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Giving thanks: Rituals for remembering

One day after Thanksgiving last year, my mother, brother, cousin and I gathered in my 87-year-old grandmother's room at the nursing home.

The holiday season made easy

'Tis the season of wonderful company and delicious food! It's also that time of year to bring friends and family together, but preparing for holiday gatherings along with the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping can often be stressful and ...

Tips to prepare your automobile for colder weather

At the first sign of cold weather, many people will scurry to make sure their home is "winterized." They check over the furnace, replace drafty windows, try on last year's coat and pull out the down comforter. One more thing ...

Practice makes perfect: a dress rehearsal for your turkey

The holidays are approaching and before you know it, you'll be thinking about that daunting task of cooking a turkey. This holiday season, make sure your bird impresses all the guests and relatives by conducting a dress rehearsal for your ...

Delight guests with a decadent dessert bar

Anyone who entertains knows it takes effort to make it look effortless.

Consider gifts that give back this holiday season

While the latest video game can make a big hit, the most meaningful gifts are often ones that help those in need. The holidays are the perfect time to give a charitable gift that could make a profound difference in ...

Cook like a colonist

On Saturday, November 9, 2013, pull into the slow-food lane and experience an evening in the 17th century.

Stay on top of shopping trends this holiday season

As the weather outside turns more frightful, consumers and small businesses look to the holiday shopping season to heat things up.

Simple upgrades for older homes

Increasing living space, sprucing up the exterior and improving energy efficiency are at the top of the list for many homeowners living in older or smaller houses. But such additions and upgrades can be extensive and costly. By making strategic ...

Celebrating Halloween and fall affordably

With the beginning of autumn comes time to decorate your home for Halloween and harvest, stock the pantry with heartier foods and spruce up your wardrobe with seasonal fashions.

Five tips for haunting your house this Halloween

Americans spent close to $8 billion on Halloween last year, according to the National Retail Federation. With scary celebrations getting bigger every year, becoming the best-decorated house on the block may seem difficult -- but it’s easy if you have ...

Game day party tips for football fans

Entertaining this football season? To make your gatherings memorable, you’ll need to do more than just turn on the game and hope for the best. With the right party plays, you can treat your guests to a spirited game day ...

Discover ways to improve your home’s efficiency

October, which is Energy Action Month, is a great time to learn more about how your home uses energy. By making more energy efficient choices, you can increase the comfort of your home, reduce your energy bills, breathe healthier air ...

'White is beautiful:' Why India needs its own Oprah Winfrey

Tanupriya Khurana watches intently as her sister Bhavna gets a makeover at a designer cosmetics kiosk in the middle of one of Delhi's most popular malls, Select Citywalk. Shades of velvety pink blush roll over Bhavna's olive cheeks. She holds ...

Six steps to a beautiful landscape next season

Don’t let a busy schedule stop you from creating a beautiful landscape. Incorporate a few of these changes in your fall landscape care. You’ll create beautiful results with a limited investment of time and effort.