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Frozen yogurt: a hot investment for entrepreneurs

Frozen yogurt shops are popping up in neighborhoods and business developments all across the country, as more Americans shop around for healthier treat options. The frozen yogurt industry is growing, not just for independent shops specializing in the delicious treat itself, but also in established restaurants and cafes looking to add to their menus...

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New technology gives students an edge as they head back to school

As the summer comes to an end and students begin preparing for the new school year, tech gadgets are one of the must-have items on any shopping list. For students running from class-to-class, high tech tools fit easily into a backpack or tote and make everything from class activities to homework easier to manage. Where their parents’ generati...

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Steroid era stars on Hall ballot

Updated Nov 28, 2012 12:35 PM ET NEW YORK (AP) Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are listed on the baseball Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, setting up an election sure to become a referendum on the steroid era. WILL THE HALL PASS? The 2013 Hall of Fame ballot is loaded with Steroid Era players. The 37-player ballot was announced Wed...

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Bow wow chow: How to make easy, healthy treats for your dog at home

Sixty-two percent of U.S. households include a pet, and 78.2 million of those pets are dogs, according to the American Pet Products Association’s most recent survey. Dog lovers want good nutrition and flavor to ensure happy, healthy animal members of the family. Today, professional chefs are creating delicious, healthy foods and treats for do...

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Garden now to refresh your outdoor space for entertaining

Garden now to refresh your outdoor space for entertaining   – This summer gardens and outdoor green spaces often look limp and lifeless due to lots of hot, sunny days and limited precipitation. No need to despair, just a few simple tips can help to rejuvenate any outdoor space well into fall – and be water-wise as well. Garden Mulc...

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Driving green for dummies: It’s easier and cheaper than you think

Green driving is easier and more important than many people think. It’s important because, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, highway vehicles account for 28 percent (1.5 billion tons) of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions each year. The good news is that you don’t have to buy a new car or dramatically change your lifestyle to...

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Creativity, organization, and activism help communities cope with police budget cuts

With schools back in session and the holidays approaching, many of us start to think more about the security of our communities. While crime is down, budget cuts in police departments across the country add to local concerns, and people in your community may be seeking new, cost-effective ways to make your neighborhoods safer. “A recent Polic...

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High school students take nursing careers for a test drive

Rachel Trevino always aspired to become a nurse. As a senior at a Chicago high school, she enrolled in the Navigate to Nursing (N2N) scholarship program, a dual enrollment program offered through Chamberlain College of Nursing. The program allowed Trevino to better understand the demands of college courses while contemplating her own future career....

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Don’t get caught in the cold: Know the facts about winter gas mileage

Winter and colder temperatures are notorious for creating difficult driving conditions that can place strain on drivers and their vehicles. And as the temperature drops this winter, so will your gas mileage. Colder temperatures mean cold oil, tires and cold air in the carburetor – all factors that reduce gas mileage. With higher prices linger...

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Video conferencing takes next leap to connect colleagues in the cloud

Video and Web conferencing have been around for decades, but the quality of the video and audio has proved disappointing and frustrating due to technology glitches and overall poor performance. However, a new cloud-based system, OmniJoin, recently launched to change all of that. The OmniJoin cloud infrastructure provides a number of benefits to vid...

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