(BPT) - Life is hectic, full of demands at work and home. Add digital distractions like computers, cell phones, tablets and more, and it's no wonder many people are experiencing record-high levels of stress.
One simple solution is to shift your perspective by spending more time outdoors. When you do an enjoyable activity outside, stress begins to melt away as you bask in the fresh air, sunshine and beauty of nature.
This doesn't mean you have to be a savvy outdoor adventurer. There is a growing movement of people of all ages and walks of life embracing nature by finding new ways to discover the world around them. If you feel the draw of the outdoors, consider these five ideas for disconnecting and enjoying activities outside:
(BPT) - With the days lengthening and weather warming, spring is a good time to get outdoors and tackle some larger home projects. Now that the threat of winter storms has passed, be sure to look for damage and make any needed repairs, as well as prep your home and garden for summer.
“Winter weather can wreak havoc on your house, leaving you with a long list of repairs,” said Cathy McHugh, director, brand management at DAP. “It’s important to prioritize and tackle the most important items now so that you can spend the spring and summer enjoying your home — rather than making costly repairs later.”
Don’t know where to start? Here are the top five “must-do” repairs from the experts at DAP.
(BPT) - Who would have thought that Cape Cod would experience a tornado? I am sure many people weren't prepared for this type of emergency. If you weren't, now is the time to make sure you've prioritized and planned ahead.
Here are nine things you can do now to ensure you are prepared:
(BPT) - Summer may be winding down, but a new opportunity to garden is just beginning. Plenty of vegetables and flowers can be grown successfully in late summer and into fall, so it's a great time to refresh with plants that either thrive in slightly cooler weather or are easy to bring indoors once the temperatures start to drop.
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