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  • What original Medicare covers – and doesn’t cover

    What original Medicare covers – and doesn’t cover

    As you age, you gain wisdom — and a big part of that wisdom is realizing the importance of caring for your health. Taking care of yourself means getting regular checkups and screenings to help prevent issues from becoming serious — and to help you feel good while living your best, healthiest life...

  • Paying for college: 4 ways to help lower your education costs

    Paying for college: 4 ways to help lower your education costs

    Total student loan debt has surpassed $1.5 trillion, with 4 in 10 students carrying over $30K in outstanding student loans. Getting accepted into college or graduate school is an exciting time for students and parents. As college continues to get more expensive, determining how you’ll fund your...

  • How one idea - big or small - can help change cancer care

    How one idea - big or small - can help change cancer care

    Anyone who has confronted cancer or helped a friend or family member battle the disease knows that the challenges go far beyond diagnosis and treatment. Managing the cancer journey and life after treatment calls on support from family and the surrounding community. It is this community that may...

  • How to choose a degree? 4 questions to ask

    How to choose a degree? 4 questions to ask

    Many college-bound students find that there’s one question commonly asked by family members, friends and even complete strangers: What degree are you pursuing? It’s a great conversation starter and gives students an opportunity to share their educational goals with others, but for some who are...

  • Feeling stressed at work? Try these 5 strategies

    Feeling stressed at work? Try these 5 strategies

    Feeling stressed at work? If so, you’re not alone. A recent Gallup Poll revealed that 55% of Americans said they experienced stress “a lot” during the day, up from 46% in 2006. In the workplace, stress can affect your attitude, relationships with your colleagues and your work performance. Although...

  • Tips and technology to make your chores easier

    Tips and technology to make your chores easier

    Most of us have chores we would do almost anything to avoid. The good news is, advanced technology and new products have focused attention on making housework easier — or taking it completely out of our hands. Did you know you can leave many chores to technology, or use new products that make them...

  • International Medical Graduates Improve Healthcare in Rural America Amid Growing Doctor Shortage

    International Medical Graduates Improve Healthcare in Rural America Amid Growing Doctor Shortage

    When it comes to accessing healthcare, patients living in rural communities across America face a unique and complex set of challenges. While remote areas often have harsh weather conditions and limited transportation to medical centers, another problem poses a constant threat to patients in these...

  • It’s time to talk about Alzheimer’s (Infographic)

    Having a conversation about Alzheimer’s can be difficult — but it is so important. Early detection can offer significant benefits for the person diagnosed and their loved ones, including more informed decision-making and planning, better medical care, greater respect for patient’s wishes, and access...

  • Don't delay the talk: An early Alzheimer's diagnosis can make a big difference

    Don't delay the talk: An early Alzheimer's diagnosis can make a big difference

    After 30 years of painting commercial buildings, Mario Martinez of San Jose, California, had experienced days like this before — grueling hours under a sun-soaked sky, doing back-breaking work. He loved his job, but after spending hours outside he was ready to go home. Mario bent down to pick up...

  • #ThisIsMBC Elements Campaign Honors, Supports and Unites the MBC Community Through Creative Expression

    #ThisIsMBC Elements Campaign Honors, Supports and Unites the MBC Community Through Creative Expression

    People living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) and their loved ones may feel less alone thanks to a new online community where they can gather information, share joys, sorrows and advice with others. The program, #ThisIsMBC Elements, sponsored by Eisai Inc. and METAvivor, provides the MBC community...

  • Prevent your student’s 'summer slide' with … video games?

    Prevent your student’s 'summer slide' with … video games?

    School is out for the summer, and parents everywhere are worried about their kids spending too much time staring at their screens. If you are one of those worried parents, take a moment and determine what your child is actually doing with their screens. It’s one thing if they’re just consuming...

  • Easy DIY projects to refresh your home decor

    Easy DIY projects to refresh your home decor

    When you look at your favorite interior spaces, are you craving a refresh? If your home decor is dated, drab or you're just bored with it, an update is in order. Fortunately, you don't need to hire an expensive interior designer or completely redo rooms. With a few key DIY projects, you can easily...

  • Incontinence is nothing to sneeze at

    Incontinence is nothing to sneeze at

    Today, we’re inundated with TV ads promoting the use of pads and adult diapers. We hear about mesh surgery going awry and about meds being prescribed. Urinary tract, bladder control and bowel problems are a major issue for men and women alike and it’s one of the most embarrassing aspects of aging,...

  • Hidden epidemic: The disease that will be the #1 reason for liver transplants in 2020

    Hidden epidemic: The disease that will be the #1 reason for liver transplants in 2020

    Every day your liver works tirelessly to support over 500 essential bodily functions, including storing energy, neutralizing harmful toxins, converting nutrients for absorption and acting as a filtration system. If your liver isn't healthy, it's unable to do these important tasks. The problem is,...

  • How to make sure that luxury brand is real before you buy online

    How to make sure that luxury brand is real before you buy online

    Fashions may change, but nothing has the staying power of a luxury watch, handbag or necklace from one of the top brands in the world. Whether you’re scouting out your next gift or looking to elevate your style, luxury goods hold the key to quality and prestige. The personal luxury goods market...

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  • Alleviating some financial burden felt by the 'Sandwich Generation'

    Alleviating some financial burden felt by the 'Sandwich Generation'

    You’re middle-aged and the thought of how you’re going to enjoy your golden years is becoming more persistent. You may be daydreaming about finally buying an RV to take that cross-country trip you and your significant other always talk about, or maybe you’ve begun planning how you can buy that...

  • 5 ways real wood floors add appeal and value

    Walnut and ash combine to create a stunning circular entry. @Universal Floors Nothing looks or lasts like real wood floors. Luxurious! Timeless! And a flooring option that increases a home’s value, no matter where the location! Yet with so many wood-look flooring options available today, it’s difficult...

  • Keeping your cool in a stressful industry

    Keeping your cool in a stressful industry

    Seeking tips on how to handle a stressful industry? Ashley and Andy Williams of HGTV’s “Flip or Flop Fort Worth” are well acquainted with stressful work. The two military veterans, who were stationed overseas in Baghdad, are now running a real estate business in Texas. “There are few things more...

  • How to refresh your home and your attitude with a deep clean

    How to refresh your home and your attitude with a deep clean

    The latest trend in home cleaning popularized by Marie Kondo reveals what many of us yearn for — not just decluttering, but a fresh start, a clean slate. We dream of an open, airy, bright home where everyone can thrive and be their best selves. But how do we get there, when our houses are filled...

  • Ideas for projects to improve your outdoor living space

    Ideas for projects to improve your outdoor living space

    Looking for a DIY project to improve your outdoor space and create an inviting oasis for everyone in the family to get outside and have fun together? Here are some projects to consider, and the prep work involved. 1) Check your deck Does your existing deck need repair? Check for loose balusters...

  • 5 signs you need to hire a landscape professional

    5 signs you need to hire a landscape professional

    In this age of DIY, many outdoor home projects look doable. The truth is, plenty of outdoor projects tackled by homeowners to save money are better left to landscape professionals. When attempting these projects on their own, homeowners soon realize that some jobs require more knowledge and expertise...

  • 3 small things (plus 1 big thing) that you can do to add value to your home

    3 small things (plus 1 big thing) that you can do to add value to your home

    When it comes to your home, you want updates that make your property more comfortable, beautiful and of course, valuable. Whether you have a big budget or more elbow grease than cash to invest, there are numerous things you can do to improve your home's worth immediately. Here are three small things...

  • 3 things to know about saving money on your new roof

    3 things to know about saving money on your new roof

    Replacing an aging or damaged roof is an important step to protect your home from the damage the elements can dish out — heat, wind, rain, snow, sleet and hail. But homeowners may not realize that the type of shingle they choose can make a big difference, not only in the protection it offers to...

  • 4 ways to enjoy your outdoor living space year-round

    4 ways to enjoy your outdoor living space year-round

    A one-of-a-kind, all-seasons deck is possible in any climate — if the right features are included in the design. The key is to combine features that protect from the elements, and use the right materials to make it happen. Whether you’re revamping an existing area or creating a brand-new outdoor...

  • 5 things to consider when planning a summer remodel

    5 things to consider when planning a summer remodel

    When summer arrives, homeowners tend to start thinking about home improvements, both indoors and out. Before beginning any project, consider all your options — what really needs doing? What’s a fun “wish list” project that can add enjoyment to your home? What might increase the value of your house?...

  • The homeowner's guide to reading your roof - what's normal and what's not

    The homeowner's guide to reading your roof - what's normal and what's not

    Four out of five homes in the U.S. have asphalt shingles on their roof. And it’s easy to see why. The wide variety of available colors and styles, combined with durability and affordability, has made asphalt shingles the leading choice for residential roofing in the country. But, like all exterior...

  • Deck ideas: Cost-effective ways to add beauty and value to your outdoor space

    Deck ideas: Cost-effective ways to add beauty and value to your outdoor space

    When it comes to home improvements, few projects add as much function and value as upgrading an outdoor space. While it’s hard to beat the beauty and durability of composite decking, wood has long been the go-to material for deck-building projects due to its low cost and availability. However,...

  • Tips for the perfect cross-country move

    Tips for the perfect cross-country move

    Summer is back and that means Americans are on the move. Whether it’s spending some time at the cabin or going to visit relatives, travel always picks up when the weather gets warmer. But with a stable housing market and a strong economy, lots of people are planning more than a weekend outing —...

  • How to add a bathroom in the basement or garage

    How to add a bathroom in the basement or garage

    It’s home improvement season, which means you’re probably dreaming of enhancements to make your space more livable and to enhance property value. Adding a bathroom is a great way to do both, but for many people, concrete poses a potential problem. Want to add a bathroom to your garage? How about...

  • Summer sustainability: Simple ways to make your backyard more eco-friendly

    Summer sustainability: Simple ways to make your backyard more eco-friendly

    The green movement is thriving, with homeowners across the country looking for ways to make their properties more eco-friendly. During the summer months, turn your attention outdoors by choosing smart landscape projects that provide ample opportunity to make spaces look great and also support Mother...

  • Pittsburgh: Pull up a chair. You are welcomed here

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Feel welcome. See the beauty. Explore the culture. Pittsburgh truly has it all. VisitPITTSBURGH launched a new national marketing campaign, and it is nothing like past campaigns from the destination marketing organization. Sure, the accompanying...

  • Unique ways to add style and personality to your kitchen

    Unique ways to add style and personality to your kitchen

    From cooking to conversing to entertaining, the kitchen truly is the heart of the home. It’s also one of the spaces that homeowners most often dream of renovating. A growing trend in kitchen design is personalization, where thoughtful updates go beyond stainless steel appliances and standard cabinetry...

  • Room redesign? Start with the floor

    Room redesign? Start with the floor

    To change the look of any room, start with the floor. A beautifully finished hardwood floor adds warmth and charm — and the range of options available for hardwood floors today can truly transform a room. With choices from soft natural to cool gray to dark charcoal you can find the perfect shade...

  • 4 home upgrades, suitable for the whole family

    4 home upgrades, suitable for the whole family

    With a bustling household and busy family schedules, updates to the home are often a low priority compared to time spent with loved ones. Consider four home improvement ideas fit for the entire family, which require little time commitment and deliver long-lasting benefits. 1. Pick paint colors...

  • 3 tips for creating a durable summer lawn

    3 tips for creating a durable summer lawn

    Grass is a highly resilient plant, but even the healthiest lawn will require some TLC to help it keep up with the high-traffic summer recreation season. Follow these three tips for improved summer durability to make sure your yard bounces back quickly from whatever you throw at it — whether your...

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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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  • 5 tips on preparing your home for summer travel season

    5 tips on preparing your home for summer travel season

    According to AAA Travel, nearly 100 million Americans — four in 10 U.S. adults — are planning to take a family vacation in 2019, with two-thirds of all families embarking on a summer getaway. As families across the country take time off to travel and spend quality time together, the last thing...

  • Choosing the right tire for every adventure (Infographic)

    Does tire performance matter to you? Keep your vehicle at its best and ready for any terrain you travel for work or play with BFGoodrich Tires.

  • 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Having Fun in the Sun

    5 Mistakes to Avoid When Having Fun in the Sun

    Spending time outside is what makes summer so enjoyable. Whether you plan to spend a day at the pool, mill about a music festival or relax at a family barbecue, everyone looks forward to a beautiful, sunny day. Before you head out, don’t forget to pack your sunscreen! Leading dermatologists everywhere...

  • Summer 2019 travel: How to avoid online scams and cybertheft

    Summer 2019 travel: How to avoid online scams and cybertheft

    The summer vacation season is in full swing and you're looking for the right escape at the right price. You do some online research and suddenly there it is: the vacation of your dreams at a price you can't ignore. However, before booking, it's important to take a moment to make sure you're not...

  • These 6 summer travel tips will save you money

    Whether you’re one of the nearly 100 million Americans planning to take a family vacation this year, according to a March 2019 AAA report, or embarking on a solo trip this summer, traveling can take a toll on your wallet. From transportation to accommodations, planning ahead can save you time and...

  • 4 ways to celebrate the Apollo 11 mission’s golden anniversary

    4 ways to celebrate the Apollo 11 mission’s golden anniversary

    For those of us who were glued to the television during the launch of the legendary Apollo 11 mission that first landed man on the moon, it may be hard to believe that it’s been 50 years since mankind’s greatest leap. And although fifty years have come and gone, the nostalgia, energy and pride...

  • Explore a different side of Myrtle Beach this summer

    Explore a different side of Myrtle Beach this summer

    No matter what you yearn for when you imagine your dream vacation, you can make it happen in one of the 14 distinct communities in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. You may think you know Myrtle Beach — with 60 miles of beautiful coastline, exciting nightlife and family-friendly attractions — but there’s...

  • Take the quiz: What kind of travel companion are you?

    Best friends don’t always make the best travel companions. At home, it might sound like a good idea to explore the world with your BFF, but if your ideal vacation means lying on the beach and your friend’s perfect trip is more like “10 cities in 10 days,” you might want to revisit your plans to...

  • Survey: Volunteering on vacation is a fast-growing travel trend

    Survey: Volunteering on vacation is a fast-growing travel trend

    Looking for a vacation that’s fun and meaningful? Wish you had more time to volunteer in a way that really makes a difference? There’s a simple solution: Plan your next vacation around a great volunteer opportunity. Whether on your own or with the entire family, volunteering on vacation is a wonderful...

  • Whiskers Welcome: Top 10 Cities for Guys with Facial Hair

    Whiskers Welcome: Top 10 Cities for Guys with Facial Hair

    Wondering where to put down whiskered roots? Look no further than the sixth annual ‘Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America’ study from men’s grooming leader, Wahl. While there’s a flurry of follicular support up and down the West Coast, a Midwestern jewel secured the No. 1 spot this year....

  • How to prepare for your next road trip

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Almost 100 million Americans will go on a family vacation sometime this year, and nearly half of them will choose to make it a road trip, according to AAA. If your family is one of them, you’ll want to be sure to make adequate preparations...

  • Tires keep America rolling

    Tires keep America rolling

    Off to work. Heading to the gym. Going to see the latest superhero movie … again. Taking the kids to soccer practice. Road trip! Wherever you’re driving to, the last things on your mind when you jump into your car are the tires. Makes sense: To most, tires are nondescript, black and round, no big...

  • Tire blowout 101: What to do when your tire fails on the road

    Tire blowout 101: What to do when your tire fails on the road

    As seasons change and temperatures rise, so do the number of tire blowouts around the country. The truth is a blowout can happen anywhere and at any time. Tire failures put drivers in an unexpected, frightening and dangerous situation. And, while it’s an experience no motorist wishes to endure,...

  • Florida’s Space Coast is a vacation destination that’s out of this world

    Florida’s Space Coast is a vacation destination that’s out of this world

    For the science, technology and sci-fi enthusiasts in your family, there’s no better way to truly experience the excitement of the modern-day space race than to view a rocket launch in person during the yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, which in 1969 landed...

  • 7 easy travel snack ideas for diabetics

    7 easy travel snack ideas for diabetics

    Do you have diabetes and stress about finding healthy and convenient snack options while you’re traveling? See below for smart snacking tips and healthy recipes for diabetics. Choose healthy and satisfying snacks between meals. Snacking done right can keep your blood sugar levels as close to normal...

  • The Aloha Anatomy: Mainlanders' Love Affair with Hawaii (Infographic)

    From visiting by the millions to relishing the flavorful cuisine to embracing the lifestyle, the mainland's adoration for the Aloha State has never been stronger.

  • The future of commercial trucking: Your favorite goods now delivered using alternative fuel

    The future of commercial trucking: Your favorite goods now delivered using alternative fuel

    Think about it: The food you purchased at the grocery store and cook for dinner tonight might have come from other locations around the world. Your clothes bought online might come from a manufacturing plant across the country. That package sitting outside in your entryway when you get home from...

  • Tips for an epic summer road trip

    Tips for an epic summer road trip

    The heat is almost on so now’s the time to plan for a cool summer road trip. Whether you’re going with friends or family, near or far, there’s nothing like hitting the road for an epic summer trip. National parks, the coast, big cities, Main Street USA and fun/silly tourist destinations are all...

  • 5 tips for drivers hitting the open road this spring

    5 tips for drivers hitting the open road this spring

    Americans are ready for spring weekend getaways and road trips. According to the latest Gauge Index survey from Hankook Tire, most of us are planning an outdoor getaway. The beach (51%) is the top vacation Americans are planning this spring, followed by a national park (39%) for the outdoorsy type...

  • Explore the American Evolution: Virginia as the gateway to modern America

    While we often think of history as being so — yesterday, the truth is that the America of today wouldn’t be what it is without the events of the past that shaped our country. And there is no better way to connect with the roots of modern America than to return to Virginia, where so many of our...

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  • The top 3 ways to fuel up for summer sports season

    The top 3 ways to fuel up for summer sports season

    The summer season is often packed to the brim for families everywhere — from vacations and barbecues to camp and summer reading lists. One of the main activities keeping families on the go during the summer months? Youth sports. In fact, according to new research from Lance Sandwich Crackers, 70%...

  • 5 must-haves to pack for a fun holiday weekend

    5 must-haves to pack for a fun holiday weekend

    It’s finally here! Independence Day weekend! A time to celebrate with friends and family while eating good food, dancing to music and best of all — enjoying the fireworks! You can’t wait for the long weekend and all the fun you’re going to have as you celebrate together. But what should you pack?...

  • Sweet cherries: Your on-the-go, healthy summertime snack

    Sweet cherries: Your on-the-go, healthy summertime snack

    Summer is peak vacation season. According to a recent AAA Travel survey, nearly 100 million Americans will take a vacation in 2019, with 68% of those vacations occurring in the summer. While vacations are fun, traveling can be hectic, making it that much more important to have healthy on-the-go...

  • Get almost anything you want (or need) delivered from Amazon Prime in one day or less

    Get almost anything you want (or need) delivered from Amazon Prime in one day or less

    We all want to find both essentials and fun products easily — with lots of variety — and get them delivered fast, and for free. This summer, spend more time with friends and family and less time shopping. Prime Free One Day ensures members can find last-minute birthday presents, sunscreen and beach...

  • Plant-based food options to delight your senses

    It’s summertime, and the living is easy! So long to the days and evenings spent inside — warmer weather means outdoor activities abound. From weekend trips and beach days, to pool parties and BBQs, there’s no limit to fun summer outings. But the typical, indulgent summer party fare can make healthy...

  • Embrace the Summer Weather with Delicious, Kidney-Friendly Recipes

    Start the Day with: Avocado Toast with Egg Start off your day by fixing a slice of Avocado Toast with Egg. This light, but filling breakfast is perfect for the busy mornings of summer. To Drink: Strawberry-Lemonade Slush Welcome the warm weather by making this ice-cold, kidney-friendly Strawberry-Lemonade...

  • 5 tips you should try for keto success on the go

    If you’ve recently perused any magazine, Instagram page or blog, it’s likely you’ve heard about the ketogenic, or keto, lifestyle. But what exactly is it? Keto is a high-fat, very low-carbohydrate diet with the goal of changing the way your body fuels itself. The goal is to put your body into the...

  • Does owning a DVR make sense in the streaming video age?

    Does owning a DVR make sense in the streaming video age?

    In 1999, the digital video recorder changed television forever by letting viewers pause live TV, ushering us into a new world of on-demand everything. “TiVo(R)” became a household word. DVRs radically changed the video and consumer electronics industries, but today, the notion of on-demand programming...

  • Best food and wine pairings for your summer soiree

    Best food and wine pairings for your summer soiree

    If you love entertaining, warmer weather brings up images of visiting with friends on the patio or deck, and enjoying light summer fare with a delicious, refreshing rosé wine. Now’s the time to make plans, and nothing is more fun than planning a soiree. All you need are the best pairings for summer...

  • 3 easy changes that could transform your health

    3 easy changes that could transform your health

    Making changes to improve your health can feel overwhelming. But just a few simple modifications can impact your health dramatically. Here are three easy changes you can make now to transform your health: Eat your water Are you thirsty? Up to 75 percent of Americans may be functioning in a chronic...

  • 7 ideas to give your barbecue the ultimate flavor boost

    7 ideas to give your barbecue the ultimate flavor boost

    When the temps heat up, home cooks look for lighter, more refreshing food and drinks that still pack a nutritional punch. The cranberry is just the thing — a tangy fruit that adds flavorful zing to sweet and savory recipes. Available dried, frozen, as juice or sauce, cranberries are a good source...

  • 4 Cooking Secrets from Michelin-starred Chef Curtis Stone

    4 Cooking Secrets from Michelin-starred Chef Curtis Stone

    Whether it’s in his home kitchen or at one of his restaurants, Michelin-starred Chef Curtis Stone believes a delicious meal is best enjoyed with the people you love. From breakfast favorites, to easy weeknight meals and the perfect dinner for hosting friends and family, Chef Curtis Stone shares...

  • The American ingredient inspiring top French chefs

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Chefs Laurent Manrique, Roland Passot and Gerald Hirigoyen hold the most envied title of their profession: Maître Cuisinier de France or Master Chef of France. Chefs are chosen to join one of the world’s most prestigious culinary associations...

  • Why dads are radder than ever

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Dads today are dramatically changing what it means to be a dad. According to Pew Research Center, not only are millennial dads spending more time with their kids than any previous generation, but they are more engaged. These highly skilled...

  • How you can help bring nutritious foods to kids in need this summer

    How you can help bring nutritious foods to kids in need this summer

    For many American children, summer is the ultimate season. Whether it’s the warm weather, the break from school or the opportunity to enjoy activities like camp, swimming and bike rides, kids count down the days to fun. However, one in six children in the U.S. faces hunger, according to a 2019...

  • Agriculture insight: Major players nurture innovation by supporting startups

    Agriculture insight: Major players nurture innovation by supporting startups

    Environmental pressures like drought confront growers across the globe, and they can exacerbate the many other demands growers face. The challenges are intertwined, coming from every direction, including profitability requirements, food-supply-chain demands and nutrient shortages. “Across the industry,...

  • 6 must-dos for marathon training

    6 must-dos for marathon training

    Whether it’s your first marathon or you’re an experienced runner, you probably know there’s much more to it than just the cardio. Your entire lifestyle must adjust to support your training. How you train, and what you eat and drink, all counts when you’re preparing for such a challenge. Here are...

  • Can you take on the challenge of a day full of onions?

    Can you take on the challenge of a day full of onions?

    The onion now has its very own day. It’s a day to cheer one of the nation’s most popular and versatile vegetables. June 27 is National Onion Day. This is the perfect time to get adventurous and put onions in every meal. The onion is the third-most consumed fresh vegetable in the United States,...

  • Master Your Grill With These Trending Grilling Recipes and Tips

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