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(BPT) - The holidays are rapidly approaching, and with it the excitement — and stress — of shopping and planning for family get-togethers. Wouldn’t it be great if you could save time and money on all the shopping and planning that goes into creating a fun holiday season? Fortunately, if you …

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(BPT) - The holiday season started early this year, and families are focused on making up for lost time with activities and events and decorating. Between the hustle and bustle, parents and grandparents are thinking about the perfect gifts for the kids in their lives. While you may be shoppi…

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(NewsUSA) - It has been another challenging year as American families and parents continue to struggle to find work, put food on the table, and make financial ends meet. Being able to give their children a merry Christmas can feel out of reach.

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(BPT) - ‘Tis the season to go shopping. Whether online or in stores, you probably have a list and are checking it twice as you cross off to-do's. All this merrymaking can quickly add up, not to mention make you vulnerable to digital Scrooges looking to steal your financial information.

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(BPT) - The holidays are a time when gratitude is at the forefront. In fact, gratitude has been shown to help kids and adults practice resilience through tough times by focusing on the positive emotions that come with spending quality time with family and friends. That’s why character educat…

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(BPT) - With the holidays approaching, many people look forward to cooking favorite meals with loved ones. Unfortunately, gathering around the holiday table may be filled with more anxiety than joy for those who are suffering from C. difficile infection, or C. diff.

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(EastBanc Technologies) - The term "digital transformation" is used a lot in business, and while the concept has existed for years, it's discussed more than ever today as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital transformation describes a company's adoption of software so it can adapt quic…

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(BPT) - Many people associate healthy eating with bland, flavorless, unexciting foods. This mindset limits exploring new dishes and desserts that offer ample taste as well as nutrition. Even classic cravings — like salty, savory or sweet — can be satisfied with a few simple food swaps and a …

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(BPT) - Amid the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the seemingly endless tasks you need to get done. A simple, helpful tip is to start early this year. Planning your celebrations and shopping for gifts in advance can help relieve some of that holiday stress.…

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(BPT) - Keeping your house clean is a daunting task on the best of days, especially if you have pets. With the holidays approaching, you'll want your space to be tidy and inviting for guests. Instead of doing a deep clean of your house from top to bottom before guests arrive, pet owners can …

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(BPT) - From holiday shopping and gift-giving to hosting festivities in-person or virtually, people are eagerly embracing the 2021 holiday season. But just how much jingle are people spending to be jolly? Consumers will spend an average of $1,447 on gifts, travel and entertainment this year,…

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(BPT) - The holiday season is upon us, and with that comes the best and worst part of the year: gift giving. On the one hand, you get to buy the people you care about something that they will (hopefully!) love and cherish forever. On the other hand, what if they just ... don’t?

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(BPT) - Give the gift of togetherness by hosting a special holiday meal, tapping into a joyful tradition beloved for generations. Experiences are the gift of choice for many, creating lasting memories and appreciation. The right tools make a big difference in preparing stand-out dishes and d…

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(BPT) - Is your gift list larger than your budget? Would you like a little year-end cash to help you through the holidays? Or are you just looking for ways to save a little more? Here are some of the best bets for putting cash in your pocket.

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(BPT) - Outdoor temps are cooling down, leaves are falling and the holiday season is fast approaching — inspiring baking with festive, craveable flavors like pumpkin, cinnamon, chocolate and peppermint. The good news is, you can indulge those cravings by using healthier alternatives to creat…

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(BPT) - The CVN Veterans Day Survey 2021 explores the military-civilian divide following the end of America’s longest war. The survey by Cohen Veterans Network (CVN), a national network of mental health clinics for post-9/11 veterans, active duty service members and military families, reveal…

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(BPT) - If you're like most people, you've spent more time at home in the last year and a half than ever before. While there are probably things you love about your house, spending so much time there makes you acutely aware of where upgrades are in order.

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(BPT) - Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone? After a tough year with many unexpected turns and disappointments, a gift that delights and takes self-care to a new level is needed more than ever. For something truly thoughtful and unforgettable, consider a bidet.

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(BPT) - Less stuff and more memories — this is what many parents are striving for with their families. This goal is inspiring a new approach to gifts that bypasses toys and screen time, and instead focuses on activities that make a lasting impression and get kids out of the house.

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(BPT) - While big businesses receive attention during the holidays for offers of free shipping, buy one get one free and other promotions, it’s small businesses who are truly the heartbeat of local communities and help bring magical experiences to this time of year. From holiday lights in th…

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(BPT) - The holidays are back, and they’re bigger than ever. It’s time to have the super-sized season you’ve been dreaming of — for less than you’d expect. Live large because more is more. You deserve to celebrate BIG after everything you’ve been through. This year, you can have it all when …

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(BPT) - A new survey reveals that Americans say the holidays will give them something positive to look forward to, after many people had to curtail last year’s holiday celebrations due to the pandemic. In the new 2021 Coinstar Holiday Survey, respondents said that while gift buying may go do…

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(BPT) - Bathrooms are consistently at the top of home improvement wish lists, where they often remain due to the misconception that updating the space requires a full remodel. The truth is that anyone can elevate their current bathroom with some strategic updates that provide impressive resu…

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(BPT) - Hacking away aimlessly is best left for the Halloween horror films. To help create your best Jack-O’-Lantern this fall, consider the following tips from the experts at Pumpkin Masters®, creators of the world’s first pumpkin-carving kit.

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(BPT) - The holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning how you’ll be celebrating this season – from how you’ll decorate your home to what you’ll serve on your table to what gifts you’ll give your loved ones. No matter what you’re preparing this season, one …

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(NewsUSA) - The end of summer and beginning of fall is an exciting time for all. With pumpkin picking, hayrides, and spooky festivities to look forward to, it is crucial that everyone is prepared to tackle the onset of cold and flu season so that those crisp-air activities can be fully enjoy…

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(NewsUSA) - Many Native American children living on Reservations in the United States are growing up in unimaginable poverty. High unemployment means limited job opportunities and no income source for their parents, so multigenerational families often live together in small, dilapidated hous…

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(BPT) - Virtual birthday parties. Online family game nights. Digital dinners with friends. You've done your part to stay connected yet socially distanced, however, as fall arrives, you're preparing to host friends and family in your home again.

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As the weather gets cooler, a gardener's planting options change to match the seasonal climate. Even though some think spring or summer is the best time to plant, fall includes many flower, veggie and tree choices that any homeowner can situate for optimal blooming.