Changing careers and learning the law: Stories of pursuing passions and personal transformation »

(BPT) - A professional could have many reasons to choose to make the switch into law later in their career - a personal passion, a current skill set that can transfer to a legal position, or simply a new way to earn a living and…

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What’s the deal with teen driving crashes? »

(BPT) - It's no surprise that teen drivers get into more traffic collisions than their older counterparts, but why? Some reasons include less driving experience, a higher willingness to take risks and passenger distraction. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that more than…

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6 tips to help keep your drive distraction-free »

(BPT) - As you drive down the street, the threat of potential distractions is everywhere. Federal research shows that distracted driving is a factor in one out of every six crashes, and accounts for 5,000 automobile crash-related fatalities each year.

While teens…

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5 tips for planning memorable holiday travel »

(BPT) - The holiday season can be the perfect time to travel. With school and work days off, it's a special way to reconnect with family and friends as you get to bask in that cheerful holiday spirit.

Planning a holiday-themed trip is easier than you…

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What to expect if your child needs ear tube surgery »

(BPT) - Ear tube surgery is one of the most common pediatric procedures in the United States, with more than half a million surgeries performed each year. In fact, by age 3, approximately 1 in 15 children will have had ear tubes. Dr. Robert Bridge,…

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Celebrate Your Lunch [Video] »

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Home smart home: Boost your home IQ with smart appliances »

(BPT) - If you think a Jetsons-like home of the future is still a ways off, think again. Today's smart home is here offering simple ways for consumers to operate their home, adding the ultimate in efficiency, convenience and enjoyment. It's easier than you think…

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Try these stress-busting strategies to get the feast on the table »

(BPT) - The date is circled in red: the day of the big feast. This year, everyone's coming over to your house for the big event. But just the thought of getting ready raises your pulse and sends a surge of stress through your system.

This…

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America’s finest: 6 luxury home improvement products made in the U.S. »

(BPT) - Peruse any home improvement media and you may get the impression you just can't build, renovate or decorate a quality home without relying on foreign-made products like granite from Italy for countertops, cherry hardwood flooring from Brazil or textiles from India. However, you…

Oct 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

5 tips for harnessing your November facial hair »

(BPT) - November is widely recognized as the month when men join in facial-haired camaraderie - all in an effort to raise awareness and funds to promote men's health initiatives. Men's grooming leader Wahl encourages guys to sport their scruff all…

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Must-read tips for parents with busy kids »

(BPT) - Whoever said "kids are lazy these days" clearly doesn't have kids. As countless parents will attest, it seems like kids have fuller schedules than ever before. In addition to learning the fundamentals of algebra, reading and geography, most have a busy after-school schedule…

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Flu facts: Top 5 things you need to know about the flu shot this year »

(BPT) - You hear about it on the news. You see the signs in the pharmacy windows. Even your friends and co-workers are talking about it. The flu shot is a highly discussed topic, and for good reason!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and…

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5 steps to making annual enrollment the most wonderful time of the year »

(BPT) - It's that time of year again. But before you plan your Thanksgiving menu or check off your gift list, it's time to think about employee benefits.

VSP Vision Care surveyed employees about their attitudes around that special time of year when they must choose…

Oct 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Protect yourself from medical identity theft [Video] »

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Spread joy with a simple home-cooked meal »

(BPT) - As the nights lengthen and temperatures drop, it's a time to embrace all the simple and cozy pleasures the season has to offer: Tailgating parties, fuzzy socks, hanging strings of lights to bring ambiance to those early evenings.

Of course, the season can also…

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Veterans Day: More than just a day »

(BPT) - Each of us, as citizens of the United States of America, wake up each day and go about our lives and schedules. Not one person here is the same, and none of us live the same life as the person next to us.…

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A New Kind of Life Insurance for Those Living with Diabetes »

(BPT) - For people living with diabetes, the condition is a part of their everyday life and one that impacts many of their decisions, from balancing what they eat to taking care of their health. One area that might not be top of mind for…

Oct 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Get in the know about this hidden, dangerous form of bullying »

(BPT) - Bullying is never acceptable, but food allergy bullying - which happens when children and teens living with life-threatening allergies (LTAs) are teased, ridiculed or even threatened or assaulted with food to which they are severely allergic - is especially dangerous. On the surface,…

Oct 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Men vs. women: Who’s better behind the wheel? »

(BPT) - It's the age-old question: Who is a better driver, men or women? Are women more likely to adhere to the speed limit? Are men more inclined to drive in high-traffic areas? Perhaps there will never be resolution on the matter, but the latest…

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How you and your behavior affect your car insurance rates »

(BPT) - The average American driver pays more than $1,300 per year for car insurance, but some pay a third of that average while others pay nearly 30 times that amount, according to research by The Zebra, an auto insurance search engine. High prices, wide…

Oct 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

3 steps to a healthier, happier home »

(BPT) - Today, people are more focused on health and wellness than ever before. You know this because you are constantly flooded with advice on what to eat, how (and how much) to exercise, and what to ask your doctors.

All of these things are important…

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A message for parents: School eye screenings don’t replace a comprehensive eye exam »

(BPT) - With the academic year in full swing, many schools across the country are administering vision screenings to students. Parents mistakenly breathe a sigh of relief upon hearing that their children “passed” the screening. What parents don’t know are the significant limitations of school-based…

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A message for parents: School eye screenings don’t replace a comprehensive eye exam »

(BPT) - With the academic year in full swing, many schools across the country are administering vision screenings to students. Parents mistakenly breathe a sigh of relief upon hearing that their children “passed” the screening. What parents don’t know are the significant limitations of school-based…

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One Breath at a Time: The Burden of Living with a Rare Respiratory Disease »

(BPT) - People suffering from rare diseases can often have challenges coping with their illnesses. For those affected by a chronic respiratory disease known as Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis (NCFB), repeated infections and flare ups can make disease management a challenge. NCFB is characterized by symptoms…

Oct 23 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Safe food preparation strategies to save your holidays »

(BPT) - Think of the holiday season and answer this question: The holidays are the only time of year I do … what?

Maybe it's the only time of year you set up a Christmas tree, hang mistletoe, travel to a certain destination or stay up…

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Holiday havoc? Consider it handled »

(BPT) - The holiday season is full of magic and wonder — until your flight gets cancelled, your budget is blown and you fall ill at the worst possible time. Fortunately, staying merry despite common holiday conundrums is easier than you think with the right…

Oct 23 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

‘Untold Stories of the Desegregation of Baseball’ documentary premieres »

(BPT) - Did you know, that as a young man, Abraham Lincoln was a formidable wrestler and out of 300 matches, only lost one? Or that Congress voted for our independence from Britain on July 2, 1776, not on the Fourth of July?

Like these facts,…

Oct 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Home improvement insight: 5 tips to redesign with kids’ safety in mind »

(BPT) - Smart homeowners take a strategic approach to home improvement projects such as redoing a playroom, living room or bedroom to keep kids' safety in mind during the redesign process.

By being proactive today, you can ensure your entire family can safely enjoy the results…

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Do vacations cause you stress? Try these tips »

(BPT) - Vacation is supposed to be fun and relaxing, but more than half of Americans say vacations cause them stress, and 46 percent say stress interferes with their enjoyment of traveling, according to a survey by HomeAway. Vacation stress comes from crowded airports, making…

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Looking for a Medicare Part D plan? Consider these 3 things »

(BPT) - Many people are surprised to find out that Original Medicare doesn’t cover prescription drugs. For help with the cost of your medications, you can choose a standalone Part D plan or a Medicare Advantage plan with prescription coverage, but navigating your options can…

Oct 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Make the most of your brain as you age »

(BPT) - It is important to remember the health of our most complex organ: our brain. While the brain constantly changes throughout our lives, it’s critical that we take steps to help us stay on top of our game as we age.

Help give your brain…

Oct 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

5 myths about solar panels, debunked »

(BPT) - Home solar panels can drastically cut or even eliminate electricity bills, reduce a home's carbon footprint, increase resale value, and may even help a home sell faster.

The cost of rooftop solar systems has fallen dramatically in recent years, and most homeowners have the…

Oct 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

10 tips to keep infants safe »

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Debunking the ‘seasonal’ allergy myth and reducing exposure year-round »

(BPT) - Seasonal allergens are a popular scapegoat for a multitude of reactions: sniffling, sneezing and itchy eyes. During the summer months, pollen - one of the most common allergens - is floating around, even visibly so in some places. Researchers approximate that Oct 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

5 DIY home upgrades anyone can do in a day »

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(BPT) - Do-it-yourself home projects are sweeping the nation, and it's easy to see why. DIY is typically budget-friendly and fulfilling to complete; simply find the right project to match your skill set and needs.

To get started, here are five inexpensive projects that…

Oct 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Don’t get hacked! Time to get serious about password safety »

(BPT) - We all know hiding your house key under the doormat is a terrible idea, but we do it anyway because it's a convenient backup. When it comes to safeguarding passwords, especially in a family setting, people often choose convenience over safety.

As families manage…

Oct 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Make holiday shopping for your clients easy this year »

(BPT) - The holidays are known as the most wonderful time of the year, but they’re also a great opportunity for reflection, particularly in a business setting. This is the time of year when you can look back on the last 12 months and appreciate…

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Shedding new light: 8 surprising facts that will have you rethinking your lighting »

(BPT) - You step into a dark room, turn on the light switch and go about your day without giving it another thought.

But here's the thing — you should.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American home has approximately 50 light sockets, and…

Oct 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »






One dead at University of Utah shooting, police search for suspect »

The university said on Twitter at about 9 p.m. local time that shots were fired at Red Butte Canyon, a research area on the east…

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Out for votes: Battle over rights inspires more U.S. transgender candidates »

Virginia Democrat Danica Roem has been called a man by conservative opponents attacking her views on LGBT rights as she campaigns to become the United…

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Allegations of Russian meddling in U.S., Europe elections 'fantasies': Ifax cites foreign minister »

Allegations of Russian meddling in elections in the United States and Europe are "fantasies", the Interfax news agency cited Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as…

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Kremlin notes U.S. case against ex-Trump aides does not accuse Russia »

The Kremlin said on Tuesday it had noted that U.S. charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and another aide, Rick Gates,…

Oct 31 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

U.S. trade panel set to recommend solar trade tariffs »

Federal trade officials on Tuesday will recommend measures to safeguard struggling domestic solar panel manufacturers against cheap imports in a closely watched case that could…

Oct 31 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Russia, commenting on Manafort charges, says U.S. should further investigate Ukrainian links: RIA »

MOSCOW (Reuters) - After U.S. charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, Washington should investigate "the Ukrainian trace", the RIA news agency…

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Suspected Trafficking Causes Concern In Quiet Cul-De-Sac »

DEAR ABBY: I live in a fairly well-to-do neighborhood on a cul-de-sac. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)…

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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)…

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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 »

Trump attacks 'liar' ex-campaign aide Papadopoulos after guilty plea »

The president continues to try to distance himself from federal charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller against three of his campaign officials, including former adviser George Papadopoulos, who …

Oct 31 2017 / Read More »

White House punts on key Mueller questions »

President Trump’s press secretary, Sarah Sanders, ducked questions about the charges against Paul Manafort and George Papadopoulos, as well as key questions about Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.…

Oct 30 2017 / Read More »

Manafort charges grew out of records seized in 'no-knock' raid  »

The indictment of Paul Manafort and his associate Richard Gates relies on records seized in the 'no-knock' search of Manafort's home in July. The records allegedly showed that Trump ...…

Oct 30 2017 / Read More »

Read the indictment against Manafort and Gates »

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, and Richard Gates, Manafort’s former business partner, were indicted by a federal grand jury on 12 counts, including conspiracy against the United States, special counsel Robert Mueller’s...…

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Trump responds to Manafort charges by attacking 'Crooked Hillary' »

President Trump tried to distance himself from the news Monday that Paul Manafort, his former campaign chairman, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a dozen charges, including conspiracy…

Oct 30 2017 / Read More »




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