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Fun Kids Activities in February

Highlight: Black History Month If you have school-aged kids, you’re probably looking for fun indoor activities to keep them busy and happy. This is a great month: Black History Month, Mardi Gras, Random Acts of Kindness Week, Groundhog Day, President’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and the 100th Day of School (in the United States). Let’s look at […]

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Beating the Winter Blahs: 8 Simple Ideas that Actually Work

After the high of the holidays, it’s easy to be pulled into a state of “blah” – your resolutions may be challenging you, your bank account is probably stretched thin from the holidays, and the cold and dark weather make you want to, well, sleep and eat. It’s no wonder an estimated one in five […]

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Fun Kids Activities in February

Highlight: Groundhog Day If you have school-aged kids, you’re probably looking for fun indoor activities to keep them busy and happy. This is a great month: Black History Month, Mardi Gras, Random Acts of Kindness Week, Groundhog Day, President’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and the 100th Day of School (in the United States). Let’s look at just […]

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New Year, New You: Exercise Even If You Can’t Afford the Gym

Many people use the gym as an excuse not to exercise – it’s too expensive, too far from home or work, or the drive is too difficult in winter months. But the reality is that you can work out virtually anywhere, if you are committed to taking just a few minutes each day. Do push-ups […]

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New Year, New You: 5 Tips to Get Along Better With People

It’s a new year! There is no better time to take small steps towards a new-and-improved you. Here are some helpful tips for getting along better with people – at work, school, and in the community in which you live. Be Prepared If you take the time to think about potential conflicts ahead of time, […]

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New Year, New You: 5 Tips to Start Saving Money

It’s a new year! There is no better time to take small steps towards a new-and-improved you. First item to tackle for most people: finances. Picture Your Goal It’s helpful to have a specific goal in mind of the lifestyle that you want. This will keep you focused and motivated. Whether you want to save […]

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Best U.S. Cities for New Year’s Eve

According to Travel & Leisure, here are the 10 Best Cities for New Year’s Eve: New Orleans This top spot won all around – for cocktails, the singles scene, friendly neighborhood joints and people-watching. San Juan, Puerto Rico This capital city ranked highly for warm temps during the winter, cocktails, looks, style, and friendliness. Honolulu […]

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Indoor Fitness Tips

The weather outside is frightful — but your workout routine can still be delightful (if it’s indoors…). Here are some ideas to keep you moving in the colder months! Jump Rope If you want a good cardio workout in a matter of minutes, try a jump rope. Stair Stepping Stair stepping is a great exercise […]

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Managing Holiday Stress

Set a Spending Budget The holiday season and spending go hand-in-hand. Although spending money during the holiday season may be unavoidable, you can control how much you spend. Some of the stress you feel over the holidays may have a lot to do with financial pressure. To help prevent stress over money, plan ahead, review […]

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Involving Kids in Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving dinner is approaching and kids of all ages can be of help! Here’s how: Ages 5 and Under Read at the Table Choose a book about being thankful for life’s little blessings. Make Kids Feel Valuable Don’t give kids busy work. Make them feel as if they’re really helping in the kitchen.  The younger […]

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