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    Storage Stunners for Every Room

    (BPT) - Looking to overcome your storage dilemma with more than a metal rack or a makeshift cubby? Take your cue from these design pros. Throughout the home, they’re creating functional and beautiful storage stunners. How? They’re doing it with all-natural cypress. And you can, too!

  • Home Improvement

    Transform Your Kitchen with an Easy DIY Tile Backsplash

    (BPT) - As the home’s center for family gatherings and entertaining friends, it’s no surprise that kitchens are the most popular room to renovate, according to online home remodeling and design resource Houzz. However, Houzz also identifies kitchens as the most expensive room to update. This challenges homeowners to find upgrades that can be completed quickly without hiring a contractor. Installing a new backsplash with glass, ceramic or mosaic tile is one of the fastest, easiest, most affordable options. It’s so simple that it's often overlooked as a do-it-yourself project. Pairing a new backsplash with a paint job and simple cabinet hardware changes can dramatically transform the entire look of your kitchen — just in time to host an annual holiday party or an impromptu get-together.

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Therapy dogs help ease stress during busy Thanksgiving travel season

(BPT) - This Thanksgiving is gearing up to be one of the busiest travel seasons since 2005, according to travel organization AAA, with Wednesday, Nov. 27, expected to be the worst travel period nationally.

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Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

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Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

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Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




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Friday 11/15/2019
5 reasons now is the right time to advance your career
Updated: November 17, 2019 - 2:52 am

(BPT) - As 2019 comes to an end, it marks a time of new possibilities and change. While some might get the itch to tackle a new challenge or hobby, many adults use this time to reflect on their current job and what might be next for their career path.

4 festive tricks to make a holiday meal work for everyone
Updated: November 17, 2019 - 2:52 am

(BPT) - The holidays are full of family, friends — and lots and lots of food. And while we love getting together with all our loved ones, the thought of coming up with a meal that pleases everyone can be a bit frightful. But with a little prep work, planning, and new healthy takes on cooking and baking staples, making meals that satisfy everyone is now joyfully easier.

How to make any occasion sparkle
Updated: November 17, 2019 - 2:51 am

(BPT) - What if everyone spent a little more time and energy celebrating everyday moments, tiny victories and micro-achievements? Rather than focusing on the negative, directing your attention toward what you are grateful for, and making a special occasion out of those things, is the secret to a happier life — according to many psychologists, writers and self-help experts.

6 maneras de ahorrar tiempo y dinero esta temporada de compras festiva
Posted: November 15, 2019

(BPT) - Independientemente de lo que los compradores de la temporada festiva estén buscando este año, hay dos cosas en las listas de todos: ahorrar tiempo y ahorrar dinero. Ya sea que estés creando momentos inolvidables con amistades y familiares o disfrutando de una película navideña, todos deseamos contar con más tiempo para disfrutar de las fiestas. Elegir el regalo perfecto para cada uno en tu lista puede ser considerado una perdida de tiempo libre — y de dinero. Según el pronóstico de la Federación Nacional de Comercio Minorista, los gastos durante este tiempo incrementarán aproximadamente por un 4% este año. Por eso, simplifica tus compras con seis consejos, para que puedas ahorrar tiempo y recursos financieros, y vuelvas a disfrutar con familiares y amistades.

Cuidar al cuidador familiar: formas de velar por su salud y bienestar mientras apoya a otras personas
Posted: November 15, 2019

(BPT) - Cuidar a un ser querido aquejado por una enfermedad crónica es algo que hacen cada día millones de personas en Estados Unidos. El estrés de cuidar a otro adulto puede tener consecuencias, ya sea que se trate de un padre o madre, cónyuge, familiar o amigo.

4 Tips to Help Women with Chronic Idiopathic Constipation Get Moving Again
Updated: November 17, 2019 - 2:50 am

(BPT) - We’ve all suffered with constipation from time to time. Imagine if you had a chronic condition that made it an ongoing reality. That’s the case for approximately 35 million Americans who have chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC),[1],[2]* a condition that’s estimated to affect nearly twice as many women as men[1] and is characterized by difficult, infrequent or incomplete passages of stools over a prolonged period of time and a range of symptoms, which may include abdominal pain and/or bloating.[3]

Caring for the family caregiver: Ways to manage your health and wellbeing while supporting others
Updated: November 17, 2019 - 2:52 am

(BPT) - Caring for a loved one with a chronic illness is something millions of Americans do every day. Whether it is a parent, spouse, extended family member or friend, the stress of caring for another adult can take a toll.

6 Ways to Save Time and Money This Holiday Shopping Season
Updated: November 17, 2019 - 2:53 am

(BPT) - No matter what holiday shoppers are looking for this season, there are two things on everyone’s list: saving time and saving money. Whether you’re making memories with friends and family, or enjoying some JOMO (joy of missing out) cozied up with a holiday flick and treat, we all wish we had more time over the holidays. Picking out the perfect gift for everyone on your list can also be a drain on your free time — and your wallet — with The National Retail Federation predicting that holiday spending will increase approximately 4% this year. This holiday season, simplify your shopping with these six easy tips so you can save both time and money and get back to enjoying “the most wonderful time of the year” with family and friends.