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5 ways the '90s are back and bigger than ever
-(BPT) - The '90s were the years of dial-up internet connections and transparent phones, grunge music and boy bands, Biggie and Tupac, overalls and high-top sneakers, guys with frosted hair and girls with “The Rachel” cut.We could go on and on — and whether you raised your own vir... Read More


5 things you may not know about beloved holiday traditions
(BPT) - Without a doubt, the holidays are definitely a nostalgic time of year, a chance to slow down and savor the things that make us feel happy and close to our loved ones.While the flavors and rituals that make our holidays happy have roots that run deep into the past, they weren’t always ... Read More


Cocktail party quantity guide [Infographic]
(BPT) - Whether your gathering is designed to be more intimate with a few guests or something livelier of a much larger scale, follow these guidelines from the Chinet brand for how much food and drink to have on hand for a cocktail party.Save... Read More


Debunking the Myths Behind the Real vs. Artificial Christmas Tree Debate [Infographic]
(BPT) - Here comes Santa Claus … and a sleigh full of confusion about Christmas trees. Popular myths are that real trees are bad for the environment, artificial trees make smarter financial sense and real trees are a hassle, but read on for the truth and visit Facebook.com/ItsChristmasKeepIt... Read More


Yule tools: 5 tips for dodging a holiday credit hangover
(BPT) - All the glitz, glamour, gatherings and good tidings over the holidays can easily make you forget your disposable income has limits.Who wants to think about overspending when the jingle bells are rocking, the mistletoe is beckoning, peace and goodwill to men abound and the gifts are flowing ... Read More


Stress-busting speed-cleaning tips for the holidays
(BPT) - It’s no secret the holiday season can be one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year. What is one of the biggest sources of stress? It’s cleaning on a deadline, especially while guests are on their way.But with the right plan in place, even last-minute pre-entertainm... Read More


In the spirit of holiday giving, national food donation partnership feeds needy, not landfills
(BPT) - With the holiday season upon us, Americans are gathering for traditional celebrations and family meals. Even after leftovers have been devoured for days, the amount of uneaten food and overall food waste is overwhelming.According to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), during the ... Read More


3 easy ways to revamp the go-to chip and dip
(BPT) - Savvy hosts and hostesses know that the keys to a successful holiday soiree are when the room is filled with laughter and guests leave satisfied from all the yummy treats served. If you’re hosting a holiday get together or special event with friends and family, impress and delight you... Read More


5 tips for scoring the best Black Friday electronics
(BPT) - If you’re already looking forward to scouting out the best Black Friday deals, you’re clearly far from alone. Each year, many Americans look forward to the thrill of the hunt when it comes to securing the best bargains retailers can offer.That’s especially true when it com... Read More


The perfect gift for animal lovers: Becoming a wildlife hero
(BPT) - As people come together to celebrate the holidays and share their hopes for the future, the environment often comes up in conversation. Threats to animals and the planet have never been greater; more than 25 percent of the world’s mammals — such as elephants, polar bears and lem... Read More


Prepare the perfect turkey for your holiday meal
(BPT) - Think of the holiday season and answer this question: The holidays are the only time of year I do … what?Maybe it’s the only time of year you set up a Christmas tree, hang mistletoe or travel to a certain destination. For many, the holidays are also the only time of year that y... Read More


Don't let stress dull the holiday sparkle
(BPT) - For many, the pressure of the holiday season can be enough to wear away the glitter and magic.Some 62 percent of American adults define their stress as “very or somewhat” elevated over the holidays, says research cited by Harvard Medical School's Department of Neurobiology.But t... Read More


5 quick-and-easy tips for taking the hassle out of holiday entertaining
(BPT) - 'Tis the season for entertaining, meaning the hustle and bustle of the holidays are already upon us. Fortunately, being named “hostess (or host) with the mostest” is well within your reach if you follow these tips guaranteed to keep the holiday cheer flowing throughout this seas... Read More


Foodie gifts for creative beverage concoctions
(BPT) - Chocolate, butterscotch, nutmeg, rosemary, pomegranate, oranges, mulled wine and more — celebrate the flavors of the holidays with creative beverage concoctions. Here are tips and tools for making the most of holiday drinks.* The Capresso froth Control is the first automatic milk frot... Read More


Simple ways to savor the holidays
(BPT) - The season of tinsel, mistletoe, roasts, bake-offs, parties and countless shopping trips is upon us. Yes, the holidays are here! It’s a wonderful time of year to revive old traditions and start new ones, but amid all the planning, preparation and spreading of that holiday cheer, somet... Read More


Don't let asthma ruin the holidays
(BPT) - With colder months arriving, there are a few things on everybody’s minds: festive treats, gift shopping and of course, time spent with family and friends. As many people look forward to the holiday season, asthma sufferers need to be aware and prepared for all the triggers this time o... Read More


Tips for staying sane while planning your next family event
(BPT) - Ah, the family get-together. A time to throw courtesy to the wind and gather together a bunch of people who aren’t afraid to share their opinions.It’s great, isn’t it? You get to fill up on conspiracy theories courtesy of your cousin Henry, listen in on how to make the wor... Read More


5 ways gift cards can come to your rescue this holiday season
(BPT) - We all have hard-to-buy-for people on our shopping list — from a friend who has everything, to long-distance relatives and those who seem tough to please. So, what’s the best gift to get them this holiday season? For the 11th consecutive year, the National Retail Federation has ... Read More


Lose yourself in one of the 10 best books of the year
(BPT) - When you open the covers of a book, you enter another world — a world of thought and experience. If the narrative engages your mind and emotions, making the time fly, reading a great book can change you and your outlook on the world, even if just a little.If you’re looking to ad... Read More


Step-by-step game plan to save the most on Black Friday
(BPT) - Pretty much every American knows that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are big days for sales. But for many, Black Friday is more than just a chance to save big; it’s a tradition in its own right.And this isn’t a trend that’s going away anytime soon.In fact, the age group tha... Read More


Hacks for healthier holiday entertaining
(BPT) - Decadent meals are often part of celebrations, but for those looking for a healthier holiday, it can feel like you must choose between your nutrition goals and the foods you love.Swearing off your favorite seasonal foods could make you feel like a Scrooge, but a few simple cooking and enter... Read More


Savvy season's greetings: 5 steps toward smart holiday spending
(BPT) - If you’re already thinking practically about funding your gift giving and other expenses this holiday season, you’re not alone. Sixty-five percent of U.S. adults say they’re establishing budgets in preparation, according to a recent Coinstar survey.That said, the majority ... Read More


Focus on fun: 5 easy tips for a relaxed Thanksgiving
(BPT) - While Thanksgiving is supposed to be a heartwarming time for appreciating family and friends, it’s no secret the traditionally food-filled holiday can be less than relaxing for those making the preparations.In fact, studies show 71 percent of Americans feel stressed rather than overjo... Read More


Top tips for selecting unique decor gifts for everyone on your list
(BPT) - As you strive for a happy holiday, do all your gift ideas seem ho-hum at best?It’s a common holiday conundrum: You want to show all your friends and family that you care, but finding the right present seems impossible. If you feel stuck, look for gifts that will enhance the home, beca... Read More


Tips for setting the perfect holiday table
(BPT) - Every holiday season, you invest hours planning and preparing the perfect menu for each celebration you host. While easy and fun may be the name of the game for buffet-style events, when it’s a sit-down soiree, the delightful cuisine you produce deserves a presentation worthy of your ... Read More


6 healthy reasons to enjoy a slice of sweet cherry pie this holiday season
(BPT) - The holidays are just around the corner, and for most of us that means time to indulge in some favorite treats. Fortunately, healthy doesn’t have to mean less delicious! If you’re looking for a good-for-you holiday dessert that can please even the most critical sweet tooth, a na... Read More


Tips to help your pet have a happy and healthy holiday
(BPT) - The holidays are upon us, and so is the chillier weather. As you bundle up and get cozy with your cocoa, Dr. Jeff Werber, Emmy award-winning celebrity veterinarian, has some tips and tricks on how to ensure your pet has a healthy and happy holiday season.Baby, it’s cold outside:Keepin... Read More


5 nutritionist-approved tips for better holiday baking
(BPT) - ‘Tis the season for sweet and savory treats. The holidays bring loads of goodies, but the problem is these temptations can put a big strain on your nutrition goals.If you’re whipping up some tasty holiday dishes this season, you don't have to choose between your health and favor... Read More


4 DIY tips to save money and get your home ready for winter
(BPT) - Many people look forward to the cooler weather. The brisk autumn winds and colorful leaves signal that once again it’s time to take out the sweaters and scarves. There are the hot soups and pumpkin-flavored drinks to keep one warm as the weather gets cooler, but for the conscientious ... Read More


5 tips for planning memorable holiday travel
(BPT) - The holiday season can be the perfect time to travel. With school and work days off, it's a special way to reconnect with family and friends as you get to bask in that cheerful holiday spirit.Planning a holiday-themed trip is easier than you think, if you keep a few tips in mind. Follow the... Read More


Try these stress-busting strategies to get the feast on the table
(BPT) - The date is circled in red: the day of the big feast. This year, everyone’s coming over to your house for the big event. But just the thought of getting ready raises your pulse and sends a surge of stress through your system.This time, bring a new mindset to your holiday gathering. Yo... Read More


Holiday havoc? Consider it handled
(BPT) - The holiday season is full of magic and wonder - until your flight gets cancelled, your budget is blown and you fall ill at the worst possible time. Fortunately, staying merry despite common holiday conundrums is easier than you think with the right attitude and a few simple steps.Here are ... Read More


5 ways to take your holiday party to the next level
(BPT) - On the one hand, the holidays are all about traditions. You and your family probably have some favorite recipes you like to cook up, or maybe it’s a trip to the tree farm or pumpkin patch. But just as much as holidays are about tradition, many have an insatiable drive to outdo themsel... Read More


Five tips for staying on budget and keeping the holidays jolly
(BPT) - If you’re one of those savvy consumers already strategizing how to best fund gifts and other expenses this holiday season, you’re not alone. Sixty-five percent of U.S. adults who give holiday presents establish a budget for these purchases, according to a recent Coinstar survey.... Read More


8 tips for navigating holiday food temptations
(BPT) - The holidays throw in a lot of temptations from every direction if dieting or watching your weight. Holiday parties and get-togethers in particular can be a healthful-eating challenge. Caught up in conversation among friends and family, surrounded by tasty food and drinks, it’s easy t... Read More


Real vs artificial? Some facts to counter 3 Christmas tree myths
(BPT) - Here comes Santa Claus … and a sleigh full of confusion about Christmas trees. Better to buy real or better to buy artificial? Popular myths are that real trees are bad for the environment, artificial trees make more financial sense and real trees are just a hassle, but read on for s... Read More


Quick tips to prepare your home for holiday guests
(BPT) - As the holidays approach, the decorator in us gets excited about how to deck the halls and drape the tinsel to create a festive home for the season. Social media is full of inspiration, but before you embark on decorating projects, the following are a few easy ideas to ensure your home is a... Read More


Grilled cheese options take comfort food to the next level
(BPT) - It's time to turn our thoughts to all the good things that come with the season, including the warm comfort food.A longtime cool-weather favorite is the classic grilled cheese sandwich in all its crisp, meltingly gooey varieties. These days, restaurants and at-home chefs are serving up the ... Read More


Ready, set, guests: 3 paint projects for fall entertaining
(BPT) - “Despite the hectic chaos that comes with the back-to-school season and adapting our family schedules, I find fall to be the perfect time to tackle my home to-do list,” explains Cyndy Aldred, the do-it-yourself paint blogger behind The Creativity Exchange. “It’s perf... Read More


5 tips to keep sniffles and sneezes out of your holiday plans
(BPT) - With the holidays upon us, there’s a lot to look forward to: seeing old friends, eating too much, wearing ugly sweaters; the list goes on. Likewise, there are a lot of things that might make you sigh: awkward questions from your aunts, arguing about politics and of course, how you&rsq... Read More


Inspirational tips for autumn outdoor entertaining
(BPT) - The days are shorter, the temperatures are cooler and kids are back in school. You've said goodbye to summer socials, but that doesn't mean it's time to put away your apron and stow the patio furniture. Autumn is one of the best times of the year for outdoor entertaining, and with a few sma... Read More


Do vacations cause you stress? Try these tips
(BPT) - Vacation is supposed to be fun and relaxing, but more than half of Americans say vacations cause them stress, and 46 percent say stress interferes with their enjoyment of traveling, according to a survey by HomeAway. Vacation stress comes from crowded airports, making transportation arrange... Read More



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