The man cave: Give Dad a space all his own
(BPT) - Man cave, manspace, manctuary ... whatever he calls it, it’s Dad’s special place away from the rest of the house. This Father’s Day, give Dad the ultimate gift and make him his own man cave. It’s easier than you think, and a thoughtful gift that says to Dad, “I love you, and you can run away from us now.” Step 1:...
Tap the hidden job market
(BPT) - The process of finding employment has quietly undergone an evolution. Job seekers are discovering that many positions are not posted to the public. In fact, the online career guidance resource Quintessential Careers reports that only 15 to 20 percent of available jobs post to newspapers, online job boards or empl...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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.
Making a career move? Consider the insurance field
(BPT) - Looking to start your career – or change your current one? As you contemplate your next career move, there’s one industry that might not be on your radar: insurance. “The insurance industry usually isn’t what people think of when they’re planning their careers or considering totally different jobs,” says Charles ...
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...