Facing Cancer & Chemotherapy: An Interview with Pop-Culture Icon and Survivor, Adamari López »

(BPT) - Adamari López is an internationally acclaimed actress and an Emmy®-award winning television personality. In 2005, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy as part of her treatment plan. She has been in remission since 2006.

Drawing from her own experience as a…

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The real reason we entertain »

(BPT) - The holidays are here and parties are in full swing. At this time of year, there can be a lot of pressure to throw memorable parties that will keep people talking into the new year. Many people forget that the real cheer in…

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Fantastic fashion ideas for him and her this season »

(BPT) - Whether you are shopping for yourself, updating a loved one's look, or wondering what to wear to a holiday party in chilly temperatures, there are key items to look for when shopping this season that are sure to have you fashionably warm.

Fashion ideas…

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Invitations are the best way to set the style and tone for your wedding »

(BPT) - You might be a fairytale-style bride or a more professional bride who doesn't tolerate frilly. You might even be the girl next door with a laid-back attitude. Whatever your personal style, your tastes will set the look and feel of the wedding you're…

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Wedding trend alert: More couples choose enchanting winter themes »

(BPT) - The glittering icicles, crisp white snow and a simple unspoken elegance - the wonder of winter has suited weddings well for many years. Today, Disney's Frozen has renewed interest in winter weddings, with more couples choosing a sophisticated theme that is inspired by…

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Want to celebrate your marriage? Hold a vow renewal ceremony »

(BPT) - Your wedding might have been 50 years ago, 20 years ago, or even just last year. Each year on your anniversary, you and your spouse might give each other cards and a special gift. But this year, why not consider renewing your vows?

Vow…

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Pint-sized wedding guests: Yay or nay? »

(BPT) - It's one of the most debated aspects of any wedding: Should children be invited? Some argue children add to the magic of the event while others prefer to keep the potential tantrums far from their big day. Ultimately it's up to the couple…

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German shepherds to gerbils: How to choose the best pet for your family »

(BPT) - Whether a loyal pal like Lassie is what you're looking for, or a Garfield-like couch potato is more your speed, a pet can make a wonderful addition to your family. But there is more to choosing a new pet than simply falling in…

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Level up! Selecting the best video games for your children »

(BPT) - Kids love video games - they're exciting, fun and engrossing. While games can promote learning and growth, too much video gaming - or playing inappropriate games - can lead to negative consequences. What should parents know to make good game choices for their…

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Research study uncovers small business predictions for 2015 »

(BPT) - Small business owners can easily get caught up in the December rush. But once the holiday sparkle fades, business owners and entrepreneurs will need to refocus and make decisions likely to impact their business in 2015.

Before coming to any conclusions, entrepreneurs should be…

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Ask the Pharmacist: Don’t let a bleeding disorder wreck your travel plans »

(BPT) - If you or someone in your family, has a bleeding disorder, you know that even the simplest accident can be a cause for major concern. Major developments in care and treatment have significantly improved quality of life. Most patients can now self-administer intravenous…

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6 things you can do to be more productive this year »

(BPT) - Time. You never seem to have enough of it. Whether it's work, family commitments, your kids or your spouse, there's always someone or something that needs your time. And imagine the chaos if you were to actually want a little time for yourself…

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5 steps to safer Champagne celebrations »

(BPT) - New year's celebrations and Champagne go together like Times Square and sparkle. Yet for all its ability to elevate a celebration, opening bubbly is not without risks. A Champagne cork can fly up to 50 mph as it leaves the bottle - fast…

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Last-minute fitness gifts can keep giving all year long »

(BPT) - A good gift keeps on giving long after you've recycled the wrapping paper and put away the decorations. A great gift keeps giving in ways that change people's lives for the better. This holiday season, give the people you love something that will…

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Hearing better thanks to smarter technology »

(BPT) - Technology has made dramatic improvements in the lives of people of all ages, and the improvements made in hearing technology may be some of the most advanced to occur in the last several years.

Just a decade ago, hearing aids were basic amplifiers. Now…

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5 ways to make any purchase a smart purchase »

(BPT) - You work hard for your money and the last thing you want to do is waste it by buying the wrong product or investing in something of poor quality. So how do you know which product is the best? There is no definitive…

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Inside the crystal ball: mobile predictions for 2015 »

(BPT) - Mobile has certainly come a long way to help connect people with loved ones, improve productivity and simplify daily tasks - with simple swipes or taps, they can instantly locate the best restaurants in town or get directions from point A to point…

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The inside scoop on just how much Americans love to deck the halls [Infographic] »

(BPT) - What's your favorite part of the holidays? The food? The gifts? Time off? For many Americans, decking the halls ranks high among the things they most love about the season. A recent survey by ProFlowers found that nearly 102 million Americans…

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New Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis Medication Allows For Every Two Weeks Dosing »

(BPT) - People living with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (RMS) now have an effective new treatment option with an every two weeks dosing schedule. PLEGRIDY™ (peginterferon beta-1a), which was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, significantly decreases the number of relapses…

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Discover the top technology trends for holiday 2014 and beyond »

(BPT) - It's shaping up to be a high-tech holiday this year, with more money being spent than ever before on consumer electronics gifts like tablets and phones, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. People are anxious to learn about new technologies and…

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Engage a financial professional to boost your bottom line »

(BPT) - Women today are enjoying a hard-won sense of independence. While there are many aspects of a woman's life that can be successfully navigated alone, when it comes to financial planning, a collaborative approach is best.

Women are increasingly taking control of household finances, but…

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The last-minute holiday shopper’s guide to great gifts for $100 or less »

(BPT) - The holidays will be here in the blink of an eye - have you finished shopping for gifts? If your answer is no, you're not alone. Fortunately, you can save time, money and cut down on stress thanks to a handy gift-guide guaranteed…

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Which books to gift this season »

(BPT) - There are few things more pleasurable than curling up with a good book on a cold winter day, and if you have a reader on your holiday gift list, you'll likely want to create that experience for them. With so many great books…

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Creating an inviting, low maintenance porch »

(BPT) - Your porch should be a warm, welcoming outdoor living space that offers comfort and helps make a house a home. Whether you want to remodel your porch from the ground up, or just give it a refreshing new look and feel, it’s easier…

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Seizing a second chance: More adults going back to school to earn degrees »

(BPT) - Henry Ford had three companies fail before he launched the game-changing Model T. Abraham Lincoln failed in business, lost multiple elections and had a mental breakdown before being elected the country's 16th president. America is a land of second chances made good -…

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Will the Affordable Care Act impact your taxes? Myths debunked »

(BPT) - There are a lot of changes to this year's tax code - 46 to be exact - as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What's most important is to be aware if your taxes - and your annual refund - will…

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Learn about this home improvement that can save you money »

(BPT) - For many homeowners the biggest utility bill is electricity. Heating and cooling the home makes up nearly half of electricity costs, but the next biggest source is the water heater. Water heaters can account for up to 25 percent of total household energy…

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Diabetes Discussion: Tips for Managing Your Diabetes »

(BPT) - Diabetes is a complex disease affecting more than 29 million people in the United States. Although there is no cure, patients with diabetes see better results when the disease is closely managed through lifestyle changes and medication. Along with making good choices about…

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Timeless or trendy? This year, achieve both in your home decor »

(BPT) - Are you looking for ways to update your home this new year? With so many fresh interior ideas available, it can be difficult to balance current design trends with classic styles for a look that is both of-the-moment and everlasting. Follow these guidelines…

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Bathroom luxuries: 6 delights to take your bath from lax to luxe »

(BPT) - The bathroom doesn't have to be basic. Thanks to a wide array of new products on the market - and plenty of ways to customize - even the most outdated bathrooms can become an oasis of tranquility and a lavish retreat away from…

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7 holiday shopping security tips for staying safe online »

(BPT) - From Target to Home Depot to eBay, hundreds of millions of Americans had their personal data stolen in the last year, and most shoppers aren't confident they will be safer any time soon. In fact, 55 percent of Americans worry their Social Security…

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The 6 smartest money moves Millennials can make in 2015 »

(BPT) - Money worries know no age limit, and financial health is important for everyone - which could explain why financial pledges are among the most common New Year's resolutions. Still, Millennials are a bit more likely than any other age group to be tempted…

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Tackle tough DIY tasks like a pro »

(BPT) - Have you been putting off some seemingly hard-to-handle home improvement projects? If so, there's still time to tackle do-it-yourself tasks like a pro - from painting high ceilings and stairwells to repairing garage and basement floors. With the right tips and tools, you…

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For adults, there’s more to consider this season than just flu »

(BPT) - With flu season in full swing, many adults are visiting their health care providers to discuss ways to stay healthy. Have you thought about other potentially serious diseases you may be at risk for as an adult?

Shingles, the common name for herpes zoster,…

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6 holiday hacks for real moms »

(BPT) - Everyone wants to throw the party friends rave about well into the new year. But busy folks just don't have time to weave their own pine bough wreaths or turn paperbacks overflowing on the coffee table into an artfully arranged 'tree' complete with…

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Pilot lands successful Afib treatment to overcome most common heart rhythm condition »

(BPT) - From greeting long-lost family and friends at baggage claim to rushing across the terminal to catch a departing flight, a fast, skipping heartbeat is a common occurrence at airports across the country. But for commercial airline pilot Tim Knutson, 46, his irregular heartbeat…

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Defeat drowsy driving dangers: Tips for staying awake at the wheel »

(BPT) - One in five fatal accidents in America involves a drowsy driver, according to a recent report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Unfortunately, driving while fatigued is common in today's business world. Yet the consequences of driving when you're tired can be…

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Freshen up your home with 5 colors for the new year »

(BPT) - While you're making resolutions and setting goals for the new year, consider adding updating the look of your home to your list. If your walls are looking a little dated, follow these five color suggestions to give your space a renewed look.

To simplify…

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Holiday home safety checklist »

(BPT) - The holidays are a wonderful time of the year when everyone spends a little less time focusing on their day-to-day lives and a little more time on family and friends. If you're hosting at your home this year, you're probably already preparing your…

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Holiday shopping game plan: How to save big and win the day »

(BPT) - Have you made your list and checked it twice? Nearly all Americans have some kind of 'game plan' in place when shopping for gifts during the holidays, according to a recent survey by 1010 Data. But for many, that plan might…

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Logan building with business, homes catches fire »

Huge flames ripped through a business and homes in Philadelphia's Logan section on Thursday.…

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Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013 »

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and…

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Police: SUV that hit, killed Bensalem student a ‘hot mess’ »

Police in Bensalem, Pa are working to build a criminal case against the 18-year-old driver.…

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U.S. to sue NY City over rights violations of teen Rikers inmates »

By Andrew Chung and Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government will sue New York City over widespread violations of civil rights of…

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First Bush, then Cuba: Rubio rides political wave »

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the 2016 Republican presidential primary lurched ahead this week, no GOP prospect had a ride quite like Marco Rubio.…

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U.S. FCC declines to punish radio station for use of NFL Redskins team name »

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday rejected a petition that asked regulators to punish a radio station for using on air the…

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Oklahoma prisons lawyer says he felt pressured »

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A longtime lawyer for Oklahoma's prison system said Thursday that he felt pressured by the governor's and attorney general's offices to…

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Bondage ‘master’ convicted in plot to kill wife »

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man was convicted Thursday of murder in a plot to kill his wife so he could devote himself to a…

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Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent »

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fantasy character called Slender Man are mentally fit to stand…

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Judge may toss 4 guilty pleas in inside-trade case »

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge says he's leaning toward tossing out four guilty pleas in a New York insider-trading case, the latest fallout from…

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Birthday girl boldly asks guest to bring a second gift »

DEAR ABBY: I am planning to attend a birthday party for my friend "Sophia" who is turning 50. When I mentioned to her that I would be shopping for her…

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Young Couple’s Use Of Birth Control Is Long Past Overdue »

DEAR ABBY: My 19-year-old son has been dating the daughter of one of my friends I'll call "Mona." We didn't set them up; they met at some parties. Last summer…

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Sony emails show a studio ripe for hacking »

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it…

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Freud’s goal: Keep Chicago’s Lyric Opera relevant »

CHICAGO (AP) — When Anthony Freud was 14, his favorite pastime was going to the opera in London and then,…

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Actress Diane Guerrero writing memoir »

NEW YORK (AP) — Through her own story, Diane Guerrero wants to change the lives of others.…

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Craig Ferguson to end 10 years as host of ‘Late Late Show’ »

NEW YORK (AP) — It's not such a great day, America — not for fans of Craig Ferguson.…

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UN will ‘take time’ to decide on Palestinian resolution »

Negotiations on a draft UN resolution that sets terms for a final Israeli-Palestinian peace deal will take time, Jordan said Thursday, indicating that a Security Council vote was not imminent. Jordan presented ...…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

Falklands to unveil Thatcher statue in 2015 »

London (AFP) - The Falkland Islands are to erect a statue next year of former British premier Margaret Thatcher, who defended the territory against Argentina in 1982, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Thursday.…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

US won’t back Palestinian UN resolution »

The United States will not support the current resolution put forward by the Palestinians setting the terms of a peace deal with Israel, a US official said Thursday. Washington has seen the text...…

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US brands movie studio hack a national security breach »

White House spokesman Josh Earnest declined to confirm reports that North Korea had attacked the movie giant, which pulled the the film after hackers invoked 9/11 in threatening attacks on cinemas.…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

UN seeks $8.4 bn to help victims of Syria war »

The UN appealed Thursday for $8.4 billion to provide emergency aid and longer-term help to nearly 18 million people in Syria and across the region hit by the drawn-out conflict. For the first...…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »




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