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    5 ways to say goodbye to your 'sad desk lunch'

    (BPT) - You’re running out the door, already late and thinking about that important 8 a.m. meeting. Lunch is the last thing on your mind. In fact, you usually just pick something up from the deli line or local fast food place and hurry back to your desk. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Only one in five people actually ditch their desks during their lunch hour. When you feel your stomach growl, it’s all too easy to grab something from the vending machine or — if you remember — to pack a cold turkey sandwich. But there are plenty of easy ways to spice up your lunchtime routine at work. Here are some tips to improve your mediocre midday meal:

  • Food Recipes Entertaining

    6 quick tips for everyday kitchen messes

    (BPT) - The kitchen is truly the heart of the home — whether you’re making Grandma’s famous cookies or hosting an intimate dinner for family and friends, the fun in this room never ends! But the cleanup that follows can be a chore.

  • Food Recipes Entertaining

    Make Summer Holidays Delectable With California Avocados

    (NAPSI)—It’s summertime, which means it’s also California avocado season and outdoor entertaining is in full swing!

Monday 06/06/2016
Unique gifts fit for every type of grad
Posted: June 06, 2016

(BPT) - Graduation season is in full swing, and “Pomp and Circumstance” can be heard around every corner. Help your favorite high school or college grad prepare for the next steps in life’s journey with a thoughtful, personalized gift. Here are a few ideas worthy of a ceremonial cap toss.

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Friday 05/27/2016
Gift Guide for DIY Dads and Grads
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 1:36 am

(StatePoint) Father’s Day and graduation season are the perfect opportunities to beef up your gift recipient’s garage -- and high-quality tools are a must for anyone -- from DIY novices to professional handymen.

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Tips to get family photos you want to keep forever
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 1:36 am

(BPT) - If you’re like most people, images of your family are probably languishing on your smartphone or tucked away in the closet on an old computer. If you take a break from the selfies and invest in the time to hire a professional photographer, you’ll end up with beautiful family portraits that capture and preserve the love, affection and expressions that are unique to your family. These photographs are your gift to yourself, your children and generations to come.

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Monday 05/23/2016
5 Father's Day gifts that beat a tie
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 1:37 am

(BPT) - While it’s true your father will appreciate any gift he receives this Father’s Day, you can seize the opportunity to think outside the tie box. Here are five ideas to help step up your gifting game this Father’s Day:

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Monday 05/16/2016
Dads and Grads Season: How to Pick the Right Gifts
Updated: May 17, 2016 - 1:36 am

(StatePoint) It’s that time of year again. Whether you’re shopping for a new graduate or something special for Dad, you’ll want to find the perfect gift.

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Thursday 05/12/2016
How to Select the Best Gifts for Grads
Updated: May 13, 2016 - 1:35 am

(StatePoint) Graduation celebrates one of life’s major accomplishments. It also celebrates independence, which is often eagerly anticipated -- albeit a bit scary. As a result, most people are tempted to give gift cards to recent graduates to alleviate fears over upcoming expenses both after high school and college. But there are many practical and meaningful gifts you can get your grads that they’ll both appreciate and remember for years to come.

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Tuesday 05/10/2016
Great Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Updated: May 11, 2016 - 1:37 am

(StatePoint) Historically wisecracked as one of the most difficult people to buy for, Dad still generates $12.7 billion in Father’s Day sales, according to the National Retail Federation’s “Father’s Day Spending Survey” conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.

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Sunday 05/01/2016
Great Father's Day Gifts for Outdoor Dads
Updated: May 04, 2016 - 1:39 am

(StatePoint) Does Dad love the great outdoors? Show you care this Father’s Day by helping him gear up for upcoming adventures.

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Thursday 04/28/2016
Mother's Day gifts guaranteed to give a lift
Posted: April 28, 2016

(BPT) - For those who want to think outside the chocolate box, Mother’s Day poses a challenge of the very best kind. Making sure your gift counts all comes back to knowing and appreciating just what makes Mom special. These gift ideas are sure to strike a chord with those women who give us unconditional love, laughter and a lifetime of memories:

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Tuesday 04/26/2016
7 sweet gifts for Mom
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 1:38 am

(BPT) - Show mom just how much you love her by showering her with sweet gifts straight from the heart. From a breakfast fit for a Queen, to a “berry” sweet chocolate surprise, to quick and easy gift ideas and sweet homemade treats, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for your family’s leading lady and make this Mother’s Day one to remember!

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Friday 07/22/2016
How to Make the Most of Your Greater Fort Lauderdale Vacation
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 1:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Are you thinking about planning a Florida vacation? The greater Fort Lauderdale area is among the most popular South Florida destinations. For outdoor enthusiasts, Greater Fort Lauderdale features 23 miles of Blue Wave-certified beaches, as well as more than 300 miles of inland waterways for sightseeing. This beach resort destination offers a range of daytime and nighttime options for entertainment, shopping and dining.

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Thursday 07/21/2016
Celebrar el verano sin estrés en la casa o en la calle
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 1:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Noticias Patrocinadas - El inicio oficial del verano ya está y los días largos y las noches ambles resultan en las excusas perfectas para invitar a tus queridos a una cena deliciosa al fresco con bebidas frías y una buena conversación. Sin importa si organizas una cena con familia dentro de la casa o si haces una barbacoa para todo el barrio, sigue las últimas tendencias para mantenerte en la moda y dentro de tus presupuestos con estos tesoros de la ropa y del hogar de JCPenney.

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Tuesday 07/19/2016
Dads and Daughters Can Profit From Each Other on Father's Day
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 1:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - She's not just "daddy's little girl" anymore. And this Father's Day, it turns out that both millennial daughters and their Boomer dads could profit by sharing financial advice with each other.

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Thursday 07/07/2016
Summer Is the Perfect Time to Catch Up on Some Reading
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 1:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As summer days grow longer (and hotter), with them comes a more relaxed mindset -- there are no lunches to make, kids to get off to school or parent-teacher conferences to attend. In short, it tends to be a great time to catch up on some of those guilty pleasures that you deny yourself nine other months out of the year.

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Tuesday 06/28/2016
Americans Favor Investment in Cancer Cure
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 1:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As divisive as American politics can be, most Americans want their next president to pursue cancer cures, based on the results of a survey conducted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

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Friday 06/24/2016
EMD Serono Improves Access to Fertility Care for Eligible Military
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 1:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - During the summer months, many families spend extra time together - going on trips, enjoying gatherings with family and friends, and making memories that last all year. While the season may be filled with the sounds of joy and laughter, a great day can easily turn into a bad memory when stinging insects are encountered.

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Wednesday 06/22/2016
Yes, Most Insurance Plans Cover Chiropractic Care
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 1:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Most parents know how damaging the effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) can be to our skin, which is why they dutifully slather sunscreen on their kids during the summer. But one thing that often gets overlooked is protecting their children's eyes.

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Why Sunglasses Are a Must-Have for Kids
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 1:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Most parents know how damaging the effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) can be to our skin, which is why they dutifully slather sunscreen on their kids during the summer. But one thing that often gets overlooked is protecting their children's eyes.

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Thursday 06/16/2016
Biotech Companies Remain the "It" Stock to Have in Your Portfolio
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 1:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If investors have learned anything from Wall Street in recent years, it's how finicky the market can be. While there is no "sure thing" when it comes to investing, analysts agree that biotech companies remain a solid opportunity.

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Tuesday 06/14/2016
Dads and Grads: They've Worked Hard for These Gifts
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 1:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - In a world that values 24/7 connectivity, consumers are quickly learning that technology and the demands we place on it do not necessarily align. Think about it: technology requires power, but energy sources that are currently available can't possibly meet our needs.

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Wednesday 07/27/2016
5 ways to say goodbye to your 'sad desk lunch'
Updated: July 30, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - You’re running out the door, already late and thinking about that important 8 a.m. meeting. Lunch is the last thing on your mind. In fact, you usually just pick something up from the deli line or local fast food place and hurry back to your desk. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Only one in five people actually ditch their desks during their lunch hour. When you feel your stomach growl, it’s all too easy to grab something from the vending machine or — if you remember — to pack a cold turkey sandwich. But there are plenty of easy ways to spice up your lunchtime routine at work. Here are some tips to improve your mediocre midday meal:

more »
Tuesday 07/26/2016
6 quick tips for everyday kitchen messes
Posted: July 26, 2016

(BPT) - The kitchen is truly the heart of the home — whether you’re making Grandma’s famous cookies or hosting an intimate dinner for family and friends, the fun in this room never ends! But the cleanup that follows can be a chore.

more »
Make Summer Holidays Delectable With California Avocados
Updated: July 27, 2016 - 1:32 am

(NAPSI)—It’s summertime, which means it’s also California avocado season and outdoor entertaining is in full swing!

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Sunday 07/24/2016
Bite-Size Ideas for Easy Entertaining
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) Whether you’re prepping for an extravagant party or an impromptu get-together, being prepared with cupboard staples and entertaining tricks can help you take your gathering to the next level.

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There’s an Apple for That
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) If you’ve ever stood in the produce aisle and wondered what apple to select among the many varieties available, you’re not alone. Apple varieties can differ greatly when it comes to taste, texture, cooking and storage properties, making it important to make the right choice to get the best results for your recipe or pairing.

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Fuel Your Day the Healthy Way
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) Between balancing work with family and friends, squeezing in a healthy meal can be hard, and finding time for a workout can be even harder. A busy lifestyle demands quick, portable and convenient foods that let you refuel your body with better health in mind.

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Pledge to Pack a Healthier Lunchbox
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) If good eating habits have fallen by the wayside during the summer break, you can kick off this school year right by pledging to guide your family toward healthier lunches.

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Brazilian Grilling with Medal-Worthy Skewers
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) With all eyes on Brazil this summer, what better way to celebrate the games than to recreate the flavors of the host country? Create your own backyard Brazilian barbecue with traditional meat skewers that pack a bold flavor punch.

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Friday 07/22/2016
How to Make the Most of Your Greater Fort Lauderdale Vacation
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 1:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Are you thinking about planning a Florida vacation? The greater Fort Lauderdale area is among the most popular South Florida destinations. For outdoor enthusiasts, Greater Fort Lauderdale features 23 miles of Blue Wave-certified beaches, as well as more than 300 miles of inland waterways for sightseeing. This beach resort destination offers a range of daytime and nighttime options for entertainment, shopping and dining.

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Summer pasta-bilities: 5 unique ways to lighten up pasta dishes this season
Posted: July 22, 2016

(BPT) - With warm summer weather in full swing, now is the perfect time to swap out heavier pasta dishes that leave you too full and tired for something lighter and more refreshing. In preparation for your next picnic or dinner party, Three Bridges Vice President of Research and Culinary Innovation, Chef Craig Schauffel, offers five easy ways to lighten up your pasta dishes for the warm weather season. 

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