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Carve Your Favorite Artist Into Your Pumpkin This Year

I have noticed more and more pumpkins being carved and placed on front porches all over Central Minnesota. They are your typical pumpkins with the scary face, but you could be the talk of your neighborhood if you get a country artist template from GAC!

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Ten Frighteningly Cool Halloween Gadgets

Remember the good old days when Halloween meant trick-or-treating and bobbing for apples? Well, technology has made All Hallow's Eve a whole lot scarier. From advanced video displays to motion-sensing devices, these Halloween-themed gadgets will turn your home into a truly terrifying house of horrors. Here's

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Want Something For Free? I’ve Got the Best Free Wi-Fi Spots

Free is a wonderful thing. Just put the word “free” in front of something and someone will be very excited about having it. I know, I put an old couch on Craig’s List for free and you would have thought it was Luke Bryan for all the attention it received. Say free and people don’t even care if it has germs…say Luke Bryan and people don’t care if it has germs! Well, this is neither a couch nor Luke Bryan but you can find out all you’d like to know about either (or even germs) when you hook-up at the best free Wi-Fi locations in the St. Cloud area.

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Thos Robinson, Getty Images
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Pediatricians’ Group Says ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Is Bad for Kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics has called out Nickelodeon’s popular animated kids’ series ‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ saying its fast pace hampers childrens’ cognitive development.

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MyTudut, Flickr
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5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

Fall means school, and school means homework, and homework –- for many a family -– means stress and arguments. But getting homework done doesn’t have to be a daily battle. Here are a few easy ways for parents to make the routine a little easier for kids.

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Dave’s Labor Day Rules Of The Barbecue

It's Labor Day Weekend. The last unofficial weekend of summer. A weekend we all get together with friends and family, have fun, cook out and enjoy one last weekend together before the kids head back to school on Tuesday.

Your ba

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The Best Labor Day Sales on the Web

Labor Day means a three day weekend and respite from hard work for many, but it also means it's the season for end-of-summer deals. Here are some of the best savings of the season, from clothing to back-to-school gear.

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Make New Friends (and Preserve Your Sanity) by Joining ECFE

I signed up for Early Childhood Family Education the week my daughter was born. Heck, I’d never done this parent thing before, I was a stay-at-home mom and I knew I needed help! Well, parenthood turned out to be even tougher than I thought but ECFE was even better than I expected. This week you have an opportunity to learn more about the program.

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Women Gain Weight After Marriage, Men After Divorce

Getting hitched results in women putting on the pounds, whereas the male waistline is more likely to expand after a divorce.

Researchers from Ohio State University discovered this discrepancy after analyzing a study on the effects marital events had on 10,000 people between 1986 and 2008.

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Can Wasting Time Online Improve Employee Productivity?

In a study that anyone who works in an office will heartily embrace, researchers found that spending small parts of the day wasting time on the Internet makes workers more productive because it acts to mentally refresh them.

“Browsing the Internet serves an important restorative function,” concludes the report from the National University of Singapore.

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The Top 7 Most Inspiring TV Teachers

As kids around the world continue to put off their summer reading lists and inevitable Trapper Keeper shopping trips, teachers are already prepping to head back to school. And it's very likely that one of those hardworking people could be the biggest inspiration your kid's life. While we ca

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5 Fun After School Activities That Keep Kids Learning

A child’s day doesn’t end when the final school bell rings. In fact for many children it’s just beginning. Where to go for ideas? Oddly, pull from what your kids love most about school — and think outside the sandbox. From the physical, to the

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