Unlocking the heart-healthy secret of mushrooms »

(BPT) - Whether it’s being stuck in traffic, missing a deadline or having trouble getting the kids out of bed, the stress we experience comes in many different forms. Often, people think of stress as something you’re immediately aware of: your thoughts become crowded, your…

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5 things to discuss with your significant other before purchasing a home »

(BPT) - In a relationship, you count on your significant other to be there with you through the good and the bad. They are your best friend, your confident and your closest ally. And you count on being able to have important conversations with them…

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Looking his best: Grooming for the perfect Valentine’s Day date »

(BPT) - Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and for many men, the pressure is on to book the perfect, romantic dates and make sure the chocolates and flowers are ordered on time. While trying to create the perfect Valentine’s Day for their special someone, it’s…

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5 golden rules of planning a group destination wedding »

(BPT) - Soft sand warms the soles of your feet and the smell of sweet flowers fill the air. The salty mist of the ocean kisses your cheeks while the laughter of friends and family brings joy to the heart. This isn’t just an amazing…

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7 steps to allergy relief with spring cleaning »

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Longing for allergy relief? To stop the endless cycle of sniffles, sneezes and wheezes, it's time to ready your vacuum and rubber gloves. Spring cleaning helps eliminate allergens so you can relax, breathe easy and enjoy the season.

'People who suffer from allergies…

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Looking for love on the Internet in 2016? Signs your online sweetie may be a scammer »

(BPT) - Everyone’s looking for love, and many of them are doing it online – the numbers prove it! Nearly 50 million Americans have tried online dating, and 20 percent of current committed relationships began online, according to StatisticBrain. Online dating is…

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Good morning hypothyroidism: How more than 2-3 percent of Americans greet the day »

(BPT) - Many of us have a morning routine. However, millions of Americans say 'good morning' a little differently. For individuals living with the incurable condition of hypothyroidism, their morning routine is likely to include taking medication at the same time before breakfast each morning,…

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10 office organization tips to boost productivity »

(BPT) - Empty boxes, piles of paper, pens strewn about – everyone is guilty of office disorganization. What most people don’t realize is a messy, disheveled office space can actually dramatically reduce worker efficiency and productivity.

A staggering 98 percent of office workers say they’d be…

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Beat planning pressure: 5 tips for an intimate wedding »

(BPT) - The terms wedding and money go hand in hand. The average wedding cost is now up to $31,213 according to theknot.com, and that’s not even including the honeymoon. Because of increasing costs, more and more couples are looking to plan…

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5 spring cleaning tips to save you time and money (and potentially earn some, too!) »

(BPT) - Before we start spending more time outdoors, we first have to tackle the often-daunting task of spring cleaning indoors. But if you follow a game plan and keep the end result in mind, the experience can be more rewarding than stressful.

Here are five…

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5 unbelievably yummy, better-for-you breakfast ideas »

(BPT) - Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it can often be the one that’s hardest to fit into busy schedules. Even if you have time for breakfast, you may find yourself trading wholesomeness and quality for speed and convenience.…

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2015 was a year of passion and progress for nation’s no-kill movement »

(BPT) - More Americans are embracing the idea that killing shelter animals is not an ethical or viable way to control companion animal populations in the U.S. End-of-year statistics from Best Friends Animal Society, a leading national animal welfare organization, illustrate the no-kill movement’s progress.


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5 easy ways for modern couples to take date night to the next level »

(BPT) - Romance is much more than a simple card on Valentine’s Day. Amid the hectic schedules and chaos of everyday life, romantics across the country are looking for ways to spice up that intimate evening with someone special. Since crowded restaurants and cold temperatures…

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Predictions for the top flavor trends in 2016 »

(BPT) - Sweet and savory. Hot and spicy. Earthy and aromatic. As the foodie movement grows rapidly, distinctive new flavors continue to emerge everywhere, from popular grocery store snacks to menu items at restaurants across the country.

Spend just a few minutes in a snack food…

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How healthy is your smile? You’d be surprised »

(BPT) - That healthy smile may not be so healthy. Twenty-one percent of children and 91 percent of adults have caries (commonly referred to as tooth decay) in their permanent adult teeth, according to a recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHNES).

But a recent…

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Entrepreneurs find opportunity after the military in key cities »

(BPT) - John Lentini carefully considered his career options after leaving the Navy. He decided to leverage the leadership skills fostered in the military by starting a business in Asheville, North Carolina, specializing in search-engine optimization.

“I had the infrastructure to do it, and there wasn’t…

Feb 8 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

The Affordable Care Act and taxes: What you need to know »

(BPT) - While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is no longer new, each year brings changes to the health care law. As you undoubtedly know, the ACA is inextricably linked to taxes so keeping up with annual changes is important. Given tax season is now…

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Don’t waste the refund: Invest in your house for long-term ROI »

(BPT) - Tax season means refunds for millions of Americans. Will you blow yours on a new TV, tech toy or weekend getaway? This year, consider spending that money on something that could save you countless headaches and have a long-term return on investment: your…

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Fishing for a healthy meal? Seafood is a smart choice »

(BPT) - When it comes to mealtime, are you thinking fish? You should! Fish is the premiere natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are not naturally produced by the body and, therefore, must come from food. If you’re an expecting or breastfeeding mom, it’s…

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Give homes custom curb appeal with exterior moulding and trim »

(BPT) - When it comes to home exteriors, the beauty is in the details. Custom homes have rich, unique exterior elements, including decorative moulding and trim, which enhance architectural aesthetics and create captivating curb appeal. But you don’t need a custom home to enjoy custom…

Feb 3 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Conquering the top 5 reasons people fail at fitness »

(BPT) - Everyone can agree that regular exercise is important, so why do so many people struggle to stick with their fitness goals?

If you’ve encountered barriers holding you back from committing to a fitness routine, you’re not alone. The health experts at the Mayo Clinic…

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Understanding the millennial home »

(BPT) - For years, consumer buying power and purchasing trends have focused around baby boomers. However, within the past several years, the spotlight has shifted to the 80-plus million Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 known as millennials. Now the largest demographic group…

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The answer to overcoming color cowardice in home decorating: more natural light »

(BPT) - Have you ever picked a paint color you loved in the store, only to hate it when it's on the walls at home? Or purchased throw pillows that you thought would be delightful on your neutral-hued couch, only to decide they look positively…

Feb 2 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

6 tips for surviving the winter blues »

(BPT) - It's the most trying time of the year. The holidays are a distant memory, while the warm weather and carefree getaways of spring are several weeks away. No matter how much you insist you love the seasons and that you're really a winter-loving…

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5 reasons you’re not sleeping »

(BPT) - Tossing, turning and constantly waking — it can be maddening when you don’t get the sleep your mind and body so desperately needs. If you constantly struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep, you’re in good (albeit tired) company.

Millions of Americans across the…

Feb 1 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Taking responsibility on winter roads »

(BPT) - You can find a large number of alarming videos on the Internet showing cars crashing on snowy roads. We can see from these videos that driving too fast on snow or ice covered roads is risky and leaves you vulnerable to crashes. However,…

Feb 1 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Starting the conversation about opioid-induced constipation »

(BPT) - Results of a survey of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain sheds light on constipation, a common side effect of opioid therapy.

The online survey was conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of AstraZeneca. The survey results show that out of the 2,797 survey…

Feb 1 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Protect your sight with this little known nutrient »

(BPT) - There's an existing nutrient that is incredibly important to your eye health. However, odds are you've probably never heard of it.

The nutrient is called zeaxanthin (pronounced Zee-ah-zan-thun). The antioxidant, along with lutein, is found in the back of the eye as a component…

Jan 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Tips for going green, saving green, with greywater recycling »

(BPT) - Water conservation isn't just for Californians and others who live in dry climates. Although the Golden State's water woes grabbed headlines last summer, it's not the only state potentially facing water shortages. Nor is it the only one where conservation-minded homeowners are turning…

Jan 28 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

7 high-tech reasons you should finally deal with your hearing loss »

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Lifting your mood, boosting your energy, protecting your earnings, super-charging your social life - and even keeping your mind sharp: These are just some of the many spoils that come with facing and dealing with a noise-induced hearing loss that has been slowly…

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Windows and skylights 101: What to know when adding windows, roof windows or skylights to your home »

(BPT) - Is your home chilly and dark in winter, or stuffy and dark in the summer? If your home has too small or too few windows, it can be difficult to get the natural light and ventilation you crave, and need for good health.…

Jan 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Why bad science isn’t good for anyone »

(BPT) - There is an old adage that the squeaking wheel gets the most oil. If you need proof that adage still rings true, consider where we are with food science research. Much of the time, the loudest are heard, regardless of qualifications, while the…

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3 tips for evaluating what your business is worth »

(BPT) - Financial and business education is a critical pathway for the future of America's small business community.

To start with, business owners should ask themselves: 'What is the true value of my business?' It's an important question because the value of your business will have…

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Learn from HIV: The importance of finding and sharing HIV information and HIV-related resources online »

(BPT) - For many of us, the search for information and advice starts online. Finding content has never been easier, from sports trivia to family recipes, and 41 percent of all internet users search for and share posts from others. But the benefits of social…

Jan 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

8 homeowner dilemmas solved with 1 simple fix »

(BPT) - Unless you are the latest lottery winner or Queen of England (thank you for reading your Majesty), you try to make your home improvements really count, and sometimes have to choose one upgrade over another. What if we told you there is a…

Jan 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

5 common heart health myths debunked »

(BPT) - As the number one cause of death in both men and women, knowledge is power when it comes to preventing heart conditions. Whether it runs in your family or not, this is one health issue you shouldn’t ignore.

“Unfortunately, everyone has an old wives’…

Jan 26 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Expert advice for surviving severe weather »

(BPT) - It’s out there — that next bout of severe weather is on its way. No matter where you live in the United States, the potential for severe weather always exists and sometimes it comes without much warning.

“None of us really knows what the…

Jan 26 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Visualizing success: 6 ways to set yourself apart in business »

(BPT) - More than half a million new businesses emerge onto the scene over the course of each month, according to Forbes Entrepreneurs. But even more businesses shut down than start up. Whether you're a new business owner or an employee looking…

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Surgery and anesthesia: Making it safer at any age »

(BPT) - Anesthesia today is safer than ever. But try telling that to a nervous parent of a 5-year-old about to have surgery, or to a patient in his 70s in poor health.

Talking to your surgeon and physician anesthesiologist before surgery is an important step…

Jan 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

A tisket a tasket a Valentine’s Day basket: 5 ways to send a message of love »

(BPT) - Valentine's Day is a time for building memories and connections with your child to show the special people in your life you care. With so many options for gifts and little ways to show how you feel, it's hard to decide where to…

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Official’s email says shift to Flint River made too quickly »

As the city of Flint, Michigan, prepared to begin drawing its drinking water from the Flint River, an official with the municipal water plant said…

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‘No rhyme or reason’ for machete attack at Ohio restaurant »

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — From the front door, the man with the machete didn't have a straight path to people in the booths at the…

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The Latest: Owner thinks eatery was targeted, FBI not sure »

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on an Ohio restaurant attack by a machete-wielding man later killed by police (all times local):…

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Coast Guard to decide if storm-damaged cruise ship can sail »

BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard on Friday inspected a cruise ship that was battered and damaged by an intense winter storm to determine…

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Two teen girls found shot dead at school in Phoenix suburb »

Two 15-year-old girls died on Friday in a shooting at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale and were found with a gun…

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The Latest: 1 critically hurt in attack on Ohio restaurant »

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on an Ohio restaurant attack by a machete-wielding man later killed by police (all times local):…

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Japan stock index down more than 5 percent »

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's benchmark stock index dived more than 5 percent Friday following a sell-off in European and U.S. markets.…

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Breakthrough: Scientists detect Einstein’s gravity ripples »

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an announcement that electrified the world of physics, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in…

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Smithsonian giving visitors a virtual look inside Apollo 11 »

WASHINGTON (AP) — A calendar hand drawn on the wall marking days in space and scribbled warning instructions to not open certain doors. Those are…

Feb 11 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

2 deputies killed, suspect dead in shopping center shootout »

ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — A gunman fatally shot a sheriff's deputy inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime Wednesday and killed another deputy in a shootout,…

Feb 11 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Gay Father Must Find Way To Share Son’s Parenting »

DEAR ABBY: My friend "Steve" is in his mid-20s and became a father a few months ago. He's happy and excited about it, and he's good with the baby. He…

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Tomboy’s Unhappiness May Be Start Of Gender Change »

DEAR ABBY: I just had a big fight with my best friend. Her name is "Alex." There was a lot of cursing. The argument was about her wanting to be…

Jan 28 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Costumier to the stars honoured by UK cinema after 175 years »

Bringing swashbuckle and sparkle to stage and silver screen for 175 years, British costume maker Angels is to be honoured…

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UK police charge boyfriend in slaying of actress, children »

LONDON (AP) — British police say they have charged the boyfriend of a British actress with murdering her and her…

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Berlin Film Festival jury questioned over diversity »

BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin International Film Festival became embroiled Thursday in the debate about diversity in the movie industry,…

Feb 11 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Yanni continues to embrace the unknown with new music, tour »

NEW YORK (AP) — Yanni, who has performed across the globe and whose sound is arguably its own genre of…

Feb 11 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

The Latest: Atlanta mayor criticizes Bernie Sanders »

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times local):…

Feb 12 2016 / Read More »

Greek farmers clash with police during mass protest in Athens »

Some 10,000 farmers joined by worker unionists gathered in the central Syntagma Square according to police, waving Greek flags and led by 20 tractors loudly blaring their horns. "We are determined to...…

Feb 12 2016 / Read More »

AP FACT CHECK: Dems offer iffy stats on donors, health plan »

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to share Bernie Sanders's claim to the grass roots, Hillary Clinton is having trouble owning up to the deep pockets helping her campaign. For his part...…

Feb 12 2016 / Read More »

5 Takeaways From New Hampshire Primary and What It Means for S. Carolina, Nevada »

The real estate mogul was hoisted by New Hampshirites seeking a political outsider who “tells it like it is.” Amid doubt after the Iowa caucuses that public opinion polling was inflating Trump’s actual support...…

Feb 11 2016 / Read More »

Next up for Democrats: Nevada, an entirely different state »

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Now that Iowa and New Hampshire are in the rear-view mirror, the Democratic presidential contest shifts to markedly different terrain in Nevada, where a largely urban and diverse electorate ...…

Feb 11 2016 / Read More »

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