The buzz about Brood II cicadas [Infographic]
This month, billions of cicadas will emerge from the ground following a 17 year nap with the singular goal of finding a mate. They will shed their exoskeleton, make lots of noise, and find a perfect cicada love match. While these creatures may look scary, they are completely harmless to humans. In fact, the bug experts at Terminix , the nation’s largest pest control provider, give the following tips and pointers on how to spot the red-eyed insects.
Better sex for better health
(BPT) - Listen up ladies, there’s a sexual paradox. Just as you’re getting older and when - for some - sex may not be a priority, that is exactly when you need it most. Indeed, a recent study released this May suggests as many as six in 10 women - ages 55 to 65 - avoid sexual intimacy. Yet, sexual activity is good for...
A 'six-pack' of tips for aspiring entrepreneurs
(BPT) - In 1984, armed with his great-great-grandfather’s recipe, Jim Koch brewed a batch of beer in his kitchen. Shortly thereafter, equipped with bottles of his cherished brew, Koch went from door-to-door tenaciously selling it to local bars and restaurants. He recognized early on that to be successful, the journey w...
Making a career move? Consider the insurance field
(BPT) - Looking to start your career – or change your current one? As you contemplate your next career move, there’s one industry that might not be on your radar: insurance. “The insurance industry usually isn’t what people think of when they’re planning their careers or considering totally different jobs,” says Charle...
The jet-set style gives women a fresh look this summer
(BPT) - The jet-set look is about glamor, glitz, fashion and, of course, travel. It’s the look designers are showcasing this summer to give women the feeling they’re living the relaxed and luxurious lifestyle of Cannes, St. Tropez, Capri or Palm Springs. With just a little style know-how, women can easily achieve this ...
Tips to protect your pet - and your home - from fleas and ticks
(BPT) - Fleas and ticks are on every pet owner’s radar when warm weather flourishes. This is the season when both pets and people are itching to get outside, but without proper protection, four-legged friends can end up itching even more. However, if fleas and ticks take hold, and an infestation starts, this seasonal co...
After the rubber hits the road: What becomes of expired truck tires?
(BPT) - If current oil prices, motorist demand and refinery production trends continue, gas prices should drop to between $3.20 and $3.40 per gallon by mid-summer, according to AAA. This is good news for everyone, as the height of travel season quickly approaches. With the majority of travel being done using cars, there...
Four simple, smart ways to save toward summer travel
(BPT) - Americans may still be cutting back in other areas, but when it comes to summer travel they’re willing to start spending again. Economic uncertainty aside, 78 percent of Americans plan to take a vacation this summer, and one in four of them plan to spend more this year on summer travel, according to a recent su...
Tips for making moving day easier
(BPT) - Planning out a big move across town requires a bit of organization. Enlisting the help of friends and family, packing all of the belongings carefully into containers and once moved, finding homes for everything - the to-do list can go on and on. Using your truck will make the move much easier, as you shuttle be...
Is your career fit for the summer?
(BPT) - Summer isn’t just the time to get your body in shape; it’s a good time to get your career in shape as well. Just as we evaluate the condition of our bodies each year before donning our shorts and bathing suits, we should make a habit of assessing our careers. After all, you are the CEO of your career, the one wh...
DIY or DI-don't? When to do it yourself, when to hire a pro
(BPT) - When it comes to home improvement, homeowners aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty; 64 percent who plan to make improvements this year say they will do it themselves, according to an American Express Consumer Spending and Saving Report . But not all home decorating or renovating projects are suitable for the ...