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Exclusive tour hits a home run with insider's look at great American pastime
Baseball's popularity transcends generations; the great games, players and baseball events of the past still ignite discussion when comparing them to today's stars and match-ups. Now you can celebrate baseball's incredible history and culture at the Tauck Baseball Event: America's Pastime. This once-in-a-lifetime four-da...
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There's a 1 in 10 chance you know someone living with a rare disease [Infographic]
Across the United States, nearly 30 million people suffer from rare diseases that are often misdiagnosed and have limited treatment options. This infographic will help you learn more about rare diseases and how many people they affect. It may just be someone you know.
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Put your decorating fears to bed and awaken your personality with the latest color trends
(BPT) - The bedroom is an oasis. It's the place where you wake up, energized and ready to start the day, as well as where you slip away and unwind from the day's activities. This is the one room that is truly yours, so make sure it's a reflection of your personality. Looking for a place to start? Find a paint color that ...
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Content Marketing Outsourcing: What the Pros Say Wins
We wondered what marketing professionals look for when they evaluate online content providers for a possible partnership. To find out, we went to the source: Brandpoint - along with the Content Marketing Institute - commissioned a survey of marketing decision-makers in a variety of industries, and asked these professionals their opinions on content creation and outsourcing. Some of the most interesting data came from a question about what they look for when they need content. In short: what k...
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Wake up to why you might be tired all the time
(BPT) - With busy schedules, it's inevitable to feel sleepy once in a while. But habitually falling asleep during the day while watching TV, reading a book, or in the middle of having a conversation could be a sign of a serious sleep disorder known as narcolepsy. An underdiagnosed medical condition Narcolepsy is a sleep ...
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Five tips for a lifetime of healthy vision
(BPT) - Vision plays an important role in daily life - every waking minute, the eyes are working hard to see the world around us. Are you taking important steps to ensure the health of your eyes for years to come? Forty percent of Americans worry more about losing their eyesight than their ability to walk or hear, accord...
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Five crazy cruise features you have to try
(BPT) - Cruise liners are no longer just giant ships heading to enviable destinations. They are small, floating cities, destinations unto themselves, packed with unexpected entertainment from on-board planetariums to skydiving experiences. 'As cruise ships add more exciting features to their decks, they can offer a well-...
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Rare moms join together to bring attention to rare diseases
(BPT) - Every parent knows that caring for young children can wear you down to the bone. But imagine what that would be like if your child's life was at risk every waking minute. That's just a normal day for Sarah Yang, whose daughter Madilyn was born prematurely in 2011, with a rare disease called Congenital Central Hyp...
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Get your glitz on: How to add pizzazz to your Oscar party this year
(BPT) - Awards season will soon come to a crescendo with the airing of the Oscars March 2. Celebrities are gearing up to hit the red carpet and crossing their fingers that they come home with an award. In keeping with traditions of years past, people across the nation will gather with family and friends to see who's with who, who's wearing what on the red carpet and to see the stars collect their trophies. You and your guests can feel like part of the experience too. Bring the elegance and ex...
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Lost dress? No-show caterer? Bankrupt photographer? How to protect yourself from the worst wedding disasters
(BPT) - Your wedding is supposed to be a magical day you remember for the rest of your life. It also is sure to be one of the most expensive days of your life. From the dress to the catering to the photographer, the average wedding costs nearly $30,000. With all that money and emotion on the line, you want to do everythi...
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Explosive Ordnance Disposal: The ultimate bomb squad
(BPT) - Diving beneath ships. Parachuting out of aircraft. Clearing Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Navy Explosive Ordnance (EOD) Technicians control weapons and render safe explosives on land, in the water or wherever perceived threats may lurk. Protecting others by handling situations with steady hands and even st...
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Crave beyond-the-beach excitement? Four must-try vacation ideas
(BPT) - Heading on vacation? This year, instead of settling for just sitting on the beach, think about embarking on an experience-based adventure. 'Whether you're traveling with family, friends or by yourself, there are all kinds of activities to enhance your vacation experience,' says Jeanenne Tornatore, senior editor f...
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Michelle Decker, left, an employee of Connect For Health Colorado, the state's health care exchange, explains options and procedures to Virginia and Jose Sotelo, who signed up for insurance on the last day before fines are imposed, in Denver, Monday, March. 31, 2014. Colorado has already exceeded baseline federal goals for enrollment. As of last week, 106,000 Coloradans had signed up for private insurance since the exchange opened in October. Another 151,000 had enrolled in Medicaid. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)Chance for hundreds of millions in aid is set is to expire, but issue remains election-year risk.


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FILE- In this Thursday, May, 30 2013 file photo, Brig. Gen. Chris Olukolade, Nigeria's top military spokesman speaks during an interview in Abuja, Nigeria, The fate of 115 female students abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday, April 17, 2014 when their school principal denied the Nigerian military's report that almost all the pupils had been freed. The principal directly contradicted Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, the Defense Ministry spokesman. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)As he waited outside a hospital on Wednesday for the body of one of his friends to be released for burial, Basiru Youseff, a young toy salesman, was bitter about government claims that they crushing the insurgency. Violence in Nigeria reached new heights this week, with the biggest attack on the capital in the city’s history, gun battles in the countryside, and the abduction of at least 129 girls from their schoolhouse by militants.  It is not known who perpetrated these attacks, though Boko Haram insurgents are widely blamed. While the military may make such comments in an effort to keep up morale, it feeds public frustration with a military that seems incapable of stemming what appears to be a widening conflict. “The skepticism in the public mind is increasing, perhaps even about the government’s culpability with the security concerns that Nigerians have,” says Clement Nwankwo, who heads the Policy and Legal Advocacy Center in Abuja.


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Fender Stratocaster turns 60An original 1954 Fender Stratocaster head stock, left, is shown next to a 2014 model, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at a studio in Scottsdale, Ariz. April 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the very first Stratocaster ever sold. (AP Photo/Matt York)
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