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  1. Four Valentine’s Day Reminders for Making Your Family Feel Loved

    Mother Hugging DaughterFor many people, family is one of the most important aspects of life. Whether or not you count yourself among those people – when your daily routine gets hectic, you may not make the time to show it. Fortunately, Valentine’s Day is a yearly reminder to stop and set aside time to tell those we love exactly how we feel. Here are four ways you can do just that.

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  2. Homemade Valentines: Sending Love While Spending Less

    Homemade ValentinesValentine’s Day is among the most popular card-giving holidays in the United States for people of all ages. Most elementary schools encourage children to bring cards to school to give to their classmates. Instead of buying your child’s Valentine’s Day cards, consider helping him or her craft cards at home. Below are some ideas to help you get started:

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    Categories: Saving Money
  3. Olympics Quiz: Let the Games Begin!

    Olympic RingsBy the time eyes turn to Sochi, a resort city in the far southwestern part of Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games Feb. 7 to 23, a number of firsts will have already occurred:

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  4. Outdoor Winter Safety is Not Child’s Play

    Family Sledding OutsideWinter never seems to put a chill on outdoor fun for kids. With an ability to brave the wet and the cold, many youngsters seem to be in their element when winter blows in. Even the less intrepid can find themselves lured outside by the enticement of freshly fallen snow.

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  5. The Olympic-Sized Costs of the Olympic Games

    Financial Graphs & ChartsThe Olympics spectacle can light up smiles, but the costs involved can make jaws drop.
    At $40 billion, China’s 2008 Olympics in Beijing is believed to be the most expensive Olympics in history. The price tag for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, is expected to top that. Originally, costs for Sochi were estimated at $12 billion. According to NBC News, the tab is now forecasted to reach $50 billion.

    Talk about going for the gold!

    Staging and delivering the Olympics may be a costly endeavor for host cities, but additional revenue is brought in from tourism surrounding the event. Here are some interesting facts about money outlays related to the Games:

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