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Thursday 08/25/2016
Imaginative Gift Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Updated: August 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re celebrating your own child’s big day or shopping for a friend’s birthday party, some of the best gifts for toddlers and preschoolers are those that inspire imaginative play.

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Monday 06/06/2016
Unique gifts fit for every type of grad
Posted: June 06, 2016

(BPT) - Graduation season is in full swing, and “Pomp and Circumstance” can be heard around every corner. Help your favorite high school or college grad prepare for the next steps in life’s journey with a thoughtful, personalized gift. Here are a few ideas worthy of a ceremonial cap toss.

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Friday 05/27/2016
Gift Guide for DIY Dads and Grads
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 1:36 am

(StatePoint) Father’s Day and graduation season are the perfect opportunities to beef up your gift recipient’s garage -- and high-quality tools are a must for anyone -- from DIY novices to professional handymen.

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Tips to get family photos you want to keep forever
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 1:36 am

(BPT) - If you’re like most people, images of your family are probably languishing on your smartphone or tucked away in the closet on an old computer. If you take a break from the selfies and invest in the time to hire a professional photographer, you’ll end up with beautiful family portraits that capture and preserve the love, affection and expressions that are unique to your family. These photographs are your gift to yourself, your children and generations to come.

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Monday 05/23/2016
5 Father's Day gifts that beat a tie
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 1:37 am

(BPT) - While it’s true your father will appreciate any gift he receives this Father’s Day, you can seize the opportunity to think outside the tie box. Here are five ideas to help step up your gifting game this Father’s Day:

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Monday 05/16/2016
Dads and Grads Season: How to Pick the Right Gifts
Updated: May 17, 2016 - 1:36 am

(StatePoint) It’s that time of year again. Whether you’re shopping for a new graduate or something special for Dad, you’ll want to find the perfect gift.

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Thursday 05/12/2016
How to Select the Best Gifts for Grads
Updated: May 13, 2016 - 1:35 am

(StatePoint) Graduation celebrates one of life’s major accomplishments. It also celebrates independence, which is often eagerly anticipated -- albeit a bit scary. As a result, most people are tempted to give gift cards to recent graduates to alleviate fears over upcoming expenses both after high school and college. But there are many practical and meaningful gifts you can get your grads that they’ll both appreciate and remember for years to come.

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Tuesday 05/10/2016
Great Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Updated: May 11, 2016 - 1:37 am

(StatePoint) Historically wisecracked as one of the most difficult people to buy for, Dad still generates $12.7 billion in Father’s Day sales, according to the National Retail Federation’s “Father’s Day Spending Survey” conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.

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Sunday 05/01/2016
Great Father's Day Gifts for Outdoor Dads
Updated: May 04, 2016 - 1:39 am

(StatePoint) Does Dad love the great outdoors? Show you care this Father’s Day by helping him gear up for upcoming adventures.

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Thursday 04/28/2016
Mother's Day gifts guaranteed to give a lift
Posted: April 28, 2016

(BPT) - For those who want to think outside the chocolate box, Mother’s Day poses a challenge of the very best kind. Making sure your gift counts all comes back to knowing and appreciating just what makes Mom special. These gift ideas are sure to strike a chord with those women who give us unconditional love, laughter and a lifetime of memories:

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Wednesday 09/28/2016
Say yes to 'ho-ho-ho' and no to holiday allergies
Updated: September 29, 2016 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Shouldn’t this be the season for walks in the snow, gift-shopping, family gatherings, ho-ho-ho and mistletoe? So why are you still sneezing?

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Smart ways to create calm as you rush from holiday to holiday
Updated: September 29, 2016 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Less than a month separates Halloween from Thanksgiving. And, this year, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are all within a day of each other, and the two multi-day holidays both end on New Year’s Day. With end-of-year celebrations coming one after another, transitioning from holiday to holiday can ratchet up your stress level.

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Thursday 09/22/2016
Debunking bulk buying myths: The truth that makes 'cents' this season
Updated: September 29, 2016 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Bulk buying often gets a bum rap. If you buy into common bulk myths, you probably believe “buying in bulk” means going to a warehouse store to purchase bucket-sized jars of jelly or paper towel packages so large they barely fit in an SUV — all to supply a big family. Bulk buying, you think, isn’t for smaller families with smaller needs.

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Wednesday 09/21/2016
Is Your Christmas Tree Up to the Task?
Updated: September 21, 2016 - 1:53 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Ensure that your holiday lighting dreams come true with brightly lit bulbs on your trees, wreaths and other holiday decorations. Plan ahead to save time, reduce aggravation, and eliminate disappointment.

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Tuesday 09/20/2016
How to Store Your Warm Weather Gear for Winter Hibernation
Updated: September 20, 2016 - 1:36 pm

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Friday 09/16/2016
5 simple tips for the perfect birthday goodie bag
Updated: September 24, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Birthday parties are an exciting time for all, from the party games to the presents and delicious cake, birthdays are an occasion for family and friends to come together and celebrate. There are so many ways to make a birthday party special, but why not kick it up a notch and make your next birthday party even more memorable?

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Friday 07/22/2016
How to Make the Most of Your Greater Fort Lauderdale Vacation
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 1:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Are you thinking about planning a Florida vacation? The greater Fort Lauderdale area is among the most popular South Florida destinations. For outdoor enthusiasts, Greater Fort Lauderdale features 23 miles of Blue Wave-certified beaches, as well as more than 300 miles of inland waterways for sightseeing. This beach resort destination offers a range of daytime and nighttime options for entertainment, shopping and dining.

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Thursday 07/21/2016
Celebrar el verano sin estrés en la casa o en la calle
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 1:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Noticias Patrocinadas - El inicio oficial del verano ya está y los días largos y las noches ambles resultan en las excusas perfectas para invitar a tus queridos a una cena deliciosa al fresco con bebidas frías y una buena conversación. Sin importa si organizas una cena con familia dentro de la casa o si haces una barbacoa para todo el barrio, sigue las últimas tendencias para mantenerte en la moda y dentro de tus presupuestos con estos tesoros de la ropa y del hogar de JCPenney.

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Tuesday 07/19/2016
Dads and Daughters Can Profit From Each Other on Father's Day
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 1:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - She's not just "daddy's little girl" anymore. And this Father's Day, it turns out that both millennial daughters and their Boomer dads could profit by sharing financial advice with each other.

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Thursday 07/07/2016
Summer Is the Perfect Time to Catch Up on Some Reading
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 1:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As summer days grow longer (and hotter), with them comes a more relaxed mindset -- there are no lunches to make, kids to get off to school or parent-teacher conferences to attend. In short, it tends to be a great time to catch up on some of those guilty pleasures that you deny yourself nine other months out of the year.

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Wednesday 09/28/2016
Bringing the Family Together At the Dinner Table
Updated: September 28, 2016 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If you are like most families, the stress of having kids and maintaining hectic schedules, can heat up the happiest of households in no time -- especially when it comes to trying to decide what to have for dinner.

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5 things to learn from a coffee expert
Posted: September 28, 2016

(BPT) - Coffee is more than a drink  it’s a lifestyle and an integral part of people’s everyday lives. In fact, more than half of Americans enjoy a cup of coffee daily, according to the 2016 National Coffee Drinking Trends Report.

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Time To Conjure Up Fun
Updated: September 29, 2016 - 1:32 am

(NAPSI)—During National Popcorn Poppin Month in October, or anytime of year, it’s a great time to celebrate what’s been called the most magical of all snack foods. It seems particularly fitting in this season of transformation when green turns to gold, gourds into glowing goblins, and children into costumed characters.

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Monday 09/26/2016
Frozen Blueberries Make Cool Sweets And Toasty-Warm Treats
Updated: September 27, 2016 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—As the days get cooler and life gets busier, many of us crave comfort foods—and a little bit of berry can go a long way. Fortunately, frozen blueberries are goodness frozen and available year-round. Whether you’re grabbing a quick snack on the run, trying new recipes to beat the winter blahs or baking treats to keep you warm, frozen blueberries are ready to help. Stock up your freezer for an easy way to add flavor and nutrients to just about any dish.

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Sunday 09/25/2016
Wonderful Weeknight Dining
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) With school, work and evening activities all spiraling in different directions, most families find that some things have to give. Make sure quality time around the dinner table isn’t one of them with these savvy solutions that can help make weekday meals a cinch.

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How to Use Turmeric From Morning to Night
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) From the celebrity on TV to your coworker at the watercooler, everyone is talking about turmeric. That’s because scientific evidence has been building around the potential health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties, of curcumin, a compound in turmeric. These six tempting recipes – from a morning shake to baked chicken – will quickly make turmeric the new star of your spice cabinet. Find more tips for using turmeric at McCormick.com.

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Savor the Season
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) Spice things up this season with some uniquely delicious recipe options that are perfect for most any meal occasion.

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Delightful Farm-Raised Foods
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) Putting fresh, clean meals on the table is easy with fruits, vegetables and other farm-raised foods. For a full day of deliciously pleasing food, start with healthy strawberries to make Strawberry and Goat Cheese Pizza for lunch. Just before dinnertime, go for Heirloom Tomato and Mozzarella Salad and combine it with a crisp, white wine. Finally, round it out with a main course using honey and its natural sweetening qualities to put Linguini with Honey-Sauced Prawns on the table.

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Put a Fresh Twist on Tailgating
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) Add some team spirit to your menu by stepping out of bounds this tailgating season. Score big points with your fellow fans by sharing new apps and snacks that put a special game day spin on traditional favorites.

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Thursday 09/22/2016
5 ideas for your fall bucket list
Posted: September 22, 2016

(BPT) - The temperatures are getting cooler and it’s time to make the most of the fall season. New England-based stylist Lauren Wells and photographer Cambria Grace, the duo behind the creative studio Wells & Grace, curated the ultimate fall bucket list to help everyone celebrate all autumn long. 

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