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5 Things You Might Not Know About the Elf on the Shelf

The Elf on the Shelf—whether you find him cute, annoying or somewhere in between, he's everywhere these days, making the holiday season even more complicated for parents. We did a little investigating on this elusive creature that has become a phenomenon, and discovered a few things we didn't expect.

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10 Festive (and Brilliant) Christmas Tree Alternatives

The Christmas tree is a classic symbol of the holiday season and sometimes, maybe the best way to get in the holiday mood. You put an evergreen tree in the middle of your living room, decorate it with lights, ornaments and tinsel, and—boom—Christmas spirit!
But what if, for whatever reason, you can’t have one? What do you do when you can’t keep a pine tree in your living space, but you still need a little Christmas? Maybe you have a small living room, or live in an eighth-floor walk-up

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Oli Scarff, Getty Images
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15 Addictive Ways to Waste Time Online Now That the Kids Are Back at School

The school buses are running again, and the kids are out of the house. Finally. With the end of the far-too-long summer break, this return to school days can leave you with a little extra time on your hands during the day, right? Well, maybe not too much, but your daily schedule should ease up a bit, so now what do you do? You get back on the Internet, that’s what.

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10 Ways to Give Your Kids a Boost By Helping Them Study Better

When your kids go back to school, it’s almost like you go back to school, too. Teachers and childhood development professionals agree that when a child’s parents are involved in his education, he learns more and gets better grades. That means, you have just as big a responsibility in his schoolwork as he does.

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Jennifer Nettles’ ‘Duets’ Partners Shut Everyone Else Out of the Top Spots On the Show

It was another good week for both of Jennifer Nettles’ duets partners on ‘Duets.’ J. Rome and John Glosson ended up in the first and second spots on the charts after two very strong performances. Nettles’ partners have dominated throughout the show and continued to do so tonight.

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Kelly Clarkson May Have Found Her Perfect ‘Duets’ Partner in Jason Farol with ‘Breaking Your Own Heart’

Kelly Clarkson said that because she’s so competitive, she wanted to find the perfect people to duet with her on ABC’s ‘Duets.’ It’s possible that she just may have done that after seeing her first performance with Jason Farol.

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10 Moving Soldier Homecomings in Honor of Memorial Day

The service men and women of our country make huge sacrifices to fight battles on our behalf and keep the freedoms we hold dear. One of those sacrifices is being away from their families and loved ones for long periods of time. The only thing that makes this sacrifice bearable for most is the incredible sweetness of coming home, even if it is only for a short leave.

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10 Tips To Make Your Beautiful Mother’s Day Flowers Last Longer

It’s just about the sweetest thing when your husband and kids give you a beautiful bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day. A thoughtful husband will get them from a store. A thoughtful kid will get them from your yard. Either way, the sentiment is adorable and always well received.

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10 Mouth-Watering Alternative Cinco de Mayo Treats

It’s May and that means that soon we’ll be celebrating our Mexican heritage, much like we all celebrate our Irish heritage in March…even when we have neither. Cinco de Mayo is a great excuse to leave work early, eat tortilla chips and drink more tequila than sanity allows, but is it starting to feel just a little bit like the same old thing?

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