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Fall Decor for Dummies

Fall Decor for Dummies

Here's a way to decorate your home for fall -- including Halloween and Thanksgiving -- without having to hire a decorator, spend your annual food budget or end up looking like one of those neighbors. Your know the ones. Picture giant inflatable witches clinging to the fake spider web draped over the entire house. Do this instead.

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The Fine Art of Setting Intentions

The Fine Art of Setting Intentions

Intentions--something we all have, but sometimes don't follow through with. Rather than throw in the towel, check out these five tips to get you back on track to positive change.

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Recipe: Savory Tuna Salad

Recipe: Savory Tuna Salad

Looking to shake up your tuna salad recipe? Staffer Melissa Henderson got all experimental-like and came up with a new spin on the old-school version. [Read: Open can; dump in bowl. Stir in some mayo. Try not to fall asleep while eating.] Check out this recipe for Savory Tuna Salad for a nice change.

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The Hows and Whys of Seasonal Eating

The Hows and Whys of Seasonal Eating

There's a lot of talk about "eating seasonally," but what does that actually mean? And what if you live in a part of the country where it's always warm and everything grows -- always? Here's the skinny on why it's important to eat with the seasons (even if you don't have them), and how to do it.

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New Mommy Files: Exercise This, Buddy

New Mommy Files: Exercise This, Buddy

Life as a new mother is often nothing but a series of calisthenics and Pilates moves. Who needs a session on the treadmill when you've got a high energy baby to entertain? Let New Mommy blogger Amy McAloon explain. You'll get tired just reading about it. We did.

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Organizing on the Cheap

Organizing on the Cheap

There are areas of everyone's home that are constantly ignored when it comes to organization. Like that laundry room, which you clean up and have every intention of keeping presentable, but one whirlwind laundry day sets you back to square one. Contributor Anna Inabinet can help you get a handle on your stuff with simple strategies.

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Adventures in Finding a Babysitter

Adventures in Finding a Babysitter

One of the scariest parts of parenthood is relinquishing control of your little one's life (even if only temporarily) and entrusting an almost-stranger with it. CC resident mom Angela Schurhoff outlines the best methods for locating that special trustworthy person so you can enjoy some much-needed adult time.

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Putting the Muse in Museum

Putting the Muse in Museum

Next time you're looking for a different take on down time, consider a day of culture at a local museum. Not only can you get a fresh perspective, but you can also unwind in an unexpected setting. Contributor Sally Charette explains why you shouldn't downplay the museum options around you.

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Tales from the Technologically Impaired

Tales from the Technologically Impaired

For one moment, imagine not having a cell phone...scary, huh? Contributor Jennifer Reed did just that--went for four L.O.N.G. months without that requisite piece of technology. How does one function without it?? Read on to find out what she learned and why she got back on the technological bandwagon.

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Stories You May Have Missed

Fall Cleanse: Detox the Body for Winter

Fall Cleanse: Detox the Body for Winter

When most people think of cleaning, they picture brooms, mops and crawling around the toilet on their hands and knees. But this story is about cleaning from the inside out. Master yogini and contributor Jennifer Reed explains living la vida healthy.

Walking for Sanity's Sake

Walking for Sanity's Sake

With the holiday season bearing down on us, it's a really good time to start coming up with coping strategies for all the crazy antics the festivities bring. Contributor Jennifer Reed taps into something most of us do mindlessly everyday, and how we can embrace it to stay stress-free all year long.

Special Agent Training Saved My Creative Life

Special Agent Training Saved My Creative Life

Personal empowerment is a mighty thing--and something contributor Sally Charette threw herself into earlier this year. Embarking on a physical and mental challenge with the help of the California ATF, Charette rediscovered her creativity through this intense new experience.

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