Upgrade your entryway with simple DIY projects »

(BPT) - You only get one chance to make a first impression and that first statement for your home begins with your front door. Fortunately, there are a few simple projects to help welcome your family and friends into your home with style.

Start fresh with…

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Look good or feel good? 5 home improvements that let you do both »

(BPT) - Who remembers that old Saturday Night Live bit in which Billy Crystal, posing as Lorenzo Lamas, quips that 'It's better to look good than to feel good'? Home improvement can sometimes shake out that way. Some upgrades that look great don't do a…

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Understanding Multiple Myeloma »

(BPT) - Being diagnosed with cancer can be overwhelming. This may be true for people living with multiple myeloma, a rare and progressive blood cancer for which there is no cure. Learning more about multiple myeloma through research may help patients feel more empowered and…

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Kids put modern twist on age old question: ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ »

(BPT) - As kids get older, they'll get asked many times what they want to be when they grow up. Common answers for the littlest kids tend to be a princess, a superhero or the job their mom or dad does. And it used to…

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Home trends: High tech kitchens in high demand »

(BPT) - The digital craze has affected virtually every aspect of life, but perhaps nowhere is it more useful than in the home. From keeping your property secure to saving water and energy, digital upgrades can give your house a modern edge that adds convenience,…

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Multiple Sclerosis: What You Need to Know »

(BPT) - Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide, with at least 400,000 living in the United States, yet there are still many misconceptions and questions surrounding the disease. To help shed some light on this chronic, unpredictable and often debilitating disease,…

Apr 20 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Children and summer learning: 5 building blocks for their brains »

(BPT) - "No more pencils and no more books" is a chant heard on playgrounds across the country when the final bell releases students for the summer months. And while Alice Cooper's lyrics go on to showcase how excited the children are about their freedom…

Apr 20 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Hollywood to sports stadiums, modern accountants go exciting places »

(BPT) - Pop culture tends to portray accountants as number-obsessed managers tethered to their desks. But this picture doesn't reflect the reality of the profession today. Accounting work environments aren't limited to the desks of public accounting firms, and accounting job responsibilities are far more…

Apr 20 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Five tips to make your 2015 small business goals happen »

(BPT) - Spring is in the air and small business owners are excited for all potential growth opportunities this year. In fact, they're feeling more optimistic about the economy than in recent history. Growth opportunities might include developing a new product or service, hiring more…

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Tips for growing a water-conservative garden »

(BPT) - Families can decorate their homes with colorful flowers and bring healthy, home-grown foods to the table with gardens. Gardening, however, can use quite a bit of water, and in states struck by drought it's important to conserve as much water as possible.

If you're…

Apr 17 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Hands-on learning better prepares students for cyber security careers »

(BPT) - Cyberattacks like the hacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment and Target have put serious cybercrime on the radar of the American public and government alike, so it's no surprise that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that the cyber security industry will grow…

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Use less water, save more money by focusing on 3 areas of your home »

(BPT) - Severe drought and water restrictions in California may be making headlines and history, but the Golden State is far from the only region in the U.S. facing a drier summer. With the Environmental Protection Agency reporting that 40 out of 50 state water…

Apr 16 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

6 simple warm weather tune ups for your home »

(BPT) - Are you revved up for warmer weather? Just as you'd tune up a convertible to drive you into the summer sunshine, now is the time to perform routine maintenance on your home so it's ready for the hottest months of the year.

Use this…

Apr 16 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

How to make your home street smart »

(BPT) - A new survey from Lutron Electronics shows that consumers are increasingly looking for their home to get street smart. The ability to control lights and shades from their smartphones when they are away provides peace of mind and a feeling of greater security.…

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Fire up your grilling game with expert tips and specialty cheese »

(BPT) - Every grilling season presents a new opportunity to add recipes and tricks to your routine. This year, kick up your cooking skills with advice from the ultimate grill master, Chef Michael Symon, co-host of ABC's 'The Chew,' and author of three best-selling cookbooks…

Apr 16 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

You’ll see the benefits of protecting your eyes with these tips »

(BPT) - Everywhere you look, you're reading, shopping, banking, or being entertained online with digital devices small and large.

In fact 62 percent of adults use computers, smartphones, tablets or other hand-held devices for five or more hours a day, according to the American Optometric Association's…

Apr 16 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

The natural secret to a high-yield, pest-free garden this year »

(BPT) - Gardening is one of America's favorite pastimes - an impressive 35 percent of U.S. households are growing food at home or in a community garden, according to the National Gardening Association. That means 42 million households are currently planning their annual…

Apr 15 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Stay one step ahead of Mother Nature with new outdoor solutions »

(BPT) - After one of the harshest winters in history for many areas of the country, it is likely that your property has suffered some damage or wear and tear. New products and solutions that resist moisture damage, help reduce maintenance, and stay one step…

Apr 15 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Corporate privacy becoming a top business concern in 2015 »

(BPT) - As many as 43 percent of companies experienced a data breach in the past year - a 10 percent increase from last year, according to an annual study conducted by the Ponemon Institute. As companies scramble to keep their names out of the…

Apr 15 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

3 great reasons to clean your car this spring »

(BPT) - Spring cleaning isn't just for your home - it's a smart thing to do for your vehicles, too. A few simple steps can help boost your vehicle's integrity and beauty while maintaining its value, plus you might even regain that new-car smell.

1.…

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Dry eye affects most menopausal women; nutrition can help »

(BPT) - When most women think of menopausal symptoms, they imagine hot flashes, moodiness and night sweats. But there's one symptom that's often forgotten when hormones begin to fluctuate - dry eye. In fact, dry eye affects 61 percent of menopausal women, according to The…

Apr 15 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

6 ways to ease your long commute »

(BPT) - Research shows Americans spend $33 billion annually on aftermarket products to enhance the styling and performance of their vehicles. Whether it's for functionality or appearance, you can find just about any product to modify your car, truck or SUV to fit your needs.…

Apr 14 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Health trumps wealth in importance to retirees’ well-being »

(BPT) - Whoever said, 'If you have your health, you have everything,' must have been retired.

That's because retirees feel more financially secure when they're in good health according to new research. And when they feel financially secure, retirees also report they're enjoying retirement more, they…

Apr 14 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Ready for spring potty training season? Follow this 4-step game plan for success »

(BPT) - The words 'spring training' often evoke images of athletes prepping for the new season of baseball. However, for some parents the phrase has a different, more stressful meaning - prepping their toddlers for potty training before they enter pre-school in the fall. Helping…

Apr 13 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

5 critical questions small-business owners must ask before retirement »

(BPT) - Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. In fact, the number of small businesses in the United States has increased 49 percent since 1982, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the 23 million small businesses in America…

Apr 13 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Colon cancer survivor’s journey inspires a new country song »

(BPT) - Say it with a song. These words of wisdom have been passed down through the years, and singer Craig Campbell takes them to heart.

Campbell has always loved music. Songs and music have played a huge part in his life. As a child, he…

Apr 13 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

The top food trends to focus on in 2015 »

(BPT) - No two days are ever the same in the restaurant industry. Every hour new restaurants open, expand or franchise to meet the needs of their customers. Meanwhile, visionary restauranteurs are constantly creating new processes or taste sensations that create and respond to demand.…

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Two-year degree programs and one-year certificates can open doors to in-demand careers in health care technology »

(BPT) - Tiffany Fair initially ruled out a career in health care. She assumed most available positions were for nurses, and she knew she could never get past her fear of seeing blood. Fair's outlook on the industry changed quickly when she learned about the…

Apr 10 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Why DIY? Projects can pay you back big time »

(BPT) - Hiring professionals to get jobs done around the house may be convenient, but it can set your budget back quite a bit. Instead, consider doing it yourself - not only to save big bucks but also to showcase your creativity. Do-it-yourself (DIY) home…

Apr 9 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Learn the Basics: Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) 101 »

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Finding out your loved one has epilepsy is something most people never imagine. Knowing what to do next is what matters and that's why education is key.

Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a form of epilepsy often characterized…

Apr 9 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

How to determine the true value of home improvements »

(BPT) - As the U.S. housing industry continues to emerge from the Great Recession, signs are pointing toward positive recovery. In fact, a recent report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University states that the home improvement industry could see record spending…

Apr 9 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Make sure you’re fresh in an instant for unexpected encounters »

(BPT) - With the snow finally melting and the promise of warm weather in the air, it's time to break that winter hibernation and get back out there. Whether you're hoping to secure a new…

Apr 8 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

4 sensible, affordable ways to give your bathroom spa-like panache »

(BPT) - Americans' love of a spa-like bathroom experience continues to be strong, with industry watchers reporting that luxurious touches like freestanding bathtubs, separate vanities and top quality materials remain in demand. But if you've delayed renovating your bathroom, thinking that creating the ultimate spa…

Apr 8 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Was winter hard on your hardscape? Tips for simple DIY repairs »

(BPT) - Heavy snowfall that lingers for weeks or months, extreme temperatures, ice that thaws and then refreezes - Old Man Winter can be rough on your home's hardscape. When the last vestiges of cold weather finally melt away, you can find yourself heading into…

Apr 8 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

What you need to know to weather the weather »

(BPT) - Few things universally touch and impact everyone like the weather does. Regardless of where you live or what you do, the weather influences your day-to-day activities. In fact, approximately 90 percent of all U.S. adults consume weather information on a weekly basis, with…

Apr 8 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Financial management tips for adult learners going back to college »

(BPT) - The ever-rising price tag of college education has been in the news for years, with the average cost hovering just less than $20,000 a year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. That number, however, speaks to first-timers enrolled full-time in a…

Apr 8 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

How Hispanics are preparing for a bright financial future »

(BPT) - Anticipating the future can be difficult, particularly when it comes to your finances. But with the improving economy, more people are taking a proactive approach to planning for tomorrow and beyond. This is particularly true of Hispanics, who overall are feeling more positive…

Apr 7 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

One smart update can upgrade your entire home »

(BPT) - If your home is 10 years old or older, your garage door is probably a plain-Jane raised-panel steel door that adds little or nothing to the overall design of your house.

So why not make an improvement? In the last decade, the garage door…

Apr 7 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Pot or plot? ‘Right-size’ plant picks for gardening success »

(BPT) - Have you ever walked into a room that was so full of over-sized furniture it made an already small space feel miniscule and unusable? Or tricked your tummy into being satisfied with less food by using a small plate to make a modest…

Apr 7 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Know the Facts: Dispelling Common Myths about Multiple Sclerosis »

(BPT) - Do you know the facts about multiple sclerosis, or MS? An estimated 400,000 Americans are living with this chronic disease, and countless others support loved ones with MS.i Yet, you can be sure many people have misconceptions about the impact of getting diagnosed…

Apr 7 2015 / No Comment / Read More »






Utah woman gets maximum sentence in deaths of 6 newborns »

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Family members of a Utah woman sentenced to the maximum penalty Monday for killing six of her newborn babies said they…

Apr 21 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Alabama woman joins Islamic State in Syria: media »

(Reuters) - A 20-year-old woman from a Birmingham, Alabama suburb has left the United States to join the Islamic State militant group in Syria, local…

Apr 21 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Indonesian court finds U.S. woman guilty of role in Bali suitcase murder case »

An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced a U.S. woman to 10 years in prison after finding her guilty of playing a role in murdering her…

Apr 21 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

California court rejects city’s tiered water rates »

A state appeals court ruled on Monday that a southern California city's tiered water rates, developed in an effort to combat overuse during the state's…

Apr 21 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

California court ruling could limit drought fighting tools »

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a ruling that Gov. Jerry Brown says puts a "straitjacket" on local governments trying to fight the severe statewide drought,…

Apr 21 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

San Francisco poised to ban performances by exotic animals »

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is poised to ban performances using bears, lions, elephants and other wild animals and join dozens of other places…

Apr 21 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Police investigate double shooting in South Philadelphia »

Authorities are investigating a double shooting in South Philadelphia.…

Apr 21 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Undergound blast in Wayne knocks out power, sends people running »

Video captured by an Action News viewer shows the moment of impact. The blast knocked out power to more than a dozen businesses and sent…

Apr 21 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

AccuWeather: Breezy and Pleasant Today »

Meteorologist David Murphy says early, lingering showers and thunderstorms give way to a breezy, bright day.…

Apr 21 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Navajo voters choose next leader in belated election »

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation voters are choosing a new president on Tuesday, nearly five months after the election originally was scheduled.…

Apr 21 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…

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Love letters from abusive partners document crisis in Peru »

The case is one of 25 published in a new book in Peru, "Don't Die for Me", a collection of…

Apr 21 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 26-May 2 »

April 26: Actress-comedian Carol Burnett is 82. Guitarist-songwriter Duane Eddy is 77. Singer Maurice Williams of Maurice and the Zodiacs…

Apr 21 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Details on the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners »

Details and reaction on the winners of the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes:…

Apr 20 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Chicano Batman spreads wings with genre-merging sound »

In their ruffled tuxedo shirts, the Los Angeles musicians Chicano Batman sport a retro look that evokes decades past of…

Apr 20 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

US sends carrier to Yemen waters with eye on Iran convoy »

A US aircraft carrier was headed to the Arabian Sea Tuesday as Washington said it was monitoring Iranian vessels suspected of carrying weapons to Huthi rebels in Yemen in violation of...…

Apr 21 2015 / Read More »

Philippines seeks more military aid from US to counter China »

The Philippines said Tuesday it would soon ask the United States for more military equipment and training to build its defences, as it faces Chinese "aggressiveness" in disputed waters. As...…

Apr 21 2015 / Read More »

Russia PM estimates economy shrank by 2% in first quarter »

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday that the Russian economy likely shrank by two percent in the first three months of the year due to sanctions pressure and low ...…

Apr 21 2015 / Read More »

SkiJumping – Norway’s world champion Jacobsen retires »

- Norway's world ski jumping team champion Anders Jacobsen announced on Tuesday he was retiring at the age of 30 to spend more time with his family after a 12 year career. Jacobsen, who won...…

Apr 21 2015 / Read More »

Ebola retreat brings cheer to Sierra Leone chimps »

In the rising afternoon humidity 30-year-old Tom sits in the shade, picking fleas off his neighbour, unaware of how close he came to losing his home to Ebola. Tom is a chimpanzee -- one ...…

Apr 21 2015 / Read More »




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