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  • A Labor(less) Day
    A Labor Day party without a lot of work
    Are you preparing for a big Labor Day celebration this year? If so, slow down! There's no need to work so hard for a national holiday that demands a "no-work" type of day. Instead entertain with Sauza Tequila and mix up a few...
  • Gay wedding etiquette
    Gay wedding etiquette
    At long last gay weddings have come out of the closet and have become legal, and, just like straight couples many gay couples want to celebrate their wedding day in a big way. So what is proper etiquette when it comes to gay weddings? Other than...
  • Healthy Eating primer
    Mad Fitness 101: Season and cook to avoid fat, salt
    We have had a lot of articles on self-care, fitness, exercise and diet. Today are some ways to boost the flavor of foods without adding salt or fat (which is the main reason processed food is bad for you.) Bleah.Of course we want our food to taste...
  • Cup Cozy Designer Angela Doherty
    Interview: Angela Doherty is hooked on designing canine cup cozies
    In 2004, National Dog Day was founded by animal advocate, Colleen Paige, a leading expert on pet and family lifestyle. Today we enjoy this "unofficial" holiday about mans best friend in many different and creative ways.Instead of...
  • Healthy Eating: Health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids
    Healthy Eating: Health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids
    There's a formula to healthy living. First, select healthy foods and beverages. Next, prepare healthy meals; grill, bake or stir-fry meats and vegetables. Cook with herbs, spices and Olive Oil. Finally, eat correct portion sizes & avoid...
  • Oktoberfest celebration
    Free Oktoberfest event for the whole family in the North Shore
    While you may not be fortunate enough to fly to Germany for their annual Oktoberfest celebration, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on celebrating autumn in Chicago. For those in the North Shore neighborhood of Chicago, Glenview House ...
  • Toast to the end of summer with Skinnygirl Cocktails
    Toast to the end of summer with Skinnygirl Cocktails
    Summer time may be coming to an end and that may means that time spent hanging out at the pool or having backyard gatherings and barbecues is short lived for most parts of the country. There is, however, one last summer holiday that helps us say...
  • National Dog Day 2015: How to celebrate and give your dog his day
    National Dog Day 2015: How to celebrate and give your dog his day
    Today is National Dog Day! According to an IB Times report, today is all about honoring man's best friend. National Dog Day was founded back in 2004 by Colleen Paige. Paige, a well known animal advocate, has taken her love for dogs and cats to...
  • National Dog Day:  ‘Howliday’ celebrates canines & honors man’s best friend
    National Dog Day: ‘Howliday’ celebrates canines & honors man’s best friend
    Have you heard the latest news? When it comes toholidays,today is going to thedogs– literally! According to a WNEP 16 news report published on Aug. 25, a very special “howliday” observed during the dog days of summer is here and...
  • Healthy Living: Health benefits of drinking green tea
    Healthy Living: Health benefits of drinking green tea
    Green tea is a great choice. Research shows that green tea lowers total cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol in both animals and people.Learn health benefits of drinking green tea. According to Dr. Anjali Mukerjee, India's leading...
  • CS
    Charlotte Symphony announces free season preview event
    Spend happy hour with the Charlotte Symphony at its first-ever free season preview party beginning at 5:30pm on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at Belk Theater. Symphony On Tap is a chance for the community to spend a relaxed evening with the...
  • Proper etiquette for the newly engaged
    Proper etiquette for the newly engaged
    Holiday season is coming upon us in the next few months, and, that means it's engagement season. Many marriage proposals and announcements of engagements take place from November through February, and, there is a right way and a wrong way to...
  • Self esteem boosters, mood lifters, blues busters for Admit You're Happy Month
    Self esteem boosters, mood lifters, blues busters for Admit You're Happy Month
    August is Admit You're Happy Month. Woo-hoo, so that's cool, unless you really aren't happy. For you, August is Paste a Grin on and Fake You're Happy Month. If you struggle with low self esteem, lack of confidence, poor self-image,...
  • Cajun catfish recipes: Courtbouillon, etouffee, jambalaya, gumbo. fried catfish
    Cajun catfish recipes: Courtbouillon, etouffee, jambalaya, gumbo. fried catfish
    August is National Catfish Month! Here are Cajun catfish recipes from Lafayette, Louisiana. Some feature New Orleans creole influences. Here are northern versions of catfish courtbouillon, jambalaya, gumbo, catfish poulet and crawfish etouffee...
  • Parent fight club rules: How to fight, communicate, resolve conflict in families
    Parent fight club rules: How to fight, communicate, resolve conflict in families
    August 25 is Kiss and Make Up Day. And that's a perfect time to discuss how to fight in a family. There's a misnomer in parenting intelligentsia that mom and dad should never argue around the kids. This myth is not only unrealistic and...
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