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Discover the hues that speak to you this holiday season
With the holidays just around the corner, excitement is starting to build around the new, bold colors trending for home decor and clothing. Infusing color on a grand scale or in the small details makes your personal surroundings and self-expression extra special when it matters the most. Whether you're dressing yourself ...
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Travel the world with friends in a small group setting
Exploring cultures, witnessing majestic landscapes and tasting exotic foods - there's so much to experience when traveling the world. And while a group tour is a great, hassle-free way to experience many of the world's most desirable destinations, for some, the idea of traveling in a large group may be a bit daunting. Th...
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Living with diabetes and maintaining healthy vision
(BPT) - In 2012, diabetes health costs in the U.S. were $245 billion, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that by 2020, one in every three health care dollars in the U.S. will be spent on diabetes-related care. Diabetes is now the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults aged 20...
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Trend in nostalgic nosh brings new flavor to fine dining
(BPT) - Seasoned tots with your filet mignon? Fries with parmesan cheese and truffle oil? But of course. Comfort foods with sophisticated flair are plated in abundance at the finest restaurants around the country, as chefs reinvent potato sides like fries and tots with new dips, toppings and custom spice blends. Exciteme...
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Give back while moving from one community to another
(BPT) - Moving from one home, one city and even one state to another is a great opportunity to clean house and start fresh. Instead of packing all belongings - even those that haven't been used in years - moving gives families a chance to reduce their material goods so that what ends up being unpacked in the new house is...
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Adding in, not just cutting out, is key to better eating habits
(BPT) - When you think of eating right, does your mind immediately turn to what you should cut out of your diet? The list of things you might consider giving up can be long and daunting. As important as it might be to cut out some foods, don't overlook the importance of the things you should add in, such as quality ingre...
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Staygating at-home sports viewing parties revealed [Infographic]
If you prefer your sports on the big screen to the big stadium, then you're probably a staygater. What's a staygater? Read on to learn how this incredibly popular activity is taking the sports world by storm and fast becoming the way of choice to enjoy those big games with the best food and great friends.
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Fall allergies or falling prey to chronic asthma or COPD?
(BPT) - Twenty-two million Americans, many of whom are children, suffer from the frightening acute attacks and long-term disabilities of chronic asthma. Millions more adults face the increasing burdens and life-altering effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes both emphysema and chronic bro...
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Fun ways to add a splash of color this holiday season
(BPT) - The holidays are that special time of year when we reunite with our family and friends; in some cases we may not have seen these loved ones since the previous holiday. If you're in charge of hosting this year's event, you may think you don't have the time and the money to give your home a new look. You do. Not al...
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From tots to teens: Inspiring kids in the kitchen
When it comes to making healthy meals and nutritious snacks, mom and dad typically take the lead in the kitchen. But as peak entertaining season gets underway, the additional cooking and baking can keep parents extra busy. Before you let party prep stress you out, remember that this can be a great time to let your childr...
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Good looks or good sense? Home designs that don't make you choose
(BPT) - Ever purchased a great-looking faucet only to find you can't easily turn it on with one hand? Or discovered that you can't stand to sit for more than a few minutes on that new sofa that looked so great in the showroom? If so, you have experienced comfort and practicality sacrificed on the altar of aesthetics. Inc...
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How to host the best game-watching party
(BPT) - The days are getting cooler, the leaves are starting to change colors and team banners are starting to appear on front porches everywhere. It can only mean one thing - football season is back. With it comes more than 32 million fantasy football players and a whole lot of weekend game-watching festivities. Going t...
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A large crowd is seen in St. Peter's Square from the Bernini colonnade during Pope Francis' Easter Mass, at the the Vatican, Sunday, April 20, 2014. Even before Mass began, a crowd of more than 100,000 was overflowing from the cobblestoned square, and many more Romans, tourists and pilgrims were still streaming in for the pontiff's tradition Easter greeting at noon (1000 GMT). (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)VATICAN CITY (AP) — Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.


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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2004 file photo, former boxer, Rubin, "Hurricane" Carter, holds up the writ of habeas corpus that freed him from prison, during a news conference held in Sacramento, Calif. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)TORONTO (AP) — Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.


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Local residents inspect burnt out cars after a night fight at the check point which was under the control of pro-Russian activists in the village of Bulbasika near Slovyansk, Ukraine, Sunday, April 20, 2014. At least one person was killed in the clash. Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)BYLBASIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine and Russia traded blame Sunday for a shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine that left at least three people dead and others with gunshot wounds.


2014-04-20 10:42:20 -0600