Father's Day project: Transform Dad's favorite place into his personal man cave [Infographic]
Man cave, man space, manctuary: There are many names for dad’s favorite place away from the rest of the house. This Father’s Day, give dad the ultimate gift and complete his man cave. * Step 1: ID the space Dad’s favorite hangout is likely secluded, has a lockable door and is where he stores his tools, dives into projects or just relaxes. Examples include garages, basements, dens, attics or studies. * Step 2: Clean and clear Clear out all the boxes, industrial-sized cleaning and paper product...
Lower calorie foods drive sales [Infographic]
The Hudson Institute, a nonpartisan policy research organization, recently evaluated the sales of lower calorie foods made by 16 food and beverage company members of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF). Funded by the HWCF, the study examined sales from 2007 to 2011 and demonstrated that selling more lower calorie foods and beverages is just good business.
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 catch...
Better sex for better health
(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. Indeed, a recent study released this May suggests as many as six in 10 women - ages 55 to 65 - avoid sexual intimacy. Yet, sexual activity is good for a...
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 and...
The American bra evolution [Infographic]
The days of women suffering from bad bras are over. Say farewell to poor fit, underwire problems, inconsistent sizing and discontinued styles, and hello to an overdue revolution in bra innovation. According to research conducted: * Three out of four women have difficulty finding a bra that fits properly. * Eighty-five percent are wearing the wrong size. * Fifty-three percent of women have never been professionally fit for a bra. It’s time for a modern approach to undergarments. Women will no ...
Simple summertime DIY ideas 'built' just for 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. Rest assured - there are plenty of easy, fun, do-it-yourself activities for kids that can be created by using simple odds and ends from around the hou...
A 'six-pack' of tips for aspiring entrepreneurs
(BPT) - In 1984, armed with his great-great-grandfather’s recipe, Jim Koch brewed a batch of beer in his kitchen. Shortly thereafter, equipped with bottles of his cherished brew, Koch went from door-to-door tenaciously selling it to local bars and restaurants. He recognized early on that to be successful, the journey wil...
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.
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 surv...
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 ...