of Raju the elephant’s first year of freedom »

(BPT) - What are the happiest moments in your life and do you remember them vividly? Raju the elephant remembers his. The happiest moments in his life have all come in the last year because, after 50 years in chains, he is now finally free.


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Can your walls stand up to life? »

(BPT) - Let's face it. No matter how careful you are, an active family can take its toll on the interior of a house - especially on the walls. Depending on the season or day of the week, your family may come home toting cross-country…

Jul 15 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Managing diabetes costs [Infographic] »

(BPT) - Healthcare costs are rising for Americans, particularly those with diabetes. People with diagnosed diabetes spend about $7,900 per year on the disease. Many people with diabetes don't test their blood glucose as much as they should, due partly to the cost of testing…

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5 ways to make a college dorm feel like home »

(BPT) - Dorm living can be a great experience - being independent, making new friends, setting your own schedule. Dorm rooms themselves, however, can be pretty bleak, and even the best ones rarely feel like home. You can get the most enjoyment out of your…

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Want to earn more money? Ways a degree will help you get ahead »

(BPT) - College is an investment that will more than pay for itself and then some. The earnings gap between millennials with bachelor's degrees and those with just a high school diploma is wider than it was for prior generations, according to a recent study…

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The Cs of choosing diamonds and shingles: Knowing more means paying less »

(BPT) - Shopping for an engagement ring can be confusing. But knowing the 4 C's of picking a diamond - Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat - can help consumers get the best gem for their money. Shopping for roof shingles can be confusing, too. But…

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What you might not know about summer hydration »

(BPT) - Summer is the time for outdoor fun and activities, but as temperatures rise, staying properly hydrated becomes even more important. Even if you are not engaged in strenuous activity, you will sweat more in the heat and humidity. Even mild activity will increase…

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Easy ways to include more heart-healthy Omega-3s in your diet »

(BPT) - Omega-3s are an essential part of a heart-healthy diet. This nutrient has been shown to decrease cholesterol, lower inflammation and prevent clotting that may help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Research has also linked Omega-3 fatty acids to improved cognition and…

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Look great at any age with an age-appropriate skin care regimen »

(BPT) - Most fashion experts agree that a woman's wardrobe should mature with her. When you're in your 20s, you probably don't want to swap clothes with your 50-something mother, and in your 40s you may no longer feel you look your best in the…

Jul 13 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Summer curl care guide: How to keep the fun without the frizz »

(BPT) - There are plenty of reasons that summer is the most enjoyable time of year: Longer days, warmer temps, barbecues, and, of course, beach trips. Yes, there's plenty to love about summer, but there's one thing to dislike - the effect heat, humidity and…

Jul 13 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Are You Prepared to Take a 30-Year Vacation? »

(BPT) - Summer is vacation season. However, before the week or two of fun begins comes the hard part - planning and packing. There are so many things to consider depending on the type of experience a person wants to have and what they need…

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Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale »

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber…

Jul 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

AccuWeather: Hot, Very Humid Today »

Meteorologist David Murphy says the season's third heat wave likely begins today.…

Jul 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Obama ivory crackdown leaves open California loopholes »

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ivory dealers in San Francisco's Chinatown stood in their shop doors besides store windows full of carved ivory tusks and trinkets…

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Fire destroys home in Monroe Twp., N.J. »

Fire crews battled two-alarm house fire in Gloucester County early Tuesday.…

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Principal’s suicide, forged tests rock promising NYC school »

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeanene Worrell-Breeden had what she called a dream job running a public school linked with Columbia University's Teachers College when she…

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Firefighter hurt battling house fire in Southwest Philadelphia »

A firefighter sustained a minor injury battling a blaze in Southwest Philadelphia…

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Union raffling gun to benefit officer who shot unarmed man »

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's police union is raffling off a pistol and other items to benefit an officer who has been on restricted duty since…

Jul 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Suspect facing charges after 2-hour chase through South Jersey, Philadelphia »

Robert Ritter, who authorities say led police on a two-hour-long chase through South Jersey and Philadelphia, is out of the hospital and facing charges this…

Jul 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Prison worker accused of helping killers escape due in court »

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A northern New York prison worker accused of smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke…

Jul 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Body believed to be missing California girl, 8, found »

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — The search for a missing 8-year-old girl came to a tragic end after police found a body inside a trash…

Jul 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Woman Discovers Man’s Eyes Aren’t Wandering By Accident »

DEAR ABBY: I am a 58-year-old, twice divorced, hard-working, middle-class female. I spend most of my time working and involved with my three adult children. About a ...…

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Wedding May Be Wrong Time For Found Father To Reappear »

DEAR ABBY: I am 32 and getting married in a year. My biological father lives in Spain and has never been to the U.S. My mother met him when she…

Jul 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Hulk Hogan takes to Twitter after WWE cuts ties »

NEW YORK (AP) — Hulk Hogan is taking to Twitter in the aftermath of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. cutting ties…

Jul 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Review: Barclay delivers gripping story in ‘Broken Promise’ »

"Broken Promise" (NAL/Penguin Random House), by Linwood Barclay…

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 2-8 »

Aug. 2: Keyboardist Garth Hudson of The Band is 78. Director Wes Craven is 76. Singer Kathy Lennon of The…

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Australian reality TV stars ‘shot at by IS’ in Syria »

Australian public broadcaster SBS Tuesday defended a reality show where participants were shot at by Islamic State militants in Syria…

Jul 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Kerry gears up to defend Iran deal for Mideast, Asia swing »

US Secretary of State John Kerry sets out this weekend on a multistop tour of the Middle East and Southeast Asia that will see him energetically defend the US deal with Iran...…

Jul 28 2015 / Read More »

UK economy bounces back in second quarter »

Gross domestic product grew 0.7 percent between April and June, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in an initial estimate. The dominant services sector helped the economy improve on ...…

Jul 28 2015 / Read More »

France to decide on Russia warship deal ‘in coming weeks’ »

French President Francois Hollande said on Monday that he would decide "in the coming weeks" whether or not to scrap a contentious contract to supply two warships to Russia. The fate of the...…

Jul 28 2015 / Read More »

Iran a ‘formidable’ danger to Europe: Netanyahu »

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that Iran posed a "formidable" threat to Europe, accusing its proxy Hezbollah of operating cells across the continent. Just last month, a...…

Jul 28 2015 / Read More »

Clinton, Democratic hopefuls to address DNC members »

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee says all five of the party's main presidential candidates will address DNC members next month.…

Jul 28 2015 / Read More »

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