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January 18, 2020

Swiping payment cards at the pump could put your card information at risk
(BPT) - Have you paid for gas recently at the pump where you've had to swipe your credit or debit card?At gas stations across the U.S., criminals are skimming cards and stealing payment card data from consumers paying at older fuel pumps. This is because the majority of fuel stations still use inse... click to read more

Distracted driving: It's not what you think [Infographic]
(BPT) - Think cell phones are the only distraction on the road? Think again. Eighty-seven percent of fatal distraction-affected crashes did not involve cell phones. MetLife Auto & Home's recent survey reveals the most common misperceptions of distracted driving and provides an inside look into ... click to read more

3 ways to add wellness to your vacation
(BPT) - Why not focus on your health this year by planning a trip that will help you relax, recharge and refocus on your top wellness goals?The following are a few ways to focus on your health while on vacation.Here are just a few ways you can make the most of your vacation while getting your healt... click to read more

Help make a child’s wish come true
(BPT) - It's hard to imagine what life has been like for a child who was diagnosed with a brain tumor at just 2 years old, followed by years of surgeries, doctor visits, medications and treatments. Eleven-year-old, four-time cancer survivor Alika has endured all of that - but maintains a positive a... click to read more

Escape winter doldrums: Warm up with hot deals at your local boat show
(BPT) - Winter may be frigid for many, but it's an ideal time to plan for warmer days ahead that could be enjoyed on a boat with friends and family. Beginning in January, boat shows take place across the country offering some of the hottest deals around with special pricing and incentives on new bo... click to read more

Driven to last: Car care tips for 2020 and beyond
(BPT) - Did you know that one in four Americans keep their cars for an average of seven years or more? Nearly another third (29%) say they typically own their car for three to four years. With Americans keeping their vehicles on the road for the better part of a decade, it's important to implement ... click to read more

Give your backside a break: 4 tips if you sit for extended periods
(BPT) - Sitting is nearly impossible to avoid. Whether during your daily commute, working hard at your desk or watching your favorite TV show on the couch, sitting can provide relief and give you the opportunity to relax.However, sitting for a long period of time can lead to some adverse health eff... click to read more

Travel tips: How vitamins can help you look and feel your best
(BPT) - When you're traveling, gummy vitamins can provide surprising and unexpected health benefits for beauty, digestion and sleep. You're not the only one who can't sleep in a strange bed or eat properly because you are bloated from not being on a 'regular' schedule. Traveling can throw your body... click to read more

New year, new ... tires?
(BPT) - As you gear up for a new year with new goals, now is the time to ask yourself if your wheels need a refresh. And there's no better time, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that tires be replaced every six years regardless of the number of miles driven. Research... click to read more

4 tips to keep your children safe while driving
(BPT) - With all the distractions on today's roads, parents are feeling increasingly anxious about keeping their children safe while driving. According to a new study, more than six in ten American parents believe roads today are more dangerous than ever, and are actively seeking guidance on how to... click to read more

4 ways to conquer the holiday season
(BPT) - For many, the holiday season means get-togethers with friends and family, traveling and buying gifts, which can also bring an increase in spending. With all the hustle and bustle, it's important to remember what the season is all about - connecting with loved ones. With the help of your sma... click to read more

Caution is king when it comes to winter driving
(BPT) - With the winter in full swing, ensuring your tires - the last line of defense between your vehicle and harsh conditions - are in working order may be the difference between an enjoyable or stressful travel season. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 17% of all v... click to read more

Tips for winterizing your vehicle
(BPT) - Winter's not coming: It's here. That means extra-chilly weather, as well as driving in snow, ice, rain, fog and sleet. In short, be prepared for much-tougher-than-normal driving conditions, such as super-slippery roads and a decrease in visibility.The best way to prepare for winter driving ... click to read more

Tips and tricks to simplify holiday travel
(BPT) - Holiday travel can be an exciting experience, but one that's often plagued with frustration and exhaustion. What if you forget where you parked? What happens when you can't plug in all your gear and it dies? What if you get stuck at airport security and miss your flight?While there is no su... click to read more

7 tips for holiday road trips with kids
(BPT) - Whether the length of your drive is three hours or 30 minutes, it can seem an eternity with a bored child in the car. If you're planning a road trip with one or more children, plan ahead so you'll have a happy and safe trip, no matter where you're going.Here's how you and your kids can stay... click to read more

4 things to do when the tire pressure warning light turns on
(BPT) - It'll happen to every driver and likely at the most inopportune moment - like when you're running late, on a family road trip or commuting to work. A familiar light will flick on in your car's dashboard. Sometimes, the low tire pressure indicator can mean it's time to add more air, caused b... click to read more

5 tech-forward innovations every holiday traveler can look forward to
(BPT) - If you're like most, you shudder at the idea of traveling during the holiday season. With all those long lines, tight timetables and crowded spaces, who wouldn't feel like a Grinch? To add more comfort and joy to your journey, the travel and hospitality industries are quick to embrace innov... click to read more

Kick off 2020 by getting outdoors and enjoying state parks
(BPT) - For many people, modern life means spending more time indoors. In fact, Americans spend roughly 90% of their time indoors, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. This has had numerous direct and indirect health impacts, from respiratory issues due to poor indoor air... click to read more

3 tips for safe holiday driving
(BPT) - The holidays are wonderful. They can also be stressful.The good: special times with family and friends. The bad: all the travel in between. The ugly: when winter roads become snowy and icy, turning a joyful journey into a jittery one.Fortunately, your safety this season is partially under y... click to read more

Air travel can be dangerous for passengers with disabilities
(BPT) - During the busy holiday travel season, everyone suffers from the stress and strain that accompanies flying today. Unfortunately, travelers with disabilities face even more barriers to air travel such as damaged wheelchairs, delayed assistance and untrained airline staff. These obstacles are... click to read more

5 easy ways to give back during the season of giving
(BPT) - Over the holiday season, it's natural to look for ways to give back to those in need, whether in your own community or beyond. With everyone's schedules being full to the brim over the season, and with so many other demands on your energy and your funds, it's sometimes hard to know the best... click to read more

Prepare for the unexpected: Travel tips for peace of mind
(BPT) - Do you have a case of wanderlust? Traveling is a great way to explore new places and try new activities, going beyond the ordinary to create lifelong memories with family and friends.But travel does come with risks. This is particularly important with the rise in adventure travel, where Ame... click to read more

8 simple ideas to prevent home break-ins
(BPT) - Did you know most burglaries are home break-ins? Keeping your home secure is vital to the safety of yourself, your family and your belongings. Here are several simple ideas to increase your personal safety.1. Install a home security system.Security systems offer perhaps the most powerful pr... click to read more

12 Ways to Sleigh Holiday Travel
(BPT) - The holidays are just around the corner, which means it's time to take to the skies and road to visit loved ones. No matter where you're headed, the following 12 tips from Expedia will help you keep calm this holiday season - and keep a little extra money in your pocket.1. Set up price aler... click to read more

Why brighter headlights are better
(BPT) - The end of daylight saving time marks the start of longer, darker nights. That means many of us will spend more time over the next few months driving in the dark, relying on our headlights to light the way. Are your headlights up to the task?If you have older halogen headlight bulbs, they m... click to read more

Road Trip Destinations: Autumn in Arkansas
(BPT) - As the leaves begin to change and cooler weather arrives, fall is the perfect time of year to take a road trip getaway and experience all the season has to offer. With all its natural beauty, a trip through Arkansas is sure to be unlike anything you'll experience elsewhere.The fall foliage ... click to read more

Did you know that all-season tires don’t always work in all seasons?
(BPT) - Here's something you may not know: All-season tires are only meant for year-round driving if you live in the extreme southern United States.For everyone else, it's vital to install a set of tires that protect them in snow, ice and frigid temperatures. In some places in North America, doing ... click to read more

Winter Weather Is Coming: Are Your Tires Ready?
(BPT) - Winter will be here before you know it, and it is never too early to start preparing your closets, homes and cars. Whether it's icy roads, slushy highways or deep snow, cars during the winter need to be able to handle cold weather conditions, and that starts with your tires. The right winte... click to read more

5 hacks to save money while traveling for college football games
(BPT) - The fresh air. The roar of the crowd. The sweet smell of looming victory. Is there anything better than rooting your favorite college football team to a big win? Being at the game is an energetic experience like no other, but for many people, traveling to see college football is expensive.F... click to read more

Winter is coming: Be prepared for costly, damaging storms
(BPT) - Winter weather is difficult to predict. Use these tips to help protect your home from the costly damage winter storms can bring.Take care of your roofKeep your gutters clear. This keeps ice from accumulating and backing up under the shingles.Trim trees year-round so branches don't fall on y... click to read more

Are you protecting your digital house from cybercrime?
(BPT) - As the pace of technology advances, cybersecurity threats do, too. Data breaches, identity theft, phishing and malware make headlines seemingly every day. Internet-connected devices, social media, digital assistants and mobile apps have become indispensable in our everyday lives, but their ... click to read more

Top 5 exciting reasons to visit Baltimore this fall
(BPT) - Baltimore is a city with a rich history, thriving culture and eye on the future. Quickly becoming one of the top destinations for travel enthusiasts, visiting this vibrant city satisfies wanderlust any time of year, but it's the upcoming fall season that really has travelers enthused. Here ... click to read more




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