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Wintertime means increased maintenance around the home. Shoveling is an unavoidable part of being a homeowner, but it doesn't have to be painful or strenuous if done properly.Dress accordingly You'll be stepping out to meet low temperatures, so you'll want to prepare appropriately. Rather than pull on the thickest sweater you own, you'll want to dress in...more
It can be a little intimidating getting started on an ice skating hobby - feet can get cold, it's hard to maintain balance at first and even one or two minor spills can put a person off this great exercise. But plenty of experts have doled out sound advice for beginner skaters. First and foremost - and it almost goes without saying - skaters should dress warmly with a...more
Winter's a difficult time to commute, especially if you're going to be trekking through the streets after a big snowstorm. Between the limited curb access and the giant snow piles, getting from point A to point B can seem nearly impossible. However, your journey can be exponentially easier if you invest in the right pair of winter boots that are reliable and...more
Lots of people have fond childhood memories of building snowmen - especially on days when a storm resulted in the school day being cancelled. Although the basic process of snowman building is simple enough, there may be some nuances involved. Here are a few to consider. Guidance from a snowman wiz Jim Sysko, one of the few individuals known for building a...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
'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...more