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Three simple tips to prepare your car for winter weather
(BPT) - As temperatures dip, it's important to prepare your car for harsh winter weather. Not only can the elements be hard on your vehicle, but the chemicals that are used to fight the elements such as road salt and chemical compounds to melt ice are as well. Being prepared and knowing how to take care of your vehicle c...
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2013 Cyber Monday survey says half of us will shop [Infographic]
A new national Cyber Monday shopping survey from FatWallet, conducted online by TNS Global (OCT 2013), reports that 48 percent of those surveyed plan to shop on Cyber Monday, with 52 percent planning to spend more than they did last year. The survey also reveals that 34 percent want either clothing or gadget deals, and 54 percent will be shopping for holiday gifts. Those surveyed will also be looking for books, movies or music, toys, tablets/smartphones and 76 percent said they want free ship...
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Hearing aids for the rock-and-roll generation
(BPT) - Baby boomers grew up listening to The Who's Live at Leeds and other albums with liner notes that admonished young rockers to 'play it loud' or 'turn it up.' For the generation that grew up blasting stereos until the bedroom windows rattled and attending rock concerts that left ears ringing for a week or more, it'...
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Tips for parents on how, and why, to talk to kids about insurance
(BPT) - When it comes to financial literacy, parents know it's important to give kids the knowledge and skills they need to manage money. In fact, 81 percent say it's their responsibility as parents to teach children about money and saving, according to a 2012 survey by the website DoughMain. While you're teaching childr...
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Why Americans are cutting the cord and saving money
(BPT) - Frugal Americans know how to save money, not only by keeping it in their pocket but by making wise purchasing decisions. As many have found, a frugal lifestyle does not mean going without. One way many people have saved money is by cutting the cord and eliminating cable or satellite TV from the household budget. ...
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'Tis the season to entertain: A simple guide to artisanal wine and cheese pairings
(BPT) - Planning a get together with close friends or family this holiday season and fretting over what to serve? Regardless of theme or guest list, a delicious artisanal cheese and wine platter is a great way to start off any gathering. By following these simple guidelines, creating the perfect pairings can be one of th...
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Tips to turn your home into your own beauty salon
(BPT) - Giving yourself a professional-looking beauty makeover can be as simple as looking around your house. Whether it's in your bathroom or your laundry room, all sorts of products already in your home can be re-purposed to easily and quickly help you create this season's on-trend looks from head to toe. Here are some...
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Tips for new pet parents
(BPT) - Whether you're acquiring a new puppy or kitten for your household or adopting an adult pet from a shelter or rescue organization, the following tips will help you get off on the right foot with your newest family member. * What's up, doc? Just as you require regular visits to your doctor and dentist to make sure ...
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The history of wiping [Infographic]
From caveman to spaceman, one act has withstood the test of time - bathroom routines. Although the act itself hasn't changed, society has come a long way when it comes to the science of wiping. To help illustrate bathroom advancements throughout history, Cottonelle brand has recruited the wiping experts at HowToBeADad.com . There might not be a holographic wipe yet, but visionaries have filled in the timeline with a better way to clean. Experience the innovation firsthand by using Cottonelle ...
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Seniors: Create an independent, restful and peaceful home setting
(BPT) - Senior living is a time for rest and relaxation, and the home is the first place to incorporate a comfortable and spa-like living quarters. The chaos of raising children has passed, and retirement has brought a sense of peace and quiet upon the home. Many upgrades can make your home more comfortable and restful a...
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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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President Barack Obama, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands at the conclusion of their joint news conference at the Akasaka State Guest House in Tokyo, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Obama said Thursday that he wants to see a dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea resolved peacefully, while affirming that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)The president urges U.S. and Japan to be bold in completing agreement.


2014-04-24 06:14:09 -0600

Palestinian Fatah delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmed (left) celebrates with Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniya after a signing ceremony in Gaza City, on April 23, 2014Israel's security cabinet met Thursday to weigh its retaliation to a unity deal struck between the Palestinian leadership and the Hamas rulers of Gaza. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacted angrily to Wednesday's agreement between the rival factions accusing Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas of choosing "Hamas, not peace". They were not expected to order a complete halt to US-brokered peace talks with the Palestinians, however, despite the announcement by a Netanyahu aide of the cancellation of a scheduled meeting on Wednesday evening, the broadcaster said. Netanyahu's office described the deal between Abbas and Hamas, which opposes all peace talks with Israel, as "very serious".


2014-04-24 08:26:57 -0600

An Afghan policeman outside the Cure International Hospital in KabulA U.S. nurse was also wounded in the attack at a Kabul hospital, officials said.


2014-04-24 05:18:15 -0600