Smart, stylish renovations for any age
(BPT) - Most Americans over 50 want to stay in their home as they age, but few are making the renovations they need to ensure easy and comfortable living for years to come. In fact, 80 percent of people older than 50 say they would prefer to remain in their home indefinitely, according to an AARP survey. The Hartford a...
The buzz about Brood II cicadas [Infographic]
This month, billions of cicadas will emerge from the ground following a 17 year nap with the singular goal of finding a mate. They will shed their exoskeleton, make lots of noise, and find a perfect cicada love match. While these creatures may look scary, they are completely harmless to humans. In fact, the bug experts at Terminix , the nation’s largest pest control provider, give the following tips and pointers on how to spot the red-eyed insects.
Return from vacation truly refreshed
Sometimes vacations aren’t quite as relaxing as you plan or expect them to be and these days traveling itself can often be stressful, almost to the point of defeating the purpose of one’s getaway. Shouldn’t you come back from a trip feeling more refreshed than when you left? More and more travelers are beginning to catc...
Four simple, smart ways to save toward summer travel
(BPT) - Americans may still be cutting back in other areas, but when it comes to summer travel they’re willing to start spending again. Economic uncertainty aside, 78 percent of Americans plan to take a vacation this summer, and one in four of them plan to spend more this year on summer travel, according to a recent su...
Making a career move? Consider the insurance field
(BPT) - Looking to start your career – or change your current one? As you contemplate your next career move, there’s one industry that might not be on your radar: insurance. “The insurance industry usually isn’t what people think of when they’re planning their careers or considering totally different jobs,” says Charle...
After the rubber hits the road: What becomes of expired truck tires?
(BPT) - If current oil prices, motorist demand and refinery production trends continue, gas prices should drop to between $3.20 and $3.40 per gallon by mid-summer, according to AAA. This is good news for everyone, as the height of travel season quickly approaches. With the majority of travel being done using cars, there...
The jet-set style gives women a fresh look this summer
(BPT) - The jet-set look is about glamor, glitz, fashion and, of course, travel. It’s the look designers are showcasing this summer to give women the feeling they’re living the relaxed and luxurious lifestyle of Cannes, St. Tropez, Capri or Palm Springs. With just a little style know-how, women can easily achieve this ...
Tips to protect your pet - and your home - from fleas and ticks
(BPT) - Fleas and ticks are on every pet owner’s radar when warm weather flourishes. This is the season when both pets and people are itching to get outside, but without proper protection, four-legged friends can end up itching even more. However, if fleas and ticks take hold, and an infestation starts, this seasonal co...
Tips for making moving day easier
(BPT) - Planning out a big move across town requires a bit of organization. Enlisting the help of friends and family, packing all of the belongings carefully into containers and once moved, finding homes for everything - the to-do list can go on and on. Using your truck will make the move much easier, as you shuttle be...
One thing you don't want to bring back from vacation
(BPT) - Before going on a trip, most of us are not thinking about what we’ll bring back with us other than souvenirs and digital snapshots. But with bed bug infestations on the rise in many travel destinations, it’s important to take precautions to avoid bringing these unwanted guests home. Bed bugs have been found in ...
Study finds productivity leak when screen privacy is compromised [Infographic]
Often overlooked by today's mobile workforce is the importance of safeguarding confidential data from prying eyes. A recent study conducted by the Ponemon Institute, commissioned by 3M, the maker of privacy filters for computers and mobile devices, reveals that employees are 50 percent less productive when they feel their visual privacy on their computer or mobile device screen is at risk. Based on this finding, lost productivity due to employee visual privacy concerns is potentially costing...