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Music Minute: Ken Wilber - Ran Out of Sky

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New York native and Country Music artist, Ken Wilber , has announced the release of his long awaited, twenty song album, Ran Out of Sky which was produced by multi-award winning songwriter and artist, Sonny LeMaire of the group Exile.

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Fun Freetime: Why Can't Every Day Be Halloween Song and Zoom Halloween Part

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With Halloween coming up soon, kids and parents everywhere are scouring thrift stores, building their costumes and generally getting ready for an exciting season of make-believe fun.

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Movie Minute: Smallville - The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition

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It’s been 20 years since Clark Kent first arrived in Kansas, and in honor of the 20 th Anniversary of the remarkable series, Smallville: The Complete Series 20 th Anniversary Edition will soar onto Blu-ray for the first time ever from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

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Freebies - Gratitude Journal Pages

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Download This Gratitude Journal Download This Gratitude Journal in Black and White Download the Coloring Pages THE BLESSING OF YOU Through engaging rhyme, pastor and bestselling author Mark Batterson and his daughter encourage young children to discover the joys of both counting their blessings and being a blessing to others.

Healthy Habits: Back-to-School Health from Earthley

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Kate Tietje is the Lead Herbalist and CMO of Earthley, a personal care and wellness brand providing all-natural alternatives for soaps, salves, tinctures, herbal extracts, and more. I had a chance to interview her to learn about her best health tips.

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Changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

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The U.S. Department of Education is temporarily changing certain rules to allow potentially hundreds of thousands of borrowers the chance to qualify for student loan forgiveness if they have worked in public service.

Healthy Habits: Trouble with Burnout and Focus?

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COVID-19 still dominates the headlines when it comes to events that are happening in our communities. However, we know that other tragedies and setbacks have also not stopped happening just because of COVID-19.

Consumer Critique: Crepini

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My daughter's best friend is gluten-free, so when she comes to stay with us we like to have appetizing options for her - and it's even better when it's something the whole family enjoys so we don't have to keep the food separate.

Amazing Art: Nature Painting in Watercolor and The Art of Paint Marbling

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My daughter does more sketching than painting, but I do like giving her art books in other disciplines so she can stretch her creativity in new ways. I was happy to get the following two books to review. In Nature Painting in Watercolor , the focus is on the plants that exist in nature.

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Book Nook: Mother and Baby Natural Care

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I don't have little kids anymore, but I was still really interested in being able to review Mother and Baby Natural Care. This book, written by French DIY wellness expert Émilie Hébert and natural care midwife Hélène Boyé, is full of practical, easy-to-follow recipes that you can make at home.

Healthy Habits: Halloween and Food Sensitivities

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Holly Darnell, RDN and consultant at Egglife Foods , is continuing to educate people on the dangers of food allergies around the Halloween & holiday season by sharing her top five tricks and treats to get your child through each safely, all while having fun.

Book Nook: More Gift Picks from Agate Publishing

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This Life Quntos KunQuest The debut novel of a man currently serving a life sentence at Louisiana State Prison, revealing the inner lives and daily turmoil of the incarcerated, with a voice that is at turns enraged, insightful, cutting, soulful, and poetic.

Pet Pointers: Mixbook's Best Pet Costumes

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Did someone say treat ? We’re not the only ones dressing up this holiday season! With 2020 bringing a lull to Trick or Treaters across the country, more people than ever stayed inside and dressed up their furry friends. This year, the trend continues! With nearly half a billion dollars spent in the US on pet costumes for Halloween, and 20% of owners planning to dress up their pets in 2021, we can’t wait to see what looks deserve a treat this year.

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Parenting Pointers: Nation of Bullies?

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We’ve traditionally thought of bullies as scowling kids who steal classmates’ lunch money or trip them on the playground. In recent decades, we’ve seen lots of “mean girl” types tormenting others on social media.

Movie Minute: Superman & Lois - The Complete First Season

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Superman saves the world, and saves his family when Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season releases on Blu-ray and DVD.

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Book Nook: Books from Apollo Publishers

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Books make great gifts - here are some new titles that might fit someone on your list! Raised a Warrior A star athlete shares her trailblazing account of triumph in the face of sexism, self-doubt, and injury, gives a remarkable global tour of the women's soccer world, and presents a stirring call-to-action to secure equal pay and conditions. Author Susie Petruccelli is driven to change the world for her daughter, so that she might grow up in a better world.

Giveaway: Vision Films

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I have a chance to giveaway a bundle of movies courtesy of Vision Films. They have a variety of films available; you can see a sampling below.

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Book Nook: Keeping It Real

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Keeping It Real by Paula Chase Paula Chase, the acclaimed author of So Done, Dough Boys , and Turning Point , explores betrayal, conformity, and forgiveness—and what it means to be family—in this timely and memorable stand-alone novel.

Healthy Habits: Combatting the Negative Effects of Zoom

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A year ago, the video call service, Zoom, was our hero to save the day when it came to interacting with one another and getting our kids an education. Nowadays, it’s still there getting the job done, but just not in the blazing glory like it used to. For me, Zoom has become just yet another application on the list of many that I use to communicate with my colleagues and team. So this got me thinking, how can we create new routines that negate the effects of zoom, and help our kids do the same?

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Amazing Art: Art Makers - Empowered Embroidery

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With Art Makers: Empowered Embroidery , learn to sketch and stitch strong, recognizable women from all walks of life.

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Book Nook: Gift Books from Hatherleigh Press

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A CHEF'S BOOK OF FAVORITE CULINARY QUOTATIONS highlights words of wisdom from a wide variety of people, including those in the food world and beyond. Features over 200 fun and inspirational quotes for anyone who loves to cook, eat, and entertain, this scrumptious collection is a perfect gift for the food lover in all of us.

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Time Tidbits: Is Your Facebook Habit Really Dangerous?

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Recent news has cast Facebook in a less than flattering light. But is the social media platform really dangerous? Elaine Parke says, like anything, the answer depends on how you use it. In a time of political division and social strife, it wouldn’t hurt most of us to take a break—or at least pay more attention to our scrolling habits.

Music Minute: Mama B & Uncle T - Zoology

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Mama B & Uncle T are releasing their first album Zoology Jacq Becker (Mama B) is a singer/songwriter whose music can be heard in various film & TV productions such as Top 5 (starring Chris Rock) & Pretty Little Liars.

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Book Nook: Peggy Parsley and the Buzzy Bumbles of Honeycomb Cottage

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Debut author W J Bixby’s Peggy Parsley and the Buzzy Bumbles of Honeycomb Cottage is nothing short of a delight. Aimed at four- to 10-year-olds, the author’s love of nature and passion for encouraging children to appreciate the vital role bees play is evident throughout this captivating tale.

Enriching Education: SHINE (Planet Classroom)

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Young people have inherited a world beset by crises but Planet Classroom in association with Creative Visions have invited youth globally to shine a light on their thoughts, feelings, hopes and desires for the world.

Book Nook: The Not-So-Friendly Friend

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Some kids have always struggled with appropriate boundaries in relationships. My older daughter was not very good at setting boundaries early in life, and often got taken advantage of. Now, with Covid-19 having affected how kids were able to socialize, this book I got to review can be even more useful for parents. The Not-So-Friendly Friend , is written by C hristina Furnival, m ental health therapist and mom.

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Smart Safety: Safest Cities in America

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With only 38% of Americans “very” confident they can protect themselves from COVID-19 when they go out in public, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021's Safest Cities in America , as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. To determine where Americans can feel most protected against life’s hazards, including nonphysical forms of danger, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 44 key metrics.

Music Minute: The Harmonica Pocket - Sing Your Song

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Two-time Parents’ Choice Gold Award-winner The Harmonica Pocket is releasing a fifth album for families with kids, Sing Your Song. Sing Your Song revolves around the theme of being yourself, in hopes of empowering young people,” says Keeth Apgar.

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Music Minute: Taylon Hope - Weightless

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Country music songwriter and performing artist, Taylon Hope , has released her most recent single, “ Weightless.”

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Book Nook: Lindie Lou On Ice - Exploring the Arctic with a Polar Bear Cub

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Looking for a children’s book series that’s guaranteed to make adults as well as kids smile? The Lindie Lou Adventure Series, based on award-winning author Jeanne Bender's adventures with her real pup, Lindie Lou, is a great introduction to chapter books for children ages 5 to 9.

Shopping Savings: Shield Pals Halloween

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Shield Pals, a Maryland-based personal protective equipment (PPE) retailer, has launched a line of 40 unique face shields for Halloween, including a witches hat face shield (complete with full brim), Frankenstein’s monster, a Viking helmet face shield, and more.

Parenting Pointers: 6 Signs of Healthy Coparenting

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Roughly 23% of children in the country live in a home with just one of their parents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This is a percentage that continues to increase, despite how damaging it can be to the child if healthy coparenting doesn’t take place.

Terrific Travel: WalletHub 2021 Travel Survey

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With some of the year’s busiest travel dates fast approaching, the personal-finance website WalletHub today announced the results of its nationally representative 2021 Winter Travel Survey , along with its updated list of the Best Credit Cards for Winter Travel , plus key money-saving tips for domestic and international travelers. Applying for the right card now will give people enough time to earn up to $1,250 in free travel.

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Fun Freetime: 2021 Indigenous Bowl

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7G Foundation, a collection of entrepreneurs, coaches and tribal leaders building on the strength of ancestors to mold the next seven generations of Native leaders through education, athletics, culture and real-world support, is pleased to announce its partnership with the National Football League and the Minnesota Vikings for the 2021 Indigenous Bowl. To learn more, please click here. The Vikings will host the first bowl game on Dec. 5, 2021 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN.

Caring Causes: Aprons for Kids

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Cooks Who Feed has already provided over 300,000 free meals to those in need. Now they will further that mission with the sale of their new aprons for kids. Every apron sold will provide 100 meals for those who need the assistance. The new aprons come in three color combinations, and two sizes, fitting ages 3-12. “We We are really excited about our new aprons for kids,” explains Seema Sanghavi, founder of Cooks Who Feed.

Area Attractions: WonderWorks Fall Programming (Pigeon Forge, Panama Beach, Syracuse)

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WonderWorks is making sure the fall season is a special time to visit the upside-down house. The beloved family attraction will be offering several new fall programs and exhibits, giving guests a chance to learn more about science, share their artistic abilities, and engage with the community. This fall, WonderWorks is hosting its second annual art contest, National STEM Day activities and a new Saturdays in Space virtual Q&A series.

Healthy Habits: Five Tips to Ensure Your Gut Health Doesn’t “Fall” Behind This Autumn

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By Dr. Chad Larson, NMD, DC, CCN, CSCS, Advisor and Consultant on Clinical Consulting Team for Cyrex Laboratories Summer has come to a close, and with how trying the last year has been, one can hardly be blamed for feeling tempted to indulge in some pumpkin spice or other seasonal goodies. While the occasional treat is fine, it’s important not to overindulge.

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Book Nook: Twinkle Fairies

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Judy Toma has published “Twinkle Fairies” a whimsical children’s book that focuses on diversity, the values of kindness and helping the environment. Her book would be a great gift for any boy or girl, as it is colorfully illustrated to teach kids valuable life lessons with the help of fairy friends. Toma invites readers to embark on a journey of self-discovery and to embrace the joys of life.

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Book Nook: The Encanto, Book 1 of the LA Fog Series

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An ancient Mayan artifact, smuggled into Los Angeles, unexpectedly alters three lives in bizarre ways.

Fun Freetime: Candy Activities from Thames.& Kosmos

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Candy seems to be a big part of Halloween - and Thames & Kosmos has a couple of activities to make candy educational! I had a chance to review these activities with my kids (and their friends), and we enjoyed them.

Music Minute: Dallas Remington - American Soil

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Dallas Remington has released an acoustic version of her current song, “ American Soil ,” a tune filled with heartfelt lyrics and deep engrained reflection in honor of our country co-written by Dallas Remington and Courtney Bumbacher.

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Book Nook: 10 Rules for Resilience

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In his new book, 10 Rules for Resilience S partan Race founder & CEO, Joe De Sena, outlines his 10 principles for building True Resilience—a term he uses for a body and mind that have been carved out of hard work, challenge, and failure. Resilience helps us approach overwhelming situations with confidence, allowing us to stay calm and even embrace setbacks.

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Book Nook: Cynthia Starts a Band

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Guest Post by author Olivia Swindler I have always been a storyteller. From the moment I learned that I could keep my sister's attention if I had a good enough story, I knew this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. When I started writing, it took me years to find my voice. No matter what the plot was, for some reason, the story kept falling flat. The words that I was writing didn't feel like me because they weren't me. The stories I was trying to tell were not mine to carry.

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