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Four fun, easy ways to spend more time on the water this summer
(BPT) - Whether it’s the wind in your hair, the whine of a reel or the thrill of watersports, every summer the water invites us to jump in and have some fun. Many might be surprised to learn that boating is an accessible and active hobby close to home, making it easy to plan a day on the water. More than 60 percent of Am...
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Tips for parents to protect kids from cyber bullying
(BPT) - Bullying has been present in schools since society started educating children in groups. In the old days, the bully’s weapons of intimidation might have been simply stealing another child’s lunch money, or shoving a victim down on the playground. Modern bullying is a high-tech type of antagonism – one that can re...
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Financial planning insights for the LGBT community
(BPT) - Over the last decade, many companies have paid increasing attention to the buying power and consumer habits of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) market. But until recently, little attention has been focused on the financial experience of LGBT individuals. The groundbreaking “LGBT Financial Experience 2012-2013 Research Study” by Prudential Financial takes an in-depth look at the financial challenges and concerns of LGBT Americans, and provides eye-opening insights for ...
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Building project tips to ensure a successful and smooth build
(BPT) - Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion, recently started a huge project: building a race shop for his cars and equipment from the ground up. After deciding to build his own shop, Logano purchased a piece of land and started digging. The massive undertaking brought with it its own trials and ...
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Turning energy and water into wine [Infographic]
To produce a quality bottle of wine requires many things, including substantial amounts of energy and water. For its second-annual Earth Day Report, Frei Brothers Reserve(R) is demonstrating how technology and conservation - from vine to bottling line - can help significantly reduce a winery’s energy and water footprint. This year’s updates include reducing total water usage at the winery by 5.4 million gallons, or enough H2O to supply 54 homes for an entire year. Total energy use at the Sono...
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What every parent needs to know about keeping kids safe around medicine
(BPT) - Every year more than 67,000 children are treated in an emergency room for accidental medicine poisoning. That’s one child every eight minutes. Even more surprising is that in 86 percent of serious cases seen in emergency rooms, the child got into medicine belonging to an adult. “Ask any parent, and they will tell...
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Upcycling: Breathe new life into decor with a dash of DIY inspiration
(BPT) - If you’ve ever looked around your house and gotten the urge to purge, you might consider pausing and first thinking about how you could transform that old, damaged piece of furniture or outdated light fixture into a fresh-faced showpiece for your home. Not only are you doing something good for the environment - a...
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How your unused airline miles can help a child
(BPT) - Helping a child in need may be easier than you think, by redirecting a common resource that often just goes to waste. Industry experts say Americans collectively are holding on to 9.7 trillion unused airline miles. Many people don’t have enough miles to qualify for reward travel. Others aren’t able to use the mil...
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Experience an extraordinary life with diabetes
(BPT) - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in 10 Americans is living with diabetes and one in three adults could have diabetes by 2050. While every case requires an individual treatment plan, with the right attitude and management, people living with diabetes have an oppo...
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Play day: How time-pressed families can find more time for fun
(BPT) - It waits for no one, flies by and can’t be bottled, but it’s the one thing everyone would like more of: time. In today’s busy, hectic society it’s harder for families to find time together for fun, yet spending quality time together is key to the emotional health of the family unit and of individual family member...
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Need some summer birthday party game ideas? Look no further
The beautiful days of summer are here again. The sun is out, the air is fresh, the grass is green and the opportunities are endless for fun-in-the-sun birthday parties. The three summer months – June to August – rank in the top five for most American births, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. So chances are good you’ll b...
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Staying at the top of your game
(BPT) - We feel our best when we do our best. At the top of our game is where we all want to be. This is as true in the workplace as it is on the basketball court. But to stay at the top of your game at work and in life, you need to stay primed – ready for that next big play. It requires staying alert; keeping your skill...
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Pro-Russian activists prepare to block a planned campaigning visit by presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko to the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on April 22, 2014Ukraine relaunched military operations against pro-Kremlin separatists, hours after US Vice President Joe Biden ended a two-day visit to Kiev in which he warned Russia over its actions in the former Soviet republic. Russia already has tens of thousands of its troops massed on Ukraine's eastern border. Ukraine's acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov, late Tuesday said he was ordering the military to restart operations against the rebels after the discovery of two "brutally tortured" bodies in the eastern rebel-held town of Slavyansk.


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SotomayorFirst Hispanic Supreme Court judge issues sharp dissent in affirmative action case.


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A general view of the Internal Revenue Service Building in WashingtonWASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday.


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