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Wednesday 12/12/2018
Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas
Posted: December 12, 2018

(StatePoint) We’ve all been there before. Procrastinated or overscheduled our holiday season to the point where we leave ourselves little to no time to shop for loved ones. But great gifts don’t necessarily need to be planned months in advance.

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Saturday 12/01/2018
Great Holiday Gift Ideas for Music Lovers
Posted: December 01, 2018

(StatePoint) Shopping for some music lovers this holiday season? Here are some great gift ideas to help your favorite musicians play and compose music.

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Wednesday 11/14/2018
Choosing Holiday Gifts for Your Co-Workers
Posted: November 14, 2018

(StatePoint) Looking for that special holiday present for your employees or your team? Instead of regifting that impenetrable fruit cake, try giving gifts based on individual working styles.

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Monday 11/12/2018
8 Clever Gift Ideas for People Who are Hard to Please
Posted: November 12, 2018

(StatePoint) Struggling to find gifts for picky recipients can make anyone feel like a Grinch. Avoid the holiday shopping blues this season with this list of go-to gift ideas, all of which are available on such shopping sites as Amazon.

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Sunday 11/11/2018
Shopping for the Holidays? Book Ideas for Everyone on Your List
Posted: November 11, 2018

(StatePoint) No matter who you’re shopping for this holiday season, books can make great gifts. Here are five engaging volumes to consider.

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Giving the Gift of Music this Holiday Season
Posted: November 11, 2018

(StatePoint) What’s your favorite song? Are you thinking of it now? How does it make you feel? Music is powerful. It can encourage, inspire, motivate and bring joy. There is even scientific evidence that music can ease anxiety, improve cardiovascular health and contribute to mental acuity.

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Great Holiday Gifts for Kids That Help Them Learn and Grow
Posted: November 11, 2018

(StatePoint) It’s time to think about stuffing stockings and fulfilling wish lists. But if you want your holiday gifts for kids to deliver fun long after the holidays, you may want to consider gifts that will help them learn and grow.

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Tuesday 11/06/2018
Holiday Hostess Gifts that Inspire Comfort
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 1:10 am

(StatePoint) This year, rethink that bottle of wine and instead, give the gift of getting cozy and slowing down to truly enjoy everyday moments. Tap into glowing candlelight, cozy textiles, and celebrating simple pleasures when shopping for friends and family. In other words, give the gift of hygge. Pronounced “hoo-ga,” this Danish way of life embraces a feeling of cozy contentment. 

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Sunday 11/04/2018
Kids’ Holiday Gift Ideas that Build Social Skills
Updated: December 27, 2018 - 2:35 am

(StatePoint) For young children, social-emotional development is one of the most valuable aspects of school readiness. This holiday season, focus on toys and gifts for preschoolers that will build children’s empathy, communication skills and the ability to resolve conflicts and navigate challenges.

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Thursday 05/31/2018
5 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Dads and Grads
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 1:10 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re shopping for Father’s Day or celebrating the accomplishments of a graduating senior, make a point of selecting thoughtful, unforgettable gifts this “dads and grads” season. Here are five ideas to get you started.

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Friday 01/18/2019
Flu: The holiday gift no one wants [Infographic]
Updated: January 22, 2019 - 2:32 am

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Thursday 01/17/2019
5 tips to be your best self in the new year
Updated: January 22, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the new year brings a fresh start. Many people set resolutions and goals, committing to self-improvement. But becoming your best starts with improving your quality of life. Ensuring you’re well-rested, nourished and stress-free will help you reach your full potential this year.

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Thursday 01/03/2019
4 ways to simplify your decorating
Updated: January 22, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - It's here, the season of resolutions. You're making plans for new routines, working a full-time job and taking care of your family. It's a whirlwind but you wouldn't have it any other way.

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Kick-start a healthy new year by gobbling up more turkey
Updated: January 22, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - New Year’s resolutions are often hard to maintain, especially if you are trying to make healthier food choices after indulging in treats during the holidays. According to a 2019 Marist Poll, 44 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. For those who plan to make a resolution, two of the top resolutions are losing weight and eating healthier. Focusing on nutrition can start with meal planning and healthy protein options like turkey.

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Wednesday 12/26/2018
3 smart shopping hacks for the savvy shopper
Updated: January 02, 2019 - 2:45 am

(BPT) - From the seasoned fashionista to the last-minute birthday gifter, we all have reasons to go shopping. Sometimes finding the perfect birthday or anniversary gift for a special loved one can feel overwhelming with so many choices out there. Here are few tips that can help save time, money and make shopping stress-free.

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Thursday 12/20/2018
Top family Christmas activity ideas
Updated: January 02, 2019 - 2:44 am

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Wednesday 12/19/2018
Holiday classics with a kidney-friendly twist
Updated: January 02, 2019 - 2:44 am

(BPT) - The holidays call for nostalgic classics that are timeless and tasteful. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) should not stop those affected from indulging in what brings us all together: good food. The following kidney-friendly holiday menu may be enjoyed by anyone and help those with CKD stay on track with nutritional guidelines to help manage kidney health. Visit DaVita.com for more holiday-themed kidney-friendly recipes and to download the latest cookbook, Holiday Gatherings.

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Friday 12/14/2018
5 effortless, no-bake holiday desserts
Updated: December 18, 2018 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - It’s your fifth holiday party this season and, yet again, you were asked to make a dessert. This time of year, your calendar fills up quickly and it seems like you need to bring a treat every time you leave your house. But that doesn’t mean you need to turn on your oven.

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Tips to help keep out pests this holiday season
Updated: December 18, 2018 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - It’s easy for things like pest prevention to get overlooked during the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Homeowners have a lot on their minds, from the relatives coming to town to the presents they have yet to purchase. But pests don’t necessarily rest during the cold winter months; in fact, many are active year-round and may seek shelter in your warm house as the weather worsens. With some tips from the experts at Terminix, you can learn about the kinds of pests that can find their way indoors and how best to keep them out.

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Thursday 12/13/2018
'Tis the Season for Mental Health Wellness [Infographic]
Updated: December 18, 2018 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - Although the holiday season is known to be “the most wonderful time of year,” for many, this time of year can also come with stress. 

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Wednesday 01/16/2019
Cooking Up Comfort
Posted: January 16, 2019

Hearty dishes for cold, dreary days

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Fuel Up for a Busy Day
Updated: January 21, 2019 - 2:38 am

(Family Features) While some may say being busy is good, it’s not always good for a healthy lifestyle. With less time to prep, the thought of planning nutritious meals and snacks may feel overwhelming, but with simple changes, you can power through your hectic schedule.

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Kick Off the New Year with 8 Better-for-You Recipes
Updated: January 21, 2019 - 2:38 am

(Family Features) A commitment to eating better-for-you foods and living a healthier lifestyle in the new year doesn’t need to break the bank.

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Family-Favorite Comfort Foods
Updated: January 21, 2019 - 2:38 am

3 dairy-inspired dishes for weeknight dinners

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A Dairy-Inspired Comfort Food Favorite
Posted: January 16, 2019

(Family Features) Warm meals that come together quickly are a necessity for busy families, especially on weeknights filled with homework, practices, meetings and more. Serving up comfort foods that require less time in the kitchen make for more moments spent together at the table.

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Put a Healthy Twist on Your Favorite Foods
Updated: January 21, 2019 - 2:38 am

(Family Features) Whether it’s a simple date night at home or a weeknight meal for the entire family, finding inter-culinary balance between everyone at the table can sometimes be difficult.

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Game Day Eats and Treats
Posted: January 16, 2019

Score major points with delicious dishes

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Warm Up with Sweet and Savory Comfort Food
Updated: January 21, 2019 - 2:38 am

(Family Features) If chocolate for dinner sounds too good to be true, it’s because chocolate is usually associated with decadent desserts. However, it can also take comfort food to a whole new level when paired with savory ingredients like red meat.

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Tuesday 01/15/2019
New Year, New Family Habits
Updated: January 21, 2019 - 2:38 am

Simple ideas to make healthy eating easier

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Smarter Snacking with Nutrition in Mind
Updated: January 21, 2019 - 2:38 am

(Family Features) Planning health-conscious New Year’s resolutions typically includes cutting back on unhealthy foods during meals from breakfast to dinner. However, it’s also important to cut out sugary, calorie-laden snacks that can counteract all your hard work throughout the rest of the day.

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