How to make your home stand out in a hot real estate market
(BPT) - The residential housing market is heating up, but before you post that for-sale sign, consider making upgrades that add style and value to your home. With many buyers seeking wood floors, kitchen upgrades and other add-ons, it’s important for homeowners to highlight these features so their property stands out fro...
A facelift for your kitchen: Refacing makes old cabinets instantly new
(BPT) - In this instant-gratification era, instant makeovers – from week-long juice diets to weekend home renovations – are a top 2013 trend. And according to Yahoo! Homes, so are instant kitchen updates achieved by refacing cabinets . It’s no wonder. Women spend a third of their household activity time in the kitchen, a...
Summer snacking: As American as baseball, apple pie ... and jerky
(BPT) - Summer snacking is among the most popular of American traditions – right up there with baseball and apple pie. When the sun is shining and the weather is wonderful, we love to feast on our favorite treats at ballgames, picnics and outdoor activities. Yet the desire for indulgent taste can often get in the way of making good nutritional choices, especially while out and about. Here are some easy tips for planning flavorful, healthy and satisfying snacks that you and your family can pac...
Get smart about buying insurance
(BPT) - For most Americans, insurance coverage is a necessity. While coverage can be confusing and expensive to obtain, its solace is undeniable in the event of a car crash, emergency surgery or if your home has been damaged in a storm. From home and health to auto, life, disability and more, it’s important to be smart a...
'Summer-ize' your home to look and smell wonderful in warmer weather
(BPT) - The three R’s aren’t just reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmatic. In the summer, they refer to “reorganizing,” “restyling” and “reviving” your home. It’s the perfect time to bring a summery, comfortable feeling to your home’s interior. Luckily, you don’t need to redo every room or throw out all your furniture to get a w...
Hey Mom, take a second for yourself [Infographic]
Moms are always taking care of everyone else – the kids, their spouses and even Fido. But when they do have free time, 60 percent of moms would use it to do something for themselves, such as indulge in a snack or watch TV. So whether you are relaxing, even for a moment, or taking a deep breath as you transition from one activity to the next, treat yourself to Dole Fruit Parfaits. The cool, refreshing taste of real fruit comes together with a smooth layer of deliciously light-tasting creme for...
Mold woes? Manage moisture through better ventilation
(BPT) - Few phrases can strike fear into a homeowner’s heart as powerfully as the words “you have a mold problem.” Mold troubles in your home can cause health troubles for your family, and both issues can be notoriously difficult to resolve. It occurs everywhere in nature, but when mold begins growing indoors, it can dam...
Gearing college grads up for the workforce
(BPT) - The job market doesn’t appear to be as tight as it was a year ago. The unemployment rate dropped to 7.5 percent in April 2013, down from the 8.1 percent we faced in April 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics . Even so, finding a job remains a tough challenge for new college graduates who are eager to...
New baby checklist: Tips to start securing your child's future
(BPT) - Your new bundle of joy has just arrived. In addition to midnight feedings and changing diapers, new parents need to take important steps to set up their children for success in the years to come. According to FindLaw.com , the nation’s leading website for free legal information, the first and most important step ...
Affected by diabetes? Important facts and developments you should know
(BPT) - A disease so prevalent that it is labeled an epidemic in America, diabetes affects nearly 26 million children and adults, according to the American Diabetes Association (the Association). As this number grows, so does the urgency of finding a cure. Health experts around the world research type 1, type 2 and gesta...
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May 24, 2010