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A Bigger Prize: How We Can Do Better Than the Competition

  Tiger mothers stand by with tutors to make sure schoolchildren keep pace. At college, deepening debt is the only way to stay ahead. In the world of work, bond traders and derivatives sellers push ever-riskier products onto unsuspecting customers, themselves eager to pay for a lifestyle that demonstrates how well they’re doing. How did [...]

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Crepe-Paper Bunnies

Easter Crafts: Crepe-Paper Bunnies

  Need party favors for a spring fling or some Easter crafts to keep little ones busy? Hop to it! These round little rabbits are made of tightly wound crepe-paper strips; as guests unwind them, they’ll find surprises—such as tiny toys and candies—hidden inside.   SUPPLIES: Crepe-Paper Bunnies templates (click here) Scissors Crepe paper (sold [...]

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The Big Nine Rules for Living a Longer, Happier Life from What Makes Olga Run?

  Olga Kotelko is most certainly a genetic outlier, one of those rare, blessed people whose bodies resist the degradations of age. More remarkably, she’s not alone; there are men and women all over the world competing at ages at which most of us will be lucky even to be alive. Here amazing story is [...]

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Six Rules for Finding a Good Financial Advisor

  Kevin O’Leary is one of North America’s most successful business entrepreneurs, as well as a star on CBC’s Dragons’ Den and ABC’s Shark Tank. He is the author of the #1 bestselling books Cold Hard Truth and Cold Hard Truth: On Men, Women & Money. He provides suggestions on getting your financial house in [...]

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Toxin Toxout Top 10 List

The Rubber Duck boys are back, and after showing us all the ways that toxins get IN our bodies, now they give us a guide for scrubbing those toxins OUT. 1. Use green personal-care products that don’t contain chemicals like phthalates or parabens. In the Toxin Toxout experiments, levels of some phthalates were reduced by [...]

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Go Shelf by Shelf

  Looking to start the New Year off on a less cluttered foot? Gretchen Rubin, author of Happier at Home shares some of her tips and tricks below. “Order is Heaven’s first law,” wrote Alexander Pope, and one thing that has surprised me is the significance of clutter to happiness. While positive- psychology researchers rarely [...]

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Winter Minestrone & Garlic Bruschetta

  This incredibly hearty winter soup falls somewhere between a soup and a stew.The texture and flavor are amazing—it’s filled with chunky vegetables, pasta,beans, and spinach. Pesto and Parmesan swirled in at the end make it even better. I serve it in big shallow bowls with garlic bruschetta on top. Print Winter Minestrone & Garlic [...]

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Nuts for National Geographic

  I grew up with my Dad’s National Geographics. Every month a new one would come to the house and we would eagerly flip through it, transported to exotic and far away lands. But you might be surprised to learn that National Geographic has an amazing collection of books for both kids an adults! These [...]

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Craft: Paper Evergreen Trees

  Paper evergreen trees made from circles in graduated sizes are as pretty as origami versions but much easier to make. Wooden spools serve as tree stands; pretty white plates covered with faux “snow” double as containers. A few glass cloches (bell-shaped domes) and mercury-glass votives complete the display.   WHAT YOU WILL NEED Adjustable [...]

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Holiday Crafts: Felt Mice

Holiday Crafts: Felt Mice

  Not a creature was stirring, not even… Well, maybe there is a mouse or two running around this holiday season. But these are so sweet, cut from felt and finished with striped-candy tails, no one will mind. Hand one out to everyone on your gift list. SUPPLIES: Felt Mice templates (click here) Scissors Felt [...]

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