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Secrets for a streamlined routine: How to look flawless in seconds
(BPT) - Every year, women spend billions of dollars on cosmetics and beauty products because they think that a complex routine is the key to unlocking their beautiful best. Women are busier than ever and need simple solutions to streamline their everyday. Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominated star of the TV series 'Nashv...
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Seven simple tips for prepping your home for the holidays
(BPT) - There's something about the holiday season that makes gathering with family and friends extra special. But between the cooking, decorating and shopping, preparing for the holidays with that never-ending to-do list can be overwhelming. To reduce stress and stay organized, make a list of all the tasks you need to c...
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Three tips for healthy aging from the 2013 National Senior Games Silver Medalists
What's the secret to making it to age 80 and remaining active, happy and healthy? No, the answer isn't 'finding the fountain of youth.' Playing competitive basketball together for the past 15 years, the New Mexico Cruisin' Big Dogs of the 2013 National Senior Games know exactly what that secret is. These six members, Kat...
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Gracious etiquette tips to survive holiday gatherings
(BPT) - Whether you are hosting a fantastic holiday gathering or you're the gracious guest, ask yourself this question: Are you comfortable with your knowledge of etiquette? Are you confident in your table manners or do you admit you take your cue by watching those around you? 'It seems so many people only think about et...
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Peripheral Artery Disease: Screening and early treatment can save your legs and your life
(BPT) - Frequent leg cramps, leg pain when walking and slow-to-heal sores on your feet are annoying, but did you know they can also be symptoms of a serious disease? Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) occurs when there is narrowing of the blood vessels (arteries) outside of the heart. Most frequently, PAD affects the arteries in the pelvis and legs, but it can also affect the arteries in the arms, kidneys and stomach, as well as the aorta, a major blood vessel that comes from the heart and suppl...
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Enjoy special holiday meals that have great nutrition
(BPT) - The most wonderful time of the year always means great tasting food! From family gatherings to holiday parties, sweet treats and delicious meals are everywhere during the holidays, but that shouldn't prevent you from eating healthy. Whether it is a side dish, gingerbread cookies or turkey, you can still enjoy the...
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Women living with metastatic breast cancer [Infographic]
It is estimated that there are approximately 159,000 women living with metastatic breast cancer in the United States in 2013. This number is expected to grow to approximately 164,000 by 2015. Metastatic breast cancer, otherwise known as stage IV breast cancer, is the most advanced stage of breast cancer and means that the cancer has spread from its original location to other parts of the body. Although metastatic breast cancer is generally not curable, it may be controlled with treatment.
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Support your bones this World Osteoporosis Day
(BPT) - In the U.S., nearly half of all women older than 50 will experience an osteoporosis-related fracture. And while osteoporosis may seem like a disease that only affects people later in life, early prevention is key to better bone health. In fact, bone mass attained early in life may be the most important determinan...
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Breast cancer: partner with your physician [Infographic]
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. But women can be proactive and increase their chances of early detection if breast cancer strikes. One way is by taking steps to reduce risks in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Patients can be proactive by communicating with their physicians and then complying with their physician's instructions, according to The Doctors Company , the nation's leading physician-owned medical malpractice insurer.
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After 100 years, Panama Canal passage still inspires wonder
The enduring ability to inspire wonder and awe, and to weather the rigors of time, Mother Nature and human politics - these are the qualities that elevate an engineering feat to landmark status. These attributes have drawn millions to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Great Wall of China and the Eiffel Tower over the centu...
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Outside the pill bottle: 5 simple, drug-free ways to reduce lower back pain
(BPT) - Pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide and one of the main reasons Americans miss work. For example, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time, according to the American Chiropractic Association , with experts estimating that as many as 80 percent of Americans will experien...
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Visual impairment around the world [Infographic]
An estimated 285 million people around the world are living with impaired vision, but with access to quality eye care, 80 percent of all vision impairment can be prevented or cured. The nonprofit organization ORBIS works to eliminate avoidable blindness in developing countries by providing hands-on training to local doctors, nurses and other eye care professionals, partnering with local hospitals and advocating for policies and awareness about eye health. Join ORBIS in making eye care accessi...
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Relatives of passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol sit near the sea at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014. After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into the submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to over four dozens, officials said. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)The crewmembers have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers.


2014-04-20 21:24:59 -0600

Pro-Russian protesters stand in front of a barricade outisde the occupied Regional State Administration building in Donetsk on April 20, 2014Slavyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) - US Vice President Joe Biden will begin a two-day visit to Ukraine on Monday, hours after a fragile Easter truce was shattered and pro-Kremlin rebels in the country's east appealed for help from Russian "peacekeepers". Biden's arrival in Kiev comes after a deadly gunfight gunfight killed at least two pro-Russian militants, an incident which sparked "outrage" in Moscow. But the Western-backed authorities in Kiev claimed the violence was a set-up by Russia to create a pretext for it to send in troops. The attack, near the flashpoint town of Slavyansk, undermined an accord worked out in Geneva between Russia, Ukraine and Western powers on Thursday under which "illegal armed groups" were to surrender their weapons.


2014-04-20 21:33:27 -0600

Weed, hash oil and munchies are on offer at a massive "420" rally in Vancouver on April 20, 2012Several thousand people came out in Canada's biggest cities to call for the legalization of marijuana -- a yearly protest that happens internationally on April 20. The demonstrations -- dubbed the "420" rallies after the date, 4/20 in North American style, and the code-term popularly used to refer to pot consumption -- took place in Vancouver, Montreal and Ottawa. In each city, including the capital, Ottawa, where protesters gathered on the lawn near the parliament building, music groups played for the crowds. In Montreal, a strong police presence surrounded the demonstrators, while in Ottawa and Vancouver, a pizza chain offered a free slice to any participant in the rally celebrating a drug known to prompt the munchies.


2014-04-20 19:07:58 -0600