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Saturday 02/01/2020
5 Cool Gift Ideas That Last Beyond Valentine’s Day
Posted: February 01, 2020

(StatePoint) Flowers, chocolate and candlelit dinner are classic ways to show devotion on Valentine’s Day, but by tapping into your loved one’s hobbies and interests, you will discover gifts that truly last.

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Monday 12/02/2019
4 Ways to Give the Gift of Music Over the Holidays
Posted: December 02, 2019

(StatePoint) The holiday season is the perfect time of year to bring the gift of music into others’ lives. Here are four thoughtful ways to do so:

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Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas for the Man Who Has Everything
Posted: December 02, 2019

(StatePoint) Let’s face it, most people have a tendency to procrastinate around the holiday season, especially when it comes to scoring the perfect presents for those who are hard to shop for.

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Thursday 11/14/2019
5 Gift Ideas for Doctors This Holiday Season
Posted: November 14, 2019

(StatePoint) Whether you have loved ones who are doctors or you like to show your own physicians appreciation during the holiday season, you probably know how hard they can be to shop for. While they may seem to have it all, with a little creativity -- you can find the perfect holiday gift for the physician in your life. 

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Monday 11/11/2019
How to Save Big on Tech This Holiday Season
Posted: November 11, 2019

(StatePoint) If smartphones, tablets, smart watches and other gadgets are on your loved one’s holiday wish-lists, you may be preparing to pay through the nose to make their dreams come true this season. Experts say that you don’t have to go broke on tech if you shop wisely.

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Books Make Great Gifts this Holiday Season
Posted: November 11, 2019

(StatePoint) For young and old alike, books make great holiday gifts. To wow your favorite readers this season, consider the following titles, which will allow them to become armchair explorers, travel back in time, or even take an inner journey to learn more about themselves.

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Monday 11/04/2019
3 Holiday Gift Ideas That Keep on Giving
Posted: November 04, 2019

(StatePoint) One of the best parts of the holiday season is watching loved ones open thoughtful gifts you’ve selected just for them. Now suppose your holiday gifts went even further than just bringing cheer to friends and family.

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Thursday 10/17/2019
Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for the Sports Fans in Your Life
Posted: October 17, 2019

(StatePoint) Holiday shopping for a sports enthusiast or two? If you’ve gifted some of the standard items in the past -- t-shirts, jerseys, hoodies -- you may be looking for some clever new ways to show your love.

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Friday 10/11/2019
How to Choose Smart Video Games for Your Kids This Holiday Season
Posted: October 11, 2019

(StatePoint) When it comes to putting a smile on kids’ faces during the holiday season, video games are a pretty safe bet.

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Saturday 06/01/2019
Cool Gift Ideas for Dads and Grads
Posted: June 01, 2019

(StatePoint) Shopping for a dad or grad and need some cool gift ideas to impress your recipient? Check out these fun options:

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Thursday 04/09/2020
Tips to Safely Combat Home Bug Invasions
Posted: April 09, 2020

(StatePoint) Thanks to an unusually warm, wet winter, experts predict that Americans will face an extra buggy summer.

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Tuesday 03/03/2020
How to Dress for A Feel-Good Spring
Posted: March 03, 2020

(NewsUSA) - With spring just around the corner, there's no better time to refresh your look and brighten your mood. So, pick up a new pair of vintage jeggings, mix it up with pretty utility details, and let those pedi-ready toes come out and play.

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Monday 02/17/2020
Giving great gifts: 4 ways to personalize presents
Updated: April 09, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - As much as your loved ones mean to you, gift-giving can be challenging. If you want to make an impact with your gifts, consider making an impression by customizing them. Personalized gifts speak volumes about the thought and care that went into choosing the gift.

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Tuesday 02/11/2020
5 alternative treats for Valentine's Day to convey the perfect message
Updated: April 09, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Valentine's Day is a special time to celebrate love of all different kinds. Whether it's to celebrate romantic love, adoration of family members, appreciation for neighbors or the bond between best friends, Valentine's Day is perfect for gifting a sweet treat that shows you care.

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Thursday 02/06/2020
Overspend this holiday? 5 smart financial steps to take in the new year
Updated: April 09, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Did you get a little too jolly with the credit card this year? Were you so merry you didn't have time to focus much on your budget? Did the season of giving just keep going and going? Hindsight is 20/20 in 2020 when you overspent during the holidays.

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Tuesday 02/04/2020
Celebrate Valentine’s Day, Italian style
Updated: April 09, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - It doesn’t get more romantic than a getaway to Italy. But if a trip to Italy is not in the cards this year — no worries! With just a little planning, you can do the next best thing and bring some Italian flair to your Valentine’s Day — whether you want to woo your new crush or celebrate your lasting love.

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Friday 12/20/2019
Easy Plant-based Swaps for the New Year
Updated: April 09, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - As we say goodbye to 2019, many of us will find ourselves making health-focused resolutions or looking to 2020 food trends for inspiration in the new year. One trend that has remained consistent year after year is the desire for plant-based foods, as more consumers continue to seek meat and dairy alternatives.

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Wednesday 12/18/2019
Frito-Lay Releases U.S. Snack Index and No Need to Check Twice: It's Family, Friends and Food that Make the Holidays Nice [Video]
Updated: April 09, 2020 - 2:32 am

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Monday 12/16/2019
The Surprising Gift on Parents' Holiday Wish List
Updated: January 09, 2020 - 2:41 am

(NewsUSA) - Forget the clothes and electronics. If you really want to please parents on your holiday gift lists, give them some help paying their kids' college costs. 

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The Surprising Gift on Parents' Holiday Wish List
Updated: February 27, 2020 - 2:35 am

(NewsUSA) - Forget the clothes and electronics. If you really want to please parents on your holiday gift lists, give them some help paying their kids' college costs. 

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Wednesday 04/08/2020
Enjoy at-home mixology with 5 easy gin and tonic recipes
Posted: April 08, 2020

(BPT) - While you’re at home helping to keep everyone safe, why not get creative and hone your at-home mixology skills? It’s easy to find — or create — delicious recipes for refreshing cocktails, including twists based on the classic gin and tonic, using ingredients from your fridge or pantry.

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Now's the Time to Teach At-Home Nutrition
Updated: April 09, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) With a lot of parents facing the challenge of keeping housebound kids happy and healthy, this is the perfect time to teach kids the basics of nutrition and eating right.

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Bite-Sized Breakfast
Updated: April 09, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Culinary.net) Appetizer-sized portions and small bites of all sorts are ideal for breakfast spreads, and these Pastry Brunch Cups are perfect for a quick morning snack. Try baking a batch and separating into appropriate serving sizes for a simple way to meal prep heading into a new week.

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Refreshing Dishes for Dining Al Fresco
Updated: April 09, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Some of life’s most cherished moments are shared with loved ones around the table. As temperatures climb, cheerful sunshine and sparkling blue skies are the perfect ingredients to make family time even more enjoyable with a meal served al fresco.

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Give a Treat with a Kid-Friendly Sweet
Updated: April 09, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Letting kids get hands-on in the kitchen is an easy way to keep them busy while teaching important life skills. Planning for delicious snacks children can make all on their own (or with minimal assistance) makes for a winning solution, and these Crazy Candy Ice Cream Sandwiches are a prime example.

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A Menu Fit for Family Mornings
Updated: April 09, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Many spring celebrations call for fabulous food, specifically dishes fit for brunch, even if your “crowd” is simply your nearest loved ones gathered at the family table. A wide variety of recipes may fit the festivities, but a combination of comforting bites with sweet and savory flavors is perfect for appeasing all appetites.

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Super Snacking
Updated: April 09, 2020 - 2:32 am

Let kids get hands-on with healthy, easy treats

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Turn to a Tart, Sweet Snack
Updated: April 09, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Culinary.net) When snack time comes calling, turning to an easy option that’s ready to go in your refrigerator is perfect for life’s busy moments.

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Family-Friendly Ways to Rethink Favorite Recipes
Updated: April 09, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Freshen up family dinners by adding new ingredients like pecans, with natural richness and subtle sweetness coupled with irresistible crunch.

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Thursday 04/02/2020
This Spring Welcomes A Robust California Avocado Season
Updated: April 04, 2020 - 2:32 am

(NAPSI)—When it’s springtime in California, vibrant colors and dynamic flavors start to emerge thanks to the abundance of fresh and local produce, including fresh California avocados, that become ready for harvest. 

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