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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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South Korean medics help a collapsed family member of a missing passenger who was on South Korean ferry Sewol which sank in the sea off Jindo, as she cries while waiting for news from a rescue team, at a gym in JindoFrustrated parents of the missing passengers blame the ship's captain.


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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gives a press conference in Geneva on April 17, 2014Russia, Ukraine and the West reached a surprise deal aimed at easing the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War, but US President Barack Obama cautioned it was uncertain if Moscow would stand by the agreement. While not spelt out explicitly, that was a likely reference to pro-Kremlin separatists who have taken over parts of Ukraine's restive southeast. The deal appeared to mark a sharp change from the tone taken by Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier in the day, when he left the door open for armed intervention in Ukraine. At the same time, Obama said he was coordinating with leaders in Europe about further sanctions against Moscow if progress was not evident within days.


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Security men stand guard in front of a bus conveying All progressives Congress opposition governors after visiting victims of at the Accident and Emergency unit of Asokoro hospital where injured people from Monday's explosion at a bus station are receiving treatment in Abuja, Nigeria, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Scores of peopledied in the the blast that destroyed more than 30 vehicles and caused secondary explosions as their fuel tanks exploded and burned. The Monday attack just miles from Nigeria's seat of government increases doubts about the military's ability to contain an Islamic uprising that is dividing the country on religious lines as never before. (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist kidnappers, an education official said Thursday.


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