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2016 may not have been "lit," but these words are pure "fire."
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It was 1991 and my first Christmas in my new home after my emotionally draining divorce. We lived in a depressed area. My family was 400 km away. I was struggling financially with a small business, helping in the community where I could, while nurturing my four-year-old who had some health challenges.
Not that there's anything wrong with cookies.
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I stay on my fitness horse by reminding myself that movement is a privilege and that the future Me will ALWAYS be happier if I move. The understanding that exercise positively affects my mood has informed my entire fitness philosophy. In fact, improving my mood is typically the primary reason I train.
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The overriding idea behind dressing up as Santa Claus is not to provide children with hopes for gifts; it is to provide them with a vehicle to escape into an imaginative state, where wishes and secrets are tangled together, and a man in a red suit is the only arbitrator qualified to pull the right strings.
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We bet your family's holiday traditions aren't as quirky as these.
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Classics with new ingredients are on the rise, and they're perfect for the holiday season. A long list of ingredients doesn't mean the drink will taste better (and those drinks are no fun for you to make, either). Keep it simple. Your safest bet: A vodka martini, they're always in style.
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Who wouldn't want to spend Christmas here?
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Interactive toys are definitely taking over.
Christmastime can bring quite a lot of gift-giving angst for many. Whether you have a receiver who says "I really don't need anything this year" or you are just stuck for ideas, it can be hard to shop for all the people on your list.
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The holidays are upon us and we couldn't be more excited! Yet, we know how hectic this time of year can be. Remember, tis' not the season to feel stressed. There are lots of ways to save time and money but still surprise and delight your family and friends.
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As someone who loves to entertain for my family and friends, I know just how tiring hosting can be -- but who says it has to be this complicated? It's time to get back to basics and remind ourselves of what we love most about get-togethers during the holidays and year-round.
Ladies and gentlemen, take note.
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This celebration of a new beginning is something everyone can agree on - it's time to have some fun. These four Canadian destinations are places where you can celebrate 2017 in an unforgettable way.
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During the holidays, the usual routines and motivations aren't the same and work tends to move at a slower pace. However, this doesn't mean you have to slow down, too. In fact, I find the time just before the holidays to be my most organized period. Below are some steps you can take to stay focused before the holidays and New Year approach.
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The mini vibrators are perfect for travel!
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I can still remember my first real Christmas. I was in fourth grade and came home from school carrying a construction-paper garland that I made in class for my Christmas tree. There was just one problem, I didn't have a Christmas tree. My thought a tree was a waste of money, and besides, we were Hindus.
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While the holiday season can be a fun, festive and joyful time of year, it can also be the root cause of lots of stress. The demands of shopping, parties, baking, entertaining and family can leave people feeling anything but relaxed.
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My mom has been making this fruit cake since I was a little girl. It is moist, rich, dense, gluten-free and dairy-free! Even though I am not a huge fruit cake person myself, make people enjoy this when I give it to them as gift! I find as I get older, I love to give people things I have MADE as opposed to more 'stuff.'
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The holidays are an exciting time for many children but can also be an overwhelming time for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Here are some tips on how to handle the upcoming holiday season for parents and caregivers of children with ADHD.
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Studies show that children who are grateful sleep better, are happier, measurably healthier, have better relationships, live longer and are less stressed out. Grateful teens are even 10 times less likely to start smoking, their grades tend to be 20 percent higher and they have 13 percent fewer fights.
I love, love, love the holiday season, but I do not enjoy all the additional stuff it brings into my home. If you're looking to spread the holiday cheer without adding clutter, you're going to need a strategy to deal with all of those things without your home looking like a department store.
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Some of the world's heaviest babies were born this year.
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The story of Santa Claus, his elves and the giving of gifts has graced our lives for hundreds of years. It is more than just the story of a jolly old man on a quest to give gifts to every child in the world. It's a lesson about generosity and kindness.
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The hustle and bustle of the holidays often brings people together. This can be a problem for those who are challenged by memory loss. While the person with dementia may recognize someone's face, they may struggle to remember the person's name. Nametags can help to address this frustration.
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