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    (BPT) - Whether you’re staying in place or planning to take advantage of an improving real estate market to sell your home, spring and summer are upgrade seasons. From adding a bathroom to creating an outdoor kitchen, certain improvements pay off for both homeowners who are selling and those who are staying. And while plumbing challenges, such as breaking through concrete or opening walls, may discourage some people, savvy homeowners know a tried-and-true option solves such problems.

  • New Ways to Solve Cat Behavior Problems

    (StatePoint) From inappropriate marking to excessive meowing to scratching, a misbehaving cat can cause disruption to your home. Unfortunately, behavior problems are the number one reason for pet euthanasia, resulting in the death of approximately 15 million pets annually, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.

  • Some Home Improvements Can Improve Your Health

    (StatePoint) Small changes to your surroundings can have a strong impact on mood and overall health, say experts. A relatively new movement in design and construction, called “designing for health,” aims to make homes and communities have positive impacts on the way people live, work and play.

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Some Home Improvements Can Improve Your Health

(StatePoint) Small changes to your surroundings can have a strong impact on mood and overall health, say experts. A relatively new movement in design and construction, called “designing for health,” aims to make homes and communities have positive impacts on the way people live, work and play.

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Tuesday 04/15/2014
These tech-related gifts will help college graduates start their careers in style
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Graduation is right around the corner. If someone in your life is graduating from college and about to embark on their first career, you’re probably searching for the perfect gift to celebrate their educational accomplishments and to get them started on the right foot in the working world.

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Nuevos dispositivos tecnológicos para obsequiarle a su recién graduado
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Para llegar a este momento han sido necesarios años de esfuerzo: su ser querido va a graduarse de la Universidad. Una ocasión especial en su vida que marca un final a los éxitos pasados, y la puerta de entrada a nuevos retos y oportunidades. Pero al celebrar este maravilloso acontecimiento, usted podría preguntarse cuál sería el regalo perfecto. Si desea obsequiar algo que represente la importancia del logro de esa persona a la que tanto quiere, pero que le sirva además para el futuro; la nueva tecnología es una opción idónea.

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5 tips for fighting grime: The squeaky-clean truth about the dish pit and commercial dishwashers
Posted: April 15, 2014

(BPT) - Numerous pieces of equipment are required for busy restaurant kitchens to run smoothly, and one of the hardest-working machines in any kitchen is the commercial dishwasher. Critical to both restaurant flow and sanitation, this piece of restaurant equipment can make or break the dinner rush. Is your restaurant’s dishwasher up to the daily challenge of washing away grime?

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Stay cool by going green this summer
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - If the thought of a scorching summer without adequate cooling sounds tough, think about the strain an overworked air conditioner unit places on both your household budget and the environment. Around two-thirds of all American homes have an air conditioner unit, amounting to a cost of more than $11 billion annually in usage alone, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Accounting for around 19 percent of all household electricity consumption, every home equipped with an air conditioning unit emits roughly two tons of carbon dioxide each year, significantly impacting the environment.

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Picking the right camp for your kids
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - As the classic Gershwin song lyrics go, “summertime and the livin’ is easy” isn’t always the case if you’re a parent trying to determine what to do with your kids when the final school bell rings. More than 10 million kids from coast to coast attend some type of summer camp intended to occupy their days and provide memorable experiences full of fun, learning and development.

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Education insight: 5 tips for conquering college later in life
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - Today’s college students are breaking the stereotypical mold. Older students are no longer intimidated to conquer college later in life, and many colleges see students in their 20s studying alongside students in their 30s, 40s - even 60s! If it’s been a long time since you’ve been in a classroom, it’s important to understand how modern educational changes are making getting a degree easier than ever before.

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The places you'll go: Tips for female graduates on how to lean in to your career
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - More females are graduating from college than ever before, but does gender still play a role in career success? Does the so-called glass ceiling still exist? The truth is females face unique considerations when it comes to growing and navigating a career.

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Children's health concern: Every minute poison control answers a call about young kids getting into medicine
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - Most parents and grandparents know that keeping medicine out of children’s hands is important. But every minute a poison control center answers a call about a young child getting into medicine, and every 8 minutes a child goes to the emergency room for medicine poisoning. What’s happening to drive these frequent and alarming situations?

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