(BPT) - From shopping for gifts, planning holiday travel or parties and wrapping up work projects, the weeks leading up to the holidays can be full of activity. For those tackling their shopping list, finding the perfect gift for a special loved one may sometimes feel overwhelming. However, for savvy shoppers who leverage the following tried-and-true tips, holiday shopping can be stress-free, fun and convenient.
It's a decision that many who celebrate Christmas struggle with each holiday season: should I buy a real or an artificial Christmas tree? Lovers of real trees will tell you that nothing compares to having the scent of the outdoors in your home during the holidays, while artificial tree fans claim that they don't miss vacuuming up needles once the season is over. Both real and artificial trees have several advantages and disadvantages.
Women report more stress over the holidays compared to men. They say it's harder to relax during the holidays. Women also are more likely to engage in default coping skills, like comfort eating. Why is this the case?
With a refrigerator full of Thanksgiving leftovers, try these ideas to make use out of the turkey and sides. Turkey Sandwiches Chances are, after cooking a big Thanksgiving meal, you want to do very little cooking for a few days. Leftover turkey sandwiches are a classic for a good reason -they're delicious. Get creative and use some fancy relish or melt the cheese or add some stuffing, gravy or cranberry sauce. Or throw some bacon on there for a flavor boost. Broth
(BPT) - If your individual shopping trips are sprints, then Black Friday is your marathon - an action-packed, intense early morning hunt that's not for the faint of heart. And you love every minute of it. From that first warm cup of coffee while camping out with family and friends to finding amazing deals, Black Friday is a holiday in and of itself. The tips included below will help you make this year's Black Friday your best yet.
Number of servings Serves 10 Ingredients For the turkey: 1 whole turkey (about 15 pounds), thawed 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary 3 to 4 cloves garlic 1/2 cup water For the sauce: 1 cup balsamic vinegar 1 cup defatted pan drippings 3 tablespoons brown sugar Directions Preheat the oven to 325 F.