Back to School on a Budget

Back to School on a Budget

While kids may be dreading going back to school, parents everywhere are most likely looking forward to it, with the exception of one part—possibly the only part kids do get excited about— back-to-school shopping. This annual rite can strain already-tight finances for many. If you’re looking for ways to save on back-to-school shopping, read on for some tips that can help.

Healthy Habits for Raising Healthy Eaters

Healthy Habits for Raising Healthy Eaters

According to registered dietitian Deanna Segrave-Daly, there are many simple ways for parents to get their little ones to eat the foods they need to grow up strong and healthy. Here are a few ideas you can incorporate into your family’s routine.

Five Seasonal and Super Gifts for a Host

Five Seasonal and Super Gifts for a Host

Whether you are attending an elegant, candlelit feast or a BBQ bash at the lake, a gift for your host is always thoughtful and appreciated. While the easy way out is often a bottle of wine, it’s easy to choose a gift that’s different and just as welcome. Choose from the gifts below or use them as a springboard for your own creative solutions, or mix and match to create a bundle that will be sure to delight. Just remember that, most importantly, your gift should be a joy and a treat—not a burden that will distract from the party or add to your host’s busy preparations. Keep in mind your host’s tastes and you are guaranteed to please.

Top US Cities for Luxury Real Estate Investment

Top US Cities for Luxury Real Estate Investment

When it comes to real estate investment, the adage is still true location, location, location. Asset management company Candy & Candy recently released the 2014 Global Prime Sector report. This document, produced in collaboration with Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, highlights the best locations for luxury real estate investments throughout the world. In a list that included Hong Kong, Dublin and Tel Aviv as alpha cities or rising stars, three U.S. cities made the list.

Great Places to Take Summer Visitors

Great Places to Take Summer Visitors

Will this summer find you hosting guests from afar? When you’ve spent enough time barbecuing on the patio or lounging by the pool, have a few excursions planned to show your visitors some of the best places in the Hanover area and beyond. Read on for a few of our favorite places to show off to visitors.

Ways to Protect Your Family Outdoors

Ways to Protect Your Family Outdoors

As your family is enjoying the great outdoors during this adventure-filled season, make sure your yard is properly treated to avoid the dangers of poison ivy, oak or sumac. Learn the proper steps to keep the threat of poisonous plants away from your family and property. Ashton Ritchie, Lawn & Garden Expert and Author offers this expert advice for protecting your family.

Spearmint: A Gardener’s Enemy and a Chef’s Friend

Spearmint: A Gardener’s Enemy and a Chef’s Friend

If you’ve ever grown spearmint, you know that soon the only plant growing in your garden is spearmint. This hardy herb takes over a plot of ground, and once it does, it’s nearly impossible to kill. Luckily, its invasiveness is forgivable for its versatility in cooking, bringing freshness equally well to sweet or savory dishes. Spearmint can play a supporting role at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. It blends well with other herbs but doesn’t upstage the main ingredients. Also heralded for its medicinal qualities, mint is known to settle upset tummies. Here are a few recipes to try this summer; they’ll help keep the spearmint invasion at bay. Enjoy!

Minimalism as Possibility in a Modern World

Minimalism as Possibility in a Modern World

Professional athlete Emmitt Smith said, “We are all born naked into this world, but each of us is fully clothed in potential.” This is the soul of minimalist aesthetics. Strip away the trappings of society all of the clutter and we are nothing but potential. This is more than a philosophy; minimalist artistry and interior design have turned into a physical representation of the human psyche.

3 Tips to Stay Healthy and Active During Summer

3 Tips to Stay Healthy and Active During Summer

With summer officially here, it’s time to rethink your workout routines and make sure they stand up to the summer heat. Depending on where you live, if you like to work out outside you might have to shake up your schedule and exercise at different times. If you live in a hot climate, consider a dip in the pool or bring your fitness routine indoors. No matter your workout preference, drink lots of water and don’t push yourself in the heat—there are plenty of activities to choose from that are cool, safe and summer-proof.

10 Summertime Classics

10 Summertime Classics

If you’re searching for a page-turner to read this summer, it might be time to return to the classics. All the titles in this list have summer settings, so you can easily transport yourself from poolside, beachside, or lakeside into their pages. Happy reading!