Month: November 2015

Poll: What Are You Grateful For?

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The Thanksgiving holiday is naturally when Americans reflect on their lives and express gratitude for all the good things they have. For some, there is nothing better than sitting around a table heaped with turkey and pies, surrounded by loving family members from near and far. For others, it’s a football tripleheader followed by a nap that really makes them feel right in the world.

Tell us: What Are You Grateful For?

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Thanksgiving Craft Ideas: Vegetable Turkeys

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Here’s something to be grateful for: Thanksgiving craft ideas! Sitting through a long meal can be a challenge for little ones. Instead of cutting the adult conversation short, have them make vegetable turkeys after they finish their dinners.

Before Thanksgiving Day, gather your craft supplies and put them in a box under the table. Once the kids start asking to be excused from the table, hand over the box of supplies and a printout of the directions that follow, have them pick out a veggie, and let them get to work. Printable instructions can be downloaded here.

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Appetizer Ideas: Mini Cranberry Brie Turnovers

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The holiday season is upon us, which means holiday parties! For a simple, make-ahead holiday appetizer that can easily travel with you as you go holiday party-hopping, look no further than buttery, flaky mini cranberry brie turnovers.

These turnovers can be baked in advance and served room temperature or reheated in the microwave or oven at your destination. And don’t be intimidated by the brie — it might sound fancy, but it’s easy to work with and tastes great with the berries.

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How to Take the Best Christmas Photos

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One of the more important — and sentimental — holiday traditions is the family Christmas photo. Whether you want to print and snail mail a card or simply send an e-greeting to ring in the season, you want to make sure everyone looks their best. With smartphones, it’s no longer necessary to go to a studio to get the perfect shot. Instead, follow these easy tips for pro results you will treasure forever.

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