Category Archives: Living

6 ways to improve the time you spend at home

(BPT) – After spending so much time at home in 2020, you might be running out of ideas to keep yourself entertained. If you find yourself with extra time on your hands, you’re not alone. Many people are looking for new ways to improve the time they spend at home. Follow these tips to revamp your space and enhance the

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Breathe easy: What you need to know before buying an air purifier

(BPT) – More people than ever before are considering room air filters and purifiers to protect themselves against COVID-19 indoors. But do these devices really make a difference? Air purifiers and filters can help reduce airborne contaminants, including viruses, in a home, office or other confined space. While an air purifier by itself is not enough to protect people from

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Burglars don’t take off for the holidays: 5 tips to prevent home break-ins

(BPT) – While consumers have been in their homes more in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, USAA wants consumers to be aware of the potential increase in thefts during the holiday season. Top 10 states for USAA personal property theft claims in 2020 1. California 2. Texas 3. Washington 4. Colorado 5. Georgia 6. Virginia 7. North Carolina

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5 laundry tips for keeping your clothes like new

(BPT) – Whether you’re preserving a treasured hand-me-down, caring for an expensive sweater or just trying to maintain that perfect pair of jeans, the right cleaning steps can keep your favorite clothing looking and feeling better. A key solution? Choosing the right tools, additives and procedures to care for your most favored wardrobe items. “At first blush, learning how to

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4 easy steps: How to throw the ultimate virtual dinner party

(BPT) – As Americans are increasingly staying home, we’re seeing the return of a longstanding tradition: the intimate dinner party with beloved family and friends. “Food, drink, friends, good conversation — a dinner party is, in the end, a simple and enduring combination of ingredients, made unique by what hosts and guests infuse the evening with,” writes Laura Rysman in

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