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Better Laughs

From computer programmer to comedian

Comedian Rob Little will be at the Hartford Funny Bone this weekend!  Click the link on the video for tickets and times.

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Better TV

Tori Spelling in the remake of ‘Mother May I Sleep With Danger’

Tori Spelling stars as “Julie,” the mother, in ‘Mother May I Sleep With Danger?’  You’ll catch it this Saturday on Lifetime, check your local listings.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better at the Zoo

We're going to the zoo!

To see rhinos, elephants, monkeys, and so much more, just head to The Southwick's Zoo located in Mendon, Massachusetts. It’s just 25 dollars for adult general admission and you can bring your own lunch. For all the details click the link on the video.

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Better Concert

The Concert of the Summer

Counting Crows lead singer Adam Duritz and song-writer Rob Thomas are teaming up this summer.  They're telling us about their summer tour.  Click the link on the video for tickets and times.

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Made in CT

Check out these vintage book-bags!

Kathleen Scranton makes these beautiful bags out of vintage books.  She'll make your favorite hard cover book into a bag too!  Click the link on the video for more information!

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Seasons Magazine

Why Poetry Matters Now

Deborah berry, editor in chief of Seasons Magazine, Susan Ballek from the Hillstead Museum, and poet Clare Rossini are here to tell us why poetry still matters.  Click the link for more on Seasons Magazine.

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Nutmeg State

Shred-it event this weekend

John Holt from Nutmeg State Financial Union is here to tell us more about the shred-it event this weekend from 9 a.m.- noon!  It’s happening at 521 Cromwell Ave in Rocky Hill and 81 House St in Glastonbury.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Weekends

What are you up to this Father’s Day weekend?

Renee DiNino is here with some great events and activities you might want to consider this weekend!  Click the link on the video for Renee’s Blog.

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Project Makeover

The winner of project makeover revealed!

Today we find out who will receive a medical makeover for free from Dr. Lori Greenwald of Vanishing Veins and Vivesse.  Stay with us as we follow their makeover.

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Better Summer

Check out this family fun museum

Melissa Cole checks out a great museum to visit this summer!  They have brand new exhibits and offer summer camp for kids.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Food

Tacos for a good cause

Ben Burkey is in the Better Kitchen with his personal coach, Tom Holland! Burkey is the line chef at the Mohegan Sun Casino. He’s training for an upcoming Ironman in Lake Placid. Ben is also raising money for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Click the link on the video to donate.

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Better Fashion

How to wear shorts this summer

Debbie Wright is here showing us shorts to wear and what lengths are appropriate!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Guardian Pest Control

Get rid of mosquitoes and pests in your yard

Hear from a client of Guardian Pest Control about how their service changed their back yard!  Click the link on the video for more about Guardian Pest Control.

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Better Fitness

How his workout changed his life

Joe Carabase from M.e.l.t. Fitness is here with client Mike Choiniere who’s at the gym 6 times a week!  He shares his inspirational story.  Click the link on the video for more about M.e.l.t Fitness! 

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Better Food

Where’s the best hot dog in CT?

The question you’ve been asking yourself when you want a nice juicy hot dog.  We have 2 contestants and the “Dawg Tour” in our kitchen!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Summer Essentials

What should be in your bag this summer?

The Pretty Gritty Girls are here with some summer bag essentials.  For more on their blog, click the link on the video.

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Today's Headlines

A 9-year-old boy swims to Alcatraz and breaks record! Plus, sweet photos of man and dog

A 9-year-old boy swims to Alcatraz and breaks record!  Plus, sweet photos of man and dog.  All that and more in today's headlines.

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Today's Headlines

Happy Flag Day! Check out a touching balloon message, and what's this pit bull scared of?

Happy Flag Day!  Check out a touching balloon message, and what's this pit bull scared of?  Find out in today's headlines!

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Better Lighting

Get 'the nest' in your home

For more information on how you can get The Nest in your home head to your local Connecticut lighting centers, or click the link on the video.

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On the Water

Farming for oysters

Want the freshest seafood? The next time you order an oyster ask for a Copps Island Oysters, they’re located right here in our state! Click the link on the video for more on how you can get your hands on the next big catch.

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Better Hair

Hair color for your skin tone

As always, Jay and his team are located on Main Street in Old Wethersfield. To make your appointment head to 161 Main Street in Old Wethersfield.

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Better Products

Fun in the Sun

Want to have more fun in the sun with the kids? Well Happy Strong Home has all the ideas to make your summer better! Click the link on the video for more.

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Today's Headlines

The touching dedications at the Tony Awards, this bird will make you laugh, and some sweet moments of mommy gorilla and baby

The touching dedications at the Tony Awards, this bird will make you laugh, and some sweet moments of mommy gorilla and baby.  All that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Cities & Towns

A must-visit in Old Lyme

Our town of the day is Old Lyme, Melissa Cole went to check out a great gift shop that's been around for 27 years!  Click the link on the video for more about The Bowerbird. 

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Making a Difference

The Petit Family Golf Tournament

The Petit Family Foundation has been able to help many groups.  Much of the fundraising is done at the Petit Family Golf Tournament.  This year the tournament will be held on Monday June 20th at the Country Club of Farmington.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Cities & Towns

Check out these nautical themed glasses

Have your next drink with the coordinates of your home or wherever you'd like!  One man from Old Lyme actually came up with the idea.  Click the link on the video to place an order!

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Better Movies

Max Greenfield on 'Hello, My Name is Doris'

You know Max Greenfield as "Schmidt" from "New Girl."  He co-stars with Sally Field in a new movie 'Hello, My Name is Doris.'  Get it on Blu-Ray and DVD tomorrow!

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Better TV

Imagine raising sextuplets

Ro and Mia McGhee are starring in a new show called 'Growing Up McGhee.'  It follows their lives raising sextuplets.  Kara got to talk to them all about it!

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Better Weekends

What are you doing this weekend?

Renee tells us about some great events happening this weekend!  Click the link on the video for Renee's Blog!

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Better Pets

What you need to know about dogs & cats this summer

Dr. Andrea Dennis tells us what to avoid this summer with your pets.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Laughs

Better Laughs with Ryan Hamilton

Catch Ryan's act at the Hartford FunnyBone tonight through Sunday!  Click the link on the video for tickets and times.

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Better Living

Gift ideas for grads and dads

Limor Suss shows us some great gift ideas for upcoming graduations and Father’s Day!  Click the link for more entertainment tips!

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Better Science

The science behind da Vinci

Mark Dixon head to the CT Science Center with TJ McKenna for an up close look at the da Vinci, Machines in Motion exhibit.  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Living

Outdoor Dining

Middlebury Consignment is breaking out all of their outdoor dining!  Scot is checking it out.  Click the link on the video for more!

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Better Health

A solution to prominent ears

Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Stanislaw shows us the permanent solution to protruding or prominent ears.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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James Patterson

Ever heard of book shots?

New York Times Best Selling author James Patterson is telling us all about this new sensation!  Click the link on the video to learn more.

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Better Food

Wow guests with cake decorating skills

Jodi Mailoux and Stacey Balfour are here from Big Y to teach us some cake decorating skills!  Click the link on the video for more on Big Y.

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Today's Today

One country goes without m&m's, a Palin just married, and this is what happens when the shepard falls asleep

One country goes without m&m's, a Palin just married, and this is what happens when the shepherd falls asleep.  It's all in today's headlines!

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Throwback Thursday

Remember when it was Riverside Park?

Scot takes us to Six Flags for a little history on the amusement park and how far it’s come!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Today's Headlines

The cutest pet rescues, a bear enjoying a bath, and what's with these legs?

The cutest pet rescues, a bear enjoying a bath, and what's with these weirdly crossed legs?

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Better Food

Taste of Mystic

Frank Iglesias is an executive pastry chef who will be at the Taste of Mystic celebration.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Dr. Reynolds

Frequently asked questions about behavioral disorders

Dr. Reynolds specializes in things like attention deficit disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral disorders.  He has a free seminar coming up, click the link on the video to sign up.

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Veterans

Homes for the Brave

Our own Eric Parker is here with Christine Rua to tell us about a transitional housing program for female veterans.  Click the link on the video to learn more.

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Fighting Cancer

The Linda Clemens Breast Cancer foundation

Rosanne Palazzo is a breast cancer survivor, she’s telling us about a charity for women fighting the disease.  Click the link on the video for more.

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Social Cards

The hassle-free way to give out information

Our friend Amanda Navqi of Paperramma is telling us about Social Circle Cards, a new and stylish way to exchange information.  Click the link on the video to order yours!

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Horseback Riding

Time to Saddle Up!

Melissa Cole takes us to the UConn campus in Storrs where anyone can learn the basics of horseback riding!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Today's Headlines

It's National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, the message in a bottle...found! Plus, the Playboy Mansion under new ownership

It's National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, the message in a bottle...found!  Plus, the Playboy Mansion under new ownership, all that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Music

The story behind one man and his guitar

When Dale Fairbanks learned how to play guitar, he loved it so much, he started making his own guitars!  Watch how! 

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Dress for Success

A Full Re-cap of the Capitol Catwalk

Kara, Scot, and the whole Channel 3 team hit the catwalk last night to support Dress for Success.  See how it all went down!  To see how you can get involved, click the link on the video.

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Better TV

Billy Ray Cyrus Channels Elvis

You remember him from that song everyone knows and then as Hannah Montana’s dad, now he’s taking on the role of Elvis in a new show. 

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Better Living

Jazz up your patio

Peter from The Home Depot is showing us how we can jazz up our backyards or patios with just a few items.  Click the link on the video for more ideas!

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Better Food

Check out this gluten-free food truck!

Lisa Mazzotta- Ivaldi and her daughter Lauren are  telling us about their Celiac Epicurean Food Truck!  You’ll find them in Glastonbury.  Click the link on the video for more.

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Father's Day

A Father’s Day gift he’ll have for years to come

MaryKate and Dave from Haverly Home Gifts are here to show us some woodwork Dad will love!  Click the link on the video for more details.

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Today's Headlines

Remembering Muhammad Ali, what's up with Richard Simmons? Plus, Taylor Swift shows up at this wedding!

Remembering Muhammad Ali, what's up with Richard Simmons?  Plus, Taylor Swift shows up at this wedding!

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Better Success

Check out this weight loss transformation

Rob Nevins shares his inspirational story of weight loss.  He went to Rob Nevins, he’s hosting a living lean seminar next Wednesday, June 15th.  Click the link on the video for more.

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Made in CT

How to make homemade ice cream

Jay from Blades Salon is showing us how to get the most volume from our hair!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Hair

Turn up the volume

Scot and Melissa went to Auer Farm in Bloomfield to see what goes into making the delicious frozen treat.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Organized

Try these tips when packing for a trip

Organizing expert, Matt Baier, is here to show us how to travel organized.  Plus see how you can get a messy garage makeover!  For more tips click the link on the video for Matt’s website.

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Better Cities & Towns

Take me out to the ball game

Scot is taking us to the new, New Britain Bees stadium, it’s all the buzz!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Today's Headlines

Check out this kid on a roller coaster...and look who's one of the sexiest men in the U.S.!

Check out this kid on a roller coaster...and look who's one of the sexiest men in the U.S.!  All that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Living

Refurbish your patio furniture

Chair Care in New Haven will take your old patio furniture and make it look as good as new!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Food

Delicious and convenient breakfast casserole

Megan Vincelett is here from F.R.O.T.H. Coffee House in East Hampton and she's showing us how to make a breakfast casserole!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Crafts

Make LED letters for your home

Alexandra Sofia Dutra from Sofia’s Arts & Crafts is showing us how to make these trendy LED letters at home!  Sofia’s Arts & Crafts is located at 70 Main St in East Hampton, click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Weekends

Great events this weekend plus 2 GIVEAWAYS!

Renee is here with some great events this weekend and she also has 2 giveaways!  Click the link on the video to enter the contests on Renee’s Blog.

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Made in CT

Tea-Rrific tea infused ice cream

It may sound strange, but this tea infused ice cream is a delicious cold treat!  Find it at stop & shop, shoprite, whole foods, and more.  Click the link on the video to order tea-rrific ice cream and for a full list of locations.

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Better Laughs

Jon Lovitz

THE Jon Lovitz came to visit us!  He’ll be at the FunnyBone all this weekend!  Click the link on the video for tickets and times.

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Today's Headlines

Hey look, it's Chaz! Free tuition for Chewbacca mom, a lego disaster, and Oprah in the kitchen!

Hey look, it's Chaz!  Free tuition for Chewbacca mom, a lego disaster, and Oprah in the kitchen!  All that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Money

The student loan impact on the economy

Joel Johnson from Johnson and Brunetti is here to talk about how student loan debt is affecting the U.S. economy.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Food

Everything you need to know about dairy products

Heidi Harkopf is a nutrition specialist from the New England Dairy and Food Council.  We’re learning all about dairy from due dates to smoothies!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Fitness

Learn 5 new workouts with kettlebells

Owner of M.e.l.t. Fitness, Joe Carabase is showing us 5 great kettlebell workouts.  Click the link on the video for more about M.e.l.t.

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Better Manners

Graduation Expectations

What’s the protocol for graduations?  Check out this segment!  Click the link on the video for more information on manners.

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Pretty Gritty Girls

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

The Pretty Gritty Girls are back with some great ideas on how to “B” ready for Father’s Day with bourbon, business, beer and BBQ!  Click the link on the video for the PGG lifestyle blog.

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Carla's Pasta

Easy summer cooking

The kids will be home for lunch now that school’s out, what will you make?  Carla and her granddaughters, Giuliana and Serafina are here to show us how easy this pasta is!  Click the link on the video for more.  Simply purchase Carla's 'Buttered Noodles' or 'Mac & Cheese', put into the microwave, and enjoy!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Today's Headlines

Check out this enormous alligator, a moose in CT, and a selfie statue?

Check out this enormous alligator, a moose in CT, and a selfie statue?  Plus you'll want to see this mom's reaction when she finds out...it's a boy!  It's all in today's headlines.

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Better Fashion

Strut your mutt

Watch these adorable pups strut the catwalk, but all for a good cause!  Click the link on the video for more information about ‘Strut your Mutt.’

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Made in CT

Seasonings to knock your socks off

Tony Carlotto and Darby Weigel from Rolling Rock Salt are here to talk about their incredible salts and seasonings!  Click the link on the video to order yours.

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Better at the Zoo

It’s a zoo in studio B!

The folks from the Roger Williams Park Zoo are here with a special guest you don’t see very often.  Click the link on the video to plan your trip to the zoo!

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Better Makeup

What’s in your makeup bag?

ULTA Beauty is here to show us some great products to have in your makeup bag.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Today's Headlines

It's really hot! A police chase in a front loader and an incredible spelling bee

It's really hot!  A police chase in a front loader and an incredible spelling bee, all that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Care

Financial help for family caregivers

Brendan Daly from Czepiga, Daly, Pope is here to talk about some financial help that’s available for those who take care of their kids and parents.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Project Makeover

Vote for Project Makeover

It’s time to vote for the woman you want to see win a medical makeover from Dr. Lori Greenwald from Vanishing Veins and Vivesse in Bloomfield.  Click the link on the video to vote.

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Better Pets

Why and when dogs bite

Dr. Andrea Dennis is giving us some insight into why and when dogs bite.  Click the link on the video for more about Dr. Dennis.

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Better Weekends

Weekend plans for everyone

Renee is here with comedian Greg Morton, they have your three-day-weekend planner!  Click the link on the video for Renee’s blog.

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Mystery Guest

Surprise! It’s a chalk artist!

We surprised Scot with a chalk artist to try to persuade him that chalk is not vandalism.  Michael Micinilio has done fabulous works of art all with chalk.  Click the link on the video to see more!

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Better Laughs

The many talents of Greg Morton

Greg Morton is a stand up comedian and also does cartoon voices and song parodies.  If you want to see Greg’s act, he’ll be at the Hartford FunnyBone tonight through Sunday.  Click the link on the video for tickets and show times.

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Today's Headlines

Trump vs. Sanders, could Rob Lowe be Kelly's new co-host? And the youngest water skiier!

Trump vs. Sanders, could Rob Lowe be Kelly's new co-host?  Plus the youngest water skier!  All that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Science

Patriotic Science

Mark Dixon and TJ McKenna from the CT Science Center are showing us some cool science experiments you can try at home this holiday weekend!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Hair

How often should you clean your hair brush?

Blades Salon in Old Wethersfield has some great tips on how to clean your hair brushes and other accessories!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Project Makeover

Meet Project Makeover finalist number 3

Kara sat down with the final finalist of Project Makeover, Loraine Pillon of Collinsville.  Stay tuned for how you can vote for the finalist you want to win!

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Throwback Thursday

How much are your baseball cards worth?

National baseball card and memorabilia seller, Brian Cataquet is showing us what your baseball cards may be worth.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Summer

Better learns to swim

Melissa and Scot went to the Rocky Hill School of Swimming to get the basics on swimming.  Click the link on the video to learn more.

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Today's Headlines

Another rescued fawn, Chewbacca mom meets the real Chewbacca, and no more Victoria's Secret catalogs!

Another rescued fawn, Chewbacca mom meets the real Chewbacca, and no more Victoria's Secret catalogs!  All that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Health

What could be behind a child's weak social skills

Dr. Reynolds is sharing some thoughts on what could be behind a child's weak social skills, and some treatments to try.  Click the link to learn about free seminars.

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Better Movies

Coming soon to a theater near you

Fandango is giving us a sneak peek at some exciting movies coming to theaters this summer.  They also have a new streaming service to tell us about!  Click the link on the video to see more movies!

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Project Makeover

Meet Project Makeover finalist number 2

Kara sat down with Project Makeover finalist number 2, Theresa Wilcox of Stafford Springs.  Stay tuned for how you can vote for the woman you'd like to see win the medical makeover!

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Dirty Dancing

No one puts baby in a corner

"Dirty Dancing" is at the Bushnell tonight through Sunday.  The actors taking on the roles of "Johnny" and "Baby" are teaching Scot and Kara some moves!  Click the link on the video for times and tickets.

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Made in CT

How to make your own granola

The Kelly started making their own granola in their kitchen with four simple ingredients, plus fruit and nuts for extra flavor.  That's where their name "Kelly's Four Plus" comes from.  Cordy Kelly and her son Nate teach us the basics of making granola.  Click the link on the video to order your own granola!

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National Wine Appreciation Day

Wine myths debunked

Renee Allen teaches a course on wine appreciation and today she's debunking 5 popular wine myths.  Sign up for Renee's classes and learn more by clicking the link on the video.

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Baby Week

Graco Pack and play

We gave away a great prize last week!  Click the link on the video for more information about Graco products.

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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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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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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 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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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

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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