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5 Ways To Create The Perfect Study Space In Your House

One of the keys to academic success is an organized (and quiet!) at-home study space. Create a homework hotspot in your home, whether it’s located in a designated room or tucked into a smaller nook with these tips.

07/17/2015

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5 Healthy Breakfasts For Weekday Mornings

Plan ahead for a quick and healthy morning meal from your own kitchen.

07/16/2015

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5 Things Not To Forget In Your Summer Beach Bag

A day at the beach should include a bag full of essentials to keep you comfortable and protected in the sun. Here are five must-haves not to forget when planning a day at the beach.

07/15/2015

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5 Tips On How To Beat Senioritis

Nearly every student entering his or her last year in school will face senioritis. Here are a few tips and tricks to help keep yourself motivated and on track.

07/15/2015

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5 Tips For Students Adjusting To New School Schedules

Kids of all ages love the lazy days of summer. Schedules are relaxed and fun is the main focus. These five tips can make falling back into school routines at the end of the summer break can be a lot easier.

07/13/2015

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6 Kinds Of Food You Didn’t Know You Could BBQ

Break out of your picnic rut with these surprisingly grillable foods.

07/13/2015

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Winter In July: 5 Destinations To Cool Off In

You don’t have to travel far to cool off this summer. Here are five fantastic summer destinations for a cool summer vacation with the whole family.

07/10/2015

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Summer Vacation Planning On A Budget

You can still have a fantastic Summer vacation — on a budget — with these five tips.

07/06/2015

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5 Ways Kids Can Help Around The House In Summer

Taking a break from summer fun to have kids help out with some things around the house is a win-win for any family. Chores are shared and kids learn the value in having responsibilities and the rewards in doing things for others. Here are five ways kids can lend a hand around the house this summer.

07/01/2015

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Best Fourth Of July Events In Minnesota

We tend to celebrate Independence Day with more zest and gusto than any other holiday. Here are five particularly unique events going down in Minnesota this year.

06/27/2015

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Celebrate The Fourth Of July Without Fireworks

If the nearest July 4th fireworks display isn’t so near, there are other ways to have a safe and sparkly holiday. Read on for some of these creative ways to light up your 4th of July when a fireworks display isn’t an option.

06/26/2015

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Best Fireworks In Minnesota

Minnesota will light up the skies on the Fourth of July to celebrate our nation’s independence. Of all the pyrotechnics events in Minnesota, here are five that stand out.

06/26/2015

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Ask An Expert: How To Find A Rental Vacation Home

With many advantages over a hotel room, rental vacation homes are more popular than ever in America.

06/26/2015

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America’s Most Patriotic Summer Vacation Spots

The U.S.A. boasts all-American tourist spots from sea to shining sea.

06/25/2015

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July 4th Party Games For Adults And Kids

Get a little creative this Fourth of July. Here are five fun party games to entertain all the guests at your upcoming holiday barbecue.

06/24/2015

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Best Restaurants With A View Of July 4th’s Fireworks In Minnesota

Stop fighting the crowd for a blanket on the grass and a spot to wait for the fireworks to begin. Since Minnesota is home to 10,000 plus lakes, and fireworks tend to be set off over a lake, there are a lot of options for viewing the fireworks that don’t involve waiting a long time for it to get dark and being pretty far from a bathroom.

06/24/2015

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Healthy & Fun Fourth Of July Foods

Be both healthy and festive at your Fourth of July BBQ with these red, white, and blue dish ideas.

06/23/2015

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7 Best Beach Reads For Summer 2015

Hitting the beach this summer? Alongside your flip-flops, towel, and plenty of sunscreen, no beach bag is complete without one of the summer’s hottest reads.

06/23/2015

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Best Spots In Minnesota For A Father’s Day Drink With Dad

Enjoy a cold drink with dad on his special day.

06/18/2015

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Best Restaurants For Father’s Day Dinner Weekend In Minnesota

Who fixes your broken bike and teaches you to ride it? Who guides you to young adulthood and instills self reliance? That person is your dad, an influencer and first responder when the going gets tough. On Father’s Day, treat him to a great dinner at a wonderful restaurant. Everybody bonds over a gourmet meal.

06/17/2015

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Best Places To Buy Father’s Day Gifts In Minnesota

The range of Father’s Day gift ideas is immense at any of these locally owned and operated stores.

06/16/2015

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How To Pack Lightly For Your Camping Trip

Depending upon how you plan to camp – RV, tent or backpacking – you may want to rethink what you pack and bring with you. The lighter you pack, the easier it will be to keep track of everything and carry it to and from your campsite.

06/16/2015

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5 Books To Give Dad For Father’s Day Gifts

Dads can be tough to shop for. But don’t let the pressure of finding the perfect Father’s Day gift fill you with dread. Whether he’s into baseball, history or humor, our sister company Simon & Schuster has a book that your dad will love.

06/15/2015

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Best Summer Art Festivals In Minnesota

Minnesotans love to venture outdoors in the summer. For this reason, many summer events and festivals are held outside to accommodate those that wish to take advantage of the short summer.

06/15/2015

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3 Science Experiments To Try Outdoors With Kids This Summer

The weather is warmer and that means kids are gearing up to get outside and release some pent-up winter energy. These three outdoor science experiments offer curious young scientists a messy, fun learning experience.

06/11/2015

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