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Have difficult-to-shop-for people on your gift list? Unique gift ideas that 'wow'
(BPT) - When creating a holiday shopping list for gifts for friends and family, there is always at least one impossible-to-shop-for person on that list. Maybe they're the type of person who doesn't need anything, or are not involved in hobbies that cater easily to gift ideas. Whatever the reason, each holiday season you ...
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Historic baseball event at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Legends in Major League Baseball are born in October. From riveting seven-game series to late-inning heroics, unforgettable moments in baseball history happen during the playoffs culminating in the most prestigious baseball event, the World Series. Celebrate America's pastime and commemorate your favorite MLB legends by ...
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Considering a home warranty? How to weigh your options
(BPT) - If fire damages your house or the wind tears some shingles off the roof, your homeowner's insurance will likely cover the cost of repairs. But what if your refrigerator's ice-maker stops working or the door on your self-cleaning oven refuses to latch? Many homeowners turn to home warranty programs to help them protect the things insurance doesn't, like mechanical and electrical appliances or systems within the home. Not all home warranties are created equal, however. Purchasing the mo...
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Caramel to cranberries: Holiday stain-busting tips keep carpets bright
(BPT) - Whether it's the ghouls trick-or-treating on Halloween, the gobbles of great food on Thanksgiving, or the gatherings of loved ones over the holiday season, you will likely be hosting an event at your home in the upcoming months. Food and friends make the perfect pairing for celebrations - but that can mean spills...
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Upgrade your morning routine
(BPT) - Upgrading your morning routine can pay dividends throughout the day by helping you remain focused and energized. Before life takes you in a million directions, optimize your start to the day by incorporating these simple steps to slow down and savor: 1. Pause before you power on Is your tablet or mobile device ca...
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Paint like a professional with DIY simplicity
(BPT) - Think your favorite room is due for a new paint color? To get a result that looks like it was plucked straight from a home improvement magazine, you don't have to hire an interior designer or professional painter. You can do-it-yourself with a few tricks of the trade. Choose the right color Even a perfectly paint...
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Farmers: Three planning considerations for 2014
(BPT) - As farmers begin harvest and approach the end of 2013 production, many are assessing the year and looking forward to 2014. For row-crop farmers, the 2013 harvest is expected to be a good one. However, prices are lower than last year, and some are delaying their decision to go to market in hopes that the price wil...
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Overcoming irritation in your running routine
(BPT) - Many men run to stay in shape or alleviate stress, but running can come with its own set of physical and mental irritations. To show all men that they can eliminate these everyday irritations, Dove Men+Care Deodorant and John McEnroe have teamed up to help a group of real men run the 2013 ING New York City Marath...
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10 tips for making a small bathroom feel larger
(BPT) - Is your tiny bathroom cramping your functionality and style, leaving you longing for the enormous bathrooms gracing the pages of design magazines? Even if your bathroom is a fraction of the size, all it takes is some design savvy to make the most of the space you have. Consider these 10 smart tips that will help ...
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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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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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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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In this map provided on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, by the Joint Agency Coordination Centre, details are presented in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. The hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet will likely soon deploy more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper as the current search of the most likely crash site in the Indian Ocean has failed to yield any clues, Australia's defense minister said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Joint Agency Coordination Centre) EDITORIAL USE ONLYUnidentified material is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane.


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FILE - This 1978 file photo shows serial killer John Wayne Gacy. The case of John Wayne Gacy has helped authorities solve another slaying, one that he didn’t commit. The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled to announce Wednesday, April 23, 2014, they have identified the remains found in a forest preserve in 2008 as those of 22-year-old Edward Beaudion of Chicago. Beaudion was identified after his relatives came forward to submit DNA samples as part of the effort to identify several of Gacy’s 1970s victims. Authorities believe Missouri resident Jerry Jackson killed Beaudion in 1978. But without a body at the time, they never charged him. Jackson died last year at age 62. (AP Photo/File)Four decades later, the killer's case is helping authorities solve another murder — one he didn't commit.


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A mourner weeps as he pays tribute to the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast at a gymnasium, in Ansan, South Korea, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The victims are overwhelmingly students of a single high school in Ansan, near Seoul. More than three-quarters of the 323 students are dead or missing, while nearly two-thirds of the other 153 people on board the ferry Sewol when it sank one week ago survived. (AP Photo/Korea Pool) KOREA OUTThe city south of Seoul has taken the brunt of the pain from the ferry sinking last week that left 302 people dead or missing.


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