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Thanksgiving Holiday Crafts for Kids

Thanksgiving is often a stressful holiday for parents, involving hours spent preparing for the big family get-together. Involve the children in the process and keep them occupied at the same time with some simple Thanksgiving crafts using images they are familiar with such as pilgrims, Native Americans and turkeys. The children will be proud to see their handicrafts decorating the Thanksgiving table, and you will have time to put the finishing touches on the meal.

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The Best Ways to Conserve Energy

Going green is not only the right thing to do for the environment, it’s good for your wallet. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that the average electric bill for Americans is more than $100 per month. Those costs can zoom in the warmer months when you turn on the air conditioning or in the cooler months if you use electric heat.

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Careers for Women Over 60

Some boomers never retire; they just move onto new careers, quite often starting up their own businesses. In 2008, the AARP’s Public Policy Institute reported that 21 percent of the self-employed in the United States were 55 to 64 years old, and 10 percent were over the age of 65. Starting a business doesn’t have to mean a brick-and-mortar operation, as there are plenty of businesses that you can run from home. If you don’t want to be your own boss, look to local businesses that will appreciate the years of practical experience you bring to the table.

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European Baby Names

Naming your baby is often a stressful task, particularly if it is your second or third child. Many parents choose to carry on family traditions by naming their baby after an older relative, but frequently find the name too old-fashioned for their taste. If your heritage lies overseas, look to one of the European countries for inspiration. Agata, for instance, is the anglicized version of Agatha, while Jacopo is the Italian form of Jacob or James.

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Management of Diabetes in Children

Although type 1 diabetes was once a death sentence, research has come a long way in creating new treatments and ways to manage the disease. The best way for you to help your child is to get him on a regimen that includes the proper medication, a heart-healthy diet, regular visits to the doctor and plenty of physical activity to ensure that he is able to lead a normal life.