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The Recipe for Bite-sized Holiday Baking


The holidays supply an endless array of mouth-watering treats. Miniature versions of favorite desserts are perfect for holiday entertaining, especially when grouped t... Read more

Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Less (Even Free)


These days, people are looking to save money any way they can, including on holiday gifts. A recent Gallup poll shows that 35 percent of Americans will be spending le... Read more


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Newsletter: December 2008

Giving is Good for Your Health


The holidays are the season for giving and during times of economic downturn, you may have to dig a bit deeper into your pockets. However, you can still end up better off. In addition to the tax breaks year-end giving can bring, as it turns out, giving is also good for your health.

"Several studies over the years have found links between altruistic behavior and improved physical and psychological health," says Dr. Ann Vincent, an internal medicine physician at Mayo Clinic who researches the mind-body connection. "In general, I think altruism makes people feel better about themselves, which often translates into improved ... Continue reading Giving is Good for Your Health.

Celebrity Blunders, Bombs and Breakups


Americans Find Escape and Enjoyment in Entertainment News

Wall Street's rollercoaster ride, dwindling nest eggs, mortgage meltdowns, high gas prices and the impending recession -- 2008 was rough a year. While many Americans were relieved that their problems weren't front page news, they found escape in the public breakups, pesky paparazzi, wardrobe malfunctions, career-crushing blunders and other nuisances that plagued many big-name celebrities this past year.

From the on-again, off-again romance of Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer, to Paris Hilton's presidential campaign ad, to two new additions to th ... Continue reading Celebrity Blunders, Bombs and Breakups.

Easy Entertaining--Marzipan Mice


This candy recipe is so easy even the most timid candy-makers among us can whip up festive and yummy Marzipan Mice---courtesy of Every Day with Rachel Ray.

Prep Time: 45 min (plus chilling)

One 7-ounce package marzipan, such as Odense
48 almond slices (about 1/4 cup)
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Black licorice laces, cut into twenty-four 1 1/2-inch tails and 24 dots for eyes

1. Cut the marzipan roll in half lengthwise, then cut each half into 12 equal pieces and shape each piece into an oval. Pinch the sma ... Continue reading Easy Entertaining--Marzipan Mice.

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Listen to Holiday Music


Here's an idea if you'd like to listen to Christmas music while you're doing last minute online shopping, scrambling to finish work, or playing that restful game of Solitaire. Pandora.com is an internet radio station where you can create stations based on artists or song preference. For the holidays, they've built a way to create holiday play lists. Their FAQ explains how to create a holiday station. It's free and fun. And you may find some great new music (or mighty strange Christmas songs).

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Have a Drink


It's cold, you're tired and in need of a little holiday pick-me-up. We're about to share one of our favorite hot winter drinks with you--pass it on to your friends too.

Hot Rum & Cider

Heat about a cup of cider until hot but not boiling. Pour into large mug. Fill to top with dark rum. Proportions are about 3/4 cider to 1/4 rum or to taste. Stir with a cinnamon stick. Enjoy.

For lots of other holiday drink ideas, check out That'stheSpirit.com

... Continue reading Have a Drink.