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Classic Holiday Tradition Gets Modern Update With Help From Beloved Furry Friends, The Care Bears

(NAPSI)—It’s a familiar scene in homes around the globe this time of year: The anticipation of the season is building and family traditions are coming alive. Children are on their best behavior waiting for Santa to arrive, mantels are decorated with monogrammed stockings, Christmas trees are filled with meaningful ornaments and decorations, parents are wrapping and hiding gifts, and lights are twinkling both inside and out. For many, these family preparations and traditions also include unveiling an Advent Calendar, a special calendar used to count down to Christmas with 25 doors or windows that house special little surprises when opened each day leading to Christmas.

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Thursday 11/20/2014
Five tips to protect yourself from cybercrime this shopping season
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - Experts anticipate the number of cyber threats will increase this holiday season, especially during the popular Cyber Monday shopping holiday, as shoppers head online and in-store in record numbers to purchase gifts. Consumers should be on alert following this year’s high-profile cyber data breaches at national retailers, yet many are not taking sufficient precautions to protect their personal information.

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Monday 11/17/2014
Helpful tips when shopping for tech gifts for the holidays
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - Today’s holiday wish lists certainly have a lot more digital items than they used to. Whether it’s for school, work or personal use, everyone wants the latest technology. If you’ve started your shopping search already, you know the market is full of different types of devices. So how do you know which technology is the right option for the loved one on your list? It can be confusing, but don’t worry; the information below can help you make a wise choice and ensure your gift is the star of the holiday season.

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Simple tech tools to help reduce holiday stress
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - The chaos of the holiday season can leave even the most organized person feeling a little hassled. You have to balance your schedule that’s filling up with holiday activities, your to-do lists of gift shopping and getting ready for guests, and your budget that’s struggling with added seasonal expenses. It all makes these last few weeks of the calendar year feel a bit overwhelming.

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Thursday 11/13/2014
Five Ways Your Smartphone Can Help You Get Through the Holidays
Updated: November 13, 2014 - 4:32 am

(StatePoint) Millions of Americans find themselves focused on planning the perfect party, juggling a packed social schedule and shopping for the best holiday deals.

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Simple steps can keep you and your family healthy
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - Pay attention to the news headlines and you may be wondering if you and your loved ones are safe from unseen perils like germs, bacteria and viruses – even in your home. There are things you can do to protect your health but it’s also good to know where germs linger. Some of their hangouts may surprise you.

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Wednesday 11/12/2014
Reuse to the rescue: Learn how advanced technology can help combat water scarcity [Infographic]
Posted: November 12, 2014

(BPT) - The demand for water is growing exponentially. According to the United Nations, the world’s population is estimated to grow from 7 billion in 2011 to more than 9.5 billion by 2050. With the increasing demand for food and manufactured goods, there will be even greater pressure on freshwater resources. Although the search for alternate water resources is of paramount importance, the reality is that wastewater reuse is a significant alternative to address this challenge. Learn more about the issues effecting water scarcity and how advanced water treatment technology can provide a reusable solution, helping make the most of every drop.

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Monday 11/10/2014
5 simple strategies to shop smarter online this holiday season
Updated: November 17, 2014 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - ‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, and the top trend for 2014 is to skip the crowds and long lines and purchase holiday gifts online instead. In fact, the average shopper will do 44 percent of their holiday shopping online, according to the National Retail Federation, spending just over $800 total on holiday goodies.

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Thursday 11/06/2014
Red-Hot Black Friday Tips
Updated: November 07, 2014 - 4:32 am

(NAPSI)—Savvy shoppers know the holiday shopping season begins in earnest on the day after Thanksgiving. According to a recent consumer survey, more than 85 percent of shoppers typically plan to hit the stores on Black Friday.

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