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A cut above the rest: How to make the perfect holiday cookie

(BPT) - Many of our fondest childhood memories consist of spending time with friends and family, baking delicious holiday cookies and eyeing the beautifully wrapped presents under the tree.

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Wednesday 10/15/2014
Tips for reducing tailgating waste
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - Tailgating at your favorite sports events is almost as big a draw as the game itself, with lots of food, lots of fun - and, unfortunately, lots of waste. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, large college stadiums can generate 100 tons of waste per game, for example. But you can help reduce game day waste by taking a few simple steps, such as choosing the right packaging, recycling everything you can, and using tailgating essentials made with recycled plastics.

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Tuesday 10/14/2014
Gifts for the trend-setter, go-getter and romantic-at-heart
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - Gift-giving doesn’t come naturally to everyone. If you’re struggling to find the perfect present, or if you just need some inspiration, Los Angeles-based celebrity stylist Lawrence VonRompf has tips to help you please all the women on your holiday shopping list.

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Monday 10/13/2014
Keep your skin glowing by staying active as temperatures start to drop
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - For some, chillier weather can decrease the likelihood of sticking to a consistent workout routine. Luckily, there are plenty of small changes one can make to ensure that staying active during short winter days and long nights remains a priority. Not only does exercise benefit physical and mental well-being, but it also has a positive effect on the look and feel of skin.

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Keep the cold at bay with these home winterizing tips
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - Winter’s frigid temperatures are on their way, and if you wait until the cold hits to finally start winterizing your home, it may already be too late to prevent home damage.

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Sunday 10/12/2014
DIY Halloween costumes that won't spook your budget
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - As the leaves turn, children of all ages begin their quest for this year’s “it” Halloween costume. Americans will spend $2.8 billion dollars on Halloween costumes this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Halloween Consumer Trends Report.

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Why grandma’s holiday check could be the worst gift for a special needs child
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - You know that little check you can always count on from grandma or grandpa around the holidays? It could be the worst gift your child gets this year, if he or she is a child with special needs.

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Thursday 10/09/2014
New ideas to bring your Halloween decor back from the dead
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - Halloween has its fair share of iconic symbols: ghosts, witches, mummies and pumpkins, just to name a few. But if your home decor is becoming just as iconic, it may be time to change it up and take your decorating in a new direction.

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Wednesday 10/08/2014
Enjoy healthier comfort foods while keeping the comfort
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - Comfort foods remind us of home, warmth and family; they are often the creamy, rich and heavy everyday foods we had as children. Things like macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, and fried chicken may be soothing to the soul, but not to the waistline.

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