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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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Friday 05/24/2019
7 Sipping Gifts for Dad this Father's Day
Posted: May 24, 2019

(StatePoint) Planning for Father’s Day doesn’t need to be complicated. For a surefire win, turn to gifts that Dad can sip -- those are the best kinds of gifts, after all, giving him a chance to kick his feet up and relax with a delicious beverage after a hard day -- something every father deserves.

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Monday 04/01/2019
Easter Gift Giving: 6 Alternatives to Candy
Posted: April 01, 2019

(StatePoint) When it comes to Easter, there’s no doubt about it: candy is the go-to gift item for kids. But whether it’s to avoid triggering food allergies or sugar overload or you just want to do something a little different this year, there are many reasons you may be in need of some alternative gift ideas.

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Tuesday 02/05/2019
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas to Wow That Special Someone
Posted: February 05, 2019

(StatePoint) Flowers and chocolates are always fun to give and receive on Valentine’s Day, but if you are looking to shake things up with your gift-giving, there are plenty of ways to tell someone you love them.

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Thursday 12/13/2018
Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas
Posted: December 13, 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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Sunday 12/02/2018
Great Holiday Gift Ideas for Music Lovers
Posted: December 02, 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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Thursday 11/15/2018
Choosing Holiday Gifts for Your Co-Workers
Posted: November 15, 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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Tuesday 11/13/2018
8 Clever Gift Ideas for People Who are Hard to Please
Posted: November 13, 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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Monday 11/12/2018
Shopping for the Holidays? Book Ideas for Everyone on Your List
Posted: November 12, 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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Friday 10/11/2019
Falling Leaves, Football, Halloween, And A New Kitchen
Posted: October 11, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Many people believe spring or summer is the best time of year to get your dream kitchen.

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Monday 10/07/2019
5 things to love about fall
Updated: October 13, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - There are plenty of things to love about fall. The crisp cool air is so invigorating, and it’s always exciting when a new school year begins — and a new football season heats up. Making the season more exciting are the fun holidays and treats that you and your family can look forward to.

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Friday 09/20/2019
Best ways to celebrate the Halloween season
Updated: October 13, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Everyone in the family loves to celebrate Halloween, so why not make the most of it? There’s plenty you can do together to extend the Halloween magic for a month or more, from crafts and decorating to games and sharing sweet treats.

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Wednesday 09/18/2019
Escape to the Caribbean for Stress-Free Holidays
Posted: September 18, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Summer vacation season may be over, but it is never too soon to start planning a Christmas- season getaway.

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Tuesday 09/03/2019
Sun Safety: UV Rays Don't Discriminate
Posted: September 03, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Skin cancer remains a deadly disease in the United States. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that approximately 5.5 million skin cancer diagnoses and 15,000 deaths will occur this year, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.

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Wednesday 08/28/2019
Fall in love with cool-weather gardening for a healthy, hefty homegrown harvest
Updated: October 12, 2019 - 2:42 am

(NewsUSA) - Shorter days and cooler temperatures mean gardeners everywhere can flex their green thumb that much longer to squeeze every last moment out of the growing season.

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Wednesday 06/12/2019
Serenity Awaits at Calabash Cove Resort & Spa St Lucia
Updated: July 02, 2019 - 2:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Travelers who are seeking serenity as part of their quintessential Caribbean luxury resort experience will find their perfect getaway at Calabash Cove.

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Friday 06/07/2019
Top Tips for Hurricane and Storm Readiness
Posted: June 07, 2019

(StatePoint) June to November is known in many parts of the country as hurricane season. As a growing area of the U.S. becomes susceptible to the effects of tropical storms, tornadoes and hurricanes, it’s important to have a plan for your home and family.

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Monday 05/06/2019
Great Ways to Staycation During the Warmer Months
Posted: May 06, 2019

(StatePoint) Whether you’re taking a staycation or just looking for some fun in the sun near home, check out these ideas for creating instant summer vibes:

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Thursday 05/02/2019
How to Avoid Losing Power this Hurricane Season
Updated: June 20, 2019 - 2:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Hurricane Preparedness Week runs from May 5-11, 2019 and the hurricane season starts June 1st. Millions of Americans could avoid personal and financial stress during power outages caused by hurricanes through a key home improvement, having a Cummins QuietConnect Home Standby generator installed.

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Thursday 10/10/2019
Homemade Halloween Treats
Updated: October 12, 2019 - 2:42 am

(Culinary.net) Halloween calls for candies and treats of all kinds as trick-or-treaters roam neighborhoods, but don’t forget to stock your own snack supply with homemade goodies.

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A Stuffed Tomato Snack
Updated: October 12, 2019 - 2:42 am

(Culinary.net) Whether you need a quick appetizer or something to snack on, these Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes make for an appealing bite.

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How to Bring a Restaurant Favorite Home
Updated: October 12, 2019 - 2:42 am

(Family Features) Ever wonder about the secret to making your favorite restaurant’s ranch dressing? Look no further – the secret could be Hidden Valley® Ranch Seasoning Mix. In fact, more than half of all restaurants that use a ranch seasoning mix use Hidden Valley Ranch signature buttermilk seasoning mix to provide a distinctive house-made taste. Those who enjoy freshly made ranch at their favorite eateries can recreate this great flavor in the comfort of their homes.

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A Creative Twist on Halloween Carvings
Updated: October 12, 2019 - 2:42 am

(Family Features) When it comes to Halloween, carving the same pumpkin designs each year can become routine. This year, save a pumpkin and carve your spooky masterpiece into a watermelon instead.

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5 Tips to Save at the Grocery Store
Updated: October 12, 2019 - 2:42 am

(Culinary.net) Among the many monthly expenses that are simply unavoidable, buying groceries is one of the few that's squarely in your own control. While it's a necessity you can't eliminate from your budget completely, there are some simple ways to save a few bucks during future grocery runs.

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Family Favorites with a Blended Twist
Updated: October 12, 2019 - 2:42 am

(Family Features) If you are raising picky eaters, there's a cooking technique that makes some of kids' favorite foods - like burgers and nachos - more nutritious while still tasting delicious.

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A Flavorful Fall Meal for the Entire Family
Updated: October 12, 2019 - 2:42 am

(Family Features) When fall comes around, it brings many iconic flavors, festive traditions and family meals, along with cravings for warm, hearty dishes. For your next gathering of loved ones, whether it’s a special occasion, sporting event or simply spending quality time together, serve a classic comfort food perfect for a small crowd.

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A DIY Halloween Creation
Updated: October 12, 2019 - 2:42 am

(Family Features) When it comes to family fun, it’s hard to beat Halloween, and with all the candy flying around, it’s an opportunity to add something nutritiousand delicious to festive celebrations.   

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Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Breakfast
Updated: October 12, 2019 - 2:42 am

(Family Features) Recipes that are both nutritious and flavorful can help bring your loved ones together at the family table. Power up your family meals with protein-packed dishes like Peanut Butter Breakfast Bread Pudding with Maple Peanut Sauce.

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Wednesday 10/09/2019
How Americans Get Enough Protein While Eating Less Meat
Updated: October 11, 2019 - 3:03 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re eating meat on a daily basis, it appears you may be in the minority—according to new research. A survey of 2,000 Americans examined respondents’ eating habits and found that less than half (47 percent) said meat is a major part of their diet.

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