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(BPT) - After a year like no other, everyone is seeking ways to celebrate and enjoy those little things that make such a big difference. You don’t have to be a wine expert to know that the right wine or cocktail for the occasion can make any get-together truly outstanding. Whether you’re han…

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(BPT) - At age 62, Sandy Weber became unemployed when her customer service job was eliminated during the COVID pandemic. A friend encouraged her to give substitute teaching a try. "I didn’t realize I could work in a classroom without a teaching background,” Weber said. “It was the best decis…

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(BPT) - Need a new snack? Hungry families are turning to a trendy and tasty new choice — the homegrown hazelnut. Perhaps parents outside the Pacific Northwest might not recognize the state nut of Oregon, but rest assured, there’s more to crack here than mere coffee flavoring.

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A new study by Argonne National Laboratory published on the official Energy.gov website finds that a small SUV powered by an electric power plant with about 300 miles of range produces far fewer greenhouse gases than a similarly sized SUV with a traditional internal combustion engine (ICE).

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(BPT) - Nov. 7 is approaching, and with it the end of daylight saving time, when those in most of the U.S. will “fall back” to standard time by setting clocks back one hour. If the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) had its way, this would be the last time change in the U.S., and the …

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(BPT) - For many small business owners, even the mention of the words “bookkeeping” and “accounting” can cause undue stress and pressure. Most started their businesses to pursue their passions, not to get mired down in mundane financial tasks. But to run a successful business, managing your …

(BPT) - When you think of healthy bones, calcium likely comes to mind. However, without another powerhouse nutrient, your body can't absorb calcium. You need adequate amounts of vitamin D to keep your bones strong, which many people get from sunlight. The problem is, when shorter days arrive…

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(Culinary.net) Fall is about cooler weather, football, sweaters and warm, delicious food. It’s about gathering around the table with loved ones to enjoy a snack or meal and making memories that will last a lifetime. As the weather changes, there are few better places to be than the kitchen, …

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(Family Features) While this autumn season will likely look different than years past, wholesome meals celebrating fall flavors provide something to look forward to. Eating foods like walnuts, colorful fruits and vegetables, and whole grains can be a solution for improving overall well-being…

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(Culinary.net) When you are craving something sweet, sometimes you just can’t get it off your mind until you have just one bite. You need something small, delicious and something that will ease your cravings. This recipe for Chocolate Coated Strawberry Treats is not only fun to make, but wil…

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(Family Features)  Pizza and dessert are two things nearly any crowd can agree on. Combining classic rocky road ingredients – chocolate, marshmallows and peanuts – on a giant cookie crust makes for a sweet treat that’s perfect for a crowd and can be sliced and eaten with your hands.

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(Family Features) Warm, delectable dishes go hand-in-hand with cool fall evenings when the crisp air sends you to the kitchen for a filling meal. Look no further than easy recipes like meatballs that pack fulfilling flavor to feed your family when the autumn temperatures dip.

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(Family Features) When it comes to family fun, it’s hard to beat Halloween, and with all the candy flying around, it’s an opportunity to add something nutritiousand delicious to festive celebrations.   

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Volvo and Polestar have introduced a new electric vehicle-centered app called “Range Assistant.” Appropriately named, the innovative tech feature aims to optimize all-electric driving range through various methods and will arrive via over-the-air (OTA) update to the Volvo XC40 Recharge and P…

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(BPT) - After more than 18 months of taking precautions to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the world is slowly reopening — families and friends are reuniting, workers are heading back into the office and children are going back into school. But as the world continues to gradually make prog…

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(StatePoint) The ever-evolving mission of the U.S. military means service members are often on the move. As demonstrated by recent events in Afghanistan, Haiti and in the wake of Hurricane Ida, dedicated service members put their lives on the line whenever and wherever they are deployed at h…

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(Family Features) Whether heading to a party, celebrating on social media or greeting little ghouls and goblins at home, getting the entire family – including the four-legged family members – involved in the Halloween festivities can be the biggest treat of all. However, it’s important to ta…

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(Family Features) Between changes in routine and visiting family (or having them visit you), the holidays can be emotionally overwhelming for children and adults alike, even in “normal times.” Add in inclement weather, the desire for a perfect holiday and parents still working, and you have …

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(Family Features) As the world faces multiple crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, families may have to adjust traditional trick-or-treating plans again this year. However, there are still ways to help make a difference and celebrate Halloween virtually.

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(Family Features) Mornings are often the most important part of the day – they can make or break your mood and set the tone for all of your to-dos. To help combat the hecticness that can arrive when the sun comes up, consider these five tips for a stress-free start to the day.

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While every pet is unique in looks and needs, a responsibility shared by all pet parents is to make sure their four-legged friends stay in good health. A pet’s health can reflect that of its owner, so living alongside your pet in a healthy way can help you both thrive.

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(BPT) - New research shows that adults with acne report feelings of acne-related depression, social isolation and anxiety that span both their personal and professional lives. The study, published in the medical journal JAMA Dermatology, highlights the difficulties adult acne poses and also …

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Toyota is the latest company to announce a significant investment in electrifying its vehicles. The project, worth $3.4 billion, will fund battery production in the United States through 2030. The budget is a part of a larger $13.5 billion investment earmarked for battery development and pro…

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(BPT) - When discussing health and wellness, the thyroid gland isn't likely a hot topic between friends and family. This tiny gland is frequently overlooked, yet deserves attention because it plays such a large role in the health of the body, impacting how you look and feel every day.

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(BPT) - Twenty years after 9/11, some World Trade Center first responders still struggle with long-term health complications brought on by the catastrophic event. For Tom Frey, a former New York City detective, the consequences started with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma — a blood cancer that can be lin…

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(BPT) - Americans’ relationship with vehicles turned in a new direction over the last year and a half, and it is evolving yet again. As vaccination rates increase, restrictions ease and a sense of “normalcy” returns, new research is revealing trends in the way drivers view, depend on and tak…

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(BPT) - Breast cancer's impact is far reaching. Whether affected directly or indirectly by the disease, everyone can agree that finding effective treatments is a must. This is especially important for people with metastatic breast cancer (MBC), also known as stage 4.

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(NAPSI)—There’s a reason you shouldn’t skip your routine eye exam—and many people don’t even know about it. A growing body of research shows that vision loss can affect how well your brain works. The most recent study found that people who scored poorly on vision tests were more likely to su…

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(BPT) - Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen, replacing a broken unit or upgrading your full appliance suite, looking for a new refrigerator can feel overwhelming with all the options available — but it doesn’t have to be! Check out this list of tips and tricks to help you keep your cool a…

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(BPT) - Bathrooms are consistently at the top of home improvement wish lists, where they often remain due to the misconception that updating the space requires a full remodel. The truth is that anyone can elevate their current bathroom with some strategic updates that provide impressive resu…