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Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving Great

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The winter holidays are one of the most wonderful times of the year. After all, nothing is quite as fantastic as sharing good food with friends and getting to spend time with relatives you don’t see all the time. Despite the joy of Thanksgiving, however, you may find that the cost of throwing a holiday celebration quickly add up. This year, there are a few steps you can take to minimize your holiday costs without sacrificing the quality of your celebration.

Bring a dish

The first way you can cut costs is to share the responsibility of food with your guests. Instead of feeding 10, 15, or even 20 people on your ...

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Protect Your Financial Information Online During Holiday Shopping

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The virtual world presents plenty of potential dangers to those who are not familiar with online safety and privacy concerns. Some choose not to use the Internet for things like shopping or social media at all for fear that they may end up compromising their personal lives or having their identity or financial information stolen. However, there are various straightforward steps that you can take to help protect your personal and financial information online allowing you to take advantage of the Web and everything that it has to offer.

Be Mindful of What You Share on Social Media Sites

Social networking has become an inescapable part of everyday lives for hundreds of ...

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Learn how to brush your teeth WHILE you exercise!

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If you can perform a one armed pull-up, fine, but then you probably don’t need to be exercising while brushing your teeth. For those who don’t want to hurt themselves attempting a ridiculous feat of strength, coordination, and balance, there is an easier way to exercise while doing a daily hygienic task. Remember that every little bit of exercise counts!

Most people spend about five minutes each day brushing their teeth. Two minutes in the morning and two minutes at night. That is five minutes that you could be used to add some easy and sweat-free exercise to your day!

Squats

The easiest way to exercise while brushing your teeth is by doing ...

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Do You Know How Your Smile Makes People Feel About You?

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If you have stained, discolored and crooked teeth, or just a less than perfect smile, chances are you are a bit self-conscious about your appearance. Even if you are reluctant to admit it, that self-consciousness can get in the way of your personal life and even harm your professional career.

On some level, the self-consciousness you feel about your smile and your teeth may seem a bit irrational, but there is some evidence to back up those feelings. Like it or not, the quality of your smile can affect how people perceive you. Whether it is your boss at work, the first date across the table or even your own family ...

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Poor Gum Health & Heart Disease

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You already know that gum disease can cause a host of health problems, from severe tooth pain and tooth loss to bad breath and periodontal problems. What you may not know, however, is that neglecting the health of your gums could put the health of your heart at risk.

It may be frightening to contemplate, but there is definitive link between gum disease and heart disease. If you cannot remember the last time you visited the dentist, there are some very good reasons to make an appointment right away.

Research

Research is still ongoing, but the results so far show a definitive link between chronic gum disease and the development of heart disease. ...

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Maximize Your Benefits by Talking with Your Dentist Before the End of the Year

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Open enrollment time is almost here – that special time of year when employees get to pick their medical and dental coverage in an attempt to maximize their benefits and get the most out of their hard-earned money. No matter what you do for a living, it is important to look at your current benefits carefully before you decide on the right type of coverage for the coming year. In many cases, you may have additional coverage available and benefits you have not yet used.

One of the best ways to make the most of your current benefits is to sit down with your dentist and talk about what you have ...

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Take Care of Your Teeth – Delicious and Healthy Trick or Treat Snacks for Your Little Ghosts and Gob

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Halloween is almost upon us, and that can mean only one thing. Pretty soon, ghosts and goblins from throughout your neighborhood will be descending on your home with treat bag in hand, and they will be hoping for something sweet.

Giving out candy and other sweet treats at Halloween is a time-honored tradition, and participating in the festivities can be fun for you and for your kids. Even so, you do not want to jeopardize your own dental health, or the bright white smile of your children and their friends. A single night of candy is not worth months of tooth decay and cavities, but there are things you can do ...

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