Winter Cookouts? Why Not?

Just because there’s snow on the ground doesn’t mean you can’t fire up the grill and enjoy your favorite steaks, ribs and chicken. Using a few tips, you can join the millions of your fellow Americans (according to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association) who continue to grill and chill all year round. Prepare Before […]

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Getting Ready for Ski & Snowboard Season

Hitting the powder is an exhilarating experience for many, whether it’s cross-country skiing in the flatlands, or skiing and snowboarding in more mountainous area. Your time on the slopes will be more fun, and you’ll feel fewer aches and pains afterwards, if you add a few targeted workouts to get you into “snow shape” this […]

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Tips for Holiday Lighting This Season

Selecting the right decorative lighting can make for a happy holiday season in more ways than you might think. Depending on which lights you choose for indoor and outdoor lighting, you can decrease their electric bills, reduce your spending on decorations, shrink your carbon footprint and lower the risk of fires. Save Money with New […]

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Inexpensive, Easy Holiday Desserts

If you’re not a baker and don’t want to spend your holiday budget on gourmet cupcakes and expensive pies, here are some ideas for delicious desserts you can serve for just pennies per person this Christmas. Ice Cream Station Let people make their own sundaes and parfaits by setting up an ice cream station. Include […]

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9 Holiday Gift Ideas for Pet Owners

Don’t forget to hit the local pet store when you do your holiday shopping this year. Chances are, you have a pet owner on your list. Approximately 40 percent of U.S. households have a pet, and these pet parents (don’t call them dog or cat owners!) need supplies year round. Here are nine ideas to […]

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Great Gift Ideas for the Health Nut

If you’re shopping for someone who takes their health seriously, you have many options for gifts that will keep on giving the gift of fitness, nutrition, heart health or other wellness benefits. In addition to gadgets, a number of health services make great gifts your health-conscious friend or loved one may not have considered. Juicer […]

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Tips for Making Your First Turkey a Terrific Tom

It’s a whole lot easier to make a turkey today than when your mom and grandmother had to watch and baste their birds for what seemed like half the day when you were growing up. Here are a few helpful tips to help make sure your first holiday Tom is terrific. Choose Your Turkey The […]

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Tips for Shopping Online This Holiday Season

If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably going to do much, if not most, of your holiday shopping online this year. Here are some tips for getting the most for your money and avoiding headaches. Decide How You’ll Pay In addition to using a credit or debit card, you might be able to pay for […]

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Make Your Own Holiday Gift Baskets

Everyone loves a gift basket filled with food, drinks and surprises. Buying them online can make them very pricey and limits what you can send, based on the shipping and profit margins of the sellers. To make sure anyone who gets one of your gift baskets receives a fun, personalized present filled with goodies, make […]

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