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Thursday 12/17/2020
Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List
Updated: December 22, 2020 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Still shopping for the perfect holiday gifts for loved ones? Don’t fret! There are still plenty of great ideas (and deals) out there to help you check those final gifts off your list. Explore ideas like 5G tech, jewelry that gives back, and gifts for the great outdoors to keep you moving into 2021:

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Wednesday 12/16/2020
Budget-Friendly Tech Gifts for the Whole Family
Updated: December 19, 2020 - 2:34 am

(StatePoint) Gifting tech this holiday season? You’re in good company. The number one gift that adults want to receive during the 2020 holiday season is a smartphone, and the top gift adults want to give is headphones.

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Thursday 11/26/2020
2020’s Best Holiday Gifts for Healthy Living
Updated: December 02, 2020 - 2:34 am

(StatePoint) Personal wellness is top of mind for many people these days, making some of the most thoughtful holiday gifts those that enable friends and families to live healthy, eco-friendly lives.

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Wednesday 11/25/2020
Tips to Redeem Credit Card Rewards for Holiday Gifts
Updated: December 01, 2020 - 2:34 am

(StatePoint) During a holiday season that by all counts will be unlike any other experienced in recent history, shoppers may be looking for creative and nontraditional ways to celebrate and share the festive spirit, while at the same time carefully managing tight budgets in an especially challenging economy.

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Monday 11/16/2020
Screen-Free Holiday Gift Ideas That Inspire Kids
Updated: November 19, 2020 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) Shopping for holiday gifts for kids? Looking for activities that don’t involve a screen? Consider toys and activities that will inspire them this holiday season and beyond. Here are four great gift ideas that will encourage kids to be creative and use their imaginations:

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Monday 10/26/2020
Big Gift Ideas That Will Wow Kids This Holiday Season
Updated: October 29, 2020 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) Shopping for kids this holiday season and want to make a splash? Add some holiday cheer to the gift pile and wow kids with these big ideas that combine learning and fun!

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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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Friday 01/22/2021
10 tips to support small businesses
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult on small businesses. Whether it's a local eatery, service provider, retail store or another type of business, when you shop small, you're supporting a real person who is striving to keep his or her entrepreneurial dream alive.

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Monday 01/18/2021
Start 2021 on a high note with these hacks
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - While 2020 was a rollercoaster of emotions, this year doesn’t have to be. These hacks will help you navigate the new norm this year — and make sure 2021 kicks off on a stress-free note.

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Monday 01/11/2021
Sadie Murray Has Your Go-To Gift Guide with Top Picks for Your Holiday Shopping [Video]
Posted: January 11, 2021

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Wednesday 01/06/2021
Easy tips for cooking your favorite fish and shellfish at home every time
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Crab legs for a birthday. Scallops for an anniversary. Salmon for when family are in town. Many people enjoy eating seafood at restaurants as it is a favorite choice for celebratory meals. However, when it comes to cooking seafood at home, it can be intimidating. Seafood — fish and shellfish — is surprisingly simple to cook with a few tips and tricks.

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Monday 01/04/2021
Cozy calorie-conscious dishes and cooking tips for celebrations
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Many celebrations are now held virtually, but sharing your favorite recipes and making them together can be a great way to feel close together while miles apart. With a few simple steps and recipe updates, you'll be able to share new delicious and low-cal dishes with loved ones without having to abandon your personal wellness goals for 2021.

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3 Tips for Winning at Weight Loss this New Year
Updated: January 08, 2021 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Every January, millions of people celebrate the New Year with a resolution. Whether it's to lose weight, buy a house or start a new career, there's something motivating about beginning the year with a goal.

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Wednesday 12/30/2020
Make Money Management Your New Year's Resolution
Updated: January 05, 2021 - 2:35 am

(NewsUSA) - So much changed in 2020.

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Tuesday 12/22/2020
5 tips to handle hangover nausea
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Party a little too hearty last night? Chances are, you may have woken up with some of the classic symptoms of a hangover: headache, sensitivity to light and noise, fatigue, thirst, irritability and worst of all — nausea.

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Monday 12/21/2020
Burglars don’t take off for the holidays: 5 tips to prevent home break-ins
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - While consumers have been in their homes more in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, USAA wants consumers to be aware of the potential increase in thefts during the holiday season.

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Saturday 12/19/2020
5 reasons to hire a professional photographer for family portraits
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - During a year that has been like no other, one thing is clear — family is more important than ever. Between the family members you’ve spent every moment with to those you dearly miss, the bonds between you are stronger than ever. What better way to celebrate your loved ones than to have a professional portrait taken?

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Thursday 01/21/2021
BookBites: Wide Range of Storytellers to Suit All Reading Tastes
Posted: January 21, 2021

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Wednesday 01/20/2021
Pop Culture's Top Women Headline Lifetime's Latest Movies
Posted: January 20, 2021

(NewsUSA) - Warm up with Lifetime's winter slate of hot stories featuring several of pop culture's most iconic women: Salt-N-Pepa, Wendy Williams, and Whitney Houston.

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Power Family Meals with Protein-Packed Peanuts
Updated: January 22, 2021 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) Starting fresh with a new year is a chance to hit the reset button for many people, and your family can use this opportunity to rethink homemade meals while striving for nutritious (and still delicious) dishes. From snacks to the main course each evening, the options are nearly endless for planning a revamped menu with healthier ingredients.

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Add a Little Sweetness to Any Occasion
Updated: January 22, 2021 - 2:35 am

(Culinary.net) It’s almost impossible to beat the combination of sweet fruit and decadent desserts. This delicious recipe for Apple Cake highlights the crisp fruit but also the cinnamon sugar-flavored pastry. It’s luscious but doesn’t overdo it on the sweet meter with just the right mix of flavors.

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Easy-to-Make Cookies to Satisfy Sweet Cravings
Updated: January 22, 2021 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) Whether it’s a home-cooked meal, a tasty snack or a delicious dessert, sometimes the best recipes are the easiest. Take your sweets to the next level by adding an option to your cookbook that’s as simple as it is tempting and satisfying.

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Turn to Tempeh for a Plant-Based Superfood
Updated: January 22, 2021 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) As a key part of a nutritious eating plan, protein intake can be a healthy step to take in the new year. One increasingly popular way to add protein to your at-home menu is with protein-packed, plant-based foods like tempeh.

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New Year Nutrition
Updated: January 22, 2021 - 2:35 am


Take on 2021 with a sustainable, low-carb eating plan

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New Year, New Family Habits
Updated: January 22, 2021 - 2:35 am

Simple ideas to make healthy eating easier

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Easy Ways to Eat More Plants This Year
Posted: January 20, 2021

(Family Features) Plant-forward eating should be easy and delicious – and it can be. Rather than follow strict rules, simply add plant foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans and grains to more meals throughout the day.

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Celebrating Big with Berry Punch
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 2:34 am

(Culinary.net) Holidays, gatherings and celebrations can be the best time to try new, easy, stress-free recipes. Drink and punch recipes are especially easy to throw together (even last-minute) right before the festivities begin. This way, the drinks are chilled, and the food is hot and ready.

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