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  1. Stress Free Holiday Guide

    tips and tricks for cooking, traveling and entertaining with ease during the holidays

    Creative ways to speed food preparation, ease family travel time, and simplify entertaining may save you just enough time so that you can sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee now and then before the holiday chaos begins.

    Our stress free holiday guide provides tips and tricks:

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  2. Making the Most Out of Thanksgiving Leftovers

    Thanksgiving LeftoversGathered around the Thanksgiving table is a prime opportunity to “talk turkey,” not just about the bird on the table but also about doing something beneficial with the leftovers and reducing food waste.

     

    Here are some ways you can get creative with Thanksgiving leftovers:

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  3. Do I Need Life Insurance? If so, How Much?

    cute baby asking a questionLife insurance provides security and greater peace of mind to you and your family, helping to ensure that your family is taken care of should the unexpected happen. Before you estimate how much life insurance you may need, you need to determine why you are interested in life insurance and whether or not life insurance is the right kind of protection for you and your loved ones.

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  4. Tuesday Trivia: Average Age of First-Time Mothers

    #TuesdayTrivia Question: The average age of first-time mothers in the United States currently is ___.

    A. 17
    B. 23
    C. 26
    D. 31

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  5. Healthy Activities to Combat Turkey Day Calories

    Grandfather Teaching Grandson to Catch FootballYou could have your Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings – the turkey, sweet potatoes and homemade cranberry sauce – but keep in mind that a big meal could weigh in at about 4,500 calories. That’s equivalent to about eight Big Macs.

    The sleepiness or “turkey coma” (as some people call it) induced by overindulging is associated with tryptophan, an amino acid in turkey that is a natural sedative. Nutritionists and exercise physiologists recommend that people who tend to eat large Thanksgiving dinners prepare for their feast by increasing their physical activity days, and perhaps weeks, ahead of time, also on the big day.

    Here are some outdoor activities for blunting the impact of Thanksgiving calories:

     

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    Categories: Health & Safety