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Holidays & Gifts

6 Ways to Give Experiences Instead of Things This Holiday Season

The holiday season doesn't have to be all about physical gifts. There are countless reasons why getting away from that materialistic model is a great idea. Not only is it better from a financial persp…

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5 Yoga Poses for Holiday Stress Under 5 Minutes Each

Do you get stressed out during this time of year? Me. TOO. Between travel messing with my toddler's already tenuous sleep schedule, making gifts, cooking holiday meals, and somehow getting work do…

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How to Pet-Proof Your Christmas Tree

Winter holidays are especially exciting, with all the sparkly lights and streamers, delicate ornaments and brightly colored garland, and donít get us started on the candies and treats! All of these th…

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5 Ways To Soothe Your Holiday Soul

Extra traffic, excess waste, family obligations... The holidays can be stressful.†We may find ourselves feeling pressure to smile when we would rather yell, and we often tend to neglect our own needs …

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10 Tips to Avoid the Holiday Bulge

December has finally thrusted itself upon us. Prepare for a month of festivities, holiday lights, friends, mirth, and, letís not forget, delicious foods. Enjoying holiday treats is a great thing -- go…

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Holiday Waste: 6 Million Tons of Trash to Landfills

Did you know that household waste increases by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day? Learn where we waste most and how to curb holiday waste this year. Between our regular household t…

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5 Favorite Ethical Shops Online

Like most people this holiday season, youíll be doing a lot of shopping. While door-buster specials may be good for some items, youíll want to shop online, and at stores that provide ethical service a…

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Favorable Feng Shui Gifts to Enhance Your Friends’ Home

If you're looking for presents for the holiday season, host/ess gifts, or housewarming offerings, why not look to feng shui? Green and affordable, feng shui inspired gifts bring positive energy into a…

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How to Turn ‘Giving Tuesday’ into Giving Every Day: Ideas for Year-Round Acts of Kindness

With the passing of two big bargain bonanzas (Black Friday and Cyber Monday) comes Giving Tuesday ó a day dedicated to giving back and doing good in our communities. Iím a big believer of year-round a…

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4 Ways to Make the Holidays Merry for the Elders in Your Life

Once we reach a certain age, depending on our individual life circumstances, the holidays can begin to lose some of their luster. Stress, both financial and emotional, starts to become synonymous with…

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