(BPT) - Today’s consumers want to get the most out of what they pay for. Instead of buying bloated packages full of useless add-ons, they only want to pay for the services and products they will actually use, when they want to use them. Streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu are gaining popularity against cable packages and pay for use options exist in the automobile, fashion and cell phone industries.
(Family Features) Although small businesses comprise a huge majority of the U.S. economy, their owners often find themselves at a disadvantage when it comes to operating costs. Small businesses overpay for everything from wireless service to healthcare to taxes, because they don’t have time or resources to research, negotiate or haggle.
(StatePoint) There’s an endless stream of advice out there for brides-to-be -- from insights into gown trends to leads on finding the best photographer. But grooms, who are more involved than ever these days in the wedding planning process, may have their own set of worries. Being prepared can keep the pressure of the big day at bay, say experts.
(Family Features) More than 5 million Americans are currently suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and scientists expect this number to triple by 2050. Experts say that African Americans are two to three times more likely than white Americans to develop the disease. A groundbreaking study testing whether an investigational drug can prevent or slow the development of Alzheimer’s seeks volunteers – including African Americans – who have just the earliest changes in their brain associated with the disease but don’t yet have any symptoms.
(Family Features) Rising temperatures are a double-edged sword for pet lovers. Warmer days create the perfect setting for a run through the park or a game of fetch. But these warm days also provide an ideal environment for pests that can have a serious impact on your pet’s health.
(Family Features) Graduation marks a major milestone in any student’s life, and the event calls for a celebration to remember. Whether you’re planning a party in honor of the graduate or commemorating the accomplishment from afar, consider these fun DIY party projects.
(Family Features) For most homeowners, sunny skies lead to more time spent enjoying nature in your coveted outdoor spaces. If you’ve considered revamping your open-air landscapes, let this be your season to bring the elements of beauty and design to the environment.
(Family Features) If your upcoming travel plans include a road trip, the last thing you want is unexpected car trouble to leave you stranded at the side of the road. A pre-trip vehicle check is the best way to ensure that your car is ready to get you to your destination.
(Family Features) There’s no better place than the kitchen to honor your special bond with a woman who has taught you all you know about cooking and baking. Whether she’s your mom, or a woman who has been like a mom in your life, Mother’s Day is the perfect time to create kitchen traditions you can cherish together year after year.