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How to Prepare for the Upcoming Holidays in Advance

This is a guest post written by one of our Bees, Stephanie Modkins The holiday season is only a couple of months away. Engaging with family, spending extra money, and heavy workloads create more internal chaos. The best way to enjoy the last few months of the year more is to prepare early. Here are a few things that you …

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5 Surprising Fun Facts about St. Patrick’s Day

This is a guest post written by one of our Bees, Stephanie Modkins St. Patrick’s Day marks the 24-hour period in which people wear green and drink lots of beer. It’s also an annual excuse for an awesome parade.   Now, these elements sum up what the average Joe knows about this holiday. So, the following 5 surprising facts about St. …

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5 Fun Facts about Valentine’s Day

This is a guest post written by one of our Bees, Stephanie Modkins Love is in the air. And by now, you’re either thinking of or purchasing a special treat for a loved one. Why? Celebrating Valentine’s Day is as American as apple pie. Yet, most people don’t know much about the origins of this 24 hour period. So, here …

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Christmas Foods From Around the World

This is a guest post written by one of our Bees, Stephanie Modkins In America, food is a big part of Christmas. During this holiday, celebrators kick their cooking skills up a notch by producing special dishes. They are ones full of fat, sugar, and spices.  We can’t wait to eat grandma’s delicious red velvet cake or glazed ham. This …

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5 Budget-Friendly Winter Activities

As winter gets closer opportunities for outdoor activities get fewer and further between. This makes it important to have a list of options on hand for when you have some winter weekends to burn through.   Luckily, winter offers chances for cheap, family friendly activities and stay at home date nights. Break out the candles, put the water on for hot chocolate, and get …

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Why Do We Eat Turkey on Thanksgiving Day?

This is a guest post written by one of our Bees, Stephanie Modkins Despite our differences, Americans have a lot in common. One thing we have in common is what we eat on Thanksgiving Day. Regardless of race, religion, or gender, most of us consume turkey. This bird is so popular that 77 percent of its sales occur in November. …

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5 Options to Manage Holiday Depression

This is a guest post written by one of our Bees, Stephanie Modkins Some of us experience depression during the holidays. The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) states that sixty-four percent of mental health sufferers feel more depressed during the holiday season. The causes vary, but common ones include a lack of income and social isolation. So, if you …

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How to Throw a New Year’s Eve Party on a Budget

Hosting a NYE party (or any party for that matter) can be pretty expensive. The cost of invitations, decorations, and food can add up quickly. Some people spend hundreds of dollars on over-the-top New Year’s Eve parties, even after spending tons on recent holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. That doesn’t need to be you! Throwing an amazing low-cost family-friendly New …

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DIY Halloween Decorations Using Mobee Rewards

Halloween decorations are an integral part of the holiday, but they can often cost a lot more than you’d expect. There are a ton of DIY Halloween ideas available through a simple Google search, but those articles can’t show you how to maximize your Mobee rewards to make the most of your Halloween decoration budget. The spooky decorations you’re dreaming …