Uber-cool gift ideas for kids going to - and back to - college
(BPT) - Graduation season is over, but families with college-bound teens know the gift-giving season is still in full swing. Whether you’re looking for a gift that will ease the transition for a new college freshman or something to milestone the beginning of a senior’s final year, choosing a back-to-school gift can be ev...
Advice for small businesses poised to hire their first employee
(BPT) - For small-business owners, hiring a first employee is a significant milestone – one that directly affects the company’s growth, future success and culture. Hiring staff means enhancing your business’ ability to grow, but it also presents unique challenges. From affirming that the person you hire has the credentia...
Summer jobs: stepping stones to something bigger
(BPT) - As millions of high school students prepare to head back to the classroom in just a few weeks, many may reflect on their summer jobs serving tables, operating cash registers, tracking inventory and assisting customers. To most, those summer jobs were solely for the purpose of having a little extra cash, or maybe ...
Wine, wisdom and rock [Infographic]
Making wine, making music – they’re not that different. Both require total commitment and constant refinement. Together they embody the best of life and offer up wisdom that only lifelong labors of love can teach. This infographic explores the parallels in the pursuit of classic rock and classic cabernet and features the wisdom and lessons learned from Mike Martini, third-generation master winemaker for Louis M. Martini in California’s Napa Valley and multiple Grammy Award-nominee guitar gian...
Summer is here: Celebrate with your family
(BPT) - Facing busy calendars and over-scheduled summers, Americans are dedicating, on average, only 40 minutes a week for family time, according to a research study from the NYU Child Study Center. With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time to capture those fleeting family moments and create delicious celebrations...
Medication-free nausea relief for migraine sufferers
(BPT) - If you suffer from migraines, you are not alone. Migraines affect 36 million Americans, according to the American Migraine Foundation. The World Health Organization classifies migraines as the 19th leading cause of all years lived with a disability for both males and females. One of the most common and debilitati...
Stress management tactics for an improved self, inside and out
(BPT) - There are moments when stress takes over all aspects of life, both personal and professional. The to-do list feels never ending; there are never enough hours in the day; and the challenges appear insurmountable. Feeling stressed is a normal response to demands encountered on emotional, intellectual and physical l...
Moms-to-be: bumps to birth [Infographic]
From the plus sign on a pregnancy test to the delivery room miracle, women go through many changes during the course of a pregnancy. A new survey from the Huggies Brand reveals insights and changes related to Mom’s journey.
Back-to-school tech trends that keep kids in touch
(BPT) - Chances are your young kids love to play games on their tablets or even your smartphone, and your teens and college students rely on technology to stay in touch with friends. But as they head back to school, keep in mind technology can also help students discover the joy of learning, and keep them on track with t...
Tech skills help new grads land a job
(BPT) - With a graduation cap in one hand and a newly-inked degree in the other, many grads are hitting the online pavement looking for their first post-college job. But how do you set yourself apart from the masses and quickly land your dream job? According to a recent survey, 83 percent of millennials say having tech s...
Home remodeling for the long haul: Making your space work for you
(BPT) - As more people choose to stay in their current homes longer, Americans are diving into large remodel projects. Forty percent of homeowners plan to remodel or build an addition to their existing home within the next two years, with kitchen and bathroom projects remaining the most popular remodeling jobs, according...