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Better History

Beauty through the ages

We're turning back the clock to see what Connecticut residents used for beauty and grooming products through the ages.  Ilene Frank is the chief curator at the Connecticut Historical Society.  Click here to learn about the current exhibit.

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Better Living

Unique gifts for Mother's Day

Carly Dorogi and Sherri French of Capital M Media are showing us some of their favorite unique gift ideas for Mother's Day!  Click here to see these products and many more.

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Better Hair

Detox for your hair?

Did you know there's a detox plan for hair?  Micellar water is the key and it's very trendy to use it to detox skin.  Jay Roberts, owner of Blades Salon in Old Wethersfield is telling us more about deep cleansing products.  You can visit Blades Salon on Main Street in Old Wethersfield.  

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Better Laughs

Meet a Connecticut improv group!

Hartford is home to a great improvisational theater known as Sea Tea Improv.  Claire Zick, Kevin MacDermott and Greg Ludovici are telling us a little bit more about improv.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Health

Scot learns about the benefits of Tai Chi

Scot went to learn about the ancient Chinese practice of Tai Chi that many people are getting into these days.  Check out the class he attended.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Wu's Healing Center.

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Better Living

Inspiration to embrace the beautiful colors of spring

It's finally time to break out the spring colors!  Amber Kemp-Gerstell has some great ideas, she's a crafter who has her own website and blog.  Click here for more inspiration from Amber.  Promotional consideration provided by: Joann Fabric & Cricut.

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Better Food

Learn how to make a delicious Greek dish: Chicken Souvlaki

You might think Greek food is beyond your skill set in the kitchen, but there are some dishes that actually aren't that difficult to make.  Peter Vouras from Freskos Greek restaurant in Hamden is showing us how to make Chicken Souvlaki.  Be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website and click here to see a menu.

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Back to School

Learn more about the massage therapy program at Asnuntuck Community College

Did you know there's a massage therapy program at Asnuntuck Community College?  Students are learning how to become massage therapists and the program takes just under a year to complete.  Scot went to check it out.  Click here to learn more.

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Today's Headlines

The royal baby goes home, Dwayne Johnson's 3rd baby, baby giraffe takes off, and goose attack

The royal baby goes home, Dwayne Johnson's 3rd baby, baby giraffe takes off, and goose attack...all that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Food

Spaghetti alla Carbonara: all from scratch!

There's nothing like a classic, flavorful, Italian pasta dinner...and it's even better when your pasta is made from scratch!  Kevin Cousin from Tosca Restaurant in Suffield is showing us how to make Spaghetti alla Carbonara at home!  Click here to learn more about Tosca.

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Better Books

Start a bookstore adventure

Lori Fazio from R.J. Julia Booksellers is telling us about the upcoming Independent Bookstore Day!  It's happening this Saturday.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Events

Twirling their way to the top

Learn more about the Simsbury Spinners and their upcoming event, the Twirl-A-Thon on May 5th.  Click here for more details.

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More Headlines

Remembering Verne Troyer, Steven Spielberg making history, and how bad do you want Michael Jackson shoes?

Remembering Verne Troyer, Steven Spielberg making history, and how bad do you want Michael Jackson shoes?  All that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Food

Celebrate National English Muffin Day with the Whey Station!

Jill Moskites of The Whey Station is showing us some unique ways to have English muffins on this English Muffin Day!  Click here to learn more about The Whey Station.

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Today's Headlines

Story of the day: the royal baby is born!

It's a boy!  Prince William's wife Kate gave birth to her third child today.

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Better Entertainment

Fun concerts and shows to look forward to this summer at Foxwoods

Monique Sebstian, the Vice President of Entertainment at Foxwoods Resort Casino, is telling us about some awesome concerts and shows coming to the Resort Casino this summer.  Click here to learn more or call 800-200-2882 to purchase tickets.

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Inspiring: One woman's journey through a tough medical diagnosis

Melissa Cole shares the story of a friend who went through a difficult medical diagnosis.  That friend is hoping her journey can help others going through similar experiences.  Click here to learn more about and follow Shawn's story.

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Better Food

What to eat before and after a workout

Registered dietitian Dana White is showing us 'Better Food' that we can put into our bodies before and after a workout.  Click here to see recipes and learn more about Dana.

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Better Movies

A closer look at "Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero" and its Connecticut connection

There's a beautiful story of heroism being told in "Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero" and there's a Connecticut connection!  Stubby the dog was found by a soldier training on grounds of Yale University.  A new animated movie tells the tale.  We talked to the film's co-writer and director Richard Lanni and Logan Lerman one of the stars.  You can see Sgt. Stubby in theaters now!

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Better Safety

A warning from police chiefs about personal information online

With so much of our personal information just a Google search away, Police Chief Gary MacNamara tells us how and why it can put us in danger.  He's telling the story of one woman in Connecticut who became a victim because of the information she had online.  

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Better Fitness

Good luck trying to work out like this 60-year-old!

Scot went to work out with Giselle Ciarcia at m.e.l.t. Fitness.  At 60-years-old, she hopped, jumped, and pushed her way through a very intense workout, as she does each day!  Check out the interview and click here to learn more about m.e.l.t.  

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Better Art

Exciting new exhibits at the New Britain Museum of American Art

Melissa Cole went to check out some new exhibits at the New Britain Museum of American Art, including one centered around two famous brothers who spent a lot of time in New England.  Click here to learn more.

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Today's Headlines

Remembering an icon: Barbara Bush...and did we get snow this morning?

In today's headlines...Remembering an icon: Barbara Bush...and did we get snow this morning?  

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Better Products

Fun ways to get kids excited about Earth Day

Earth Day is coming up, and it's a great opportunity to teach little ones about recycling!  Family and lifestyle blogger Julie Kieras has some neat learning toys and gadgets to get kids excited about Earth Day.  Click here to see more from Julie's blog, Happy Strong Home.

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Better Movies

Imelda Staunton on "Finding Your Feet"

Here's a real curve ball...a woman named Sandra is about to retire with her husband, when she finds out he's having an affair with her best friend.  What happens next is what "Finding Your Feet" is all about.  Imelda Staunton stars in the film and is telling us more about it.  The movie is in theaters now.

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Better Wine

What's the deal with wine in unique packaging?

Renee Allen, founder of the Wine Institute of New England, has some answers about canned wine, boxed wine, bagged wine, and other wines that come in unique packaging.  Click here to learn more about courses taught by Renee.

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Better Products

Mother's Day gift ideas from Amazon

Buying the perfect gift for the special mom in your life can be challenging.  Amazon's lifestyle expert, Angie Newman, is showing us the latest and greatest in gifts for mom that you might want to snag now!  Click here to get shopping.

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Better Health

How the Mission of Mercy is helping those in need of dental care

For people who don't have dental insurance it can be very expensive to get the necessary care that is needed.  The Mission of Mercy provides an opportunity for anyone who needs dental care to get it for free!  Dr. Robert Schreibman and Dr. Kevin Norige tell us more about the event.  Click here to learn more.

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Seasons Magazine

Learn more about Autism Families Connecticut

Today we're talking about a group that is supporting families who are living in a world shaped by a child with autism.  It's called "Autism Families Connecticut" and Seasons Magazine is happy to support them.  Leah Moon is the executive director of Autism Families Connecticut and Jackie Procyk is the director of programming.  Click here to learn more.

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Today's Headlines

Tax Day deals, sweet baby gorilla and mom, Harry Anderson dies, and Eva Longoria gets her star

Tax Day deals, sweet baby gorilla and mom, Harry Anderson dies, and Eva Longoria gets her star...all that and more in today's headlines.

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BETTER ANIMALS

New friends to meet at the zoo!

With warmer weather around the corner, you may start seeing more critters outside. Dr. Jeremy Goodman from the Roger Williams Park Zoo shows us two animals you find, and tells use what to do if you see one. For more information about the Roger Williams Park Zoo, click here

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TODAY'S HEADLINES

Wild weather, The ACM Awards, Former First Lady Barbara Bush, and the latest celebrity split.

Wild weather, The ACM Awards, Former First Lady Barbara Bush, and the latest celebrity split. All that and more in today's headlines. 

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BETTER FINANCES

Answering questions about medicaid.

Health problems can happen unexpectedly, and leave you in a tough financial spot. Attorney Brendan Daly gives us some insight into what's allowed and what isn't when it comes to medicaid coverage. To learn more about Czepiga Daly Pope and Perri, click here

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BETTER TV

The Jersey Shore stars are back with a new show!

The stars of Jersey Shore are at it again, this time in a whole new show! Scot caught up with stars Snooki and Deena to talk about what to expect. Click here for more information on Jersey Shore Family Vacation.

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BETTER TV

The stars of Jersey Shore return!

The stars of Jersey Shore are at it again, this time in a whole new show! Scot caught up with stars Snooki and Deena to talk about what to expect. Click here for more information on Jersey Shore Family Vacation.

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BETTER HEALTH

Do you need an antibiotic?

How do you know if an antibiotic is the right treatment for what ails you? It's sometimes hard to know. Dr. Alina Filozov from Middlesex Hospital talks about what you need to know, and the dangers of antibiotic resistance. Click here for more information about Middlesex Hospital.

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BETTER FITNESS

How much fat or lean muscle do you have?

The InBody 360 is a machine that measures more than just your weight. It can tell you how much fat and lean muscle you're carrying. Scot headed to M.E.L.T. Fitness to check it out. Click here for more information about memberships to M.E.L.T. Fitness.

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BETTER FOOD

A new restaurant visits the Better Kitchen

Division West is a new restaurant in West Hartford. Chef Jimi Brahimi and bar manager Rachel Markoja share a cocktail and a recipe with us. Click here for more information about Division West. 

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BETTER ANIMALS

Warm weather means more animals outside

With warmer weather right around the corner, you might start seeing more animals outside. Dr. Jeremy Goodman from the Roger Williams Park Zoo shows us two animals you might see, and tells us what to do if you see one. For more information about the Roger WIlliams Park Zoo, click here

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BETTER ANIMALS

Warm weather brings out more animals

With warmer weather right around the corner, you might start seeing more animals outside. Dr. Jeremy Goodman from the Roger Williams Park Zoo shows us two animals you might see, and tells us what to do if you see one. For more information about the Roger WIlliams Park Zoo, click here

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Better Food

Make an awesome breakfast pizza!

Bob and Danita Sulick from The Mulb in Manchester are showing us how to make an amazing breakfast pizza!  Click here to learn more about Mulberry Street Restaurant.

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Better Musicals

Meet a cast member of The Wizard of Oz, now at The Bushnell!

Emily Perzan stars in The Wizard of Oz as "the wicked witch," and she grew up right here in Connecticut!  She's telling us more about the stage version of the beloved movie.  Click here for show times and ticket details.

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Better Vacation

Win a trip to Punta Cana from Foxwoods Resort Casino

How would you like to win a trip to Punta Cana?  It could happen if you win the $50,000 Foxwoods Rockin The Caribbean Giveaway!  Five People will win a free trip to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  Kara went to The Hard Rock Cafe at Foxwoods Resort Casino to find out more.  Click here to enter to win.  

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Better Weekends

Find something fun to do this weekend

There's a lot going on across the state this weekend, Renee DiNino of the River 105.9 is highlighting a few you might want to head out to!  Click here to see more events on Renee's Better Weekends Blog.

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Better Relationship

Keep date night alive with Bonding Bees!

Keep date night alive with Bonding Bees, a subscription box filled with fun activities and bonding ideas for couples!  Founder and CEO Kayla Pickana is showing us some of the surprises you'll find in your box!  Click here to learn more.

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Better Laughs

Comedian Fortune Feimster in 'Studio B'

You might recognize Fortune Feimster from a number of TV shows, she also does stand up comedy!  She'll be performing at the Hartford Funny Bone tonight and tomorrow.  Click here for show details and ticket information.

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Today's Headlines

Lunch with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, Kenny Rogers cancels tour, and Fleetwood Mac is back!

Lunch with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, Kenny Rogers cancels tour, and Fleetwood Mac is back!  All that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Living

21st Annual Northeast Fishing and Hunting Show

Looking forward to summer and being outdoors?  The Annual Fishing and Hunting show at the Convention Center this weekend has everything you need to get excited about all things outdoors!  Mike Wagner is the owner of Dusty W German Shorthaired Pointers, he's joining us with his dog.  Click here to learn more about the show.

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Better Food

How to make cookie dough that’s safe to eat!

Cookies are great, but sometimes you just want the dough!  Grace Vallo of tastefullygrace.com is sharing her recipe for edible cookie dough!  Be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website and click here to see more recipes and cooking tips from Grace.

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Better Parenting

Teaching kids about money

Do kids really understand money?  How should you start talking to them about it?  New York Times Best Selling author Beth Kobliner is sharing her thoughts on that.  She recently teamed up with actress Kate McKinnon to make a funny, but informative video about kids and money.  Click here to learn more about Beth and click here to see the full video.

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3 Things

What to focus on in the months before college

Once a high school senior has decided on a college, what should they do in the months between graduation and the start of college?  Motivational speaker Michael Miller is sharing his thoughts on that.  Click here to learn more about Michael.

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Better Makeup

Trending hair and makeup looks for prom

Prom season is coming up for many high schools across the state…so, how will you do your hair and makeup?  Erin Infantino, makeup artist and owner of Simply Gorgeous By Erin, is showing us some popular looks for prom this year.  Click here to learn more about Erin or to make an appointment!

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Better Food

Check out this recipe for out-of-this-world barbecue ribs

Francine Austin, winner of a cooking challenge on The Chew, is sharing her incredible barbecue ribs recipe!  She’s also telling us about an event she has coming up at The Bushnell, Tamron Hall will be there!  Click here for all the details.

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Better Entertainment

A preview of awesome shows coming to Mohegan Sun

There are lots of stars and awesome shows coming to Mohegan Sun.  Tom Cantone, Senior Vice President of Sports and Entertainment at Mohegan Sun is highlighting some of those shows.  Click here to see the calendar of events.

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Today's Headlines

An incredible hole in one, should Meryl Streep play Princess Leia? Plus, would you try Dunkin' fries?

In today's headlines...an incredible hole in one, should Meryl Streep play Princess Leia?  Plus, would you try Dunkin' fries?

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Better TV

America is “Trading Spaces” once again!

“Trading Spaces” is returning to TLC on Saturday at 8:00pm.  We had a chance to talk to Paige Davis and Ty Pennington about the comeback! 

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Better Entertainment

Dawson’s Creek anniversary photo shoot

It’s been 20 years since Dawson’s Creek first aired on TV.  The cast included Michelle Williams, Katie Holmes, and James Van Der Beek who is from Cheshire!  Cameras were rolling during their Entertainment Weekly cover shoot.  To watch Entertainment Weekly's full Dawson's Creek reunion, go to peopletv.com.

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Better Food

Learn how to make an impressive crab dish with bright flavors!

Michael Yaffe, the Chef de Cuisine at Foxwoods Resort Casino, is showing us how to make a delicious and impressive crab dish!  Be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website and click here to make a reservation or learn more about Vue 24 at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

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Better Products

Cool gadgets to get you ready for spring

Mike Lovett from The Grommet is showing us some cool gadgets to get us ready for spring!  The Grommet is a great company that sells innovative, one-of-a-kind products.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Manners

The etiquette of borrowing

Today we’re talking about the etiquette of borrowing and analyzing scenarios we can all relate to.  Jodi R.R. Smith of Mannersmith has some great advice for us.  Click here to learn more about Jodi.

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Today's Headlines

Cherry Blossoms in D.C., Nancy Reagan's book, Linda Carter Hollywood Star, and Detroit Zoo poop?

Cherry Blossoms in D.C., Nancy Reagan's book, Linda Carter Hollywood Star, and Detroit Zoo poop...find out more in today's headlines!

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Better Health

How your emotions play a part in dieting

Dr. Eric Kusher of Compass Fat Loss is telling us about the emotional side of dieting we might not be considering.  Click here to learn more about Compass Fat Loss.

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Better Health

The importance of knowing your blood pressure

We're playing fact or fiction with Gina Breton and Kimberly Renton from Access Health CT.  They're telling us why knowing your blood pressure is so important.  There's a blood pressure screening event happening at the Westfield Meriden Mall on April 12 from 10am-2pm.  Click here to learn more about Access Health CT.

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Better Fitness

Workout tips as the weather warms up

Joe Carabase, owner of m.e.l.t. Fitness has some great exercise advice as you think about taking your workout going outside.  Walking is better for you than you  might think!  Click here to learn more about m.e.l.t. Fitness.

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Better Living

Tips on home improvement projects from Bob Vila!

He's one of television's original home improvement guys, Bob Vila is still hard at work and today he's telling us how to avoid having to do future home improvement projects by teaching us how to keep pests away from our homes.  Click here to learn more.  Click here to learn more about Bob.

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Better Protection

Check out this tour of Claim University

There's a really neat place called Claim University in Windsor, it's part of the Travelers Insurance Company.  It's where Travelers trains employees!  Check it out.

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Better Products

Healthy snacks kids and parents can agree on

Mompreneurs Carly Dorogi and Sherri French of Capital M Media are showing us some awesome snacks that are healthy and loved by kids!  Click here to check out their new website.

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Better Food

Authentic Italian food from OC Kitchen Bar

If you're looking for authentic Italian food, OC Kitchen Bar is the place to go!  The restaurant is located on Main Street in Rocky Hill.  Click here to learn more.

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Today's Headlines

Channing Tatum and wife split, Cagney & Lacey reboot, Gwen Stefani's new beauty line, and more!

In today's headlines...Channing Tatum and wife split, Cagney & Lacey reboot, Gwen Stefani's new beauty line, and more!

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Better Art

Not your typical sidewalk chalk art

Scot is not a fan of sidewalk chalk art, but his heart may be softened after this story.  Jaime Laducer is an artist with Chalk Art New England, and she drew an amazing portrait of Scot.  Her creations are in stores and restaurants, not on sidewalks.  Watch to see her story and click here to learn more.

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Better Food

Get new cheeses shipped right to your door from this business!

If you're a fan of  cheese and of surprises showing up at your door...then you will love Cheesemonger Box!  Chris Palumbo and Laura Downey are showing us what you'll get in your monthly subscription box!  Click here to get started or to learn more.

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Better Fashion

Rock the sporty chic look and feel good about it!

It's time to get sporty!  Sport chic is very "in" right now.  Style consultant Debbie Wright is showing us what that looks like and how you can pull it off!  Click here to learn more about Debbie.

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Better Health

What to eat to get you on track

If you're feeling off track when it comes to food and exercise and want to get on track, you don't have to worry about starving or eating things you don't like on this diet!  Rob Nevins of Slim Nation is showing us what a typical day of food looks like.  Click here to learn more about his free seminar coming up.

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Better Food

Learn how to make popovers!

Laura Grimmer from The Perfect Pear is back in the 'Better' kitchen!  She's showing us how to make delicious popovers.  Be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website and click here to learn more about the great things you'll find at The Perfect Pear.

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Better Entertainment

Meet the conductor of Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra!

If you're a fan of the Boston Pops Orchestra, you can see them at the Bushnell on Wednesday!  Conductor Keith Lockhart  is telling us more about what's like to lead the orchestra.  Click here for ticket information and more details.

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Today's Headlines

Yankees postpone home opener, Chinese space station, Burger King's April Fool's Day prank, and more!

In today's headlines...Yankees postpone home opener, Chinese space station, Burger King's April Fool's Day prank, and more!

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Better Entertainment

A new way to experience gaming at Foxwoods

Play Foxwoods Online.  Click here to register and use the promo code OYSTERS to get 100,000 coins!  Foxwoods Online has more than 100 games that allow you to experience the wonder of it all from wherever you are.  

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Better Movies

Check out "God's Not Dead 3" this Easter weekend!

If you're looking for a wholesome movie the entire family will enjoy, "God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness" is worth checking out this weekend!  We had the chance to talk to the stars, John Corbett and David A.R. White.  The movie is in theaters now.

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Better Food

Learn how to make a light and delicious lemon tart!

If you're looking for a dessert that's not too rich or heavy, a tart is the way to go!  Adam Young from Sift Bake Shop in Mystic is showing us how to make a tasty lemon tart!  Click here to see more amazing pastries from Sift. 

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Better Books

Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman, is working on a new project for kids!

Ree Drummond is a blogger, chef, and writer, today she's telling us about her new children's book.  Joining her is her best friend Hyacinth.  The book is available now.  Click here to learn more about Ree.

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Better Weekends

Fun events for Easter weekend!

Renee DiNino from The River 105.9 is sharing some great events going on this weekend, some of them Easter themed!  There are also a couple of movies you might want to check out!  Click here to see Renee's Better Weekends Blog.

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Better Laughs

Comedian Damien Lemon in 'Studio B'

Comedian Damien Lemon will be at the Hartford Funny Bone this weekend.  Click here for ticket information and show times.

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Better Money

Everything you need to know about stock market corrections

Joel Johnson is a Certified Financial Planner and managing partner at Johnson Brunetti.  Today he's sharing important information about stock market corrections.  Click here to get Joel's offer!

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Today's Headlines

Woman mistakes labor for bad Chinese food, Carnival Cruise tries to buy back Snapchat name, and more

In today's headlines...Woman mistakes labor for bad Chinese food, Carnival Cruise tries to buy back Snapchat name, and more!

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Better People

Make a difference in the Fight for Air Climb

Millions of people struggle with lung diseases like asthma, COPD, lung cancer, and more.  The Lung Association of Connecticut wants you to come out for the Fight For Air Climb in Hartford.  You can step up to make a difference and feel good about climbing a skyscraper.  Click here to learn more!

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Better Food

Make a beautiful and edible Easter basket!

You’ll be seeing lots of Easter baskets and decorations in the next few days, but why buy a basket when you can make an edible one?!  Sade Owoye from Sweet Equations is showing us how to make this treat.  Click here to see the awesome treats Sweet Equations has to offer.

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Better Living

Find appliances for inside and outside at this store!

If you’re in the market for a new BBQ grill, fireplace, or fire pit, there’s a store in Southington that has it all!  Scot went to check out Connecticut Appliance and Fireplace Distributors, click here to learn more.

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Better Fitness

How to train for “Tough Mudder” challenges and Spartan Races

With the warmer weather on the way, you might be considering an adventure race!  So, how do you train for these obstacle courses that put even the fittest to the test?  Joe Carabase owner of m.e.l.t. Fitness has some suggestions.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Food

Setting the record straight on yogurt

Heidi Harkopf is a registered dietitian with the New England Dairy and Food Council.  She’s explaining what makes certain yogurts different from others.  She’s also showing us how yogurt can be a great substitute for mayonnaise.  Be sure to find the recipe for Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad in the recipe section of our website and click here to learn more about the benefits of dairy.

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Today's Headlines

It's Opening Day for baseball! Bill Gates on "The Big Bang Theory," "Sharknado's" final film, and more!

In today's headlines...It's Opening Day for baseball!  Bill Gates on "The Big Bang Theory," "Sharknado's" final film, and more!

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Better Food

Learn how to make Crepes Suzette

It might look intimidating, but Laura Grimmer of The Perfect Pear tells us making Crepes Suzette it’s not that difficult!  Watch to learn how to make this delicious French dish and be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website.  Click here to see products and classes offered at The Perfect Pear.

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Better Health

Sports announcer Mike Golic talks about life with diabetes

Mike Golic and his wife Chris are joining us to talk about how they’re facing Mike’s diabetes diagnosis together.  Promotional consideration provided by: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Better Manners

Where is the line between public and private information?

In the age of social media, it seems that everything is public information, but Jodi RR Smith of Mannersmith is explaining the boundaries we should keep between our private and public information.  Click here for more etiquette advice from Jodi.

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Better Hair

Spring hair trends…and yes, the scrunchy is back!

Carly Loura from Blades Salon is showing us some spring hair trends…including the scrunchy!  Click here to see more from Blades Salon.  The salon is located on Main St. in Wethersfield.

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Today's Headlines

Spielberg reacts to commercial, Dunkin' Donuts sneakers, Dawson's Creek reunion, and a new drinking age

Spielberg reacts to commercial, Dunkin' Donuts sneakers, Dawson's Creek reunion, and a new drinking age...all that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Health

Acupuncture for the battle against opioid addiction

Research has shown that a special form of ear acupuncture is helping people beat addiction and battle depression and anxiety.  The folks at CHR are showing us how it works.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Lighting

The best way to shop for lights for your home

Connecticut Lighting has a brand new store where they have an area set aside for customers to get a feel for how lights of all kind operate.  Watch to see more and click here for more information.  The newest Connecticut Lighting location is at 50 Gram Pl in Southington.

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Better Clean

Get spring cleaning done efficiently

It's time for spring cleaning!  Kasia Bratz and Arleta Kordylewska from Clean and Green Cleaning Service are showing us how to get it done efficiently.  Click here to learn more about their cleaning service.

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Better Products

Natural skin products to treat breakouts

Are you conflicted with what kinds of products to use when you get breakouts?  Margot White of The Choosy Chick has some great, all natural suggestions.  Click here to find these products and more.

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Better Food

Mac & Cheese for Easter!

Looking for a tasty side dish to bring to or serve for Easter?  Lauren Sigel from La Piastra is sharing an awesome recipe that kids will love too!  If you don't feel like making anything at home, you can pick up delicious food right from the store.  There are locations in Rocky Hill and Glastonbury.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Pets

Maria Menounos on pets and a program that brings her joy

Maria Menounos is a talented actress, writer, journalist and a pet lover!  She's telling us about the Mutt-i-grees program and the important role pets play in the home.  If you want to donate to the Mutt-i-grees charity, post a picture on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram showing how your pet is a star, use #BHDogShow and tag Purina.  They'll donate $5.00 to the program.  Promotional consideration provided by: Purina.

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Better Fitness

Everything you need to know about strength training

Joe Carabase, owner of m.e.l.t. Fitness is clearing up some myths that surround weight training and what it will and won't do for a women's body.  Click here to learn more about m.e.l.t. Fitness.

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Better Banking

Get help financing home repairs

Is the spring season inspiring you to get some of those home repairs done?  How will you may for them though?  Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union might be able to help!  President and CEO John Holt has the details.  Click here for more information.

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Better Living

Learn how to make beautiful Easter baskets for your host

If you're heading to a relative or friend's home for Easter, Nora Murphy of Nora Murphy Country House has the perfect thing you can make and bring as a hostess gift.  Beautiful Easter baskets!  Click here to check out her online magazine and her line of home decor. 

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Better Books

Great reads to check out on store shelves now

Lori Fazio from RJ Julia Booksellers is sharing some great reads on store shelves now.  Click here to browse online and to learn more about RJ Julia Booksellers. 

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Transitions Update

Check in with Ellen Levenson, winner of "Transitions with Dr. Lori"

We've been sharing the stories of two lucky women who are undergoing major life changes, thanks to "Transitions With Dr. Lori."  It's time to check in with Ellen Levenson on her medical makeover.  Click here to follow Ellen's progress.

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Better Travel

1,000 places to see before you die

Do you love to travel?  There's one book you'll want on your coffee table!  It's called "1,000 Places to See Before You Die."  Author and travel expert Patricia Schultz is telling us about some of her favorite destinations.  The book is available now in stores and online.

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Better Products

Ready to get rid of dark circles under the eyes?

If you're looking to get rid of dark circles under your eyes, Plexaderm could be for you!  Scott DeFalco from Plexaderm is telling us more about how this product works.  Click here to learn more and get 50% off!

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Better Beauty

What are powder nails and what's so great about them?

If you love getting manicures, but hate the destruction they can do to your nails, powder nails could be for you!  It's something done at Yoji Nails in Glastonbury, Melissa Cole went to check it out.  Click here to learn more!

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Today's Headlines

Pizza sets record, chalk festival, rocket launch, and cherry blossoms in Japan

In today's headlines...Pizza sets record, chalk festival, rocket launch, and cherry blossoms in Japan!

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Better TV

Alan Cumming stars in ‘Instinct,’ a new show on CBS

There’s a new series called “Instinct,” it’s based on a novel by James Patterson.  A team of detectives must learn to trust their instincts to catch serial killers.  Alan Cumming stars as Dr. Dylan Reinhart in the show.  Be sure to watch “Instinct” Sunday nights at 8:00, right here on Channel 3!

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Better Living

Bedroom furniture that looks just as great as it’s made

If you’re looking for a new bedroom set for the kids, we have just the place!  Furniture at The Bedroom Connection is made so you can start off small and keep adding to accommodate your growing family.  The store is located on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington, click here to see more.

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3 Things

College is still possible

It’s a busy time of year for high school seniors with college decisions coming up in a matter of weeks.  If students are feeling behind, there’s still hope!  Michael Miller has three things you can do to make college possible.  Click here to learn more about Michael.

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Better Tech

Be amazed by the Dunkin’ Donuts app!

Did you know you can order food and pick it up from Dunkin’ Donuts right on their app?  Molly Loh, Integrated Marketing Manager at Dunkin’ Donuts tells us more.  You can download the app for free in the App Store and Google Play Store!

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Better Health

Learn about weight loss by living lean

Being overweight can lead to serious health problems.  Rob Nevins of My Slim Nation is telling us about his philosophy on weight loss by living lean.  He’s joined by Paul Castiglione who saw major changes in his health on this plan.  There’s a free seminar tomorrow at Rob’s place on North Colony Road in Wallingford.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Treasure

A sneak peek of the Spring Antiques Show

The Connecticut Spring Antiques Show kicks off Saturday, March 24th at the Hartford Armory!  Steve and Lorraine German of Mad River Antiques are showing us a few of their favorite antiques you’ll see at the show.  Click here for more information and tickets.

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Today's Headlines

It's Pi day, remembering Stephen Hawking, and a new engagement ring trend?

It's Pi day, remembering Stephen Hawking, and a new engagement ring trend?  All that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Toys

Trending toys for the Easter basket

The Easter bunny will be here soon enough with Easter baskets for the kids!  Maddie Michalik from The Toy Insider is here with some predictions on what might end up in those baskets on Easter Sunday.  Click here for more toy ideas.

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Better Food

Irish inspiration for a Saint Patrick’s Day meal

Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up, James O’Shea from the West Street Grill is showing us how to make an authentic, outstanding Irish meal to celebrate the holiday.  Click here to learn more about the West Street Grill.

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Better Living

Get your home ready for spring

March 20th marks the beginning of spring!  So, is your home ready for spring?  Nora Murphy of Nora Murphy Country House Magazine has some great ideas on how to turn your living room into a spring awakening.  Click here to see more of Nora’s online magazine.

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3 Things

How to make a good college decision

This is the time of the year when many high school seniors decide which college they want to attend.  Michael Miller is sharing three things students can do to make a good decision.  Click here to learn more about Michael.

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Better Food

Learn how to make Zeppole for St. Joseph’s Day

Andrea and Liz Meriano from Meriano’s Bakery and Cannoli Truck are showing us how to make zeppole for St. Joseph’s Day coming up next Monday.  Click here to learn more about the Bakery and Cannoli truck! 

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Better Health

Your DNA could be the key to losing weight

Dr. Jennifer Stagg, a naturopathic doctor at Whole Health Wellness Center in Avon says DNA testing for dieting is the future.  She’s already having success with it for her patients.  Click here to learn more.

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Today's Headlines

Snow is coming, Tim McGraw collapses on stage, Joey Lawrence files for bankruptcy, and more

Snow is coming, Tim McGraw collapses on stage, Joey Lawrence files for bankruptcy...all that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Hair

Different approaches to hair coloring

Jay Roberts of Blades Salon is Wethersfield says women of color need to take extra care when coloring their hair.  Check out his advice and click here to learn more about Blades Salon.

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Better Entertainment

Bubblemania: meet the man with incredible bubble skills

Bubbles are not just for kids, Casey Carle is proving that to us today!  He’s the man behind Bubblemania, a mesmerizing show featuring bubbles and comedy.  Click here for more information about his show at the Palace Theatre in Stamford and other shows coming to the stage.

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St. Patty's Day

Irish inspired drinks for St. Patrick’s Day and the Irish pub on wheels!

With Saint Patrick’s Day on the horizon, Dimitrios Zahariadis, AKA The Cocktail Chemist is showing us how to make 2 different Irish drinks.  He also brought in Damian Cashman, owner of The Rambling Inn, a mobile Irish pub!  Click here to learn more about the parade he’ll be at.

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Better Pets

Important questions to ask yourself if you’re a pet owner

Dr. Andrea Dennis of the Bloomfield Animal Hospital is telling us why it’s a good idea to have a plan for your pet in case something happens to you.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Dennis and her office.

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Better Weekends

The box office top 3, new movies, and fun events

Renee DiNino from The River 105.9 is revealing the box office top 3 and previewing the new movies in theaters this weekend.  There are also some great events going on this weekend, get all the details on Renee’s Better Weekends blog.

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Better Foods

It's all about brunch today: buckwheat pancakes and smoked trout salad

Trying to figure out what to make at your next brunch party? Carole Peck from the Good News Restaurant and Bar is here to show us how to make two yummy dishes. If you want to find out more information about this restaurant, click here.

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Today's Headlines

Don't forget to set your clocks ahead, man thinks his face is on a pizza box, and Mark Hamill's Hollywood star

Don't forget to set your clocks ahead, man thinks his face is on a pizza box, and Mark Hamill's Hollywood star...all that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Laughs

We have a look at one of Hartford Funny Bone’s comedians!

Mitch Fatel has been making people cry with laughter for the past 15 years. You may remember him from when he was on The Late Show with David Letterman and Comedy Central. Click here to get tickets for his show.

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Better Products

How to create a soothing sleep environment for children

Sleep is so important, especially for small children.  Sometimes they have a hard time falling to sleep, and no one likes that.  Family and lifestyle blogger Julie Kieras is showing us some products to help create a soothing sleep environment.  Click here to see Julie's blog, Happy Strong Home.

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Better Food

Why people are lining up for The Rolling Doughnut

If you're out and about in Middletown, you might have seen The Rolling Doughnut truck...people are lining up for these doughnuts!  Owner, Scot Gordon is showing us how to make a delicious jelly doughnut.  Click here to learn more about The Rolling Doughnut!

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Better Production

"Murder on the Orient Express" on stage!

"Murder on the Orient Express" is a murder mystery about an unlikely collection of suspects trapped on board the luxurious Orient Express during a snow storm.  The story has been adapted for the theater and it's playing at Hartford Stage, Kara got the chance to talk to the actors.  Show dates have been extended until Sunday March 25th!  Click here to buy tickets.

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Made in CT

Gifts made locally at Featherly Ever After

If you're looking for a gift to give someone and you love to support made in Connecticut goods, you'll want to check out Featherly Ever After right away!  Melissa Cole met up with the two moms who created the business.  Click here to learn more.  

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Hungry Girl

Healthy ways to make fries

Fries are commonly made from potatoes, but there are other vegetables that can be made into delicious fries!  Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien is showing us how.  Click here to see more recipes and the Hungry Girl blog.

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Better Health

Is your baby eating the right foods?

March is National Nutrition Month, and we're talking about some of the things that get in the way of a baby getting all the nutrients it needs to grow and avoid diseases.  Dr. Tanya Altmann is our expert, she's a pediatrician and author of "What to Feed Your Baby."  Click here to learn more about Dr. Altmann.

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Better Fashion

What to wear for St. Patrick's Day

Are you ready for St. Patrick's Day?  Style consultant Debbie Wright is showing us some fashionable ways to celebrate St. Patty's Day!  Click here to learn more about Debbie.

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Today's Headlines

Snow is coming, girl dangles from ski lift, most attractive accents, and Pizza Hut shoes

Snow is coming, girl dangles from ski lift, most attractive accents, and Pizza Hut shoes...all that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Finances

Important information you need to know about reverse mortgages

John Luddy, Senior Vice President of Reverse Lending at Norcom Mortgage is sharing some important information about reverse mortgages.  Click here to learn more.

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Transitions with Dr. Lori

An update from Donna Goulette on her medical makeover

Two lucky women are undergoing major life changes thanks to Transitions With Dr. Lori.  Kara stopped by Vanishing Veins and Vivesse MedSpa in Bloomfield to see how Donna Goulette is doing with her medical makeover.  Click here to follow her story.

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Better Living

Morning coffee, donuts, and great guest speakers for veterans

Did you know there's a place for veterans to have morning coffee, donuts, mingle with other veterans, and hear from great guest speakers?  It happens once a month in Wallingford!  It's called Veteran's Coffee House and it's hosted by Assisted Living Services.  Click here to learn more.  Promotional consideration provided by Assisted Living Services.

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Better Sleep

How you can get better sleep before Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time is right around the corner...and we'll be losing an hour of sleep!  Dr. Michael Breus, also known as the Sleep Doctor is giving us suggestions so we can get good sleep even through the time change. Promotional consideration provided by This Works.

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Better Food

Make this delicious warm brussels sprouts salad!

Have you ever made a warm brussels sprouts salad?  Now is your chance!  Grace Vallo who runs the food blog Tastefully Grace, is showing us how to make this delicious salad.  Click here to see more recipes from Grace!

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Better Products

Inspire children to love reading

If your child isn't that into reading, don't fret!  Carly Dorogi and Sherri French from Capital M Media have some great products that inspire children and will help them to love reading!  Click here to see these products and many more.

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Today's Headlines

U2 coming to Mohegan Sun, Mary Poppins preview, and Academy Awards recap

U2 coming to Mohegan Sun, Mary Poppins preview, and Academy Awards recap...all that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Movies

Check out the new movie based on the famous song, “I Can Only Imagine”

Dennis Quaid plays the father of singer Bart Millard from MercyMe, who wrote the inspirational song “I Can Only Imagine.”  Dennis is telling us what it was like to play an abusive parent in this faith-based movie.  Be sure to look for “I Can Only Imagine” in theaters on March 16th.

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Better Living

How to make your bed look picture perfect

You probably make your bed every day, but  today we’re talking about how to build a bed.  Nora Murphy of Nora Murphy Country House is showing us how.  Click here to see more from her online magazine and her new line of products. 

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Better Laughs

Comedian John Morgan in ‘Studio B’

John Morgan, AKA The Ragin’ Cajun, is back in ‘Studio B!’  Originally from Louisiana, John found his passion in making people laugh and now performs across the country.  He’ll be at the Hartford Funny Bone this weekend.  Click here for tickets and details.

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Hungry Girl

A healthy twist to traditional pasta

Everyone loves pasta, but maybe not all the calories and carbs that come with it.  March is National Pasta Month, and Lisa Lillien, AKA Hungry Girl, is showing us healthy alternatives to traditional pasta!  Click here to see more recipes and healthy eating tips from Hungry Girl.

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Better Weekends

Movies, concerts, and fun events for everyone!

There’s something for everyone this weekend, Renee DiNino from The River 105.9 is telling us about the movies out this weekend, concerts, and great events happening across the state.  Click here to see Renee’s weekend blog.

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Better Money

Lessons learned from a financial expert

Joel Johnson is a certified financial planner and managing partner at Johnson Brunetti.  Today he’s sharing some of the lessons he’s learned over his career.  Click here to request Joel’s free offers.   

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Today's Headlines

Wild weather, Hunter and Target team up, the public is invited to the Royal Wedding, and more!

In today's headlines, wild weather, Hunter and Target team up, the public is invited to the Royal Wedding, and more!

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Better Health

Bowl-2-Benefit for domestic violence

Domestic abuse is a heartbreaking reality.  The BH-Care Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services provides hope with shelters, a 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, and more.  There’s a great event that supports this cause called Bowl-2-Benefit.  It’s happening on March 10th at Bowlero on Boston Post Rd in Milford.  Click here for more information.

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Better Food

Learn how to make a pie crust with crushed cookies

Christina Mattinson owns Dough and Company, a bakery known for its chocolate chip cookies.  Today she’s showing us how to make a S’more Pie with crust made from crumbled cookies and graham crackers.  Be sure to find the recipe in the recipe section of our website and click here to order cookies and treats from Christina.

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Better Living

See how vintage machinery is transformed into furniture

Kara went to check out what’s referred to as the best kept secret in Oakville.  Get Back Inc. is a company that scours the world for pieces of vintage machinery and turns them into incredible pieces of furniture.  A new store will be opening in Kent in May.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Health

How to treat acne, for teens and adults

Dr. Lawrence J. Fortier, from Cosmetic Laser and Skin Care Center in Wethersfield, has some helpful information for treating acne.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Fortier’s practice.

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Seasons Magazines

Did you know there are country music singers in Connecticut?

You might not associate Connecticut with country music, but there actually are some very talented country singers in our state.  There’s an extensive article in Season Magazines profiling some of these artists and the popularity of country music in Connecticut.  Click here to learn more about Seasons Magazines.

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Better Safety

Police Chiefs share motorcycle safety tips

With spring around the corner, people will be hitting the roads on their motorcycles.  This raises more concern for accidents.  Watertown Police Chief John Gavallas  and Wethersfield Police Chief James Cetran along with Gary Lapidus from CCMC are sharing important safety tips before you get on your bike. 

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Today's Headlines

KFC running out of gravy, Keith Richards apologizes to Mick Jagger,and latte art

KFC running out of gravy, Keith Richards apologizes to Mick Jagger,and latte art...all that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Home

Find everything you need for a renovation at the Home & Remodeling Show!

Whether you’re thinking about a new bathroom, kitchen, or windows, the Connecticut Home and Remodeling Show has you covered!  Eric Person and Liz Koiva are telling us about what you can find for the show.  Click here to register and buy tickets.

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Better Zoo

How you can help save the frogs!

If you see a frog in the grass, you might not think anything of it…but the amphibians need our help!  Dr. Jeremy Goodman, the Executive Director of the Roger Williams Park Zoo is telling us about FrogWatch.  Click here to learn more.

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Better TV

Here’s what you can expect for the premiere of “Survivor: Ghost Island” tonight

The new season of Survivor is like nothing you’ve ever seen before.  The mistakes of past castaways may be back to haunt the new contestants.  Host of “Survivor: Ghost Island,” Jeff Probst, is telling us more.  Be sure to watch the season premiere tonight at 8:00 on Channel 3.

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Better People

Our conversation with Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver is out with a new book called “I’ve Been Thinking: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life.”  She’s telling us more about how she wrote this book.  You can find it on store shelves and online now.

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Better Food

Check out this fresh, all-natural pasta dish!

Peter D’Aguanno of Tresomega Nutrition, based in Connecticut, is showing us how to make a tomato, spinach, and chicken pasta.  Click here to learn more about Tresomega Nutrition.

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Better Drivers

How distracted driving laws could be effecting car insurance

If you’ve noticed your car insurance rates are going up, it could be due to new distracted driving laws.  Joshua Dziabiak, co-founder and COO of The Zebra, has more helpful information.  The Zebra is a car insurance search engine, click here to learn more.

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Today's Headlines

Spice Girls to perform at the Royal Wedding, barista asks how to spell "Oprah," and more!

Spice Girls to perform at the Royal Wedding, barista asks how to spell "Oprah," all that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Living

How to incorporate essential oils into your life

Filling your home with fresh, all-natural scents can make all the difference in your mood and even your health.  Fashion and lifestyle blogger Marissa Meade is telling us all about the benefits of essential oils.  Click here to order an essential oils starter kit from Young Living and click here to learn more about Style Cusp.

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Better Toys

Poop, farts, zits, and more gross toys kids will get a kick out of

They’re probably not things you would think to buy for your kids, but a big theme at the American International Toy Fair was gross toys!  Marissa DiBartolo from The Toy Insider is showing us a few of the weirdest ones.   Click here to see more toy suggestions from The Toy Insider. 

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Hungry Girl

Satisfy chocolate cravings without going overboard

Lisa Lillien, AKA Hungry Girl, has some great solutions for chocolate cravings.  Hungry Girl Magazine is published by our parent company, The Meredith Corporation.  Click here to see recipes and blog posts from Hungry Girl.

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Better TV

Winter Break: Hunter Mountain, a new reality show

Move over Jersey Shore, there’s a new group of people on break!  This time it’s winter break on Hunter Mountain, and one of the cast members is from Connecticut!  You can watch Winter Break: Hunter Mountain tonight at 10:30 on MTV.

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Better Hair

How men can properly groom facial hair

If your man is into facial hair, he needs to know how to groom it right!  Jay Roberts at Blades Salon is giving us a beard trimming tutorial.  Click here to learn more about Blades Salon.

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Today's Headlines

The latest on Ryan Seacrest, Heather Locklear arrested, James Dean jacket, and Tooth Fairy stats

The latest on Ryan Seacrest, Heather Locklear arrested, James Dean jacket, and Tooth Fairy stats...all that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Fashion

Finding the perfect prom dress

We went to visit a shop called The Red Door in East Hampton.  People come from all over to find the perfect dress in the perfect way.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Books

A.J. Finn talks about his bestseller, “The Woman in The Window”

“The Woman in The Window” is at #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list.  Author, A.J. Finn is telling us about his success and the inspiration for his work.  “The Woman in The Window” is available now wherever books are sold.

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Better Books

Awesome new books to dive into

Lori Fazio from RJ Julia Booksellers is showing us some new reads for adults and kids.  Click here to learn more about RJ Julia Booksellers. 

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    4.5.18 Edible Cookie Dough

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