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(Family Features) As the holiday season approaches and you’re tasked with hosting family and friends, it can be a little overwhelming to imagine all the work that has to take place for a successful celebration.

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(Family Features) As the cold weather settles in, staying snuggled up in your comfortable house around the clock may be tempting, but it’s not very realistic. So when you come back inside from work, running errands or a quick snowball war with the kids, you’ll need some easy ways to warm up.

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(Family Features) Although good tidings and joy abound during the holiday season, this time of year can also pose a serious threat to your family, friends and home. The holidays bring an elevated risk for fires and burns, and many Americans may have a false sense of security.

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(Family Features) Most adults remember that one special Christmas that stands out above the rest thanks to that one coveted gift they discovered with childlike delight under the tree. Now you can help the children in your life create similar memories by sharing a beloved holiday toy traditio…

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(Family Features) With each holiday season comes joy, laughter and celebrations with family and friends. However, all that revelry takes time. Fortunately, there are ways to keep the planning and preparation for holiday entertaining from infringing on your enjoyment of all the holidays have …

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(Family Features) The hustle and bustle of the holiday season may feel overwhelming at times, and for hosts throwing holiday parties, sticking to formal cooking and dining traditions can be time-consuming and stressful. In the season dedicated to spending time with family and friends, experi…

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(Family Features) While decorating the tree, house, or garland, a whole section of lights can go dark – along with holiday spirits. Light outages can be frustrating and time-consuming to repair during the busy holiday season.

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(Family Features) Winter conditions can present a wide range of challenges to your lawn and landscape, but there are precautions you can take to protect your lawn, as well as your trees and shrubs, from seasonal harm.

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(Family Features) Today’s consumers don’t often follow a simple path of “search for what I want, find it, buy it.” They search at home, at work and on-the-go to find the products and services they need.

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(Family Features) The holidays are all about spreading generosity and kindness, so when searching for the perfect presents for everyone on your holiday shopping list, look for gifts that also benefit children in need around the world.

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(Family Features) The holiday season is a time of year meant to be celebrated with friends and family. It is also a time for entertaining, whether you are hosting or attending as a cherished guest.

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(Family Features) Severe winter weather and dangerously low temperatures can pose a serious threat to family safety, particularly when the power supply is threatened. Many families rely on portable generators as part of their emergency plan, which can provide peace of mind and protection whe…

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(Family Features) Holiday season means it’s time to start picking out stocking stuffers and gifts that perfectly match every friend and family member – including four-legged ones – on your list. But when that list grows longer and longer and you find that not everyone is so easy to buy for, …

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(Family Features) If you've been enjoying herbs from your garden all summer, make that enjoyment last all winter by harvesting and preserving your home grown bounty. Get started before the first frost.

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(Family Features) With athletes of all ages taking to fields and courts, there are important steps to take in keeping young athletes safe during practice and games.

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(Family Features) Whether you're looking for a gift to give a gardener in your life or you need ideas for your own yard, there's no shortage of new gardening books available. Here are a few books for gardeners:

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(Family Features) Most people recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle when it comes to physical and emotional well-being, but you may not realize that some health-related activities can pose a safety risk if you don’t take proper precautions. Making safe habits part of your healthy l…

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(Family Features) Once their military service ends, veterans can face obstacles in assimilating back into civilian life. One common struggle is finding post-military employment, which is why some veterans choose to own their own business and pursue franchising.

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(Family Features) One of the best ways to add variety to your garden is to choose plants of different sizes and colors, including bulbs. Alliums, daffodils, amaryllis and crocuses are great for taking your garden to a new level. But for many gardeners - even those who consider themselves exp…

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(Family Features) The leaves may be starting to put on their autumn show, but it's not time to hang up the gardening tools just yet.

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(Family Features) Parents know there is a small window of time to make a meaningful, positive impact on children and shape who they may become as adults. A large portion of that influence comes at home, but it often also involves school, friends and extracurricular activities, many of which …

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(Family Features) Just a generation ago, it was difficult to imagine a single palm-sized device that could serve as a phone, camera and day planner all in one. Today, smartphone users are discovering that new technology and sophisticated apps make it unbelievably easy to manage virtually eve…

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(Family Features) With busy schedules and never-ending to-do lists, it can seem like living a healthy lifestyle is out of reach. But, prioritizing nutrition doesn’t have to be a chore. Here are five quick tips to help you and your family eat well, even when it feels like time is not on your side.

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(Family Features) If you're looking for ways to improve your home but don't have the budget for a full-scale renovation, look at upgrades that add instant value with a smaller investment.

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(Family Features) Let the change in weather be your cue to swap out your summertime décor with the bold, rich tones of autumn. Whether your style is contemporary or early American, these design tips will add festive fall spirit to any home.

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(Family Features) Winter is approaching, bringing cold temperatures, salty roads, wet conditions and other challenges for drivers. To ensure your vehicle is at its best, follow these six simple tips to get your vehicle winter-ready. Whether it’s packing an emergency kit and jumper cables or …

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(Family Features) People across the country spend countless amounts of time cleaning around the house. One of the most problematic areas is the kitchen, where 91 percent of Americans say they “deep clean” at least once a year. Rather than wasting precious time spraying and scrubbing, you can…

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(BPT) - It’s late and you’re in your favorite, cozy pajamas. You get in bed and pull up the warm comforter. You turn out the light and are just about to drift off to sleep when you hear a noise coming from the attic. You sit up to listen, but it quickly goes quiet again. You lay back down an…

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(Family Features) For parents with a picky eater, it may seem that no amount of coaxing or prodding will get that little mouth in motion. A fresh approach may be all you need to make meal time a more enjoyable experience for all.

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(Family Features) As the holiday season approaches and you’re tasked with hosting family and friends, it can be a little overwhelming to imagine all the work that has to take place for a successful celebration.

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(Family Features) The onset and arrival of colder temperatures means that it’s time once again to brace yourself – and your home – for everything that winter weather threatens to throw at you. From cool, drafty air wafting into your house to friends and family bringing snow and sand inside w…

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(Family Features) From a few acres of suburban sprawl to large properties in rural regions, building, mowing, digging and transporting can be a daunting task. With the right utility tractor, more work can be done with less elbow grease.

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(Family Features) Life insurance is a valuable asset, but over time you may find that your life insurance no longer fits your situation. You might be surprised to learn that in addition to your home, stocks, bonds and antiques, your life insurance is another asset you can sell.

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(Family Features) Everyone can agree that eating your vegetables is important. Yet only about 4 percent of Americans eat the recommended amount of veggies each day.  

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(Family Features) For leading chefs and casual home cooks alike, a little skill and talent goes a long way toward creating each mouthwatering culinary masterpiece. But as many chefs will tell you, the end result is only as good as the tools you use in the kitchen. Pots and pans that have bee…

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(Family Features) As the weather gets colder, it can be harder to motivate kids to step away from their computers and devices and get off the couch. However, it’s essential for kids to participate in active play all year round. According to research from the Centers for Disease Control and P…

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(Family Features) Studies repeatedly emphasize the importance of diagnosing vision problems at an early age, but that’s something many parents assume is being covered by their children’s school system. In reality, an estimated one in four American school-age children have vision problems tha…

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(BPT) - With winter approaching, it’s almost time to hang up your gloves, and retire from the lawn and garden until next spring. But before the snow and cold temperatures arrive, there are a few fall yard care tasks you need to check off your list.

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(BPT) - NOAA predicts a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms in 2016 with four to eight potentially becoming hurricanes. However, while weather experts monitor storm patterns, homeowners don’t have to sit idly by and wait for disaster to strike. 

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(Family Features) Halloween is all about trick-or-treating for the kids and finding a creative costume that wows for festive partygoers. With nearly 41 million adults in the U.S. wearing contact lenses, they are a safe and popular form of vision correction, and some may elect to wear decorat…

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(Family Features) Although some parents choose to limit the amount of time their young children spend watching television, a few standout shows have earned praise for promoting creative problem-solving and social skills – transforming a moderate amount of screen time into an opportunity for …

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(Family Features) Prioritizing a baby's needs over their own and a willingness to spend more on diapers than date night is commonplace among today's parents, according to a survey conducted by national retailer ALDI. Parents spare no expense giving their child the best, even if that means sp…

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(Family Features) New research is giving pain sufferers a dose of good news. With concerns mounting about the prevalence of opioid use and abuse in the U.S., a new study validates the effectiveness of acupuncture and other non-drug health therapies for pain.

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(Family Features) Nutrition is one of the most critical factors in healthy child development, but this is especially true for babies born prematurely. For many preemie parents, the early arrival of their baby quickly turns what was expected to be a blissful time into a period fraught with a …

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(Family Features) As autumn progresses, it’s important to keep your health in mind. Medicare’s fall open enrollment period will allow you to review your plan options.

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(Family Features) Next time you reach for a satisfying snack to curb your hunger, choose a treat that fills your stomach and your heart. Support causes that truly matter by choosing foods that make a difference for children around the world.

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(Family Features) Temperatures may be dropping, but just because swimsuit season is over doesn’t mean it’s time to let your fitness regimen fall by the wayside. Keeping active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important year-around, so stay on track as the weather cools with these tips …

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(Family Features) Are you ready to celebrate the spooky season? Take this Halloween party quiz to learn which iconic candy is your true candy crush, and make this Halloween season truly bewitching. For more information, visit https://www.hersheylands.com/en_us/halloween/home.html.

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(Family Features) Dogs are up for anything. They’re your “pawtners” in crime, ready to take on new activities or just the standard walk down the street. Every activity is more fun with a four-legged best friend by your side. As fall settles in, it’s a perfect time to try out new adventures. …

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(Family Features) Not every home renovation is a complete do-over. In fact, some projects are more about preserving the character and charm of the original structure than making everything shiny and new.