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  • Pizza, Past And Present

    (NAPSI)—Pizza has been pleasing taste buds for a very long time. And today, Americans consume nearly 350 slices of pizza every second! But how often do the people eating this tasty food stop to consider the history?

  • Set Sail For Something Different For Dinner Tonight

    (NAPSI)—It’s that old question, “What’s for dinner tonight?” Instead of reaching for the same old standbys or chicken nuggets for the kids, you can set sail for something different: the bounty of delicious options from under the sea.

  • The Right Answer: Make Breakfast More Fun

    (StatePoint) For most parents, weekday mornings before school are like a challenging math problem: pack backpacks and lunches, plus get yourself ready for work – minus the luxury of unlimited time. But skipping breakfast should not be part of the equation.

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
Easy ideas you can use to grow your child's imagination
Updated: May 03, 2014 - 1:32 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 11, 2014 - 1:33 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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Tuesday 11/05/2013
Expert Gifting Tips for a Stress-Free, Joyful Holiday Season
Updated: November 06, 2013 - 1:31 am

(StatePoint) The holiday shopping season can mean long lines, crowded malls and uncertainty about what gifts to buy-- but shopping for all the women in your life doesn’t have to be a source of stress.

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Monday 06/30/2014
Meatless options for the grill
Updated: July 08, 2014 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - Cheeseburgers, chicken thighs and hot dogs are common fare at summer barbeques, but what about guests who are looking to reduce their meat intake? In addition to traditional meat dishes, there are many ways to prepare meals on the grill that everyone can enjoy, including vegetarians.

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Keeping kids stimulated all summer can help prevent the summer learning slide
Updated: July 11, 2014 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - For most kids, the final school bell signals a break from learning and a focus on summer fun, but for parents it often means an uphill battle to beat the “summer slide” in their child’s learning. Significant knowledge and skills gained during the previous school year can be lost if children don’t participate in enrichment and learning activities during summer break.

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Sunday 06/29/2014
The hottest hair trends for summer that will keep you cool
Updated: July 07, 2014 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - With the summer season in full swing, infuse goodness into your day by spending less time fussing with your hair and more time outdoors having fun in the sun.

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Tuesday 06/24/2014
Simple, smart ways to spend less time on chores, more on fun this summer
Updated: July 02, 2014 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - Summer is supposed to be fun, so who has time for hassles like printing vacation photos or doing laundry? And then there’s all that time you spend slathering on sunscreen. A few time-saving tips can help you get inevitable summer tasks done more quickly, so you can spend more time savoring the sunshine and warm weather.

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Overcome common gardening challenges with raised beds and planters
Updated: July 02, 2014 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - Small yards, city dwelling or soil that’s sandy, rocky or full of clay – it seems no obstacles can keep Americans from the joys of gardening. More than 78 million U.S. households grow gardens, according to the Garden Writers Association Foundation, and many of them don’t have optimal conditions to plant their gardens in the ground. When space constraints or soil conditions make traditional gardens impossible or inconvenient, gardeners turn to raised beds and planter boxes to grow the vegetables, herbs and flowers they crave.

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Monday 06/23/2014
Extend your home to the outdoors this summer and beyond
Updated: July 04, 2014 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Summer is here and most people are turning their attention to home improvement projects that let them spend more time outside. In fact, 92 percent of residential landscape architects noted outdoor living spaces as a popular design feature for this year, according to the 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects.

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Grilling enhances the flavors of summer
Updated: July 04, 2014 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - This summer, take advantage of grilling fresh seasonal produce as well as meats, chicken and fish and trying some new marinades.

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Sunday 06/15/2014
Tips to make outdoor play a priority this summer
Updated: June 23, 2014 - 1:38 am

(BPT) - The school year has ended and kids are more excited than ever to get outside and play. However, as the days grow longer and summer boredom sets in, it’s easy to become uninspired during playtime and it’s tempting for families to turn to DVDs and video games as entertainment.

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Tuesday 06/10/2014
Home organization starts with the right tools: How to get everyone on the same page
Updated: June 21, 2014 - 1:36 am

(BPT) - Your closets may be a bastion of neatness and your pantry a model of the philosophy “a place for everything and everything in its place.” Still, no home is truly in order if the people who live in it are disorganized.

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Mint lightens and brightens summer dishes
Updated: June 26, 2014 - 1:37 am

(BPT) - The Kentucky Derby, held the first Saturday in May, may be responsible for making mint the king of summertime drinks. Along with big hats, the Derby is famous for its mint juleps, kicking off the warm weather season.

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Thursday 07/10/2014
Pizza, Past And Present
Updated: July 11, 2014 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—Pizza has been pleasing taste buds for a very long time. And today, Americans consume nearly 350 slices of pizza every second! But how often do the people eating this tasty food stop to consider the history?

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Set Sail For Something Different For Dinner Tonight
Updated: July 11, 2014 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—It’s that old question, “What’s for dinner tonight?” Instead of reaching for the same old standbys or chicken nuggets for the kids, you can set sail for something different: the bounty of delicious options from under the sea.

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Wednesday 07/09/2014
The Right Answer: Make Breakfast More Fun
Updated: July 10, 2014 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) For most parents, weekday mornings before school are like a challenging math problem: pack backpacks and lunches, plus get yourself ready for work – minus the luxury of unlimited time. But skipping breakfast should not be part of the equation.

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Five Quick, Affordable Dinner Ideas for Busy Families
Updated: July 10, 2014 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) Many families face hectic schedules and tight budgets, especially when kids go back to school. A few quick meal solutions can help you spend less at the store and enjoy more time with your family this school year.

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Sunday 07/06/2014
Fun in the Sun with Fruity Frozen Pops and Cubes
Posted: July 06, 2014

(Family Features) Choose your favorite summer fruits and flavors to make Fruity Frozen Pops and Cubes - a frosty treat made with four simple ingredients.

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Pudding-Powered Snacks
Updated: July 07, 2014 - 1:33 am

(Family Features) What do you reach for around 3 in the afternoon? Something salty? Something crunchy? Something creamy, smooth and sweet? These days, more and more snackers are looking for something wholesome and satisfying to get them through the afternoon.

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A Perfect Pair for Patio Dining
Updated: July 07, 2014 - 1:33 am

(Family Features) The weather is warming and your patio is calling. It's time to make the grill your go-to for everyday dinners and entertaining alike. Add variety to your grilling fare by including American lamb. From burgers to chops, fresh lamb is a fast, delicious and simple weeknight option.

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Safe Grilling Techniques
Updated: July 08, 2014 - 1:33 am

(Family Features) With the warm weather season in full swing, the opportunities for firing up the grill are plentiful. But before you reach for those barbecue tongs, there are some important grill safety tips you and your family should keep in mind.

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Fuel Summer Activities with the Right Food
Updated: July 09, 2014 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) Warm weather means the start of training season for many people – whether that’s preparing for a race or simply beginning a routine of regular biking or swimming. One food that many athletes are adding to their training regimen is tart cherries.

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Thursday 07/03/2014
Heat Up Your Grilling Game
Updated: July 04, 2014 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—More than 95 percent of Americans have cooked outdoors in the past year and 80 percent of U.S. households have an outdoor barbecue, grill or smoker, according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association.

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