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(BPT) - American households are sitting on goldmines. Experts estimate there’s almost a trillion dollars worth of unused items in our homes. Rather than letting those things gather dust, people are digging into their closets, garages and basements to make money back on unused items.

(StatePoint) Keeping data secure is becoming more challenging, as the methods employed by cybercriminals grow more sophisticated every year.

(NAPSI)—In the gig economy, many people take hobbies such as playing video games, travel or food and turn them into very lucrative side hustles.

(BPT) - For many car owners, their vehicle is an extension of their personality — and as such they customize it to reflect their individuality and uniqueness.

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(NewsUSA) - Plumbing leaks are rampant and such a problem that the Enironmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a Fix a Leak Week campaign in March to educate the public and save water. FloLogic, a smart leak control technology company, is participating in the effort with practical tips and smar…

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(NewsUSA) - "Violent revolutions are inevitable when economic and political conditions become intolerable to the masses," says Ferris Eanfar, CEO of the Gini Foundation. With the rapid rise in wealth inequality and the escalation of economic and social conflicts in recent years, it appears M…

(StatePoint) There’s a serious issue threatening to fray the ties that bind American households. Mobile cable theft -- not by masked bandits who come in the night, but by sons, daughters, spouses and roommates.

(BPT) - Email phishing scams and attempts to steal your information are on the rise as the April 15 tax filing deadline nears, so how can you avoid falling victim to one of these schemes? Phishing attempts have become much more sophisticated in recent years, so it’s even more important to be…

(BPT) - Americans are holding onto their smartphones for longer than ever. Pricier smartphones have led consumers to wait an average of nearly three years before upgrading their device. Fortunately, smartphones today are so good, and so powerful, that they simply don’t need to be replaced ne…

(BPT) - We tend to think of the bathroom strictly as a utilitarian space, and therefore not worthy of the same energy and expense put into designing spaces like the living room or kitchen. We spend a lot of time in the bathroom, however. It’s the room where we start and set intentions for ou…

(StatePoint) With the skyrocketing cost of brand-new mobile devices, it’s no wonder so many consumers wait until their smartphone or tablet is on its last leg, putting up with cracked screens, battery issues and more for months at a time before considering a replacement.

(StatePoint) New technology has the power to make your home safer, more comfortable and better suited to your family’s needs.

(BPT) - The online dating trend continues to heat up as research shows that almost 20 percent of brides say they met their spouse on the internet. Unfortunately, not everyone joining these online dating sites has the intention of finding true love. The increase in online romance — particular…

(BPT) - Maybe it’s the follicular pheromones, or the fuzzy feel, but one thing is certain — women love men with beards. In fact, research has revealed the majority of U.S. women prefer a man with facial hair over a clean-shaven face. Something women don’t love, however, is the mess a neatly …

(NAPSI)—Each year, more than 400 people die from unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and more than 20,000 visit the emergency room. CO poisoning can be prevented with a few precautions:

(BPT) - Women are starting businesses at a record pace — motivated to pursue passions, financial independence and the flexibility that eludes most traditional jobs.In the U.S. alone, women entrepreneurs generate $1.1 million in revenue on average across retail, professional and personal serv…

(BPT) - The power of music extends beyond just a good beat to listen to. It can be a source of inspiration for new ideas or serve as an instant confidence booster at times when you need a little push. Whatever the reason may be for pressing play, music can inspire you to get out of your comf…

(BPT) - You’re looking forward to the big game, and you’ve invited all your friends for what should be an exciting day. But now the big questions persist: Do you have enough food? Is my menu going to make everyone happy? What more do you need for a successful game day party? Here are a few s…

(BPT) - As we begin a new year, it’s important to reflect on our successes and examine the areas we’d like to nurture more in the year ahead. One area that often gets deprioritized by busy parents, but is essential to our wellbeing, is self-care. Setting aside time to reenergize your own nee…

(BPT) - Smart home products made major strides in 2018. More people than ever now use connected devices in their homes, and smart home hubs are constantly adding new integrations and capabilities. Research from Statista predicts that by the end of 2018, more than 45 million smart home device…

(BPT) - If you find it challenging to understand the convoluted and sometimes conflicting information regarding your healthcare, you’re not alone.

(BPT) - From the earliest stone tools to today’s super computers, technology has always promised to make our lives easier. Even as it adds complexity to our world, it offers new, simpler ways of accomplishing our daily activities. Now, advances in artificial intelligence (AI) look to take th…

(BPT) - Craving a more beautiful bathroom? Resolve to make this the year that you finally create the bathroom of your dreams.

(NAPSI)—A new record for air travel was set in 2018, with almost 1 billion people taking to the nation’s skies.

(StatePoint) You may have a long list of New Year’s resolutions. Luckily, these days, your efforts can be simplified with the use of technology. Check out these high-tech ways to achieve your 2019 goals:

(BPT) - Every year, homeowners anxiously await spring to refresh and reset their homes. But what if we capitalized on all the time spent indoors during winter to take control of home improvements ahead of time instead? With a little thoughtful planning, you'll not only be able to give your s…

(BPT) - Entertaining indoors during the chilly winter months can be a fantastic way to brighten up those long, dark evenings. Inviting a few friends over — or a lot — doesn't have to be a difficult challenge, even for first-time hosts. Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman, co-founders of A Beautifu…

(NAPSI)—In 2019, company leaders and their employees have an opportunity to transform how they work in order to achieve stronger results and more creative and compelling outcomes. CIOs, IT decision makers and employees all have a role to help S.W.I.T.C.H. workplace environments and leverage …

(NAPSI)—According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, about one in 10 U.S. households owns a boat. If yours is among them, you should know how to keep your vessel shipshape.

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(NewsUSA) - The holidays are known for taking a toll on our bodies . Between the chilly temperatures, onset of flu season and the overabundance of sweet treats at every turn, it's easy for physical health to fall to the wayside.

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(NewsUSA) - While your love may know no bounds for your spouse, things can get a little more tricky when talking about finances.

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(NewsUSA) - DigiTrax Entertainment, a pioneer in the music technology industry, brings its artificial intelligence (AI) expertise to the popular hip-hop segment.

(StatePoint) With this year’s holiday spending expected to rise over last year, according to the National Retail Federation estimates, you may be planning to spend more on décor, gift-giving and travel. If your seasonal plans also include upgrading mobile devices for yourself or for loved on…

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(NewsUSA) - You may be happy with your honey, but the happiest of couples can argue over money.

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(NewsUSA) - Coming up with clever holiday gifts is always a challenge, especially for someone who "has everything." However, ways to get creative include gifts that provide experiences, not just things to accumulate. Think of enjoying a craft beer or wine of the month, flying a drone or mode…

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(NewsUSA) - Most of us can't imagine life without Internet service at home. We use it every day for news and entertainment, as well as to research healthcare options for our families; to connect with friends and family; to search and apply for jobs, scholarships, or schools; or to shop and s…

(NAPSI)—Every year, some 40 million Americans move into a new home. If you’re one of them, consider taking steps to ensure your move is a smart one:

(StatePoint) When you check out the latest smartphones from Apple, Google or Samsung, you’ll notice they have something in common: glass designs. Why? Glass allows for wireless charging, better connection signals, bigger display screens, and truth be told, glass feels great and looks beaut…

(StatePoint) Whether it’s to stream a movie from the bedroom or lock the front door using smart home technology, you’ve likely come to expect Wi-Fi to reach every corner of your house. The reality is that there are certain locations in many homes where Internet-connected devices and…

(StatePoint) The weather is not just an idle topic for chit chat. It matters. Particularly when you have a vested business interest in the outcome, or you simply want to make plans for the next few hours or days.

(StatePoint) Consumers today give out personal information all the time -- from shopping online to signing up for special promotional offers to filling out job applications.

(StatePoint) Whether going on an epic adventure, hunting for treasure, exploring vast wondrous lands, or playing sports, video gamers are always seeking the latest ways to create the ultimate experience at home.

(StatePoint) For patients experiencing ischemic stroke -- the leading cause of disability in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- the time it takes to receive treatment is critically important for avoiding irreversible brain damage. While getting evaluated…