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Global Halloween Celebrations

October 22nd, 2014

That Fall chill is in the air once more, and with it comes one of America's craziest holidays: Halloween. Children and adults alike can't resist hunting for the perfect costume, not to mention gorging on sweet confections come October. While you're carving out your jack-o-lanterns or creating a spooky haunted house, though, you may be wondering how all this ghost...

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Tips for Creating a Vampire Halloween Costume

October 20th, 2014

As vampires have been known for their powers of seduction, people looking to woo a certain someone at a Halloween party may want to consider attending in the guise of Nosferatu. From the dark makeup to the black boots and capes, a vampire Halloween costume is the ultimate combination of sexy and scary. Here's what you'll need to make your own getup,...

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Essential Halloween Party Tips for an Unforgettable Event

October 20th, 2014

On whatever weekend is most convenient in late October, nearly everyone and their grandmother will be throwing a Halloween party. So, how do people go about making sure theirs will stand out among the plethora of spooktacular gatherings that evening? Check out these Halloween party tips to learn some tricks and treats.Make it a haunted house When it comes to throwing a...

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3 Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters

October 20th, 2014

Halloween can be one of the most exciting holidays for kids. Between dressing up in costumes, being handed candy for hours and walking around the neighborhood at night when it's dark and spooky, can you blame them?However, the holiday isn't always all fun and games.As you carve pumpkins for the front stoop, collect costume pieces and watch scary movies,...

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A Concise History of the Miss America Pageant

September 30th, 2014

To some, beauty pageants are vain and even inappropriate. They might just look like an event created so people can gawk at attractive women on national television, but there truly is more to the tradition.Opening number The premise for the Miss America pageant began in the 1920s when a group of businessmen in Atlantic City wanted a way to extend the tourism season. Thus, the...

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Make Your Own Crafty Autumn Decorations

September 29th, 2014

As the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, you might be yearning for a new indoor hobby. To keep yourself content through winter's steady approach, try out some of these do-it-yourself autumn decorations.Pumpkins With only a few tools, you can decorate pumpkins in a whole new way. Don't feel like dealing with the gooey mess that comes with carving? Not...

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How To Make A Church Hat Worthy Of Any Occasion

September 15th, 2014

Church hats are an object of elegance worn by everyone from celebrities to churchgoers. With a little inspiration and instruction, the decorative headpieces can be made at home, without the expensive cost of a designer label. To get started, look to the stars for ideas who've worn them for a range of events so you can get a sense of the different styles that have...

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Preparing Your House for Fall

September 2nd, 2014

Just as spring cleaning clears the dust from your home that has accumulated during the winter, doing an in-depth cleanse of your home in the fall will prepare it for the cold season. In some cases, tidying up before the winter will reduce the amount of cleaning that you'll need to do in April, but some of the work you can do outside of your home could save you some...

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How To Celebrate Your Child's Birthday During The School Day

August 29th, 2014

Do you have a child who has a birthday that falls during the school year? If so, then you may be interested in having his or her birthday recognized during the school day. However, if you do this you need to remember that the school day is busy and there are many other children in your child's class, all of whom need to be included if you plan to have an in-school...

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Keep Knitting In Summer With These Seasonal Projects

August 22nd, 2014

Do you abandon your knitting in the summer, thinking it's just too hot to keep making scarves and sweaters? These aren't the only things you can knit, however, and you don't need to wait till the frost to pick up your needles again. You simply need the right projects and materials to create clothing and accessories that you'll love even in July.Sweaters without...

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