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    (BPT) - Planning a wedding is an emotional experience: joy that you’ll be marrying your true love, nostalgia for the life you’re leaving behind, worry over the details and anxiety about how much money you’ll spend. While the average wedding costs more than $27,000 according to, it is possible to make it to — and through — your big day with minimal financial worries.

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Take precautions in the heat - lifesaving tips

(BPT) - From tornadoes and floods to hail and lightning storms, the United States experiences a broad array of extreme weather. Fatalities do occur, but many people are surprised to learn that the weather event that causes the greatest number of deaths is heat.

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Thursday 07/20/2017
Top Down Tips for Enhancing Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Updated: July 21, 2017 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) The power of curb appeal should not be underestimated. A whopping 99 percent of National Association of Realtors members believe it’s important in attracting a buyer.

Ask your doctor about these important topics on life-threatening allergies
Updated: July 22, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - The start of a new school year can be fraught with anxiety for children and parents alike. New school, new friends, new dynamics. And for children living with life-threatening allergies, that anxiety can be even more pointed as they — and their parents — consider and prepare for how to deal with a potential life-threatening allergy incident in the school environment.

Seedless watermelons: The taste of summer
Updated: July 23, 2017 - 1:35 am

(BPT) - For many people, seedless watermelons are a symbol of summer. Crisp and refreshing, this beloved red and green striped fruit represents a true slice of Americana.

5 steps to a smart home
Updated: July 23, 2017 - 1:35 am

(BPT) - When it comes to technology, smarter is better. There are smart watches, smart televisions and just about everyone has a smartphone.

Seeking a small business loan? What you should know
Updated: July 23, 2017 - 1:35 am

(BPT) - Small businesses still struggle to obtain credit; nearly half of those who applied for credit in 2016 didn’t get all the funding they sought, and 17 percent of those who didn’t apply for financing skipped it because they didn’t think they could get what they needed, according to the Federal Reserve Banks’ Small Business Credit Survey. However, a growing number of small businesses are turning to alternative sources of financing.

Cinco maneras de convertir un baño principal pequeño en una habitación de lujo
Updated: July 21, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Si está pensando en remodelar su baño pequeño, ya debe saber numerosos estudios demuestran que la actualización de un cuarto de baño de cualquier tamaño puede incrementar el valor de una vivienda. Sin embargo, probablemente ignore unas estadísticas provenientes de una encuesta realizada por Houzz : el 75 por ciento de las personas que renuevan un baño principal no aumentan sus dimensiones.

Cómo encontrar un camino hacia sus medicamentos
Updated: July 21, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - El sector del cuidado de la salud de los Estados Unidos está en constante evolución y la ruta de acceso a medicamentos asequibles no siempre es fácil de encontrar. Sin embargo, usted no tiene por qué sentirse perdido(a). Existen programas que pueden ayudarle(a).

Starting the conversation on conversations: Preparing for your next eye doctor visit
Updated: July 21, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Good conversations are critical in any doctor-patient relationship, including the one you have with your eye care professional. Knowing what to ask, and which changes and symptoms to discuss, can help make the most of your time with your eye doctor. What’s more, good communication not only helps your eye doctor take care of your eyes, it may help him or her spot signs of other health conditions that first manifest with eye symptoms.



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