Make your vacation dollars go farther this summer: Tips for a budget-friendly summer vacation
Summer travel season is almost here. Planning for the next family trip to visit relatives, stay at the beach or camp out in tents under the stars is in full swing, and everyone is dreaming of upcoming departure dates. Planning summer trips doesn’t have to be a tedious and expensive process. Start your research online on a site like Ebates.com , which not only has several discount coupons listed for airfare, car rentals and hotels, helping you save money on your purchase, but also will give...
Tips for managing your career on social media
(BPT) - Whether you are a recent graduate or a seasoned professional, at some point you’ll likely find yourself searching for a new job. And as you start your job search, it’s important to understand the impact your use of social media may have on your career. The hard truth: You can’t be too cautious when it comes to ...
Five steps to create a customized outdoor living space with railing
(BPT) - Railing can upgrade any deck from drab to fab – adding style, as well as safety and support. In fact, it’s often the one element that truly sets your outdoor living space apart from others in the neighborhood. Here are five steps to create the perfect perimeter for your deck. 1. Find ideas at your fingertips – ...
Americans concerned about outliving their money
(BPT) - What concerns Americans the most as they look ahead toward the retirement years? One of their biggest worries is outliving their money, according to a recent survey by Prudential Retirement. A substantial 71 percent of survey respondents fear they may not have enough retirement income to last a lifetime. Only on...
Turn over a new leaf this season with a home energy makeover
(BPT) - As the seasons change, turn over a new leaf and give your home an energy makeover. You can improve your home’s comfort while helping the environment by making your home more energy efficient, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, a variety of compatible technologies are available to...
What to look for in your next smartphone
(BPT) - Seventy-nine percent of smartphone users have their phones on or near them all but two hours of the day when they’re awake, according to a recent IDC Research report. For many, smartphone use is now a way of life, making it even more important to think carefully before you choose your next one. Today’s market is...
Be berry aware [Infographic]
Did you know cranberry juice can deliver the same nutritional benefit as eating a handful of the small but mighty fruit? Packed with vitamins and antioxidants, an 8-ounce beverage containing at least 27 percent cranberry juice will deliver the same health benefits you would receive from eating 1 1/2 cups of fresh cranberries. Learn how you can pack the most nutrition into your cranberry juice by visiting www.BeBerryAware.com .
3 Best-Loved U.S. Baseball Parks Worthy of Your Bucket List
While baseball may be America’s favorite pastime, there’s no need to have swung a bat in your life to recognize iconic baseball parks across the U.S. Baseball became a national sport in the 1850s but the turn of the 20th century brought construction to what many Americans deem the most important baseball stadiums in his...
What are the 4 Sexiest Photo Ops in Sin City?
With all the overstuffed slot machines and tempting blackjack tables in Las Vegas, it can be hard to resist the siren calls of Lady Luck when you are in pursuit of the perfect photo opportunity. Fortunately, much of Sin City’s manmade beauty can be found right on the famous four-mile strip and nearby downtown area. If y...
Moving? Tips to make the most of your DIY move
(BPT) - New jobs, first jobs, relationships and looking for a change in weather – these are just a few reasons people have for moving. Most families move during the warmer months, and many choose to move to warmer locations. “Atlanta is still the top location to move to, and six other warm weather destinations help rou...
The dinner party diaries [Infographic]
Hosting a dinner party can be stressful – if your biggest fear of entertaining is burning a dish, you’re not alone. Extinguishing an entree is the primary concern of more than half (51 percent) of all hostesses. Need some help planning the perfect dinner party? Alexia Foods , a line of gourmet all-natural frozen potatoes, breads and side dishes recently surveyed 400 party hosts to find out what key ingredients are necessary to host a successful (and delicious) gathering.