Making the choice between weathering and finishing a deck
(BPT) - A backyard refresh or upgrade can bring comfort, energy, fun and relaxation into the space for the family to enjoy. But before you start work or purchase materials, you need to consider the maintenance and upkeep of the project for years down the road. Sure, you will enjoy the project tremendously the first year ...
Know your A.G.E. stats [Infographic]
In an effort to educate the public about "AGEs," or Advanced Glycation End-products, the A.G.E. Foundation is unveiling its U.S. survey focused on eating habits and the impact of cooking methods on aging. AGEs are harmful compounds that develop in the body or are ingested through certain foods. When too many AGEs are consumed, they build up in the body tissues and accelerate the aging process from the inside out. AGEs are linked to many of the top health concerns people face today. Slowing th...
Are your food and cooking choices accelerating the aging process?
(BPT) - When it comes to health, many people are aware of the major do’s and don’ts of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet. However, people often focus on their cholesterol, blood pressure, and body mass index (BMI), and overlook another key medical marker: Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs). AGEs are harmful com...
Four ways men can slash high blood pressure
What you don’t know can’t hurt you, right? Not necessarily, especially when it comes to high blood pressure (hypertension). This often asymptomatic condition may not lead to physical problems right away, but over time it can damage and harden the arteries, causing buildup of scar tissue. Gradually, that scar tissue can a...
How to find free money for college: The scholarship hunt
(BPT) - While college can be one of the best experiences of your life, it can also be one of the most expensive. The average cost per year for a four-year degree at a state-sponsored school currently runs $22,261 for in-state students and $35,321 for out-of-state students, according to a 2012 College Board report. With a...
Take steps to protect your home and family during severe summer weather
(BPT) - The warm summer brings about plenty of fun in the sun with picnics, camping and backyard parties. However, these months can produce severe weather, from tornadoes to hurricanes. In addition to planning fun outdoor activities to enjoy in the summer heat, Americans should also prepare their homes for the worst that...
Navigating the home refinancing process
(BPT) - With interest rates near historic lows, now is a good time to consider refinancing your home. Refinancing a mortgage can potentially save you money over the life of a loan. Here are a few tips to help you navigate the refinancing process: * Choose a reliable and trustworthy mortgage banker. A mortgage banker is s...
Is America facing a retirement crisis?
Is America facing a “looming catastrophe” when it comes to retirement? One expert believes so. At a recent summit sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a Fidelity Investments executive used these words to describe the potential future of millions of baby boomers who plan to retire in the coming decades. Research con...
Protect your eyes from sunburn: How to pick shades
(BPT) - Finally! Warmer weather is here, and for most people, this means more time outside. While everyone wants to enjoy summer to the fullest, outdoor enthusiasts must remember that the sun, with all the benefits it brings, also has many dangerous effects. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are strongest during the summer...
Smart, safe storage and organization for back to school
(BPT) - A little organization goes a long way. Not only can it lead to career success and personal productivity, but as students head back to class this fall, it can also provide health benefits and increase student security. Security in schools is a major concern for Americans, with 60 percent of respondents in a recent...
Paying for college, without sacrificing your 'nest egg'
(BPT) - As high school seniors get ready to graduate, many of their families are preparing to send them off to college. Tasked with more than goodbye’s and packing, these families are working to balance important competing financial goals – from paying for their children’s college to saving for their retirement years. Ha...
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May 24, 2010