(StatePoint) Homes and buildings account for 42 percent of U.S. carbon emissions, according to the Building Envelope Research Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Unfortunately, a lot of that energy goes wasted, seeping out through gaps and cracks, plumbing penetrations, ducts, doors, walls, floors and windows.
(StatePoint) The holiday season is all about giving to others, but sometimes you just need to reward yourself.
(NewsUSA) - Tech is a growing trend for gift buying, and this year is expected to be at an all-time high. Tech and Trends personality Mitch English visited TV stations around the country with some of his top holiday picks.
“Eco-chic” clothing has become a hot fashion trend in recent years - and for good reason. These fashion-forward styles help us look fabulous while doing something fabulous for the environment. For example, eco-friendly clothes and accessories made with recycled plastics now are available in a wider range of styles than ever before, so it’s become easier to put together amazing outfits while closing the recycling loop.
(BPT) - Catastrophes like the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco and the Boston Marathon bombings have highlighted the extraordinary work of emergency departments (ED) and their indispensable role in health care.
(BPT) - For years Dwight Nadig and his wife suffered through the cold winters in their York, Pa., ranch-style home, originally built in 1979.
(BPT) - From hearty appetizers to decadent desserts, food is often the “star of the show” when it comes to holiday entertaining. Whether you’re creating a favorite meal for loved ones, or planning to host a large gathering, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the planning and prep.
(BPT) - Do your employees feel personally connected to the organization they work for? Would they recommend your workplace to others? If the answer to any of those questions is “no,” you’re far from alone. Employee engagement is way down, so low that a recent study found that two-thirds of the U.S. workforce is not fully engaged.
(BPT) - Household chores are a never-ending reality of life. In fact, on average women spend more than two hours a day on household activities, which include housework and cooking, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Time Use Survey. Yet, keeping up with kids, pets and a hectic schedule make it seem like there's still always something to clean. Tackle your home’s dirtiest rooms with these quick tips to make chores easier and more effective so you can have a tidy, sparkling home in no time.