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Trick-or-Treating and Costume Safety

January 2nd, 2013

Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday for parents and children alike, but it's important to be safe during all of the festivities. This year, put some extra thought into your costume and trick-or-treating habits to make sure you and your children celebrate safely and memorably. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you're dressing up and trick-or-treating, according to...

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Four Fun Fall Activities to Take Advantage Of

December 28th, 2012

The autumn brings about a distinct change in nature's appearance along with seasonably cool temperatures that make the outdoors more pleasurable than ever. Here are a few fun activities that you might want to take advantage of this fall. Apple picking Apple season is in full swing, and orchards everywhere are welcoming the masses. You and your family won't only be able to...

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How To Use Citrus Tones in Home Decoration

December 30th, 2012

If you're looking to do a home makeover and aren't sure what your next color scheme should be, you may want to take a cue from nature and infuse citrus tones into your decor with colors modeled after delectable fruits and vegetables. The vibrancy and versatility are bound to bring life to any living space. Seasonal orange Orange is great to add to any home color scheme,...

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Advice for Maximizing Your Family's Visit to the Zoo

December 28th, 2012

With the final days of warm weather approaching, you may be trying to squeeze in another great weekend day trip with the family. The local zoo is the perfect destination, where everyone will be active, intrigued and maybe even learn a thing or two! Here are some tips for maximizing your visit to the zoo. Know the layout Before you arrive, go online and look at the map of the...

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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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