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    5 tips to get fit and stay fit

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    6 simple strategies for eliminating holiday stress

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    5 smart steps to preserving brain health

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    4 no-fuss beauty hacks for the holidays

    With parties that keep you up past your bedtime, travel plans that keep you away from your workout regimen and a shopping list that keeps your head swimming, the holiday season can pack as much pain as pleasure some days. The diversion from your regular routine can zap your energy and confidence,...

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    Ever wonder who participates in medical studies? People like you

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    There are an estimated 30 million U.S. adults who report symptoms consistent with dry eye disease. Approximately 16 million U.S. adults have been diagnosed with dry eye disease (DED) by a healthcare professional. This often chronic and sometimes progressive condition is commonly associated with...

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    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States. What many people don't know is that COPD is a risk factor for a potentially deadly condition called respiratory compromise which can occur during hospitalization. While relatively unknown, respiratory...

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  • Will new school lunch mean less veggies?

    Will new school lunch mean less veggies?

    The U.S Department of Agriculture proposed a complete overhaul of school lunches subsidized by the federal government in 2012. These changes, to be implemented over a period of years, aim to limit calories, reduce sodium and increase the consumption of vegetables and whole grains. Improved nutrition...

  • You deserve a WOC nurse (Video)

    You deserve a WOC nurse (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. If you or a loved one are suffering from a wound that won't heal, facing ostomy surgery, or having problems with incontinence, you deserve a WOC nurse.

  • 10 signs you may have a bleeding disorder

    10 signs you may have a bleeding disorder

    Harley Noffsinger was a typical kid who liked to play outside and stay active. When she was 7, everything changed. She got a nose bleed, but unlike most people's experiences, her bleeding wouldn't stop. It lasted 90 minutes. Noffsinger's parents brought her to the emergency room at the nearest hospital,...

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  • Protecting your health: Survey shows diabetic patients often skip important eye examinations

    Protecting your health: Survey shows diabetic patients often skip important eye examinations

    The leading cause of blindness, diabetes, is steadily growing and is expected to affect one in 10 people worldwide by 2040, the International Diabetes Federation predicts. As prevalent as the condition is, 79 percent of Americans don’t know diabetic eye diseases have no visible symptoms and more...

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    Are you receiving the best care for your medical problem?

    As we age, maintaining our health becomes increasingly important. For Baby Boomers and adults caring for older parents, better health depends on wellness initiatives and receiving care from the proper professionals. Yet for those suffering from wound, ostomy or continence issues, many don't realize...

  • Maintaining heart health around the holidays

    Maintaining heart health around the holidays

    As we approach the holiday season, conversations about health, wellness and access to medicines may be an important and frequent topic addressed around the dinner table. It seems that access to new and innovative medicines is an increasingly common problem, and engaging in discussions with friends...

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  • 3 tips to protect your home this winter

    3 tips to protect your home this winter

    Cold temperatures, snow, sleet and ice can all wreak havoc on your home's gutters, windows and gardens, but it can have even more harmful effects on exterior wooden surfaces, such as decks, siding or roof shingles. Residing in Rhode Island, Pete Flood, whose family founded the Flood wood care brand...

  • 7 ways to bring the beauty of nature into your home

    There's nothing like being outdoors. It soothes the soul, calms the spirit and delights the senses. Most of us can't spend as much time as we'd like outside, but many clever methods can bring the serenity and beauty of nature into your home. Take a look at a few of the innovative ways that you...

  • New neutrals dominate the color trends of 2017

    New neutrals dominate the color trends of 2017

    From furniture to walls, new homes to remodels, cool grays have dominated home design palettes for the last five years. Look to 2017 to gently shake things up with a focus on fresh neutrals that bring warm and cool tones together to create versatile color with timeless appeal. One of the most notable...

  • Bathroom renovations even the pickiest in-laws will love

    Bathroom renovations even the pickiest in-laws will love

    While the approach of the holidays has many people focused on gift lists and celebrations, you're thinking about the guest bathroom. More specifically, you're thinking about your mother-in-law's commentary on the dripping showerhead, your brother-in-law's judgment of the archaic toilet that uses...

  • One-weekend DIY projects to get your house relative-ready for the holidays

    One-weekend DIY projects to get your house relative-ready for the holidays

    When the holidays arrive, you can prepare a scrumptious feast, present ideal gifts that are perfectly wrapped and decorate the house like something off a magazine cover. However, your mother-in-law is still going to focus on the stained upholstery in the family room, the tacky and dated wallpaper...

  • 5 home-building secrets you should know

    Thousands of Americans who are in the process of building their own home, or simply looking into it, are faced with hundreds of different questions. Granite or quartz countertops? Neutral or bold colors? Tile or hardwood flooring? And those questions are just the tip of the iceberg. Being able to...

  • 5 tips to prepare the bath for winter

    5 tips to prepare the bath for winter

    As chilly weather approaches, it’s time for homeowners to consider ways to winterize their living spaces. New seasons serve as a great opportunity to refresh bath décor and incorporate simple upgrades — ultimately transforming the bath from a cold, simple space into a warm and comforting winter...

  • 5 budgeting tips to host a spirited, not spendy holiday party

    5 budgeting tips to host a spirited, not spendy holiday party

    If you find the guests attending your upcoming holiday party delightful, but the bills associated with hosting frightful, here are five tips to know. So on with the snow, the glow and the show! * Lose the formal invitations. As you’re looking to cut expenses associated with your holiday party, simplifying...

  • 6 insider tips on upgrading your home

    Life moves in many different directions, and the constant changes people face each year provide challenges, growth and opportunity. Many of life’s biggest changes happen when you realize your home is too small for your growing family. The once comfortable space you've lived in for years feels much...

  • Unlock the value of insulated garage doors (Infographic)

    To provide homeowners with more durable and energy efficient garage doors, Dow is using science and technology to develop innovative insulation solutions for garage door manufacturers, like C.H.I. Overhead Doors. High-performance polyurethane insulation increases a home’s resale value, reduces...

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    Incorporating natural elements, such as wood or plants, into the design of your home can actually improve overall health, according to recent research*.

  • 10 clever ways to organize your space

    As the end of the year approaches, have you asked yourself if you have organizational goals on your resolutions list? Fortunately, home organization is made easy with a plethora of clever options that are as smart as they are stylish. From custom cubbies to hidden pantries and more, Clayton Homes...

  • Create grand, open living spaces with unique pocket door frames

    Create grand, open living spaces with unique pocket door frames

    Offering twice the opening width of their standard pocket door frame, Johnson Hardware's new 1562 Series Commercial Grade Bypass Pocket Door Frame lets you easily create a wider room divider using just a single wall recess. It's a great alternative to converging doors. Designed to support two heavyweight,...

  • DIY projects to increase the resale value of your home.

    DIY projects to increase the resale value of your home.

    Whatever you're passionate about, you know hobbies cost money. People who haven't shaken the travel bug need to negotiate time off work, pay for lodging, airfare and more. If you're a big football fan, the amount you spend on food, snacks, game tickets and clothing adds up during the course of...

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    5 tips to improve meeting efficiency and productivity

    Creating efficient work environments is a common goal among executives and office professionals alike. To keep everything running smoothly in the workplace, organization is essential. A new Post-it Brand Workplace study surveying 1,000 full-time office workers found that a consistent commonality...

  • 3 ways to celebrate Small Business Week 2016

    The bakery on the corner. The family-owned accounting firm down the street. The city's legendary cafe that's been around since the ‘50s. Small businesses nationwide prove the American dream is alive and well. In fact, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, according...

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    The majority of small business owners want help tracking metrics and admit they don't measure and track as often as they should, according to a Staples survey. Learn more about what business owners said about tracking metrics and how a new app can help grow your business in the below infographic....

  • The entrepreneurial power of women (Infographic)

    Women-owned businesses are making significant contributions to today's economy. Women of all ages, races and ethnicities are creating jobs, bolstering economies, strengthening families and communities, and providing creative solutions to 21st century problems. A new study conducted by the Center...

  • Top 5 business strategies for 2016

    Continuity planning used be something only companies in highly regulated industries were required to do, but today it's considered a standard for all businesses, regardless of size or reach. It answers the question, "What if…?" and can easily spell the difference between the continued operation...

  • 6 tips to help your small company get back to business in the New Year

    6 tips to help your small company get back to business in the New Year

    The decorations are down and stored away, the holiday rush is over and it’s time for small businesses to get back to doing business as usual. Many small businesses find they have the time and the inspiration to get their shops in order at the beginning of the first quarter — a task that can set...

  • Farmers share equipment to increase profits

    Farmers share equipment to increase profits

    With stagnant commodity prices causing farm incomes to fall to their lowest levels in 9 years, America’s farmers are finding new ways to add revenue or cut costs. While the sharing economy has taken hold in urban areas and vacation hot spots with services like Uber and AirBnB, its arrival in agriculture...

  • 7 desk-organizing tips to make you look forward to returning to work in January

    7 desk-organizing tips to make you look forward to returning to work in January

    You have a lot to do as the end of the year approaches, including getting ready for 2016 at home and in the office. If holiday tasks have diverted your attention from staying organized at work, getting back on track and decluttering your workspace can help ensure a smoother start in the New Year....

  • Business owners: 3 things you should consider to avoid fraud liability

    About half of the world’s fraudulent card payments happen in the U.S., according to a report from BI Intelligence. Card issuers, payment networks, businesses and consumers pay billions of dollars each year to cover the costs of payment fraud. America’s payment networks are moving toward more-secure...

  • 5 ways to improve your workday every day

    5 ways to improve your workday every day

    Workdays — over the course of your career there’s a lot of them. Too many in fact to just keep soldiering through when something isn’t working. The good news, however, is improving your workday doesn’t require a dramatic change. In fact, there are plenty of simple things you can do to improve your...

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    Expert tips to help small businesses innovate their way to success

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    Modern office: Why a diverse workforce works

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  • Taking care of business: 5 tips to protect home-based entrepreneurs

    Taking care of business: 5 tips to protect home-based entrepreneurs

    With 28 million small businesses employing half of the country’s population, small businesses form the backbone of our nation’s economy. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that since 1995, small businesses have been responsible for more than 65 percent of all new American jobs. For the majority of U.S....

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  • Top four tips for planning the perfect mom's girlfriend getaway

    Top four tips for planning the perfect mom's girlfriend getaway

    As much as moms adore their kids, they sometimes look back fondly on those carefree days before the demands of parenthood. Those were the times Mom could grab a few friends and go to a concert, a party or plan a spontaneous weekend getaway. But once that motherly instinct kicks in, it's hard to...

  • 5 cornerstones of an unforgettable African travel experience

    5 cornerstones of an unforgettable African travel experience

    If you love to travel, chances are you have a bucket list filled with once-in-a-lifetime destinations you simply cannot wait to visit, whether you dream of exploring the homeland of your ancestors, cities renowned for their culinary feats, or a place known for its wildlife. If your focus is the...

  • Your moments at the gas pump are about to get more entertaining

    Your moments at the gas pump are about to get more entertaining

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  • Who do you know that gives the most during the holidays?

    Who do you know that gives the most during the holidays?

    Everyone has favorite moments from the holiday season. For some it's a present from a distant relative or greeting family members with a warm hug when they get off the plane. For others it's sitting down together to enjoy a delicious Christmas dinner. Some of these moments are steeped in tradition...

  • A guide to holiday traditions worth starting in 2016

    A guide to holiday traditions worth starting in 2016

    Every family has their own set of traditions. Some involve going to holiday parties or shows like the Nutcracker, baking batches of cookies or a trip to the Christmas tree farm. But just as our phones, cars and lives have changed over the past 10 years, so have holiday traditions. While ugly sweaters,...

  • 5 steps to take the stress out of your holidays this year

    The holidays are here again — that wonderful time of year when you reconnect with family and friends, get away from the office for a few days and just celebrate the season. It all sounds so perfect — so why do we always feel so much stress this time of year? If feeling stressed out is part of your...

  • Hit the road with your team for the ultimate weekend adventure

    Hit the road with your team for the ultimate weekend adventure

    Team loyalty comes with benefits: There is simply no easier way to plan a little escape than to hit the road for an away game. And while you're at it, you can experience the best of what a new town has to offer. By combining your love of sports with having new experiences in new locales with your...

  • Baby on board? 8 tips for stress-free infant travel

    Baby on board? 8 tips for stress-free infant travel

    Whether it's a quick weekend away or a weeklong adventure, family travel is a great way to bond and create lifelong memories. However, if you have an infant, you may be hesitant to pack all those bags and venture to the unknown. "With their love of a set schedule and the familiar, plus loads of...

  • 8 stress-free family travel tips for dads

    8 stress-free family travel tips for dads

    Family travel is a great way for everyone to bond and create lifelong memories. However, before you can hit the road, you need to do a little planning. Traditionally, moms took the lead in organizing vacations. Today, a new trend is emerging in which men are taking charge and planning family trips....

  • 4 undeniable reasons to travel in 2017

    4 undeniable reasons to travel in 2017

    Do you dream of getting away from the stress of your everyday life? Are you looking for a way to reconnect with loved ones? Do the winter blues have you dreaming of warm sunny days? Sounds like you're in need of a vacation. Planning a vacation gives you something to look forward to in the new year....

  • Dickens, ice slides, beaches and roller coasters: Holiday magic awaits at Galveston's Winter Wonder Island

    Dickens, ice slides, beaches and roller coasters: Holiday magic awaits at Galveston's Winter Wonder Island

    When you think about it, heading south is a pretty great way to spend a holiday vacation. For example, there’s this historic city near the gulf that is famous for its carnival-like summer fun, but it’s actually one of those hidden gems when it comes to making Christmas magic by the sleighful. From...

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    5 travel tips for a last minute getaway

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  • Go West! Adventurers, film buffs flock to Rocky Mountain resort

    Go West! Adventurers, film buffs flock to Rocky Mountain resort

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    Salt storage barns: The key to safe winter roads

    For most of us, if we ever think about salt storage, the salt shaker on our table probably comes to mind. However, for your local road and transportation department, salt storage is all about keeping road salt properly covered and safe so it is available for the department to use when it starts...

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    5 ways guys can plan the perfect vacation

    When it comes to vacation planning, Clark Griswold has given guys everywhere a bad name. The first National Lampoon's Vacation movie saw his plans to bring his family to Walley World fall apart at every turn. Then his planned trip to Europe was a disaster. He couldn’t even plan a simple family...

  • 5 reasons you'll love your next vacation

    5 reasons you'll love your next vacation

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. The big skies and open spaces of the American West have captured the imagination for hundreds of years. Whether it’s the beauty of a desert sunset or the cold majesty of snow-capped mountains, there’s something about the landscape and the...

  • 5 bold steps to reshape your life

    5 bold steps to reshape your life

    Time to reflect back on 2016 and set your sights on 2017. How did the year progress, and what did you accomplish? Maybe your goals included: A new promotion, a new car, a bigger house, better health or more meaningful relationships. Did they happen? Has that time come to raise the bar and make a...

  • 3 tire tips to cruise through winter, safely

    3 tire tips to cruise through winter, safely

    The leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping and winter will soon be here. While snow can be pleasant to look at, it can also wreak havoc on roadways and create hazardous driving conditions during the winter months. Everyone dreads the nerve-wracking winter commutes, but there’s plenty you...

  • Planning a Florida vacation? Discover this gem off the beaten path

    Planning a Florida vacation? Discover this gem off the beaten path

    This year, you'll be traveling to Florida for a theme park experience of a lifetime — and your family can hardly contain their excitement. While thrill rides and fun games make up the majority of your itinerary right now, it's a good idea to research other attractions in the area you can add to...

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  • What seafood dish should you serve this holiday season?

    Serve your guests an exquisite meal inspired by the historic Italian "Feast of the Seven Fishes," a tradition for family and friends to enjoy an array of seafood dishes for Christmas Eve dinner. The tradition originated with serving seven courses made up of classic Italian seafood dishes. Today,...

  • Korean kitchen 101: 5 easy ways to use Korean flavors at home

    From street trucks to fine dining, Korean food has skyrocketed in popularity due to its bold flavors and unique approach to ingredients. And it's not just a major food trend — it is fast becoming more mainstream. But, while kimchi may no longer be regarded as a "mystery ingredient," even the most...

  • 5 holiday entertaining tips for space and budget conscious hosts

    5 holiday entertaining tips for space and budget conscious hosts

    The holidays are all about spending time with friends and family, but with the average size of an apartment in the US 8% smaller than 10 years ago (source), many lack a comfortable space of their own to host a party. The good news is this: you don't need ample budget or space to entertain. With...

  • Tips on how to pair seafood and wine

    Tips on how to pair seafood and wine

    This holiday season, look to Italy for inspiration for your food and wine pairings. Serve your guests an exquisite meal inspired by the historic Italian "Feast of the Seven Fishes," a tradition for family and friends to enjoy an array of seafood dishes for Christmas Eve dinner. The tradition originated...

  • Star chef shares his secret to a juicy rib-eye: Cooking with air (Video)

    Star chef shares his secret to a juicy rib-eye: Cooking with air (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Chef Gordon Ramsay introduces a new take on classic rib-eye, just in time for the holiday season. His coffee and chili rubbed rib-eye is made with the Philips Airfryer, Chef Ramsay's favorite time-saving tool that helps you cook in a healthier...

  • Share the sweetness of the holidays with a new kind of cookie exchange

    Share the sweetness of the holidays with a new kind of cookie exchange

    ‘Tis officially the holiday season, and what better way to get in the spirit than sharing sweet treats with family and friends. This year, we invite you to wow your loved ones by putting a twist on the traditional cookie exchange. Featuring delicious, no-bake treats and a gifting station for your...

  • How to build a better (plant-based) burger

    Whether you're an In-N-Out purist or a die-hard Shake Shack fan, there's no denying that burgers are America's quintessential comfort food. However, before you chow down, have you considered the impact your burger might have on your health and the planet? While consuming beef and pork in moderation...

  • 5 must-see moments to watch for in the 2017 Rose Parade

    5 must-see moments to watch for in the 2017 Rose Parade

    New Year's feels like a time of such hope, promise and happiness that it's only natural to wish the merriment could last a little longer. In 2017, New Year's revels don't end on Sunday, Jan. 1. The 126-year-old Rose Parade will take place on Jan. 2, 2017, honoring the long-standing tradition of...

  • The best holiday gifts of 2016

    The best holiday gifts of 2016

    Spending time with friends and family is a big part of what makes the holidays so special. Celebrating with loved ones and exchanging gifts is a time-honored tradition. But before the wrapping paper can be ripped away in a flurry of sparkling shreds, you first need to find the right gifts for all...

  • Tips to make good nutrition a family affair in 2017

    Tips to make good nutrition a family affair in 2017

    Nurturing and nourishing a family go hand-in-hand. If you're ready to rally your family around better nutrition, now's the time to get a healthy jump on the new year. "Making consistently good food choices can set your family on the road to good health," says Marlene Schmidt, registered dietitian...

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    10 smart swaps to make baking and cooking healthier

    Creamy sauces, cookies, casseroles and cakes — as temperatures drop, it's natural to crave favorite comfort foods. However, it's easy to overindulge on rich dishes and decadent desserts, especially if you're hosting a gathering of friends and family. How can you enjoy amazing foods while bumping...

  • 5 fun ways to make holiday memories with your child

    5 fun ways to make holiday memories with your child

    The holidays are a special time of year for everyone, but through the eyes of a child, it can feel like pure magic. Parents and caregivers looking to make this holiday extra special should spend less time worrying about trinkets under the tree, and instead, focus on spending quality time with their...

  • 7 successful hosting tips this holiday season

    The holidays are a great opportunity to spend time surrounded by loved ones. For hosts and hostesses, however, planning a memorable dinner party can be a bit daunting. Will everything be prepared in time? Will your guests enjoy themselves? Will you have a moment to escape the kitchen and sit down...

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  • Celebrate and save with 8 affordable entertainment tips

    Celebrate and save with 8 affordable entertainment tips

    Celebrating with family and friends is the perfect way to elevate any holiday or festive occasion. If you're tasked with hosting the event, you have a lot to get done. As you create your to-do list, it can be overwhelming looking at just how much you have to purchase. But hosting a great party...

  • 5 tricks to a happier, less stressful holiday season

    5 tricks to a happier, less stressful holiday season

    Americans have a love-hate relationship with the holiday season. You may love the festive spirit and the opportunity to share time with friends and family, but dread all the work — and stress — involved in seasonal tasks, including meal preparation. However, it is possible to make it through the...

  • Meet California olive growers (Infographic)

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  • 'Tis the season: 5 expert tips for seamless holiday entertaining

    'Tis the season: 5 expert tips for seamless holiday entertaining

    As we gear up for the busy holiday season, a foolproof plan is essential for throwing an unforgettable party everyone will be talking about. Whether it's a casual weekend brunch, formal sit-down dinner or a glitzy cocktail party, you want to make sure the atmosphere is set, and that you're party...

  • Chicken noodle soup: Pressure cooking the homemade version

    Chicken noodle soup: Pressure cooking the homemade version

    The quintessential comfort food — chicken noodle soup — most often comes from a can, a retail food counter or a school cafeteria. We may romanticize the fresh taste and aroma of the homemade version, but busy schedules put a premium on time-saving convenience. For anyone who doesn't want to compromise...

  • Anatomy of a dinner place setting

    Creating a festive atmosphere is key to putting on a great dinner party. Whether you're settling into a new home, newly engaged or hosting a holiday party for the first time, you're likely feeling pressure to impress— especially when it comes to setting the table. Understanding the anatomy of a...

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  • Five Tips to Make Holiday Entertaining a Blessing, not a Burden

    ‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry! It is the happiest time of the year, yet sometimes hosting a holiday party can be stressful. To help throw the perfect holiday soiree and keep your spirits high all season long, follow these five tips for a stress-free holiday. 1. Redefine the "perfect"...

  • How technology can save your love life

    How technology can save your love life

    It's a common refrain: technology is killing our relationships. Couples have swapped date night for Netflix binging. They Candy Crush their way through an intimate conversation. They've replaced long walks on the beach with an all-out Facebook investigation into their friend's cute new puppy. We...

  • Tips on addressing the 5 worst online habits (Infographic)

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  • How Americans feel about losing power (Infographic)

    Cummins, a global leader dedicated to increasing the availability and reliability of electric power around the world, commissioned an online survey conducted by Harris Poll among over 2,000 US adults to discover how Americans feel, and how they react, when they lose power. Save

  • 4 brilliant tips for entertaining this season

    The annual Hollis Holiday Party is a long-standing tradition, and hands down Rachel Hollis' favorite party to plan every year. Each year they pick a fun theme — last year they converted their house into a ski lodge for the night and everyone had a blast. Regardless of how you plan to decorate,...

  • A digital safe vault to protect your information

    A digital safe vault to protect your information

    Whether you're paying for a meal, signing up to play a game on your smartphone or withdrawing money from your bank, your information is at risk. In 2016 alone, 873 data breaches exposed more than 29.8 million records containing potentially sensitive information, according to the Identity Theft...

  • 5 Tips to Pack and Ship Gifts like an Expert this Holiday Season

    With the countdown to the holidays underway and the continued rise of eCommerce, more people are going online to complete their holiday shopping. The world's packing and shipping experts at FedEx Office offer tips everyone can use to ensure their precious packages arrive securely and on time —...

  • Jennie Garth's best tips for savoring the holiday season

    Jennie Garth's best tips for savoring the holiday season

    The holiday season can be stressful, but that doesn't stop mom-of-three Jennie Garth from slowing down to enjoy it. Garth is making it a season to savor by partnering with Marie Callender's to show others how to add special touches during this time of year. "Spending time with family and friends,...

  • Family entertainment: Holiday tips for parents

    Family entertainment: Holiday tips for parents

    Surprisingly, more than 62 percent of parents play video games with their children at least once a week, according to a recent study from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). Many parents say picking up a controller and jumping into a game lets them reminisce about their own childhood...

  • Building a Tiny House with Plastics (Video)

    Building a Tiny House with Plastics (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Tiny House Nation's Zack Giffin and builder Paul Baumann built a tiny house in Boulder, Colorado, for Plastics Make it Possible to highlight the environmental benefits of building materials made with plastics. The house demonstrates how energy-efficient...

  • Why a check from grandma could be the worst gift for a child with special needs

    Why a check from grandma could be the worst gift for a child with special needs

    You know that little check you can always count on from Grandma or Grandpa on birthdays and special occasions? It could be the worst gift your child gets, if he or she is a child with special needs. If a child with an intellectual disability accumulates generally more than $2,000 in total assets —...

  • 5 last minute tips to have your holiday shopping done in a flash

    5 last minute tips to have your holiday shopping done in a flash

    Remember a few months ago when you thought about getting a head start on your holiday shopping so you wouldn't fall behind yet again? You were going to and then...well, where does the time go? Suddenly it seems, the holidays crept up once again. And once again you're facing another year of last...

  • Shopping for small business solutions? Tech talk translations for SBOs

    Shopping for small business solutions? Tech talk translations for SBOs

    As a small business owner, you do it all: the books, marketing, customer service, product, inventory and — oh yes — tech support. In fact, small and microbusiness owners are more likely to shoulder all tech tasks for their firms, according to a study by the National Small Business Association....

  • 4 tax changes that could impact your 2016 return

    4 tax changes that could impact your 2016 return

    With tax filing season upon us, it's a good idea to educate yourself on what's changed since last year. While it's been a relatively quiet year in terms of new tax laws, there are a handful of items for which you'll want to prepare. 1. The Tax Deadline is April 18. This year, the deadline to file...

  • Game on! 5 reasons to be excited about gaming in 2017

    Game on! 5 reasons to be excited about gaming in 2017

    With a forecasted value of $82 billion for 2017, video games are hotter than ever. With new technologies, classic characters and interactive worlds that become more lifelike every day, there is plenty to be excited about when it comes to video games in the new year. So whether you're just getting...

  • 4 ways your smartphone is your ultimate holiday helper this season

    4 ways your smartphone is your ultimate holiday helper this season

    The holidays have always been the elf's time to shine. Decorating, wrapping, toy making—it's what traditional holiday helpers spend all year prepping for. But in a world of online shopping, on-the-go recipe planning and streaming carols, a smartphone and wireless plan actually does the holidays...

  • 4 easy, meaningful ways to give back this holiday season

    4 easy, meaningful ways to give back this holiday season

    More than a third of overall charitable giving happens during the holiday season, according to the Blackbaud Index, but Americans can give more than just cash when they're looking to help others. It is possible to find easy ways to make a difference this holiday season, without adding to that holiday...

  • 3 ways to plan ahead for the 2017 tax season

    3 ways to plan ahead for the 2017 tax season

    With the tax season approaching, now is the time to start thinking about creating a strategy to help maximize tax refunds in the year ahead. From the passage of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act to the increase in health insurance penalties, here are a few items to keep in mind...

  • Less Havoc, More Magic: Easy Tips to Simplify the Holidays

    Less Havoc, More Magic: Easy Tips to Simplify the Holidays

    Christmas is a special part of childhood, and there is plenty of pressure on parents at this time of year to make sure it's an unforgettable time for their families. It's important to remember what never gets tossed in the recycling with the wrapping paper afterwards: the Christmas memories you...

  • Sparking a young audience interest in STEM with great music and apps (Video)

    Sparking a young audience interest in STEM with great music and apps (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. HeR Interactive partnered with the Berklee College of Music and DMI Music & Media for a songwriting contest to encourage student songwriters to create an original theme song for the new mobile game, Nancy Drew: Codes & Clues, where this modern...

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  • 5 ways to win at winter driving

    As temperatures across the country start to drop, drivers are gearing up for changing road conditions. Whether you're making your way through a Nor'easter or simply trying to navigate wet roads down South, it's important to be prepared for whatever the season brings your way. Here is a five-step...

  • Celebrating 40 years of Baja and All-Terrain Tire Innovation (Infographic)

    Featuring rugged terrain, unpredictable elements, and endurance-testing conditions, the Baja Peninsula has long been considered one of the most complex and punishing off-road terrains around. BFGoodrich Tires has used this battleground as a laboratory and proving grounds of innovation the last...

  • Cyberattack 411: Protecting your vehicle from hackers

    Cyberattack 411: Protecting your vehicle from hackers

    New vehicles are packed full of the latest and greatest technology. Among their many capabilities, today's vehicles can automatically apply brakes to avoid collisions, maintain a designated following distance behind the car ahead of it and maneuver the vehicle back into its lane if the driver veers...

  • Ready, set, winter! Winterizing tips for the inside and outside of your car (Infographic)

    Rejoice, winter-activity enthusiasts! The 2017 Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a snow-filled, icy winter. Go ahead, daydream of fresh powder, smiling snowmen and frozen ponds, and get ready to embrace winter! A few simple “winterizing” tips for the inside and outside of your car can ensure you’re...

  • Half of U.S. drivers adopt usage-based insurance when offered to them, yet few are given the choice (Infographic)

    -According to the 2016 LexisNexis® Usage-Based Insurance Study 50 percent of U.S. drivers adopt usage-based insurance when offered to them, yet only one in five say they were given an opportunity to purchase a UBI policy by their insurer. The study reveals three opportunities for insurers to increase...

  • Most laboratories are clean. Not ours (Infographic)

    Featuring rugged terrain and ever-changing conditions, Dakar is the ideal lab for BFGoodrich Tires, to push our products to the max in an endless pursuit of creating the world's most advanced off-road gear. In 2017, BFGoodrich Tires is proudly returning to the Dakar Rally to continue our Global...

  • A+ college moving tips

    A+ college moving tips

    Across the country thousands of students are packing up their childhood rooms and heading off to a new adventure at college. The transition is equal parts exciting and nerve-wracking. The move itself, however, shouldn't cause unneeded stress. While college students usually don't have a lot of belongings...

  • 7 essentials for the great American road trip

    America has given the world some incredible gifts: Apple pie, jazz, baseball and rock and roll to name a few. And every summer, families and friends gear up for that most American of adventures: the road trip. There’s something about the freedom of the open road that inspires millions to load up...

  • Convenience vs. commitment: To bring or not to bring a car to college? (Infographic)

    Congrats, graduate! You have your college acceptance letter and you're one foot out the door. Now, you're faced with a new question: "Do I bring a car to campus?" The answer will vary depending on the student and the college. To help determine the right choice when it comes to cars on campus, consider...

  • Blue Link celebrates its fifth birthday (Infographic)

    -Hyundai Blue Link has handled more than 90,000,000 requests from customers since it launched just five years ago, with interactions increasing every year. In addition, subscribers remote started their Hyundai’s more than 22 million times and remotely locked the doors more than 2.5 million times....

  • 7 simple steps to changing a tire without losing your groove (Infographic)

    According to the Hankook Gauge Index, 80 percent of drivers are not comfortable changing a flat tire. As drivers prepare to hit the road this spring and summer, knowing how to change a flat can help you get back on the road again faster. For more information about selecting the right tires for...

  • The hottest accessory-friendly vehicles on the road

    The hottest accessory-friendly vehicles on the road

    Need help finding the perfect vehicle? If you're in the market for a new car or truck, consider purchasing one you can make your own. While just about any vehicle can be transformed with a few simple products, there are certain makes and models that are more accessory-friendly than others. To find...

  • Simple solution to maximize your car's performance

    Simple solution to maximize your car's performance

    Are you the type of driver who pushes the accelerator a little harder on the curves of a back-country road? Are you a person who smiles as they approach a new terrain or road condition you’ve never conquered before? If so, you’re a performance seeker. A person who is constantly pushing themselves...

  • Transform your drive! 5 easy ways to spruce up your vehicle

    Months of rough winter conditions take a toll on your vehicle. With the spring driving season upon us and summer road trips just around the corner, now is the perfect time to "refresh" your car for the months ahead. Luckily, transforming your drive doesn't have to be a big, expensive undertaking....

  • 5 winter driving tips to keep you safe, not sliding

    5 winter driving tips to keep you safe, not sliding

    What do you love most about winter? Is it the skiing and the sledding, the trips to the winter carnivals or seasonal get-togethers? There’s plenty to love about winter — and often that means driving out to enjoy those things. With sleet, snow and ice, winter weather can make your driving experience...

  • Weather the winter roads with these 12 tips

    For some, winter is a time to get cozy next to a fire, sip a mug of hot chocolate and watch the snow fall. But for those who spend their winter sitting in the driver’s seat of a rig, hauling goods all over the colder parts of the country, the snow that makes winter so beautiful can also make it...

  • Road readiness: Glove box guide (Infographic)

    When it comes to road safety, you can’t control other drivers or road conditions, but one thing you can control is proper maintenance of your vehicle and tires. To help remember what to check and when, Michelin and the FIA have put together five simple tips to help you stay safe on the road. Keep...

  • 5 best friends for your car

    Maintaining an automobile can be a messy and often confusing task. There are crumpled maps, a little pad of paper where you track mileage, the sticky note telling you when to get an oil change and the string around your finger reminding you to check the tire pressure. And that’s not even half of...

  • Over the river, through the woods, on off-roading tires we go (Infographic)

    Sleet. Snow. Heavy rain. Just a few winter conditions that can derail even the most promising adventures. But while you can't control the elements, the elements shouldn't control you. Check out the below list of off-road tips and trails worth hitting this season and make sure you have the proper...

  • Today's cars are lighter and more fuel efficient thanks to this material

    Today's cars are lighter and more fuel efficient thanks to this material

    Automakers are in a race against the clock and they know it. Current regulations require that by 2025, vehicles will need to achieve the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard of 54.4 miles per gallon, a dramatic climb from the 2016 standard of 35.5 mpg. This deadline now falls within one...

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