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Make over your home and contribute to sustainability
Home makeover TV shows are all the rage, inspiring many Americans to transform the appearances of their kitchens, living rooms, patios and even playrooms. If you’re like many eco-conscious consumers, you may wonder how to make over a room with the environment in mind. Fortunately, that’s becoming easier thanks in part to...
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Make your own masterpieces - freshly painted focal points for any room
(BPT) - Still love the overall design scheme of a space, but feeling a little bored? The best way to breathe new life into it – without revamping the entire area – is by creating a new focal wall. Instead of a decal, stencil or pricey artwork, make a statement that’s one-of-a-kind with a little creativity and painter’s t...
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Eight ways to help kids hone their homework habits
(BPT) - Helping children with their homework requires more than an understanding of the subject matter, whether it’s algebra or world literature. To help children succeed throughout the school year, it’s important for parents to nurture positive study habits and organizational skills, and provide kids with a home environ...
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Help give kids the tools they need to succeed in school
(BPT) - Take a moment to consider this alarming fact: Each year more than 1 million American teens fail to graduate from high school, according to the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center. The consequences of this staggering statistic are felt not just throughout their lives, but also across our nation. A host...
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Simple tips for a healthier, flavorful summer
(BPT) - Summer is here and with it comes endless chances to enjoy all the sights, smells and tastes that this season brings. “Summertime is all about stress-free entertaining and simple meals,” says Rita Held, culinary professional and NAKANO Seasoned Rice Vinegar brand ambassador. “The abundance of fresh produce and war...
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Giving your kids the tools for a healthy back-to-school season
(BPT) - For moms, family and children are their No. 1 priority. Keeping everyone safe, healthy and happy is a huge part of everyday life. However, each year, parents send their kids back to school knowing they will be exposed to germs, making prevention of sickness a priority. Statistics show that school-age children can...
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Overcoming barriers to professional counseling
(BPT) - When it comes to seeking professional counseling for mental health issues, there are numerous barriers that prevent people from receiving the help they want and need. According to a recent University of Phoenix survey, more than a quarter of Americans have received professional counseling services for everything ...
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Is your blood glucose meter accurate? [Infographic]
People with diabetes use blood glucose meters (BG meters) to make critical health choices every day, including how much insulin to administer when necessary. Recent studies published in The Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology found that of the 41 meters tested more than half failed to meet global accuracy standards. Inaccurate readings put patients at risk of administering too much or too little insulin, which could lead to severe hypoglycemia and hospitalization. However there are BG ...
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Planning can help families protect pets during natural disasters
(BPT) - News of natural disasters can stir our compassion, inspire us to find ways to help and remind us of the need to prepare our own homes and families to cope with emergencies, including severe weather, earthquakes and fire. Every family should have a disaster plan, so that if a disaster strikes, you’ll be ready to m...
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Top 4 reasons to dehumidify your home [Infographic]
From improved health to savings on energy bills, there are many benefits to controlling the humidity levels in your home. Aprilaire reveals the top four reasons to dehumidify your home.
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Gameplan for after your rare cancer diagnosis [Infographic]
July is Sarcoma Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and educate those who are unfamiliar with malignant tumors, known as sarcomas, and to support those living with rare diseases. Since the journey to a correct diagnosis for a sarcoma or rare cancer can often be difficult, experts say the best way for a patient or family member to help manage their disease is to be their own advocate. This infographic highlights steps that patients should take after being diagnosed with a rare cancer, f...
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Making your vacation a culinary adventure
Vacations are all about exploration. This could mean finally touching down in the city you’ve always dreamed of visiting or trying a new activity. In addition to thinking about vacation activities to broaden your horizons, many travelers are realizing that another great way to explore a destination is through food. One doesn’t necessarily have to head to far-flung exotic places in search of culinary adventures. There are plenty of nearby destinations one can visit and still experience a world...
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