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Tips For Halloween Dance Party Music

September 28th, 2013

For your Halloween party this year, don't be one of those people who just play "Monster Mash" and "Thriller" on repeat all night. For that matter, don't play "Halloween" by the Misfits more than once or twice, either. Some of the creepiest music out there has nothing to do with Halloween directly, but can be great for dancing. Take for example some classic cuts from the...

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Angelic Films To Watch This National Angel Food Cake Day

September 28th, 2013

Do you have a sweet tooth for dishes that are light and airy? Well, you'll be happy to know that this October 10 marks National Angel Food Cake Day - a day when Americans can celebrate in the heavenly charms of this delicious dessert. Fluffy and full of flavor, angel food cake is a type of pastry that got its name from being so light that it could only be described as "food...

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This October 2 Give Your Ride A Personal Touch For Name Your Car Day

September 28th, 2013

K.I.T.T., Herbie, Eleanor, the Batmobile - all of film and television's most famous vehicles have been given memorable names for people to connect with. After all, would Starsky and Hutch have been as classic a program if fans couldn't tune in to watch the crime-fighting duo tear around California in the Striped Tomato every week? Or how about Bo and Luke Duke flying over...

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Picking the Perfect Pumpkin for Carving

September 26th, 2013

With cooler weather in the air and fall officially underway, many lovers of the autumn months already have pumpkin on the brain. One of the most popular uses of pumpkin is for carving and decorating - for instance the famed jack-o-lantern. Obtaining the best results when carving pumpkins starts with choosing the right gourd for the job.There's a wide variety of...

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Traditions And Tips For Celebrating Oktoberfest

September 18th, 2013

If you've got a taste for German culture or seasonal festivities, it's the perfect time to celebrate Oktoberfest. For those who don't know what Oktoberfest is, it's a traditional celebration begun in the Bavarian city of Munich in Germany in 1810 and held in honor of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen.Oktoberfest...

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Three Fall Fruits And Vegetables And Their Health Benefits

September 17th, 2013

With the onset of the autumn season, there's a slew of great autumn fruits and vegetables that are ready for picking or purchasing. Each one is delicious in its own way and comes loaded with vitamins and nutrients. Here are a few fall fruits and vegetables and their health benefits. 1. Sweet potatoes Sweet potatoes have an appropriate namesake, due to their sweet orange...

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Decorating Your Front Porch For The Fall Season

September 17th, 2013

Autumn is officially here, and while you're probably missing summertime trips to the beach and backyard barbecues, there's still plenty of great weather left to enjoy outdoors. Before long, you'll be into the seasonal spirit with fall foliage, Jack-o'-Lanterns, pumpkin pies, scarves, sweaters and hot apple cider. While it's still early in the autumn, now is the perfect time...

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Getting to Know the Real Johnny Appleseed

September 16th, 2013

Autumn is here yet again, which means you'll be probably be hearing the name "Johnny Appleseed" a bit more frequently. Whether you have kids who come home from school singing Johnny's tune, or you yourself remember this immortal American's tale, you may be shocked to learn that "Johnny Appleseed" was, in fact, a real person.John Chapman, a...

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How to Make the Perfect Party Punch

September 13th, 2013

Nothing will make your next get-together as swank as a classic alcoholic punch, especially a mix with a modern twist. Hosts and hostesses have been serving sparkling boozy mixes for decades, whether in a crystal bowl at a holiday party or in decorative pitchers at a crisp fall barbecue.Party punches typically include something sparkling, such as seltzer, champagne or a clear...

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Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 10th, 2013

Created in 1995 by "Ol' Chumbucket" John Baur and "Cap'n Slappy" Mark Summers in Albany, Ore., as a way to celebrate a rich tradition of piracy and maritime adventures, International Talk Like a Pirate Day is one of the most exciting events of the year.It doesn't matter whether you're a lover of the high seas or you know how to let out a...

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