Five simple ways to find deeper meaning in everyday life
(BPT) - Turbulent, fast-paced, chaotic - the modern world is increasingly hectic. From this oft-crazy environment, a new movement is emerging - where people are pausing to find deeper meaning in everyday life. Self-empowerment and true emotional connections can counterbalance daily stress and uncertainty, providing happi...
Still shopping last minute? Tips to make it easier
With Thanksgiving running a bit later in the calendar this year, fewer days are left for traditional shoppers this year. That means you might be doing some of your holiday shopping right up to the last minute. The good news is, you can still take advantage of special deals and coupons and save money while crossing everyone off your list. Shopping online will help you find all those last-minute gifts you still need. You can glean ideas through online searches, and then find those gifts in mult...
Discover recently unveiled holiday trends [Infographic]
The holidays are a time to celebrate traditions with family and friends, and this year Kmart and Shop Your Way are discovering the most popular ways Americans decorate, celebrate and kickoff the Christmas holiday. Kmart has a wide range of holiday decor and innovative items sure to help you deck the halls in time for holiday entertaining. Read on to find out where your traditions fit among other Americans. Are you part of the majority? Or are your holiday festivities one-of-a-kind?
Beyond traditional school supplies
(BPT) - The school year is in full swing, and shopping for pens, pencils and notebooks is already a memory. In addition to these traditional supplies, many of today's students have another tool - often underutilized - to help them succeed the in classroom: their smartphones and tablets. 'Today's mobile devices can help s...
Make the most of your end-of-year charitable donations
Giving back is a big focus of the holiday season. This year, because Thanksgiving fell a week late, Americans have five fewer days to give back and help charities earn much-needed funds that keep yearlong programming afloat. That could translate into shortfalls of millions of dollars for charities, so the stakes are high...
Coming clean: tips to keep on top of your home's dirtiest rooms
(BPT) - Household chores are a never-ending reality of life. In fact, on average women spend more than two hours a day on household activities, which include housework and cooking, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Time Use Survey. Yet, keeping up with kids, pets and a hectic schedule make it seem like there's ...
Three big ways small-business owners can save on taxes
(BPT) - If you own a small business, every dollar matters - especially when it comes to taxes. Whether your business is a partnership or corporation, Uncle Sam offers some sizeable deductions to lower your liability, allowing you to put those dollars toward capital and employees. Easy-to-use tax preparation solutions hav...
Best business investment for 2014: Fueling employee engagement
(BPT) - Do your employees feel personally connected to the organization they work for? Would they recommend your workplace to others? If the answer to any of those questions is 'no,' you're far from alone. Employee engagement is way down, so low that a recent study found that two-thirds of the U.S. workforce is not fully...
Geothermal systems provide energy independence for more homeowners
(BPT) - For years Dwight Nadig and his wife suffered through the cold winters in their York, Pa., ranch-style home, originally built in 1979. 'We have no access to natural gas in our neighborhood, so we had oil heat,' says Nadig. 'The price of oil has gotten extremely high and we found ourselves keeping the thermostat fa...
Celebrate the season with a new beauty routine
(BPT) - For most places, winter undoubtedly means chilly temperatures, less sunlight and - inevitably - dry, tight or flaky skin. This season, follow these easy tips to break the cycle of dull winter skin by revamping beauty routines that will ensure radiant skin is always in the forecast. The Simple brand, a range of fa...
Diesel rides in demand for 2014
(BPT) - Not that long ago, finding a diesel car or truck - a truck with fewer than 18 wheels, anyway - on an American highway was about as rare as an icy road in July. Not so today. The era of dirty, smelly and noisy diesel vehicles has gone the way of the 8-track tape player, clearing a path for high-profile and increas...
Rising emergency department visits driving demand for nurses
(BPT) - Catastrophes like the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco and the Boston Marathon bombings have highlighted the extraordinary work of emergency departments (ED) and their indispensable role in health care. While disasters such as these are rare, emergency medicine plays a pivotal role in our nati...