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Four tips for achieving a healthy lawn on a budget
(BPT) - As spring rolls around, it's time to start thinking about yard maintenance . If your budget is tight, you might be tempted to let the lawn care slide, but maintaining a great lawn doesn't need to be expensive - and the reward for just a small investment is a beautiful, environmentally friendly setting for outdoor...
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Exclusive tour hits a home run with insider's look at great American pastime
Baseball's popularity transcends generations; the great games, players and baseball events of the past still ignite discussion when comparing them to today's stars and match-ups. Now you can celebrate baseball's incredible history and culture at the Tauck Baseball Event: America's Pastime. This once-in-a-lifetime four-da...
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There's a 1 in 10 chance you know someone living with a rare disease [Infographic]
Across the United States, nearly 30 million people suffer from rare diseases that are often misdiagnosed and have limited treatment options. This infographic will help you learn more about rare diseases and how many people they affect. It may just be someone you know.
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Put your decorating fears to bed and awaken your personality with the latest color trends
(BPT) - The bedroom is an oasis. It's the place where you wake up, energized and ready to start the day, as well as where you slip away and unwind from the day's activities. This is the one room that is truly yours, so make sure it's a reflection of your personality. Looking for a place to start? Find a paint color that ...
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Content Marketing Outsourcing: What the Pros Say Wins
We wondered what marketing professionals look for when they evaluate online content providers for a possible partnership. To find out, we went to the source: Brandpoint - along with the Content Marketing Institute - commissioned a survey of marketing decision-makers in a variety of industries, and asked these professionals their opinions on content creation and outsourcing. Some of the most interesting data came from a question about what they look for when they need content. In short: what k...
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Wake up to why you might be tired all the time
(BPT) - With busy schedules, it's inevitable to feel sleepy once in a while. But habitually falling asleep during the day while watching TV, reading a book, or in the middle of having a conversation could be a sign of a serious sleep disorder known as narcolepsy. An underdiagnosed medical condition Narcolepsy is a sleep ...
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Five tips for a lifetime of healthy vision
(BPT) - Vision plays an important role in daily life - every waking minute, the eyes are working hard to see the world around us. Are you taking important steps to ensure the health of your eyes for years to come? Forty percent of Americans worry more about losing their eyesight than their ability to walk or hear, accord...
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Five crazy cruise features you have to try
(BPT) - Cruise liners are no longer just giant ships heading to enviable destinations. They are small, floating cities, destinations unto themselves, packed with unexpected entertainment from on-board planetariums to skydiving experiences. 'As cruise ships add more exciting features to their decks, they can offer a well-...
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Rare moms join together to bring attention to rare diseases
(BPT) - Every parent knows that caring for young children can wear you down to the bone. But imagine what that would be like if your child's life was at risk every waking minute. That's just a normal day for Sarah Yang, whose daughter Madilyn was born prematurely in 2011, with a rare disease called Congenital Central Hyp...
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Get your glitz on: How to add pizzazz to your Oscar party this year
(BPT) - Awards season will soon come to a crescendo with the airing of the Oscars March 2. Celebrities are gearing up to hit the red carpet and crossing their fingers that they come home with an award. In keeping with traditions of years past, people across the nation will gather with family and friends to see who's with who, who's wearing what on the red carpet and to see the stars collect their trophies. You and your guests can feel like part of the experience too. Bring the elegance and ex...
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Lost dress? No-show caterer? Bankrupt photographer? How to protect yourself from the worst wedding disasters
(BPT) - Your wedding is supposed to be a magical day you remember for the rest of your life. It also is sure to be one of the most expensive days of your life. From the dress to the catering to the photographer, the average wedding costs nearly $30,000. With all that money and emotion on the line, you want to do everythi...
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Explosive Ordnance Disposal: The ultimate bomb squad
(BPT) - Diving beneath ships. Parachuting out of aircraft. Clearing Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Navy Explosive Ordnance (EOD) Technicians control weapons and render safe explosives on land, in the water or wherever perceived threats may lurk. Protecting others by handling situations with steady hands and even st...
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South Korean rescue helicopters fly over a South Korean passenger ship, trying to rescue passengers from the ship in water off the southern coast in South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, is sinking off the country's southern coast Wednesday after sending a distress call, officials said. There are no immediate reports of causalities. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUTEfforts are underway to rescue more than 470 people aboard the ship.


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A member of the bomb squad inspects an object after a controlled detonation at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon's finish line on Tuesday. They say they've taken a man into custody in connection with them. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON (AP) — A man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line late Tuesday, the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings, had a rice cooker in his backpack and was being charged with possession of a hoax device, police said.


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A Ukrainian soldier stands next to armoured personnel carriers (APC) near Izium on April 15, 2014Izyum (Ukraine) (AFP) - Russian leader Vladimir Putin warned that Ukraine is on the verge of civil war, the Kremlin said Wednesday, after the Kiev government sent in troops against pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country. "The Russian president remarked that the sharp escalation of the conflict has placed the country, in effect, on the verge of civil war," the Kremlin said in a statement on telephone talks between Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


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