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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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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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Wine, wisdom and rock [Infographic]
Making wine, making music – they’re not that different. Both require total commitment and constant refinement. Together they embody the best of life and offer up wisdom that only lifelong labors of love can teach. This infographic explores the parallels in the pursuit of classic rock and classic cabernet and features the wisdom and lessons learned from Mike Martini, third-generation master winemaker for Louis M. Martini in California’s Napa Valley and multiple Grammy Award-nominee guitar gian...
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Summer jobs: stepping stones to something bigger
(BPT) - As millions of high school students prepare to head back to the classroom in just a few weeks, many may reflect on their summer jobs serving tables, operating cash registers, tracking inventory and assisting customers. To most, those summer jobs were solely for the purpose of having a little extra cash, or maybe ...
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Advice for small businesses poised to hire their first employee
(BPT) - For small-business owners, hiring a first employee is a significant milestone – one that directly affects the company’s growth, future success and culture. Hiring staff means enhancing your business’ ability to grow, but it also presents unique challenges. From affirming that the person you hire has the credentia...
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Uber-cool gift ideas for kids going to - and back to - college
(BPT) - Graduation season is over, but families with college-bound teens know the gift-giving season is still in full swing. Whether you’re looking for a gift that will ease the transition for a new college freshman or something to milestone the beginning of a senior’s final year, choosing a back-to-school gift can be ev...
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A fun approach to teaching kids nutrition wisdom
(BPT) - As children across the country head back to school, life for families becomes a little more hectic. Just because days are busy, don’t let nutrition fall by the wayside. Teaching children nutritious eating habits now can mean a lifetime of health, plus it can be a lot of fun to eat, laugh and spend time together. ...
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Tips for summer fun and summer savings
(BPT) - Summers are rich with opportunities for warm weather fun and you don’t have to go far, or spend a lot, to enjoy the best of the season. Here are a few ways to maximize your summer fun without maxing out your budget. * Visit the farmers market or roadside stands around town. The summer season comes with delicious ...
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Summer is here: Celebrate with your family
(BPT) - Facing busy calendars and over-scheduled summers, Americans are dedicating, on average, only 40 minutes a week for family time, according to a research study from the NYU Child Study Center. With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time to capture those fleeting family moments and create delicious celebrations...
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Medication-free nausea relief for migraine sufferers
(BPT) - If you suffer from migraines, you are not alone. Migraines affect 36 million Americans, according to the American Migraine Foundation. The World Health Organization classifies migraines as the 19th leading cause of all years lived with a disability for both males and females. One of the most common and debilitati...
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Stress management tactics for an improved self, inside and out
(BPT) - There are moments when stress takes over all aspects of life, both personal and professional. The to-do list feels never ending; there are never enough hours in the day; and the challenges appear insurmountable. Feeling stressed is a normal response to demands encountered on emotional, intellectual and physical l...
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Diving into doorbells [Infographic]
Since the invention of the doorbell in 1831, Americans have had strong and individual reactions to hearing them ring. This infographic dives into the details of those doorbell emotions and into technology we use to address our curiosity and concerns about the front porch.
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