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A look back at Season 10...Oh the fun we had!

We had some good times in this season of ‘Better!’  Here’s a look at some of our favorite moments.  Stay tuned for Season 11, coming September 18!

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Better Food

Use savory herbs in your dessert!

You might only associate herbs with dinner, but they actually go great with desserts too!  Laura Grimmer from The Perfect Pear is showing us how to make 4 different desserts.  Be sure to find the recipes in the recipe section of our website!  Click here to learn more about The Perfect Pear.

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Back to School

The best products to get you organized for the new school year

Cori Ingrassia of Everyday Cori is showing us some of her favorite ways to get organized for the new school year!  Click here for more tips from Cori.

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Back to School

Make lunch more fun for the kids

Family and lifestyle blogger Julie Kieras is showing us some of her favorite lunch gear for the new school year!  Click here for Julie’s blog.

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Better Adventures

Hop on the party bike and see the Elm City!

Kara went to check out the party bike in New Haven!  It’s a lot of fun, whether you want to see the city or have a good time with friends.  Check it out and click here for more information.

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Better Animals

See how these dogs are making a difference

Dogs are known as man’s best friend, they’re really living up to that status at an organization called ECAD.  Watch to see how these dogs are making a difference for people with challenges and click here for more information.

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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>>

Better Laughs

Damon Wayans Jr in ‘Studio B!’

You’ve seen him on the big screen and the small screen, and Damon Wayans Jr also does stand up comedy!  He’ll be at the Hartford Funny Bone tonight and tomorrow.  Click here for all the details.

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Better Toys

Make going back to school fun!

The thought of going back to school doesn’t always bring a smile to the faces of kids.  You can make the new year a little more fun with cool gear and gadgets.  Marissa DiBartolo of the Toy Insider is showing us some popular toys to get families back into the school groove.  Click here to see more toys.

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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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Better Drinks

Frosè, the hottest drink of the season

Frosè, it’s a frozen rosè!  Brian Mitchell is the beverage director for the Max Restaurant Group, he’s showing us how to make a Frosè and a few other refreshing beverages as well!  Click here for more about the Max Restaurant Group.

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Better Pets

How to tell if your pet has a cough, and what to do about it

If your dog or cat is making a strange  noise, it might be more than just a hair ball or a sneeze.  Dr. Andrea Dennis of the Bloomfield Animal Hospital is helping us understand what a cough means for your pets and what you can do about it.  Click here to learn more about the Bloomfield Animal Hospital.

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Better Weekends

Fair weekend begins, awesome concerts, and movies!

Renee DiNino has the details on fair weekend, concerts, and movies new to the theaters this weekend!  Check it out and click here to see Renee’s Blog.

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Better Adventures

Scot goes clamming!

Scot goes out on the water to find some clams!  He had a great time, check it out!  Click here to learn more about Captain Morgan’s in Madison.

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Back to School

What do the kids going back to college need?

Not only is school starting soon, so will college classes!  Limor Suss is showing us some awesome items to send your student back to college with.  Click here to see Limor’s blog and website.

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Better Saving

Save big on back-to-school shopping!

Sara Skirboll from RetailMeNot is sharing some great tips to help you save while shopping for all of your back-to-school needs.  Click here to start saving with RetailMeNot.

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Today's Headlines

'Miami Vice' Reboot, the first selfie from space, and Sofia Vergara's new underwear line!

'Miami Vice' Reboot, the first selfie from space, and Sofia Vergara's new underwear line!  All that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Fitness

Tips to relieve hip pain

Joe Carabase from m.e.l.t. Fitness is showing us some stretches to relieve hip pain.  Click here to learn more about m.e.l.t. Fitness.

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Better Lighting

Add decorative hardware to your home

If you’re looking for a little extra “something” to add to your home, check out all the decorative hardware CT Lighting has to offer!  Click here to see more.

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Better TV

The small town with a big mayor

He’s a mayor with big plans for a small town in Mississippi.  Watch our interview with him about a new show that follows the town’s progress.  You can watch “Small Town, Big Mayor” tomorrow at 9:30 pm on “Up” TV.  

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Back to School

Healthy lunches your kids will actually eat

Registered Dietitian Dana White is showing us how to pack a healthy and balanced lunch for the new school year that the kids will enjoy!  Click here to learn more about Dana.

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Better Food

Ditalini pasta with summer squash and chic peas!

Bob and Danita Sulick from Mulberry Street in Manchester are showing us how to make this hearty dish: Ditalini pasta with summer squash and chic peas!  Be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website and click here to learn more about The Mulb.

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Better Living

Blueberry picking and a wine festival

Scot went to check out all that’s going on at Bishop Orchards in Guilford!  There’s blueberry picking and a great wine festival coming up.  Click here for all the details.

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Better Hair

Hot weather hair trends

Jay Roberts from Blades Salon in Wethersfield is showing us some of the top hair trends this summer.  Click here to learn more about Blades.

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Today's Headlines

The jackpot grows, new NASA job to protect Earth, and this cow looks like Gene Simmons!

The jackpot grows, new NASA job to protect Earth, and this cow looks like Gene Simmons!  All that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Astronomy

Everything you need to know about the total solar eclipse coming soon!

Mark Meredith is an astronomer at the Talcott Mountain Science Center in Avon.  He’s giving us a mini-course on the total solar eclipse set to take place at the end of the month.  Click here for more information.

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Better Food

Learn how to make delicious ribs in the oven!

Pete Daversa is the executive chef at Charlie’s Place in Niantic.  He’s showing us how to perfectly cook ribs in the oven.  Be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website and click here to learn more about Charlie’s Place.

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Pretty Gritty Girls

Backyard fun for the whole family

Monica Lamoureux and Erica Black have some great ideas on things to do with the kids and adults in the backyard as the summer winds down.  Click here to see more from the Pretty Gritty Girls.

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Living Well

Easy swaps for a healthy snack

Carrie Taylor and Andrea Luttrell are registered dietitians at Big Y.  They’re showing us some healthy swaps you can make for a healthy after school snack!  Click here to learn more and to ask a question.

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Learn why the summer can be difficult for children with ADHD

Dr. Robert Reynolds from the Reynolds Clinic is helping us understand why the summer can be a challenging time for children with ADHD.  Click here to learn about Dr. Reynolds’ free seminars.

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Today's Headlines

Teacher has class as bridal party, a new show for Carol Burnett, and a snake in the newsroom!

In today's headlines...A teacher has class as bridal party, a new show for Carol Burnett, and a snake in the newsroom!

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Better Products

Products to get you ready for back-to-school

Carly Dorogi of Sticky Bellies and Sherri French of spbang are showing us some of the most popular products for the new school year!  Click here for a list of these products.

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Better Food

Fresh and hearty fruit salad with lamb chops

We’re putting all that fresh fruit to good use in a delicious salad with lamb chops!  Carole Peck from the Good News Restaurant & Bar in Woodbury is showing us how!  Be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website and click here for more about Carole’s restaurant.

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Today's Headlines

False eyelash woes, eclipse glasses, hot air balloon launch, and a dare gone wrong

In today's headlines...false eyelash woes, eclipse glasses, hot air balloon launch, and a dare gone wrong!

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Better Vacation

Enjoy a cocktail inspired by Aruba!

Make these drinks and feel like you’re on vacation!  Erin Owens is showing us some cocktails inspired by Aruba, One Happy Island!  Click here to learn more about Aruba.

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Better Organized

Meet the family who got their home “Set to Sell”

The National Organization of Professional Organizers, Connecticut Chapter selected a winner in the Set to Sell contest.  They were looking for someone who needed help getting their house ready to put on the market.  Amanda Barnes is joining us, check out her story.  Matt Baier and Napo CT helped in the effort.

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Pretty Gritty Girls

Check out some of the sales at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Pretty Gritty Girls, Johanna Peck and Kristen Hanley, have scoured Nordstrom to find the best deals at this year’s Nordstrom sale.  Click here to learn more about the PGG.

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Better Makeup

You might want to switch your lipstick after watching this

Do you know what goes into making lipstick?  Margot White from The Choosy Chick is shedding some light on that and has some more natural alternatives.  Click here to see more.

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Better Toys

Nature and science themed toys

Do you have a little scientist at home?  Check out these toys that are all about nature and science!  Click here for more information on these toys and click here to see more from The Toy Insider.

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    8.4.17 Summer Drinks from Max Restaurant Group

    8.4.17 Summer Drinks from Max Restaurant Group

    Friday, August 4 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-08-04 20:00:19 GMT
    Strawberry Summer Frosé From Brian Mitchell at the Max Restaurant Group Ingredients: 1 x 750 ml bottle hearty, bold rosé (such as a Pinot Noir or Merlot rosé) Strawberry syrup - ½ cup sugar infused with 8 ounces strawberries  2½ ounces fresh lemon juice Preparation: - 1 750ml bottle of rosé frozen (but not in the original bottle - need to move to a flexible container such as a plastic bag or open top pan so the expanding ice will...More >
    Strawberry Summer Frosé From Brian Mitchell at the Max Restaurant Group Ingredients: 1 x 750 ml bottle hearty, bold rosé (such as a Pinot Noir or Merlot rosé) Strawberry syrup - ½ cup sugar infused with 8 ounces strawberries  2½ ounces fresh lemon juice Preparation: - 1 750ml bottle of rosé frozen (but not in the original bottle - need to move to a flexible container such as a plastic bag or open top pan so the expanding ice will...More >
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    8.3.17 Yummy desserts from The Perfect Pear!

    8.3.17 Yummy desserts from The Perfect Pear!

    Thursday, August 3 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-08-03 20:00:20 GMT
    Desserts Using Herbs! From Laura Grimmer of The Perfect Pear in Chester The Perfect Pear's Lemon Rosemary Cookies Ingredients:  2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1 t. baking soda 1/4 t. salt 1 c./2 sticks unsalted butter 2 egg yolks 1 1/4 c. sugar, divided 3 t. lemon zest, divided 1/2 t. dried rosemary Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2. Combine flour, soda, salt, 2 t. lemon zest and rosemary in a small bowl and set aside. 3. In a mixer (if butter is at r...More >
    Desserts Using Herbs! From Laura Grimmer of The Perfect Pear in Chester The Perfect Pear's Lemon Rosemary Cookies Ingredients:  2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1 t. baking soda 1/4 t. salt 1 c./2 sticks unsalted butter 2 egg yolks 1 1/4 c. sugar, divided 3 t. lemon zest, divided 1/2 t. dried rosemary Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2. Combine flour, soda, salt, 2 t. lemon zest and rosemary in a small bowl and set aside. 3. In a mixer (if butter is at r...More >
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    8.2.17 Ditalini with Chickpeas and Garlic-Rosemary Oil

    8.2.17 Ditalini with Chickpeas and Garlic-Rosemary Oil

    Thursday, August 3 2017 7:45 AM EDT2017-08-03 11:45:14 GMT
    Ditalini with Chickpeas and Garlic-Rosemary Oil Makes 6 servings Ingredients: 1 medium onion, small dice 1 medium carrot, peeled, cut in small dice 1 celery stalk, cut into 1-inch pieces 6 garlic cloves, 3 crushed, 3 minced 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves chopped 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 cup olive oil, divided 1/8 # pancetta small dice Kosher salt 2 tablespoons tomato paste 3 cups of water or chicken stock 1 cup zucchini small dice 2 15-ounce cans c...More >
    Ditalini with Chickpeas and Garlic-Rosemary Oil Makes 6 servings Ingredients: 1 medium onion, small dice 1 medium carrot, peeled, cut in small dice 1 celery stalk, cut into 1-inch pieces 6 garlic cloves, 3 crushed, 3 minced 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves chopped 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 cup olive oil, divided 1/8 # pancetta small dice Kosher salt 2 tablespoons tomato paste 3 cups of water or chicken stock 1 cup zucchini small dice 2 15-ounce cans c...More >