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Drink and be merry: 4 holiday cocktail ideas

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Drink and be merry: 4 holiday cocktail ideas

It's that time of year again: Time to raise a glass with family and friends and toast to being safe inside with food, drink and a functional heating system. The holiday season is one of the biggest times of year for cocktails, given all the swanky parties that go on, so it stands to reason that there are an abundance of holiday cocktail ideas to choose from. Impress your friends and coworkers at parties by trying some of these out: Rosemary-scented champagne: Add rosemary-flavored simple syrup and a shot of rum to a flute of champagne for a holiday flavor with...

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4 ways to keep the weight off this holiday season

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4 ways to keep the weight off this holiday season

You've only just walked in the door at the annual family holiday gathering, and already two aunts and a grandma have flocked around you to offer cookies, cakes and snacks. So it begins. Eating sensibly during the holiday can feel like an uphill battle, with factors from the cold weather to pushy relatives threatening the hard-earned integrity of your waistline. According to the National Institutes of Health, the average American gains one to two pounds every year during the holidays, which may not seem like a lot on its own but can add up over a lifetime. Keep these tips...

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Why hostess gifts shouldn’t just be a thing of the past

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Why hostess gifts shouldn’t just be a thing of the past

In our parent's and grandparent's generation it was common courtesy to bring a hostess gift when you were invited as a guest – either homemade pastry or an original trinket – but this custom seems to be slipping away. There is no reason why this thoughtful tradition should be a thing of the past. In a recent article for The Huffington Post, writer Brie Dyas takes time to reiterate the importance of a hostess (or host) gift. Here are a few reasons why we should keep up with the courteous tradition: Hostess gifts show your appreciation: "Depending on the situation, [your...

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Minimize stress by keeping a stash of gifts on hand

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Minimize stress by keeping a stash of gifts on hand

Some simple preparation can help you avoid the stressful rush of trying to find a last-minute birthday gift for your sister-in-law, a housewarming gift for your best friend or a Christmas gift for your family. Huffington Post contributor and editor-in-chief of Gifts.com Dana Holmes recommends designating some space for your gift stash, and filling it with universally appealing. "To avoid spending every spare moment gift shopping, I like to stock up on fun gifts and match them with their rightful owners when the time comes," Holmes writes. "I call this my 'gift closet.' I have a few shelves stocked with...

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There’s a stainless steel gift for everyone this season

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There’s a stainless steel gift for everyone this season

We know the feeling: You've been busy all month and now you're looking for last-minute holiday gifts, or maybe you're just feeling like treating all the special people in your life to a nice surprise. While flipping back and forth between online shopping tabs, you wish there was just one place you could go to for every present you need. Well, you're in luck: StainlessLUX carries a variety of stainless steel accessories so diverse that they can make great presents for many different types of people. Here's our stainless steel shopping guide: For the beer enthusiast: You know, that one person who...

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