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(BPT) - Baking during the holidays is a great way to bring family and friends together. Whether you're trying out a new recipe or following old traditions, there are plenty of ways to elevate your holiday baking! Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Dalina Soto shares some better baking tip…

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(BPT) - While it's the season for festivities and numerous joyous activities, a lot of mishaps can happen during the holidays, from baking snafus and turkey fires to decor disasters and pet problems. Fortunately, some smart preparation and mindful steps will help keep you and loved ones safe…

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(BPT) - Have you ever thought that, since you’re starting a healthy new lifestyle tomorrow, you may as well throw all your healthy goals out the window — just for today? If so, you’re not alone. As one year ends and a new year approaches, many people considering health-related resolutions ar…

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(BPT) - If you’re getting ready to host friends and family for the holidays, there’s plenty of preparation that needs to be done before they arrive. In addition to holiday decorating and cleaning, this is a great time to do any necessary home improvements and upgrades.

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(BPT) - From casual gatherings to formal parties, the holidays are full of opportunities to elevate your meals with seafood. Whether you’re an experienced home cook or you prefer to throw meals together on the fly, it helps to have affordable, easy-to-prep culinary tricks up your sleeve so y…

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(StatePoint) Unlike Santa, most of us don’t have elves to take care of properly packing up holiday packages. With shipping deadlines coming up quickly, it’s time to start thinking about getting those presents in the mail. If you don’t know where to begin with sending gifts across town or aro…

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(BPT) - The holiday season is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start making memories in the kitchen with your loved ones. Whether you plan on preparing a few family favorites or attempting an entire multi-course meal, it’s important to be mindful of kitchen fire safety. Accor…

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(BPT) - It’s nearly that time of year again, and with stores starting to line the shelves with all things holiday-related, it’s not too early to start a game plan for this year’s decorations. So, start getting into the spirit and save yourself some trouble while you’re at it with a few helpf…

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(BPT) - Holiday season is in full swing, and between family parties and work events, it can be challenging to maintain healthy habits. To keep your wellness in check this winter, here’s five simple Registered Dietitian-approved tips including how to choose wholesome and nutritious ingredient…

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(BPT) - The holidays are a time full of good cheer, but not necessarily so jolly for your bank account. 'Tis the season to stress out your budget, not to mention the anxiety many people have about the increasing cost of living and the ongoing economic uncertainty.

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(NewsUSA) - As the holiday season approaches, the revival of in-person events, celebrations, and activities leaves many excited, yet overwhelmed, but the right holiday helpers can make this busy season pleasant. Finding products that can serve double (or triple) duty is the key to success by…

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(BPT) - Traditions, tidings and tinsel — the holidays are a time for celebration. While you are planning parties and checking off gift lists, you also know that the holiday season is much more than that. It’s also the time to give thanks and give back to the communities. In fact, December is…

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(BPT) - Having a real Christmas tree in your home brings joy to everyone who sees it — and smells it. So says a recent survey from the Real Christmas Tree Board. In it, people ranked classic holiday scents, defined just what that real tree smells like, and talked about all the feels …

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(BPT) - It’s true at any age: The more do-it-yourself skills we can develop, the better control we’ll have when it comes to maintaining our homes, vehicles and the other material assets that help us lead productive and enjoyable lives.

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(BPT) - As days get shorter, temperatures fall and we begin to spend more time indoors, many of us are looking for ways to make our homes more snug and cozy. After all, the winter months can be much easier to withstand when our homes become havens of warmth, calm and comfort. As British poet…

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(BPT) - The holidays are coming up, which means your life will be full of family, friends and many delicious meals. To keep everything running along merrily this year, why not take steps to make hosting less stressful, and a lot more joyful?

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(BPT) - The 2022 holiday season is upon us, and you’ll see plenty of gift guides while surfing the internet, but it isn’t often that you find the perfect guide for your truck-lovin’ loved ones. It can be hard to choose the best products if you aren’t a truck guru yourself, so here are RealTr…

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(BPT) - With the winter months fast approaching, life can get pretty hectic, often leaving families little time to enjoy a wholesome and nutritious breakfast each morning. Because busy schedules shouldn’t get in the way of a hearty meal, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Dalina Soto offe…

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(BPT) - Face it: holiday shopping can be pretty stressful. While you may look forward to the excitement of celebrating with family and friends, the crowded stores, skyrocketing prices and delayed shipping can make preparing for the holidays overwhelming and put a strain on your finances. The…

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(BPT) - Holidays conjure the excitement of social gatherings, guests and good times. As a result, people like to spiff up their homes for their guests. But what about spiffing up your guest bathroom and making a real statement? It can be an affordable way to show guests that you care about t…

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(BPT) - This year, why not focus on whatever makes your heart happy? That good feeling can be found by hosting dinner, spending time with friends or spreading joy by giving back in your community. No matter how you decide to celebrate the holidays, food remains at the center of most celebrations.

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(BPT) - The holiday season is right around the corner, which means it’s time to stock up on festive outfits for every winter occasion. For children of all ages, this time of year is filled with class parties, family get-togethers and can’t-miss photo ops, so it’s important to find the perfect look.

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(BPT) - Most people would agree that getting good sleep makes you wake up feeling refreshed and rested, but not everyone knows just how crucial it is to get the recommended hours of shuteye. While you are resting, your body is at work. Your muscles work to repair themselves, hormones are rel…

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(BPT) - “Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays,” crooned Perry Como in the iconic 1954 classic Christmas song of the same name. That stirring sentiment, for many, rings particularly true this year as we look forward to once again hosting celebrations at home with loved ones. If you…

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(BPT) - Looking forward to the holidays? This time of year provides plenty of opportunities for fun gatherings, but even if you love entertaining, it can also bring some stress. The good news is, you can help everything go more smoothly by planning ahead.

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(BPT) - The holiday season is a fun-filled time of entertaining, family gatherings and various gift-giving moments. But with the season's greetings and celebrations, this time of year can also be full of waste. In fact, it is said that Americans reportedly throw away 25% more trash between T…

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(BPT) - Life and style are very much connected. From the way an outfit comes together with the quality of the fabric and the cut of the garment, to the ingredients used in a delectable meal, to the pieces that form an alluring home design — these are the details that create a life of beauty,…

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(BPT) - It's the spookiest time of year! Halloween is fast approaching, and parents everywhere are busy making costumes, buying treats and hanging decorations to celebrate the season. As a parent, you want to make every holiday fun, but it can be difficult to come up with new ideas year afte…

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