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BusinessVoice News Network

We call it “news you can use.”

The BusinessVoice News Network (BVNN) delivers quick information and lifestyle stories to your callers on hold.

Each weekday, we freshen your existing On Hold Marketing content by adding three new BVNN messages. It’s a great option if you have frequent callers or long hold times.

Want your daily updates to focus on specific news categories, such as healthcare or finance? We can white-label the BVNN for your organization, providing you with branded on hold audio that addresses the topics that are most relevant to your audience.

And with the no-touch, digital, remote system we provide, your staff will never lift a finger to update the content.

See the latest BVNN stories below.

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January 26, 2023

Here are some simple rules to keep school homework from overwhelming your child’s life. Create a schedule that gives kids time to relax or play right after school and then hit the books early in the evening. Allow for a break between subjects and have limits so that homework doesn’t cut into sleep time. Source Link

We screen every year for physical health risks like cancer, but what about memory issues? The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America website offers free confidential memory screening that takes less than 15 minutes. This isn’t a diagnosis but results can help suggest if you should see a physician for a full evaluation. Source Link

When buying things is what you do to feel happy, you could be investing in something better to get the same boost without costing you money or filling a closet. Commit to improving your closest relationships by sharing experiences with family and friends and freeing up time to spend together. Source Link

January 25, 2023

Your smartphone isn’t built for below-freezing weather that could shorten battery life, affect the display or even shatter the screen. Keep the phone in your pocket when you’re out and don’t leave it in a parked car in the cold. Don’t charge your phone when it’s cold and turn it off whenever possible to reduce the risk of damage from freezing temperatures. Source Link

There are some ways to be frugal that can end up backfiring on you. Avoiding the cost of preventative care like dental checkups or oil changes can cause more-expensive problems later. Signing up for a store credit card for a one-time deal could leave you on the hook for high interest charges later, and don’t let free trials become permanent monthly bills. Source Link

It’s tough to be patient when you want to lose weight now, but what’s a safe level of weight loss? People who succeed do it gradually at about 1 to 2 pounds per week, which translates into 4 to 8 pounds a month. Remember that fad diets or highly restrictive eating plans may prompt fast weight loss, but not permanent weight loss. Source Link

November 28, 2022

Good posture could reduce neck and back pain and you don’t need to balance a book on your head to improve. A few times a day, sit with your feet flat on the floor or stand up tall. Look straight ahead, bring your shoulders back and down, and slightly tuck in your chin. Now hold this position for a count of five. Source Link

A used car is a major investment for any make or model, so always do your homework before you buy. Research the car’s history for possible accidents or collisions. Take it out for a test spin to get the sound and feel of the drive and to test the AC, heater and radio. Then have a car mechanic do an independent inspection of the vehicle. Source Link 

Adopting a kitten can be exciting but consider the options before you become a new pet parent. Adopting from an animal shelter often provides you with full health checkups and necessary shots. And if you’re ready for it, two kittens adopted together can keep each other company and encourage exercise and play. Source Link 

November 25, 2022

Unclogging a toilet is a tough job that’s even harder without a plunger but there are other ways to get your flush back. Pour in a half-cup of liquid dish soap or chop up a bar of hand soap to lubricate the clogged pipe. You can follow that with a bucket of hot bath water. Pour it in holding the bucket at waist level to let the force of gravity do the work. Source Link

When your budget is hit by inflation it’s important to look for smart ways you can save money. Don’t pay a monthly service fee for a checking account or fees for using an out-of-network ATM. Review credit card statements and cancel any services you don’t use. And hit the pause button for 24 hours before purchasing something big that’s on sale to see if that excitement about getting a deal wears off. Source Link

A yard sale deal is great but some bargain items shouldn’t make it home with you. Don’t buy a baby car seat second-hand because those come with an expiration date and may not be safe anymore. Likewise, a bike helmet may have been through an accident and can no longer protect you properly. Source Link

November 23, 2022

These tech upgrades can increase your home’s value and improve your life. Installing a doorbell with a built-in security camera or a WiFi programmable thermostat are projects that most DIY’ers can handle. Adding smart outlets lets you program individual lights, or go with a full system of automated devices that use Amazon’s Alexa or Google Assistant. Source Link

Hitting your weight loss goal is great but it’s only half the battle. To keep that weight off, don’t skip exercise, choose a forever diet and increase food intake very gradually. And maintain the support network of friends, family or health professionals that helped you achieve your weight loss goal. Source Link 

The old standard of an oil change every three months or 3,000 miles doesn’t fit for today’s cars that use synthetic oil, but how often do you need to change it? Your owner’s manual gives you a precise number, but typically it’s between 6,000 and 10,000 miles. And many cars take the guesswork out of it with a warning light on the dash that tells you it’s time for an oil change. Source Link

November 22, 2022

Can you pack part of the holiday feast on your flight home for Thanksgiving? TSA officials say you can bring things like pumpkin pie or green bean casserole in a carry-on but portions will be small because it needs to be in clear, three-ounce bags. You can also pack food in checked luggage along with adult beverages as long as they’re less than 24 percent alcohol. Source Link

With the flip of a switch you might be able to spend less on heating costs this winter. Ceiling fans have a switch that lets you reverse the airflow so it’s pushing air up. Instead of getting that cool downward breeze, changing the fan’s direction pushes warm air near the ceiling down towards you. Source Link

You can save on grocery bills by making your perishable food last longer. Layer a refrigerator crisper bin with paper towels to absorb moisture that can make spinach or lettuce go bad. Wrapping cheese in parchment paper can fight mold and get that milk out of the door and into the back of the fridge to keep it fresh longer. Source Link