Your beauty routine’s dirty little secrets and what small steps you can do to improve your regimen »

(BPT) - Whether you are heading to a backyard barbeque or a summer soiree, a healthy, glowing complexion is the best accessory this summer. Everyone knows the drill about proper skin cleansing and moisturizing regimens, however, many women are interfering with their skin health by…

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5 hot trends in school supplies »

(BPT) - School supplies have never been this stylish. Sure, you should stock up on classic highlighters and yellow pencils, but why stop there? Why not reach for a binder with an elegant rose-foil design or a zipper pouch with a sassy slogan? Will these…

Jun 30 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Summer travel: 3 common credit card myths busted »

(BPT) - As temperatures rise, so do the number of Americans planning to get away. In fact, three-fourths of consumers plan to pack their bags this summer and head out on vacation, according to recent surveys.

If you are like most, you plan…

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6 deck dos for creating your own deck escape »

(BPT) - No longer simply a rectangle attached to the back of your home, today’s decks are built in creative designs to make them an ideal place to relax and de-stress. These six simple ideas will allow you to use the workability of modern decking…

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Say ‘I Do’ To Smoother Skin »

(BPT) - Planning a wedding is pretty stressful for everyone — brides, grooms, parents, and sometimes the entire bridal party. Looking your best on the big day — one that will be forever immortalized in photos and videos — can contribute to your stress level.

After you say yes…

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Using technology to empower people with diabetes »

(BPT) - Technology has influenced virtually every aspect of our lives. Arguably one of the biggest areas of change is in health care. From advanced surgical tools to early disease testing, every day new technology emerges in an effort to help people stay healthy and…

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10 simple ideas for maximizing family time throughout the summer »

(BPT) - Today's modern family juggles a multitude of obligations that keep schedules incredibly busy during the summertime. Parents balance work, errands and housework with sports practices, day camps and music lessons. Fortunately, creating quality time for family doesn't require a lavish vacation or expensive…

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4 ways to boost your family’s health »

(BPT) - Summertime and outdoor fun go hand-in-hand. But even with blue skies and sunshine, most of us spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, even during the summer, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

With school out, families are spending more time…

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Back-to-school 101 for kids with allergies and asthma »

(BPT) - There are lots of things kids get excited about when they go back to school. From brand new lunch boxes loaded with pudding cups, to shiny 64-packs of crayons and catching up with friends they haven’t seen for awhile, anticipation is in the…

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A New Way To Lift Sagging Cheeks Without Invasive Surgery »

(BPT) - Looking for a non-invasive treatment to make your face look a little younger, but don’t want to go under the knife?

Today, there are several effective, non-invasive options that can make you look years younger without visible scars or long recovery time. In fact,…

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Enjoy classic milk pairings while helping families in need »

(BPT) - Though many trends have come and gone, there’s one food that’s been long loved by young and old alike: that’s milk.

With B vitamins for energy, high-quality protein to help build lean muscle, Vitamin A to help support a healthy immune system and calcium…

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A+ lunchbox solutions for balanced back-to-school meals »

(BPT) - Heading back to school means a ramp up in routine for lots of families. One of the best ways to not only support their learning, but also show kids you care — even when you’re not there — is to pack a wholesome,…

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Helping first-time home buyers get from ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can’ »

(BPT) - Finally! The economy is improving, interest rates are low and many consumers now find themselves in a great position financially to become a first-time homeowner. There’s a small problem though for some locations around the country — the booming real estate market is…

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Why your employer wants you to volunteer – and why you should »

(BPT) - Does your employer consider community service part of a job well done? If you’re wondering whether you should take advantage of your employer’s offer to pay you for volunteer time, keep in mind employee volunteerism benefits everyone involved — your company, the organization…

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The right technology services are the key to killer customer service »

(BPT) - Think sales numbers trump customer service? Think again. Research shows companies focused on providing a superior experience across the customer journey realized a 20 percent increase in customer satisfaction and 10-15 percent increase in revenue. Furthermore, 45…

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Tips for a bug-free backyard barbecue »

(BPT) - What fun would a backyard barbecue be without special people to share it with? Your guests are as important to the fun as great food and good weather. However, there’s one type of “guest” everyone can do without this summer — bugs. Stinging…

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The ‘silent’ liver disease: A new public health concern for the 21st Century »

(BPT) - By the time you finish reading this article, 14 American adults will have been newly diagnosed with diabetes. Thirty-three percent of Americans are obese, and by 2030, this rate is expected to rise to 50 percent. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a…

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Online school: Taking the road less traveled to academic success »

(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 families and students looking to chart their own course in and after school. Schools that leverage online learning, such as…

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First-time homebuyers: You’re closer to a down payment than you think »

(BPT) - For many first-time buyers, saving for a down payment is the most difficult step in the home-buying process. However, it's a common misconception that you need 20 percent down to buy a home.

Actually, lenders across the country offer mortgage products with very affordable…

Jun 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Smart borrowing tips to help families pay for college »

(BPT) - Six months ago, getting an envelope in the mail from a choice college was cause for rejoicing. The coveted acceptance letter meant you or your youngster would be embarking on one of life’s most rewarding journeys. Now, however, an envelope from the college…

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Turn your empty attic into new living space with 3 smart moves »

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3 tips for keeping natural stone countertops beautiful »

(BPT) - The versatility and beauty of marble, granite, limestone, travertine and other natural stone countertops make them extremely popular in kitchens around the country these days. Unfortunately, as arguably the most heavily trafficked area of a home, kitchen countertops are exposed on a daily…

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Drive away distractions to protect teens behind the wheel »

(BPT) - Today’s teens face more distractions than any generation before.

Many don’t recall a time when they were not continuously connected to their friends. Cell phones — which might have been provided as a safety precaution in case Mom or Dad was running late picking them…

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Video games to big screen reboots, ’90s nostalgia rules pop culture this summer »

(BPT) - Every decade gets two moments in the sun it seems — when the years actually occur, and when they’re fashionably retro. In the twenty-teens, it looks like everything 90s is hot again.

The influence of the 90s is showing up virtually everywhere in pop…

Jun 22 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Upcycle your summer treasures with these 5 DIY tips »

(BPT) - The months of summer are a perfect time to hunt for hidden one-of-a-kind treasures buried in neighborhood yard sales. Whether it's an old wooden dining chair, coffee table or bookshelf, there is beautiful potential in what others view as old and outdated. And…

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Save money and safeguard your family with smart devices »

(BPT) - Smart homes make life easier and more convenient. Who wouldn't love being able to control lighting, entertainment and temperature from their couch - or from anywhere for that matter? Whether you're at work or on vacation, smart devices alert you to what's going…

Jun 21 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Golden rules for an easy summer move »

(BPT) - The nicer weather and longer days of summer make it the ideal season for moving. In fact, an estimated 17 to 20 million people move during the summer months. While it’s exciting to settle into a new home, the logistics and process of…

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7 simple, inspired ways to infuse summer fare with Mediterranean flavor »

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5 top trends in container gardening »

(BPT) - Gardening is a peaceful activity that eases tension, reduces overall stress and promotes longevity. One long-term study found that daily gardening reduces the risk for both dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. With all of these benefits, there are ample reasons why…

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5 ways Americans unite to help one another »

(BPT) - It seems as though there’s a lot of disagreement in our country these days. Political parties not only argue with each other, but they also fight within their ranks. Turn on the news and bickering is everywhere. Click on any internet story and you’ll…

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Emerging trends in nursing instruction signal shifts across education »

(BPT) - When patients are treated as individuals, they become engaged, active partners in their care plan and their health outcomes improve. This shift in providing customized care to patients is also being adopted by nurse educators, who are applying a similar approach that sets…

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Lawn technology gifts for Mom and Dad »

(BPT) - Whether it’s for Father’s Day, Mother's Day, a birthday or just to show your appreciation, it’s always a struggle to come up with gift ideas for your parents. This is especially the case when parents claim they have everything they need and prefer…

Jun 17 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Does your door lock protect against this break-in method? »

(BPT) - From self-driving cars to Snapchat, digital technology continues to transform almost every aspect of our lives. While these big-ticket smart items make the headlines, many homeowners are more interested in how smart technology can be used to increase their level of home security.

Today,…

Jun 17 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

5 ways to earn extra money on the side »

(BPT) - Whether you’re a college student, a stay-at-home parent or have a full-time job, there’s always room in the budget for a little extra cash. Maybe you’re saving for a particular goal or you’re simply looking for a little more spending money. Thanks to…

Jun 16 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Separating fact from fiction: A closer look at American hardwoods »

(BPT) - As home improvement projects take center stage, the search is on for products that will enhance, rather than jeopardize the health and well-being of our families and loved ones. Products made from American hardwoods have been the natural choice for healthy home and…

Jun 16 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

New home improvement trends that strengthen your property investment »

(BPT) - When you’re in the process of buying or building a home, you’re constantly researching trends and technology that will set your home apart. Fast forward a few years and you probably don’t have your finger on the pulse of home advancements like before.

It’s…

Jun 16 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

How to throw a seamless summer gathering »

(BPT) - You'll likely host a party or two this summer, and you want it to be an event guests remember. From dinner parties and backyard barbecues to an easy Sunday morning get-together, the most important thing at the end of the day is that…

Jun 16 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

U.S. report: Eggs essential to top 3 healthy diets, but some eggs are better than others »

(BPT) - (BPT) - They’re considered by many to be among nature’s most perfect foods, and nutritionists are increasingly touting their health benefits.

 

That’s convenient for the rest of us, since eggs are also among the world’s most versatile treats. Think tasty Eggs Benedict, warm hash…

Jun 15 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Spices and spirits make summer sips shine »

(BPT) - Sweet iced tea and sangria are as much hallmarks of summer as baseball and barbecues. Cocktails are a great way to cool off when temperatures climb, or they can help heat up any celebration. If you're looking to add some fresh excitement to…

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When is the best time to invest – or not? »

(BPT) - The stock market has ridden a roller coaster this year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), a stock market index comprised mostly of “blue-chip stock” companies, swung down and then up by 2,000 points between Jan. 1 and mid-April.

If you are investing for…

Jun 15 2016 / No Comment / Read More »






Teen charged in death of school superintendent in Robbinsville, N.J. »

An 18-year-old woman has been charged in a crash that killed Robbinsville School Superintendent Dr. Steven Mayer in April.…

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Vietnam finds Taiwanese company responsible for fish deaths »

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's government found a Taiwanese-owned steel plant responsible for massive fish deaths along the central coast and said that the company…

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1 injured in fight, stabbing outside Bucks County carnival »

Police say a fight broke out at a carnival that spilled outside. The fight then led to a stabbing in a Wal-Mart parking lot.…

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China factory activity slips again as slowdown weighs »

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese manufacturing deteriorated again last month, according to surveys released Friday, underscoring how a weak global outlook is challenging Beijing's efforts…

Jul 1 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

2 lost WWI Purple Heart medals to be returned in New York »

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A National Guard soldier's ongoing campaign to return lost Purple Heart medals to veterans or their families is taking him back…

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Union to strike against Trump Taj Mahal casino »

Atlantic City's main casino workers union says it will go on strike Friday morning against the Trump Taj Mahal casino.…

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Del. police: Man shot, killed waved gun-shaped lighter »

Police say a man that was shot and killed after a police chase waved a gun-shaped cigarette lighter.…

Jul 1 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Federal judge blocks new Florida abortion law »

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge late Thursday put on hold key portions of a new Florida law that would block public funding for…

Jul 1 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

A look at the planned strike against Trump Taj Mahal casino »

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's main casino workers union has called a strike for Friday morning against the Trump Taj Mahal casino. Here's…

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Lowering the flag: Some examples of half-staff tributes »

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 90 percent of days last year, one or more states were flying the American flag at half-staff to memorialize the…

Jul 1 2016 / No Comment / Read More »


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 »





Gay Talese won’t promote new book amid credibility questions »

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran journalist and author Gay Talese says he will not promote his forthcoming book, "The Voyeur's Motel,"…

Jul 1 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

‘The Hunt’ casts animal world’s predators in new light »

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Watching a polar bear stalking a doe-eyed seal for a meal tends to put our warm…

Jun 30 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

The Latest: Will Packer’s new film centered at Essence Fest »

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the annual Essence Festival held over the July Fourth holiday in New Orleans…

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Smallest national park? Kosciuszko, forgotten son of liberty »

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — If the hip-hop Broadway smash "Hamilton" can reignite interest in the first U.S. treasury secretary, what will…

Jun 30 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Obama and Biden join Clinton on campaign trail next week »

US President Barack Obama will join Democratic White House hopeful Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail for the first time next week, days before Vice President Joe Biden also stumps with her, Clinton aides ...…

Jul 1 2016 / Read More »

Bomb shrapnel kills woman, wounds 3 children in Bahrain »

The Thursday evening blast struck in the village of East Akar, one of a string of suburbs of the capital that have seen persistent unrest since the Gulf state's Sunni minority rulers crushed ...…

Jul 1 2016 / Read More »

Chinese ‘gamble’ on Taylor Swift’s love life »

US pop singer Taylor Swift's love life has become the latest unlikely product on Chinese online marketplace Taobao, with buyers gambling on whether she will break up with rumoured boyfriend British...…

Jul 1 2016 / Read More »

Organiser of Ankara suicide attack killed: Turkish official »

An organiser of a deadly suicide attack in Ankara in February that left at least 28 people dead has been killed in counter-terror operations in Kurdish-majority southeast Turkey, a Turkish...…

Jul 1 2016 / Read More »

Polls point to Australian election cliffhanger »

Australia's leaders made last-gasp pitches Friday to woo voters on the eve of elections as polls pointed to a cliffhanger and the media swung behind "reformer" Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Liberal ...…

Jul 1 2016 / Read More »




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