Bite back against mosquitoes this season with these prevention tips »

(BPT) - From annoying itchy welts to serious conditions like Malaria and West Nile virus, mosquitoes have been making humans miserable and sick for thousands of years. And now, there’s Zika — a mosquito-spread virus that may be linked to serious birth defects. In fact,…

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Income, savings, retirement and debt calculations as easy as 5-10-15-20 »

(BPT) - To help people set basic, foundational goals that can help put them on their own unique path toward attaining financial security, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) today announced the launch of a new mobile-friendly Spanish-language financial goal calculator on May 2 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

4 steps to a safe deck for summer »

(BPT) - Now that the weather is warmer and you're spending more time outdoors, it's the perfect time to check that your deck is ready for outdoor entertaining. Just as you take your car in for regular maintenance to avoid bigger problems, a little deck…

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A springtime glow: 6 ways to purify your skin »

(BPT) - You’ve heard of detox diets and ridding your body of toxins, but did you know the same is possible for your skin? Environmental toxins and pollutants not only cause breakouts, but also bring out a dull, less vibrant looking complexion.

“Stressors from your environment…

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One Man Remembers His Shocking Diagnosis, and the Moment He Found His Cure »

(BPT) - Alex, a 61-year-old husband and grandfather from Lansing, Mich., always knew how important it was to take good care of his health, especially after a career in healthcare. That’s why he was stunned when he tested positive for genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C…

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Kill the 9-to-5 by turning your hobby into a thriving business »

(BPT) - A beloved hobby can feel like a mini vacation from everyday life. Whether it’s gardening for relaxation, photography as a creative outlet or computer coding to exercise the brain, hobbies serve as an escape from stress and boredom.

What if rather than a hobby…

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3 facts you don’t know about fruit and fruit juice »

(BPT) - Feeding your family nutritious food and drinks can be tricky, especially when there are so many mixed messages about food out there. Diane Welland, nutritionist and registered dietitian, shares three reasons why 100 percent juice is a great way to help your family…

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When healthy still doesn’t feel good »

(BPT) - You have replaced refined grains with whole grains, increased nuts, fruits and vegetables, are drinking more water and even began taking a probiotic supplement to support your digestive health. Yet, despite these healthy habits, you’re still not feeling your best and you don’t…

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Safe driving tips: how to get the most out of your tires »

(BPT) - A tire's tread depth significantly affects driving safety. In fact, to ensure a vehicle drives safely, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration recommends a tire be replaced once its tread depth reaches 2/32nds of an inch. Winter tires should be replaced even…

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The hottest accessory-friendly vehicles on the road »

(BPT) - Need help finding the perfect vehicle? If you’re in the market for a new car or truck, consider purchasing one you can make your own. While just about any vehicle can be transformed with a few simple products, there are certain makes and…

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6 ways to vacation your way to wellness and weight loss »

(BPT) - Why is it that a vacation leaves us exhausted, bloated and broke? This summer, you might consider a more rejuvenating option: a wellness retreat.

A good wellness retreat will leave you feeling healthier and better rested as you re-enter the world. Perhaps you will…

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5 better-for-you ways to host your next brunch or dinner »

(BPT) - It may be time to take a fresh approach to your sunny brunches and breezy dinners. Who wouldn't want to step up their hosting game?

During a season of celebration, temptations can preoccupy you, but that doesn't mean you have to give in. These…

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4 ways to get the character of historic window architecture in a new house »

(BPT) - History tends to repeat itself.

The saying, “The more things change, the more they stay the same” rings true with architectural styles. We have smarter ways of building and the layouts have evolved with lifestyle changes, but historical and authentic design is…

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Real Estate in the Digital Age: Why you still want an agent by your side »

(BPT) - Homebuyers and sellers today can instantly check listings, monitor price fluctuations, research their credit scores and find lenders — all from their smartphones.

The advent of mortgage industry apps — which mingle aggregated data with complex algorithms in easily accessible formats — enables many…

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Why your favorite foods may soon be changing »

(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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Discover these 4 transformative vacations »

(BPT) - With the busy travel season upon us, people comb through travel websites and brochures looking to find their ideal vacation destination. Some search for stunning examples of wilderness found only in America; others seek a cultural experience, a chance to taste new foods,…

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3 ways to celebrate Small Business Week 2016 »

(BPT) - The bakery on the corner. The family-owned accounting firm down the street. The city’s legendary cafe that’s been around since the ‘50s. Small businesses nationwide prove the American dream is alive and well.

In fact, more than half of Americans either own or work…

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Trending real estate investment: Land ownership »

(BPT) - Smart investors know a diversified portfolio is the best way to weather any storm. Considering the volatility of the current stock market, the desire for better options has never been greater. Rather than gamble on the next buzzworthy stock or bond and hope…

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Is your high-efficiency water heater going to lead to heartache later on? »

(BPT) - It’s time to replace your old, energy-guzzling water heater, boiler, dehumidifier or furnace and you’ve done your homework. You’re going to save energy and money in the long run by switching to a high-efficiency condensing heater or boiler. Good for you! But as…

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The new prescription drugs: Are they really the solution for toe and foot fungus? Or do they just come with a high price? »

(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 unfortunately,…

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Certified coders in high demand following ICD-10 implementation »

(BPT) - Nine years ago, Peter Esswein, a resident of Sandy Springs, Georgia, enrolled in a health information technology degree program at DeVry University to capitalize on the growing prominence of electronic medical records.

“I always wanted to work in the medical industry, and the time…

Apr 28 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

10 moving mistakes to avoid for a safe and productive moving day »

(BPT) - For millions of Americans, the turn of seasons means it’s time to tackle the big move. Whether you’ve purchased a new home or are changing apartments, moving is a lot of work — both physically and mentally. By planning ahead, packing smart and…

Apr 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Step up your summer beauty regimen with help from expert dermatologists »

(BPT) - While magazines make summer beauty look simple, in reality it’s anything but. From bloat to breakouts, summer is wrought with beauty challenges.

The experts at the Mayo Clinic offer advice on eight of the most common beauty and health concerns of…

Apr 26 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Smart shopping tips for people with asthma and allergies »

(BPT) - A stuffy nose. Scratchy throat. Difficulty breathing. It’s bad enough when spring allergy season reaps its ugly head, but when the things in your home trigger your asthma and allergies too, you feel like you’re in an endless battle to feel healthy.

“Many household…

Apr 26 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

People are discovering a new way to boost their portfolio »

(BPT) - As a volatile market sends ripples through the global economy, many investors are worried about how events overseas will impact their portfolio. In addition, concerns about political instability in much of the world have contributed to a heightened sense of worry and stress…

Apr 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

10 heart-healthy foods that you’ll actually want to eat »

(BPT) - What does oatmeal, beans and skinless chicken have in common? They are all heart healthy foods, yet don’t do a whole lot to tantalize the taste buds. Fortunately, eating for heart health doesn’t mean a life sentence of bland foods or boring flavors.


Apr 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

The right way to wash your workout gear »

(BPT) - If you’re finding more stains on your clothes because the weather is warming up, you’re not alone. You may find yourself doing more loads of laundry during the summer, when outdoor activities like hiking and sports are likely to cause extra stains.

To help…

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Surprising foods that pack a protein punch »

(BPT) - It helps you build muscle and tissues. You need it to make blood, antibodies and hair. It keeps you satisfied for longer so you can fight hunger pangs. Protein isn’t just for athletes and bodybuilders — it’s essential for everyone striving for a…

Apr 22 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

A blanket for your home: Choose the right insulation to save money »

(BPT) - With memories of winter fading fast, you might not be thinking about your home’s insulation, but the warm months are the ideal time for some simple DIY insulation projects with huge paybacks. Proper insulation — from roof to foundation — helps keep your…

Apr 21 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Get moving! 6 ways to add steps to your day »

(BPT) - If you spend a large portion of your day sitting, you’re not alone.

Inactivity is one of the key factors contributing to the nation’s high rate of obesity and its related health effects. Research shows 50 to 70 percent of people spend six or…

Apr 21 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

How to get more bang for your charitable buck »

(BPT) - Grants from individuals and families are the lifeblood of American charities. They accounted for 72 percent of the more than $350 billion in total giving in 2014, according to Giving USA. For their generosity, donors receive both tax benefits and the satisfaction of…

Apr 20 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

The important role vaccines may play in helping keep children and adults healthy »

(BPT) - Every one of the nearly 12,000 babies born in the United States each day may be susceptible to infectious diseases. The good news is that vaccines can help protect children from some of these diseases.

As National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) approaches, it is timely to…

Apr 20 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Easy breezy tips for spring cleaning your wardrobe »

(BPT) - Spring is the season of renewal, especially when it comes to trading in your winter coats for your summer tees. It’s an ideal time for a fashion revival, so here are a few expert tips and tricks that will have you looking your…

Apr 20 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

10 smart security steps for seniors »

(BPT) - From identity theft to home burglary, it’s an unfortunate fact that senior citizens are often a target for criminals. By taking simple security measures while at home and out traveling, you can dramatically reduce the likelihood you or a loved one is victimized.


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7 ways to keep your child learning this summer »

(BPT) - When school dismisses for the summer, parents across the country worry about how much their children will forget over the vacation months. Will all those hours helping them with math and reading dissolve with the carefree hours spent at the pool or playground?


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How to tell if someone needs inpatient drug treatment »

(BPT) - It's no secret that drug and alcohol abuse don't pair well with a happy, productive and goal-oriented lifestyle. And even if it doesn't escalate to an addiction, drug and alcohol use can still get in the way of one's goals.

When a loved one…

Apr 19 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

5 essential spring home improvement projects »

(BPT) - The arrival of spring means new beginnings and a fresh chance to tackle those home improvement projects you’ve been putting off for the last several months. Get your home ready for summer and make it more beautiful, efficient and functional than ever with…

Apr 18 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

4 simple ways you can save the Earth »

(BPT) - Every year in April, Earth Day encourages people around the world to think about how they can better support the environment. While this is a great reminder to live sustainably, the lessons surrounding Earth Day shouldn’t be limited to just one day. In…

Apr 18 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Surprisingly simple potty training tips »

(BPT) - Your toddler sits in unusually quiet concentration as you smile and give two thumbs up, the universal sign of encouragement between parent and child. After what seems like an eternity, when you’re about to give up hope, you suddenly hear the long-awaited sound…

Apr 18 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Make the most of an empty nest by creating the ultimate ‘boomer cave’ »

(BPT) - The kids are off to college or living in homes of their own, and you have regained a big chunk of your house. It’s time to indulge and transform your home with a space especially designed for you.

If you have been dreaming of…

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Ex-officer in San Francisco text scandal pleads not guilty to unrelated charges »

Jason Lai pleaded not guilty to six misdemeanor counts of unlawful access and use of criminal and Department of Motor Vehicle information, said Alex Bastian,…

May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Another big verdict in talc case against Johnson & Johnson »

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Twice in the past three months, juries have awarded tens millions of dollars to ovarian cancer victims who blamed Johnson &…

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High school student charged for exposing himself in yearbook photo »

An Arizona high school student is facing a felony charge after police say he exposed himself in a football team picture that ended up in…

May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

‘Happy Together’ copyright dispute in NY top court »

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's highest court has agreed to rule on a case pitting the owner of The Turtles' 1967 hit "Happy Together"…

May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

10 Things to Know for Wednesday »

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:…

May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was close to disgraced grandfather »

PHOENIX (AP) — The Navy SEAL killed in Iraq on Tuesday was identified as Charlie Keating IV, a former Phoenix high school star distance runner…

May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Pig attacks, injures 2 people at Massachusetts farm »

TOWNSEND, Mass. (AP) — A pig attacked and seriously injured a man less than two hours after the same animal attacked a woman at a…

May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Exit poll: Indiana GOP voters pick Trump, but party divided »

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump called for GOP unity after his Indiana primary victory Tuesday night, but exit polls suggest he's facing a significant intraparty…

May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

The Latest: Cousin says girl was kind, loved to play music »

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping and killing of an 11-year-old girl from the Navajo Nation (all times local):…

May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

California chef brings cannabis to fine dining »

Cannabis may join the herb and spice rack in California kitchens as the most populous U.S. state prepares for the possible legalization of recreational marijuana…

May 4 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 »

Michael Douglas promotes peace and disarmament through art »

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Actor Michael Douglas says the winning posters in a global competition to commemorate the first U.N.…

May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

China military seeking recruits with flashy new video »

BEIJING (AP) — China's military is appealing to the younger generation with a slick new recruitment video featuring aircraft carriers,…

May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Celebrities jam Havana streets for Chanel’s Cuban takeover »

Fashionistas and celebrities from around the world flocked beneath klieg lights on a grand Havana colonial avenue transformed into a…

May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

New York art collector to pay $7M to settle tax evasion case »

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent art collector and real estate developer has agreed to pay $7 million to settle…

May 3 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Trump ‘presumptive’ White House nominee: Republican chief »

Washington (AFP) - Republican Party chief Reince Priebus has declared that Donald Trump will be the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, after his main rival Ted Cruz dropped out of the race…

May 4 2016 / Read More »

Sanders wins Indiana Democratic primary: US networks »

Washington (AFP) - Senator Bernie Sanders mounted a come-from-behind victory in Indiana's Democratic primary, denying the former secretary of state a feather in her cap as she …

May 4 2016 / Read More »

Ted Cruz Drops His U.S. Presidential Bid—Until 2020 »

In the end, Republicans didn’t much like Ted Cruz. The party establishment hated him from the start. He had nearly single-handedly destroyed their effort to govern in Congress in the age ...…

May 4 2016 / Read More »

White House eyes first national monument to gay rights movement »

President Barack Obama is close to creating the first US national monument to the gay rights movement, in a New York City area seen as the birthplace of the struggle. While many national monuments...…

May 4 2016 / Read More »

North Korea completes work at missile sub shipyard: US think tank »

Recent satellite images suggest North Korea has completed the external refurbishment of a shipyard dedicated to building and launching a new class of ballistic missile submarines, a US think tank...…

May 4 2016 / Read More »


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