5 simple steps for protecting your home during the holidays »

(BPT) - When you think of the holidays, celebrations, presents and friends likely come to mind - not crime. Unfortunately, burglaries increase at this time of year, and your home could be a target. With a few simple safety precautions, you can protect your property,…

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New research finds 40 percent of teens say they’ve been hit or nearly hit while walking »

(BPT) - Cell phones are a great way to keep in touch with teens on the go. However, new research examines how cell phones and other handheld gadgets are causing teens to be more easily distracted, leading to greater risk on the roads, particularly when…

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Restless legs syndrome: It’s ‘no laughing matter’ »

(BPT) - A creepy-crawly feeling. An irresistible urge to move your legs. The inability to sit still for long periods of time. These are common complaints of those living with moderate-to-severe restless leg syndrome (RLS), a progressive and chronic condition that affects 2-3 percent of…

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8 ways to protect the value of your car this winter »

(BPT) - Your car is one of your most prized possessions. It's your road-trip partner, your chauffer each morning and your home away from home when you're on the go. Because you depend on your car for so much, you want to protect and keep…

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FDA Meeting on female sexual dysfunction promising »

(BPT) - With the hectic schedules that many women adhere to, it's not surprising that many feel stressed out or overwhelmed. The responsibilities of juggling a career, a family and obligations as a wife and mother can be nerve-wracking, and for many women sex is…

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Which kitchen style best matches your personality? »

(BPT) - Everyone has a preferred style of kitchen, no matter if you're a chef at heart or just prefer to heat something frozen using the microwave. You may be surprised to discover your personality influences the style of kitchen you prefer. So, do you…

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The key to pursuing dreams for people with diabetes »

(BPT) - When most people think of the 29.1 million people in the United States living with diabetes, they don't think of competitive athletes who are performing at the top echelons of physically enduring sports like running, swimming, and cycling. These athletes are out there,…

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10 healthy strategies to survive the holidays »

(BPT) - The holidays are a wonderful time of year. A chance to see old friends and distant relatives, take a vacation or just put the stresses of everyday life behind you so you can focus solely on family and fun. If you're trying to…

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How simple stomach pains can take you to hell and back »

(BPT) - Kimberly Kuchler wasn't too worried when she first felt some mild abdominal pains last summer. Young and full of energy, the former collegiate athlete wasn't about to let anything slow her down, especially since her orthopedic sales job required her to be on…

Oct 30 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

FDA’s message to moms: Eat more seafood »

(BPT) - Your mother probably told you 'fish is brain food.' Turns out she was right.

The nutrients in seafood are vital to the brain development of young children, especially during pregnancy. Seafood is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for visual and cognitive…

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Americans have a big opportunity to improve their dishwasher regimen and save water »

(BPT) - Nearly everyone (96 percent) wastes up to an hour each week pre-washing their dishes, according to a recent survey. But the reality is that the outdated ritual of pre-washing can actually result in dirtier dishes and waste a valuable resource - water!

People have…

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Worried about Ebola? You should be more concerned about these deadly diseases »

(BPT) - Ebola has been one of the top headlines in the nation in the second half of 2014, resulting in much discussion among government leaders, community leaders and health-care officials as they determine how to test for and treat the disease on U.S. soil.

What…

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The Road to Recovery »

(BPT) - Cheryl Edwards was the host of her own radio talk show. But what she wants to talk about these days is how she made it through what she says was the darkest period of her life and how there's hope for others to…

Oct 29 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Timely, budget-friendly solutions for getting your house ready for the holidays »

(BPT) - The fun chaos of the holidays is right around the corner. Family gatherings to plan, delicious meals to prepare, gifts to find and purchase, and a house to decorate ... the list goes on!

With entertaining season approaching at warp speed, it's time to…

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Holiday survival guide: quick tricks to eliminate hassles and headaches »

(BPT) - 'Tis the season for family gatherings, dinner parties, gift exchanges and the sound of laughter coming from around the table. With the hustle and bustle surrounding the holidays, finding ways to reduce stress can help you survive the season. Here are six simple…

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Four ways to spark creativity in your children »

(BPT) - As colder months roll in, your children will spend more time indoors so you'll need to be equipped with indoor activities that will capture their imagination and foster their creativity. Here are a few activities you can do with your kids and keep…

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Energy-efficient home trends for 2015 and beyond »

(BPT) - One of the top trends driving today's housing market is the demand for energy-efficient homes that don't sacrifice comfort for quality. If you're looking to purchase a new home, green features can save money both now and in the future, with numerous earth-friendly…

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Achieving blood sugar control is important for people with type 2 diabetes »

(BPT) - Do you know how to control your blood sugar? If you are one of the 29 million Americans living with diabetes, learning the basics is a great first step to help you manage your condition.

In fact, achieving blood sugar control is a crucial…

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Simple steps to make your holiday guests feel at home »

(BPT) - The holiday season makes for a memorable time of year, providing the chance to visit with old friends and relatives you might not see often. Equipping yourself with the right tools early on can be the key to enjoying a stress-free hosting experience…

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Prepping for cold weather? Don’t forget your pet »

(BPT) - Fall weather affects pets just like their people. While you are taking precautions to protect yourself from cooler temperatures and environmental changes, you need to safeguard your dogs and cats, too.

Pet care and lifestyle expert Charlotte Reed shares her top tips for…

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Can sharing data make the world a better place? »

(BPT) - Cures for disease, increased food production and higher graduation rates are most likely not the first outcomes you associate with big data. Worrisome incidents of data being stolen from major retailers and other businesses that have recently made the news may be more…

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Expectant moms need iodine for healthy children »

(BPT) - Expectant moms already have plenty to worry about including keeping up with medical appointments and setting up a nursery. However, one very easy and vitally important thing to do for a healthy baby is to make sure pregnant and nursing women get enough…

Oct 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Common new mom question: Are all formulas created equal? »

(BPT) - New parents have plenty of concerns when it comes to raising a newborn, and pediatricians have heard them all. While some questions are unusual - 'When can I feed my baby fast food?' or 'Is it OK for my newborn baby to go…

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Filing taxes for the first time? Easily conquer taxes with 3 simple tips »

(BPT) - Unless you majored in accounting, the thought of filing your own income tax return may evoke feelings similar to your first job interview.

Though understandable, this is an unfounded fear, given the simple taxes most individuals have in their early to mid-20s and the…

Oct 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Help prevent and manage diabetes with an active and healthy lifestyle »

(BPT) - There's nothing better than sitting before a steaming plate of delicious-smelling food and taking that first, delectable bite. Now imagine joining your family every night and sharing that delicious meal you prepared yourself.

Home-cooked meals are important to your family and their health, especially…

Oct 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Important tax information for everyone with marketplace health insurance »

(BPT) - Health insurance and income taxes, once an unlikely pair, are now close companions as a result of the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandate that took effect Jan. 1, 2014.

If you have health insurance through the federal or a state-sponsored marketplace, it means…

Oct 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Changes to know before filing your federal income tax return »

(BPT) - Most tax law changes don't affect the average taxpayer. That's fortunate news, considering the U.S. averaged at least one tax law change per day every day between 2000 and 2012.

Some tax changes generally happen every year, such as inflation adjustments to…

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Deadly diseases you should be more concerned about than Ebola »

(BPT) - Ebola has been one of the top headlines in the nation in the second half of 2014, resulting in much discussion among government leaders, community leaders and health-care officials as they determine how to test for and treat the disease on U.S. soil.

What…

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Personalizing your Medicare options: What’s right for you? »

(BPT) - Finding the right Medicare plan can be a little confusing - there are so many plans and coverage options to choose from.

Health and wellness company Humana is helping to simplify the selection process and educate Medicare shoppers as they decide on 2015 coverage…

Oct 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Timeless interior design – perfect for protecting your kitchen investment »

(BPT) - Kitchens are the heart of the home. It's where you prepare meals, help your kids with homework and entertain guests. It's the room in the house where everyone gathers, where memories are made, and, with solid investment, can single-handedly increase the value of…

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Simple ways to bust winter blues »

(BPT) - Shorter days, colder weather, icy roads, and less sunshine - winter can be a serious downer. It's not just in your head, either; 14 percent of Americans suffer from the winter blues and 6 percent have the more serious form of doldrums known…

Oct 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Visual processing speeds: The key to peak performance? »

(BPT) - What do you and your favorite professional athlete have in common? You both use your eye sight each day to live life to the fullest.

Whether it's scoring the winning goal or making that critical catch, trained athletes always use their eyes, and, their…

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Clever holiday entertaining shortcuts big on taste, low on stress »

(BPT) - It's the season for entertaining. Between the holidays, family gatherings and just needing an excuse to socialize during the long winter months, you'll probably be organizing several fun parties and gatherings at your home.

If you're dreading the season because it feels like entertaining…

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Inspiration for a simple and delicious Thanksgiving »

(BPT) - Thanksgiving is all about abundance. It's a time when Americans pull out the stops to celebrate everything they have to be thankful for with a big, delicious meal that will leave everyone at the table saying 'Wow!'

This year, with an incredible variety of…

Oct 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Career changers find fulfillment, job security in nursing »

(BPT) - Marquita Davis, a registered nurse, began her professional life as an early childhood educator. She cared for her students, shaping their minds and social development skills to prepare them for their future education. Years later, unforeseen life events inspired Davis to provide care…

Oct 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Want to be a Heimlich hero? All ages can learn how to save a life »

(BPT) - Three siblings sit in their kitchen enjoying a bedtime snack of sliced oranges. One of them accidently takes too big a bite and suddenly his face is red and he can't breathe. A routine activity has turned into a choking emergency. Without a…

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Ethical hackers combat cyber criminals to boost public safety »

(BPT) - Home Depot announced that personal financial information from 56 million credit and debit cards was at risk following a data security breach in September. Americans were still reeling from the Heartbleed bug, which compromised the security of some of the country's largest companies…

Oct 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Why the cheapest ‘retirement investment’ is also critical to your health »

(BPT) - You maxed out your 401(k) every year you worked, invested wisely and planned carefully in preparation for retirement. Perhaps you even researched your Medicare options and you know exactly what health and drug plans you'll choose. But if you're like the majority of…

Oct 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

One in five children in America go to bed hungry – learn how you can help »

(BPT) - You may consider child hunger to be a world away problem, however, the reality is there are 16 million children right here in America who are faced with hunger. That's one in five children who don't know where their next meal will come…

Oct 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

How to cut the clutter and take back your home »

(BPT) - You've reached your breaking point. You've tripped over the same thing in the living room too many times. Now you've picked it up to finally put it away and you realize - you have nowhere to put it. You have too much clutter…

Oct 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »






Virgin Galactic says space tourism rocket lost »

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A witness says Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo exploded during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert.…

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UN resolution urges Myanmar to drop identity plan »

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. draft resolution takes aim at Myanmar's aggressive campaign to have its Rohingya Muslims identify as a term they…

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Lake Michigan waves slam Chicago lakeshore »

CHICAGO (AP) — Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline, sending water onto part of Lake…

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Mexican judge orders immediate release of jailed US Marine, family spokesman says »

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mexican judge orders immediate release of jailed US Marine, family spokesman says.…

Oct 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Kansas tax collections short as election nears »

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas reported Friday that its October tax collections fell short of expectations, potentially complicating conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's efforts to…

Oct 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

APNewsBreak: Judge orders release of jailed Marine »

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for…

Oct 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

A look at people killed during space missions »

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo accident proved what astronauts and their families know too well: Space can be deadly.…

Oct 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Navajo high court finds election officials in contempt »

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - The Navajo Nation's highest court on Friday held the tribe's election board in contempt for refusing to follow its…

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Kansas urges judge not to rule on gay marriage »

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas attorney general's office told a federal judge Friday that he should not consider blocking the state from enforcing…

Oct 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Halloween saved in town after fugitive’s capture »

MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) — State police gave out candy to children trick-or-treating Friday in a community that had been under siege for nearly seven weeks…

Oct 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »


Birthday girl boldly asks guest to bring a second gift »

DEAR ABBY: I am planning to attend a birthday party for my friend "Sophia" who is turning 50. When I mentioned to her that I would be shopping for her…

Jul 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Young Couple’s Use Of Birth Control Is Long Past Overdue »

DEAR ABBY: My 19-year-old son has been dating the daughter of one of my friends I'll call "Mona." We didn't set them up; they met at some parties. Last summer…

Jul 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »





Q&A: ‘Interstellar’ filmmaker Nolan on his robots »

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In his secrecy-shrouded sci-fi extravaganza "Interstellar," filmmaker Christopher Nolan isn't just taking audiences to outer space.…

Oct 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Wallenda ready for windy Chicago tightrope walks »

CHICAGO (AP) — With Chicago's chilling winds howling in the background, tightrope walker Nik Wallenda declared Friday he's ready to…

Oct 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Melissa Fumero goes from daytime to prime time »

NEW YORK (AP) — Melissa Fumero, who plays Detective Amy Santiago on Fox's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," can remember the first time…

Oct 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Son to Usher: Dad, you’re not a great singer »

NEW YORK (AP) — One of Usher's sons studies his dance moves meticulously, while the other has said to the…

Oct 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Obama slams Republicans over minimum wage as vote looms »

President Barack Obama blasted Republicans for blocking increases to the minimum wage on Friday in last-ditch campaigning ahead of next week's crucial midterm elections. American voters head to the polls next week ...…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

Egypt troops targeted in Sinai a week after deadly blast »

Seven Egyptian soldiers were wounded Friday in an explosion near El-Arish, a week after a deadly attack in the same area of the Sinai peninsula killed 30 soldiers, a security official said. "Two officers...…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

4,000 killed in Ukraine conflict, president seeks to ‘unite’ country »

More than 4,000 people have been killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine between the army and pro-Russian separatists, the UN said Friday, as the Ukrainian president took steps to "unite" the country after elections. ...…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

Canada halts visas for residents of Ebola-hit nations »

Canada on Friday announced it was suspending visa applications for residents of Ebola-hit nations in a bid to prevent the deadly virus from crossing its borders. Immigration Canada said...…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

France ‘determined’ to drive economic reforms: PM »

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Friday said Paris was "absolutely determined" to drive economic reforms and that France was not "Europe's sick man". Valls was visiting...…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »




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