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Celebrate the grads in your life with financial gifts
(BPT) - Do you have a child in your life who will be graduating this spring? Whether it’s from kindergarten or college, graduation marks the completion of one chapter in a young person’s life and the start of a new adventure. Honor your grad’s achievement by helping him or her save for the future with a digital U.S. Savi...
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Secrets of what's driving American travelers this season
(BPT) - Now that spring has sprung, drivers will be hitting the road in earnest to enjoy the warmer weather. In fact, according to Hankook Tire’s latest Quarterly Gauge Index, 56 percent of Americans are planning to take a road trip that involves driving 50 miles or more. On average, they estimate they will drive 1,025 m...
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Planting, growing and harvesting times [Infographic]
Home vegetable and fruit gardening participation has increased exponentially in the past decade. In 2011, U.S. households spent a total $29.1 billion on their lawns and gardens. A study conducted in 2008 projected that a family who gardens would get on average a 25-1 return on their investment. With benefits like better food, saving money and spending time outdoors, it is no wonder more Americans are getting involved in growing their own produce. This infographic , brought to you by Avant Gar...
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Think outside the fuse box: Unique energy-saving home improvements
(BPT) - You’ve replaced your home’s 20-year-old windows with new, Energy Star-rated models, upgraded to electricity-sipping appliances and there’s not a single incandescent light bulb to be found anywhere in your house. You may be wondering what more you can do to further reduce your home energy bills. When you’ve covere...
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Toddlers and tech: reasons to share your smartphone
(BPT) - A lot of things change when you become a parent. The shows you watch, the restaurants you go to and the concept of sleep as you once knew it all evolve when your family structure transforms from a “me” to a ”we.” And increasingly, personal gadgets like smartphones are following the same trend. “One day I looked a...
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Tips to select the right camp for your child
(BPT) - Soccer camps, wilderness camps, chess camps, language camps – whatever interests your child, there’s a camp for him or her. Whether you’re looking for a local day camp or an overnight experience far from home, the key to finding the right camp involves research. That means not only learning about all the options,...
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The food and the fun that define summer
(BPT) - When the weather warms, there are plenty of fun outdoor activities to enjoy, which means there’s also a bounty of summer fare to eat. From the traditional to the intriguing, you never know what interesting food choices you may find while out and about. What better way to kick off summer than with a few fun activi...
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A small investment returns a safer and healthier home
(BPT) - Warm weather is here, which means many homeowners are beginning new DIY projects. Have you included home safety on your list? Almost every home in the U.S. has a smoke alarm, but most do not have enough. Fire experts recommend installing alarms on every floor and inside and outside of every sleeping area. A recen...
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Free time? What's that? [Infographic]
People may ask what you do in your free time, as if you have so much time to spare. In fact, one in three moms have less than 30 minutes of free time to themselves each day. Spend those 30 minutes wisely and give yourself a sweet escape. We all know that nothing is sweeter than a moment to yourself on a hot summer’s afternoon. While summer is still a season away, you can enjoy the sweet taste with Dole Fruit Parfaits. The juicy fruit and creamy topping will carry you away to somewhere warm. A...
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A year-end report card on school cafeterias: Did they make the grade for improved nutrition?
(BPT) - Have school cafeterias made the grade when it comes to revising and changing school menus to meet the new USDA nutrition guidelines? Many health experts say yes, giving the country's more than 17,000 school districts an “A” for their efforts to add new recipes and more fruits, vegetables and whole grains to their...
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How safe is your home? [Infographic]
How safe is your home? The 2013 ADT Safety Data Index, a recent survey commissioned by ADT, found that America’s knowledge of national safety and security facts and information is alarmingly low. When quizzed on a series of national security and safety questions, those polled scored 1.6 out of 5.  And while Americans may believe their home is a safe place, they may not be taking the proper precautionary measures to safeguard their homes and belongings. With the surging real estate market and ...
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Five reasons Asian Americans should get tested for hepatitis B
(BPT) - More than 1 million Americans have a lifelong, or chronic, infection of hepatitis B. This includes one out of every 12 Asian Americans. If you or your parents were born in Asia or the Pacific Islands, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you get tested for hepatitis B. Hepatitis B ...
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Heartburn-busting tips to keep summer feasting fun
(BPT) - Warm weather is on the way, which means family gatherings, vacations and lots of party fo...
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Your next profession: Are you meant to be a teacher?
(BPT) - Teaching is an admirable profession, whether you're helping kindergarteners learn to read...
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Caught in a data breach? How to reclaim control of your credit and identity
(BPT) - By the end of the first quarter 2014, more than 200 data breaches compromised millions of...
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