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5 cold-weather hacks for winter driving

(BPT) – As drivers bundle up to take on Old Man Winter this season, having a few tricks up your sleeve can be a big help in keeping your cool on the road. Here are five hacks for battling the elements and staying safe on the roads. Got stuck? Snow problem! Hazardous winter weather requires […]

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Staying safe on the mountain this winter

(BPT) – You can feel it in the air: The ski and snowboard season has arrived, and some areas in the U.S. are already open for business. As snow sports continue to gain popularity, millions of people will be hitting the slopes this winter. During the 2016-17 ski season, the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) […]

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Say goodbye to winter blues with vitamin D-rich foods

(BPT) – Winter got you down? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is estimated to affect 10 million Americans, according to Psychology Today. Another 10 percent to 20 percent may have mild SAD. Even if you don’t have diagnosed SAD, it’s not uncommon to have bouts of the winter blues. There are many reasons people experience a […]

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Winter storm power outages on the rise – 3 ways to prepare

(BPT) – Winter storms can wreak havoc on roads, homes and personal lives. However, facing hours of cleaning up fallen tree limbs, shoveling snow or being cooped up inside with antsy kids might be the least of your worries. Experts predict more frequent and severe storms could lead to lengthy power outages that could affect […]

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8 tips to prep your home for extreme winter weather

(BPT) – As winter approaches, many cities in the U.S. have already started to experience the winter chill with temperatures below freezing and snow fall. But cold weather isn’t exclusively a northern phenomenon as the majority of the country experiences extreme temperatures at some point during the winter months. Remember in January 2014 when all […]

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6 hot spots in your house where critters and creepy-crawlies would love to spend the winter

Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) – When temperatures cool, critters that were perfectly happy outdoors begin looking for somewhere warm to spend the winter. They may decide your house is an ideal location – unless you take steps to keep them out. You can prepare by learning what’s trying […]

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Clear winter roads keep us safe and the economy humming

(BPT) – Across the U.S., more than 70 percent of the population lives in areas affected by snow and ice. Each winter the average driver in these areas will see more than 5 inches of snow on the roads. And when the snow is falling there are few things more comforting than the sight of […]

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Winning routines for warding off winter weight gain

(BPT) – With cold weather and short days, it’s easy to fall off healthy eating and exercise routines. Here are tips on how to eat right and stay motivated to exercise during the winter months from a leading nutritionist and a top celebrity trainer. EAT RIGHT Dr. Michael Roussell holds a degree in biochemistry from […]

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Move over mosquitoes: Tick prevention grabs attention in fall and winter

(BPT) – Zika-carrying mosquitoes had their moment this year as the nation’s top headline-grabbing pests, but the arrival of cooler weather means the resurgence of another disease-carrying insect. Ticks transmit a number of diseases, including Lyme disease, that affect people and pets. And while cold weather may kill off mosquitoes, ticks remain a year-round threat. […]

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How to Breathe Easier with Asthma this Winter: Setting Asthma Goals Now Can Keep You Chilled Out for the Holidays and Beyond

(BPT) – For the 25 million Americans who have asthma, wintry weather can take a real bite out of holiday fun. Cold weather is a common asthma trigger, especially for severe symptoms, and for many people, asthma attacks happen more often in the winter. That’s because winter means more time spent indoors, with exposure to […]

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