Beauty tips to beat the cold and refresh for spring
(BPT) - Winter weather can notoriously wreak havoc on skin and hair. While waiting for spring to arrive, a few easy adjustments to your beauty routine can help you look fabulous on even the dreariest of days, and ensure that you are looking your best when the weather warms up. The beauty experts at EcoTools offer some ti...
The world's 10 most insanely gorgeous beaches you can visit
Despite the beauty of snowcapped mountains, multicolored gardens and the glamour of old cities, little is more indelibly alluring or relaxing than the idea of a beach - soft waves lapping the shore and sunshine warming your skin. If the mere thought of white sand and turquoise waters doesn't stir you into planning your next vacation, DreamPlanGo gives 10 more reasons to inspire in the form of the world's most insanely gorgeous beaches. 1. Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia, Greece Verdant green hills, w...
Insulation: The key to ending drafts and cutting utility bills
(BPT) - Whether it's the chill of winter or the heat of summer, our natural instincts are to adjust the indoor temperature so it is comfortable through every season. But if your home has any drafts or air leaks, expect indoor temperatures to fluctuate dramatically. Leaks and drafts can hinder the performance of your heat...
Nix the neutrals: Undoing open house decor to make a new home your own
(BPT) - When selling a house, the mantra for most is neutral, neutral, neutral. To help potential new owners envision themselves moving in, real estate experts remind sellers to de-personalize their homes. That means removing family photos and mementos and replacing favorite color schemes with more vanilla shades and hue...
Freezing temperatures are good news and bad news for pests
(BPT) - The newest buzz word this winter is 'Polar Vortex.' Most of the country has experienced weeks of extremely cold temperatures, and these repeated bouts of ice and snow could have an impact on local pest populations. Rodents and mosquitoes may not be homeowners' main concerns at the moment, but experts from the Nat...
Know more about COPD [Infographic]
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects more than 24 million in the U.S., but more than half don't even know they have it. COPD is a chronic, but preventable lung disease characterized by persistent airflow limitation that makes it difficult to breathe. At 125,000 deaths a year, COPD is the third leading cause of death and second leading cause of disability in the U.S.
Top 10 ways to stay young at heart
Many people seek the fountain of youth, but did you know that living a heart-healthy lifestyle could help you to defy your age? Registered Dietitian and best-selling author Frances Largeman-Roth offers her tips for how you can stay young-at-heart through good nutrition. 1.Choose whole grains. Include fiber-rich whole grains in your daily diet, like oats, quinoa, whole wheat, barley and brown rice. They may lower your risk for type 2 diabetes. 2. Substitute with olive oil. Instead of cooking s...
What do people wish they had 25 percent more of? [Infographic]
Whether from technology, sports, your favorite TV shows, vacation, or perks during your commute - more is always better. A recent survey showed this even applies to the bathroom! Nearly 70 percent of respondents wish they had more toilet paper, which is good news because Cottonelle takes pride in delivering 25 percent more sheets per roll in Cottonelle Clean Care Double Rolls than Charmin Ultra Strong double roll. Read on to see what else tops the list of wishes for 25 percent more, and see h...
Sleep better together - how to slumber as a couple
(BPT) - Tossing, turning, snoring, thrashing, blanket yanking - it's amazing anybody who shares a bed ever gets any sleep. If your loved one is keeping you up, you're definitely not alone. According to a recent survey, 37 percent of cohabitants have considered sleeping in a separate room from their partner to get a better night's sleep - 40 percent of women and 35 percent of men. 'Couples often have different sleeping habits and preferences for room temperature and mattress firmness,' said Ca...
Decked out from coast to coast: Top outdoor living trends for 2014
(BPT) - From genteel porches in the East to sleek, seaside balconies in the West, the popularity of outdoor living spaces is poised for significant growth from coast to coast with industry analysts predicting it will be a $5.7 billion market by 2016. Reinforcing these projections, 63 percent of architects cite an outdoor...