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You might think that seasonal allergies are at their worst during the spring and summer months when flowers are blooming and pollen is floating through the air, but the truth is that autumn can be just as bad. Due to the change to colder weather along with plant-based allergens, fall can be a nightmare of watery eyes, runny noses and scratchy throats. If you're looking...more
Autumn is finally here and winter is just around the corner, which means that soon you'll be watching your home's heating bills climb sky high. While nobody wants to shell out big bucks to keep up with rising oil and natural gas costs, the alternative of living in an ice-cold home for the next several months isn't exactly appealing either. So, what's a cost-conscious...more
Held on the second Monday of October, Columbus Day has been celebrated unofficially for hundreds of years. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt named it an official national holiday in 1937 to mark Italian explorer Christopher Columbus' arrival in the New World on October 12, 1492 with his ships the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria. Backed by Spanish monarchs, Columbus set...more
Autumn means football. And football means Sundays filled with fun, food, friends and family. Here are some tips on how you can throw the best football Sunday gathering in the neighborhood, the easy way.Food It all starts with the food. You want something hearty - after all, it's game day and the weather is changing. However, at the same time you don't want...more
The night before Halloween - or "Devil's night" as it's referred to by villains in 1994's The Crow - makes for an ideal evening to stay in and enjoy a horror classic with your near-and-dear. When you think about it, "horror" has become a blanket term for films dealing with the macabre, the spooky and the gory. But does it really make sense to lump the ominous overtones of the...more
For your Halloween party this year, don't be one of those people who just play "Monster Mash" and "Thriller" on repeat all night. For that matter, don't play "Halloween" by the Misfits more than once or twice, either. Some of the creepiest music out there has nothing to do with Halloween directly, but can be great for dancing. Take for example some classic cuts from the...more
Do you have a sweet tooth for dishes that are light and airy? Well, you'll be happy to know that this October 10 marks National Angel Food Cake Day - a day when Americans can celebrate in the heavenly charms of this delicious dessert. Fluffy and full of flavor, angel food cake is a type of pastry that got its name from being so light that it could only be described as "food...more
K.I.T.T., Herbie, Eleanor, the Batmobile - all of film and television's most famous vehicles have been given memorable names for people to connect with. After all, would Starsky and Hutch have been as classic a program if fans couldn't tune in to watch the crime-fighting duo tear around California in the Striped Tomato every week? Or how about Bo and Luke Duke flying over...more
With cooler weather in the air and fall officially underway, many lovers of the autumn months already have pumpkin on the brain. One of the most popular uses of pumpkin is for carving and decorating - for instance the famed jack-o-lantern. Obtaining the best results when carving pumpkins starts with choosing the right gourd for the job.There's a wide variety of...more
If you've got a taste for German culture or seasonal festivities, it's the perfect time to celebrate Oktoberfest. For those who don't know what Oktoberfest is, it's a traditional celebration begun in the Bavarian city of Munich in Germany in 1810 and held in honor of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen.Oktoberfest...more