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(BPT) - When looking ahead to the rest of the year, so many get excited about the latest trends, gadgets or gizmos getting the most attention as they look for what they might be interested in for themselves or their family. The world of health and fitness is an area that is always evolving t…

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(BPT) - Are supplements part of your daily routine? If they are, you're not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than half of all Americans take one or more supplements in their quest for better health. That's because even if you have an ultra-healthy diet (and many pe…

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(BPT) - Whether it's a hot drink of honey, lemon and brandy, or a steaming bowl of chicken soup, many families have age-old home remedies, passed down through the generations, that they still use today when winter kicks into high gear. Grandma knew a thing or two about soothing a sore throat…

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(BPT) - There are those who meticulously decorate dozens of petit fours for a dinner party, set up a photo station and even offer a gift bag. And there are those who may want to do all of that, but don't have the time or the creative flair. But that doesn’t mean their party can’t have that “…

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(BPT) - Nearly 1 in 3 people approaching retirement age (28 percent) think they’re more likely to learn Bigfoot is real than to save enough to retire comfortably, according to a recent survey from AARP and the Ad Council. This year, make your retirement savings goal a reality! Visit AceYourR…

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(BPT) - When Jaylah Martinez has a paintbrush in hand, it’s like a conduit between the emotions inside Jaylah and the canvas. Like many teens, the budding artist has voiced big dreams for her paintings and art. In Jaylah’s case, she envisions them displayed in a modern art gallery in Los Angeles.

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(BPT) - In 2019, many Americans are planning for a “better me” in the year ahead. Gym memberships and diets are at the top of many lists, but what about financial health? Losing debt can be just as important as losing pounds, and financial fitness just as important as physical fitness.

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(BPT) - Just try to walk by an unfinished jigsaw puzzle without stopping. It’s almost impossible and in fact, nearly half of all Americans puzzle for fun, to relax or to relieve stress. Families puzzle together as a winter tradition. Millennials puzzle to connect with each other and disconne…

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(BPT) - The chill, the dryness, the itch: As temperatures drop, winter can wreak havoc on your skin. Fortunately, you can fight winter's wrath by taking a few smart, proactive steps.

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(BPT) - Looking for a cure for the winter blues? Start making plans for the summer. Having something fun to look forward to — such as days off and family trips — can make those dreary days more bearable. One thing you’ll want to add to your summer planning list is finding a great summer camp…

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(BPT) - Jan. 1 marks the official start of the new year and is our annual reminder to set resolutions, such as eating healthier, practicing mindfulness, getting organized or finally joining a gym. It’s the perfect excuse to hit the reset button to lead a healthier lifestyle.

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(BPT) - The new year is often a time filled with self-reflection and thoughts of personal transformation, prompting individuals to start hitting the gym, eating right and reconnecting with old friends. However, New Year’s resolutions can often be short-lived, frequently not even lasting thro…

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(BPT) - More than 155 million U.S. workers are insured for a disability through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. They receive this insurance coverage through their payroll taxes, or FICA taxes, as a part of the Social Security program.

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(BPT) - From the seasoned fashionista to the last-minute birthday gifter, we all have reasons to go shopping. Sometimes finding the perfect birthday or anniversary gift for a special loved one can feel overwhelming with so many choices out there. Here are few tips that can help save time, mo…

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(BPT) - Sharing a fresh batch of cookies with family and friends is the perfect way to warm up a wintry day. Some bakers dare to experiment with new recipes, while others stick with old favorites. Yet, even the tried-and-true recipes don’t always turn out right.

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(BPT) - From healthy lifestyle changes to productive habits, there are plenty of New Year’s resolutions that can start your 2019 off on the right foot. Homeowners can extend those resolutions to include keeping the house in tiptop shape — and keeping out unwanted visitors. The pest managemen…

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(BPT) - In the world of healthy eating, chrono-nutrition has a long-standing history, and shines a spotlight on the time of day you eat being just as important as what you eat. The new year provides the opportunity to reflect on nutrition goals and to determine how to better optimize health …

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(BPT) - Sadness and grief are normal human emotions. These feelings can often last for a short period of time. However, when these emotions last for many days or weeks, depression becomes a concern.

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(BPT) - The winter months are known as a leading cause of indoor stir-craziness. Colder temperatures, rain, sleet, snow and shortened daylight hours all mean we spend more time inside than we would like.

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(BPT) - Donating to local food banks is one way to ensure that everyone in your community feels the warmth this winter. With this mission in mind, Dole Packaged Foods launched its “Let Sunshine In, Drive Hunger Out” hunger relief campaign, in partnership with Kroger and American Idol winner …

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(BPT) - Lab tests play a significant role in detecting, diagnosing and monitoring diseases. Clinical decisions are often guided by test results — results such as those that indicate whether a patient is having a heart attack or needs a medication adjustment, whether a patient is a candidate …

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(BPT) - When you look at your home's interiors, do you find yourself craving a refresh? If so, there's no better time than the New Year to update your home with thoughtful design touches that embrace the power of color.

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(BPT) - Stress. No one wants it but we all experience it from time to time. Higher levels of stress can cause problems at work and at home. But stress is not just hard on your mental well-being, it is hard on your body and can lead to many negative health outcomes.

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(BPT) - Ever since the dawn of credit reporting, the information has looked relatively the same. Your lenders reported information to one, two or all three of the national credit reporting companies (CRCs) based on your most recent loan payment activities and balances.

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(BPT) - For pediatric patients, being in the hospital can be a frightening, vulnerable and lonely experience, especially for those undergoing serious medical treatments. Struggling with illness can rob kids of the simple joys of childhood. However, research has shown that dogs, with their pl…

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(BPT) - As the calendar flips to December each year, the country reflects on the trends and moments that defined the last 12 months. From viral moments to unwanted home visitors, the experts at Terminix break down four statistics that defined the year for pests.

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(BPT) - Most people have a personal connection to cancer. In fact, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer this year. But there are several lesser-known types of cancer that many people do not know about which can make diagnosis and treatment decisi…

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(BPT) - The holiday season presents the opportunity to pause and express gratitude to those that have touched our lives. For former dialysis patient and recent kidney transplant recipient Ingrid Codrington, her biggest “thank you” is to a woman who changed her life when she needed it the most.

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(BPT) - Amidst a frenzy of holiday parties and family gatherings, it can be easy to lose sight of your financial goals. But the end of the year is an ideal time to reflect on your financial plan and review your savings and investing approach. Before you say goodbye to 2018, take these steps …

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(BPT) - In the new year, lots of people will make resolutions to get healthier. When it comes down to it, no one is in charge of your health but you. Sure, you can use technology to track some health issues, but that will only get you so far. At the end of the day, it’s up to you to ensure y…

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(BPT) - Cold brew coffee is popping up everywhere, poised to be a top food trend in the new year. You may have seen it on the menu of your favorite coffeehouse or in the refrigerated section of your local grocery store, but what exactly is cold brew coffee, and why are people raving about it?

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(BPT) - If you've been in the process of buying or selling a home this past year, or even considering it, you know it's been a seller's market for the most part. Inventory of homes available for sale has been low, creating more demand than the market can supply. Couple that with low interest…

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(StatePoint) Lingering anxieties may influence some older Americans about if and where they will journey out of town; however, a new survey found that a majority of seniors say that aging has positively affected their desire and ability to travel.

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(BPT) - When planning a deck project, choosing the right material is key to the enjoyment and value you’ll get from your outdoor living space. Today, there are more choices in decking materials than ever before, including high-performance composites, which are increasingly replacing wood in …

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(BPT) - The winter months bring cold and flu season, which can take a toll on your health. While flu shots and rest are common advice for prevention, a strong immune system is critical to keeping you healthy all year long. According to Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN, CDE, a Registered Dietitia…