December 2011

How to become an Early Riser

December 29, 2011
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While Benjamin Franklin’s saying “early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise” may not be ideal for everyone, it isn’t a bad philosophy. Even if you need a cup of coffee to get going in the morning, there are ways to train yourself to be an early riser who [...]

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Keeping Your Children Safe Around Dogs

December 28, 2011
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We’ve all heard the saying, “Dog is man’s best friend.” However, man’s best friend can sometimes become man’s worst enemy, especially in the case of kids. According to the CDC, dogs bite 4.5 million people each year. And of these yearly dog bites, over 750,000 occur to children. Some of these bites were minor, but [...]

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How to Avoid Gaining Weight During the Holidays

December 22, 2011
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The holiday season is upon us. That means lots of fun parties, delicious goodies, shopping adventures and the dreadful weight gain. The holiday season can spell disaster for our waistlines, but this can be avoided. Take these five tips to heart and perhaps you won’t be digging out the elastic band pants. East small meals [...]

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Easy Homemade Christmas Gifts

December 21, 2011
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The holidays can be expensive, especially when the gift lists gets longer and longer while the funds get smaller and smaller. But there is a way to get a wonderful gift for everyone on your list without going over budget. Homemade gifts can help ease your money woes and can mean more to the recipient.  [...]

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Guide to Buying Safe Christmas Gifts for your Children

December 21, 2011
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Guide to Buying Safe Christmas Gifts for your Children While Santa’s making his list and checking it twice, he probably ought to look over today’s safety standards as well. Whether small pieces are deemed choking hazards, or lead-tainted paint has been found on Chinese manufactured toys, researchers are constantly finding imperfections in toy production and [...]

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Top 10 Safe Holiday Shopping Tips

December 20, 2011
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The holiday season is well upon us and with them comes the joys of shopping combat and survival. With people becoming more aggressive and ID theft on the rise, I wanted to share my top 10 tips list for safe holiday shopping.   Online Shopping:   When shopping online, make sure you take the time [...]

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Keep Winter From Killing You

December 20, 2011
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As I sipped my morning coffee and pursued the Internet for more last minute Christmas gift ideas, I stumbled across an article that listed every possible holiday hazard known to man. Did you know that last year more than 15,000 candle-related fires erupted in American homes, resulting in over 166 deaths? I had no idea [...]

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Christmas Apps to Keep You (and Your Kids) Sane

December 19, 2011
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Thanksgiving is behind us, and we’ve recovered from being pepper sprayed on Black Friday and crashing our computers on Cyber Monday, so now we need to jump back into the holiday hustle and bustle. Stressing about budgets, gifts, and extended families can take its toll on youand the children tugging on your shirt as you [...]

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Top 5 Holiday Fire Prevention Tips

December 19, 2011
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With the sparkling decorations, the parties, and the anticipation of Christmas Day, the holidays are indeed a wonderful and exciting time. Unfortunately, the holidays can also be a dangerous time of the year – especially where fires are concerned. Protect yourself and your family from harm this [...]

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Tips to Avoid Common Holiday Hazards

December 16, 2011
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While the holiday season can be one of the most wonderful times of the year, it can also be one of the most dangerous times as well. Keep you and your family safe as you celebrate by keeping some simple tips in mind. The Christmas Tree If you have a live Christmas tree, make sure [...]

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