It hasn’t quite sunk in yet for the players, but the 2016 Lady Tors volleyball squad are now and forever a part of school history — the first team to reach the playoffs in a program more than 40 years old.
As early voting begins today, what is of equal, if not more, importance than the presidential race for Galveston County voters are the local races.
(StatePoint) Bullying is still prevalent in American schools and communities. Indeed, 91 percent of students and educators in a recent study agree it’s a problem. And these days, bullying takes place both in the schoolyard and online, making harassment a round-the-clock problem.
(BPT) - Working from home seems like a professional dream for many, but sometimes your home isn’t the optimum place to do business. Perhaps you’ve outgrown your home office or your startup requires a more professional atmosphere for client meetings. Maybe you crave the kind of personal interaction that’s hard to achieve when you work alone, or you just want a change of scenery during the day.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - If you don't care about blowing tens of thousands of dollars on upgrades that add little or nothing to your house's value, you might as well stop reading this and go Google "Pokemon Go" for updates on the latest weird mishaps to befall distracted players. But if you do care -- and you'd especially better if you intend to ever sell -- then Remodeling magazine's annual Cost vs. Value Report for 2016 is must reading.
(BPT) - Your Facebook profile is a representation of you on the Web. It’s where you connect with friends, learn the latest news and find the best reviews of the restaurants and products you enjoy every day. You use your Facebook profile all the time, so you want to make sure the information you display on Facebook remains as safe and secure as possible.
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(BPT) - Does your exercise routine live and die by the treadmill? Does your workout consist of an hour on the elliptical? While you can’t ignore the positive impact aerobic exercise has on your health, it may not be the dream weight-loss solution you hope for.
(StatePoint) Will you be hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? Even those with the best mashed potatoes, the tastiest cornbread and the sweetest pie can have reservations about carving the turkey.
(StatePoint) One of the elements that can greatly enhance the value and enjoyment of a home is beautiful landscaping. But with certain parts of the country facing water restrictions, and many others simply wanting to go green, both residential and commercial property owners are finding it increasingly difficult to keep lawns and hedges thick, green and free of dead zones.
(BPT) - It’s something of a stereotype, but it’s true. Latinas love their families more than anything and because of that, they’re often more likely to take preventive actions for the health of their families while ignoring their own wellness needs in the process. If you are a Latina, it is time to look out for yourself! Start with these tips from Colgate Total’s Simplemente Saludable panel of experts – Yudy Arias, Chef Lala and Karent Sierra.
(BPT) - Una nueva investigación de Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) encontró que casi 7 de cada 10 latinos (69 por ciento) de 45-60 años de edad en la actualidad no tienen un testamento. Además, casi la mitad (44 por ciento) de los encuestados revelan que no han documentado la información financiera importante.
(BPT) - Brace yourself — the holidays are coming, and so are post-holiday bills. How will you cope with yours?
(BPT) - Humans aren’t the only ones that can suffer from asthma. As one of the most common respiratory diseases in cats, asthma affects about 1 percent of the domesticated feline population in the U.S. Cats between the ages of 2 and 8 are most likely to develop the disease.
(StatePoint) The holiday season is hectic. Between shopping for gifts, preparing for guests and decorating the home, it can sometimes feel as if there aren’t enough hours in the day or money in the bank to get it all done.
(BPT) - The holidays are filled with parties, potlucks and feasts that call for delicious treats. Whether you’re hosting or just attending, any shindig is enhanced by a tasty cheese platter. These tips and tricks will inspire you to create an appetizing and elegant cheese plate that is sure to charm your guests and please even the pickiest of eaters.
(BPT) - Would you plug a leak if it cost $6 billion a year?
(BPT) - It seems more and more of us are “cutting the cord” these days, moving away from hard-wired connections to cable TV, internet service and more. The freedom to go wireless offers options that we couldn’t have imagined just five or 10 years ago — you can stream movies on your phone while sitting in the backyard, or do a Google search as you wait in line at the grocery store.
(BPT) - The friends, the family, the food — Thanksgiving is a beloved holiday enjoyed by both young and old. Beyond the friendly conversation and heartwarming nostalgia, the mouthwatering meal is the star of the day.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Family time can be scarce these days, with activities and distractions pulling parents and kids in every direction. But a family-friendly television network, INSP, wants to change that. In an increasingly polluted television environment, they are one network trying to offer a breath of clean air.
(BPT) - Bullying is a tough reality for many children. One out of every four students reports being bullied during the school year, according to the National Center for Educating Statistics. But the news gets worse. Studies show that children who have disabilities are two to three times more likely to be bullied than their peers who don’t have disabilities. It’s a good time to remind parents, students and teachers about bullying awareness — especially among children who have disabilities — because October is Bullying Prevention Month.
(BPT) - With fewer homes for sale and good returns on the remodeling investment, more homeowners are reclaiming their lower levels and remodeling their basements.
(NAPSI)—As temperatures drop, the importance of helping to protect your skin doesn’t. UV rays reach Earth’s surface year-round—even in the fall and winter months when we don’t feel the heat. One of the best things you can do for your skin is to include sun protection as part of your daily routine, even as the weather gets brisk. Actress and Coppertone spokesperson Brittany Snow has bright ideas to help keep skin healthy and hydrated throughout the cooler months:
(NAPSI)—Most homes that require heat rely on furnaces or heat pumps to circulate warm air throughout the house. Knowing which piece of equipment is right for your home isn’t always easy. The experts at the YORK brand of Johnson Controls suggest you consider the following questions before making a decision:
(NAPSI)—Cell phone? Check. Credit Card? Check. Health Insurance Card...?
(NAPSI)—According to a recent report by IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, which tracks the pharmaceutical industry, Americans spend about $424 billion a year on prescription drugs—and the prices for many of them seem to keep on rising.
(BPT) - This article is sponsored advertising content from Amgen, Inc.
(BPT) - What’s your idea of the perfect Thanksgiving meal? A big family buffet, or perhaps an intimate evening with a few close friends? Thanksgiving brings us together from near and far for all sorts of fun-filled traditions that are uniquely our own. And while those traditions may vary somewhat as families grow and our lives change over time, there’s one constant at the heart of Thanksgiving entertaining — the beloved turkey platter.
(BPT) - Everyone knows it is important to save for retirement in order to build a nest egg and enjoy the “golden years.” So why is it that state and local governments many times act irresponsibly when it comes to saving for the future of public employees?
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As Americans age, one element seems to be key for their mental and physical health: optimism. That's the finding suggested by a new Humana survey, which asked Americans age 60 and over how they perceive the importance of various wellness traits.
(BPT) - When you fill your bird feeders and put fresh water in the birdbath this season, you’ll definitely be giving your feathered friends a helping hand. But you could also be serving the greater good!
(BPT) - By now, kids have settled into their school day routine, teachers know each student’s abilities and potential, and you’re feeling like you have a moment to catch a breath before the holidays arrive. Then, an envelope comes home from school with a troubling surprise: your child is having difficulty seeing the white board in class. The school recommends a full eye exam.
(BPT) - The holidays are magical, but all that fun and festiveness can eat up a lot of your time. Don't let the joy of the season be overshadowed by a hectic schedule and too many to-do's. These 10 simple tips and tricks will help you save time so you can focus on what really matters.
(StatePoint) Thanksgiving is a quintessential example of American tradition, and the food and drink on your holiday table is undoubtedly the centerpiece of the holiday.
(StatePoint) More than 10,000 people in the United States turn 65 years old every day, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. This growth in the aging population has led to an increased number of people who care for loved ones in their homes.
(BPT) - Parents, get ready! The spookiest night of the year is just around the corner. Farm Rich, one of the nation’s best-selling frozen snacks and appetizers brands, has concocted five frightfully fun food hacks to keep you from going “batty” while getting ready for your own Halloween gatherings.
(BPT) - After a recent heart attack, the road ahead may seem overwhelming, with many new medications, doctor appointments and lifestyle changes to navigate. This is a critical time to embrace a proactive role in your health because a heart attack is not just a one-time event—after a recent heart attack, you are at an even higher risk of having another one. In fact, approximately 200,000 people in the U.S. suffer a recurrent heart attack each year.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - In only minutes, you can ensure your Christmas tree will meet the "merry and bright" standard. Your holiday lighting dreams can surpass expectations with just a bit of advance planning.
(BPT) - It has been 100 years since an important American institution was born. On August 25, 1916, the National Park Service was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson and was established as a new federal bureau to oversee the country’s national parks and monuments.
(BPT) - When you get behind the wheel, some actions come automatically, without thinking, such as checking your fuel gauge, using your turn signal and snapping on your seat belt.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Carrying drinks conveniently and discreetly remains a challenge, but the latest design from Genie Bags can grant the wish of anyone looking to carry and tap into the drink of your choice while on the go.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Women are often the primary health care decision-makers for their families, but they are far from confident about their ability to pay for health care costs and choose the right insurance plan. According to the Aflac 2016 Open Enrollment Survey, more than 1 in 10 women say they live paycheck to paycheck and nearly half have less than $500 saved. The 2016 Aflac WorkForces Report also revealed that only 26 percent of working women feel prepared to pay the out-of-pocket expenses from an unexpected serious illness or accident.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Fitness, dance, MMA studios, spas and gyms looking for the next big trend may start to heat things up with FitBomb's new specialized fitness sauna. The Studio Fitbomb far infrared sauna from Hi-Q Fitness is available for literally hundreds of health and fitness centers after its successful debut placement in Cabana Spas.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - What is it about families and reality TV that have us tuning in on a regular basis? Is it watching a family dynamic unfold? Is it the drama? Whatever it is, UP TV's "Bringing Up Bates" has families hooked.
(NAPSI)—Now is a good time to ready your vehicle in preparation for rough weather conditions ahead.
(NAPSI)—It’s a fact: Many patients now prefer to use integrative health care approaches, especially to treat chronic pain. This trend has given licensed naturopathic doctors (NDs) even greater leverage to push for veterans and others who suffer from chronic pain to have access to the full range of treatments—and physicians.
(BPT) - Thousands of travel-associated cases of the Zika virus have been reported all over the United States, and new cases are being diagnosed daily. They’ve also been reported in dozens of foreign countries around the globe such as Germany, Spain, Costa Rica, Papua New Guinea and Singapore, among others.
(Family Features) For parents with a picky eater, it may seem that no amount of coaxing or prodding will get that little mouth in motion. A fresh approach may be all you need to make meal time a more enjoyable experience for all.
(Family Features) Life insurance is a valuable asset, but over time you may find that your life insurance no longer fits your situation. You might be surprised to learn that in addition to your home, stocks, bonds and antiques, your life insurance is another asset you can sell.