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Top 3 Ideas for Homemade Christmas Gifts

December 11th, 2013

With Christmas fast approaching and time running out, it may be worthwhile to consider some homemade Christmas gifts rather than conventional presents. Now and then, it's the personal touch that can make a gift more meaningful to your friends and family. Here are some top ideas to keep in mind when thinking about do-it-yourself presents.Cookie-in-a-jar Baking is a...

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How to Have the Best Snowball Fight Possible

December 6th, 2013

A fresh, lightly damp snow has fallen and that only means one thing: snowball fights. Everywhere there is snowfall, children are gathering their friends in preparation for epic battles. Some fight to the last man while others work to capture the opposing team's flag. Yet with so many different options and variations, how do you have the best snowball fight...

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Some Fun Ideas for New Year's

December 6th, 2013

The traditional New Year's Eve celebration can be a bombastic, alcohol-fueled throwdown, but that type of event isn't for everyone. Some people even prefer to stay at home New Year's Eve and celebrate the upcoming 365 days in more wholesome ways. Here are some alternative New Year's Eve and Day traditions you might enjoy. Alternatives to alcohol If drinking really isn't...

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Some of the Best New Year's Eve Films

December 6th, 2013

Most people don't necessarily consider New Year's Eve a day that lends itself to being the subject matter of holiday movies and television shows - there's a reason why there's no such film as "Lighten up, Charlie Brown, it's New Year's Eve!" Events associated with the holiday, especially the preceding evening, are generally geared toward...

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Improve Your Home's Dining Room Aesthetic In Time For The Holiday Season

November 27th, 2013

The first of the fall weather is just beginning to arrive, which means that it won't be long before the holiday season is upon us. Whether you're planning on hosting your family for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year's Eve, now is the time to start readying your home for all sorts of seasonal get-togethers. This is particularly true for your...

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Ideas For Winter Getaway Locations

November 27th, 2013

During the cold winter months - perhaps after the stressful holiday season - it might strike your fancy to take a vacation. If you're wondering about the best locations for your getaway, you should probably ask yourself how much you enjoy cold weather. Do you like the idea of embracing the frosty climates and embarking on a snowy skiing or snowboarding adventure? Does the...

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Suggestions for Songs to Play at Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2013

Unlike Christmas, there aren't many popular songs with lyrics that are explicitly about Thanksgiving. There's Adam Sandler's "The Thanksgiving Song." There's also "It's Thanksgiving" by Nicole Westbrook, a song written and produced by Patrice Wilson, whose credits also include Rebecca Black's 2011 YouTube sensation "Friday." There are,...

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Why Turkeys Became Symbolic of Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2013

Turkeys are practically everywhere during the holiday season. Not only are the large birds the traditional main course for Thanksgiving meals, they're also quite common at Christmas and other seasonal holidays. But how, exactly, did they become the standard? Why don't we eat chicken or moose for Thanksgiving dinner instead? Economics and convenience both played a big...

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The History of Veterans Day

November 8th, 2013

Every year on November 11, our nation takes a break in commemoration of the men and women who've put their lives on the line in the name of the USA. With so many young military members returning from, in some cases, multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, the sentiment of gratitude expressed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 remains as relevant now as it was at...

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Unexpected Celebrity Veterans

November 8th, 2013

What do Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas author Hunter S. Thompson and Golden Girls star Bea Arthur have in common? The country thanks both for them, and innumerable others, for their service in the U.S. armed forces on November 11 every year.  According to the Smoking Gun, although she denied it while she was alive, records show that Bea Arthur drove trucks and...

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