10 Reasons to Visit France in the Winter

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Planning a trip to France in the winter? It’s a great time to visit, so check out all you need to know about this less popular season from cheaper airfares to winter sports, fun festivals, and those famous Christmas fairs during the French holiday season. And don’t forget the official, government-controlled sales for real bargains. […]

3 Simple Steps to Being Happier and More successful in 2018

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As one year ends and a new year starts, it’s a good idea to reflect on what’s working and not working so well in your life. One of the things most people want to think about is their work life, the place they’re currently at with their careers and whether they’re on track to accomplish […]

CES 2018 preview: The Smart Home Gets Smarter

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We take a look at the smart home and appliance trends that might show up at CES 2018. CES 2018 kicks off in early January and scouring Las Vegas convention halls and pop-up casino demo rooms for the latest product innovations. Not only is CES one of the largest tech shows in the world, smart home devices and large appliances have […]

Why Do We Have Christmas Trees?

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The history behind evergreens, ornaments, and holiday gift giving.   The evergreen tree was an ancient symbol of life in the midst of winter. Romans decorated their houses with evergreen branches during the New Year, and ancient inhabitants of northern Europe cut evergreen trees and planted them in boxes inside their houses in wintertime. Many […]

13 Unexpected Benefits of Exercise

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Many people hit the gym or pound the pavement to improve cardiovascular health, build muscle, and of course, get a rockin’ bod, but working out has above-the-neck benefits, too. For the past decade or so, scientists have pondered how exercising can boost brain function. Regardless of age or fitness level (yup, this includes everyone from mall-walkers to marathoners), studies […]