Fall entertaining forecast: casual, comfortable and outdoors »

(BPT) - Whether an afternoon tailgating before the big game or a fun-filled evening under the dazzling autumn stars, the forecast for this season’s entertaining is trending toward cozy, comfortable and outdoors.

“I think the big lifestyle shift right now is toward eating out less and…

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A four-point plan for joint health »

(BPT) - Whether it's a brand-new Bentley or a classic 1970 Mustang, most people have a car they dream about. If they're lucky enough to own it someday, you better believe they're going to take care of it. Regular maintenance is an essential part of…

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Is your teen ignoring you or is it hearing loss? »

(BPT) - We were all teenagers once. We let health warnings from parents and others wash over us like waves, noticed but forgotten almost as soon as they’d passed, because we figured we’d deal with them when we were older. Unfortunately, the mistakes of youth…

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What to look for when buying a garage door for your home »

(BPT) - The most important factor that garage door buyers consider is not the price!

That was the surprising result of a 2016 national survey completed in February. According to that study, the buyers' most important consideration is appearance/curb appeal, followed by price, durability, low…

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How to save money on health care »

(BPT) - One in two Americans has a chronic condition and 86 percent of health care spending is on chronic care, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When it comes to saving money, health care is probably the last place you might…

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Upgrade your backyard with a DIY outdoor fireplace »

(BPT) - Upgrading an outdoor living area with a fireplace continues to grow in popularity at homes across the country according to the American Society of Landscape Architects. In fact, the latest Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey by the organization identified fireplaces and…

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How to use color psychology when painting your home »

(BPT) - Do you ever wonder why you feel immediately relaxed when you enter a spa, yet when you enter a gym, you feel alert and energized? The answer can be found in the colors selected to decorate the space.

"Interior designers use color psychology to…

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5 simple tips to refresh ‘brown bag’ lunches »

(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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Tips for last-minute family travel »

(BPT) - Everything takes more time with young children in tow. When even a simple grocery store trip takes strategic planning, most parents forget about organizing a weekend getaway, especially if it’s spontaneous.

The truth is, small kids can be amazing travel companions with a little…

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Three DIY ways to improve your home WiFi »

(BPT) - You don’t need an expert to tell you: America is hooked on the internet. Just try to think of the last day you didn’t use the web in some way.

But you probably don’t think much about the main way the internet is…

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5 reasons to make a career in fitness »

(BPT) - Imagine waking up early on a Monday morning with a smile on your face. You're excited to get the week started because you love what you do. Or how about taking a Tuesday afternoon all to yourself, without having to ask permission and…

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Bright ideas to help working women find work-life balance »

(BPT) - Life for the modern working woman is a constant balancing act. She strives for success on the job while supporting her family and pursuing her own personal goals. As she makes her way through her daily to-do list, there's often one thing that…

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Expanding access to coordinated care for dialysis patients »

(BPT) - More than 660,000 people in the U.S. suffer from kidney failure, also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD). These patients often cope with multiple chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and depression. They are also more likely to be socioeconomically disadvantaged, which…

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10 packing hacks to streamline your move »

(BPT) - Moving brings a mix of emotions. Excitement about living in a new home is paired with angst and anxiety about the actual moving process. The most dreaded task is the one that takes the most time: packing.

The boxes, the bubble wrap, the labels…

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How technology is simplifying relief of chronic pain »

(BPT) - Doctors hate seeing patients suffering from chronic pain, and not just because their instinct is immediately to want to help their patients to feel better. One of the primary challenges doctors confront is that even though chronic pain is common, it can be…

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Top 3 ways to save money on health care »

(BPT) - One in two Americans has a chronic condition and 86 percent of health care spending is on chronic care, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When it comes to saving money, health care is probably the last place you might…

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5 ideas for celebrating grandparents and forging deeper bonds with family »

(BPT) - There's no arguing grandparents have special relationships with their grandchildren. Whether they are a couple hours' drive away or a flight across the country, distance doesn't dissolve this bond.

National Grandparents Day happens every September, but grandparents and families shouldn’t have to limit the…

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3 simple DIY updates to make your home safer and more energy efficient »

(BPT) - At the height of summer when busy schedules are at their peak, it’s difficult to find time to cross home improvement projects off of your to-do list. But as the seasons change, it’s important to be mindful of best practices around the house…

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Top tips for healthy hydration: You’re probably missing this key ingredient »

(BPT) - This summer, most of the United States experienced a heat wave that kept many people indoors or in the shade. Very high temperatures, especially for a prolonged period of time, can be extremely dangerous - and not just for the elderly or other…

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Foot care tips to keep vacationers on the go »

(BPT) - Clothing, passport, toiletries, accessories — when you travel you have a lot of important items to fit into your suitcase. But two of the most essential ingredients in an enjoyable vacation don’t go in your luggage: your own feet. Whether you’re walking on…

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Stay pool-cool without chlorine: There’s a healthy alternative »

(BPT) - As summer temperatures rise, backyard and neighborhood pools become more attractive for old and young alike. The one thing most folks don't like, however, is the smell of the chlorine or how it burns your eyes or feels on your skin once you…

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5 money tips every teen should know »

(BPT) - For most teens, high school is an exciting time for those sweet, first tastes of independence: first dates, first cars, first paychecks.

As low-stakes as some of these milestones may seem, there’s one area that deserves some extra attention in every family: personal finance. Today’s…

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

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From Brazil to China – flavor exploration has never been easier »

(BPT) - No matter where you live, you seek authentic flavors from countries around the world, and tasting those flavors can offer a glimpse into the many different cultures and cuisines. In fact, three out of five people feel they have become more adventurous when…

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6 tips to protect your children from hidden dangers around the home »

(BPT) - Even in the most safety-minded homes, the most serious hazards for children can be hiding in plain sight. Know which unexpected items can be risky, and what to do to prevent an accident.

Many parents feel they know the top child proofing items to…

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Parent snack hacks to fight after-school hunger »

(BPT) - "How was your day," you ask your child after school. Rather than hearing a funny recess anecdote or story about a tough test, she murmurs back, "I'm hungry."

School days are long, and if your child participates in after-school activities, they're even longer. Busy…

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Focusing on Family Health: August is National Immunization Awareness Month »

(BPT) - National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), held each year in August, is a great time to review your family’s vaccination records. NIAM was established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them…

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Online schools allow personalized education with flexible schedules »

(BPT) - K-12 education has evolved. What used to be a linear path to academic success has expanded to a variety of nontraditional options for students looking to chart their own course in and after school.

Nationwide, more than 275,000 K-12 students in the U.S. attended…

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Your child’s school is nut-fee. Now what? »

(BPT) - The notice arrives: Your child's school does not allow any tree nuts on the premises. Or perhaps you've just learned this year's classroom is a designated peanut free zone.

This can be frustrating for all parents, especially with all those confusing food labels and…

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7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Kiwifruit »

(BPT) - When it comes to fruit, kiwis are often overlooked. But that’s a shame, because these tiny orbs pack big nutritional, culinary and palate-pleasing surprises.

Here are seven little-known facts about kiwifruit:

1. There’s no need to peel kiwifruit.

Kiwifruit is the perfect portable snack because it…

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5 ways to encourage handwriting this school year »

(BPT) - Handwriting is an essential part of a child’s education, as it allows children to express their creativity and develop their best self. Research shows that handwriting promotes critical thinking, reading comprehension and fine motor skills development.

"I've found that the more my kids write…

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Seniors: 5 simple secrets for overcoming gym intimidation »

(BPT) - No one really relishes the idea of growing older and experiencing the health issues that can accompany aging. If there was one thing you could do to significantly improve your chances of staying mentally sharp, physically healthy and independent throughout your golden years,…

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You’re Free! Five Great Ideas for Repurposing Kids’ Bedrooms »

(BPT) - Now that your kids have launched lives of their own, you may be considering how to maximize the extra space they left behind.
Making renovations can be a fun way to turn their now-empty rooms into a useful and/or relaxing space for…

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Lots of life left in senior pets »

(BPT) - Every day, in shelters all across the country, senior animals are passed over by prospective pet owners. Why? Some people are looking for the energy of a new puppy or feel older dogs offer families too little time. But the truth is, providing…

Aug 16 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

A+ ideas for supporting classroom learning »

(BPT) - Proud parents across the country are watching their children head back to the classroom for another exciting school year. The knowledge they gain in class will help set them on a path to success. However, learning shouldn’t stop when the school bell rings…

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In baseball, overuse injuries plaguing more young athletes »

(BPT) - While concussions have garnered much of the spotlight when it comes to health concerns among young athletes, there is another rising issue among children who play sports that has health professionals just as concerned.

Injuries in young athletes are on the rise, and elbow…

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A look into Duchenne muscular dystrophy »

(BPT) - Hearing a health provider say “It’s a boy!” during an ultrasound can be one of the most exciting moments on the pregnancy journey for expecting parents, eagerly anticipating the birth of a healthy child. It’s a journey that will be filled with many…

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Back to school tips: 4 ways to support local teachers this year »

(BPT) - Every year, teachers across the country pour their hearts into helping students excel in school. Along with regular classroom time, teachers typically go the extra mile in various ways such as purchasing classroom supplies and offering their expertise during office hours, where students come in…

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Steps to keep your feet looking and feeling their youngest »

(BPT) - You exercise regularly, eat well, maintain an active lifestyle and take your medications as prescribed every day. You’re doing everything you can to age gracefully and beautifully, but are you overlooking an aspect of self-care that’s fundamental to overall good health ... your feet?

By the…

Aug 15 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Simple ways to add curb appeal and character to your home »

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Arizona sheriff’s campaign questions contempt order timing »

PHOENIX (AP) — The campaign manager for metro Phoenix's longtime sheriff on Thursday questioned a federal judge's timing in asking prosecutors to pursue criminal contempt-of-court…

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The Latest: City: Harassment suit vs. mayor ‘political ploy’ »

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a sexual harassment suit filed against the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi (all times local):…

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New Mexico: Brutal killing of girl detailed by authorities »

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — On the day Victoria Martens was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment by…

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Suit over releasing Pulse 911 calls goes back to state court »

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The legal fight over releasing the 911 calls from the Pulse nightclub shooting was sent back to state court Thursday by…

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Largest demolition project in NJ history taking place in Camden »

Demolition crews were hard at work Thursday on North 34th Street in Camden, knocking down several abandoned homes.…

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Nonbelievers sue over Pennsylvania House’s opening prayers »

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A group of people who don't believe in God filed a federal lawsuit Thursday that seeks to change how prayers are…

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Climate change taking toll on American pika’s Western lands »

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Populations of a rabbit-like animal known as the American pika are vanishing in many mountainous areas of the West as…

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Rio police charge Lochte with false report of robbery »

Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.…

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Russian convicted in masterminding global online theft ring »

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal jury convicted the son of a Russian lawmaker Thursday of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and…

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Study finds most teens vaping fruity flavors, not nicotine »

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices are poisoning kids with nicotine. But new research suggests that most…

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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…

Apr 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »





Country star Jana Kramer separates from husband Mike Caussin »

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Country singer and actress Jana Kramer has separated from her husband, former NFL tight end Mike…

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Fox News’ Ed Henry returning in new role after 4 months off »

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News correspondent Ed Henry is returning to the air four months after allegations of an…

Aug 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Yosemite, and President Obama, head into virtual reality »

NEW YORK (AP) — In a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to…

Aug 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Lundquist dives into his last season as voice of SEC on CBS »

NEW YORK (AP) — Verne Lundquist recently returned from a Scandinavian summer vacation to find an email with 309 pages…

Aug 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Barrel bombing kills 11 children in Syria’s Aleppo »

Eleven children were killed on Thursday in a barrel bomb attack carried out by government forces on a rebel-held neighbourhood of Syria's Aleppo city, a monitor said. "Fifteen civilians, among them 11 children...…

Aug 25 2016 / Read More »

Turkey shells Kurdish fighters in Syria after warning »

Turkey on Thursday shelled Kurdish militia fighters in Syria on the second day of a major military operation inside the country, saying they were failing to observe a deal ...…

Aug 25 2016 / Read More »

Track of the Day: ‘Hackensack’ by Thelonious Monk »

If sidemen and backing musicians are the unsung heroes of music, and producers are the even-less sung heroes, where does that leave the engineers?…

Aug 25 2016 / Read More »

The Myth of the ‘Female’ Foreign Policy »

Margot Wallström took office as Sweden’s foreign minister in 2014, declaring she would pursue a “feminist foreign policy.” She’s now held the post for two years, and it’s still not entirely clear ...…

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EU to map future minus Britain at upcoming summit: Merkel »

EU leaders will tackle security and migration policy as well as economic growth at a key September summit in Slovakia to plot the bloc's future without Britain, Angela Merkel said Thursday. "...…

Aug 25 2016 / Read More »




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