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New ways to enjoy fall's bounty
(BPT) - Fall is a great time to try new recipes. Why? Because the markets are bursting with bounty of the harvest season. Included in that bounty is the fall harvest of grapes , which are in fine fresh supply through January. Besides their long season, grapes are amazingly versatile as an ingredient. Here's a sophisticat...
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Kitchen remodeling 101: Making the space your own
(BPT) - There is a lot to think about when remodeling your kitchen. You want to design a kitchen that reflects your taste and style, which you’ll love for years to come. Whether you’re designing for yourself or for resale, the key to success is to embrace timelessness. That doesn’t mean sacrificing personality for a neut...
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Outside the comfort zone: How personal change benefits you and the community
From losing weight to being more assertive at work to visiting relatives more often – when it comes to making personal change, you probably have a long list of things you’d like to do. For many of us, the obstacle of changing and actually making a difference is not a lack of desire, or even motivation, but total confusio...
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A new day for pay: Tips for saving money and having a positive experience with payroll cards
With the increasing popularity of prepaid cards, it is no surprise that businesses are now using these financial products to pay employees. Payroll cards allow employers to skip the hassles and costs of issuing paper checks and allow employees to immediately access their wages without a trip to the bank or the costs asso...
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Training manual [Infographic]
Have you ever wondered what NFL training camp is like? Gillette Deodorant asked players from the Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers to weigh in on how tough training camp workouts really are. Performance coach EJ Barthel took their recommended exercises and built a workout routine so anyone can train like an NFL player. For added inspiration, head to www.nfl.com/builtfortraining for an inside look at NFL training camp and ask yourself the question: are you Built for Tr...
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Life insurance 101: What you need to know
(BPT) - Life insurance. Everyone says it’s important, but it can be a difficult topic to talk about and even more difficult to understand. However, it is critical to understand this topic because of its importance to building your financial strategy. Life insurance can help you provide for the people and organizations yo...
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Modern styling, technology help homeowners refresh their nests
(BPT) - Flipping through the television channels, it’s hard not to find a home improvement show about remodeling and do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. From “Property Brothers” to “Design Star,” these popular programs give homeowners ideas on how to modernize their spaces. If you’re planning your own DIY projects, here are t...
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Five ways to fight fall allergies
(BPT) - Autumn is a season filled with crisp air, falling leaves, pumpkin carving and, of course, hay fever symptoms. Hay fever affects 23.6 million American adults and children, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). Symptoms commonly appear during the spring and fall months. “Ragwe...
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Fresh for fall: Top budget-friendly wardrobe trends
(BPT) - As the weather outside evolves to a fresh season, wardrobes are evolving too. Whether you’re back-to-school shopping with your kids or you want a few new pieces for you and your spouse, incorporating some of the season’s top trends into your look is an easy way to stay stylish. The good news: fall 2013 is full of...
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Simple designer tricks for creating a stunning master bedroom
(BPT) - It’s the place where you wake each day, rest your head each night, and go to when you need to escape the stress of daily life. If there’s one room in the house that should be a personalized retreat for homeowners, it’s the master bedroom. And with a few simple tips from design experts, you can easily take your ma...
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See your diabetes in a new light this tailgating season
(BPT) - Football season is here and along with that comes one of America’s favorite fall activities: tailgating! Tailgates are often synonymous with calorie-packed, high-fat foods that can make it challenging for people with type 2 diabetes to stay on-track with managing their condition. But, even if you have type 2 diab...
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Head of the class: New online college programs help students advance careers
(BPT) - There is a skills gap in the United States. Thirty-nine percent of U.S. employers report having difficulty finding staff with the appropriate skills, according to the annual Talent Shortage Survey conducted by the ManpowerGroup, a human resource consulting firm. Employers are looking for employees who possess the...
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Lee Joon-seok, third from left, the captain of the ferry Sewol that sank off South Korea, and two crew members prepare to leave a court which issued their arrest warrant in Mokpo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 19, 2014. The captain of the sunken ferry, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUTThe captain was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need.


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File photo of U.S. President Obama meeting with Russian President Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in EnniskillenIn September 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington's imminent invasion of Afghanistan in ways that would have been inconceivable during the Cold War. He agreed that U.S. planes carrying humanitarian aid could fly through Russian air space. He said the U.S. military could use airbases in former Soviet republics in Central Asia. And he ordered his generals to brief their U.S. counterparts on their own ill-fated 1980s occupation of Afghanistan.


2014-04-19 05:07:37 -0600

FILE - This May 24, 2012 file photo shows some of about 500 miles worth of coated steel pipe manufactured by Welspun Pipes, Inc., originally for the Keystone oil pipeline, stored in Little Rock, Ark. The US is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said Friday, likely punting the decision over the controversial oil pipeline until after the midterm elections. The State Department didn’t say how much longer it will grant agencies to weigh in, but cited a recent decision by a Nebraska judge that overturned a state law that allowed the pipeline's path through the state, prompting uncertainty and an ongoing legal battle. Nebraska’s Supreme Court isn’t expected to rule for another several months and there could be more legal maneuvering after that, potentially freeing President Barack Obama to avoid making a final call on the pipeline until after the election in November. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.


2014-04-19 02:42:30 -0600