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    Tackle a Winning Taste with Korean Pork Skewers

    (Family Features) It's not just a Spanish, tapas-style thing anymore. At all different types of bars and restaurants across the United States, you'll find menus that continue to explore ways to feature favorite foods - like pork - in more bite-sized, snack-able ways. Beyond the walls of those eateries, street vendors, food booths and food trucks also are featuring portable, easy-to-eat dishes like kabobs and sliders.

  • Food Recipes Entertaining

    Milk Your Buck for All It's Worth

    (Family Features) Eating well doesn't have to mean spending a lot. In fact, there are many ways to eat the foods that make you look and feel your best without hurting your pocketbook. For example, penny for penny, ounce for ounce, milk packs more nutritional value than just about any other beverage you can buy. Here are more reasons why milk is a great option for shoppers looking to squeeze the nutrition out of their food budgets: 

  • Food Recipes Entertaining

    Grill Lean for Great Taste

    (Family Features) Take advantage of the longer, warmer days before winter arrives by whipping up tasty grilled meals that are delicious and healthy for the whole family. Using lean cuts of beef is a great way to cut down calories and fat, but it doesn't have to reduce the grilled flavors you love.

Monday 06/16/2014
Combining virtual and real-world toys into hours of fun playtime
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 1:36 am

(BPT) - Do your children have imaginary friends or pretend the characters from their favorite TV show or video game are real and in the room? Many children creatively stage playful interactions with fictional and imaginary characters during their developmental years, but now those imaginary characters don’t have to be quite so imaginary.

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Friday 06/06/2014
Give high school grads the right start for college with these technology gifts
Updated: June 17, 2014 - 1:38 am

(BPT) - Technology is one of the most practical - and most appreciated - gifts a high school graduate can receive. Different technology tools can give the class of 2014 a jump start on their college journey and all post-high-school adventures. A new survey conducted by Impulse Research revealed that the majority of students (65 percent) believe a laptop is the most important purchase for heading back to school.

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Tuesday 05/13/2014
The best gifts for grads and dads
Posted: May 13, 2014

(BPT) - It’s that time of year again where everyone is out shopping for gifts and looking for the perfect presents for dads and grads. This year, think about going the technology route for devices grads can use. Dads will love them, too, for the value the devices add to their lives. Here are a few tech-related gifts to consider:

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Thursday 05/01/2014
5 gifts for the modern mom
Updated: June 26, 2014 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - If you think your mom wants another messy breakfast in bed that ends with her scrubbing pancake batter off the counter, think again. Moms today are looking for modern gifts that speak to their personality and create an experience for them and their family. Here are some options that go beyond the boring gifts and offer a fresh take on the perfect Mother’s Day gift for your modern mom.

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Thursday 04/24/2014
Reading and playing can increase your child's imagination
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 1:36 am

(BPT) - Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” It’s a pretty amazing statement when you consider just how much knowledge Einstein possessed. Today’s world always has a spot for creative, imaginative people. Whether they are designing the next dot com or the latest menu sensation, imaginative people are thriving everywhere.

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Thursday 04/10/2014
Give Mom The Very Best
Updated: April 11, 2014 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—She’s a nurturer, confidante, role model—it’s difficult to use just one word to describe the love of a mom. From daily challenges to momentous occasions, she’s been there every step of the way. Mother’s Day is an opportunity to express how you feel and celebrate mom for who she is.

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Sunday 03/16/2014
Guest-friendly tips for building your wedding registry
Updated: July 17, 2014 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - As you busily prepare for your walk down the aisle and make countless decisions regarding every flawless detail, one task on your to-do list will help you see beyond your wedding day and into your future life together - the wedding registry. And though few things could be more enjoyable than a day of shopping with your beloved, there’s also a bit of strategy that goes into building a complete registry.

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Thursday 11/28/2013
Survey Reveals What Men Want for the Holidays
Updated: November 29, 2013 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) Do you know what guys want for the holidays?

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Wednesday 11/13/2013
Great Holiday Gifts for Current and Future College Students
Updated: November 14, 2013 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) Whether the students in your life are in high school and dreaming about their future majors, or in the middle of their college careers, the holiday season is a great opportunity to shower them with gifts that quench their thirst for knowledge and foster their academic interests.

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Wednesday 11/06/2013
Great Holiday Gifts for People On-the-Go
Updated: November 07, 2013 - 1:31 am

(StatePoint) No matter how hard we try, life just won’t slow down. And with the increasing need to be connected all the time, a few minutes off the grid could mean missing out on something. That’s why there are more options than ever to find the perfect tech gift for people with very busy schedules.

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Thursday 08/14/2014
Stress-free back-to-school shopping tips for parents of teens
Updated: August 19, 2014 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - Back-to-school shopping with a teenager can be harrowing for both parent and child. Parents must balance the function and fashion of required supplies to make returning to school fun, yet still within budget. With parents of teens spending $133.40 on average for back-to-school supplies per child, according to a recent Staples back-to-school survey, price is very important. With some careful planning, cooperative tactics and a few tips, it’s possible to turn back-to-school shopping excursions into an opportunity for kids to learn smart decision-making and express themselves with designs.

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Make peace with fall: Get over your love-hate relationship with autumn allergies
Updated: August 19, 2014 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - Fall: love it or hate it? People who suffer from fall allergies no doubt love the fall colors and the festive time of year, while hating the sneezing, sniffling, wheezing and itching. So what’s an autumn lover to do?

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Back-to-school snacking done right
Updated: August 19, 2014 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - As the school year begins, some parents may find that the most chaotic time of the day is around 3 p.m. when class is dismissed and the juggling act of homework, soccer practice and piano lessons begins. With so much going on, it’s important to keep kids energized and focused by providing them with healthy snacks packed with key nutrients such as vitamins E, D, B12 and omega-3s.

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Wednesday 08/06/2014
Planned or spontaneous, pull off your next party with ease
Updated: August 14, 2014 - 1:39 am

(BPT) - Football parties, back-to-school cook outs, Halloween celebrations and cooler temperatures – there’s so many reasons to plan a fun fall gathering at your house, or spontaneously invite your friends over for the afternoon. No matter if they’re planned or spur-of-the-moment, you can host a fall gathering without doing a lot of work.

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Tuesday 08/05/2014
Getting the most out of farmers markets and seasonal produce
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 1:37 am

(BPT) - Warm weather months bring an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, and for those who enjoy buying local, farmers markets are popular destinations. Produce choices available at farmers markets are now reaching their peak. So how can you make the most of this seasonal bounty?

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Sunday 08/03/2014
How to make the start of the school year healthy and happy
Updated: August 14, 2014 - 1:39 am

(BPT) - The lazy days of summer are nearly over. Back-to-school season means back to a busy life with a seemingly never-ending schedule of classes, sporting events and extracurricular activities. Making healthy choices can take a back seat to convenience when on the run. While pre-packaged foods are tempting for those hectic days of fall, nutritious homemade snacks and meals can be just as easy and quick. They are also much better for you and your children.

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Ick factor - Why you may be struggling to get rid of those pesky head lice
Updated: August 11, 2014 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - Whether your kids are off to summer camp, you’re gearing up for back-to-school, there is snow on the ground or flowers are blooming, you may find yourself dealing with a case of head lice. An estimated 6 million to 12 million head lice infestations occur each year in the United States alone, most commonly among children 3 to 11 years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since head lice move by crawling and are mainly spread by head-to-head contact, children in close quarters are often the main form of transportation for these tiny, wingless critters.

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Thursday 07/31/2014
Planning, communication and cooperation help reduce back-to-school worry for parents of students with diabetes
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 1:37 am

(BPT) - Children begin each school year excited about making new friends, and learning new things. But children living with diabetes and their families may also feel uncertain or uneasy about how their diabetes will be managed throughout the school day.

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Wednesday 07/30/2014
Why it's critical to make eye exams part of your back-to-school routine
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 1:37 am

(BPT) - Reading the computer, chalkboard and books are critical elements of getting an education that can lead students to reaching their full potential and making their goals and dreams come true.

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Monday 07/28/2014
Tips on how to give your home an annual checkup
Updated: August 05, 2014 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - There’s no better time than now to give your home the attention it deserves. Give it an annual checkup before cold weather arrives to help add comfort, save energy and cut home maintenance in the long-run.

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Sunday 08/17/2014
Tackle a Winning Taste with Korean Pork Skewers
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) It's not just a Spanish, tapas-style thing anymore. At all different types of bars and restaurants across the United States, you'll find menus that continue to explore ways to feature favorite foods - like pork - in more bite-sized, snack-able ways. Beyond the walls of those eateries, street vendors, food booths and food trucks also are featuring portable, easy-to-eat dishes like kabobs and sliders.

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Milk Your Buck for All It's Worth
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) Eating well doesn't have to mean spending a lot. In fact, there are many ways to eat the foods that make you look and feel your best without hurting your pocketbook. For example, penny for penny, ounce for ounce, milk packs more nutritional value than just about any other beverage you can buy. Here are more reasons why milk is a great option for shoppers looking to squeeze the nutrition out of their food budgets: 

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Grill Lean for Great Taste
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) Take advantage of the longer, warmer days before winter arrives by whipping up tasty grilled meals that are delicious and healthy for the whole family. Using lean cuts of beef is a great way to cut down calories and fat, but it doesn't have to reduce the grilled flavors you love.

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Classroom Success Begins with Breakfast
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) Dairy and breakfast go hand in hand. With so many types of milk, cheeses and yogurts available, it's easy to find breakfast combinations that set the curve for success as the kids head back to school this fall.

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Thursday 08/14/2014
Terry Crews Brings His Voice To The Freshest VeggieTales Movie Yet: 'Celery Night Fever'
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 1:36 am

(NAPSI)—He’s a no-nonsense action star in the Expendables films and plays the hilarious Sgt. Terry Jeffords on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” but behind the scenes, what Terry Crews likes to do most is sing.

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Summer Entertaining is Easy with Nutritious California Avocados
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 1:36 am

(NAPSI)—California avocado season is in full swing, just in time for summer holiday barbecues and casual get-togethers. The California Avocado Commission has partnered with chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger to share great ideas for jazzing up any summer gathering menu with delectable and nutritious California avocados.

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Monday 08/11/2014
Smart, stress-free ideas for a memorable Labor Day party
Updated: August 14, 2014 - 1:39 am

(BPT) - Labor Day signals the end of summer and the start of exciting new fall activities, but what does the holiday really celebrate? The answer: the 155.6 million people age 16 and older in the American workforce. Gathering with family and friends is a must, but that doesn't mean you should spend your day off worrying about party details. With these tips and tricks, you’ll be a master party-planner and everyone will have a great time - you won’t even have to turn on the stove!

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Sunday 08/10/2014
Six Recipes for a Fiesta Inspired Cookout in Your Backyard
Updated: August 11, 2014 - 1:33 am

Backyard entertaining is getting a Mexican makeover as grillers put a new spin on summer staples like beer can chicken, corn on the cob and even frozen beverages. This menu full of vibrant flavor is perfect for a fiesta inspired cookout, just in time for Labor Day.

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A Well-Stocked Pantry
Updated: August 11, 2014 - 1:33 am

(Family Features) When it comes to mealtime, a well-stocked pantry can be the difference between culinary success and a dinner dud. Too often we contemplate what to make for dinner, only to realize that we don't have the right ingredients on hand or the food in the fridge has spoiled. But with a pantry full of canned foods, a delicious and easy, homemade meal is just minutes away.

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Spices and Herbs Bring Out the Best of Summer Vegetables
Updated: August 11, 2014 - 1:33 am

(Family Features) We all want to eat more vegetables - and in the summer, when farmers markets and grocery stores are filled with fresh, colorful produce, it's easier than ever. From juicy red tomatoes and yellow sweet corn to vibrant green broccoli, seasonal produce can be even more enjoyable with the addition of spices and herbs.

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