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Parents: 3 holiday tech gifts that can help your kids in the classroom

(BPT) - Toys and games are sure to be on kids’ gift lists this holiday season. Many parents will hope to mix in something practical with all the fun, aiming to give a gift that can help children of any age do their best in school. With technology in common use in classrooms across the country, many parents will shop for laptops, notebooks or other devices that can help facilitate learning.

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Wednesday 11/26/2014
Home safety tips for a safe and happy winter season
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Freezing temperatures and snowfall are in store for much of the country this winter and that means homeowners need to take steps to ensure that their loved-ones and property stay safe and warm through the long, cold months ahead.

Tuesday 11/25/2014
How to keep your information safe this holiday season
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and for a lot of us, that means holiday shopping. But how careful are you when you’re entering personal information online to purchase gifts for your loved ones?

Easily impress with delicious, seasonally inspired flavors this holiday
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - The holidays are here and that means it’s the season for parties, events and get-togethers. Put your best dish forward with seasonally inspired recipes guaranteed to tempt your guests’ taste buds.

Turn your backyard into a winter wonderland for wild birds with simple, smart, timely tips
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 3:31 am

(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!

Bad winter forecast calls for safer, more efficient snow removal options
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - The weather outside is going to be frightful with projected colder-than-average temperatures and heavy snowfall again this winter season. That’s the bad news. The good news is that, thanks to newer technologies and product designs, you might not need to be outside in the cold shoveling or blowing all that snow. You could actually remain in the safety and comfort of your vehicle and plow your own driveway.

Monday 11/24/2014
How health care will affect your taxes: 6 tips you need to know
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - The Affordable Care Act has changed the health care insurance landscape since last year, and for the first time, health care and your taxes are now directly related. Millions of Americans will have to start making decisions about health care insurance now to be able to save more of their hard-earned money come tax time. The good news is that people have more options than ever for affordable health insurance and now is the time to find out what works best for you and your family.

Thursday 11/20/2014
6 'Friendsgiving' tips that won't leave you stuffed
Posted: November 20, 2014

(BPT) - If your family is far away, going home for the holidays isn’t always possible around Thanksgiving. Hectic work schedules and the high cost and hassle of traveling can make it difficult for everyone you love to be in the same place at the same time.

What You Need to Know to Protect Your Home and Wallet from Weather Events
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Whether you like to hibernate all winter or you enjoy hitting the slopes, don’t forget to be prepared for power outages, especially this year, as the “Old Farmer’s Almanac,” known for accurately forecasting weather since 1792, is calling for the “worst winter in years.”

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