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(Family Features) Beyond their bottom lines, a growing number of companies and brands are harnessing their products, services and resources to help make the world a better place.
(Family Features) Preparing for an unexpected emergency, especially one brought on by severe weather, is one of the most important ways you can protect your home and family. Proactively addressing storm-related issues ranging from property damage to power outages can minimize a potentially disastrous situation.
(NAPSI)—Recently, a program that helps put young people on a path to careers in science put one young man on a path that led to the White House.
Fall has finally arrived, bringing with it a season of festivals and outdoor activities that most of us have eagerly anticipated all summer.
(BPT) - From the best skylines to the worst drivers, the list of distinctions bestowed upon cities is endless; but it’s the honor of hairiest havens that will have people scratching their chins.
(Family Features) To be prepared in any situation, planning ahead is critical. Engine-driven portable generators are intended for multiple uses and designed for portability. When utility power is unavailable due to extreme weather, portable generators become a useful source of temporary or remote electric power.
(Family Features) Portable generators are useful when temporary or remote electric power is needed, but if used incorrectly, they can cause harm to you and your family.
(BPT) - Move over kitchens and bathrooms, homeowners are focusing on a new part of the home: the garage. No longer just a place to park the car and lawn equipment, today’s garages are getting bigger and better. Here are a few quick and easy projects to create a useful and organized garage.
(BPT) - Exploring different cultures has become increasingly mainstream in today’s culinary world. Fusion cuisine has claimed its stake on restaurant menus and can make an appearance in home kitchens for less effort than you might imagine. By utilizing popular and emerging ethnic flavors, home chefs can experiment with dishes to bring an international flare to their food.
(NAPSI)—As autumn approaches, many people are looking forward to a break from the summer heat. However, soon that relief may turn chilly and your reliance on heating equipment will increase. The Electrical Safety Foundation International wants you to be aware of the risks associated with heating equipment and follow a few simple steps to help reduce your risk of a home fire.
(NAPSI)—The next time you catch a football game, while you’re admiring the energy expended on the field, you might give a thought to how the sport is helping America save energy.
Construction of an innovative solar power system reached a milestone recently, when crews install a giant ‘solar receiver’ that will help provide a renewable “boost” to Tucson Electric Power’s largest local power plant.
(Family Features) Americans who have recently endured a prolonged power outage at home are much more likely to improve their family's emergency preparation for the future, according to a recent report.
(NAPSI)—There’s good news for homeowners who want to protect their family and property from the damage and discomfort that can be caused by a power outage.
Installing a standby generator can help provide peace of mind, safety and comfort by maintaining a continuous stream of electricity during a power outage. (NAPS)
Before you turn off your AC system for the season, consider having it checked out by a certified contractor. If it’s older or has been giving you problems, you might want to replace it.
Tucson Electric Power (TEP) could soon provide homeowners with solar power without any up-front costs.
(NewsUSA) - The kids are back in school, football season is starting and fall is around the corner, which means it is time to turn down the air conditioner and rely a little more on your ceiling fan to save energy and money.
(NewsUSA) - Some of the most serious injuries among older adults, age 65 and older, are caused by falling. More than 1.6 million older Americans end up in the emergency room or hospital because of a fall, according to the National Institutes of Health. Seniors who have broken a hip by falling can have trouble recovering and regaining mobility.
(NAPSI)—Hypertension or high blood pressure is a common condition that affects nearly 1 in 3 Americans. In addition to following a healthy diet and lifestyle, many people living with the condition are prescribed daily medication to control their hypertension and heart failure and will need long-term access to this important class of medicine.
Regardless of income, everyone is looking for ways to save money. From improving your home’s energy efficiency to savvy shopping, you can cut back on your day-to-day expenses and monthly bills, alike.
(BPT) - Do you know what your credit scores are? If you don’t, you’re not alone. In fact, many people know very little about their credit scores, what they are or how they work. And they certainly don’t understand that having low credit scores can have a big impact on their future.
(BPT) - Hand-planed, reclaimed hardwood floors? Beautiful but pricey. Custom drapery? The cost can be blinding. When it comes to home decorating, it’s easy to blow your budget on one or two upgrades – and maybe that would be OK if those improvements also amped up the drama in your decor. Too often, however, costly decorating ploys disappoint, wearing out or becoming dated before you’ve paid off the financing.
(Family Features) The end of summer marks the beginning of the busy back-to-school season. From PTA meetings and fundraisers to team parties, there are lots of gatherings that require delicious baked goods. To make sure everyone who attends can enjoy the treats, try the gluten-free Brookie. It’s a creative combination of two favorites: half chocolate chip cookie, half brownie, perfect for all tastes and dietary preferences.