Taking charge of your AFib: Getting the facts and knowing your options »

(BPT) - Being diagnosed with a chronic medical condition can be overwhelming. Patients and their doctors face a delicate balancing act to weigh the risks of a disease against the potential side effects and inconveniences of treatment. This is certainly true for patients with atrial…

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5 reasons seafood is a great choice for a relaxing date night »

(BPT) - “Date night” is an activity people typically look forward to with great anticipation. The good news is, your plans don’t have to be elaborate for evenings together to turn out romantic and fun. Sometimes the most-satisfying date nights are the relaxing evenings spent…

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Expand your outdoor living experience with a retaining wall »

(BPT) - There are many popular ways people chose to get the most out of their outdoor living space these days. They build a fireplace or a fire pit, install lighting or a water feature, add a paver patio or outdoor kitchen, or plant a…

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8 simple steps to help seniors, caregivers better manage medications »

(BPT) - Modern medicine can work wonders. However, in order to be effective, medicine needs to be taken safely, according to prescribing guidelines, and patients and health care providers need to be vigilant about the dangers of drug interactions. When it comes to medication use,…

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7 tips to conquer your packing challenges while traveling »

(BPT) - Whether it's business travel, family road tripping or a romantic getaway, exploring new places is exciting. You may be counting down the days until you leave, but if there's one thing you dread, it's packing. Deciding what earns a spot in your suitcase…

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Trying to quit? Tips from former smokers can help you succeed »

(BPT) - Since the Surgeon General released the first report on smoking in 1964, the smoking rate among adults has decreased from 42 percent to 15 percent. Though great strides have been made, more than 36 million adults in the United States continue to smoke…

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Protect your heart with these easy meal add-ins »

(BPT) - What’s the biggest threat to our health? It isn’t cancer or even accidents, but heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, one in four deaths in the U.S. is caused by heart disease, which includes heart attack and stroke. This statistic is…

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Are you reading and posting content worthy of your smartphone data? 5 tips to switch up your online commentary »

(BPT) - From awards shows to politics and sporting events, the beginning of the year is packed with comment-worthy moments. Many of us take these opportunities to share what we think are the smartest, sharpest and snarkiest takes and project online to our friends and…

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The smart advice that makes clean eating an attainable lifestyle choice »

(BPT) - Healthy eating trends come and go. Sometimes the fads are extreme, over-the-top and hard to maintain, but others offer simple, attainable changes that make them well worth incorporating into your lifestyle. Clean eating, actively seeking out foods that are minimally processed with simple,…

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Keep your teen athlete fueled with these 4 vital tips »

(BPT) - High school can be intense, but being a student athlete can intensify expectations.

As the start of spring sports approaches, the stakes are even higher for your student to maintain the success they had first semester. There are practices, matches and conference finals that…

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5 fiscally-friendly budgeting tips for your family »

(BPT) - Kids grow up so fast. As they do, those bills grow up right along with them – often faster than you can bring more money in, right? Yes, your budget is tighter than ever before, but you certainly don’t want to sacrifice the…

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Tackling Heart Health Head On: One Woman’s Journey to Coronary Artery Disease Diagnosis and Treatment »

(BPT) - In 90-degree heat and with her heart pounding, Shawna Dukes was in her happy place as she sprinted up and down stadium stairs during the annual University of Texas women's football training clinic. With determination in her stride, the physically fit, 58-year-old Texas…

Feb 10 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Last-minute party tips: Be the ‘hostess with the mostest’ for the least work and stress »

(BPT) - Everyone wants to be the 'hostess with the mostest' when throwing a last-minute party, but how can you wow your guests when you have little prep time and a budget that's more like 'least' than 'most?'

'With warm weather approaching, impromptu get-togethers can pop…

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Reducing risks while taking care of business: 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…

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Get ready for summer and warm up with hot deals at your local boat show »

(BPT) - Stop dreaming about summer boating and make it a reality by finding the best deals this winter. Starting in January, boat shows take place across the country. They offer some of the best pricing and incentives of the year - a major draw…

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Exterior home improvements yield higher ROI for less money, report shows »

(BPT) - Renovation season is approaching. Do you know what home improvements will give you the best return for your money? Here’s a hint: step outside.

You might assume upgrades to interior spaces like kitchens and bathrooms have the best payoff, but most home improvements don’t…

Feb 8 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

7 steps to secure your home while you’re on vacation »

(BPT) - Warmer temperatures, budding trees and blooming flowers are all lovely parts of spring, but what you really look forward to is the start of vacation planning season! Deciding where to go and what to see, making arrangements and planning your wardrobe are all…

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Newlyweds: Money-saving tips for your first move together »

(BPT) - With the average wedding costing upwards of $30,000, starting your new life together takes a lot of careful budgeting. After you’ve finished paying for the flowers, reception hall, caterer, photographer and everything else related to your big day, you may not have much…

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Tackle your DIY projects with these 3 multipurpose tools »

(BPT) - DIY projects are surging in popularity right now and it's easy to see why. A successful DIY project can fix a problem or make a much-needed improvement to your home, while also providing you with the satisfaction of a job well done. Best…

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Borrow these wedding planner tricks for a polished event on a budget »

(BPT) - Planning your wedding is one of the most important management jobs you'll ever take on. A professional wedding planner could help make the day go smoothly, but you can also achieve the same effect yourself for less money.

According to TheKnot.com, the average cost…

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5 easy tips to prepare your family for the daylight saving time change »

(BPT) - Daylight saving time brings brighter evenings and a reminder that spring and warmer weather are within reach. However, it comes with the potential to wreak havoc on a family’s sleep routine. Time changes can make morning schedules just a little bit harder for…

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5 things you must know about this groundbreaking treatment for servicemen and women »

(BPT) - When the nation’s servicemen and women serve a tour of duty overseas, many don’t return home the same.

Nearly 60 percent of servicemen and 50 percent of servicewomen experience at least one traumatic event during their service, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.…

Feb 7 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

5 things you need to know about vaccines »

(BPT) - No one wakes up in the morning hoping to be sick. Yet despite the angst people have about becoming ill, many forgo one of the easiest, most effective ways to protect themselves and their loved ones from common and even severe illnesses —…

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Light solutions: What to do when your house feels like a cave »

(BPT) - A house with ample windows can win your heart with silent promises of sun-drenched rooms and warm breezes wafting through open windows. The truth, however, is that even a home with windows galore can have rooms that feel dark and cave like.

Some of…

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5 reasons ridesharing is on the rise »

(BPT) - The rideshare industry has exploded in popularity over the past several years, with companies devoted to making transportation safe, reliable and enjoyable. At the swipe of a finger and tap of a button, you can hail a car through your smartphone. Within minutes,…

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Let them live: Tips to help your Valentine’s flowers last longer »

(BPT) - Flowers and Valentine’s Day go together like heart and soul. Something about a bouquet of bright blooms just brings a smile to your face, and you want to stretch out the joy of your floral gift for as long as possible. Unfortunately, flowers…

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4 things you can do today to support your heart health »

(BPT) - On the path to good health, it pays to follow your heart — literally. A healthy heart is essential to supporting good overall health, yet many people ignore the warning signs that their heart is not as healthy as it could be.

A 2016…

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4 bathroom design trends that marry luxury, beauty and sensibility »

(BPT) - When you’re ready to create the bathroom of your dreams, it’s no time to chase fads. You want design trends with enduring appeal, concepts that blend luxury, beauty, sensibility and eco-friendliness. Striking the perfect balance between indulgence and practicality can result in a…

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Volunteers bring healthier smiles to kids in need »

(BPT) - Did you know half of all children in this country enter kindergarten with tooth decay? Tooth decay is the number one chronic infectious disease among children in the U.S., affecting 42 percent of children aged 2 to 11 years old, according to the…

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Rearrange your backyard with a concrete fire table »

(BPT) - Fire pits and fireplaces continue to be among the top 10 most desirable residential landscape design features, according to the Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects annually. When you consider that few things compare to gathering…

Feb 1 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Year-round ways to help pets and their families in need »

(BPT) - Approximately 48 million Americans face food insecurity every day, according to Feeding America, a non-profit organization and network of more than 200 food banks. That means they, and their pets, face uncertain access to a sufficient amount of affordable, healthy…

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Security in an insecure world »

(BPT) - The year 2016 was devastating for some safe deposit box holders. In New York, thieves cut holes in the roofs of three banks and brazenly emptied hundreds of safe deposit boxes, leaving the victims' pillaged boxes on the roof and strewn around the…

Feb 1 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Win with water [Video] »

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9 tips to boost productivity in the workplace »

(BPT) - If you feel like you’re working more, but getting less done, you’re not alone. Employees are working an average of 44 hours per week, of which only 29 were considered to be productive, according to a new survey of 1,200 full time office…

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What you should know about rising interest rates »

(BPT) - Homeowners planning to refinance and buyers searching for a home may have an idea of what's in store for them with regards to interest rates, but they never really know until they lock in a rate. This is in part because rates can…

Jan 30 2017 / No Comment / Read More »






U.S. serviceman dies in 'non-combat related incident' in Iraq, says coalition »

A U.S. serviceman died on Monday in a non-combat related incident outside the Iraqi city of Ramadi, west of Baghdad, the U.S.-led coalition said. The…

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Traffic jams cost U.S. drivers $1,200 a year: study »

Traffic jams cost U.S. drivers an average of $1,200 a year in wasted fuel and time, and much more in Los Angeles, the city with…

Feb 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Trump's national security candidates promised autonomy »

By Andy Sullivan and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's next pick for national security adviser will have autonomy over staffing and…

Feb 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Florida middle schooler threw block at Trump motorcade, sheriff says »

A Florida middle school student may face criminal charges after confessing to throwing a wooden block at a vehicle in U.S. President Donald Trump's motorcade…

Feb 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

SpaceX launches rocket from historic NASA pad in Florida »

A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off on Sunday from a Florida launch pad once used to send NASA astronauts to the moon, a step forward…

Feb 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Trump administration drafts plan to raise asylum bar, speed deportations »

By Julia Edwards Ainsley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security has prepared new guidance for immigration agents aimed at speeding up deportations by…

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SpaceX launches rocket from NASA pad in Florida, completes relanding »

A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off on Sunday from a historic NASA launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, then succeeded in landing…

Feb 19 2017 / 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…

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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 »

Producers can’t keep politics from edging into Oscar show »

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Meryl Streep ushered politics into Hollywood's awards season when she used her Golden Globes acceptance…

Feb 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

For Gore Verbinski, a fresh start after ‘Lone Ranger’ »

NEW YORK (AP) — Say what you will about Gore Verbinski's "The Lone Ranger," but it didn't lack for ambition.…

Feb 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

‘That’s how dictators get started’: McCain, critics blast Trump’s view of the media as ‘the enemy’ »

Critics on both sides of the aisle are blasting President Trump’s assertion that the media is “the enemy of the American people” — and comparing his escalated attack on the press to that of ...…

Feb 19 2017 / Read More »

Recap: President Trump’s rally in Florida »

President Trump traveled back to Florida this weekend to hold a rally akin to the boisterous gatherings that were the hallmark of his 2016 presidential campaign. The event was in an airport hangar in Melbourne, ...…

Feb 18 2017 / Read More »

President Trump's post-campaign rally in Melbourne, Fla. »

After weeks of negative press, controversies and missteps, Donald Trump is going back to where he’s comfortable: the campaign trail.The president will hold a “Making America Great Again” rally...…

Feb 18 2017 / Read More »




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