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3-D printing: Endless opportunity for finding and creating unique gifts
(BPT) - Finding unique gifts for family and friends can be a daunting task. Instead of spending days scouring boutiques for that one-of-a-kind present, many smart gift-givers are turning to a new technology called 3-D printing. So, what exactly is 3-D printing? From the outside, these machines look a bit like giant refri...
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Holiday entertainment survival guide
(BPT) - The countdown to this year's holiday season has begun. Department stores have decked the halls. Families are scheduling trips to visit far-away loved ones. And hosts everywhere are stressing about entertaining family and friends during this frantic season of peace and good will. To ease stress, the Kansas City St...
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Men's health program pushes the envelope to save young men's lives
(BPT) - In their 20s and 30s, most men feel invincible. The last thing on a young man's mind is cancer - let alone testicular cancer. At the age of 37, Sean Kimerling, a beloved, Emmy-award winning sports anchor and pre-game announcer for the New York Mets, was living his childhood dream when he was diagnosed. Before the...
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Tips and tricks for busy parents on the go
(BPT) - Parents are the ultimate multi-taskers. But with today's busy schedules, they can always use a little help - especially when it comes to providing their kids with quality, nutritious snacks. More than half of the parents felt there's one thing even more critical than diapers and sippy cups when they're out and ab...
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Mobile bookers are impulsive and short-term travelers [Infographic]
Mobile devices have truly become an integral part of the travel experience. With hundreds of travel apps for smartphones and tablets available, millions of people are adapting to the mobile way of life, especially when it comes to booking a last-minute hotel room or even planning holiday travel.
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Top trends in kitchen cabinetry
(BPT) - 'A kitchen provides physical and spiritual nourishment, and for many homes is now the heart and soul of family life.' That's how Terence Conran opened his classic Kitchen Book 20 years ago, and it's probably even truer today. The kitchen's central importance in most households means that Americans are paying more...
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How people pay each other: more texts, less checks [Infographic]
When it comes to paying other people, cash is still king, but times are changing. The 2013 'How Americans Pay Each Other' survey from Fiserv, provider of the social payment service Popmoney , revealed that cash and checks are increasingly being replaced by emails and texts to send, request or receive money. With 79 percent of respondents saying they would use a person-to-person (P2P) payment service from their bank, it may only be a matter of time before the 'check is in the mail' becomes 'th...
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Making your home more personal
(BPT) - With so many TV shows, publications, websites and social networks focusing on home design, gathering expert tips and real-world inspirations to make over your home is easier than ever. Use these sources of inspiration and ideas as a starting point, and inject personality by adding layers to the space with individ...
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Ask the Pharmacist: Are you at risk for hepatitis C?
(BPT) - What do Mickey Mantle, Evel Knievel, Naomi Judd, Pamela Anderson, Jim Nabors and Keith Richards have in common? They have all faced hepatitis C. And they are not the only ones; about 3.2 million Americans have chronic hepatitis C. It claims the lives of more people each year than HIV/AIDS and is the leading cause...
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Your zzz's count this holiday season, so start counting them
(BPT) - Between squeezing extra activities into your schedule, finding time to bake holiday treats for your children's classrooms and organizing a mini family reunion, the holiday season might be causing you a bit of stress. And if that stress is affecting your sleep, you could be caught up in the vicious cycle of exhaus...
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Why older adults must understand their flu vaccine options and get vaccinated
(BPT) - With the 2013-2014 flu season officially here, it's important to consider the single best way to prevent influenza (commonly known as 'the flu') - the flu vaccine. What many older adults don't know is that the immune system weakens with age, meaning older adults are at a higher risk for flu and related complicati...
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Bathroom decor: Big bang ideas for less than $100
(BPT) - When it comes to bathroom decor, tastes and preferences are as common and varied as wrinkles on elbows. A look that delights one homeowner may disgust another, but one trend suits everyone's taste: saving money. You may want your bathroom redo to look like you spent a million bucks on it, but you can get a whole ...
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A Mokpo Coast Guard Station file photo of the 6,825-ton ferry Sewol, which has sunk off the coast of South Korea while the coastguard sought to rescue about 476 passengers on boardOne person had been killed as crews struggled to rescue 476 passengers aboard a ferry that ran aground and sank off the southern coast.


2014-04-15 21:14:24 -0600

A member of the bomb squad inspects an object after a controlled detonation at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon's finish line on Tuesday. They say they've taken a man into custody in connection with them. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON (AP) — A man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line late Tuesday, the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings, had a rice cooker in his backpack and was being charged with possession of a hoax device, police said.


2014-04-15 22:15:47 -0600

A Ukrainian soldier stands next to armoured personnel carriers (APC) near Izium on April 15, 2014Izyum (Ukraine) (AFP) - Russian leader Vladimir Putin warned that Ukraine is on the verge of civil war, the Kremlin said Wednesday, after the Kiev government sent in troops against pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country. "The Russian president remarked that the sharp escalation of the conflict has placed the country, in effect, on the verge of civil war," the Kremlin said in a statement on telephone talks between Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


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