(BPT) - The ideal dress, the perfect menu, the heartfelt vows – to these add another necessity of your dream wedding: gorgeous, glowing skin. Throughout your entire wedding – from the moment you start walking down the aisle to when you exchange vows to your first dance as man and wife – the focus is on your face. Beautiful skin is essential, and with some expert tips, achieving it doesn’t have to be difficult.
(NAPSI)—When asked to name America's oldest ally, many would be surprised to find the correct answer is the Kingdom of Morocco.
(NAPSI)—A group of seniors with imagination and initiative recently demonstrated how committed volunteers can make a difference in a community.
(NAPSI)—For kids, summertime should mean food, friends and fun. For many families fighting to make ends meet, however, summer can mean struggling to stretch tight food budgets even further.
(NAPSI)—America’s rapidly aging population creates a tremendous opportunity to unleash the power of volunteers on some of the nation’s most pressing problems. Consider this: Baby boomers are the largest, healthiest and best-educated generation in history. Volunteering can be their second act, fulfilling their passions and helping them stay active, healthy and engaged.
Think back to your favorite memory in the park. Do visions of playing soccer with your family, riding a bike or enjoying a game of Frisbee with friends come to mind? If so, recreating those memories in your favorite park this summer will be even more rewarding.
(NewsUSA) - The award-winning duo Thompson Square is growing into one of country music's most sought-after acts and one of ChildFund International's most visible advocates for children.
(NAPSI)—There’s good news for soccer players and their parents. A new type of goal is designed to make practice and competitive play safer.
(NAPSI)—It may come as a surprise to some, but the famous face that can encourage people to donate to charity more than any other is that of the First Lady.
(NAPSI)—Some American heroes can finally get the recognition they deserve.
(StatePoint) If you’re like most people, you have probably contemplated one of life’s greatest mysteries, what happens after death?
(NewsUSA) - Choices. Choices. There are countless options of what souvenirs to bring home from summer vacations. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) lightheartedly recommends opting for tchotchkes or t-shirts and not bed bugs.
(StatePoint) The summer sports season is here for kids across the country. As a parent, you can help make it a successful and fun one.
(BPT) - College students need little encouragement to use social media to interact with their classmates, family and friends, but many are still leery of using the platforms when it comes to seeking employment.
(StatePoint) It’s summer, and for kids that means it’s time for sports, swimming, biking and picnics. And while active outdoor time is healthy and fun, experts say it’s crucial for parents and kids to brush up on some seasonal safety tips.
(NAPSI)—While for many people age 26 is when their dreams are just starting to come true, for some, life can take a surprising turn.
(StatePoint) There is something about the way dads think that allow them to transform the ordinary into something extraordinary. If you’re the kind of handy dad that can be counted on to fix and build things around the house, consider translating those skills to getting creative with your kids.
Summertime is here, which means warm weather and longer days. For parents, it also means finding ways to keep kids entertained and busy during the out-of-school months.
(NewsUSA) - A luxury cruise is one of life's pure joys. Today's modern cruise liners are engineering marvels; floating 5-star hotels that offer the best service, accommodation, cuisine and activities. They visit exotic locales with non-stop relaxation or stimulation, depending on your pleasure.
(NewsUSA) - It doesn't matter how you celebrate Father's Day, what matters is reminding Dads that they're appreciated, even admired.
When women choose to leave the workplace in order to stay at home and raise their young children, they make certain trade-offs. For example, they usually give up the chance to earn more money in exchange for the opportunity to spend more time with their children during their formative years.
(BPT) - Every woman knows that in the world of fashion, there’s no such thing as “one size fits all.” Yet for decades, American women have seemingly accepted the “one size fits all” approach when it comes to dealing with reproductive health issues. This one-size approach has meant that each year, thousands of women undergo hysterectomies that they may not need.
(StatePoint) While it’s difficult to encapsulate the moods of tens of millions of people born between 1946 and 1964, one thing has often been said about boomers -- they share a determination to stay forever young.
(StatePoint) Whether you’re a technophobe who is reluctant to make new purchases, or you warmly embrace every trend, you may be excited to hear about user-friendly innovations, such as touch screen computers, that can make life easier and more fun:
(BPT) - Imagine being woken by a phone call in the middle of the night. It’s your crying grandchild, who is asking for money because of an accident. Of course you want to help your loved one, so you do whatever you can in this emergency situation. You open your wallet without hesitation.
(BPT) - Our bodies naturally crave salt, a necessary nutrient, and research shows that we gravitate to the amount we need for our bodies to function properly. Salt deficiency has been linked to a host of health concerns, including insulin resistance, increased risk of heart attacks and reduced cognition. But what if eating less salt also increases your weight by making you eat more?
(BPT) - Are your auto insurance premiums too high? Maybe they are, but not for reasons you might think. Insurance companies aren’t charging you higher premiums because you’re in an over-50 age group. You may be paying too much because you haven’t done anything to lower the cost of your premiums. Check out these money-saving tips – they could be right up your alley.
(BPT) - Whether you’re being treated for a minor injury or undergoing major surgery, it’s likely you’ll encounter not just one, but a team of health care professionals. While having multiple professionals working to provide you with the highest quality and safest care eases some fear, it also can cause confusion. When undergoing a surgery or procedure, it is important to truly know and understand who is providing your care.
(BPT) - Listen up ladies, there’s a sexual paradox. Just as you’re getting older and when - for some - sex may not be a priority, that is exactly when you need it most.
(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.
(BPT) - No one knows exactly what life will bring, but we all know that there will be joys and there will be challenges. Sometimes, life gives you a combination – as millions of average Americans who are family caregivers can attest. Providing dedicated care to a loved one is a generous way to live one’s life, but it can also brings difficulties, stress and isolation. That’s why giving back to those unsung heroes – caregivers – who give so much can make a world of difference to them, and the people they help.
(NewsUSA) - Staying active is key to a quality lifestyle -- whether it's taking in a sporting event, frolicking at a resort, or just catching up with friends over lunch. But there's no denying you lose a lot of that "quality" if you can't see clearly.
(NewsUSA) - People often believe the myth that Parkinson's disease only afflicts the elderly, but research indicates that a growing number of middle-aged adults are developing the neurodegenerative disorder. The National Parkinson Foundation reports that 10 percent of people with Parkinson's are diagnosed before age 40.
Children often learn by example. They grow up watching Mom and Dad’s behaviors, learning at a very early age how to mimic their elders. In school, the examples shown by peers help to develop children, both academically and socially.
(BPT) - Peas, carrots, broccoli and spinach ... some kids love vegetables, but many do not. We know that veggies provide nourishment, especially for growing children, but getting your kids to eat healthier can be a challenge. Luckily, there are plenty of creative ways to increase the amount of veggies in your kids’ diets. Here are five tips to get the little ones in your life to eat - and even enjoy - their vegetables.
(BPT) - Two-time Super Bowl Champion, Kendall Simmons, is one of almost 26 million people in the United States living with diabetes. Diagnosed after his NFL rookie season in 2003, Kendall was in unfamiliar territory.
(StatePoint) Afternoons at the pool, family barbecues, outdoor sports and picnics all mean summertime has arrived. With the change in temperature comes additional exposure to the elements and the attendant skin scrapes, bites and burns.
(NAPSI)—Many Americans today struggle to get enough sleep. Despite their attempts to do it all, pressure to meet the demands of an active, on-the-go lifestyle may be holding men and women back from achieving the type of uninterrupted slumber that leaves them feeling rejuvenated in the morning. These issues are all too common, as the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research estimates that nearly 70 million Americans suffer from sleep problems.
(NAPSI)—While diabetes continues to be on the rise in America, there are ways you can deal with it. It may help to know that an American is diagnosed every 17 seconds, and the Centers for Disease Control estimates that by 2050, as many as a third of the U.S. population will have diabetes. Not only is it a common disease but it is a costly one; people living with diabetes spend 2? times more on health care than the average consumer and approximately $350 annually on over-the-counter health products, including critical diabetes testing supplies. In fact, many Medicare patients rely on Part B coverage to secure their diabetes testing supplies.
(NAPSI)—According to the American Cancer Society, there’s some good news about childhood cancer: The vast majority of children with cancer will survive for many years. While cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 15, more kids are living, more families remain whole, and more days once filled with grief are spent celebrating life.
(NAPSI)—The next time you get a headache, you might care to consider this: If you’re like most migraine sufferers, you don’t even know it, and even if you do, you may not be treating it properly to get the fastest relief.
(BPT) - Few things in life are as special as the unconditional love and loyalty a pet provides. With 78.2 million owned dogs and 86.4 million owned cats in the United States, according to The Humane Society, it’s obvious Americans enjoy having pets. What might not be so apparent is how best to care for them. When it comes to making sure your pet stays healthy and lives as long as possible, what steps can you take?
(NAPSI)—Warmer weather means more than the start of vacation season. It’s also when extreme weather—such as tornadoes and hurricanes—is more likely to occur.
(NAPSI)—The best way to protect your family during an emergency situation is to have a disaster plan in place. If you are a pet owner, that plan must include your pets. A little preparation can save their lives.
(BPT) - When you dine, do you prefer clean and attractive tableware? Does ambiance enhance your enjoyment of your food? Birds feel the same way about their dining habits – the type and cleanliness of your bird feeders directly affects the number and species of birds that will visit your backyard this season.
(BPT) - Few things are as exciting as bringing home a new puppy. Whether Chihuahua or Great Dane, a pup’s playful antics delight people of all ages. Having a dog can bring many years of companionship and precious memories, but before you ask, “How much is that doggie in the window?” consider a few expert tips for positive housetraining.
(BPT) - Are you killing your pet with kindness? We’re not talking about the compassion that motivates us to vaccinate our pets, or keep them warm in cold weather. Kindness that can be harmful to pets comes in the form of an overabundance of food and treats. The all-too-common result is a pet that becomes overweight or even obese.
(NAPSI)—Your four-footed friends could benefit from your taking four important steps to keep your pets in peak condition.
(NAPSI)—The next time you consider expanding your family to include a hamster, Guinea pig, bunny or other small pet, you won’t be alone. Some 16 million U.S. families currently co-habitate with small pets, according to the American Pet Products Association National Pet Owners Survey.
(NAPSI)If youre like most people with a mixed-breed dog, you may sometimes be surprised at certain behaviors and wonder just what breeds make up his ancestry. After all, experts on genetics contend that the dog is, at this point, the most diverse species of mammal. The many breeds recognized today are the result of careful selective breeding for functional attributes deemed beneficial to their human owners including hunting, guarding and herding, and desirable physical characteristics such as skull shape, size, and coat variation.
(NewsUSA) - While the season's warmer weather offers great opportunity for games of fetch with Fido, it also brings increased risk from exposure to pests, particularly ticks, fleas, mosquitoes and stinging insects. Safeguarding dogs and cats begins with discussions with your veterinarian, but in addition to prescribed healthcare repellents and preventatives, there are several things that can be done to make your yard inhospitable to the stinging, biting troublemakers.