A SPRING BREAK

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THE PERFECT SPRING STAY-CATION By Natalie Reehl Just because leaving town isn’t an option doesn’t mean missing spring break is. After a long, cold, dreary winter, treat yourself to a Spring Break and make an average week extraordinary! By the end of winter, everyone is itching for some fun in the sun, but the beach [...]

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY TIPS

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Throw A Shamrockin’ St. Patrick’s Day Party With Irish Flavor And Color From McCormick It doesn’t take the Luck o’ the Irish to throw a great St. Patrick’s Day party. McCormick has developed tips and recipes for a festive celebration you’ll enjoy as much as your guests – including a make-ahead corned beef and ideas [...]

FEED YOUR HEART

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Is Your Heart Hungry? By Natalie Reehl  Being a woman is hard enough.  Being human, alone, is a lifelong task. So when it’s American Heart Month, and there’s pressure to be eating and exercising  “heart healthy” too, it’s another thing to groan about. But heart health is so very important- did you know heart disease [...]

Chocolate Chili Molten Lover Cake

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Valentine’s Day Seduction: Gemperle Farms Reveals Recipe for Love With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, Gemperle Farms has put together the perfect recipe to seduce your partner: the Chocolate Chili Molten Lover Cake.  This tasty recipe features several ingredients valued for their abilities to increase desire. “At Gemperle Farms, we understand the nutritional punch of the [...]

CHINESE NEW YEAR IN VEGAS

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CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR IN VEGAS The “Entertainment Capital of the World” will celebrate Chinese New Year this February with an impressive collection of symbolic decor, traditional Chinese cuisine and activities to commemorate Year of the Yang, honoring the Goat, Sheep and Ram. This year’s Chinese zodiac sign is believed to bring peace and harmony. Year [...]

Denise Austin’s New Health & Fitness Plan

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New 10-Week Health And Fitness Plan From Denise Austin Workouts, Recipes and Motivational Videos Included in 10-Week Program People trying to get fit in the new year will have a new option to help achieve their goals with the launch of an all-new, 10-week health and fitness plan from fitness icon Denise Austin. Denise Austin’s 10 Week, [...]

Stay Safe During Extreme Cold Weather

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Expert Tips for Staying Safe During Extreme Cold Weather After a few inches of snow, a blast of subzero temperatures and high winds is expected to invade the Chicago area this week bringing with it this season’s first major winter storm. Northwestern Medicine® experts caution that as temperatures drop, it’s important to take warnings seriously and be careful while [...]

BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside- Let’s Play! By Natalie Reehl First comes the drop in temperature, then a couple flurries here are there, and then suddenly you wake up to five feet of snow and it’s undeniable: winter is here. Instead of becoming a hermit and relying on Netflix to get through the tundra months, take [...]

Little Changes for Resolution Results

Actress, author and TV host Alison Sweeney and the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council encourage little changes for a happy and healthy 2015.

     MAKE LITTLE CHANGES FOR RESOLUTION RESULTS Every January, Americans reflect on the past and look to the future, often setting drastic health-related New Year’s resolutions they struggle to keep; an overwhelming 92 percent of resolution-setters failing to see them through. This year, actress, author and TV host Alison Sweeney and the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council aim to curb that trend, [...]

A VEGAS NEW YEAR

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  RING IN 2015 WITH DAZZLING NEW YEAR’S EVE EXTRAVAGANZAS IN LAS VEGAS Las Vegas is the ultimate destination to bring in the New Year with stellar experiences across the Strip and beyond. The destination will host one of the largest pyrotechnic fireworks shows in the world along with unparalleled nightclub parties and concerts by [...]