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Non-traditional gifts work for holidays

One of the most difficult tasks in gift giving can be finding a gift for the person who has everything.

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Tips for stress-free travel with kids

With planning, realistic goals and a little bit of luck, stress-free travel with kids can be a reality for your family.


How to land good airplane seats

Getting the right seat on an airplane can make all the difference on a trip. Find out how to get the one you want.

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5 tips for surviving family trips

The whole point of a road trip is to have fun getting to where you're going. But when kids are involved, it takes a little planning and some sanity-saving gadgets.

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Break these travel habits and save

When you travel there are probably some things that you've gotten used to doing. If you're looking to save on your next trip, here's some of those habits to drop.


When the airline damages your luggage

Everyone hates luggage problems after a flight. Here are some tips on how to avoid headaches if your luggage shows up at the airport carousel damaged.

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Calories - Dinner Party

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Host a dinner party -- Turn off "Top Chef" and become one yourself. Between chopping and table setting, you'll burn 100 calories in 38 minutes.

Candied brie with apple wedges

Try this grownup spin on a favorite party treat.

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Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas

Create a unique centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table with these ideas.


Turkey pasta salad with red grapes

Need ideas for next week's Thanksgiving leftovers? Try this pasta salad.



Hazelnut torte with chocolate cream filling

File this one for your special occasion desserts!

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What to include – and avoid – in your holiday card

Sending holiday cards is a nice gesture and fun holiday tradition. However, deciding what to include – and not include – in your card can be a struggle for some.


Chestnut soup

This winter classic will warm you to the core.

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5 cheap, easy ways to catch holiday spirit

Just because the purse strings may be a bit tighter this year, don't let that stop you from catching the holiday spirit. We've got five simple, cheap tips that will restore the cheer this year.


Broccoli-cheese casserole

This Thanksgiving favorite has dozens of variations. Here are two to get you started!

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Fun, easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids

Let your child help decorate for Thanksgiving by creating these fun and simple crafts.

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Gingered squash risotto with glazed pecans

Flavors and textures combine to make this a blockbuster!

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