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12 smart ways to make extra money during COVID

Whether you believe the hysteria surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic or not, one thing is sure: 

The Coronavirus is impacting countless households when it comes to finances. 

Those who are brave enough to check the status of their 401K accounts have seen steady drops. Investors are scrambling. Events are canceled for the foreseeable future. However, the people hit hardest might be the people who face lay-offs and job uncertainty; the people who work in the everyday

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7 ways to increase festive curb appeal



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If you’re looking for Christmas porch decorating ideas this year, then you’ll find them right here, as we’ve gathered together some inspo-a-plenty for all your doorstep design desires. 

Giving the outside of your home the festive curb-appeal it deserves is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and by celebrating all things festive in this way, it can really set the tone for the rest of your

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11 ways to virtually visit Santa this holiday season

Santa Claus isn’t canceling Christmas this year, but he definitely wants you to stay safe at ho-ho-home.

As 2020 comes to a close, holiday celebrations will undoubtedly look a little different than they have in years past. Coronavirus cases are still rising in the United States, which means it’s crucial to wear masks, wash your hands, and practice proper social distancing this holiday season.

These are relatively simple protocols to follow, and luckily they won’t

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5 Ways to Learn New Creative Skills From the Comfort of Home

Online Art Classes from Domestika

Domestika Teacher James Lewis
This post is sponsored by Domestika. Our partners are handpicked by My Modern Met’s team because they represent the best in design and innovation.

Are you stuck in a creative rut? Or simply looking to expand your artistic skills? Online courses are the perfect way to develop your creativity and they allow you to learn something new from the comfort of your own home. Domestika is one of the fastest-growing communities

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Local residents find ways to stay active, connected as COVID-19 winter approaches | Tri-state News

GALENA, Ill. — After switching on the music, Emily Painter checked her computer to make sure all the dancers attending the class virtually could hear the song and see her as she started to move.

Every song had different moves and a new tempo, but each was designed to ensure the dancers — either participating remotely or in person — could follow along during the morning workout.

“It’s been frustrating at times,” said Painter.

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3 Ways to Treat Yourself With Self-Care This Holiday Season | Health & Wellness

(StatePoint) 2020 has thrown us all a lot of curveballs, so it’s no surprise that the concept of self-care is getting a lot of traction in many health and wellness circles. Treating yourself with healthy activities can improve your mental and physical state and help you be more present with friends and family this holiday season. 

Here are three ways to treat yourself and indulge in a little TLC, for everyone’s benefit, during the holidays.

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4 ways to turn holiday gifts into shared experiences | Seasonal

(BPT) – It’s no secret this year’s holiday season is bound to be different. But what hasn’t changed is the search for unique gift ideas — and fun new activities — to share with the ones we love, whether we’re together or apart.

If you want to make an impression on your family and friends this year, it’s time to think outside the gift box. What can you do to make the holidays memorable for

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11 Ways To Support Small Businesses This Holiday Season, According to Small Business Owners

According to a report conducted by Yelp, as of late August, around 60 percent of the nearly 164,000 businesses listed on the platform that had closed during the pandemic would not be reopening. Those numbers are bleak and emblematic of the far-reaching implications COVID-19 has had on people and their livelihood. The good news is that this holiday season, you can help to keep that number from soaring higher than necessary by learning how to

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Simple ways to add comfort to your day in stressful times

I don’t know about you, but I could really use a break from all of my worries, and binge-eating chocolate chips doesn’t seem to be the answer.

When I get stressed out, I try to focus on my rule of three: What’s best for my health is usually also the best choice for my budget and the environment. That sounds simplistic, but it works. Recently, when I was wide awake at midnight, I used that

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26 Ways to Have the Best Virtual Friendsgiving This Year

As much as I love attending Friendsgivings and spending quality time with my favorite people over the holidays, I know our safety comes first, which means we won’t all be able to get together this year. But that doesn’t mean we still can’t celebrate! Many Friendsgivings will be virtual this year, whether it’s on Zoom or FaceTime, and even though that may sound like it limits your options for making things fun, there are still

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Having a Virtual Friendsgiving This Year? Here Are 26 Unique Ways to Celebrate

As much as I love attending Friendsgivings and spending quality time with my favorite people over the holidays, I know our safety comes first, which means we won’t all be able to get together this year. But that doesn’t mean we still can’t celebrate! Many Friendsgivings will be virtual this year, whether it’s on Zoom or FaceTime, and even though that may sound like it limits your options for making things fun, there are still

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5 ways to help kids cope in COVID-19 pandemic: Walton Foundation chief

Caryl M. Stern, Opinion contributor
Published 6:00 a.m. ET Nov. 10, 2020

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Here’s what to think about if you’re thinking about allowing your child to have a play date.

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We must remember to keep helping children deal with what will be the long-term implications of this troubling time.

We ask our children to be socially distant. The least we can do is be emotionally present.

For all the burdens that COVID-19 puts on

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8 ways to defend your family finances from whatever comes next

8 ways to defend your family finances from whatever comes next
8 ways to defend your family finances from whatever comes next

A family budget is a delicate thing to balance, even without a pandemic crashing through and jumbling your finances.

In a chaotic year like this, with the country dealing with a recession, ugly unemployment rates, political tensions and new waves of the coronavirus, you’ll need to arm yourself with extra financial tools to protect your household from potential money troubles.

Here are eight ways

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Practically Painless Ways to Spend Less Right Now

“You guys have the worst hold music.”

I’ve uttered that phrase countless times since last spring. Banks. Airlines. Insurance companies. Car dealerships. I’ve heard enough Muzak to fill a lifetime of elevator rides.

Everyone at Consumer Reports began working from home when the coronavirus pandemic swept our area. First, I went on a cooking spree, whipping up confit tomatoes and a Peruvian stir-fry called lomo saltado. Then I began to tackle the pile of bills

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5 Ways to Incorporate Antique Hardware Into Your Home

Being a transplant to the South, I noticed that antiques — decor items 100 years old or more — are big here, relatively speaking. And, according to online interior design service Modsy, the antique movement is gaining steam across the nation — maybe not an entire home filled to the brim with antiques, but people are certainly adding some interesting antique details here and there that can add depth to any design aesthetic.

I’m fortunate

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12 ways to make extra cash during the pandemic

Whether you believe the hysteria surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic or not, one thing is sure: 

The Coronavirus is impacting countless households when it comes to finances. 

Those who are brave enough to check the status of their 401K accounts have seen steady drops. Investors are scrambling. Events are canceled for the foreseeable future. However, the people hit hardest might be the people who face lay-offs and job uncertainty; the people who work in the everyday

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3 simple ways to keep your whole family hydrated | Food, Recipes & Entertaining

(BPT) – Whether the temps are still warm or cooling down where you live, it’s important for you and your family to stay hydrated as part of a healthier lifestyle this holiday season. This can be hard to accomplish when everyone gets busy with school, work and play. However, there are some simple steps you can take to make sure that you and your kids stay hydrated and refreshed, at home or when you’re on

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Do no harm: 5 ways brands can harness ethical consumerism through design

Ethical consumerism is a wave that all FMCG and retail brands need to be on in 2020, and riding it makes a lot of business sense. In 2018, Unilever found that their brands with greater sustainability credentials grew 69% faster than those without. This made up 75% of the company’s overall growth.

This can be explained by a change in consumer behaviours. A recent IBM study this year found that purpose-driven consumers – those that

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More ways to winterize your home

By Paul F. P. Pogue, Angie’s List
Published 5:10 p.m. ET Oct. 29, 2020

With colder days coming, right now is an excellent time to take stock of your home and prepare for the winter months. A few simple steps taken right now can lower energy bills and increase home safety and comfort this year.

1. Check that chimney and furnace

Before firing up your furnace this season, ask an HVAC technician to perform a

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