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Explosive Ordnance Disposal: The ultimate bomb squad
(BPT) - Diving beneath ships. Parachuting out of aircraft. Clearing Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Navy Explosive Ordnance (EOD) Technicians control weapons and render safe explosives on land, in the water or wherever perceived threats may lurk. Protecting others by handling situations with steady hands and even st...
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Crave beyond-the-beach excitement? Four must-try vacation ideas
(BPT) - Heading on vacation? This year, instead of settling for just sitting on the beach, think about embarking on an experience-based adventure. 'Whether you're traveling with family, friends or by yourself, there are all kinds of activities to enhance your vacation experience,' says Jeanenne Tornatore, senior editor f...
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Joining together to face rare diseases
(BPT) - Living with or caring for someone with a rare disease can be challenging as symptoms of these diseases are often misunderstood, misleading or misinterpreted, and as a result, people affected by uncommon illnesses are sometimes left feeling discouraged, frustrated and isolated. To help recognize those impacted by rare diseases and the challenges they face, on or around February 28, 2014, events will be held across the globe to drive awareness, build support, highlight medical advances ...
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Save money without skimping on style on your kitchen remodel
(BPT) - Home remodel projects don't have to require an extensive budget, or look cheap when using less expensive materials. If you're interested in updating the look of your kitchen this year, you can find products and materials that allow you to create a beautiful and stylish home without paying a high price. The trick ...
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Body shaving 101 - The male terrain [Infographic]
Research shows that men are increasingly grooming or shaving parts of their body below the neck. But even for experienced shavers, body shaving can be a little tricky. Full of peaks, valleys and hard-to-reach spots, the male terrain is sometimes difficult to navigate. In a recent U.S. study, Gillette found that men often lack guidance on how to shave below the neck and have suffered nicks, cuts and irritation while doing so.
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Mind Your B.I.S. - Tips to jumpstart your financial well-being
(BPT) - In the next few months, high school seniors across the country will be anxiously checking mailboxes for college acceptance letters. With two-thirds of recent high school grads enrolling in college as of 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , it is the first step on a journey towards personal and fina...
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Prepping tips for spring outdoor projects
(BPT) - Soon, winter will be winding down and homeowners will start planning - and prepping for - a variety of outdoor projects for spring. From cleaning, repairing or replacing decks, to creating raised beds for veggies and flowers, now is the time to start gearing up for those spring projects. Cleaning up Start with sp...
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Pneumococcal pneumonia: A threat to adults [Infographic]
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that is usually caused by viruses or bacteria, and is a leading cause of death worldwide. This infographic highlights additional information on pneumonia. If you are 50 years of age or older, learn more about pneumococcal pneumonia by visiting www.knowpneumonia.com .
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How to diversify your retirement portfolio in ways you might not have imagined
(BPT) - Many investors are taking more control of their financial future by investing in alternatives to the stock market including real estate, land, promissory notes, oil and gas. Sue Jensen of New York grew frustrated after watching her life savings take a hit year after year in the stock market. A couple of years ago...
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Making bitter ... sweet, the story of chocolate [Infographic]
Life really might be a box of chocolates. Chocolate is one of the most recognized and enjoyed foods of the world. But did you know that it comes from seeds that require sweetening before becoming your favorite dessert food? This infographic shares how ion exchange technology creates the sweetener combined to harvested cocoa from seeds to make our favorite Valentine's Day treat!
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There are many things we want to pass on to our loved ones, illness is not one of them
(BPT) - You want to pass on family traditions, a grandmother's quilt, or dad's love of books - but no one wants to pass on a serious illness. Take charge of your health and help protect those around you by asking about vaccines at your next doctor's visit. Vaccinating our children is commonplace in the United States. But...
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Women's style: Expert advice for dressing and feeling more confident
(BPT) - A variety of factors play into a confident appearance, but many women are unaware of simple ways they can come across as more poised and self-assured every day. Bobbie Thomas, national style expert and author of The Power of Style: Everything You Need to Know Before You Get Dressed Tomorrow, shares her advice on ...
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national news

President Barack Obama speaks about health care, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. The president said eight million have signed up for health insurance under Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)New enrollment figures beat expectations, boost Democrats defending law ahead of midterms.


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Plaintiffs challenging Oklahoma's gay marriage ban arrive in court following a hearing at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Thursday, April 17, 2014. They are, left to right, Dr. Gay Phillips, her partner Sue Barton, Sharon Baldwin and her partner Mary Bishop. The court is to decide whether to overturn a federal judge's decision to strike down. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.


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Rep. Steve IsraelSo now it's out there. After five years of studied reticence, Democratic leaders in Washington finally went public last week with what they really think is motivating Republican opposition to Barack Obama. As Steve Israel, one of the top Democrats in Congress said the Republican base, "to a significant extent," is "animated by racism."


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