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Fight the Freshman 15 and Win

August 31, 2016

Pizza at every meal … a flavored, whipped-creamed coffee habit … utter exhaustion—you’re practically handed the Freshman 15 with your first-semester syllabus. Those who plan ahead and gear up for the challenge (parents, please help!) will soon learn that gaining weight doesn’t have to be their fate. SmartWatch Your Workout You won’t always have time…

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How to Make Veggies More Fun for Kids to Eat

August 29, 2016

Shoving down bland carrots isn’t fun for anyone, let alone kids. Luckily, you don’t need fancy recipes or hours of food prep to add pizazz to produce. Use these simple tricks to serve up veggie-packed meals throughout the school year. Create Playful Shapes Kids eat with their eyes first, so make veggies visually appealing, says…

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4 Road-Trip Rules for Happy Travels With Your Dog

August 26, 2016

Summer + road trip + favorite furry pal = best time ever! That is, unless you haven’t planned for your trip accordingly. Follow these four simple rules, so you and your dog can see (and smell) your way through your adventures without a hitch. Rule 1: Prepare His Manners How many times have you tried…

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Don’t Need But Want: Pool Floats

June 13, 2016

I’ve spent a respectable amount of time atop a pool float. I grew up in Florida and, well, that’s what you do when it’s 94 degrees with 84 percent humidity outside. But now I live in Minnesota. It’s the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but it can also be the land of six-month winters. My floating…

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10 Puppy Toys Worth Drooling Over

April 28, 2016

Every dog owner knows a bored dog can quickly become a bad dog. And bad dogs do things like nose through trash, gnaw on furniture, and dig up landscaping. It’s easy to be mad (or not, depending on how well your dog does the guilty face), but how can we blame the dog if there’s…

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4 Ways to Adjust (More Easily!) to Daylight Saving Time

March 02, 2016

Every year we hear the same arguments: “Why do we need daylight saving time? It’s a pain!” “Because it will give us more useful daylight hours—we’ll have more daylight in the evenings!” “But we lose it in the mornings when we’re trying to sleep!” “But we’ll use less electricity because we’re using less artificial lighting!”…

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Secrets to a More Organized Kid’s Closet

January 11, 2016

Beat the battle of the morning’s wake-up-and-dress routine with a neater, more streamlined closet. Here are a few organizing tips to get started. Make It Extra Kid-Friendly Get your children more involved in the getting-ready process by making the closet easier to access for their smaller selves. Help them reach hanging clothes by installing a…

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