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Simple ways to save that really add up
Figuring out the best ways to save a few extra dollars can be difficult. But, a few simple strategies can go a long way in helping you and your family pay down debt and be better prepared for financial emergencies, college expenses and retirement. Some take a few minutes, others may require discipline - but all are easy ...
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Staying productive and getting things done at work and on the go
(BPT) - The always on, always connected way of life has benefits and drawbacks - our to-do list never seems to stop growing while the time never seems to stop shrinking. Technology makes freedom possible, but balancing personal and professional responsibilities requires more than the ability to work from anywhere, it's a...
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Build the perfect man cave
(BPT) - The perfect man cave is different for everyone, but no matter how you define your ideal space, you're always looking for ideas on how to upgrade and make a space uniquely yours. If you're looking for some great man cave additions but don't have the money for a total makeover, don't worry. You can give your space ...
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Helpful or hurtful: Should you keep taking fish oil supplements?
(BPT) - Every day, millions of Americans take supplements to get the vitamins and nutrients their bodies need to stay healthy. Like many others, you might take a daily fish oil supplement to get the benefits of omega-3 essential fatty acids that can be difficult to obtain through food sources alone. Thousands of studies ...
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Quick and easy meal solutions for holiday entertaining
(BPT) - The hectic holidays can mean hurried cooks, frantic trips to the grocery store and chaotic menu planning. But it doesn't have to - with some tried and true solutions for easy entertaining, you can reduce your stress and set up a holiday party guaranteed to impress guests from near or far. Don't let cooking and en...
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Why gift cards are increasing in popularity
We've all been there. A special event is coming up but you are struggling with gift ideas. Giving cash doesn't reflect the thought that goes into gifting and gift cards may be perceived as impersonal. However, what if you found out that most people do, in fact, prefer gift cards? Almost 85 percent of respondents prefer t...
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Backyard fire pits [Infographic]
Relax and unwind in your backyard under the moonlight with the warm glow of a fire! Backyard fire pits are a safe and reliable way to host a campfire on your property. Avant Garden Decor, home of CobraCo products , is pleased to give you safety information and fire pit education with this infographic . Extend your backyard entertaining into the cool autumn and winter months with a firepit from CobraCo. Great for providing warmth, making s'mores, or cooking a barbecue, CobraCo fire pits and ac...
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Get shocked [Infographic]
Dry air in winter is unhealthy, uncomfortable and can damage your home and belongings. Portable humidifiers are only a partial solution, and they are a nuisance. An Aprilaire whole-home humidifier gives you the control you need - moisturizing indoor air and reducing the health risks to your family.
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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month [Infographic]
America's No. 1 cancer killer affects thousands of people every year. Know the facts. Learn the risks. Get screened.
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How to make household drafts a thing of the past
(BPT) - With the onset of cooler weather, now is the ideal time for homeowners to consider the efficiency of their heating systems. Drafts, gaps and poor insulation throughout the building envelope can significantly contribute to the efficiency of a home's heating system, the comfort of occupants and the household budget...
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Making a smooth transition to a post-military career
(BPT) - Leaving the military is like leaving home for the first time. Upon discharge, service members are faced with the question of: 'What's next?' Some service members obtain their degree while in the military and have their sights set on a career path prior to transitioning into the civilian sector. Many others, thoug...
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Small businesses go leaner, more effective with technology tools
(BPT) - While the Great Recession convinced many big corporations to improve efficiency and reduce spending, small businesses have historically known the value of operating 'lean and mean.' Many have never had another option, and have always had to accomplish more with less. Fortunately, technology is making it easier th...
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Coast Guard and Navy divers search for the missing passengers from a capsized ferry at sea some 20 kilometres off the island of Byungpoong in Jindo on April 17, 2014Investigators say the third officer was in command at the time of the deadly accident.


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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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