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Hot Gifts to Rev-Up Your Cool Factor

(Family Features) Gift giving should fuel your holiday spirit, not drain it. Shopping for unique, stylish gifts that capture the fun-loving spirit of everyone on your list is easier than most think.

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Monday 12/22/2014
Party Plates
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) For many hosts and hostesses, planning a holiday gathering involves many details and careful planning of everything from the tablecloths to the dessert plates. Free yourself from this stress, and focus your attention on creating a holiday menu that includes plenty of tasty bites, sweet eats and flavorful drinks. Focus on the food and watch all the details fall into place, making your festive celebration the most memorable event of the year.

Bake Away the Winter Blues
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) When the weather outside turns frightful, baking homemade treats will be so delightful. Whether it's with friends, the kids or even by yourself, making treats is a great way to keep warm and active when snowed in.

Powerhouse Potatoes
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) The average person’s caloric needs have decreased since the 20th century when lifestyles were more active, yet nutritional needs are generally the same. Getting the nutrition you need without consuming too many calories can be as simple as incorporating nutrient-dense foods, such as potatoes, into your diet.

Fresh, Fruity Party Flavors for New Year’s
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) As you gather to ring in the New Year, give your celebration an extra kick by offering your guests an array of mouthwatering refreshments. Don’t be afraid to borrow inspiration for sweet, tangy and refreshing flavors from unexpected places, such as the produce department.

Tips for a Pet-Friendly Holiday
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) ‘Tis the season for holiday parties, and many pet lovers jump at the opportunity to include their four-legged friends in the festivities. Pet holiday parties may range from the simply elegant to the simply silly, but they all have one thing in common – a doggone good time.

Sweet Strategies for a Healthier You
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) When celebrating the past and looking forward to the future, the New Year is a perfect time to set goals for a better, healthier you.

Low-Price Gifts for High-Tech Lovers
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) If you’re overwhelmed by shopping for technology items for the gadget lovers on your holiday list, rest assured that you can still find fun, unique high-tech gifts that won't break the bank.

This Holiday, Be Festive and Fashion Forward
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) The holidays are here, but before you leave the house for work or play, make sure you’re looking your best. The good news – almost everything you need to make your holiday season festive, fresh and fashion forward is already in your closet.