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(BPT) - Father’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate Dad or the father figure in your life than with a homemade gift that will last for years to come? Whether it be for the backyard, garage, or toolshed, we’ve got a few project ideas to remind Dad just how much y… Read more

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(BPT) - Much of the country is still in the middle of a red-hot real estate market. Home values are rising due to high demand and first-time homebuyers should be aware of how the value of their home impacts the way their premiums are calculated. Location and structure type are two examples o… Read more

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(StatePoint) Washington, D.C. is a city filled with monuments and memorials celebrating those whose life’s work was in service to the nation. Some of the most visited memorials in the city honor veterans and the sacrifices they have made in service to the United States. Read more

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(Family Features) Wedding days are meant to be filled with love and celebration, and what better way to ring in the new stage of life as newlyweds than with a well-decorated venue to match the joyous occasion. Whether a couple is on a tight budget or picky when it comes to theme ideas, these… Read more

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(Family Features) The past 14 dog years (two human years) have been tough on nearly everyone but the unwavering support of essential companions – dogs – has helped make it a little bit easier. Read more

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(Family Features) As people continue to eat more meals at home, shoppers everywhere are feeling the pinch of increasing prices on nearly every item at the grocery store. With almost one-third of Americans spending at least $100 per week on groceries, many are now looking for ways to cut cost… Read more

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(Family Features) Whether firing up the grill for a pool party, barbecue or even just a weeknight meal, one thing’s for sure: summertime means grilling season. Grilling takes many forms and flavors from casual favorites like burgers and hot dogs to flame-kissed vegetables and the artistry of… Read more

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(BPT) - Cheese boards are a popular addition to any party or meal, and there’s a good reason why. They’re infinitely customizable to any theme, season or taste, and you can include items sure to please everyone’s palate. Cheese boards also pair well with another popular trend: Sustainability. Read more

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(StatePoint) The sun is out, the grass is green, and you know where you want to be. It's time to get away and hit the links. Illinois and the surrounding area are packed with great options to drive up your competitive spirit, or just relax in the beauty of the course and the game.  Read more

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(BPT) - When you think of summer cleanup, you likely picture decluttering and deep cleaning your indoor spaces. However, your outdoor spaces need just as much attention as your home’s interiors to get them ready for the warmer months. You can save yourself some headaches later by investing t… Read more

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(BPT) - As summer approaches, so does celebration season, which can mean gathering with friends and family for graduation parties, a fun-filled day celebrating the father figure in your life or BBQs and pool parties to kick off the warmer weather. Shopping for the tastiest food, thoughtful g… Read more

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(BPT) - Most people who try to lose weight rely on the same tool to track their progress: the ominous bathroom scale. For many, the number they see every morning defines the progress they’ve made. Unfortunately, you might be surprised to learn that the scale is not telling you the whole trut… Read more