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Top 10 cities most welcoming of whiskers

(BPT) – If you’re a guy with scruff, you may be interested to know some cities are more welcoming of your whiskers than others. The annual list of “Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America” from men’s grooming leader Wahl is here, and this year a southern city is the hottest haven for the hairy. […]

Kindergarten is the new 1st grade: Is your preschooler ready?

(BPT) – When you think back to your own kindergarten experience, it probably involved a half-day program and plenty of fun activities — finger painting, sand play and nap time. Likely the hardest parts were learning the alphabet and counting to 100. Fast forward to today. While kindergarten still offers a fun learning environment, it’s […]

Fresh ways to enjoy pizza night and make a balanced meal

(BPT) – You know a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables is best for your health, but achieving that can be a challenge given everything you have to accomplish in a day. Daily meal planning doesn’t have to be such a chore if you turn to your freezer for a little help. […]

Reinvent your morning routine [Video]

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Why skip breakfast? 5 warm comfort foods that cook in 3 minutes

(BPT) – In spite of the well-documented drawbacks of not eating breakfast, approximately 30 percent of Americans are still failing to fuel themselves in the morning, according to WebMD. And many of those moving through their days with empty stomachs blame a lack of convenience. Earlier this year, the Washington Post pointed to research showing […]

Trying to quit? Tips from former smokers can help you succeed

(BPT) – Since the Surgeon General released the first report on smoking in 1964, the smoking rate among adults has decreased from 42 percent to 15 percent. Though great strides have been made, more than 36 million adults in the United States continue to smoke cigarettes, claiming nearly half a million lives a year and […]

5 easy tips to prepare your family for the daylight saving time change

(BPT) – Daylight saving time brings brighter evenings and a reminder that spring and warmer weather are within reach. However, it comes with the potential to wreak havoc on a family’s sleep routine. Time changes can make morning schedules just a little bit harder for parents everywhere. “A time change shifts our body’s normal schedule […]

The home design trend you need to know about

(BPT) – With the new year underway, the housing world is buzzing about the next transformative trend in home design and remodeling. This year it seems certain the growing trend of mixing and layering materials, something many designers and architects noticed was growing in popularity over the past few years, will dominate the remodeling and […]

Paying for college: Options reduce need for student loans

(BPT) – While only a fortunate few students can expect a free college education by winning full academic or athletic scholarships, everyone can take advantage of a combination of academic aid, grants, fellowships, work-study and student loans to pay for a four-year degree, says Peter Gayle, a vice president for Prudential Advisors. Unfortunately, many prospective […]

5 easy ways to keep your family comfortable during a power outage

(BPT) – Losing power at home is inconvenient. When it happens, the worst part is not knowing if the outage will last for a couple hours, or if it will stretch on for days. But if you take a little time to get organized and round up a few items today, you will be ready […]

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