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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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Sunday 12/02/2018
Great Holiday Gift Ideas for Music Lovers
Posted: December 02, 2018

(StatePoint) Shopping for some music lovers this holiday season? Here are some great gift ideas to help your favorite musicians play and compose music.

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Thursday 11/15/2018
Choosing Holiday Gifts for Your Co-Workers
Posted: November 15, 2018

(StatePoint) Looking for that special holiday present for your employees or your team? Instead of regifting that impenetrable fruit cake, try giving gifts based on individual working styles.

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Tuesday 11/13/2018
8 Clever Gift Ideas for People Who are Hard to Please
Posted: November 13, 2018

(StatePoint) Struggling to find gifts for picky recipients can make anyone feel like a Grinch. Avoid the holiday shopping blues this season with this list of go-to gift ideas, all of which are available on such shopping sites as Amazon.

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Monday 11/12/2018
Shopping for the Holidays? Book Ideas for Everyone on Your List
Posted: November 12, 2018

(StatePoint) No matter who you’re shopping for this holiday season, books can make great gifts. Here are five engaging volumes to consider.

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Giving the Gift of Music this Holiday Season
Posted: November 12, 2018

(StatePoint) What’s your favorite song? Are you thinking of it now? How does it make you feel? Music is powerful. It can encourage, inspire, motivate and bring joy. There is even scientific evidence that music can ease anxiety, improve cardiovascular health and contribute to mental acuity.

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Great Holiday Gifts for Kids That Help Them Learn and Grow
Posted: November 12, 2018

(StatePoint) It’s time to think about stuffing stockings and fulfilling wish lists. But if you want your holiday gifts for kids to deliver fun long after the holidays, you may want to consider gifts that will help them learn and grow.

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Wednesday 11/07/2018
Holiday Hostess Gifts that Inspire Comfort
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) This year, rethink that bottle of wine and instead, give the gift of getting cozy and slowing down to truly enjoy everyday moments. Tap into glowing candlelight, cozy textiles, and celebrating simple pleasures when shopping for friends and family. In other words, give the gift of hygge. Pronounced “hoo-ga,” this Danish way of life embraces a feeling of cozy contentment. 

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Monday 05/06/2019
Great Ways to Staycation During the Warmer Months
Posted: May 06, 2019

(StatePoint) Whether you’re taking a staycation or just looking for some fun in the sun near home, check out these ideas for creating instant summer vibes:

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Thursday 05/02/2019
How to Avoid Losing Power this Hurricane Season
Posted: May 02, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Hurricane Preparedness Week runs from May 5-11, 2019 and the hurricane season starts June 1st. Millions of Americans could avoid personal and financial stress during power outages caused by hurricanes through a key home improvement, having a Cummins QuietConnect Home Standby generator installed.

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Florida Orange Juice Fuels Your Fun This Spring
Posted: May 02, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Spring is full of fun celebrations and holidays, but did you know that May 4th is National Orange Juice Day? Celebrate with your friends and family by raising a refreshing glass of Florida Orange Juice and enjoying first-hand the "Amazing Inside" Florida Orange Juice that helps fuel your fun every day!

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Monday 02/04/2019
Fall in Love with UPtv's New Uplifting Series: Design Twins
Updated: March 26, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Fans of wholesome television have a double treat in store, as the UPtv network launches its new series, "Design Twins," on Valentine's Day.

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5 Tips for a Great Season of Winter Sports
Posted: February 04, 2019

(StatePoint) It’s time to enjoy all your favorite winter sports. Whether you are traveling afar to hit the slopes or enjoying a close-to-home day of sledding and snow ball fights, it’s important to keep in mind that outdoor adventure in cooler weather requires preparation.

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Friday 02/01/2019
Pop the Question with the Perfect Song
Updated: March 22, 2019 - 2:35 am

(NewsUSA) - Enhancing a once-in-a-lifetime event, such as a wedding proposal or ceremony, with the right song takes the experience to a whole new level. It adds a personal touch that makes for ongoing memories, as couples have the opportunity to play the song at anniversaries or other special events through the years.

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Thursday 12/13/2018
Ease Gift-Giving Anxiety with This Simple Tip: Ask a Bookseller
Updated: February 08, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Between the planning, gift-buying and parties, the holidays can be a stressful time.

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Monday 12/10/2018
The Gift That Tops Parents' Holiday Wish Lists May Surprise You
Updated: February 05, 2019 - 2:33 am

(NewsUSA) - The one gift that may secretly top most parents' holiday wish lists? Help with paying college costs for their kids. 

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Thursday 11/29/2018
Steal the Show at Your Next Holiday Party
Updated: February 01, 2019 - 2:39 am

(NewsUSA) - For those who like to wear their holiday spirit front and center, it's the most wonderful time of the year. But it's also the season of charity, so why not feel good by making a fashion statement that's socially conscious as well?

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Thursday 11/08/2018
3 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Holidays
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:40 am

(StatePoint) It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the busyness of the holiday season -- from perfecting your home décor to searching for gifts for everyone on your list to creating a delicious holiday menu.

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Wednesday 05/15/2019
Tips to Punch up Your Next Backyard Barbecue
Posted: May 15, 2019

(StatePoint) If you’re like many folks, your backyard will become the heart of the home throughout the summer, as you play host to barbecues, picnics, parties and more.

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A Home-Cooked Cobbler
Updated: May 17, 2019 - 3:00 am

(Family Features) During the season for outdoor parties, reunions, picnics and delicious desserts, try bringing a new dish to the table with a recipe like this Apple-Cranberry Cobbler. 

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Simple Snacks for Anytime Entertaining
Updated: May 17, 2019 - 3:00 am

(Family Features) When it comes to entertaining, it’s not always about three-course meals or hours upon hours of preparation. Sometimes, the best hosts look toward simple snacks and small plates to please guests with an array of palates.

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Refreshing Recipes for a Healthier Spring
Updated: May 17, 2019 - 3:00 am

Add healthy avocado for fresh, creamy flavor

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How to Create Fresh Spring Flavors
Updated: May 17, 2019 - 3:00 am

(Family Features) When it comes to healthy eating, looking for nutrient-rich foods to include in your diet is one of the more important goals. However, when warmer weather is in full swing, it may be tricky to incorporate nourishing foods that are versatile enough for grilling season.

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Celebrate with a Gourmet Brunch
Updated: May 17, 2019 - 3:00 am

(Family Features) As warmer weather approaches, so do a variety of special occasions. If you're looking for an easy way to celebrate with family and friends, brunch is a perfect option.

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Enjoy the Goodness of Grapes for Healthy Snacks and Meals
Updated: May 17, 2019 - 3:00 am

(Family Features) Establishing a regular pattern of healthy snacks and meals made from fresh, whole foods is essential to promoting good health. Fresh grapes always make a great snack because they are tasty, healthy and portable. Yet grapes can also be used as an ingredient to make good-for-you dishes that are just as satisfying as they are healthy.

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A Fast, Family-Friendly Dinner
Updated: May 17, 2019 - 3:00 am

Use on-hand ingredients for a quick-fix meal

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Keep Cool on the Grill
Updated: May 17, 2019 - 3:00 am

Refreshing, dairy-infused dishes for warm days

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8 Recipes to Take Summer Gatherings to the Next Level
Posted: May 15, 2019

(Family Features) The summer months offer seemingly endless opportunities to enjoy the warm weather with friends and family. Serving crowd-pleasing foods and drinks can go a long way toward a successful gathering, whether you’re hosting a brunch, relaxing by the pool or throwing a backyard bash.

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