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Dec 4 2014

Easy DIY Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone

Holiday gifts from the heart are always better than anything purchased in a store. Some people on your list may have everything they want, or just be difficult to buy for. Instead of going crazy trying to find that perfect gift why not make something for them yourself. Whether you’re looking for something for your parents, brother, sister, or friend you can create a variety of thoughtful gifts in a short period of time. Remember when gift giving it’s the thought that counts.

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Nov 26 2014

Thanksgiving Disasters and Quick Fixes

Thanksgiving is just one day away. I know what you’re thinking, where did the time go? Regardless, it is nearly here and it’s best to be prepared for the festivities as much as you can be. You’ve done the food shopping, spent hours cleaning, have a headcount for all of the invited (and uninvited) guests. But what if something goes wrong? What if something unforeseeable happens at the worst possible moment leaving you scrambling to get back on track last minute?

Here’s a list of disasters that may befall you on Turkey Day, but don’t worry, after reading this, regardless of what happens, your Thanksgiving is going to be spectacular.

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Nov 26 2014

The Health Benefits of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils to improve your health and general well being. Imagine creating the perfect environment of relaxation and tranquility, an environment to help sooth your mind after a stressful workday. Today’s hectic lifestyle puts everyone in the position of being overstressed, anxiety ridden, fatigued and agitated. Your sense of smell can tap into an emotional level stronger than any of your other senses providing a wealth of benefits to further increase your quality of life and overall mental state.

Aromatherapy diffusers allow oils to permeate and diffuse into the air providing a pleasing aroma, which helps put you in a relaxed state. This is the perfect environment, which you can create to uplift your spirits.

The type of oil you use in your aromatherapy diffuser can have varying effects to your mood and health. Here are some sample oils and the benefits their aromas provide.

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Nov 24 2014

How to Be a Great Thanksgiving Dinner Guest

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Every Thanksgiving I can’t help but remember a piece of advice my father always told me growing up, ‘Whenever you go to someone’s house you should be knocking on the door with your knees and elbows because your hands should be full.’ A lot of articles this Thanksgiving season are going to focus on how to be a great host for Thanksgiving, but this particular one is going to help you be the best Thanksgiving dinner guest you can be for your host’s sake. 

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Nov 20 2014

Parenting Tips to Protect Your Kids from Cyber Bullying and Online Dangers

Cyber bullying and Internet dangers are running rampant in today’s online world. As a parent protecting your children online is a simple concept, but one most parents don’t consider or take steps to addressing early on in their child’s life. The Internet should be a place of entertainment and education when it comes to your children, but unfortunately more times than not, this isn’t the case. Prohibited content, cyber bullying and all manner of danger lurk around every corner of the Internet when it comes to an unsupervised child. As a parent it’s crucial for you to take an active role in speaking with your children about the dangers that await them online, as well as monitoring their activities and ensuring their safety. The following tips will help you protect your children online and create a  line of communication between you and your child about what they experience on the Internet.

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