Less Havoc, More Magic: Easy Tips to Simplify the Holidays »

(BPT) - Christmas is a special part of childhood, and there is plenty of pressure on parents at this time of year to make sure it's an unforgettable time for their families. It's important to remember what never gets tossed in the recycling with the…

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Sparking a young audience interest in STEM with great music and apps [Video] »

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10 signs you may have a bleeding disorder »

(BPT) - Harley Noffsinger was a typical kid who liked to play outside and stay active. When she was 7, everything changed. She got a nose bleed, but unlike most people's experiences, her bleeding wouldn’t stop. It lasted 90 minutes.

Noffsinger’s parents brought her to the emergency…

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5 must-see moments to watch for in the 2017 Rose Parade »

(BPT) - New Year’s feels like a time of such hope, promise and happiness that it’s only natural to wish the merriment could last a little longer. In 2017, New Year’s revels don’t end on Sunday, Jan. 1. The 126-year-old Rose Parade will take place…

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New wrinkles in tax strategies could help smooth your year-end planning »

(BPT) - As 2016 enters its final weeks, it’s a good time for year-end tax planning strategies — including some new wrinkles:

Plan for 2016-2017 together: Consider reducing your overall tax liability by shifting income and deductions across 2016 and 2017. Assuming similar income for both,…

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3 ways to turn discarded wood into beautiful home decor »

(BPT) - The saying, “what’s old is new again” has been around for years, but most recently represents a popular trend in interior design — upcycling old items with a new purpose. Everyone from high-end designers to DIYers are enjoying and incorporating this trend into…

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Are you receiving the best care for your medical problem? »

(BPT) - As we age, maintaining our health becomes increasingly important. For Baby Boomers and adults caring for older parents, better health depends on wellness initiatives and receiving care from the proper professionals.

Yet for those suffering from wound, ostomy or continence issues, many don't realize…

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10 smart swaps to make baking and cooking healthier »

(BPT) - Creamy sauces, cookies, casseroles and cakes — as temperatures drop, it's natural to crave favorite comfort foods. However, it's easy to overindulge on rich dishes and decadent desserts, especially if you're hosting a gathering of friends and family. How can you enjoy amazing…

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Who do you know that gives the most during the holidays? »

(BPT) - Everyone has favorite moments from the holiday season. For some it's a present from a distant relative or greeting family members with a warm hug when they get off the plane. For others it's sitting down together to enjoy a delicious Christmas dinner.…

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4 tips to help keep your home warm, comfortable and energy efficient this winter »

(BPT) - With winter comes the holiday season, a time that’s supposed to be associated with “comfort and joy.” But how joyful will it be if pests invade your house, or if your home is cold and drafty? Help stay warm all winter long by…

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Protecting your health: Survey shows diabetic patients often skip important eye examinations »

(BPT) - The leading cause of blindness, diabetes, is steadily growing and is expected to affect one in 10 people worldwide by 2040, the International Diabetes Federation predicts. As prevalent as the condition is, 79 percent of Americans don't know diabetic eye diseases have no…

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The best holiday gifts of 2016 »

(BPT) - Spending time with friends and family is a big part of what makes the holidays so special. Celebrating with loved ones and exchanging gifts is a time-honored tradition. But before the wrapping paper can be ripped away in a flurry of sparkling shreds,…

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Tips to make good nutrition a family affair in 2017 »

(BPT) - Nurturing and nourishing a family go hand-in-hand. If you’re ready to rally your family around better nutrition, now’s the time to get a healthy jump on the new year.

“Making consistently good food choices can set your family on the road to good health,”…

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Winning the fight against the dropout rate one student at a time »

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One-weekend DIY projects to get your house relative-ready for the holidays »

(BPT) - When the holidays arrive, you can prepare a scrumptious feast, present ideal gifts that are perfectly wrapped and decorate the house like something off a magazine cover. However, your mother-in-law is still going to focus on the stained upholstery in the family room,…

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5 fun ways to make holiday memories with your child »

(BPT) - The holidays are a special time of year for everyone, but through the eyes of a child, it can feel like pure magic. Parents and caregivers looking to make this holiday extra special should spend less time worrying about trinkets under the tree,…

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4 Tips for Better Sleep »

(BPT) - It’s no secret sleep is critical to one’s overall health and well-being. We’ve all heard getting six to eight hours of sleep is recommended, but busy work schedules and ongoing personal commitments make it difficult to make sleep a priority. So how can…

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Hispanics at the forefront of digital banking trends »

(BPT) - With a population of more than 55 million and estimated buying power of over $1.5 trillion, Hispanics in the United States are continuing to shape economic trends; however, as new research finds, they’re shaping digital trends as well.

This year’s Bank of…

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Maintaining heart health around the holidays »

(BPT) - As we approach the holiday season, conversations about health, wellness and access to medicines may be an important and frequent topic addressed around the dinner table. It seems that access to new and innovative medicines is an increasingly common problem, and engaging in…

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Sick of being sick? 5 tips to getting better and kicking that cold to the curb »

(BPT) - From obligations at work to errands and chores and making time for family and friends — your plate is fuller than ever and, unfortunately, getting sick can throw a major wrench into your marathon of activities and greatly hamper your productivity.

Despite how frustrating…

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At-home first-aid tips to manage the stress of caregiving »

(BPT) - Nearly 10 million adults over the age of 50 are caring for their aging parents — a number that has tripled over the past 15 years. With careers, children and grandchildren added to the mix, many baby boomers are feeling the mounting stress…

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5 home-building secrets you should know »

(BPT) - Thousands of Americans who are in the process of building their own home, or simply looking into it, are faced with hundreds of different questions. Granite or quartz countertops? Neutral or bold colors? Tile or hardwood flooring? And those questions are just the…

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Time-saving tips so parents can have a little break »

(BPT) - You wake up before the sun rises to shower and get ready for the day. Soon you hear the patter of tiny feet upstairs. You get breakfast ready for your little ones and then get them dressed. Between packing bags and preparing lunches,…

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Important safety steps to keep kids’ holidays bright, happy and burn-free »

(BPT) - You bake their favorite treats, search stores for the toys they have begged for all year, stuff stockings and deck the halls to help ensure your children’s holidays are full of warm, happy memories. However, it is also important to ensure the holiday…

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6 tech features that can make the holidays more manageable »

(BPT) - Holiday shopping, paying bills and making deposits, sending digital greetings and invitations, looking up recipes, gathering holiday decorating ideas — let’s face it, you’re going to be super busy this holiday season and much of that extra activity is going to take place…

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5 tips to protect your devices from cybercrime »

(BPT) - Your smartphone, your tablet, your computer – they are some of your most important and most used possessions. They are the daily tools you use for research, to connect with others and make purchases. You take them everywhere and fill them with your…

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5 tips to prepare the bath for winter »

(BPT) - As chilly weather approaches, it's time for homeowners to consider ways to winterize their living spaces. New seasons serve as a great opportunity to refresh bath décor and incorporate simple upgrades - ultimately transforming the bath from a cold, simple space into a…

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5 budgeting tips to host a spirited, not spendy holiday party »

(BPT) - If you find the guests attending your upcoming holiday party delightful, but the bills associated with hosting frightful, here are five tips to know. So on with the snow, the glow and the show!

* Lose the formal invitations. As you're looking to cut…

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3 tips to prevent common holiday injuries »

(BPT) - What does your holiday wishlist include this year? Spending time with friends and family? The latest tech or that best-selling book you've been meaning to read? Maybe it includes plans for a trip in 2017. Whatever is on your wishlist, chances are a…

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When it’s not just the flu: Kids with Type 1 diabetes often misdiagnosed due to the rapid onset of common symptoms »

(BPT) - It is a common scenario: your child is nauseous, vomiting and very tired. It could be the flu, and that’s probably all it is. But it could also be Type 1 diabetes, a condition where the body does not produce a hormone, insulin,…

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Creating desirable jobs by getting back to the basics »

(BPT) - When it comes to hiring and retaining employees, companies are always looking at new alternatives to build their staffs. However, new research shows that when it comes to attracting top talent, many professionals prefer a return to the basics, meaning stable employment with…

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Gifts that say ‘yum’: A foodie holiday wish list »

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Modern desktops: Re-imagining the workhorses of personal computing »

(BPT) - With the rise of mobile devices, you might wonder what the future holds for desktop computers. While the total number of mobile users surpassed desktop users around 2014, the number of people still using desktops might surprise you. The desktop…

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A guide to holiday traditions worth starting in 2016 »

(BPT) - Every family has their own set of traditions. Some involve going to holiday parties or shows like the Nutcracker, baking batches of cookies or a trip to the Christmas tree farm.

But just as our phones, cars and lives have changed over the past…

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5 steps for happy holiday spending »

(BPT) - For many families, holiday shopping may lead to a home full of toys, closets stuffed with today’s trends, and tech-savvy games and devices, some of which will be loved for months, while others will be tossed aside before they've even been paid for.…

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Tips for finding unique health and wellness gifts for the holidays, no stress included »

(BPT) - Are you tired of giving the same old holiday gifts over and over? Does the thought of trying to find a novel gift idea for that special someone without breaking the bank stress you out? Or do those shopping lines that stretch a…

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Communication, not silence, is golden for men battling prostate cancer »

(BPT) - For the nearly 3 million American men fighting prostate cancer, and the thousands more yet to be diagnosed, silence is not golden. Men who speak up about their disease - to their doctors, loved ones and community - can get the help they…

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5 tricks to a happier, less stressful holiday season »

(BPT) - Americans have a love-hate relationship with the holiday season. You may love the festive spirit and the opportunity to share time with friends and family, but dread all the work - and stress - involved in seasonal tasks, including meal preparation. However, it…

Nov 18 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Your family’s guide to cold and flu season »

(BPT) - Every year in the U.S., there are more colds than people. Annually, nearly 320 million Americans catch 1 billion colds, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Seven in 10 people will turn to over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to…

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Teens, music makers among California warehouse fire victims »

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Teenagers, the son of a local sheriff's deputy and young artists who loved music are among the dozens of people who…

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Gunman charged after threatening DC restaurant hit by fake news »

A man who took a rifle into a Washington pizza restaurant on Sunday "to self-investigate" a fake news report that it was operating a child…

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Victims of the Oakland warehouse fire »

The full list of victims of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif. are listed here, and will be updated as more victim names…

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Police: 6 dead from heroin overdoes in Kensington »

Philadelphia police are investigating after six people died from heroine overdoses in the city's Kensington section.…

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USGS: 3.9 magnitude earthquake hits northern Oklahoma »

PAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 3.9 magnitude earthquake has struck northern Oklahoma. There were no immediate reports of injuries…

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Asian shares tumble after Italy rejects constitution changes »

BEIJING (AP) — Asian shares tumbled Monday after Italian voters' rejected constitutional changes, raising questions over whether Italy will stay in the European Union and…

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Police: 6 dead from heroin overdoses in Philadelphia »

Philadelphia police are investigating after six people died from heroin overdoses Sunday.…

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Multiple shots fired in Hunting Park; home and car damaged »

Philadelphia police are investigating a report of shots fired in the city's Hunting Park section.…

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Suspect arrested in shooting of Reading man »

Police in Reading have arrested a man wanted for shooting another man, who was sitting inside a car with a woman and an infant in…

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Warehouse fire death toll climbs to 33, and includes teens »

The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed to 33 on Sunday as firefighters painstakingly combed…

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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…

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Disney’s ‘Moana’ dominates N. American box office again »

The Disney film about a brave Polynesian teenage girl on a risky mission to save her people has raked in…

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Russian film sparks uproar by glorifying Soviet WWII ‘myth’ »

In a controversial new Russian film, 28 Soviet soldiers facing sure death defend the frontline outside Moscow against an onslaught…

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Obamas celebrated at their last Kennedy Center Honors »

The longest, loudest standing ovation of the Kennedy Center Honors gala wasn't reserved for Al Pacino, Mavis Staples or the…

Dec 5 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Mark Wahlberg’s foundation presents youth drug summit »

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Actor Mark Wahlberg's foundation is hosting a conference this week aimed at keeping teenagers off addictive…

Dec 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Massive turnout as Italy referendum battle enters final hours »

Italians voted in huge numbers Sunday in a high-stakes constitutional referendum that will decide the fate of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and has left the rest of Europe braced for the fallout. Renzi, who...…

Dec 5 2016 / Read More »

Italy’s Renzi falls as swiftly as he rose »

In the end, Matteo Renzi's fall was even quicker than his remarkably rapid rise to the summit of Italian politics. Italy's youngest ever premier, he was just 39 when he took...…

Dec 5 2016 / Read More »

Italy’s Renzi quits after crushing referendum defeat »

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation on Monday, hours after it was confirmed he had suffered a crushing defeat in a referendum on constitutional reform. "My experience ...…

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Euro hit by Italy worries as Asia markets fall »

The euro sank to a 20-month low on Monday and most Asian stocks also retreated as a fresh wave of uncertainty washed across markets after Italy's prime minister resigned following a...…

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Popular New Zealand Prime Minister John Key calls it quits »

Popular New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced his shock resignation on Monday, saying he was never a career politician and it was the right time to go after eight...…

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