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Better Toys

Get the hottest toys of the year now!

These are the toys that will be flying off the shelves in the next few months!  Featuring, “My Friend Pikachu” and a “Barbie Convertible!”  Watch to see all the toys and click the link on the video to see more!

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New Show

The new “MacGyver”

“MacGyver” is back!  The new cast includes actors Lucas Till and George Eads, they’re sharing more with us!  The reimagined version of McGyver premieres tomorrow night at 8 PM on Channel 3!

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Better Living

How to have the best curb appeal on the block

Patrick Roy from Lowe’s in Wallingford pays us a visit, he’s showing us how we can add some curb appeal to our yards this fall!  Click the link on the video to start your outdoor project!

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Eversource Hartford Marathon

She’s ready to run!

The Eversource Hartford Marathon is coming up, we’re hearing how one mom got into running just by being a better mom!  Click the link on the video to register for the Eversource Hartford Marathon.

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Better Food

Homemade pancakes, syrup, and chicken sausage!

Our friends from Sur La Table are walking us through this homemade pancakes, syrup, and chicken sausage!  Find the recipes in the recipe section of our website and click the link on the video to sign up for cooking classes at Sur La Table!

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Better Wine

Cozy up with fall wine

Renee B. Allen is our “Better” wine expert, she’s the director of the Wine Institute of New England.  She’s telling us about the wines of fall and what we should add to our wine racks.  Click the link on the video for more information!

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Better Weekends

Fairs, wine tastings, and fashion shows…it’s all this weekend!

Renee DiNino from The River 105.9 has some recommended activities for the weekend.  Click the link on the video for Renee’s Blog!

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Better Laughs

Godfrey in Studio B

You may recognize Godfrey from TV, and today he’s giving us something to laugh about!  He’ll be at the Hartford Funny Bone until Sunday if you want to see him!  Click the link on the video for ticket information.

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Today's Headlines

It's Checkers Day! Hillary Clinton makes an appearance with Zach Galifianakis!

It's Checkers Day!  Hillary Clinton makes an appearance with Zach Galifianakis!  All that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Homes

Historical homes without the need for repairs

The folks at Early New England Homes by Country Carpenters build beautiful historical looking homes, but you won't need to worry about any repairs on the inside!  Click the link on the video for more information on touring a home!

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Goodnight Gracy

Alan Safier as George Burns

Alan Safier is playing George Burns in Goodnight Gracy at the Ridgefield Playhouse tomorrow night at 7:30.  Click the link on the video for ticket information.

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Check it Out

How’s Howie Mandel?

Comedian and TV show host Howie Mandel talks about a self cleaning toilet that’s changing the world.  Click the link on the video for a chance to win one for free!

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Better Nutrition

Fueling up for success

Success in school and sports has a lot to do with how kids fuel their bodies.  Heidi Harkopf, director of nutrition programs for the New England Dairy and Food Council talks about the good fuel versus the bad.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Fire Safety

Making a difference on college campuses

One Innocent Life was founded by Jeff Block after his daughter, Eva, and her two friends died in an off-campus housing of Marist College.  Hear more about his inspirational story.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Fashion

Local fashion designs with Shop Charlee

Charles and Jennifer Maring create beautiful home décor and oil paintings, and then make them into clothes!  Click the link on the video to get a closer look.

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Today's Headlines

Brad Pitt under investigation ... and now you don't have to choose between a hamburger and a hotdog!

Brad Pitt under investigation ... and now you don't have to choose between a hamburger and a hotdog!  That and much more in today's headlines!

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Making History

Making history in politics

Jeff Bridgman is showing us part of an exhibit displaying historical mementos from past presidential campaigns.  To see more, click the link on the video.

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Better Food

Get ready for smoked chicken packed with flavor!

Bob and Danita Sulick from “The Mulb” are back with an outstanding smoked chicken dish with porcini mushroom pasta!  Find the recipe in the recipe section of our website.

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Better Manners

Etiquette for the new school year

Etiquette consultant Jodi RR Smith is helping us out with manners when it comes to our children’s friends.  How do you make sure there are no hurt feelings when your child makes friends in a new friend group?  Watch to find out.  Click the link on the video for more etiquette tips!

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Better Health

Everything you need to know about fevers

We’re getting into germ season…that means a higher risk of your child getting a fever!  Dr. Belachew Tessema covers all the bases including what a fever actually is, and when to see a doctor.  Click the link on the video for more on Dr. Tessema.

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Fair Season

What to see at the Durham Fair

Melissa Cole checks out the preparations for the Durham Fair!  From local food to crafts to animals, there’s a lot to do!  The fair kicks off tomorrow, click the link on the video for more information!

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Today's Headlines

Bye-bye to Brangelina, Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling got hitched, and The First Lady does an Obama impression!

Bye-bye to Brangelina, Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling got hitched, and The First Lady does an Obama impression!  It's all in today's headlines!

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Coast to Coast

Riding Across the U.S.

Mark Johnson made the trip across the U.S. on a bike!  He’s telling us more about the CT Cycling Advancement Program.  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Comedy

Comedian Tig Notaro on her new show

Comedian Tig Notaro stars in a new show, "One Mississippi" which is based on her life.  She talks about how she turned her life around when things weren't looking up.  Check out the full interview!

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History Lesson

Learning more about Mark Twain

We’re learning more about Mark Twain from the people who knew him best…Kind of!  Characters, like his maid and his wife, give tours of the Mark Twain House!  To learn more about Living History Tours and get your tickets, click the link on the video!

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Wilmer Valderrama

From “That 70’s Show” to “NCIS”

Wilmer Valderrama started off on “That 70’s Show,” but he’s branching out and playing a special agent in “NCIS.”  Check out the full interview and watch the “NCIS” Season premiere tonight at 8 PM on Channel 3!

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Better Fashion

Fall fashions for under $50

 “Better” stylist Debbie Wright is showing us how to get the fall look for under $50!  Click the link on the video to learn more about Debbie.

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Today's Headlines

George H. W. Bush voting for Clinton? The top reasons to miss work, and a wild hog on the loose!

George H. W. Bush voting for Clinton?  The top reasons to miss work, and a wild hog on the loose!  It's all in today's headlines.

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National Honey Month

How to use honey everyday

Blogger Julie Kieras is helping us celebrate National Honey Month with a few special products made with honey!  She’s also sharing some healthy honey snack ideas for the kids!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Mental Health

Learn more about ADHD

This month is ADHD awareness month.  It’s the most diagnosed behavioral problem in children, but also the most misdiagnosed.  Dr. Reynolds of the Reynolds Clinic is clearing up some misconceptions.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Food

The Art of Food and Wine

Tyler Anderson, owner of “Cook and the Bear” in West Hartford is joined by the restaurant’s executive chef Ed Jones.  They’re making brisket on a biscuit!  They will be cooking at “The Art of Food and Wine” at the New Britain Museum of Art on October 13th.  Click the link on the video to buy tickets.

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Radical Beauty

Feel beautiful from the inside out

The highly esteemed Dr. Deepak Chopra and nutritionist Kimberly Synder are co-authors of a brand new book, “Radical Beauty: How to Transform Yourself From the Inside Out.”  Check it out!

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Project Makeover

2016 Project Makeover Winners

It’s time to meet the winners of this year’s Project Makeover contest!  We’re sitting down with Karen Elliott and Theresa Wilcox.  They’re also getting a great prize from Fleet Feet.

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Project Makeover

The final reveal

After 3 months of procedures, Karen Elliott and Theresa Wilcox are ready to show off the results!  Dr. Lori Greenwald, owner of Vanishing Veins Vivesse and MedSpa tells us more!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Looking Back

Growing up in Connecticut

There’s a place you can go in Connecticut to look back at four generations!  It’s an exhibit all about growing up in CT.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Today's Headlines

Just in case you missed the Emmy Awards last night…

We have the Award show highlights as well as some awkward moments…see it all in today’s headlines!

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Better Lighting

Heading over to Scot’s house!

Check out all that Connecticut Lighting has to offer and see it in action at Scot’s house!  Click the link on the video for more!

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Better Food

Sweet potato waffle bowls for breakfast!

Chef Jay Lewis is from CT and he’s showing us how to make delicious waffle bowls!  He’s also out with a new cookbook called, “The Gentleman’s Cook Book.”  Check out this awesome recipe in the recipe section of our website. 

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Young & Restless

Chatting with Joshua Morrow

Kara sat down with The Young and The Restless star, Joshua Morrow.  Hear about his personal life and an inside scoop on the show!  Watch Y&R on Channel 3, weekdays at 12:30.

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Better Weekends

Your weekend starts now!

Renee DiNino has all the details to make your weekend extra fun!  Click the link on the video to see Renee’s Blog!

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Better Pets

Can our dogs really understand us?

Dr. Andrea Dennis from the Bloomfield Animal Hospital tells us about the intriguing study on how much dogs understand us.  Watch to learn more!  Click the link on the video for more about Dr. Dennis. 

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Today's Headlines

Messing up Donald Trump's hair, and a golden toilet

Messing up Donald Trump's hair, and a golden toilet...all that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Laughs

Michael Malone in Studio B

Michael Malone is sure to get you laughing today!  See him at the Hartford Funny Bone tonight through Sunday.  Click the link on the video for ticket information.

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Better Food

Make time for a delicious and nutritious breakfast

Having a delicious and healthy breakfast with a hectic morning routine is possible when you prepare it the night before!  Registered dietitians from Big Y show us how to do it!  Be sure to check out the recipes in the recipe section of our website.  Click the link on the video for more.

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This Weekend

Are you ready for the Big E?!

The Big E opens this weekend!  We’re getting a preview of some of the amazing local food you’ll find there!  Click the link on the video for all the details.

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Sneak Peek

A sneak peek at the Total Life Expo

The Total Life Expo is stopping at Mohegan Sun on Saturday.  You’ll find jewelry from The Wild Fay, spicy sauce from Get Your Own Damn Sauce, and so much more!  Click the link on the video for more details.

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Mission of Mercy

Free dental care for those who can’t afford it

Every year doctors volunteer to make sure everyone gets the dental care they need.  Dr. Bob Schreibman and Dr. Michael Perl are on the Executive Board of the CT Mission of Mercy.  You can get a free dental cleaning this Friday and Saturday at the XL Center.  Click the link on the video for more details.

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Better Fitness

Improve your posture at work!

Joe Carabase, owner of m.e.l.t. Fitness shows us how to work on our posture at the office!  Email burnfat@meltworkout.com to get a free workout!  Click the link on the video for more on m.e.l.t. Fitness.

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Today's Headlines

Britney & Justin reunited? How about a train swing? And Trump slippers!

Britney & Justin reunited?  How about a train swing?  And Trump slippers!  All that and more in today's headlines!

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Throw Back Thursday

The Pez Expert

Shawn Peterson works at Pez, located right here in Connecticut but has been a big fan long before he got the job.  He’s showing us some of his collection!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Pets

Hug your hound day

Not only is it Hump Day, it’s also National Hug Your Hound Day!  We’re celebrating with the New England Basset Hound Rescue.  Click the link on the video for more hounds.

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Better Food

Make lunch easy and mix it up

Get your kids to eat the food you pack with easy delicious recipes!  Author Stacie Billis is all about mixing it up and making your own ingredients!  Click the link on the video to order your copy!

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Tony La Russa

Baseball hall of famer shares his love for animals

Tony La Russa is a Hall of Fame baseball manager, but today he’s sharing the passion for his work with animal rescues.  Click the link on the video to watch Pet Finder’s anniversary video to help them get to 1 million views!

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Better Health

A new solution for sleep apnea

Dr. Mark D’Agostino from Middlesex Hospital tells us more about a new device that’s helping those who suffer from sleep apnea.  Click the link on the video to learn more.

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Better Sports

Water-skiing to inspire

Water-skiing is not the easiest sport, but imagine learning to do it blind or even paralyzed.  That’s what some people are accomplishing at Adaptive Skiing in Newtown!  To sign up for the “Dam Buster” event, call (203) 426-0666 or email LOFSkiers@gmail.com  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Travel

How to do Vegas with the kids

Las Vegas isn’t just for adults, Kim-Marie Evans, AKA Luxury Travel Mom, tells us about the best places and things to do with the kids!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Today's Headlines

Simone Biles hacked, school bus hero, and a toddler joy riding in electric car

Simone Biles hacked, school bus hero, and a toddler joy riding in electric car...all that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Money

Top Social Security Questions

Joel Johnson is a certified financial planner and managing partner at Johnson Brunetti.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Volunteer Service

Helping flood victims in Louisiana

Art Hopkins and Joe Apicelli are volunteers for the Connecticut Red Cross, they went to Louisiana to help flood victims.  Check out their inspirational story.

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Better Food

Bringing BBQ to CT

Pete Daversa knows a thing or two about smoked barbeque, and today he’s showing us how we can do it at home!  Mago Point Smokehouse is opening soon for catering, click the link on the video to track the progress!

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Pretty Gritty Girls

Morning Mom Hacks

The Pretty Gritty Girls know what it’s like rushing out the door with the kids making sure they have everything and that you have everything you need for the day!  Today they’re giving us some tips and tricks to make mornings hassle-free.  Click the link on the video for more.

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Today's Headlined

Snow at Yellowstone, More on Ryan Lochte, and Hillary's health

Snow at Yellowstone, More on Ryan Lochte, and Hillary's health...All that and more in today's headlines!

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Roald Dahl

Happy 100th Birthday Roald Dahl!

Today would have been well-known author Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday!  We’re celebrating with some fun characters and a brand new collector’s edition of his famous books!  Click the link on the video to plan your own Roald Dahl party!

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Producer Challenge

How fast can you cover a text book?

Today’s producer challenge is making a book cover from a paper bag!  Our judge is Tracie Larson, owner of 'Papercraft Clubhouse' in Westbrook.  Click the link on the video for more information!

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Thank You

Thank you for making Season 10 possible!

Thanks so much to: Jessica Upham and all the great women of the Magnolia Farm and Rescue who brought the horses, “Honey” and “Sharpay” to our studio.  And Deb and Steve at Bicycles East in Glastonbury.  And Tom Wholley of Connecticut Mattress who provided us with the beds!

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Better Reads

What not to do, as told by 5th graders

Over the summer we caught up with students from Avon who came together to write a book about all the things you’re not supposed to do.  The result is pretty amusing, take a look!

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Better Food

Make Pizza at Home!

Welcome back to Executive Chef Shaun Golan from Ballo Italian Restaurant at Mohegan Sun!  Today he's showing us how easy it is to make delicious pizza pie at home!  Click link on the video for more information and be sure to check out the recipe in the recipe column of our website!

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Better Concerts

Where you can see “Chicago” and “Earth Wind and Fire”

We’re catching up with Verdine White of “Earth, Wind, and Fire” and Robert Lamm, a founding member of “Chicago.”  They’ll be at Mohegan Sun on October 23rd!  Click the link on the video for ticket information.

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Butterfly Tagging

Where did all the butterflies go?

Are you wondering why you don’t see too many butterflies?  Melissa Cole gets the answer and learns about 'butterfly tagging' at Natureworks in Northford.  Click the link on the video to learn more.

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Must Try

Celebrate National Chocolate Milkshake Day!

We’re celebrating National Chocolate Milkshake day with Cory Rizzolo from Johnny Utah’s in South Norwalk.  In addition to amazing milkshakes, they also have a great menu!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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All New

We’re back for Season 10!

Can you believe we’re in our 10th season?!  We’re back with all new guests and segments!  Check out our premiere!

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Better Money

Retirement Income Checklist 8/21

Joel Johnson with Johnson Brunetti discusses the retirement income checklist on Better Money for Aug. 21. 

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Last Episode

A look back at all the fun from Season 9

Don't worry, we'll be back in September, but for now we're taking a look back at all the fun from Season 9!  We laughed so hard we cried.  Thank you so much for all your support!  See some great episodes from the season while we're away! 

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Summer Games

Dara Torres with the inside scoop on the Summer Games

Dara Torres has participated in 5 summer games!  She’s giving us an idea of what the athletes are feeling as the opening ceremonies get underway.

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Better Wine

Fruit wines in CT

We may not have lots of grapes in CT, but we do have lots of fruit!  Sarah from Bishop's Orchards is telling us about fruit wines made in CT and some upcoming wine festivals!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Resources

See how adoption can change lives

Melissa Cole talks to some families who chose adoption.  Click the link on the video to learn more about Community Health Resources.

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Better Weekends

Ready to heave a good weekend?

Renee DiNino is here with your weekend planner, click the link on the video for Renee’s Blog!

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Better Laughs

Dave Landau in Studio B!

He started making people laugh professionally at the age of 21, and now he’s visiting CT!  You can catch him at the Hartford Funny Bone tonight through Sunday.  Click the link on the video for tickets and times.

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Today's Headlines

Opening ceremony preparation underway, Orlando Bloom, and a panda bath

Opening ceremony preparation underway, Orlando Bloom, and a panda bath…all that and more in today’s headlines.

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Better Museum

Looking for an educational day out?

We’re getting a look inside the New Britain Museum of American Art!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Science

Racing with robots

Mark Dixon and TJ McKenna race robots with a cool gadget you can get at the CT Science Center!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Food

Get fresh scallops locally!

Big Y has great seafood, today Sarah Pelland from the Enfield store is showing us how to perfectly sear scallops!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Travelers Championship

Taking you inside the Travelers Fan Zone

The Travelers Championship at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell is going on all this week, Kara takes us inside the fan zone to see all the fun activities there are for any age!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Musical

If/Then Star, Jackie Burns

If/Then makes a stop at the Bushnell in Hartford.  Jackie Burns plays Elizabeth, the main character in the show.  Click the link on the video for tickets and times.

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Summer Games

Scot gets synchronized

Scot gets in the water with some talented swimmers to learn the art of synchronized swimming!

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Today's Headlines

It’s chocolate chip cookie day and Obama’s birthday! Plus an insane whale video

It’s chocolate chip cookie day and Obama’s birthday!  Plus an insane whale video, all that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Living

Treat your windows right

Scot heads to Middlebury Consignment Annex to check out some blinds, shades, and window treatments.  Click the link on the video for more!

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Project Makeover

Update on Project Makeover winners

We’ve been following their stories for a few months, now the two Project Makeover winners are going in for their second procedure.  See how they’re doing!

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Summer Games

‘Better’ takes on badminton

Melissa learns more about the competitive sport of badminton.  You may also be surprised to learn the official names of the equipment.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Food

Kick dinner up a notch with this recipe!

Bob and Danita Sulick from The Mulb are here with a tasty seafood dish that’s sure to impress!  Find the recipe in the recipe section of our website and click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Lighting

Restoration lighting gallery

Scot heads to CT Lighting to check out the restoration lighting gallery and all it can be used for.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Today's Headlines

A neat wedding proposal, the latest on Ozzy Osbourne, and bears cooling off!

A neat wedding proposal, the latest on Ozzy Osbourne, and bears cooling off!  All that and more in today's headlines!

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Find a Cure

The Cancer Couch

Dr. Rebecca Timlin-Scalera shares her breast cancer diagnosis journey and how her foundation is helping to fund research.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Supplies

Here’s what’s cool for back-to-school

Stephanie from Staples is showing us some top sellers for back-to-school shopping this year.  Click the link on the video for more.

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Back to School

Back to school spending trends

Shopping and trends expert at RetailMeNot, Sara Skirboll, breaks back to school shopping down for us.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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CT Baseball

The New Britain Bees' local ties

New Britain has a new baseball team, the Bees!  What you might not know if their local ties.  Check out their story.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Hair

Tips to keep your hair looking good all summer

Kara meets up with Jay from Blades Salon to show us some simple tips and tricks to keep your hair looking good all summer long!  Click the link on the video for more about Blades Salon.

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Better Food

We have the “Cure” in the kitchen!

Greg Marcuson joins us from “Cure” in Unionville, he's making some delicious bacon and a watermelon salad with a secret ingredient!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Solutions

Before you consider plastic surgery watch this!

There’s a new procedure out that has the same effect as a nose job without the risk.  Check it out!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Today's Headlines

The Xtreme Eating Awards go to....McDonald's trying to be healthy, and more!

The Xtreme Eating Awards go to.... and McDonald's trying to be healthy.  All that and more in today's headlines!

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Summer Games

Do you have the right aim?

Melissa works to hit the target at Hall’s Arrow indoor archery, check it out!  Click the link on the video to learn more.

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Today's Headlines

The new 'Harry Potter' book, poop cafe, and check out this school of fish!

The new 'Harry Potter' book, poop cafe, and check out this school of fish!  All that and more in today's headlines.

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Summer Games

Kara’s brother playing an important role in Rio

Kara’s brother, Tracy Sundlun is the head manager of the Men’s Track & Field Team.  He’s leaving for Brazil tomorrow, but first he’s talking to us on the phone.

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Better Food

Authentic Italian Cooking

After making many memories in the kitchen, Imperia DiMascio made her family members a cookbook to remember all the great recipes they worked on together.  Now you can get it too!  Check out the recipe she’s showing us today.  Find the recipe in the recipe column of our website and click the link on the video to download the “Kindle” version.

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Better Talent

Channeling Elvis Presley

One local man is paying tribute to Elvis with his voice.  Tino Garcia will head to Graceland to pay tribute to Elvis.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Summer Games

Local Track & Field coach with gold medals

We catch up with the track, field and cross country coach at UConn! 

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Better Fun

Looking for a fun activity?

Kara heads out to the Brownstone Quarry in Portland!  Check out all there is to do.  Click the link on the video to learn more. 

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Mad About Madeline

Keeping Madeline Guarraia’s spirit alive

We had a chance to talk to Madeline Guarraia while she was in remission from cancer last year.  She passed away in April, but her mother, Amie Guarraia is working to keep Madeline’s spirit alive.  Click the link on the video to help.

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Better Reads

Are you ready for more Harry Potter?

Lori Fazio from R.J. Julia’s Booksellers is telling us about the event they’re having on Harry Potter’s birthday to celebrate the release of a new Harry Potter book!  Watch to learn more and click the link on the video for more information on the event!

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Better Food

Check out these awesome food trucks!

The Food For Thought UConn Food Truck and the UConn Dairy Bar Ice Cream Truck are showing us the delicious foods they offer.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Sports

Lindsay Davenport talks tennis

Star tennis player, Lindsay Davenport, tells us what it’s like playing in the U.S. Open and the Summer Games! 

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Better Weekends

Great weekend plan ideas

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

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Better Pets

How to de-skunk your pet

Dr. Andrea Dennis is here with a recipe to use when your dog or cat gets sprayed by a skunk!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Laughs

Julian McCullough in ‘Studio B’

Check out our interview with comedian Julian McCullough!  You’ll find him at the Hartford Funny Bone tonight through Sunday.  Click the link on the video for tickets and times.

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Today's Headlines

Hillary speaks at the DNC, Sesame Street cast members fired, and a sea of ponies!

Hillary speaks at the DNC, Sesame Street cast members fired, and a sea of ponies!  All that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Fitness

What to eat on the beach

Soaking up the sun can really drain your energy.  Joe Carabase, owner of m.e.l.t Fitness, shows us some healthy snacks to keep us healthy!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Food

The perfect side dish for any cookout

Big Y is showing us some of the delicious and healthy salads we’ll find at the deli!  Click the link on the video to find a Big Y near you.

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Summer Games

Making history and going for the gold again!

Kayla Harrison tells us what it’s like to be the only American ever to bring home a gold medal in the sport of Judo!  She’s headed to Rio to do it again.  Click the link on the video for more on Kayla.

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Better Reads

Book focusing on having a sibling with Autism

Amy B. McCoy wrote a book called “Little Big Sister.” It’s about having a sibling with Autism.  Click the link on the video to learn more.

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Better Food

Check out this Brazilian food truck!

Izolda Miranda is the chef for Samba’s Cuisine food truck.  She’s giving us a taste of Brazil.  Keep up to date with Samba’s Cuisine by clicking the link on the video!

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Bad Moms

Turn a parent fail into a parent success

We asked you on Facebook for your parent fail moments.  The Pretty Gritty Girls are here with some parent fail scenarios and some solutions.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Today's Headlines

Anna Zap fills in for Kara, the DNC continues, and it's national milk chocolate day!

Anna Zap fills in for Kara, the DNC continues, and it's national milk chocolate day!  All that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Care

When your loved ones can’t live alone anymore

Cedar Mountain Commons has lots of activities and care for older folks.  You can give them a call at (860) 665- 7901, or click the link on the video for more information.

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Today's Headlines

The latest in the DNC, Gisele at the Summer Games, and cockroach milk?

The latest in the DNC, Gisele at the Summer Games, and cockroach milk?  All that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Money

What kids should know about money

Joel Johnson is a certified financial planner and managing partner at Johnson Brunetti.  Today he’s telling us what kids should know about money.

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Better Hair

Get rid of the frizz

Kara and Jay from Blades Salon in Wethersfield are at the beach with some easy fixes for frizzy hair!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Food

Pasta salad hot or cold!

Carole Peck from the Good News Café is showing us a fresh and easy pasta dish you can eat hot or cold!  Find the recipe in the recipe column of our website and click the link for more information.

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Better Fashion

Back to school fashion

Debbie Wright is here with some models to show us the back to school fashions!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Summer Games

The art of gymnastics

Kara heads to Express Gymnastics in Newington to talk to some aspiring gymnasts and to get some tips that will make you sound like an expert when you’re watching the games.  Click the link on the video to learn more about Express Gymnastics.

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Better Food

Mahi Mahi fish tacos from CPK

Antonio de la Cruz and Tim Webb from CPK are showing us how to make Mahi Mahi fish tacos!  Click the link on the video for more on CPK.

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Better Music

Gene Simmons from ‘KISS’

KISS will be here, in Connecticut, in September and Gene Simmons is telling us all about it!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Summer Games

‘Better’ tries table tennis

Melissa Cole tries table tennis, another game you’ll see in Rio!  If you’re interested in joining the table tennis club click the link on the video.

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Better at the Zoo

Max the tegu

Roger Williams Park Zoo brought Max to our studios!  He’s a tegu, which is a reptile usually found in South America.  Click the link on the video for more on the zoo.

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Better People

A local middle schooler defying the odds

Paige Drury from Glastonbury is not your average middle schooler.  Paige has and amazing singing voice and she started her summer at the National Braille Challenge in California.  She made it to the finals and she’s telling us all about it!

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On the Water

Meet an 81-year-old rower

At 81-years-old, Jerry gets out on the water twice a week to row on the Connecticut River!  If you’d like to row or learn how, click the link on the video.

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Today's Headlines

The latest from the DNC and the performances and this dog knows how to cool off

The latest from the DNC and the performances and this dog knows how to cool off, that and more in today's headlines!

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NutriMost

An interesting approach to weight loss

Check out this new way to lose weight without medication!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Food

Put all those tomatoes to good use with this recipe

James O’Shea from the West Street Grill in Litchfield is showing us a great tomato salad recipe.  Head to 43 West Street in Litchfield for some great food!  Find the recipe in the recipe column of our website and click the link on the video for more.

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Better Hair

Protecting your hair from the sun

Check out some tips on how to protect your hair from sun and head damage!  You’ll find Blades Salon at 161 Main Street in Wethersfield, click the link on the video for more.

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Better Organized

The big garage makeover reveal

NAPO CT along with Matt Baier Organizing and more than a dozen volunteers helped turn a cluttered garage into a useful space.  Click the link on the video for a list of volunteers!

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Made in CT

Candy + Cake = Sweet Equation

Sweet Equations is a company run by Sade & Teju Owoye!  They combine the joys of candy and cakes!  They're offering a 25% discount to viewers, just use the code, "betterct".  Click the link on the video to  learn more!

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Summer Games

‘Better’ trains for throwing events

Kara takes on the sport of throwing and talks to a women’s coach hoping to bring home gold from Rio.

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Today's Headlines

The ongoing heatwave, Haddam plane crash, and the DNC starts today

The ongoing heatwave, Haddam plane crash, and the DNC starts today, it’s all in today’s headlines!

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Better Products

Have you heard of the ‘Air Couch?’

Scot tries the trendy ‘air couch!’

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Post University

Earn your degree online

President of Post University in Waterbury, Dr. Donald W. Mroz tells us about the benefits of online education.  We’re also talking about the campus courses!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Safety

How much do you know about grill safety?

Mike Williams from Kenyon International is here to give us some safety tips when grilling.  He’s also showing us a great alternative to an outdoor grill, an electric grill!  Click the link on the video for more information!

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Better Gifts

Adorable handmade gifts for a baby shower

Danielle and Cindy Kindschi operate a business called “Baby Blossom,” they make adorable handmade gifts for a baby or new mom!  Click the link to get shopping!

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Better Weekends

What are you up to this weekend?

Renee DiNino is here with your weekend planner and her movie pick of the week!  Click the link on the video for Renee’s Blog!

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Better Shopping

Check out the deals at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Pretty Gritty Girls are back with some of the great deals you’ll find at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  It’s going on now through August 7th, so get moving!  Click the link on the video for more on the Anniversary Sale!

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Better Laughs

Bert Kreischer in Studio B

Bert Kreischer will be at the Hartford Funny Bone tonight through Sunday.  Click the link on the video for tickets and times!

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Today's Headlines

Donald Trump's family, Prince George, and a former 'Bachelor' running for office?

Donald Trump's family, Prince George, and a former 'Bachelor' running for office?  All that and more in today's headlines!

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Today's Headlines

So many delayed flights and the latest on the RNC

So many delayed flights, the latest on the RNC, and don't make this mistake when whale watching!

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Better Science

Breaking down toys to their pixels

Mark Dixon and TJ McKenna are breaking down toys to their pixels!  There’s an event coming to the CT Science Center all about Minecraft.  Click the link on the video for more information. 

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Better Food

Not all hot dogs are made equal

Yes, hot dogs that taste great and are good for you!  Nutritionist Dana White explains why hot dogs from Applegate Farms are better than your average hot dog.  Click the link on the video to see all the kinds of hot dogs available.

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Better Beverages

Wine you’ll find in CT

Renee Allen from the Wine Institute of New England tells us where and what kind of wine we’ll find made right here in CT.  Click the link on the video for more about Renee and some wine courses she teaches!

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Better Teaching

Instant gratification in children

Dr. Reynolds is explaining some theories behind the “marshmallow experiment” and why making kids wait for something is a good idea.  Click the link on the video for more on Dr. Reynolds.

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Better Food

A Sweet and Tangy Treat

Maria Sanchez of Sweet Maria’s is back!  She’s teaching us how to make a zesty lemon bar, perfect for a picnic or cookout.  Find the recipe in the recipe column of our website and click the link on the video for more on Sweet Maria’s.

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Made in CT

Sea glass Jewelry

Eileen Clark makes beautiful jewelry and home décor out of sea glass!  She shows us how it’s done.  Click the link on the video to see more products!

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Today's Headlines

It's lollipop day! Saying goodbye to Gary Marshall and the latest on the RNC

It's lollipop day!  Saying goodbye to Gary Marshall and the latest on the RNC, all that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Food

Impress guests with this fancy dish

Francesco d’Amuri from L’Orcio, an Italian restaurant in New Haven, is here to show us how to make Pesto Ravioli with Fresh Tomato from scratch!  Find the recipe in the recipe column of our website and click the link on the video for more information.

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Better People

Send a message to our troops

Ryan Bellissimo started an organization sending handwritten letters to troops overseas.  Click the link on the video to see how you can get involved.

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Tree Carving

One man takes woodworking to a whole new level

Meet Ed Crowell, he’s in the business of tree carving, check out his impressive skills!

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Chair Repair

Repairing chairs to save memories

Sue Muldoon has a passion for chairs, so she got into the business of repairing chairs that hold sentimental value to people.  Check out her story!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Vacation

Don’t let social media ruin your vacation

Laura Saunders, a doctor of psychology at the Institute of Living at Hartford Hospital, is telling us how and why social media can ruin a vacation.  She also has some tips to put an end to it!  

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Better Getaway

Head to Long Island on the ferry

Melissa Cole takes us all aboard the Cross Sound Ferry which leaves from the coast of Connecticut to Long Island.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Made in CT

A great gluten-free option

For those of us with a gluten allergy, bread is one of the foods that’s hard to enjoy.  The Bread Empire makes a way!  Click the link on the video for locations and purchase online.

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Made in CT

Gluten-Free bread from the Bread Empire

For those of us with a gluten allergy, bread is one of the foods that’s hard to enjoy.  The Bread Empire makes a way!  Click the link on the video for locations and purchase online.

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Nature's Art

Check out this cool antique museum!

This great museum has a little something for everyone!  It’s also part of a larger outdoor dinosaur park.  Click the link on the video for more information!

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Better Food

Try a sizzling spicy dish tonight!

The folks from Bar Louie are showing us a spicy chicken dish paired with a spicy margarita!  Get the recipes on the recipe column of our website!  Click the link on the video for more on Bar Louie.

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Better Fashion

It’s all about what’s underneath

Debbie Wright is showing us how to wear undergarments and some new choices we have.  Click the link on the video for more about Debbie.

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Casting Call

Hear from a former "Survivor"

We’re catching up with Rodney Lavoie, a former “Survivor.”  The casting crew of Survivor will be at Mohegan Sun on Wednesday starting at 2 pm to find the next cast of Survivor.  Do you have what it takes?  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Made in CT

Making life naturally sweet

Dave and Noah Ackert are the minds behind Fruple Ice Pops, the perfect combination of a cold and sweet treat.  They’re showing us a little of what they do.  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Health

Answers to your summer health myths

Dr. Tessema is debunking some of the top summer health myths.  Click the link on the video for more information on Dr. Tessema.

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Today's Headlines

Why people are talking about Melania Trump and grandmothers get to be flower girls!

Why people are talking about Melania Trump and grandmothers get to be flower girls! That and more in today's headlines!

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Jonathan's Dream

Get this special playground back on its feet

Jonathan’s Dream playground was made for kids and families of all ages and abilities.  Sadly it had to close a few years ago, but people are working to see that it reopens.  Visit jonathansdreamreimagined.org or click the link on the video to see how you can help!

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Today's Headlines

It's sour candy day...and what's going on with Kanye & Taylor?

It's sour candy day...and what's going on with Kanye & Taylor?  All that and more in today's headlines!

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Better TV

Watch 50 Cent in a new show

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Omari Hardwick tell us what it’s like starring in the show, “Power.”  Catch previous seasons and watch season 3 available now on Starz Entertainment. 

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Better Banking

Helping you avoid identity theft

Chandler J. Howard is the C.E.O. and President of Liberty Bank.  He’s telling us about new elements of a program called “Know Your Customer.”  Click the link on the video for more.

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Assisted Living

Helping people stay safely in place

Assisted Living Technologies is showing us all the high tech products that can help you or a loved one.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Made in CT

Vinegar made for sipping

Doug Gabler from the Deep River Vinegar Works is here showing us sipping vinegar!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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  • Mental Health

    Learn more about ADHD

    Learn more about ADHD

    This month is ADHD awareness month.  It’s the most diagnosed behavioral problem in children, but also the most misdiagnosed.  Dr. Reynolds of the Reynolds Clinic is clearing up some misconceptions.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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    This month is ADHD awareness month.  It’s the most diagnosed behavioral problem in children, but also the most misdiagnosed.  Dr. Reynolds of the Reynolds Clinic is clearing up some misconceptions.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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  • Better Food

    The Art of Food and Wine

    The Art of Food and Wine

    Tyler Anderson, owner of “Cook and the Bear” in West Hartford is joined by the restaurant’s executive chef Ed Jones.  They’re making brisket on a biscuit!  They will be cooking at “The Art of Food and Wine” at the New Britain Museum of Art on October 13th.  Click the link on the video to buy tickets.

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    Tyler Anderson, owner of “Cook and the Bear” in West Hartford is joined by the restaurant’s executive chef Ed Jones.  They’re making brisket on a biscuit!  They will be cooking at “The Art of Food and Wine” at the New Britain Museum of Art on October 13th.  Click the link on the video to buy tickets.

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  • Radical Beauty

    Feel beautiful from the inside out

    Feel beautiful from the inside out

    The highly esteemed Dr. Deepak Chopra and nutritionist Kimberly Synder are co-authors of a brand new book, “Radical Beauty: How to Transform Yourself From the Inside Out.”  Check it out!

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    The highly esteemed Dr. Deepak Chopra and nutritionist Kimberly Synder are co-authors of a brand new book, “Radical Beauty: How to Transform Yourself From the Inside Out.”  Check it out!

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  • Coast to Coast

    Riding Across the U.S.

    Riding Across the U.S.

    Mark Johnson made the trip across the U.S. on a bike!  He’s telling us more about the CT Cycling Advancement Program.  Click the link on the video for more.

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    Mark Johnson made the trip across the U.S. on a bike!  He’s telling us more about the CT Cycling Advancement Program.  Click the link on the video for more.

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  • Better Comedy

    Comedian Tig Notaro on her new show

    Comedian Tig Notaro on her new show

    Comedian Tig Notaro stars in a new show, "One Mississippi" which is based on her life.  She talks about how she turned her life around when things weren't looking up.  Check out the full interview!

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    Comedian Tig Notaro stars in a new show, "One Mississippi" which is based on her life.  She talks about how she turned her life around when things weren't looking up.  Check out the full interview!

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  • History Lesson

    Learning more about Mark Twain

    Learning more about Mark Twain

    We’re learning more about Mark Twain from the people who knew him best…Kind of!  Characters, like his maid and his wife, give tours of the Mark Twain House!  To learn more about Living History Tours and get your tickets, click the link on the video!

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    We’re learning more about Mark Twain from the people who knew him best…Kind of!  Characters, like his maid and his wife, give tours of the Mark Twain House!  To learn more about Living History Tours and get your tickets, click the link on the video!

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  • Better Homes

    Historical homes without the need for repairs

    Historical homes without the need for repairs

    The folks at Early New England Homes by Country Carpenters build beautiful historical looking homes, but you won't need to worry about any repairs on the inside!  Click the link on the video for more information on touring a home!

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    The folks at Early New England Homes by Country Carpenters build beautiful historical looking homes, but you won't need to worry about any repairs on the inside!  Click the link on the video for more information on touring a home!

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  • New Show

    The new “MacGyver”

    The new “MacGyver”

    “MacGyver” is back!  The new cast includes actors Lucas Till and George Eads, they’re sharing more with us!  The reimagined version of McGyver premieres tomorrow night at 8 PM on Channel 3!

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    “MacGyver” is back!  The new cast includes actors Lucas Till and George Eads, they’re sharing more with us!  The reimagined version of McGyver premieres tomorrow night at 8 PM on Channel 3!

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  • Goodnight Gracy

    Alan Safier as George Burns

    Alan Safier as George Burns

    Alan Safier is playing George Burns in Goodnight Gracy at the Ridgefield Playhouse tomorrow night at 7:30.  Click the link on the video for ticket information.

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    Alan Safier is playing George Burns in Goodnight Gracy at the Ridgefield Playhouse tomorrow night at 7:30.  Click the link on the video for ticket information.

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  • Eversource Hartford Marathon

    She’s ready to run!

    She’s ready to run!

    The Hartford Marathon is coming up, we’re hearing how one mom got into running just by being a better mom!  Click the link on the video to register for the Hartford Marathon.

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    The Eversource Hartford Marathon is coming up, we’re hearing how one mom got into running just by being a better mom!  Click the link on the video to register for the Eversource Hartford Marathon.

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  • Better Food

    Homemade pancakes, syrup, and chicken sausage!

    Homemade pancakes, syrup, and chicken sausage!

    Our friends from Sur La Table are walking us through this homemade pancakes, syrup, and chicken sausage!  Find the recipes in the recipe section of our website and click the link on the video to sign up for cooking classes at Sur La Table!

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    Our friends from Sur La Table are walking us through this homemade pancakes, syrup, and chicken sausage!  Find the recipes in the recipe section of our website and click the link on the video to sign up for cooking classes at Sur La Table!

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  • Better Wine

    Cozy up with fall wine

    Cozy up with fall wine

    Renee B. Allen is our “Better” wine expert, she’s the director of the Wine Institute of New England.  She’s telling us about the wines of fall and what we should add to our wine racks.  Click the link on the video for more information!

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    Renee B. Allen is our “Better” wine expert, she’s the director of the Wine Institute of New England.  She’s telling us about the wines of fall and what we should add to our wine racks.  Click the link on the video for more information!

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  • Better Recipes

    9.23.16 Homemade Chicken Apple Sausage

    9.23.16 Homemade Chicken Apple Sausage

    Friday, September 23 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-09-23 20:00:21 GMT
    Homemade Chicken Apple Sausage Recipe from Chris Carlson at Sur La Table Yield: 4 servings or 12 patties Ingredients: 11/2 pounds skin-on, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 2-inch pieces 2 apples (1 red and 1 green for sweet  and tart flavor), cored and cut into 2-inch pieces 1/2  medium yellow onion, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 tablespoon  maple syrup 1/8 teaspoon  cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon  freshly grated  nutmeg 1/8  teaspoon  ground all...More >
    Homemade Chicken Apple Sausage Recipe from Chris Carlson at Sur La Table Yield: 4 servings or 12 patties Ingredients: 11/2 pounds skin-on, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 2-inch pieces 2 apples (1 red and 1 green for sweet  and tart flavor), cored and cut into 2-inch pieces 1/2  medium yellow onion, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 tablespoon  maple syrup 1/8 teaspoon  cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon  freshly grated  nutmeg 1/8  teaspoon  ground all...More >
  • Better Recipes

    9.23.16 Ricotta Pancakes

    9.23.16 Ricotta Pancakes

    Friday, September 23 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-09-23 20:00:20 GMT
    Ricotta pancakes From Chris Carlson at Sur La Table 1/2 cup whole-milk ricotta, drained 2 large eggs, separated 3/4 cup whole milk 1/2 teaspoon  vanilla bean paste 1tablespoon lemon zest 1 cup unbleached  all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon  baking powder 1/2 teaspoon  sea salt 1tablespoon granulated  sugar Melted butter for cooking pancakes To prepare the syrup: In a medium saucepan, combine berries, water, sugar and lemon juice; bring to a boil o...More >
    Ricotta pancakes From Chris Carlson at Sur La Table 1/2 cup whole-milk ricotta, drained 2 large eggs, separated 3/4 cup whole milk 1/2 teaspoon  vanilla bean paste 1tablespoon lemon zest 1 cup unbleached  all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon  baking powder 1/2 teaspoon  sea salt 1tablespoon granulated  sugar Melted butter for cooking pancakes To prepare the syrup: In a medium saucepan, combine berries, water, sugar and lemon juice; bring to a boil o...More >
  • Better Recipes

    9.23.16 Blackberry Syrup

    9.23.16 Blackberry Syrup

    Friday, September 23 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-09-23 20:00:18 GMT
    Blackberry syrup From Chris Carlson at Sur La Table This syrup works beautifully using raspberries or blueberries in place of the blackberries. 2 cups blackberries 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice More >
    Blackberry syrup From Chris Carlson at Sur La Table This syrup works beautifully using raspberries or blueberries in place of the blackberries. 2 cups blackberries 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice More >
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