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The History of Father's Day

June 11th, 2013

June is the month that we honor our fathers, but the holiday has only been official for about 40 years, trailing behind Mother's day by about 50.First Father's Day The first celebration of what would later become father's day took place under tragic circumstances: the anniversary of a mining explosion. In 1908, a church in West Virginia came together to honor those...

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Tips for Building a Parade Float

June 5th, 2013

Some towns host local Thanksgiving or Veterans Day parades and invite community members to construct their own floats. Some of these parades also include a competitive aspect. Even if the contest is of a friendly nature, you might want to know the best ways to make sure your neighborhood or organization's float stands head and shoulders above the others. First of all, it's...

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Yard Sale Tips That Will Attract Prospective Buyers

June 4th, 2013

During the height of spring cleaning season, many homeowners will make a concerted effort to de-clutter their homes and get rid of unwanted items. What you may see as junk could have tremendous value to another person, so holding a yard sale in the spring is a great way to get those finds off your hands and make a bit of extra money in the process. If you've never hosted...

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Summer Swimsuit Trends for 2013

June 3rd, 2013

The spring is now in full swing, which means that hot, sticky summer weather is on the way. While the heat can make it uncomfortable for you to sit around your house or office, it does make for perfect beach weather. Of course, you can't hit the beach without the perfect swimsuit, and if it's been a while since you purchased a new one, you might want to consider hitting the...

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Top 3 Foods to Bring on a Camping Trip

May 30th, 2013

Most people going on a camping trip probably realize they'll need to bring enough food to last them for the duration. However, foods that spoil easily - dairy products, for example - can be a little impractical, unless they plan to hinder themselves with a cooler. There are plenty of non-perishables that provide nutrition and taste for any long venture into the woods. 1....

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The Extensive, Explosive, History of Fireworks

May 13th, 2013

These days, you might not think twice about the boomers that light up the night sky during holidays such as Independence Day and New Year's Eve. However, fireworks are a critical part of celebrations around the world that have taken centuries to evolve into what they are today. If you've ever wondered how these devices manage to give off colors and sparkle among the...

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Give Mom A Break With a Delicious Mother's Day Lunch

May 8th, 2013

Who says you have to go out for a lavish meal to make your mom feel appreciated? Sometimes it's the homemade touches that ensure a gift is truly special. If you fancy yourself a bit of a cook, there's quite a bit you can do for your mother. Even if you don't have time to prepare a complete dinner, lunch can be a nice touch. Given that the weather is likely to be nice and warm,...

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5 Common Symptoms of Spring Fever

April 5th, 2013

Have you ever wondered why you start to feel a little more upbeat once the cold weather starts to recede? Even if you love winter, you likely experience an undeniable change in attitude once the temperatures become warmer and you start showing a little more skin. Spring fever is the most common term used to describe this sensation, but is there really any truth to the feelings...

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How to Prepare for Summer Music Festivals

April 5th, 2013

As tempting as it can be to wait until the last minute to buy tickets, pack, and otherwise prepare for a music festival that is months away, the best way to maximize your enjoyment of the event is to plan as much as possible in advance. Here are some things you may want to keep in mind to have the least stressful experience at your upcoming festival.Buy your tickets now Keep...

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The Hilarious History of April Fool’s Day

March 28th, 2013

April Fool's Day is a time when offices and homes are rigged with extensive practical jokes that are considered hilarious by lovers of shenanigans. Even the media can be swept up in the fervor of the holiday, as many elaborate hoaxes have been reported throughout the years. Read on to learn the history and some of the more notable pranks.HistoryDid you know many historians...

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