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Top fashion tips for spring and summer
(BPT) - Spring is just around the corner - time to start planning your warm-weather wardrobe updates. To help you stay on top of the trends for spring 2014, the experts have plenty of advice to share. Lynne Riding, who is the fashion coordinator at The Art Institute of Charleston , a branch of The Art Institute of Atlant...
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Save a life: learn the signs, symptoms of lung cancer
(BPT) - A worrisome cough that just won't go away might send you to the doctor, and rightly so. A cough that keeps getting worse could be a sign of lung cancer, or several other serious health issues. But there are other less-obvious signs and symptoms of lung cancer, and paying attention to them could save your life or ...
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Three easy DIY tips to maintain your vehicle
(BPT) - When it comes to vehicle maintenance there are two schools of practice: the 'do it for me' and the 'do it yourself.' The majority fall under the first category, meaning they opt to take their vehicle in for maintenance, mostly because having the ability to lift your vehicle for an oil change or having the proper ...
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Learn how to be healthy, active and live well with diabetes
(BPT) - Navigating the world of diabetes care can be overwhelming, whether you are at risk for, have been recently diagnosed or are living with diabetes. Where do you turn for help? You can find answers to many questions at the American Diabetes Association EXPO events. These are free one-day diabetes-focused health events in more than a dozen metropolitan areas that bring health care professionals, leading experts and product exhibitors under one roof. Visit an EXPO near you and take advanta...
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Paralympic alpine skier breaks barriers on the slopes
(BPT) - Ralph Green was a well-rounded junior athlete. He excelled as a football quarterback and basketball point guard for his high school in Brooklyn, N.Y. His life dramatically changed at the age of 15 when a gunshot wound in the back resulted in the amputation of his left leg from the hip down. Today, Green, 36, is t...
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Caring for winter skin
(BPT) - As the largest organ of the body, the skin should be well cared for and protected. Winter can pose a host of challenges for those who typically experience dry skin at this time of year. Between dropping and fluctuating temperatures and low humidity, it is easy for skin to feel the negative effects of the season. ...
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Small business 101: What you may not know about your credit card processor
(BPT) - Small businesses comprise approximately 50 percent of the total working U.S. population. In 2011, non-employer small businesses alone generated $989.6 billion total revenues, according to Business Insider. Small businesses are vital to a thriving local community, a successful national economy and credited with es...
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Technology playing a bigger role in what families eat each month
(BPT) - Restaurants play a key role in most family's weekly - and sometimes daily - routine. When families take advantage of a restaurant - either by dining out, taking food to go or ordering delivery - what can they expect on the menu? Increasingly, it's healthier options with a side of technology. As technology is part...
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What America really thinks of Valentine's Day [Infographic]
Let's face it - people can have some serious beef when it comes to Valentine's Day. Outback Steakhouse is helping you avoid a "mis-steak" and do Valentine's "Just Right" with a special steak menu for two available Feb. 10 - Feb. 16. To learn more, visit www.outback.com/love .
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Family needs compete with retirement among Hispanic Americans, survey finds
(BPT) - Long term financial planning can be daunting for many Americans, however, Prudential's 2014 Hispanic American Finance Experience survey indicates that the Hispanic community may face distinct challenges. According to a recent survey on how Hispanic Americans manage their finances, the Hispanic American community ...
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Cyber warfare and information dominance: maintaining superiority in the Information Age
(BPT) - In a highly networked world, information is everywhere - easier to access and increasingly exploitable. Today's technological advancements make information both a formidable weapon and a constant threat - to the point that it has evolved into a type of warfare all its own. With this in mind, America's Navy has a ...
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Learn how to achieve your weight loss goals this year
(BPT) - The average American who wants to lose weight will make four attempts this year and only one in six of them will see long-term success. Statistics also show it takes 21 days to create a habit and if the results aren't coming, giving up becomes easy. This year, instead of giving up on your resolution, stay motivat...
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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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