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7 Must-Have Pantry Items That Will Elevate Your Baking Recipes

(StatePoint) If your casual baking hobby has turned into an obsession, you’re in good company. Baking swept the nation as a way to pass the time in 2020, with an overwhelming 84% of respondents identifying as bakers in an end-of-year Packaged Facts survey of Americans.

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  • Pets

    How pet-friendly policies can ease the transition back to the office

    (BPT) - With many offices welcoming back employees over the next few months, employers and employees alike are wondering what their new workplace will look like, and how smoothly the transition will go. Working from home has had plenty of challenges over the past year, but also has offered many people the ability to spend more time with their beloved pets.

  • Home Decorating

    3 Ways to Fuse Art and Nature in Your Home

    (StatePoint) Beyond sprucing up your work and living environs, there’s certainly much to love about houseplants, whether it’s the simple act of taking care of something or the fact that some varietals can even improve the air quality in your home (peace lilies, we’re looking at you).

  • Kitchen Bed Bath

    Keep Your Laundry Looking and Smelling Great All Summer Long

    (StatePoint) Never underestimate the power of scent. When you first open that dryer door or pull a warm, freshly laundered shirt over your head, you feel good, confident, clean and ready to face the day. You might not consciously think it, but you feel it. But in summer, long days outdoors result in frequent clothing changes and towel usage, creating “loads” more smelly laundry than usual.

  • Business And Careers

    Restore Your Floor, Upgrade Your Space

    (NewsUSA) - Whether you are returning to an office or upgrading a home office, nothing refreshes a business or residential space like new, high-quality flooring. The right flooring can help add style and warmth to a kitchen, infuse energy into a workout room, and lend an air of professionalism to an office.

  • Senior Living

    Don’t break the bank during wedding season in the ‘new normal’

    (BPT) - Weddings are back with a vengeance and with that comes spending time and money for gifts, travel, and maybe even being a part of the wedding party. A recent Zelle® consumer behavior report says that 52% of people are likely to attend a large gathering in 2021/2022. Yes, weddings will be a lot for the bride and groom, but what about the wedding crew and guests who are filling up their schedules with celebrations? How do you make sure to respect the happy couple and your wallet?

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Wednesday 08/04/2021
Why Black Women Are More at Risk of Dying From Breast Cancer
Posted: August 04, 2021

(StatePoint) Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. Yet, according to a recently released report, Black women in the United States face a perfect storm of issues spanning across every aspect of the health care system and society at-large that are causing them to die about 40% more often from breast cancer than white women. Indeed, in some metropolitan areas, the gap can be as high as 74%

Tuesday 08/03/2021
4 activities to help get you and your family outside
Updated: August 04, 2021 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - There's nothing better than getting outside. Not only can it help reduce stress, but it can also bring more energy and excitement to your life. According to a study from the International Journal of Environmental Health Research, it only takes about 20 minutes to feel the positive effects of being outside, even if you're not exercising.

3 health-conscious home updates worth the investment
Posted: August 03, 2021

(BPT) - The pandemic has brought new focus to home enhancements that not only add value, but also support wellness. Today's homeowners are investing in thoughtful improvements that prioritize safety and well-being, helping to substantially increase the home's health quotient.

Doctor offers easy tips for coping with heartburn
Posted: August 03, 2021

(BPT) - If you’ve ever experienced heartburn, you know why it’s called that — you feel a burning sensation in your throat and upper chest, and even a bad taste in your mouth. While heartburn can have many triggers and causes, it is essentially due to the backward flow of acid, called acid reflux, when the muscles controlling the flow between the esophagus and stomach don't close completely.

Make a splash and ride the waves with a trip to Arkansas
Posted: August 03, 2021

(BPT) - During hot summers, there’s nothing better than a relaxing day on your local lake or river. But after spending the last year at home, you may be itching for a change of scenery. For fun water activities this summer, consider a trip to Arkansas. There’s a reason they call Arkansas, The Natural State. With a mix of breathtaking lakes, rivers, parks and small towns, there’s plenty to see and do.

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