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5 signs you should seek medical treatment for your headache

(BPT) - You’ve been there before — you wake up and immediately feel the pulsing in your head, you get to work and can feel the pounding pressure mounting as you move between looking at your computer screen and meetings, you’re gearing up for a fun day out with your kids but you cringe as the pain in your head magnifies with every shout of excitement.

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Friday 06/21/2019
5 steps to eco-friendly pet care
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:00 am

(BPT) - Your animal companion is part of the family. You care about what your pet eats, and want what’s healthiest for everyone, including your pet. You also care about promoting a healthy environment and using products that are eco-friendly.

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Good health for men often depends on wellness awareness and early screenings
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:02 am

(BPT) - The statistics for men’s health are alarming. For men, life expectancy is 76.3 years; for women, it’s 81.2 years. The Kaiser Family Foundation points out that nearly 71 percent of men are at risk of being overweight or obese, compared to 59 percent for women. Far more women than men are likely to go to a physician office visit, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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How to refresh your home and your attitude with a deep clean
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - The latest trend in home cleaning popularized by Marie Kondo reveals what many of us yearn for — not just decluttering, but a fresh start, a clean slate. We dream of an open, airy, bright home where everyone can thrive and be their best selves. But how do we get there, when our houses are filled with stuff — not to mention the accumulated dust?

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Keeping your cool in a stressful industry
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - Seeking tips on how to handle a stressful industry?

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Thursday 06/20/2019
Ideas for projects to improve your outdoor living space
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:00 am

(BPT) - Looking for a DIY project to improve your outdoor space and create an inviting oasis for everyone in the family to get outside and have fun together?

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How one idea - big or small - can help change cancer care
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:00 am

(BPT) - Anyone who has confronted cancer or helped a friend or family member battle the disease knows that the challenges go far beyond diagnosis and treatment. Managing the cancer journey and life after treatment calls on support from family and the surrounding community. It is this community that may have the greatest potential to improve lives of people touched by cancer, by using their own experiences to inform solutions.

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Paying for college: 4 ways to help lower your education costs
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - Total student loan debt has surpassed $1.5 trillion, with 4 in 10 students carrying over $30K in outstanding student loans. Getting accepted into college or graduate school is an exciting time for students and parents. As college continues to get more expensive, determining how you’ll fund your education is a big decision. Review these tips to help keep costs down as you navigate this exciting time in a student’s life.

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Wednesday 06/19/2019
5 signs you need to hire a landscape professional
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:01 am

(BPT) - In this age of DIY, many outdoor home projects look doable. The truth is, plenty of outdoor projects tackled by homeowners to save money are better left to landscape professionals. When attempting these projects on their own, homeowners soon realize that some jobs require more knowledge and expertise than an online search engine can provide, and the project may end up costing more if doing it themselves.

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How to choose a degree? 4 questions to ask
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:02 am

(BPT) - Many college-bound students find that there’s one question commonly asked by family members, friends and even complete strangers: What degree are you pursuing? It’s a great conversation starter and gives students an opportunity to share their educational goals with others, but for some who are trying to select from a long list of degree choices for the first time, this seemingly harmless question can be daunting.

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Feeling stressed at work? Try these 5 strategies
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - Feeling stressed at work? If so, you’re not alone. A recent Gallup Poll revealed that 55% of Americans said they experienced stress “a lot” during the day, up from 46% in 2006.

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Tuesday 06/18/2019
3 small things (plus 1 big thing) that you can do to add value to your home
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:01 am

(BPT) - When it comes to your home, you want updates that make your property more comfortable, beautiful and of course, valuable. Whether you have a big budget or more elbow grease than cash to invest, there are numerous things you can do to improve your home's worth immediately.

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Tips and technology to make your chores easier
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:00 am

(BPT) - Most of us have chores we would do almost anything to avoid. The good news is, advanced technology and new products have focused attention on making housework easier — or taking it completely out of our hands. Did you know you can leave many chores to technology, or use new products that make them easier?

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How to succeed as a new leader
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:00 am

(BPT) - Getting promoted into a leadership position or taking on a management role can be extremely exciting and anxiety-provoking. You want to do a great job and be as prepared as possible for the new position. The unfortunate truth is, many new leaders or first-time managers run into challenges almost immediately. That’s because in many cases, the things that made them successful in the past will not make them successful managers. To excel as a new manager, you need to adopt a new mindset and attitude, as well as communication and leadership skills.

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Monday 06/17/2019
3 easy changes that could transform your health
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:02 am

(BPT) - Making changes to improve your health can feel overwhelming. But just a few simple modifications can impact your health dramatically. Here are three easy changes you can make now to transform your health:

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It’s time to talk about Alzheimer’s [Infographic]
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:01 am

(BPT) - Having a conversation about Alzheimer’s can be difficult — but it is so important. Early detection can offer significant benefits for the person diagnosed and their loved ones, including more informed decision-making and planning, better medical care, greater respect for patient’s wishes, and access to services and support. Family members know their loved ones best. If something feels different, it could be Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org/OurStories to learn how to start the conversation.

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Don't delay the talk: An early Alzheimer's diagnosis can make a big difference
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:01 am

(BPT) - After 30 years of painting commercial buildings, Mario Martinez of San Jose, California, had experienced days like this before — grueling hours under a sun-soaked sky, doing back-breaking work. He loved his job, but after spending hours outside he was ready to go home.

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#ThisIsMBC Elements Campaign Honors, Supports and Unites the MBC Community Through Creative Expression
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:00 am

(BPT) - People living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) and their loved ones may feel less alone thanks to a new online community where they can gather information, share joys, sorrows and advice with others. The program, #ThisIsMBC Elements, sponsored by Eisai Inc. and METAvivor, provides the MBC community with a new resource to help guide them through their journey.

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Friday 06/14/2019
7 ideas to give your barbecue the ultimate flavor boost
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - When the temps heat up, home cooks look for lighter, more refreshing food and drinks that still pack a nutritional punch. The cranberry is just the thing — a tangy fruit that adds flavorful zing to sweet and savory recipes. Available dried, frozen, as juice or sauce, cranberries are a good source of Vitamin C and have fiber and antioxidants as well. Offering big health benefits in a little package, cranberries are full of polyphenols not commonly found in other fruits. You can enjoy their robust flavor while boosting your health.

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4 ways to enjoy your outdoor living space year-round
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:02 am

(BPT) - A one-of-a-kind, all-seasons deck is possible in any climate — if the right features are included in the design. The key is to combine features that protect from the elements, and use the right materials to make it happen.

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3 things to know about saving money on your new roof
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:02 am

(BPT) - Replacing an aging or damaged roof is an important step to protect your home from the damage the elements can dish out — heat, wind, rain, snow, sleet and hail. But homeowners may not realize that the type of shingle they choose can make a big difference, not only in the protection it offers to the home, but also in the cost of their homeowners’ insurance.

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Score: How sports empower women’s success, and you can too
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:00 am

(BPT) - Developing the women entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow is all about showing the way — and increasingly, the sweat of sports competition is a key training ground for women’s career and business success.

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Thursday 06/13/2019
Incontinence is nothing to sneeze at
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:02 am

(BPT) - Today, we’re inundated with TV ads promoting the use of pads and adult diapers. We hear about mesh surgery going awry and about meds being prescribed. Urinary tract, bladder control and bowel problems are a major issue for men and women alike and it’s one of the most embarrassing aspects of aging, tearing of the pelvic muscles during childbirth, anal or rectal cancer. Many people who suffer with urinary incontinence can also have leaky bowel, and suffer in silence and embarrassment, sometimes confined to their homes.

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The American ingredient inspiring top French chefs
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:00 am

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Easy DIY projects to refresh your home decor
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:02 am

(BPT) - When you look at your favorite interior spaces, are you craving a refresh? If your home decor is dated, drab or you're just bored with it, an update is in order.

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Hidden epidemic: The disease that will be the #1 reason for liver transplants in 2020
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:01 am

(BPT) - Every day your liver works tirelessly to support over 500 essential bodily functions, including storing energy, neutralizing harmful toxins, converting nutrients for absorption and acting as a filtration system. If your liver isn't healthy, it's unable to do these important tasks. The problem is, many people's livers are at risk for a disease that impacts up to one in four individuals. To make matters worse, the symptoms for this disease are subtle and easily mistaken for other health issues.

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Wednesday 06/12/2019
The homeowner's guide to reading your roof - what's normal and what's not
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:02 am

(BPT) - Four out of five homes in the U.S. have asphalt shingles on their roof. And it’s easy to see why. The wide variety of available colors and styles, combined with durability and affordability, has made asphalt shingles the leading choice for residential roofing in the country.

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Easy back-to-school tips for teachers to do over the summer
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:00 am

(BPT) - Summer break is the time when teachers everywhere get a much-deserved respite from the chaos of the school year. Although summer break is in full effect, the new school year is just around the corner. A little extra planning in the summer can go a long way to making the return to school as smooth as possible. But if you’re not ready to get back in “school mode” just yet, here are some easy tips for teachers to prepare for the year ahead without sacrificing rest and relaxation.

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How to make sure that luxury brand is real before you buy online
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:01 am

(BPT) - Fashions may change, but nothing has the staying power of a luxury watch, handbag or necklace from one of the top brands in the world. Whether you’re scouting out your next gift or looking to elevate your style, luxury goods hold the key to quality and prestige.

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Tuesday 06/11/2019
5 tips to help manage symptoms of perimenopause
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:02 am

(BPT) - Going through hot flashes? You’re not alone.

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7 tips to hire smart for your small business
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - Ever heard the expression, "One bad apple spoils the barrel?" In business this is especially true because hiring the wrong person can negatively affect everyone working around them, as well as potentially harming the reputation of your company.

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How you can help bring nutritious foods to kids in need this summer
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - For many American children, summer is the ultimate season. Whether it’s the warm weather, the break from school or the opportunity to enjoy activities like camp, swimming and bike rides, kids count down the days to fun.

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Sunday 06/09/2019
Can you take on the challenge of a day full of onions?
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - The onion now has its very own day. It’s a day to cheer one of the nation’s most popular and versatile vegetables. June 27 is National Onion Day.

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Friday 06/07/2019
Report: Financial fraud is targeting older adults at record levels
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - The financial exploitation of older people is a rampant epidemic in America. A recent report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau revealed that each incident of financial fraud cost older adults ages 70 to 79 an average of $45,300. And when the older adult knew the suspect, the average loss rose to about $50,000.

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I was recently diagnosed with a serious chronic illness. What are my options?
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:00 am

(BPT) - Tips to help seniors afford and manage their critical medical treatments.

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Master Your Grill With These Trending Grilling Recipes and Tips
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:01 am

(BPT) - Reynolds Wrap® has you covered with the latest grilling trends and tips to help fire up the 2019 grilling season! Whether you’re cooking for one or feeding the entire neighborhood, these ideas will turn you into a grill master. For even more recipes and grilling inspiration, visit ReynoldsKitchens.com or follow us on Facebook.

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Thursday 06/06/2019
Tales from the grill: Why Americans are hooked on cooking outdoors
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - Americans have a long-standing love affair with grilling. This relationship started many years ago. Our ancestors first learned to cook over an open flame, and today grilling has become a year-round lifestyle choice with many preferring to cook outdoors.

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Moms, make time for yourself this summer
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:01 am

(BPT) - With summertime upon us and kids out of school, moms are heading into one of the busiest times of year. When summer schedules get hectic, it’s more important than ever for moms to take time for themselves and keep up their energy.

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Deck ideas: Cost-effective ways to add beauty and value to your outdoor space
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:01 am

(BPT) - When it comes to home improvements, few projects add as much function and value as upgrading an outdoor space. While it’s hard to beat the beauty and durability of composite decking, wood has long been the go-to material for deck-building projects due to its low cost and availability. However, a new generation of entry-level composite decking is chipping away at wood’s appeal by offering the same benefits as premium composites at a price point that’s more in line with pressure-treated lumber.

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Wednesday 06/05/2019
6 tips to better nutrition
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - Dr. Nicole Avena, assistant professor of neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and visiting professor of health psychology at Princeton University, explains six popular nutrition trends including sustainable snacks, new plant-based milks, prebiotics and probiotics and the latest on gummy supplements vs. traditional vitamins:

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How to add a bathroom in the basement or garage
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:00 am

(BPT) - It’s home improvement season, which means you’re probably dreaming of enhancements to make your space more livable and to enhance property value. Adding a bathroom is a great way to do both, but for many people, concrete poses a potential problem.

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Summer sustainability: Simple ways to make your backyard more eco-friendly
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - The green movement is thriving, with homeowners across the country looking for ways to make their properties more eco-friendly. During the summer months, turn your attention outdoors by choosing smart landscape projects that provide ample opportunity to make spaces look great and also support Mother Nature.

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Tuesday 06/04/2019
Unique ways to add style and personality to your kitchen
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - From cooking to conversing to entertaining, the kitchen truly is the heart of the home. It’s also one of the spaces that homeowners most often dream of renovating. A growing trend in kitchen design is personalization, where thoughtful updates go beyond stainless steel appliances and standard cabinetry to incorporate a host of interesting design elements.

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Monday 06/03/2019
Room redesign? Start with the floor
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:02 am

(BPT) - To change the look of any room, start with the floor. A beautifully finished hardwood floor adds warmth and charm — and the range of options available for hardwood floors today can truly transform a room. With choices from soft natural to cool gray to dark charcoal you can find the perfect shade for your renovation. The floor sets the tone for the room's overall appearance.

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Tips for sanitizing 5 hard-to-clean items in your children’s rooms
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - Every parent knows that keeping kids’ rooms — and their stuff — sanitary can seem like a losing battle. Between the playdates, trips to the park and going back-and-forth from school to home, parents also worry about the amount of not just dirt, but also potentially harmful bacteria, living on all the toys, clothes and bedding in their children’s rooms.

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Friday 05/31/2019
What's more realistic, Bigfoot or a secure retirement?
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - Did you know nearly 1 in 3 people think they're more likely to learn Bigfoot is real than to save enough to retire comfortably, according to a recent survey from AARP and the Ad Council?

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All together now: 6 tips toward being a friendlier neighbor
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:02 am

(BPT) - In this age of political and economic uncertainty, many Americans are seeing the value of living in caring neighborhoods and acting as good neighbors.

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New Technology Strives to Ensure a Properly Fit Football Helmet For Every Player
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:03 am

(BPT) - The NFL receives the highest television ratings of all pro sports, and football continues to have the highest rates of participation for high school boys in the country (compared to other sports), yet the dangers of playing the game have never been more visible. As a result, parents are hesitant to give their kids permission to play. The irony of this safety ‘enlightenment’ for the game of football is that coaches, community leaders and companies are stepping up to plate to deliver solutions that make the game safer than ever before.

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Thursday 05/30/2019
Staying on track: 3 ways to spring into a healthy summer
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:01 am

(BPT) - Lacking culinary inspiration? Telling yourself that you will start going to the gym “next week?” Binge-watching TV rather than tackling a crossword puzzle?

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4 home upgrades, suitable for the whole family
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 3:02 am

(BPT) - With a bustling household and busy family schedules, updates to the home are often a low priority compared to time spent with loved ones. Consider four home improvement ideas fit for the entire family, which require little time commitment and deliver long-lasting benefits.

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