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Most household chores can count toward your physical activity quota, but to really stay fit, you need to make sure you're getting your heart rate up. More>>
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Creating a white winter wonderland in your home to celebrate the holiday season can add a sparkle to this festive time of year. More>>
When it comes to staying organized over the holidays, being realistic instead of holding yourself to some fictional standard goes a long way toward staying sane during December. More>>
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The Kickstarter project vows that you'll never misplace your keys again by using a Bluetooth 4.0 device and iOS app to locate the lost item. More>>
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