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How to support your friend in a split
(BPT) - When a marriage ends in divorce, it’s not just the couple who is involved. Friends and family members are also part of the process and often play many different parts – from objective confidant to reliable “vent-ee.” If you’re suddenly or unexpectedly thrown into this role, what help are you prepared to offer? Su...
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Fun ways to help kids 'rock out' to classical music
It’s hard to imagine, but there really was a time when classical music was the popular music of the day. Haydn, Beethoven and the boys were the “rock stars” of their time. If music fans wanted to hear the latest and greatest music, they ventured to the nearest church to drink in the sounds of these classical greats. Toda...
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Transform garage sale castoffs into fun finds
(BPT) - As the warmer weather is upon us, it brings many new activities: baseball, picnics, beach time and – best of all - garage sales. People are purging what they don’t need or no longer want. It’s the perfect opportunity to turn their trash into your treasure.  From outdated odds and ends to forgotten furniture, ther...
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Save time and money with easy DIY auto maintenance tips
(BPT) - Vehicles are a big investment for families – usually the second highest valued item in a household after the home itself. While the purchase price for cars, trucks and SUVs keeps going up, the cost of maintenance is holding steady or even dropping for most vehicles. Better materials, sophisticated computers and o...
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The sweet taste of spring
Spring has sprung, along with one of the sweetest treats of the season - fresh sweet corn. Over the last few years, fresh sweet corn has become a spring vegetable that’s just as highly anticipated by those in the know as the season’s first peas, asparagus, and radishes. Available nationwide, fresh sweet corn is harvested...
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What guests want [Infographic]
A new survey finds that guests' No. 1 request at hotels is free Wi-Fi. Check out the infographic below to discover what other amenities guests enjoy.  
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Three home improvement tips to help you breathe easier
(BPT) - One in five Americans suffer from allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). As the 2013 allergy season begins, experts warn that it may be one of the worst in recent years, with people experiencing an unusually strong reaction due to increased tree pollen. But little attention i...
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Naval ROTC pays for college and guarantees a career following graduation
(BPT) - College students interested in the Navy can focus on their academic careers while eliminating much of the financial burden of paying for school. With more than 160 colleges and universities across the United States offering Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) programs, students have many opportunities t...
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Father's Day gift ideas to make Dad feel like a king
(BPT) - You need to come up with the perfect Father’s Day gift this year. But combing through the vast array of items on his wish list can be a challenge. Here are some great ideas to make your selection easier - and make any dad feel like the king he truly is. For on-the-go dad Whether he’s hiking in the mountains, hurr...
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May officially marks National Mediterranean Diet Month [Infographic]
According to a recent study by BrandIQ and Zoës Kitchen , only 5 percent of Americans are aware that Mediterranean goes beyond Greek food and the cuisine actually encompasses 21 countries. While the results suggest Americans typically stick to their standard diet staples, the majority surveyed are looking to explore culinary techniques and dishes from the Mediterranean. Whether to reap the benefits of a longer life that a strictly Mediterranean diet has been shown to provide, or simply expand...
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Seven rules for keeping your job search on track
(BPT) - The economy is starting to turn around, but competition for open jobs remains fierce. For job hunters, the mental and financial stresses mount every day they remain unemployed. To keep job-search momentum high and attitudes positive, it’s important to follow a few simple steps from the experts. “Hunting for a job...
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Tips to navigate the real estate landscape and find the perfect home
(BPT) - For most Americans your home is the biggest ticket item you will ever purchase. It’s no wonder that people can take months, and sometimes even years, to find the perfect home. When you walk into a house that’s on the market, many times the homeowner or real estate agent has “staged” it to ensure that you focus on...
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7 simple spring cleaning steps pack a powerful punch against indoor allergens
Spring is in the air, and there's no better time to spruce up your home and get it ready for warm...
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Education insight: 5 tips for conquering college later in life
(BPT) - Today's college students are breaking the stereotypical mold. Older students are no longe...
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Picking the right camp for your kids
(BPT) - As the classic Gershwin song lyrics go, 'summertime and the livin' is easy' isn't always ...
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