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Tips For Gearing Up For the Upcoming NFL Season

December 31st, 2012

As an avid fan of football, you're undoubtedly excited about the impending professional season. The preseason games are great primers for the real action, but soon you'll be spending your Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays watching your favorite team go head-to-head with the rest of the league. Here are a few ways to help get ready for the upcoming action. Clear your calendar...

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How To Get The Most Enjoyment Out of Going to a Parade

December 29th, 2012

The warm summer season and cool autumn months are marked with great parades, whether they're for a high school homecoming, paying tribute to veterans or celebrating America's birthday. Attending parades is always fun, but there are few ways that you can maximize your enjoyment as you sit and watch the processions. Arrive early The best way to appreciate a parade is by...

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How to Plan the Ultimate Backyard Barbecue

December 29th, 2012

Barbecues are a great way to take advantage of the warm summer weather, and with dwindling time left for short-sleeved shirts, you may want to throw one last shindig. Here are a few helpful tips to make it a party worth remembering.InvitesStart inviting everyone early so they can mark the event on their calendars and you'll be guaranteed to have a good showing. You may want to...

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The History of the U.S. Open

December 31st, 2012

The U.S. Open features the best of the best of both men and women tennis players facing off against one another as they pound the courts with heels, balls and racquets, hoping to take home the championship trophy and a lifetime's worth of bragging rights. Although the U.S. Open is a much-hailed competition in the present day, its humble roots extend far back to the beginning...

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Stay Cool, Stay Healthy - Great Ice Cream Alternatives

December 31st, 2012

Whether it's reaching in the freezer for a carton of our favorite brand or planning a date for two to get a cone from the local parlor, ice cream is a go-to food for many Americans. According to National Geographic, our country spends nearly $20 billion on ice cream and other frozen treats annually. Unfortunately, ice cream is often laden with unhealthy fats and sugars, and if...

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Ready for Takeoff — What to Bring in Your Carry-On Luggage

December 30th, 2012

What you pack in your carry-on luggage can determine whether your flight's excellent or unbearable. Here are a few tips for what to bring and what not to bring on your upcoming aviation excursion.EssentialsThe first things you should pack are the necessities. If you have a medical condition, make sure that your medicine, inhaler or insulin is in your carry-on bag. Also, keep...

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Pre-Flight Preparations — What to do Before Heading to the Airport

December 30th, 2012

To ensure that your airborne experience and after-flight plans go as smoothly as possible, there are a few preparations you should make beforehand.Route and alternate routeYou don't want to miss your flight because you got stuck in traffic or took a wrong turn. Unless you're a frequent flyer who knows the exact route and a few detours, you may want to plot out your path and...

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Tips for Flying With Children

December 31st, 2012

While packing everything and getting to the airport on time might be your greatest concerns when flying, having children with you requires extra consideration. Here are a few tips that you might want to consider when it comes to flying with your little ones.Let them know the detailsBefore you board the plane, CNN.com recommends telling your children what'll happen on the...

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How To Make the Ultimate S'mores Treat

December 29th, 2012

S'mores date back to the 1920s after being invented by the Girls Scouts, but it's safe to say they're still thoroughly enjoyed by those in contemporary society who seek to satiate their sweet tooth. S'mores can be customized for individual perfection and their inexpensive ingredients are great for guilt-free indulgence. Here are a few must-have ingredients for creating the...

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Four Fun Beach Vacation Spots in the U.S.

December 28th, 2012

Going to the beach is the perfect way to relax and have fun - you can sit serenely in the warm sand or splash in the waves after building a sand castle. While going to your local beach is always easy and satisfying, taking an extended vacation to sit by a different shore is always nice. Here are a few great beach vacation spots in the U.S. Myrtle Beach This South Carolina...

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