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(BPT) - Let’s face it. Drinking, drug abuse and depression soar over Christmas, Chanukah and New Year’s — call it the holiday blues. As you prepare to throw your annual holiday party, the compassionate host recognizes that the holidays can be a painful time for some family members and friend…

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(BPT) - A new year is an opportunity to bring fresh life into your home through renovations, both large and small. Want an updated kitchen? A patio addition? New floors? Every homeowner has a different vision for their space, so make 2020 the year your home improvement dreams come true. But …

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(NAPSM)—Cada año, los estados consideran crear o expandir sus programas de elección educativa; lo hacen para que las familias realmente tengan el poder y la capacidad financiera de elegir escuelas más allá de las asignadas por el código postal de sus hijos. Por ejemplo, hay tres programas qu…

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(NAPSI)—The holiday season, starting with Thanksgiving and culminating on January 1, is a tough time of year for those wanting to lead a healthy lifestyle. In fact, a survey of 2,000 Americans who celebrate a winter holiday found that they are abandoning their attempts to be healthy—and half…

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(NAPSI)—It’s near the time to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. The United States Postal Service has long been known as a Santa’s helper, and we take this role seriously. Here are some tips to help keep people, pets and packages safe.

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(BPT) - Understanding finances and making smart money decisions is something many people struggle with. In fact, when asked to grade their own financial literacy most people give themselves a “C” or lower, according to new data from Prudential.

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(StatePoint) Between nose-wiping, temperature-taking and appropriately dosing and storing medicines, parents and caretakers have a lot to manage during the cold and flu season. With all the chaos a winter illness can bring, slip-ups can happen, leading to an emergency. Indeed, approximately …

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(BPT) - When it comes to pain-management options, not surprisingly, safe and effective pain relief should be priority number one. What may be surprising, however, is that some treatments have advantages that go beyond pain relief. That’s why therapeutic at-home massager manufacturer Wahl int…

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(NewsUSA) - As loved ones begin to age, many will take on the honorable role of becoming a caregiver. However, caring for an older adult can be time-consuming, reducing the ability to address your own needs. In fact, Home Instead Senior Care found that 63 percent of family caregivers said ca…

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(BPT) - Small businesses have a major impact on their communities: 67 cents of every dollar spent on small businesses stays in the local economy. But when it comes to growing their businesses, nearly one in four small business owners say marketing is one of their biggest challenges. As small…

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(BPT) - While the holidays are typically a time for travel, great meals and spending quality time with loved ones, the season can also include an unwelcome guest: influenza (flu). Flu is a contagious viral infection that can affect anyone. In the US, the 2018-2019 flu season was the longest …

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(BPT) - During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s all too easy to let self-care slip off your radar. However, it’s important for your health that you prioritize your well-being, so you can enjoy the season with family and friends. If you burn yourself out with all the cooking,…

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(BPT) - Heating, cooking, decorations and candles all contribute to an increased risk of fire during the winter months. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home fires occur more in the winter than in any other season. As the snowflakes start to fall and the temperat…

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(BPT) - The days are shorter, the temperatures are dropping: It's time to get ready for the holidays! For many families, no decoration is more important than the Christmas tree. The following tips from expert arborist Mark Chisholm will help you choose the perfect tree for your home.

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(BPT) - Along with the fun and festive winter holidays comes the long break from school — and the challenge of keeping kids happy and engaged with all that unstructured time. Apart from the special holiday events, kids could use a few other diversions, and parents could, too!

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(NAPSI)—Armed conflict, international disasters and migration can mean tragic separation for too many families. But there is hope—and you can play a role.

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(BPT) - Even though you try to be a good “dog parent,” chances are you may not think of everything when it comes to your furry best friend’s well-being. But if you notice that your dog’s breath is unpleasant, it may be time to up your doggy care game. Bad breath can be a sign of poor dental …

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(BPT) - La temporada de fin de año viene acompañada por una gran abundancia de tarjetas, anuncios, ofertas por correo electrónico y más. Además, es la ocasión estelar de sorteos, obsequios, concursos y maratones de compras. Pero también los estafadores buscan aprovecharse de su jubilo, así c…

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(NewsUSA) - Psychoanalysis, often stereotyped in arts and literature as patients reclining on couches and talking about their mothers, is enjoying renewed scientific support. Studies have found that psychoanalytic therapies are evidence-based and lead to significant improvements in mental he…

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(BPT) - Although they’re widely used and an important part of our lives, most people find credit scores confusing. Often, consumers have a lack of accurate information about how and why credit reports and scores are used by lenders. Credit reports and scores allow banks and creditors to dete…

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(NewsUSA) -People with Medicare have until Saturday, Dec. 7 to select their Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan coverage for 2020. To ensure you have the right Medicare plan in place come January 1 of next year, it's important to focus on these four key questions:

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(NAPSI)—When it comes to winter car care, many motorists tend to think of antifreeze and batteries—but vehicles need extra attention in winter, especially when the temperatures drop.

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(BPT) - Receiving a cancer diagnosis is one of the most terrifying experiences someone can have and unfortunately, roughly one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.1 The good news is prostate cancer is highly treatable and there are several treatment optio…

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(BPT) - Receiving a prostate cancer diagnosis is scary, and so are some of the side effects that may come along with treating it. While there are several options available, there's no one-size-fits-all approach to prostate cancer treatment, and men should consult a medical professional to as…

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(StatePoint) At the same time that Americans are feeling the financial pinch of the holidays, they’re gearing up for 2020, with their top two goals being to save more and increase their credit scores, according to a national consumer survey by Experian.

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(StatePoint) In our grab-and-go culture, plastic is pervasive at the grocery store. But as more supermarkets worldwide adopt smart strategies for reducing single-use plastic packaging, experts say that these same changes are possible here in the U.S., so long as retailers, companies and indi…

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(Family Features) The holidays are typically a time for lots of merriment and cheer. They also often include an abundance of guests visiting your home, which means it’s time to get the guestroom ready for family and friends who’ll be spending time with you this season.

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(Family Features) Any time can be the right time to enjoy memorable moments with family members, but the holidays present a special opportunity to have meaningful conversations and interactions with loved ones.

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(Family Features) Homeowners and renters remodel, redesign and restructure their homes for a variety of reasons. Even a newly constructed dream home needs improvements over time.

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(Family Features) If a home makeover is on your horizon, it’s the perfect time to take note of design trends that may help shape your project. Today’s hottest looks leave plenty of room for personal interpretation, so it’s easier than ever to incorporate the latest looks for a home that seam…

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(Family Features) Monthly subscription fees for streaming video services can really add up. That’s why television, film and music stars – such as The Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Sherzinger, Terrance Howard (“Hustle & Flow,” “Empire”), Chris Noth (“Sex and the City,” “Law & Orde…

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(Family Features) Few things compare to the joy and excitement on the faces of children on Christmas morning as they rush to the tree in search of packages bearing their names.

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(Family Features) For many, the holiday season sparks the spirit of giving - not only among family and friends, but to those living in need and the organizations working to help them. If you're committed to helping improve the lives of others in your community, it may mean thinking long-term.