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6 Steps to Take When You Burn Dinner

January 25, 2016

When it comes to burning dinner, I’m an expert. I say this without embarrassment, because the fact that I’m burning dinner is proof that I’m cooking dinner, which is an accomplishment. Once in a while, things get burned. So what? Most of the time (OK, some of the time) dinner doesn’t burn, so the occasional dinner disaster isn’t the…

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The New Year’s Un-Resolution

December 30, 2015

Every year, millions of people go down the same old worn road. After the holidays and the good times, the presents and the cleanup, people discard all the enjoyment they’ve just had and sit down to begin the often-discouraging process of pointing out what’s wrong with their lives. Instead of enjoying the recent blessings and…

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Style Tips and Tricks for the Holidays

December 04, 2015

It’s party time! The holidays are approaching fast and your schedule is probably full of soirees and festivities. Whether you’re just planning on attending the office party or you’ve got a party every night from here until New Year’s, you’re going to need some quick and easy style tips and tricks to help you make…

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Things to Do as Daylight Saving Time Ends   

October 30, 2015 2

As November 1st approaches, everyone in the United States—except for those living in Hawaii and parts of Arizona—gets ready to “fall back” as Daylight Saving Time ends. This makes it a great time to catch up on some of those tasks we should do but haven’t. None of these tasks are difficult, but they’re all…

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Add ‘Animal Touches’ to Your Décor

July 31, 2015

Incorporating “animal touches” — such as a sumptuous faux fur throw or an exotic print — into a space can be a great way to add texture, depth, and even intrigue. But if done without thought, it’s easy to end up with a look that’s more kitsch than cool. So, to help tame the potential…

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Best Ways to Keep Cool This Summer — No Sweat

July 29, 2015

Are you anxious about the hot, hot heat and crazy-high electric bills of this summer? Don’t sweat it. Here are some great ways to keep cool and control your expenses. Better Your Bedding Makeover your winter bed. Flannel sheets, wool throws and heavy down duvets will make you sweat while your sleep (and crank the…

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How to Host a Glamping Party

July 23, 2015

A global trend that offers outdoor enthusiasts an upgrade on rest and recreation has taken off in recent years. It’s called “glamping” — a fusion of glamour and camping. When you’re glamping, there’s no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, no fire to build. Why not host a glamping party for your friends…

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