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Book Nook: Titus

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The story of Dr. Titus Plomaritis reads like a pitch for a Hollywood movie.

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Book Nook: I Can Handle Him (Excerpt)

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Tory falls into line with a few people who are hovering around the cake table. Screw healthy eating. She burned off enough calories in her morning TRX class to earn this slice.

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Area Attractions: Great Wolf Lodge MN Howl N' Splash Summer Bash (7/15-8/25)

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Make waves this summer at the first-ever Howl N’ Splash Summer Bash at Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota. The celebration kicks off July 15 and runs through August 25, 2018.

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Consumer Critique: TCG Toys Perfect Playroom

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I recently had a chance to review some fun products from TCG Toys for anyone with a toddler or preschooler. The first product is a Gelli Mat , perfect for playing on the floor. It comes in several options - Mickey Mouse, PJ Masks, and PAW Patrol.

Music Minute: Steve Elci & Friends - Jump in the Puddles

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With well-nigh a decade of performing for kids and families under his belt buckle and a flock of awards crowing in his hip pocket, independent singer/songwriter Steve Elci is pleased to offer the fourth Steve Elci & Friends album, Jump in the Puddles , set for release on July 13, 2018.

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Shopping Savings: Xanterra Christmas in July

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Xanterra Travel Collection , a global adventure travel company that offers a world of unforgettable experiences, today announced a host of “Christmas in July” deals on everything from luxury resorts to cruising the high seas, lodging and experiences in the country’s most iconic national parks, international tours and adventure travel.

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Smart Safety: Are You a Stalker?

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We have all heard of celebrities being stalked or maybe you have even had a stalker of your own. But have you ever considered that you may be the stalker?! A survey released today reveals that more of us are stalkers than we think. The team at SafeHome.org interviewed 2,000 men and women and asked them to reveal their deepest and darkest secrets. Here are the top 10 Signs You May Be A Stalker.

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Innovative New Baby Products

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Summer is here and we all want to soak up the vitamin D, run through the grass and breathe in the fresh air. Before you head to the park or beach with the kiddos, make sure to pack your bag with these handy AND stylish helpers from BooginHead. After one fun-filled outing, you won’t know how you lived without them.

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Soul Sustenance: Connectedness and Mental Health

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How we are more connected digitally than ever before yet so disconnected and the importance of mental health awareness An event of seismic proportions occurred in 2012, yet nobody was aware of it. That was the year when something had entered our lives as a gift of great value, cherished and welcomed with open arms, yet it turned out to be a thief. That something was the smartphone.

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Shopping Savings: Amazon Prime Day Tips from Retail Me Not

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With Amazon Prime Day around the corner, RetailMeNot’s Shopping and Trends Editor, Sara Skirboll , shares her tips on how your readers can make the most of their Prime Day shopping. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to speak with Sara on other ways to maximize Prime Day shopping! Tips for Successful Amazon Prime Day Shopping Be ready when the festivities begin and check back often. Amazon Prime Day’s best bargains are available in limited quantities.

Thrifty Thinking: Financial Advice For Gen Z - Avoid Mortgages, College Debt, Start Saving Now

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The oldest members of Generation Z have recently left college and entered the workforce. For some, learning how to handle their new money and expenses will be an education unto itself. They can start by learning from the money-managing mistakes of previous generations, says financial management coach Tom Graneau , author of Pennies to Power ( www.tomgraneau.com ). He points out that most millennials, for example, aren’t doing a great job of saving money.

Enriching Education: Super Me

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How many children spend their summer break promoting brain health for preteens?That That is why Alex and Sophie Sherzai stand out. Alex age 13 and Sophie have developed a book and program called Super Me that promotes brain health in preteens. Their program called for proper nutrition, exercise, entertainment, and learning. They believe show that taking care of the brain takes care of health. Alex at age 13 is entering college and Sophia is soon to follow.

Pet Pointers: Six Tips To Keep Pets Safe During Storm Season

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While no one is immune from the devastation of a natural disaster, preparing before a storm hits is key to keeping everyone in your family—including your pets—safe. Here are six ideas to keep in mind for your pet as you map out your disaster preparedness plan. • H ave your pet microchipped. In the event of an emergency—natural or otherwise—you want to ensure your pet can get back to you if you’re separated. Collars and ID tags, though important, can break or detach.

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Area Attractions: Minnesota Eats at Valleyfair (7/14-8/5)

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Valleyfair is introducing Minnesota Eats , a new exciting food festival, weekends, July 14 – August 5, in the Gazebo Stage area of the park. Minnesota Eats will feature uniquely Minnesotan food combinations in new and vibrant ways along with local beer and live music.

Smart Safety: Medical ID Theft

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Employees at Missouri-based Children's Mercy Hospital fell victim to a phishing attack that compromised the personal information of more than 60,000 patients. The incident was identified on December 2, 2017, and the passwords for the compromised email accounts were promptly reset. Separate email accounts were also affected on December 15 and 16, and again the passwords were reset. Additional unauthorized access occurred to another email account on January 3, 2018.

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Amazing Apps: Nyjah Huston #Skatelife

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Hugo Games (OMX: HUGO) today announced that “Nyjah Huston #Skatelife” is now available worldwide on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Nyjah Huston #Skatelife” allows players to team up with the world-famous skateboarder in his first official mobile game and steer him through challenging environments in Venice Beach, California.

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Need Diversity In Your Workplace?

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I t might feel more comfortable to work with people who are – more or less – just like you, but study after study has shown that’s not the best way to do business. Research finds that diverse workforces are more effective workforces, which is why many large companies now have diversity programs for the recruitment and development of women, racial minorities, and LGBTQ individuals.

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World Wisdom: Ministry of Tomorrow's Vegan Handbag

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Eco-fashion house Ministry of Tomorrow announces the launch of its new Vegan Bag collection. Many animals killed for leather experience cruel and gruesome treatment that is typical with factory farming. No animals were slaughtered in the production of Ministry of Tomorrow bags in contrast to the global leather industry that slays over one billion animals each year. The new Vegan Bag collection is produced at the Ministry of Tomorrow’s fair wage, eco-factory in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Color Tips from Ace Hardware - Color of the Year

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Ace has always been "the helpful place," but this is the first time ever that their Color of the Year was a brand new color completely created, named and voted on by their consumers. During Ace’s Neighborhood Paint Party in March, fans were encouraged to hand mix, create and name their own paint color for a chance to be entered into Ace’s Color of the Year Contest.

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Free Mac & Cheese Bagel from Einstein Bros. Bagels

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Foodies everywhere will unite on July 14 for National Mac and Cheese Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a FREE Mac & Cheese Bagel! Members of Einstein Bros.® Bagels’ Shmear Society can visit their local Einstein Bros. location on Saturday, July 14 to receive their free, mouth-watering bagel creation with purchase. Mac and cheese and bagel lovers alike won’t be able to stop cheesing after one bite into this innovative mashup of two classic comfort foods.

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Thrifty Thinking: Tech that Saves Us Time & Money

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Technology is designed to make our lives easier. But which ones actually live up to the hype? ATS analyzed apps, gadgets and subscription services for everything from shopping to personal finance, identifying the tech that saves the most time and money ! Top-savers by category: Automated food delivery: 25 hours, $480 per year Property rentals: $1,080 per year Water bottles: $730 Budgeting: $11,400 per year Streaming media: $960 per year Car share: 35 hours, $1,248 Visit the site to learn more!

Healthy Habits: 5 Ways Neglecting Your Teeth Can Cost You – In Money And In Health

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Here’s a hard fact to chew on: Adults between the ages of 20 and 64 average losing about seven permanent teeth, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). Lost teeth are just one of the many costs that can be incurred by neglecting your oral health.

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Area Attractions: X Games Minneapolis (July 19-22)

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As X Games Minneapolis returns for its second year in the Twin Cities from July 19 – 22, it will host a variety of entertainment and activities suited for the whole family throughout X Fest, which will be located in the Medtronic Plaza at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Amazing Apps: Planet Gold Rush

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Oregon based Truly Social Games is stoked to partner up with the recent star of TV’s Gold Rush, Todd Hoffman, to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for players of their mobile game PLANET GOLD RUSH. “I’m I’m giving away my gold that I dug out of the ground as prizes every week,” said Todd. “It’s It’s a way to reach out, get some gold into people’s hands and meet the fans - and yes, anyone can win my gold!”

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Book Nook: Giggles and Joy - Spiritual Life Lessons for Kids

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I recently had a chance to review some books written by an author with a strong desire to make the world a better place: Giggles and Joy. The books are very heartwarming, with sweet words of advice by Ariane de Bonvoisin.

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Thrifty Thinking: 4 Ways To Plan For Rising Healthcare Costs In Retirement

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What keeps you up at night? For millions of Americans, it’s the question of how they will fund their healthcare expenses in retirement. A survey from Franklin Templeton Investments about retirement costs found that Americans are most concerned about how they’ll cover medical and pharmaceuticals bills. Those fears are well-founded, given the high costs of nursing homes, assisted living, hospitalization and prescription drugs.

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Free: How to get Tickets to 2018 Open Eagles Camp Practices at Lincoln Financial Field

Frugal Philly Mom

The Eagles will also host two public practices at Lincoln Financial Field: Sunday, August 5 beginning at 7 p.m. Military Appreciation Night presented by Dietz & Watson) and Saturday, August 11 beginning at 10 a.m. Family Day). The practices will be free of charge and open to the public.

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My blog turns 10 today.

The Frugal Girl

It’s a little crazy to think of, but it’s true: I’ve been blogging here at The Frugal Girl for a decade now. That practically makes me a senior citizen in the blogging world. my 2008 profile picture.

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Zaycon Fresh Foods has suspended operations

The Frugal Girl

I placed an order for chicken breasts back in March, and then another order for shrimp in April. They were due to arrive in July and August respectively, but I’d already been charged for them. Zaycon put up a notice on their site that they were ceasing operations, effective June 25th.

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Giveaway: Family 4-Pack to an Advance Screening of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

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Enter to WIN 1 of 10 Family 4-Packs to an advance screening of Hotel Transylvania 2 on Saturday, July 7th at 11 AM at United Artists Riverview Plaza 17 & RPX! a Rafflecopter giveaway. Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for the purposes of this post.

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7 Reasons Moms Need Self-Care

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As a mom, so many things fall on our plate. These 7 Reasons Moms Need Self-Care are something I know I need to share. We fall into the trap of taking care of everyone else far too often, and that. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Five Frugal Things | I installed a faucet, for one.

The Frugal Girl

I replaced a bathroom faucet. I walked into my kids’ bathroom and noticed that the faucet was steadily dripping. I did some googling, as one does when faced with a homeowner problem, and discovered that fixing a leaky faucet is quite do-able.

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Five Frugal Things | A little tailoring, for one

The Frugal Girl

Happy Monday, friends! How about Five Frugal Things to start off the week? I joined Shell’s Fuel Rewards program. Mr. FG has been filling up at the Shell station, and he noticed that they have a Fuel Rewards program. So, I signed up and now we’ll get at least 5 cents off per gallon.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | $152.16, to be exact

The Frugal Girl

I earn a commission through links in this post. What I Spent. I spent $152.16 this week, so I am pretty much exactly on budget. Excellent. July Spending. Week 1: $154. Week 2: $152. What We Ate. Saturday. I grilled some marinated chicken, made buttermilk biscuits , and cut up a watermelon. Sunday.

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July Bucket List Update (Also, I’m not deleting your comments!)

The Frugal Girl

Every year, I publish a list of the things I want to do before summer “kicks the bucket” My list is a mix of practical and fun things because I want my summer to be a mix of those two.

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Giveaway: Family 4-Pack to Upper Darby Summer Stage Presents Freckleface Strawberry the Musical

Frugal Philly Mom

The uplifting musical comedy “Freckleface Strawberry The Musical” will light up Upper Darby Summer Stage. Based on the bestselling book written by actress Julianne Moore, “Freckleface Strawberry” features toe-tapping songs and dances and explores important lessons such as embracing one’s differences.

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Stitch Fix, June 2018 | No one’s booty could look good in this skirt.

The Frugal Girl

I’m currently trying Stitch Fix using the “the cheaper, the better” price range setting. It’s not ending up to be exactly cheap so far, but it’s a fun experiment. I earn a commission through links in this post. I know that’s a long title, but whatever.

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Tuesday Tip | Parmesan Cheese lids fit Mason jars!

The Frugal Girl

It’s true! Those plastic lids from grated Italian cheeses fit regular-mouth Mason jars. In my opinion, they don’t fit quite as well as the lids that are made for Mason jars, but hey, if you’ve already got them sitting around, they’re a free one-piece screw-top lid.

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