How to lose a sweet tooth
(BPT) - Most of us have been there at some point. You somehow find yourself barefoot in your kitchen at midnight, eating ice cream out of the container. Alternatively, the mid-afternoon energy slump has landed you in front of the vending machine pining for a package of candy. Maybe the kids didn’t exactly have to twist y...
Create an outdoor sanctuary in your backyard
(BPT) - Coming home from a long work day to a place of peace, quiet, relaxation and even harmony is a dream for many homeowners. And by creating an outdoor sanctuary in the backyard, this private place of solace will become the first destination for all members of the family when they need a break. Backyard sanctuaries i...
How America's change-leading generation has redesigned aging
(BPT) - America’s baby boomers first came on the scene in 1946. They’ve been turning the world on its head ever since. Known as the country’s greatest generation for leading change, baby boomers make up roughly 26 percent of the United States’ total population – at about 78 million people. Over the years they’ve reinvent...
How case managers help patients navigate the health care maze [Infographic]
About 10,000 baby boomers will reach Medicare age each day for the next 16 years according to the Pew Research Center. Two in three will learn to manage diseases like diabetes or heart disease. Health issues take more than just a physical toll; financial costs and emotional challenges are part of the mix. And there are new fears - mortality, bankruptcy and loss of independence during a long recovery. They risk getting lost in the unfamiliar terrain of doctors, specialists, hospitals, labs and...
Remedies for deadly heat: more than just staying hydrated
(BPT) - Some parts of the country are experiencing record high temperatures this summer. Las Vegas hit 117 degrees and Phoenix topped the charts at 119 degrees. Salt Lake City also hit the triple digits as did several areas in California. Dry heat or not, residents and visitors were undoubtedly feeling it, and anytime th...
Majority of active traders think equities are attractive, but bullish outlook has softened [Infographic]
Charles Schwab surveyed 477 active traders in June 2013 and discovered a rise in neutral outlooks on the market. A majority still think it’s a good time to invest in equities, but 37 percent are unsure. Plus, nearly 38 percent of traders surveyed say they are bullish on stocks over the next three to six months, down from 52 percent in March. With an anticipation of volatility ahead, confidence that portfolios are properly hedged against potential risk dropped 8 percentage points between the f...
Cool your home and save cold, hard cash with air conditioning tips
(BPT) - Home cooling costs rise with the temperature, making many homeowners dread the arrival of their monthly electric bill during the good ol’ summertime. Fortunately, with a few simple strategies, it’s easy to cut down on cooling costs so you can enjoy summer, even through record-high temperatures. “Air conditioning ...
Women can achieve a great hair day every day [Infographic]
A great hair day can inspire a positive approach to a woman’s entire day when she believes her hair looks and feels beautiful. Now, women can have a great hair day every day with new Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner formula that delivers up to five times smoother hair, in just one wash for beautifully moisturized results that women love. Now through Sept. 30, women can visit Dove.com/GreatHairAffair to show off their great hair day by simply uploading or pinning a photo for a chance ...
Beaches, jungles and beyond: Top sights to see on Costa Rica tours
Dazzling natural diversity is the calling card of Latin America’s popular Costa Rica. For travelers, its beaches beckon, but so do misty cloud forests, jungle lodges and an amazing variety of bird, insect and wildlife species. North to south, east to west, Costa Rica has many activities – the biggest dilemma is figuring ...
The safety net that helps Americans with disabilities stay afloat
(BPT) - John Miller never much thought about the possibility that he might one day become disabled; he was too busy building and renovating homes throughout suburban Washington, D.C. For 40 years, Miller (a pseudonym to protect his privacy) worked long days with his brother – until an unexpected illness and injury struck...
Green ways to make summer sun work for you
(BPT) - When summer sun has you slathering on sunscreen and retreating indoors to air-conditioned rooms, it’s easy to forget the winter doldrums that made you eagerly anticipate sunshine and warm temperatures. Winter snow and dreary days seem far away, and you find yourself craving a respite from too much sun. But all th...
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May 24, 2010