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Six ways studying abroad can change your life
(BPT) - Many students study abroad each year for only a few months, or even weeks. But the experiences and lessons learned go on to impact them well past that brief time, and the benefits of their travels don’t stop once they return home. Studying abroad isn’t just a chance to explore foreign cities, but a time to grow, ...
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What do consumers and doctors need to know about opioid dependence? [Infographic]
Opioid dependence (OD) is more common than many people realize and can happen to anyone - affecting adult men and women of all ages, races, ethnic groups, income and educational levels. This chronic condition, also known as prescription painkiller and heroin addiction, has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and represents a rapidly growing medical problem and public health concern. Despite the ever-growing numbers of individuals living with OD and significant media coverage, a ...
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How to lose a sweet tooth
(BPT) - Most of us have been there at some point. You somehow find yourself barefoot in your kitchen at midnight, eating ice cream out of the container. Alternatively, the mid-afternoon energy slump has landed you in front of the vending machine pining for a package of candy. Maybe the kids didn’t exactly have to twist y...
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Don't be daunted by drywall: Tips for success
(BPT) - Whether you’re finishing a basement or adding space, many home improvement projects require you to replace or add drywall. These days, many homeowners are considering hanging and finishing drywall themselves, giving their projects a complete do-it-yourself flair and helping to cut expenses. As you plan your summe...
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Best backyard bets for your buck
(BPT) - From entertainment systems and fully functional kitchens to luxurious furnishings and decor, it’s easy to drop a bundle on improving your outdoor living spaces. The choices seem to be unlimited. But no matter how much you love your deck or patio – and most Americans do – you probably don’t have an unlimited budge...
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Create an outdoor sanctuary in your backyard
(BPT) - Coming home from a long work day to a place of peace, quiet, relaxation and even harmony is a dream for many homeowners. And by creating an outdoor sanctuary in the backyard, this private place of solace will become the first destination for all members of the family when they need a break. Backyard sanctuaries i...
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How America's change-leading generation has redesigned aging
(BPT) - America’s baby boomers first came on the scene in 1946. They’ve been turning the world on its head ever since. Known as the country’s greatest generation for leading change, baby boomers make up roughly 26 percent of the United States’ total population – at about 78 million people. Over the years they’ve reinvent...
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Is your drowsiness dangerous? Sleep apnea evaluation urged for those at risk
(BPT) - Despite common misconceptions, anyone – regardless of gender, weight or fitness level – can develop obstructive sleep apnea, a life-threatening condition characterized by episodes of complete or partial airway obstruction during sleep. As many as 12 million to 18 million American adults have untreated sleep apnea...
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Majority of active traders think equities are attractive, but bullish outlook has softened [Infographic]
Charles Schwab surveyed 477 active traders in June 2013 and discovered a rise in neutral outlooks on the market. A majority still think it’s a good time to invest in equities, but 37 percent are unsure. Plus, nearly 38 percent of traders surveyed say they are bullish on stocks over the next three to six months, down from 52 percent in March. With an anticipation of volatility ahead, confidence that portfolios are properly hedged against potential risk dropped 8 percentage points between the f...
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Cool your home and save cold, hard cash with air conditioning tips
(BPT) - Home cooling costs rise with the temperature, making many homeowners dread the arrival of their monthly electric bill during the good ol’ summertime. Fortunately, with a few simple strategies, it’s easy to cut down on cooling costs so you can enjoy summer, even through record-high temperatures. “Air conditioning ...
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How case managers help patients navigate the health care maze [Infographic]
About 10,000 baby boomers will reach Medicare age each day for the next 16 years according to the Pew Research Center. Two in three will learn to manage diseases like diabetes or heart disease. Health issues take more than just a physical toll; financial costs and emotional challenges are part of the mix. And there are new fears - mortality, bankruptcy and loss of independence during a long recovery. They risk getting lost in the unfamiliar terrain of doctors, specialists, hospitals, labs and...
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Women can achieve a great hair day every day [Infographic]
A great hair day can inspire a positive approach to a woman’s entire day when she believes her hair looks and feels beautiful. Now, women can have a great hair day every day with new Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner formula that delivers up to five times smoother hair, in just one wash for beautifully moisturized results that women love. Now through Sept. 30, women can visit Dove.com/GreatHairAffair to show off their great hair day by simply uploading or pinning a photo for a chance ...
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