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Three simple tips to prepare your car for winter weather
(BPT) - As temperatures dip, it's important to prepare your car for harsh winter weather. Not only can the elements be hard on your vehicle, but the chemicals that are used to fight the elements such as road salt and chemical compounds to melt ice are as well. Being prepared and knowing how to take care of your vehicle c...
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2013 Cyber Monday survey says half of us will shop [Infographic]
A new national Cyber Monday shopping survey from FatWallet, conducted online by TNS Global (OCT 2013), reports that 48 percent of those surveyed plan to shop on Cyber Monday, with 52 percent planning to spend more than they did last year. The survey also reveals that 34 percent want either clothing or gadget deals, and 54 percent will be shopping for holiday gifts. Those surveyed will also be looking for books, movies or music, toys, tablets/smartphones and 76 percent said they want free ship...
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Hearing aids for the rock-and-roll generation
(BPT) - Baby boomers grew up listening to The Who's Live at Leeds and other albums with liner notes that admonished young rockers to 'play it loud' or 'turn it up.' For the generation that grew up blasting stereos until the bedroom windows rattled and attending rock concerts that left ears ringing for a week or more, it'...
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Tips for parents on how, and why, to talk to kids about insurance
(BPT) - When it comes to financial literacy, parents know it's important to give kids the knowledge and skills they need to manage money. In fact, 81 percent say it's their responsibility as parents to teach children about money and saving, according to a 2012 survey by the website DoughMain. While you're teaching childr...
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Why Americans are cutting the cord and saving money
(BPT) - Frugal Americans know how to save money, not only by keeping it in their pocket but by making wise purchasing decisions. As many have found, a frugal lifestyle does not mean going without. One way many people have saved money is by cutting the cord and eliminating cable or satellite TV from the household budget. ...
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'Tis the season to entertain: A simple guide to artisanal wine and cheese pairings
(BPT) - Planning a get together with close friends or family this holiday season and fretting over what to serve? Regardless of theme or guest list, a delicious artisanal cheese and wine platter is a great way to start off any gathering. By following these simple guidelines, creating the perfect pairings can be one of th...
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Tips to turn your home into your own beauty salon
(BPT) - Giving yourself a professional-looking beauty makeover can be as simple as looking around your house. Whether it's in your bathroom or your laundry room, all sorts of products already in your home can be re-purposed to easily and quickly help you create this season's on-trend looks from head to toe. Here are some...
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Tips for new pet parents
(BPT) - Whether you're acquiring a new puppy or kitten for your household or adopting an adult pet from a shelter or rescue organization, the following tips will help you get off on the right foot with your newest family member. * What's up, doc? Just as you require regular visits to your doctor and dentist to make sure ...
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The history of wiping [Infographic]
From caveman to spaceman, one act has withstood the test of time - bathroom routines. Although the act itself hasn't changed, society has come a long way when it comes to the science of wiping. To help illustrate bathroom advancements throughout history, Cottonelle brand has recruited the wiping experts at HowToBeADad.com . There might not be a holographic wipe yet, but visionaries have filled in the timeline with a better way to clean. Experience the innovation firsthand by using Cottonelle ...
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Have difficult-to-shop-for people on your gift list? Unique gift ideas that 'wow'
(BPT) - When creating a holiday shopping list for gifts for friends and family, there is always at least one impossible-to-shop-for person on that list. Maybe they're the type of person who doesn't need anything, or are not involved in hobbies that cater easily to gift ideas. Whatever the reason, each holiday season you ...
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Seniors: Create an independent, restful and peaceful home setting
(BPT) - Senior living is a time for rest and relaxation, and the home is the first place to incorporate a comfortable and spa-like living quarters. The chaos of raising children has passed, and retirement has brought a sense of peace and quiet upon the home. Many upgrades can make your home more comfortable and restful a...
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Considering a home warranty? How to weigh your options
(BPT) - If fire damages your house or the wind tears some shingles off the roof, your homeowner's insurance will likely cover the cost of repairs. But what if your refrigerator's ice-maker stops working or the door on your self-cleaning oven refuses to latch? Many homeowners turn to home warranty programs to help them protect the things insurance doesn't, like mechanical and electrical appliances or systems within the home. Not all home warranties are created equal, however. Purchasing the mo...
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national news

Bloomberg talks to reporters after meeting with Obama and business and civic leaders for an event to discuss his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative at the White House in WashingtonThe former New York City mayor aims to battle the NRA.


2014-04-16 07:44:28 -0600

Rescue helicopters fly over a sinking South Korean passenger ferry that was carrying more than 450 passengers, mostly high school students, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, off South Korea's southern coast. Hundreds of people are missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUTNearly 300 people are missing and officials worry the death toll will rise.


2014-04-16 06:58:47 -0600

Several injured in Pittsburgh high school stabbingArmed with two kitchen knives, a student attacked 21 others and a security guard last week.


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