Getting happy in 2013 [Infographic]
Americans are optimistic about keeping their 2013 New Year’s resolutions, with 76 percent of respondents noting their dedication will lend them a more positive outlook for the entire year, according to a recent national survey released by Hampton Hotels. To help make their goals a reality beyond January, Hampton partnered with Dr. Christine Carter, sociologist and happiness expert at the University of California, Berkeley, to provide five tips for a happier, healthier 2013: 1. Pick a resolu...
Three beautiful new date-night looks
(BPT) - Getting ready for a date night can be fun, but finding the perfect look can be overwhelming. Going out today can mean so many things – it’s not just dinner and movie anymore, there is a style for everything. Whether it’s a cozy evening at home with your sweetie, a big date night or a night out on the town with y...
Add some New Orleans flavor to your game day recipes
(BPT) - When it comes to planning for the big football game in New Orleans this year, instead of turning to grease-heavy and heartburn-inducing foods, why not consider some tasty and healthier options that will have everyone giving you a high score for food options? New Orleans-based executive chef Tory McPhail, of the...
Setting the stage for great game-day watching
(BPT) - When you’re playing a sport, the playing field is a key component of the experience, whether it’s a muddy lot in the neighborhood park or top-quality turf in a pro-style stadium. When you’re watching your favorite sport, the viewing environment is just as much a part of the fun as the field is for game play. As...
New year, new vision: see clearly in 2013
(BPT) - The beginning of the year is the most popular time for eye exams and a great time to assess if your corrective lenses are the best fit for you. See 2013 clearly with healthy eyes by following these five simple tips from optometrist, Dr. Tamara Dunn. 1. Start with an eye exam Our eyes age and change just lik...
Homeowners liable for snow and ice control
(BPT) - Whenever it snows, it is a common sight to see workers at shopping centers and business owners out and about clearing pathways, parking spaces and entrances of snow and ice. But this isn’t just good business to help customers get in the door, it is also a liability issue should someone slip and fall and injure t...
Swimming: Not just for summer anymore
(BPT) - It’s dark. It’s cold. Heading to the pool might be the furthest thing from your mind. While summer is the time of year for playing at the beach, pool parties and outdoor water sports, the colder months are actually a great time to start swimming. “Swimming is a low-impact exercise that depending, on the intensi...
Six tips to keep your new year's resolution to lose weight
(BPT) - It’s probably the most commonly made new year’s resolution: lose weight and get into shape. In early January, the gyms are full, the sports stores run out of equipment, and the streets are teeming with new joggers. Many of us promise ourselves to lose weight to start the new year, and usually, within a month or ...
Expert tips for a healthier and happier you this year
(BPT) - Whether you’re resolving to eat healthy, begin an exercise routine, save money or update your wardrobe, many of these resolutions are easier said than done, as people aren’t sure where to start or how to get motivated to make these important life changes. Nearly one third of people who made resolutions in 2012 failed to sick with them, according to a recent survey by MSN and Impulse. Nationally recognized nutrition expert and published author Keri Glassman offers these tips for jump...
Men: Holiday stress? No sweat [Infographic]
Tis’ the season to be jolly … stressed and sweaty? While the holidays are some of the most enjoyable times of the year, they are also some of the most stressful – even for the toughest of men. Giving the perfect gift, entertaining out-of-town guests and completing end-of-the-year projects at work are crucial times for men to remain confident – not self-conscious – about the impression they’re making. However, a recent survey conducted by Gillette Clinical Strength suggests that many men ma...
How to achieve 4 common financial goals
(BPT) - Whether it’s the new year, a new job, a new baby or simply the right time to get your finances order, the process usually starts with setting some goals. The first step in the process of achieving your financial goals is to recognize what needs to be done to put yourself in the position you want to be in. Once...
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