Debunking home ownership myths for millennials »

(BPT) - We've all been told, that owning a home is part of the American dream. It's the biggest and most rewarding investment many people will make in their lives. Instead of paying rent every month and having nothing to show for it, paying a…

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5 safety essentials for working outside »

(BPT) - Remember when you were a kid and biked around the neighborhood without a helmet? Or how excited you were to sit in the front seat when your mom or dad picked you up from kindergarten?

These days, it can be shocking to think about…

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My Experience with Dog Flu: A Dog’s Point of View »

(BPT) - Recently, I got really sick. I had just spent a fun-filled week with all my friends at doggie daycare while my family was on vacation. Shortly after they brought me home, I started coughing a lot. It was really hard to breathe and…

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5 ways to re-engage high school dropouts »

(BPT) - For Christine Wilkins, now 16, freshman year of high school was an ordeal. The same students who bullied her in middle school were at her new high school. Just approaching the school entry filled her with angst. One day, instead of going in,…

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Classics reinvented with tech: How technology has updated arts and crafts »

(BPT) - Modern technology has revolutionized many aspects of our day-to-day lives. While it is hard for some to imagine a day without social media, smartphones and Wi-Fi, these were not available a mere 20 years ago. Technology has revolutionized the way we order food,…

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3 things you’ll need to throw the ultimate tailgating party »

(BPT) - Football season is finally upon us and fans everywhere are getting revved up to cheer on their favorite team. Whether you watch the big game from the comfort of your home or head down to the stadium, it's the perfect time to throw…

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5 ways to explore the ‘final frontier’ on Florida’s Space Coast »

(BPT) - When it comes to outer space, there is much to wonder over and dream about. Where else are there such colossal challenges paired with the infinite possibilities of discovery? For stargazers, dreamers and those who believe anything is possible, Florida has the perfect…

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Teaching your child to be a responsible digital citizen »

(BPT) - Parents have always had a lot to worry about when it comes to their children. It's simply part of the job. Many of the issues parents face today are the same ones they've dealt with in the past, including safety, diet and how…

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A mother’s loss sheds light on need for better asthma control »

(BPT) - For people living with asthma, managing the condition becomes part of their daily life. But some may not know that, in spite of their best efforts, their asthma may still be uncontrolled.

Benjamin Buckley was one of those people. Ben, as he was known,…

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3 activities to help you move safely after knee surgery »

(BPT) - Most patients undergoing knee surgery want to know when they'll be able to return to a pain-free, active lifestyle and do the things they once enjoyed before knee pain took over. For 58-year-old Kathleen Cohan, this meant a desire to return to mountain…

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5 ways to save money on back-to-school shopping »

(BPT) - The new school year is quickly approaching, and shoppers are expected to spend $83.6 billion dollars on clothing, supplies and other school items according to a survey from the National Retail Federation. The study also found that the average family surveyed plans to…

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Integrated care team gives hope back to dialysis patient »

(BPT) - Six years ago, Francis Hogan was doing what he loved most: playing golf. After his usual game, his ankle was swollen and painful. When he visited the doctor, he discovered the swelling wasn't because of an injury. Something was seriously wrong.

Hogan's kidneys were…

Aug 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

5 fabulous deck fix-ups »

(BPT) - Are you tired of having a deck you're no longer proud to show off? You're not alone. According to the 2017 U.S. Houzz Landscape Trends Study, one of the top reasons motivating homeowners to tackle outdoor projects like deck upgrades is their open-air…

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Are you safe from BPA? The answer may surprise you »

(BPT) - Based on how much you've heard about bisphenol A (BPA) in recent news articles, it would be perfectly understandable if you concluded that BPA is public enemy No. 1. It's apparently everywhere at unsafe levels, and there is…

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4 back-to-school basics for a successful school year »

(BPT) - With the summer months starting to cool, one thing is certain - it's time to store the beach toys for next summer and dust off the backpacks and notebooks for the upcoming school year. Whether back-to-school season means returning to the routine of…

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Practical meets pretty: Fresh herbs at your fingertips, even in autumn »

(BPT) - The end of summer doesn't have to mean the end of your gardening enjoyment, even if you don't have the time or climate for a full plot of food plants. Herbs are perfect fall crops; they are prolific growers, can satisfy your desire…

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Age ferociously with this eating game plan »

(BPT) - A healthy diet and lifestyle are our best weapons against age-related diseases, and for staying healthy and active throughout life.

Becci Twombley is sports dietitian for USC Athletics and Angels Baseball, overseeing the nutrition of 650 collegiate athletes and the 200 MLB and minor…

Aug 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

How to Tackle a Dust-Free Renovation »

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Pets help seniors stay healthier and happier, wherever they live, studies show »

(BPT) - French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Collette once said, 'Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.' Pets provide meaningful social support for owners, and they can be especially beneficial for seniors. Ample research shows pet ownership delivers physical and mental health benefits for seniors,…

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Enjoy the latest trend in swimming pools »

(BPT) - It was supposed to be a community swimming pool, but many people stayed away because they couldn't tolerate the biting, nose-curdling odor of chlorine. Others experienced breathing and skin problems.

So the Evergreen Commons senior center in Holland, Michigan, converted its 65,000-gallon chlorine pool…

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Is your family expanding? Protect what matters most with these nursery safety checks »

(BPT) - You may have chosen the perfect color palette and all of your nursery furniture, but have you thought about some key safety checks?

'The arrival of a baby means you have to take a look at your home in a whole new light,' said…

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5 ways to stop mosquitoes from bugging you this season »

(BPT) - Ask people what they love about the warm weather months and you'll get a variety of answers. They love the sun, the warmth, camping, picnicking, boating and just being outside with family and friends. However, if you ask them what they like least…

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Help support education and inspire positive classroom experiences nationwide during the back-to-school season [Video] »

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5 baby formula myths debunked »

(BPT) - The MythBusters on TV's Discovery channel tackled hundreds - if not thousands - of myths in their 19 seasons on the air, but many questions still surround one topic never covered: infant feeding. Baby feeding has many pervasive myths, especially about infant formula.…

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5 tips to make the most of your outdoor space »

(BPT) - A beautiful, sunny day is one of the best parts of the season and when you have one, you simply have to be outside. When you step outdoors, where do you go? To the park? The lake? A friend's home?

How often do you…

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Top tips for making back to school a success »

(BPT) - Summer days are getting shorter. Summer fun is winding down for the season. Bedtimes are starting earlier. And parents seem to be oddly excited.

Back to school is right around the corner.

For most kids, the thought of going back to school can be a…

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Diabetes impacts younger people more often: Are you at risk? »

(BPT) - Every 17 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes. What's even more surprising is diabetes is growing fastest among younger people, outpacing the rate of heart disease, substance abuse and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

A new study by the Blue Cross…

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Forward-thinking yard projects to tackle as the weather cools off this fall »

(BPT) - The temperature may not have dropped just yet, but make no mistake, fall is coming. Soon enough, baseball will give way to football, green leaves will turn yellow and red and your lawn care routine will take on a whole new set of…

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5 smart technology upgrades to make the bathroom the brainiest room in the house »

(BPT) - Smart technology has found a place in virtually every room in the home, even the one where we take care of our most low-tech needs. In fact, thanks to innovations like sensor-operated, self-cleaning toilets, moisture-sensing ventilation fans and digital shower controls, it's possible…

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Focus on a single element to get the feel of a remodel for less investment »

(BPT) - Dreaming of a renovation but lacking the time and resources for a full upgrade? You might be able to refresh your space by focusing your efforts on individual elements that have the most impact.

This growing interior design trend uses a thoughtful approach to…

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New ways to comparison shop for health care »

(BPT) - As our nation seeks solutions to help improve the health care system, there is at least one goal we can all agree on: the importance of making health care quality and cost information more accessible to all Americans.

This is an…

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Credit union or bank: What’s right for you? »

(BPT) - The banking and credit union worlds are as much the same as they are different. Both are eager to earn your business and to provide you with loans, mortgages, savings and checking accounts. With that said, there are some significant differences between the…

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Verizon launches cheaper unlimited plan to compete with rivals »

By Anjali Athavaley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday that it was introducing a cheaper unlimited mobile data plan with some…

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U.S. Justice Department seeks $11 million forfeiture from firms with ties to North Korea »

The United States said Tuesday it is seeking forfeitures of $11 million from companies that allegedly laundered money for North Korean banks that are subject…

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U.S. admiral says remains found inside damaged destroyer »

U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift on Tuesday said divers have found human remains inside the USS John S. McCain, which collided with a…

Aug 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Charlottesville city council meeting briefly shut down by protesters »

About 100 activists and residents crowded into the council meeting, the first since the violent demonstrations two weekends ago, and shouted "Shame" and "Shut it…

Aug 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

U.S. Navy says divers searching warship's flooded compartments for missing sailors »

The U.S. Navy said on Tuesday divers have begun searching in the flooded compartments of a U.S. warship for 10 U.S. sailors missing since the…

Aug 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Car crashes into Kentucky crowd watching eclipse, woman killed: report »

In the incident in Leslie County, Kentucky, which appeared to be an accident, a driver lost control over her car and hit a utility pole,…

Aug 21 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Father of Ohio football player convicted of rape shoots judge »

The suspect killed at the scene was Nathaniel Richmond, Jefferson County prosecutor Jane Hanlin told a news conference. Richmond was the father of Ma'Lik Richmond,…

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Coast Guard suspends search for five Army aviators off Hawaii »

"Suspension of a search and rescue case without resolution is a very, very difficult decision and it weighs heavily, particularly on the hearts of the…

Aug 21 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

A majority of Americans want to preserve Confederate monuments: Reuters/Ipsos poll »

A majority of Americans think Confederate monuments should be preserved in public spaces, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, a view that is at odds…

Aug 21 2017 / No Comment / Read More »


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.)…

Jul 19 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)…

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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 vows to fight on in Afghanistan, offering few new details »

In Monday night's address, President Trump said he would not discuss troop levels in America's longest-running conflict or how long troops would stay.…

Aug 22 2017 / Read More »

Beltway Republicans respond to Bannon's return to Breitbart with collective yawn »

Republicans in Washington say that, despite his threats, they aren't worried about ousted White House adviser Steve Bannon's return to Breitbart News.…

Aug 21 2017 / Read More »

Trump's Afghanistan war speech: What to watch for »

When the president speaks on Monday, listeners will hope to hear how many more troops he’ll commit, for how long, and to what end.…

Aug 21 2017 / Read More »

NYPD union: Cops are victims of 'blue racism' »

Though it hopes to reduce tensions by pointing out that police are sometimes a target as well, the union is drawing fire from some quarters.…

Aug 21 2017 / Read More »

Trump looks at sun during eclipse — with and without protective glasses »

Many American politicians watched Monday’s eclipse. Almost all of them used the proper eye protection.…

Aug 21 2017 / Read More »




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