Americans have less tolerance for power outages in a digital world »

(BPT) - A flash of lighting, a loud clap of thunder and BOOM! Suddenly everything goes dark and you know the power in your home is officially out.

Just about everyone has experienced a power outage due to a seasonal storm in their lifetime and it…

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Latino commentators redefine sports talk »

(BPT) - Sports mean many things to many people, and for the three hosts of the new program Nación ESPN, sports also create some of their most profound life-defining moments. For Marly Rivera, it’s a sense of identity and community. For Bernardo Osuna, it's a…

Jan 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Paying for college: Options reduce need for student loans »

(BPT) - While only a fortunate few students can expect a free college education by winning full academic or athletic scholarships, everyone can take advantage of a combination of academic aid, grants, fellowships, work-study and student loans to pay for a four-year degree, says Peter…

Jan 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Greater professionalism could be the key to better hospital care »

(BPT) - Healthcare reform has been in the headlines for years, and it seems like the only point everyone agrees on is that something needs to be done to improve the system. While politicians debate who should pay for healthcare and how, a group of…

Jan 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Playroom upgrade: A wall-mount ‘barn door’ makes more room for fun »

(BPT) - With spring fast approaching and the kids at school, there’s no better time to upgrade the playroom.

Why not swap out a traditional swinging door for a playful chalkboard wall-mounted sliding door? Your little artists can draw for hours on the chalkboard, plus the…

Jan 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Four no-fuss beauty hacks for the season »

(BPT) - With parties that keep you up past your bedtime, travel plans that keep you away from your workout regimen and a shopping list that keeps your head swimming, this season can pack as much pain as pleasure some days. The diversion from your…

Jan 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Cover your employees with a plan that fits your business »

(BPT) - There has never been a better time to explore health insurance options for your employees through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace at HealthCare.gov.

As a small business employer (generally with one to 50 employees), you want to do right by your…

Jan 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Bred for purpose: History behind the show dog, and what makes your breed unique today »

(BPT) - It’s easy enough for any dog lover to fall for the silky coat of the Golden Retriever, a Siberian Husky’s striking blue eyes or a Dalmatian’s spots. In fact, most dog owners say it was the look of a breed that drew them…

Jan 11 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

4 mindful strategies for a healthy 2017 »

(BPT) - Losing weight and increasing exercise commonly make the top of New Year's resolution lists. Yet many people fall short of their wellness goals each year. What can you do differently in 2017 to ensure you’re among those who succeed?

“Mental health and taking time for yourself can greatly improve your chances of achieving your health and wellness goals,” says the Mayo Clinic. “It’s important to realize that changing any behavior is often a complex process that requires…

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Pushed to the brink: How suicide is taking our heroes »

(BPT) - The Purple Heart Foundation recognizes that suicide among U.S. veterans is taking place at an alarming rate. Twenty-two veterans commit suicide every single day, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. These twenty-two heroes fought to protect the American homeland. These twenty-two heroes volunteered for a…

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Tips to make goodbyes better for both parent and child »

(BPT) - As a parent, you’ve probably experienced the clinging, clutching and crying that often accompany a goodbye when your child returns to day care or preschool after a long holiday break. Separation can be difficult for both children and their parents. Remember, separation anxiety is…

Jan 11 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Caring for those who care for others »

(BPT) - Caregivers come in many forms — full-time, part-time, family, friends and professionals. Many people will be a caregiver at some point in their lives, and a recent report by the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP showed that more than 43.5 million…

Jan 10 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

New relief for knee pain may be on the horizon »

(BPT) - Innovations in modern medicine have brought many artificial joints and bionic body parts to patients. Although these devices have been used for years, a prosthetic replacement for the meniscus — the tissue pad located between the thigh and shin bones — is not…

Jan 10 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

4 life changes that affect your taxes and how to tackle them »

(BPT) - Life changes often mean tax changes. Whether it’s getting married, buying or selling a home, moving abroad or having a baby, misunderstanding the tax and financial implications of these life changes can lead to taxpayers making mistakes or leaving money on the table.

Depending…

Jan 9 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

3 sneaky tricks of heart disease »

(BPT) - As Americans, our health is far from perfect, but over the decades, we've seen great improvements to medical care and lived longer lives. But new health data in a recent report might shake up our complacency: The federal government finds that life expectancy for…

Jan 9 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

This security system alerts you before something bad happens »

(BPT) - There’s a distinctly unwelcome sentiment that every parent, no matter how vigilant, must experience once in a while. You might know it as, “that was close.”

It happens when your child’s sense of adventure unexpectedly outpaces your vigilance. Stephanie Hinderks, a mother of two,…

Jan 6 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

The benefits of probiotics for babies »

(BPT) - With the increasing number of products in the marketplace containing probiotics, many new parents might be wondering if their babies could benefit from probiotics. To answer that question, it is important to understand the role of the body’s microbiota, the living organisms that…

Jan 5 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

The 8 hottest new devices for 2017 »

(BPT) - When it comes to the latest technology, you can never have too many options. And for tech lovers, there is nothing like the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which takes place Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas.

CES delivered an exciting look at the newest…

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The surprising way to stretch your retirement savings »

(BPT) - The temptation to start collecting monthly Social Security checks at age 62 is hard to resist, but claiming the benefit too early can have damaging consequences for your overall retirement funds. According to Kiplinger.com’s October list of "Financial Decisions You Will Regret in…

Jan 5 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Two out of Three middle-income Americans lack a financial plan. Do you? »

(BPT) - As the holidays (and all the extra spending that goes with them) wind down and the new year ramps up, many people turn their attention to their finances. While New Year’s resolutions to spend less and save more come with the best intentions,…

Jan 5 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Diabetes patients often skip eye exams: Survey »

(BPT) - The leading cause of blindness, diabetes, is steadily growing and is expected to affect one in 10 people worldwide by 2040, the International Diabetes Federation predicts. As prevalent as the condition is, 79 percent of Americans don’t know diabetic eye diseases have no…

Jan 5 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

5 easy DIY projects to tackle this winter »

(BPT) - The winter months are the perfect time to dig in and tackle easy DIY projects for an updated home you'll enjoy all year long. These five simple home improvement projects are incredibly easy, affordable and can be completed in three hours or less.

Marvelous…

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5 new habits for New Year’s resolution success »

(BPT) - It’s time again to make New Year’s resolutions. Whether or not you kept last year’s promise to exercise more, eat less, stop smoking or get your chronic disease under control, the new year is an opportunity to make new commitments that will stick.…

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5 facts about radiation you never knew »

(BPT) - Radiation — it’s not something most people think about very often, and when they do, their thoughts usually turn to radiation's effects as they are portrayed in the movies. These being namely that exposure to radiation will either turn them into a hideous…

Jan 4 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Touch down in Houston for the big game »

(BPT) - February is fast approaching, and with it the year’s largest football event. Fans will come from across the nation to experience the highly anticipated Sunday football game in Houston, Texas.

With mild weather, amazing city views, a walkable cultural district and delectable food, visitors will have plenty…

Jan 4 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

One thing can help children eat more vegetables at school »

(BPT) - The U.S Department of Agriculture proposed a complete overhaul of school lunches subsidized by the federal government in 2012. These changes aimed to limit calories, reduce sodium and increase the consumption of vegetables and whole grains. Improved nutrition is a laudable goal, but…

Jan 3 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

5 tips to keep your home warm, cozy and protected this winter »

(BPT) - Winter is a harsh and cold season that can be terribly straining on homes, causing costly and inconvenient breakdowns, especially to plumbing and heating systems.

Home experts recommend homeowners pay attention to the little things to avoid bigger problems from developing. Taking simple steps,…

Jan 3 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

5 strategies to lose 48 pounds »

(BPT) - You’ve probably seen all the articles about weight loss, including those that explain how to count calories or what foods you should and shouldn’t eat. But if you’re still having trouble losing weight, then maybe you just need a better “strategic plan,” one you can put into action…

Jan 3 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Mama’s Mama knows best »

(BPT) - The millennial mom-to-be uses an app to track her fertility and pregnancy progress, pins nursery ideas on Pinterest and researches baby gear on YouTube. She reads online advice on everything from what to eat (or not), to when to talk to a doctor…

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10-minute healthy habits for 2017 »

(BPT) - Healthy living is an admirable goal no matter what time of year. The problem is that many people shoot for the stars, resolving to lose a big amount of weight or completely give up foods they adore. A better approach is to make…

Jan 3 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

No will? Haven’t documented financial information? Now’s the time to do something about it »

(BPT) - Do you want to be remembered for being a great mom, dad, daughter or son? Do you believe you’re taking the necessary steps to leave this legacy?

More than half (53 percent) of respondents in a recent survey commissioned by MassMutual indicated they want…

Jan 1 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Job opportunities await in tomorrow’s expanded urban areas »

(BPT) - Predicting the future can be a Herculean task in its own right, but when it comes to forecasting the growth of urban areas across the globe, research points strongly toward some new truths. One, urban areas will continue to grow. Two,…

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Four real-life ways technology is transforming the present and the future »

(BPT) - Smartphones keep people constantly connected, smart cars can drive and park themselves, and smart buildings are designed to use less energy as they keep everyone occupying them comfy and productive. Of course you think you know how technology is revolutionizing everyday life. But…

Dec 30 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Three ways to help businesses attract and retain top talent »

(BPT) - Many companies recognize that attracting and retaining top employee talent can result in a significant cost savings because employee turnover can result in productivity loss and involve additional expenses associated with hiring and training new employees. An employee parting ways may leave with…

Dec 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

The latest advancements in college education are happening digitally »

(BPT) - The face of education in the United States is changing. Many of today’s universities are embracing digital technology to deliver instruction in ways not available to previous generations. We have seen the digital instruction methods evolve from the use of learning aides such…

Dec 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Forget post-holiday sales: Find the best deals at local boat shows »

(BPT) - Post-holiday sales aren’t the only deals to be found during the winter months. 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 for the millions of Americans who…

Dec 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

How big data will help save lives this year »

(BPT) - Each day, 144 new names are added to the national organ transplant waiting list — that’s about one person every 10 minutes. At any given moment, 120,000 people are waiting for a new organ. Tragically, due to a donor shortage, an average of 22…

Dec 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

5 reasons you’ll love your next vacation »

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Resolutions on the road: Cruising into 2017 with plans for better car care »

(BPT) - Every new year brings a flurry of resolutions, and Hankook Tire checked out the road-related improvements Americans resolve to make happen in 2017. Whether you’re looking to save money or are determined to make that cross-country road trip a reality, the Hankook Tire…

Dec 28 2016 / No Comment / Read More »






Nowhere left to run away to: The final days of the circus »

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Goodbye to death-defying feats — daring young men (and women) on the flying trapeze, whip-wielding lion tamers, human cannonballs. Goodbye to…

Jan 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Man stabbed during party at university chancellor’s home »

STOUGHTON, Mass. (AP) — A man was stabbed during an early morning house party at the home of a Massachusetts university chancellor while he was…

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Hong Kong tycoon Li to buy Australian energy firm Duet »

HONG KONG (AP) — A group led by Hong Kong billionaire tycoon Li Ka-shing's infrastructure business said Monday it is buying Australian energy company Duet…

Jan 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Forecast predicts sharp plunge in UK merger activity »

LONDON (AP) — Mergers and acquisitions in the U.K. are likely to drop sharply this year amid uncertainty over Britain's relationship with the European Union,…

Jan 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Free speech clash: Justices considering offensive trademarks »

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Slants aren't exactly a household name when it comes to music, but the Asian-American rock band has certainly made its mark…

Jan 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

German vice chancellor rejects Trump’s German car remarks »

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's vice chancellor, responding to an interview with President-elect Donald Trump, has rejected threats by Trump to put tariffs of up to…

Jan 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Who are the 8 richest people? All men, mostly Americans »

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely…

Jan 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Global shares mostly lower amid worries over Brexit, Italy »

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly lower Monday amid worries about Britain's exit from the European Union and a downgrade of Italy's credit rating.…

Jan 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

European eyewear giant in merger of Luxottica and Essilor »

PARIS (AP) — A new European eyewear giant is set to emerge as Italian frames maker Luxottica — maker of brands like Ray-Ban and Oakley…

Jan 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Sunday marks 8-year anniversary of ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ »

Sunday marks the eighth anniversary of the 'Miracle on the Hudson,' when US Airways Flight 1549 crash landed on the river with no fatalities.…

Jan 16 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…

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 »





PBS Kids round-the-clock TV, online channel launches Monday »

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — PBS is launching a round-the-clock children's channel that will be available on member stations and digital…

Jan 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Meet the Trumps: America’s new first family »

The new first family is a tight-knit celebrity clan, wealthy beyond the wildest dreams of most Americans and well used to the public eye. Brought up in Slovenia, Donald Trump&#...…

Jan 16 2017 / Read More »

Oman receives 10 prisoners from Guantanamo: ministry »

Oman said it received 10 inmates from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay on Monday, in a move to reduce their number days before US President Barack Obama leaves office. The statement from...…

Jan 16 2017 / Read More »

At least two dead in Nigeria suicide attack »

At least two people were killed in a suspected suicide bomb attack on a university campus in northeast Nigeria, a local resident, a lecturer and emergency services told AFP on Monday. The...…

Jan 16 2017 / Read More »

Building torched as Bahrain Shiites protest executions »

A municipal building was set ablaze overnight in Sunni-ruled Bahrain, the government said Monday, as fresh violence erupted over the executions of three Shiites convicted of a deadly bomb attack on police. The fire...…

Jan 16 2017 / Read More »

Britain’s Johnson wants to maintain Iran nuclear deal »

Brussels (AFP) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Monday the Iran nuclear accord that US President-elect Donald Trump has threatened to tear up must be maintained.…

Jan 16 2017 / Read More »




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