How to make working at home work
(BPT) - Working at home is a growing popular trend. The 2010 U.S. Census reports 9.5 percent of the population spends at least one day a week working at home – an increase of more than 2 percent since 1997. Technology is making it easier for employees and self-employed workers to set up a home office and conduct business...
How to keep your health up and costs down
(BPT) - No matter your age, you can help keep your body healthy and your money out of the health care system by eating right, exercising and avoiding habits that contribute to chronic illness. Having the appropriate insurance may also help your bottom line more than you think. Follow this guide to see if you have what you need at various stages in life. 20s Younger people tend to have fewer medical issues, but that doesn't mean you should ditch health insurance altogether. To save money while...
Celeb worthy on-the-go snacking tips for a healthy new you
(BPT) - We’ve all been there; 3 p.m. rolls around and suddenly you need a snack. As children, we thrived on snacks, but as we grow older many of us ignore those in-between-meals hunger pangs. We ignore the signals our stomach sends us in an attempt to be healthy. However, healthy snacking not only boasts the metabolism, ...
The best kind of home improvements: high-impact, low-maintenance
(BPT) - Yes, everyone knows making home improvements is a worthy investment in your greatest material asset. Sure you want every improvement job done well with top-notch end results. But when all is said and done, do you really want to have to put a lot of effort and money into maintaining those improvements? For most pe...
Summer travel tips for seniors
(BPT) - Extra socks? Check. Toothbrush? Check. Photo ID? Check. What else could you be forgetting? All travel requires some level of planning, but for seniors taking to the road or sky this summer, a little extra planning can go a long way toward ensuring an enjoyable vacation. Before embarking on your next adventure, co...
Bunion blues: Don't think you're immune
(BPT) - Think you’re too young, too healthy or too cool to ever suffer from bunions? Think again. Bunions are the most common type of foot woes podiatrists treat every day, and if you’re a woman, you are as much as nine times more likely to get a bunion than any man you know – including your grandfather. Bunions are bump...
DIY pet treats: economical, easy and nutritious
(BPT) - Many families are struggling to find time to sit down together for a meal these days so it may seem funny that more people are making time to bake treats for their pets. But pets are gaining status in the family hierarchy, according to a Harris Interactive study. In fact, more than 90 percent of pet owners say th...
Keeping kids involved with music during the summer
Although school is out for the summer, music does not have to stop being part of your child’s life. In fact, parents often seek ways to keep children entertained yet still focused and productive during the summer months, and music is the perfect solution. Not only is music exciting and uplifting, but a steady program of ...
Americas other drug problem: prescriptions not taken
(BPT) - America has a serious drug problem, but it’s not the one you might be thinking about. The problem is not illegal drugs or drug abuse, but rather an alarming percentage of Americans who do not take their prescriptions as instructed. Approximately 125,000 deaths per year in the United States can be attributed to me...
When it comes to NSAIDs, take the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time
You feel a headache coming on from a long day at the office ... your knee is aching from your morning jog ... when reaching into your medicine cabinet for common painkillers, you may not have realized that you were taking a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), a category of medications helpful for reducing pain and inflammation. More than 23 million Americans take NSAIDs on a daily basis, including common over-the-counter medications like generics ibuprofen and naproxen. Additionally...
Dressing for success on campus: a guide to college fashion
(BPT) - College students are cash-strapped and time-crunched. So how can they look fashionable while juggling their studies, campus activities and a part-time job? Integrating basic items into their wardrobes is a start – and adding pops of color with accessories can transform a standard outfit into a standout style. Bui...
Professional advice boosts investor confidence [Infographic]
Charles Schwab surveyed more than 1,000 affluent Americans who receive advice on at least some portion of their assets about how they feel about investing today. And they feel good! What’s their secret? Working with an investment professional. Regardless of how much and how deep the advice, today’s affluent investors have one thing in common: they want a trusted expert on their side looking at the big picture on their behalf. Seven in 10 affluent investors feel today’s financial markets are t...
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May 24, 2010