Seasons & Giving

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(BPT) - For most, the joy of holiday festivities is intertwined with the stress of packed schedules, flight delays, last-minute gift shopping, or the daunting task of hosting friends and family for a holiday meal. Stress and anxiety can turn what should be an opportunity to spend quality tim…

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(BPT) - While the holidays are supposed to be about the joy of spending time with loved ones, for too many Americans the holidays are really stressful — especially when it comes to finances. Between expectations from others and the pressure many feel to spend on gifts, travel and entertainin…

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(BPT) - Whether you’re preparing for a parade of family and friends or spending time at the home of a loved one, a busy holiday season can make for high energy use. Watching holiday movies, baking feasts, lighting up decorations and charging multiple devices for travel can leave a strain on …

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(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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(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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(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 …

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(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 sha…

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(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 t…

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(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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(BPT) - The holiday season is a special time of year for many when friends and family get together to exchange gifts and enjoy the festivities. While giving gifts is a long-standing tradition, it can quickly get expensive if you’re not monitoring your spending. Fortunately, with a few smart …

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(NewsUSA) - Small Business Saturday casts a national spotlight each year on independently-owned businesses, which includes a wide variety of shopping options, from the mom-and-pop storefronts in your local community to home-based e-commerce businesses. Since its inception in 2010, Small Busi…

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(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 f…

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(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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(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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(NewsUSA) - With the holidays just around the corner, you might be worrying about how to get through all the parties and cookie exchanges without derailing your healthy lifestyle. It can be a struggle to avoid temptation, particularly when you're busy, stressed, sleep-deprived, or all three.…

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(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.