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  • 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 credit card reward points created delicious results (Infographic)

    Doughnut Plant founder Mark Isreal brought his latest creation to life with the help of 80,000 points earned with his Chase Ink card. Here's how he pulled it off. Save Save

  • Bridging the digital wallet divide (Infographic)

    JPMorgan Chase commissioned Forrester Consulting to research the digital wallet opportunity from the audiences who determine the technology’s future: merchants and their customers. Save Save

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  • Riding is the new driving: How to make the most of your ride

    Riding is the new driving: How to make the most of your ride

    New to ridesharing? So are most people, both drivers and passengers alike. Ridesharing matches you with a nearby driver who will pick you up and take you where you need to go. Calling a ride is as easy as opening up a ridesharing app and tapping a button; a driver will then arrive within minutes....

  • 6 simple steps to avoid distracted driving

    6 simple steps to avoid distracted driving

    Mobile phones have become an essential part of life for most people, helping them stay connected and increase productivity. However, this technology can also be a distraction when driving, which puts everyone on the road at risk. More than one-quarter of all car crashes involve phone use, both with...

  • Get creative in paradise with the artisans of El Salvador

    Get creative in paradise with the artisans of El Salvador

    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, according to a 2016 survey by market research company Gfk, 35 percent of respondents said they prefer...

  • Back-to-school lessons for drivers

    Back-to-school lessons for drivers

    With Americans around the country adjusting their daily commutes and driving habits to accommodate back-to-school schedules, it is a great time to brush up on Driving 101. Take the stress out of back-to-school travel by practicing these safe driving tips. Steer away from old habits Even something...

  • How Americans use public transportation in their everyday lives (Infographic)

    Public transit is the backbone of a multimodal lifestyle. People use it to go to and from work, and a growing number are taking it to go shopping and for leisure activities. Here is a look at how public transportation is “Keeping America On Track." Save Save Save

  • Traveling soon? Tips to stay sharp and avoid fraud

    Traveling soon? Tips to stay sharp and avoid fraud

    If your suitcase is full, don’t worry — protecting yourself from fraud doesn’t mean more packing. But it does mean you should prepare for the challenge of keeping your personal info safe. According to an Experian(R) survey, 20 percent of respondents had sensitive information like credit or debit...

  • Suite rescue: 6 kid-friendly craft ideas to fill rainy vacation days

    Suite rescue: 6 kid-friendly craft ideas to fill rainy vacation days

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. You’ve picked the perfect location, booked your hotel suite, lined up attraction tickets and done everything you could to make sure your last vacation before the official end-of-summer will be a success for kids and parents alike. However,...

  • 5 ways to explore the 'final frontier' on Florida's Space Coast

    5 ways to explore the 'final frontier' on Florida's Space Coast

    When it comes to outer space, there is much to wonder over and dream about. Where else are there such colossal challenges paired with the infinite possibilities of discovery? For stargazers, dreamers and those who believe anything is possible, Florida has the perfect vacation spot for experiencing...

  • Frustrated while flying? Here are 5 smart ways to keep your cool

    Frustrated while flying? Here are 5 smart ways to keep your cool

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

  • Stress-busting tips to stay organized while on vacation

    Stress-busting tips to stay organized while on vacation

    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 multiple sources, including crowded airports, making...

  • Travel tips to keep bed bugs at bay

    Travel tips to keep bed bugs at bay

    Planning an upcoming trip – maybe a long weekend getaway, or a family vacation before the kids head back to school, or perhaps you’re a road warrior who travels frequently for work? No matter what type of trip you have planned, you’ve probably already put together a packing list of what to take...

  • 5 late-summer road trip tips

    5 late-summer road trip tips

    Last call for your summer road trip. Grab the family, call your friends: The Great American Road Trip still awaits. Don’t let summer fade into the sunset without a last hurrah. According to the Auto Club, you won’t be alone: 37.5 million Americans hit the road during the Independence Day holiday...

  • More than fun: 5 tips for planning a healthy vacation

    More than fun: 5 tips for planning a healthy vacation

    Taking a vacation is more than a fun getaway from the daily drudges of life. Turns out, travel has a multitude of benefits that can impact your health and wellness, too. Beyond stress reduction, vacations can improve heart health, mental health and personal relationships. In fact, men who take annual...

  • 4 steps to pack the perfect bugout bag

    If you’re the type of person who loves the outdoors, then this is probably your favorite time of year. The weather is beautiful, the daylight hours are long and everything is green. Whether you call it a hike, a climb or even a safari, this is the perfect time of year to get back to nature and...

  • Celebrate the Chisholm Trail's 150th anniversary with these 6 historic Texas towns

    Celebrate the Chisholm Trail's 150th anniversary with these 6 historic Texas towns

    This year, 2017, marks the Chisholm Trail’s 150th anniversary. The Chisholm Trail is the greatest migration of livestock in world history that relocated cattle from South Texas through Oklahoma all the way to Abilene, Kansas. The first herd to make the journey using the Chisholm Trail set off in...

  • 3 reasons to study abroad during high school

    3 reasons to study abroad during high school

    Think about how your teenager will spend their next summer vacation. What if their months off from school could include something much bigger than the usual lineup of part-time jobs, sports practices and hanging out with friends? Picture this: Your teenager wakes up in a different bedroom in a different...

  • Have 48 hours? An incredible itinerary awaits in Boise

    Weekend travel is a growing trend as more people seek to use their days off to enjoy an adventure away from home. It's amazing how much fun and relaxation you can pack into 48 hours if you know the right places to visit! One hidden gem for weekend travelers is Southwest Idaho. Boise, the heart of...

  • Memories by the mile (Video)

    Memories by the mile (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. With everything your family has on its plate — work, school, sports, recitals — it can be difficult to carve out meaningful quality time together. And when you do have that time together, you want to make it special. At half the cost of a hotel...

  • Let's go boating: 4 ways to get out on the water this summer

    Let's go boating: 4 ways to get out on the water this summer

    Want to get away this summer? Skip the plane ride or long car trip and get out on the water. Whether it’s an hour after work cruising, a morning of fishing or a weekend of watersports, boating provides all the benefits of vacation at your convenience, close to home. In a recent study by Discover...

  • 6 tips to make the most of your visit to the zoo

    6 tips to make the most of your visit to the zoo

    Children can’t help but be drawn to animals, so a visit to the zoo is always a winning and memorable choice for a summer outing. Introducing children to animals of all kinds, especially endangered species, will help foster a lifelong appreciation of them. With more and more animals needing help,...

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  • Good health at any age: What women should watch out for

    Good health at any age: What women should watch out for

    Being healthy is a common goal for many people, but good health does not have a finite endpoint; it’s an ongoing process that unfolds over a lifetime. For women, aging can bring on surprising health changes as they move through the decades of their life. From good nutrition and proper exercise...

  • Dad bod: The new shape of sexy

    According to a recent Planet Fitness survey, women overwhelmingly prefer a man with a dad bod.

  • The top 5 things to know about opioids

    The top 5 things to know about opioids

    While a decade ago you may not have heard much about opioids, today they make headlines daily. The nationwide epidemic crosses generations and socioeconomic lines, and it's affecting your family, friends and neighbors. "Opioids have long been used clinically to treat pain, but prior to the 1990s...

  • Prevent falls this fall with a home safety checklist

    Prevent falls this fall with a home safety checklist

    After months of sticky heat and humidity, it’s time to put away the shorts and pull out the sweaters because the autumn season is finally here. But, late September brings us more than just cooler temperatures and a wardrobe change. If you or a loved one are over the age of 65, the change in seasons...

  • Emergency preparedness 101: Know how to protect your family against carbon monoxide poisoning

    Emergency preparedness 101: Know how to protect your family against carbon monoxide poisoning

    Few areas of the country are immune to natural disasters or severe weather. Whether you live in a hurricane zone or face icy winters, it is important to prepare your home and family to weather the storm and know the potential health and safety risks that may arise in emergency situations. Beyond...

  • Top 4 tips to help you get the sleep you need

    Top 4 tips to help you get the sleep you need

    If you're reading this, there's a good chance you're not getting enough sleep. You could probably use a nap, and you're not alone. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that about 70 million U.S. adults report sleeping six hours or less on average. This is well below...

  • 5 tips to keep sniffles and sneezes out of your holiday plans

    5 tips to keep sniffles and sneezes out of your holiday plans

    With the holidays upon us, there’s a lot to look forward to: seeing old friends, eating too much, wearing ugly sweaters; the list goes on. Likewise, there are a lot of things that might make you sigh: awkward questions from your aunts, arguing about politics and of course, how you’re going to work...

  • Try this science-backed way to learn in your sleep

    Try this science-backed way to learn in your sleep

    The brain never rests. If you've shared a room with a sleep-talker or woken from an intense dream, it’s pretty clear the brain is always active, even during sleep. If we better understand what is happening up there while we rest, perhaps we can direct that activity into something meaningful that...

  • Back to school basics with BPA (Infographic)

    Whether back-to-school season means returning to the routine of nightly homework or packing lunches in the morning, one thing that helps ensure the school year starts off safely and successfully is polycarbonate plastic made from bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is one of the most widely studied chemicals...

  • A snapshot of the global smoking epidemic and why it cannot be ignored (Infographic)

    Tobacco use places a significant health and economic burden on individuals and societies around the world. Smoking is linked to serious illnesses including heart disease, stroke, lung disease and some cancers, and kills nearly six million people each year, making tobacco use the leading preventable...

  • Four times you should choose organic when it comes to your child

    Four times you should choose organic when it comes to your child

    If you’re a parent, you’ve probably come across ongoing debates regarding the term “organic” and what should go into your child’s body. But, what about organic versus non-GMO? A recent study from Perrigo Nutritionals revealed that more than half of moms didn’t know that organic is inherently non-GMO....

  • Tips for choosing the Medicare plan that's right for you

    Tips for choosing the Medicare plan that's right for you

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Fall and winter don’t just bring cooler temperatures and the holidays — the final seasons of the year also mean open enrollment for Medicare. For most seniors in the United States, the period between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7 is the only time they...

  • Sports nutritionals 101: What you should know about supplementing your workout

    Sports nutritionals 101: What you should know about supplementing your workout

    Whether you're an athlete looking for an extra competitive edge or would just like to increase the effectiveness of your daily workout, you have most likely considered adding nutritional supplements to your fitness routine. Diet, exercise and everyday lifestyle are all factors that can help determine...

  • Medicare Advantage: 20 years, 20 million people and 4 factors

    Medicare Advantage: 20 years, 20 million people and 4 factors

    In 1997, the federal government created the Medicare + Choice program — later renamed Medicare Advantage — to enhance consumer choice and more efficiently deliver Medicare benefits to older Americans. You may have heard of Medicare Advantage, but maybe you don’t know exactly what it is, what it...

  • Shop for health care with these websites and apps

    Shop for health care with these websites and apps

    As our nation seeks solutions to help improve the health care system, there is at least one goal we can all agree on: the importance of making health care quality and cost information more accessible. This is an important effort that has the potential to help improve health outcomes and make care...

  • Managing MS in the warmer weather

    Managing MS in the warmer weather

    Heat and humidity can make anyone feel uncomfortable, but for the 400,000 people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the United States, warmer weather can make life particularly difficult to manage. “When it’s warm and sunny, that’s when I want to spend the most time outdoors,” said Wendy Booker,...

  • Baseball legend steps up to the plate to raise awareness of fatal lung disease

    Baseball legend steps up to the plate to raise awareness of fatal lung disease

    All-Star centerfielder Bernie Williams is taking on a new role as an advocate for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) awareness in honor of his dad Bernabé who lost his life to this rare and fatal lung disease. In this new role, he’s teamed up with Boehringer Ingelheim on Breathless(TM) (www.BreathlessIPF.com),...

  • Covering your bases when facing a rare lung disease: 5 tips from a baseball legend

    Yankees All-Star Bernie Williams is stepping up to the plate to raise awareness of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF, a rare lung disease that took his dad’s life in 2001. In an effort to turn his family’s devastating experience with IPF into an opportunity to help others, Bernie has teamed...

  • Back to school: College students need to study up on emergency contraception (Infographic)

    A survey sponsored by Teva Women’s Health, Inc. has revealed 62% of sexually active U.S. college students surveyed are using contraception inconsistently, yet don’t know some of the most basic facts about over-the-counter (OTC) emergency contraception (EC). OTC EC helps prevent unintended pregnancy...

  • Millennials prefer healthy habits, less likely to choose opioids to manage pain

    Millennials prefer healthy habits, less likely to choose opioids to manage pain

    Often spending their days hunched over phones, tablets or computers and their free time at spin class or playing sports, millennials are the next generation poised to experience chronic pain. Even at their young age, millennials say acute and chronic pain are already interfering with their quality...

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  • 5 ways to boost engagement and productivity in the office

    5 ways to boost engagement and productivity in the office

    Step into the office of the future on the first day of work, and the things that you expect in a traditional workplace are not going to happen here. There’s no landline, no file cabinet, no bulletin board. The employee is never taken to an assigned cubicle. In fact, it’s highly unlikely that employees...

  • 5 tips to keep ticks away

    5 tips to keep ticks away

    Researchers are predicting 2017 will be one of the worst years for ticks that we have seen in quite some time — and by all indications, those researchers are correct. People who have found themselves pulling ticks off their pets, children and their own bodies can readily attest to this. The question...

  • O Mythmas Tree! Debunking the Myths Behind the Real vs. Artificial Tree Debate

    O Mythmas Tree! Debunking the Myths Behind the Real vs. Artificial Tree Debate

    Here comes Santa Claus … and a sleigh full of confusion about Christmas trees. Better to buy real or better to buy artificial? Popular myths are that real trees are bad for the environment, artificial trees make more financial sense and real trees are just a hassle, but read on for some facts that...

  • American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Foundation celebrates 10 years with renewed commitment to veterans

    American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Foundation celebrates 10 years with renewed commitment to veterans

    For many U.S. veterans, the drumbeat of daily life is hard to overcome. After tours in combat-heavy environments, some veterans struggle to find their way after they return home. Many do not know where to turn to or who will be a true advocate for care. Deb Becker is making sure that veterans under...

  • What are the benefits of energy-efficient building programs? (Infographic)

    Interest in energy-efficient construction and design has grown enormously in the last couple of years. Net-zero buildings, passive houses and LEED-certified buildings are the most widespread energy-efficiency programs adopted by North Americans.

  • 3 easy DIY STEM projects for kids

    3 easy DIY STEM projects for kids

    Looking for hands-on activities to engage your kids? It’s never too early to introduce them to important STEM subjects at home. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These subjects are critical for all students to learn because they are required for so many careers in...

  • How to save on healthcare costs in 2018

    How to save on healthcare costs in 2018

    Your cable bill, entertainment expenses, grocery extras — these often top the list when people sit down to discuss where they can save money. One expense you should consider in 2018 is your healthcare costs. Since autumn marks the beginning of the annual open enrollment period for employees, now...

  • An Empty Nest Is the Time to Grow Your Nest Egg (Infographic)

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  • 7 steps to improve cybersecurity

    7 steps to improve cybersecurity

    There was a time you could run a small business with a bank account, a telephone, an internet connection and some sort of physical base. These days, cybersecurity has been added to this list as a necessity nearly every small business owner needs to consider. This is especially true for small businesses...

  • Open Enrollment Is Here: Get the Scoop on FSAs and HSAs

    Learn more about Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) with Visa. Save

  • 4 tips to send your kids back to school with total confidence

    4 tips to send your kids back to school with total confidence

    Back-to-school season is under way! While this is an exciting time for the whole family, it can be a hectic one, too. A recent survey conducted by Total Wireless found that almost two-thirds (63 percent) of moms agree that planning for back to school is more stressful than planning for the holiday...

  • Replacing a furnace? How to choose an energy-efficient system

    Replacing a furnace? How to choose an energy-efficient system

    If it’s time to replace your furnace, you may be wondering if it’s worth the extra investment to buy an energy-efficient system. Or, you may be unsure how to choose an energy-efficient system for your home. “Energy-efficient heating systems can substantially lower your fuel costs over the lifetime...

  • Bringing sustainability home is as easy as ABC

    Bringing sustainability home is as easy as ABC

    With 67 percent of consumers from across the globe preferring products from sustainable sources, according to a recent Nielsen survey, creating a more sustainable home is the new normal. From buying down and feather products to repairing leaky pipes, making your home more sustainable is as easy...

  • 5 green lifestyle changes that are positively habit-forming

    5 green lifestyle changes that are positively habit-forming

    Going green: It’s more than an idea — it’s a fundamental change you make to support the environment and reduce your carbon footprint. In making this change, you probably started with the small stuff. You turn the lights off when you’re not in the room, unplug devices that aren’t in use and adjust...

  • 5 unexpected ways life insurance protects your loved ones

    More than half of Americans who own life insurance say they purchased it primarily to cover final expenses if something happens to them, according to the 2016 Life Insurance Barometer study. Yet one in four also say they don’t think they have enough life insurance — and the mistaken assumption...

  • 5 reasons your child should join a robotics team

    As students prepare to head back to school this fall, the pressure is on for parents and teachers to find activities that keep kids entertained and productive. One trend that’s picking up steam is robotics. "Robotics competitions are a great way to not only keep kids engaged after classes end, but...

  • Keeping up with the digital natives (Video)

    Keeping up with the digital natives (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. The Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility Report explores timely mobile trends and forward-looking consumer behaviors that increasingly impact our everyday lives. The report includes the youngest generation — Generation Z — to better...

  • BPA free does not mean safe

    Thanks to years of attention to bisphenol A (BPA), used primarily to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, there is now quite a bit of attention to various alternatives described generically as “BPA-Free." Many manufacturers proudly apply a BPA-Free label to their products, even to products...

  • 5 ways to switch up your routine and save

    5 ways to switch up your routine and save

    Summer is coming to an end, and that means revisiting your bank account before heading into fall. Whether it was vacations, get-togethers or concerts that did you in, summer always seems to come full of activities but doesn’t come cheap. As you head into the next season, it’s a great time to tighten...

  • 4 steps to safely recycle your household batteries

    4 steps to safely recycle your household batteries

    Do you have a pile of used household batteries hidden in your junk drawer or in a coffee can in the garage? You know you should be environmentally responsible and recycle them, but you aren’t sure where to start. So the pile grows larger. But did you also know that extra precautions are required...

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  • 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...

  • 7 essentials for the great American road trip

    America has given the world some incredible gifts: Apple pie, jazz, baseball and rock and roll to name a few. And every summer, families and friends gear up for that most American of adventures: the road trip. There’s something about the freedom of the open road that inspires millions to load up...

  • Convenience vs. commitment: To bring or not to bring a car to college? (Infographic)

    Congrats, graduate! You have your college acceptance letter and you're one foot out the door. Now, you're faced with a new question: "Do I bring a car to campus?" The answer will vary depending on the student and the college. To help determine the right choice when it comes to cars on campus, consider...

  • Blue Link celebrates its fifth birthday (Infographic)

    -Hyundai Blue Link has handled more than 90,000,000 requests from customers since it launched just five years ago, with interactions increasing every year. In addition, subscribers remote started their Hyundai’s more than 22 million times and remotely locked the doors more than 2.5 million times....

  • 7 simple steps to changing a tire without losing your groove (Infographic)

    According to the Hankook Gauge Index, 80 percent of drivers are not comfortable changing a flat tire. As drivers prepare to hit the road this spring and summer, knowing how to change a flat can help you get back on the road again faster. For more information about selecting the right tires for...

  • The hottest accessory-friendly vehicles on the road

    The hottest accessory-friendly vehicles on the road

    Need help finding the perfect vehicle? If you're in the market for a new car or truck, consider purchasing one you can make your own. While just about any vehicle can be transformed with a few simple products, there are certain makes and models that are more accessory-friendly than others. To find...

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  • 5 food trends impacting what, and how, we eat

    5 food trends impacting what, and how, we eat

    Today's consumers market view their food choices with a more critical eye than ever before, and this pressure is placing higher expectations on food manufacturers, not only in terms of how consumers’ food is made but what it’s made from, where it’s sourced and how it's delivered. To discuss these...

  • 5 mouthwatering ways to keep the feeling of summer

    Leaves are beginning to change colors, kids are back in school and you’re probably wearing more layers than you did a few weeks ago. Like it or not, the signs are all there: autumn is coming. But that does not mean the favorite flavors of summer have to go away. Hold off on covering the grill or...

  • 5 fun and inspiring facts about birthdays

    5 fun and inspiring facts about birthdays

    What’s the one thing every single human being on the planet has in common? Everyone has birthdays! In fact, birthdays are so universal you may think you’re already aware of everything there is to know about the annual celebration of your birth. Think again. Flowers, cakes, cards and gift cards are...

  • Making sense of nutrition labels

    Making sense of nutrition labels

    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 vitally important information for good health and wise food choices. These labels tell you the number of servings in a container, how...

  • Selecting, Savoring and Storing Seasonal Salads (Infographic)

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  • Inspirational tips for autumn outdoor entertaining

    Inspirational tips for autumn outdoor entertaining

    The days are shorter, the temperatures are cooler and kids are back in school. You've said goodbye to summer socials, but that doesn't mean it's time to put away your apron and stow the patio furniture. Autumn is one of the best times of the year for outdoor entertaining, and with a few smart tips...

  • Want to lose weight? Research proves a big breakfast is the first step

    Want to lose weight? Research proves a big breakfast is the first step

    If you want to lose weight, you're not alone. More than half of Americans desire to shed pounds, according to Gallup. This goal inspires people to take action in many ways, from increasing exercise to modifying meals. One thing many people do is skip breakfast in order to lower calorie intake. While...

  • 5 tips to make family mealtimes more mindful

    5 tips to make family mealtimes more mindful

    The hectic workday is over. As you pull into your driveway, you feel relief because you’ve finally escaped the cranky co-workers, the deadlines and traffic jams. Now you can spend the next few hours relaxing at home with your family. What better way to enjoy this time than with a delicious meal...

  • Parent-approved food ideas for a new school year

    Busy parents never really have an “off-season,” but their days get even more hectic when it’s the start of a new school year. Whether you’re coordinating school wardrobes, tracking down permission slips, overseeing homework, juggling sports schedules or chauffeuring kids around, it can be hard to...

  • 5 kitchen upgrades to make your inner host flourish

    5 kitchen upgrades to make your inner host flourish

    You love entertaining and treating guests to delectable dishes and fun times. Unfortunately, your kitchen layout, appliances and even the faucet are so downright unappealing that the thought of planning and preparing a party menu is equally unpleasant. What do you do when you’re built to entertain,...

  • Organic produce becomes mainstream

    Organic produce becomes mainstream

    The organics category is becoming mainstream, as it is purchased by shoppers across all demographics. Recently, the category grew in just about every measurable way: in volume, dollars spent, and even in conversations in the media. When consumers dabble in organic produce, they are more likely to...

  • How to build healthy habits for the school year and beyond

    How to build healthy habits for the school year and beyond

    Bells are ringing across the country as kids settle into classrooms for a year full of fun, friendship and plenty of learning. While exciting, adjusting to new school schedules is a hectic time. Healthy habits are often forgotten as the focus shifts to studies, assignments and extracurriculars. "Parents...

  • 3 things you'll need to throw the ultimate tailgating party

    3 things you'll need to throw the ultimate tailgating party

    Football season is finally upon us and fans everywhere are getting revved up to cheer on their favorite team. Whether you watch the big game from the comfort of your home or head down to the stadium, it’s the perfect time to throw the mother of all football celebrations — a really big tailgating...

  • Age ferociously with this eating game plan

    Age ferociously with this eating game plan

    A healthy diet and lifestyle are our best weapons against age-related diseases, and for staying healthy and active throughout life. Becci Twombley is sports dietitian for USC Athletics and Angels Baseball, overseeing the nutrition of 650 collegiate athletes and the 200 MLB and minor league baseball...

  • A celebrity chef's secrets to building a better sandwich

    A celebrity chef's secrets to building a better sandwich

    A great sandwich is a delicious meal choice, which could be why about 60 percent of American adults eat at least one for lunch every week and 70 percent pack one or more in their children’s lunches, according to food industry trend-watching company Datassential. In fact, sandwiches are so popular...

  • 8 strawberry recipes that will power your kids through the day

    Let’s face it, coming up with healthy foods your kids like is hard. The good news is kids often choose strawberries as their favorite fruit and that's a great thing because they’re super healthy! A serving of eight California strawberries has more vitamin C than an orange, and only 45 calories...

  • Diabetes impacts younger people more often: Are you at risk?

    Diabetes impacts younger people more often: Are you at risk?

    Every 17 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes. What's even more surprising is diabetes is growing fastest among younger people, outpacing the rate of heart disease, substance abuse and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A new study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association...

  • Five steps to becoming a true pitmaster

    Five steps to becoming a true pitmaster

    When the skies are blue and the sun is hot, some people hit the pool, drive to the nearest beach, kick back with a book on their deck, or fire up the grill. If you’re one of those people who sees every summer day as an opportunity for grilling, or if you have your smoker going at the same time your...

  • Top bartenders share their secret for the best summer cocktails

    There’s nothing quite like having the perfect cocktail in your hand to go with the good vibes of a summer party. If you’re searching for something new to make your sun-drenched soirée complete, give this surprising trend a try: Mix up these port-based summer cocktails, serve and enjoy! Yes, we...

  • 5 ways to tame the back-to-school madness

    5 ways to tame the back-to-school madness

    It seems like you just adjusted to managing your children's summer schedules, juggling camps and making sure all that free time doesn’t get them in trouble. Now it’s time to switch gears. Summer is nearly over and school is about to begin. Back-to-school time might mean new outfits, reconnecting...

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  • House hunting and credit: What you need to know

    House hunting and credit: What you need to know

    By now it is something of a cliche to call homeownership the American dream. But even if sitting on your own deck, looking over your picket fence and sipping lemonade doesn’t move you, homeownership is still one of the best ways to build wealth. For many, owning a home is cheaper than renting and,...

  • 5 tips to create a seaside oasis in your bathroom

    Use finishes as coastal statement pieces Transform your space by simply painting or refinishing your cabinets and drawers. Create a Grecian islands retreat with a linen white paint contrasted with bold, cobalt accessories. Try a dark, stained wood paired with tropical colors for a warm take on an...

  • Military families can get help with their moves

    Military families can get help with their moves

    Moving is hectic for anyone, but it can be especially challenging for military families. Frequent relocations, sometimes across the country and often with short notice, can make it difficult for military families to build the kind of friends and family support teams civilians rely on to help them...

  • Increasing your home's appeal through design

    Increasing your home's appeal through design

    When you think of where you are happiest in your home, is it a place where you can relax, where you enjoy socializing, or where you feel most productive? Most people associate positive feelings with their home — but more specifically, they associate positive emotions with certain parts of their...

  • How to Transform Your Cleaning Routine (Infographic)

    According to a survey* from affresh(R), 28% of Americans haven’t considered cleaning the inside of their laundry appliances or didn’t know that the inside of dishwashers should be cleaned. The appliances that clean our clothes daily or remove built-up residue from our dishes are just as important...

  • Transform your backyard with these 3 elements

    Transform your backyard with these 3 elements

    It’s amazing to contemplate that all the famous paintings in history — from da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to van Gogh’s Starry Night — are essentially formed from three primary colors. Artists skillfully combine red, yellow and blue to formulate an infinite range of colors to bring their paintings to life....

  • Color as a catalyst for purchase decisions (Infographic)

    Color plays a dominant role in many of the purchasing decisions we make. Because paint color is so important, PPG’s more than 20 global color experts forecast upcoming relevant colors so you can be sure the paint colors you choose for your home, car and electronics are on trend. Consider adding...

  • 4 fallacies you should never believe about wooden decks

    4 fallacies you should never believe about wooden decks

    Deck-building trends come and go, including new styles and building materials like composites. However, wood remains the material of choice for the majority of deck projects, according to Popular Mechanics. When you’re weighing what type of material to use for your deck project, you’ll likely hear...

  • 6 timeless home features that are always 'in'

    Home design trends come and go. In five years, the blue kitchen cabinets that are so trendy right now may well go the way of the avocado-hued appliances that graced many American kitchens in the ‘70s. However, certain home features are timeless, and those are the ones well worth investing in if...

  • 3 new considerations when choosing your next garage door

    3 new considerations when choosing your next garage door

    If you’re buying a garage door this fall, you’ll be faced with several decisions that you likely never had to make before. Before you call your local garage door dealer to make that purchase, here are some of the new decisions that you need to face. The design decision Remember the old adage that...

  • Hot home design: 4 things to consider when choosing siding

    Hot home design: 4 things to consider when choosing siding

    Selecting new siding is one of the most important curb appeal decisions homeowners face when building new or remodeling an existing home. With so many options — both classic and modern materials — there’s a lot to consider. Many manufacturers are now combining traditional styles and materials with...

  • This fall, make home upgrades with staying power

    This fall, make home upgrades with staying power

    Fall can be the perfect time for homeowners to complete projects that busy summer schedules didn’t allow. It’s also a great time to look at ways to add lasting value to your property. This season, upgrade cheap fixes, freshen dated looks and incorporate lasting improvements in your home. Changes...

  • Artisanal elegance for curated design in the kitchen

    Artisanal elegance for curated design in the kitchen

    Original, handcrafted décor brings an artisanal elegance to today’s modern kitchen. Designers and homeowners alike are incorporating more one-of-a-kind pieces that bring an individualized artisanship to the heart of the home. These unique fittings and fixtures adapt to multiple style preferences,...

  • 5 ways to refresh your not-so-fresh bathroom

    Whether you have a powder room that looks like it was last decorated in the '70s or a master bathroom that has never felt very masterful, you might be one of the many homeowners around the country who is clamoring to give their bathrooms a little touch-up. There’s no doubt a coat of paint is a...

  • How to lower your monthly mortgage payment

    How to lower your monthly mortgage payment

    Owning your own home comes with many advantages, including escaping rising rents and the personal and financial stability associated with homeownership. Fortunately, millions of Americans, with less than 20 percent down, have been able to buy a home sooner thanks to mortgage insurance (MI). If...

  • Big, smart ideas for renovating smaller homes

    Big, smart ideas for renovating smaller homes

    While newly constructed homes are bigger than ever, most Americans still live in modestly sized or even small houses — and many of these owners are choosing to remodel rather than move into a bigger home. More than half of all American houses were built before 1980, according to the National Association...

  • 5 safety essentials for working outside

    5 safety essentials for working outside

    Remember when you were a kid and biked around the neighborhood without a helmet? Or how excited you were to sit in the front seat when your mom or dad picked you up from kindergarten? These days, it can be shocking to think about how lax people once were when it comes to certain safety issues. Nonetheless,...

  • Housework may be a key to improving your relationship

    Housework may be a key to improving your relationship

    Cleaning the bathroom and emptying the dishwasher isn’t at the top of a couple’s “To Do Together” list, but it may be the true language of love. In fact, a recent survey from home appliance leader LG Electronics found most Americans (52%) get turned on by their partner doing housework. In fact,...

  • 5 fabulous deck fix-ups

    5 fabulous deck fix-ups

    Are you tired of having a deck you’re no longer proud to show off? You’re not alone. According to the 2017 U.S. Houzz Landscape Trends Study, one of the top reasons motivating homeowners to tackle outdoor projects like deck upgrades is their open-air space is past its prime. If you’re like surveyed...

  • Is your family expanding? Protect what matters most with these nursery safety checks

    Is your family expanding? Protect what matters most with these nursery safety checks

    You may have chosen the perfect color palette and all of your nursery furniture, but have you thought about some key safety checks? “The arrival of a baby means you have to take a look at your home in a whole new light,” said Tarsila Wey, marketing director for First Alert, the most trusted brand...

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