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Happy Arbor Day!

Tree’s A Crowd…

It’s Arbor Day today and Scot honoring the millions of trees all across the U.S.!  Check out his journey in Bushnell Park.  To make your mark for Arbor Day, click the link on the video.

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Better Shopping

Great products in the studio, we’re going shopping!

This weekend is all about women, shopping, and relaxing at the XL Center.  To learn more click the link on the video. 

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Project Makeover

Say goodbye to varicose veins

Hear Debbie Fortunato’s life changing experience at Vanishing Veins and Vivesse Medspa.  To enter to win a full medical makeover from Project Makeover, click the link on the video.

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Project Makeover

Your chance to win a medical makeover

To enter, click the link on the video.

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Better Hair

Choosing to go gray

Several Hollywood a-listers are choosing to go gray and stay gray!  Watch to learn more.  You can visit Blades Salon in Old Wethersfield, click the link on the video for more information.

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Today's Headlines

It's Arbor Day, remembering a famous TV Pitchman, and new information on Prince's death

It's Arbor Day, remembering a famous TV Pitchman, and new information on Prince's death.  It's all in today's headlines!

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Success

Taking the brave step of changing your career

Find out what it takes to make a complete career shift.  A new article, “Second Acts” is in the latest edition of Seasons Magazine.  To learn more about Seasons Magazine you can download their free app or click the link on the video.

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Better Gifts

Divine treasures for mom

Diving treasures has the perfect gift for any mom, chocolate!  She even brought a nutritionist with her to talk about the benefits of chocolate.  To learn more about Divine Treasures, click the link on the video.

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Better Celebrities

See Nick Fradiani in CT!

CT native Nick Fradiani will be back on home turf for a concert on May 13th at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven.  For tickets and more information, click the link on the video.

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Better Weekends

Looking for some fun weekend activities?

Renee Dinino has your weekend planner and a few top box office flicks!  Click the link on the video for Renee’s blog.

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Better Pets

Ticks and your pets, what you need to know

Dr. Andrea Dennis is back this time talking about ticks and your pets, including how to remove them and what do with them once they’re out.  Dr. Dennis is the owner of Bloomfield Animal Hospital on Windsor Rd in Bloomfield.  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Better Laughs

Bruce Bruce in Studio A

Comedian Bruce Bruce gives us some insight on how he plans out his stand up acts.  Bruce will be at the Hartford Funny Bone tonight and tomorrow night.  Click the link on the video for tickets and more information.

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Better Music

Javier Colon is back to serenade us

Javier is back on the show and back in CT for a performance at the Ridgefield Playhouse tonight!  For tickets and more information, click the link on the video.

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Today's Headlines

A CT teacher is national teacher of the year, Miley Cyrus’ tattoo mistake, and a taller White House gate

A CT teacher is national teacher of the year, Miley Cyrus’ tattoo mistake, and a taller White House gate.  It's all in today's headlines!

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Better Science

Inside inventions at the CT Science Center

TJ McKenna and Mark Dixon go inside the world of da Vinci’s inventions!  Next weekend the Science Center is hosting its spring fling with Curious George!  For more information, click the link on the video.

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Better Skin

Get rid of bags under the eyes

The folks at Plexaderm say their cream will get rid of bags under your eyes in 10 minutes!  They’re offering a 40% discount, no code required.  Click the link on the video for details.

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Olympics

Dara Torres helping young athletes

Olympic Gold Medalist Dara Torres is helping young athletes and talking about how she balances work and being a mom.

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Today's Headlines

CT Primary results, more on Kelly & Michael, and cute baby animals!

CT Primary results, more on Kelly & Michael, and cute baby animals!  It's all in today's headlines!

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Better Skin

A must try facial

Face RX is offering a Mother’s Day special, when you buy a HydraFacial you will receive a collagen booster worth $75!  Click the link on the video to learn more.

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Better Living

Divide and conquer

You can make sure you see your favorite plants in more places than one!  Julie Harrison is showing us how to split perennials.  Click the link on the video to see more about Julie.

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Better Food

Pasta day with Tomato Joe’s

Jack Maloney is the owner of Tomato Joe’s in Manchester and Oscar Ramos is the head chef at the restaurant and pizzeria.  Click the link on the video to learn more.

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Better Health

Important reasons to exercise

Community Health Resources is celebrating 50 years of helping people with mental health problems through exercise.  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Better Theater

Matilda The Musical

Danny Tieger grew up in CT and made it to the big stage!  Hear about his experience being on the cast of Matilda the musical, playing at The Bushnell through Sunday!  Click the link on the video for tickets and times.

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Better Pets

A furry friend to get you through the day

Dakota is Fairfield University School of Nursing’s emotional support dog.  She helps students when they come under stress.  She’s a very sweet dog.  Click the link to see more.

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Today's Headlines

The latest on Kelly & Michael and it's Primary Day! Did you vote?

The latest on Kelly & Michael and it's Primary Day!  Did you vote?  Check out today's headlines!

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Better Food

Ryan Durant is back!

You know Ryan from Assaggio in Branford.  Today he’s making an Italian spring roll!  To see more about Ryan and Assaggio, click the link on the video.

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Better Home

Handcrafted furniture made locally

Oak & Velvet specialize in handcrafted high end furniture.  They’re having a blow-out party to celebrate their new location.  Get in on the fun this Saturday, for more information click the link on the video!

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Better Living

Flip burgers on the latest and greatest grills

Check out some amazing grills from Lowe’s Home Improvement!  To find any of these products and more, click the link on the video.

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Better Health

A solution to infertility

The UConn Fertility Center is one of the most successful in the state.  Hear some success stories from families.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Food

Celebrating National Pretzel Day

It’s National Pretzel Day and the Comfort Zone Food Truck, specializing in pretzels, is here to show us some ways we can celebrate.  Click the link on the video to keep up to date with Comfort Zone Food Truck.

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Better Fitness

Train Up and Drive 4 Stardum

No, we didn't spell it wrong, Drive-4-Stardum is the name of a camp designed to help athletes hone in on their skills.  They work with basketball players from first grade all the way through college and beyond.  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Today's Headlines

The presidential candidates in CT and Prince George's trending robe

The presidential candidates in CT and Prince George's trending robe, it's all in today's headlines!

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Better Cities & Towns

More than your typical gym

If you’re looking to exercise in order to maintain or regain a positive quality of life, Joint Effort Gym in Old Saybrook is the place to go.  They do have a minimum age requirement of 50.  To find out more, click the link on the video.

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Better Books

David Baldacci on ‘The Last Mile’

You might have to add this one to your book club!  David Baldacci tells us the irresistible story of his new book out now, ‘The Last Mile.’  Find it at any major book retailer and online.

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Out to Lunch

Out to lunch with Mayor Bronin

Kara had lunch with Mayor Bronin to learn more about the mayor of the capital city.  He shares a lot about his past including his passion for music!

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Better Cities & Towns

The newest place to stay at the Saybrook Point Inn

If you’re looking for a place to stay, try the Tall Tale Guest House in Old Saybrook!  Check out the video to learn more.  For more information, click the link on the video.

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Better History

Connecticut’s very first synagogue

 The Charter Oak Cultural center will be holding its 15th annual vision awards gala on May 9th at the Hartford Marriot Downtown.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Laughs

Nick Griffin in Studio B

Comedian Nick Griffin has appeared many times on ‘The Late Late Show’ and he’ll be at the Hartford Funny Bone this weekend.  For more information and tickets, click the link on the video.

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Today's Headlines

A special guest host with Scot today, an act of kindness goes viral and we say goodbye to a music icon

Nicole Nalepa is our guest host today!  Watch how an act of kindness goes viral and see how the country is saying goodbye to a music icon.

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Ron's Run

Kentucky Derby hats for Ron’s Run

The Ron Foley Foundation is hosting Ron’s Run for The Roses on Saturday May 7thTo join the fight against pancreatic cancer, click the link on the video.

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Better Weekends

Where to go and what to see this weekend

Renee Dinino is here filling us in on everything going on this weekend!  Click the link on the video for Renee’s blog.

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Better People

These cars are more than toys

Check out how college students are making cars for children with disabilities!  To learn more about Go Baby Go, click the link on the video.

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Better Books

Gina Barreca on her book 'If You Lean In Will Men Just Stare Down Your Blouse?'

Uconn professor and author Gina Barreca is out with a new book, ‘If You Lean Over Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?’  It’s available at all major book retailers.  To learn more about Gina, click the link on the video.

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Pretty Gritty Girls

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

The girls are back with some great gift ideas for mom!  To see more, click the link on the video.

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Better Celebrities

Richard Kline and Mariand Torres star in Spamalot

The duo are stars of the musical at Uconn Connecticut Repertory Theater production of Monty Python’s Spamalot.  To get tickets, click the link on the video.

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Better Travel

Thomas the Train in Essex

We visited the Essex Steam Train and met Thomas the Train!  There have been many changes to the Steam Train, for more, click the link on the website.

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Better Fitness

They’re called ‘Battle Ropes’ for a reason

M.e.l.t. Fitness owner Joe Carabase is showing us how to get a workout using battle ropes.  To learn more about m.e.l.t. click the link on the website.

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Made in CT

One of a kind screen printing shop

Watch how the folks at Poor Morgan in Stonington make printed T-shirts the old fashioned way!  To see more, click the link on the video.

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Better Music

Introducing the talented Sarah McGowan

Sarah McGowan is a singer and songwriter from Connecticut.  Hear her play some great music for us!  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Better Dance

Dancing with Rockettes in Studio B!

We have two Rockettes in the studio today, one from Connecticut!  The Rockettes also have a show coming up this summer!  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Better People

Making a wish come true

The Make A Wish Connecticut foundation sent 12-year-old Sam to go behind the scenes of 'Criminal Minds'!  For more information about Make A Wish, click the link on the video.

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Better Lighting

Keep your home secure

Scot heads to CT lighting to see what’s new in home security.  To learn more about any of the products, click the link on the video.

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Better Fashion

Put on your summer shoes

Summer is just around the corner, stylist Debbie Wright shows us some trending shoe and heel styles!  To learn more about Debbie, click the link on the video.

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Better Living

Watch this before you start gardening

Julie Harrison shows why it’s important to know what to plant and when.  For more gardening and design ideas, click the link on the video.

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Today's Headlines

Crazy floods, the oldest dog, and we'll miss you Doris Roberts!

Crazy floods, the oldest dog, and the world says goodbye to Doris Roberts, it's all in today's headlines.

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Better Health

New surgery that won’t keep you in the hospital

Orthopedic Associates of Hartford performs makoplasty at their Glastonbury surgical center.  To learn more click the link on the video.

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Better Food

In the kitchen with CPK

CPK is showing us how to make a delicious BBQ grilled chicken salad at home!  To order CPK, click the link on the video.

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Made in CT

Turning quilts into works of art

The Windsor Art Center is displaying "Soulful Journeys" now until April 23.  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Better Celebrities

Say yes to the prom dress

You know style guru Monte Durham from TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress.  Today, he’s talking about the dresses you'll see at prom this year.  The special, 'Say Yes to the Prom' airs on May 20!

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Better Health

How aspirin could affect your longevity

Dr. Tessema talks about how aspirin could help you love longer!  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Made in CT

The juice industry in CT is alive and well

The same drink every time with mixers from FreshBev.  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Today's Headlines

We’re back! Samuel L. Jackson is not nice to one of his fans, and a new face on the $20 bill??

We’re back for brand new episodes!  Samuel L. Jackson is not nice to one of his fans, and a new face on the $20 bill??  It’s all in today’s headlines!

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Better Cities & Towns

School of Rock

Students at “The School of Rock” in Madison are in for more than your ordinary music lesson.  To learn more about the school of rock, click the link on the video.

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Ask an Attorney

The important role attorneys play in the home buying process

Wendy Bernard from the Bernard Law Group is here to highlight the important role an attorney plays in the home buying process.  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Better Food

Paws Up for resort quality food

We’re in the kitchen with Paws Up, a resort in Montana!  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Better Books

How to start your own book club

Have you ever wanted to start your own book club?  Now’s your chance!  We went to The Book Club Bookstore for some tips.  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Better Energy

Save big on your energy bill

Energize CT is your one stop shop for all energy needs.  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Project Makeover

How you can get a free medical makeover

One lucky viewer will get a complete medical makeover to correct varicose veins and a cosmetic transformation.  To enter the contest, click the link on the video.

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Better Money

How to choose a financial planner 4/10/16

Joel Johnson, who is a certified financial planner for Johnson Brunetti, shows us how to choose a financial planner on this weekend’s edition of Better Money.  

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Today's Headlines

We start with sports, then to an edgy proposal, and now you can call Sweden

We start with sports, then to an edgy proposal, and now you can call Sweden, all that and more in today's headlines!

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Great Wold Lodge Contest

And the winner is...

Congratulations to our winner, Katrina!  Thank you to all who participated in the contest!

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Better Guests

Paul Mecurio is back

Our friend and comedian Paul Mecurio will be at Mohegan Sun tonight!  For more information, click the link on the video.

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Better Health

Coach Jim Calhoun is in the house!

UCONN Coach Jim Calhoun is talking about how special the UCONN Health Center is to him.  Another important event to mark in your calendars is the White Coat Gala.  To order tickets, call (860) 486-7169. 

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Better Weekends

What should you do this weekend?

Renee DiNino has the details on all the fun events and activities going on this weekend!  Click the link on the video to see Renee’s blog.

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Better Laughs

Jamie Lissow in Studio B

Comedian Jamie Lissow will be at the Hartford Funny Bone this weekend!  For tickets and more information, click the link on the video.

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Better Food

Robert Irvine shows us how it’s done

Restaurant Impossible Chef Robert Irvine will be at Savor CT this weekend!  He was the taste tester for Scot and Kara’s food, hear what he had to say!  For tickets and more information about Savor CT, click the link on the video.

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Better Chefs

Get to know Robert Irvine!

TV Chef Robert Irvine is sharing his workout secret with us!  He's also the founder of a not-for-profit organization that honors men and women defending our country.  To learn more about the Robert Irvine Foundation, click the link on the video.

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Better People

Madeline Guarraia changed the world for the better

We were lucky enough to spend time with Madeline and her mother.  Our condolences to their loving family and friends.

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Better Health

Lose fat without surgery

Face Rx Medical Spa in West Hartford is offering $200 off the Sculp Sure treatment!  Just give them a call at (860) 521-3921.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Health

Get rid of varicose veins just in time for summer

Dr. Wanda Kirejczyk tells us how Vein Centers of Connecticut remove varicose veins for good!  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Better Books

Lesley Stahl on becoming Grandma

60 Minutes reporter Lesley Stahl has a new book out, all about becoming a grandmother.  ‘Becoming Grandma’ is available at all major book retailers.

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Better Care

Daycare 101

Tender Care Learning in Middletown gives us some tips on what kinds of questions you should ask before committing to a daycare.  Click the link on the video to learn more.

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Better Fitness

Protect yourself before running

Trainer Andy O’Neill from M.E.L.T. Fitness gives us some tips on how to make sure we’re running the right way.  You can visit M.E.L.T. in Glastonbury, West Hartford, Simsbury, and South Windsor.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Celebrities

Y & R secrets revealed

Stars of the Young and the Restless, Eric Braeden and Peter Bergman answer your questions!  Watch to hear what they have to say.

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Better Money

How to handle retirement funds

Joel Johnson, certified financial planner and managing partner at Johnson Brunetti, joins us to talk about how to handle your retirement funds.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Health

Why are we all getting sick?

Dr. Tessema gives us an inside look on what viruses might be going around right now and why we're all getting sick.  Click the link on the video to learn more.

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Better Celebrities

Vanessa Williams, she can do it all

She can do it all, including supporting a non-profit organization, Dress for Success!  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Better Books

What will your next good read be?

Emily Liebert just released a new novel, ‘Some Women’ and it comes with a special surprise if you order it now.  Click the link on the video to learn more and get your copy!

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Today's Headlines

UConn wins!! Janet Jackson's announcement, and new Primary winners

UConn wins!!  Janet Jackson's announcement, and new Primary winners.  All that and more in today's headlines!

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Better People

Local mother and daughter help with “MS Walks”

Cathy and Carly Runquist are a mother-daughter team raising money and awareness about Multiple Sclerosis. Cathy talks about her more than 20 year battle with MS and how you can help with upcoming MS walks. To find MS walks in your area click the link in the video.

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Made in CT

The perfect gift for the world traveler in your life

Amanda Navqi from Paperramma shows us how to make the perfect memento to remember all the places you’ve traveled. Click the link in the video for more gift idea from Paperramma.

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Better Manners

What to do when someone is sick

Jodi R.R. Smith talks about the right manners when someone is ill. We’re breaking down questions like if you should visit and how to lend a hand. To get more tips from MannerSmith.com click on the link in the video.

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Better Moves

Hartford kids could get to perform with Justin Bieber

Kids from across the country submitted demo videos for the chance to dance with Justin Bieber on stage. “Better” learned some of Bieber’s moves from 11 year old Skylin Foster who entered the contest. To see Skylin’s contest submission click the link in the video.

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Better Fashion

A Connecticut store helps you find designer fashion at bargain prices

The Clothes Mentor in South Windsor helps brand name shoppers buy their favorite designer clothes without cleaning out their wallets. To learn more about buying or selling your brand name items click the link in the video.

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Better TV

“The Odd Couple” is back

“Better” met up with Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon to talk about bringing “The Odd Couple” back to television. To learn more about the season 2 premiere click the link in the video.

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Today's Headlines

It's hug a newsperson day on this snowy April day, and a getaway to the Great Wolf Lodge!

It's hug a newsperson day on this snowy April day, and a getaway to the Great Wolf Lodge!  It's all in today's headlines!  Click the link on the video to enter the Great Wolf Lodge contest!

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Better Towns

Preparing the future generation for farming

The Suffield Regional Agriscience Center is preparing students for an agricultural career path.  To learn more click the link on the video.

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Better Food

The incredible food of Lucky Lou's

Lucky Lou’s Bar and Grill is located at 222 Main St in Old Wethersfield.  For more on the Taste of Wethersfield event, click the link on the video.

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Better Towns

Meet the CT Chicken Expert

Suffield is our town of the week and also home to Connecticut’s leading chicken expert!  Click the link on the video to see her blog.

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Better Organized

Getting organized for tax season

Tax season is upon us; what do you keep and what do you get rid of?  Organizing expert Matt Baier shows us how to properly file all your tax receipts.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Fitness

Puppies and Paddle Boards

Kim Hawkins from Down Under CT is teaching us some Stand-Up Paddle board Yoga!  To learn more click the link on the video.

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Better People

Writer Becky McCoy inspires people with podcast

Writer Becky L. McCoy shares her inspirational story and how she helps other people overcome obstacles in their lives. To learn more about her podcast "Stories of Unfolding Grace" click on the link in the video.

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Better Hair

How to manage hair during pregnancy

A woman’s body goes through many changes when she’s pregnant, Blades Salon shows us how hair changes and how to manage it.  Blades Salon is located at 161 Main St in Old Wethersfield.  Click the link on the video to see more.

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Check it out

Scot has the time of his life at the Great Wolf Lodge!

Scot made his way to the Great Wolf Lodge indoor water park!  He even went down the 7-story-high water slide!  You have to see it all to believe it.

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Better Weekends

What should you do this weekend?

Renee has your weekend planner, check out all that's going on!  Click the link on the video for Renee’s blog.

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Made in CT

Flower creations for you

Stephany Nolasco-Tavarez of Adoro Paper Elegance makes these floral creations for all different events right here in Connecticut.  To see more of Stephany’s creations, click the link in the video.

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Check it out

Scot has some fun at the Great Wolf Lodge!

Take a look at how much fun Scot had!  Click the link on the video for our Facebook page to learn how to enter the contest.

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Better Headlines

It's April Fool's Day, but this man stuck in a barrel is no joke!

It's April Fool's Day, but this man stuck in a barrel is no joke!  It's all in today's headlines!

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Better Laughs

Rich Vos visits Studio B

You can catch Rich’s act at the Hartford Funny Bone tonight through Sunday.  For tickets and more information, click the link on the video.

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Throwback Thursday

The legacy of G. Fox and the lady who ran it

We take a deeper look into the life of Beatrice Fox Auerbach from the Connecticut Historical Society. Click the link on the video to learn more.

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Better Health

What you need to know about ADHD from Dr. Reynolds

Dr. Reynolds is holding free seminars on April 6th and 13th. Click the link in the video for more information.

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Better Entertainment

Upgrade any occasion with a bar cart

The Pretty Gritty Girls show us how to put together the perfect bar cart for any occasion!  Click the link on the video for more PGG.

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Better movies

Have movie night at the Hartford Jewish Film Festival

Get a sneak peek at what you’ll see at this year’s Hartford Jewish Film Fest!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Today's Headlines

What did Donald Trump say this time?...and this kid thought a pipe was a helmet!

What did Donald Trump say this time?...and this kid thought a pipe was a helmet!  It’s all in today’s headlines.

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Better Treatment

What's new in treating back pain?

Better CT went to New England Spine and Disc in Orange to learn about a new kind of technology called pressure wave treatment.  Find out how you can get rid of back, shoulder, or feet pain for good! To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Made in CT

A gift they'll remember for a lifetime

Wedding season is upon us.  Get some ideas for personalized gifts made by Amanda from Paperramma!  To see more, click the link on the video.

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Better Climb

Climbing for a good cause

Learn how you can get involved in the American Lung Association’s fight for air climb!  The next one is in Hartford on April 23rd.  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Better Fashion

Get the swim suits ready!

Stylist Debbie Wright gives us the scoop on summer swim suits and why it doesn't have to be scary!  Learn more on projectcloset.com  To learn more about Ron's Run fundraiser, click the link on the video.

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Better Travel

Get away and unplug

Kim-Marie Evans gives us some great tips on how to unplug and take a break from our crazy lives.  You’ll be amazed how much it could help!  For more travel tips, click the link on the video.

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Better Celebrities

‘Rush Hour' in Studio B!

The stars from the show 'Rush Hour' join us to talk about the new show premiering on CBS tomorrow night!   To learn more about the show click the link on the video. 

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Today's Headlines

Would you marry yourself? A giant giraffe baby, and what happens when you eat the angriest Whopper?

Would you marry yourself?  A giant giraffe baby, and what happens when you eat the angriest Whopper?  It’s all in today’s headlines!

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Read about it

Better Book Club

We're going to start a Better Book Club. The plan is we'll pick a book near the beginning of the month and then at the end of the month we'll talk about it, maybe have some of you on with us to talk about it. Scot is reading our first pick; "I'm Glad About You."

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Giving Back

How to donate your car for wishes

Tax season is upon us and helping out a good cause is a a great way to get a deduction. But you'll want to know your donation will really make a difference. Especially if it's a big donation, like a car. A local man founded Donate Cars For Wishes, to make sure your generosity will help make wishes come true for sick children.

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Middlebury Consignment

How to make furniture shopping easier

Middlebury Consignment is trying to make furniture shopping easier for you. You can see pieces that are group together in a setting, or you can shop just for couches, or just for dining room sets. Both choices are offered at the Annex at Middlebury Consignment.

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Better Food

Spice up your salads with tips from California Pizza Kitchen

If you want to visit California Pizza Kitchen, stop on by their location at the Westfarms Mall. They're on the first floor between Lord and Taylor and Macy's.
  

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Better Living

How to spring into spring cleaning

It's time for some 'spring cleaning'. Instead of heading out to the stores to buy cleaning products, how about making them yourself? Julie Harrison is going to show us how to make some cleaning solutions that you can feel good about using.

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Made in Connecticut

It's all about native honey at Stonewall Apiary

Stonewall Apiary is located in Hanover, Connecticut, which is a village in the town of Sprague. To learn more about Stonewall Apiary and to order your own honey and beeswax, head to their website. 

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Hugh Jackman turns Superhero

Better Headlines

Scot and Kara have the headlines for Tuesday, March 29th.

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Better Schools

See how one school is going above and beyond to help students

There's a very special school right here in Connecticut serving the needs of children and young adults with disabilities. It's called the Oak Hill School.  And the school is part of a larger organization called Oak Hill, the largest private, nonprofit community provider of services for people with disabilities in our state.

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St. Patrick's Day

Happy Saint Patrick's Day from the Academy of Irish Music

You know it's Saint Patrick's Day when you get a performance from the CT Academy of Irish Music!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Chocolate

The divine gift of chocolate for Easter

Chocolatier Dianne Wagemann owns Divine Treasures in Manchester and she’s showing us some of the best options for our bodies and for Easter!  To learn more, click the link in the video.

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Better Skin

What you can do to keep skin fresh this spring

Dr. Jennifer Pennoyer is a dermatologist and shows us three things we can do to keep skin looking fresh and healthy in no time.  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Savor CT

These Mouthwatering recipes to be featured at “Savor”

Chef Nick Martschenko from 'South End' and 'South End Uncorked' in New Canaan shows us how to make Lobster Lollipops!  They will be featured at Savor: A celebration of wine, food and spirits in Hartford.  For more information about Savor, click the link on the video.

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Live From Ireland

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Ireland!

The official Saint Patrick's Day parade has come to an end but the celebrations in Ireland are just getting started!  Gabe Sagile is the Senior Editor of Travel Zoo and he's live on the streets of Dublin with a look at the celebrations!

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Better Chocolate

The divine gift of chocolate this Easter

Chocolatier Dianne Wagemann owns Divine Treasures in Manchester and she's showing us what the best options for Easter are.  For more information, click the link on the video.

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Better Skin

Keep skin fresh this Spring

Dr. Jennifer Pennoyer is a dermatologist and shows us three things we can do to keep skin looking fresh and healthy in no time.  For more information, click the link on the video.

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Savor CT

Find these mouthwatering recipes at Savor

Chef Nick Martschenko from South End and South End uncorked shows us how to make Lobster Lollipops which will be featured at Savor: A celebration of food and wine in Hartford.  For more information about Savor, click the link on the video.

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Carla's Pasta

Give your Pasta an Irish twist

Our friends from Carla’s Pasta are back!  They’re showing us how to make some easy and delicious Irish themed dishes.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Made in CT

Taking you inside CT’s Maple Syrup

Melissa Cole went to Hydeville Sugar Shack in Stafford Springs to learn more about maple sugaring!  For more information, click the link on the video.

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Today's Headlines

Who sinks and who swims on the campaign trail and the cutest kangaroo you've ever seen!

Who sinks and who swims on the campaign trail, saving Superheroes, and the cutest kangaroo you've ever seen!  It's today's headlines with a special guest host, Debbie Wright.

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Made in CT

Amazing fork Sculptures

We’re revisiting one of our favorite stories this year.  Tom Coben is an artist in New Haven and he makes sculptures out of forks!  It’s amazing.  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Explore the great heights of Meriden

Sometimes there are over 100 planes at the Meriden Markham Airport on a weekend and the public is invited to grab a picnic lunch and just watch. Look out for the big fly in event coming up in the fall with fun for the whole family. Meriden Markham Airport is located at 213 Evansville Ave. in Meriden.  For more information, click here.  

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Better Entertaining

Adorable Easter entertaining ideas

Palm Sunday is this weekend and Easter is coming up the following weekend. Limor Suss is here with some adorable Easter entertaining ideas.

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Better Manners

How to behave in public

Our Better Manners guru, Jodi R.R. Smith tell Scot and Kara how to behave in public.

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Better Food

3.15.16 Hamantashen Recipe

There are a number of holidays right around the corner and one of them is the Jewish holiday of Purim. Here to show us how to make one of the delicious foods that's part of the Purim tradition is Yehudis Wolvovsky of the Chabad Jewish Center in Glastonbury.

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Better Makeup

Nars Cosmetics shows us the makeup trends for spring

Nars Cosmetics shows us what the makeup trends are for spring. 

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Eagle Cam

Better Headlines

Kara and Melissa talk about the headlines for Tuesday, March 15th.

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ADHD Goes Undiagnosed in Women and Girls

CLICK HERE for list of resources on the topic of women and ADHD along with the complete transcript of Denise D'Ascenzo's interview with Dr. Littman.

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Pies Galore!

Celebrating National PI Day

Today is March 14th, or 3.14 on the calendar. And one way to celebrate this important mathematical number is to have actual pie. Joining us is Audrey Day and Bill Hunniford of the American Pie Company in Sherman.

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Town of the Week

It's time to get some good eats in Meriden

Go grab a bite at Nina's Cafe is located at 39 West Main Street in Meriden.

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Better Food

3.14.16 Cape Cod Mussels

What used to be the Avon Old-Farms Inn at the bottom of Avon Mountain is now The North House. Nick Chabot and his family now own the restaurant and banquet hall.

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Ask an Attorney

Top Ten Don'ts When Applying For A Mortgage

We're excited to kick-off a brand-new segment today called "Ask the Attorney". Wendy Bernard is here from the Bernard Law Group. And we're talking mortgages and the things you should not do months before you apply for one.

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Town of the Week

See how author David Walliams is making waves in the book world

David Walliams is a comedian, an actor, and one of the hosts of 'Britain's Got Talent'. His newest book "Demon Dentist" is available in area bookstores and at your favorite online book sellers now.
     

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Colbert Show comes to Better

Better Headlines

Kara and Paul Mecurio talk about the headlines for Monday, March 14th.

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Better Food

ON20 Executive Chef Jeffrey Lizotte to appear at Savor

Chef Jeffrey Lizotte from ON20 in Hartford will be featured at Savor, a celebration of food, wine, and spirits at the Convention Center this April.  For more information click the link in the video.

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What the heck is it?

It’s another chance to guess

Scot takes a walk around 'Big Y' to ask shoppers…what the heck is it?

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Better Celebrities

Maria Menounos talks engagement and cooking!

Maria Menounos tells us about what her new cook book is all about...and we can’t forget about her very recent engagement!

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Better Weekends

So much to do this weekend!

Renee has your weekend planner and her movie pick of the week…it’s a little scary!  To visit Renee’s Blog, click the link on the video.

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Sesame Street

It’s Elmo!

Elmo makes a special appearance and we have a special offer for you!  Watch to find out more!

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Better Laughs

Brent Morin, comedian and CT Native!

You can catch Brent Morin at the Hartford Funny Bone tonight and tomorrow night.  For tickets and more information, click the link on the video.

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Better Hair

Hair colors popping up for spring

Blades Salon in Old Wethersfield shows us some hair colors that are trending this spring!  If you want any of these colors, head to Blades at 161 Main Street in Old Wethersfield!  Click the link in the video for their website.

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Better Living

Where to go for decorative hardware

Scot stopped by CT lighting to lean more about all they have to offer when it comes to decorative hardware.  To learn more click the link on the video.

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Better Food

Learn to make cake pops from the Cake Gypsy herself!

Deanna from the famous Cake Gypsy is showing us how to make Cake Pops for a yummy sweet treat on Saint Patrick’s Day!  Click the link on the video for the website.

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What the heck is it?

Do you know what it is?

Scot took a walk around Big Y to see how many shoppers knew what the heck this is.  Can you get it right? 

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Better Fitness

Try this workout for a transformation

M.E.L.T. Fitness Director Aaron Granahan and client Ray Ristau talk about how a half hour workout can lead to a body transformation!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Celebrities

Minka Kelly gives advice to house hunters

Minka has been in a lot of TV shows, but you’ll probably recognize her as cheerleader Layla Garrity in “Friday Night Lights.” 

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Basket full of fun

Inside scoop on what the Easter Bunny will bring

The Pretty Gritty Girls have some ideas for what the Easter Bunny can leave in your Easter baskets this year!  For more gift and craft ideas, click the link on the video to visit their blog.

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Better Money

When it comes to choosing a financial planner…

Joel Johnson from Johnson Brunetti shares some advice about choosing a financial planner…and what you should stay away from.

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Better Stars

Derek Hough dancing his way to Broadway

You may recognize Derek Hough from Dancing with the Stars, but now he's working on a new role on Broadway!

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Viva la Vida

Expect great things at the Latino Expo

The 16th annual Latino Expo is this weekend!  You can expect lots of fun and a car show...and it's free!  Check it out.

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Better Fashion

Tips to look slimmer in your clothes

Stylist Debbie Wright shows us how we can look taller and slimmer in clothes.

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Better Living

Get the most out of your trip to NYC

Kim-Marie Evans gives us great ideas on how to make the most of the trip to the Big Apple with the kids!

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Better Organize

Spruce up your attic with these tips

You'll find the details on Matt Baier's "attic attack" series on his website and his blog. He also does paper management, clutter control, and floor planning!  For more on attic flooring, click here.

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Better Health

How to stay on track with your weight loss goal

If you're struggling with your weight and think this might be the plan for you, check out MedTeam Weight Loss. Check out their website, or give them a call at (860) 780- 2002.
 

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Better Food

Barbequing with Bear's Smokehouse Barbeque

  If you're looking for some great food,  just head over the Bears Smokehouse BBQ. There are two locations, one in Hartford and one in Windsor.
For more information, head to their website.

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A Must See

We talk to best-selling crime author Michael Connelly

You can get Michael Connelly's most current release "The Crossing" at your local bookstore or at your favorite online bookseller. His next novel, "The Wrong Side of Goodbye" is due out in November

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Better Health

See how doctors may be a step closer to curing cancer

You can find Dr. Belachew Tessema through the website for his practice at the Ct Sinus Institute.
 

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Check it Out

It's the last weekend for The Eagle Watch

Book your eagle watch at Connecticut River Museum. To learn more about Horizon Wings and how they help injured birds of prey, head to their website.

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Better People

See how a local 9-year-old helped a young girl in need of a heart transplant

If you want to help Cora and her family as they await her heart transplant, head to the Facebook page "A heart for Cora".  They have fundraising events posted there as well as a link to their "go fund me" page.

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Erin Andrews wins Trial

Better Headlines

Scot and Melissa talk about the headlines for Tuesday, March 8th.

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Better Food

Cooking with the breakfast guru

Chef Mark Bailey joins Better for some tasty breakfast recipes. 

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  • Today's Headlines

    CT Primary results, more on Kelly & Michael, and cute baby animals!

    CT Primary results, more on Kelly & Michael, and cute baby animals!

    CT Primary results, more on Kelly & Michael, and cute baby animals!  It's all in today's headlines!

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    CT Primary results, more on Kelly & Michael, and cute baby animals!  It's all in today's headlines!

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  • Better Skin

    A must try facial

    A must try facial

    Face RX is offering a Mother’s Day special, when you buy a HydraFacial you will receive a collagen booster worth $75!  Click the link on the video to learn more.

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    Face RX is offering a Mother’s Day special, when you buy a HydraFacial you will receive a collagen booster worth $75!  Click the link on the video to learn more.

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  • Better Living

    Divide and conquer

    Divide and conquer

    You can make sure you see your favorite plants in more places than one!  Julie Harrison is showing us how to split perennials.  Click the link on the video to see more about Julie.

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    You can make sure you see your favorite plants in more places than one!  Julie Harrison is showing us how to split perennials.  Click the link on the video to see more about Julie.

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  • Better Hair

    Choosing to go gray

    Choosing to go gray

    Several Hollywood a-listers are choosing to go gray and stay gray!  Watch to learn more.  You can visit Blades Salon in Old Wethersfield, click the link on the video for more information.

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    Several Hollywood a-listers are choosing to go gray and stay gray!  Watch to learn more.  You can visit Blades Salon in Old Wethersfield, click the link on the video for more information.

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  • Today's Headlines

    It's Arbor Day, remembering a famous TV Pitchman, and new information on Prince's death

    It's Arbor Day, remembering a famous TV Pitchman, and new information on Prince's death

    It's Arbor Day, remembering a famous TV Pitchman, and new information on Prince's death.  It's all in today's headlines!

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    It's Arbor Day, remembering a famous TV Pitchman, and new information on Prince's death.  It's all in today's headlines!

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  • Success

    Taking the brave step of changing your career

    Taking the brave step of changing your career

    Find out what it takes to make a complete career shift.  A new article, “Second Acts” is in the latest edition of Seasons Magazine.  To learn more about Seasons Magazine you can download their free app or click the link on the video.

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    Find out what it takes to make a complete career shift.  A new article, “Second Acts” is in the latest edition of Seasons Magazine.  To learn more about Seasons Magazine you can download their free app or click the link on the video.

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  • Better Recipes

    4.28.16 Oatmeal Cookies

    4.28.16 Oatmeal Cookies

    Thursday, April 28 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-04-28 20:00:25 GMT

    Sweet Maria's is here to show us how to make the perfect oatmeal cookie just in time for Oatmeal Cookie Day on Saturday. 

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    Sweet Maria's is here to show us how to make the perfect oatmeal cookie just in time for Oatmeal Cookie Day on Saturday. 

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  • Better Food

    4.25.16 Salad Nicoise

    4.25.16 Salad Nicoise

    Tuesday, April 26 2016 8:57 AM EDT2016-04-26 12:57:26 GMT

    Salad Nicoise

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    Salad Nicoise

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  • Better Recipes

    4.22.16 Spinach Torta

    4.22.16 Spinach Torta

    Tuesday, April 26 2016 8:56 AM EDT2016-04-26 12:56:51 GMT

    Bob and Danita Sulick from The Mulberry Street are in the kitchen teaching us how to make a Spinach torta, similar to a quiche.  To learn more about the Mulb, click here.

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    Bob and Danita Sulick from The Mulberry Street are in the kitchen teaching us how to make a Spinach torta, similar to a quiche.  To learn more about the Mulb, click here.

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