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Cooking Wine 101 [Infographic]
When a recipe calls for wine, do you grab for any bottle of red or white found on the shelf? It’s a better idea to use cooking wine, which is wine made for cooking. Not only does it cost less, but it has a longer shelf life, allowing you to continue making –and enjoying – the recipe several times over.  
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Three simple ideas for creating an amazing cheese platter
(BPT) - An order of “extra cheese” is commonly heard in restaurants across the United States. In fact, this delectable dairy treat is enjoyed by people all around the world. The flavors and textures of different cheeses make a cheese tray the perfect appetizer to please a group of guests and showcase your personal style ...
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Buying a car: new or used, that is the question
(BPT) - Conventional wisdom says that a new car will always cost you more than a used one. Why? There’s a higher price tag and you have to face the depreciation that comes when you drive off the dealer’s lot. Previously, if you were looking to save money, used vehicles were thought to be the best option. However, as supp...
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Feel the difference of a great hair day, every day
(BPT) - Every day women are subjected to a multitude of harsh elements that strip the hair of its natural beauty, leaving it limp and lifeless. Dove Hair gives women a great hair day by unlocking a few useful secrets women need to know in order to beat bad hair days. Celebrity hair stylist, Mark Townsend, offers these th...
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Easy meal and snack ideas for families adjusting to busy back-to-school schedules
(BPT) - As the relaxing days of summer come to a close, it can be challenging to smoothly transition to back-to-school time. While kids and families adjust to more hectic schedules, it’s more important than ever to fuel both body and mind with foods that nourish and satisfy.  With a few new meal and snack ideas, your fam...
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Autumn edibles: Tips for fall gardening and second plantings
(BPT) - People choose to garden for many reasons: Food is fresher and tastes better. It’s a healthy hobby that exercises the body. It saves money. Numerous reports show an increasing number of homeowners are growing their own fruits, vegetables and herbs. As summer’s end nears, you may think gardening season is over. The...
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Foot care advice for new moms and babies
(BPT) - Few things in life are as darling as a newborn’s little feet, and most new moms take great joy in counting 10 tiny, perfect toes. But foot health can be a source of anxiety for both new and expectant mothers, who may wonder about the best ways to care for their baby’s feet, and how to cope with changes in their o...
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Why dorm life is better in the club [Infographic]
Dorm life is better in the club. Why? This year Sam's Club does the math for parents and students heading back to class. Exclusive members-only benefits multiplies savings of time and money for Sam’s Club members. See how the savings add up with these mathematical solutions.  
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Grocery shopping for classroom success
(BPT) - The season of homework and PTO meetings is here, meaning it’s time to gear up for a successful school year. A balanced eating plan helps children, and adults, to concentrate, learn and problem-solve, in and out of the classroom. When creating your back-to-school shopping lists, remember to include foods that will...
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Creating a back-to-school checklist for parents of children with diabetes
(BPT) - Parents and guardians create many checklists when it comes time to send their kids back to school. These lists include school supplies and clothing to be purchased, setting up schedules for the school year, choosing which fun and exciting extra-curricular activities a child will participate in and establishing a ...
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Adult vaccination recommendations [Infographic]
Vaccination doesn't stop at childhood. It’s important for adults to be vaccinated too. Use this as a guide to find out which vaccines are recommended for adults by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and why. By vaccinating yourself against preventable diseases, you are less likely to contract serious illnesses and pass them on to your family. Visit Vaccines.com/WordofMom or speak with your doctor to learn how you can help protect yourself and your family.     1. Centers...
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Who left the lights on? [Infographic]
The “Who Left the Lights On” survey looks at electricity usage within the home, in what rooms lights are often left on and who is to blame - it's not always the children. To address this, Lutron continues to introduce light controls such as motion sensors to automatically turn on and off the lights. For more information visit ChooseLutron.com .    
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A rescued passenger from a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, is carried by police and rescue teams on his arrival at Jindo port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Dozens of rescue boats and helicopters are scrambling to save more than 470 people, including many high school students, caught on a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, officials said. There are no immediate reports of causalities. (AP Photo/Park Chul-heung, Yonhap) KOREA OUTMessages to parents offer glimpse into desperate situation aboard sinking S. Korean ferry.


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Robert Rizzo, left, leaves court after being sentenced, Wednesday April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. Rizzo, the former city manager of Bell, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison and ordered to make restitution of $8.8 million in a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small, blue-collar city. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former city official who became a symbol of municipal greed was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison — less than half the time it will take the nearly bankrupt Los Angeles suburb of Bell to dig itself out of the estimated $150 million in debt he left behind.


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FILE - In this undated file photo, Amelia Earhart stands next to a Lockheed Electra 10E, before her last flight in 1937 from Oakland, Calif., bound for Honolulu on the first leg of her record-setting attempt to circumnavigate the world westward along the Equator. American aviator Earhart’s disappearance in 1937 is among aviation’s most enduring mysteries. Earhart, the first female pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean, vanished over the Pacific with Fred Noonan during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe. Seven decades later, people are still transfixed with the mystery. Theories range from her simply running out of fuel and crashing to her staging her own disappearance and secretly returning to the U.S. to live under another identity. (AP Photo/File)CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Experts retained by an aircraft preservation group say underwater video shot in the South Pacific yields no evidence of the wreckage of the missing plane piloted by aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.


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