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Control the Clutter with Drop Zones

December 11, 2013 4:24 am

(Family Features) After returning home from a long day at work, a weekend soccer tournament or an all-day shopping excursion, it’s natural to want to drop everything and relax. However, literally dropping everything can cause a tremendous amount of clutter in the home, leading to stress, misplaced items and wasted time. To eliminate the clutter that busy lifestyles create, try establishing designated drop zones throughout your house to regain a sense of order. Don’t worry, you can still drop everything and relax when you come home – just drop everything in the right spot.

Entryway
As the first and last access point of your home, a lot of activity occurs here. Coats, scarves, hats and bags are dropped everywhere, while dirty shoes are kicked off and left behind. Basically, the entrance to your home can become a minefield.  To control unruly entryway clutter, try creating a drop zone near the door.  The addition of a coat rack or hooks make it easy to hang up outerwear, while a storage bench is a convenient place to take off shoes and neatly stow them away.   

Kitchen
Since the kitchen is the heart of the home, many family members congregate here. Establish a corner of the kitchen counter to drop lunch boxes, bottles and coffee mugs used throughout the day. To prevent a pile-up of papers and misplaced items, set up a command center with enough space to file mail and bills and store your keys and other small essentials.

Living Room
Don’t let relaxation be delayed because of disorganization. Depending on the size of your living room and how you use the space, you may need to establish several drop zones. For example, a coffee table tray or basket is ideal for storing remotes and chargers. Add storage cubes with bins as a convenient place to store and hide laptop cords, tablets, gaming equipment and children’s toys. Consider labeling a bin for each family member to “drop” or stow their stuff.

Bedroom
To clear clothing clutter, use a valet rod to hang up tomorrow’s outfit or clothes that need to be taken to the tailor or dry cleaner. Additionally, try designating a dresser drawer as a drop zone for jewelry, watches, your wallet or other valuables.

Make it a habit to use your strategically placed drop zones and your house will be organized and clutter free in no time.

Source: Closet Maid

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Unique Traditions and Festivals Bring America's Holiday Season to Life

December 11, 2013 4:24 am

From evergreen trees to palms, homeowners across the country trim their trees and deck the halls for the winter holidays. Homes.com sought out the top 10 exciting cities with the most notable winter flair and has announced its Top 10 Winter Wonderlands. Homes.com is showcasing the towns best known for their yuletide observances and winter festivities. From the fierce winter winds nicknamed “The Hawk” in Chicago, Ill., to the hot natural pools of Lava Springs, Idaho, America’s seasonal spirit spans coast to coast with distinct holiday style in each corner.

Each city in the Homes.com list of Top 10 Winter Wonderlands has its own unique traditions, making each winter experience an unforgettable one for locals and visitors alike. Check out the list of Top 10 Winter Wonderlands that have America buckling up their snow boots for a jolly ride this season. 

1. Atlanta, Ga.

Atlanta sparkles with traditional and thrilling holiday events, filling the air with anticipation and excitement for the season. Residents and visitors can enjoy the magical lighting of Macy’s Great Tree at Lenox Square or take a ride on the store’s “Pink Pig” train. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra delights with a series of holiday concerts, and the annual Children’s Christmas Parade makes its way through downtown Atlanta on famed Peachtree Street. Tour festive homes, especially one at Peachtree & Dunwoody that takes an over-the-top approach to lawn décor with more than 50 inflatables, including a giant spinning dreidel.

2. Saranac Lake, N.Y.

When you live in the woodsy timberlands of New York’s Adirondacks, you don’t have to venture far to be inspired by the season’s magic and allure. Besides the abundant natural beauty, this former logging town just up the road from Lake Placid plays host to an annual winter carnival dating back to 1897. Crowning the town is the massive Ice Palace, made from ice bricks cut from local Lake Flower and lighted at night. This beautiful icy facade sets the scene for a snowy paradise, picture-perfect for winter enthusiasts.

3. Chicago, Ill.

Even with temperatures dropping well below freezing, Chicagoans know how to shake off the winter blues. From gift shopping on swanky Michigan Avenue to checking out the twinkling lights of Lincoln Park Zoo, there’s something for everyone. Experience a German holiday celebration at the Christkindlmarket by enjoying authentic German foods, shopping and entertainment. The holiday spirit abounds as residents enjoy bundling up and taking in everything that makes living in the Windy City so fantastic.

4. Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

If living near hot springs and only two hours north of Salt Lake City’s ski slopes is not thrilling enough…Lava Springs offers a jaw-dropping winter tradition. Each year, locals run the snowy streets stripped down to bikinis and boots during the annual Fire & Ice Festival on Main Street. The race ends at the Idaho State Hot Springs, which stay toasty year-round at 112 degrees.

5. Boston, Mass.

With more than 58 colleges in the area, this city is renowned for its plethora of higher education options. Bostonians can take advantage of their proximity to these college campuses and enjoy many university choral concerts and holiday showcases throughout the season. Residents can also hop on down to Frog Pond in Boston Commons, the nation’s oldest public park, to ice skate or pick up a sled and ride down the snowy banks.

6. Nashville, Tenn.

The holiday season in cultured Nashville is filled with lots of carol crooning and jingle bell rockin’. The city’s southern belle homes of yesteryear get decked out in grandiose style. These wonderful old homes are decorated with authentic holiday antiques and showcase everything from trees trimmed antebellum style to historic holiday dress. To see some modern-day homes really put on a show, take a joy ride down Sunnyside Drive in the Brentwood community, known for its opulent light displays. As part of this annual tradition, the neighborhood collects donations from holiday lights spectators to raise money for local charities.

7. Baltimore, Md.

For 66 years in Baltimore’s Hampden section, the neighborhood light display has been a holiday spectacle that now garners national recognition. Every year, residents of 34th Street adorn their homes with lights in every nook and cranny for a sensational display. This fantastic showcase coincidentally shares its name with the iconic New York City street in the holiday film, Miracle on 34th Street. The out-of-this-world exhibition in one of the best cities to celebrate this holiday season has become so big that many residents argue it can be seen from space.

8. Grapevine, Texas

Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the holiday fun. Branded the Christmas Capital of Texas®, Grapevine has a wide range of excitement to offer every member of the family. With more than 1,400 events taking place over a span of 40 days, even Scrooge would get into the holiday spirit in this city. Music lovers can check out performances at the Grapevine Opry, take a break from the traditional celebrations at the indoor water park, or visit the International Christmas Market to purchase unique holiday gifts.   

9. Denver, Co.

There is no need to search high and low for unique inspiration in the Mile High City. Locals head to historic lower downtown Denver, nicknamed LoDo, for holiday fun with artistic flair. Each year, art students compete in the LoDo Aglow Window design contest, decorating store windows for the season. A walking tour of the district gives residents an up-close and personal look at the designs before they are judged by city officials, business owners and art enthusiasts.

10. Park City, Utah

With neighbors including U.S. Ski Team Olympians, Park City residents know how to take advantage of all the fun that comes with cold weather. Park City is a winter sports enthusiast’s heaven, receiving more than 500 inches of powdery snow each winter. Adventure abounds on over 100 slopes and trails. The historic Park City District also hosts a number of events, including a gingerbread house competition and the number one rated winter sports special, the Deer Valley Celebrity Ski Fest. The premiere network celebrity ski weekend takes place each December and draws stars from the Olympic Games, film and television, all participating to raise funds for a good cause.

For more information about America’s Top 10 Winter Wonderlands, visit the Homes.com blog at blog.homes.com.

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12 Tips for a Healthy Holiday

December 10, 2013 4:24 am

The holiday season is a joyous time of year, but it can also be stressful, exhausting and dangerous to your health. All the cooking, cleaning, shopping, decorating and entertaining can impact an individual's physical and emotional well-being and lead to injury or illness.

To maximize the joys of the holidays and minimize the risks of illness and injury, clinical experts from Kessler Institute, a leader in the field of medical rehabilitation, offer the following tips:

Don't Shop 'til You Drop

Holiday shopping can hurt more than your wallet, says Mark Brinn, P.T., director of Kessler's outpatient rehabilitation services. "Lifting and carrying all those packages can easily lead to aches, pains and strains of the shoulder, neck and upper and lower back."

  • Distribute the weight of shopping bags between both hands. Pick up heavier packages by bending your knees and lifting with your legs, not your back.
  • Take advantage of package holding areas, home delivery and other customer services stores may offer … or consider shopping online.
  • Shopping is a "sport," so be sure to stretch before you hit the mall or market, take breaks and stay hydrated.

Find Some Elves to Help

Falls account for 12 percent of seasonal emergency room visits, and 43 percent are related to falls from ladders, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "In the rush to get everything done, people take short-cuts or try to do too much by themselves," says Brinn. "The best advice is to ask for help."

  • Don't move furniture, large boxes or other heavy items by yourself. Enlist family, friends or neighbors to lend a hand.
  • Use a sturdy ladder when reaching for high shelves or the top of the tree and have someone hold it in place.
  • Remove clutter, including toys, pet supplies and throw rugs; tape down wires; and wipe spills and wet floors immediately to help avoid slips, trips and falls.

Indulge in Moderation

Whether entertaining at home or going to holiday parties, it's hard to avoid the many treats and temptations of the season. Jackie Waldron, a registered dietitian at Kessler, says that by planning ahead and following some basic nutritional guidelines, you can maintain a healthier diet and prevent weight gain.

  • Limit salt, sugar and alcohol intake. Consider serving nuts and dried fruit or hummus and pita bread instead of candy, chips and dips. Substitute honey, agave nectar or a little bit of sugar substitute for white sugars. Use citrus or fresh herbs, like thyme or cilantro, or spices to add flavor without adding salt to savory dishes.
  • Watch portion size and eat slowly to avoid overeating. Don't skip meals as you'll likely wind up eating more or grabbing fast foods.
  • Allow yourself a small splurge or two, so you won't feel deprived.

Stay Connected

While the holiday season may be the favorite time of year for many people, others find it emotionally overwhelming. According to Kessler psychologist Monique Tremaine, Ph.D., "Many people put too much pressure on themselves, trying to find the perfect gift or host the perfect party. In addition, the holidays can evoke memories and feelings of loss and loneliness, which can lead to a lack of interest in seasonal activities, mood swings, changes in sleeping and eating habits and depression."

  • Be realistic; no one can do everything. Set reasonable goals and expectations for yourself and others. Enlist the help of family, friends and neighbors.
  • Have a sense of purpose. Plan to spend time with family or friends if possible, or consider volunteering at a shelter, food bank or other community organization.
  • Acknowledge your emotions, talk about them with close family or friends, and seek professional help if these feelings of sadness or depression persist.

One final recommendation from the experts at Kessler Institute: Get some exercise! Whether you take a walk, go to the gym, or even go dancing, exercise is an excellent way to relieve tension, re-energize your spirit and help to burn some of those extra calories from holiday sweets.

Source: Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation

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Cautious Consumers Stalling Housing Momentum

December 10, 2013 4:24 am

Positive momentum in the housing market continues to lose steam as Americans remain cautious about their personal finances and the state of the economy, according to Fannie Mae's November National Housing Survey results. Among those surveyed, nearly two-thirds believe the economy is on the wrong track while the share expecting their personal finances to worsen during the next year has increased during the past few months to 22 percent. Meanwhile, consumers' home price expectations have declined steadily since summer. The share who say prices are going to increase within the next 12 months fell to 45 percent and the average home price change expectation dipped to 2.5 percent from 2.9 percent. In addition, the share of those who expect mortgage rates to climb in the next 12 months has remained at an elevated level since it spiked in June.

"We continue to see caution as the defining feature of Americans' attitudes toward the economy and their personal financial situation. In this environment, the housing recovery is likely to improve, but only at a gradual pace," said Doug Duncan, senior vice president and chief economist at Fannie Mae. "As the economy continues to improve and household balance sheets for most Americans are slow to repair, we continue to see the transition to a full housing recovery as a slow process. Upcoming fiscal policy discussions and labor market developments may also lead to some bumps along the way."

Other survey highlights include:

  • At 2.5 percent, the average 12-month home price change expectation continued to fall, decreasing 0.4 percent from last month.
  • The share of people who say home prices will go up in the next 12 months fell slightly to 45 percent, and those who say home prices will go down decreased to 9 percent.
  • The share of respondents who say mortgage rates will go up in the next 12 months increased by 2 percentage points to 59 percent.
  • Fifty percent of respondents said it would be easy for them to get a home mortgage today, an increase of 4 percentage points from last month.
  • The share of respondents who said they would buy if they were going to move decreased slightly, to 68 percent.
  • The share of respondents who say the economy is on the right track increased to 32 percent but remains low compared to earlier this year.
  • The percentage of respondents who expect their personal financial situation to get worse in the next 12 months held steady at 22 percent.
  • The share of respondents who say their household income is significantly lower than it was 12 months ago increased slightly to 17 percent.
  • At 33 percent, the share of respondents who say their household expenses are significantly higher than they were 12 months ago fell slightly from last month.

Source: Fannie Mae National Housing Survey

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Is Your Retirement at Risk?

December 10, 2013 4:24 am

Around 70 percent of pre-retirees plan to work longer in retirement, while only 37 percent of retirees took this approach to address retirement risks. These findings are one of several retirement planning issues covered in the Society of Actuaries (SOA) new research report, "2013 Risks and Process of Retirement Survey." The report provides insights on how Americans decide to retire and how they manage resources in retirement.

The online survey of retirees and pre-retirees from ages 45 to 80 provides a glimpse into individuals' financial approaches for retirement and it identifies gaps in retirement preparations. The biggest issues of concern for retirees include inflation, paying for health care and the risk of depleting savings. The survey findings include:

  • Thirty-eight percent of pre-retirees expect to retire by ages 65 to 67 and 15 percent of pre-retirees do not expect to retire. Of the surveyed retirees, nearly 30 percent retired under the age of 55 and another 24 percent retired between ages 55 to 59.
  • Forty-one percent of pre-retirees plan to stop working for pay all at once, compared with 78 percent of retirees who stopped working for pay all at once. Another 35 percent of pre-retirees plan to work for pay part-time or periodically.
  • Health problems would be the primary reason for an early retirement, according to 42 percent of the surveyed pre-retirees.
  • One-quarter of both pre-retirees (25 percent) and retirees (27 percent) said disability or no longer being able to cope with the physical demands of the job would lead to an early retirement.
  • Both the surveyed retirees and pre-retirees plan to reduce spending, increase savings and reduce debt to manage retirement risks. More than 90 percent of both pre-retirees and retirees plan to eliminate all of their consumer debt. A majority of pre-retirees (93 percent) plan to save as much money as possible and 88 percent of pre-retirees plan to cut back on spending to manage risks.
  • Both retirees and pre-retirees have a median planning horizon of 10 years. Around 45 percent of pre-retirees think it is very possible to plan for day-to-day expenses, though they are less likely to plan for other issues in retirements.

Only 36 percent of the surveyed pre-retirees have a financial plan, compared with 67 percent of retirees who have a financial plan.

Source: Society of Actuaries

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Are Workers Naughty or Nice When it Comes to Office Holiday Gift Giving?

December 9, 2013 4:24 am

As workers are dashing through the stores to buy gifts for their loved ones, they are also making a list – and checking it twice – for what to buy their colleagues. According to a national holiday survey commissioned by leading staffing company Spherion, the majority of American workers (52 percent) plan to give gifts to their co-workers. Yet, more than half (55 percent) don't expect to receive anything in return.

Primarily, workers plan to give to peers at their level (36 percent) and to their bosses (27 percent). And when it comes to gifts for bosses, the desire to get ahead and outshine other colleagues are factors in making this decision. In fact, a majority of employees (58 percent) think that most employees give gifts to their bosses in order to get ahead. Roughly one-in-10 workers (11 percent) who have purchased a gift for their boss have spent more than their co-workers in order to outshine them. Just 9 percent of employees plan to give a gift to those who report to them.

The survey also queried what workers would prefer to receive as a gift from their boss, if they received one. Nearly all workers (93 percent) would rather receive non-typical gifts, with a cash bonus being the overwhelming preference (selected by 74 percent of employees). Others would be happy with an extra day off (29 percent), a handwritten thank-you card (12 percent) or a lavish company holiday party (9 percent).

"Although this is the holiday season, these results uncover how workers want to be treated in the office all year long," said Sandy Mazur, Spherion's division president. "Workers want to show respect and appreciation for others, but they also want to receive gratitude from their co-workers and bosses, and not just in the form of gifts. There are many other ways to give thanks besides a traditional holiday gift."

Other survey findings include:

Money:
• Two-in-five employees who have given gifts to co-workers (44 percent) have spent, at most, $20.
• At the higher end, almost the same proportion (42 percent) has spent $26 or more.
• Twenty-two percent of workers believe holiday gifts purchased by people in the workplace should be a reflection of how much money they make.

Shopping/Gifting Behaviors:
• Thirty-seven percent of workers agree that buying gifts for co-workers stresses them out just as much as buying gifts for others on their shopping list.
• Among those purchasing gifts for multiple co-workers, 41 percent plan to purchase the same holiday gift for each of them.
• Sixty percent of workers give presents to co-workers because they want to, not because they feel they have to.
• The majority of employees report they don't feel any pressure to give holiday gifts to their co-workers (59 percent), boss (56 percent) or anyone who reports to them (51 percent).
• Of the 73 percent of workers who have ever received a holiday gift, one-in-four (25 percent) of them have at least sometimes returned their gifts.

Gender Differences:
• Women are more likely than men to report that they expect to give (58 percent vs. 47 percent, respectively) and receive (52 percent vs. 40 percent, respectively) gifts.
• On the other hand, men who have purchased a gift for a boss are nearly three times as likely as their female counterparts (15 percent and 6 percent, respectively) to have spent more on their bosses to outshine their co-workers.

Office Events:

• Only 16 percent of companies host a formal gift-giving event, and 83 percent of those offices set a limit on how much to spend on the gift.
• Fifty-one percent of workers take cultural/religious differences into consideration when purchasing gifts for others in the workplace during the holiday season.

Source: Spherion

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Lagers Lead with Beer Drinkers, According to New Survey

December 9, 2013 4:24 am

This National Lager Day, Dec. 10, Anheuser-Busch will raise a toast to America's most preferred style of beer, and for good reason. With ever-increasing interest in beers and brewing, adults still say that lager is their favorite type of beer, according to a new survey conducted by the brewer and KRC Research.

The findings show a preference for lager by a wide margin over ales with the majority citing lager's crisp flavor as the reason.

Beer drinkers have long loved lagers, and the style still reigns supreme. American lagers make up the large majority (75 percent) of today's overall beer category.

The National Lager Day survey of more than 600 beer-drinking Americans age 21 and older affirms a prevailing preference for lagers and reveals more about how they are enjoyed. Key findings include:

• Beer drinkers prefer lagers 2-to-1 over pale ales and 3-to-1 over IPAs and stouts.
• Two-thirds of beer drinkers like the crisp flavor of lager more than beers with bitter, sweet or fruity flavors.
• When it comes to serving style, respondents say enjoying beer in a glass bottle is best (38 percent), followed closely by beer on draught (32 percent).

Source: Anheuser-Busch

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Are Your Pots Past Their Prime?

December 9, 2013 4:24 am

(Family Features)—Mealtime can be a daily challenge no matter the size of your household. Part of that challenge can be having the right cookware. More than simply tools in the kitchen, cookware is a way to enjoy the process of cooking and bring family and friends together. The notion of upgrading your cookware may be far from mind, but having the right pot or pan will keep family and friends coming back for more.

A recent survey concludes that most Americans own a piece of cookware that is approximately 17 years old. This survey also reveals that three out of 10 Americans admits to not knowing how to properly gauge the wear and tear of their cookware. When you know how to properly evaluate your cookware, you’ll have confidence in your supplies, making the process of cooking even more rewarding.

Step One: Check Your Cookware

Look at your pots and pans to assess the wear and tear of each. Check for signs of chipping, rusting, or warping that may affect the performance. Flip it over and look at the bottom to see if it is burned, which could affect how the pot or pan heats. Also, check the handles and lids to see if they are bent or missing.

Step Two: Test It Out

Once you’ve checked the condition of your cookware, it’s time to test it out. Chipping, rusting, and warping can affect the cooking or cleanup performance of your pots and pans. Be sure to test your cookware to ensure these flaws are only cosmetic. If your cookware is nonstick, a good test is to fry an egg – if it sticks to your pan then it is likely time to buy yourself a replacement.

Step Three: Reevaluate Your Needs

Once you’ve reviewed and tested your cookware, you can decide what you should keep, what to reinvest in and what you need to recycle. Start by asking yourself how often you cook, how much do you cook, and do you find yourself needing different sizes and shapes of pans while cooking?

A good rule of thumb when looking for new cookware is to look for pots and pans that are branded by manufacturers with a long track record, such as those which carry the DuPont™ Teflon® brand logo.

Finally, it’s important to feel the cookware in your own hands. Visit your local retail store and pick them up. Find out if the handles feel comfortable, the weight is good – and if you love the color and style. Most of your favorite retail stores have great selections to meet your needs.

Source: www.NothingMessesWithIt.com

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Liven Up Your Home with Color

December 6, 2013 4:24 am

(Family Features) The summer months are all about color. From flowers in bloom to vibrant beach towels and colorful dresses, summer brings with it a multitude of hues.

If you feel that your home is in need of an update, adding a little pop of color can help. Start by thinking about the colors you want to add, where color can make the most impact and just how much you need to give your home a fresh look.

Here are a few tips to get you started on your adventure in color:

Explore Color
Begin by visiting your favorite clothing boutique, stopping into a paint store or flipping through home design magazines for inspiration. Choose the looks you are most drawn to or the colors that evoke a feeling of happiness or calmness. These colors reflect your personal style and will make you feel most comfortable in your home.

Start Small
After picking a color palette, don’t go out and paint your whole house with it; start small. Just changing your accent pillows, throws, lampshades or accessories can make a big impact when you are introducing a new color. Remember to make sure the color flows well throughout the entire space, especially if your home has an open floor plan with rooms easily visible from one to another.

Accent with Artwork
Another easy way to bring color to your home is by updating artwork and wall decor. Simply moving artwork from one room to another can give your home a refreshed look. Adding some newly purchased pieces can also breathe new life into your home!

Be Brave
If you’re ready to go all out with color, it’s fine to make a dramatic change. The kitchen is a great place to go big with color and it’s usually the gathering place in the home. To bring bold color in the kitchen, and to set the tone for your entire home, update your cabinetry.

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5 Tech Toys You Can Find at the Dollar Store

December 6, 2013 4:24 am

It’s easy to break your budget at holiday time. But blogger Marc Saltzman, whose Digital Crave seeks out bargains for stingy shoppers, has discovered a handful of tech toys regularly found and sold way below retail at dollar stores including Dollar Tree, Dollar King, Family Dollar, National Dollar and others.

Check your local store for these techie bargains that are worth putting under your tree:

• LED book light - This clamp-on, a steal for a buck, does the same thing as the $20 version at your local book store, illuminating a book for reading in low-light. Available at Dollar Tree locations, the slender, silver book light attaches to a soft- or hardcover books. Includes three AG13 watch batteries.

• Retractable Mouse – If you need a spare computer mouse, look for a retractable USB Mouse from Tech-1, available in white or black for less than two bucks. Plugs into an available USB port on your PC or Mac – no drivers needed – and you can pull on the cord to give yourself as much space as you need. It’s not wireless, but this small and affordable accessory could be an invaluable travel companion.

• Maplock GPS anti-theft device – If you have a standalone GPS navigation device, you know it can attract thieves. Instead of spending up to $30 elsewhere, you can pick up the Maplock for a couple of dollars. It clamps onto your GPS, locks it down and tethers it to your steering wheel via a security cable. Be sure to buy the correct Maplock to fit your specific GPS model.

• Double headphone adapter – If you’re hitting the road for the holidays, siblings might want to listen to the same music, movie or game in the backseat – without disturbing you. Whether using a smartphone, portable media player, tablet, laptop or gaming system, they can split the enjoyment with the HRS-Global Double Adaptor ($1). On one end is a male 3.5mm jack to snap into your device. On the other end are two female ports to plug in earbuds or headphones.

• Tilt Top Calculator (Studio) – A solar-powered Tilt Top Calculator from Studio ($1.50), has an easy to read, adjustable display. Scientific calculators were also offered at some dollar stores.

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