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New laws emerge as technology impacts cars and driving
(BPT) - Have you ever felt that new technologies, from smartphones to Internet apps, are moving so fast that it's hard to keep up? You're not alone. Many Americans feel overwhelmed by new technology. One-third of adults in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and China said they felt overwhelmed by technology in ...
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Beauty tips to beat the cold and refresh for spring
(BPT) - Winter weather can notoriously wreak havoc on skin and hair. While waiting for spring to arrive, a few easy adjustments to your beauty routine can help you look fabulous on even the dreariest of days, and ensure that you are looking your best when the weather warms up. The beauty experts at EcoTools offer some ti...
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The world's 10 most insanely gorgeous beaches you can visit
Despite the beauty of snowcapped mountains, multicolored gardens and the glamour of old cities, little is more indelibly alluring or relaxing than the idea of a beach - soft waves lapping the shore and sunshine warming your skin. If the mere thought of white sand and turquoise waters doesn't stir you into planning your next vacation, DreamPlanGo gives 10 more reasons to inspire in the form of the world's most insanely gorgeous beaches. 1. Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia, Greece Verdant green hills, w...
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Insulation: The key to ending drafts and cutting utility bills
(BPT) - Whether it's the chill of winter or the heat of summer, our natural instincts are to adjust the indoor temperature so it is comfortable through every season. But if your home has any drafts or air leaks, expect indoor temperatures to fluctuate dramatically. Leaks and drafts can hinder the performance of your heat...
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Nix the neutrals: Undoing open house decor to make a new home your own
(BPT) - When selling a house, the mantra for most is neutral, neutral, neutral. To help potential new owners envision themselves moving in, real estate experts remind sellers to de-personalize their homes. That means removing family photos and mementos and replacing favorite color schemes with more vanilla shades and hue...
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Freezing temperatures are good news and bad news for pests
(BPT) - The newest buzz word this winter is 'Polar Vortex.' Most of the country has experienced weeks of extremely cold temperatures, and these repeated bouts of ice and snow could have an impact on local pest populations. Rodents and mosquitoes may not be homeowners' main concerns at the moment, but experts from the Nat...
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Know more about COPD [Infographic]
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects more than 24 million in the U.S., but more than half don't even know they have it. COPD is a chronic, but preventable lung disease characterized by persistent airflow limitation that makes it difficult to breathe. At 125,000 deaths a year, COPD is the third leading cause of death and second leading cause of disability in the U.S.
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Top 10 ways to stay young at heart
Many people seek the fountain of youth, but did you know that living a heart-healthy lifestyle could help you to defy your age? Registered Dietitian and best-selling author Frances Largeman-Roth offers her tips for how you can stay young-at-heart through good nutrition. 1.Choose whole grains. Include fiber-rich whole grains in your daily diet, like oats, quinoa, whole wheat, barley and brown rice. They may lower your risk for type 2 diabetes. 2. Substitute with olive oil. Instead of cooking s...
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Get gorgeous wedding invitations for less: Insider secrets for boosting style and saving cash
The wedding industry as a whole is in a state of transition. Couples are demanding high levels of quality and style without the associated expense, and they are finding a host of ways to do so. From off-the-rack retail store wedding dresses to personalized do-it-yourself centerpieces, this movement is alive and well. Per...
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Wedding style insight: What wedding invitations suit your personality best?
You have the ring sized, the day set and the venue booked - now it's time to send out invitations and make your wedding date official. The wedding invitations you select should match your wedding theme and perfectly suit your unique sense of style; after all, they give guests the very first glimpse of what they can expec...
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What do people wish they had 25 percent more of? [Infographic]
Whether from technology, sports, your favorite TV shows, vacation, or perks during your commute - more is always better. A recent survey showed this even applies to the bathroom! Nearly 70 percent of respondents wish they had more toilet paper, which is good news because Cottonelle takes pride in delivering 25 percent more sheets per roll in Cottonelle Clean Care Double Rolls than Charmin Ultra Strong double roll. Read on to see what else tops the list of wishes for 25 percent more, and see h...
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Sleep better together - how to slumber as a couple
(BPT) - Tossing, turning, snoring, thrashing, blanket yanking - it's amazing anybody who shares a bed ever gets any sleep. If your loved one is keeping you up, you're definitely not alone. According to a recent survey, 37 percent of cohabitants have considered sleeping in a separate room from their partner to get a better night's sleep - 40 percent of women and 35 percent of men. 'Couples often have different sleeping habits and preferences for room temperature and mattress firmness,' said Ca...
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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the situation with Ukraine and Russia from the State Department in Washington, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Kerry is accusing Russia of failing to live up to commitments it made to ease the crisis in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)The secretary of state says Russia has failed to live up to its commitments on Ukraine.


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McAlevey sits in the cockpit of a RNZAF P3 Orion maritime search aircraft as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370By Matt Siegel and Byron Kaye SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is likely to drag on for years, a senior U.S. defence official said on Friday, as an underwater search for any trace of the plane's wreckage off west Australia appeared to have failed. The official, who declined to be identified because he is not authorised to comment on the search effort, said two weeks of scouring the Indian Ocean floor with a U.S. Navy submersible drone had turned up no wreckage.


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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 30, 2012, file photo, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens speaks at a lecture presented by the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Ark. Stevens says he thinks the federal government should legalize marijuana. The 94-year-old retired justice tells NPR that public opinion has changed on the issue. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says he thinks the federal government should legalize marijuana.


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