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Halloween can be one of the most exciting holidays for kids. Between dressing up in costumes, being handed candy for hours and walking around the neighborhood at night when it's dark and spooky, can you blame them?However, the holiday isn't always all fun and games.As you carve pumpkins for the front stoop, collect costume pieces and watch scary movies,...more
To some, beauty pageants are vain and even inappropriate. They might just look like an event created so people can gawk at attractive women on national television, but there truly is more to the tradition.Opening number The premise for the Miss America pageant began in the 1920s when a group of businessmen in Atlantic City wanted a way to extend the tourism season. Thus, the...more
As the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, you might be yearning for a new indoor hobby. To keep yourself content through winter's steady approach, try out some of these do-it-yourself autumn decorations.Pumpkins With only a few tools, you can decorate pumpkins in a whole new way. Don't feel like dealing with the gooey mess that comes with carving? Not...more
Church hats are an object of elegance worn by everyone from celebrities to churchgoers. With a little inspiration and instruction, the decorative headpieces can be made at home, without the expensive cost of a designer label. To get started, look to the stars for ideas who've worn them for a range of events so you can get a sense of the different styles that have...more
Just as spring cleaning clears the dust from your home that has accumulated during the winter, doing an in-depth cleanse of your home in the fall will prepare it for the cold season. In some cases, tidying up before the winter will reduce the amount of cleaning that you'll need to do in April, but some of the work you can do outside of your home could save you some...more
Do you have a child who has a birthday that falls during the school year? If so, then you may be interested in having his or her birthday recognized during the school day. However, if you do this you need to remember that the school day is busy and there are many other children in your child's class, all of whom need to be included if you plan to have an in-school...more
Do you abandon your knitting in the summer, thinking it's just too hot to keep making scarves and sweaters? These aren't the only things you can knit, however, and you don't need to wait till the frost to pick up your needles again. You simply need the right projects and materials to create clothing and accessories that you'll love even in July.Sweaters without...more
The memories of this summer will last a lifetime, but the damage it did to your hair doesn't have to! Identifying the culprits 1. Sun Sun exposure is always hard on your mane, but the intensity of summer's sunshine can leave your hair truly fried. Jessica J. Krant, M.D., says the ultraviolet rays of the sun actually cook the hair shaft, according to...more
Bugs are everywhere during the summer season and ticks number highly among their ranks, but it's not hard to stay protected. Unlike many tiny pests such as fleas and bed bugs, ticks don't jump or fly. They get from place to place by crawling along. Ticks are most active when the weather is warm and in wooded brushy areas. They are...more
Other than serving as landmarks for passing ships, lighthouses have a place in the annals of American tourism. People sometimes travel great distances to see these nautical beacons and experience the awe of the ocean. Here are some of the best lighthouses to visit in America.Portland Head Light - Cape Elizabeth, Maine According to Mother Nature Network, this landmark is one of...more