The growing burden of diabetes »

(BPT) - Next time you're looking around in a crowd, there is something you won't see that will be there - Type 2 diabetes. Most Americans have heard of the condition, but very few understand just how prevalent it has become across the nation. In…

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Fact or fiction? What you need to know about today’s TVs »

(BPT) - By this time every year, TV manufacturers have released their new lineups - complete with the newfangled technologies and new looks. After months of seeing prototypes and concepts, now is the time when TV lovers can get their hands on these models and…

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Exciting STEM careers and opportunities aplenty in the Navy »

(BPT) - There's a big push for students to excel in the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and for good reason. The careers available to students pursuing degrees in these areas present students with plenty of exciting and challenging opportunities. What you…

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5 secrets to keeping your sanity this school year »

(BPT) - The summer months are over and the school year is in full swing. As a parent, this means you've traded those lazy summer days for school sports and activities, colder temperatures and the morning rush to the bus stop. If you feel like…

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Catch a glimpse of fall colors on these awesome off-road trails »

(BPT) - The fall months are a great time for families to enjoy the great outdoors with the changing of colors and much cooler temperatures. If you don't already have a fall escape weekend planned, you might want to consider scheduling one soon.

Interest in outdoor…

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Shopping for a new vehicle? 5 questions to ask yourself before signing on the dotted line »

(BPT) - It's that time again - time to buy a new car. Maybe you're excited because you've been dreaming of getting new wheels for a long time now. Or maybe you're nervous; buying a car is a big financial commitment and you want to…

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Stop loan scammers and bogus bill collectors with these tips »

(BPT) - In the United States, federal and state consumer collection laws forbid debt collectors from using unfair, deceptive, and abusive means to collect debt. Unfortunately, that fact doesn't stop scammers from using threats of arrest and jail time to coerce victims into paying bogus…

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3 home improvement upgrades that will save you money »

(BPT) - If you've sweltered throughout summer and have noticed your cooling bills increase every month, now may be the opportune time to consider some home improvement upgrades that will let you better manage your HVAC equipment while lowering your monthly expenses.

Building industry experts suggest…

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Growing up financially smart: prepaid cards provide college students security, convenience »

(BPT) - This fall, college students around the country will take their first steps toward financial independence. For many young adults, the college years are the first time they are responsible for managing and budgeting their money. With a combination of funds from jobs, their…

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Career colleges play key role in demand for skilled workers »

(BPT) - Education is not a one-size-fits-all system. Much like each public university has its own unique culture, so does each type of higher education institution. In addition, the goals of each student are not the same. Some students are fresh out of high school…

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5 common weatherization myths … busted »

(BPT) - Last winter's visit from the polar vortex made for bone-chilling blizzards and teeth-chattering temperatures. If this year is anything like the last, drafty homes and high thermostat settings will accompany the freezing weather. Unfortunately, many homeowners get cold feet when it comes to…

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Make this football season a smarter one »

(BPT) - As the less structured and sun-filled summer days come to an end, many households across the country are preparing for football camps, practices and the start of the season. Coaches are dusting off their playbooks, schools and leagues are prepping the fields, and…

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The right flea and tick treatment can protect your pet from little bugs … and big problems »

(BPT) - If you're a pet owner, you know parasites - particularly fleas and ticks - can be a frustrating problem. That's why you keep your pet out of tall grass and brush, and do routine flea and tick checks inside. You're probably also using…

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Stop home-maintenance headaches caused by the harsh weather »

(BPT) - Intense weather may seem like a distant memory once the temperature warms, but the effects of severe climates may leave long-lasting damage to your home. To make sure your home is in tip-top shape after any brutal conditions, consider these key maintenance projects.

1.…

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New coaching program helps people living with multiple sclerosis improve financial wellness »

(BPT) - Suzanne is a Las Vegas resident who spent nearly three decades fundraising for museums and universities until a multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis in July of 2012 changed her life. Now MS keeps her from working full-time.

"Following my diagnosis my self-esteem took a hit…

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5 foods for better moods, and 5 more that only bring you down »

(BPT) - Did you know the food you eat can literally make you feel happy or sad? Nutrition is one of the main components of mental health, so it's important to stock your plate with good food while cutting some of those less beneficial alternatives.

'Food…

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Preparing for back-to-school: backpacks, new jeans and vaccines »

(BPT) - Summer is a time when kids and parents get to take a break from the school year routine and have a moment to enjoy some ice cream, the outdoors and family time. But parents know that just as everyone begins focusing on fun,…

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Tips to keep tools in top shape »

(BPT) - From painting supplies to gardening and hand tools, buying well-made home improvement tools can help improve project results. The tools you use may be an investment, so you'll want to take care of them to ensure they last for more than just one…

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Boost your pet’s health with these preventive measures »

(BPT) - Taking active, preventive measures to support your health is one of the most important things you can do to ward off serious illness. You eat right, exercise, brush your teeth and make sure to get plenty of sleep, all to keep your body…

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Simple steps people with diabetes can take to improve their quality of life »

(BPT) - One of the ways people with diabetes can help manage their disease is balancing food with physical activity, according to the American Diabetes Association (Association). By maintaining a balanced diet with regular exercise, you have the ingredients needed to help live a quality…

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Sports concussions generate attention with start of school year »

(BPT) - You're spending your nights standing on the sidelines, cheering your daughter as she dribbles a soccer ball across the field. Or maybe you're cheering on your quarterback son as he yells 'hut' at a football scrimmage. The school year - and its associated…

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5 DIY fall yard cleanup tips »

(BPT) - Fall is the perfect time to give your lawn the extra attention and care it needs - especially after an action-packed summer. Inclement weather, extreme temperatures and heavy foot traffic can take a toll on your yard, and inhibit the overall health and…

Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Korea offers undiscovered beauty, romantic spa getaways »

(BPT) - Daydreaming of a lush spa getaway? How about an exotic change of scenery? South Korea offers all of this and more. Boasting world-class spas, stunning views, and topnotch shopping, South Korea is the ideal destination for those searching for a unique vacation destination.

Jejudo…

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Not your mother’s menopause: new ways to manage symptoms »

(BPT) - Although menopause is a milestone event for an estimated 50 million-plus women each year, there is an increased focus on the topic during September, which is National Menopause Awareness Month. And while this topic previously was a taboo subject for many years -…

Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Learn how to exercise smarter, not harder »

(BPT) - Contrary to what most people believe about being active, it's not only about how many times you visit your health club each week or even what you do when you're there. Instead, you must understand how your body responds to a variety of…

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Don’t make these common mistakes when something hurts »

(BPT) - Managing pain can be tough, whether you're one of the 100 million Americans with chronic pain, or only suffer from the occasional backache or headache. September is National Pain Awareness Month, the perfect time to make sure you're managing your pain the best…

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Hospice reminds grieving children they are not alone »

(BPT) - Imagine feeling suddenly sad, angry, alone, confused and worried, without really understanding why. This is how 75 percent of grieving children claim they feel after losing a loved one, according to the National Alliance for Grieving Children. While the journey to acceptance of…

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Gasp-worthy perils of bad indoor air – and what you can do about them »

(BPT) - Cooler weather is on the way. You might think the seasonal demise of pollen-spewing flora, coupled with more time spent indoors, means allergy and asthma sufferers - not to mention the rest of us - can expect to breathe easier. Not so -…

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Personalize your health and wellness to help meet your goals »

(BPT) - When it comes to heath and wellness, nearly 73 percent of Americans are trying to take better care of their health today than just a few years ago, yet 49 percent find that other things take priority, according to The Futures Company. However,…

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Award winning actress, S. Epatha Merkerson, urges people with type 2 diabetes to accept America’s Diabetes Challenge »

(BPT) - S. Epatha Merkerson is well-known for her award-winning roles on the stage and screen. But what you may not know is that she is one of the 29 million Americans living with diabetes.

In 2003, after having her blood sugar tested at a health…

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Simple tips for feeling and looking your best – inside and out »

(BPT) - Feeling good about yourself goes beyond having a great hair day, the right outfit or the latest handbag - it's something that starts on the inside. When you learn to live a healthier lifestyle, you can begin to reap the benefits of more…

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Turn over a new leaf with your diet this fall to achieve healthy, glowing skin »

(BPT) - As schedules pick up and temperatures drop, fall is a natural time for women to rethink their skincare routine. Yet the right products are just one piece of the puzzle in being kind to skin. A healthy diet, rich in leafy greens, and…

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Vacation-ready: Feeling good about your gut »

With summer drawing to a close, people across the country are looking ahead and planning their next vacation. However, for those who are living with gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, planning for a vacation may bring back some anxious memories from summer about feeling uncomfortable in…

Aug 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Auto insight: What makes synthetic oil different from conventional oil? »

(BPT) - There was a time when you were considered a 'responsible' vehicle owner if you changed the oil and oil filter every 3,000 miles and had your tires rotated every other oil change. It turns out that while it is good practice to maintain…

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Keeping pre-teens safe as they grow older »

(BPT) - Life changes a bit when school resumes in the fall. Traffic patterns become more regular, family schedules adjust and kids fill their hours with classes, homework and after-school activities. As children grow up, it can be difficult for parents to know how to…

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Forward-looking luxury at the forefront of today’s bathroom renovation trends »

(BPT) - Americans are renovating again, and instead of letting resale value alone drive their renovation choices, in 2014 homeowners are weighing many more factors. They are seeking renovations that are beautiful, luxurious and eco-friendly, and that both enhance resale value and their ability to…

Aug 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

5 fast fixes for a fabulous bath »

(BPT) - With Americans working longer hours than ever before, most homeowners yearn for a luxurious place to relax and unwind at the end of a hectic day. This is likely why the bathroom is the most requested home renovation project, according to the National…

Aug 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Simple DIY projects that save your home from water damage »

(BPT) - Rain, hail, ice, flooding - these are all the result of seasonal weather changes. Whether you live in an area prone to hurricanes or you experience daily downpours and dropping temperatures, now is the best time to prepare for whatever Mother Nature has…

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Travel secrets revealed: How to experience a destination like a local »

(BPT) - Travelers today want more from their vacations, including authentic experiences that are off the beaten path. Knowing where the locals go and what they like to do is key to discovering the hidden gems of any destination. Fortunately, finding this seemingly secret information…

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Passion pays off: No-kill movement saves millions of animals per year »

(BPT) - Americans like to think of themselves as a pet-loving society; today, nearly 70 million dogs and 74 million cats live in U.S. households, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Yet as recently as 30 years ago, animal shelters across the…

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Germanwings pilots union plans strike for Friday »

BERLIN (AP) — A German union representing pilots says it is planning a new round of strikes in a long-running dispute over wages and early…

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Correction: Thailand-Six-Legged Livestock story »

THANON NANG KLARN, Thailand (AP) — In a story Aug. 25 about insects being raised for food around the world, The Associated Press reported erroneously…

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Buy a ticket? Psh! NFL teams selling memberships »

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The change made by the Kansas City Chiefs a few years ago was subtle — one word, really — yet…

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Testimony wrapping up in former Va. governor trial »

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The jury is set to hear from the final witness in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell…

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Dubai port operator H1 profits up 26 percent »

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai-based port operator DP World said Thursday its profit rose 26 percent in the first half of the year…

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Man dies after multiple shooting in Northeast Philadelphia »

Police say a 34-year-old man was shot multiple times and died from his injuries in Northeast Philadelphia early Thursday morning.…

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2 people shot and wounded in Kensington »

Police say two people are recovering from gunshot wounds after a shooting in Philadelphia's Kensington section Wednesday night.…

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Telefonica ups bid to create Brazil’s top operator »

MADRID (AP) — Spain's telecommunications company Telefonica has raised its offer to buy Brazilian operator Global Village Telecom, or GVT, from French media conglomerate Vivendi…

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Made in America music festival road closures »

The first wave of road closures are now in effect for this weekend's made in america music festival.…

Aug 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

HK graft cops raid pro-democracy media boss’s home »

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong anti-corruption police on Thursday searched the homes of a media magnate who is an outspoken critic of Beijing and…

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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…

Jul 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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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Diane Sawyer exits as ABC’s evening news anchor »

NEW YORK (AP) — Diane Sawyer signed off as anchor of ABC's "World News" on Wednesday, telling viewers that it…

Aug 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Swedish royals boycott Chuck Berry award ceremony »

Members of Sweden's royal family boycotted a prestigious music prize ceremony to honour rock and roll legend Chuck Berry because…

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Review: Meta and mad, ‘The Congress’ is a trip »

"Very soon, this whole structure that we all love so much will be gone," prophesies Danny Huston's wide-grinning movie studio…

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Rapper Young Jeezy pleads not guilty to gun charge »

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors say platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy has pleaded not guilty to possessing an illegal…

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Russian hackers attacked JPMorgan: reports »

Hackers believed to be from Russia broke into the computer systems of JPMorgan Chase and a second US bank earlier this month, sparking a federal investigation, US media reported Wednesday. Bloomberg said two...…

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Indonesia, Australia sign deal to end spying row »

Indonesia and Australia on Thursday signed an agreement aimed at drawing a line under a damaging espionage row and paving the way for the resumption of full cooperation on issues such ...…

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US says Russia ‘directly involved’ in Ukraine fighting »

The United States on Thursday accused Russia of being "directly involved" in fighting in war-torn east Ukraine, after rebels appeared to seize swathes of territory from retreating government forces. "...…

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PM urges Scotland to stay as business chiefs clash on independence »

British Prime Minister David Cameron heads to Scotland Thursday to make the business case for it remaining part of Britain as 200 business leaders signed an open letter backing independence. Questions...…

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New Zealand PM brushes off dirty tricks row in TV debate »

Prime Minister John Key dismissed allegations of dirty tricks in the New Zealand election campaign as a "distraction" Thursday during his first televised debate with opposition leader Labour ...…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »




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