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  • Real Estate

    Energy-efficient home trends for 2015 and beyond

    (BPT) - One of the top trends driving today’s housing market is the demand for energy-efficient homes that don’t sacrifice comfort for quality. If you’re looking to purchase a new home, green features can save money both now and in the future, with numerous earth-friendly benefits. Here’s what is trending for 2015 and beyond.

  • Home Decorating

    Decorate Your Home this Season for Under $100

    (StatePoint) When it comes to filling your home with fall flair and warm festive cheer, you don’t have to rely on generic décor purchased from the store, which can be pricy and forgettable. This holiday season make your home unique with a little DIY.

  • Kitchen Bed Bath

    Which kitchen style best matches your personality?

    (BPT) - Everyone has a preferred style of kitchen, no matter if you’re a chef at heart or just prefer to heat something frozen using the microwave. You may be surprised to discover your personality influences the style of kitchen you prefer. So, do you know what style matches your personality?

  • Turn your fantasy fairytale wedding into reality

    (BPT) - Every girl dreams of her fantasy wedding. It usually includes a Prince Charming standing next to her at the altar, saying “I do,” while surrounding by friends and family in a fairytale atmosphere.

Top Story

New research finds 40 percent of teens say they've been hit or nearly hit while walking

(BPT) - Cell phones are a great way to keep in touch with teens on the go. However, new research examines how cell phones and other handheld gadgets are causing teens to be more easily distracted, leading to greater risk on the roads, particularly when walking.

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Pet Central


Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>



Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>



Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>



Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>

Recent Headlines

Saturday 11/01/2014
New Trends in Holiday Shopping This Year
Updated: November 01, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Whether it’s a husband buying yoga pants for his wife, a daughter looking for fly fishing supplies for her dad, or a childless uncle looking for gifts for nieces and nephews, consumers tend to stray from their retail comfort zones during the holiday season in pursuit of the perfect gift for loved ones.

5 simple steps for protecting your home during the holidays
Updated: November 01, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - When you think of the holidays, celebrations, presents and friends likely come to mind - not crime. Unfortunately, burglaries increase at this time of year, and your home could be a target. With a few simple safety precautions, you can protect your property, your family and your valuables now and well into the new year.

Tips for Beating the Winter Blues
Updated: November 01, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Sniffles and flu are not the only afflictions of winter. Many people find that the dark and cold days can impact their mood. In fact, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects approximately 10 million Americans, and another 10 to 20 percent of the public may have mild SAD, according to Psychology Today.

Friday 10/31/2014
Skydiving Vikings to Deliver Minnesota's Game Ball
Updated: November 01, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Look up. It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's Vikings Hiccup, Snotlout and friends -- from DreamWorks' popular "How to Train Your Dragon 2" -- parachuting into the Minnesota Vikings stadium to deliver the all-important game ball.

La necesidad insatisfecha de programas extraescolares en la comunidad hispana es grande y está creciendo
Updated: November 01, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) La participación en programas extraescolares después de clases entre los niños hispanos aumentó de 15 por ciento en 2004 a 29 por ciento en 2014, según una encuesta de hogares encargada por la Afterschool Alliance. La edición de 2014 de “America After 3PM” determina que la demanda insatisfecha de actividades extraescolares es aún mayor: 57 por ciento de los estudiantes hispanos -- 5.5 millones de niños y jóvenes -- que no están inscritos en programas se inscribirían si hubiera disponible un programa, dicen sus padres.

Seasonal Temporary Jobs Help Workers Earn Cash and Find Permanent Positions
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) The holiday season helps put millions of people to work in jobs that may begin as temporary employment, but often turn into permanent employment, according to Express Employment Professionals, which having employed nearly 400,000 people in 2013, is the largest franchised staffing company and second largest privately held staffing company in the United States. 

How to Freeze Veggies
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Fall is a great time to add fresh and falvorful seasonal produce to your menu. Make the most of your selection by using these simple freezing tips so you'll always have vegetables on hand to incorporate into your weeknight cooking.

¡Vivan las uvas! Reinvente las comidas de otoño con un ingrediente sencillo y sorprendente
Updated: November 01, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - En la medida que los días comienzan a ser más cortos– y las noches más agitadas– las familias buscan comidas rápidas y fáciles de preparar, que complazcan hasta a los más exigentes paladares. Con unos cuantos trucos y recetas para ahorrar tiempo, podrá reinventar instantáneamente los platos familiares favoritos, y recibirá elogios en la mesa a la hora de cenar.