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Halloween Cupcakes Decorating Ideas and Recipes

Spooky Halloween cupcakes The time has come to start baking up Halloween goodies, and I have found some great Halloween cupcakes decorating ideas for you. After all, a Halloween cupcake is not a Halloween cupcake without the proper decor. Lots of creepy creatures, like bats and worms, make great cupcake toppers. Of course, you can
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Odds improve for job search that persists during the holidays

Contrary to popular belief among most job seekers, a job search during the holidays is not a waste of time. In fact, with much business activity slowing down, the holidays could be the best time to intensify one’s job search. Those who are persistent through the holidays will find less competition and people with more
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Margarita Recipe | Drinks, pizza and more for Cinco de Mayo

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo – and getting the perfect margarita recipe can be just the first step. The right cocktail margarita recipe is cool, refreshing and very tasty. But what if that margarita recipe isn’t quite your style? Not to worry, the perfect margarita recipe doesn’t have to mean
Fan art depicting Garfield and Odie playing in a pile of leaves.

Garfield creator Jim Davis apologizes for Veterans Day strip

Veterans’ Day is set aside for solemn remembrance of the sacrifices the men and women of the Armed Forces have made for their country. “Garfield” comic strip creator Jim Davis had no intention of besmirching this year’s celebration, but his syndication network wasn’t quite so aware, reports CNN. The Nov. 11 “Garfield” strip that Jim
Two executive employees of Yahoo! are pictured. They're natives of Topeka, Kansas, which is one reason why this Topeka ? Google photo appears here.

Deconstructing Topeka | A Google April Fool with legs

If you dig into Topeka, you’re bound to find good potatoes. That’s what “topeka” means in the Kansa and Ioway languages, according to Wikipedia: “To dig good potatoes.” But if you Google Topeka (or is it Topeka Google?), you will be caught in an infinite loop in which questions like “Why does Google say Topeka?”
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Where to get Flowers for Mothers Day

If you aren’t already chock full of Mothers Day gift ideas, you can always buy flowers for Mothers Day. You know Mom would always appreciate it, and you know you should call more often. (Admit it!) There are plenty of specials and coupons all over the internet, which will make it pretty easy to get
A photograph of a globe with an artist's rendition of a giant tree growing from the top, its roots reaching deep into the planet. It's the kind of visual that could inspire many different Earth Day activities for kids.

Enjoy these Earth Day activities for kids

Earth Day AND activities for kids? That’s a win-win situation for environmentalist parents. But for kids to truly appreciate the fun that can be had on Earth Day (April 22), it helps if mom and dad understand where Earth Day comes from and what it’s about. According to USA Today, this is the 40th anniversary

Get Ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2009

The Next Best Thing Thanksgiving is just around the corner. But do you know what the next best thing that comes after Thanksgiving is? That’s right, it’s Black Friday! It’s the biggest shopping day of the year! Black Friday is the day to go out and buy the things you have always wanted but couldn’t
A Mexican woman participating in traditional dance. Her brightly colored dress is flaring and swaying to the motion of the dance on Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo and Arizona Immigration Law protests

Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May) is a happy day celebrated across the United States and Mexico (primarily in the Puebla state) with song, dance, good food and even better beer, margaritas and tequila. Per Wikipedia, the fiesta celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5,
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Thanksgiving Checklist | Planning Makes Perfect

Thanksgiving coming up soon People tend to get very stressed out during the holidays. From mid-November to January, the ringleaders of families or groups of friends often appear tightly wound and overworked. If you’re the one saddled with hosting, planning and making Thanksgiving dinner this year, it doesn’t have to be that way. The key
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Why the claim that fake Christmas trees are eco-friendly is wrong

Fake Christmas trees are preferred over the real thing by a wide margin in the U.S. Sales of fake Christmas trees are expected to approach a record 13 million this year. However, people who think fake Christmas trees are more eco-friendly than real Christmas trees should think again. More Americans prefer fake Christmas trees Fake
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The history of the Jack-o-Lantern

Jack-o-lanterns have been carved for centuries. Many of us remember carving them as far back as our very first Halloween, but do you know why we carve pumpkins? I always thought it was one of those odd Halloween traditions, but this year I set out to find the truth behind the tradition. The common theme
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NORAD Santa Tracker 2010 partners with Google Maps

With only 22 days until Santa begins his around-the-world flight, the Santa Tracker is gearing up. The NORAD Santa Tracker 2010 will be doing more than just tracking the flight. Partnerships with Google Maps and local school districts ensure that the Santa Tracker stays up to date. NORAD 2010 Santa Tracker service history The 2010
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Halloween 2010: 10 fun pumpkin facts

It is that time of year again, when we all get excited for the Halloween festivities. One thing’s for sure: one of the best parts of Halloween is the traditional pumpkin. But have you ever wondered why we carve pumpkins or who first thought of eating the seeds? A pumpkin serves more purposes than just
What's your Happy New Year greeting message? Is it to use payday loans only when you need them?

The Happy New Year Greeting Message is Payday Loans

If That’s Fun for You, That Is Many of you are no doubt looking forward to New Year’s Day. You have your New Year’s resolutions and are looking forward to a Happy New Year in 2010. And why wouldn’t you? Whether the glass if half full or half empty, why not enjoy the substance of
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Global Hand Washing Day 2010

It seems like in America we can pick almost any day of the year and find some celebration going on. Starting a day to encourage certain behaviors is an abundant practice as well. But Oct. 15 falls at the perfect time of year to celebrate Global Hand Washing Day. Educate yourself and your children on

I need holiday money now!

I’ve always been kind of, well, you could say, a Grinch when it comes to the holidays. “Why spend a bunch of money for the holidays?” has been my thought, especially when I think of the crowds and all the complaining people rushing through stores. Bah humbug. But, nevertheless, here they are again. And now