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Halloween Face Painting Tips & Tricks

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Elizabeth Villamarin, the professional makeup artist ("Hannah Montana," "High School Musical," and "Wicked") behind the spooky and sweet Halloween face-painting how-tos here, offered these simple tips and tricks for parents transforming their young trick-or-treaters this season.

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Fly-Time Scavenger Hunts

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You end up with a lot of idle time when you travel by air. Scavenger hunts are an easy way to spend those hours calmly.

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Keep Your First-Aid Kit Handy

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There's no such thing as a vacation from minor injuries and ailments, so a well-stocked first-aid kit is essential to have on hand.

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Theme Park Fun 101

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Planning the perfect family vacation, you get to go somewhere new, somewhere fun, a place where you want to do everything.

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How to Book a Vacation Rental

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Now that she knows the advantages of renting a private home when she travels, you'd be hard-pressed to convince Meg Carter to put her family of four in a hotel room. If you think a vacation rental is right for your family, here's how to begin your search for the perfect place.

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Tricks for Halloween Treats

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Scare up some smiles with easy Halloween food styling tips. From eating by jack-o'-lantern candlelight to black scrambled eggs, your kids will have a howling good time.

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Basic Sauteed Chicken

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Have I mentioned yet how absolutely delicious this recipe is? No? Well let me mention it now: Properly sautéed chicken breasts are completely excellent, and I'm going to offer you a tutorial here for just that. You can do what you like with them when they're done: make the simple pan sauce and eat them as is, or slice them up to top a salad or pasta or to fill sandwiches or burritos. But the idea here is that it's dinnertime and what you need to make is dinner and there's no time for brining or braising or marinating. I'm showing an optional accompaniment of sautéed mushrooms because I happened to have them, they happen to go well with chicken, and they happen to be beloved by 3 out of 4 people in my household. Buttered egg noodles make a great accompaniment, since the delicious juices seep over on the plate and season them perfectly

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Veggies in Disguise

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Fun tips to get your kids to eat their veggies.

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Eco Etiquette

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When snacking on the beach, make sure you throw away plastic bags and garbage, which can easily drift into the water.

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Ten Tips for a Peaceful Season

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Kids get pretty anxious over the holidays. It's a time of excitement and wonder, and they often have a hard time relaxing, staying calm and sleeping well.

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