December 13, 2019

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Monday 12/02/2019
4 Ways to Give the Gift of Music Over the Holidays
Posted: December 02, 2019

(StatePoint) The holiday season is the perfect time of year to bring the gift of music into others’ lives. Here are four thoughtful ways to do so:

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Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas for the Man Who Has Everything
Posted: December 02, 2019

(StatePoint) Let’s face it, most people have a tendency to procrastinate around the holiday season, especially when it comes to scoring the perfect presents for those who are hard to shop for.

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Thursday 11/14/2019
5 Gift Ideas for Doctors This Holiday Season
Posted: November 14, 2019

(StatePoint) Whether you have loved ones who are doctors or you like to show your own physicians appreciation during the holiday season, you probably know how hard they can be to shop for. While they may seem to have it all, with a little creativity -- you can find the perfect holiday gift for the physician in your life. 

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Monday 11/11/2019
How to Save Big on Tech This Holiday Season
Posted: November 11, 2019

(StatePoint) If smartphones, tablets, smart watches and other gadgets are on your loved one’s holiday wish-lists, you may be preparing to pay through the nose to make their dreams come true this season. Experts say that you don’t have to go broke on tech if you shop wisely.

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Books Make Great Gifts this Holiday Season
Posted: November 11, 2019

(StatePoint) For young and old alike, books make great holiday gifts. To wow your favorite readers this season, consider the following titles, which will allow them to become armchair explorers, travel back in time, or even take an inner journey to learn more about themselves.

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Monday 11/04/2019
3 Holiday Gift Ideas That Keep on Giving
Posted: November 04, 2019

(StatePoint) One of the best parts of the holiday season is watching loved ones open thoughtful gifts you’ve selected just for them. Now suppose your holiday gifts went even further than just bringing cheer to friends and family.

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Thursday 10/17/2019
Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for the Sports Fans in Your Life
Posted: October 17, 2019

(StatePoint) Holiday shopping for a sports enthusiast or two? If you’ve gifted some of the standard items in the past -- t-shirts, jerseys, hoodies -- you may be looking for some clever new ways to show your love.

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Friday 10/11/2019
How to Choose Smart Video Games for Your Kids This Holiday Season
Posted: October 11, 2019

(StatePoint) When it comes to putting a smile on kids’ faces during the holiday season, video games are a pretty safe bet.

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Saturday 06/01/2019
Cool Gift Ideas for Dads and Grads
Posted: June 01, 2019

(StatePoint) Shopping for a dad or grad and need some cool gift ideas to impress your recipient? Check out these fun options:

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Friday 05/24/2019
7 Sipping Gifts for Dad this Father's Day
Posted: May 24, 2019

(StatePoint) Planning for Father’s Day doesn’t need to be complicated. For a surefire win, turn to gifts that Dad can sip -- those are the best kinds of gifts, after all, giving him a chance to kick his feet up and relax with a delicious beverage after a hard day -- something every father deserves.

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Monday 12/09/2019
Holiday Hot Chocolate Made Easy
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - For a warm and cozy moment of holiday relaxation, froth up some delicious hot chocolate spiced with flavors of the season. The Capresso froth Select makes it easy to create rich, frothy hot chocolate using chocolate chips, chunks, syrup or powder.

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Tuesday 12/03/2019
5 ways to keep kids entertained over winter break
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Along with the fun and festive winter holidays comes the long break from school — and the challenge of keeping kids happy and engaged with all that unstructured time. Apart from the special holiday events, kids could use a few other diversions, and parents could, too!

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Tuesday 11/26/2019
Top scams you should watch for this holiday season
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The holiday season is a time to celebrate and spread joy, but while you’re focused on merrymaking, cybercriminals are primed to turn your good times into their good fortune. With a mix of tactics, there’s a lot you should be aware of this season to keep your personal information and finances safe.

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Monday 11/25/2019
Tips to Take the Stress Out of Hosting Your Holiday [Video]
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:31 am

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Clever Money-Saving Tips and Gifts [Video]
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:31 am

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Credit Card Rewards Help Consumers Save Money and Shop Smarter This Holiday Season
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Consumers say they will spend an average of just over $1,000 during the holiday season this year, according to an annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. With holiday spending on the rise, consumers are looking for ways to balance spending, save money and focus on being with loved ones.

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10 crowd-pleasing holiday gift hacks
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Looking for fresh inspiration on what to gift this holiday season? A great rule of thumb is to stick to crowd-pleasers you know your friends, family and colleagues will love. Fortunately, Pretzel Crisps® pretzel crackers has done the hard work for you. With its exceptionally thin shape and versatile range of flavors, Pretzel Crisps are perfect for all types of gifts and holiday snacks.

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Every groom's guide to engagement ring shopping
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - What could be more romantic than proposing over the holidays? For grooms thinking about a Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year's engagement, learning more about diamonds and settings can help you find the best value. Then you'll be ready to find the ring of her dreams — without breaking the bank.

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Friday 11/22/2019
Tastes of the season: Kitchen tools for home entertaining
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Special occasions call for special dishes and beverages, with inviting aromas such as freshly baked pastries, slow-roasted meats, and the rich fragrances of cappuccino and gourmet teas. These kitchen tools make it easier to create memorable moments of entertaining.

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Thursday 11/21/2019
5 holiday hosting life hacks
Updated: December 12, 2019 - 2:31 am

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Wednesday 12/11/2019
Expert Series: Frito-Lay Executive Michael Lindsey Explains the Globalization of Flavor in the Snack Industry [Video]
Posted: December 11, 2019

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Thursday 12/05/2019
Sweeten The Season With Delicious, Nutritious Dried Fruit
Updated: December 10, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s encouraging news for many people who like to indulge around the holidays: you can enjoy a sweet treat as a snack, a sauce, a spread and even dessert, that’s actually good for you. That is when you whet your appetite for dried fruits such as cranberries and cherries.

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Five Good Reasons To Eat Less Meat
Updated: December 10, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—The next time you’re planning a family meal, a party or just a little snack for yourself, consider this: Reducing your meat consumption can have a multitude of benefits.

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One and a Half Centuries of Defining American Food Traditions
Posted: December 05, 2019

(StatePoint) Think back on some of your favorite family meals over the years and it’s likely that Campbell Soup Company played a role during those important moments around the table. An American icon, Campbell is celebrating its 150th anniversary.  

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A Chef’s Advice for Stress-Free Holiday Cooking
Updated: December 10, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) How many times have you heard someone say they’ve slaved away in the kitchen all day? Stress in the kitchen can easily arise for a variety of reasons, especially when you’re strapped for time and have a never-ending to-do list.

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A Tasty Holiday Treat
Updated: December 10, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) When family and friends come together in celebration of the holiday season, tasty treats are a must-have for the festivities. You can also celebrate the season of giving with a special giveaway at the end of your gathering to show your gratitude to loved ones.

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Sweet, Festive Fun
Updated: December 10, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Holiday celebrations call for recipes of all kinds, but perhaps the most popular area at many parties is the dessert table. Add flavor to your get-togethers with a festive treat like these Peppermint Shortbread Cookies, which call for the seasonal taste of peppermint and the versatility of dairy for a sweet bite after a holiday meal.

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Celebrate the Season with Enjoyable Desserts
Updated: December 10, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Whether you're huddled around the fireplace, gathered at the table or strolling through a winter wonderland, the holidays are all about enjoying pure and memorable moments with family and friends. With all of the seasonal gatherings, you can certainly expect that almost any host or guest will attempt to provide a classic holiday treat for everyone to enjoy.

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A Full Menu for Fun-Filled Holiday Festivities
Updated: December 10, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) When holiday gatherings turn into all-day events, having meals ready from morning to night becomes an important part of seasonal hosting. Starting with breakfast through the main course followed by a savory dessert, a full day of celebration calls for a variety of dishes.

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Savor the Season with Delicious, Decorative Cheese Boards
Updated: December 10, 2019 - 2:30 am

5 tips to create holiday meal centerpieces

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