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  • Most adults with chronic health conditions unaware of dangers of influenza

    Most adults with chronic health conditions unaware of dangers of influenza

    During the 2017-2018 influenza (flu) season, nearly 80,000 people died and more than 950,000 people were hospitalized due to flu and flu-related illnesses, and less than four in 10 U.S. adults (37.1 percent) were vaccinated against flu, fewer than in previous years, according to the Centers for...

  • Celebrating Survivorship: Heart Attack Survivors are Not Alone

    Celebrating Survivorship: Heart Attack Survivors are Not Alone

    You'll never forget that moment. Whether it impacted you or a loved one. It stopped you in your tracks and changed everything. Life after a heart attack can feel overwhelming. Survivors can feel vulnerable, afraid, or sometimes weak. And while every survivor's journey is unique, the initial focus...

  • 5 Must-Share Facts About Metastatic Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women.[1] And, despite strides in treatment, some types of breast cancer remain incurable.[2] One such type is metastatic breast cancer, an advanced stage of the disease. It is estimated to affect more than 154,000 women in the U.S.[2]...

  • Understanding the Risks and Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer

    In 2018, an estimated 55,440 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Diagnoses during early stages of the disease have been shown to improve survival. Take a minute to learn about the risk factors and symptoms that may help lead to an earlier diagnosis. 

  • Standardized protocols needed to improve health outcomes related to pregnancy complications

    Standardized protocols needed to improve health outcomes related to pregnancy complications

    The rates of maternal mortality and preterm birth continue to rise dramatically in the United States. According to the CDC and March of Dimes, more than 700 women die of pregnancy-related causes in the U.S. every year, and more than 1,000 babies are born prematurely every day. It's impossible to...

  • Fighting an illness? 4 ways to boost your immune system

    Fighting an illness? 4 ways to boost your immune system

    The winter months bring cold and flu season, which can take a toll on your health. While flu shots and rest are common advice for prevention, a strong immune system is critical to keeping you healthy all year long. According to Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN, CDE, a Registered Dietitian at The Leukemia...

  • Revealed: The secret to ageless skin

    Revealed: The secret to ageless skin

    Psst: Want in on a secret that can put the brakes on wrinkles and other signs of aging skin?  Who doesn't? More than 70 percent of us are bothered by fine lines and wrinkles, not to mention the skin texture and discoloration that come with advancing age, according to data from the American Society...

  • Easy DIY gifts for everyone on your holiday list

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. You want to find unique gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season. Rather than search endlessly, have you considered making your own presents? DIY gifting is a growing trend, providing people the opportunity to create the ideal present...

  • A history of cancer breakthroughs 65 years in the making

    A history of cancer breakthroughs 65 years in the making

    When the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) was founded in 1953, little was known about cancer and even less about the immune system. CRI was the first — and for many decades the only — research funding organization that believed that we could one day harness the immune system as a powerful weapon...

  • ASMR: The Incredible Impact of Sound and How It Affects Human Emotion

    Maybe it is the rustle of canvas unfurling, or the sharp snipping of the stylist's shears as they tidy up your bangs. Whatever it is, it resonates down your scalp and spine like a tuning fork. Certain noises can trigger the senses and make us feel a variety of ways. In fact, researchers are just...

  • Look better in the buff: Get your sexy back without giving up everything you love

    Look better in the buff: Get your sexy back without giving up everything you love

    Looking sexy, svelte or built in your clothing is one thing. Looking better in the buff is a whole other ballgame. Clothing — even low-cut necklines, short-shorts or tight-fitting tees — can hide your flaws and accentuate your assets, but when you are nude, there's nowhere — or way — to hide anything....

  • Putting your best face forward: 5 holiday beauty tips

    Putting your best face forward: 5 holiday beauty tips

    Now that the holiday season is here, you'll likely be attending more parties, gatherings and social events than normal. After all, this is the season for celebrating with friends and family, while also meeting fun new people. As you relax and socialize, you'll also want the confidence that comes...

  • 4 easy health hacks to stay tough this winter season

    4 easy health hacks to stay tough this winter season

    With never-ending holiday gatherings, travel, Sunday football tailgates and early morning snow-shoveling, everyone's looking to stay strong and healthy this winter season. Along with colder temperatures, winter also brings a host of preventable sicknesses. In fact, the CDC estimates that there...

  • Beat the Bah Humbug: 6 Tips to Relieving Holiday Season Stress

    Beat the Bah Humbug: 6 Tips to Relieving Holiday Season Stress

    'Tis the season! While the holidays are synonymous with peace, love and joy for many who celebrate, the holiday season can be filled with discomfort. According to the national "Beating the Holiday Burn" survey of 2,000 Americans 18 and older, from long to-do lists to disagreements with loved ones...

  • How You Can Take Control This Flu Season

    How You Can Take Control This Flu Season

    The 2017-2018 flu season will unfortunately be remembered for years to come. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)[i], the 2017-2018 flu season was the only season to be classified as "high severity" across all age groups. In addition, there were an estimated nearly...

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  • Road salt reduces crashes by up to 88 percent

    Road salt reduces crashes by up to 88 percent

    Each winter, drivers from Maine to Texas are reminded just how dependent they are on their cars, and what happens when snow and ice get in the way. More than 116,000 Americans are injured and over 1,300 are killed on snowy, slushy or icy pavement every winter. Studies show that road salt is the...

  • Budget checkup for homeowners and future homeowners

    Budget checkup for homeowners and future homeowners

    Sponsored Ad Content from Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. A budget is an important tool for first-time homebuyers and current homeowners. Throw out any negative feeling you may have toward budgeting. We're here to tell you that budgeting is a great exercise, and can free your financial mind!...

  • 5 questions to answer when considering a new deck

    5 questions to answer when considering a new deck

    When planning a deck project, choosing the right material is key to the enjoyment and value you'll get from your outdoor living space. Today, there are more choices in decking materials than ever before, including high-performance composites, which are increasingly replacing wood in backyards across...

  • Steps for homeowners dealing with ice or snowstorms

    Steps for homeowners dealing with ice or snowstorms

    Are you ready if a blizzard hit tomorrow? While smaller snowstorms certainly create a level of frustration for homeowners, large storms require preparation to stay safe and comfortable. Families don't want to be caught off guard in the event of a large snowstorm. Finding yourself unprepared and...

  • 5 steps to help improve the value of your prefabricated home

    5 steps to help improve the value of your prefabricated home

    [Sponsored Ad Content by Vanderbilt Mortgage]  (BPT) The majority of Americans believe buying a home is a wise financial decision — 84 percent, to be exact, according to a recent survey1 Why is this such a widely held belief? In short, buying a home brings the potential for home equity and appreciation...

  • Protect your family from the invisible dangers of carbon monoxide (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless gas, produced when fossil fuels (like oil, gas or coal) burn. Because you can't see, taste or smell it, carbon monoxide can kill you before you know it's there. Exposure to lower levels over time...

  • 'Tis the season to get the home ready for holiday entertaining

    'Tis the season to get the home ready for holiday entertaining

    As the year winds down, social calendars fill up with merriment-filled gatherings among friends and family. When hosting a seasonal gathering at home, being proactive can help streamline tasks and reduce stress. From whipping up a feast to toasting in the New Year, here are five ideas for getting...

  • 5 bathroom DIY projects for weekend warriors

    5 bathroom DIY projects for weekend warriors

    Dreaming of a bathroom update? Don't wait until you can hire a professional to get the upgraded bathroom you desire. With some simple DIY projects, you'll enhance your home's value and functionality in just a weekend (or less). Project 1: Shower overhaul Many people are surprised it doesn't take...

  • 4 ways to recreate your entertaining space

    4 ways to recreate your entertaining space

    The holidays, the big game, New Year's and everything in between: At this time of year there are plenty of reasons to invite family and friends to your home to entertain. In addition, there are also plenty of times — particularly on cold winter nights — when you just want to have a place you can...

  • Holiday shopping tips to save money and reduce stress

    Holiday shopping tips to save money and reduce stress

    Lines, crowds and stress — if that describes your holiday shopping experience, you're doing it all wrong. The cost of gifts and decorations can add up quickly, but there are plenty of ways to reduce the dent in your wallet. Here are six money- and time-saving tips from The Home Depot to minimize...

  • Tips for using metals in home decor

    Tips for using metals in home decor

    While trends in home decor often change, there is one constant design feature that continues to shine, literally: metals. Today, homeowners can find creative ways to incorporate a regal touch that produces a timeless look with modern appeal. Take the Temperature A first step in implementing metallic...

  • 7 ways to help a grieving friend during the holidays

    7 ways to help a grieving friend during the holidays

    Anyone who has lost a loved one knows that grief does not take a holiday. While others are celebrating, those in mourning may feel their loved one's absence even more strongly. How can you help someone you care about cope with and gain comfort from what should be the most festive time of year? ...

  • Tips for winter tree care

    Tips for winter tree care

    It's hard to believe that winter is almost here. It seems like yesterday we were just getting our yards and patios ready to host summer barbecues and pool parties, and now we're beginning to think about winterizing plants and trimming tree branches. Winter is the best time to trim and prune trees...

  • How to put your own touch on modern bathroom design

    How to put your own touch on modern bathroom design

    Home design continues to evolve but one element remains true: The bathroom is often the oasis within the home. A secluded bathroom is an ideal spot to experiment with modern designs without undergoing a major renovation. Below are a few tips on how to incorporate contemporary elements into an existing...

  • 4 unexpected bed bug hotspots

    4 unexpected bed bug hotspots

    The term "bed bugs" might make you shudder and picture a mattress teeming with the bloodsucking insects, but don't be fooled; the name is a bit of a misnomer. While almost 70 percent of bed bug infestations are associated with beds or items found near beds, the insects don't limit themselves to...

  • 5 tips for an efficient and safe moving day

    5 tips for an efficient and safe moving day

    Moving to a new home can call for the coordination of a lot of details. That's especially true if you're a do-it-yourselfer who's renting a truck rather than hiring a moving company. Though the U.S. Census Bureau estimates the average American changes homes 11.4 times in a lifetime, many of us...

  • Winterize your lawn equipment following these 6 essential tips

    Winterize your lawn equipment following these 6 essential tips

    You enjoyed a beautiful green, lush lawn all summer thanks to your favorite yard tools. Show your gratitude now by properly storing all yard equipment before winter. When the freezing temperatures hit and the snow starts to fall, you can rest assured your lawn mower, trimmer and other accessories...

  • Five Show House Trends to Inspire Your Renovation

    Five Show House Trends to Inspire Your Renovation

    When it's time to remodel and renovate your home, you're no doubt on the lookout for the freshest takes in design and color choices, so you can ensure your renovation is a lasting investment. To go about your home refresh in a thoughtful way, it can help to turn to the top experts in the industry...

  • Tips for embracing the benefits of natural light

    Tips for embracing the benefits of natural light

    With daylight saving time in full effect, sunlight can be harder to come by. According to a recent study by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), humans spend an average of 90 percent of their days indoors, so savoring every opportunity for natural sunlight is more important than ever, especially...

  • What's making noise in your attic?

    What's making noise in your attic?

    Was that a squeak you just heard? A thump? What could possibly be making those noises inside your house, and what can you do to help get rid of whatever pest has decided to move in? The experts at Terminix have some information on what might be going bump in your attic. Birds Chirping or flapping...

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  • 4 Tech Mistakes Stealing Employee Productivity

    4 Tech Mistakes Stealing Employee Productivity

    When you're running a small business, the productivity of your employees can make or break you. That's why it's so important to optimize work environments, using tools and technology to avoid roadblocks that could keep your people from accomplishing their daily goals. The smartest managers continually...

  • Small businesses are getting it right (Infographic)

    While some may say owning your own business is achieving the American Dream, for many others, working for a small business is an equally fulfilling career choice. In fact, the Aflac 2018 Small Business Happiness Report revealed most small-business employees feel satisfied at their workplace. Although...

  • Why your restaurant needs its own social mission

    Why your restaurant needs its own social mission

    If you own or manage a coffee shop, bakery or restaurant, or if you’re thinking about opening one, you may want to consider supporting a social mission. Serving more than food or a cup of coffee can nourish your community and the lives of you and your staff. A restaurant owner/manager has a lot...

  • Workplace Culture Trends: The Keys to Top Talent in 2018 (Infographic)

    LinkedIn reveals what company culture means to employees, and the factors companies must prioritize in order to win the talent war.

  • 3 things your small business should be leasing

    Should I lease or should I buy? It’s a question everyone eventually stumbles upon. Most of the time there is no one-size-fits-all answer. With the pace of technology moving faster than ever, and leasing options becoming more available, the prevailing wisdom is changing. The sharing economy makes...

  • 3 communities thriving thanks to unconventional partnerships

    3 communities thriving thanks to unconventional partnerships

    What helps a community thrive? It’s a question with answers as variable as the people responding. Some might say that healthy communities are safe communities. To others, flourishing communities experience significant economic growth and stability. Still others would insist a thriving community...

  • 7 essential cybersecurity tips all small-business owners should know

    It seems like every quarter there’s a new story about how hackers breached a major company’s cyber-defenses and stole millions of pieces of highly sensitive data. While most of the news coverage goes to data breaches that hit major corporations, small businesses are frequently the target of cyber...

  • Corn, soybeans and nuts: Top U.S. exports feed the economy

    Corn, soybeans and nuts: Top U.S. exports feed the economy

    Politicians spend a lot of time talking about America-first trade deals. Even though the average person may not think about U.S. trade often, it's a key part of the economy — a topic that’s on everyone’s mind. In 2017 alone, the U.S. exported around $132 billion worth of agricultural products....

  • Be wary of adult bullying and know where to turn if you are being targeted

    Be wary of adult bullying and know where to turn if you are being targeted

    When you hear the word bully, you probably think of the big kid waiting in the school yard to steal your lunch money. However, bullies aren't left behind when you move into adulthood. Not by a long shot. According to a recent Harris Poll, conducted on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association,...

  • 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...

  • How credit card reward points created delicious results (Infographic)

    Doughnut Plant founder Mark Isreal brought his latest creation to life with the help of 80,000 points earned with his Chase Ink card. Here's how he pulled it off. Save Save

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  • One industry's efforts to employ veterans

    One industry's efforts to employ veterans

    Following military service, many veterans feel overwhelmed by the transition to civilian life and the decision about what's next. While veterans may feel that it's challenging to identify civilian jobs that match their skills, there are job opportunities across the country and in their own backyard...

  • Arkansas offers year-round access to mountain biking trails for riders of all skill levels

    Arkansas offers year-round access to mountain biking trails for riders of all skill levels

    Arkansas boasts a mild four-season climate, diverse terrain and unparalleled beauty, making it the ideal destination for year-round mountain biking for riders of all skill levels. Recently, mountain biking enthusiasts have been traveling to Arkansas in large numbers because of the state's public...

  • Hong Kong: One Place, Two Perspectives (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. The Hong Kong Tourism Board has partnered with National Geographic to promote Hong Kong's 10th annual "Great Outdoors" campaign featuring 13 of the city's most stunning landscapes. Visitors to Hong Kong will discover some of Hong Kong's most...

  • How to prepare your car for winter weather

    Winter driving can pose a real threat to your safety. From slippery roads to a lack of visibility, you need to be ready for lots of dangerous conditions. But a little preparation can go a long way to keeping you and your family safe. Here are the hazardous weather conditions you're most likely...

  • Perfect Perth: Your travel guide to Australia's sunniest capital city

    Perfect Perth: Your travel guide to Australia's sunniest capital city

    Imagine mornings exploring Australia's rich culture, afternoons playing on warm, white sand beaches and evenings savoring the country's award-winning wine, incredible local produce, and impressive nightlife. If a jaunt to the friendly, unique and enormously diverse nation of Australia is at the...

  • From sand to snow: 8 ways for savvy travelers to win at winter

    What's better than a simple stroll through the snow? Completely winning at winter! All right, maybe the season isn't technically a competitive sport, but there are ways to make the most of the shortest days of the year — with where and how you choose to travel. Here are eight ways you (and your...

  • 5 tips for avoiding the cold & flu this year

    5 tips for avoiding the cold & flu this year

    Last year we experienced an unprecedented cold and flu season. The CDC reported an early flu season and much higher than expected rates of hospitalizations for the flu. It is never too early to start preparing your home and workplace to prevent the spread of this viral and infectious, but also...

  • 5 tips for holiday road travel

    5 tips for holiday road travel

    If you're planning to travel for the holidays this year, you're not alone. Over 107 million people traveled last year for the holidays, according to estimates from the American Automobile Association (AAA), and more than 97 million of them did so along the nation's highways. If you plan to join...

  • Discover how Virginia entrepreneurship changed the world

    If you really want to go deep and learn how the American tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship came about, there's no better place to begin than the Commonwealth of Virginia. Some think of it as the original U.S. start-up. That's because if it weren't for a king's wish to profit from tobacco...

  • 6 holiday travel hacks to save your sanity

    6 holiday travel hacks to save your sanity

    Follow these tips to save time, money and your sanity this holiday season. 1. Avoid busy travel days If you're willing to be flexible, there are a few ways to avoid the madness of popular holiday travel days. If your plans permit, take a red-eye, which is the last flight out each night. Red-eye...

  • Slippery season: Mayo Clinic offers 10 tips for avoiding falls

    Slippery season: Mayo Clinic offers 10 tips for avoiding falls

    With the winter season approaching, you may need to pay closer attention to watching your step. Even if you're active, healthy and full of life, statistics show that you have a greater chance of taking a debilitating fall as you age. Mayo Clinic notes that some 400,000 "fragility fractures" occur...

  • The dangers of ticks and how to remove one from your body safely

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. If you live in the Midwest or the Northeast, you've probably seen a tick or two in your lifetime. However, if you're new to the area or you've never encountered a tick before, you may not be aware of just how dangerous these tiny arachnids...

  • Drivers dabble with drive-time decisions

    Drivers dabble with drive-time decisions

    There are a lot of decisions to make when it comes to driving, and the list only grows once you've got your own set of wheels. Whether you're facing a purchasing dilemma over which make and model is best for you, or simply wonder how much is too much to top off the gas, being a responsible driver...

  • How to pack the party with you next time you're traveling

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. With the holidays around the corner and vacation on the mind, it's important to make time for those you hold dear. Traveling provides the chance to spend time with friends that you don't get to see often, and it's important to make sure that...

  • Know your enemy: Bed bugs

    Know your enemy: Bed bugs

    Does the thought of a bed bug infestation send a shiver down your spine? Do you immediately think of insects hiding in beds? Did you know that bed bugs aren't just found in those places? The experts at Terminix are here to clear up some common misconceptions and provide information so that you...

  • 12 things every traveler should add to their France itinerary

    Now that the weather is cooler, have you thought of planning a little getaway to a cozy chateau in the land of wine and pastries? From skiing in the Rhone-Alps to the moderate temperatures in Nice, travelers are rapidly discovering what makes France a great destination even during fall and winter...

  • Job opportunities in manufacturing benefit America's veterans

    Job opportunities in manufacturing benefit America's veterans

    Following their military service, many veterans feel overwhelmed by the transition to civilian life and the decision about what's next. While veterans may feel that it's challenging to identify civilian jobs that match their skills, there are job opportunities across the country and in their own...

  • Wheelchair damage is a frequent risk for disabled travelers

    Wheelchair damage is a frequent risk for disabled travelers

    Does the idea of holiday travel make you feel like a Scrooge? Booking a flight, traversing through a packed airport and getting to the gate on time are just a few things that can cause stress. Then there's using those tiny on-board bathrooms, and hoping you get your luggage back in one piece. Holiday...

  • Road salt supplies crucial to winter safety

    Road salt supplies crucial to winter safety

    Each winter, drivers from Maine to Texas are reminded just how dependent we are on our cars, and what happens when snow and ice get in the way. More than 116,000 Americans are injured and over 1,300 are killed on snowy, slushy or icy pavement every winter. Snowfighters tasked with the job of keeping...

  • Tech tricks: 5 digital improvements helping millennials reach life goals

    Tech tricks: 5 digital improvements helping millennials reach life goals

    As innovation and technology drive our world forward, millennial consumers expect seamless experiences more-so than their older peers. This desire is motivating businesses to make processes and experiences more efficient through digital tools so they can ultimately meet the expectations of their...

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  • Luxury entertaining for the holidays

    Luxury entertaining for the holidays

    The holidays usher in a sense of celebration and opportunities for lavish seasonal gatherings. Award-winning Chef Michael Voltaggio knows how to create an experience that will not only entertain, but also thoroughly impress. When it comes to holiday hosting, Michael integrates seasonal ingredients...

  • 5 reasons mushrooms are trending up for 2019

    What will be the hot, trendy food for 2019? The simple, versatile and mighty mushroom.  Chefs, menu developers, sales data and even online social habits all suggest we may be seeing more fresh mushrooms in 2019 and beyond, whether they're found on top of your pizza, at the bottom of your grain...

  • Fresh ideas for 30-minute Mediterranean meals

    Fresh ideas for 30-minute Mediterranean meals

    With few having the time to devote to cooking an elaborate meal, a collection of delicious and dependable 30-minute recipes for a quick but satisfying meal can be handy. What else keeps things simple? Having fresh staples such as California table grapes on hand helps brighten up any recipe and...

  • Eating healthy, eating safe

    Eating healthy, eating safe

    You try to eat healthy, but the one thing you can't control is who has been handling your food and whether they are practicing adequate food safety. Each year, foodborne illnesses sicken close to 50 million Americans and lead to more than 130,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. A lot of these illnesses are...

  • A non-DIYer's guide to the holidays

    A non-DIYer's guide to the holidays

    There are those who meticulously decorate dozens of sugar cookies for the office cookie exchange, give bottles of homemade Irish cream to coworkers for the holidays or send perfectly curated gift baskets to family and friends. And there are those who may want to do all of that, but don't have the...

  • 5 Christmas party trends that will change your holiday celebrations this season

    5 Christmas party trends that will change your holiday celebrations this season

    The days between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve are the busiest six weeks of the entire year for families thanks to a multitude of social gatherings. Chief among these celebrations is the Christmas party. With roots that date back to the Victorian era, the Christmas party has been a mainstay in...

  • New exchange program introduces young adults to corporate agriculture

    New exchange program introduces young adults to corporate agriculture

    For years, the International Farm Youth Exchange Association (IFYE) has offered young adults an opportunity to travel and learn about agriculture in a different country. Now, global agribusiness Syngenta is taking the program a step further by introducing a corporate component to the experience....

  • Holiday baking and wine pairings

    Holiday baking and wine pairings

    There are few holiday traditions as sweet as baking a selection of treats to share with family and friends. This is especially true for the California winemaking family the Mondavis as it is for families across America. As the season begins, Janice Mondavi, wife of third-generation CK Mondavi and...

  • Celebrating the Holidays with Recipes for Coffee Pleasure

    Celebrating the Holidays with Recipes for Coffee Pleasure

    Whether it's for a holiday brunch, a festive dessert course or an afternoon accompaniment for fresh-baked cookies, espresso-based beverages have become an integral part of seasonal entertaining. JURA offers an online recipe library of coffee specialties that are easy to make in JURA bean-to-cup...

  • 6 holiday hacks for easy entertaining prep

    6 holiday hacks for easy entertaining prep

    This sponsored content is provided by Brandpoint. This article sponsored by SharkNinja.  (SharkNinja) - Friends and family are a source of joy during the holidays, but entertaining is stress inducing for even the most seasoned hosts. It can feel like a race to get all your shopping, cooking and...

  • 5 DIY holiday activities for the whole family

    5 DIY holiday activities for the whole family

    'Tis the season for baking and crafting — the perfect ways to feel festive and bond with loved ones of all ages. From trying new recipes to creating crafts that will be cherished for years to come, plan a date for some holiday fun and let the memory-making with friends and family begin! These five...

  • 5 plant-inspired gift ideas for the holiday entertainer

    Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be overwhelming, which is why RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) is sharing its plant-inspired gift ideas for everyone from your holiday hostess to the "do-it-myself" duo on your shopping list. Urge your friends to amp up their...

  • 5 successful sides to wow Thanksgiving guests

    Whether you're hosting the entire meal or bringing a dish to share, there's no reason the turkey deserves all the attention this Thanksgiving. Using high quality, delicious ingredients is the key to creating quick, yet impressive side dishes to grace any holiday table. These recipes are not only...

  • Unique subscription club gifts to delight this holiday and beyond

    An incredible 80 years ago the first subscription gift program was created, offering people the option to give the gift that keeps on giving thanks to the Fruit-of-the-Month Club® from Harry & David. Because at that time many people weren't able to get fresh produce year-round, receiving a delivery...

  • Winter getaway ideas in Duluth, Minnesota

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. When the cold starts to set in, the birds fly south. But families looking for a memorable winter getaway know the fun is up north. With events and activities all season long, Duluth truly is the premier winter vacation destination in Minnesota....

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  • 6 ways to save on Amazon this holiday season (and into 2019!)

    6 ways to save on Amazon this holiday season (and into 2019!)

    This time of year, family and friends gather to celebrate the holiday season. It's a joyful time, but it can also be stressful — especially if money is tight. Financial expert and author Eva Macias, who specializes in leveling the financial playing field for all families, regardless of income,...

  • 5 steps to find the perfect financial planner for you

    5 steps to find the perfect financial planner for you

    The economy has changed considerably since the recession. Unemployment is at record lows and the market is flush with opportunities for workers of every level. While it is certainly good to live in the present, it is also important to plan for the future, and research shows that many people are...

  • How consumers can make the most of their money, stress less this holiday season

    How consumers can make the most of their money, stress less this holiday season

    The arrival of the holidays brings with it a whole host of considerations and things to do. According to a recent survey by Chase, eight in 10 Americans say they have holiday stress. Whether you're out to find the perfect gift, or just entertain the kids as school winds down, the common denominator...

  • Are you recycling your plastic beverage containers?

    Are you recycling your plastic beverage containers?

    When you place a plastic beverage container in a recycling bin, you are an important part of the product's life cycle, helping that packaging to be used to make something new, over and over again. An astounding 70 percent of what people toss in the trash is actually recyclable, but very few people...

  • Amazon's Best of Prime 2018 (Infographic)

    Amazon's Best of Prime 2018 celebrates how Prime members around the world enjoyed their benefits throughout the last year.

  • 5 do-it-yourself creative mason jar gifts perfect for the holidays

    During the holiday season, everyone is looking for a creative gift that requires more thought than a simple candle or ornament. This year, Newell Brands, makers of Ball® home canning jars, partnered with lifestyle influencer WhipperBerry to create a handful of DIY gift ideas perfect for everyone...

  • Why books always make the perfect gifts for kids

    Why books always make the perfect gifts for kids

    Books have it all, when you think about it. Especially if you're seeking the perfect gift for the child in your life. Books are enriching, mentally and emotionally. They have the power to hold young minds in thrall with colorful illustrations and exciting storylines. Best of all, books are the...

  • Amazon Prime reveals member favorites with Best of Prime 2018

    Amazon Prime reveals member favorites with Best of Prime 2018

    Over one hundred million people around the world are Prime members, but how do they enjoy the best of shopping and entertainment from Amazon? Just in time to provide inspiration for the holiday season, Amazon's annual Best of Prime celebrates what members shopped for, watched, read, played and...

  • 5 important facts to teach kids about pet ownership

    5 important facts to teach kids about pet ownership

    Kids instinctively love animals. Children begin learning about animal species, their habitats and behavior during elementary school, and this is when children also become more interested and involved in caring for family pets. They may even become pet owners for the first time at this age. Learning...

  • This one desk accessory could help you feel better at work

    This one desk accessory could help you feel better at work

    Take a look at your desk. Chances are you have at least two screens in front of you. From our cell phones to multiple monitors and even tablets, backlit screens constantly demand our attention during the workday, but that quality of light could have a negative impact on our health, comfort and...

  • Protecting your data from holiday cyberattacks

    Protecting your data from holiday cyberattacks

    Holiday crime used to mean break-ins and thieves swiping packages from your doorstep. But now there's an increasing number of cybersecurity threats specifically looking to capitalize on the holiday season. With many people getting new devices, using unfamiliar networks and doing lots of online...

  • For a no-worries Noel, follow these 12 holiday safety tips

    For a no-worries Noel, follow these 12 holiday safety tips

    The fun, festive activities during the holiday season make it a favorite time of year for many people.  At the risk of sounding like a Grinch, though, all that festivity can lead to unintentional safety hazards. For example, some 30 percent of all home fires and 38 percent of home fire deaths occur...

  • Retirees Beware: 7 Risks to Your Retirement Income

    Thirty years ago, most Americans could safely rely on Social Security and a pension to provide the income they needed in retirement. That's no longer the case. Today, you carry much of the responsibility for creating your own retirement income plan. As Americans live longer, active lives, retirement...

  • Why your business credit score matters

    Every employee these days knows that, when being offered a job, it's common to have your prospective employer run a background and credit check. Even if the employee isn't in the cash room counting the day's take, negative items on a credit report can raise a red flag about the employee's decision-making...

  • Your 2018 guide to earth-friendly holiday gifting

    Your 2018 guide to earth-friendly holiday gifting

    Each year, many people count down the days to the holiday season and save their money for festive decorations and gift giving. In fact, the average American will spend over $1,000 on holiday gifts, according to the National Retail Federation. But before you start checking gifts off your list, consider...

  • 10 easy ways to be a conservationist this holiday season

    The holidays are here, and there's nothing better than seeing our loved ones delight in the gifts we've given them — especially when those gifts give back to the planet. And at the time of year in which the average American household increases its waste by 25 percent, there are many ways that we...

  • Why you must insure the 'little' things in life

    Why you must insure the 'little' things in life

    The gift-giving season is upon us once again! Whether you're buying your loved ones a new pet, some fancy jewelry or the latest mobile phone for the holidays, one thing is for sure — these gifts come with costs and complications that can add headaches in the long run. For instance, new pets will...

  • How to launch a video channel and create a community

    How to launch a video channel and create a community

    Today's teens can easily connect with like-minded people by making videos and sharing them. For some 85 percent of U.S. teens, a smartphone is their tool of choice to watch, share and publish videos, according to Pew Research Center. Video and social media platforms are great tools for teens to...

  • Real trees, real memories: Make choosing a real Christmas tree your holiday tradition

    As family members we all want to make great memories. And as consumers we all want to make great decisions. During the holidays there's one way you can do both and that's to choose a real Christmas tree. Like all great holiday moments, choosing a real Christmas tree is one that the whole family...

  • 7 ways the holiday season can be harmful for your dog or cat (and how to help)

    Cheerful carolers, hopeful children, and grandmothers baking their fan favorites. The holidays are a time for gathering with family and friends, gift-giving and festive fun. Not so much for pets. To a dog or cat, the twinkling lights, changed routines and increased interactions with strangers are...

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  • Ready for the road? A 10-point checklist for RV'ers

    Whether you're a new RV'er or a tenured camping pro, it pays to be prepared before hitting the road. Having the right supplies on hand can help ensure smooth travels no matter how near or far you'll be going this season. The experts at Road & Home have developed a Ready For The Road RV parts checklist...

  • Are you prepared for wet roads? (Infographic)

    In spring and summer, slick, wet roads can present serious hazards for drivers. In fact, most weather-related crashes happen on wet pavement (73%).

  • 5 things your tires can tell you

    5 things your tires can tell you

    Cars can relay all kinds of information these days, like how many miles until you run out of gas or what’s causing that traffic jam up ahead. Your tires can offer a wealth of information, too, and knowing how to read them can help improve the performance and fuel efficiency of your vehicle. According...

  • National Donut Day (Infographic)

    June 1 is National Donut Day and at BFGoodrich Tires we're no strangers to the art of the perfect victory donut. Check out a dozen donuts from our kitchen.

  • Celebrating 50 years of the Baja 500 (Infographic)

    2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the SCORE Baja 500 and BFGoodrich looks to continue its global domination across the grueling conditions of the Baja Peninsula.

  • 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...

  • Improving visibility on the road this winter

    Improving visibility on the road this winter

    As winter progresses, we are likely to see more visibility-reducing weather. Heavy rain, frost, ice and snow can all impair visibility while driving, including reducing the performance of windshield wipers. Reduced visibility can quickly turn your drive into a stressful situation, especially when...

  • 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....

  • Celebrating Decades of Dominance at the Baja 1000 (Infographic)

    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...

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