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Preparing for El Nino’s winter weather

January 6, 2024

BPT This winter is anticipated to be a significantly wet one due to the climate phenomenon known as El Niño. Developing over the summer, this year’s El Niño event is forecasted to be notably strong and expected to intensify, increasing the likelihood of a wetter-than-average winter. El Niño is a weather pattern characterized by abnormally…

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Can money buy happiness? More than half of Americans say yes in new study

December 29, 2023

BPT How much money would make you happy? According to the average American, the price tag comes in around $1.2 million. New research from Empower, a leader in financial planning, investing and advice, reveals 6 in 10 Americans believe money can buy happiness, though just 17% say financial contentment is about reaching a certain net…

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Transforming the gift-giving game

December 22, 2023

BPT In a world where toy trends seem to change faster than a child can unwrap a gift, parents, guardians, and gift-givers are constantly on the lookout for the perfect present that will both excite and enrich a child’s life. According to Fidelity Investments’ 2023 Gifting Study, a surprising revelation has emerged: a significant majority…

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Four questions to ask before going electric

November 27, 2023

BPT The “electric vehicle (EV) boom” is upon us. Americans purchased nearly 300,000 EVs in the second quarter of this year, over 48% more than in 2022. To drive the trend even further, new data from Hankook Tire’s Gauge Index survey suggests that more than 1 in 3 drivers (34%) plan to own or lease…

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How to outsmart criminals and protect yourself from fraud this winter holiday shopping season

November 17, 2023

BPT By Martha Weaver,  Retail Gift Card Association Fraud Committee Chair It’s unfortunate, but criminals are smart and getting more sophisticated every day. With so much technology and artificial intelligence (AI) readily available, they constantly find cunning ways to prey on honest, hard-working people. Criminals use different scams to steal money in clever ways, and…

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Philly’s Iconic Christmas Village:  what’s new, what’s returning for 2023

November 17, 2023

One of the country’s top open-air authentic Christmas markets VISITPHILLY.COM ALL PHOTOS: J. FUSCO Overview Every year, Philadelphia transforms into a European wonderland during the annual Christmas Village, held at iconic LOVE Park, as well as in the courtyard and on the north apron of City Hall. The authentic open-air holiday market sells all sorts…

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Want to save money and reduce your home’s carbon footprint? Explore hybrid heating

November 3, 2023

BPT As temperatures dip across the country, homeowners are shifting their attention to keeping their indoor spaces comfortable during the cooler months. However, many conventional heating and cooling systems can be very inefficient to operate, causing your utility bill to soar – especially in the winter. What’s the solution to creating a comfortable home that’s…

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Cracking the gender barrier and inspiring girls to pursue tech careers

October 27, 2023

BPT Technology jobs continue to evolve, offering career opportunities as well as job security. Traditionally these jobs have been filled by men, but industry leaders and educational experts are calling for change. One strategy that is gaining momentum is engaging girls at a younger age. Women in tech: The current landscape There is a sizable…

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Six success tips for young professionals

October 20, 2023

FAMILY FEATURES Starting your career can be both an exciting time and a daunting experience. While there’s no secret formula to becoming successful in the workplace, there are steps you can take and skills you can build during the early stages of your career that can help you move toward your long-term goals. Many young…

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