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Get Real on the Internet, Day 5: Life’s Imperfect Moments

Welcome to Day 5 of Get Real on the Internet Week! New to the campaign? Get the details here. Today, Get Real on the Internet Week comes to close. To top off the week, we asked our readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to share their imperfect moments and favorite outtakes—not surprisingly, many hilarious photos came in the form of rejected […]

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Get Real on the Internet, Day 2: Kids and Pets Photos

Welcome to Day 2 of Get Real on the Internet Week! New to the campaign? Get the details here. Sure, cute pictures of your angelic kids and pets are always crowd-pleasers on social media. But today, we dared readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram this twist on the typical posts: Day 2: Does your kid (or your pet) do anything that drives you up […]

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Reality Check: A Rallying Cry Against Faux-Perfection on Social Media

I woke up feeling sick from a stupid cold that I can’t shake, and things frankly just got worse from there. During the night the puppy, who at the age of 13 months should really know better, got into the cabinet under the kitchen sink and ate the expensive-looking tube of mystery cream my husband gave me in my Christmas […]

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Top 10 Hiding Spots for Holiday Gifts

You’ve made your list and checked it twice, now you need to find a place to hide the presents! According to The National Retail Foundation, shoppers started buying gifts earlier than ever this year. Since all those gifts have to stay under wraps for longer, parents have come up with some very creative hiding spots to outwit wandering eyes and keep the surprise alive. Need some ideas?

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Bedding for Toddlers to Teens from Remodelista.com

I’ve been on a mission to transform my son’s room in to a “big boy room” before our next child is born in late January. And, to be perfectly honest, needing the crib for baby #2 is the main impetus for this transition. I’ve really enjoyed the project because I never got around to decorating a nursery for our son. […]

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How to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

The holidays should be a merry time for all–including the four-legged member of your family. Unfortunately, certain foods–like bones, alcohol, baked goods, and chocolate–can spoil the fun for all if your pet gets ahold of them.

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A Gift Idea for Groups

Have several members of a family on your holiday shopping list? Instead of buying individual presents for each person, consider getting the group one shareable gift. Says New York City event planer David Tutera, “A Blu-ray player or an ice cream maker is a gift that everyone can enjoy together.” Likewise, you can pack up one big basket filled with […]

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How to Take a Better Holiday Card Photo

Do you love the annual flurry of holiday greetings, but stress about which photo puts your family’s best face forward? With a little advice from the experts, it’s possible (dare we say… easy?) to take a great snapshot. Keep it simple. Get in close, and minimize noise (so nix the roaring fireplace and brightly patterned clothing). Light it right. Inside or out, […]

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A Stress-Busting Idea for Traveling With Kids

As if travelling with children isn’t difficult enough, the people who sit next to you for long trips on trains or planes may not always treat you with holiday cheer. To get off on the right foot with your nearby passengers, Mauria Finley, CEO Citrus Lane, recommends befriending would-be Scrooges before takeoff (and temper tantrums): “I once showed up with […]

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A Tip for Making Great Holiday Videos

Looking for a way to make your holiday videos really come alive? Take this advice from Adam Cosco, a video expert at CyberLink: Quirky is way more interesting than pristine. That’s right; it’s the imperfect moments that make for great holiday videos. Says Cosco: “Be on the lookout for the not-so-perfect moments—the dishes piled up in the sink after a […]

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