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2016 Olympics

Get an inside look at Gabby Douglas’ new reality TV show

Gabby Douglas is going for the gold again!  Gabby's mom and actor Wilmer Valderrama are two of the executive producers of the new reality show called “Douglas Family Gold.”  It premieres tonight, check your local listings!

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Better Living

Pretty up your patio, just in time for Memorial Day!

Lowe’s Home Improvement is here to show us some great and easy ways to get your backyard into shape.  We’re talking about everything from center pieces to outdoor loveseats!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Today's Headlines

A bear break-in, Osbourne drama, Bieber is done, and Chewbacca mom has a name

A bear break-in, Osbourne drama, Bieber is done, and Chewbacca mom has a name.  All that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Fitness

Stronger, slimmer, and sexier in just 21 days

Fitness trainer and author Jessie Pavelka is out with a new book, “The Program: 21 days to a stronger, slimmer, sexier you.”  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better TV

The people behind “Banking Awesome”

John Holt is the star of the Nutmeg Financial Union “Banking Awesome” commercials, he’s also the President and CEO of the credit union.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Made in CT

Transforming special places into beautiful works of art

A local artist will take your house or maybe the church you got married in and create a beautiful one-of-a-kind painting out of it!  Click the link on the video to learn more. 

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Project Makeover

Meet the Project Makeover contest finalists

The Project Makeover contest is down to three women.  Kara is going to meet all of them and the first finalist is Karen Elliott. 

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Better Dance

This performance by Pilobolus will blow you away

The dance group Pilobolus is a world famous dance troupe, and they’re based right here in our state!  Their newest performance is “Shadowland 2” and Melissa Cole got an inside look!  Click the link on the video for tickets and times.

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Today's Headlines

What's a water bar? Check out this adult stroller, and Hartford Police rescue a little fawn!

What's a water bar?  Check out this adult stroller, and Hartford Police rescue a little fawn!  All that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Food

Try something new and spicy!

Shekhar Naik from Mmumbai Spice in Rocky Hill is in our kitchen showing us some great ways to put together a flavorful Indian dish!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Race for the Cure

Hear a young woman’s cancer journey and survival

Claire DiCenzo is sharing her journey with breast cancer and why the upcoming Komen Race for the Cure is so important.  The Race is on Saturday June 4th!  Claire has a blog called "PerkyBits"  Click the link on the video for more on the race.

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Better Pets

The 4 commands every puppy should know

Jessica Edgerly from Central K9 in Glastonbury is showing us some of the basics when it comes to training puppies, and she brought a little model!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better TV

“The Price is Right” on “Prime Time” tonight!

Drew Carey is telling us why you’ll see him with Prime Time contest stars!  It's happening tonight at 8 pm right here on Channel 3!

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Better Cities & Towns

Ever heard of Forest bathing??

We went to the town of Washington to check out something called forest bathing at the Mayflower Grace spa!  Check it out!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Baby Week

The latest baby care products

Julie Kieras runs the baby and family blog called Happy Strong Home.  She’s here with some of her top picks for baby care products, they’re pretty cool!  To see more about Julie, click the link on the video.

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Better Products

Best new product awards

Better Homes & Gardens is out with their best new products this year!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Baby Week

We didn’t forget about baby animals!

The Roger Williams Zoo is here with some very cute baby tortoises!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Weekends

Stay busy all weekend

Renee has her movie pick of the week and some great events happening this weekend!  Click the link on the video for Renee’s Blog.

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Baby Week

Capturing sweet moments in the NICU

Joann Marrero is part of a volunteer organization called “Preemie Prints.”  She’s here with a mom who spent the first few months of her baby’s life in the NICU.  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Better Laughs

Bo last name Dacious

The hilarious Bo Dacious is in the studio with us, and he also has a beautiful singing voice!  You’ll find him at the Hartford FunnyBone in Manchester tonight through Sunday.  Click the link on the video for tickets and times.

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Baby Week

Watch as we attempt a "Smash Cake" session with a 1-year-old

Professional photographer Carrie Draghi is demonstrating some great photographing tips including how to set up a "smash cake" photo! Click the link on the video to see more of Carrie’s work.

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Today's Headlines

Dancing baby daddys, a $57 Million ring, and if you're good you get a Tesla!

Dancing baby daddys, a $57 Million ring, and if you're good you get a Tesla!  All that and more in today's headlines.

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Baby Week

Choosing the right daycare

Melissa Cole went to check out Educational Playcare in Simsbury to get some tips on what to look for in a daycare.  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Baby Week

The latest in baby safety

The Bump is here with the latest in baby technology and safety, it’s pretty incredible!  To learn more about The Bump, click the link on the video.

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Better Fitness

Get your pre-baby body back

Joe Carabase from M.e.l.t. Fitness is here with a mom who is sharing how the workouts you’ll see helped her lose baby weight.  Click the link on the video for locations and more about m.e.l.t. Fitness.

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Baby Week

Make a gender reveal cake

The Cake Gypsy is here to show us how to make a delicious and sweet gender reveal cake!  She also brought along some other goodies!  Click the link for locations and more information.

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Throw Back Thursday

The boy from this iconic painting 60 years later

It was 1956 when Norman Rockwell painted the iconic photo called “New Glasses.”  The 13-year-old boy who posed for is here today!

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Today's Headlines

The $31 million dollar ring, on trial for the stolen Rolex, and a stuck alpaca!

The $31 million dollar ring, on trial for the stolen Rolex, and a stuck alpaca!  All that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Fashion

Look great through maternity

Stylist Debbie Wright is showing us how you can still look fabulous and comfortable when pregnant.  For more style tips, click the link on the video.

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Baby Week

Your questions about pediatricians answered here

Dr. Jeffrey Jennings is answering some very important questions for new moms when it comes to choosing your pediatrician.  To learn more about Pediatric Medicine of Wallingford, click the link on the video.

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Better Manners

Manners around the new baby

Jodie R. R. Smith is giving us some tips on how to act around a new baby.  What you should do and what is not okay to do.  Click the link on the video for more on manners.

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Baby Week

Families overcoming infertility

Dr. David Schmidt is talking about infertility and how the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services helped these families overcome the struggle of infertility.  To learn more, click the link on the video. 

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Better Chefs

Meeting famous chef, Jacques Pepin

Scot and his mom went to Jacques Pepin’s home in Connecticut!  Check out his home and how this cuisine royalty keeps track of who has come to visit.

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Better Lighting

Let there be light

CT Lighting is showing us some great options for under cabinet lighting.  Click the link on the video to see more lighting options.

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Baby Week

Customized prints for the nursery

Amanda Navqi from Paperramma is showing us some handmade customized prints to use in a baby’s nursery.  To see more customized products, click the link on the video. 

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Baby Week

The best in baby furniture

Melissa Cole went to visit Baby’s World in Southington and learned about the newest baby furniture including cribs and great accessories.  Click the link on the video to see more!

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Better Health

The latest in allergies

Those suffering from allergies used to get a shot to relieve symptoms, recently a dissolvable tablet has taken its place.  Dr. Tessema talks about its progress.  To learn more click the link on the video.

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Today's Headlines

This is why they say don't touch the animals...Worries about "Finding Dory," and love longer by going to church!

This is why they say don't touch the animals...Worries about "Finding Dory," and love longer by going to church!  All that and more in today's headlines!

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Baby Week

Throwing a gender reveal party & baby shower

TheBump.com is here to show us how to throw a gender reveal party and a baby shower!  To see more baby ideas and tips, click the link on the video.

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Today's Headlines

It's really cold! We have a baby in the studio, a bear in West Hartford and breaking the planking record!

It's really cold!  We have a baby in the studio, a bear in West Hartford and breaking the planking record!  All that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Health

Make gluten-free eating fun

It’s difficult to make sure kids eat healthy, especially when they’re gluten-free.  Silvana Nardone, author of ‘Cooking for Isaiah,’ is giving us some ways to make gluten-free cooking fun and easy!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Law

Legal perks for first time home buyers

Attorney Wendy Bernard is talking to us about the help that’s available for first time home buyers.  To learn more about the Bernard Group, click the link on the video.

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Better Movies

‘Top Gun,’ 30 years later with Tom Skerritt

We’re talking to Tom Skerritt who played Mike “Viper” Metcalf in ‘Top Gun.’  The film is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year!  Will there be another 'Top Gun'? 

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Project Makeover

Project Makeover is down the final three

Dr. Lori Greenwald is here to show us the three finalists in the project makeover giveaway. 

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Baby Week

How to make a diaper cake

Alexandra Sofia from Sofia’s Arts & Crafts is back and she’s teaching us how to make a diaper cake for the next baby shower you go to.  You can head to Sofia's Arts & Crafts to make your own diaper cake!  She's located at 70 Main Street in East Hampton.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Baby Week

Welcome back Erin & baby Ireland!

Channel 3 Eyewitness News Reporter Erin Connolly is a new mom and she’s joining us again to talk about “mommy-hood.”

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Better Travel

Live from Yellowstone National Park

We’re going live from Yellowstone National Park with James McCaleb, the general manager of Yellowstone National Parks lodges, Xanterra.  This year the National Parks system is celebrating its 100th year!  For more, click the link on the video.

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Better Hair

Your hairbrush matters

Jay from Blades Salon is telling us why it’s important to pay attention to the kind of hairbrush we use.  Blades is located at 161 Main St in Old Wethersfield.  For more, click the link on the video.

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Better Weekends

The movie pick of the week plus great events

Hear about Renee's special award she received this week!  And of course, she has all the great family fun events going on this weekend and her movie pick of the week.  For more events on Renee’s Blog, click the link on the video.

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Better Laughs

Comedian Gerald Kelly

Gerald Kelly will be at the Hartford FunnyBone tonight through Sunday.  For tickets and more information, click the link on the video.

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Better Pets

We’re talking ticks with UConn’s official mascot!

Allisson Cammissa is a student at UConn and one of the caregivers for Jonathan the 14th.  Dr. Dennis is also talking about how to know when your dog has been bitten by a tick.  For more about Dr. Dennis, click the link on the video.

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Today's Headlines

It's Michael Strahan's last day! Joan Rivers' family wins lawsuit, and fast food chains are mixing things up!

It's Michael Strahan's last day!  Joan Rivers' family wins lawsuit, and fast food chains are mixing things up!  All that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Crafts

Make your own sidewalk chalk!

Alexandra Sofia from Sofia’s Arts & Crafts is back showing us how to make our own sidewalk chalk.  All you need is 1 cup of plaster of Paris, 1/2 cup of water and 3 tablespoons of Tempera paint!  Her craft studio is located at 70 Main St in East Hampton.  Click the link on the video for more!

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Better Living

Make your patio dreams come true

Cambridge Paving Stones specializes in patio makeovers, including fire pits and outdoor kitchens!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Science

Who knew making ice cream could involve science?

Mark Dixon and TJ McKenna are making ice cream out of liquid nitrogen!  For more about the CT Science Center, click the link on the video.

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Today's Headlines

Trump will talk to Paul Ryan, women could become Catholic Deacons, and a floating garden!

Trump will talk to Paul Ryan, women could become Catholic Deacons, and a floating garden!  All that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Food

Popcentric Popsicles

The name says it all!  One of the most refreshing summer snacks, we’re learning a unique way to make popsicles from Victoria DiCristoforo.  For more information, click the link on the video.

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Better Clothes

Where to bring clothes you don’t wear

Wendy Upton from Clothes Mentor is showing us some great clothes you can buy at a discounted price and ideas of what you can sell to the store!  They’re located at 90 Buckland Rd in South Windsor.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Fashion

Showing off men’s bathing suits

Stylist Debbie Wright and some male models are showing us what’s trending for men’s bathing suits this summer.  Click the link on the video for more on Debbie.

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Today's Headlines

Where does Trump stand now? What did the Queen say? And CT is heaven on Earth!

Where does Trump stand now?  What did the Queen say? And CT is heaven on Earth!  All that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Money

Everything you need to know about retirement

Joel Johnson from Johnson & Brunetti is here to highlight some things we may not think about when saving for retirement.  For more information, click the link on the video.

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Hometown Heroes

Frontier Communications & Veterans

Frontier seeks to employ veterans who are seeking to join the workforce in our state. Greg Barratt, Assistant Vice President for Veterans Affairs at Frontier is telling us how the company has helped them.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Laura Bush & Jenna Bush Hager on their new book

The Former First Lady and her daughter are talking about their new children’s book celebrating National Parks 100th Anniversary!  ‘Our Great Big Backyard’ is available now!

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Better Fitness

It’s about the climb

M.e.l.t Fitness is showing us why we should always say “Yes” to the hill when we get to it.  You can start melting the pounds away and any of their locations in South Windsor, Glastonbury, Simsbury and West Hartford.  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Living

High tech mattresses

The folks at CT Mattress showed us around the store at all the new technology in bedding.  To see what they can offer you, head to any of their stores in South Windsor, Avon, and Southington.  Click the link on the video for more.

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Made in CT

Making T-Shirts the old fashioned way

Poor Morgan is located at 22 Bayview Ave in Stonington.  Click the link on the video for more.

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Today's Headlines

Trump makes a big decision, the new national animal is a bison, and David Beckham with a new product!

Trump makes a big decision, the new national animal is a bison, and David Beckham with a new product...all that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Makeup

How to wear makeup in the summer

Ulta Beauty is showing us some great makeup products and why they’re perfect for summer.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Celebrities

Double Trouble with Tia & Tamera

Tia Mowry- Hardict and Tamera Mowry- Housley went from ‘Sister Sister’ to a book series called ‘Twintuition’.  The second book in the series, ‘Double Trouble,’ is available now!

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Better Fitness

Watch them dance!

It’s not just dance, it’s exercise!  Learn more about Jessica’s Dance Fitness by clicking the link on the video.

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Better Seniors

How they stay young

Better Buddy Melissa Cole surprised the ladies who meet every day at Burger King in Wethersfield.  Hear their conversations!

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Today's Headlines

Mercury to pass the sun, wildfires in Canada, and Harry Styles cuts off his ponytail!

Mercury to pass the sun, wildfires in Canada, and Harry Styles cuts off his ponytail!

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Better Food

A refreshing side to make with dinner

Francine Austin appeared on “The Chew” for her famous Brown Sugar & Bourbon Barbeque Spare Ribs.  Today she’s making pulled pork sandwiches with a Black-Eyed Pea and Corn Salad. 

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Better Health

Your menopause questions answered

Dr. Stephanie Faubion, the director of the Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Clinic has a new book out, “The Menopause Solution.”  It’s available at all major book retailers and online.

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Better Fitness

Get Lean in 15

Joe Wicks, AKA the body coach, is showing us how we can stay fit with his new book ‘Lean in 15.’  For more about Joe, click the link on the video.

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Better Gifts

Where to get your next wedding gift

Middlebury Consignment has some great items to bring as a gift to a wedding or any other special ceremony.  They’re located at 1365 Whittemore Rd in Middlebury.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Farms

Rent a hen and turn your backyard into a farm!

CT Rent-A-Hen can get hens in your backyard in no time, with no long term commitment!  For more information, click the link on the video. 

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Bugz for a good cause

Georgene Summers and Paul Hunter make and design Bugz, dragonflies and butterflies to provide sustainable employment to tribal people all over world.  For more information click the link on the video.

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Today's Headlines

Scot and Kara's moms are co-hosting the show, today's headlines with mom's input!

Scot and Kara's moms, Marlene and Judy are co-hosting the show today!  Hear mom's input on today's headlines!

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Better Seafood

The fascinating process of catching oysters

Scot and photographer Eric Budney hopped on board to farm for Copps Island Oysters with the folks from Norm Bloom & Son.  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Better Weekends

What to do this weekend with mom

Renee and her mom have all fun events going on around the state and their movie pick of the week!  Click the link on the video for Renee’s blog.

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Happy Mother's Day!

Q & A with our moms!

Meet Scot’s mom, Marlene, Kara’s mom, Judy, and Melissa’s mom, Dee!  Hear what they have to say about their children!

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Better Laughs

End your week with laughs from Jeff Dye

Jeff Dye will be at the Hartford FunnyBone tonight through Sunday.  Click the link on the video for tickets and times.

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Better Fitness

MELTATHON!

Not only will you get in shape at Meltathon, you’ll be helping to raise money to help local cancer patients.  Hear how the fundraiser made a difference in a young boy’s life.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Home

Take the stress out of moving

May is “National Moving Month.”  Chip Wade from HGTV tells us how we can make moving stress-free.

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Better Olympics

Missy Franklin going for the gold again

Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin is telling us how her parents have been an inspiration and how we can honor our parents. 

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Better Travel

Set sail for America’s Cup

Kim-Marie Evans explains why you should care about America's Cup, the famous sailing race taking place in NYC this year.  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Better Living

Get your picnic on

The Pretty Gritty Girls are taking your picnic up a notch.  Click the link on the video to see more summer products and craft ideas.

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Better People

Battling brain tumors

Chris Cusano and his wife Ashley are working hard to help others with brain tumors.  Click the link on the video to learn more about the 3rd annual giveback concert to help raise money.

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Carla's Pasta

All your pasta needs for Cinco de Mayo

It’s Cuatro de Mayo in the Better Kitchen.  Carla’s Pasta is showing us a festive way to bring pasta to your Cinco de Mayo celebrations!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Celebrities

Marcia Gay Harden on a mission for Alzheimer’s disease

Marcia Gay Harden shares what she learned from her family’s struggle with Alzheimer’s.  Keep your brain healthy by learning more about the Brain Health Campaign.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Weather

It’s National Weather Observers Day!

To celebrate National Weather Observers Day, we brought in Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest and some of our top weather watchers! 

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Better Health

Desensitizing your food allergy

To learn more about Dr. Tessema and CT Sinus, click the link on the video.

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Better Crafts

Never buy bubblegum again!

Alexandra Sofia Dutra from Sofia’s Arts & Crafts is showing us how to make our own bubble gum!!  You can check out more crafts head to Sofia’s at 70 Main St in East Hampton.  Click the link on the video to learn more.

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Better Books

Better Book Club

We’re talking about how to keep your book club strong.  The Book Club Bookstore is at 100 Main St in Broad Brook.  Click the link on the video to learn more.

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Teacher Appreciation Giveaway

Win a gift for your favorite teacher!

Enter the contest to win your favorite teacher a gift for Teacher Appreciation Week!  Click the link on the video for details and rules.

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Mother's Day

Mother’s Day gift ideas

Limor Suss shows us some great gifts for all types of moms!  To get more tips from Limor, click the link on the video.

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Better Toppings

Victoria Amory & Co. has it all

Spice things up with Victoria Amory's sauces and condiments!  Victoria is from CT and started her own line snacks and sauces that are getting national attention.  Order some for yourself by clicking the link on the video.

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Better Reads

Rick Riordan, new magic from the author of the “Percy Jackson” series

Rick Riordan is giving us a sneak preview of the first book in a brand new series called “The Trials of Apollo,” the first book is called “The Hidden Oracle.”  Head to any major book retailer to pick up your copy.

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Better Living

Party at Scot’s House!

Scot got some help from Middlebury Consignment to make his finished basement entertainment central!  To see all Middlebury Consignment has to offer, visit them at 1365 Whittemore Rd in Middlebury or head to their website by clicking the link on the video.

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Better Manners

Impress mom with your manners

Etiquette expert Jodi RR Smith is helping us use our manners to navigate through Mother’s Day.  To learn more about Jodi and Mannersmith, click the link on the video.

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Better Health

Melanoma Monday

Today is Melanoma Monday, get up to date on everything you need to know about the skin cancer that could be deadly if not treated.  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Better Organized

Spring cleaning for your garage

Personal organizer Matt Baier is giving us some tips on how to declutter our messy garage.  To learn more about Matt Baier, click the link on the video.

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Enter to Win

Win a garage makeover!

Personal organizer Matt Baier is offering to have a messy garage decluttered!  Just take a picture of your messy garage and send it to garage@napoct.com  .  Be sure to include your name and hometown.  For more information, click the link on the video.

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Better Cities & Towns

Where to find your favorite childhood characters

We’re going inside the Cheshire Barker Comic Museum where you’ll see some of your favorite childhood characters.  To learn more about the museum, click the link on the video.

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Better Living

What are you getting mom?

Check out all that the Garden Barn has to offer from Mother’s Day gifts to your own shopping.  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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Today's Headlines

Have you ever heard of ME-ternity leave? And who won big in daytime Emmy’s?

Have you ever heard of ME-ternity leave?  And who won big in daytime Emmy’s?  All that and more in today’s headlines!

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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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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 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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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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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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Today's Headlines

Tony nominations are out, who are the most powerful moms? And what are the stars wearing?

Tony nominations are out, who are the most powerful moms?  And what are the stars wearing?  Find out in today's headlines!

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Today's Headlines

It's Cinco de Mayo! Plus, Janet Jackson is pregnant, and a hippo in the street?

It's Cinco de Mayo!  Plus, Janet Jackson is pregnant, and a hippo in the street?  It's all in today's headlines!

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Today's Headlines

May the fourth be with you, Ted Cruz is out, and 50 cent's apology

May the fourth be with you, Ted Cruz is out, and 50 cent's apology, it's all in today's headlines!

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  • Enter to Win

    Win a garage makeover!

    Win a garage makeover!

    Personal organizer Matt Baier is offering to have a messy garage decluttered!  Just take a picture of your messy garage and send it to garage@napoct.com  .  Be sure to include your name and hometown.  For more information, click the link on the video.

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    Personal organizer Matt Baier is offering to have a messy garage decluttered!  Just take a picture of your messy garage and send it to garage@napoct.com  .  Be sure to include your name and hometown.  For more information, click the link on the video.

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  • Baby Week

    Watch as we attempt a "Smash Cake" session with a 1-year-old

    Watch as we attempt a "Smash Cake" session with a 1-year-old

    Professional photographer Carrie Draghi is demonstrating some great photographing tips including how to set up a "smash cake" photo! Click the link on the video to see more of Carrie’s work.

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    Professional photographer Carrie Draghi is demonstrating some great photographing tips including how to set up a "smash cake" photo! Click the link on the video to see more of Carrie’s work.

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  • Today's Headlines

    Dancing baby daddys, a $57 Million ring, and if you're good you get a Tesla!

    Dancing baby daddys, a $57 Million ring, and if you're good you get a Tesla!

    Dancing baby daddys, a $57 Million ring, and if you're good you get a Tesla!  All that and more in today's headlines.

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    Dancing baby daddys, a $57 Million ring, and if you're good you get a Tesla!  All that and more in today's headlines.

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  • Baby Week

    Choosing the right daycare

    Choosing the right daycare

    Melissa Cole went to check out Educational Playcare in Simsbury to get some tips on what to look for in a daycare.  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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    Melissa Cole went to check out Educational Playcare in Simsbury to get some tips on what to look for in a daycare.  To learn more, click the link on the video.

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  • Baby Week

    The latest baby care products

    The latest baby care products

    Julie Kieras runs the baby and family blog called Happy Strong Home.  She’s here with some of her top picks for baby care products, they’re pretty cool!  To see more about Julie, click the link on the video.

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    Julie Kieras runs the baby and family blog called Happy Strong Home.  She’s here with some of her top picks for baby care products, they’re pretty cool!  To see more about Julie, click the link on the video.

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  • Better Food

    Let’s talk about gourmet French toast

    Let’s talk about gourmet French toast

    Friday, May 20 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-05-20 20:00:19 GMT

    Pecan Crusted Poached Pear Soaked In Grand Mariner Served With French Toast And A  Fresh Strawberry Syrup     

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    Pecan Crusted Poached Pear Soaked In Grand Mariner Served With French Toast And A  Fresh Strawberry Syrup     

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    Best new product awards

    Best new product awards

    Better Homes & Gardens is out with their best new products this year!  Click the link on the video for more.

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    Better Homes & Gardens is out with their best new products this year!  Click the link on the video for more.

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  • Better Food

    5.20.16 Pecan Crusted Poached Pear Soaked In Grand Mariner With French Toast

    5.20.16 Pecan Crusted Poached Pear Soaked In Grand Mariner With French Toast

    Friday, May 20 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-05-20 20:00:19 GMT

    Pecan Crusted Poached Pear Soaked In Grand Mariner Served With French Toast And A  Fresh Strawberry Syrup      

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    Pecan Crusted Poached Pear Soaked In Grand Mariner Served With French Toast And A  Fresh Strawberry Syrup      

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  • Better Food

    5.18.16 Vegan Tofu Ravioli ‘Stir Fry’

    5.18.16 Vegan Tofu Ravioli ‘Stir Fry’

    Thursday, May 19 2016 12:41 PM EDT2016-05-19 16:41:39 GMT
    Vegan Tofu Ravioli ‘Stir Fry’ Serving Size: 4 people Ingredients: •1 Pack 5230 Carla’s Vegan Ravioli •3Tbsp. Stir Fry Sauce of choice •1 can Baby Corn, drained and chopped •½ cup fresh Cilantro leaves, chopped •1 clove Garlic, sliced •1 Cup shredded carrots •1 Cup Shiitake mushrooms, sliced •1 Tbsp. Canola Oil Dish Execution: 1.Heat a sauté pan over medium high heat with canola oil. Add ...More >
    Vegan Tofu Ravioli ‘Stir Fry’ Serving Size: 4 people Ingredients: •1 Pack 5230 Carla’s Vegan Ravioli •3Tbsp. Stir Fry Sauce of choice •1 can Baby Corn, drained and chopped •½ cup fresh Cilantro leaves, chopped •1 clove Garlic, sliced •1 Cup shredded carrots •1 Cup Shiitake mushrooms, sliced •1 Tbsp. Canola Oil Dish Execution: 1.Heat a sauté pan over medium high heat with canola oil. Add ...More >
  • Better Food

    5.18.16 Gluten Free Penne with Ham & Peas

    5.18.16 Gluten Free Penne with Ham & Peas

    Thursday, May 19 2016 12:36 PM EDT2016-05-19 16:36:22 GMT
    Carla’s Gluten Free Penne with Ham & Peas Serving Size: 4 people Ingredients: •1 Pack 9310 Gluten Free Penne Steam Bag •1 Bag Frozen Petite Peas •1 Tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes •Salt & Pepper to taste •1 Tbsp. Butter •¼ lb. Baked Ham, diced •1 Tsp. Garlic, sliced •¼ Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated Dish Execution: 1.Heat a sauté pan over medium high heat. Add butter garlic, pepper flakes, and ham an...More >
    Carla’s Gluten Free Penne with Ham & Peas Serving Size: 4 people Ingredients: •1 Pack 9310 Gluten Free Penne Steam Bag •1 Bag Frozen Petite Peas •1 Tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes •Salt & Pepper to taste •1 Tbsp. Butter •¼ lb. Baked Ham, diced •1 Tsp. Garlic, sliced •¼ Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated Dish Execution: 1.Heat a sauté pan over medium high heat. Add butter garlic, pepper flakes, and ham an...More >
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