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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 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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Joining together to face rare diseases
(BPT) - Living with or caring for someone with a rare disease can be challenging as symptoms of these diseases are often misunderstood, misleading or misinterpreted, and as a result, people affected by uncommon illnesses are sometimes left feeling discouraged, frustrated and isolated. To help recognize those impacted by rare diseases and the challenges they face, on or around February 28, 2014, events will be held across the globe to drive awareness, build support, highlight medical advances ...
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Save money without skimping on style on your kitchen remodel
(BPT) - Home remodel projects don't have to require an extensive budget, or look cheap when using less expensive materials. If you're interested in updating the look of your kitchen this year, you can find products and materials that allow you to create a beautiful and stylish home without paying a high price. The trick ...
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Body shaving 101 - The male terrain [Infographic]
Research shows that men are increasingly grooming or shaving parts of their body below the neck. But even for experienced shavers, body shaving can be a little tricky. Full of peaks, valleys and hard-to-reach spots, the male terrain is sometimes difficult to navigate. In a recent U.S. study, Gillette found that men often lack guidance on how to shave below the neck and have suffered nicks, cuts and irritation while doing so.
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Mind Your B.I.S. - Tips to jumpstart your financial well-being
(BPT) - In the next few months, high school seniors across the country will be anxiously checking mailboxes for college acceptance letters. With two-thirds of recent high school grads enrolling in college as of 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , it is the first step on a journey towards personal and fina...
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Pneumococcal pneumonia: A threat to adults [Infographic]
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that is usually caused by viruses or bacteria, and is a leading cause of death worldwide. This infographic highlights additional information on pneumonia. If you are 50 years of age or older, learn more about pneumococcal pneumonia by visiting www.knowpneumonia.com .
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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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