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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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Stargazing 101: Fall Is Perfect Time to Look to the Sky

October 16, 2015

Fall is the perfect time for stargazing. With the convenience of early sunsets (you don’t have to stay up so late) and cool-but-not-bone-chilling evenings (you won’t need a parka), you can easily explore the splendor of the nighttime sky from home. And it doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Ready to get started with backyard astronomy? Here’s…

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5 Fun Family Yard Projects for Labor Day

August 28, 2015

As a homeowner, a three-day weekend represents the opportunity to tackle outdoor home-improvement projects. But that doesn’t mean you and your family have to forego fun in favor of productivity. This Labor Day Weekend, why not try combining family time with work time by involving the whole family in a series of enjoyable jobs to…

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Easy Ways to Organize Your Entryway

June 19, 2015

Like George and Weezy Jefferson in the old TV sitcom “The Jeffersons,” my family and I recently moved on up to a shiny new apartment on the East Side of Manhattan. And it’s a beauty. I love every single detail about it — except the entryway, which is practically nonexistent. Before we had a child,…

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Your Guide to Cushy Camping

June 15, 2015

Camping is one of the best ways to get away from it all without blowing your budget. “It’s the cheapest way to travel because you’re preparing cheaper meals and sleeping in low-budget accommodations,” says Cynthia J. Drake, author of Budget Travel for the Genius. “The whole attraction of camping is being outdoors.” Still, if pitching…

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Sleepaway Camp: Pack It or Leave It Home?

June 11, 2015

So your little baby is going off to sleep-away camp — it’s a life-changer that every kid should experience at least once. But before you fill that trunk or duffle to bursting, here’s what camp owners and experts wish you would pack — and what they really, really wish you would leave at home. Bring…

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Best in Show: The Dad Edition

June 06, 2015

A tie. New golf clubs. Some peace and quiet. … If your gift-giving repertoire for Father’s Day has become a bit derivative, take a cue from the small screen and wrap up something special inspired by Dad’s favorite television show. It’s guaranteed to be a hit! The Americans Just because he’s paranoid doesn’t mean the…

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Host a Party Your Graduate Won’t Forget

June 04, 2015

After years of studying for algebra tests, building science fair dioramas, and carrying heavy history books, your student has finally made it to graduation day. It’s a stressful time full of “what’s next?” questions, but it’s also an exciting milestone. Make it a day that your graduate will always remember with a special celebration. Need…

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