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(BPT) - Do your kitchen and bathrooms look a bit drab? If you don’t have the time or budget for a full remodel, there are still many simple updates you can do to refresh these spaces and invigorate each with impressive style. From affordable faucet updates to pretty paints, each takes one day or less to complete, instantly providing a dramatic effect.
Smiling faces are wanted to represent beautiful Downtown during the Tucson Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Showcase. Volunteers will act as ambassadors for Downtown by welcoming visitors, assisting the public with information on restaurants, attractions, hotels, the Sun Link streetcar and public transportation, parking and more.
Listen up, Foothills folks—there’s a new dining option for you. The team behind Union Public House opened a Mexican joint near their other restaurant on Sunday, Dec. 14.
(BPT) - It’s the first week of 2015; a time when many people are deciding on and kicking off their New Year’s resolutions.
(BPT) - Feeling tired of the hustle and bustle of metropolitan meccas when on vacation? You’re not alone. Next year, travelers will choose smaller destinations and opportunities to immerse themselves in the local culture. As daily life is increasingly hectic, people will want to unplug and relax without the stressors of a big city.
(BPT) - The start of a new year is the perfect time for making goals to improve your health and well-being. But too often, people make grand resolutions that are too lofty to accomplish. In fact, about half of men and women say they have made New Year’s resolutions they could not keep, according to an ORC International poll from the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council.
(Family Features) A great day starts with a balanced breakfast filled with healthy ingredients fit for the whole family. Enticing the youngest family members to enjoy as many food groups as possible at the morning meal – including veggies – may be challenging, but it’s an important step to ensuring a well-rounded diet all day long.
Aging is inevitable and wonderful. As baby boomers race into their Golden Years, the nation – and our housing industry – face big changes. According to a Census Bureau figures, about 38 percent of U.S. households presently are headed by someone over the age of 55. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) forecasts that figure will jump to 45 percent in the next five years.
Local restaurateur Grant Krueger is serious about authenticity, even if it means inviting a few worms to happy hour.
(Family Features) Life is full of celebrations, especially during the festive holiday season. From small gatherings with co-workers to large family parties, having the right wine to give or to serve is the best way to make every occasion merry.
(Family Features) The holiday season provides the perfect opportunity to go all out for your guests. From decor tips to hosting secrets, it only takes a few special tweaks to make your party the talk of the season.
Sorry, Thelma Grimes, but I take issue with your article. Your critique of the Oro Valley Town Council’s recent decision does not bear scrutiny. Give the hard working and dedicated staff of the town a break.
(Family Feature) Stock up on pretty paper, ribbons, boxes and bows — the holiday season is here. This gift guide offers an assortment of unique ideas to help you mark those recipients off your list. Use it, and you’ll have your seasonal shopping duties all wrapped up in no time.
(BPT) - While you're making resolutions and setting goals for the new year, consider adding updating the look of your home to your list. If your walls are looking a little dated, follow these five color suggestions to give your space a renewed look.
(BPT) - Bargain hunting is practically a sport, especially during the holiday shopping season. Deloitte‘s 2014 annual holiday survey predicts the average American will drop nearly $1,300 this holiday season. With that level of spending in mind, planning to save real money elsewhere is crucial to managing a household’s bottom line.
I’ve always gotten excited about the holidays and this is primarily due to the pleasantly improved attitudes displayed by most people. Many folks become more social, less negative, and generally tolerable throughout much of the holiday season.
’Tis the season… when many of us will gain unwanted weight from all the holiday parties, home-baked gifts, and irresistible goodies everywhere. “It doesn’t matter how old you are—between Thanksgiving and the New Year, people can gain weight that sticks with them the rest of the year,” says Beth Ernst, Life Enrichment Manager at Splendido, an all-inclusive community in Tucson for those 55 and better. “Yes, you can exercise and try to burn off those extra calories—but it’s much easier to avoid them in the first place.”
(BPT) - You may think warm weather is prime-time to enjoy the rewarding hobby of bird-feeding and bird-watching. Winter, however, is the time of year when birds need you most – and when you have the greatest chance of attracting them to your backyard. Natural food and water sources become scarce, competition for limited resources is fierce and non-migratory birds are looking for a reliable, good quality meal. It’s your moment!
(Family Features) Princess Cruises, one of the most famous names in sea-going vacations, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015. To commemorate this important milestone, the company is honoring the iconic TV show, “The Love Boat,” which first introduced viewers to Princess Cruises and the art of cruising.
(BPT) - From sports teams and extracurricular clubs to first jobs and first cars, high school students learn new lessons every day, many away from the classroom. But when it comes to balancing their obligations, many students learn some tough lessons for the first time as they dip their feet into adult life, particularly with their finances.
(BPT) - The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy when families and friends gather to share each other’s company, revisit fond stories of holidays past and make new memories to last a lifetime. But what if a loved one is no longer able to remember the holidays or the family and friends he has spent them with? What if dementia or Alzheimer’s has robbed a parent or grandparent of the ability to make and cherish new memories?
(BPT) - A fast pace and busy schedule may make you think that frequenting restaurants and fast food spots is faster than cooking at home. But it is possible to reduce the time you spend in the kitchen – and the money you spend from your wallet. Planning meals ahead of time, making one large grocery trip each week and taking a few hours on the weekend to prep your food for the upcoming week can help ensure that you have dinner on the table quickly, no matter how busy your weeknights get.
(NAPSI)—When the holidays are at your house (or you’re asked to bring a dish to someone else’s), you can please family and friends if you serve an elegant dessert that’s also easy to make—such as RiceSelect’s Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake.
(BPT) - An estimated 15 million people in the United States, including one in 13 children, suffer from food allergies, according to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE). A wide range of reactions to food allergens can provide a unique set of challenges when dining out and even cooking at home. How can someone with food allergies still enjoy foods safely at home and while away?