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    Feature Stories: November 2010

    Easy Ideas for Creating Custom, Memorable Holiday Cards


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    Even with the popularity of using e-mail, social media, and texting to communicate with friends and family, holiday cards continue to be a time-honored tradition. In fact, according to a survey from holiday cards and thank you cards retailer Cardstore.com, 43 percent of Americans prefer a greeting card from a loved one instead of $10, and 63 percent think sending a special occasion greeting through a social network is inappropriate.


    While survey results show most people prefer to receive holiday cards, people mistakenly think that creating these custom cards is time consuming. Thanks to technology, new products, and on ... Continue reading Easy Ideas for Creating Custom, Memorable Holiday Cards.


    Transform Your Trash


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    by Marisa Belger


    The jars came first. Instead of sending my growing collection of empty glass receptacles to their usual fate at the bottom of the recycle bin, I did something unexpected -- something wild. I peeled off their labels and plopped them in the dishwasher.


    I wanted to see just what would happen if I gave these jars another chance. Full disclosure: I was motivated not only by the thought of transforming trash into something new, something useful, even something cool, but also by the fact that jars were clogging up my kitchen. Transform Your Trash.


    Thanksgiving--It's All About the Side Dishes!


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    Do you make a side dish that's been a family fave for years? Or are you bored with the same old sides? Let's join up & share Thanksgiving side dish recipes. Maybe you'll start a new tradition or wake everyone from their tryptophan stupor with a new taste.


    Here's how:
    Go to the MomTalk Community and join the group Thanksgiving Side Dish Sampler.
    Then start a discussion in the group, using the recipe name as the title. Piece o' cake (or pie, given the season).
    Let's see if we can't refresh ea ... Continue reading Thanksgiving--It's All About the Side Dishes!.


    Teenage Girls & Social Networks



    The Girl Scouts of America recently conducted a survey of more than 1000 girls nationwide, between the ages of 14-17, to examine their behavior on and perceptions of social networking. The study found that:


    "...increased exposure to social media puts teenage girls in a confusing situation where a girl's image is not always what it seems, as nearly 74 percent of girls agree that most girls use social networking sites to make themselves "cooler than they really are." The survey finds that girls downplay several positive characteristics of themselves online, most prominently th ... Continue reading Teenage Girls & Social Networks.