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Home safety tips for a safe and happy winter season
Freezing temperatures are in store for much of the country this winter and that means homeowners need to take steps to ensure that their loved-ones and property stay safe and warm through the long, cold months ahead.
 
How to handle grief during the holidays
Grieving during the holidays? Expert tips for coping.
 
Business-boosting tips to help small businesses maximize holiday sales
Simple steps small businesses can take to help maximize their holiday sales this year.
 
Create a happy homemade holiday
See how easy it is to create memorable holiday decorations.
 
10 reasons you should add life insurance to your Christmas list
Of the many gifts you can give, life insurance might make the biggest difference to those you love this holiday season.
 
Parents: 3 holiday tech gifts that can help your kids in the classroom
What devices should parents by for kids to use in the classroom? These three types stand out.
 
Most popular holiday spending trends revealed [Infographic]
This year, holiday shoppers say they'll spend more money on gifts and food than any other items.
 
Bad winter forecast calls for safer, more efficient snow removal options
Technology can make snow removal easier and safer.
 
Turn your backyard into a winter wonderland for wild birds with simple, smart, timely tips
You can draw birds to your backyard this winter some timely feeding tips.
 
How to keep your information safe this holiday season
How careful are you when you're entering personal information online to purchase gifts for your loved ones?
 
Holiday tech tips
Have you ever found yourself wondering if it was appropriate to check your work email during a holiday party?
 
Easily impress with delicious, seasonally inspired flavors this holiday
Find some amazing seasonal flavors to share with your friends.
 
When do you deck the halls and other fun facts [Infographic]
Are you one to decorate early, or waiting until last minute? Find out what people enjoy about decorating their homes for the holidays.
 
What everyone on your shopping list really wants [Infographic]
Do you know what people want for the holidays? This survey gives you the answer.
 
How health care will affect your taxes: 6 tips you need to know
The Affordable Care Act has changed the health care insurance landscape since last year, and for the first time, health care and your taxes are now directly related.
 
Five tips to protect yourself from cybercrime this shopping season
Here are five important ways you can protect yourself from cyber crime this holiday shopping season.
 
6 'Friendsgiving' tips that won't leave you stuffed
 
Holiday shoppers have more money to spend than they think
Having a happy holiday shouldn't mean stretching your finances paper thin. A few unexpected tricks and shopping strategies can help make your holiday dollars go further.
 
Don't let hitchhiking pests spoil your holiday season
Though it is all too easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) urges homeowners to take precautions against hitchhiking pests in holiday decorations.
 
5 clever ways to boost your holiday budget
 
Looking for holiday gifts they'll still love next year? Go traditional, not tech
Looking for gifts that will stand the test of time? Tradition, not technology, is the key to a lasting gift.
 
Little-known facts about the Christmas Tree [Infographic]
Christmas Tree traditions go back 500 years - what else did you not know about this holiday decoration?
 
Do's and don'ts for tackling your holiday shopping [Infographic]
Get your holiday shopping done faster and on budget with this advice from other shoppers.
 
Three simple ways to kick the stress out of holiday shopping
Learn how to make holiday shopping easier.
 
Helpful tips when shopping for tech gifts for the holidays
What will you give when you give the gift of tech this year?
 
Simple tech tools to help reduce holiday stress
Technology offers a few tools that can help simplify the chaos of the holiday season, allowing you to stress less, and focus on enjoying the festivities even more.
 
Holiday shopping? Scammers hope you'll send them money for online purchases
Scammers hope you'll send them money this holiday season. How to avoid getting taken.
 
It's better to give than to receive: 5 ways you can give back this season
Learn some unique ways you can give back this season.
 
The surprising holiday allergy triggers in your home
Fall and winter present unique risks for people with allergies and asthma.
 
Sweeteners 101: Your guide to baking with sweeteners this holiday season
With so many sweeteners on the market today, it's hard to know what to buy. Here's a guide.
 
Fail-safe tricks for creating the perfect cheese platter
A scrumptious cheese platter is guaranteed to tempt everyone's palate and be the perfect conversation starter at your next holiday gathering.
 
5 clever time-saving gift ideas for busy people
While you can't give actual time to your friends and family, you can give gifts that help them save time and streamline their busy days. Here are five gift ideas that will help open-up time for your loved ones.
 
Last-minute entertaining tricks for unexpected guests
For even the most unanticipated of visitors, it is wise to always be ready to share the season's cheer with a nice hot cup of coffee, freshly-baked cookies and a welcoming home.
 
Dermatologist shares skin care tips for the changing seasons
Simple, healthful ways to adjust your skin care routine for cold weather.
 
How to make sure cleaning up isn't your only holiday activity
Learn how to make your holiday cleaning easier this season.
 
A quick, 3-step energy audit could save you big bucks this winter
Identify air leaks with a home energy audit. Sealing leaks helps furnaces run better and cuts costs.
 
Tips to keep your pets happy and safe this holiday season
 
The only secret you need to know for successful holiday meal planning
Know where to save time and where to invest more to create a successful holiday feast.
 
Festive tips to deck your table for the holidays
Get ready to deck your holiday table with these designer's tips for festive table setting.
 
How to shop for Cyber Monday deals [Infographic]
Shoppers think Cyber Monday deals fall just behind Black Friday holiday shopping savings, but have the benefit of convenience.
 
Are you sneezing your way through 'the most wonderful time of the year?'
Every year at the holidays you wonder why your "seasonal" allergies are still bothering you. Why are you sneezing, wheezing and coughing while everyone else is caroling, sleighing and making snowmen?
 
Tools to help you tackle home-related projects (or disasters)
 
Save time and energy with a family gift this holiday season
One of the best ways to celebrate the holidays is with a family gift - one that brings a couple or a family even closer.
 
Keep your home comfortable for the holidays
Guests coming for the holidays? Find out how to keep everyone comfortable.
 
The importance of maintaining family traditions through the holidays
Holiday celebrations are a time of fun, family and food. Making each holiday a special occasion are the family traditions that are passed down and evolve each year.
 
Deter deer damage: 8 facts you need to know about deer during the cold-weather season
As cold weather approaches, here are eight facts you should know about deer and how they can adversely affect your home and family.
 
5 simple strategies to shop smarter online this holiday season
The average shopper will do 44 percent of their holiday shopping online, according to the National Retail Federation. These five steps will keep anyone safe and secure online.
 
Separate the fruit from the cake: How to manage your weight and still enjoy the holidays
What's your holiday weight-management plan?
 
What's your holiday tradition? [Infographic]
Find out how your Thanksgiving fare compares to other tables across the country.
 
Saving money on your holiday shopping list
There are some ways that you can save money this year on your holiday shopping and potentially make your planning for the season a bit easier as well.
 
Gift ideas to warm people's hearts and feed their passions
Find the right gift for your loved one this year.
 
Handling holiday messes: Faster germ busting and dealing with decoration disasters
Holiday messes don't have to dim seasonal spirits. Clean up quickly and effectively with these tips.
 
Beyond the bow: Experiential and motivational gifting trends in 2014
This year, people have a new mindset for holiday giving and it embraces the idea that gifts can help motivate people to do the things they have always wanted to do.
 
Indulging in a bite of pie and taking a nap could keep you healthy this holiday season
 
Give holiday dishes a flavorful twist with gourmet cheese
Adding cheese to traditional holiday dishes creates flavorful excitement.
 
8 moving ways to make Veterans Day meaningful for kids
Trying to teach kids about Veterans Day? Ways to make the day meaningful for children.
 
The key to an easy, stress-free and great Thanksgiving: a to-go feast
Holiday takeout can be a time-saving, fuss-free and low-labor way to have a great meal without spending a lot of time in the kitchen.
 
7 great Thanksgiving gifts for the hostess with the mostest
Whether you're attending a Thanksgiving celebration in person or celebrating in spirit with friends and family who are far away, show your thanks by sending a hostess gift.
 
Tips to get your winter fashions in prime wearing condition
To revamp your winter wardrobe for the colder temperatures ahead, consider these tips to make the transition easier.
 
5 simple steps for protecting your home during the holidays
Take precautions today to protect your home and deter criminals during the holidays.
 
Restless legs syndrome: It's 'no laughing matter'
RLS is a neurologic disorder that causes these symptoms and it is no laughing matter. It can impact day-to-day activities and a person's sleep.
 
8 ways to protect the value of your car this winter
Find out how to give your car the best car today.
 
10 healthy strategies to survive the holidays
If you're trying to manage your weight, holiday activities can come with a cost if you give in to the treats of the season.
 
Timely, budget-friendly solutions for getting your house ready for the holidays
With entertaining season approaching at warp speed, it's time to get your home spruced up and looking like new.
 
Four ways to spark creativity in your children
Looking for some indoor activities to do with your children this winter? Try these.
 
Simple steps to make your holiday guests feel at home
Welcome any holiday guest into your home with these simple steps.
 
Holiday survival guide: quick tricks to eliminate hassles and headaches
Here are six simple tips that will help your holidays go from hectic to holly and jolly, with even a little time left over to relax before your guests start arriving.
 
Inspiration for a simple and delicious Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is all about abundance. It's a time when Americans pull out the stops to celebrate everything they have to be thankful for with a big, delicious meal that will leave everyone at the table saying "Wow!"
 
Clever holiday entertaining shortcuts big on taste, low on stress
If you're dreading the holiday season because it feels like entertaining is so much work, these tips will help you make this holiday season and beyond a breeze.
 
Simple ways to bust winter blues
Shorter days, colder weather, icy roads, and less sunshine - winter can be a serious downer. Try busting winter blues with activities that exercise and soothe all five senses.
 
A cut above the rest: How to make the perfect holiday cookie
Do you know how to make the perfect holiday cookie?
 
Tips for reducing tailgating waste
Tailgating at your favorite sports events is almost as big a draw as the game itself, with lots of food, lots of fun - and, unfortunately, lots of waste.
 
Gifts for the trend-setter, go-getter and romantic-at-heart
Gift-giving doesn't come naturally to everyone. If you're struggling to find the perfect present, or if you just need some inspiration, these tips can help you please all the women on your holiday shopping list.
 
Hospice team helps people get the most out of life's final moments
Many people agree that it's the people they encounter throughout their lives that really make it worth living. But can the people you meet in your final months truly have that much of an impact?
 
New online portal connects women living with metastatic breast cancer to peer-support and educational resources
 
Keep the cold at bay with these home winterizing tips
Learn what to look for to protect your home against freezing winter temperatures.
 
Keep your skin glowing by staying active as temperatures start to drop
Learn how to protect your skin during winter's harshest days.
 
Planning to 'have the talk' with senior parents this holiday season? How to begin
The holiday season can be a good time for families to talk about senior living arrangements. Here's how to start the dialogue.
 
DIY Halloween costumes that won't spook your budget
 
Why grandma's holiday check could be the worst gift for a special needs child
You know that little check you can always count on from grandma or grandpa around the holidays? It could be the worst gift your child gets this year, if he or she is a child with special needs.
 
New ideas to bring your Halloween decor back from the dead
 
Enjoy healthier comfort foods while keeping the comfort
 
How to simplify holiday shopping this year
 
10 expert strategies for enjoying holiday foods without the weight gain
Hectic schedules, holiday stress, and tasty indulgences at every turn can lead to a few extra pounds by the year's end. Here's how to avoid weight gain.
 
This holiday season, give your family the world - without breaking the bank
Many authentic holiday traditions are just a grocery-store-trip away - and you may discover a new family favorite from a faraway land.
 
Simple twists to enhance classic Thanksgiving fare
This year, delight guests by making the classic Thanksgiving foods they love but with a few simple twists that will leave taste buds dancing.
 
Keep comfortable and stylish with denim this holiday season
Because of how hectic and extended the holiday season is, it's important to wear fun fashions that are both comfortable and stylish. The answer: denim!
 
Tips to help online degree-seekers balance family, fun and education during the holidays
 
Superheroes, princesses and cowboys, oh my: top Halloween costumes for 2014
Halloween is all about playing dress up. It's a time when kids and adults can pretend to be someone, or something, else.
 
Mischievous twists on your family's favorite Halloween tricks and treats
Halloween is full of fun, and this year you can jump start the celebration well before Oct. 31. Here are some ideas to help your family really get in the spooky, playful spirit this fall.
 
Negligence is the rust of the soul ... and the car
Keep your car on the road with these basic safety tips.
 
5 allergy myths and the facts that refute them
Forget what you think you know about allergies. Here is the truth behind five commony allergy myths.
 
Up your game: tips for tailgating
Try these food and beverage strategies for winning game-day entertaining.
 
8 Halloween hacks for throwing ghoulishly memorable parties
This year, make your party a spooktacular delight without spending much time or effort, thanks to a few smart entertaining tricks.
 
How to be host or hostess with the most(est) with these delicious seasonal recipes
Delight your guests this season with these amazing recipes.
 
Winterize today for a warm and cozy home tomorrow
According to the Farmers' Almanac and other weather predictors, a polar vortex is expected to rear its ugly head again this winter. Now is the time to prepare yourself and your home for the cold.
 
Think outside the pie tin: 3 surprising ways to savor pumpkin this fall
Pumpkin is one of fall's best-loved flavors, and you can find many creative ways to enjoy it this season.
 
Treats without tricks: Safety and nutrition tips for Halloween
Keep the fun and ditch the worry with these safety and nutrition tips for Halloween.
 
Do-it-yourself tricks and treats for Halloween party hosts
Decorating for an All Hallows' Eve monster bash can be frightful ... for hosts. From the invitations and decor to the entertainment and favors, it can be quite an undertaking.
 
Dare to pair: food and wine pairings for game day
Creative food and wine pairings can step up your game day fare.
 
One area of your home could be adding a lot of money to your heating bill
Secrets of insulating your garage and garage door, to reduce energy costs.
 
6 backyard projects you can't skip this fall
Knowing what your lawn and garden needs from season to season not only makes it easier for you to stay organized with your list of backyard to-do's, but it also allows you to identify and treat any problems before they become bigger issues down the road.
 
Tips on how to prepare your windows and doors for winter and save energy
Windows and doors can be more energy efficient this winter with a few simple maintenance tasks.
 
Simple DIY steps to protect your car through all seasons
Your car needs to be prepared for the varying weather ahead - just like people do. Here are a few easy DIY projects to keep your car looking new and running for seasons to come.
 
DIY projects to help you whip winter
Get that last winter prep project finished now with these great ideas.
 
Bring your family together with a fun, yet simple football-watching party
Football season has arrived, and it's time to get started planning those football-watching parties so you can root the home team toward victory and post-season success.
 
Favorite fall flavors and activities guaranteed to enhance your autumn
From favorite fall flavors to awesome autumn activities, everyone has something to look forward to as the season changes. So what types of things are high on Americans' to-do lists this year?
 
Find relief from occasional allergy symptoms this fall
Allergy-proof your fall fun with these tips for managing triggers and symptoms.
 
Chic storage ideas to corral clutter
It's easy to add stylish storage to corral extra items during the cold weather months. Get organized and keep your home clutter-free with a few smart tips.
 
Dinnerware bursts with color for fall entertaining
The autumn leaves bursting into vibrant colors signal a new season for home entertaining. If you need a little inspiration, look no further than your favorite outdoor spot to update your table setting for fall 2014.
 
Perfecting the holiday dinner party
Hosting a memorable dinner party can be as easy as five simple steps.
 
Change-of-season checklist for lowering home energy costs
A simple checklist of projects can help homeowners prepare for winter and lower their energy costs.
 
Fun twists for festive fall recipes
This season, look for fun ways to put a twist on your favorite recipes, or try new recipes to bring some seasonal flavors into your home.
 
Dress up your dinner party this season: table makeover tips to entertain in colorful style
Want your next dinner party to "wow" guests? Take these tips for what a well-dressed table is wearing.
 
5 sanity-saving secrets to balance school and fun this holiday season
Keep the school year going strong with these easy tips.
 
Catch a glimpse of fall colors on these awesome off-road trails
There's no better way to experience the vibrancy of fall but to immerse yourself and the family in the brilliance, and an off-road vehicle provides a front-seat view.
 
5 common weatherization myths ... busted
Don't get cold feet when it's time to winterize your home - the truth behind common weatherizing myths.
 
Make this football season a smarter one
Football season is here, and it's vital for parents, coaches and players to take steps to ensure player safety.
 
Back-to-school snacking done right
Find some easy back-to-school snacks that are perfect for your busy kids.
 
Make peace with fall: Get over your love-hate relationship with autumn allergies
People who suffer from fall allergies no doubt love the fall colors and the festive time of year, while hating the sneezing, sniffling, wheezing and itching.
 
Stress-free back-to-school shopping tips for parents of teens
Planning, cooperation and a few tricks can make back-to-school shopping stress-free for parents and a learning opportunity for teens.
 
Planned or spontaneous, pull off your next party with ease
No matter if they're planned or spur-of-the-moment, you can host a fall gathering without doing a lot of work.
 
Getting the most out of farmers markets and seasonal produce
Produce choices available at farmers markets are now reaching their peak. So how can you make the most of this seasonal bounty?
 
Ick factor - Why you may be struggling to get rid of those pesky head lice
Head lice are a reality of back-to-school season. Here are some tips for parents dealing with the pests.
 
How to make the start of the school year healthy and happy
Families get busier when kids go back to school and it can be difficult to make healthy choices. Here are some ways to keep things healthy during this busy season.
 
Planning, communication and cooperation help reduce back-to-school worry for parents of students with diabetes
Parents of children with diabetes can take steps to ease back-to-school worries.
 
Why it's critical to make eye exams part of your back-to-school routine
Find out how an eye exam can tell you if your child's vision is ready for the upcoming school year.
 
5 simple ways to inspire and improve your inner 'making' skills
Tips to bring your next DIY project to the next level.
 
Tips on how to give your home an annual checkup
Give your home an annual checkup before cold weather arrives to help add comfort, save energy and cut home maintenance in the long-run.
 
Promoting peer engagement through afterschool programs
Interacting with their peers in an afterschool classroom setting can help alleviate some of your child's back-to-school anxiety.
 
Keep growing with season-extending gardening tips for fall
The approach of fall doesn't mean it's time for gardeners to hang up their hat, gloves and trowel. Here are tips to help keep you growing through fall.
 
Home organization starts with the right tools: How to get everyone on the same page
No home is truly in order if the people who live in it are disorganized. Tips, tools and tricks to get your family organized.
 
Make it easy: Tips for staying productive this summer
The following tips can help you ensure that the technology you have makes it easy to make more happen in less time so you can enjoy summer.
 
Fight childhood hunger to keep kids healthy this summer
Many children who rely on free or reduced cost meals during the school year are at risk of going hungry during the summer months.
 
DIY projects to turn your backyard into a summer oasis
Are you looking for easy do-it-yourself projects to spruce up your backyard? Here are a few projects to help turn your backyard into a space you'll look forward to showing off all summer long.
 
5 great gifts as modern and unique as dad himself
Whether it's for his birthday, Father's Day or in celebration of a promotion or completed degree, doesn't dad deserve better than a boring old necktie? Try these gifts to wow dad and make him feel celebrated.
 
Prepare your home for outdoor entertaining this summer
Simple, fun ways to spruce up your outdoor space for warm weather entertaining.
 
Fun kids' activities reverse summer learning loss
Research shows students can lose two to three months of learning over the summer break, meaning parents should take steps to keep kids' math, reading and science skills fresh. Here are some fun ideas.
 
Simple twists to make summer cooking even more sensational
This season why not enhance traditional foods with a few unique twists? These simple updates to classic summer dishes will have everyone raving.
 
All aboard: Family friendly tips to make your cleaning projects a snap
So you can get those summertime deep cleaning projects out of the way and get outside to enjoy the warmer weather, here are some quick tips to help make your home sparkle.
 
5 home improvements that boost safety, comfort and the value of your home
Some of the most valuable home improvements aren't visual. Here are five behind-the-scenes upgrades to improve a home's safety, comfort and value.
 
 
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