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What do people think is too close during cough and cold season?
Did you know that 56 percent of Americans who suffer from a cough or cold are still working out at the gym, jumping on public transportation and liberally shaking hands? In addition, 19 percent of people are regularly kissing their significant other. To make matters worse, it's not just sick people with unhealthy habits, according to a new HALLS-commissioned survey that revealed 23 percent of healthy Americans make no effort to stay away from cough and cold sufferers. Since people will be vul...
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Feeling better longer [Infographic]
With cold and flu season upon us, many are turning to cough suppressants to help them feel better, but don't want to have to continuously take medication throughout the day. Dow Water & Process Solutions is helping cough syrup formulators develop extended release formulations, allowing one dose of cough syrup to last for hours at a time. This infographic shows how modified release technology will help keep you feeling good, while ensuring your cough medicine works as it should.
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Tips and tricks for busy parents on the go
(BPT) - Parents are the ultimate multi-taskers. But with today's busy schedules, they can always use a little help - especially when it comes to providing their kids with quality, nutritious snacks. More than half of the parents felt there's one thing even more critical than diapers and sippy cups when they're out and ab...
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Mobile bookers are impulsive and short-term travelers [Infographic]
Mobile devices have truly become an integral part of the travel experience. With hundreds of travel apps for smartphones and tablets available, millions of people are adapting to the mobile way of life, especially when it comes to booking a last-minute hotel room or even planning holiday travel.
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Top trends in kitchen cabinetry
(BPT) - 'A kitchen provides physical and spiritual nourishment, and for many homes is now the heart and soul of family life.' That's how Terence Conran opened his classic Kitchen Book 20 years ago, and it's probably even truer today. The kitchen's central importance in most households means that Americans are paying more...
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How people pay each other: more texts, less checks [Infographic]
When it comes to paying other people, cash is still king, but times are changing. The 2013 'How Americans Pay Each Other' survey from Fiserv, provider of the social payment service Popmoney , revealed that cash and checks are increasingly being replaced by emails and texts to send, request or receive money. With 79 percent of respondents saying they would use a person-to-person (P2P) payment service from their bank, it may only be a matter of time before the 'check is in the mail' becomes 'th...
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Making your home more personal
(BPT) - With so many TV shows, publications, websites and social networks focusing on home design, gathering expert tips and real-world inspirations to make over your home is easier than ever. Use these sources of inspiration and ideas as a starting point, and inject personality by adding layers to the space with individ...
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Ask the Pharmacist: Are you at risk for hepatitis C?
(BPT) - What do Mickey Mantle, Evel Knievel, Naomi Judd, Pamela Anderson, Jim Nabors and Keith Richards have in common? They have all faced hepatitis C. And they are not the only ones; about 3.2 million Americans have chronic hepatitis C. It claims the lives of more people each year than HIV/AIDS and is the leading cause...
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Your zzz's count this holiday season, so start counting them
(BPT) - Between squeezing extra activities into your schedule, finding time to bake holiday treats for your children's classrooms and organizing a mini family reunion, the holiday season might be causing you a bit of stress. And if that stress is affecting your sleep, you could be caught up in the vicious cycle of exhaus...
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Why older adults must understand their flu vaccine options and get vaccinated
(BPT) - With the 2013-2014 flu season officially here, it's important to consider the single best way to prevent influenza (commonly known as 'the flu') - the flu vaccine. What many older adults don't know is that the immune system weakens with age, meaning older adults are at a higher risk for flu and related complicati...
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Bathroom decor: Big bang ideas for less than $100
(BPT) - When it comes to bathroom decor, tastes and preferences are as common and varied as wrinkles on elbows. A look that delights one homeowner may disgust another, but one trend suits everyone's taste: saving money. You may want your bathroom redo to look like you spent a million bucks on it, but you can get a whole ...
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Think outside the chocolate box when hosting a holiday cookie exchange
(BPT) - The holidays provide a good excuse to bake and eat cookies. Not the traditional chocolate chip or peanut butter cookies that most of us eat during the rest of the year, but those special recipes that have everyone going back for a second taste. Hosting a cookie exchange is a great way to expose your friends to a ...
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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 - In this April 19, 2013 file photo, the streets and sidewalks around Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston are almost deserted at dinnertime as a call for "shelter-in-place" for Boston and some area communities remains in force. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says the decision to lock down much of greater Boston during the search for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was a “tough call” but one he’s glad that was made. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)BOSTON (AP) — Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him that police officers outside the city had just engaged in a ferocious gun battle with the two men suspected of setting the bombs and that one was dead and the other had fled.


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FILE - This April 17, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. During his upcoming trip to Asia, the president and the region's leaders will be keeping close watch on the Russian troops amassed on Ukraine's border and the status of a tenuous diplomatic deal aimed at keeping those forces at bay. In Asia, the U.S. response to the Ukraine crisis is being viewed through the prism of the region's own territorial disputes China. Japan and the Philippines _ two of the four countries Obama will visit _ are locked in tense disputes with Beijing over islands in the South and East China Seas and will be seeking reassurances that the U.S. would back them if the conflicts boiled over. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.


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