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It’s easier than you think to create a connected home that lets you operate devices throughout your kitchen, living room, laundry room and more — and you can do it all from the palm of your hand or with simple voice commands. In fact, some of your appliances might already be able to...
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, firms with fewer than 500 employees account for 99.7 percent of all businesses in the U.S. And the SBA finds that 60 percent of new job creation comes from small businesses.Still, one of the top challenges that small businesses face today is...
Maintain toolsReplace vacuum belts periodically to keep your vacuum cleaner running like new, and swap out lawn mowers’ spark plugs once a year to ensure the mower is easy to start. Stock up on extra batteries for cordless vacuums, leaf blowers or other lawn equipment used frequently.Focus...
Here are some ideas for a simple, yet indulgent, chip buffet:* Vary the chip choices. It’s hard to beat the classic potato chip at any snacking occasion. Make your snacks special by adding crispy kettle cooked chips to the mix. Lay’s Kettle Cooked Chips are cooked in small batches to...
While the process should be fun, because such gifts can inadvertently send unspoken messages to their recipients, making the right choice at the right time can be surprisingly tricky. No one wants to come across as impersonal or lacking in good taste, but it’s all too easy to pick something...
A recent study reports that female entrepreneurs receive only about 2 percent of all funding, despite owning 38 percent of the businesses in the country (Harvard Business Review). “The culinary industry is dominated by men, but I have never let that get in the way of my success,”...
If you are, then you know you’re looking for the kind of technology that involves you and engages, motivates, teaches, surprises and sparks the imagination of your child.The benefits of this interaction are considerable.Interaction key to helping develop children’s mindsResponsive...
(BPT) - As the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, millions of people vow to eat better, work out more and lead a healthier life.But something is missing from this equation. While eating well and getting exercise are extremely important, too often people neglect the keystone of good...
Business Insider reports that only 80 percent of people who start a New Year’s resolution keep that resolution through February. This happens to correspond with the biggest football game of the year and the common food temptations that go along with it — chicken wings, chips and...
The study is the first to evaluate the glucose response after consumption of pistachios in pregnant women with GDM or GIGT.Diabetes is a chronic illness that affects more than 422 million people around the world. GDM develops in a pregnant woman who did not previously have diabetes. Like other...
This is compounded by research saying there are 220 million flat tires annually — and each driver will experience up to five flat tires in their lifetime.Before hitting the road, study up on these flat-tire-fixing hacks and build up the confidence to complete this all-American road test:Be...
Those findings could be empowering since even small changes to your self-care routine can significantly boost your self-confidence.The study by researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Business found those who believe in their own attractiveness view themselves as having higher social...
The sound of silence: How to design a quiet home office While there may be a shift of physical locations — from the office building to the home — productivity is still paramount, making the need for quiet home workspaces more important than ever. “As urbanization...
Weekday schedules get crazy, which is why the first casualty of all that chaos is the family dinner.While most families say eating together is a high priority, day-to-day reality is different. According to a 2013 poll by NPR and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, only half of children in the...
(The holiday season and guests go together like twinkling lights and fir trees, or peppermint and chocolate. However, while you might be eager to welcome family and friends to your home, you’ll probably be less excited to receive a visit from another all-too-common type of holiday...
Hippocrates was wise in his understanding of the special powers of food, beyond satisfying our appetites: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”There are many cultures that rely on herbal remedies and natural foods for everything from soothing an upset stomach to lifting...
You may already be planning your next vacation or outdoor activities to host in your backyard this summer. Now is the time to brainstorm about your spring home remodeling projects that can add enjoyment and value to your humble abode.   Home remodeling projects on the rise As the...
- Locking doors and windows and leaving a light on used to deter criminals from breaking into homes when you were away on vacation, but our obsession with sharing photos and experiences in real time on social media has created a whole new security risk for travelers. According to Mercury...
In homes all across the country, people are adding their own splash of ‘70s style in updated, modern ways.Here are five current top decorating trends that have an unmistakable ‘70s flair.* More macramé, please. From dip dyed wall hangings to simple plant hangers, macramé...
If you want to know the secret to how to start and run your own label then here it is, talent. You have to have something to sell your business pitch with. It doesn't matter what your particular genre is, you need to get out there and discover your first million. Yep, I am talking about...
Dry air: The dry environment leaches any moisture that's already in your skin. For relief, slather on a rich emollient every day. Not exfoliating: It's important to clear away dead skin cells and product residue to let your winter moisturizers penetrate and work effectively. Long hot...
1. Prep your home. Before everyone arrives, double-check your home. Did you put out an extra roll of toilet paper and extra hand towels in the bathroom? Did you lower the thermostat to account for extra bodies? Did you empty the trash and recycling? Your partying self will thank you later. 2....
On the surface, when one child waves, say, peanut butter in the face of a student with a severe peanut allergy, it may seem like just another form of childhood teasing. But to a child with LTAs, incidents like this can make school feel unsafe and escalate from emotional to physical bullying...
Our obsession with technology and the information it delivers daily has progressed beyond the point of external mobile phones and smartwatches to implanted heart monitors and Fitbits. At one time, consumers were too paranoid to enter their Social Security or credit card number online, but now,...
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