Leisure & Lifestyle

Mon
25
Jun

Master the art of selling snake oil

How would you sell a burp balloon to a ninja or a lava cannon to a rock star?

It takes a creative, convincing and perhaps a little left-of-center person to throw out that sales pitch, but it's all about "positioning yourself for the win," Jeff Ochs says.

Thu
21
Jun

Keep pool safe for your family, others

As we head into the "dog days" of summer and hotter days ahead, swimming pools will become even more popular with families and friends looking to cool off from the intense summer heat.

Wed
20
Jun

Local veterans make trek to World War II memorial

Paul Terry stood in front of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., staring at more than 4,000 stars - each representing 100 Americans killed in the war - on the memorial's Freedom Wall.

Wed
20
Jun

Local veterans make trek to World War II memorial

Paul Terry stood in front of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., staring at more than 4,000 stars - each representing 100 Americans killed in the war - on the memorial's Freedom Wall.

Tue
19
Jun

Take steps to beat the heat

When there are heat warnings or advisories in effect, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health suggest the following things to protect yourself and your family during hot weather:

Mon
18
Jun

Have a free weekend? Time for spontaneous fun

Sometimes weekend getaways that begin on a lark can be at least as fun, and often even more so, than carefully scripted trips with destinations mapped out months in advance.

Mon
18
Jun

Have a free weekend? Time for spontaneous fun

Sometimes weekend getaways that begin on a lark can be at least as fun, and often even more so, than carefully scripted trips with destinations mapped out months in advance.

Sat
16
Jun

Safety tips for drivers taking their pets on the road

Vacation season is underway and many dogs and cats will be joining their owners for a summer getaway. Although car trips can be stressful for many household pets, experts agree that they do not have to be if drivers take some simple precautions.

Thu
14
Jun

Home parties and direct sales: Formulating a plan for success

Are you in the market for some new cookware? Makeup? Scrapbook supplies? Or how about candles, jewelry, books or purses? We've all been invited to home parties. It's a fun way to hang out with friends, drink wine and shop in a relaxed environment.

Fri
08
Jun

Keep your next picnic safe and fun

It's the season again when friends get together to barbecue, families take a picnic to the park on the spur of the moment and long-awaited reunions gather relatives and weigh down picnic tables with everybody's favorites.

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