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Learn Martial Arts: Form, Accuracy, and Power

When beginning to learn martial arts, you need to practice form first, followed by accuracy and power. If you try to skip over form, you will be unhappy with your power and accuracy results. Martial a

Ideas for Planning a Party

Party planning doesn't have to be hard!party image by Travelfish from Fotolia.comGoing to parties is easy. Planning your own can be just as easy, as long as you invest time and preparation into making it everything you want it to be. Food, drink, and music are the basic building blocks of...

How to Set up a Table for Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States, as well in other parts of the world. It is a time when we give thanks for the blessings we have received, as well as a time to give to others. So much thought is put into the preparation of a Thanksgiving dinner, including pur

The Most Romantic Christmas Gifts

Christmas is a romantic holiday because you should be cuddling up with your spouse through the cold weather. Some romantic holiday gifts are inexpensive and some are free if you are on a tight budget. Even though some people are impressed by expensive gifts, you can get a romantic gift no matter wha

History of Mardi Gras Beads

Mardi Gras is a celebration steeped in tradition and culture, one of America's biggest parties of the year. One of the most popular customs of Mardi Gras is the throwing of colorful beads from parade floats to the crowd on onlookers below, a tradition with an interesting history.

Unique Homemade Housewarming Gifts

Traditionally given to new homeowners by friends and family, housewarming gifts are typically items used to furnish the new house. The gifts are sometimes presented during a housewarming party where the new home is shown to guests. Instead of giving an unoriginal gift such as dishes, consider a uniq

Mother's Day 2012: The History

She's honoured in many countries around the globe. She's a nurturer and peace maker by definition. She's the female who gave life to you...That's right, your dear 'ole Mum.

Ideas for a Daybed for a Boy's Room

A boy's bedroom is, of course, a place for him to sleep and relax, but it is also a place for him to play and learn. If the room is limited in space, consider outfitting it with a daybed that is placed length-wise against the wall to free up more floor space for playing and exploring. To help the da

Fun Beer Gifts

Whether he's a beer aficionado or just someone who really enjoys a cold one, give him what he loves with a fun beer gift. Wrap up his favorite six-pack for a happy surprise, or send a beer of the month to his door for an entire year. Novelty gifts and glassware will give him new ways to sip on the s

How to Make Frankensteinfurters

Does Halloween cooking make you tremble? Help is here with one of my favorite main courses. Frankensteinfurters are just the ticket for an indoor barbecue during a freak electric storm.

Cool Gifts for 9-Year-Old Boys

Buy a cool 9-year-old boy a cool gift.boy image by Svetlana Kashkina from Fotolia.comIf you're looking for cool gifts for a 9-year-old boy, you're lucky; 9-year-old boys are inherently pretty cool themselves. They're interested in just about everything, they're willing to try just about...

Gift Ideas for Grandfathers

Most grandfathers will say they don't want gifts from their grandchildren and that the most important gifts they receive from their grandchildren is time spent with them. While all grandchildren should take time out of their busy lives to spend time with their grandfathers, if there is a special oc

How to Make a Recyclable Homemade Rock Costume

Rock stars have long been a popular Halloween costumes for people of all ages. Punk rock hair, rock star clothes and shoes can often be put together with some items you have lying around the house. For items that you do not already own, you can typically find accessories or missing pieces at local c

Nativity Sets Teach The True Christmas Story

Remembering the religious significance of Christmas can be just as fun as exchanging gifts and planning festivities. Consider the addition of a Nativity set to your family or community's holiday celebrations.

How to Celebrate Halloween in Atlanta

The Atlanta area really goes all out for Halloween. Choose from a variety of Halloween festivities from haunted houses, historic ghost tours, costume contests and family-friendly activities that ensure a spooktacular holiday.

Card Making Ideas for Graduation

Handmade graduation cards add a personal touch.university graduation celebrates his graduation with his girlfri image by Gina Smith from Fotolia.comWhen graduation rolls around, send out cards to your friends or their children. Instead of buying pre-made cards, make graduation cards that...