Effectively treat toe and foot fungus »

(BPT) - About 35 million Americans suffer from toe, finger, and athlete's foot fungus, but some treatments aimed at curing the infection have failure rates as high as 93.5 percent. What's the remedy?

People experiencing the discomfort and embarrassment of fungus want a cure - but…

May 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Stay safe from mosquito-borne illnesses with these simple tips »

(BPT) - Despite recent news that Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that can carry Zika, chikungunya and other viruses has spread to 30 states, the majority of Americans have yet to embrace basic recommendations to help reduce the mosquito population at their own homes.

That’s…

May 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Trouble hearing? Why you need to do more than just turn up the volume »

(BPT) - Approximately 20 percent of Americans live with hearing loss, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America. If you’re among them, you may think all you need to do in order to hear better is to turn up the volume. But many factors…

May 26 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Why bedbugs are winning at our favorite hotels »

(BPT) - The summer travel season is upon us, offering an opportunity for families across the U.S. to reconnect. The goal is simple — to make memories that last a lifetime. For example, the Smith family is in vacation-planning mode. Mrs. Smith typically takes the…

May 26 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Tips for caretakers to help their loved one get better nutrition »

(BPT) - When a patient is battling cancer, good nutrition is essential to maintain physical strength and help ensure a better response to treatment. Foods high in protein are an important part of your loved one’s balanced diet, and helping them eat well is a…

May 26 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Cool summer renovation ideas keep homes more comfortable when the heat is on »

(BPT) - Once spring cleanup is done, you may feel ready to tackle some renovation projects this summer. If so, you’re not alone: 62 percent of homeowners plan to undertake a home improvement project this year, according to a Harris poll. Homeowners will renovate to…

May 26 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Country-wide sodium reduction could be harmful »

(BPT) - The Federal Government's push for reduced sodium in American foods will likely affect your favorite foods within the next few months. Food manufacturers will be pushed to change their recipes, which will change the taste and texture of many foods made in the…

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Swamped this summer? 7 tips to keep your family healthy »

(BPT) - The sunny days of summer are here and school may be out, but your family is still as active and busy as ever. It’s easy to get caught up in a hectic schedule of activities, but don’t let the summer hustle keep you from…

May 26 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Get alarmed! Protect your home from the dangers of smoke and fire »

(BPT) - Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms — often due to missing alarm batteries or expired alarms, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Fortunately, a new generation of home safety technology, combined with tried-and-true…

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5 ways to take your grilling to a whole new level »

(BPT) - It's time to grab the tongs and apron because it is officially grilling season. You've waited months to reclaim your rightful position behind the grill, and it's finally time to achieve your goal of making this your best grilling season yet.

Now, you need…

May 26 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

5 tips to improve meeting efficiency and productivity »

(BPT) - Creating efficient work environments is a common goal among executives and office professionals alike. To keep everything running smoothly in the workplace, organization is essential.

A new Post-it Brand Workplace study surveying 1,000 full-time office workers found that a consistent commonality among office professionals, including…

May 26 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

What makes you feel fulfilled? Uncovering the secret to living your best life »

(BPT) - It’s not money. It’s also not how many vacations you take, or whether or not you have pets, or if you own a big house. So what, then, is the secret to living a fulfilled life? The highly debated answer to this question…

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What you need to know about the opioid epidemic »

(BPT) - All it takes is a quick glance at the news to discover the state of drug abuse in the United States. Out of the 21.5 million Americans 12 years of age and older with a substance use disorder, 1.9 million of them had…

May 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Parents: Tips for preventing and battling super-lice »

(BPT) - Plenty of common childhood ailments are heavy on “ick factor,” no matter how harmless they really are. Few experiences, however, have the power to gross out parents quite so thoroughly as learning their child has head lice. And now, the pests that have…

May 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Respecting the stars and stripes: American flag etiquette »

(BPT) - Summers are packed with outdoor activities, barbecues and patriotic celebrations. While the American flag is often an important part of these celebrations, many of us have questions about how to properly care for and display it.

“Flag etiquette can be confusing,” says Mary “Dubbie”…

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Where there’s a will – and more – there’s peace of mind »

(BPT) - What’s the state of your estate? Robert Fishbein, a vice president and corporate counsel in Prudential Financial's Tax Department, says now's a good time to find out.

Changes in federal estate tax law have significantly increased the amount at which federal estate tax is…

May 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Reasonably priced home improvements for now and later »

(BPT) - What homeowner, young or old, isn’t interested in affordable and functional home improvements that can be enjoyed for years to come? For one of America’s largest and fastest growing demographic groups – seniors 65 and older – well-thought-out additions or upgrades aren’t just cosmetic…

May 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Calling all small employers: Affordable, quality health coverage for your employees »

(BPT) - Research shows that for small employers, being able to offer quality health insurance for employees is a high priority. Even so, you may be wondering about how to control costs while offering quality coverage, which policies to choose for your employees and how…

May 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Moving? 5 tips to keep your valuables safe »

(BPT) - Beyond the flowers blooming, the sound of birds singing and the burst of warm weather, something happens in May. After a long winter, the rising temperatures make spring a prime time to move. College students are moving out of dorms, young families are…

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5 easy ways to make your summer BBQ a smoking success »

(BPT) - Mouthwatering meats, refreshing beverages, a relaxed atmosphere and great company — what better way to enjoy the beautiful weather than with your favorite folks at a summer barbecue? Did you know there are exactly 99 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day? This means…

May 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Top tips to make the most of your family’s outdoor plans this summer »

(BPT) - With winter in the rearview and warm weather finally here, millions of Americans have come out of hibernation and are looking to breathe in the fresh summer air. This year marks the centennial celebration of America's National Parks and according to AAA, gas…

May 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Do you suffer from a longevity disconnect? »

(BPT) - They say that age is just a number. For the 10,000 who reach retirement age every day, however, that number may come with a multitude of questions about whether they have done enough to prepare for retirement.

The good news is that Americans today…

May 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Classroom technology unites students nationwide, ushers in new learning experience »

(BPT) - When Cyndi Roberts steps into her classroom in Columbus, Ohio, her 19 students finish their conversations and get ready to start the day’s lesson. Like a scene from a high-tech science fiction film, she’s followed by voice-activated motion-detection cameras as she greets 14…

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Home improvement investments that pay you back »

(BPT) - Homeowners are looking for value in every home improvement project they take on — whether they are upgrading for resale or their own pride of ownership. With new technologies and products on the market, it is easier than ever to add value to…

May 23 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

School’s out: 4 tips to help your child with ADHD thrive this summer »

(BPT) - Just as students are excited for summer break from school, parents can be just as anxious to find new ways to continue the learning process over the summer months. Parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may feel additional pressure to…

May 23 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

5 Father’s Day gifts that beat a tie »

(BPT) - While it’s true your father will appreciate any gift he receives this Father’s Day, you can seize the opportunity to think outside the tie box. Here are five ideas to help step up your gifting game this Father’s Day:

1. For the sentimental dad:…

May 23 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Four facts about artery health »

(BPT) - Did you know that you could be slowly getting sicker with artery blockage, even if you are symptom free and not diagnosed with heart disease?

Your gender, age and whether you have diabetes all affect the prevalence of certain kinds of peripheral vascular disease,…

May 23 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

5 easy tips to make a bold impression in your home »

(BPT) - 5 Easy Tips to Make a Bold Impression in Your Home

If you are looking to make a change in your home, a small, inexpensive weekend painting project can transform your space and brighten your outlook.

According to a new survey by Nielsen and Sherwin-Williams,…

May 23 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

4 ways to make your home comfortable and safe for your pet »

(BPT) - For millions of Americans, pets are a member of the family. They provide companionship and countless memories that last a lifetime. Having a pet-friendly home increases the likelihood that these memories will be positive.

These tips can make pet ownership simpler, and create a…

May 20 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Wise up to the benefits of a smart home »

(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…

May 20 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Tech-buying tips: How to give grads the No. 1 item on their gift wish list »

(BPT) - Cash, new wheels, dream travel, gift cards — what will you be giving the graduates in your life this year? Chances are good, what they really want is a laptop; 51 percent of high school grads and 43 percent of college graduates said…

May 19 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

If you can’t read it, don’t feed it; give birds healthy, natural food »

(BPT) - Have you ever wondered what's in one of your favorite packaged foods, grabbed the box from your pantry, read the ingredients list … and realized you still didn't know what you were eating? The ingredients in some processed foods can read like a…

May 19 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Seniors commit suicide twice as often as teens »

(BPT) - While teenagers are the age group most associated with suicide risk, the terrible truth is that another group is killing themselves at even higher rates: seniors.

Adults aged 65 to 84 are nearly twice as likely to commit suicide as 15 to 24-year-olds, according…

May 19 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Hair-topia: Top 10 cities for guys with facial hair »

(BPT) - Beards are all the rage these days, but if you’re a guy with scruff, some places are more welcoming than others. So where are the hottest havens for the hairy? The annual list of "Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America" from men’s…

May 19 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

5 ways to give back and support a good cause using social media »

(BPT) - Today, it's easier than ever to stay up-to-date on current events, maintain a close connection with family and friends and to share your views with the world — all thanks to the power of social media.  The convenience that platforms like Facebook and Twitter…

May 19 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Wait for the correct weight oil »

(BPT) - Most vehicle owners know it is important to regularly have their motor oil changed. Many owners may not know that choosing any oil weight other than the one specified in their owner's manual could damage their engine. 

"My dad taught me to switch oil…

May 19 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Travel tips for 3-day weekends »

(BPT) - The arrival of warm weather signals the season of three-day weekends and more people are using that time to travel. Whether it's three glorious days off due to a holiday, summer office hours or simply cashing in on precious PTO time, weekend warriors…

May 19 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

5 easy tips for a stunning summer yard »

(BPT) - Summer’s arrival brings longer days and more sunshine. This season also means more of your favorite outdoor activities, such as relaxing in the backyard or working in the garden. In fact, there is no better time to refresh your outdoor space.

"The secret to…

May 19 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Feel rushed at the doctor’s office? How to get more 1-1 time »

(BPT) - For patients and physicians alike, the current health care environment has never been more promising, but it’s also frustrating. While there are more medical advancements and treatment options than ever before, the importance of the doctor-patient relationship has taken a backseat in the…

May 19 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Simple ideas to inspire your tween reader »

(BPT) - Reading is a gateway to other places, time periods, or even worlds. It's also the springboard to success in school and beyond. Parents can inspire a life-long love of reading by encouraging and guiding their children, especially as they get older.

“The tween years…

May 18 2016 / No Comment / Read More »






Defense secretary discusses concerns in South China Sea »

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — China could be erecting "a Great Wall of self-isolation" with its increasingly provocative moves against its neighbors, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter…

May 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Janet Yellen says Fed could raise rates in coming months »

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that an interest rate hike would be appropriate in the coming months if the…

May 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

US rule change to allow avocado imports from all of Mexico »

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Under rule changes by the U.S. Department of Agriculture all of Mexico can get in on filling the seemingly insatiable appetite…

May 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

At least 1 dead, 3 missing in Texas flooding »

BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — At least one person has died in Texas and three are missing after torrential rain caused floods that closed roads and…

May 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Police search huge swath of California, hoping teen is alive »

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Friday expanded their frantic search across hundreds of miles of California for a missing girl they still hope to…

May 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

The Latest: After cave escape, operator reviews safety »

HORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the harrowing rescue of 19 from a flooded Kentucky cave (all times local):…

May 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

2 men charged in triple shooting in Coatesville »

Two of three men injured in a shooting are facing charges in Coatesville, Pennsylvania.…

May 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Search of old computer files allowed by U.S. appeals court »

In the 2014 ruling that voided the jury verdict, Circuit Judge Denny Chin, the dissenter in Friday's decision, said the government went too far by…

May 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

2 men charged in Coatesville triple shooting »

Two of three men injured in a shooting are facing charges in Coatesville, Pennsylvania.…

May 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Pa. Turnpike back open after tractor-trailer fire in Bucks Co. »

All lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276) have reopened in Levittown, Bucks County, more than nine hours after a tractor-trailer fire completely shut down the…

May 27 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 »





Judge OKs copyright settlement over Vivian Maier photos »

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has approved a settlement in a legal tussle over copyrights to photos from the 1950s…

May 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Folk singer wrote 26 songs promoting Columbia River and dams »

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Before Macklemore or Nirvana, this land was Woody Guthrie's land.…

May 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Israeli Christian wins first ‘Miss Trans Israel’ pageant »

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli from a Catholic Arab family has been crowned the winner of the country's…

May 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

‘Shield’ actor’s words used against him in murder trial »

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor who played a police officer on television is guilty of murder because of numerous…

May 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

The Auction of Native American Artifacts »

Next week an auction house in France will sell hundreds of Native American artifacts, including a Lakota Sioux warrior’s jacket made of human hair and scalps, and a Hopi ceremonial...…

May 27 2016 / Read More »

Macedonian president revokes pardons for politicians »

Macedonia's president on Friday revoked the pardons he had granted to 22 politicians implicated in a wiretapping scandal, after the move sparked outrage inside and outside the troubled Balkan ...…

May 27 2016 / Read More »

German FM floats possible ‘step by step’ easing of Russia sanctions »

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Friday floated the possibility of a "step by step" reduction of EU sanctions against Russia if there is headway on ending the conflict in Ukraine...…

May 27 2016 / Read More »

US commandos ordered to remove ‘inappropriate’ YPG patches »

US special operations forces photographed in Syria wearing the insignia of Kurdish troops considered terrorists by Turkey have been ordered to remove the patches, a military spokesman said Friday. Ankara accused the...…

May 27 2016 / Read More »

Haitian, African migrants reach Mexico seeking access to US »

Hundreds of migrants from Haiti and Africa have streamed in recent days into the Mexican border city of Tijuana, hoping to apply for political asylum in the neighboring United States. Since...…

May 27 2016 / Read More »




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