Summer jobs: stepping stones to something bigger
(BPT) - As millions of high school students prepare to head back to the classroom in just a few weeks, many may reflect on their summer jobs serving tables, operating cash registers, tracking inventory and assisting customers. To most, those summer jobs were solely for the purpose of having a little extra cash, or maybe ...
Tips for summer fun and summer savings
(BPT) - Summers are rich with opportunities for warm weather fun and you don’t have to go far, or spend a lot, to enjoy the best of the season. Here are a few ways to maximize your summer fun without maxing out your budget. * Visit the farmers market or roadside stands around town. The summer season comes with delicious ...
Uber-cool gift ideas for kids going to - and back to - college
(BPT) - Graduation season is over, but families with college-bound teens know the gift-giving season is still in full swing. Whether you’re looking for a gift that will ease the transition for a new college freshman or something to milestone the beginning of a senior’s final year, choosing a back-to-school gift can be ev...
Summer is here: Celebrate with your family
(BPT) - Facing busy calendars and over-scheduled summers, Americans are dedicating, on average, only 40 minutes a week for family time, according to a research study from the NYU Child Study Center. With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time to capture those fleeting family moments and create delicious celebrations...
Stress management tactics for an improved self, inside and out
(BPT) - There are moments when stress takes over all aspects of life, both personal and professional. The to-do list feels never ending; there are never enough hours in the day; and the challenges appear insurmountable. Feeling stressed is a normal response to demands encountered on emotional, intellectual and physical l...
Medication-free nausea relief for migraine sufferers
(BPT) - If you suffer from migraines, you are not alone. Migraines affect 36 million Americans, according to the American Migraine Foundation. The World Health Organization classifies migraines as the 19th leading cause of all years lived with a disability for both males and females. One of the most common and debilitati...
Sleeping tips for back-to-school success
(BPT) - Did you know the best preparation for back to school is a good night’s sleep? Lack of sleep can affect a child’s performance, attention, learning, behavior and biological functions, experts say. In fact, recent studies show that American students might be falling behind in school due to a lack of shut-eye. With a...
Tech skills help new grads land a job
(BPT) - With a graduation cap in one hand and a newly-inked degree in the other, many grads are hitting the online pavement looking for their first post-college job. But how do you set yourself apart from the masses and quickly land your dream job? According to a recent survey, 83 percent of millennials say having tech s...
Moms-to-be: bumps to birth [Infographic]
From the plus sign on a pregnancy test to the delivery room miracle, women go through many changes during the course of a pregnancy. A new survey from the Huggies Brand reveals insights and changes related to Mom’s journey.
Diving into doorbells [Infographic]
Since the invention of the doorbell in 1831, Americans have had strong and individual reactions to hearing them ring. This infographic dives into the details of those doorbell emotions and into technology we use to address our curiosity and concerns about the front porch.
Simple ways to green your life at home and at work
(BPT) - Reduce, reuse, recycle – it’s the mantra we’ve heard for decades, and it appears Americans are taking the message to heart and making efforts to go green in all aspects of their lives. Whether it’s in their own home or at their place of work, being earth-friendly isn’t just a trend; it’s the new modern way of lif...
Renovation loans give homebuyers an edge in a competitive market
(BPT) - Just a year ago homebuyers could choose from a bounty of properties on the market. Today things are starkly different. In many locations throughout the United States, inventory of homes for sale is at historic lows, creating a seller’s market where multiple buyers get into bidding wars over move-in-ready homes. “...