From Easy Art to a Sweet Treat – Try These Fun Halloween Watermelon Recipes

Spooky, silly or symbolic, carved pumpkins are an essential ingredient to any Halloween celebration. This year, scare up some special fun for your party with a wicked watermelon carving, instead – but don’t stop there.

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Kids Learn the Art of Comedy at Yuksters

Kids and tweens get tips on their comedy videos from professional comedians on this new kid-safe site. But that’s not all…The website allows wannabe kid comedians the opportunity to learn about comedy at Yuksters’ new fun and interactive online Comedy University; make comedy videos on the site’s toy-like video editor; collaborate with other kids online to make group comedy videos; and of course, they can even get tips, critiques, and encouragement from professionals.

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Tackling a Touchdown Tailgate: Cost-Effective Tips from DIY Experts

As fall settles in, the air gets crisper and the kids head back to school, many Americans eagerly anticipate one thing: football season. Whether you’re a die-hard gridiron fan or prefer to enjoy the food and festivities from the sidelines, everyone can agree that a successful tailgate is key to any memorable game day get-together. While many love planning out meals, decorations and activities for friends and family, the costs can easily add up and make hosting feel like an underdog game. So how can fans plan a tailgate that stays on budget and impresses any crowd – home or away?

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Tips to Fill Your Day with Active Play

As the busy school year progresses, it can be challenging for families to find time to play and stay active together. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that kids participate in 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day, but unfortunately this isn’t always what they are getting. Play is an important part of a child’s physical, emotional and social development, yet many external factors can quickly become barriers to active play. Don’t let barriers get in the way of keeping kids active during the school year. Instead, turn those barriers to play into opportunities to get active with the following tips.

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Reading Program Is ‘Changing Lives One Student at a Time’

While parents may understand the importance of reading to their kids at an early age, not all children are born bookworms. In fact, according to a report released last year by Common Sense Media, adolescents aren’t reading for fun much anymore and their reading achievement hasn’t increased for more than two decades. Among the findings: girls tend to read 10 minutes longer than boys; and adolescents read more than teenagers.

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Rolling Stones Exhibit Rocks Music Fans

Exhibitionism is a Rolling Stones treasure trove, and includes 9 themed gallery spaces with 500 items from original stage costumes, rare instruments, lyric books, backstage and touring paraphernalia, album art, photography, stage designs, personal diaries, and never-before-released audio and behind-the-scenes footage.

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The Health Perks of Our National Parks

Most Americans agree that spending time outdoors can enhance their physical and mental health. A recent online survey, conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Humana among over 2,000 US adults, reveals that Americans believe spending time outdoors can reduce stress (75 percent), benefit mental well-being (74 percent) and lead to living a longer, healthier life (63 percent).

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3 Options for First-Time Camping with the Family

One of the most important considerations that we have as moms is finding new and rewarding experiences for our children. When the immediately-accessible recreational opportunities lose their luster, it’s time to head out of town and let Mother Nature be your babysitter. While some people may find it daunting to take little ones camping, you may be surprised by how much everyone enjoys it. Not only will the entire family have a blast exploring and bonding, but it’s also uniquely entertaining and educational for children. You may just find a new love of nature as you follow your kids and see the natural world through their eyes.

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