How to protect kids from the health risk that can harm them now and as adults »

(BPT) - Many common childhood ills and ailments are fleeting discomforts that will have no effect on children's health when they reach adulthood. A sunburn isn't one of them. In fact, five or more blistering sunburns between the ages of 15 and 20 increases melanoma…

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The 5 worst times to be your own photographer »

(BPT) - Sometimes taking your own photos can be a lot of fun, but sometimes it's also the surest way to ruin a once-in-a-lifetime moment. The amateur treatment isn't going to be good enough for truly special events like a wedding, family reunion or your…

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Waking up to hearing loss »

(BPT) - Imagine waking up one morning only to find out you couldn't hear out of one ear. Suddenly, you lose your ability to discern direction, which makes conversations in noisy environments difficult to follow and hearing your favorite sounds of nature a struggle. This…

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5 ways grandparents can stay in touch with friends and family anywhere »

(BPT) - Sunday, September 13 is National Grandparents Day - a special day dedicated to celebrating families everywhere. These days, it's not uncommon for family members to live in different cities, states or even across the country. If your family lives far away, the distance…

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Teachers: the resource students need most remains in short supply »

(BPT) - The role of teachers in today's society cannot be understated. Outside of a child's parents, teachers are often the primary adult influencers in a young person's life. Yet this essential role is getting harder and harder to fill as school districts across the…

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4 cooking secrets to help you bake like a pro at home »

(BPT) - When it comes to food and cooking, Americans are becoming more adventurous and inspired to try new things. They buzz about the latest food trends with friends, share picture-worthy meals on their social feeds, binge on cooking shows and aspire to bring the…

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5 tips for tackling your weekend DIY like a workout »

(BPT) - Back-to-school marks the beginning of one of the busiest times of year for everyone. You have errands to run and kids to transport to school and activities, but it's also important to take a few moments for yourself. When you're constantly running from…

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5 things you can do to make the back-to-school transition easier »

(BPT) - The first day of school is coming fast. For many families, that means saying goodbye to lazy mornings, impromptu afternoon adventures and late night movies. Soon, you and your kids will be waking up to alarm clocks, school buses and maybe a few…

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A new option for patients with brain diseases »

(BPT) - Every year more than 300,000 people are diagnosed with brain lesions in the U.S.[i] The term lesion is used to describe a wide variety of abnormal brain growths.

Until recently, the only surgical option for treating most brain lesions was craniotomy,…

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With great puppy comes great responsibility: 7 tips to dog-proof your home »

(BPT) - Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting life event, but it can also be a little scary. While your new best friend is likely to take to you right away, dogs can also get disoriented when they are in a new place.…

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Heat your home without wasting energy this season »

(BPT) - If you're interested in living a greener lifestyle, perhaps you're already trying to reduce your energy usage as much as possible. Maybe you ride your bike to work, unplug your electronics when they're not in use, use fans during warm weather and avoid…

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How to make Labor Day last year-round »

(BPT) - Labor Day doesn't have to be a sign of the end of the summer season. Rather, it's America's opportunity to take an extra day of rest and relaxation and continue soaking up the warmth of summertime. With the sun shining bright, here are…

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Tech jobs are booming! How to help your daughter ride the tech wave »

(BPT) - Virtual reality headsets, super sophisticated smartphones and 4K TVs with images as sharp as the view through a clean window - technology just keeps getting more amazing. Don't forget, however, that behind all that awesome technology are the people who are innovating and…

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Farmers market closed? How to make the most of your grocery store’s produce aisle »

(BPT) - It's the same story every year - kids return to school, temperatures drop, summer vacation becomes a fading memory and the local farmers market closes. While you may spend winter longing for the return of 80-degree days and sunny skies, you don't have…

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From auto aromatherapy to planning ahead: 7 tips for a calmer commute »

(BPT) - The majority of Americans drive to work - 86 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau -and it's probably safe to say that all of them have been irritated by the commute at some point. Heavy volume, clogged roads, construction delays, bad weather…

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Being there for loved ones with acute coronary syndrome this summer »

(BPT) - Summer brings plenty of opportunities for you to spend time with family and friends. Whether you enjoy the summer vacations, barbeques, beach days or the holidays, there are various activities you want to participate in and make memories with your loved ones.

As you're…

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Making the jump: College living to real world working »

(BPT) - As recent college graduates trade in their old futons for more grown-up couches or hand-me-downs and become acclimated to living in the real world, the realities of adulthood may begin to take hold. The jump from college to the real world can be…

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Tips to make your next DIY home improvement as green as possible »

(BPT) - If you're thinking about making your next DIY home improvement project 'green,' but aren't sure how to achieve a balance of eco-friendly and affordability, there's good news. It's now easier than ever, especially when you do the work yourself with rented equipment and…

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New technologies can help short circuit your chronic pain »

(BPT) - More than 100 million people in this country have pain that won't go away. Many fail to get relief from pills, shots and surgery, while others trade the pain for side effects such as drowsiness or digestive problems. Unfortunately, too many become addicted…

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5 ways to support your student and your school this year »

(BPT) - It's back to school season again. Time for schoolwork and sports, plays and parties, friends and field trips. For students, parents and teachers, this is an exciting time of year. Yet for teachers, the start of a new year can also be unnecessarily…

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Easy grout makeover brings new life to tile »

(BPT) - One of the most economical improvements a homeowner can make to a kitchen or bath is refreshing the grout instead of replacing the tile. Mechanically removing and replacing grout can cost as much as $20 per square foot and complete demolition can seem…

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6 tips for fall recreation »

(BPT) - While summer is all about sun, beaches and being on the water, autumn brings new types of outdoor fun. Cooler weather and colorful landscapes attract many to enjoy the outdoors during the season. But after the summer sun fades, it's important to make…

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Splurge or steal? 3 DIY home projects that give a high-end, modern look without breaking the bank »

(BPT) - Doing your own home improvement projects is a great way to save money and still get the new look you desire. When you're working on giving a traditional home a more modern feel, it can be tempting to splurge - but you don't…

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Consejos para tu piel en la transición de verano a otoño »

(BPT) - Ahora sí nos estamos acercando oficialmente al final del verano. Ojalá hayas disfrutado del aire libre, la playa y la piscina. Estas actividades son esenciales durante el verano, pero el sol, la sal, el cloro y el sudor pueden irritar las partes más…

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You could save a life by donating umbilical cord blood [Infographic] »

(BPT) - Every three minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer. For many of these patients, a transplant using umbilical cord blood is a potential cure. Most patients in need of a cord blood transplant rely on donated cord blood units listed on the national…

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10 ways to keep your cool with grapes »

(BPT) - This time of year, nothing tastes better on a warm day than a refreshing cool snack - like grapes. Delicious and good for you, California grapes are the perfect finger food but they can also be so much more. If you're looking to…

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6 ways to win the race against the clock (and the kids) each morning »

(BPT) - Relaxed mornings are few and far between for the average American family, and it can seem like you're always in a race against the clock to get everyone out the door on time. If it seems like your kids are making you 10…

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Technology must haves before you travel »

(BPT) - Good news, there's still time for one more trip before winter sets in again but you need to start planning now. Preparing for and enjoying a trip has never been easier thanks to advancements in the latest technology so before you grab your…

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Comforting touches can ease back-to-school transitions for both parents and kids »

(BPT) - Every school year brings new beginnings, whether your child is going to kindergarten, entering middle school, or heading off to college. New environments, people and challenges can create anxiety for parents and kids, no matter how much a child might be looking forward…

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5 ways to put social media on your restaurant’s menu »

(BPT) - Is social media marketing on your restaurant's menu? It should be. These days a social media campaign is an essential component of any marketing plan and this is especially true for restaurants. Unlike many other industries, restaurants have the unique opportunity to meet…

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3 easy steps to upgrade your computer to the latest operating system »

(BPT) - When it comes to your computer it's a PC or Apple. And, if you have a PC, your machine runs on a Microsoft operating system.

Sound familiar?

If it does, you're in luck because the new Windows 10 is finally here and there are plenty…

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Customized knee implants offer advantages to patients »

(BPT) - By 2030, the number of people turning to knee replacement surgery to end pain and regain mobility will likely increase to 3.5 million annually, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. For many patients, recovery from knee replacement surgery is painful and…

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Get to know the good in grains [Infographic] »

(BPT) - Grains play a vital role in a healthy, balanced diet and provide much-needed nutrients such as fiber, folate and vitamin E. Learn more at GrainFoodsFoundation.org.



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Tips to help those with food allergies manage a busy schedule »

(BPT) - Like many children, Auggie Maturo has a busy schedule. The 'Girl Meets World' actor loves acting, playing baseball and the piano and volunteering. He also lives with potentially life-threatening (severe) allergies and has experienced a life-threatening allergic reaction, or anaphylaxis.

His first experience occurred…

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Busy schedule? Here are some tips to help manage food allergies »

(BPT) - Like many children, Auggie Maturo has a busy schedule. The 'Girl Meets World' actor loves acting, playing baseball and the piano and volunteering. He also lives with potentially life-threatening (severe) allergies and has experienced a life-threatening allergic reaction, or anaphylaxis.

His first experience occurred…

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Not all tilapia are equal: Choosing good from bad »

(BPT) - The right seafood can make for a nutritious and satisfying meal, but it's not always easy to decipher its labeling. Wild-caught, farm-raised, all-natural and organic are just a few buzz words shoppers notice at the seafood counter, but relying on a one-off label…

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5 steps to cleaning out your garage »

(BPT) - From tools and stools to trunks and junk, it seems the garage is home to just about everything these days - except the car. As summer gear is put away and preparations for winter months begin, fall is the perfect time to organize…

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College survival tips to help you save money and reduce stress »

(BPT) - College may well be one of the first great adventures of your life, but it can also be stressful on multiple levels. Meeting new people, learning new things and taking responsibility for your own life can all feel like a lot to juggle.…

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Empower yourself: Questions to ask your doctor about managing sickle cell disease »

(BPT) - Being an informed patient with sickle cell disease has become an important part of health care today. Physicians are increasingly looking upon their patients (and the parents of their young patients) as active partners. In light of this, consider preparing a list of…

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Top 4 year-round sensitive skin issues »

(BPT) - Skin sensitivity has affected more than 70 percent of Americans at some point, according to a new survey by Nexcare Brand from 3M. While the problem affects people of every age, more than 65 percent of parents surveyed say they're particularly worried about…

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Campaign aims to excite the city for pope visit »

We're three weeks away from the beginning of the World Meeting of Families, and Philadelphia leaders are hoping to energize and excite the city with…

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Obama opens Alaska trip aiming to drive climate to forefront »

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama brought the power of the presidential pulpit to Alaska on Monday, aiming to thrust climate change to the…

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Q&A about decision to change Mount McKinley to Mount Denali »

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — North America's tallest mountain will soon return to its previous name, Denali, more than a century after the Alaska peak was…

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Suspect in hit-and-run that left 2-year-old dead surrenders »

The suspect wanted for a hit-and-run last spring that left a 2-year-old boy dead has surrendered.…

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Lost California hiker survived 9 days with broken leg »

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A 62-year-old hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada with a broken leg endured freezing nighttime temperatures and…

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Appeals court upholds Jesus statue on Montana mountain »

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A 6-foot tall statue of Jesus that has spent the last 60 years overlooking a northwestern Montana ski hill may stay…

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Hometown mourners celebrate life of slain TV cameraman »

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The scene inside a Virginia high school auditorium sounded more like a celebration of life Monday than a visitation after a…

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244 arrested in Southern California immigration sting »

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration agents arrested more than 240 people with criminal records during a four-day sting in Southern California, authorities said Monday in…

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Man completes year of ocean dips for ALS foundation »

Monday was day number 365 and Island Heights car dealer Doug Maday dived into the water in Seaside Park completing his pledge to dip in…

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Former Subway pitchman sues former foundation head: newspaper »

(Reuters) - Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle, who has been accused of child pornography, has sued the former head of his foundation for not repaying…

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Daughter Deep In Debt Needs Counseling, Not More Money »

DEAR ABBY: Three years ago I gave my adult daughter, married with a child, more than $16,000 to help pay off her debts because she couldn't pay her bills. She…

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Longing For The Past Casts A Shadow Over The Present »

DEAR ABBY: Have you any advice for handling nostalgia? While it can be pleasant, lately I have been getting very down when I think about my past. I'm sad that…

Aug 30 2015 / No Comment / Read More »





Celebrated Romanian baritone Dan Iordachescu dies at 85 »

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Celebrated Romanian baritone Dan Iordachescu, who sang at Milan's La Scala and the Vienna State Opera…

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President to take wilderness trip with Bear Grylls »

NEW YORK (AP) — Survival expert Bear Grylls has bagged his biggest celebrity yet for a walk in the wilderness…

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ rules for third straight week »

Los Angeles (AFP) - "Straight Outta Compton" reigned supreme at the North American box office for a third straight week,…

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Box Office Top 20: ‘Compton’ dominates, Efron movie flops »

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The faith-based family drama "War Room" outshone its competition despite a relatively quiet release, taking the…

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I.Coast opposition in plea to Ouattara on election talks »

The opposition coalition in the Ivory Coast on Monday invited President Alassane Ouattara, who is seeking a controversial second term, to discuss conditions for upcoming elections while "there ...…

Aug 31 2015 / Read More »

Sweden eyes Ecuador deal by year-end, paving way for Assange probe »

Sweden hopes to reach a judicial cooperation deal with Ecuador by year's end that would pave the way for Swedish prosecutors to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation, officials said...…

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Video of Israeli soldier arresting boy becomes latest in war of perception »

A soldier pins a boy down and is assaulted by his family: The scene might have gone unnoticed if not for footage that has turned it into another weapon in the Israel-Palestinian war of...…

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Russian nuclear official pleads guilty in US bribery plot »

A Russian nuclear official pleaded guilty Monday to a US charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering in a case involving $2.1 million in bribes for contracts with a Moscow-...…

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UN envoy to meet with Libya’s Tripoli parliament ahead of talks »

The UN's special envoy for Libya will on Tuesday meet with representatives of the country's rival parliament based in Tripoli, which is not recognised by the international community, the UN...…

Aug 31 2015 / Read More »




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