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5 tips you should try for keto success on the go
(BPT) - If you've recently perused any magazine, Instagram page or blog, it's likely you've heard about the ketogenic, or keto, lifestyle. But what exactly is it? Keto is a high-fat, very low-carbohydrate diet with the goal of changing the way your body fuels itself. The goal is to put your body in... More >>

3 easy changes that could transform your health
(BPT) - Making changes to improve your health can feel overwhelming. But just a few simple modifications can impact your health dramatically. Here are three easy changes you can make now to transform your health:Eat your waterAre you thirsty? Up to 75 percent of Americans may be functioning in a ch... More >>

Best food and wine pairings for your summer soiree
(BPT) - If you love entertaining, warmer weather brings up images of visiting with friends on the patio or deck, and enjoying light summer fare with a delicious, refreshing rosť wine. Now's the time to make plans, and nothing is more fun than planning a soiree. All you need are the best pairings fo... More >>

7 ideas to give your barbecue the ultimate flavor boost
(BPT) - When the temps heat up, home cooks look for lighter, more refreshing food and drinks that still pack a nutritional punch. The cranberry is just the thing - a tangy fruit that adds flavorful zing to sweet and savory recipes. Available dried, frozen, as juice or sauce, cranberries are a good ... More >>

4 ways to enjoy your outdoor living space year-round
(BPT) - A one-of-a-kind, all-seasons deck is possible in any climate - if the right features are included in the design. The key is to combine features that protect from the elements, and use the right materials to make it happen.Whether you're revamping an existing area or creating a brand-new out... More >>

The American ingredient inspiring top French chefs
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4 Cooking Secrets from Michelin-starred Chef Curtis Stone
(BPT) - Whether it's in his home kitchen or at one of his restaurants, Michelin-starred Chef Curtis Stone believes a delicious meal is best enjoyed with the people you love. From breakfast favorites, to easy weeknight meals and the perfect dinner for hosting friends and family, Chef Curtis Stone sh... More >>

How you can help bring nutritious foods to kids in need this summer
(BPT) - For many American children, summer is the ultimate season. Whether it's the warm weather, the break from school or the opportunity to enjoy activities like camp, swimming and bike rides, kids count down the days to fun.However, one in six children in the U.S. faces hunger, according to a 20... More >>

Agriculture insight: Major players nurture innovation by supporting startups
(BPT) - Environmental pressures like drought confront growers across the globe, and they can exacerbate the many other demands growers face. The challenges are intertwined, coming from every direction, including profitability requirements, food-supply-chain demands and nutrient shortages.'Across th... More >>

6 must-dos for marathon training
(BPT) - Whether it's your first marathon or you're an experienced runner, you probably know there's much more to it than just the cardio. Your entire lifestyle must adjust to support your training. How you train, and what you eat and drink, all counts when you're preparing for such a challenge.Here... More >>

Can you take on the challenge of a day full of onions?
(BPT) - The onion now has its very own day. It's a day to cheer one of the nation's most popular and versatile vegetables. June 27 is National Onion Day.This is the perfect time to get adventurous and put onions in every meal.The onion is the third-most consumed fresh vegetable in the United States... More >>

How to gather your family for a special weekly meal
(BPT) - Did your family get together for Sunday dinner when you were growing up? Or perhaps you all looked forward to another special day of the week when everyone gathered for a meal?Those weekly meals were all about relaxing and spending quality time with people you cared most about - your family... More >>

Master Your Grill With These Trending Grilling Recipes and Tips
(BPT) - Reynolds Wrap® has you covered with the latest grilling trends and tips to help fire up the 2019 grilling season! Whether you're cooking for one or feeding the entire neighborhood, these ideas will turn you into a grill master. For even more recipes and grilling inspiration, visit R... More >>

Tales from the grill: Why Americans are hooked on cooking outdoors
(BPT) - Americans have a long-standing love affair with grilling. This relationship started many years ago. Our ancestors first learned to cook over an open flame, and today grilling has become a year-round lifestyle choice with many preferring to cook outdoors.Why do Americans love grilling so muc... More >>

Moms, make time for yourself this summer
(BPT) - With summertime upon us and kids out of school, moms are heading into one of the busiest times of year. When summer schedules get hectic, it's more important than ever for moms to take time for themselves and keep up their energy.One easy way for moms to stay on top of their game while on t... More >>

6 tips to better nutrition
(BPT) - Dr. Nicole Avena, assistant professor of neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and visiting professor of health psychology at Princeton University, explains six popular nutrition trends including sustainable snacks, new plant-based milks, prebiotics and probiotics and the latest on... More >>

Music Festival Mobile Must-Haves [Infographic]
(BPT) - Millennial music fans reveal how much they rely on their phones at festivals.... More >>

How to display the U.S. flag with respect and pride
(BPT) - Flag Day is celebrated every year on June 14 to commemorate the adoption of the U.S. flag on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. After decades of state and local celebrations across the country that date as far back as the early 1900s, Flag Day was officially es... More >>

Pledge to listen: How a free trip to Egypt changed lives, attitudes
(BPT) - The familiar phrase 'random acts of kindness' has its origins on a placemat in Sausalito in 1982, on which writer Ann Herbert wrote, 'Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.' The idea took on a life of its own, with stories of strangers buying groceries for others or feeding ... More >>

10 movies that connect generations
(BPT) - Movies both bring us together and bridge generational divides. They help us relate to each other and understand past eras. Great movies also shape a generation, creating a common experience. They reflect the hopes and dreams of their audiences.Here are 10 movies to help forge connections be... More >>

Summertime adventure in Arkansas
(BPT) - The warm months have arrived, bringing with them longer days and the promise of new family memories to be made.An affordable getaway to The Natural State is the perfect excuse to soak up all the fun and sun this time of year offers.Centrally located and naturally beautiful, Arkansas is the ... More >>

Take gardening to the next level
(BPT) - For both novice gardeners and those with years of experience, there are always ways to improve the gardening experience and the results with innovative techniques, approaches and products. From choosing eco-friendly plant food to updating the containers used for planting, here are a few tip... More >>

4 habits to create lasting energy
(BPT) - When it comes to feeling your best, many people agree that energy plays a major role not only in our productivity but also our overall happiness. While we all wish there was a quick fix, sustained energy is not easily attained by just another cup of coffee. Energy needs to be generated from... More >>

Fuel Your Next Outdoor Workout with This Performance-Packed Fuel
(BPT) - As the temperatures rise and colorful flowers make their debut, it's once again the time of year to get outside for some physical activity and sunshine. Ditch the gym and try a workout in the park, get on your bike and explore the city, or go grab some friends and head out on your favorite ... More >>

5 simple steps to sparkling hardwood floors
(BPT) - Getting your home ready for summer means putting away the warm clothing and winter gear, clearing out clutter and making room for lighter and brighter accessories. As you prepare to tidy and organize your home for a summer of get-togethers and cookouts, don't forget to show a little extra l... More >>

3 Tips for Finding the Perfect Flavor Pairings This Summer
(BPT) - Summertime is just about here, and that means new temperatures, new travel plans, and perhaps most importantly, new flavors. Finding the right flavor combinations can make or break your summer taste experiences. In fact, new research from Cape Cod Potato Chips surveying Americans 21+ finds ... More >>

10 Fun Facts About Quinoa [Infographic]
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3 ideas to freshen up your favorite summer treats
(BPT) - Summertime brings lots of picnics, barbecues and pool parties, along with tasty treats everyone loves to share. Want to make yummy desserts your friends will rave about, but with your own unique twist?Add exotic new fruit.Whether you're making a fruit salad, a pie or another tasty fruit-for... More >>

Easy dinner hacks for hectic weeknights [Infographic]
(BPT) - Did you know 80% of Americans don't know what they're having for dinner until 4:00 p.m.? And once they get in the kitchen, they're only spending an average of 37 minutes on their meal, including prep and cleanup. Just because you're short on time, you don't need to sacrifice quality or flav... More >>

Video games that help young women solve problems and express themselves
(BPT) - Playing video games is not simply entertainment or an escape for middle school girls; it can be a confidence booster. The best games offer intellectual challenges, social interaction and a creative outlet. These games provide opportunities for young women to problem solve, be part of a grou... More >>

Entertain effortlessly with global flavors
(BPT) - When the warm weather finally arrives, it's easy to get excited about leisurely days spent in the company of friends and family, enjoying delicious, fresh, seasonal foods. At the top of the list are crisp, juicy and delicious California grapes, which are always a favorite snack. For the hom... More >>

Home flipping experts reveal the story of their first renovation
(BPT) - Like a first kiss, first car or first day of school, entrepreneurs and home renovation experts Ashley and Andy Williams will never forget completing their first home renovation project.'That day began as all our days do - with organized chaos,' Ashley said. 'We got our two kids ready for sc... More >>

7 easy travel snack ideas for diabetics
(BPT) - Do you have diabetes and stress about finding healthy and convenient snack options while you're traveling?See below for smart snacking tips and healthy recipes for diabetics.Choose healthy and satisfying snacks between meals. Snacking done right can keep your blood sugar levels as close to ... More >>

The building blocks to a more beautiful outdoor-living space
(BPT) - Segmental retaining wall units are one of the most versatile landscaping tools in the homeowner's and professional landscaper's toolbox. Retaining wall units have evolved from just retaining soil, transitioning slopes and preventing erosion. Today's SRWs can do all that plus serve as multip... More >>

Who gets a rose? A free way to check out your favorite shows [Video]
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5 ways you can help fight child hunger
(BPT) - Did you know more than 13 million youth in the U.S. don't know where their next meal is coming from? This is especially true during the summer, when children and teens don't have access to free or reduced-cost lunches or breakfasts offered during the school year. In fact, over 22 million ki... More >>

Stop the food fights! Tips to find common ground with kids about healthy eating
(BPT) - When you hand your kids a healthy snack or have them sit down to a wholesome meal, do you cringe because you fear their little voices of retaliation? 'Ew,' 'yuck' and "I don't like that!" are some of the most notorious responses.While it may sometimes feel like kids only want unhealthy food... More >>

How to choose plants for your summer garden
(BPT) - Whether you're new to gardening or have a green thumb, summer is the perfect season to start your own garden. Now is the time to start thinking of all the possibilities the warm weather brings!'The first step to start your summer garden is considering what plants make you happy and what typ... More >>

How to create a DIY planter box for growing your summer herbs
(BPT) - Do-it-yourself projects are more popular than ever, and it's no wonder why; they make for a great weekend activity and are a creative way to add handmade touches to your space. Whether it's gardening, cooking, or simply being creative, summer is the perfect time to combine your favorite pas... More >>

How to Get the Most Out of Your Morning Meal
(BPT) - Everyone has heard the phrase, 'Breakfast is the most important meal of the day' at least once in their life, but many don't know the extensive benefits of starting the day with a nutritious meal. Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner shares her expertise and offers sim... More >>

The Aloha Anatomy: Mainlanders' Love Affair with Hawaii [Infographic]
(BPT) - From visiting by the millions to relishing the flavorful cuisine to embracing the lifestyle, the mainland's adoration for the Aloha State has never been stronger.... More >>

Tips for eating healthier this summer
(BPT) - Summer is possibly the easiest time to stick to a healthier lifestyle. It's warm outside so we're more likely to be active, plus there's plenty of good, fresh produce available. With the recent focus on organic ingredients and the farm-to-table approach, home cooks and anyone interested in ... More >>

5 surprising ways to use turmeric in your everyday cooking
(BPT) - If you're familiar with turmeric, you probably know it as a spice in Indian cuisine such as curry. Turmeric is mildly aromatic, with a distinct earthy, pungent flavor and deep yellow color. The warm, gingery taste of turmeric can be combined with other spices to create unique flavors that c... More >>

Move Your Kitchen Outdoors with a Grill Station
(BPT) - It's hard to argue the popularity of cooking outdoors, with seven in ten U.S. adults owning a grill or smoker, according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association. Whether it's entertaining friends on a holiday or cooking a casual family dinner on a weeknight, grills and smokers are t... More >>

5 tips for practicing self-care
(BPT) - Ever feel like the days just get away from you, and you don't have time to do all the things you need to do, much less want to do? Often wish you could just spend your evenings or weekends on your own personal goals, practicing some self-care or just relaxing? There are many ways you can ta... More >>

Create and connect: 5 unique ways to spark self-expression
(BPT) - Shared experiences are part of what makes us human. There's nothing better than getting together with friends, loved ones, neighbors, colleagues (really whoever wants to join!) to catch up and share a few laughs. Add to that an engaging, hands-on activity, and you've crafted the perfect gat... More >>

Your Four Step Guide to Celebrating National Pretzel Day
(BPT) - For pretzel lovers everywhere, this Friday is time for a huge celebration ... it's officially National Pretzel Day! To help get you in the spirit and give you the tools you need to host the ultimate celebration, Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps is here to break down a how-to guide for the ultim... More >>

Grow your own food in small spaces
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Three Tips for Making the Most of Bring Your Kids to Work Day
(BPT) - It's that time of year again, when smaller smiles, tinier helping hands and bigger imaginations start coming into work - this Thursday is Bring Your Kids to Work Day!It's an annual tradition at workplaces nationwide and a perfect time for families everywhere to make memories and connections... More >>

5 ways to make your graduate feel great this season
(BPT) - In keeping with tradition this time of year, parents across America are getting ready to celebrate the graduation achievements of their children, nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives.Many will be moving forward from preschool, elementary school or middle school. A whopping 3.3 mi... More >>

5 simple breakfast hacks
(BPT) - Weekday mornings can be rough, trying to get yourself and your family up and dressed, fed, then out the door in time for school and work. It's tough to make sure everyone gets something healthy to eat before dashing out to start the day. What if there were a few simple things you could do t... More >>

Top tips for hosting a standout brunch
(BPT) - Any special occasion - whether it's Mother's Day, a birthday, a wedding shower or a baby shower - presents a great excuse to host a delicious, memorable brunch for family or friends. You can create not just a delicious meal accompanied by tasty drinks, but a special event that your guests w... More >>

How do you know which egg to choose? [Infographic]
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Scared of fasting but want the health benefits? Read these 5 tips to help!
(BPT) - What do you know about fasting? Does the thought of fasting frighten you? Too much of a sacrifice? Starvation? What if you learned it is actually a healthy lifestyle choice, one that supports weight management and improved health? What if you discovered it was possible to eat and get the be... More >>

Play Ball! A History of Cracker Jack to Celebrate the 2019 Season [Infographic]
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Early seasons of popular dating shows now available online [Video]
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DIY nation: Jump-start your next project with these 5 tips
(BPT) - If you prefer to take on your own home improvement projects instead of hiring professional craftsmen, you're part of a growing trend.Americans are increasingly aware of the money they can save by completing their own renovations rather than paying premium prices for the work of others. And ... More >>

Simple ways to curb carbs when eating on the go
(BPT) - Whether you are trying to reduce carbs or eat more protein, eating well on the go can be a challenge.Quality carbohydrates like whole-grain breads, milk, yogurt, fruits and legumes are an important part of a balanced diet, especially for children and teens. For adults, reducing the amount o... More >>

Celebrate spring with sweet and festive projects for your kids
(BPT) - Get your kids excited about spring's arrival and its festive holidays by making fun crafts and sweet treats together. Creating decorations and enjoying fun desserts together is one of the best ways to create lasting family memories. Why not start some new family traditions with your childre... More >>

How to Support Female Entrepreneurs this Women's History Month
(BPT) - To celebrate Women's History Month, Stacy's Pita Chips is releasing six limited-edition bags - all designed by female artists - with all proceeds going to United Way. The artwork depicts the six key stages of a female entrepreneur's journey to accomplishing their dreams: Inspiration, Courag... More >>

5 ways to create – and celebrate – family traditions
(BPT) - While modern mobility may mean that distance keeps members of a family apart, more - and younger - members of many families across the country are finding significance in their heritage, and making it come alive in their own ways. Special family and cultural traditions can strengthen family... More >>

8 ways to refresh your kitchen without a major renovation
(BPT) - The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. From cooking and eating to spending time with your family, most kitchens are well lived in and loved. But when it comes time for an upgrade, the kitchen is also one of the most expensive rooms to remodel.A full kitchen remodel can... More >>

4 easy tips for winter nutrition
(BPT) - When the temperature is dropping outside, most people want to cozy up inside with their favorite winter comfort foods. Stopping by your favorite restaurant on your way home from work is all too easy, but months of eating heavy, satisfying dishes isn't good for your health.With bold flavors,... More >>

Italian wines by the numbers [Infographic]
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5 Ways to Up Your Potato Chip Game for National Potato Chip Day
(BPT) - Get ready potato chip fans! This week is National Potato Chip Day, and Cape Cod Chips is here to help you spice up snack time with hacks to celebrate. Whether you're a flavor fiend or a lover of the classics, these five tips will help you kick your chip game up a notch.Switch Up The Dip: Fr... More >>

Top Three Kitchen Advancements for Today's Technicurean Home Chefs
(BPT) - Today's home chefs are smart and sophisticated. They want the latest tools to simplify their lives and make their culinary dreams a reality. This year's Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, North America's premier industry event, highlighted the top kitchen design innovations, including smart te... More >>

What kind of potato chip are you?
(BPT) - Did you know that Thursday, March 14, is National Potato Chip Day? For years, potato chips have been America's go-to favorite snack and Lay's, the classic potato chip brand from Frito Lay, is giving you a few great ways to celebrate the holiday!But before you begin planning your perfect pot... More >>

Sneaky ways to get your kids eating healthier
(BPT) - Every parent knows it can be a challenge to get kids to eat healthy foods. Serving piles of vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins might be our goal, but it might not guarantee that children will actually eat them.Registered dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner offers tips for upping the nutr... More >>

Enjoying the benefits of living life on the edge
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Stream more than 12,000 movies and TV shows freely with new service [Video]
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3 ways to empower women in your community and worldwide
(BPT) - Female entrepreneurs make up approximately 1/3 of all entrepreneurs worldwide, and it's always a great time to highlight, support and applaud women in business, in your community and across the globe.Here are a few easy ways you can celebrate and support businesswomen and female entrepreneu... More >>

Cereal-ously delicious history for National Cereal Day 2019
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Nationwide Community Meal Programs Serve Older Adults 60+ [Infographic]
(BPT) - Through programs funded by the Older Americans Act as well as other initiatives, older adults can connect to local resources that help them remain as healthy and independent as possible in their homes and communities. Included in these programs are group and home-delivered meals, which help... More >>

How to throw a red-carpet awards party to remember at home
(BPT) - The red carpet, the gold statues and the glamour of Hollywood make awards night a beloved experience for people across the country. Sharing in the movie magic with friends and family can make the excitement that much more fun, so on Feb. 24, consider hosting a red carpet viewing party at ho... More >>

Italian wine by the regions
(BPT) - Discover Italy's 20 wine regions, each with their own unique history, grape varieties, denominations, climate and beautiful landscapes.... More >>


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