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  • Real Estate

    Helping first-time home buyers get from 'I can't' to 'I can'

    (BPT) - Finally! The economy is improving, interest rates are low and many consumers now find themselves in a great position financially to become a first-time homeowner. There’s a small problem though for some locations around the country — the booming real estate market is resulting in rising home prices and increased competition for the most desirable properties.

  • Pets

    Take Your Cat On An Adventure

    (NAPSI)—Whether it’s exploring the great outdoors or within the walls of their own home, cats have a knack for making the ordinary extraordinary.

  • Kitchen Bed Bath

    How to throw a seamless summer gathering

    (BPT) - You’ll likely host a party or two this summer, and you want it to be an event guests remember. From dinner parties and backyard barbecues to an easy Sunday morning get-together, the most important thing at the end of the day is that you, along with your guests, have a really great time. Why entertain otherwise?

  • Family Living

    Tote Your Wine in Style

    (NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - What to do now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged physicians to avoid prescribing opioids in most situations for treating chronic pain, and to seek alternative approaches?

  • Bridal

    Wedding Season Tips to Select Champagne

    (StatePoint) Fizzing, bubbling, exciting and inspiring. Champagne is the quintessential complement to any memorable occasion, but perhaps is most inextricably linked to setting the mood for romance.

Top Story

10 must-see sites in Acadia National Park

(BPT) - Whether you’re interested in hiking up mountains or just hanging out at the beach, Acadia National Park’s attractions are all about appreciating the great outdoors. As one of the premier destinations in the state of Maine, the park has everything from beautiful views to adventurous activities. There is so much to do and see when you visit the park, but make sure you don’t miss out on these 10 attractions:

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Thursday 06/30/2016
Your beauty routine's dirty little secrets and what small steps you can do to improve your regimen
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Whether you are heading to a backyard barbeque or a summer soiree, a healthy, glowing complexion is the best accessory this summer. Everyone knows the drill about proper skin cleansing and moisturizing regimens, however, many women are interfering with their skin health by not taking the same care when it comes to their beauty products.

Summer travel: 3 common credit card myths busted
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - As temperatures rise, so do the number of Americans planning to get away. In fact, three-fourths of consumers plan to pack their bags this summer and head out on vacation, according to recent surveys.

Say 'I Do' To Smoother Skin
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Planning a wedding is pretty stressful for everyone — brides, grooms, parents, and sometimes the entire bridal party. Looking your best on the big day — one that will be forever immortalized in photos and videos — can contribute to your stress level.

6 deck dos for creating your own deck escape
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - No longer simply a rectangle attached to the back of your home, today’s decks are built in creative designs to make them an ideal place to relax and de-stress. These six simple ideas will allow you to use the workability of modern decking to achieve an outdoor living space that’s the perfect “deck-escape” for you.

Wednesday 06/29/2016
Using technology to empower people with diabetes
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Technology has influenced virtually every aspect of our lives. Arguably one of the biggest areas of change is in health care. From advanced surgical tools to early disease testing, every day new technology emerges in an effort to help people stay healthy and live longer. Wearable technology now puts information directly in the hands of the patient, helping people do everything from tracking steps to counting calories. Now, smartphone apps are getting even smarter, allowing physicians, patients and their loved ones if they choose, in-depth access to important health information in just a few finger taps.

10 simple ideas for maximizing family time throughout the summer
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Today's modern family juggles a multitude of obligations that keep schedules incredibly busy during the summertime. Parents balance work, errands and housework with sports practices, day camps and music lessons. Fortunately, creating quality time for family doesn't require a lavish vacation or expensive activities. Here are 10 surprisingly simple ideas to help carve out more time for bonding and creating lasting memories with your family.

Back-to-school 101 for kids with allergies and asthma
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - There are lots of things kids get excited about when they go back to school. From brand new lunch boxes loaded with pudding cups, to shiny 64-packs of crayons and catching up with friends they haven’t seen for awhile, anticipation is in the air.

4 ways to boost your family's health
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Summertime and outdoor fun go hand-in-hand. But even with blue skies and sunshine, most of us spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, even during the summer, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Looking for a Safer Option Than Opioids?
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - What to do now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged physicians to avoid prescribing opioids in most situations for treating chronic pain, and to seek alternative approaches?

Tote Your Wine in Style
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - What to do now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged physicians to avoid prescribing opioids in most situations for treating chronic pain, and to seek alternative approaches?

Dads and Daughters Can Profit From Each Other on Father's Day
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - What to do now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged physicians to avoid prescribing opioids in most situations for treating chronic pain, and to seek alternative approaches?

Americans Favor Investment in Cancer Cure
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - What to do now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged physicians to avoid prescribing opioids in most situations for treating chronic pain, and to seek alternative approaches?

5 hot trends in school supplies
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - School supplies have never been this stylish. Sure, you should stock up on classic highlighters and yellow pencils, but why stop there? Why not reach for a binder with an elegant rose-foil design or a zipper pouch with a sassy slogan? Will these expressive touches make your kid study harder? They can’t hurt, especially if it makes them even a teensy bit excited to hit the books and stay organized. Here is a roundup of some of the year’s hottest trends for school supplies. 

Protect Your Family With Encryption
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It is one of those items on your perpetual to-do list that never seems to quite get done. You mean to, but encrypting your personal information to keep it safe, seems to fall hopelessly into that chasm between, "I'll do it later," and "Surely, it'll never happen to me."

Make the Most of Your Backyard This Summer
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It is one of those items on your perpetual to-do list that never seems to quite get done. You mean to, but encrypting your personal information to keep it safe, seems to fall hopelessly into that chasm between, "I'll do it later," and "Surely, it'll never happen to me."

A New Way To Lift Sagging Cheeks Without Invasive Surgery
Updated: June 30, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Looking for a non-invasive treatment to make your face look a little younger, but don’t want to go under the knife?

How Families and Teachers are Prepping for School this Summer
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 4:32 am

(StatePoint) It may be summertime, but parents and educators alike are beginning to look ahead towards the 2016-2017 school year. Here are three ways they are getting prepared.

Delicious Tips for Outdoor Summer Entertaining, Italian Style!
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 4:32 am

(StatePoint) Italians are famous for their seamless entertaining style: good food, wine and conversation. With Italy’s variety of light cuisine options, meals can be packed with summer vegetables, fresh seafood, olive oil and crisp white wines.

How to Stay Safe During Outdoor Summer Activities
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 4:32 am

(StatePoint) Hitting the road for an outdoor adventure or just headed to a local park or pool? Get prepared. Before summer fun, comes summer safety.

Tuesday 06/28/2016
Enjoy classic milk pairings while helping families in need
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Though many trends have come and gone, there’s one food that’s been long loved by young and old alike: that’s milk.

A+ lunchbox solutions for balanced back-to-school meals
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Heading back to school means a ramp up in routine for lots of families. One of the best ways to not only support their learning, but also show kids you care — even when you’re not there — is to pack a wholesome, balanced lunch.

My Journey: 30 Years Living with Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - At the age of 23, Kim Bradley was starting a new chapter in her life. She recently married her high school sweetheart and was planning what their future would look like. Everything seemed to be going her way. When Kim first began experiencing fatigue and sensitivity in her legs and feet, she naturally associated it with working long hours at her new job. After all, she had just begun diving into her career as a bank teller, was young and healthy. What else could it be? But when her symptoms persisted, she knew something was wrong.

Debunking seasonal allergy myths [Infographic]
Posted: June 28, 2016

Helping first-time home buyers get from 'I can't' to 'I can'
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Finally! The economy is improving, interest rates are low and many consumers now find themselves in a great position financially to become a first-time homeowner. There’s a small problem though for some locations around the country — the booming real estate market is resulting in rising home prices and increased competition for the most desirable properties.

Why your employer wants you to volunteer - and why you should
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Does your employer consider community service part of a job well done? If you’re wondering whether you should take advantage of your employer’s offer to pay you for volunteer time, keep in mind employee volunteerism benefits everyone involved — your company, the organization you’ll help and you!

5 things that will be obsolete thanks to our smartphones
Posted: June 28, 2016

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Poor Posture Takes a Toll
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As divisive as American politics can be, most Americans want their next president to pursue cancer cures, based on the results of a survey conducted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

"Light" Up the Grill: Three Creative Tips for a Leaner Barbeque Menu
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As divisive as American politics can be, most Americans want their next president to pursue cancer cures, based on the results of a survey conducted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

The right technology services are the key to killer customer service
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Think sales numbers trump customer service? Think again. Research shows companies focused on providing a superior experience across the customer journey realized a 20 percent increase in customer satisfaction and 10-15 percent increase in revenue. Furthermore, 45 percent of people will abandon an online transaction if their questions or concerns are not addressed quickly. And perhaps the most shocking of all: It costs six to seven times more to attract a new customer than to retain an existing customer.

Get Even More From Your Health Care Benefits
Updated: June 30, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As the health care needs of consumers continue to evolve, it's important to look for insurance offerings that provide more holistic support outside the usual health, dental and vision policies. Consumers should be aware that there are plans available today that will aid in their overall well-being, which includes physical and financial health. Value-added services, such as fraud protection, telemedicine and benefits management support, provide solutions that make life easier - not just when the unexpected happens, but every day. For more information, visit www.aflac.com/aflac-business-solutions.

Is Your Home As Childproofed As You Think?
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As the health care needs of consumers continue to evolve, it's important to look for insurance offerings that provide more holistic support outside the usual health, dental and vision policies. Consumers should be aware that there are plans available today that will aid in their overall well-being, which includes physical and financial health. Value-added services, such as fraud protection, telemedicine and benefits management support, provide solutions that make life easier - not just when the unexpected happens, but every day. For more information, visit www.aflac.com/aflac-business-solutions.

Biotech Companies Remain the "It" Stock to Have in Your Portfolio
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As the health care needs of consumers continue to evolve, it's important to look for insurance offerings that provide more holistic support outside the usual health, dental and vision policies. Consumers should be aware that there are plans available today that will aid in their overall well-being, which includes physical and financial health. Value-added services, such as fraud protection, telemedicine and benefits management support, provide solutions that make life easier - not just when the unexpected happens, but every day. For more information, visit www.aflac.com/aflac-business-solutions.

Four Ways a Simple Beauty Ritual Can Brighten Your Day
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 11:50 am

(StatePoint) It’s no secret that shaving is a big part of a woman’s daily routine.

Tips for Better Family Road Trips
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 4:32 am

(StatePoint) Taking the family on a road trip? When kids are in tow, an extended car ride means thinking ahead to help avoid headaches and squabbling over personal space. A little planning can go a long way in making the trip enjoyable for passengers of all ages.

Monday 06/27/2016
Tips for a bug-free backyard barbecue
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - What fun would a backyard barbecue be without special people to share it with? Your guests are as important to the fun as great food and good weather. However, there’s one type of “guest” everyone can do without this summer — bugs. Stinging and biting insects can wreck even the best backyard gathering, unless you take steps to keep them away.

Online school: Taking the road less traveled to academic success
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - K-12 education has evolved. What used to be a linear path to academic success has expanded to a variety of nontraditional options for families and students looking to chart their own course in and after school. Schools that leverage online learning, such as full-time virtual schools, make it possible for students to pursue a top-quality education with more flexibility than the traditional classroom experience.

The 'silent' liver disease: A new public health concern for the 21st Century
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - By the time you finish reading this article, 14 American adults will have been newly diagnosed with diabetes. Thirty-three percent of Americans are obese, and by 2030, this rate is expected to rise to 50 percent. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a growing epidemic associated with diabetes and obesity. NAFLD is a chronic liver disease characterized by the build-up of extra fat in the liver cells that is not caused by alcohol use. While it is normal for the liver to contain some fat, certain people accumulate extra fat. Left untreated, the accumulation of fat in the liver can progress to a more severe form of NAFLD called Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH).

High-End Home Upgrades
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) For most people, the home is their family’s most significant asset. Upgrading is a smart approach to protecting and growing the value of that investment.

Easy Ways to Keep Your Pet Happy and Healthy
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) For many people pets are a part of the family. Owning a pet is a rewarding experience, but also an important responsibility. Fortunately, there are preventative measures that can be taken to help keep pets healthy.

5 Tips for Fast, Fun Golf
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Most golfers would agree that speeding up pace of play makes the game, and their time spent on the links, more enjoyable. And they know the faster they play their way through nine or 18 holes, the more golf they can squeeze into their busy lives.

Help Fuel the Simple Joys of Summer for Kids in Need
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Summer is about fun and freedom – and to most kids, it means months filled with playing in the sun, swimming at the lake or playing baseball in the park. However, more than 22 million children may lose access to free or reduced-price meal programs when school lets out.

10 Steps to a Better Backyard
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Follow these simple steps for building your dream escape – right in your own backyard. For more inspiration and ideas, visit Trex.com.

Create Inviting Outdoor Spaces
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) The arrival of milder temperatures means dining al fresco, hosting neighborhood cookouts and enjoying intimate cocktail parties under the stars. When creating a backyard oasis, make your space both inviting and able to withstand the wear and tear of warm-weather fun.

Get Ready to Get Your Grill On
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Outdoor cooking is one of the highlights of the summer season, right up there with long days spent at the beach. Not only is grilling perfect for entertaining and socializing, but it also provides an ideal way to get out of the kitchen during the hot summer months.

3 Home Upgrades that Offer Bang for Your Buck
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(StatePoint) Putting dollars into a home remodeling project should be done with care. After all, your decisions could affect your home’s value if you sell it in the future.

Benefits of Responsible Use of Animal Antibiotics
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Animal antibiotics have been used by farmers for decades to make food safer, prevent animal suffering and lessen the burden on our planet. However, concern about human antibiotic resistance is inspiring scrutiny of all uses of antibiotics.

How to Deal with Rising Health Care Costs
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Many seniors are finding their medical expenses exceed what they anticipated when planning for retirement. Maximizing the value of available assets can be one of the ways to significantly ease a stressed budget.

Smooth the Ride for Dogs with Motion Sickness
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Because the symptoms of canine motion sickness can mimic several other problems, many pet owners may not realize their dogs suffer from this condition.

Benefits of a Digital Detox During Summer Travel
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Despite your best intentions to take time off for a relaxing getaway, chances are high that you’ll find it difficult to fully unplug from your digital devices. While you probably realize that staying connected prevents you from recharging, you may not be aware that it can also expose you to potential security risks.

Less Fuel, More Power
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) As homeowners constantly look for ways to be more environmentally friendly, lawn equipment is a good place to start. There are revolutionary lawn care products on the market today that provide a more efficient way to accomplish tasks around the yard without sacrificing power and strength.