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7 ideas to give your barbecue the ultimate flavor boost

(BPT) - When the temps heat up, home cooks look for lighter, more refreshing food and drinks that still pack a nutritional punch. The cranberry is just the thing — a tangy fruit that adds flavorful zing to sweet and savory recipes. Available dried, frozen, as juice or sauce, cranberries are a good source of Vitamin C and have fiber and antioxidants as well. Offering big health benefits in a little package, cranberries are full of polyphenols not commonly found in other fruits. You can enjoy their robust flavor while boosting your health.

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Friday 06/14/2019
4 ways to enjoy your outdoor living space year-round
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - A one-of-a-kind, all-seasons deck is possible in any climate — if the right features are included in the design. The key is to combine features that protect from the elements, and use the right materials to make it happen.

3 things to know about saving money on your new roof
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Replacing an aging or damaged roof is an important step to protect your home from the damage the elements can dish out — heat, wind, rain, snow, sleet and hail. But homeowners may not realize that the type of shingle they choose can make a big difference, not only in the protection it offers to the home, but also in the cost of their homeowners’ insurance.

Score: How sports empower women’s success, and you can too
Posted: June 14, 2019

(BPT) - Developing the women entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow is all about showing the way — and increasingly, the sweat of sports competition is a key training ground for women’s career and business success.

Thursday 06/13/2019
Incontinence is nothing to sneeze at
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - Today, we’re inundated with TV ads promoting the use of pads and adult diapers. We hear about mesh surgery going awry and about meds being prescribed. Urinary tract, bladder control and bowel problems are a major issue for men and women alike and it’s one of the most embarrassing aspects of aging, tearing of the pelvic muscles during childbirth, anal or rectal cancer. Many people who suffer with urinary incontinence can also have leaky bowel, and suffer in silence and embarrassment, sometimes confined to their homes.

The American ingredient inspiring top French chefs
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:32 am

Easy DIY projects to refresh your home decor
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - When you look at your favorite interior spaces, are you craving a refresh? If your home decor is dated, drab or you're just bored with it, an update is in order.

Hidden epidemic: The disease that will be the #1 reason for liver transplants in 2020
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Every day your liver works tirelessly to support over 500 essential bodily functions, including storing energy, neutralizing harmful toxins, converting nutrients for absorption and acting as a filtration system. If your liver isn't healthy, it's unable to do these important tasks. The problem is, many people's livers are at risk for a disease that impacts up to one in four individuals. To make matters worse, the symptoms for this disease are subtle and easily mistaken for other health issues.

Wednesday 06/12/2019
The homeowner's guide to reading your roof - what's normal and what's not
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Four out of five homes in the U.S. have asphalt shingles on their roof. And it’s easy to see why. The wide variety of available colors and styles, combined with durability and affordability, has made asphalt shingles the leading choice for residential roofing in the country.

Easy back-to-school tips for teachers to do over the summer
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Summer break is the time when teachers everywhere get a much-deserved respite from the chaos of the school year. Although summer break is in full effect, the new school year is just around the corner. A little extra planning in the summer can go a long way to making the return to school as smooth as possible. But if you’re not ready to get back in “school mode” just yet, here are some easy tips for teachers to prepare for the year ahead without sacrificing rest and relaxation.

How to make sure that luxury brand is real before you buy online
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Fashions may change, but nothing has the staying power of a luxury watch, handbag or necklace from one of the top brands in the world. Whether you’re scouting out your next gift or looking to elevate your style, luxury goods hold the key to quality and prestige.

Tuesday 06/11/2019
5 tips to help manage symptoms of perimenopause
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Going through hot flashes? You’re not alone.

7 tips to hire smart for your small business
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Ever heard the expression, "One bad apple spoils the barrel?" In business this is especially true because hiring the wrong person can negatively affect everyone working around them, as well as potentially harming the reputation of your company.

How you can help bring nutritious foods to kids in need this summer
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - For many American children, summer is the ultimate season. Whether it’s the warm weather, the break from school or the opportunity to enjoy activities like camp, swimming and bike rides, kids count down the days to fun.

Sunday 06/09/2019
Can you take on the challenge of a day full of onions?
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - The onion now has its very own day. It’s a day to cheer one of the nation’s most popular and versatile vegetables. June 27 is National Onion Day.

Friday 06/07/2019
Report: Financial fraud is targeting older adults at record levels
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - The financial exploitation of older people is a rampant epidemic in America. A recent report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau revealed that each incident of financial fraud cost older adults ages 70 to 79 an average of $45,300. And when the older adult knew the suspect, the average loss rose to about $50,000.

Master Your Grill With These Trending Grilling Recipes and Tips
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Reynolds Wrap® has you covered with the latest grilling trends and tips to help fire up the 2019 grilling season! Whether you’re cooking for one or feeding the entire neighborhood, these ideas will turn you into a grill master. For even more recipes and grilling inspiration, visit ReynoldsKitchens.com or follow us on Facebook.

I was recently diagnosed with a serious chronic illness. What are my options?
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Tips to help seniors afford and manage their critical medical treatments.

Thursday 06/06/2019
Tales from the grill: Why Americans are hooked on cooking outdoors
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Americans have a long-standing love affair with grilling. This relationship started many years ago. Our ancestors first learned to cook over an open flame, and today grilling has become a year-round lifestyle choice with many preferring to cook outdoors.

Moms, make time for yourself this summer
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - With summertime upon us and kids out of school, moms are heading into one of the busiest times of year. When summer schedules get hectic, it’s more important than ever for moms to take time for themselves and keep up their energy.

Deck ideas: Cost-effective ways to add beauty and value to your outdoor space
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - When it comes to home improvements, few projects add as much function and value as upgrading an outdoor space. While it’s hard to beat the beauty and durability of composite decking, wood has long been the go-to material for deck-building projects due to its low cost and availability. However, a new generation of entry-level composite decking is chipping away at wood’s appeal by offering the same benefits as premium composites at a price point that’s more in line with pressure-treated lumber.

Wednesday 06/05/2019
6 tips to better nutrition
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - Dr. Nicole Avena, assistant professor of neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and visiting professor of health psychology at Princeton University, explains six popular nutrition trends including sustainable snacks, new plant-based milks, prebiotics and probiotics and the latest on gummy supplements vs. traditional vitamins:

How to add a bathroom in the basement or garage
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - It’s home improvement season, which means you’re probably dreaming of enhancements to make your space more livable and to enhance property value. Adding a bathroom is a great way to do both, but for many people, concrete poses a potential problem.

Summer sustainability: Simple ways to make your backyard more eco-friendly
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - The green movement is thriving, with homeowners across the country looking for ways to make their properties more eco-friendly. During the summer months, turn your attention outdoors by choosing smart landscape projects that provide ample opportunity to make spaces look great and also support Mother Nature.

Tuesday 06/04/2019
Unique ways to add style and personality to your kitchen
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - From cooking to conversing to entertaining, the kitchen truly is the heart of the home. It’s also one of the spaces that homeowners most often dream of renovating. A growing trend in kitchen design is personalization, where thoughtful updates go beyond stainless steel appliances and standard cabinetry to incorporate a host of interesting design elements.

Monday 06/03/2019
Room redesign? Start with the floor
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - To change the look of any room, start with the floor. A beautifully finished hardwood floor adds warmth and charm — and the range of options available for hardwood floors today can truly transform a room. With choices from soft natural to cool gray to dark charcoal you can find the perfect shade for your renovation. The floor sets the tone for the room's overall appearance.

Tips for sanitizing 5 hard-to-clean items in your children’s rooms
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - Every parent knows that keeping kids’ rooms — and their stuff — sanitary can seem like a losing battle. Between the playdates, trips to the park and going back-and-forth from school to home, parents also worry about the amount of not just dirt, but also potentially harmful bacteria, living on all the toys, clothes and bedding in their children’s rooms.

Friday 05/31/2019
What's more realistic, Bigfoot or a secure retirement?
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Did you know nearly 1 in 3 people think they're more likely to learn Bigfoot is real than to save enough to retire comfortably, according to a recent survey from AARP and the Ad Council?

Men’s Health Month in June: A time to take action
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - The statistics for men’s health are alarming. For men, life expectancy is 76.3 years; for women, it’s 81.2 years. The Kaiser Family Foundation points out that nearly 71 percent of men are at risk of being overweight or obese, compared to 59 percent for women. Far more women than men are likely to go to a physician office visit, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

New Technology Strives to Ensure a Properly Fit Football Helmet For Every Player
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - The NFL receives the highest television ratings of all pro sports, and football continues to have the highest rates of participation for high school boys in the country (compared to other sports), yet the dangers of playing the game have never been more visible. As a result, parents are hesitant to give their kids permission to play. The irony of this safety ‘enlightenment’ for the game of football is that coaches, community leaders and companies are stepping up to plate to deliver solutions that make the game safer than ever before.

All together now: 6 tips toward being a friendlier neighbor
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - In this age of political and economic uncertainty, many Americans are seeing the value of living in caring neighborhoods and acting as good neighbors.

Thursday 05/30/2019
Staying on track: 3 ways to spring into a healthy summer
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Lacking culinary inspiration? Telling yourself that you will start going to the gym “next week?” Binge-watching TV rather than tackling a crossword puzzle?

4 home upgrades, suitable for the whole family
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - With a bustling household and busy family schedules, updates to the home are often a low priority compared to time spent with loved ones. Consider four home improvement ideas fit for the entire family, which require little time commitment and deliver long-lasting benefits.

3 ways to shape up for summer
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Summer is coming — and swimsuit season will be here before you know it. Now’s the time to do a quick assessment and create a routine to get your body ready for sun and fun.

Wednesday 05/29/2019
6 reasons you need more bananas in your life
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Bananas are a tasty snack that many people eat regularly without much thought, but there's more to the iconic yellow fruit than just its convenience and color. Bananas are a superfood loaded with nutrients and have been enjoyed worldwide for hundreds of years. In fact, there are many reasons to consider eating more bananas.

3 tips for creating a durable summer lawn
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Grass is a highly resilient plant, but even the healthiest lawn will require some TLC to help it keep up with the high-traffic summer recreation season. Follow these three tips for improved summer durability to make sure your yard bounces back quickly from whatever you throw at it — whether your activity of choice is a rowdy game of flag football or a leisurely backyard dinner party.

How to display the U.S. flag with respect and pride
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Flag Day is celebrated every year on June 14 to commemorate the adoption of the U.S. flag on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. After decades of state and local celebrations across the country that date as far back as the early 1900s, Flag Day was officially established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. However, the designation was not written into law until 1949 when President Harry S. Truman signed an Act of Congress officially establishing June 14 as Flag Day.

Shopping for diamonds? 5 options, from meteor-made to man-made
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - Diamonds are extolled in movies and songs for good reason — their romance, allure and durability make them the ideal symbol of love and fidelity. This wedding season — and year-round — diamonds are in demand from purists and romantics alike who want to indulge in the most coveted of all gemstones.

Tuesday 05/28/2019
5 simple steps to getting started with solar panels
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - With more Americans “going green” than ever before, you’ve probably already started thinking about doing it yourself. Perhaps you’ve increased your recycling efforts, started using more Energy Star appliances and light bulbs or upgraded to other greener technology options. Chances are, you also may be thinking about using solar energy to power your home, but don’t know where to start.

Summer must-haves to brighten your beauty routine
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - With summer around the corner, everyone is seeking the best beauty inspiration to prepare for the warmer weather styles and sun-kissed looks. Whether you are planning for a staycation or jet-setting around the country, these easy and effective steps can make your face glow and look vibrant for the season.

Pledge to listen: How a free trip to Egypt changed lives, attitudes
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - The familiar phrase “random acts of kindness” has its origins on a placemat in Sausalito in 1982, on which writer Ann Herbert wrote, “Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” The idea took on a life of its own, with stories of strangers buying groceries for others or feeding someone else’s parking meter. The idea is simple: Doing something selfless, with no other thought than to brighten someone’s day, creates a ripple effect. Kindness spreads, making the world a happier place.

Man's quest for answers about rare disease uses genealogy to unlock secrets from the past
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - When Greg first learned about a rare disease affecting his brother, he had no idea that the illness would shortly come to define his own life, or that his search for answers would take him on a journey going back generations to his Irish ancestors.

Monday 05/27/2019
10 movies that connect generations
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Movies both bring us together and bridge generational divides. They help us relate to each other and understand past eras. Great movies also shape a generation, creating a common experience. They reflect the hopes and dreams of their audiences.

Sunday 05/26/2019
Small businesses are looking beyond banks for loans
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Growing a business requires strategy, persistence and money. Even the most successful business owners occasionally need extra cash to expand their operations. However, getting this funding through a bank can be an uphill battle.

Friday 05/24/2019
Expert tips for a better night’s sleep
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - When was the last time you had a good night's sleep?

Thursday 05/23/2019
Ted Danson Shares Tips for Healthy Aging
Updated: May 29, 2019 - 2:59 am

(StatePoint) In his distinguished career, actor Ted Danson has played many iconic roles, including a cantankerous but caring doctor. In real life, the 70-year-old says good relationships with health care providers are critical for healthy aging.

Wednesday 05/22/2019
How colleges are adapting for today’s students
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Today’s college students bring a wide variety of needs and manage a constant juggle of responsibilities while pursuing a degree. According to the Department of Education, 74 percent of undergraduate students, described as the “new normal,” have at least one nontraditional characteristic such as being a first-generation student, having at least one dependent, or working either full or part time. Further, nearly half of students enrolled today are age 25 or older and are working to complete an unfinished degree, returning to advance their career or re-skill for a new opportunity.

Take gardening to the next level
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - For both novice gardeners and those with years of experience, there are always ways to improve the gardening experience and the results with innovative techniques, approaches and products. From choosing eco-friendly plant food to updating the containers used for planting, here are a few tips and products gardeners can use to up their gardening game this year, no matter what or where they want to grow.

Easy step-by-step instructions for a DIY tool organizer for the special dad in your life
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:32 am

How to improve your credit score before applying for a mortgage
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - In today’s world, lenders use many different types of credit scoring models. There are virtually hundreds of different models out there for lenders to choose from.