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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
Updated: May 25, 2019 - 2:37 am

(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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Wednesday 11/13/2019
Real Christmas Trees Make Real Family Memories: New Survey Reveals Families Who “Keep it Real” Are More Likely to Create Lasting Traditions
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 2:54 am

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Tuesday 11/12/2019
Get Back to the Table With Seventh Annual 'Cansgiving' Sweepstakes
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 2:54 am

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Tips to protect and boost your credit score this holiday [Video]
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 2:54 am

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Wednesday 11/06/2019
How a seasonal job can become a career [Video]
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 2:54 am

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Monday 11/04/2019
5 Low-Carb Swaps for A Guilt-Free Holiday Season
Posted: November 04, 2019

(NewsUSA) - With the holidays just around the corner, you might be worrying about how to get through all the parties and cookie exchanges without derailing your healthy lifestyle. It can be a struggle to avoid temptation, particularly when you're busy, stressed, sleep-deprived, or all three. At times, you might consider giving up and just diving into the dessert tray. But with a bit of motivation and creativity, you can whip together some festive treats that are both delicious and carb-conscious.

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Tuesday 10/29/2019
Take the Scare out of Making Halloween Dinner with $0 Delivery Fee All Week Long
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 2:54 am

Whether it’s throwing together DIY ghost costumes, speeding to the store for some last minute trick-or-treat candy, or cleaning up your front lawn after a third TP attack, Halloween is a busy time of year. It’s a season for carving pumpkins — not carving out time to make dinner — which is why it’s no surprise that Halloween is among the most popular days for food delivery.
Don’t want to argue with the family over which toppings to order, or worry about your food being delivered in time for the party on such a busy night? McDelivery with Uber Eats® offers a convenient Halloween option that arrives at your front door in an average of 30 minutes or less. As an extra treat, take advantage of a $0 delivery fee from Oct. 26 – Nov. 1.
As if free delivery wasn’t enough to brighten up the spooky holiday, McDelivery with Uber Eats is adding a new layer of excitement to holiday dinnertime and delivering happy with Halloween-inspired menu hacks. By combining delivery favorites with items you already have at home — such as pumpkin seeds or candy corn — it’s never been easier to create fun, themed treats.
“We know people are looking for quick dinner options on Halloween, and we also know they don’t want to sacrifice any of the fall holiday fun. That’s why we’re delivering a bit of creativity along with our craveable favorites this year,” said McDonald’s Chef Chad Schafer. “Our team tested a variety of creations in our kitchens to brew up these delicious and spooky treats. We can’t wait to deliver the Halloween fun straight to customers’ doors this season!”
Follow the below how to’s for the most convenient and fun Halloween meals that make dinnertime a frightful delight all Halloweek long — no tricks, just treats!
How to Make Cauldron Sauce:
What You’ll Need:
Tangy barbecue sauce
Creamy ranch sauce
Chicken McNuggets®
Small bowl
How to Hack:
Swirl your Barbecue and Ranch Sauces together in a bowl and dig your Chicken McNuggets into the potion for a burst of new flavor.
How to Make Fry Fangs:
What You’ll Need:
French Fries
Ketchup
How to Hack:
Dip two French Fries into ketchup, then hang the fries from your mouth for edible vampire fangs.
How to Make Caramel Chiller Thriller:
What You’ll Need:
Apple Slices
Hot Caramel Sundae
How to Hack:
Use your fresh Apple Slices to scoop up caramel-y soft serve goodness from your sundae for the perfect taste of fall.
How to Make Itsy Bitsy Burger:
What You’ll Need:
Cheeseburger
French fries
Ketchup
Pumpkin seeds
How to Hack:
• Place eight French Fries under the bun of your cheeseburger (or any other McDonald’s sandwich!) to create spider legs. Stick two pumpkin seeds on top of the bun for the eyes and use your ketchup to draw a spiderweb on the burger paper.
How to Make Trick-or-Treat McFlurry®:
What You’ll Need:
McFlurry of your choice
Halloween candy from your trick-or-treating haul
How to Hack:
Stir your best fun size Halloween candy into a delicious McFlurry for a one-of-a-kind treat.

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Tweety, It's Cold Outside
Posted: October 29, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Wintertime. Love it or hate it, it arrives every year. Some of us dread the cold, some of us revel in it. While a lot of us head toward the equator, many of us 'hibernate' by hunkering down at home, protected from the elements. We stay warm in winter by layering clothing, wearing socks and hats, adding layers of blankets to bedding, blocking drafts and even baking which helps warm the house without touching the thermostat.

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Friday 10/25/2019
What's in Your Wine May Surprise You
Posted: October 25, 2019

(NewsUSA) - The holiday season is fast approaching. In anticipation of entertaining and gift-giving, now is the time of year we really start to think about wine. Sure, there will be tons of flashy packaging and labels to help find "the best", but have you ever stopped to think about what's actually in your wine? Heads up: there could be more than you think. 

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Thursday 10/24/2019
Heartwarming Holiday Programming Arrives on UPtv
Posted: October 24, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Can't get enough Christmas movies? If you are already hauling out the holly, you don't have long to wait before UPtv, television's family-friendly source of holiday entertainment, launches its biggest Christmas season yet. The uplifting, cheerful, and fun slate of programs includes 10 movie premieres over 60 days leading up to Christmas, plus a return of the GilMORE the Merrier Gilmore Girls marathon during Thanksgiving week.

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Wednesday 10/23/2019
Debunking Five Dishwasher Myths for Easier Holiday Clean-Up
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 2:54 am

(BPT) - From homemade cookies to classic turkey dinners, the holiday season is a time to savor your favorite recipes with the ones you love. But, preparing these treasured dishes often leads to piles of dishware to be cleaned long after stories have been shared and guests have departed. And while you might rely on your dishwasher to help with the holiday clean-up, are you using your dishwasher the right way? Of course you are, right? Before you answer that question, it’s time to come clean about how to get the most out of your dishwasher by debunking five of the most common dishwasher myths.

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Wednesday 11/13/2019
Better Basting For A More Beautiful Bird
Posted: November 13, 2019

(NAPSI)—This holiday season, making a marvelous meal for friends and family can be easier than ever with clever new cookware: a roasting pan with a concave bottom that naturally lets the juices pool to either side for safer, faster basting.

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Celebrate the Flavors of Fall
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 2:53 am

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Welcome the World to Your Kitchen
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 2:53 am

(Family Features) As a physical representation of cultures and regions from around the world, food can be more than just sustenance – it can connect you and your kitchen to faraway places. Whether you have opportunities to travel the globe or prefer to stick closer to home, foods can bring the heritage of other countries right to your own plate.

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Cheesy, Comforting Chicken
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 2:53 am

(Culinary.net) A quick and easy way to get comfort food on your dinner table is this recipe for Cheesy Baked Mushroom Chicken. Add some green beans and mashed cauliflower for a well-rounded meal for your family.

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How to Host a Friendsgiving Feast
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 2:53 am

(Family Features) As one of the most popular holiday traditions in the United States, families have celebrated Thanksgiving for decades. However, as more and more hosts look to put a new spin on the festivities, Friendsgiving continues to grow in popularity.

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A Hot and Spicy Fall Staple
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 2:53 am

(Family Features) As the weather cools, spicy recipes can warm things up by satisfying your taste buds.

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Elevate Holiday Cooking with Seasonal Skillet Dishes
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 2:53 am

(Family Features) The rush of the holiday season – shopping for gifts, decorating the house, hosting loved ones and other added obligations – can be challenging. Restore balance and holiday cheer by treating yourself and others who are home for the holidays to a no-fuss, relaxing dinner that feels celebratory.

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5 Tips to Encourage Picky Eaters
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 2:53 am

(Culinary.net) Feeding an entire family can be difficult enough on its own with busy evenings full of hustle and bustle. One additional factor that can cause even more headaches is dealing with a picky eater, especially a child whose preferred menu ranges from hot dogs to candy.

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Frozen Family Fun
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 2:53 am

Kid-friendly, make-ahead meals

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Friday 11/08/2019
Four Top Tips On Playing It Safe When Getting Toys
Updated: November 13, 2019 - 2:49 am

(NAPSI)—Getting new toys for your kids or grandkids on holidays, birthdays or any time can be fun, but it’s wise to watch out for these four safety concerns:

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