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Expert advice for surviving severe weather
(BPT) - It’s out there — that next bout of severe weather is on its way. No matter where you live in the United States, the potential for severe weather always exists and sometimes it comes without much warning.“None of us really knows what the weather holds,” says LT. Gener... More >>

American companies embrace a sustainable future
(BPT) - Meeting in Paris, delegates from 195 nations ended 2015 by reaching a landmark agreement to make significant efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The historic pact represents a global effort to curb climate change and a move toward widespread investment in zero-carbon energy sources ... More >>

The road to recovery: What you need to know about addiction
(BPT) - Drug and alcohol addiction can destroy careers, tear apart families and ruin lives. With 43,982 total drug-induced deaths each year, addiction continues to be a problem in the United States.“Experiencing or watching a loved one battle an addiction is heartbreaking,” says JJ Bush... More >>

Honoring the legacy of mentorship
(BPT) - Growing up in Florida, Whitney Stewart never thought at any point in her life she would climb a mountain. That changed when she was 13 and took a trip with her local Boys & Girls Club to Colorado. At first she thought the mountains were just there to look upon, but then one of her Club ... More >>

How Big Data is Helping to Solve World Hunger
(BPT) - What does it take to feed a world with a growing population? Or lift a family out of poverty and set them on a new path in life?Sometimes just a few soil samples. That’s what Springg CEO Wouter Kerkhof discovered.The Netherlands-based technology company (part of DutchSprouts) develope... More >>

Embrace the holiday spirit and fight hunger in your hometown
(BPT) - Imagine helping feed 500 people in order to fight hunger in your hometown. Jill Chandler of Fayette, Missouri, does this twice every month. Her efforts through the Fayette Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry help feed approximately one-sixth of the city’s 3,000 population. In this rural ... More >>

Domestic violence knows no holiday: Give the gift of support to a survivor
(BPT) - The holidays are a time for joy and peace. You can help keep it that way.For millions of domestic violence survivors, the holiday season is especially stressful. As you gather with friends and family, pay special attention to those around you. If you suspect someone you care about is being ... More >>

How does your region rank when it comes to giving back?
(BPT) - According to consumers across the nation, when it comes to giving back, some regions go bigger than others!  Aflac conducted their first ever, ACSR survey (Aflac Corporate Social Responsibility survey) where 6,000 employed individuals over the age of 18 were asked to rank the most givi... More >>

Parents and millennials give to companies that give back
(BPT) - When it comes to giving back, millennials and parents take it a step further than the rest. Aflac conducted their first ever ACSR survey (Aflac Corporate Social Responsibility survey) consisting of 6,000 employed individuals over the age of 18. They found that when investing, job searching,... More >>

Is self-care a key to increasing workplace productivity?
(BPT) - Today’s employment marketplace is both complex and competitive. Workers have access to the benefits and job opportunities of a global economy, and to the modern technologies and resources that make workplace flexibility easier than ever before. In today’s workplace, there’... More >>

The long-lasting condition that may come from holiday stress
(BPT) - You often hear the holidays referred to as “the most wonderful time of the year,” but the truth is, they can also be pretty stressful. There’s traveling to do, guests to welcome, events to plan, presents to buy and calendars to coordinate. All of this additional stress can... More >>

Create a new tradition with family and friends: 5 ways to give back this holiday season
(BPT) - The holiday season is about spending time with family and friends, giving and receiving gifts, while also appreciating the things you already have. As the end of the year approaches and the holidays are upon us, create a new tradition helping others. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you ca... More >>

What it will take to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020
(BPT) - For Diane Borrison, it started with her eyes. They had suddenly taken on a yellowish hue. It didn’t take her long to realize her skin had followed suit. Borrison knew right away there must be something wrong, and she scheduled an appointment with her doctor immediately.The diagnosis w... More >>

New moms face new challenges: tips to prioritize your wellness
(BPT) - The smiles, the soft coos and yes, even that now all-too-familiar cry – it’s only been a few months but already you can’t picture life without your little one. You’re constantly focused on their every movement and will do anything to make sure they have what they nee... More >>

Meaningful, efficient ways to give back this holiday season
(BPT) - Americans donate billions of dollars and millions of hours of their time to charity every year — and much of that generosity occurs during the holidays.Here are some ideas for meaningful ways to give back during the hustle and bustle of this holiday season – that won’t wre... More >>

7 ways to share a meal and fight child hunger this holiday season
(BPT) - The holidays are a time when children should be singing, decorating and celebrating with family, not worrying about where they’ll get their next meal. Yet one in five kids in America face hunger every day. Fortunately, there are many simple ways you can make a big difference.From pack... More >>

What are you doing to find relief from chronic pain?
(BPT) - Every day in this country, millions of people suffer from chronic pain and are desperate to find relief. For many, the road to managing chronic pain can be complex and can include prescription medications, over-the-counter products, lifestyle modifications and physical therapy. But when tho... More >>

Is financial fear making it difficult for you to give?
(BPT) - What do you do to give back? Do you volunteer your time, your skills or your knowledge? Do you pride yourself on being a generous person?Generosity has always been seen as a positive virtue, and new research from Thrivent Financial shows Americans are placing more emphasis on being generous... More >>

Ways to celebrate, remember Native culture
(BPT) - November marks the recognition of American Indian Heritage month, a time to reflect on the vibrant tribes and cultures that first inhabited our nation. With 567 federally recognized Indian tribes, reservations and pueblos across more than 30 states in the United States, the cultural im... More >>

Veterans: Are you missing out on key benefits?
(BPT) - There are currently 19.6 million veterans in the United States. These hard working men and women have access to a variety of programs and benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs during active duty and retirement — yet many are not taking full advantage. Why?One reason... More >>

6 easy ways to incorporate Fair Trade into your life
(BPT) - You’ve most likely seen the Fair Trade Certified label on your morning coffee or tea, but do you know what it really means? Fair Trade goods are really just that, fair. When you place a Fair Trade product in your shopping cart, you know that it came from farmers who were justly compen... More >>

5 easy ways to reduce food waste in your daily life
(BPT) - “What’s for dinner?”For many, the question is uttered nearly every evening, and the answer is easy.But for 795 million people in the world — those who don’t have a reliable meal to look forward to according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United... More >>

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