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 BabyBackups, a new product created by Steve and Megan DeFrancesco, are hypoallergenic, absorbent wedge shaped pads that easily attach to any diaper brand, stopping any spillage from the diaper.
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BabyBackups, a new product created by Steve and Megan DeFrancesco, are hypoallergenic, absorbent wedge shaped pads that easily attach to any diaper brand, stopping any spillage from the diaper.

Couple create product to avert diaper disaster

Megan and Steve DeFrancesco of Franklin Park have invented “Baby Backups” product to help prevent diaper blowouts.


Nail polish date rape test called misguided

Hype over new nail polish to protect against date rape frustrates sexual assault prevention experts who say it doesn’t address the problem.



 Mary Ann Wellener.

Steel Advice: Shake off those germ phobias

How can I avoid getting exposed to germs when I have to press the flesh in business situations?



 The patterns and shapes in Blane Siegel's Biennial exhibit were inspired by meditation.

Let's talk about art: Blaine Siegel

Blaine Siegel, one of the artists featured in the Pittsburgh Biennial, gets inspiration from the geometric shapes of Pittsburgh.


Homes »


Some singles see value in mortgage payment

But homeownership barriers have made it less likely for people in their 20s and 30s to be owners than in previous generations.



Tour unlocks history as they explore the nooks and crannies of the Albert Gallatin homestead

This historic Fayette County home was built in 1789 by Albert Gallatin, U.S. secretary of the treasury to Presidents Jefferson and Madison.


 

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The huge Minnesota State Fair is big on decadent food creations

Deep-fried and on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair are the popular offerings that draw nearly 2 million visitors a year.



Pittsburgh's North Shore survives trifecta of events

Pitt football, Pirates baseball and the all-day Rib Fest made traffic and parking tight on the North Shore, but planning prevailed.


 

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Travel


Just like the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

The headache for many travelers is a quickly growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.



Gear up for a bike tour in Portland, Ore.

Cycle Portland Bike Tours’ basic ride-around starts downtown about a mile from the city’s core.


 

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South Side entrepreneur turns lemons into LemonAID

Phil Laboon, 32, was set to marry Sunday at the Priory Hotel on the North Side, but life had other plans.



Circle of Courage Awards

The Circle of Courage Awards honor people of faith and courage serving the needs of others in their community


 

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