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Adding traditional twists to the Thanksgiving meal
(BPT) - Across America, families will be spending Thanksgiving together, and more than likely, enjoying the same menu items they've enjoyed in years past. Interestingly, more than half of Americans would embrace adding new foods or new preparations to the Thanksgiving table this year, and many think that side dishes prov...
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The evolution of family travel: Easier, more exciting and something for everyone
When it comes to traveling with family members, you really want to get it right. When done properly, family travel can bring different generations together and leave everyone with memories they'll treasure for the rest of their lives. Given that potential, and considering the fact that family travel can involve substanti...
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Healthy, decadent reduced-guilt holiday desserts
(BPT) - The holidays are right around the corner and so are the rich, indulgent foods that adorn many dessert tables. Sweets of the season tend to be rich in flavor but also calories and fat. Still, you don't have to deny your cravings this holiday season. It is possible to create satisfying, sweet treats that are health...
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How to keep your valuables safe this holiday season - and beyond
(BPT) - The holiday shopping season is right around the corner, and the National Retail Federation predicts holiday sales to rise 3.9 percent to $602.1 billion. That's a lot of money spent on valuables - making homes a prime target for theft during the holiday season. If you have jewelry, electronics or other big ticket ...
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Top 5 tips to simplify holiday baking
(BPT) - From cookies to cupcakes, the holidays just aren't complete without freshly-baked treats to gift, serve and enjoy. But baking isn't always a piece of cake, whether you're an expert or novice baker. So this year, as you preheat your oven and prepare to whip up dozens of your favorite recipes, check out these five ...
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The perfect 10 for your heart: new science shows combination of omegas supports heart health
(BPT) - One in three U.S. adults may benefit from support for healthy blood lipids, such as triglycerides, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Maintaining healthy blood lipids is an important - but often overlooked - aspect of promoting cardiovascular health and overall wellness for vibrant aging...
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3-D printing: Endless opportunity for finding and creating unique gifts
(BPT) - Finding unique gifts for family and friends can be a daunting task. Instead of spending days scouring boutiques for that one-of-a-kind present, many smart gift-givers are turning to a new technology called 3-D printing. So, what exactly is 3-D printing? From the outside, these machines look a bit like giant refri...
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Holiday entertainment survival guide
(BPT) - The countdown to this year's holiday season has begun. Department stores have decked the halls. Families are scheduling trips to visit far-away loved ones. And hosts everywhere are stressing about entertaining family and friends during this frantic season of peace and good will. To ease stress, the Kansas City St...
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Men's health program pushes the envelope to save young men's lives
(BPT) - In their 20s and 30s, most men feel invincible. The last thing on a young man's mind is cancer - let alone testicular cancer. At the age of 37, Sean Kimerling, a beloved, Emmy-award winning sports anchor and pre-game announcer for the New York Mets, was living his childhood dream when he was diagnosed. Before the...
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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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national news

United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the National Action Network convention in New York, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The 16th annual convention will run through April 12. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)New program focused on thousands of clemency petitions from nonviolent federal inmates.


2014-04-23 10:23:35 -0600

In this photo taken on Sunday, April 13, 2014, a reporter Simon Ostrovsky, right, stands next to a Pro-Russian gunman at a seized police station in the eastern Ukraine town of Slovyansk. Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine say they are holding an American journalist captive. Ostrovsky, a journalist for Vice News, has not been seen since early Tuesday. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday confirmed they are detaining a U.S. journalist working with Vice News. The self-declared separatist mayor of Slaviansk told reporters the journalist, Simon Ostrovsky, had been detained for reporting what he said was false information that was "destabilizing for us" but that he was being treated well. Mayor Vyacheslav Ponomaryov attempted to joke about the situation.


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FILE - In this April 25, 2012 file photo, Conrado Marrero holds up a baseball as he poses for pictures during an interview in Havana, Cuba. Family members say Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died in Havana. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday. Grandson Rogelio Marrero confirmed the death Wednesday afternoon, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)HAVANA (AP) — Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died, his grandson said. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.


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