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Better Holiday

Fat Tuesday

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Mardi Gras is about music, parades, wild costumes, long beads and just good old fashion fun. 

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Better Valentine

Perfect Valentine’s Flowers Video included

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Professional decorator Julie Harrison has great ideas on the best flowers to give your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day.  

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Better Disney

Magical Getaway

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Want a win a trip to Disney World?  “Better Connecticut” is teaming up with Tink’s  Magical Vacations to send a “Better” viewer to Florida for six days and five nights. 

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Better Crafts

Crafty Lighting

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Heather Grahling of Vivid Hue Home shows us how to light a lamp in more ways than one.

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Better Chocolate

Chocolate Delights

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When you think of Valentine's Day, three things come to mind -- Love, flowers and chocolate!!

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Better Food

Cajun style, straight from the Bayou

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Chef Lise Jaeger of Chef for Hire puts the finishing touches on catfish. 

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Better Food

Light and fluffy catfish

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If you’re planning an elegant dinner or casual lunch, Lise Jaeger of Chef for Hire can help. 

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Better Dating

Proper etiquette with Jodi R.R. Smith

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Etiquette advocate, Jodi R. R. Smith has been promoting better behaviors for several years. 

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Better Headlines

Host Chat

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Scot and Kara have the latest on Donald Trump, Beyonce and other celebrities making headlines for Tuesday, February 9th.

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Better Food

Eating at the Mulb Video included

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If you want some tasty food, head over to Mulberry Street in Manchester.  

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Better Cities and Towns

Fine dining at The Willow’s in Bristol Video included

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Located in Bristol, The Willow’s Restaurant is an award winning restaurant that’s getting rave reviews from the New York Times.  

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Better Parties

Celebrating Mardi Gras Style Video included

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Mardi Gras is right around the corner.

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Better Ads

Super Bowl Commercials Video included

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Part of the Super Bowl frenzy is getting a kick out of the commercials.  

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Better Headlines

Host Chat Video included

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Scot and Kara chat about the Super Bowl and other headlines on Monday, February 8th.

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Better Food

Scot, Kara show off some football-themed food with Corner Brunch in Milford

Scot, Kara show off some football-themed food with Corner Brunch in Milford. For more on the Corner Brunch, click here

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Better Money

Concerns of middle-aged Americans 2/7/15

Joel Johnson from Johnson Brunetti looks at the Concerns of middle-aged Americans in this edition of Better Money. Check out previous segments: http://goo.gl/Jqx9VM

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Connecticut puppies headed to Puppy Bowl

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There may not be any local teams playing in Sunday's big game, but the Connecticut Humane Society has some players in Puppy Bowl XII.

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Better Food

The perfect cookie for your valentine

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Rachel Tedeschi of Rachel's cookies gives us her secret recipe for the prefect Valentine's day cookie!  It's inspired by the famous chocolate covered strawberry.  To order cookies from Rachel, visit her website!

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Better Laughs

Louie Anderson plays mom in hilarious new comedy

Louie talks to Scot and Kara about what it’s like playing a mom in the hilarious new show called 'Baskets' on FX, staring Zach Galifianakis.  Visit the Facebook page to learn more! 

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Better Products

Keep it fresh with these all natural cosmetics

Michele Daniels and Andrea Ort from Roxy Grace Cosmetics show us some hand made products and why it’s so important to go natural when it comes to cosmetics.  To learn more, visit their website.

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Better Science

Make larger than life bubbles at home

Watch as Mark Dixon and TJ McKenna go inside the science of bubbles.  To learn more about the Connecticut Science Center, visit their website.

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Made in CT

Turning a forks into a masterpiece

Watch as Tom Coben turns an ordinary fork into a masterpiece of art!  To see more of Tom’s work, visit his website.

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Better Crafts

Fun Valentine’s Day crafts for kids

Erica Black and Kristen Hanley from the popular and inspirational blog, Pretty Gritty Girls, show us how to make fun Valentine’s Day cards with kids!  To learn more about Pretty Gritty Girls, visit their website.

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Better Headlines

Host Chat

Scot and Kara talk about today’s trending stories.

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Better Games

Board Room Cafe Video included

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The Board Room is a boardroom café that's all food, games and lots of play. 

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Better Stars

From the big screen to Better CT!

You may recognize Michael Imperioli from a number of Mob hits.  He’s been in the movie Goodfellas and now he's starring in a show on Amazon Prime called Mad Dogs.  You can learn more about mad dogs visit the Facebook page!

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Better Eating

What's old becomes new

The Heirloom Market is the new local treasure at the Comstock Ferre Seed Company in Old Wethersfield.  Coming soon is a juice bar with fresh squeezed juices and more locally grown products.  To learn more, visit the website.

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What is it?

What the heck is it?

Can you guess what this not-so-common produce item is?  You can find it in almost any grocery store, and Scot asked shoppers...what the heck is it?  A fruit, vegetable, or something else?!  Watch to find out!

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Better Food

There’s nowhere better to be than @ the barn!

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Chef Danny Fortin joins us today from @ the barn in Granby with a special Valentine's Day dish, a lobster ravioli!  The restaurant is an American Contemporary steakhouse and wine bar.  They serve lunch, brunch, and dinner.  Today Chef Danny prepared some delicious lobster raviolis.  To make raviolis: Make the pasta with flour, eggs, olive oil, salt and pepper. Boil lobster and let it cool. Take out the meat from lobster and chop it up mixing it w... More>>

Made in CT

You can’t go wrong with these handmade purses

Annette Cook designs and makes these purses.  They’re beautiful and trendy.  Annette is even giving viewers a 20% discount on her website with the code ‘WFSB’!  Click here to see more.

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Better Living

Entertain with tips from the expert

Limor Suss is a lifestyle and entertaining guru.  Get tips on how to entertain for the big game this weekend!  That of course includes all the game food and themed cups and party gear.  To check out more visit Limor's website!

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Host Chat

Better Headlines

Scot and Kara talk about today's trending stories!

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Better Travel

Taking the pain out of traveling Video included

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Packing for a trip can be a pain.  Kim-Marie Evans shares packing tips for frequent travelers. 

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Better Nanny

Super nanny Jo Frost Video included

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Television personality and super nanny, Jo Frost travels the country answering calls from parents and families who need help.  

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Better Wings

Great food, great wings Video included

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Just in time for the Super Bowl.

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Better Cooks and Books

Food Network star and best-selling author Ellie Krieger Video included

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Ellie Krieger has a new book, You Have It Made:  Delicious, Healthy, Do-Ahead Meals

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Made in Connecticut

The comfort of sheep Video included

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Thanks to sheep, we have warm and cozy blankets and scarves.

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Better Headlines

Host Chat Video included

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Scot and Kara talk about the latest headlines, including the full video of  the Super Bowl babies commercial, to take a peak go to  www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KqekigARfE

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Better Food

Eat more Kale, it's good for you

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Kale is one of the healthiest green veggies around today and you can prepare it different ways.  Carole Peck from Good News Café in Woodbury makes Kale and Shiitake Fried Rice.  For more about Good News Café go to www.good-news-cafe.com. Copyright 2016 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

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Better Valentine

Valentine gift ideas for him

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It is a day of romance. 

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Better Mortgages

All you need to know about reverse mortgages

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Nearly 70 percent of Connecticut adults own a home. 

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Better facials

A day at the spa

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Steam, exfoliation, extraction, creams, lotions, facial masks, peels and massages make for the perfect spa treatment. 

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Better Headline

Host Chat

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Scot and Nicole discuss the latest headlines for Monday, February 1st.

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Made in Connecticut

Storefront shopping at Cinder and Salt

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From T-shirts and sweatshirts to matching ties for the men in your life, Cinder and Salt on Main Street in Middletown has popular items with whimsical designs for the entire family.  For more information visit the store’s site at cinderandsalt.com.   Copyright 2016 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

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Better Towns and Cities

Essex Steam Train and Riverboat

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There’s never a boring moment in Essex.

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Gift Guide

Get motivated with these fitness gifts

  1. Neutrogena Fragrance Free Wipes
  2. Physique57
  3. Sears Treadmill
  4. Moov Now
  5. JC Penney Workout Gear
  6. Invo Coconut Water
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Better Food

Have breakfast all day at Effie's Place

Effie's Place is located 91 Park Road in West Hartford. To check out the menus, go to effiesplace.net.

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Better Health

Find out where you can get instant care for your injuries

Orthopedic Associates of Hartford has urgent care centers open seven days a week with extended hours in Hartford and Glastonbury. For more locations go to their website, oahct.com.

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Better Weekends

Fun activities for the last weekend of January

For a list of all the events happening this weekend around the state, click here

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Better Entertaining

How to host a cocktail part without the fuss

The Pretty Gritty Girls are here to show us how to throw a cocktail party, but with little fuss and lots of fun. To get more ideas, just go to prettygrittygirls.com.

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Better Laughs

Tommy Davidson brings the laughs to the Hartford Funny Bone

If you want to catch Tommy Davidson's act, you'll find him at the Hartford Funny Bone tonight through Sunday night.

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Host Chat

Better Headlines

Scot and Kara talk about the headlines for Friday, January 29th.

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Better Fashion

How to wear the Pantone's colors of the year

  If you're interested in a styling consultation with Debbie Wright, just go to her website, projectcloset.com. For all the styles, go to Red Door Style.  
 

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Made in Connecticut

Winding Drive's gourmet jams and jellies

Winding Drive Gourmet Specialties is located in Woodbury and to order your gourmet jellies and jams, just go to windingdrive.com

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Better Food

Sweet Maria's Chocolate Almond Cookies

To get your hands on Sweet Maria's sweets, they are located on Manor Avenue in Waterbury! Sweet Maria's will also be at the 23rd annual Chocolate and Food Lover's Expo. It is happening this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Southbury Crowne Plaza.

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Better Fitness

Following one woman's fitness journey

If you would like more information on M.E.L.T. Fitness, they have locations all over the greater Hartford area, just go to meltworkout.com

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Better Talk

How to diet without feeling hungry

For more on David Ludwig and his book, "Always Hungry?" click here. 

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Better People

Teen starts foundation to help students in need

Planting Pencils and Zing Fit Zumba are partnering up for a cause on Tuesday, February 2nd from 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm. All the profits will go to Planting Pencils. The Zumba class is open for all ages, and will be located at Kennedy Middle School on South Main Street in Plantsville.

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Jumpfest

Scot suits up to ski jump

On Valentine's Day weekend, Salisbury will welcome thousands of spectators to town for Jumpfest. To learn more about ski jumping and Jumpest, click here.

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Host Chat

Better Headlines

Scot and Kara talk about the headlines for Thursday, January 28th. 

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Better Food

Confetti Restaurant's Frutti di Mare

Peter Lemnotis is the owner of Confetti Restaurant, and they are  located at 393 Farmington Avenue in Plainville. Check them out for delicious food and this recipe. 

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Better Talk

Troy Aikman talks with Scot and Kara about his battle with Melanoma

Troy Aikman just kicked off a melanoma awareness campaign called, Melanoma just got Personal with Novartis Pharmaceuticals. To learn more, click here.

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Better Entertainment

Fun and easy appetizers for the big game

All of these recipes and more are on the Sesame King's website, which is sunshinefood.com.

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Better Fun

Get your football on with these fun activities

The game is coming up and  to add a little DIY fun to your party, Lowe's has some great game ideas. To find a Lowe's near you, click here. 

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Check it out

The Fire and Ice Festival is coming Putnam

The 6th annual Putnam Fire and Ice Festival is Saturday, February 13th in the beautiful town of Putnam. It runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. To learn more about the festival, go to www.discoverputnam.com.    

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Host Chat

Better Headlines

Scot and Kara talk about the headlines for Wednesday, January 27th.

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Better Food

Great dinner ideas for Rotisserie Chicken

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The Sulick’s of Mulberry Restaurant in Manchester has yummy recipes for Chicken Rotisserie.  For more delicious meals, visit the Mulb’s and visit their website at themulb.com.

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Better Banking

Convenient Banking

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Banking has become so sophisticated. 

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Better Health

Women and fecal incontinence Video included

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Often called a bowel control problem, fecal incontinence is a problem for many women. 

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Bettter books

Children's author R.L Stine

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The author of hundreds of books and he's known as the Stephen King of children’s books, R. L. Stine talks with Scot and Kara.

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Better Food

Trucking gourmet style Video included

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The Whey Station might serve their food on a truck but it taste like it’s from a 5 star restaurant. 

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Better Health

Soothing your sinuses Video included

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There is hope for you if you have sinus issues. 

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Better Business

Teenage entrepreneurs Video included

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They’re based out of Southington and they mean “business.”  North Coast Clothing is run by teenagers who are designing some really cool long-sleeve T-shirts.  They’re special because they provide Connecticut with original New England inspired clothing. For more about these teenage entrepreneurs and their great nautical apparel visit www.northcoastclothing.net.

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Better Tea

The wonders of tea Video included

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January is national hot tea month and with that comes lots of healthy benefits. 

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Better Headlines

Host Chat Video included

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Scot and Kara talk about the latest headlines on Tuesday, January 26th. More>>

Better Money

Nutmeg Credit Union talks technology and banking

Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union has locations in the greater Hartford area. For a location near you or for more information, just go to nutmegstatefcu.org.  

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Better Health

Bathroom talk for women

Doctor Ayers is available for a consultation at the Colon & Rectal Surgeons of Greater Hartford. They have offices in Bloomfield, South Windsor and Plainville.

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A Must Read

Are you afraid of the dark?

R.L. Stine has written over 300 books and the "Goosebumps" series is one of the most popular. Stine's latest book is "The Lost Girl" and  you can find it at your local bookstore and your favorite online booksellers.

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Better Food

Try these gourmet grilled cheeses

To find out where you can find The Whey Station day-to-day, just head to their Facebook page.

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Better Health

How to avoid sinus issues this winter season

You can find more on  Dr. Belachew Tessema at the Connecticut Sinus Institute.

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Made in Connecticut

Southington high school students start clothing line

If you'd like to purchase one of North Coast Clothing's t-shirts, you can do that through their website, northcoastclothing.net. 

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Check it out

Tea time with Mrs. Bridges' Pantry

To have a spot of tea with the lovely ladies from Mrs. Bridges' Pantry, click here, or visits their shop in South Woodstock.

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Host Chat

Better Headlines

Scot and Kara talk about the headlines for Tuesday, January 26th.

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Better People

Safe driving for teenagers

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Tim Hollister is on a mission,  advocating for safer teen driving.

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Better Students

Robotic competitions

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High school students across Connecticut are in the middle of a six week robot making competition. 

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Better Retreats

Holy family retreat and conference center

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The Holy Family Retreat and Conference Center is truly a peaceful place with buildings sitting on 50 acres of beautiful property.

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Better Health

The healing benefits of light therapy

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Dr. Paul Desan, a psychiatrist and director of the Winter Depression research clinic at Yale University, sheds some light on SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). 

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Better Towns and Cities

Going behind the scenes at Westmoor Park

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Westmoor Park is a little gem hidden in the hussle and bussle of West Hartford.

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Better Headlines

Host Chat

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Scot and Kara catch you up on the latest headlines for Monday, January 25th.

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Science Center

The Connecticut Science Center conquers Leonardo da Vinci

Check out the Connecticut Science Center's new exhibit,Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motions. It opens January 30th, click here for all the details

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Check it out

Scot hits the slopes at Ski Sundown

Ski Sundown is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day for skiers of all abilities. the are located in New Hartford, check out their website, here. 

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Better Food

Try Chef Bailey's skinny breakfast recipes

Chef Bailey is back and he is bringing all his best skinny breakfast recipes. For more, check out his website, here. 

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Made in Connecticut

Try these all natural bath products for the perfect Valentines Day gift

If you're interested in getting some of KilbrideCreations's all natural bath products, click here. 
 

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Better Weekends

Instead of staying inside on this snowy weekend try these events

For a complete listing of all the events happening this weekend, check out Renee DiNino's Weekend Planner.  

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Better Pets

Learn how to keep your pet safe from the cold

For more pet tips, Dr. Andrea Dennis is the owner of the Bloomfield Animal Hospital on Windsor Road in Bloomfield. On alternating Saturday afternoons from 2 to 3 p.m., she's taking listener questions during pet talk on WTIC 1080 radio.

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Better Laughs

John Morgan brings the laughs to the Hartford Funny Bone

If you want to catch John Morgan's act, you'll find him at the Hartford Funny Bone tonight through Sunday night.

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Host Chat

Better Headlines

Scot and Kara talk about the headlines for Friday, January 22nd. 

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Check it out

See where you can try paddle boarding like Scot and Kara

You can try paddle boarding at The Hartford Boat Show, which opens next Thursday and runs through Sunday at The Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Get your tickets here

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Better Health

Decoding ADHD with Dr. Reynolds

For more information, Dr. Robert Reynolds is holding free seminars on  Wednesday, January 27th and Saturday, January 30th. Register at reynoldsclinic.com

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Better Hair

See how organic hair care measures up

To learn more about the options you have when it comes to cleaner hair color you can call the crew at Blades Salon in Old Wethersfield. 

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Better Health

What is and what isn't ADHD

For more on ADHD, check out Dr. Roberts Reynolds' free seminars on Wednesday, January 27th and Saturday, January 30th. To registration  go to reynoldsclinic.com.

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Check it out

The Hartford Boat Show is coming to town

The Hartford Boat show opens next Thursday and runs through Sunday at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. For more information and to purchase tickets,  which are also available at the door, go to hartfordboatshow.com.

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Better Talk

Scot and Kara get some help decoding teen terms

To learn all of the top teen terms and their meanings, just go to ask.fm. Askfm is the world's largest question and answer social network.  

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Better Food

Matthews 1812 House's Classic Blondie with Pecans Recipe

To get your cookies, pies, cakes, and so much more, take a trip to Cornwall or order them online via the Matthews 1812 House's website. 

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Host Chat

Better Headlines

Scot and Kara talk about the headlines for Thursday, January 21st. 

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Better Pets

Bernie Siegel talks about love, animals, and miracles

For more on Bernie Siegel and his book, "Love, Animals & Miracles" just go to his website, bernisiefelmd.com. Bernie Siegel will be at the Town and Country Club in Hartford on January 30th. 

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Better Activities

Scot and Kara test out the best sleds for the winter

Scot and Kara tested out all the best sleds for this winter! If you want to check out all the great sleds available at L.L. Bean, head over to their store at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor, or check out llbean.com.

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Check it out

We go behind the scenes of female boxing in Hartford

The Hartford Boxing Center  is just $40 a month, and that includes all the classes you want to take. For more information, go to their website at hartfordboxingcenter.com.

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Better Travel

See how one man traveled the country in his RV

Glenn Maynard took his RV and traveled across the country for an entire year and wrote a book all about it. Learn how you can travel the country in his book, 'Strapped into an American Dream.'

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Better Food

Pasta ti Amo with Crispy Pancetta, Basil and Toasted Mascarpone

Joining us in the kitchen is Chef Jay Lewis. He is a local man who's written a cookbook geared for guys it's called 'The Gentleman's Cookbook' and you'll find more than just great recipes on the pages. To find your copy, click here. 

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Better Products

Learn how to beat dry skin this winter

Medspa 1064 offers a whole range of skin care services and more. To check out a complete list at their website, click here.

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Host Chat

Better Headlines

Scot and Kara talk about the headlines for Wednesday, January 20th,

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Better Food

Cut back calories with scrumptious CPK options

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California Pizza Kitchen is known for its pizza, but there are other mouth watering meal options like this regular salad topped with grilled shrimp! To learn more, head to their website.    

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Better health

Wait until you get your eyes on this one!

Dr. Meredith Gershon tells us more about macular degeneration in the eyes, and Scot gets a test to find out if he's at risk.  To learn more about your eye health, visit Opticare on their website.

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Better Laughs

Amazing Andy does it all

You'll be amazed with the tricks Andy does for Kara and Scot!  He’s a one-man show featuring magic, balancing, juggling, balloon sculpting and much more.  To learn more about Amazing Andy, visit his website.

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Better People

Saving families after disaster

Mike Vincelli and Mark Rozelle are American Red Cross Volunteers.  They help find homes, food, and blankets and more for those affected by disaster.  Learn more about volunteering on their website.

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Better TV

Must read from "NCIS" actor

David McCallum plays Dr. Donald Mallard AKA “ducky” the medical examiner and psychological profiler on the hit show "NCIS".  Now he's the author of a gripping novel called Once a Crooked Man.  To order yours, visit the website!

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Made in CT

New old fashioned shoes

See how a young man from Hartford is bringing back shoemaking for a new generation.  To learn more and purchase some shoes, head to Josh's website.

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Host Chat

Headlines

Scot and Kara talk about today’s headlines.

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Better Food

Delicious Dinner Recipe Video included

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Looking for dinner ideas this week?  Chef plumb has some great ideas to change up your normal dinner routine.  Chef Plumb is a personal chef and does catering for parties and weddings. To learn more about him head to his website.

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Better Taxes

Keep sensitive information safe with these tips!

It’s almost tax season, and Kevin Sullivan joins us from the state department of revenue services to tell us how to keep your identity safe and get taxes filed quickly.  To learn more about filing taxes, visit the tax revenue services website.

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Town of the Week

Get a closer look inside Hamden's very own radio station!

Did you know Hamden owns their own radio station?  Hear great music and keep up to date on the news!  To learn more and to listen to 1220 WQUN visit their website!

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Better Cake

La Petite Cafe Brings France to West Hartford

Looking for a great place with a French tradition?  Melissa Cole goes to Le Petite France Café in West Hartford to find out all about King Cakes.  For more on Le Petite France, visit their website.  

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Better Products

Must have organic makeup products

Looking for fresh new makeup?  Watch to see more about Glory Boon, all-natural organic items made in CT!  You can find Alexandra Vera’s makeup on her website.

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Better Towns

Take a look at what Hamden has to offer!

Scot takes a look inside Johnson's Lanes in this week's town of the week; Hamden!  He also gets a few bowling pointers from owner, Sandy Thomas.  For more on Johnson's Lanes, visit their website.

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Better Headlines

Host Chat

Scot and Kara talk about the top stories of the day.

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Better Manners

How return an unwanted gift without a fight

 For any etiquette question, ask Jodi R.R. Smith at her website, Mannersmith.

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Better Food

Cider Donut French Toast

If you want a "farm to table" breakfast and brunch check out Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard in Granby. They serve brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 2 pm.

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Gift Guide

Treat yourself this year with these awesome gifts


1. Avon Hydrating Mask- $30 Avon.com
2. Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Restoring Night Cream- $19- Target
3. Udderly Smooth Body Cream- Less Than $7 - CVS/Walmart
4. Kerastase Elixir Ultime Volume Beautifying Oil Mist- $58, Kerastase-usa.com
5. Bliss Softening Socks - $38 blissworld.com
6. Cool Sculpting- Prices Vary on Procedure/Location Coolsculpting.com
7. Silk Pillowcase from Sleep n Beauty $74.50 sleepnbeauty.com

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Better Weekends

Have a great weekend with these activities

For more information all of these awesome events, check out Renee DiNino's The River page. 

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Try the new fine dinning at Fire at the Ridge

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With the dropping temperatures this week, skiing has been very good at Powder Ridge in Middlefield. But skiing isn't the only reason to visit the mountain. How about fine dining, along with other activities to enjoy throughout the year. 

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Better Laughs

Joe Machi is bringing the laughs to the Hartford Funny Bone

If you want to catch Joe Machi's act, you'll find him at the Hartford Funny Bone, Friday through Sunday night.

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Host Chat

Better Headlines

Scot and Kara talk about the headlines for Friday, January 15th.

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Better Food

Millwright's Chocolate and Ginger Cake

Pastry Chef, Kristin Eddy, joins us from Millwright's Restaurant and Tavern to share her amazing Chocolate and Ginger Cake recipe. For dessert or an awesome dinner, check out Millwright's Restaurant and Tavern in Simsbury.

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Better Talk

Tiffani Thiessen gives Better some cooking tips

For more Tiffani Thiessen, check out her show, Dinner at Tiffani's on the Cooking Channel. And you can check out Tiffani's website where she shares recipes and food, lifestyle and home tips.
 

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Better Talk

Tiffani Theissen gives Better some cooking tips

For more Tiffani Thiessen, check out her show, Dinner at Tiffani's on the Cooking Channel. And you can check out Tiffani's website where she shares recipes and food, lifestyle and home tips.
 

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Science Center

It's getting smoky at the Science Center

Check out the Connecticut Science Center in downtown Hartford. On Martin Luther King Jr. weekend think about going to the science center because everyone gets in for kids pricing!

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Better Hair

How to break up with your hairdresser

If you do break up with your hairdresser and need a new place to go, check out Blades Salon in Old Wethersfield. 
  

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Traitor or Friend?

Scot and Kara talk with Benedict Arnold

Scot and Kara talk to famed traitor Benedict Arnold on his 275th birthday. Benedict Arnold is going to be speaking at the Groton Public Library this Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Better Fitness

Learn to eat right with celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak

 Harley Pasternak is an author of a number of books on exercise and nutrition. His most recent  is "5 pounds:  the breakthrough five day plan to jump-start rapid weight loss." You can find it on Amazon.

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Host Chat

Better Headlines

Scot and Kara talk about the headlines for Thursday, January 14th. 

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Better Reading

Talking tattoos with Seasons Magazine

Whether you get Seasons Magazine in your home or not, you're going to want to check out the Seasons Magazine's digital edition. Just download their app to a mobile phone near you.
 

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Better Food

The best Valentines Day recipe to make for your special someone

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The DiFiore Ravioli Shop has locations in Hartford and Rocky Hill. To make this romantic pasta dish, all you have to do is pick up the already made raviolis from DiFiore's. Then follow this easy vodka sauce recipe! Check out the DiFiore Ravioli Shop near you.  Traditional Vodka Sauce: ¼ c finely chopped onion ¼ c tbsp butter 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh sage ½ c heavy cream ¼ c grated romano  1 ½ c crushed tomatoes 2 tbsp vodka 2 tbsp white... More>>

Better Fashion

Learn how to look good while working out

Stylist Debbie Wright is here to talk fitness fashion. And for more tips and tricks, check out Debbie's revamped website, projectcloset.com.  

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Better Fitness

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

Joining us to talk about his amazing experience, is trainer Joe Carabase. And Joe wants to help you jump start your exercise plan with his 30 day M.E.L.T. "spark" challenge. It's 30 days for 30 dollars, just go to m30dayspark.com.
 

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Better Entertainment

Fight the winter blues with these at home activities

Here with some ideas on how to up the fun factor this winter is our entertaining guru Limor Suss. To get more great ideas, head on over to Limor's website.

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A Must See

Cinderella takes The Bushnell by storm

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The magical story of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is playing at The Bushnell, which will run through Sunday. For more information, go to The Bushnell's website.

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Host Chat

Better Headlines

Scot and Kara talk about the headlines for Wednesday, January 13th.

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Better Sauces

Hot and spicy sauces with a unique twist

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Pepper, sauces, spices and seasonings create the perfect hot sauce for your next party. 

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Better Money

Answers to Stock Market questions

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Joel Johnson, managing partner of Johnson Brunette, has important information about what's going on with the Stock Market. 

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Better Ear Piercing

Repairing your torn ear

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 Have a rip or a tear in your ear, listen with both ears as Scot visits a doctor that will make your ear look brand new. 

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Better Skiing

Travel tips for your next ski trip

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If you’re planning a ski trip, Kim-Marie Evans of Luxury Travel Mom has great travel tips for you. 

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Better Health

Diagnosing and Treating Sinusitis

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Dr. Tessema, an ear, nose and throat doctor, talks about the causes, symptoms and treatment for sinusitis. 

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Better People

For the love of pets

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A heart-warming story about a girl and her love for pets. 

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Better Headlines

Host Chat

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Scot and Kara discuss the latest headlines on Tuesday, January 12th. More>>

Better Health

Tech Addiction

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Most families gave each other really cool tech gifts over the holidays. 

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Better Food

Litchfield’s West Street Grill- American Cuisine at its Best

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Stop in for lunch or dinner at West Street Grill.  Celebrating 25 years of tasty and exciting dishes.  Enjoy freshly caught fish, roasted free-range chicken, with expert wine pairings and Parmesan aioli bread.  Below is the Warm Potato and Grilled Shrimp Salad with Blood Oranges and Avocado recipe from Chef James O’Shea.  Give it a try.  Bon appetit! Warm Potato and Grilled Shrimp Salad with Blood Oranges and Avocado Ingredients Dressing 5 Tablespoons...

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Better Cities and Towns

Touring East Haven Trolley Style

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For years, it was a great way to travel.  Thanks to some trolley enthusiast’s old trolley cars are up and going at the Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven.  To make a reservation for a scenic tour, visit www.shorelinetrolley.org. Copyright 2015 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.  

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Better Celebrity

"Shameless" star Emmy Rossom

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She’s Fiona Gallagher on the hit show "Shameless."  Emmy Rossom talks with Scot and Kara about her career and the different roles she has played over the years.  The talented actress has starred in Songcatcher, An American Rhapsody and Mystic River. For more information on Rossom, visit her site at www.emmyrossum.com/. Copyright 2015 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.  

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Better Organized

Organizing your kitchen

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Your kitchen is called the heart of the home because it’s where you spend most of your time prepping, cooking, eating and just hanging out with family and friends.  For help organizing you home or business reach out to Matt Baier at

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Better Cities and Towns

Mama Dels Pasta

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Mama Dels Pasta on Main Street in East Haven has fresh handmade egg fettuccini, lasagna and other delicious Italian dishes.  Mama Dels is located at 420 Main Street in East Haven.  For more details them at facebook.com/mamadelspasta.

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Better Headlines

The latest from Hollywood

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Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum and Lady Gaga were all big winners at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.   Scot and Kara have the headlines from Hollywood on Monday, January 11th. Copyright 2015 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.  

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Better Food

You can't live without this delicious breakfast recipe

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Michelle Lebel and her son Aaron from The Corner Restaurant in Milford join us to make this delicious breakfast recipe you'll want to make day and night!

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Better Health

Stay in shape this holiday season with these tips

For more details, check out Melt Fitness Gym's website or visit a location near you!     

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Better holidays

Win some marvelous prizes and help the community this holiday season

For more on fostering through Community Health Resources, visit their website

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Better weekends

Find out what fun and exciting events are going on around the state

For more information on theses events and more, head over to Rene's blog!

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Better pets

Learn how to protect pets from heartworms this year

Dr. Andrea Dennis is the owner of the Bloomfield Animal Hospital on Windsor Rd.  For more on heartworm prevention visit their website.

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Better laughs

Find out who's bringing laughs to Connecticut this weekend

You'll find Ian Bagg at the Funny Bone in Hartford tonight through Sunday.  Get your tickets here and visit Ian's website.

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Better gift exchange

What did Scot and Kara get each other for Christmas??  Watch to find out.

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Better Food

Bring in the holidays with this delicious Gingerbread Icebox Cheesecake recipe

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Apple Guru Amy Traverso stopped by the Better Kitchen to show us how to make this easy and delicious recipe!  It's like the holidays in one bite! You can get more recipes by Amy and Yankee Magazine by clicking here.

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Better Help

One local company is making miracles this holiday season

If you're interested in buying or renting from Advanced Wheels, visit their new location in New Haven or go to their website.

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Better Science

Find out what really happens when you lick a frozen pole

The CT Science Center is open daily, except Mondays, and is offering vacation camp for grades 1-6.  For more information visit their website.

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Better Holidays

Learn how you can make varicose veins disappear

For more about Dr. Lori Greenwald's services and offers, stop by Vanishing Veins in Bloomfield or check out her website.

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Better Store

Wethersfield's "mom and pop" market

The Old Wethersfield Country Store has something for everyone.  Visit them at oldwethersfieldcountrystore.com.

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Better Shopping

Gift Shopping at the Old State House

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Connecticut’s Old State House Shop provides holiday shoppers with the opportunity to shop for unique, quality-made Connecticut, products- including apparel, books, notecards, postcards, souvenirs, gifts, packages and more.  Shop online at cts-old-state-house-shop.myshopify.com. All profits made from Connecticut’s Old State House Shop support Old State House programs.

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Better Holidays

Time to get your ski dance on

Mount Southington is gearing up for winter fun! Visit www.mountsouthington.com for more information.

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  • Better Headlines

    Host Chat

    Host Chat

    Tuesday, February 9 2016 4:00 PM EST2016-02-09 21:00:20 GMT

    Scot and Kara have the latest on Donald Trump, Beyonce and other celebrities making headlines for Tuesday, February 9th.

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    Scot and Kara have the latest on Donald Trump, Beyonce and other celebrities making headlines for Tuesday, February 9th.

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  • Better Food

    Eating at the Mulb

    Eating at the Mulb

    Tuesday, February 9 2016 9:15 AM EST2016-02-09 14:15:57 GMT

    If you want some tasty food, head over to Mulberry Street in Manchester.  

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    If you want some tasty food, head over to Mulberry Street in Manchester.  

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  • Better Cities and Towns

    Fine dining at The Willow’s in Bristol

    Fine dining at The Willow’s in Bristol

    Monday, February 8 2016 5:16 PM EST2016-02-08 22:16:18 GMT

    Located in Bristol, The Willow’s Restaurant is an award winning restaurant that’s getting rave reviews from the New York Times.  

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    Located in Bristol, The Willow’s Restaurant is an award winning restaurant that’s getting rave reviews from the New York Times.  

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  • Better Disney

    Magical Getaway

    Magical Getaway

    Tuesday, February 9 2016 4:16 PM EST2016-02-09 21:16:59 GMT
    Want a win a trip to Disney World?  “Better Connecticut” is teaming up with Tink’s  Magical Vacations to send a “Better” viewer to Florida for six days and five nights.  More >

    Want a win a trip to Disney World?  “Better Connecticut” is teaming up with Tink’s  Magical Vacations to send a “Better” viewer to Florida for six days and five nights. 

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  • Better Crafts

    Crafty Lighting

    Crafty Lighting

    Tuesday, February 9 2016 4:00 PM EST2016-02-09 21:00:26 GMT
    Heather Grahling of Vivid Hue Home shows us how to light a lamp in more ways than one. More >

    Heather Grahling of Vivid Hue Home shows us how to light a lamp in more ways than one.

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  • Better Chocolate

    Chocolate Delights

    Chocolate Delights

    Tuesday, February 9 2016 4:00 PM EST2016-02-09 21:00:25 GMT
    When you think of Valentine's Day, three things come to mind -- Love, flowers and chocolate!! More >

    When you think of Valentine's Day, three things come to mind -- Love, flowers and chocolate!!

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  • Better Stars

    From the big screen to Better CT!

    From the big screen to Better CT!

    You may recognize Michael Imperioli from a number of Mob hits.  He’s been in the movie Goodfellas and now he's starring in a show on Amazon Prime called Mad Dogs.  You can learn more about mad dogs visit the Facebook page! More >

    You may recognize Michael Imperioli from a number of Mob hits.  He’s been in the movie Goodfellas and now he's starring in a show on Amazon Prime called Mad Dogs.  You can learn more about mad dogs visit the Facebook page!

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  • Better Eating

    What's old becomes new

    What's old becomes new

    The Heirloom Market is the new local treasure at the Comstock Ferre Seed Company in Old Wethersfield.  Coming soon is a juice bar with fresh squeezed juices and more locally grown products.  To learn more, visit the website. More >

    The Heirloom Market is the new local treasure at the Comstock Ferre Seed Company in Old Wethersfield.  Coming soon is a juice bar with fresh squeezed juices and more locally grown products.  To learn more, visit the website.

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  • What is it?

    What the heck is it?

    What the heck is it?

    Can you guess what this not-so-common produce item is?  You can find it in almost any grocery store, and Scot asked shoppers...what the heck is it?  A fruit, vegetable, or something else?!  Watch to find out! More >

    Can you guess what this not-so-common produce item is?  You can find it in almost any grocery store, and Scot asked shoppers...what the heck is it?  A fruit, vegetable, or something else?!  Watch to find out!

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  • Better Food

    The perfect cookie for your valentine

    The perfect cookie for your valentine

    Rachel Tedeschi of Rachel's cookies gives us her secret recipe for the prefect Valentine's day cookie!  It's inspired by the famous chocolate covered strawberry.  To order cookies from Rachel, visit her website! More >

    Rachel Tedeschi of Rachel's cookies gives us her secret recipe for the prefect Valentine's day cookie!  It's inspired by the famous chocolate covered strawberry.  To order cookies from Rachel, visit her website!

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  • Better Food

    The perfect cookie for your valentine

    The perfect cookie for your valentine

    Thursday, February 4 2016 3:00 PM EST2016-02-04 20:00:15 GMT
    Rachel Tedeschi of Rachel's cookies gives us her secret recipe for the prefect Valentine's day cookie!  It's inspired by the famous chocolate covered strawberry.  To order cookies from Rachel, visit her website! More >

    Rachel Tedeschi of Rachel's cookies gives us her secret recipe for the prefect Valentine's day cookie!  It's inspired by the famous chocolate covered strawberry.  To order cookies from Rachel, visit her website!

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  • Better Laughs

    Louie Anderson plays mom in hilarious new comedy

    Louie Anderson plays mom in hilarious new comedy

    Louie talks to Scot and Kara about what it’s like playing a mom in the hilarious new show called 'Baskets' on FX, staring Zach Galifianakis.  Visit the Facebook page to learn more! 

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    Louie talks to Scot and Kara about what it’s like playing a mom in the hilarious new show called 'Baskets' on FX, staring Zach Galifianakis.  Visit the Facebook page to learn more! 

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  • Better Food

    The perfect cookie for your valentine

    The perfect cookie for your valentine

    Thursday, February 4 2016 3:00 PM EST2016-02-04 20:00:15 GMT
    Rachel Tedeschi of Rachel's cookies gives us her secret recipe for the prefect Valentine's day cookie!  It's inspired by the famous chocolate covered strawberry.  To order cookies from Rachel, visit her website! More >

    Rachel Tedeschi of Rachel's cookies gives us her secret recipe for the prefect Valentine's day cookie!  It's inspired by the famous chocolate covered strawberry.  To order cookies from Rachel, visit her website!

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  • Better Food

    Sweet Maria's Chocolate Almond Cookies

    Sweet Maria's Chocolate Almond Cookies

    Thursday, January 28 2016 3:00 PM EST2016-01-28 20:00:22 GMT
    To get your hands on Sweet Maria's sweets, they are located on Manor Avenue in Waterbury! Sweet Maria's will also be at the 23rd annual Chocolate and Food Lover's Expo. It is happening this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Southbury Crowne Plaza. Chocolate Almond Cookies ( wheat free) 1 ½ pounds almond paste ( broken into pebble size pieces) 1 ½ cups sugar 1 cup confectioners sugar 1/2 cup cocoa 3 to 4 egg whites 2 cups sliced almonds Method: 1.  ...More >
    To get your hands on Sweet Maria's sweets, they are located on Manor Avenue in Waterbury! Sweet Maria's will also be at the 23rd annual Chocolate and Food Lover's Expo. It is happening this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Southbury Crowne Plaza. Chocolate Almond Cookies ( wheat free) 1 ½ pounds almond paste ( broken into pebble size pieces) 1 ½ cups sugar 1 cup confectioners sugar 1/2 cup cocoa 3 to 4 egg whites 2 cups sliced almonds Method: 1.  ...More >
  • Better Food

    Confetti Restaurant's Frutti di Mare

    Confetti Restaurant's Frutti di Mare

    Wednesday, January 27 2016 3:00 PM EST2016-01-27 20:00:20 GMT
    Peter Lemnotis is the owner of Confetti Restaurant, and they are  located at 393 Farmington Avenue in Plainville. Check them out for delicious food and this recipe.  More >

    Peter Lemnotis is the owner of Confetti Restaurant, and they are  located at 393 Farmington Avenue in Plainville. Check them out for delicious food and this recipe. 

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