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Better Trends

Here’s what’s trending in back to school gear

Cori Ingrassia of everydaycori.com is here with some of the biggest back to school gear trends!  Check it out and click here to learn more about Cori.

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Better Travel

Weddings in Aruba

Aruba is a beautiful place to vacation, and Erin Owens is telling us why it’s also a wonderful place to get married!  Tune in to be entered into our Aruba giveaway contest!  Click here to learn more about Aruba.

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Better Contest

WFSB Better Aruba Sweepstakes

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WFSB Better Aruba Sweepstakes OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The WFSB Better Aruba Sweepstakes begins at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time(“E.T.”) on Friday, July 21, 2017, and ends at 4:00 p.m. E.T. on Thursday, August 3, 2017 (“Sweepstakes Period”). Entries must be received by 4:00 pm E.T. on Thursday, August 3, 2017 to be eligible to win. Entries become the property of WFSB/Meredith Corpora... More>>

Printable

Take 'Better' on vacation with you!

We want to see where you're going on vacation this year!  Click here for the printable, fill in your vacation destination on the bottom line, snap a picture of you and/or your friends and family holding it up and then send the photo to us at betterct@betterct.com.  We plan to share your fun photos on the show and/or post them online throughout the summer and early fall.

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Today's Headlines

The Michael Phelps vs Shark race, new pictures of Princess Diana, and Trainy McTrainface is trending

The Michael Phelps vs Shark race, new pictures of Princess Diana, and Trainy McTrainface is trending...all that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Food

A beautiful and flavorful steak dinner

Francesco D’Amuri from L’Orcio in New Haven is showing us how to make a flavorful filet mignon dinner!  Click here to learn more about L’Orcio and be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our resume.

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Better Living

Decorate with moss

You might not think anything of moss…but you can use it to decorate several places in your home!  Nora Murphy shows us how.  Click here to see Nora’s online magazine.

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True Story

An incredible story of survival in the sea

A man falls overboard his fishing boat, but no one knows about it.  John Aldridge and his friend Anthony Sosinski wrote a book about the experience.  It’s called “A Speck in the Sea.”  They’re both here to share the story. 

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New Show

Blind dates in real time

Michelle Collins is co-hosting a new show called "Date Night Live."  Blind dates will be taped live and brought to your TV.  Tune in Thursday at 10pm on Lifetime.

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Better Books

Fun events and book signings!

Lori Fazio from RJ Julia Booksellers has some fascinating books themed around events and book signings at the shop.  Click here for all the details.

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Better Money

The four keys to great retirement 7/18

Today in “Better Money” we’re learning the four keys to a great retirement.  Joel Johnson is a certified financial planner and managing partner at Johnson Brunetti.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Pets

How to know if your dog is having a seizure

Dr. Andrea Dennis of the Bloomfield Animal Hospital is telling us how to know when a dog is having a seizure and what you should do if it happens to your dog.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Dennis.

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Better Weekends

Check out all the fun happening this weekend!

Renee DiNino is here with her weekend planner, there’s a lot going on from the movies to great charity events!  Click here for Renee’s Blog.

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Today's Headlines

Don't touch the Queen, reservations for national parks? Plus, Bieber banned from China

Don't touch the Queen, reservations for national parks?  Plus, Bieber banned from China...all that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Laughs

Comedian Yannis Pappas in ‘Studio B’’

Comedian Yannis Pappas is making us laugh today!  You can see him this weekend at the Hartford Funny Bone.  Click here for all the details.

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Better Food

Babka French toast with fresh mangos!

This breakfast tops the list!  Michelle Lebel from The Corner Brunch is showing us how to make Babka French toast with a mango syrup and fresh mangos!  Be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website and click here for more on the Corner Brunch. 

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Better Movies

Sally Hawkins talks about the new film, “Maudie”

Sally Hawkins stars in “Maudie,” a true story of a folk artist who falls in love with a fishmonger while working for him as a live in housekeeper.  She plays opposite Ethan Hawke!  Check out our interview.

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Better Fun

Plan a fun day at Quassy Amusement Park and Waterpark!

Kara went to check out all that Quassy Amusement Park and Waterpark has to offer.  Watch to learn more and click here to plan your trip.

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Throwback Thursday

A cooking segment from 7 years ago!

We’ve come a long way in 7 years…check out a cooking segment from June of 2010!  Click here to learn more about Loco Perro.

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Better Zoo

Check out these baby alligators!

Jeremy Goodman and Jen Rudolph of the Roger Williams Park Zoo are here with baby alligators!  They’re cute now, but not when they’re full grown.  Click here to learn more about the zoo!

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Today's Headlines

Stevie Wonder married, Beyonce controversy, and a new way to eat corn?

In today's headlines, Stevie Wonder married, Beyonce controversy, and a new way to eat corn?

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Better Movies

Kyra Sedgwick’s new role as director

You know Kyra Sedgwick from “The Closer,” now she’s working behind the scene as the director of a new film called “Story of a Girl.”  Check it out!

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Better Clean

How often do you clean your dishwasher and washing machines?

You might not think to clean the dishwasher or washing machine, but they get really dirty!  Melissa Cole is getting tips from the pros at Clean and Green Cleaning Service.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Cares

Acts of Kindness

Dee Sulick, you know her from The Mulb in Manchester, is on a committee for Marc of Manchester.  The organization is celebrating 65 years of service by giving back.  Take a look.

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Our conversation with Patti LaBelle!

The legendary singer Patti LaBelle is sharing a more personal side of herself with us today.  She’s telling us about her journey with diabetes and how she’s balancing a healthy lifestyle.  Click here to learn more about Patti LaBelle.

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Today's Headlines

It's a day full of music: the best "Despacito" remix, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, and a whispering dog!

It's a day full of music: the best "Despacito" remix, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, and a whispering dog!

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Better Living

Cool off with this refreshing blueberry lemonade

It’s blueberry season!  Check out this refreshing blueberry lemonade from Nora Murphy.  Click here to see Nora’s latest magazine issue and be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website!

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Better Fun

A fun golf course for the whole family

Scot went to see the new mini golf course at Nature’s Art Village!  It’s really neat and fun for the whole family!  Click here to learn more.

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Better Living

Tips on balancing a busy schedule from Ali Fedotowsky

Former bachelorette and new mom, Ali Fedotowsky is sharing some tips for balancing a busy life and schedule!  Click here to learn more about Ali.

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Better Health

Check out this fascinating alternative to contact lenses!

Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to wear your glasses or contacts?  You don’t!  The folks at Visual Perceptions are showing us how wearing special lenses at night can eliminate the need for glasses!  Click here to learn more.

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Better Banking

The new Nutmeg branch in Orange!

Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union just opened a new branch in Orange, we went to check it out.  Click here for more information.

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Better Living

Great ideas to beat the heat inside and out!

Patrick Roy from Lowe’s is showing us some great products to keep us cool inside and outside this summer.  There’s something for the kids too!  Click here to learn more about Lowe’s.

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Better Living

Interior designer Nate Berkus on kitchen renovations

The very talented interior designer, Nate Berkus, is joining us from his own kitchen renovation to share how we can add value and personalize our kitchen.  Click here to learn more about Nate.

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Better Manners

Be a good house guest this summer

Are you a good house guest?  Jodi RR Smith has some etiquette tips for wherever your travels take you this summer.  Click here to learn more about Mannersmith.

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Public Safety

The dangers of distracted driving

Cellphones are just one of the many things that can be distracting while behind the wheel.  Fairfield Police chief Gary MacNamara is sharing a chilling video and some sobering information. 

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Today's Headlines

Our special guest host, Renee DiNino! Garth Brooks pays for a Hawaiian honeymoon, and celebrity baby news!

Our special guest host, Renee DiNino!  Garth Brooks pays for a Hawaiian honeymoon, and celebrity baby news!  All that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Safety

How to avoid scams in the mail

There are new scams making their way to you through the mail.  Tia Murphy from AARP and Lauren Vumbaco, a U.S. Postal Inspector, are showing us what we need to avoid.  Click here to learn more and click here for a list of fraud watch events.

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Better Food

Where to get outstanding ribs and wings

Liven up your next cookout with outstanding ribs and wings from Big Y!  Check out all they have to offer and click here for more information.

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UPCOMING SEMINARS BEING CONDUCTED BY AARP FRAUD WATCH

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UPCOMING SEMINARS BEING CONDUCTED BY AARP FRAUD WATCH July 21 - AARP Fraud Watch Network Presents:  “The Con Artist Playbook:  Take a Look Inside the Mind of a Criminal”.  10:00 a.m.  New Milford Senior Center, New Milford.  To register, call   (860) 355-6075. July 26 – Financial Fraud Bingo with the CT Department of Banking.   10:00 a.m.  Baldwin Center, 1000 West Broad Street, Stratford.  Register at (203... More>>

Better Food

Make ice cream in your own kitchen!

Heidi Harkopf from the New England Dairy and Food Council is showing us her recipe to make ice cream in the comfort of your own home!  Click here to learn more.

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Better Money: Planning tips for baby boomers in retirement 7/14

Joel Johnson with Johnson Brunetti discusses four planning tips for baby boomers in retirement. 

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Better Food

Do brunch with a bruschetta bar!

Our friends Bob and Danita Sulick from Mulberry Street are showing us how to set up a bruschetta bar for your next brunch!  Click here to learn more about The Mulb.

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Better Summer

Sunset paddleboarding on the Connecticut coast

Looking for a different way to relax on the water?  We went to check out sunset paddleboarding!  Check it out and click here to learn more.

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Better Weekends

Fair season kicks off this weekend…and much more!

Renee DiNino from The River 105.9 is sharing some fun events this weekend, including the fair season which kicks off this weekend!  Watch to see the full list and click here for more events on Renee’s Blog.

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Better Laughs

Comedian Gina Brillon in ‘Studio B’

Comedian Gina Brillon will be at the Hartford Funny Bone tonight through Sunday, click here for all the details. 

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Better History

How they beat the heat hundreds of years ago

Can you imagine living without a fan or air conditioning?  They had no choice back in the colonial days.  Velya Jancz Urban and Ehris Urban from the Colonial Goodwife are showing us how they used to keep cool back in the day!  Click here for more information and upcoming events.

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Say ‘goodbye’ to under eye wrinkles

Annette Figueroa from Plexaderm is showing us how to get rid of unwanted wrinkles and bags under the eyes.  Click here for more information.

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Today's Headlines

Beyonce and her babies, Mika and Joe wedding news, how men relax in 'husband pods'

In today's headlines...Beyonce and her babies, Mika and Joe wedding news, how men relax in 'husband pods.'

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Better Products

Chemicals to avoid in sunscreen

Sunscreen is essential for the hot summer days, but you might not be aware of all the chemicals in sunscreen.  Margot White is the Choosy Chick, she has more information and alternatives.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Food

Check out this delicious summer pasta

Grace Vallo is an aspiring chef with a passion for food and cooking.  She hasn’t even graduated college yet!  She’s showing us how to make a delicious summer pasta with fresh veggies!  Click here to learn more about Grace and be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website.

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Better Fitness

Tone up the arms!

Joe Carabase from m.e.l.t Fitness is showing us a few arm sculpting workouts!  Click here to learn more about m.e.l.t.

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A procedure to target stubborn fat

Scot went to Face RX MD to learn about a procedure called ‘sculptsure.’  If you’ve been dieting and exercising, but you’re not seeing the results you want, sculptsure could be for you.  Check it out and click here for more information.  Face RX MD is offering 15% off sculptsure for Better Connecticut viewers.  

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Today's Headlines

The new side at McDonald's, is dust making you fat? Plus, a new Michael Jackson special

The new side at McDonald's, is dust making you fat? Plus, a new Michael Jackson special...all that and more coming up in today's headlines.

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Better Lighting

See how lighting makes a difference in your dining experience

You might not even notice, but the lighting in a restaurant can make a big difference in your experience.  The folks at CT Lighting are showing how you can have the same effect in your home!  Click here to learn more.

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Better Savings

Everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day is almost over!  Watch to learn everything you need to know and click here to get shopping.

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Better Living

Pool party essentials

Limor Suss is back with summer essentials for your next pool party or beach day.  Click here to check out Limor’s blog!

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Better Living

Avoid summer drain brain!

Family and lifestyle blogger Julie Kieras is showing us some of her favorite products and toys to avoid mush brain over the summer.  Click here to check out Julie’s blog.

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Better Products

Innovative products to keep you cool this summer

Mike Lovett from The Grommet is showing us unique products to help keep you cool in the summer!  Click here to see more.

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Today's Headlines

Dress like a cow for free food, get your free slurpee at 7-11, and where is Kermit the Frog going?

In today's headlines...dress like a cow for free food, get your free slurpee at 7-11, and where is Kermit the Frog going?

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Better Food

Saddle up for the cowboy burger!

Dave Allard, also known as Sam The Butcher at Big Y, is showing us how to make cowboy burgers!  Click here to learn more.

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Better Travel

Our adventure aboard the Essex Steam Train

Looking for a fun day trip?  Check out our adventure all aboard the Essex Steam Train!  Click here to schedule your visit.

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Unique driving challenges for teens with ADHD

Dr. Robert Reynolds of the Reynolds Clinic is here to talk about different factors that make driving a little more challenging for teens with ADHD.  Click here to learn about free seminars with Dr. Reynolds.

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Wilmer Valderrama tells us about a new puppet show

Actor Wilmer Valderrama tells us about a new show he's starring in called "Hollywood Puppet **** Show."  You can watch it on Fuse TV tonight!  

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Better Products

Fun apparel from The Coastal Crab!

It’s the one year anniversary for Coastal Crab, a local clothing company run by Laura Westner and Rachel Redding.  Watch to see the fun apparel and click here for more information.

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Better Food

Learn how to make a dish featuring shrimp and watermelon!

Shrimp and watermelon, they’re not the first two foods you’d pair together, but Olivia Formica from Flanders Fish Market and Restaurant is showing us a delicious dish that beautifully combines them.  Click here to learn more about Flanders Fish.

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Made in CT

The easy way to pack travel toiletries

You’ll be amazed by this invention.  Kevin Garrity founded Squeeze Pods, the easy way to pack toiletries!  Click here to learn more.

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Better Toys

Fun toys inspired by TV and movies

We’re getting a look at some of the most popular toys inspired by TV and movies!  Click here to learn more about The Toy Insider.

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Better Health

The tell tale signs of carpal tunnel

We met up with some local doctors from Starling Physicians to learn about the life changing advancements when it comes to treating carpal tunnel.  Click here to learn more.

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Today's Headlines

A frightening bear attack, crazy monkeys, and the new Spider-man movie!

A frightening bear attack, crazy monkeys, and the new Spider-man movie!  All that and more in today's headlines.

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Compass Fat Loss

Get on a food plan to help you lose weight

Dr. Eric Kusher is here to tell us about Compass Fat Loss andChef Joe Ulcickas is sharing his weight loss success story!  Click here to learn more about Compass Fat Loss.

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Compass Fat Loss

Get on a food plan to help you lose weight

Wilmer Valderrama is the star of a new show called “Hollywood Puppet **** Show.”  He’s telling us more about it today.  You can watch it on Fuse TV tomorrow night.

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Better Foods

A yummy side dish for your summer cookouts!

Do you need a last minute side dish for your party this weekend or maybe something to go with cookouts this summer? We have a quick, easy, and healthy recipe by Jocelyn Ruggiero that would go perfectly with your steak or burgers. Click here to learn more about her.

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Better at the Zoo

Time for a visit to the zoo!

Are you planning a trip to the Roger Williams Zoo this summer? Make sure to stop by these cute animals first! To find out more about the zoo click here.

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Better Hair

Technology can soon help at the salon.

Before you head to the salon for a new hair style see how technology is changing the way you dye your hair. Blades in Old Wethersfield is trying out this new technique. Click here to see their Facebook page.

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Better Weekends

Here's a look at what's happening this weekend!

Need some ideas of fun stuff to do this weekend? Click here to see Renee Dinino's weekend planner!

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Pet safety around fireworks and thunder this summer.

Before you bring your pet to any fireworks displays, take a look at these tips from veterinarian Dr. Dennis has to make it safe for everyone. Click here for more information.

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Pallet garden for your herbs.

 If you are trying to make a garden for your herbs take a look at this pallet garden. It is quick,easy, and inexpensive! Click here for more information on making your garden.

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Today's Headlines

Princess Diana's 56th birthday, pizza bikini, lynx kittens at a CT zoo.

 In today's headlines: Princess Diana's 56 birthday, pizza bikini, lynx kittens at a CT zoo, and more!

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Today's Headlines

Iphone birthday, new island, new flu shot?

In today's headlines: Iphone birthday, new island, new flu shot and more!

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Mortgage strategies to follow.

Are you buying a new house? John Holt from Nutmeg is here to talk to use about tips when getting a mortgage. Click here for more information. 

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Better Fitness

New fitness program.

Are you looking to change up your fitness routine? Melt fitness is holding a new weight loss program and you can join! Plus see the results from someone else who has done the program already. Click here to join the program.

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Better Living

Plant fixtures for the summer.

Trying to get your home ready for family and friends to come over? Take a look at these easy and quick tips from Better Garden expert Nora Murphy. Click here to see more of her decorating ideas.

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Judi Kirkpatrick final reveal

 A story we brought to you a few months ago, today we got the chance to see the final results from Doctor Lori Greenwald on Judi Kirkpatrick. Click here to see more life after transitions.

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Better Foods

Hotscream: "Hot" new ice cream.

Who doesn't love a bowl of ice cream during the summer time! Well why not try this new brand, Hotscream, it has a spicy kick to it! Click here to see where you can buy it!

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Unique plant displays

Do you need new displays for your plants? Take a look at what the Blaze and Bloom Vintage showed us what to do! Click here to see more designs from them.

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4th of July decor for parties and cookouts.

The 4th of July is just 6 days away and we have tips and supplies for you to get if you are hosting a cookout or party! Click here for more on red white and blue trends.

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Better Fashion

Beach fashion for the ladies.

Debbie Wright from Project Closet is here today to show us the latest fashion for ladies on the beach! For more fashion tips click here.

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Better Foods

How to make the perfect steak!

The holiday weekend is upon us and do you need help grilling steaks? Sam the butcher from Big Y is here to show us how it's done. To see more steak options click here.

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Better Foods

Its cheese fondue, without the cheese!

Many people are going dairy free because of health or lifestyle choices. Today we learned how to make a vegan cheese fondue by Jules Aron that is easy to make! Click here to learn more about her!

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Better Living

Gardening without staying in your garden

If you are just starting your garden or looking to add to it, trying container gardening! You don't have to stay within your fence. Click here to learn more on this gardening technique.

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Today's Headlines

Baby born on a plane, 14 pound baby, kitten rescue

In today's headlines: Baby born on a plane, 14 pound baby, kitten rescue and more!

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There are heros all around us, and today we are talking to one

Everyone has a hero whether it's a superhero or just an everyday person. Remi Adeleke spoke with us about what he is doing to make a difference in this world. Click here to see more about his campaign.

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Better Foods

We have a whole meal that is made from farm fresh foods

Who doesn't like a meal made with farm fresh foods? Today Chef Hunter from Max's Oyster Bar is here to talk about his Chef to Farm event and shows us how to make a meal with fresh foods. Click here to read more on Max's Oyster Bar and click here to get tickets for the chef to farm event.

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Better Foods

Cold summer soup is the perfect meal to make when it's hot outside and you need something refreshing

With July just days away, the weather is only going to get hotter. So why not try some cold summer soup recipes made by Laura Grimmer. Click here to read more about Laura and events she is holding.

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If you're a Peanut comic fan we have an exhibit for you to check out!

Many people grew up reading the Sunday Morning Peanut comic or watching the Charlie Brown Christmas. Well if you need some more Peanut's in your life head on over to Mattatuck Museum and check out their new exhibit. Click here to see more regarding the Peanuts Exhibit. 

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Summer is here and we have some "cool" toys for you

Do you need new water toys for your kids? We have a variety of toys for all ages! To see more of their toys click here.

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Take a trip this summer and visit 37 different vineyards in Connecticut

Do you need something to do this summer with your significant other or maybe a girls trip? Why not take a trip around our state and visit all the different vineyards! Click here for all the different locations

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Today's Headlines

Prince Harry wanted to give up crown, Mariah Carey not liked, lobster found in a carry on bag.

In today's headlines Prince Harry wanted to give up crown, Mariah Carey not liked, lobster found in a carry on bag and more!

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Better Organized

Organizing collectables is easier than you think

Many people collect different things, however do you know where and how to store them or do you know where you can donate them?  We're also announcing the winner of the NAPO CT Contest!  Click here if you need help organizing your house and click here for more information about Mike Dolce.

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A segway tour around New London!

Scot went along with Dawn from Wheeling City Tours to take a segway tour of New London!  It's a blast, check it out and click here for more information about booking your trip.

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A treatment for anyone who struggles with attention or behavioral issues

Many people have a hard time with attention and behavioral issues, however there may be a solution. Dr. Robert Reynolds is here to discuss a treatment he uses called Neurofeedback Training. Click here to see more information regarding the treatment.

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Products made by moms for moms to use during the summer for your kids

We have some products that would come in handy for mom’s when you are going to the beach or camp or on a trip. Plus check out these stickers that are great to show how old your child is. Click here to see more of Spbang products and click here to see more of Sticky Bellies products. 

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Better Foods

A classical breakfast dish with a seafood twist

Trying to amplify your eggs benedict dish? Take a look at this recipe that includes crab. Click here for more from the restaurant.

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Better Books

Books to read this summer while relaxing outside

Need a good book to read this summer while lying on the beach or by the pool? We have some suggestions from the RJ Julia Bookstore. Click here to find more books to choose from.

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Today's Headlines

20 years of Harry Potter, meteorologist blown away, fidget nail spinners

In today's headlines... 20 years of Harry Potter, Meteorologist blown away, fidget nail spinners and more!

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Better Travel

See what’s new in Disney!

If you haven’t been to Disney World in a while, you’ll be amazed at all the new, fun rides and exhibits!  The littlest Disney expert, Keaton Evans, is giving us a virtual tour.  Click here to see more from Keaton’s mom, Kim-Marie Evan!

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Where to go for a natural looking facelift

We visited Dr. Paul Stanislaw in Avon to learn more about facelifts and to follow the journey of a woman who got a facelift.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Money

Joel answers viewer questions 6/17

Joel Johnson with Johnson Brunetti answers viewer questions on the 6/17 edition of Better Money. 

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Better Laughs

Comedian Rob Little in ‘Studio B’

Comedian Rob Little will be at Hartford Funny Bone tonight and tomorrow, he’s stopping by our studio before his performance!  Click here for more details.

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Better Weekends

Fun Father’s Day weekend plans!

Renee DiNino from the River 105.9 has some great ideas for things you might want to do with dad this Father’s Day Weekend.  Click here to see Renee’s Blog.

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Better Music

Crystal Bowersox and David DePrest perform for us!

Crystal Bowersox and David DePrest are in in the studio to tell us about their journey as a successful band.  David is our Chief Meterologist Bruce DePrest’s son!  Click here for more information about Crystal’s next performance. 

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Better Health

The new conversation gynecologists will have with patients

Dr. Tracy Brennan from Women’s Health CT is telling us how gynecologists are opening up the conversation about domestic abuse.  Watch to learn more and click here for more information.

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Better Sports

Putting our way to the Traveler’s Championship

The Traveler’s Championship starts next week and Connecticut will be home to celebrities and PGA golfers.  Here’s a look at what you can expect.  Click here for more information.

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Today's Headlines

Where does chocolate milk come from? Bat Signal lights up to honor Adam West, and the soup Nazi is bankrupt!

In today's headlines...where does chocolate milk come from?  Bat Signal lights up to honor Adam West, and the soup Nazi is bankrupt!

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Get whiter teeth with Power Swabs

Scott DeFalco from Power Swabs is showing us how to get whiter teeth in just 5 minutes.  Click here for all the details on a special offer.

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Better Music

Glen Campbell’s family talks about his final album

Glen Campbell is one of the greats of country music, he was inducted into the country music hall of fame.  He was diagnosed with dementia and his family helped him release an emotional final album called “Adios.”   Watch our interview and click here to learn more about Glen Campbell.

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Better Pets

All natural, custom made pet food

You look at the nutrition facts and ingredients in your food, so wouldn’t you do the same for the food your pets eat?  Lynn Felici-Gallant helps run a business that makes all natural custom made pet food!  Click here to learn more.

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Today's Headlines

Yoko Ono to get songwriting credit, Gene Simmons wants to trademark rock sign, and Yard Goats save the day

In today's headlines, Yoko Ono to get songwriting credit, Gene Simmons wants to trademark rock sign, and Yard Goats save the day!

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Better Movies

Our conversation with actor Sam Elliott

You’ve seen Sam Elliott opposite Cher in “Mask” and as the dad in “Prancer,” now the actor is telling us about a new movie he’s in!  Click here to find a theater near you showing “The Hero.”

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Better Fitness

How much water should you really be drinking?

With the hot weather, we know it’s important to stay hydrated…but do you really know how much water you need?  Joe Carabase of m.e.l.t. Fitness is giving us the lowdown.  Click here to learn more about m.e.l.t. Fitness.

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Transitions

The big reveal of Cynthia Washburn's makeover!

We’re revealing the final results of Cynthia Washburn’s transition make over with Dr. Lori Greenwald.  Click here to learn more.

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The MDA Ride and Concert

The Motorcyclists Driving Awareness for Muscular Dystrophy Association is holding their annual event.  Watch to learn more and click here for all the details.

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Where to get rid of sensitive documents

If you have sensitive documents and you don’t want to throw them in the garbage, consider heading to the Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union event, Shred It!  Click here to learn more.

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Looking for a fun and educational summer camp? Check this out!

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Fun and simple dishes for your next cookout!

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4th of July fashion trends

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Get patriotic with your wine!

Renee Allen of the Wine Institute of New England is showing us some red, white, and blue wines to celebrate flag day and the 4th of July!  Click here for more information about the Wine Institute of New England.

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Protect your furry friends from noise anxiety

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Fun ways to celebrate International Bath Day

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Charlie Brown and the gang make their way to Connecticut!

The Peanuts are still with us today, and there’s an awesome exhibit at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury all about Charlie Brown and the gang!  Click here to learn more.

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Fun and simple summer time snacks

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Tory and Roscoe Brown are showing us some great clothes and apparel to show your CT pride!  They’re the creators of The Two Oh Three.  Click here to start shopping!

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A list of the highest paid entertainers, the new line of Starbucks drinks, and the pregnant mom workout

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The dos and don’ts of a yard sale

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Health benefits of beer

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Bachelor drama, former President Carter greets passengers on a plane, and the Tony Awards recap

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Tips to grilling the perfect steak

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Protecting yourself from fraud

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Bring some excitement to your summer with zip lining!

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Comedian Jordan Rock in ‘Studio B’

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A sneak peek at the West Hartford Wine and Food Festival

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Here are some great weekend event ideas!

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Barbra Bush turned 92! Britney Spears Instagram hacked? Plus, glow-in-the-dark doughnuts!

In today's headlines...Barbra Bush turned 92!  Britney Spears Instagram hacked?  Plus, glow-in-the-dark doughnuts!

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Check out the Good News Wow Salad!

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Clothes that can protect you from the sun

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Subscription boxes moms and kids will love!

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Better Crafts

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A nurse practitioner turned farm owner talks salami

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The Petit Family Golf Tournament

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Cool off with some great fans!

CT Lighting isn’t just about lights, they also sell fans!  Scot went to check out some of the neat styles.  Click here for more information.

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An Italian dish that’s perfect to eat outside!

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The record-setting home run, Cher the musical, a baby gorilla is born, and a peacock disrupts a liquor store

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How to rid your yard of ticks

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A hidden gem of vibrant flowers and plants

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Time to plant that rose garden

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A preview of The Taste of Mystic

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Gift ideas for the special graduate in your life

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    Here’s what’s trending in back to school gear

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    A beautiful and flavorful steak dinner

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    How to know if your dog is having a seizure

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    Check out all the fun happening this weekend!

    Check out all the fun happening this weekend!

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    Don't touch the Queen, reservations for national parks? Plus, Bieber banned from China

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    7.24.17 Filetto all’Aceto Balsamico

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    Filetto all’Aceto Balsamico Filet Mignon with Balsamic Reduction From Chef Francesco D'Amuri at L’Orcio Restaurant in New Haven Ingredients for one portion: 8 oz Filet Mignon sliced in two pieces 2 stems of Rosemary 2 Whole Garlic Cloves 4 Teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil ¼ Stick of Butter 1 Bunch of Wild Arugula ¼ Cup Balsamic Vinegar of Modena ½ Cup Water Sea Salt to Taste Crushed Black Pepper to Taste Directions: -Season meat wi...More >
    Filetto all’Aceto Balsamico Filet Mignon with Balsamic Reduction From Chef Francesco D'Amuri at L’Orcio Restaurant in New Haven Ingredients for one portion: 8 oz Filet Mignon sliced in two pieces 2 stems of Rosemary 2 Whole Garlic Cloves 4 Teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil ¼ Stick of Butter 1 Bunch of Wild Arugula ¼ Cup Balsamic Vinegar of Modena ½ Cup Water Sea Salt to Taste Crushed Black Pepper to Taste Directions: -Season meat wi...More >
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    7.21.17 Mango Babka French Toast

    7.21.17 Mango Babka French Toast

    Friday, July 21 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-07-21 20:00:21 GMT
    Mango Babka French Toast From Michelle Lebel at The Corner Brunch in Milford ~There are many variations of babkas  that you can purchase at your local bakery. It's a easy and fun way to put a twist on French Toast.  A couple of variations we do at The Corner for specials are The Chocolate Babka And The Mango Babka French Toast.  Ingredients:    ~2 Eggs    ~1 cup Whole Milk. (You can also use coconut or almond milk    ~1 tsp ...More >
    Mango Babka French Toast From Michelle Lebel at The Corner Brunch in Milford ~There are many variations of babkas  that you can purchase at your local bakery. It's a easy and fun way to put a twist on French Toast.  A couple of variations we do at The Corner for specials are The Chocolate Babka And The Mango Babka French Toast.  Ingredients:    ~2 Eggs    ~1 cup Whole Milk. (You can also use coconut or almond milk    ~1 tsp ...More >
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    7.19.17 Homemade Blueberry Lemonade

    7.19.17 Homemade Blueberry Lemonade

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-07-19 20:00:22 GMT
    Finn's Blueberry Lemonade From Nora Murphy of NoraMurphyCountryHouse.com Recipe NotesServes 4 to 6. Ingredients: ½ cup sugar 1 cup fresh blueberries ¾ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 cup plus 5 cups water Directions: Combine the sugar and 1 cup of the water in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add the blueberries and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until blueberries are cooked down, about 5 minutes. Strain the ...More >
    Finn's Blueberry Lemonade From Nora Murphy of NoraMurphyCountryHouse.com Recipe NotesServes 4 to 6. Ingredients: ½ cup sugar 1 cup fresh blueberries ¾ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 cup plus 5 cups water Directions: Combine the sugar and 1 cup of the water in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add the blueberries and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until blueberries are cooked down, about 5 minutes. Strain the ...More >