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'Tis the season to see if your tread's been bad or good
(BPT) - The holidays are here again, and so is running - er, driving - around for things. Rushing to parties, picking up family at the airport, preparing dinners, and, of course, shopping. Whether it's fighting for parking spaces at the mall or traveling over the river and through the woods, don't overlook the four round...
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Get crafty with edible holiday appetizers
(BPT) - Don't worry, Mom. In this case, it's OK to play with your food. The latest online social media craze features awe-inspiring galleries of edible art, showcasing everyday ingredients transformed into munchable holiday masterpieces. This season, whether you're looking to revamp the relish tray or simply keep the kid...
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Shopping for a better night's sleep
(BPT) - Mattress shopping isn't a matter to take lying down. The average American spends three full years sleeping on each mattress they buy. A mattress is the single most important factor in achieving the quality sleep that is crucial to a high quality of life. There are a number of steps anyone can take before and duri...
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Critical tips for protecting your vehicle's exterior from winter wear
Making sure your car or truck is ready for winter is an important aspect of being a responsible driver. But preparing your vehicle isn't just about checking your fluids and filling your tires - Old Man Winter can take a toll on a vehicle's exterior, which means it needs the proper protection too. Freezing rain, snow, sle...
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A day in the life of an insulin-using patient [Infographic]
In honor of World Diabetes Day, Abbott has created an interactive infographic to help raise awareness about what life can be like for an insulin-using patient who has diabetes. Approximately 26 percent of the 18.8 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes follow an insulin regimen recommended by their healthcare provider in order to manage their condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Health Interview Survey . Many people with diabetes are prescribed in...
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Adding traditional twists to the Thanksgiving meal [Infographic]
A new survey released by Pillsbury reveals how food trends are shaping today's Thanksgiving table and how more than half of Americans would embrace adding new foods or new preparations to their meal this year. While some are starting to offer alternatives to turkey, more are incorporating vegetables into the Thanksgiving table. For dessert? Pie is a tradition and many families will end their meal with the pumpkin variety, the top Thanksgiving dessert served across America. And with the desire...
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Learn more about lupus and the search for answers
(BPT) - For those who are living with lupus, daily activities can be a struggle and life can become inconsistent. While many people are experiencing debilitating symptoms, from the outside, many of those with lupus don't 'look sick.' Lupus, 'the great imitator' as it is often called, disguises itself to look like other c...
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The holiday season made easy
(BPT) - 'Tis the season of wonderful company and delicious food! It's also that time of year to bring friends and family together, but preparing for holiday gatherings along with the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping can often be stressful and time consuming. In fact, Thanksgiving is the most stressful holiday for ho...
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Five savings resolutions for the new year
(BPT) - Is saving on your New Year's resolution list this year? The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Ready.Save.Grow. campaign offers five saving strategies that will have you moving toward your long-term savings goals and toasting along the way. 'A new calendar year invigorates people to start with a clean slate, so it...
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Five key deadlines to help small businesses avoid IRS headaches
(BPT) - The adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure still rings true - especially for businesses preparing for tax season. If you oversee your company's filing requirements, knowing what is due and when can save you and your employee's penalties, time and stress. Every year, January's arrival means two...
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Fall back in love with your wardrobe this holiday season
(BPT) - Not only is the holiday season time for presenting loved ones with carefully hand-picked gifts, it's also the season for dressing up and sharing good cheer at office parties, family events and cocktail gatherings. With all the holiday events beginning to fill up social calendars, women nationwide begin to have th...
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Patients with chronic illness share their animated, inspiring stories
(BPT) - When faced with struggles, people often turn to others for support, comfort and guidance. There is great value in knowing you're not alone especially for patients with chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA is a chronic, inflammatory form of arthritis in which the immune system attacks the body's ...
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Lee Joon-seok, third from left, the captain of the ferry Sewol that sank off South Korea, and two crew members prepare to leave a court which issued their arrest warrant in Mokpo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 19, 2014. The captain of the sunken ferry, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUTHe was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need.


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File photo of U.S. President Obama meeting with Russian President Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in EnniskillenIn September 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington's imminent invasion of Afghanistan in ways that would have been inconceivable during the Cold War. He agreed that U.S. planes carrying humanitarian aid could fly through Russian air space. He said the U.S. military could use airbases in former Soviet republics in Central Asia. And he ordered his generals to brief their U.S. counterparts on their own ill-fated 1980s occupation of Afghanistan.


2014-04-19 05:07:37 -0600

FILE - This May 24, 2012 file photo shows some of about 500 miles worth of coated steel pipe manufactured by Welspun Pipes, Inc., originally for the Keystone oil pipeline, stored in Little Rock, Ark. The US is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said Friday, likely punting the decision over the controversial oil pipeline until after the midterm elections. The State Department didn’t say how much longer it will grant agencies to weigh in, but cited a recent decision by a Nebraska judge that overturned a state law that allowed the pipeline's path through the state, prompting uncertainty and an ongoing legal battle. Nebraska’s Supreme Court isn’t expected to rule for another several months and there could be more legal maneuvering after that, potentially freeing President Barack Obama to avoid making a final call on the pipeline until after the election in November. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.


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