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How to keep a speeding ticket out of your summer
(BPT) - Want to know how to avoid a speeding ticket? Easy – don’t speed. But even the most law-abiding drivers with flawless records can make mistakes and find themselves pulled over. In fact, 34 million people in the United States receive speeding tickets each year, according to the National Motorists Association. A tic...
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Bright and nonconventional colors bring adventure to home decor
(BPT) - When it comes to trends in interior design, the forecast through 2014 is looking bolder, brighter and more adventurously colorful than has been seen in a while. Up-and-coming palettes are earning descriptions including “youthful,” “vibrant” and “positive,” heralding the rebounding market’s ready return to color. ...
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A bond mystery [Infographic]
A Charles Schwab survey of 514 individual investors discovered consumers are less likely to shop around for financial products than for household products. The disparity is striking when it comes to buying bonds. Among the 61 percent self-described bargain hunters, confusion and inertia overcame the desire to get the best deal when buying bonds. While 51 percent shop around for the best price on a gas grill, only 17 percent do the same for bonds. Why? Fifty-three percent say they don’t know h...
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Nearly 1.5 million baby boomers may suffer from chronic Hepatitis C without even knowing it
(BPT) - Did you know that Hepatitis C is a leading cause of liver cancer and the number one reason for liver transplants in America? Between 1999 and 2007, more people died from Hepatitis C related complications than HIV. Despite this, many people live with the Hepatitis C virus for years, without experiencing any sympto...
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Protecting yourself from the 'invisible' crime of identity theft
(BPT) - Identity theft: It’s the subject of articles everywhere you turn. That’s because the problem has exploded in recent years, as new methods for collecting, storing, sharing - and stealing - your personal information have developed. “Identity theft is an increasingly pervasive problem, particularly in today’s digita...
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Better options needed to treat traumatic brain injury [Infographic]
More Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year (3.5 million) than those diagnosed with breast cancer, HIV and multiple sclerosis combined (1.6 million), according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers have worked diligently for decades to develop a successful acute treatment for this devastating, life-altering condition. But after scores of failed clinical trials, we still don’t have an FDA-approved treatment for TBI. Fai...
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Make over your home and contribute to sustainability
Home makeover TV shows are all the rage, inspiring many Americans to transform the appearances of their kitchens, living rooms, patios and even playrooms. If you’re like many eco-conscious consumers, you may wonder how to make over a room with the environment in mind. Fortunately, that’s becoming easier thanks in part to...
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Summer: The season of barbeques, baseball and burglaries
(BPT) - School is out and summer vacations are in full swing. But while many of us are relaxing, thieves are working overtime. Summer is theft season, at least according to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) statistics that show more home thefts occur in June, July and August than any other month of the year. What fam...
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Make your own masterpieces - freshly painted focal points for any room
(BPT) - Still love the overall design scheme of a space, but feeling a little bored? The best way to breathe new life into it – without revamping the entire area – is by creating a new focal wall. Instead of a decal, stencil or pricey artwork, make a statement that’s one-of-a-kind with a little creativity and painter’s t...
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Eight ways to help kids hone their homework habits
(BPT) - Helping children with their homework requires more than an understanding of the subject matter, whether it’s algebra or world literature. To help children succeed throughout the school year, it’s important for parents to nurture positive study habits and organizational skills, and provide kids with a home environ...
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Planning can help families protect pets during natural disasters
(BPT) - News of natural disasters can stir our compassion, inspire us to find ways to help and remind us of the need to prepare our own homes and families to cope with emergencies, including severe weather, earthquakes and fire. Every family should have a disaster plan, so that if a disaster strikes, you’ll be ready to m...
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Help give kids the tools they need to succeed in school
(BPT) - Take a moment to consider this alarming fact: Each year more than 1 million American teens fail to graduate from high school, according to the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center. The consequences of this staggering statistic are felt not just throughout their lives, but also across our nation. A host...
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This photo combo of images provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett, left, and Charles Warner. Lockett and Warner, two death-row inmates who want to know the source of drugs that will be used to execute them, have placed Oklahoma’s two highest courts at odds and prompted aggravated members of the Legislature to call for the impeachment of Oklahoma Supreme Court justices. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections)Court says inmates are not entitled to know source of drugs that will be used to kill them.


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SiriusXM's "Howard Stern Birthday Bash" - ArrivalsCLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.


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