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Things To Do When You're Snowed In

January 7th, 2014

Depending on the area in which you reside, you might have to cope with snowstorms periodically blocking roads - maybe even making it hard to leave your house. Some people opt to see these occasions as opportunities to watch TV or read while sipping their favorite hot beverage all day. But if you'd care to use a snowstorm as an opportunity to be more productive, here are...

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How to Choose Ice Skates for Beginners

January 2nd, 2014

Whether you live in Florida or Fargo, there's sure to be a rink nearby with public skating times for you and your family. It's always a good idea to start with lessons if it's your first time, but if you skated as a kid - or just want to give it a shot before paying for lessons - you're sure to want the right pair of skates for your skill level and size. Read...

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How to Eat Healthier for the New Year

December 27th, 2013

With the new year arriving quickly, many people will be working hard on a New Year's Resolution. For a lot of us, January 1st is the perfect time to start taking better care of our health, exercising and paying attention to what we eat. However, if you think eating healthy means forsaking all your favorite snacks for nothing but raw kale and broccoli, think again. A...

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Sticking to a New Year's Eve Resolution Well After New Year's Day

December 27th, 2013

When making changes in your life, it can be easy to keep up an alteration in your behavior for brief periods of time. However, once you've been on a diet or have gone off cigarettes for a few months, it's equally easy to slide back into old habits. Maybe you'll be thinking, "I've stuck to what I set out to do for a long time - I deserve to spoil...

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What to Consider When Making a New Year's Eve Resolution

December 23rd, 2013

At the beginning of each year, many people make an oath to improve themselves somehow over the course of the upcoming 12 months. Some people vow to lose weight, while others decide to quit smoking or travel more. But sometimes, it's easier to make a small change than it is to stick to a new regimen that will take significant time and effort. Here are some...

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Much Ado About Eggnog

December 18th, 2013

'Tis the season for the holiday mixture of eggnog and spirits. But have you ever stopped to consider the history of eggnog and its many uses?A brief history of eggnog According to CNN, the seasonal 'nog was originally created in medieval England but was first known as "posset," a drink that consisted of hot milk curdled with ale that was often spiced. The...

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Tips on Christmas Shopping for Grandparents

December 18th, 2013

The problem with Christmas shopping for grandparents is, having experienced more holiday seasons than their younger relatives, it's possible that they've pretty much already received most of the gifts you can think of by this point in their lives. But that doesn't mean you can't think of new territory to cover when selecting Christmas gifts for a grandfather or...

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How to be a Convincing Santa Stand-In

December 18th, 2013

Many people pick up a few extra dollars each Christmas by dressing up as Santa Claus. Others just like putting a Santa costume on to surprise their kids. However, there are some behavioral characteristics particular to Santa to keep in mind while donning the typical red suit, hat and fake beard. The suit Most costume stores should have a Santa outfit handy. If you'd...

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Classic Christmas Movies

December 18th, 2013

For some people, Christmas isn't complete without an annual viewing of one of their favorite holiday-themed films. And, as Hollywood tends to crank out at least one Christmas movie a year, there are many to choose from. With so many standout, time-tested Yuletide films, volumes could be written about certain Christmas movies. Here are just a few of the most beloved. ...

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What to do After Unwrapping Presents on Christmas Morning

December 18th, 2013

It's almost like the calm after the storm - after the presents are finally opened, the anticipation that's been building for weeks throughout December has finally been fulfilled. So, what are we all supposed to do with ourselves then? For those who still see their immediate family on a regular basis, Christmas afternoon may seem like any other relaxing weekend. But...

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