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One-of-a-kind ideas for an unforgettable wedding
(BPT) - Mark knew he wanted to marry his girlfriend, Stacy, but he didn’t know how to pop the question. The proposal had to be memorable, unique, and meaningful for just the two of them. A cozy picnic on their favorite beach, surrounded by soft sand and cresting waves sounded perfect. Mark just needed that one final deta...
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Protecting and prolonging the life of your leather investment
Mother Nature isn’t always kind to your leather goods. Dirt, salt, dry air and other harsh winter elements can damage leather if they’re left to set in for months on end. Summer days mean more exposure to damaging UV rays, so it’s important to protect all leather, including car seats, from the harsh rays of the summer su...
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What are America's most popular travel plans?
It’s never too early to make your summer travel plans. DreamPlanGo , the popular website and social community devoted to bringing travelers vacation ideas and trip inspiration, surveyed a cross-section of Americans and found some interesting answers to that age-old question, “What are you doing this summer?” True to form...
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Hitting the road or water? Tips to make outdoor time fun, memorable and safe
(BPT) - Americans are falling in love with Mother Nature all over again, which could be why ownership of boats and recreational vehicles is more popular than ever. If you own a boat or RV, do you use it frequently, or is it sitting in your driveway? It’s time to get the most out of it, and with a few simple ideas, you’ll...
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Cycling into spring [Infographic]
Check your tire pressure and strap on your helmet! It’s time to get bikes out of storage and head out for a ride in the warm, fresh air – shaking off winter for good. Master Lock recently surveyed consumers to find out their safety and security habits – can you believe almost half of bike riders have either had their bike stolen or know someone who has? Check out the company’s survey results, safety information and fun facts below. Pedal on!
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Laser spine surgery helps seniors find relief from lumbar spinal stenosis
(BPT) - Two recent clinical studies bring good news to the aging population. If you have lower back pain, burning pain or numbness in your legs you are probably one of the many people suffering with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) – a condition affecting a vast majority of the over-60 age group – and this good news applies ...
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How to be your kids' fitness mentor
(BPT) - “Do as I say, not as I do,” has never been an exemplary parenting style. As childhood obesity has more than doubled over the past 30 years, the need for an active lifestyle has never been greater. If parents make fitness a priority, chances are their kids will too. “If you’re a parent, whether you’re aware of it ...
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The skinny on lighter fare for summer
(BPT) - Summer is a time to switch out our wardrobes, exchange coats for swimsuits and boots for flip-flops. But if the winter months took a toll on your waistline you may not want to shed those extra layers. Lighten up for warmer summer days by making simple swaps and conscious diet decisions.  It’s possible to enjoy li...
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What happens to a business when the power goes out?
(BPT) - Losing power leads to instant anxiety: when will it return? Aside from the absence of everyday luxuries like turning on the TV or connecting to the Internet, you may worry about the food in the fridge spoiling, and wonder when you’ll be able to take a hot shower. While these types of events present real problems ...
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Are egg whites as filling as whole eggs? [Infographic]
New research presented by ConAgra Foods, Inc. at the 2013 Experimental Biology Conference provides good reason to eat breakfast - especially when it comes to egg whites. Researchers found that a portion of egg whites that had half the calories of two whole eggs was just as filling. In fact, those who ate 70 calories-worth of egg whites - in the form of Egg Beaters - as part of their breakfast instead of 140 calories worth of whole eggs actually kept the calorie savings through lunch. Check ou...
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Lou Gehrig's Disease stalks military veterans
(BPT) - Many U.S. military veterans like retired Air Force Technical Sergeant David Masters of Omaha, Neb. have bravely fought for their country only to return home to wage another battle against Lou Gehrig’s Disease. No one knows why, but veterans are twice as likely to develop this fatal disease, clinically known as am...
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Fitness tips to get ready for summer fun
(BPT) - The sun is shining longer every day, telling you that it’s time to get ready for vacations, activities with family and friends and of course, swimsuit season. To help you prepare, there are some simple fitness tips you can follow to look and feel good this summer season. Celebrity trainer and spokesman for the ma...
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These tech-related gifts will help college graduates start their careers in style
(BPT) - Graduation is right around the corner. If someone in your life is graduating from college...
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New tech devices make the perfect gift for your grad
(BPT) - Years of hard work have all led to this moment; your loved one is graduating. This is a s...
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The places you'll go: Tips for female graduates on how to lean in to your career
(BPT) - More females are graduating from college than ever before, but does gender still play a r...
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