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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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Historic baseball event at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Legends in Major League Baseball are born in October. From riveting seven-game series to late-inning heroics, unforgettable moments in baseball history happen during the playoffs culminating in the most prestigious baseball event, the World Series. Celebrate America's pastime and commemorate your favorite MLB legends by ...
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Caramel to cranberries: Holiday stain-busting tips keep carpets bright
(BPT) - Whether it's the ghouls trick-or-treating on Halloween, the gobbles of great food on Thanksgiving, or the gatherings of loved ones over the holiday season, you will likely be hosting an event at your home in the upcoming months. Food and friends make the perfect pairing for celebrations - but that can mean spills...
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Upgrade your morning routine
(BPT) - Upgrading your morning routine can pay dividends throughout the day by helping you remain focused and energized. Before life takes you in a million directions, optimize your start to the day by incorporating these simple steps to slow down and savor: 1. Pause before you power on Is your tablet or mobile device ca...
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Paint like a professional with DIY simplicity
(BPT) - Think your favorite room is due for a new paint color? To get a result that looks like it was plucked straight from a home improvement magazine, you don't have to hire an interior designer or professional painter. You can do-it-yourself with a few tricks of the trade. Choose the right color Even a perfectly paint...
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Farmers: Three planning considerations for 2014
(BPT) - As farmers begin harvest and approach the end of 2013 production, many are assessing the year and looking forward to 2014. For row-crop farmers, the 2013 harvest is expected to be a good one. However, prices are lower than last year, and some are delaying their decision to go to market in hopes that the price wil...
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Overcoming irritation in your running routine
(BPT) - Many men run to stay in shape or alleviate stress, but running can come with its own set of physical and mental irritations. To show all men that they can eliminate these everyday irritations, Dove Men+Care Deodorant and John McEnroe have teamed up to help a group of real men run the 2013 ING New York City Marath...
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10 tips for making a small bathroom feel larger
(BPT) - Is your tiny bathroom cramping your functionality and style, leaving you longing for the enormous bathrooms gracing the pages of design magazines? Even if your bathroom is a fraction of the size, all it takes is some design savvy to make the most of the space you have. Consider these 10 smart tips that will help ...
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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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This Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006 photo shows unsold 2006 Ion coupes outside a Saturn dealership in the south Denver suburb of Highlands Ranch, Colo. According to government documents released Saturday, April 19, 2014, General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 small cars for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government’s auto safety watchdog, didn’t seek a recall of the Saturn Ion compact car from the 2004 through 2007 model years even though it opened an investigation more than two years ago, and even though it found 12 crashes and two injuries caused by the problem. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DETROIT (AP) — General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.


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