Eliminate outdoor flaws with an attractive latticework fence »

(BPT) - Nearly 60 percent of homeowners are planning to spend money on home improvements in 2017 with outdoor living projects leading the way, according to a survey by LightStream, the national online lending division of SunTrust Banks, Inc. While there may be more popular…

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Tire tips for those in the fast lane »

(BPT) - The weather’s finally warming up, the roads are dry and your sports car is beckoning you to hit the road for a fun trip. The question is: Are your tires up to the task?

“Tires influence braking, steering, comfort, handling and even fuel efficiency,”…

Mar 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Fiber: What it is and why you need more of it in your diet »

(BPT) - Eat more fiber.

If your doctor didn’t give you this advice at your last checkup, she probably should have: 97 percent of Americans don’t get the recommended daily amount of dietary fiber they need to stay healthy. But what is fiber, and why is…

Mar 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

The new old game in town is chess »

(BPT) - If you think chess ranks somewhere with stamp collecting and horseshoes on the cool-and-hip meter, you need to turn down the disco music on your cassette player and start paying attention.

The ancient game, now roughly 1,500 years old, is enjoying a renaissance across…

Mar 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Key retirement milestones everyone should know about »

(BPT) - Retirement can seem like a very distant destination in your early working years. However, as you age, that once distant destination starts to become more real. As you enter your 50s you can really start to think about how much you have saved…

Mar 23 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Recycle what? 5 tips for recycling bathroom products »

(BPT) - Most of us are used to recycling at home, but specifically in the bathroom? Not so much. However, your bathroom is home to a number of recyclable products, from shampoo and mouthwash bottles to bandage and tissue boxes. With families as busy as…

Mar 23 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

6 pet-related businesses you can start today »

(BPT) - Starting your own business can nurture your entrepreneurial spirit, earn you some money and give you the opportunity to spend more time with your family — including your pets. So what job can you do that doesn’t necessarily require a degree, affords you…

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5 tips to create an affordable and rewarding home DIY project »

(BPT) - When it comes to home improvement, DIY is more popular than ever. There's just something satisfying about improving your home with your own two hands and being able to enjoy the fruits of your labor, day after day. However, home improvement projects can…

Mar 23 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Secrets smart investors use year-round to save on their taxes »

(BPT) - Come tax time, many people work to locate tax breaks. While this is always a smart financial move, a little-known way to help build your net worth is to keep taxes top of mind throughout the entire year.

Reducing taxes means you keep…

Mar 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Breathing Matters: The Importance of Understanding COPD »

(BPT) - Breathe in. Breathe out. Just take a moment to inhale and exhale. We too often take breathing for granted, but what if taking a breath was a challenge?

If you're someone living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), the third leading cause of…

Mar 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Decoding food labels: Scary additives or gifts from nature? »

(BPT) - Food-ingredient labels are getting shorter. Why? Because the people have spoken: We want fewer, better ingredients in our foods. We asked, and the companies that make our food responded by replacing artificial colors and flavors, removing what’s unessential, and using naturally derived ingredients.

But…

Mar 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Is seaweed the next superfood? »

(BPT) - There’s a new superfood in town. And it’s not kale.

Seaweed may be a hot new food trend in the United States, but this leafy green from the sea has been used in Asian cuisine for thousands of years. Not only is seaweed low…

Mar 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Tips to avoid distracted driving »

(BPT) - The pace of business never seems to stop, and thanks to the convenience of cell phones, many people work on the go, even while they're driving. Yet cell phone use is one of the most common type of distracted driving, and it claims…

Mar 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

3 upgrades to help boost your home’s energy efficiency »

(BPT) - With milder temperatures and longer days, it seems as though the last vestiges of winter are behind us. Yet, if you experienced high heating bills, or drafts and cold spots throughout your home, it could mean your home is not as energy efficient…

Mar 21 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

7 reasons why millennials love gardening (and you should, too) »

(BPT) - The stereotype: Millennials spend more time interacting with the digital world than the natural world around them. The reality: Five million of the 6 million people who took up gardening in 2015 were millennials, according to the 2016 National Gardening…

Mar 21 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Small nest egg, big dreams? Tips for buying your retirement home »

(BPT) - Planning for retirement means making a lot of decisions, including when you’ll stop working, how much you’ll withdraw from your savings each year, and where you’ll live. Many Americans view retirement as an opportunity to move into a house they’ll love and live…

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Pittsburgh woman builds strong support network to help with challenges of multiple sclerosis »

(BPT) - When Judy Metzler was first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 54, she was in shock - she felt too young to have a chronic disease. Judy wanted to learn more about it, but didn't know where to turn. That's where her husband,…

Mar 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

3 tax hints every investor should know »

(BPT) - It's a common misconception that if you have investments you need to shell out a large chunk of change to have your taxes prepared by an accounting genius. The truth is, it’s easy and affordable to do your own taxes and maximize tax…

Mar 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Is hidden salt hurting your health? Five tips for taking control »

(BPT) - A typical soup and sandwich lunch can seem like a healthy meal. However, the bread, cold cuts and soup can be packed with something that can have a negative impact on your overall wellness: salt.

“Even meals that seem healthy, like a turkey sandwich…

Mar 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

3 steps to reach 100 feeling youthful and healthy »

(BPT) - What will your life be like when you turn 100? A century ago the question seemed almost flippant, a needless consideration for most people, but today it's very real. The percentage of people living to 100 has grown almost 66 percent in the…

Mar 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Spring home improvements you can do in 24 hours or less »

(BPT) - For most of us, the idea of spring cleaning probably sounds refreshing after a winter of bundling up against the cold. Now that spring has arrived, it's finally time to get started! Sprucing up your home doesn't have to take lots of time,…

Mar 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Top gardening trends for 2017 »

(BPT) - Whether you have a backyard or just a few containers on the patio, sunny days are your cue it's time to garden. Growing your own flowers, herbs and vegetables is a lot of fun, and with some simple tips, it can be pretty…

Mar 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Inflatables 101: Tips for choosing the perfect pool float »

(BPT) - Visit any retailer's pool aisle or website, and you'll quickly realize a challenge your parents and grandparents never had to face - more pool inflatables to choose from than you could ever imagine. Whether you're shopping for a larger-than-life float island or something…

Mar 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Reorganize your kitchen to encourage healthy eating habits, nutritionist says »

(BPT) - More than half of Americans say they can judge how healthy a family's lifestyle is by the contents of their refrigerator, and more than a quarter admit that they would eat healthier if they were better organized, according to a new national survey.…

Mar 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

How stories from the community help shed light on an incurable cancer »

(BPT) - Imagine sitting in a doctor’s office and being told you have an incurable form of blood cancer that you’ve never even heard of. A disease that sometimes has no symptoms and no known cause. A type of cancer that leads patients to go…

Mar 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

The lowdown on low down payment mortgage »

(BPT) - You would like to buy, but you can’t manage that 20 percent down payment. Does this sound familiar?

The down payment is the biggest impediment to buying a home according to surveys, but in reality many individuals can qualify for a mortgage with as…

Mar 14 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

7 home improvements to tackle before you move in »

(BPT) - You found the perfect home, so it’s not surprising that you want to move in as quickly as possible. However, there are some projects that are best done when the house is still empty.

So, consider completing the following seven items before the moving…

Mar 14 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Breakthrough technology offers numerous benefits to people with hearing loss »

(BPT) - The latest breakthrough in hearing aids is not what you’d expect.

In an industry dedicated to helping people hear better, some hearing aid manufacturers have developed technology that helps people live better, too. Lithium-ion batteries — a rechargeable technology that has been used for…

Mar 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

After years of ER visits and overlooked symptoms, a rare cancer diagnosis emerges »

(BPT) - Giovanna was a successful composer and pianist playing alongside some of the biggest names in the music industry when she experienced bouts of abdominal pain so intense she made repeated visits to the emergency room (ER). Over the next several years, Giovanna found…

Mar 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

4 tips to help protect your identity this tax season »

(BPT) - Tax season is a busy time for everyone. From accountants and small business owners to families and individuals, especially as more people choose to file their taxes themselves. Unfortunately, it’s also a busy time of year for cybercriminals who use the flurry of…

Mar 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Obstructive sleep apnea and respiratory compromise: Know your risk »

(BPT) - Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) — a potentially serious sleep disorder that can stop a person’s breathing during sleep — affects 25 million adults in the U.S. Individuals living with OSA may know they are at risk for high blood pressure,…

Mar 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Preparing for surgery? These tips could save your life »

(BPT) - If surgery is in your future, it's never too early to prepare. Whether you're having an outpatient procedure or a major operation involving a hospital stay, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) encourages you to take simple steps to be…

Mar 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More »






Eight Arkansas death row inmates sue to block executions over 10 days »

Governor Asa Hutchinson has approved back-to-back executions for April 17, 20, 24 and 27 to make sure a difficult-to-acquire lethal injection chemicals do not expire…

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How two teens in leggings became a PR mess for United Airlines »

The girls, who were flying standby on Sunday from Denver to Minneapolis using free passes for employees or family members, were told by a gate…

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Florida man kills one, wounds five in 'horrific' shooting: police »

A Florida man killed his girlfriend and wounded five others, including her two young sons and a high school student during a shooting spree with…

Mar 27 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

'Fearless Girl' extends face-off with Wall Street's 'Charging Bull' »

The "Fearless Girl" statue in New York City, whose face-off with Wall Street's "Charging Bull" won her legions of fans in just three weeks, will…

Mar 27 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

New Jersey credit rating cut for 11th time under Christie »

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey's credit rating was cut on Monday, affecting $37 billion of debt, the 11th time Wall Street has downgraded the…

Mar 27 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Uber resumes self-driving program three days after Arizona crash »

Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] put its self-driving cars back on the road on Monday, voicing confidence in its autonomous vehicle program three days after one…

Mar 27 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Vandal threw 'biblical text' into a Colorado mosque: police »

Investigators in Colorado searched on Monday for a man suspected of hurling a “biblical text” inside a mosque after smashing windows and a glass door…

Mar 27 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Top U.S. chicken producing state suffers first case of bird flu »

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - Georgia has confirmed its first-ever case of bird flu in commercial poultry, its agriculture department said on Monday, widening…

Mar 27 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Uber resumes self-driving car program in San Francisco after crash »

Driverless vehicles operated by Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] were back on the road in San Francisco on Monday after one of its self-driving cars crashed…

Mar 27 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Firefighters battle major building fire in Oakland, California »

Firefighters at the scene reported seeing at least one body in the burning building, according to local media, which also quoted officials saying at least…

Mar 27 2017 / No Comment / Read More »







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…

Mar 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

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)…

Mar 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

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…

Feb 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

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…

Feb 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

On NYC killing, White House condemns hate crimes — and a ‘rush to judgment’ by the left »

A question at the daily White House briefing about a racially motivated killing in New York led to a charged exchange Monday afternoon about how the administration responds to hate crimes, ...…

Mar 27 2017 / Read More »

Ex-Freedom Caucus member: Some in the group ‘would vote no against the Ten Commandments’ »

One of the founding members of the House Freedom Caucus has resigned in protest of the hard-line conservative group’s opposition to the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas...…

Mar 27 2017 / Read More »

Washington's cherry blossoms bloom despite cold snap »

A mild winter followed by a spate of cold weather in Washington, made its mark on the city’s cherry blossoms, but the annual festival delighted first-time visitors on Sunday. The cherry blossom trees ...…

Mar 27 2017 / Read More »

Jeb Bush: Trump is ‘a distraction in and of himself’ »

Jeb Bush says President Trump’s evidence-free claims are kneecapping his first 100 days in the White House. “He should stop saying things that aren’t true."…

Mar 27 2017 / Read More »




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