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(BPT) - Struggling to shop for that picky colleague, or your friend who’s already bought themselves everything? Looking for a stress-free and undeniably delicious snack for your low-key holiday get-together? Or do you simply want to kick grandma’s recipes up a notch this year? The solution i…

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(BPT) - Todd and Iwona were experienced parents when their son Alek was born — they already had two children and felt as prepared as possible for their new addition. However, Alek’s diagnosis with a rare, genetic disease called spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) changed everything. The family’s d…

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(BPT) - The 2020 holiday season will look like nothing we have ever seen before. Family gatherings will be small, parties will move online, and we’ll social distance on New Year’s Eve. People haven’t given up on celebrating, though, and are looking for meaningful and creative gift ideas that…

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(BPT) - If you’ve ever wondered whether there are benefits to taking a vacation or traveling, there is good news. Research shows that vacations can help you live longer and improve your mental and physical health.

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(BPT) - COVID-19 has helped remind all of us just how essential our essential workers are. Whether you’re a health care worker, child care provider, grocery store worker, farmer, teacher or delivery person — you have been on the front lines to keep our society functioning.

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(BPT) - Ever dreamed of buzzing around town on your bicycle, taking seamless detours through the park, ditching your car or public transportation as a way to get to work, or running errands while getting a little exercise? What about that huge hill that seems to go on forever? What if you do…

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(BPT) - Former California residents Jim and Donna Dickie decided to move across the country to retire in Rome, Georgia, for a whole host of reasons. What they learned when they researched their new home could help you or your loved ones make the crucial decision about where to live next.

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(BPT) - It’s that time of year again — when gift-givers everywhere struggle to get presents wrapped and shipped ahead of the holidays. If you are one of the many who need tips, inspiration or a little nudge, why not turn to the experts for great ideas this year?

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(BPT) - You’ve probably gone through this before — in the midst of holiday festivities, you abandon the healthy habits you’ve been working on all year long. You tell yourself, “I’ll start eating healthy again on Jan. 1.” Meanwhile, you give in to temptation, shifting the burden to your next …

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(NAPSI)—Imagine this: consuming a few small bites a day can help you manage your weight and reduce your risk of diabetes, gallstones, heart disease and cancer. It’s not some new miracle drug, it’s that long-time favorite of kids and adults alike—the peanut.Large population studies show that …

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored Content - Perfecting a resume and nailing the job interview can be daunting in normal times. With many companies conducting business remotely, this often extends to interviews. Here are some tips to help shore up your resume and nail those remote job interviews:

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(BPT) - The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house — especially now, when we’re all at home more than ever. And while we’re cooking more meals in and stocking up on necessities, having the right features and appliances can help make our lives in the kitchen easier when we al…

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(BPT) - Whatever your dating life was like before the pandemic, it’s most likely changed due to the circumstances at hand. Thankfully, many online dating platforms are rising to the occasion, providing secure and safe ways for people to connect. In turn, singles everywhere are getting creati…

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(Family Features) No holiday celebration can be considered complete without taste bud-tingling sides to pair with your favorite seasonal dishes. Whether you’re able to celebrate with loved ones or joining virtually from afar, dining together with traditional holiday foods is oftentimes a maj…

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(Family Features) If it seems like your grocery store’s apple section is more abundant than it has been in the past, you’d be correct. With new apple varieties coming onto the scene every few years, gone are the days of choosing between simply red or green.

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(Family Features) With so many traditions and ways to celebrate the holiday season, the options are nearly endless for families looking to spend special moments together. One of the tastiest and most enjoyable activities you can engage in with family and friends is to team up and create swee…

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(Family Features) Holiday gatherings, even in a time when smaller groups are encouraged, take on special meaning for many families. Part of the joy comes from the food that’s shared among loved ones from appetizers and sides to the main course.

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(Culinary.net) Main dishes can sometimes be a challenge for the average home chef. Whether you’re looking for something healthy and filling for a family of five or just cooking up something mouthwatering for a couple to share, it can seem difficult to manage.

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(NAPSI)—As Americans celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it’s worth acknowledging the increased support options available to people with disabilities who want to work.   Since 1999, Social Security’s Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program has helped thousand…

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(BPT) - It’s understandable for anyone seeking a retirement community to have concerns about health and safety right now. Today’s unprecedented situation leaves many wondering — is it safe to live in a retirement community during a pandemic?

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(BPT) - Something old, something new, masks for guests and hand sanitizer, too — weddings during COVID-19 look different than those in the past. However, love is leading the way as couples are making thoughtful adjustments to their ceremonies to reflect their personalities and commitment to …

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(BPT) - In the winter, keeping the cold out and the heat in is everything. For many busy homeowners, it can be easy to overlook a few simple preventive maintenance tasks before cold weather sets in. Doing so can reduce the risk of home damage and help maximize energy efficiency. So before fr…

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(NewsUSA) - This holiday season, Chick-fil-A wants to inspire people to be a source of hope through a new animated short film and a digital experience to help people connect and share words of encouragement.

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(BPT) - Perhaps there's no better place to experience the majesty of winter than on a mountain surrounded by the stunning beauty of Mother Nature. Whether you're seeking some fresh powder to ski or snowboard, prefer to snowshoe or go cross-country amid the evergreens, or simply like cozying …

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(NewsUSA) - The holiday season looks different in many ways this year, and chances are finding the perfect gift for your loved one is even more challenging. Shoppers are looking to minimize the amount of time they spend in crowded stores during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and online shopp…

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(NewsUSA) - The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is reshaping and challenging the field of education, particularly early childhood education, where the benefits of in-person school are well understood but simply not an option for many children for at least the remainder of the current school year.

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(BPT) - One good thing about 2020? More people are fostering and adopting pets who need homes. And during the holidays, pet adoption increases even more because families have more time away from work and school.