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November 27, 2014

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Give Artfully this Holiday Season

(StatePoint) When it comes to creative gift-giving, you may feel you’ve exhausted your options, especially for those who seem to have everything. But there’s no need to make a holiday tradition out of giving the same old gifts year-in and year-out.

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Friday 11/14/2014
Time and Money-Saving Holiday Gift Ideas
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) The holiday season is here. Amid decorating your home, planning holiday parties and baking cookies for Santa, you might find yourself with very little time (and cash) for holiday shopping.

Great Stocking Stuffers for Book Lovers
Posted: November 14, 2014

(StatePoint) Have some lit lovers in your life? Want to make stocking stuffers extra special for them this year? Here are a few great ideas:

Thursday 11/13/2014
New Coffee Table Books That Make Great Holiday Gifts
Updated: November 13, 2014 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) As so much reading moves into digital spaces, coffee table books with their lavish designs and entertaining content remain a perennial staple in any home, say literary experts.

Stocking Stuffers for Outdoor Enthusiasts and DIYers
Updated: November 13, 2014 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) While checking those big ticket items off your holiday shopping list can be stressful, don’t let stocking stuffers bog you down. Simple gifts that show you care about your recipient and their hobbies work great.

Tuesday 11/11/2014
Holiday Gift Ideas for Gardeners of All Levels
Updated: November 11, 2014 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) The holiday season is a great time to shower the gardeners in your life with the tools they need to grow beautiful and delicious things. Whether your recipient already has a green thumb or is just thinking about starting a new hobby, there are some great gift ideas out there for every level of gardening interest and skill.

Monday 11/10/2014
Shop Smart: Guide for Finding Perfect Holiday Gifts for Men
Updated: November 10, 2014 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) The pressure to find the perfect gift when shopping for men this holiday season can easily become a daunting endeavor, but with online retailers, shoppers can better search for the perfect gift with these simple tips.

Tuesday 10/21/2014
Holiday Gift Ideas for the Health Conscious
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Americans have a lot on their minds during the holiday season, and the stress of ballooning budgets and crowded calendars can be enough to affect almost anyone’s well-being. With that in mind, why not use the holidays as an opportunity to give the most important gift of all?

Wednesday 09/17/2014
Prime preschoolers for the classroom with developmental games
Updated: September 24, 2014 - 3:40 am

(BPT) - While school prep is normally focused around kindergarten and elementary school students, increasingly preparations are occurring at much younger ages. Enhancing learning-based skills in preschoolers can be invaluable to their development and play is an essential role in early classroom experiences.

Combining virtual and real-world toys into hours of fun playtime
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 3:42 am

(BPT) - Do your children have imaginary friends or pretend the characters from their favorite TV show or video game are real and in the room? Many children creatively stage playful interactions with fictional and imaginary characters during their developmental years, but now those imaginary characters don’t have to be quite so imaginary.

Saturday 06/07/2014
Give high school grads the right start for college with these technology gifts
Updated: June 17, 2014 - 4:20 am

(BPT) - Technology is one of the most practical - and most appreciated - gifts a high school graduate can receive. Different technology tools can give the class of 2014 a jump start on their college journey and all post-high-school adventures. A new survey conducted by Impulse Research revealed that the majority of students (65 percent) believe a laptop is the most important purchase for heading back to school.

Thursday 05/29/2014
New discoveries decode the symbols and mysteries of the Mona Lisa
Updated: October 02, 2014 - 4:32 pm

(BPT) - Almost 500 years after the death of artist Leonardo da Vinci, the world-famous Mona Lisa painting continues to fascinate people of all ages. An estimated 6 million people view the painting each year at the Louvre in France, and many more read and study about its history and the theories surrounding the legendary work of art.

Wednesday 05/14/2014
The best gifts for grads and dads
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 3:50 am

(BPT) - It’s that time of year again where everyone is out shopping for gifts and looking for the perfect presents for dads and grads. This year, think about going the technology route for devices grads can use. Dads will love them, too, for the value the devices add to their lives. Here are a few tech-related gifts to consider:

Friday 05/02/2014
5 gifts for the modern mom
Updated: June 25, 2014 - 4:12 am

(BPT) - If you think your mom wants another messy breakfast in bed that ends with her scrubbing pancake batter off the counter, think again. Moms today are looking for modern gifts that speak to their personality and create an experience for them and their family. Here are some options that go beyond the boring gifts and offer a fresh take on the perfect Mother’s Day gift for your modern mom.

Friday 04/25/2014
Reading and playing can increase your child's imagination
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 3:42 am

(BPT) - Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” It’s a pretty amazing statement when you consider just how much knowledge Einstein possessed. Today’s world always has a spot for creative, imaginative people. Whether they are designing the next dot com or the latest menu sensation, imaginative people are thriving everywhere.

Monday 03/17/2014
Guest-friendly tips for building your wedding registry
Updated: July 17, 2014 - 3:48 am

(BPT) - As you busily prepare for your walk down the aisle and make countless decisions regarding every flawless detail, one task on your to-do list will help you see beyond your wedding day and into your future life together - the wedding registry. And though few things could be more enjoyable than a day of shopping with your beloved, there’s also a bit of strategy that goes into building a complete registry.

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