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  • Make holiday shopping for your clients easy this year

    Make holiday shopping for your clients easy this year

    The holidays are known as the most wonderful time of the year, but they're also a great opportunity for reflection, particularly in a business setting. This is the time of year when you can look back on the last 12 months and appreciate everyone who helped make the year a success for your business....

  • Small businesses have struggled to find funding: Not anymore

    Small businesses have struggled to find funding: Not anymore

    In business, dreams are easy. Finding the money to make them happen, however, can be difficult. Even established, successful businesses can get turned away for loans at banks. This was the case for Sole Bicycles, a popular maker of stylish, high-performance bikes based in Venice Beach, California....

  • 5 big changes for today's small businesses

    5 big changes for today's small businesses

    A generation ago, the notion of a small business owner meant something very different. You pictured a person who owned their own storefront, often named after themselves, and every day they were the first to arrive and the last to leave. They worked tirelessly for their customers, and their reward...

  • 5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace

    5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace

    Each workday, the average American spends 8.8 hours at work or on work-related activities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s even more time than people spend sleeping. And because we spend so much time at work, it's in your and your employer’s best interest to make workplaces...

  • 6 pet-related businesses you can start today

    6 pet-related businesses you can start today

    Starting your own business can nurture your entrepreneurial spirit, earn you some money and give you the opportunity to spend more time with your family — including your pets. So what job can you do that doesn't necessarily require a degree, affords you time flexibility, is in a growing industry...

  • How to say and do just the right thing when a co-worker loses a loved one

    How to say and do just the right thing when a co-worker loses a loved one

    Knowing how to support a grieving co-worker can be one of the most challenging situations you face in your workplace. You want to express your sympathy and help your colleague, but you also don't want to cross any professional boundaries. In fact, guidance regarding expressions of sympathy in the...

  • Cover your employees with a plan that fits your business

    Cover your employees with a plan that fits your business

    There has never been a better time to explore health insurance options for your employees through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace at HealthCare.gov. As a small business employer (generally with one to 50 employees), you want to do right by your employees, and that means...

  • Small businesses prepare for 2017 (Infographic)

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  • Growing up with elevators and escalators (Infographic)

    Just as the urban spaces we live in today have changed dramatically in the past 30 years, the cities of tomorrow will look very different than the cities of today. Buildings are rising taller than ever to accommodate growing urban population.

  • Boost home office productivity with a pre-holiday freshening

    Boost home office productivity with a pre-holiday freshening

    You engaged in spring cleaning and organization earlier this year, but with the holidays approaching, your home office could probably stand a bit of freshening up. Fall is the perfect time to make sure your office is a well-equipped and appealing workspace that boosts your efficiency and productivity....

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  • Clear winter roads keep us safe and the economy humming

    Clear winter roads keep us safe and the economy humming

    Across the U.S., more than 70 percent of the population lives in areas affected by snow and ice. Each winter the average driver in these areas will see more than 5 inches of snow on the roads. And when the snow is falling there are few things more comforting than the sight of snowplows and salt...

  • Don't let asthma ruin the holidays

    Don't let asthma ruin the holidays

    With colder months arriving, there are a few things on everybody’s minds: festive treats, gift shopping and of course, time spent with family and friends. As many people look forward to the holiday season, asthma sufferers need to be aware and prepared for all the triggers this time of the year...

  • 9 Reasons: Winter + Lake Placid = Perfect

    1. Snow globe life If you've ever taken a moment to imagine what it's like to live in a snow globe, Lake Placid is about as perfect an answer as you'll find. From quaint storefronts and friendly neighbors, to celebrations of all things winter and, of course, plenty of snow to play in, we can't think...

  • Coffee tourism in El Salvador jolts interest of worldly travelers

    Coffee tourism in El Salvador jolts interest of worldly travelers

    Americans' love for coffee is inspiring them to embark on java journeys around the world, leading them to stunning locations like El Salvador where coffee is an important part of daily life. In fact, coffee farming has fueled the economy in El Salvador and defined its rich culture for more than...

  • From cultural offerings to the spectacular skyline, here are 9 reasons to visit Pittsburgh

    See for yourself why everyone — from visitors to media — is raving about Pittsburgh. From the abundance of cultural offerings to the spectacular skyline, here are nine reasons to visit Pittsburgh 1. City with an entrance: When a writer from The New York Times said Pittsburgh was “the only city with...

  • Winter Winners: Adirondack Playdates

    Why do we love Lake Placid? The Adirondacks' Lake Placid Region is the perfect choice whether you're planning a family vacation, romantic getaway or visit with friends. Aside from the myriad outdoor activities, there are mom and pop shops to browse, Olympic venues to tour, high-end spas to indulge...

  • 6 tips to help keep your drive distraction-free

    6 tips to help keep your drive distraction-free

    As you drive down the street, the threat of potential distractions is everywhere. Federal research shows that distracted driving is a factor in one out of every six crashes, and accounts for 5,000 automobile crash-related fatalities each year. While teens are commonly associated with distracted-driving...

  • 5 tips for planning memorable holiday travel

    5 tips for planning memorable holiday travel

    The holiday season can be the perfect time to travel. With school and work days off, it's a special way to reconnect with family and friends as you get to bask in that cheerful holiday spirit. Planning a holiday-themed trip is easier than you think, if you keep a few tips in mind. Follow these five...

  • What's the deal with teen driving crashes?

    What's the deal with teen driving crashes?

    It’s no surprise that teen drivers get into more traffic collisions than their older counterparts, but why? Some reasons include less driving experience, a higher willingness to take risks and passenger distraction. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that more than...

  • 6 ways to save on your next cruise vacation

    The waves breaking below you, the ocean breeze blowing through your hair, the excitement of a destination yet unexplored and a voyage of the finest comforts — does it get any better than a cruise? According to Cruise Lines International Association, cruises enjoy the highest satisfaction rate of...

  • The Caribbean is open for cruise vacations

    The Caribbean is open for cruise vacations

    Contrary to what some may think, the hurricanes in September had little to no impact on the vast majority of the Caribbean — a far-reaching region covering more than 1 million square miles. In fact, of the nearly 100 ports in the Caribbean, almost 90 percent are open and fully operational — and...

  • 5 savvy strategies to calm your travel worries

    5 savvy strategies to calm your travel worries

    Traveling can make for some of the best moments of your life, but it is not without its challenges. After all, there are rooms to book, activities to plan and, of course, luggage to worry about. Without the right strategies, these challenges can seem pretty daunting. How daunting? A survey from...

  • Do vacations cause you stress? Try these tips

    Do vacations cause you stress? Try these tips

    Vacation is supposed to be fun and relaxing, but more than half of Americans say vacations cause them stress, and 46 percent say stress interferes with their enjoyment of traveling, according to a survey by HomeAway. Vacation stress comes from crowded airports, making transportation arrangements,...

  • Visit Billings on the trail to a distinctive 'brewcation' (Infographic)

    With six breweries, two distilleries and a cider house all within walking distance, Billings offers flavorful fun. The city, known as Montana's Trailhead, offers modern conveniences near authentic frontier experiences as well as natural wonders. Learn more about the city's walkable brewery district...

  • 5 ways your hotel can help you live a healthy lifestyle while traveling

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, a trip away from home means a shift away from your regular routine. In some ways, this can be fun and exciting, but if you're not careful, such a trip can also hinder the healthy lifestyle you've...

  • 5 preparation tips to make any cruise smooth sailing

    5 preparation tips to make any cruise smooth sailing

    When it comes to a dream cruise, everyone has their own idea of the ideal vacation. The beautiful ocean waves breaking against the bow beneath you, the warm breeze blowing against your hair and the lure of new, unexplored destinations off in the distance. If you’re lucky, maybe your dream vacation...

  • 5 smart solutions when flying gets frustrating

    5 smart solutions when flying gets frustrating

    Decades ago, taking a flight was truly a privilege. People looked forward to comfy seats, cold drinks and friendly service. Today? Not so much. With cramped seating and impossibly long security lines, flying is the unpleasant grunt work of travel — something you endure to make it to the better thing....

  • Must-see Pittsburgh: In city experiencing change, visual arts remain vibrant

    Must-see Pittsburgh: In city experiencing change, visual arts remain vibrant

    As more Americans choose to invest in experiences, fall and winter getaways take priority spots on desk planners. Many will visit Pittsburgh, to explore its evolution as a rust belt city that has polished its grit. This once smoky steel-making capital of America turned incubator for new technologies...

  • Find inspiration along El Salvador's artisan trail

    Find inspiration along El Salvador's artisan trail

    While many would welcome an escape to paradise to delay the onset of winter, there are those of us who crave a getaway that takes things a step beyond the usual basking, rest and relaxation. In fact, 35 percent of respondents to a 2016 survey by market research company Gfk said they prefer vacations...

  • Lake Placid: More than just mountains (Infographic)

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  • Instant confidence: 5 easy ways to boost your self-image

    Instant confidence: 5 easy ways to boost your self-image

    Feeling good about yourself these days? If so, you’re ahead of the game, since a recent study shows your perception of your own image has a profound effect on how you present yourself to the rest of the world. Those findings could be empowering in light of the fact that even small changes to your...

  • Invisible hearing aids make myths of wearing one disappear

    Invisible hearing aids make myths of wearing one disappear

    While 48 million Americans have significant hearing loss, many of them do not wear a hearing aid. In fact, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America, 80 percent of people who would benefit from wearing a hearing aid do not wear one. Looking older, doesn’t fit lifestyle and too much of...

  • 5 questions about applying for disability benefits

    5 questions about applying for disability benefits

    Age and chronic illness can take a toll. A June 2017 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that the most costly health conditions in the U.S. include: heart disease, cancer, arthritis, stroke and type 2 diabetes. An estimated 117 million people have one or more chronic health...

  • Behind the Fuss for Real Grass Playing Fields

    Behind the Fuss for Real Grass Playing Fields

    Whether attending a child’s scrimmage, the hottest college bowl game of the week or a professional playoff, the vibrant expanse of a football field offers more than a colorful canvas for the action. Often an afterthought for spectators, the choice of playing surface – natural vs. artificial – is...

  • Where in the world are you safe from BPA? (Infographic)

    Are alarming media reports about bisphenol A (BPA) true, or are we safe from BPA exposure? A recent peer-reviewed study in the scientific journal Environmental Pollution gathered data from prior research on human exposure to BPA and answers this question.

  • Control your diabetes while controlling costs

    Control your diabetes while controlling costs

    Controlling the “ABCs of diabetes,” namely A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, is difficult enough, but when you add that second C — costly medications — it’s easy to see how one’s levels can spiral out of control very quickly. According to the American Diabetes Association, for the 30 million...

  • A World without Elevators and Escalators (Infographic)

    In today's increasingly populated cities, space is at a premium. City dimensions define the areas we live, work and play, but what if a building's height was confined by how many stairs its occupants could walk? If cities had to grow out, rather than up, how would that affect the landscapes we...

  • Personalized treatment approaches can help patients with lung cancer breathe easier

    Personalized treatment approaches can help patients with lung cancer breathe easier

    Seventy-four year old Sandy Sargent of Seattle was an avid hiker who had always found it hard to sit still, so she never expected her nagging cough would turn out to be anything beyond a seasonal cold. When an X-ray confirmed a stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis and her doctor estimated she had six-to-nine...

  • Hispanic health: Addressing 4 myths about Type 2 diabetes

    Hispanic health: Addressing 4 myths about Type 2 diabetes

    Chances are you know someone with type 2 diabetes (T2D) – whether it be a parent, cousin, neighbor or a co-worker. Yet, did you know that diabetes disproportionately affects the Hispanic community in the United States? In fact, nearly 16.9 percent of Hispanic-American adults in the U.S. are living...

  • Cyclists complete 3,400-mile cross-country ride to raise awareness of multiple myeloma and accelerate cancer research

    Cyclists complete 3,400-mile cross-country ride to raise awareness of multiple myeloma and accelerate cancer research

    A team of cyclists personally impacted by multiple myeloma has crossed the finish line of a 3,400-mile cross-country journey to raise awareness and critical funds for cancer research. The Road to Victories cycling event from the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is sponsored by Janssen...

  • It takes two: Battling a devastating lung disease

    It takes two: Battling a devastating lung disease

    (BPT) – Theta Rone and her husband James have been together, side-by-side, through it all – from the grade school classroom to the birth of their two children. They’re the perfect example of “it takes two” even when the going gets tough. In 2014, the couple was just settling down to enjoy their...

  • 4 tips for keeping the "happy" in your holidays

    The holidays are upon us, and this time of year can feel like a whirlwind. While the extra time with friends and family and the seemingly endless festivities are often fun and exciting, they also come with their fair share of stress. Taking a few simple steps to manage your stress will help you...

  • Veterans fought for freedom; struggle with lung health

    Veterans fought for freedom; struggle with lung health

    After serving their country, many veterans face long-term health challenges but sometimes symptoms may not appear for decades and aren’t quickly recognized, aggravating their condition. The lung disease chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an example that’s disproportionately affecting...

  • Think you're not at risk for heart disease? Think again. (Infographic)

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  • Brain cancer patient leans on circle of friends for support

    Brain cancer patient leans on circle of friends for support

    Laura Rowley has always been a social person. “Part of it is that I like people so much and I like having good relationships,” said the 53-year-old Seattle resident. Her affinity for building relationships became apparent when she was diagnosed with glioblastoma (GBM), the most common and aggressive...

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  • It's a Good Day for Quality (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. There’s no place like home, especially when it comes to manufacturing the products that keep you comfortable. That’s why YORK(R) is eager to introduce homeowners to the people behind the residential heating and cooling systems that are designed,...

  • How to avoid cold weather woes

    How to avoid cold weather woes

    As sweater season knocks on the door, it’s time to prepare for the brisk temperatures ahead. This winter, keep your home, health and well-being top of mind with these simple tips to avoid cold weather woes. Winterize your porch Install plexiglass panels to keep the cold weather out, allowing you...

  • 10 tips for entrepreneurial success from women, for women

    10 tips for entrepreneurial success from women, for women

    More women than ever are entrepreneurs. However, while women continue to make strides in business ownership, the path to success is still significantly more difficult for women than men. A recent study reports that female entrepreneurs receive only about 2 percent of all funding, despite owning...

  • 4 questions to ask your financial advisor right away

    4 questions to ask your financial advisor right away

    Let’s face it: Finances can be complicated. Whether opening a new investment account, saving for your child’s college fund or rolling over a 401(k), sometimes you need professional financial help. But who to turn to? A financial advisor can be a great resource for professional guidance so that you’re...

  • Winterize your home now for comfort all throughout winter

    Winterize your home now for comfort all throughout winter

    While temperatures across the country are still mild, major snow fall in some parts of the country has given some Americans a bitter taste of what to expect this winter. Depending on where you live, winter may mean cooler, rainy days or lake-effect snow with four feet of the white stuff at your...

  • Celebrate fall with healthy new routines for you and your dog

    Celebrate fall with healthy new routines for you and your dog

    The fall season, with its crisp, cool air and beautiful foliage, is the perfect time to create a fresh start and establish healthy new routines for both you and your dog. To help you make this fall your happiest and healthiest season, Beneful has tapped Dr. Kurt Venator, chief veterinary officer...

  • 4 stories of women helping redefine their roles in agriculture

    4 stories of women helping redefine their roles in agriculture

    When you picture a farmer, do you envision a man in overalls standing beside a barn? Or, perhaps you envision a huge combine rolling through a field. Multiple studies show Americans don’t really understand much about where their food comes from or the people who grow it. The truth is, about a third...

  • Time-saving tricks that save hours each week

    Time-saving tricks that save hours each week

    When you look at your to-do list, does it seem a mile long? From running errands, returning emails and making hurried trips to the ATM, modern life has never been busier for Americans. You can reclaim your day by using a few simple time-saving methods. By simplifying common tasks, you can open up...

  • 5 ways gift cards can come to your rescue this holiday season

    5 ways gift cards can come to your rescue this holiday season

    We all have hard-to-buy-for people on our shopping list — from a friend who has everything, to long-distance relatives and those who seem tough to please. So, what’s the best gift to get them this holiday season? For the 11th consecutive year, the National Retail Federation has named gift cards...

  • The benefits of interactive technology for your child and you

    The benefits of interactive technology for your child and you

    Interacting with your children is one of the best parts of being a parent and it’s no surprise that many people report looking for toys this holiday season that incorporate interactive technology. Are you one of them? If you are, then you know you’re looking for the kind of technology that involves...

  • 4 tips to make the most of basketball season

    4 tips to make the most of basketball season

    The basketball season has tipped off! While this is an exciting time for fans everywhere, the non-stop action can be a lot for even league experts to follow, and it can be tough to know where to look for the content you want. Unexpected trades, free agency pickups or other player news can break...

  • Winter is coming: 3 reasons why you need to install winter tires

    Winter is coming: 3 reasons why you need to install winter tires

    Winter brings unpredictable and dangerous road conditions, yet changing out all-season tires for winter tires isn't high on our priority list. No matter the type of vehicle you drive, tires are the only connection between a vehicle and the road. Improper tires put drivers at a higher risk of mishandling,...

  • Pet-friendly products for a purr-fectly clean home

    Pet-friendly products for a purr-fectly clean home

    Having a pet may seem like the beginning of a never-ending mess, but the key to living with furry friends is preparation. Whether combating odor, keeping surfaces free of dirt and fur or removing pesky stains, taking preventative measures and using the right products can turn the ruff-est mess...

  • Lose yourself in one of the 10 best books of the year

    Lose yourself in one of the 10 best books of the year

    When you open the covers of a book, you enter another world — a world of thought and experience. If the narrative engages your mind and emotions, making the time fly, reading a great book can change you and your outlook on the world, even if just a little. If you’re looking to add more of these...

  • 3 reasons to consider a group legal plan

    3 reasons to consider a group legal plan

    Being a parent is a balancing act. You are constantly being pulled in different directions and it can be challenging to manage all the things you need to get done. Your company’s open enrollment period is a chance to take stock of benefits that can help you manage some of the issues you face. One...

  • 5 Tips for Teaching Kids to Embrace Risk Taking

    Every child learns best when they have the courage to explore, to ask, “what if…?” and to take small risks. By creating and testing their ideas without fear, by constantly remaking and remodeling, they are paving the way for a breakthrough moment. It is important for parents and teachers to embrace...

  • Savvy season's greetings: 5 steps toward smart holiday spending

    If you’re already thinking practically about funding your gift giving and other expenses this holiday season, you’re not alone. Sixty-five percent of U.S. adults say they’re establishing budgets in preparation, according to a recent Coinstar survey. That said, the majority own up to overspending...

  • Focus on fun: 5 easy tips for a relaxed Thanksgiving

    Focus on fun: 5 easy tips for a relaxed Thanksgiving

    While Thanksgiving is supposed to be a heartwarming time for appreciating family and friends, it’s no secret the traditionally food-filled holiday can be less than relaxing for those making the preparations. In fact, studies show 71 percent of Americans feel stressed rather than overjoyed at some...

  • 5 ways businesses can collaborate with the education sector to close the skills gap

    5 ways businesses can collaborate with the education sector to close the skills gap

    With U.S. graduation rates being at an all-time high, one might expect employers to have a wealth of qualified candidates to hire. Instead, many employers are finding that these recent graduates are unprepared to succeed in the workforce. While many are graduating with technical skills, their “soft...

  • How do you know if a school is right for your child?

    How do you know if a school is right for your child?

    Public, private, charter, virtual and more — deciding what school is best for your children can feel overwhelming. You want them to have an education that prepares them for a challenging world while fitting their unique learning styles. How do you know the best option to ensure they thrive? "The...

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  • Celebrating Decades of Dominance at the Baja 1000 (Infographic)

    2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Baja 1000. Featuring rugged terrain, unpredictable elements, and endurance-testing conditions, the Baja Peninsula has long been considered one of the most complex and punishing off-road terrains around. BFGoodrich Tires has dominated Baja racing for decades,...

  • Men vs. women: Who's better behind the wheel?

    Men vs. women: Who's better behind the wheel?

    It’s the age-old question: Who is a better driver, men or women? Are women more likely to adhere to the speed limit? Are men more inclined to drive in high-traffic areas? Perhaps there will never be resolution on the matter, but the latest Hankook Tire Gauge Index uncovered some definite differences...

  • Coaching your teen driver: The handbook (Infographic)

    Much like preparing for a big game, coaching your teen driver requires some mental preparation and practice of the plays that will land your team that big "W" (a safe and confident licensed teen driver). That's why Michelin has teamed up with NFL Hall of Famer and father of a teen driver, Emmitt...

  • 5 tips to ready your ride for winter

    The winter driving season is … unique. No matter where you live, these aren't the same road conditions you enjoyed in June or July, and that means you can't handle your car in the same way. A winter-ready vehicle requires extra preparation. To get your vehicle ready for the season's unique driving...

  • Letting go of the wheel: Why consumers should trust self-driving cars

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Driverless-car technology is advancing rapidly and the potential benefits are vast. Experts predict self-driving cars will save millions of lives by reducing accidents. Other benefits will include reduced rush-hour congestion and improved...

  • 5 tire safety tips for your next road trip

    5 tire safety tips for your next road trip

    Summer travel is off to a hot start, and with historically low gas prices and declining car rental rates across the country, Americans are opting for road travel to reach their summer destinations. Whether driving to a beach vacation, visiting family or exploring the back roads, drivers should...

  • 5 things you didn't know about summer driving (Infographic)

    Summer driving is often associated with carefree memories of rolled-down windows, wind in your hair and clear, open roads. A new study by Michelin indicates that optimal summer driving conditions may actually lull drivers into a false sense of safety. Stay safe and vigilant on the road this summer...

  • Auto insight: Tips to maximize engine performance

    Auto insight: Tips to maximize engine performance

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. You may not be a legendary stunt driver, but the car you drive today has a lot of technology under the hood. Whether you're commuting to work or heading to the grocery store, you want to get the most out of your engine's performance. Your daily...

  • The road to efficient, eco-conscious performance (Infographic)

    The road to efficient, eco-conscious performance starts with the Hyundai Ioniq. The world's first dedicated vehicle with three electrified low- and zero-emission powertrain choices, the Ioniq Hybrid boasts an EPA-estimated 58 MPG (combined), making it the most efficient vehicle in the U.S. market...

  • Enhance your car with these easy upgrades

    Enhance your car with these easy upgrades

    Chances are you chose your current car or truck because of specific features or performance capabilities. These vary from vehicle to vehicle, and what one automobile may have, the other may lack. Thankfully, there are many ways to enhance the performance of your car or truck. According to the Specialty...

  • A driver's guide to potholes (Infographic)

    Ready or not, here it comes… pothole season! Springtime is primetime for potholes as temperature fluctuations from wintry weather to spring thaws wreak havoc on asphalt, causing hazardous craters to appear. This spring season, safely traverse bumpy roads with these tips from Michelin to avoid and...

  • Get the big bow ready: 4 tips for buying a used car

    Get the big bow ready: 4 tips for buying a used car

    If you're tempted by steep discounts offered by car dealerships at the end of the year, you're not alone. Car sales rev up especially during the week between Christmas and New Year's, when dealerships may see sales jump 78 percent over the first part of December, according to Edmunds.com, a leading...

  • 5 ways to win at winter driving

    As temperatures across the country start to drop, drivers are gearing up for changing road conditions. Whether you're making your way through a Nor'easter or simply trying to navigate wet roads down South, it's important to be prepared for whatever the season brings your way. Here is a five-step...

  • Cyberattack 411: Protecting your vehicle from hackers

    Cyberattack 411: Protecting your vehicle from hackers

    New vehicles are packed full of the latest and greatest technology. Among their many capabilities, today's vehicles can automatically apply brakes to avoid collisions, maintain a designated following distance behind the car ahead of it and maneuver the vehicle back into its lane if the driver veers...

  • Celebrating 40 years of Baja and All-Terrain Tire Innovation (Infographic)

    Featuring rugged terrain, unpredictable elements, and endurance-testing conditions, the Baja Peninsula has long been considered one of the most complex and punishing off-road terrains around. BFGoodrich Tires has used this battleground as a laboratory and proving grounds of innovation the last...

  • Ready, set, winter! Winterizing tips for the inside and outside of your car (Infographic)

    Rejoice, winter-activity enthusiasts! The 2017 Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a snow-filled, icy winter. Go ahead, daydream of fresh powder, smiling snowmen and frozen ponds, and get ready to embrace winter! A few simple “winterizing” tips for the inside and outside of your car can ensure you’re...

  • Half of U.S. drivers adopt usage-based insurance when offered to them, yet few are given the choice (Infographic)

    -According to the 2016 LexisNexis® Usage-Based Insurance Study 50 percent of U.S. drivers adopt usage-based insurance when offered to them, yet only one in five say they were given an opportunity to purchase a UBI policy by their insurer. The study reveals three opportunities for insurers to increase...

  • Job alert: Diesel technician and truck driver shortage countrywide

    Job alert: Diesel technician and truck driver shortage countrywide

    As the transportation industry continues to grow and baby boomers continue to retire, the need for trained diesel mechanics and truck drivers has never been greater. Job openings span the United States, and many sit open while businesses feel the stress of a massive talent shortage. For people seeking...

  • Most laboratories are clean. Not ours (Infographic)

    Featuring rugged terrain and ever-changing conditions, Dakar is the ideal lab for BFGoodrich Tires, to push our products to the max in an endless pursuit of creating the world's most advanced off-road gear. In 2017, BFGoodrich Tires is proudly returning to the Dakar Rally to continue our Global...

  • A+ college moving tips

    A+ college moving tips

    Across the country thousands of students are packing up their childhood rooms and heading off to a new adventure at college. The transition is equal parts exciting and nerve-wracking. The move itself, however, shouldn't cause unneeded stress. While college students usually don't have a lot of belongings...

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  • Prepare the perfect turkey for your holiday meal

    Prepare the perfect turkey for your holiday meal

    Think of the holiday season and answer this question: The holidays are the only time of year I do … what? Maybe it’s the only time of year you set up a Christmas tree, hang mistletoe or travel to a certain destination. For many, the holidays are also the only time of year that you prepare the traditional...

  • Don't let stress dull the holiday sparkle

    For many, the pressure of the holiday season can be enough to wear away the glitter and magic. Some 62 percent of American adults define their stress as “very or somewhat” elevated over the holidays, says research cited by Harvard Medical School's Department of Neurobiology. But that old chestnut...

  • 5 quick-and-easy tips for taking the hassle out of holiday entertaining

    5 quick-and-easy tips for taking the hassle out of holiday entertaining

    'Tis the season for entertaining, meaning the hustle and bustle of the holidays are already upon us. Fortunately, being named “hostess (or host) with the mostest” is well within your reach if you follow these tips guaranteed to keep the holiday cheer flowing throughout this season’s festivities....

  • Foodie gifts for creative beverage concoctions

    Foodie gifts for creative beverage concoctions

    Chocolate, butterscotch, nutmeg, rosemary, pomegranate, oranges, mulled wine and more — celebrate the flavors of the holidays with creative beverage concoctions. Here are tips and tools for making the most of holiday drinks. * The Capresso froth Control is the first automatic milk frother that accommodates...

  • Simple ways to savor the holidays

    Simple ways to savor the holidays

    The season of tinsel, mistletoe, roasts, bake-offs, parties and countless shopping trips is upon us. Yes, the holidays are here! It’s a wonderful time of year to revive old traditions and start new ones, but amid all the planning, preparation and spreading of that holiday cheer, sometimes life...

  • Tips for staying sane while planning your next family event

    Tips for staying sane while planning your next family event

    Ah, the family get-together. A time to throw courtesy to the wind and gather together a bunch of people who aren’t afraid to share their opinions. It’s great, isn’t it? You get to fill up on conspiracy theories courtesy of your cousin Henry, listen in on how to make the world right (if only the...

  • Thanksgiving Day: Put some joy on the table (Infographic)

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  • Moms-to-be: Forget pickles and reach for pistachios

    Moms-to-be: Forget pickles and reach for pistachios

    Results of a new study among pregnant women with impaired glucose intolerance during gestation (GIGT) or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) — commonly known as gestational diabetes — show that eating pistachios may help manage blood sugar levels. The study is the first to evaluate the glucose...

  • 10 tips for a tailgating touchdown

    10 tips for a tailgating touchdown

    If there's one thing fans look forward to more than the game itself it's tailgating. This pregame ritual is essential, but it can also involve a lot of planning and organization. This season, if you're looking for less stress and more fun at your tailgate, it's time to bring in a fresh playbook....

  • Grilled cheese options take comfort food to the next level

    Grilled cheese options take comfort food to the next level

    It's time to turn our thoughts to all the good things that come with the season, including the warm comfort food. A longtime cool-weather favorite is the classic grilled cheese sandwich in all its crisp, meltingly gooey varieties. These days, restaurants and at-home chefs are serving up the deeply...

  • Try this protein-packed substitute to make lunchtime more nutritious

    Try this protein-packed substitute to make lunchtime more nutritious

    Cottage cheese is having a moment. Nutritionists and health-minded individuals have discovered that the dairy case staple can actually unlock a lot of mealtime solutions, especially when it comes to remaking recipes with a creamy base, such as tuna salad and veggie dip. Simply swap the mayonnaise,...

  • Should you be eating more salt?

    Should you be eating more salt?

    You can find them on the side of most every product at your local grocery store. They are plain and kind of boring but nutrition labels were designed to contain vital information for good health and wise food choices. These labels tell you the number of servings in a container, how many calories...

  • Get salty to fight stress

    Get salty to fight stress

    Stress. No one wants it, but we all experience it from time to time. Higher levels of stress can cause problems at work and home. But stress is not just hard on your mental well-being; it is also hard on your body and can lead to many negative health outcomes. Stress levels can increase significantly...

  • Simple ways to follow a low-glycemic eating plan for better health

    Simple ways to follow a low-glycemic eating plan for better health

    Adopting a diet that mainly consists of foods ranking low on the Glycemic Index (GI) can help you have a consistent energy level, feel calmer, improve cholesterol levels and lose weight. So, why aren’t more people following a low-glycemic diet and reaping these health advantages? Some say a low-GI...

  • Hacks for healthier holiday entertaining

    Hacks for healthier holiday entertaining

    Decadent meals are often part of celebrations, but for those looking for a healthier holiday, it can feel like you must choose between your nutrition goals and the foods you love. Swearing off your favorite seasonal foods could make you feel like a Scrooge, but a few simple cooking and entertaining...

  • Tips for setting the perfect holiday table

    Tips for setting the perfect holiday table

    Every holiday season, you invest hours planning and preparing the perfect menu for each celebration you host. While easy and fun may be the name of the game for buffet-style events, when it’s a sit-down soiree, the delightful cuisine you produce deserves a presentation worthy of your efforts. A...

  • Use chocolate chips to whip up frothy hot chocolate

    Use chocolate chips to whip up frothy hot chocolate

    Chocolate drinks have been popular for thousands of years, dating back to Mayan and Aztec civilizations. Hot chocolate is now more popular than ever, thanks to advanced automatic frothers and easier sourcing of chocolate and spices. The first countertop frother that accommodates chocolate chips...

  • Increase kitchen efficiency with ease

    Increase kitchen efficiency with ease

    As the holiday season approaches and the calendar begins to populate, it’s important not to allow the stress of entertaining large groups to become a burden. Below are four tips to help organize a kitchen and host with ease, creating a functional space for family and friends to enjoy. Plan in advance...

  • 5 nutritionist-approved tips for better holiday baking

    5 nutritionist-approved tips for better holiday baking

    ‘Tis the season for sweet and savory treats. The holidays bring loads of goodies, but the problem is these temptations can put a big strain on your nutrition goals. If you’re whipping up some tasty holiday dishes this season, you don't have to choose between your health and favorite indulgences....

  • 6 healthy reasons to enjoy a slice of sweet cherry pie this holiday season

    6 healthy reasons to enjoy a slice of sweet cherry pie this holiday season

    The holidays are just around the corner, and for most of us that means time to indulge in some favorite treats. Fortunately, healthy doesn’t have to mean less delicious! If you’re looking for a good-for-you holiday dessert that can please even the most critical sweet tooth, a naturally sweet cherry...

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    Home is where you live, eat, sleep and everything in between. It’s a sanctuary away from work and the chaos of the outside world, but have you ever given thought to how filthy even the most commonly used items are? To keep your clean home happening so that you can enjoy your treasured time, take...

  • 4 things you might not know about DIY home security

    4 things you might not know about DIY home security

    With the holiday season approaching, you may be thinking about giving your family the gift of home security — especially if you know you’ll be traveling over the holidays. A growing number of homeowners are turning to do-it-yourself smart home security systems to address their security concerns....

  • Extreme weather damage: How to repair and prepare (Infographic)

    Extreme weather events can cause serious damage to homes. The damage can be extensive and expensive to repair. Prepare your home for future extreme weather events such as hurricanes by installing closed-cell spray foam insulation into your home. Closed-cell spray foam can help reject bulk water...

  • 4 DIY projects to improve the visual appeal of your home

    4 DIY projects to improve the visual appeal of your home

    If you love a good DIY project, then the beautiful weather of the spring and summer marked the perfect time to tackle all of your outdoor goals. Yes, these were the good times, but since then, the weather has shifted and cooler temperatures have arrived. So, is now the time to shelve your DIY aspirations...

  • Survey: Messy garages stand in the way of Americans pursuing their passions

    Survey: Messy garages stand in the way of Americans pursuing their passions

    Americans would love more time to pursue hobbies they’re passionate about, and time-drains like disorganized garages are a big obstacle to doing the activities they enjoy, according to a new survey conducted by Gladiator and Kelton Global. Eighty-four percent of Americans surveyed would like more...

  • 4 DIY tips to save money and get your home ready for winter

    4 DIY tips to save money and get your home ready for winter

    Many people look forward to the cooler weather. The brisk autumn winds and colorful leaves signal that once again it’s time to take out the sweaters and scarves. There are the hot soups and pumpkin-flavored drinks to keep one warm as the weather gets cooler, but for the conscientious homeowner...

  • Your 7-step process to winterizing your lawn-care equipment

    Your 7-step process to winterizing your lawn-care equipment

    Winter is coming and that means the end of another season of yardwork. This also means it’s time once again to store your tools and prepare them to endure the winter months ahead. These tools have been good to you all season so it’s time to return the favor and follow the seven simple steps below...

  • 4 reasons why a real estate franchise might be the career move for you

    4 reasons why a real estate franchise might be the career move for you

    Small business has always been the backbone of the American economy, and today's entrepreneurs are as diverse as American culture itself. Entrepreneurship takes many forms, from freelancers and independent contractors to sole proprietors. In fact, just one form of entrepreneurship — franchises...

  • The sound of silence: How to design a quiet home office

    The sound of silence: How to design a quiet home office

    In today’s increasingly digital world, it’s no surprise that more employees are opting to work from home. 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....

  • Insulation tips: Give your home its own winter coat

    Insulation tips: Give your home its own winter coat

    In fall's natural progression toward hibernation and all things cozy, preparation for your house is often forgotten. Insulation for the home can seem intimidating, but don’t let that stop you from digging deeper. You’ll find that proper insulation is key for superior home comfort and increased...

  • Roof repair: Mind the gaps, banish the squirrels

    Roof repair: Mind the gaps, banish the squirrels

    Cold can aggravate a roof issue and quickly turn minor defects into costly repair bills; in fact, the latest “Cost vs. Value” report from Remodeling Magazine estimates the average roofing replacement costs over $20,000. So, whether you’ve already noticed signs of wear on your roof or just want more...

  • Top tips for selecting unique decor gifts for everyone on your list

    Top tips for selecting unique decor gifts for everyone on your list

    As you strive for a happy holiday, do all your gift ideas seem ho-hum at best? It’s a common holiday conundrum: You want to show all your friends and family that you care, but finding the right present seems impossible. If you feel stuck, look for gifts that will enhance the home, because there...

  • What to look for when shopping for home locks and deadbolts (Infographic)

    When it comes to your home, we know how important it is to you to keep it safe and secure. That's why you should look for the BHMA Certified Secure Home label when shopping for a new lock or deadbolt. For more information, visit www.securehome.org.

  • Home smart home: Boost your home IQ with smart appliances

    Home smart home: Boost your home IQ with smart appliances

    If you think a Jetsons-like home of the future is still a ways off, think again. Today’s smart home is here offering simple ways for consumers to operate their home, adding the ultimate in efficiency, convenience and enjoyment. It’s easier than you think to create a connected home that lets you...

  • How to keep your lawn healthy this fall

    With colder temperatures quickly setting in and the holiday season creeping around the corner, it’s not uncommon to find lawn care at the bottom of your to-do list. However, fall offers a prime opportunity for your lawn to revitalize from summer and prepare for winter, as grass roots are actively...

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