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 ...
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 ...
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 .
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...
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 ...
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’...
Fact vs. fiction: Top 5 misconceptions about laser hair removal busted
(BPT) - For people considering laser hair removal for the summer, there’s good news – now is the perfect time to start. Easily hidden under typical cool weather clothing like bulky sweaters and leggings, skin is shielded from the sun and thus in perfect condition for hair removal. However, many men and women are on the ...
As housing market warms, keep these buying tips in mind
(BPT) - Ready to buy your first home, or move up to a larger home for your expanding family? Home sales seem to be finally warming up after a five-year chill, as demand gradually builds among first-time homebuyers and existing homeowners seeking more room. Historically low mortgage rates, rising rents and relatively po...
A feast for the senses: The top five sights to see on an India tour
When planning a vacation, you have two primary choices: exploring places you are familiar with or exploring somewhere new. While there’s comfort in the former, the latter choice holds the promise of new discoveries, unique experiences and the most enduring memories. For those who want to explore off the beaten track, th...
Lobster tales - cracking the king of crustaceans [Infographic]
Unchanged for nearly 100 million years, lobster is one of the most fascinating delicacies of the sea. Deliciously flavored and tender, lobster is considered to be one of the most delectable seafood options at the table. However, this wasn’t always the case as lobster did not achieve popularity in North America until the mid-19th century. Today, lobster reigns as the king of crustaceans and is widely sought-after and celebrated around the world. In fact, 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of Lo...
Soul-lifting home improvements that are good for your wallet, too
(BPT) - No matter how value conscious a homeowner may be, few people ever make a home improvement simply to increase their house’s resale value. People also undertake home improvements to enhance their enjoyment of their home – or to fix a problem, which, in its own way, is good for the soul, too. When it comes to deci...