Five simple steps to being a great pet owner
(BPT) - Brushing your teeth and getting dressed in the morning are among the daily routines that are second nature to humans. But you may not always remember that your pets need regular care too - like avoiding potentially harmful table scraps, being protected from pesky fleas and ticks, keeping the sensitive pads of the...
Fun or fantasy? How to know if a video game is right for your child
(BPT) - If you are like most Americans, you have computer and video game fans in your home. However, as a parent, it is not always easy to decide if a popular video game is right for your child. That is where ratings and parental controls can help. Understanding what a particular video game entails is especially importan...
Experience WWI centennial history with a European river cruise
Only a handful of people around the world are old enough to remember World War I, yet as the 100th anniversary of the first truly global war approaches, its impact on the world can still be felt today. In many ways, WWI set the stage for all world-wide conflicts to come; it was the first war that truly affected almost al...
Tips to secure your future despite an unsure economy
(BPT) - Despite the recent deal to re-open the government and gains in the economy, the business community is still somewhat skeptical about the economy's stability. This information comes from the latest Economic Sentiment Survey issued by Walsh College , a private, not-for-profit institution offering upper-division und...
Travel like a local for a truly authentic vacation experience
(BPT) - Americans are on the move: logging two billion business and leisure trips of 50 miles or more from home for at least one night last year alone, according to the U.S. Travel Association . Today, more people are looking for authentic travel activities - ones that are outside the traditional museum or monument visit...
The changing face of lung cancer in 2013 [Infographic]
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month - an opportunity to recognize the staggering impact this disease has on our communities. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women and accounts for more deaths than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. While there is still a long way to go to change these figures, science has made great strides; physicians now know more about various types of lung cancer, know how to best test for the specific type, and have more options ...
What you need to know about low blood sugar [Infographic]
Diabetes impacts nearly 26 million Americans and approximately 90-95 percent of them have type 2 diabetes, making it a serious health concern in the United States. Blood Sugar Basics is an educational program developed by the American College of Endocrinology with support from Merck, aimed to help people living with diabetes learn about the importance of controlling blood sugar levels as part of a successful diabetes treatment plan to better manage their disease.
Long-lasting gift ideas that won't break the bank
The best gift to receive is one where the recipient can put it to good use for many years to come. This gift is also the most rewarding gift to give, especially if it doesn't break the bank. Finding holiday gifts that stand the test of time, and that fit within your budget doesn't take a lot of effort. Try these simple tips as you start to check items off your holiday shopping list: Quality clothing - If you have a fashionista on your shopping list, you can do well this holiday season by look...
Colorful accents create extraordinary spaces
(BPT) - When looking to transform your home, elements such as doors, ceilings and trim are perfect places to add color. These architectural details can create a wow factor with well-placed splashes of color. 'An unexpected pop of color adds interest to a space, helping an otherwise ordinary room become warm and welcoming...
Buying a garage door? Think insulation
(BPT) - There are seemingly endless options through which homeowners must navigate when buying a new garage door: the style, materials and accessories, just to name a few. But perhaps the most important feature that should top the garage door consumer's list is energy efficiency. Why? Because the garage door is generally...