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Tips for reducing tailgating waste
Tailgating at your favorite sports events is almost as big a draw as the game itself, with lots of food, lots of fun - and, unfortunately, lots of waste.
 
Gifts for the trend-setter, go-getter and romantic-at-heart
Gift-giving doesn't come naturally to everyone. If you're struggling to find the perfect present, or if you just need some inspiration, these tips can help you please all the women on your holiday shopping list.
 
Planning to 'have the talk' with senior parents this holiday season? How to begin
The holiday season can be a good time for families to talk about senior living arrangements. Here's how to start the dialogue.
 
Keep your skin glowing by staying active as temperatures start to drop
Learn how to protect your skin during winter's harshest days.
 
Keep the cold at bay with these home winterizing tips
Learn what to look for to protect your home against freezing winter temperatures.
 
Why grandma's holiday check could be the worst gift for a special needs child
You know that little check you can always count on from grandma or grandpa around the holidays? It could be the worst gift your child gets this year, if he or she is a child with special needs.
 
DIY Halloween costumes that won't spook your budget
 
New ideas to bring your Halloween decor back from the dead
 
Enjoy healthier comfort foods while keeping the comfort
 
This holiday season, give your family the world - without breaking the bank
Many authentic holiday traditions are just a grocery-store-trip away - and you may discover a new family favorite from a faraway land.
 
Simple twists to enhance classic Thanksgiving fare
This year, delight guests by making the classic Thanksgiving foods they love but with a few simple twists that will leave taste buds dancing.
 
Keep comfortable and stylish with denim this holiday season
Because of how hectic and extended the holiday season is, it's important to wear fun fashions that are both comfortable and stylish. The answer: denim!
 
How to simplify holiday shopping this year
 
Tips to help online degree-seekers balance family, fun and education during the holidays
 
10 expert strategies for enjoying holiday foods without the weight gain
Hectic schedules, holiday stress, and tasty indulgences at every turn can lead to a few extra pounds by the year's end. Here's how to avoid weight gain.
 
Superheroes, princesses and cowboys, oh my: top Halloween costumes for 2014
Halloween is all about playing dress up. It's a time when kids and adults can pretend to be someone, or something, else.
 
Mischievous twists on your family's favorite Halloween tricks and treats
Halloween is full of fun, and this year you can jump start the celebration well before Oct. 31. Here are some ideas to help your family really get in the spooky, playful spirit this fall.
 
Negligence is the rust of the soul ... and the car
Keep your car on the road with these basic safety tips.
 
5 totally bogus things you only think you know about allergies
Forget what you think you know about allergies. Here is the truth behind five commony allergy myths.
 
Up your game: tips for tailgating
Try these food and beverage strategies for winning game-day entertaining.
 
8 Halloween hacks for throwing ghoulishly memorable parties
This year, make your party a spooktacular delight without spending much time or effort, thanks to a few smart entertaining tricks.
 
How to be host or hostess with the most(est) with these delicious seasonal recipes
Delight your guests this season with these amazing recipes.
 
Winterize today for a warm and cozy home tomorrow
According to the Farmers' Almanac and other weather predictors, a polar vortex is expected to rear its ugly head again this winter. Now is the time to prepare yourself and your home for the cold.
 
Think outside the pie tin: 3 surprising ways to savor pumpkin this fall
Pumpkin is one of fall's best-loved flavors, and you can find many creative ways to enjoy it this season.
 
Treats without tricks: Safety and nutrition tips for Halloween
Keep the fun and ditch the worry with these safety and nutrition tips for Halloween.
 
Dare to pair: food and wine pairings for game day
Creative food and wine pairings can step up your game day fare.
 
Simple ways to make sure your garage isn't costing you money on utility bills
Secrets of insulating your garage and garage door, to reduce energy costs.
 
Simple DIY steps to protect your car through all seasons
Your car needs to be prepared for the varying weather ahead - just like people do. Here are a few easy DIY projects to keep your car looking new and running for seasons to come.
 
Tips on how to prepare your windows and doors for winter and save energy
Windows and doors can be more energy efficient this winter with a few simple maintenance tasks.
 
DIY projects to help you whip winter
Get that last winter prep project finished now with these great ideas.
 
Favorite fall flavors and activities guaranteed to enhance your autumn
From favorite fall flavors to awesome autumn activities, everyone has something to look forward to as the season changes. So what types of things are high on Americans' to-do lists this year?
 
Find relief from occasional allergy symptoms this fall
Allergy-proof your fall fun with these tips for managing triggers and symptoms.
 
Chic storage ideas to corral clutter
Snowy walkways and icy roads aren't the only hazards of winter. Here are tips for reducing winter-induced clutter inside your home.
 
Change-of-season checklist for lowering home energy costs
A simple checklist of projects can help homeowners prepare for winter and lower their energy costs.
 
Perfecting the holiday dinner party
Hosting a memorable dinner party can be as easy as five simple steps.
 
Dress up your dinner party this season: table makeover tips to entertain in colorful style
Want your next dinner party to "wow" guests? Take these tips for what a well-dressed table is wearing.
 
Catch a glimpse of fall colors on these awesome off-road trails
There's no better way to experience the vibrancy of fall but to immerse yourself and the family in the brilliance, and an off-road vehicle provides a front-seat view.
 
Make this football season a smarter one
Football season is here, and it's vital for parents, coaches and players to take steps to ensure player safety.
 
Back-to-school snacking done right
Find some easy back-to-school snacks that are perfect for your busy kids.
 
Stress-free back-to-school shopping tips for parents of teens
Planning, cooperation and a few tricks can make back-to-school shopping stress-free for parents and a learning opportunity for teens.
 
Make peace with fall: Get over your love-hate relationship with autumn allergies
People who suffer from fall allergies no doubt love the fall colors and the festive time of year, while hating the sneezing, sniffling, wheezing and itching.
 
Planned or spontaneous, pull off your next party with ease
No matter if they're planned or spur-of-the-moment, you can host a fall gathering without doing a lot of work.
 
Getting the most out of farmers markets and seasonal produce
Produce choices available at farmers markets are now reaching their peak. So how can you make the most of this seasonal bounty?
 
How to make the start of the school year healthy and happy
Families get busier when kids go back to school and it can be difficult to make healthy choices. Here are some ways to keep things healthy during this busy season.
 
Ick factor - Why you may be struggling to get rid of those pesky head lice
Head lice are a reality of back-to-school season. Here are some tips for parents dealing with the pests.
 
Planning, communication and cooperation help reduce back-to-school worry for parents of students with diabetes
Parents of children with diabetes can take steps to ease back-to-school worries.
 
Why it's critical to make eye exams part of your back-to-school routine
Find out how an eye exam can tell you if your child's vision is ready for the upcoming school year.
 
Tips on how to give your home an annual checkup
Give your home an annual checkup before cold weather arrives to help add comfort, save energy and cut home maintenance in the long-run.
 
Keep growing with season-extending gardening tips for fall
The approach of fall doesn't mean it's time for gardeners to hang up their hat, gloves and trowel. Here are tips to help keep you growing through fall.
 
Promoting peer engagement through afterschool programs
Interacting with their peers in an afterschool classroom setting can help alleviate some of your child's back-to-school anxiety.
 
What to collect at Comic-Con and beyond
Learn what some of the most popular collectible items are each year at Comic-Con.
 
College personal safety: essential tips for students heading back to campus
 
Communicate confidence in sleeveless style this summer
Learn a few simple tricks to make sleeveless style a mainstay in your summer wardrobe.
 
5 tips to keep your family healthy and your house clean this school year
Keep your kids healthy so they get the most out of this school year.
 
6 tips for a safe and enjoyable summer
Whether you're hitting the road or taking a trip to the local park, summer is time for fun in the sun. And when you're preparing for fun outside, remember that there are safety concerns to consider as well.
 
Seven tips for a greener back-to-school season
You can ensure your family remains eco-friendly this back-to-school season with some simple tips.
 
Wholesome snacks for back to school
The new school year shouldn't stop you from offering your children healthy snacks. Try these easy creations.
 
Beat the heat: Simple solutions for keeping outdoor spaces cool and comfortable
Keeping outdoor spaces comfortable and cool doesn't have to be a challenge - consider these simple tips so you can enjoy the outdoors even during the dog days of summer.
 
Safety essentials so you can enjoy the great outdoors
Learn what you need to pack to turn your outdoor adventure into an amazing summer vacation.
 
Keeping kids stimulated all summer can help prevent the summer learning slide
Try these six fun, educational activities to help your children avoid the summer slide.
 
Meatless options for the grill
Learn about fun dishes vegetarians can enjoy at summer barbeques.
 
The hottest hair trends for summer that will keep you cool
It's possible to have hair that looks great while still spending less time on it. Here are tips for easy, great summer looks.
 
Power outages 101: Real costs and what to do [Infographic]
Do you know what to do when the power goes out in a storm? Get the facts and tips for protecting your home.
 
Simple, smart ways to spend less time on chores, more on fun this summer
Summer is short. Spend more time enjoying it and less on chores with these time-saving tips.
 
Overcome common gardening challenges with raised beds and planters
Small spaces and poor soil quality are no obstacle to gardening when you choose to plant in raised beds and planter boxes. Here's what you need to know.
 
Grilling enhances the flavors of summer
Grilling makes the most of summer flavors. Here's how to maximize your grilling enjoyment.
 
Extend your home to the outdoors this summer and beyond
This summer homeowners are turning their attention to home projects on the outside of the house.
 
Mint lightens and brightens summer dishes
This year, mint is making its mark in the culinary scene in some new and unexpected ways.
 
Home organization starts with the right tools: How to get everyone on the same page
No home is truly in order if the people who live in it are disorganized. Tips, tools and tricks to get your family organized.
 
Make it easy: Tips for staying productive this summer
The following tips can help you ensure that the technology you have makes it easy to make more happen in less time so you can enjoy summer.
 
5 great gifts as modern and unique as dad himself
Whether it's for his birthday, Father's Day or in celebration of a promotion or completed degree, doesn't dad deserve better than a boring old necktie? Try these gifts to wow dad and make him feel celebrated.
 
Prepare your home for outdoor entertaining this summer
Simple, fun ways to spruce up your outdoor space for warm weather entertaining.
 
Update your workout gear to whip your fitness routine into shape
To maximize the effectiveness of your fitness routine, you'll need some summer fitness gear to kick off your workout and keep going strong.
 
Simple twists to make summer cooking even more sensational
This season why not enhance traditional foods with a few unique twists? These simple updates to classic summer dishes will have everyone raving.
 
5 easy tips for throwing the ultimate summer party
If you're looking forward to throwing a summer party but you're not sure how to get started, these tips will have you outside enjoying a warm breeze with your friends in no time.
 
All aboard: Family friendly tips to make your cleaning projects a snap
So you can get those summertime deep cleaning projects out of the way and get outside to enjoy the warmer weather, here are some quick tips to help make your home sparkle.
 
5 home improvements that boost safety, comfort and the value of your home
Some of the most valuable home improvements aren't visual. Here are five behind-the-scenes upgrades to improve a home's safety, comfort and value.
 
Essential swim safety tips
Summer is a time to be spent in the pool, however, that pool time can be dangerous for infants and young kids. Keep youngsters safer in the water with these tips.
 
Rock out in style this summer with a few simple tips
Headed to a big show or festival this summer? Employ these tips to be sure your clothes rock.
 
Named your car? Then treat it like a good friend with these tips
Thirty-five percent of Americans have named their car. If you love it enough to give it a name, take care of it with these tips.
 
What a buyer wants: Green improvements that cut utility costs
Going green is good for the environment, but it can also be good for a homeowner's wallet - and that's the aspect of eco-friendly improvements that seems most appealing to homebuyers.
 
Expert tips for a delicious grilling season
Looking to bring your grilling to the next level? Try these amazing tips.
 
Add a burst of flavor to summer meals with grapes
Looking to add a unique taste to your summer dishes. Here's what you can do with grapes.
 
Stop home-maintenance headaches caused by the harsh weather
Intense weather may seem like a distant memory once the temperature warms, but the effects of severe climates may leave long-lasting damage to your home.
 
How to choose a patio door to transform your home's view
Replacing your patio door is a great way to update your home and transform your view of your own backyard. Here's what you should know about picking one.
 
Craving an unplugged vacation? Secrets to keeping the family road trip fun
It's possible to keep everyone happy and engaged in the car on summer road trips -- without resulting to electronics. Here are tips for keep family road trips fun.
 
Home improvement tips to prepare for the summer storm season
Make sure your home is ready for whatever Mother Nature has planned.
 
Stylize your space with simple, smart buys and updates
Learn these easy ways to improve your home's curb appeal.
 
Prepping for a party: make-ahead appetizers make summer entertaining easy
Simple tips and recipes for make-ahead appetizers turn summer entertaining quick and easy.
 
Elegant summer entertaining with fresh, seasonal cocktails
Fresh, seasonal cocktails add flavor and fun to summer entertaining.
 
In the market for a mower? The A to Z of zero-turn mowers
Homeowners choose zero-turn lawn mowers for many reasons, including the ability to greatly reduce the amount of time they spend cutting their grass.
 
3 expert tips for starting a successful vegetable garden
These three important tips can help ensure you have a successful home garden, no matter where you live.
 
Bird feeding faux pas? 5 easy, no-fret fixes
Are you guilty of bird feeding faux pas? Here are fast, easy fixes for five common feeding errors.
 
Refreshing salads for warm days
Summer is salad season. Here are tips for making your salads crowd-pleasers this summer.
 
The benefits of enjoying the healthy Mediterranean diet
Why does the Mediterranean diet work so well for so many people? Great taste is one big reason.
 
Four real estate tips to help buyers and sellers both win this summer
Everyone wants to win in the real estate market, but not all do. Some simple steps can help buyers and sellers both be happy with their outcomes.
 
Swings, slides, swimming, supper and stains: How to enjoy everything summer has to offer
Get out and enjoy the warm weather with these event ideas.
 
Osteoarthritis knee pain? 4 pain-busting tips as the weather warms up
Knee pain doesn't have to put a damper on your enjoyment of warm weather activities. Here are tips to beat osteoarthritis knee pain.
 
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