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Friday, Jul 1, 2016 at 02:36 PM EDT

Hold the Burgers: Meatless July 4 Grilling Ideas

The Fourth of July barbecue doesn't always have to be about hot dogs and burgers. The holiday is a great excuse to fire up the grill and throw on some tasty veggies that will make you forget about the standard... »

Budget-Friendly Gifts for Mom

Budget-Friendly Gifts for Mom

Buying a Mother's Day gift doesn't have to be stressful or expensive. This year, show mom you care with these fun and affordable gifts. »

6 Best Buys for Mother's Day

6 Best Buys for Mother's Day

It's time to honor that special woman in your life. Mother's Day is approaching, and whether you are buying for your mother, your wife, or both, consider some inexpensive alternatives or ways to save money... »

How to Throw a Kentucky Derby Party

Year after year, there is a flurry of excitement leading up to the Kentucky Derby, with an endless series of parties and celebrations. It is the one American race that inspires the spectacle and pageantry of... »

Lake Compounce Giving Away Free Tickets

Lake Compounce Giving Away Free Tickets

If you’re in need of a morning coffee, you could also wind up with some free Lake Compounce tickets. »

New Lake Compounce Roller Coaster Opens Saturday

New Lake Compounce Roller Coaster Opens Saturday

A new roller coaster will open at Lake Compounce in Bristol on Saturday and 12 people have been chosen to be the first to ride it. »

Barbie Unveils Misty Copeland Doll

Barbie Unveils Misty Copeland Doll

Misty Copeland, the first black female principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, now has her very own Barbie doll. The doll is a part of the Barbie "Sheroes" program, which creates dolls in the likeness... »

Cracker Jack Replacing Toy Prize With Digital Codes for Mobile Games

Cracker Jack Replacing Toy Prize With Digital Codes for Mobile Games

It's the end of era. The iconic prize found in a bag of Cracker Jacks will be replaced with stickers containing digital codes for mobile games, the company announced Thursday. Cracker Jack, which is owned... »

Optical Illusion Puzzles Thousands on Social Media

Optical Illusion Puzzles Thousands on Social Media

A new optical illusion has set social media ablaze and it has nothing to do with the color of a dress. »

Tax Day 2016 Freebies: Here's the List

Tax Day 2016 Freebies: Here's the List

Great news, procrastinators!

Tax Day is Monday, April 18, this year, so last-second filers had a little extra time to knock them out. »

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