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Health Benefits of Gift-Giving

Christmas and the surrounding Holiday Season is one of the most popular gift-giving times of the year, and for good reason. Everybody loves receiving gifts, but there are also many people who enjoy giving gifts just as much. It’s a nice way to tell somebody just how much you care about and value them, and […]

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How to Make Homemade Candy Canes

Whether you’re using them as decorations or a sugary treat, candy canes are deeply connected to Christmas. They’re usually peppermint flavored and store-bought in massive quantities, but what if you could make them for yourself? This could allow you to make them whatever flavor you want or to do it as a craft with the […]

Why Do We Celebrate That? Classic Christmas Tree Decorations

Decorating is important to any holiday, but most of the iconic images connected with Christmas are filled with trees, wreaths, and strings of lights timed to music. Every year, millions of people around the world, both religious and secular, go all out to get their homes into the Christmas spirit. While many of the decorations […]

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3 Classic Christmas Cookie Recipes

Around the Holidays, there are many food-centric traditions, which is one of the reasons they’re so great. Who doesn’t love to eat? One such tradition that we love are Christmas cookies. Whether they transport you back to sneaking a fresh cookie off the tray at your grandma’s house or waking up to see if Santa […]

Cooking for Beginners: Frying Tips

Frying may not be the healthiest way to cook dinner, but it’s certainly one of the most popular, and for good reason. It’s one of the best ways to achieve crispy foods, while avoiding getting an overly dry center if you’re cooking a protein or thicker ingredient. Frying is also pretty easy for most people […]

Why Do We Celebrate That? Hanukkah Traditions

While perhaps not the most important holiday on the Jewish calendar (those would be Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur), Hanukkah is certainly the most famous, especially in the secular and non-Jewish communities. The celebration begins on the eve of the 25th of Kislev and runs for eight nights. Since the Jewish calendar is lunar (based […]

The Value of Family Recipes

Editor’s Note: When my grandmother passed away, her children stumbled upon her assorted collection of recipes, which she had delighted friends and family with for years. I would go on to transcribe many of these family recipes, updating and adding a few of my own personal recipes (many of which you can now find on […]

What Does It Mean to be a Caregiver?

Caregivers play a monumental role in the lives of those they serve, but who is considered a caregiver, and the duties that entails — are often misunderstood. While there are obvious cases, like family members that care for a sick loved one fulltime, what about people that still give a significant amount of help to […]

Here’s What Medicare Costs in 2022

On Friday, November 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2022 costs of Original Medicare, which is made up of Parts A and B. With Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) already underway, this announcement allows Medicare beneficiaries or prospective enrollees to know their options and decide which Medicare solution fits their […]

Can I Prevent Aneurysms or Ruptures?

Aneurysms are an especially common condition with as many as one in fifty Americans living with an unruptured case. They occur when a blood vessel bulges, sometimes caused by a weakening of the vessel walls, by 50 percent or more. While many people have them, most don’t even know it because aneurysms often don’t present […]