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The Galveston County Daily News: Seasonal

October 28, 2016


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Smart ways to create calm as you rush from holiday to holiday

(BPT) - Less than a month separates Halloween from Thanksgiving. And, this year, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are all within a day of each other, and the two multi-day holidays both end on New Year’s Day. With end-of-year celebrations coming one after another, transitioning from holiday to holiday can ratchet up your stress level.

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Wednesday 10/26/2016
Toast to this trifecta of wonderful wines to share at holiday celebrations
Updated: October 27, 2016 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - As the weather cools and the fireplace whets your appetite for comfort and relaxation, thoughts naturally turn to friends, family, good food and drinks … enjoyable moments this season so notably brings. Whether you plan to be the host or a guest at the festivities, you can make a lasting impression by offering up some tasty and carefully selected pairings of wine and appetizers. Sharing delicious food and drinks can be a great conversation starter and create memorable holiday experiences. Consider these suggestions for delicious combinations that will impress even your most experienced wine-loving and foodie friends.

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Say yes to 'ho-ho-ho' and no to holiday allergies
Updated: October 27, 2016 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Shouldn’t this be the season for walks in the snow, gift-shopping, family gatherings, ho-ho-ho and mistletoe? So why are you still sneezing?

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5 headache-free holiday hosting tips
Updated: October 27, 2016 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - There’s a reason the holidays are called the most wonderful time of the year. It’s an opportunity to reconnect with loved ones over delicious food and shared traditions. But playing hostess can sometimes feel more like a burden rather than a blessing. This year, keep your holiday gathering fun, not frantic, with these headache-free holiday hosting tips.

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Tuesday 10/25/2016
Toques modernos a la celebración tradicional del Día de los Muertos
Updated: October 25, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Es imposible ignorar las caras pintadas, las vestimentas tradicionales y las deliciosas recetas típicas del Día de los Muertos. Considerada una de las tradiciones hispanas más importantes, la celebración del Día de los Muertos se lleva a cabo durante varios días y se puede alargar aún más tiempo cuando se crean altares y se preparan recetas tradicionales. Bien ya estés preparando un plato típico para un altar, decorando tu hogar o cambiando tu look, en JCPenney hemos reunido artículos básicos y asequibles para pasar este Día de los Muertos.

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Thursday 10/20/2016
5 fun and cool ways to make extra money for the holidays
Updated: October 21, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Brace yourself — the holidays are coming, and so are post-holiday bills. How will you cope with yours?

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Tuesday 10/18/2016
10 time-saving tips for the holidays
Updated: October 26, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The holidays are magical, but all that fun and festiveness can eat up a lot of your time. Don't let the joy of the season be overshadowed by a hectic schedule and too many to-do's. These 10 simple tips and tricks will help you save time so you can focus on what really matters.

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Monday 10/17/2016
Lights, Camera, Action -- Holiday Style
Posted: October 17, 2016

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - In only minutes, you can ensure your Christmas tree will meet the "merry and bright" standard. Your holiday lighting dreams can surpass expectations with just a bit of advance planning.

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The best Halloween decorations to spook guests [Video]
Updated: October 18, 2016 - 2:31 am

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Thursday 10/13/2016
Holiday entertaining tips guaranteed to help hosts impress guests
Updated: October 21, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The holiday season is packed with social events big and small. What makes some more memorable than others? The extra thought and special touches from the host or hostess.

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Tuesday 10/11/2016
Listos para la aventura con Elena de Avalor
Updated: October 11, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - La creatividad se dispara cuando los niños se disfrazan y se les da la oportunidad de expandir sus propias identidades personales.

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Monday 10/10/2016
Why Your Attic Is Key to Pre-Winter Roof Check-Ups
Updated: October 10, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - There's no need to risk breaking your neck this autumn when you've got a perfectly good attic.

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Tuesday 10/04/2016
'Tis the season for charitable giving: 5 tips for savvy donors
Updated: October 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - While many people may be thinking of pumpkins, apple picking and football in the fall, this time of year also marks the beginning of the holiday giving season.

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Monday 10/03/2016
Sentimental gift ideas with lasting meaning
Updated: October 04, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The newest gadgets and gizmos are popular gifts for both young and old. However, as quickly as these items gain notoriety, they just as quickly lose it. Soon they are forgotten or replaced.

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Thursday 09/22/2016
Debunking bulk buying myths: The truth that makes 'cents' this season
Updated: September 30, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Bulk buying often gets a bum rap. If you buy into common bulk myths, you probably believe “buying in bulk” means going to a warehouse store to purchase bucket-sized jars of jelly or paper towel packages so large they barely fit in an SUV — all to supply a big family. Bulk buying, you think, isn’t for smaller families with smaller needs.

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Wednesday 09/21/2016
Is Your Christmas Tree Up to the Task?
Updated: September 21, 2016 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Ensure that your holiday lighting dreams come true with brightly lit bulbs on your trees, wreaths and other holiday decorations. Plan ahead to save time, reduce aggravation, and eliminate disappointment.

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Tuesday 09/20/2016
How to Store Your Warm Weather Gear for Winter Hibernation
Updated: September 20, 2016 - 2:30 pm

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Friday 09/16/2016
5 simple tips for the perfect birthday goodie bag
Updated: September 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Birthday parties are an exciting time for all, from the party games to the presents and delicious cake, birthdays are an occasion for family and friends to come together and celebrate. There are so many ways to make a birthday party special, but why not kick it up a notch and make your next birthday party even more memorable?

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Friday 07/22/2016
How to Make the Most of Your Greater Fort Lauderdale Vacation
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Are you thinking about planning a Florida vacation? The greater Fort Lauderdale area is among the most popular South Florida destinations. For outdoor enthusiasts, Greater Fort Lauderdale features 23 miles of Blue Wave-certified beaches, as well as more than 300 miles of inland waterways for sightseeing. This beach resort destination offers a range of daytime and nighttime options for entertainment, shopping and dining.

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Thursday 07/21/2016
Celebrar el verano sin estrés en la casa o en la calle
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Noticias Patrocinadas - El inicio oficial del verano ya está y los días largos y las noches ambles resultan en las excusas perfectas para invitar a tus queridos a una cena deliciosa al fresco con bebidas frías y una buena conversación. Sin importa si organizas una cena con familia dentro de la casa o si haces una barbacoa para todo el barrio, sigue las últimas tendencias para mantenerte en la moda y dentro de tus presupuestos con estos tesoros de la ropa y del hogar de JCPenney.

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Tuesday 07/19/2016
Dads and Daughters Can Profit From Each Other on Father's Day
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - She's not just "daddy's little girl" anymore. And this Father's Day, it turns out that both millennial daughters and their Boomer dads could profit by sharing financial advice with each other.

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Thursday 07/07/2016
Summer Is the Perfect Time to Catch Up on Some Reading
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As summer days grow longer (and hotter), with them comes a more relaxed mindset -- there are no lunches to make, kids to get off to school or parent-teacher conferences to attend. In short, it tends to be a great time to catch up on some of those guilty pleasures that you deny yourself nine other months out of the year.

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Thursday 06/09/2016
Summer Must-Haves to Take the Fun to the Next Level
Updated: June 15, 2016 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Warmer weather, sun and clear skies are nearly here; that means it's time to get outside, explore new terrain and create unforgettable memories. Whether it's taking a hike, going for a dip in the pool, or creating the perfect backyard party, it's time to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and have some summer fun.

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Wednesday 05/25/2016
Respecting the stars and stripes: American flag etiquette
Updated: June 02, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Summers are packed with outdoor activities, barbecues and patriotic celebrations. While the American flag is often an important part of these celebrations, many of us have questions about how to properly care for and display it.

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Thursday 05/05/2016
3 Ways to Celebrate Summer Affordably at Home
Updated: May 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Don’t let the potentially high cost of summer fun keep you from enjoying time with family and friends.

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Thursday 04/07/2016
3 Ways Scents Can Impact Your Mood
Updated: April 07, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Have your spirits ever cheered suddenly when you entered a room? Have you ever been whisked away to a different time and place after breathing in a familiar fragrance? The way you feel is affected by more than what meets the eye. When it comes to your mood, scent can be a very powerful force.

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Wednesday 12/02/2015
Don't Drink and Ink This Holiday Season
Updated: December 02, 2015 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) There will be lots of holiday cheer this season, and when that happens, people often do silly things like getting drunken tattoos. But drinking and inking is not always the best idea.

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Monday 11/16/2015
Toddler Boredom Busters for the Holiday Season
Updated: November 16, 2015 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) For many families, the holiday season means giving, celebrating, and spending time together -- but it also means chilly weather and long hours cooped up inside the house. This year, consider using the downtime to help children tap into their natural creativity. Here are some festive ways to motivate kids to engage in fun and active learning.

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Friday 10/30/2015
Make Your Holidays Merry with These Fireplace Tips
Updated: October 30, 2015 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Fireplaces mean warmth, comfort and ambiance -- and there’s no better time of year to enjoy one than when loved ones are gathered together for the holidays.

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Thursday 10/29/2015
Seven Tips to Get You and Your Home Holiday-Ready
Updated: October 29, 2015 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) The holiday season is the most joyous time of year, but getting organized for it can be overwhelming. Increase your home’s yuletide cheer with these helpful tips to streamline tasks.

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