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(BPT) - Less stuff and more memories — this is what many parents are striving for with their families. This goal is inspiring a new approach to gifts that bypasses toys and screen time, and instead focuses on activities that make a lasting impression and get kids out of the house.

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(BPT) - If you're choosing to follow a possibly over-indulgent holiday season with a dry January, you’re not alone. Last year, YouGovAmerica reported that 15% of Americans planned to participate in the Dry January challenge, whether for health reasons or just a lifestyle reset — and the tren…

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(BPT) - With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to prepare your home so that everyone you care for can unwind and spend some quality time together by helping them leave all their worries and stress at the door.

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(BPT) - Santa’s elves are working overtime this holiday season, and so are you! With all the hustle and bustle, it’s easy to wait until the last minute to buy stocking-stuffer essentials that will surprise and delight. Good thing Big Lots has you covered with plenty of quirky, fun treasures …

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(BPT) - The holiday season can be joyous yet overwhelming. Between get-togethers with family and friends, fun winter activities with your kids, decorating, shopping and cooking, it’s hard to find time to take a minute to unwind and relax.

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(BPT) - During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to lose sight of important safety tips — especially where fire is concerned. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fire departments responded to an average 950 home fires that began with decorations. And t…

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(BPT) - As people continue to put renewed focus on their wellness, their eating and drinking habits are transforming. Many people are seeking out delicious foods and beverages that are also wholesome. This has directly influenced the top food trends for 2022.

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(NewsUSA) - -As the holiday season approaches, more families joyfully look to reconnect and celebrate with friends and loved ones. Chuck E. Cheese, the number-one children's entertainment brand, is ready to meet the demand during its second annual Winter Winner-land celebration. During this …

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(BPT) - Holidays can be joyful, fun-filled celebrations — and they can also be full of pitfalls and setbacks for anyone in recovery from drug or alcohol misuse. While families gather for festivities, those struggling with these issues may find themselves in situations where emotional trigger…

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(BPT) - Sending holiday cards, shopping for gifts, planning the perfect family dinner — 'tis the season to spread good cheer. However, not all aspects of the holidays are merry and bright — getting everything done can be downright stressful. The good news is, it doesn't need to be.

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(StatePoint) With Super Saturday right around the corner on December 18, shoppers can benefit from knowing what to expect as they approach one of the busiest days of the holiday season. Super Saturday -- or Panic Saturday as it is known to some procrastinators -- is the last Saturday before …

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(BPT) - Dating can be challenging any time of the year, and the holidays only make it more complicated. Whether you're looking for love or you're in a new relationship, you probably have many questions and may be nervous about navigating the world of dating right now and building a meaningfu…

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(BPT) - Few plants are as iconic as the poinsettia. The eye-catching blooms are a holiday tradition around the world. But the blooms aren’t a flower at all, they’re actually the leaves, or bracts, of the plant. Poinsettia are native to Central America, and in 1825, those stunning red leaves …

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(BPT) - Colorful and exciting decorations are a holiday must-have for families. Children often love the items that light up, move or make noises, so you are likely to have these in your holiday decor collection. While these seasonal decorations add to the festivities, it's also important to …

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(BPT) - For the environment, the season of giving is also the season of waste. From sky-high mounds of one-time use wrapping paper and gift bags, to endless valleys of plastic toys — the allure of which will quickly fade — the holiday season poses an environmental challenge. But now, thanks …

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(BPT) - Have you ever received a bad gift? Maybe Aunt Debbie gave you a bag of expired candy or your sibling gifted you a restaurant coupon. Perhaps your co-worker baked you peanut butter cookies and forgot you’re allergic to peanuts or your boss gave you a lovely scotch, but you don’t drink…

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(NewsUSA) - After scaling back celebrations last year, people are ready to spend money on gifts, vacations, decorations and entertaining for the 2021 holiday season. But the pressure is on with news of inflation and ongoing supply chain issues. So finding everything on your wish list may be …

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(BPT) - With the giving season upon us, people are thinking about how they can give back to their communities. There are numerous ways to give back whether by helping those in need, volunteering your time, or choosing to support businesses in your community. Last year charitable giving reach…

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(BPT) - The cold winter months are full of opportunities to celebrate, or just to gather and bring some cheer into everyone’s lives. During this super busy time of year, staying on top of your family’s everyday needs can seem overwhelming, much less having friends or family over for get-toge…

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(BPT) - The holidays inspire people everywhere to make a difference in the world. Giving Tuesday is the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, providing the perfect opportunity to shop for loved ones and support organizations that make a positive impact.

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(BPT) - Whether this is your first or 15th time hosting friends and family for holiday celebrations, you know that preparation is key to a successful party. Planning a holiday get-together should be enjoyable, and here are some helpful tips to help make hosting merry and bright for all, cour…

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(BPT) - Traditional gatherings have returned as friends and family across the country are planning to celebrate in person together. As holiday hosts begin to prepare for festivities, it’s important to create a safe, healthy environment for family and guests.

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(BPT) - The holidays are rapidly approaching, and with it the excitement — and stress — of shopping and planning for family get-togethers. Wouldn’t it be great if you could save time and money on all the shopping and planning that goes into creating a fun holiday season? Fortunately, if you …

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(BPT) - The holiday season started early this year, and families are focused on making up for lost time with activities and events and decorating. Between the hustle and bustle, parents and grandparents are thinking about the perfect gifts for the kids in their lives. While you may be shoppi…

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(NewsUSA) - It has been another challenging year as American families and parents continue to struggle to find work, put food on the table, and make financial ends meet. Being able to give their children a merry Christmas can feel out of reach.

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(BPT) - ‘Tis the season to go shopping. Whether online or in stores, you probably have a list and are checking it twice as you cross off to-do's. All this merrymaking can quickly add up, not to mention make you vulnerable to digital Scrooges looking to steal your financial information.

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(BPT) - The holidays are a time when gratitude is at the forefront. In fact, gratitude has been shown to help kids and adults practice resilience through tough times by focusing on the positive emotions that come with spending quality time with family and friends. That’s why character educat…

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(BPT) - With the holidays approaching, many people look forward to cooking favorite meals with loved ones. Unfortunately, gathering around the holiday table may be filled with more anxiety than joy for those who are suffering from C. difficile infection, or C. diff.

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(EastBanc Technologies) - The term "digital transformation" is used a lot in business, and while the concept has existed for years, it's discussed more than ever today as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital transformation describes a company's adoption of software so it can adapt quic…