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March 26, 2015

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Friday 01/30/2015
5 ways to spend that special day with your loved one
Posted: January 30, 2015

(BPT) - Valentine’s Day is often stressful, whether you’re trying to decide what to do for that special someone or looking for a fun activity with friends. If you’re at a loss for ideas, here are seven that will get you started.

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Thursday 12/18/2014
Level up! Selecting the best video games for your children
Updated: December 25, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Kids love video games - they're exciting, fun and engrossing. While games can promote learning and growth, too much video gaming - or playing inappropriate games - can lead to negative consequences. What should parents know to make good game choices for their children?

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Monday 12/15/2014
The last-minute holiday shopper's guide to great gifts for $100 or less
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - The holidays will be here in the blink of an eye – have you finished shopping for gifts? If your answer is no, you’re not alone. Fortunately, you can save time, money and cut down on stress thanks to a handy gift-guide guaranteed to inspire perfect presents for everyone on your list.

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Which books to gift this season
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - There are few things more pleasurable than curling up with a good book on a cold winter day, and if you have a reader on your holiday gift list, you’ll likely want to create that experience for them. With so many great books out there, how do you find the right book for the right person?

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Wednesday 12/10/2014
Holiday shopping game plan: How to save big and win the day
Updated: December 11, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Have you made your list and checked it twice? Nearly all Americans have some kind of “game plan” in place when shopping for gifts during the holidays, according to a recent survey by 1010 Data. But for many, that plan might not come together until the last minute. If you’re looking to make the shopping experience faster, easier and more convenient, here are five tips to make this year’s holiday shopping game plan a winning one.

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Thursday 12/04/2014
Tips for finding the best tech gifts this holiday season
Updated: December 04, 2014 - 3:30 am

(BPT) - When it comes to giving technology gifts, it’s hard to stay “in-the-know” about what’s the latest and greatest. Yet, technology gifts are always some of the most popular gifts to receive.

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Monday 12/01/2014
Top 5 gift-giving trends this holiday season
Updated: December 01, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Finding the right gifts for your loved ones each year can be a challenge. This year’s top trends, however, will make it easy for you to pick out perfect gifts that everyone will love!

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Wednesday 11/26/2014
Jingle bling: Give the look of diamonds for less than $100 this holiday season
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Every year, some items make the list of “hot” holiday gifts, only to turn tepid next year when something trendier comes along (think banana hair clips and leg warmers). Yet one gift category has proven its enduring appeal for thousands of years. Diamond jewelry remains one of the most welcome and meaningful holiday gifts. However, diamond jewelry can get expensive quickly.

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The key to a great hostess gift: personalize!
Posted: November 26, 2014

(BPT) - It’s going to be the party of the season. You know what to wear, but you haven’t a clue what to give as a hostess gift. As your calendar fills with holiday parties, finding the perfect gift for hosts and hostesses can be a challenge. Fortunately, it’s easy and affordable to personalize a gift basket or other holiday treat – just look to the bakery department in your local grocery store. From bagels and muffins paired with orange juice, to an assortment of cookies accompanied by hot cocoa, personalized creations are a welcome alternative to traditional gifts – ensuring the hostess has a gift worth waking up to!

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Give Artfully this Holiday Season
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) When it comes to creative gift-giving, you may feel you’ve exhausted your options, especially for those who seem to have everything. But there’s no need to make a holiday tradition out of giving the same old gifts year-in and year-out.

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Wednesday 03/25/2015
Spring cleaning secrets to cut the clutter without hurting productivity
Updated: March 26, 2015 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Spring cleaning can be a tedious task, but it doesn’t have to drain your time. With this three-step formula from Laura Stack, aka the Productivity Pro, you can increase productivity and have more time for fun in the sun.

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Thursday 03/19/2015
Simple ways to make Easter special for family of all ages
Updated: March 26, 2015 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - The spring season brings warm sunshine, fresh blooms and a holiday enjoyed by both young and old: Easter. For many people, celebrating this holiday is more meaningful when shared with family and friends. No matter what age your loved ones are, it’s easy to find ways to share the Easter spirit and show how much you care.

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Monday 03/16/2015
From tundra to tulips: Top equipment for achieving a manicured lawn this season
Updated: March 23, 2015 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Snowmageddon. Snowpocalypse. Polar Vortex 2.0. If you’re like most Americans, you’re limping to the finish line of yet another never-ending winter. But this winter doesn’t just have people at their breaking points, it has lawns across the country ready for a relief as well.

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Tuesday 03/10/2015
Nothing to sneeze at: 5 tips for seasonal allergy relief
Updated: March 17, 2015 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Spring is upon us, and if you have seasonal allergies, you may be less excited about that than most. After all, what fun is finally freeing your face from that scarf if you’re just going to bury it in a tissue? It’s no fun at all, but allergies don’t have to make you miserable.

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Thursday 03/05/2015
Termites 101: What every homebuyer should know this spring
Updated: March 12, 2015 - 3:39 am

(BPT) - It’s a cruel coincidence that the spring’s real-estate buying season corresponds with another far less pleasant one – termite swarming season. When eager homebuyers emerge from winter hibernation to look for their dream homes, winged termites emerge, too, and swarms of them go in search of new places to establish their colonies.

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
4 designer touches every well-dressed deck will wear this season
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 3:40 am

(BPT) - When spring arrives will your deck be ready for “primetime?” Or will it still be wearing the shabby remnants of last season’s look? Clunky, view-blocking railings, a rectangular layout and dark stain are so last decade. Before warm weather gets here, consider upgrading your outdoor living space with the trends that every well-dressed deck will be wearing this year.

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Have it made in the shade in your backyard this summer
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 3:40 am

(BPT) - In the midst of the winter we love to think of the summer as this idyllic time when we live barefoot under the sky and everything is perfect and beautiful. Then when the summertime comes, we find ourselves complaining about too much sun, being too hot or bugs - and stay inside in the cool AC to avoid them. The good news is you can create a cool, shady and even bug-free spot for yourself, no matter the size of your outdoor space or your wallet.

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Tuesday 02/24/2015
5 ways to redefine your outdoor space
Updated: March 03, 2015 - 3:39 am

(BPT) - Winter’s coldest days make you appreciate spring and summer, as well as the warm afternoons spent outdoors enjoying these seasons. And when the time comes, there’s no better place to relax than in your own backyard. If your space isn’t all it could be, though, this is the perfect time for a little outdoor upgrade.

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Monday 02/23/2015
10 Tips to Stay Safe During Spring Break
Updated: February 24, 2015 - 3:30 am

(NewsUSA) - It's that time of year again when thousands of college students and young adults will flock to the far reaches of the world for spring break. Wherever your travels take you, it's best to adopt the Boy Scout's motto,"Be Prepared."

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Friday 02/20/2015
10 Tips for Staying Safe During Spring Break
Updated: February 21, 2015 - 3:30 am

(NewsUSA) - It's that time of year again when thousands of college students and young adults will flock to the far reaches of the world for spring break. Wherever your travels take you, it's best to adopt the Boy Scout's motto,"Be Prepared."

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