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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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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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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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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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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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Myth busters: Why vinyl siding is America's hottest home design feature
(BPT) - Chances are, you’ve seen and heard a lot about vinyl siding on home renovation television shows, in magazines and in your neighborhood. Once seen as a drab and boring alternative to aluminum siding, vinyl siding is now driving new design trends , effortlessly adapting to any architectural home style. According to...
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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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College students have options to save money on technology
(BPT) - If you are one of the more than 22 million college students heading to campuses across the nation this fall, you’ll probably be packing all sorts of items, including advanced digital technology. College student spending on technology is up 227 percent over last year on everything from tablets and smartphones to d...
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Stopping the drain: Innovative technology helps conserve water throughout the house
(BPT) - Four hundred gallons - that's how much water the average American home uses in a day, acc...
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Guilt-free desserts to please the whole family
(BPT) - Dinner is over and your family is craving something sweet to end the meal. There are plen...
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Bathroom organization styles that work smarter - not harder
(BPT) - Hairdryers, toothbrushes, combs, hair brushes and picks. Shaving utensils, makeup, stylin...
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