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    3 ways Minnesota soybean farmers are helping clear the air

    (BPT) - Soybean farmers in Minnesota wear many different hats: small-business owner, agronomist, equipment expert, accountant and environmentalist. Yes, they are the original stewards of the land, continually evolving their practices to keep natural resources healthy for the next generation.

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    Take a pre-cruise vacation and 'live like a local' on Florida's Space Coast

    (BPT) - There's something magical about taking a cruise. Is it the open ocean? The indescribable feeling of warm sea air blowing through your hair? The endless access to world-class food, drinks and entertainment? Whatever the reason, each year millions of people around the world set their sights on the fun, adventure and luxury that cruise ships have become known to deliver.

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    South African culture, history, and heritage come alive in Durban

    (BPT) - Think of South Africa, and images of majestic savanna landscapes and roaming wildlife may come to mind. A South African safari is an unforgettable experience, but no visit to the country is truly complete without a cultural immersion. Luckily, the vibrant city of Durban combines the best of both worlds in the most stunning of settings. Located along the Indian Ocean coast just an hour from Johannesburg by air, Durban offers an eclectic array of activities where you can explore the city’s important role in world history, the rich heritage of its Zulu people, and innumerable natural wonders – from the beach to the bush.

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Thursday 02/08/2018
How to inspire your teen to expand their horizons and find their passion
Updated: February 16, 2018 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - With mounting pressures and expectations, the high school years can feel overwhelming — for students and parents alike. Teens grapple with questions like: Which colleges should I apply to? What should I choose as a major? What do I really want to do with my life? What if I don’t have a clue?

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Wednesday 02/07/2018
5 ways travel will change in 2018
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - As international travel gains popularity each year, new destinations are added to bucket lists and new travel gadgets and accessories appear on the market. The way we travel has changed in the past few decades, but that age-old itch to explore and discover new places and experiences remains the same. So how and why are people traveling now? The results of Visa’s recently released Global Travel Intentions (GTI) Survey reveal some interesting travel trends — and tips — to keep in mind for 2018.

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Monday 02/05/2018
6 must-know spring break hacks
Updated: February 13, 2018 - 4:32 am

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Would direct sales work for you?
Updated: February 07, 2018 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - The Federal Reserve Board discovered in a survey of working Americans that nearly half of U.S. adults don’t have enough cash on hand to pay for a $400 emergency. If that’s a concern for you, you might be thinking about joining the 44 million Americans who have found ways to make money in addition to their main source of income. Common options include waiting tables, working retail, becoming a rideshare driver and direct selling.

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Top tips for planning an epic family vacation
Updated: February 13, 2018 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Are you dreaming about an incredible family escape your loved ones will always remember? Perhaps your dream vacation is filled with adventure while eating around the world and exploring castles in faraway places, or maybe it’s relaxing on a private island with picturesque views of crystal clear water. Before taking off, you need to tackle the logistics. Fortunately, with a few tips from those in the know, creating an unforgettable getaway can be as magical as taking one.

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Wednesday 01/31/2018
Chinese history comes alive in Nanjing
Updated: February 08, 2018 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - In southern China, the ancient capital city of Nanjing beckons travelers who long to immerse themselves in Chinese history and culture.

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Friday 01/26/2018
Vacation Home Rentals: Tips For First-Timers
Updated: January 27, 2018 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—According to a survey by HomeAway®, the world leader in vacation rentals, more than 90 percent of people say that vacation is very important to them. Yet half of leisure travelers who wanted to take a trip in 2017 did not, primarily because they didn't think they could afford it.

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Wednesday 01/24/2018
3 things you might not know about boat shows
Updated: January 30, 2018 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Winter may be frigid for many, but it’s an ideal time to plan for warmer days ahead and make dreams of owning a boat a reality. Boat shows across the country offer some of the hottest deals around, with special pricing and incentives on new boat models and marine accessories — a major draw for the 142 million Americans who take to the water each year, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. For those ready to plan their summer adventures on the water, boat shows are the best place to start.

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Clear winter roads: What works and what doesn't
Updated: February 01, 2018 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - It is no surprise that in the winter we see many articles about how our roads get plowed and treated. Nor is it particularly surprising that winter maintenance practices often lead to debates over different methods and materials used to keep roads clear. One often-heard rebuke is that road authorities should go back to using sand or abrasives for winter maintenance, instead of using salt. Unfortunately, that would be very counterproductive for many reasons.

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Wednesday 01/17/2018
1 in 5 drivers can't fix a flat tire. Can you?
Updated: January 25, 2018 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - For many Americans, fixing a flat tire remains a mystery. According to a survey from AAA, nearly 20 percent of U.S. drivers don’t know how to change a flat. This is compounded by research saying there are 220 million flat tires annually — and each driver will experience up to five flat tires in their lifetime.

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