Green bathroom renovations that don't sacrifice style or luxury
(BPT) - Elegant, planet-friendly bathrooms continue to be a hot trend in home building and renovation. Bath products that respect and celebrate water have become trendier and more satisfying, proving that homeowners don’t need to sacrifice comfort, beauty and luxury in order to do something good for the environment. The ...
A history of french fries [Infographic]
Just in time for National French Fry Day on July 13, the Ruffles brand is adding a twist to one of America’s most popular side dishes. Ruffles Crispy Fries potato strips are the first-ever french fry-shaped snacks sliced from real potatoes. Available nationwide, the new product brings to life the french fry experience - from the shape, to the taste, to the crunchy texture and even to the packaging.
How to save money on summer road trips
(BPT) - Whether you’re driving across the country on your annual family road trip or taking a weekend to enjoy the open road, there are plenty of ways to save on the cost of fuel. Here are some easy tips that will help you save money at the pump and stretch the fuel in your gas tank. * Prepare your vehicle. Regular servi...
Manage your COPD, don't let your COPD manage your life
(BPT) - Of the top five causes of death in the U.S., only one is increasing: COPD, also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD is a progressive lung disease that makes it harder to breathe over time and can cause chronic coughing, wheezing or a constant tightness in your chest. When you have COPD, every breath can be difficult. Some patients say that it feels like breathing through a cocktail straw. Trouble breathing can impact your ability to do daily activities like gardening,...
Vital documents all adults should possess
Part of being a “grown-up” is making sure that you have a variety of important documents. Following are six important documents that every adult should possess and keep locked away in a secure place: 1. Last will and testament: If you have any assets whatsoever, then you should have a last will and testament prepared. Th...
Five common money management mistakes to avoid
Most people try to avoid making major mistakes when it comes to managing their money. But we’re all human, and even the most savvy money managers and budgeters aren’t immune from making a few money management blunders. Learn from the mistakes of others and try to avoid making these five common personal financial and mone...
Are you living beyond your means?
A report recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau paints a mixed picture when it comes to household debt in the U.S. On the positive side, the percentage of households holding some form of debt declined between 2000 and 2011 - from 74 percent to 69 percent. On the negative side the median amount of household debt incr...
Advanced breast cancer diagnoses lack sustainable support
(BPT) - More than half of American women living with advanced breast cancer feel support from friends and family is not as strong now as when they were first diagnosed, according to the global Count Us, Know Us, Join Us survey. American women with stage IV metastatic breast cancer and stage III locally advanced breast ca...
Your tax documents - what to keep and shred
(BPT) - Whether you use old-fashioned manila filing folders, a flash drive or cloud storage, tax and personal finance authorities agree on the importance of saving tax documents and records. In addition to using the information for preparing your next income tax return, it may come in handy years from now. “Your tax data...