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...
Taking the fright out of creating your perfect costume
Halloween is the perfect time of year to let loose and embrace your inner kid. You have the option to be anything you want, so get creative this year! Save yourself time and money by looking for fun costume-worthy items at a vintage store. You may be surprised at the wide variety of creative costumes available for a reasonable cost. A scary costume is only supposed to scare those around you - it's not supposed to be scary to wear. So make sure you are taking all the right steps so that your H...
Three simple tips to prepare your car for winter weather
(BPT) - As temperatures dip, it's important to prepare your car for harsh winter weather. Not only can the elements be hard on your vehicle, but the chemicals that are used to fight the elements such as road salt and chemical compounds to melt ice are as well. Being prepared and knowing how to take care of your vehicle c...
Tips for parents on how, and why, to talk to kids about insurance
(BPT) - When it comes to financial literacy, parents know it's important to give kids the knowledge and skills they need to manage money. In fact, 81 percent say it's their responsibility as parents to teach children about money and saving, according to a 2012 survey by the website DoughMain. While you're teaching childr...
2013 Cyber Monday survey says half of us will shop [Infographic]
A new national Cyber Monday shopping survey from FatWallet, conducted online by TNS Global (OCT 2013), reports that 48 percent of those surveyed plan to shop on Cyber Monday, with 52 percent planning to spend more than they did last year. The survey also reveals that 34 percent want either clothing or gadget deals, and 54 percent will be shopping for holiday gifts. Those surveyed will also be looking for books, movies or music, toys, tablets/smartphones and 76 percent said they want free ship...