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  • If I could create my own cough medicine today... (Infographic)

    As a mom’s first line of defense for a cough due to cold, Vicks(R) VapoRub(TM) provides cough relief for children, ages two years and up, so they can get the sleep they need to feel better again.

  • Overcoming Self-doubt while Living with a Chronic Illness

    Overcoming Self-doubt while Living with a Chronic Illness

    Many people impacted by rheumatoid arthritis experience feelings of self-doubt – but a head-on approach can lead to self-love. The mind is directly interconnected with your physical body, and while this stands true for everybody, it is something people living with a chronic illness are reminded...

  • 5 Must-know Investing and Retirement Tips

    5 Must-know Investing and Retirement Tips

    Parents and grandparents typically pass down many things to the next generation — jewelry, furniture and other family heirlooms. But what if the best thing that the preceding generation passed along was their financial wisdom? Through years of investing and saving for retirement, Baby Boomers have...

  • Do you have the power to help save a life? (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. With nearly 1 in 5 teens admitting to abusing prescription medicine in order to get high, it's clear we're facing an epidemic — but you can help. Grab your camera and some friends, and create a 30- to 60-second PSA about opioid misuse on OperationPrevention.com....

  • Brain drained? These habits can help maintain a healthy brain

    Brain drained? These habits can help maintain a healthy brain

    Everyone has those days. You’re operating in a fog, or perhaps you spaced out on a family member’s name in the middle of dinner, or maybe you just find it hard to concentrate on work or hobbies. When these unwanted situations begin to come up more often, you may start to worry. Aging has long been...

  • 7 ways to tackle brain fog (Infographic)

  • 8 tips to prep your home for extreme winter weather

    8 tips to prep your home for extreme winter weather

    As winter approaches, many cities in the U.S. have already started to experience the winter chill with temperatures below freezing and snow fall. But cold weather isn’t exclusively a northern phenomenon as the majority of the country experiences extreme temperatures at some point during the winter...

  • Black hole, begone: 5 tips for curating your treasured photos

    Black hole, begone: 5 tips for curating your treasured photos

    Are you one of those dedicated people who snap great photos at every meaningful moment of your life? And do most of those shots end up in virtual memory, filed away in a sea of unsorted images? If so, you’re far from alone. Analysts say a whopping 1.2 trillion photos will be taken across the world...

  • Humans' intimacy with technology: Are we all becoming cyborgs?

    Humans' intimacy with technology: Are we all becoming cyborgs?

    Do you think you could live without your mobile phone? What about the navigation and backup camera in your car? Could you drive as well without them? Could you get by without your smartwatch reminding you how often to get up from your desk to keep healthy or weather conditions for the day so you...

  • 4 things no one tells you about preparing for baby

    4 things no one tells you about preparing for baby

    It’s only a matter of time now. Your little bundle of joy is on its way, and for the first time you are about to be a parent. Think you’re ready? Many people do and then the reality of parenthood strikes them. Remember your friends who said being a parent is nothing like they expected? They were...

  • Dodging your annual eye exam? These 5 facts could ease your mind

    Dodging your annual eye exam? These 5 facts could ease your mind

    If you’ve been procrastinating in setting up an eye exam, you’re far from alone. Even though good eyesight is essential to our health and well-being, some 87 percent of Americans dealing with vision issues still put off such appointments, says a 2016 study. And that’s true even if their symptoms...

  • Advanced hearing technology stands up to wintry conditions

    Advanced hearing technology stands up to wintry conditions

    Who wants to change a dead battery in the middle of winter? The idea leaves most people with the chills. Now imagine that battery the size of one that fits into a hearing aid. Winter is the season of cold weather, the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and other conditions that pose a threat to...

  • Infuse life into the bath for a spa-like oasis

    Infuse life into the bath for a spa-like oasis

    Today, more than ever, homeowners gravitate toward design elements that transform the bath into a spa-like oasis. Designers look to incorporate pieces inspired by the natural world to bring renewed energy into the room and create a soothing environment. From fixtures inspired by booming waterfalls,...

  • From cancer nurse to cancer patient: One woman's story

    From cancer nurse to cancer patient: One woman's story

    Throughout her career, Lindsay Norris had a close connection with cancer, helping others battle the disease. Then one day, it became even more personal. The 33­-year-­old oncology nurse still remembers the moment she heard the news of her own diagnosis — Stage 3 colorectal cancer. “I’ve been in...

  • Chronic Migraine: More than just a headache (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Learn about the impact of Chronic Migraine and available treatment for Chronic Migraine to prevent headaches and migraines before they even start. BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) prevents on average 8 to 9 headache days and migraine/probable migraine...

  • Understanding Spasticity After Stroke

    Understanding Spasticity After Stroke

    In the United States, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds.[i] Though stroke death rates have declined in recent decades, it is a leading cause of serious long-term disability,[ii] taking a toll on both survivors and their caregivers. It’s important to understand the many ways strokes can impact...

  • Navigating incurable breast cancer at 28 years old

    Navigating incurable breast cancer at 28 years old

    A few weeks after graduating with her master’s degree, Kaye felt a lump near her armpit. When it didn’t go away after a few weeks, she went to her doctor. A biopsy confirmed it was cancer. Kaye, a 31-year-old woman living in Orange County, California, was 28 years old when she was diagnosed with...

  • You're Not Alone if You Experience Bladder Leakage (Infographic)

    This time of year represents the start of the holiday season, and it’s also a time to reflect on all the work and attention that goes into providing care for yourself and others. The busyness of the holiday season can have a physical impact on your health. Many Americans don’t realize bladder leakage...

  • Busting Acid Reflux Myths

    Busting Acid Reflux Myths

    Gastroesophageal reflux is a condition that can cause heartburn symptoms. Heartburn is described as a burning sensation felt in the center of the chest, and occurs when acid from the stomach is forced back up into the esophagus. Symptoms of heartburn can last for several hours and often become...

  • A culture of care helps health care professionals thrive

    A culture of care helps health care professionals thrive

    Is your workplace a nurturing professional environment, or does competition and rank often override camaraderie and support? In order for nurses and other health care staff to do their jobs as best as possible, a culture of care can make a big difference. This means creating a workplace that fosters...

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  • Top 6 design trends for 2017 (slideshow)

    Top 6 design trends for 2017 (slideshow)

    Now that 2017 is here, that means a whole new year lies ahead, with fresh ideas to come! What is going on in the design world this year? What’s hot? What’s trending in 2017?

  • Think spring: Now's the time to plan the landscape of your dreams

    Think spring: Now's the time to plan the landscape of your dreams

    The weather outside is frightful, and the week ahead calls for falling temperatures, maybe even snow. That makes it easy to dream of warmer spring weather, but to plan for it? To sit and strategize for making the most of next year’s lawn and landscape projects? That seems like no small feat. It...

  • 10 tips for efficient, effective home appliances

    10 tips for efficient, effective home appliances

    Today’s typical family home is a buzzing hub of activity where meals are cooked, homework is done and family game nights are contested. In the background of it all: the home appliances that keep life moving along. Focusing on a few maintenance tasks can keep appliances efficient and effective. Maintain...

  • Top trends for the 2018 housing market identified

    Top trends for the 2018 housing market identified

    In the real estate market, springtime is go time. It’s the busiest time of the year for home sales, and with this year’s stable economy and low unemployment rate, the spring of 2018 has the potential to be especially active. Every market is defined by its trends, and while each year is different,...

  • 5 pro tips for a hassle-free Christmas tree

    5 pro tips for a hassle-free Christmas tree

    Decking the halls for Christmas takes a lot of effort and planning. Whether you’re the type to go all in or opt for a minimalist approach, there's nothing like a Christmas tree to create a festive focal point in any room. As beautiful as they are, though, Christmas trees, both fresh and artificial,...

  • Welcome to Porcelain Valley (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Welcome to Porcelain Valley — home of American Standard — on Innovation Day, when our top engineers share the latest in toilet technology. Presented today: the VorMax Plus Self-Cleaning Toilet, engineered to be a true modern marvel. It cleans...

  • 5 budget-friendly master bathroom upgrades you'll cherish for years

    5 budget-friendly master bathroom upgrades you'll cherish for years

    What does your bathroom mean to you? Is it an oasis, a place to unwind, relax and let the cares of the day simply melt away? Or is it just another room in your house? If your answer is the latter, then your bathroom isn’t doing everything it could. The good news is, getting your space there doesn’t...

  • 5 tips to get in front of the pet hair in your home

    5 tips to get in front of the pet hair in your home

    From their loyal ways to their silly antics, pets bring so much joy to homes. While you wouldn’t trade any of the cuddles and welcome-home slobbers, one thing most pet owners don’t find quite as lovable is all the pet hair! When you live with a furry friend, it’s inevitable that there will be pet...

  • A cost-effective solution to complete air conditioner replacement (Infographic)

    Updating or replacing an old, damaged or inefficient air conditioning system doesn’t have to mean purchasing all new components inside and outside your home. Installing a Guardian(R) GAW Air Conditioner offers a cost-effective alternative to complete system replacement. Less expensive to install...

  • Save energy and money this holiday season

    Save energy and money this holiday season

    The holidays are a wonderful time of year to gather and celebrate with family and friends. This time of year is also when expenses can soar, especially your utility bills. Thankfully, Chip Wade, HGTV(R) expert, has some advice on how you can save energy, and, ultimately, money, this holiday season:...

  • Safe snow removal: How you can avoid potential health hazards this winter

    Safe snow removal: How you can avoid potential health hazards this winter

    A full patch of undisturbed snow can be one of the most beautiful sights of winter — unless, of course, that patch is covering your driveway or sidewalk. Then, it’s tough to see it as anything other than an annoying chore — and a potentially dangerous one at that. Research shows that roughly 100...

  • Cold weather is coming (Infographic)

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  • 5 steps for a successful holiday gathering

    5 steps for a successful holiday gathering

    The holiday season is about spending quality time with family and friends. Many people will host gatherings and parties during this time of year. Keep stress levels at an all-time low by taking some seamless shortcuts to pull off a get together of any size – whether a football watch party, gift...

  • 6 fast fixes for a fresh, cozy home

    6 fast fixes for a fresh, cozy home

    As temperatures drop, you and your family will be spending more time living indoors — working, playing, relaxing and staying warm. More time indoors means it's more important to keep your home fresh by staying ahead of the continual buildup of dirt, dust and allergens. Plus, taking a few simple...

  • In Porcelain Valley, dirt has no place to hide (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Born right here in Porcelain Valley, the VorMax Plus Self-Cleaning Toilet from American Standard was meticulously engineered to be a true marvel of modern technology. It cleans and freshens the toilet bowl with every flush — no extra steps...

  • That '70s home: 5 trends making a comeback today

    That '70s home: 5 trends making a comeback today

    Disco may be dead, but the spirit of the 1970s is not. In homes all across the country, people are adding their own splash of ‘70s style in updated, modern ways. Here are five current top decorating trends that have an unmistakable ‘70s flair. * More macramé, please. From dip dyed wall hangings to...

  • 6 hot spots in your house where critters and creepy-crawlies would love to spend the winter

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. When temperatures cool, critters that were perfectly happy outdoors begin looking for somewhere warm to spend the winter. They may decide your house is the perfect location — unless you take steps to keep them out. You can prepare by learning...

  • 6 tips to make your bathroom sellable, and enjoyable, at the same time

    6 tips to make your bathroom sellable, and enjoyable, at the same time

    When it comes time to sell your home, not all rooms are created equal. Sure, potential buyers will walk through the entire house, but their opinion of a few primary rooms can ultimately determine whether they choose to offer or walk. Your bathroom(s) — especially your master bathroom — are among...

  • Barn doors go indoors: An ideal winter project

    Barn doors go indoors: An ideal winter project

    Known for their versatility, barn doors have been popping up in homes across the country — in contemporary and rustic designs. Read on to discover why adding a barn door is an ideal winter home-improvement project. Transitions in open floor plans As homeowners seek more open floor plans, interior...

  • 6 ways to refresh your home with hardwood

    Hardwood is one of the oldest building materials known to man, yet as any savvy architect, designer or homeowner will tell you, renovating with characterful woods is a sure way to make a tired interior look fresh and contemporary. “There’s something rejuvenating about the unique colors and textures...

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  • Make holiday shopping for your clients easy this year

    Make holiday shopping for your clients easy this year

    The holidays are known as the most wonderful time of the year, but they're also a great opportunity for reflection, particularly in a business setting. This is the time of year when you can look back on the last 12 months and appreciate everyone who helped make the year a success for your business....

  • Small businesses have struggled to find funding: Not anymore

    Small businesses have struggled to find funding: Not anymore

    In business, dreams are easy. Finding the money to make them happen, however, can be difficult. Even established, successful businesses can get turned away for loans at banks. This was the case for Sole Bicycles, a popular maker of stylish, high-performance bikes based in Venice Beach, California....

  • 5 big changes for today's small businesses

    5 big changes for today's small businesses

    A generation ago, the notion of a small business owner meant something very different. You pictured a person who owned their own storefront, often named after themselves, and every day they were the first to arrive and the last to leave. They worked tirelessly for their customers, and their reward...

  • 5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace

    5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace

    Each workday, the average American spends 8.8 hours at work or on work-related activities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s even more time than people spend sleeping. And because we spend so much time at work, it's in your and your employer’s best interest to make workplaces...

  • 6 pet-related businesses you can start today

    6 pet-related businesses you can start today

    Starting your own business can nurture your entrepreneurial spirit, earn you some money and give you the opportunity to spend more time with your family — including your pets. So what job can you do that doesn't necessarily require a degree, affords you time flexibility, is in a growing industry...

  • Small business tips: How to maximize your marketing, minimize your spend

    Small business tips: How to maximize your marketing, minimize your spend

    When it comes to marketing your small business, a digital strategy is vital, but so are traditional marketing and advertising tactics like print advertising and direct mail. In fact, nearly a third of all small business owners still use those formats, while one in five say they don't plan to use...

  • Helpful tips for navigating today's sharing economy (Infographic)

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  • Business owners quest for 'me time' (Infographic)

    A new survey reveals that more than two-thirds of small business owners think taking a personal vacation ultimately benefits their business. However, despite knowing the importance and benefits of unplugging completely from work, only 25 percent of SBOs are able to do so. While they seldom rest,...

  • 5 tips to improve meeting efficiency and productivity

    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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  • Bring the family back together in the RV experience (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. These days, appreciating the wintertime can seem like a lost art. With so many modern conveniences, we sometimes forget to get out and enjoy the crisp mornings and clear nights. But there's no better time than now to disconnect from the day-to-day...

  • Need a vacation where it's warm? How about a quick weekend escape to this sunny coastal getaway?

    Need a vacation where it's warm? How about a quick weekend escape to this sunny coastal getaway?

    Step outside. Is it cold, windy and gray? Snowy even? Yep, those are sure signs winter is upon us. The bright leaves of autumn have faded, the pumpkin-flavored beverages are starting to wane, and the kids already are developing a serious case of cabin fever. But there’s a remedy for all this gloom....

  • 5 strategies for protecting your valuables

    5 strategies for protecting your valuables

    Home is your sanctuary, your castle, the place where you feel the most secure and protected. It is natural to feel this way. So, it is not surprising that you store your prized possessions and valuables at home as well. But is that the best choice for all your valuables? The recent wildfires in...

  • The hidden dangers of oversharing on social media

    The hidden dangers of oversharing on social media

    Locking doors and windows and leaving a light on used to deter criminals from breaking into homes when you were away on vacation, but our obsession with sharing photos and experiences in real time on social media has created a whole new security risk for travelers. According to Mercury Insurance...

  • The first rule of the road: Focus on driving

    The first rule of the road: Focus on driving

    Have you noticed that traffic seems to be worse lately? There’s a good reason for that — there are more vehicles on the road than at any time in recent history. Unemployment is low and gas is affordable, which means more people are driving more miles. And more drivers means an increased risk of...

  • Top safety tips for teen drivers

    Top safety tips for teen drivers

    Once a newly licensed teen gets behind the wheel for the first time without a parent or guardian, the taste of freedom is exhilarating. But a teenager’s lack of behind-the-wheel experience puts them at greater risk of getting into an accident. Add factors like passengers, loud music and stress,...

  • 5 reasons to plan a snowcation this year

    As the mercury in the thermometer drops, and people start to bundle up in scarves and warm layers, you might be ready to take a vacation. No, we’re not talking about running away to the desert or a crowded beach. There’s a better way to enjoy winter — a way that lets you really get at the heart...

  • 5 things to know about connected cars

    5 things to know about connected cars

    If you could go back in time and tell people that in the near future there would be a handheld device that would allow them to listen to virtually any song, watch virtually any movie or television show and have access to pretty much any book, they would probably think you were crazy. As it is, we...

  • Go from vacation deprivation to vacation inspiration

    Go from vacation deprivation to vacation inspiration

    Pop quiz: When was the last time you took a vacation? A real vacation, not one of those staycations where you stuck around town to finish a project at your home? Do you even remember your last vacation? If you don’t, then you are officially vacation deprived. And you’re not alone. Research from Expedia’...

  • There's snow place like Lake Placid (Infographic)

    Let’s talk snow! Lake Placid specializes in outdoor adventure all year, but this two-time Olympic host really shines when the snow flies. When you’re here you can ice skate, snowshoe or fat tire bike across Mirror Lake without leaving downtown. If you’d rather ride than glide, hit the toboggan...

  • Clear winter roads keep us safe and the economy humming

    Clear winter roads keep us safe and the economy humming

    Across the U.S., more than 70 percent of the population lives in areas affected by snow and ice. Each winter the average driver in these areas will see more than 5 inches of snow on the roads. And when the snow is falling there are few things more comforting than the sight of snowplows and salt...

  • Don't let asthma ruin the holidays

    Don't let asthma ruin the holidays

    With colder months arriving, there are a few things on everybody’s minds: festive treats, gift shopping and of course, time spent with family and friends. As many people look forward to the holiday season, asthma sufferers need to be aware and prepared for all the triggers this time of the year...

  • 9 Reasons: Winter + Lake Placid = Perfect

    1. Snow globe life If you've ever taken a moment to imagine what it's like to live in a snow globe, Lake Placid is about as perfect an answer as you'll find. From quaint storefronts and friendly neighbors, to celebrations of all things winter and, of course, plenty of snow to play in, we can't think...

  • From cultural offerings to the spectacular skyline, here are 9 reasons to visit Pittsburgh

    See for yourself why everyone — from visitors to media — is raving about Pittsburgh. From the abundance of cultural offerings to the spectacular skyline, here are nine reasons to visit Pittsburgh 1. City with an entrance: When a writer from The New York Times said Pittsburgh was “the only city with...

  • Winter Winners: Adirondack Playdates

    Why do we love Lake Placid? The Adirondacks' Lake Placid Region is the perfect choice whether you're planning a family vacation, romantic getaway or visit with friends. Aside from the myriad outdoor activities, there are mom and pop shops to browse, Olympic venues to tour, high-end spas to indulge...

  • 6 tips to help keep your drive distraction-free

    6 tips to help keep your drive distraction-free

    As you drive down the street, the threat of potential distractions is everywhere. Federal research shows that distracted driving is a factor in one out of every six crashes, and accounts for 5,000 automobile crash-related fatalities each year. While teens are commonly associated with distracted-driving...

  • 5 tips for planning memorable holiday travel

    5 tips for planning memorable holiday travel

    The holiday season can be the perfect time to travel. With school and work days off, it's a special way to reconnect with family and friends as you get to bask in that cheerful holiday spirit. Planning a holiday-themed trip is easier than you think, if you keep a few tips in mind. Follow these five...

  • What's the deal with teen driving crashes?

    What's the deal with teen driving crashes?

    It’s no surprise that teen drivers get into more traffic collisions than their older counterparts, but why? Some reasons include less driving experience, a higher willingness to take risks and passenger distraction. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that more than...

  • 6 ways to save on your next cruise vacation

    The waves breaking below you, the ocean breeze blowing through your hair, the excitement of a destination yet unexplored and a voyage of the finest comforts — does it get any better than a cruise? According to Cruise Lines International Association, cruises enjoy the highest satisfaction rate of...

  • The Caribbean is open for cruise vacations

    The Caribbean is open for cruise vacations

    Contrary to what some may think, the hurricanes in September had little to no impact on the vast majority of the Caribbean — a far-reaching region covering more than 1 million square miles. In fact, of the nearly 100 ports in the Caribbean, almost 90 percent are open and fully operational — and...

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  • Boomers: 10 reasons to go nuts

    Boomers: 10 reasons to go nuts

    For the roughly 75 million Americans who make up the baby boom generation, a healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons against age-related diseases. “It’s vital at any age to adopt good habits to live a strong, fit and healthy life,” says Dr. Mike Roussell, a nationally recognized nutrition...

  • 4 steps for a foolproof guide to holiday preparation

    4 steps for a foolproof guide to holiday preparation

    Although there is plenty of love circulating around the holiday season, the thought of entertaining in the comforts of your home can be a stressful factor that often feels like a massive responsibility. Luckily, culinary and design guru Athena Calderone of the popular lifestyle blog EyeSwoon can...

  • The Organic Label is the Gold Standard (Infographic)

    A new USDA study affirms that the organic label is the most comprehensive, most transparent and most tightly regulated food certification in the world, and points to the flaws in single label claims causing consumer confusion. With the proliferation of label claims over the past three decades,...

  • New survey unwraps holiday photo-taking insights among U.S. families

    New survey unwraps holiday photo-taking insights among U.S. families

    A photo with family and friends — ugly sweaters and all — is a holiday tradition. But getting everyone posed in front of the fireplace is just the first step. From selecting the right settings, to taking the photo, to sending it to our loved ones, so much goes into capturing the moment. At Samsung...

  • 5 ways to jump-start your heart health

    5 ways to jump-start your heart health

    If you’re looking to improve your heart health, each day is all about making a choice that moves you in the right direction. You’d rather stay in with a big bowl of ice cream. But maybe today, you could click off the TV set and take a walk with a friend. It's easy to see why heart health is a pressing...

  • Top 4 nutrition predictions in the New Year

    Top 4 nutrition predictions in the New Year

    Several food and nutrition trends were in the spotlight this year, including the continued rise of plant-based diets, non-dairy ice creams and superfoods that are blasts from the past — legumes, apples and cabbage. It can be easy to experience nutrition whiplash in the New Year, but don’t be a...

  • Simple ways to give back all year long

    Simple ways to give back all year long

    The old saying, “It is better to give than receive,” is never better illustrated than during the holiday season when gift giving is at its peak. But, how often does the purpose of giving get lost in the rush of shopping and deadlines? It’s easy to forget that there are many ways to give that don’t...

  • Entertaining tips: Worry-free ways to clean before your guests arrive

    Entertaining tips: Worry-free ways to clean before your guests arrive

    For many of us, this is the best time of the year to spend with friends, family and lots of food. The weather has turned colder, the clocks have shifted back and we’re ready to invite guests over to eat, laugh and make new memories for the new year. Let’s face it, because you spend more time indoors...

  • A nutty addition to your cocktail party

    When hosting a cocktail party, your snacks and hors d’oeuvres make just as much of an impact as the drinks. To ensure your guests' delight, check out the below pistachio-inspired craft cocktails from the best mixologists around the world. Each pairs well with our favorite green nut. Cocktails and...

  • Coasting while hosting: 5 ways to keep your holiday spirit at your next party

    Coasting while hosting: 5 ways to keep your holiday spirit at your next party

    Many of us are already looking forward to hosting holiday gatherings this year — decorating our homes, whipping up festive foods, planning fun activities and surrounding ourselves with the warmth of family and friends. In fact, one recent survey found 67 percent of U.S. consumers host and prepare...

  • 6 tech tips to make the most of your holidays

    6 tech tips to make the most of your holidays

    When you think of the holidays and what is most important, it invariably comes back to the people. They are the ones you travel hundreds of miles — or just a few steps! — to see. They are the friends and family who help make memories and celebrate the season. However, when it comes to planning for...

  • Every Cookie Has its Day on National Cookie Day (Infographic)

    Have you ever wondered which cookie best describes your state? That and other delicious findings were revealed in a national consumer survey just in time for the best holiday of the year…National Cookie Day. Read on to discover the surprising origins of the chocolate chip cookie and more fun facts...

  • Throw a holiday party like a professional

    Throw a holiday party like a professional

    As much as holidays are about tradition, many have an insatiable drive to outdo the festivities of years past and make this holiday season the most memorable yet. How can you outshine yourself this holiday season? The answer is simple: Think big. Don’t be confined to the party supplies you have...

  • Are you a serious watcher?

    Are you a serious watcher?

    Remember when you had to stand up and turn the dial through a mere three or four stations to watch what were really pretty mediocre shows? If this sounds like a scene from before your time, consider yourself lucky. Just as TVs have physically changed from square blocks with wire antennas into the...

  • Embrace life's simple pleasures - like home-cooked meals

    Embrace life's simple pleasures - like home-cooked meals

    As temperatures continue to drop, it’s time to embrace all the simple and cozy pleasures the season offers: gatherings with friends, fuzzy socks, hanging strings of lights to bring ambiance to those early evenings. Of course, the season can also bring on some serious cravings for warm and comforting...

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  • 5 simple steps to make your own gourmet gift basket for less

    5 simple steps to make your own gourmet gift basket for less

    Birthday, anniversary, holiday or "just because" — gift baskets are the perfect way to show you care. Filled with gourmet goodies, they are customizable delights no matter the person's age or personality. This great gift idea does have one downfall: They can be expensive. Fortunately, it's simple...

  • It's a Good Day for Quality (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. There’s no place like home, especially when it comes to manufacturing the products that keep you comfortable. That’s why YORK(R) is eager to introduce homeowners to the people behind the residential heating and cooling systems that are designed,...

  • 6 home cleaning tips for pet owners

    6 home cleaning tips for pet owners

    Having a pet may seem like the beginning of a never-ending mess, but the key to living with furry friends is preparation. Whether combating odor, keeping surfaces free of dirt and fur or removing pesky stains, taking preventative measures and using the right products can turn any mess into a simple...

  • Gaming Tips & Tricks For Getting the Edge (Infographic)

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  • 5 tips for working adults returning to college

    5 tips for working adults returning to college

    Most working professionals want to advance their skills, land that promotion and get a raise. However, some 36 million adults face a significant barrier to achieving their goals and aspirations: They still need to complete a significant amount of coursework in order to earn a college degree. While...

  • Devices to help get the most out of your smart assistant

    This holiday season, approximately 12 million Americans plan to purchase voice assistants as gifts, according to research from the Consumer Technology Association. People see the value these products offer, and everyone needs their own personal assistant, right? However, what many shoppers may not...

  • 8 gifts to enjoy all year long

    8 gifts to enjoy all year long

    With the holiday season in full swing, many people are heading to a local department store, or their favorite website, to tick off their holiday shopping lists. While some gifts are fun for the instant gratification they provide, it is nice to give goods that can be enjoyed for months, and years,...

  • 5 ways digital natives are giving our lives a mobile makeover

    Their heads may be buried in their smartphones, but don’t be fooled; the youngest generation is changing the world as we know it, one emoji at a time. According to recent findings from the Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility Report, Generation Z — the youngest generation — and millennials...

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  • 5 ways to get in the howl-iday spirit with your dog

    5 ways to get in the howl-iday spirit with your dog

    ‘Tis the season to get ready for the holidays! This time of year is known for spending quality time with loved ones, so don’t forget to include your furriest family members in all of the festivities. Whether you’re decorating for the season or celebrating with some of your favorite traditions,...

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    Healthy eating at holiday parties? It's possible

    The holidays bring a lot of temptations from every direction if dieting or watching your weight. Holiday parties and get-togethers can be a healthful-eating challenge. Caught up in conversation among friends and family, surrounded by tasty food and drinks, it’s easy to lose track of what and how...

  • 5 simple ways to survive the holiday season

    5 simple ways to survive the holiday season

    For most of us, the holidays are the busiest time of year. From finding the best deals to stuffing stockings, it’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle and forget the spirit of the season. Instead of enjoying valuable time with family and friends, the holidays are often defined by a never-ending...

  • 5 tips for staying healthy this holiday season

    5 tips for staying healthy this holiday season

    As the holiday season approaches, it is as important as ever to stay healthy. With holiday parties and family gatherings, illnesses like the flu can spread easily — and you don’t want to miss out on the festivities. As the largest provider of influenza vaccine to the U.S., Sanofi Pasteur encourages...

  • Thoughtful Gifts For Colleagues: 4 Easy Steps to Create Delight

    Thoughtful Gifts For Colleagues: 4 Easy Steps to Create Delight

    It’s that time of year when employees are seeking meaningful and appropriate holiday gifts for their coworkers and clients. While the process should be fun, because such gifts can inadvertently send unspoken messages to their recipients, making the right choice at the right time can be surprisingly...

  • 3 essential tips for traveling with a pet during the holidays

    3 essential tips for traveling with a pet during the holidays

    The holidays mean different things to different people. Every family seems to have its own set of traditions, but one thing seems to be common among Americans during this time of year, and that’s traveling. Like Santa Claus making that long journey from the North Pole, it’s estimated that more than...

  • Buckle up for the new passenger economy

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. A hundred years ago, few thought that the clunky automobile that broke down so often would ever replace a horse. In the 1970s, people wondered if the personal computer that a few eccentrics were using would have any use beyond storing recipes....

  • 4 great gifts for your green-living friend

    4 great gifts for your green-living friend

    Here’s a stat for you: More than 145 million Americans report being alarmed or concerned about climate change, according to the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Yes, over 145 million. That’s more than a third of the nation’s total population. Are you one of them? Whether you are...

  • Beyond the diploma: Helping teens forge their futures

    Beyond the diploma: Helping teens forge their futures

    What’s the key to optimism? From a career standpoint, it’s having a vision where you see yourself climbing and thriving, and you know there will be a place in the world for your skills and knowledge. Unfortunately, there are many teens and young people who have a much bleaker vision of their futures....

  • 5 hacks to save time and money during the holidays

    5 hacks to save time and money during the holidays

    The holidays are a wonderful time of year to spend with family and friends, and to reconnect with those you may not often see. However, the festive season can also be a busy and expensive time. By January, many are left feeling exhausted physically, emotionally and financially. But don’t let the...

  • The New Year's resolution you can keep: A more eco-friendly home

    The New Year's resolution you can keep: A more eco-friendly home

    Nearly 42 percent of all New Year’s resolutions are broken by February, according to Statisticbrain. It’s easy to understand why — resolutions are difficult to keep all year long. Instead of risking disappointment in 2018, why not make a resolution that takes short-term effort but yields long-term...

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  • Public Transportation: The Hidden Traffic Safety Solution (Infographic)

    More than 35,000 people died in car crashes in 2015. What can we do to keep roads, and the people traveling on them, safer? Invest in America's public transportation system.

  • Home for the holidays (Infographic)

    As Americans get ready for the most wonderful time of the year, they are also preparing for another element of the holiday season: lots of time in the car. Hankook Tire released findings from its latest Gauge Index Survey, which found that 84 percent of Americans are more likely to drive than fly...

  • Staying safe on the road this season

    Staying safe on the road this season

    As the seasons transition, motorists undoubtedly have many things on their minds from work to the impending holiday season. All the while, the temperature continues to cool — and one thing often left unconsidered is the impact of changing weather conditions on daily driving routines. The later...

  • The Vision Concept Tire: One of the Best Inventions of the Year (Infographic)

    Michelin’s Vision concept tire of the future was selected as a Best Invention of 2017. Introduced earlier this year, the Vision concept features an innovative combination of four technologies: airless, organic, rechargeable and connected. However, its most intriguing feature is its 3D-printed tread....

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    2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Baja 1000. 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 dominated Baja racing for decades,...

  • Men vs. women: Who's better behind the wheel?

    Men vs. women: Who's better behind the wheel?

    It’s the age-old question: Who is a better driver, men or women? Are women more likely to adhere to the speed limit? Are men more inclined to drive in high-traffic areas? Perhaps there will never be resolution on the matter, but the latest Hankook Tire Gauge Index uncovered some definite differences...

  • Coaching your teen driver: The handbook (Infographic)

    Much like preparing for a big game, coaching your teen driver requires some mental preparation and practice of the plays that will land your team that big "W" (a safe and confident licensed teen driver). That's why Michelin has teamed up with NFL Hall of Famer and father of a teen driver, Emmitt...

  • 5 tips to ready your ride for winter

    The winter driving season is … unique. No matter where you live, these aren't the same road conditions you enjoyed in June or July, and that means you can't handle your car in the same way. A winter-ready vehicle requires extra preparation. To get your vehicle ready for the season's unique driving...

  • Letting go of the wheel: Why consumers should trust self-driving cars

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Driverless-car technology is advancing rapidly and the potential benefits are vast. Experts predict self-driving cars will save millions of lives by reducing accidents. Other benefits will include reduced rush-hour congestion and improved...

  • 5 tire safety tips for your next road trip

    5 tire safety tips for your next road trip

    Summer travel is off to a hot start, and with historically low gas prices and declining car rental rates across the country, Americans are opting for road travel to reach their summer destinations. Whether driving to a beach vacation, visiting family or exploring the back roads, drivers should...

  • 5 things you didn't know about summer driving (Infographic)

    Summer driving is often associated with carefree memories of rolled-down windows, wind in your hair and clear, open roads. A new study by Michelin indicates that optimal summer driving conditions may actually lull drivers into a false sense of safety. Stay safe and vigilant on the road this summer...

  • Auto insight: Tips to maximize engine performance

    Auto insight: Tips to maximize engine performance

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. You may not be a legendary stunt driver, but the car you drive today has a lot of technology under the hood. Whether you're commuting to work or heading to the grocery store, you want to get the most out of your engine's performance. Your daily...

  • The road to efficient, eco-conscious performance (Infographic)

    The road to efficient, eco-conscious performance starts with the Hyundai Ioniq. The world's first dedicated vehicle with three electrified low- and zero-emission powertrain choices, the Ioniq Hybrid boasts an EPA-estimated 58 MPG (combined), making it the most efficient vehicle in the U.S. market...

  • Enhance your car with these easy upgrades

    Enhance your car with these easy upgrades

    Chances are you chose your current car or truck because of specific features or performance capabilities. These vary from vehicle to vehicle, and what one automobile may have, the other may lack. Thankfully, there are many ways to enhance the performance of your car or truck. According to the Specialty...

  • A driver's guide to potholes (Infographic)

    Ready or not, here it comes… pothole season! Springtime is primetime for potholes as temperature fluctuations from wintry weather to spring thaws wreak havoc on asphalt, causing hazardous craters to appear. This spring season, safely traverse bumpy roads with these tips from Michelin to avoid and...

  • Get the big bow ready: 4 tips for buying a used car

    Get the big bow ready: 4 tips for buying a used car

    If you're tempted by steep discounts offered by car dealerships at the end of the year, you're not alone. Car sales rev up especially during the week between Christmas and New Year's, when dealerships may see sales jump 78 percent over the first part of December, according to Edmunds.com, a leading...

  • 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...

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