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 ...
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...
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...
Grooming solutions to help men care for their faces
(BPT) - The majority of U.S. men believe their appearance is an important factor in their personal and professional success. As a result, men have become increasingly aware of the need to take better care of their faces – as it tells their story and the life they have lived. If this cultural shift is any indication, care...
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...
Don't let summer skin woes put a chill on warm weather fun
(BPT) - Nothing says summer is in full swing like long days on the beach, camping trips and family barbecues. But sometimes all that outdoor fun in the sun can irritate your skin. The last thing you want to worry about as you head out on your warm weather adventures is feeling uncomfortable because of itchy, dry skin. He...
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...
Three unique ways to help kids embrace a blended family
(BPT) - About 1,300 new stepfamilies form each day in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And of the 60 million American children younger than 13, half are currently living with one biological parent and that parent's partner. As a result, couples are trying to find ways to include their stepchildren ...
Checkups aren't just for babies
(BPT) - Parents of infants and young children regularly visit the pediatrician’s office for their child’s checkups. These visits offer an opportunity to learn about keeping your child healthy and to ensure he/she is up-to-date on vaccines. However, when a child reaches the teen years, these annual checkups may fall off the radar. A recent survey, fielded by Harris Interactive, and commissioned by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), in collaboration with and with support fr...
Stressed like everyone else? Find your bliss [Infographic]
Nearly 50 percent of Americans spend at least half their work days stressed out, reveals a new study released by neuro drinks. While controlling stress might not be the easiest feat, nearly all survey respondents agree it’s at least somewhat important to be in control of stress. In response, neuro is urging Americans to join an empowering stress-free movement with the launch of its BLISS and Tell campaign, inspired by its drink neuro BLISS . The nationwide summer campaign encourages consumers...
Smart home improvements for growing multi-generational households
(BPT) - The American family continues to evolve, with multiple generations living under the same roof in more households than any time since the Great Depression. Of America’s 76 million households, 5.6 percent (4.3 million) were multi-generational as of 2011, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Homeowners are finding i...
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May 24, 2010