Protecting yourself from cybercrime

Gone are the days when hackers were the weekend enthusiasts you tolerated on the golf course, when viruses were the things that gave you the flu or a cold, and Phish was a popular jam band who served as the inspiration for your favorite flavor of Ben and Jerry’s. With the rise of the Internet.. read more →

Insurance And Property Taxes: Should You Add Them To Your Mortgage Payment?

When you buy a home, the mortgage payment isn’t the only regular expense you will have to consider. You will also be responsible for paying for your homeowner’s insurance policy as well as the property taxes on your new home. There are two ways to go about this. One is to roll them both into.. read more →

Understanding The Closing Process

Once your loan is approved, you will be ready to take the final step that will lead to the door of your new home. Many homebuyers are intimidated by the closing process, but it’s not as complicated as you may think. In fact, finding the right home is much more difficult than closing the deal… read more →

Eating out this summer? How kids are now eating healthier at restaurants

(BPT) – As many families make their travel and leisure plans this year, they are happily discovering that a growing number of restaurants – in their hometowns and at their vacation destinations – are offering more healthful and great-tasting menu options for children. With consumers growing more interested in better-for-you menu items, restaurants are responding.. read more →

Stress management tactics for an improved self, inside and out

(BPT) – There are moments when stress takes over all aspects of life, both personal and professional. The to-do list feels never ending; there are never enough hours in the day; and the challenges appear insurmountable. Feeling stressed is a normal response to demands encountered on emotional, intellectual and physical levels, and often manifests itself.. read more →

Simple Ways To Add A Splash Of Color To Any Room

If you are feeling a lack of color and vibrancy in your décor, but don’t have a lot of time or money to put into redecorating, you can still make a big difference. Adding a splash of exciting accent color to any room is simple and affordable, and can be done without any major changes.. read more →

What’s your ‘TV persona’? Picking the set that’s right for you

Long gone are the days when TVs were a “one size fits all” proposition, when all you really wanted was the right size box for your living room: a picture tube TV with an unassuming appearance, only matched by its archaic remote controller. Today, the game has changed, and the choices of flat-panel HDTVs are.. read more →

Surgery insight: What happens while you’re under anesthesia?

(BPT) – Preparing for surgery can create anxiety for some patients. It is not uncommon for patients to be particularly nervous about undergoing anesthesia. Have you ever wondered what happens during surgery and anesthesia? You’re not alone. Knowing you will receive the highest quality and safest medical care throughout your surgery can help ease any.. read more →

Mood Lighting With Tiki Torches

Make Gardening A Family Affair As adults, we often assume that gardening is designed exclusively for us. Believe it or not, children also love to garden making this popular past time a wonderful family-oriented activity. If you are interested in making gardening a family affair, consider the following ideas to help make your goal a.. read more →

Fabulous Homemade Halloween Costumes

Halloween is the time of year when you can dress up as just about anything you want to be. While store-bought costumes certainly offer convenience, a costume made at home is more fun, often more affordable, and can look just as good if not better. You probably have the components of a great costume in.. read more →

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