Check out this year’s top 3 trends in vegetable gardening »

(BPT) - Whether you go to a restaurant or stay home and dine in, you want what you eat to be fresh and full of flavor. This movement toward tasty, locally grown food is illustrated by the rise in farmers markets, food subscription boxes, and…

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Celebrate Your Community of Moms on Mother’s Day »

(BPT) - Mother's Day is a time to celebrate all mothers and the special place they have held in our societal and family structure for countless years. It is a time to recognize Mom for her unconditional love and dedication, along with the important contribution…

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Transportation safety: How seniors can maintain independence outside the home »

(BPT) - It can be hard to admit your vision isn’t what it used to be, especially when it comes to driving. Maybe you’ve noticed some difficulties reading traffic signals, or you’ve found it challenging to drive at night.

If you’re a family member noticing these…

Apr 27 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace »

(BPT) - Each workday, the average American spends 8.8 hours at work or on work-related activities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's even more time than people spend sleeping. And because we spend so much time at work, it's in…

Apr 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Thinking about a career in health care? Consider this »

(BPT) - Medical professionals are in greater demand than ever before, and that's not likely to change anytime soon. According to the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), by the year 2025, the United States could need as many as 90,000 more physicians than it…

Apr 25 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Changing weather patterns leave homeowners underinsured »

(BPT) - The U.S. has experienced significant shifts in the frequency, severity and locations of natural disasters - including floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires - during the past decade.

As a result, more than 800 emergency or disaster declarations were made in the U.S. from 2005-2015,…

Apr 25 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Too many with epilepsy are unaware of this uncommon but fatal threat »

(BPT) - For people with epilepsy-and for those who care for them-the side effects of the condition are well known. They know all about the seizures and they also know how best to care for themselves or their loved ones should a seizure occur. While…

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Think you’re eating well? Misconceptions lead to nutrient deficiencies for many »

(BPT) - The good news? Americans think they are eating well; in fact, 60 percent say they eat a very healthy diet. The not-so-good news? Perception and reality may not be aligned.

Only 6 percent of Americans report eating five or more servings of fruits and…

Apr 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Survey: African-Americans passionate about homeownership, but fewer own homes »

(BPT) - More than any other demographic group, African-Americans perceive homeownership as an integral component of the American Dream, and a way to build security and wealth for their families, according to a recent survey.

The poll by Ipsos Public Affairs, conducted on behalf of Apr 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Here’s how to tap into your home’s not-so-hidden potential »

(BPT) - Your most valuable asset is around you all the time. It’s above you, it’s below you and in many cases you don’t realize how much it can do for you.

According to the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., “Americans have a staggering amount of…

Apr 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

5 renovation resolutions for your home this year »

(BPT) - It’s no secret that springtime is synonymous with spruce-ups. But, as is often the case, homeowners hone in on prettying-up patios and backyards with fresh florals and new outdoor furniture, leaving the inside of the home as “same old, same old.” This spring,…

Apr 21 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Uniquely you hues: Decorating with your personality in mind »

(BPT) - Whether you realize it or not, the colors you select for your home and your personal belongings tell a lot about your personality. In fact, according to a recent survey by PPG, 58 percent of 2,500 consumers surveyed agree that colors selected for…

Apr 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Big-impact ideas for small patio spaces »

(BPT) - Do you have a small patio? Do you think you can't do much with the space due to its size? There's probably a lot more potential than you think.

From the influx of urban dwellers, empty-nesters in transition and even the tiny-home movement, the…

Apr 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

5 green home improvements that can help sell your home for more »

(BPT) - Demand remains high for energy-efficient, eco-friendly home features, according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders. In fact, the majority of builders now put energy-efficient windows, heating and cooling systems, thermostats and appliances in their construction,…

Apr 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Plan on breakfast: 5 tips to ensure you don’t miss the most important meal of the day »

(BPT) - Maybe it's because you hit the snooze button too many times. Maybe your toddler decided this was the day they were going to be difficult. Maybe you have a big presentation and need those extra minutes for preparation. No matter what the reason,…

Apr 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

5 tips to help teens master their money »

(BPT) - For most teens, high school is an exciting time, one that offers the opportunity to set their own path and make some of their own decisions. However, with this added independence comes additional responsibility, especially regarding money.

Today teens are spending…

Apr 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Spring cleaning to make money: Don’t toss these 5 hidden sources of extra cash »

(BPT) - Before we soak up the summer sun, we need to think about spring cleaning. As you clear out your closets and drawers, be on the lookout for these five often overlooked sources of money:

1) Gift Cards: About $1 billion in gift cards goes…

Apr 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Avoid bad breath with these 5 tips »

(BPT) - We all know the feeling. Starting off the day with fresh breath gives you the confidence to tackle your day. But that feeling starts to dissipate after our first meal, and the fresh feeling from brushing is slowly replaced with the fear of…

Apr 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Engage kids’ love of nature through bird feeding, ditch their devices and get them outdoors »

(BPT) - Is it difficult to pry your kids away from their electronic devices to get them outdoors? From tots to teens, today's kids love their electronics. After all, where could you find anything to compete with the bright sights and sounds of their favorite…

Apr 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Don’t suffer the pain of high energy bills in your next home »

(BPT) - Do you cringe each month when your utility bill arrives in the mail? If high energy costs are getting you down, don’t blame your electronic devices. Heating and cooling are the largest energy expense for most homes, reports the U.S. Department of Energy.

If…

Apr 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

3 ways to quickly and economically save big bucks on home heating and cooling costs »

(BPT) - What would you rather do: Pay your utility bill or take a much-deserved vacation? With an endless stream of bills each month, you might wonder where you can find the money to jet off to the beach or mountain resort of your dreams.…

Apr 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

3 ways to personalize your home’s curb appeal with an eye-catching front door »

(BPT) - At its core, the desire to create a home with curb appeal is a desire to make a home uniquely one’s own. After all, no matter how beautiful they are, rows of homes that look the same inherently fail to capture attention. Using…

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Hardworking kitchens can still have style »

(BPT) - Years ago, the kitchen served a very utilitarian function - a place to prepare food and clean the dishes. Today, it's truly the nerve center of the house where people eat meals, discuss the day's events, plan calendars, do homework, check e-mail and…

Apr 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Get extra money all year: Tips to adjust your tax withholdings »

(BPT) - Every year, nearly eight out of 10 taxpayers receive a federal tax refund. Many of them are more than happy to see that 'extra' money drop into their bank accounts. In fact, according to a recent TaxAct survey, 61 percent of tax filers…

Apr 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Spring into home fire safety »

(BPT) - As spring fever begins to take hold, it is important to seize the opportunity to do more than cleaning around your home. The change of the season marks the perfect time to evaluate your home's fire safety quotient and make necessary updates to…

Apr 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Proper nutrition is key to senior health »

(BPT) - Americans are now living longer than ever before. In fact, one of the fastest growing segments is people over the age of 85 who will represent 20 percent of the population by the year 2040. Because we are living longer, certain conditions specific…

Apr 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Confused by TV technology? This buyer’s guide simplifies the terms »

(BPT) - The technology in our TV sets has changed a lot in the past decade. When it comes time to buy one, it’s easy to lose track of which features matter for a good TV-watching experience.

You might find a TV at a tempting price,…

Apr 14 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Auto insight: Tips to maximize engine performance »

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Experts say alarming rise in STDs among young adults requires urgent action »

(BPT) - Lauren, a young woman from North Carolina, started noticing symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease (STD) after being with a new partner. As someone who typically took great care of her health, she knew it was important to get her symptoms checked out.…

Apr 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Fresh ways to enjoy pizza night and make a balanced meal »

(BPT) - You know a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables is best for your health, but achieving that can be a challenge given everything you have to accomplish in a day. Daily meal planning doesn’t have to be such a chore…

Apr 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

How to find a hotel that can cater to your technology demands »

(BPT) - You arrive at your hotel and pull out your smartphone. After an incredibly long sign-in process, you connect to the Internet. It works fine in the hallway but not in your room, so you go to the business center to check email and…

Apr 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Plumbing the possibilities: Kitchens, showers and baths highlight outdoor living spaces »

(BPT) - The trend toward outdoor living spaces that mimic the look, comfort, convenience and functionality of indoor spaces doesn't have to stop at the backyard grilling station. A growing number of homeowners are exploring new additions to their outdoor spaces, including outdoor showers and…

Apr 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

3 ways to get your home spring ready »

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Torrential rains, damaging winds on tap for U.S. midsection »

(Reuters) - A dangerous storm front will thrash the U.S. midsection over the weekend with torrential rainfall, damaging winds and large hail that will leave…

Apr 29 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

State Department OKS $1.46 billion aircraft sale to New Zealand: Pentagon »

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $1.46 billion sale to New Zealand of four P-8A maritime surveillance aircraft and associated…

Apr 28 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Four employees injured in incident at BP's Whiting, Indiana refinery: company »

Four employees were injured on Friday in a power distribution center at BP Plc's 413,500 barrel per day (bpd) Whiting, Indiana, refinery, the company said…

Apr 28 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Massachusetts sues Ocwen over mortgage servicing practices »

The Massachusetts attorney general sued a unit of Ocwen Financial Corp on Friday, accusing the mortgage servicing company of engaging in abusive practices that harmed…

Apr 28 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Possible $440 million sale to Israel of naval guns approved: Pentagon »

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale to Israel of 76mm naval guns and technical support worth an estimated $440…

Apr 28 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Court scolds New York county for 'total obstructionism' on housing »

A federal appeals court on Friday admonished New York's wealthy Westchester County to stop its "total obstructionism" in implementing an agreement designed to boost affordable…

Apr 28 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Trump pledges fealty to NRA gun lobby »

By Steve Holland ATLANTA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump pledged to uphold Americans' right to possess guns on Friday in a speech that he used…

Apr 28 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Indiana man pleads guilty in murder spree referencing the movie 'The Purge' »

An Indiana man pleaded guilty to killing three people during a four-day crime spree during which he referred to "The Purge," a movie about a…

Apr 28 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)…

Mar 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

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 signs spending bill to avert government shutdown — for one week »

The House passed a continuing resolution, or "CR," giving Congress until next Friday to hammer out a spending deal for the rest of the fiscal year.…

Apr 28 2017 / Read More »

How Trump reshaped the U.S. liberal movement »

Out of the despair and rage of the election loss, Democrats and progressives over the past six months have created an astonishing array of new groups that are radically transforming the landscape of the ...…

Apr 28 2017 / Read More »

Sanders calls Obama’s $400K Wall Street speaking fee ‘unfortunate’ »

Though he praised the former president, Sanders also repeated criticisms from his campaign about the influence of Wall Street over Washington.…

Apr 28 2017 / Read More »

Read full text of President Trump’s major executive orders »

President Trump has signed a large number of executive orders over his first 100 days. Here's the full text of some of the more notable declarations, as provided by the ...…

Apr 28 2017 / Read More »

NRA’s LaPierre: Greatest U.S. ‘domestic threats’ are political, academic and media elites »

National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre urged gun owners to stand up to “academic elites, political elites and media elites” at the annual convention.…

Apr 28 2017 / Read More »




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