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How to host with elegance: 7 timeless entertaining tips

(BPT) – Do you like to host get-togethers with friends? There’s far more to throwing a dinner party than having friends over for a delicious meal. Every detail from the food to wine to lighting should set the mood and make your guests feel at ease. If you don’t know where to start, Jordan Vineyard &

How much time does it really take to search for your next home?

  (BPT) – This year has been challenging for first-time homebuyers, and a new survey reveals the time, effort and money they’ve invested throughout their home-buying process. This new data from digital real estate platform Opendoor revealed that an overwhelming 79% of first-time homebuyers who missed work while immersed in the homebuying process had to take off an average

Surprisingly simple ways to recycle old mattresses, paint, carpet and batteries

  (BPT) – Reduce, reuse, recycle — every effort counts when it comes to the environment. If you live in California, you’re likely already recycling some common household goods. But what about items that can’t go in the recycling bin? Are they destined for the landfill? California is known around the world as a leader

Flu shot recommended for people 65 and older

  (BPT) – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people 65 years and older get their flu shot this year, in addition to their currently recommended COVID-19 vaccines. Health experts across the country urge everyone 6 months and older to get an annual flu vaccine, but for

4 things to consider before buying an indoor air purifier

  (BPT) – The average person takes between 17,280 and 23,040 breaths a day, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. With colder months ahead driving people back indoors — where concentrations of allergens like dust, pollen, pet dander and smoke can be up to five times higher — air quality should be a top

Flu season is here: What you need to know

  (BPT) – After more than 18 months of taking precautions to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the world is slowly reopening — families and friends are reuniting, workers are heading back into the office and children are going back into school. But as the world continues to gradually make progress in fighting COVID-19,

The small thyroid gland in your neck has huge impact on wellness

  (BPT) – When discussing health and wellness, the thyroid gland isn’t likely a hot topic between friends and family. This tiny gland is frequently overlooked, yet deserves attention because it plays such a large role in the health of the body, impacting how you look and feel every day. Small yet mighty, the thyroid

Taking the mystery out of cholesterol

  (BPT) – Research indicates that nearly 38% of US adults aged 20 years or older have high cholesterol, which puts them at a higher risk for heart attack and stroke. But high cholesterol can be “silent.” “If you have high cholesterol, you’d never know it, because it causes no symptoms,” Janet S. Wright, MD,

Prepárese para el regreso a la escuela: póngase al día con las visitas médicas y las vacunas de rutina

  (BPT) – Con todos los niños que vuelven a clases en persona este otoño, sus familias están revisando sus listas de verificación de regreso a la escuela. Este es el momento perfecto para tachar de la lista algo que es esencial para comenzar el año escolar de manera saludable: asegurarse de que sus hijos