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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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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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Friday 12/20/2019
Easy Plant-based Swaps for the New Year
Updated: January 17, 2020 - 2:39 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: January 17, 2020 - 2:39 am

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Monday 12/16/2019
The Surprising Gift on Parents' Holiday Wish List
Updated: January 09, 2020 - 2:43 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
Posted: December 16, 2019

(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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Friday 12/13/2019
Holiday Wellness Tips [Infographic]
Updated: January 17, 2020 - 2:39 am

(BPT) - For most, the joy of holiday festivities is intertwined with the stress of packed schedules, flight delays, last-minute gift shopping, or the daunting task of hosting friends and family for a holiday meal. Stress and anxiety can turn what should be an opportunity to spend quality time in the company of loved ones into stressful situations. Many of the stressors that plague us during the holiday season can be handled or eliminated altogether if dealt with proactively. To help alleviate some of this holiday season’s strain, clinical staff across the country have provided some tips on how to combat stress and keep you in the holiday spirit.

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Monday 12/09/2019
Holiday Hot Chocolate Made Easy
Updated: January 17, 2020 - 2:39 am

(BPT) - For a warm and cozy moment of holiday relaxation, froth up some delicious hot chocolate spiced with flavors of the season. The Capresso froth Select makes it easy to create rich, frothy hot chocolate using chocolate chips, chunks, syrup or powder.

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Tuesday 12/03/2019
5 ways to keep kids entertained over winter break
Updated: January 17, 2020 - 2:39 am

(BPT) - Along with the fun and festive winter holidays comes the long break from school — and the challenge of keeping kids happy and engaged with all that unstructured time. Apart from the special holiday events, kids could use a few other diversions, and parents could, too!

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Tuesday 11/26/2019
Top scams you should watch for this holiday season
Updated: January 17, 2020 - 2:39 am

(BPT) - The holiday season is a time to celebrate and spread joy, but while you’re focused on merrymaking, cybercriminals are primed to turn your good times into their good fortune. With a mix of tactics, there’s a lot you should be aware of this season to keep your personal information and finances safe.

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Monday 11/25/2019
Tips to Take the Stress Out of Hosting Your Holiday [Video]
Updated: January 17, 2020 - 2:39 am

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Clever Money-Saving Tips and Gifts [Video]
Updated: January 17, 2020 - 2:39 am

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Wednesday 01/15/2020
Good Health Reset
Posted: January 15, 2020

(NAPSI)—A good health reset can happen any time of the year. It simply takes a commitment to making small, sustainable changes that add up to impactful, healthy habits. Dr. Samara Sterling with The Peanut Institute says it’s best to begin by concentrating on the good habits you already follow.

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Easy Ethnic Enchiladas
Updated: January 17, 2020 - 2:38 am

(Culinary.net) If your family is looking for a simple way to serve up a south-of-the-border classic, this Enchilada Casserole can be your ticket to a warm, filling meal.

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Better Balance for Every Day
Updated: January 17, 2020 - 2:38 am

Resolve to make nutritious eating a priority

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Kick Off the New Year with 8 Better-for-You Recipes
Updated: January 17, 2020 - 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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New Year, New Family Habits
Updated: January 17, 2020 - 2:38 am

Simple ideas to make healthy eating easier

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How to Start a Keto Diet
Updated: January 17, 2020 - 2:38 am

(Family Features) Starting a keto diet continues to be one of the leading trends in nutrition, though many find the transition to be daunting. Kristin Kirkpatrick, RDN, Quest Nutrition spokesperson and former nutrition lead for the Cleveland Clinic, recommends these guidelines for a day on the meal plan to help you get started. Find more information at questketo.com.

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Go Long on Game Day
Updated: January 17, 2020 - 2:38 am

Ready-for-action recipes to feed fans

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A Classic, Slow-Cooked Meal
Updated: January 17, 2020 - 2:38 am

(Culinary.net) Whether you’re looking for a family meal or a dish to feed a different type of crowd, taking advantage of kitchen tools like your slow cooker can help take the effort out of preparation. Flavored using cranberries and oranges, this Cranberry-Orange Pork Loin is a classic dish that’s perfect for entertaining any type of group.

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Help Yourself to Healthier Hummus
Updated: January 17, 2020 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) Whether you’re hosting a houseful of guests or simply keeping your family’s hunger at bay before dinner, appetizers can be a home chef’s best friend. Simple options like dips allow for personalization while keeping cook time to a minimum.

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Monday 01/13/2020
Start Your Day Right With A California Sweetpotato Breakfast Bowl
Updated: January 15, 2020 - 2:36 am

(NAPSI)—When you’re looking for a healthy, tasty way to jumpstart your day, try this breakfast bowl. In addition to the usual fruits and nuts, it features a secret ingredient: California sweetpotatoes. With more than 80 nutrients, sweetpotatoes are high in vitamin B6, vitamin A, carotene and potassium. Plus, sweetpotatoes are rich in antioxidants and a great source of manganese and dietary fiber.

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