(NAPSI)—For weddings, holidays and birthday parties throughout the year, the hunt—and pressure—it seems, is always on for the perfect, affordable and meaningful gift. As a result, more and more people are getting creative, and for many, this means getting personal.
(NAPSI)—Smartphones are one of this year’s hottest gifts. But with more high-tech gizmos and gadgets popping up, how do you decide which smartphone is the best for those on your list?
(NAPSI)—It may come as a surprise to some, but digital devices can be a handy way to bring your family together. Here’s how:
(NAPSI)Harry Potter and LEGO fans who cant get enough of the magical adventures of The Boy Who Lived can now rediscover their inner wizard and continue the spellbinding saga in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, the sequel to last years fan favorite videogame from TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The two beloved brands come together again to give families a chance to participate in Harrys epic battle with Lord Voldemort.
(NAPSI)—While dancing has always been a popular activity, TV shows, movies and celebrities have made it a hot topic in many households. With television shows like “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance?” captivating TV viewers and movies like this year’s “Footloose” stealing the spotlight, dance is very much en vogue.
(NAPSI)—Still searching for the perfect gift for your dad or grad? When thinking about how you want to say Happy Fathers Day! to dad or Congratulations! to your grad, Ultrabook devices are the must-have tech gadget for dads and grads this summer.
(ARA) – Sunshine and summer go together like coconut and pineapple. Yet when winter arrives with shorter days and cooler temperatures, the amount of sun that enters your home can be more important than at any other time of year.
(ARA) - As summer subsides, people may lose sight of their weight loss goals until the start of the New Year. And the temptation of unhealthy holiday treats right around the corner may make it even more difficult to stay on track. But the fall can serve as the perfect time to commit to fighting fat with a healthier approach to eating and being active.
(ARA) – Now that summer is over you might not be showing as much skin, but that doesn’t mean you should stop taking care of it. Colder months present unique challenges for keeping skin moisturized, protected and smooth.
(ARA) - The long fall and holiday seasons are a time full of parties and gatherings where one wants to look their best. And as the temperatures drop, it’s also a great time to find the latest and greatest in new fashions, but the last thing you want to do is deal with the heavy crowds at the mall.
(ARA) – Nothing beats spending time with loved ones during the holidays, but the process of getting there can leave a lot to be desired. Traffic on the roads, crowds at the airport and expensive plane tickets and hotel rooms may challenge your resolve in maintaining your holiday cheer. But if you plan ahead and are smart about your travel, you won’t need to worry about turning into a grinch before you get to your destination.
(ARA) – With shorter days and cooling temperatures, autumn brings many changes that can affect your home. Now is the ideal time for homeowners to prepare their homes to be secure and energy efficient. With some easy updates and modern tools, your home will be ready for fall with surprisingly little effort.
(ARA) – When entertaining during the holiday season, time is of the essence. Between cleaning, shopping, decorating and mingling with friends and family, there’s hardly enough time to cook let alone prepare an elaborate seven course meal. However, the lack of time doesn’t mean your food or your guests have to suffer. By combining classic dishes with unique ingredients, you can enhance the flavor of your recipes without having to spend the entire evening in the kitchen.
(ARA) - The golden days of autumn are upon us, signaling a new direction in home decor and entertaining. What are your plans for updating your house? These easy tips will bring the feeling of fall into your home without a lot of money or extra effort.
(ARA) - Winter is on the way and it could shape up to be extra frigid in many parts of the country. AccuWeather.com has predicted the winter months at the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013 could be comparable to the extreme cold much of the country experienced in the late 1970s.
(ARA) - With summer again fading into fall, all around you people are prepping for the back-to-school season and even gearing up for the coming winter holidays. But who says you have to give up all the fun of summer just yet? Fall is a great time to indulge in a getaway, especially if you're heading to a locale that was crowded when the weather was especially warm.
(NewsUSA) - Did you know that when it comes to seafood, freshness is consistently rated as one of the most important qualities customers are looking for? That's just one reason mussels are growing in popularity across the U.S.
(NAPSI)—Gathering together as a family for dinner can be a great idea, research shows. Just 20 minutes a night can positively affect children’s development and behavior.
(NAPSI)Crisp, cool nights, a harvest moon and two desserts that showcase the fruits of the season. What a wonderful way to welcome autumn. For more recipes using delicious Duncan Hines and Comstock or Wilderness Pie Fillings, visit www.duncanhines.com and www.piefilling.com.
(NAPSI)—Whether you carry on the traditions of your family or invent new ones, traditions give you and your family something to remember and something to look forward to every year.
(NewsUSA) - In an effort to temper down the spoonfuls of sodium and fat that describe most American school lunches, the National Food Service Management Institute is educating administrators and families about the way regional cooking, like Cajun cuisine, can improve the health of schoolchildren.
(NAPSI)—In this fast-paced world, it’s often a struggle finding time to make healthy and satisfying meals every night of the week. As work days grow longer and commitments become more abundant, many Americans resort to the convenience of a drive-through window or the pizza delivery boy, unaware of the superior options found in the freezer aisle of their local supermarket.
(NewsUSA) - The beauty of quiche is that it can be virtually anything you like -- heavy or light, entree or appetizer, holiday treat or a Thursday dinner. And to top off the versatility, you can create a scrumptious quiche with practically any vegetable, meat or seafood. Now, if it were only healthy...
(NAPSI)—After all the hard work of getting into tip-top shape for the summer season, many folks have a tinge of guilt while they enjoy those traditional picnic dishes.
(NAPSI)--Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that most children should eat more fruits and vegetables, which contain essential nutrients that may help protect against chronic diseases. But how can parents, schools and other caregivers get kids to chow down?
(NewsUSA) - Restaurant owners spend countless hours fretting over food stock and prices, catering to customers, negotiating with suppliers and supervising staff. How does a super-busy food entrepreneur stay on top of business and make time for a healthy meal?