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Should You Sit Out Thanksgiving This Year?

Families weigh the options and risks of gathering, through a pandemic lens


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7 Easy Halloween Costumes to Make for Your Grandchildren

Creative options that don't require a lot of effort

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Is Safe to Celebrate Halloween This Year?

The CDC considers door-to-door trick-or-treating high risk for COVID-19

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Your Ultimate Classic Sitcom Halloween Watch List

10 spooky episodes to get you in the holiday mood

Your Home

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Turn Your Backyard Into a Certified Wildlife Habitat

Native plants and sustainable practices provide enticing spaces for birds and other creatures.

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New Paint Hits the Refresh Button on Home Decor

COVID-19 living is influencing color choices and paint trends

Stay-At-Home Activities

Frog Puzzle

Interest in Puzzles Soars, Along With Sales

Jigsaws provide multigenerational fun and an escape from worry

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Wave of Older Americans Learn to Play Instruments

More time at home provides opportunity to explore new interests

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Daily Art Challenges Inspire Creativity and Zen

4 easy projects for any skill level to help ease stress and boost brain function

Hard apple cider

Just in Time for Fall: How to Make Hard Cider

It's easy to create adult beverages at home, including cider, limoncello and flavored vodkas

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How to Make and Store the Perfect Chili

This cold-weather comfort food is versatile, satisfies a crowd and freezes well

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Tell Us How You Are Staying Busy at Home

Share how you are coping with social distancing during the pandemic

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