Practicing Gratitude – How Being Thankful Can Actually Improve Your Health
Dec10

Practicing Gratitude – How Being Thankful Can Actually Improve Your Health

By Mimi Greenwood Knight   “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero         We all enjoy being around people who are naturally grateful. And most of us try to cultivate an attitude of gratitude in ourselves. But did you realize there’s a connection between being grateful and your mental and physical health?   “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though...

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Stoneham Harmony – Featured Home Design by PARKA
Dec10

Stoneham Harmony – Featured Home Design by PARKA

    FULL EXTERIOR Natural wood and black slate on this house newly built for a young, dynamic family contrast with the white volume of the house, blending with the snowy surroundings in winter and contrasting with the bright greens and vibrant colors in summer and fall.     PATIO Designed for all-season use, the exterior spaces are creatively shielded from rain and snow while being open and accessible to the backyard pool.      ...

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All I Want For Christmas is Food
Dec10

All I Want For Christmas is Food

Photos and recipes by Meghan YAGER   ‘Tis the season for spending time with family, and one of the best places to make memories is the kitchen! This month, with mugs of slow cooker hot chocolate in hand, bring the gratitude and holiday feelings to life by baking classic gingerbread cookies and a seasonal eggnog pull apart loaf.   Pull Apart Eggnog Loaf WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING   Serves: 4 to 6 | Time: 55 minutes   for the dough: 2...

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Christmas in the city of a Hundred Spires – Christmas in Prague
Dec10

Christmas in the city of a Hundred Spires – Christmas in Prague

  By Annette Brooks   Prague shines brilliantly among Central Europe’s glittering jewels of art, culture, and architecture in any season, but during Christmastime, the city is sheer magic, transforming into a festive winter wonderland. And if you’re lucky enough to find it blanketed in sparkling snow, its romantic charms will dazzle you.           Old Town Square is the main place to be and to see in Prague. Covering around a quarter...

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Fighting the Feisty Flu – Three Ways to Fight the Flu and Stay Healthy
Dec10

Fighting the Feisty Flu – Three Ways to Fight the Flu and Stay Healthy

    3 Ways to Keep it at Bay and Stay Healthy By David Buice   Flu season is upon us. While it’s possible to contract influenza (the flu) any time, the number of flu cases often increases during October and peaks between December and February, though widespread activity can continue as late as May. There’s no way to make yourself “bullet proof” against the flu, but there are steps you can take to reduce the chances of getting it or...

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