5 tips for painting like a pro this summer »

(BPT) - Sunny summer months are the perfect time for a colorful home refresh. With open windows, warm weather and the tips below, you can check painting off your list in a breeze and head back outdoors to enjoy the weather.

1. Buy high-quality paint for…

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American manufacturing by the numbers [Infographic] »

(BPT) - Given the choice between buying a product made in the United States and buying one made abroad, the majority of Americans would rather buy the American product, according to a 2013 survey. DEWALT is a global brand with American roots committed to bringing…

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The connection between cocoa and health. Here are the real facts [Infographic] »

(BPT) - For centuries cocoa has been celebrated as both a health food and a medicine. In some cultures, it was considered a gift from the gods and was believed to have magical qualities that could heal and nourish. Is any of this really true?…

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Millennials say they want to save for retirement, but a third aren’t doing it »

(BPT) - Nearly one in three millennials have no money saved for retirement, and a quarter of millennials - people between the ages of 18 and 34 - report owing more money than they have currently saved, according to a survey released by the Indexed…

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Ceiling improvements can get things looking up in your kitchen »

(BPT) - When you're planning a full kitchen renovation, or even just a few choice upgrades, counter tops, cabinets, appliances and flooring command your attention. But do you ever look up? Unless a lightbulb burns out or you want to replace a light fixture, you…

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Understanding how your laundry products can impact your sensitive skin [Infographic] »

(BPT) - If you or someone in your family has sensitive skin, are you aware that your laundry products can affect the health of your skin? Learn more by checking out these facts:


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5 home-renovation tips that will reduce asthma and allergy triggers in your home »

(BPT) - This is the peak season for do-it-yourself projects, and maybe you already have your tape measure in hand, ready to tackle a bathroom remodel, open up the floor plan or finally reimagine that unfinished basement. There are plenty of considerations to take into…

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Aviators to divers, more adventurous job opportunities opening up to women »

(BPT) - Women now represent nearly half of the American workforce, and more than half of all American women work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Not only are more women working, more are earning college educations, and more are entering fields once considered…

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3 easy ways to go green when going back to school »

(BPT) - It's that time of year when millions of students will be shopping for back-to-school and purchasing the latest technology and electronic devices. Many of these popular items like smartphones, tablets and laptops use rechargeable batteries that contain materials that are potentially harmful to…

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Tips for selecting the right decking material for your outdoor living space »

(BPT) - When you're designing and building a dream outdoor living space, you have more options than ever. But how do you know which material is best for your home? The good news is that you don't need a degree in deck building to master…

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Traveling Abroad? Get Vaccinated Against Hepatitis A »

(BPT) - Hepatitis A cases are on the rise, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Hepatitis A is common in many parts of the world, even in popular tourist destinations such as Mexico, most other countries in…

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5 easy ways to sleep cool in the summertime »

(BPT) - Summer has officially arrived! While escaping daytime summer temperatures with swimming, ice cream and running through the sprinkler can be fun, the heat can be unbearable when it comes to getting a good night's sleep.

There is a link between high temperatures and poor…

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5 smart, super-easy ways to manage your money on-the-go »

(BPT) - Work commitments, family obligations, workout time and - if you're lucky - playtime mean few minutes left over for something as mundane as money management. Yet staying on top of your finances is important, no matter how busy you are, which could be…

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Concrete basin doubles as a planter and cooler »

(BPT) - Homeowners enjoy their backyards in different ways and two of the most popular are gardening and entertaining. Homeowners who love gardening often use planters for their flowers and vegetables. Those who entertain often use a cooler for refreshments when hosting family and friends.…

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8 things every 20-something should know about insurance »

(BPT) - Most 20-somethings can't wait for the day when they are officially 'on their own.' You know you've made it when you can make a big decision without having to check with mom and dad about footing the bill, thanks to that first real-world,…

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The 5 most important things you never knew about your shower »

(BPT) - You use it to get clean, refresh, relax or get invigorated, but how much do you really know about your shower? Did you know that the average shower lasts eight minutes in America, or that the shower is the third largest source of…

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4 steps toward greener living »

(BPT) - Living a greener lifestyle isn't just about conserving natural resources, it's also about saving money. Whether you're renovating your existing home, or building from the ground up, you can create a home that's more efficient, cost effective and 'green.'

1. Insulate against air

In…

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10 tips to make your home safer for kids »

(BPT) - Home is where the heart is, and for most people, it's where they feel safest. Yet for children, the home isn't as safe as you might assume. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that 3.5 million children go to…

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3 ways to preserve indoor air quality during remodeling »

(BPT) - Are you beginning a remodeling project? Well, take a deep breath because your air is about to be affected in a major way.

Is this preventable? It can be, if you take action.

The most important time to act is before you begin your remodeling…

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5 most difficult U.S. cities to spell »

(BPT) - King Digital Entertainment recently launched its new word game adventure, AlphaBetty Saga. In celebration of the title's travel and 'play with words' theme, King commissioned a survey to find the most difficult to spell U.S. cities and identified the top 10. Now, for…

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7 tips for summer DIY projects »

(BPT) - (This post is brought to you by the makers of Advil.) The lazy days of summer aren't always lazy for DIY aficionados. The warm weather provides the perfect catalyst to tackle those home improvement to-do lists - from finally updating the color of…

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Americans finding creative and inspiring ways to raise funds for Alzheimer’s cause »

(BPT) - If you hear engines roaring, get a whiff of burnt rubber and see an endless line of motorcycles, don't be alarmed. And if you're hearing reports of bridge games going on for 12 hours or more, you're not imagining things. Those are just…

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What you think you know about Social Security may be totally wrong »

(BPT) - Americans may have faith in the Social Security system, but many still don't really understand how it works. That's a key take-away from a recent survey of Americans' knowledge of Social Security retirement benefits. While 63 percent of respondents said they do believe…

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Tips to keep everyone safe from heat-related illness this summer »

(BPT) - Enjoying fun in the sun is one of the great pastimes of summer. But heat-related illnesses can seriously cool off your summer fun, so it's important to protect yourself from sun and hot weather while you're outdoors this season.

Normally, the body cools…

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Rare but Aware: Speaking Up for Myasthenia Gravis »

(BPT) - Imagine experiencing muscle weakness so severe you have difficulty with even the simplest daily tasks, such as speaking, swallowing, chewing, and even breathing normally.1 For people suffering from myasthenia gravis (MG), a rare, debilitating neurological disorder, this may be a daily reality.

In the…

Jun 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Dress up your floors with top tile trends »

(BPT) - If you are renovating any area of your home, it may be time to try something new-such as bringing tile into main living areas in addition to your bathrooms and kitchen. New designs, styles and technologies are making tile the most versatile and…

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Banking on the go: The future of digital banking [infographic] »

(BPT) - Digital banking technology keeps making it much easier for U.S. consumers to manage their finances on the go. So easy, in fact, that a new Chase survey found that a third of them bank on their phone and online more than a year…

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How Air Aware Are You? »

(BPT) - According to a recent survey by Filtrete Brand from 3M, 50 percent of Americans believe the air inside the home is less polluted than outdoor air. However, the reality is that indoor levels of pollutants may be two to five times…

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Did You Know Up to One-Half of All Women Over 50 Will Have a Fracture Due to Osteoporosis? This Month, Talk to the Women in Your Life about Their Risk… »

(BPT) - Excessive bone density loss can lead to a condition called osteoporosis, which significantly increases a person's risk for fracture. Women specifically can lose up to 20 percent of their bone mass in the five to seven years after menopause,1 and up to half…

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Painful Conversations: Survey finds doctors and people with pain uncomfortable discussing prescription drug abuse »

(BPT) - Have you ever gone to the doctor knowing exactly what you were going to say, but the minute they walk in, all of your questions seem to disappear? You're not alone. It's not uncommon to feel overwhelmed and uncomfortable at the doctor's office.…

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Patients, Doctors Need Better Communication And Understanding Of Rare Blood Cancer, Survey Says »

(BPT) - A survey conducted by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and Novartis found the majority of patients with a rare blood cancer called Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) and physicians have a reasonable understanding of the best way to manage and monitor this disease.…

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Hairy Havens: Best cities for men with beards and mustaches »

(BPT) - Guys with facial hair listen up and women take note. The annual 'Most Facial Hair-Friendly Cities in America' list is here and it's a compass for all in pursuit of the hirsute.

The study is released each year by men's grooming leader Jun 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

6 steps to a championship caliber lawn »

(BPT) - Creating a stadium-caliber lawn doesn't have to take a lot of time, money or effort. This summer, follow these simple steps and tend to your natural turf in the morning and evening to create a yard that is championship caliber.

1. Rake. Raking a…

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Dorm dwelling? Tips to make the move go smoothly »

(BPT) - There's no traveling light when you're moving into a dorm room; college calls for a lot of stuff. Smart storage options can help you find a place for everything once you're there, but transporting your belongings from home to a far-off campus -…

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Get the most out of the sunny summer solstice »

(BPT) - An evening spent with friends. The drive home from work or that early morning jog. All of these activities are best enjoyed when the sun is shining. The summer solstice is quickly approaching and with it, come the longest, brightest days of the…

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Five emotions you feel when a mess occurs »

(BPT) - Messes, and the resulting emotions, are an inevitable part of life, just like the emotions in Disney*Pixar's original new movie 'Inside Out,' which opens in theaters on June 19. With the help of The Clorox Company and some tips and tricks for how…

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4 top technology degrees for today’s career seekers »

(BPT) - The career outlook for technology professionals remains highly promising. With so many emerging employment opportunities, The White House announced the TechHire initiative in March to encourage American cities to offer training to prepare the workforce for careers in growing tech fields.

The…

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4 ways to add ‘wow’ to your outdoor living space »

(BPT) - Turning your backyard into an outdoor living oasis can be a tough project to start. Between product choices and design ideas, planning your ideal outdoor space can mean a lot of research and time at the local home improvement store.

To simplify your project,…

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4 ways to get your children to work with you instead of against you »

(BPT) - Every parent has been there - one of those days when you feel like your child's only goal is to directly defy you. When your child won't brush her teeth, comb her hair or put on her socks, it makes you think a…

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Closing of Chicago trading pits: a requiem for family ties »

Thomas Cashman was not long out of law school when his dad, Tom, brought him to the Chicago Board of Trade soybean pit in 1994.…

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US regulator says Fiat Chrysler recall woes are widespread »

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top U.S. auto safety regulator accused Fiat Chrysler of failing to provide timely and accurate recall information to her agency and…

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Expert says "hit list" was written by Delaware court gunman »

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A supposed "hit list" and two homemade death certificates found after a shooting at a Delaware courthouse in 2013 were written…

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Nevada Democrats brace for life after Reid’s retirement »

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Local and state officials gathered near Hoover Dam in April to celebrate the groundbreaking of a highway bypass that might ultimately…

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6 corrections officers injured during Arizona prison fight »

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Corrections Department says six officers at a state prison complex received minor injuries while breaking up a fight between…

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Virginia’s Pamunkey Indian Tribe granted federal recognition »

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Department of Interior granted federal recognition to a Virginia Indian tribe for the first time on Thursday, more than 400…

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At least one dead after flooding, tornados hit Missouri »

Missouri officials on Thursday said one person was dead and at least two more were missing after heavy rains, high winds and tornadoes raged across…

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Woman sentenced to prison for contaminating son’s IV in Ohio »

Candida Fluty, 35, a West Virginia resident, was seen on a hospital security video in January injecting something into the IV bag of her son,…

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Judge awards $134M in suit over death, injury of soldiers »

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Utah has awarded $134.2 million to an American solider injured in Afghanistan and the widow of…

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Unpaid internships legal when they boost interns’ learning, U.S. court rules »

As long as internships are designed chiefly to further young people's knowledge in a particular field, the court said, interns do not have to be…

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Oldest Daughter Wants To Avoid Celebrating Dad’s Newest Child »

DEAR ABBY: My father is expecting his seventh child with his current "fiancee." I am the oldest of six girls; this child is expected to be a son. His fiancee…

Jun 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Mere Mention Of Marriage Causes Man To Run And Hide »

DEAR ABBY: I am 59 and have a steady, good-paying job. I was married for 20 years, but divorced 11 years ago. I am set in my ways.I have been…

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Thicke: Distracted by failing marriage during music case »

NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Thicke says a deposition for the "Blurred Lines" case took a backseat to his crumbling…

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Chris Squire, bassist of progressive rock band Yes, dies »

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Squire, the bassist and co-founder of the progressive rock band Yes who recently announced he…

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Prestigious Boston performing arts schools discuss merger »

BOSTON (AP) — Two prestigious performing arts schools in Boston are exploring a merger that officials say would create "the…

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Man involved in Broadway scam gets 11 more years in prison »

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A once high-flying stockbroker previously sentenced for conning the producers of Broadway's "Rebecca" will serve…

Jun 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Stakes rise in Greece’s bailout referendum »

The radical left government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras "may very well" resign if Greeks spurn its call to vote 'No' in Sunday's plebiscite, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis ...…

Jul 2 2015 / Read More »

Polish PM candidate vows no euro, more economic justice »

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Beata Szydlo led a little-known politician to a surprise victory in Poland's recent presidential election. Now she hopes to repeat that winning formula for herself.…

Jul 2 2015 / Read More »

Iran takes hard line on inspections, sanctions at nuke talks »

VIENNA (AP) — Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspection rules and threatening to ramp up enrichment of ...…

Jul 2 2015 / Read More »

Hollywood, hedge fund heavies giving to Clinton super PAC »

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York hedge fund billionaire George Soros and Hollywood director Steven Spielberg are among the biggest donors to a super PAC backing Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential run, according ...…

Jul 2 2015 / Read More »

Sanders raises $15 million after launching presidential bid »

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign says the Vermont Democrat has raised $15 million since joining the race in late April, a strong total for his challenge against …

Jul 2 2015 / Read More »




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