Easy DIY cures for common concrete problems
(BPT) - Have you ever seen a house with a beautiful lawn, lush landscaping, a tasteful and well-maintained exterior – and an ugly cracked concrete driveway? Why is it that even seasoned, proficient do-it-yourselfers sometimes balk at taking care of concrete? “Concrete can be intimidating,” says Bob Schmidt, national pr...
Diet rich in nutrients promotes a lifetime of healthy vision
(BPT) - From dry eye to age-related eye diseases, research shows that nutrition plays a critical role in maintaining the health of our eyes. Caring for eyes includes looking carefully at what you eat. Thirty million (or one out of four) Americans age 40 and older suffer from some level of vision loss. Yet only 30 perce...
Don't miss out on extra savings this tax season
Tax season is in full swing, and many families are gathering all their information to help them calculate how much of a refund they’ll receive this year. Families have several opportunities to qualify for tax exemptions or refunds, which can add up to a sizeable refund check from the federal government. If you’re expecting a refund this year, be sure to put it to good use. For example, if you have any outstanding credit card debt, a payday loan online or other debts, consider using the re...
Americans are nutty for peanuts [Infographic]
Whether eaten fresh out of the shell; plain, sweet or spicy; boiled or roasted; peanuts are a flavorful and nutritious option throughout the day. At 7 grams per serving, peanuts have more energy-boosting protein than any nut. This, along with their more than 30 essential vitamins and nutrients, makes peanuts a superfood. For more nutrition information and delicious ways to stay energized, visit www.nationalpeanutboard.org .
Resistant hypertension [Infographic]
Hypertension is a substantial and growing global health problem, affecting 972 million people worldwide, according to a study published in the journal Lancet. Despite focused efforts and the introduction of multiple new therapies, a significant portion of hypertension patients lack blood pressure control. Research suggests that 28 percent of treated hypertensive individuals are considered resistant to treatment, the American Heart Association says. Treatment-resistant hypertension (rHTN) is ...
Mix and match trend revolutionizing deck design
(BPT) - When it comes to fashion faux pas, the only thing worse than clashing patterns is overly matching every item. Mixing and matching creates exciting contrast – and not just when you dress yourself, but also when you “dress up” your home. The trend toward mixing colors and materials has made its way outdoors, with ...
Rise and shine: Tips for throwing the ultimate brunch
(BPT) - Nothing gets your day off to a better start than a tasty breakfast – but on most days, you’re too rushed and stressed to enjoy it. Thankfully, on weekends and holidays, it’s a whole different story. There’s time to relax, enjoy the company of family and friends and prepare and serve that best-loved of all leisur...
From golf to fishing: America's ultimate destinations for active travel
(BPT) - The word “vacation” means different things to different people. For some, it’s lounging poolside and sleeping until noon. Others, however, savor the opportunity to get outside, try some new activities and indulge in their favorite pastimes for days on end. If you’re one of the latter group, there are few better ...
Expert skin care tips for glowing skin on your wedding day
(BPT) - The ideal dress, the perfect menu, the heartfelt vows – to these add another necessity of your dream wedding: gorgeous, glowing skin. Throughout your entire wedding – from the moment you start walking down the aisle to when you exchange vows to your first dance as man and wife – the focus is on your face. Beauti...
Three tips to make your hospital stay safer
(BPT) - Each year, millions of Americans seek hospital care to treat a wide range of medical problems – from accidental injuries to chronic or life-threatening illnesses. While the majority of patients have positive outcomes, it is imperative to remember patient safety should be a top priority for everyone. In fact, th...
Nearly 1 in 10 Americans lives with a rare disease
(BPT) - Did you know that the same number of people die each year from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF, as breast cancer? And yet IPF, a rare and debilitating disease that causes permanent scarring of the lungs, is still relatively unknown. Fortunately, the focus on rare diseases like IPF is growing because they’...
Rethink what you drink [Infographic]
By now, it’s safe to assume that most people have given up on their New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier. In fact, just one week into January, a quarter of New Year's resolutions are nothing but a memory. If you have given up on sticking to a resolution of eating healthier by consuming less calories, don’t feel defeated. Achieving your goals may be as easy as rethinking what you drink! Making small changes part of your daily routine, like choosing Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened – the only ...