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Modern technology aims to help older drivers
(BPT) - Technology is increasingly integrating with many aspects of our daily routines. From toothbrushes that beep when you are brushing too hard to thermostats that automatically adjust the temperature based on your behavior, advances in technology are getting personal in ways that are intended to help ease your experi...
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Long-lasting gift ideas that won't break the bank
The best gift to receive is one where the recipient can put it to good use for many years to come. This gift is also the most rewarding gift to give, especially if it doesn't break the bank. Finding holiday gifts that stand the test of time, and that fit within your budget doesn't take a lot of effort. Try these simple tips as you start to check items off your holiday shopping list: Quality clothing - If you have a fashionista on your shopping list, you can do well this holiday season by look...
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Travel like a local for a truly authentic vacation experience
(BPT) - Americans are on the move: logging two billion business and leisure trips of 50 miles or more from home for at least one night last year alone, according to the U.S. Travel Association . Today, more people are looking for authentic travel activities - ones that are outside the traditional museum or monument visit...
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Colorful accents create extraordinary spaces
(BPT) - When looking to transform your home, elements such as doors, ceilings and trim are perfect places to add color. These architectural details can create a wow factor with well-placed splashes of color. 'An unexpected pop of color adds interest to a space, helping an otherwise ordinary room become warm and welcoming...
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Taking the fright out of creating your perfect costume
Halloween is the perfect time of year to let loose and embrace your inner kid. You have the option to be anything you want, so get creative this year! Save yourself time and money by looking for fun costume-worthy items at a vintage store. You may be surprised at the wide variety of creative costumes available for a reasonable cost. A scary costume is only supposed to scare those around you - it's not supposed to be scary to wear. So make sure you are taking all the right steps so that your H...
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The energy efficient, safe and warm solution to evening fireplace challenges
When the weather is cold, few experiences warm your soul - or your home - as effectively as sitting in front of a crackling fire. But if you've ever avoided building an evening fire in your wood-burning fireplace because you didn't want to wait up for the embers to go out, you might appreciate Scott Harrison's ingenuity....
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Survey says: Not enough Americans get second opinions on dental health [Infographic]
While millions of Americans seek second opinions for home or vehicle repairs, just 6 percent say they would seek a second opinion for needed dental work. A poll, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Invisalign, also revealed that trust in their current doctor or dentist was a top reason why adults said they wouldn't seek a second opinion.
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Buying a garage door? Think insulation
(BPT) - There are seemingly endless options through which homeowners must navigate when buying a new garage door: the style, materials and accessories, just to name a few. But perhaps the most important feature that should top the garage door consumer's list is energy efficiency. Why? Because the garage door is generally...
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What you need to know about low blood sugar [Infographic]
Diabetes impacts nearly 26 million Americans and approximately 90-95 percent of them have type 2 diabetes, making it a serious health concern in the United States. Blood Sugar Basics is an educational program developed by the American College of Endocrinology with support from Merck, aimed to help people living with diabetes learn about the importance of controlling blood sugar levels as part of a successful diabetes treatment plan to better manage their disease.
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Power shoes: Choosing the right footwear for climbing the corporate ladder
(BPT) - Climbing the corporate ladder requires marketable skills, initiative, creativity and ... the right shoes? While the importance of proper footwear may seem obvious for professions that require standing or walking all day, such as waitressing, nursing or cooking, poor shoe choices can also trip you up in an office ...
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Tips to secure your future despite an unsure economy
(BPT) - Despite the recent deal to re-open the government and gains in the economy, the business community is still somewhat skeptical about the economy's stability. This information comes from the latest Economic Sentiment Survey issued by Walsh College , a private, not-for-profit institution offering upper-division und...
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The changing face of lung cancer in 2013 [Infographic]
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month - an opportunity to recognize the staggering impact this disease has on our communities. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women and accounts for more deaths than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. While there is still a long way to go to change these figures, science has made great strides; physicians now know more about various types of lung cancer, know how to best test for the specific type, and have more options ...
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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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