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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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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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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Better Pets

Old is your dog or cat?

Dr. Andrea Dennis is telling us how to tell how old our cats and dogs really are.  You'll find her at the Bloomfield Animal Hospital in Bloomfield.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Memories

An innovative way to save family memories

Peter Savigny shows us how he makes family memories more than just pictures.  Check out the incredible work!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Fun

Great rainy day activities for the kids

Blogger Julie Kieras is here with some great activities to keep the kids occupied on a rainy day.  Click the link on the video to find these products and more!

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Better Food

Learn to make this fun and healthy breakfast!

Michelle and Aaron Lebel from the Corner Brunch in Milford are making a delicious breakfast quesadilla!  Find the recipe in the recipe column on our website.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Laughs

Deon Cole in Studio B

Deon Cole will be at the Hartford Funny Bone tonight through Sunday.  Click the link on the video for tickets and times.

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Better Weekends

Check out all that's going on this weekend!

There's a lot going on this weekend!  Renee breaks it down for us.  Plus find out how you can help by visiting a special lemonade stand!  Click the link on the video for Renee's Blog!

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Better Food

Before you light the grill…

Scott Peterson from Big Y is giving us some tips on how to get the best meat on the grill, and it comes before you light the grill!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Fitness

What you need to know when exercising outside

Joe Carabase is the owner of m.e.l.t. Fitness.  Today he’s giving us some tips for exercising outside in the heat.  m.e.l.t.’s Simsbury location is giving away a 6 week transformation!  E-mail burnfat@meltworkout.com for the link to win!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Hair

Easy hair styles for a day at the beach

Jay Roberts from Blades Salon goes to the beach with Kara in Old Saybrook to show us how we can protect our hair and scalp from the hot summer sun.  You’ll find Blades Salon at 161 Main Street in Old Wethersfield.

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Better Food

Make this fruit salad for a better day

James O’Shea from the West Street Grill in Litchfield is showing us a new fruit salad!  See the recipe in the recipe column and click the link on the video for more!

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Better Adventure

What will you find under the sea?

Scot heads to the Connecticut shore to see what he can find under the rocks and in the sand!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Made in CT

Make your home look like a beach house

Drew Ann Mingolello shows us some beautiful projects to make any home look beachy.  Her business, Look and Sea can be found on Etsy, click the link on the video to see more!

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Today's Headlines

Dancing with Bieber, Jennifer Aniston has something to say, and the Rocky Balboa baby

Dancing with Bieber, Jennifer Aniston has something to say, and the Rocky Balboa baby...it's all in today's headlines!

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Better Money

Effective money saving tips for women

Joel Johnson is a certified financial planner and managing partner at Johnson Brunetti, today he's telling us about what women in particular can do to save the money they need for retirement.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Living

Go all out with your fans

Scot checks out fans at Connecticut Lighting!  Click the link on the video for more information. 

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Better Fashion

Summer vacation essentials

If you’re going away soon…Debbie Wright from Project Closet has everything you need to know about vacation fashion!  Click the link on the video for more on Project Closet.

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Better Laughs

A new kind of comedy with Paul Zerdin

No, it’s not Friday, but Paul Zerdin is our comedian of the day!  You can see him on tour in Las Vegas, click the link on the video for more information.

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CT Riverfront

A wonderful view of parks from the water

Scot gets on a boat to preview some of the beautiful parks along the Connecticut River.  To learn more about the non-profit organization, Riverfront Recapture, click the link on the video.

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Project Makeover

The journey to pain-free begins

Dr. Lori Greenwald decided to select 2 winners for Project Makeover.  Theresa Wilcox and Karen Elliott are starting their treatment.  We'll have more on their transformation in September!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Divine Treasures

Known for chocolate, but branching out with cheese & ice cream

That’s right, Diane Wagemann’s shop was just recognized by Onlyinyourstate.com for having the best soft serve ice cream!  She’s showing off that, and another product…cheese!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Best of Summer

Your summer favorites for food and drink

You filled out the survey, and we went to your favorite places to eat and drink!  Thank you to all who filled out our survey. 

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Today's Headlines

We found an Alaskan Bear-Cam…Pokémon is taking over…and you can get a FREE Slurpee today!

We found an Alaskan Bear-Cam…Pokémon is taking over…and you can get a FREE Slurpee today!  All that and more in today's headlines.

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Petit Race

Gearing up for the Petit Family Road Race

This Sunday is the Petit Family Road Race, it’s the biggest fundraiser for the Petit Family Foundation.  Dr. Bill Petit is here to tell us all about it.  Registration starts at 7 am on Sunday!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Drinks

Celebrate National Mojito Day today!

Ola restaurant is here showing us how to make a tasty mojitos!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Art

The Better Crew tries paint nite!

Scot and Melissa head to Scene Art Bar in Unionville to try out paint nite.  See how it came out!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Best of Summer

Your favorite summer destination

If you filled out our Best of Summer survey, it wasn’t forgotten!  We crunched the numbers and we're taking you to your favorite beach, spots to have a picnic, and place to bike ride!

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Better Living

Made in the U.S.A.

Scot went to check out some great furniture made right here in America!  Click the link on the video for more on Middlebury Consignment. 

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Better Adventure

Have Fun and See Some Dinosaurs!

Scot went to check out Nature’s Art Village!  What a cool place to hang out with family.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Weekends

The Weekend of All Weekends

Renee DiNino has some great events and activities to consider on this holiday weekend!  Click the link on the video for Renee’s Blog.

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Better Pets

Your Pets and Fireworks, what you need to know

Dr. Andrea Dennis is in the studio to give us some tips on calming pets when fireworks go off this weekend.  We’re also looking at some other issues to be aware of.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Laughs

Cocoa Brown in Studio B

Cocoa Brown gets a lot of laughs, watch to see why!  You can see her 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

Javier Colon Co-Hosts and do the Olympic Medals look like makeup?

Javier Colon Co-Hosts and do the Olympic Medals look like makeup?  All that and more in today’s headlines!

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Today's Headlines

National Sunglasses Day, Blue Wine, and Stuck on a Roller Coaster

National Sunglasses Day, Blue Wine, and Stuck on a Roller Coaster, it's all in today's headlines!

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Today's Headlines

Obama's awkward handshake, this dog sets a balloon record, and a new harmonica trick!

Obama's awkward handshake, this dog sets a world record for popping the most balloons, and a new harmonica trick!  It's all in today's headlines.

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Better Drinks

What are you drinking at your next BBQ?

We've been talking a lot about summer food, but what about the drinks?  Raymond Lathrop is a store manager at Big Y and he's showing us some great beer options for your next get together!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Science

The Science of the Sizzle

We're talking about the chemistry behind grilling with Mark Dixon and TJ McKenna from the Connecticut Science Center!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Fitness

Use Your Beach Towel for More Than Just Laying Out!

Joe Carabase from m.e.l.t fitness is here showing us some great workouts, and all you need is a towel!  Click the link on the video for more on how you can have more energy in less time!

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Better Manners

Tips on How to be a Good Summer Guest

Whether you're heading to someone's beach house for the weekend or are going to a summer cook out, manners expert Jodi R.R. Smith has some tips on staying classy.  Click the link on the video for more!

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Better Products

The Do's and Don'ts of Summer Skincare

The Pretty Gritty Girls are back and they're showing us some great exfoliating products to use this summer.  Click the link on the video for more information!

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A Better Cause

Join the ride to stop muscular dystrophy

The MDA Benefit Ride is taking place on Sunday, July 10th at the Sun Valley Beach Club in Stafford Springs. Proceeds from the day-long concert fundraiser will help the fight against neuromuscular disease .

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Better Living

Picking the right retirement home

Holiday Retirement in West Hartford ranges in age from 60 to 102-years-old. They encourage folks to look early, so you can help your parents avoid going to a nursing home and even prolong independence.

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Better Food

Cook out food with 'The Mulb'

For an outstanding meal at lunch, dinner or any time in between, head to The Mulb located at 981 main street in Manchester. 

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Better Hair

Top beauty hacks for your hair

You can visit Blades Salon for your next hair appointment or spa day!  They're located at 161 Main Street in Old Wethersfield.

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Better Living

Entertaining tips for your 4th of July party

Entertaining expert, Limor Suss gives us some great tips for any 4th of July Party.

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Better Summer

Scot goes on some wild and mild rides at Six Flags

Six Flags New England has 12 coasters, over 100 attractions, and 33 water slides. It's New England's largest water park and whether you decide to ride wild or mild, the park is a total blast.

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Better Headlines

UConn student known for mac & cheese rant arrested again

Scot and Kara talk about the headlines for Wednesday, June 29th. 

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Better Summer

Scot Haney takes on paddle boarding

If you would like to try out paddle boarding, head to Three Belles Marina in Niantic and they'll show you the ropes, just like they showed Scot. They are located at Oswegatchie Hills Road. You can also give them a call at (860) 739-6264.

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A Better Cause

Help fight cancer with Relay for Life

There is still time to register. Relay for Life this year is Saturday, July 9th from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. It will be held at the Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.

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Better Crafts

Get ready for the 4th of July with these cheap craft ideas

Get ready for your 4th of July party with these patriotic decorations. You can also have your own craft party at Sofia's Arts and Crafts, located at 70 Main Street in East Hampton.

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Better Summer

Scot Haney takes on Quassy Amusement Park

One of the oldest amusement parks in the nation is Quassy Amusement and Water Park, right here in Connecticut. Quassy has been putting smiles on people's faces since it opened in 1908. Don't forget about 50-cent  fabulous Fridays. After 5 p.m. now through September, rides, hot dogs, and small Pepsi's are only 50 cents each.

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Better Health

How to avoid hidden hazards at home

Dr. Belachew Tessema from the Connecticut Sinus Institute is here to share some hidden hazards in your own home, and how to prevent an accident from happening. The CT Sinus Center has locations across the state.

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Better Summer

Treat your kids to an afternoon at the Sundae Spa

Pamper your kids at the Sundae Spa. It's a great new place to bring your kids this summer. Sundae Spa has locations in Milford and Waterbury. 

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Better Headlines

Take a ride on a slide 1,000 feet in the air

Scot and Kara talk about the headlines for Tuesday, June 28th. 

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Better Organized

The Messy Garage Contest Winner Is...

Suzanne Engle and her son Derek are the winners of the Messy Garage contest!  15 professional organizers from all over the state plus Napo CT will transform this garage.  Stay tuned for the transformation.

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Better Health

Learn how to burn fat without skipping meals

Today we're talking about how to live a healthy lifestyle without the use of medication or surgery. Dr. Mitchell Gordon from NutriMost Connecticut is here to help. A special offer for viewers, if you schedule an appointment and body composition analysis, and tell them you saw it on Better Connecticut it will only cost you $27. Just call (855) 778-8446.

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Better Summer

Rock out with these kids at the School of Rock

School of Rock isn't just for kids, there's also an adults program. There are four locations in Connecticut including, Madison, Fairfield, New Canaan, and Ridgefield.

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Better Organized

How to make your car your happy place

To get Matt Baier's expert organizing help call (203) 428-6294.

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Made in Connecticut

How to enjoy cookie dough without the guilt

Eating the cookie dough is part of the fun of making cookies! Unbakeables is a company located right in Connecticut and they came up with the idea to make cookie dough safe to eat!
 

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Better Headlines

Shake up tradition with blue wine

Scot and Kara bring you the latest headlines for Monday, June 27th.

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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 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 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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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  • NutriMost

    An interesting approach to weight loss

    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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    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

    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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    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

    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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    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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  • Today's Headlines

    So many delayed flights and the latest on the RNC

    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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    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

    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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    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

    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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    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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