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Valentine's Day Presents That Will Last A Lifetime

February 10th, 2015

Valentine's Day is approaching, but before you look into which heart-shaped box of chocolate has the best variety or debate whether the roses really need long stems, consider longer-lasting alternatives. After all, empty boxes aren't useful and dried flowers are only appealing for so long. This year, why not delve into gifts that last longer and are more...

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Tips For Throwing A Valentine's Day Bash For Your Single Pals

February 10th, 2015

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and while for some this holiday is about spending time with their spouses or special someone, for others it can be a day that serves to remind them that they are single. If you and some of your friends are between significant others this Valentine's Day, that doesn't mean that you shouldn't celebrate along with...

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When is President's Day and Why is it Celebrated?

February 9th, 2015

Americans observe President's Day year after year, but does anyone actually know why? Many people may even wonder, "When is President's Day?"  The cryptic holiday is unlike any other in that it falls on a different day each year, but also because the reasons behind the holiday are rather vague.So many questions Many would agree that it's a day...

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Snowboarding and Skiing Safety Tips Everyone Should Know

January 19th, 2015

For athletic and adventurous individuals, snowboarding and skiing make wondrous winter pastimes. Almost nothing beats the thrill of thrashing down a mountain at top speed. However, it's easy to get injured, and breaking a bone will promptly put an end to an otherwise enjoyable winter vacation. But there are all kinds of things a person can do to prevent mishaps in the ice...

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History Of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 12th, 2015

Undeniably, Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most influential and vital figures of the 1960s civil rights movement. He was a Baptist minister who found his inspiration for activism from the example of non-violence set by Mahatma Gandhi. King, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, was assassinated in 1968 by an escaped convict. However, his battle for the equal treatment of all...

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Teach Your Children To Save With Christmas Gift Cards

January 2nd, 2015

Christmas is over and your family has probably received a number of gift cards. If you have older children who are starting to learn about debit and credit cards, this is a great opportunity to teach them about handling the more abstract form of money.You're well aware of the shift from cash to credit and debit cards. Paying for goods with a card is a much more abstract...

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Keep Your New Year's Resolution To Eat Better

December 29th, 2014

New Year's is a holiday that celebrates change from one year to the next. Many people see it as a good time to change themselves too and create New Year's resolutions. A resolution can be about anything - reading more books, spending more time with family, building a garden. But many times resolutions focus around people improving their health. Since New...

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New Years Celebrations From Across The Globe

December 24th, 2014

New Year's is celebrated at midnight on Jan. 1 every year. Many cultures celebrate in similar ways with large outdoor gatherings, fireworks and festivities. It's a time for change. People celebrate the successes of the past year, mourn the tragedies and failures, and look to improve for the next year. But even though the holiday starts at midnight for everyone, that...

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What is Boxing Day, Anyway?

December 23rd, 2014

If you've ever looked closely at a calendar, you've probably noticed that Dec. 26 is labeled "Boxing Day." If you've spent time in places like Canada and the UK, this day is most likely something you're familiar with. For many U.S. residents, however, this post-Christmas holiday is a mystery. Check out the facts below to learn more about this...

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Tips For Decorating Your Dorm Room For The Holidays

December 19th, 2014

December is here and with it come decorations and holiday spirit. Since your room is probably looking bland, it's time to consider putting up various items to bring cheer and joy to the white walls of your dormitory. Here are some tips to review if you're thinking of joining in on the fun!Hang Christmas lights The timeless tradition of stringing lights occurs...

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