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Halloween at hospital: Tiny twin superheroes, super small Shrek and a mini Minnie Mouse

Suzette Casais calls her twins — who were born at 29 weeks, with one weighing 1 pound, 12 ounces, and the other, 3 pounds— superheroes. So for the annual Halloween costume contest at the Center for Women & Infants’ Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at South Miami Hospital, choosing the …

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Jackson Audio Prism Review

  The first release from Texas-based Jackson Audio marks an impressive debut. Prism assembles three familiar overdrive flavors in a single box, but they’re configured in an innovative and musically useful way, with several attractive extras. Refracted Glory Prism is one pretty pedal. It resides in a folded-metal enclosure polished …

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Stomp Under Foot Alabaster Review

Though he’s far from the only Big Muff maven on the planet, Matt Pasquerella and his company, Stomp Under Foot, have become a sort of trusted corner shop in the Big Muff community. Eleven of the 15 pedals SUF builds are Muff-inspired. And though Pasquerella maintains a low-key presence, his …

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Yamaha BBP34 Review

  Recorded direct using a PreSonus FireStudio and PreSonus Studio One 3 Clip 1 – Neck pickup soloed. Clip 2 – Bridge pickup soloed. Clip 3 – Both pickups full/equal volume. For decades, Yamaha has had its hands in scores of different musical products, effectively being able to outfit an …

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Seminole Hard Rock’s guitar-shaped hotel is finally happening. Here’s the first look

Hard Rock is not going for subtle with this one. To the sounds of a drum solo by Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain, leaders of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Hard Rock International on Wednesday unveiled the progress of their biggest bet yet: A colossal guitar-shaped hotel 10 years …

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Jovan Moss

Air Force special-ops trainee Paul Casas, on being diagnosed with Moyamoya disease, a rare brain disease. Paul Casas, a 28-year-old Special Ops Air Force trainee, first became aware of his symptoms when his left arm would go numb and his memory began to slip. He was diagnosed wtih Moyamoya disease, …

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Hahn Guitars 112 Review

If this guitar were getting married and you were an usher, you might have trouble seating the guests appropriately. Yeah, you could put the Telecaster relatives on one side of the aisle and the Stratocaster kin on the other, but then where would you seat the Gibson cousins? The 112 …

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‘I Was Fighting Breast Cancer as an Underinsured Woman, and I Couldn’t Get the Care I Needed to Live’

  “I’ll do whatever I have to do to get out of here,” Nikki “Trip” Tripplett, 39, remembers thinking when she showed up at one clinic for breast cancer testing. But the self-employed, underinsured Texan wasn’t talking about fighting and surviving breast cancer. She was talking about getting out of …

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