Forget Christmas in July – Hallmark is Here to Bring You Christmas in Quarantine!

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If their incredibly cheesy-yet-heartwarming Christmas specials are your thing, then you are in for a great weekend. Starting at noon eastern and pacific standard time this Friday until 6pm on Sunday, Hallmark will be airing all 27 of its Countdown to Christmas movies.  Ready to watch a big-city girl spend the holidays in a small…

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These Self-Sufficient Island Cabins Have All the Comforts of Home

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Do you ever think while flying through another busy day, walking down your noisy street, or cleaning up the rooms in your home that you rarely use: “Wouldn’t it be great if life were a little simpler, quieter, and serene?” While for most of us this is just a dream, this couple in Finland has…

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Cinnamon Spice Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pierre Van Zylcake, Cakes, cinnamon, Desserts, Gluten-free, holiday, Holidays, Recipes, Soy-free, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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This vegan cinnamon spice sheet cake with cream cheese frosting is my answer to the many recipe flops I’ve had lately: a delicious, fragrant, festive cake that isn’t overly complex or difficult to make/decorate. When I first thought about making this cake, I thought it would be a gingerbread cake, modeled after this beloved recipe….

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How to Throw a Healthy and Eco-Friendly Holiday Party Your Guests Will Love

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As you prepare to celebrate this festive season, Mother Earth cries out to you for help. Parts of the world blaze like infernos due to unchecked climate change. Scientists find plastic in the bellies of various marine animals. At the same time, rates of various diseases, like Type 2 diabetes, continue to climb. Fast food…

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Grandma and Stranger Share 4th Thanksgiving After Accidental Text from 2016

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Many of us have received text messages intended for someone else. We reply with “wrong number” and don’t think much about it. That’s what nearly happened to Jamal Hinton, 20, of Phoenix, Arizona when he opened up his phone to find a text from an unknown number: Thanksgiving dinner is at my house on Nov….

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Grandma and Stranger Share 4th Thanksgiving After Accidental Text from 2016

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Many of us have received text messages intended for someone else. We reply with “wrong number” and don’t think much about it. That’s what nearly happened to Jamal Hinton, 20, of Phoenix, Arizona when he opened up his phone to find a text from an unknown number: Thanksgiving dinner is at my house on Nov….

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The Most Jolly and Wasteful Time of Year. 15 Tips for a “Green” Holiday Season

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The biggest and most anticipated holiday of the year is approaching, and while we may think that Santa Claus steers the sleigh, in reality, it’s consumerism. That’s exactly why the Christmas decorations pop up, before the Halloween decorations even come down. The corporations have been planning for this all year, and they’re ready for us…

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The Most Jolly and Wasteful Time of Year. 15 Tips for a “Green” Holiday Season

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The biggest and most anticipated holiday of the year is approaching, and while we may think that Santa Claus steers the sleigh, in reality, it’s consumerism. That’s exactly why the Christmas decorations pop up, before the Halloween decorations even come down. The corporations have been planning for this all year, and they’re ready for us…

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Family Has a Thanksgiving Tablecloth Filled With 16 Years of Signatures

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Family is everything. In the end, life boils down to the memories you made with the ones you love and cherish the most.  Written in ink, embroidered for life… Deb Mills from Clinton, Missouri, came up with an amazing idea to keep her family in each other’s hearts forever. She came up with a Thanksgiving…

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A Thanksgiving Winner: Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Syrup, Butter, and Cayenne

Pierre Van Zyleat, holiday, Lunch + Dinner

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Fall is the best season when it comes to food. There’s a reason why Thanksgiving dinner recipes are more iconic and beloved than any other holiday: they’re delicious, hearty, and include pie. Here’s a recipe that features a scrumptious fall food icon that takes only a few minutes to prepare. Types of Squashes Summer squash…

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How to Plan an All-Natural and Vegan Thanksgiving Party

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Do you think Thanksgiving needs to mean cooking a turkey? Absolutely not! You can celebrate this special holiday without straying from a plant-based vegan lifestyle.  A healthy, vegan meal might even help you prevent that afternoon crash in front of the TV (just don’t eat 4 plates worth). You’ll have ample energy for that game…

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Aurora Borealis: Stare Up At the Northern Lights in A Luxury Glass Igloo

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Venice, move over. There’s a more romantic honeymoon spot now. The northern lights, or Aurora Borealis is a sight to behold.  Occurring mostly in the regions of high latitude there aren’t many places to truely see their wonder. Watching an aurora gives you a feeling of being in another world, a magical universe. Some places…

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Airbnb Will Pay 4 People to Live Amongst Locals in a Remote Italian Village for 3 Whole Months

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“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.â€� – Anthony Bourdain No one would want…

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Hospital Continues Tradition of Sending Babies Home in Christmas Stockings

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Christmas traditions are near and dear to many hearts around the world. Families will wait eagerly for November or December to start putting up Christmas decorations and playing Christmas music. Some family Christmas traditions include cutting down and decorating trees, hanging advent wreaths or Christmas stockings, setting out cookies and milk for Santa Claus, setting…

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Holiday Shopping Safety Tips: 10 Things Every Shopper Should Know

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‘Tis the season to be jolly – but not without fair warning! With one of the busiest and well-loved holidays around the corner, unfortunately, it’s a time when criminals come out of the woodwork. Crowded malls, stressed shoppers, and occupied minds make some people easy targets. Thieves love the holiday season because people can let…

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Top 10 Best Holiday Pajamas On Amazon You Could Ever Ask For

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Well, everyone, is that time of year again… Green and red everything is filling the shelves in every store imaginable, Christmas songs are dancing through speakers, and you can watch all of the heartwarming holiday classics on TV every single day until January… It’s safe to say that Christmas spirit is on its way to…

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List: New TV Channel ‘True Christmas’ Will Play Only Christmas Movies 24/7

Pierre Van Zylholiday, Learn, News + Discoveries

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Do your friends and family get annoyed by your Christmas countdown that you started last Boxing Day? Well, Santa Clause is coming to down and they can’t do anything about it. By now, you’ve probably heard that getting into the Christmas spirit before the first of December hits and putting up decorations can actually be…

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Guilt-free chocolate recipes for you to enjoy this Easter

Pierre Van Zylchocolate, Easter, guilt free, Health + Nutrition, healthy, holiday, inspiration, raw chocolate, Recipes, wellness

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Who here is a chocolate lover? Me I’m not hugely fussed but I do have a soft spot for some raw chocolate coated almonds (ok maybe it’s a slight addiction). With all that said, I will definitely be indulging in some chocolate this Easter! Now, for many of us Easter can be a great time…