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- All You Magazine | At Home – Mon, Nov 12, 2012 12:05 PM EST
- All You Magazine | Work + Money – Wed, Nov 7, 2012 12:15 PM EST
While it made for a funny movie in Home Alone, avoid holiday travel fiascos with these tips.
In Home Alone, holiday travel turned into a nightmare for the McAllister family (twice!), but it doesn't have to be that harried.
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If you plan to travel around the holidays, chances are that you're already thinking about airline prices, redeeming your miles and traffic patterns. It's enough to make your eyes glaze over. We caught up with travel industry insiders at companies like Expedia and Hertz so you can plan this year's holiday trip like a seasoned travel agent. Just think about all of the holiday shopping you can do with the time and money (and sanity) you'll save--you'll be shocked at how simple some of these tips are!
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Which travel days could save you 10 to 15 percent this Christmas?Read More »from The Best Day to Book Your Holiday Flight… and Other Insider Travel Tips
With Christmas on a Tuesday this year it will save money if you can extend your vacation by arriving earlier, particularly Wednesday or Thursday before and departing after the 26th.
Get some well-deserved shut eye with these tips!
Experts recommend we get seven to eight hours of snooze time per night. To solidify slumber for yourself try out these simple lifestyle tweaks…
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Set the right temp: In order to drift off, your body experiences a drop in temperature. Keeping your room between 65 and 70 degrees can help induce the decrease. Any warmer or colder and you might notice that you feel restless. Adjust your thermostat until you find the temperature that works for you.
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Say so long to stacks of stuff: Sleep docs say clutter can be an anxiety-inducing reminder of tasks you still have yet to get to-which can keep you from fully unwinding and slipping into rejuvenating sleep.
Punch your pillow: Okay, don't punch your pillow but give it this test: lay it over your extended arm. Does it have a slight fold or does it hang there like a saddlebag? If it collapses, it isn't doing its job ofRead More »from Secrets to a Great Night's Sleep
Avoid getting stuck in a line like this
One of the more unexpected results of Hurricane Sandy is lengthy lines at the pump. In order to save time (and your sanity), follow these tips to stretch the gas in your tank. It's easier thank you think!
1. Ease up on the pedals
Don't accelerate quickly or use a heavy foot when driving and try not to ride your break pedal, either. Both of these habits reduce your fuel-efficiency.
2. Use cruise control
Traveling at a constant speed is more fuel-efficient than fluctuating, so if you're driving on a road that lends itself to using the cruise control take advantage of the situation.
3. Obey the speed limit
Driving faster may you get you there quicker, but obeying the speed limit will help you avoid long lines at the gas station because higher speeds require more gas.
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4. Travel lightly
A lighter car will yield better fuel-efficiency, so clear out your trunk
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- All You Magazine | Shine Food – Mon, Oct 29, 2012 4:53 PM EDT
- All You Magazine | Shine Food – Tue, Oct 23, 2012 1:07 PM EDT
Collapsible Eco Lunch BoxTrying to break the brown bag lunch cycle? We hear you! Feast your eyes on these cute lunch boxes.From stack-able, nesting, and collapsible varieties as well as everything in between, we scoured the bento box market to bring you the best (and most affordable!) options so you can say "adios" to your brown bag. Now that you have a fabulous new lunch box, inspiring food ideas won't be far behind.Read More »from 5 Bento Boxes That'll Make Bringing Your Lunch Way More Fun
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Made From Silicone
Pack your lunch in this Smart Planet EC-34 Large 3-Compartment Eco Silicone Collapsible Lunch Box ($12.99 at Amazon.com, pictured above), and after you've eaten, wash it, fold it up and throw it in your purse. It's also microwave and dishwasher safe.
InnoBaby.com Bento BoxNot Just For Kids Although these Packin' SMART Lock & Lock Stacking Bento Boxes ($14.99 for two vessels at InnoBaby.com) were made to house meals and snacks for kids on-the-go, who's to say you can't use it for your lunches? The stackable containers lock together in place for
AllYouWith Halloween only a week away, it's crunch time for costume-picking. Need inspiration? Want to know what people are likely to dress up as (so you can make sure you don't have a copycat moment)? Look no further. Here's a list of Yahoo!'s most searched for Halloween costumes of 2012.
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Top 5 Most Searched Celebrity Costumes
1. Katy Perry
2. Nicki Minaj
3. Lady Gaga
4. Marilyn Monroe
5. Elvis PresleyAllYou
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Top Searched Character-Related Costumes
1. Minnie Mouse
3. Cat Woman
4. Wonder Woman
5. Katniss Everdeen (wig pictured above)
6. Power Ranger
7. Alice in Wonderland
8. Little Red Riding Hood
9. Poison Ivy
10. Harley Quinn
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T op Searched Halloween Costumes
2. Monster High
5. Minnie Mouse
6. Batman/Dark Knight
7.Read More »from Hottest Halloween Costumes of 2012
Bargain hunters know to go online to score discounts-especially this time of year. But there's a good chance that even seasoned Web shoppers are dropping more cash than they need to every time they click "Check Out." Follow our guide to sidestep hidden fees, avoid spending mistakes and instantly bolster your holiday budget. Watch out for these 5 common traps.
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HOW IT HAPPENS: Many e-tailers promise free shipping, but read the fine print and you'll often see that you have to spend a certain amount to get it. It's tempting to stock up on more than you need in order to nab the discount.
AVOID IT: First visit freeshipping.org to find stores that offer no-cost shipping without minimums. If you're willing to pick up purchases yourself, shop at a website that allows you to ship to a store for free-sometimes on the same day. Sears, the Container Store and Walmart (which now allows customers to
- All You Magazine | At Home – Fri, Oct 19, 2012 10:37 AM EDT
No time to get to the store? No worries-a no-cost solution might be sitting in your cabinet. Try these unusual problem solvers for cleaning challenges.
PROBLEM: Scuff marks
THE FIX: Buff with a banana.
Rub the inside of the peel over silverware, leather shoes and leather furniture. Wipe with a soft cloth. Be sure to test on a small, inconspicuous section first.
PROBLEM: Messy fingerprints
THE FIX: Raid the bread box.
Remove marks from painted walls or non-washable wallpaper by rubbing the area with a slice of white bread.
PROBLEM: Dingy stainless steel
THE FIX: Give it a gleam.
A staple in most garages, WD-40 also works wonders on stainless steel. Just spray and rub with a cloth for a spotless shine.
PROBLEM: Dirty mirrorsRead More »from We Tried It: 7 Bizarre Solutions to Common Household Problems
THE FIX: Foam away grime.
Clean a bathroom mirror with shaving cream (the old-fashioned white kind, not a gel variety), then wipe with a soft cloth. This tip