Sunday, November 25, 2012
Tired feet? Stay in Lilburn and let your fingers do the shopping with online deals promoted as Cyber Monday and Cyber Week specials.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
With Black Friday weekend shopping coming to a close on Nov. 25, the shift online is happening with local and national stores advertising Cyber Monday deals, just a click away. But why wait? If Black Friday sales started Thanksgiving Day, it stands to reason that Cyber Monday sales would be poised for an early kickoff (and extension) as well. Here's A Sampling Of Cyber Monday, Cyber Week Sales (with kick-off dates as early as Sunday, Nov. 25)
Saturday, November 24, 2012
This animated movie has been dubbed "The Avengers" for the sandbox set.
In "Rise of the Guardians," the myths of childhood -- Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the sandman, the tooth fairy and Jack Frost -- come together as superheroes to battle Pitch Black, the Bogeyman, who is threatening childhood with fear. Here's what the critics are saying: Based on a kids’ book series by William Joyce, “Guardians” is a hodgepodge of myths and legends that resembles a sweet-toothed version of “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.” There’s so much plot that grade-schoolers may need to take notes. ....But as a group, the characters grate. The gruff, tattooed Santa would fit in on “Sons of Anarchy,” and his rivalry with the Easter Bunny is as memorable as a cereal box promotion. Only the Sandman, with his Harpo Marx-like …
How to avoid weight gain during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Just because the holidays have arrived, it doesn’t mean weight gain has to come too. Antonio Cain, a registered and licensed dietitian at Dekalb Medical Center, says the key is to remain conscious about the amounts and types of foods you choose throughout the holidays. “Many people simply just don’t think. So much food is presented at once, and often times we overeat,” Cain said. -- What weight-control measures have worked for you in the past? Share them in the comments below. It’s difficult to pass on many of the holiday foods, especially since they are filled with tradition. So Cain suggests before a holiday meal, eat some fruits or veggies and drink water to prevent overeating. During the meal choose lean cuts of meat, avoid fried foods…
Friday, November 23, 2012
Have your own suggestions on how to survive the Black Friday shopping frenzy? Add them in the comments.
Thanksgiving may be the great feast day, but for many, it’s the day after that has many folks celebrating. Black Friday carries the anticipation of getting your entire Christmas list knocked out cheaply and efficiently in one day. Or maybe not. I’ve had successful and unsuccessful Black Fridays, and trust me, to get the former, you need to strategize. Here are some tips to remember before hitting the aisles: 1. Gather all the pertinent information you need to effectively shop. Who needs a gift? What are their preferences? Where do they shop? 2. When it comes to clothing, what are their sizes, favorite colors and most complementary styles? (It's not a good idea to get a caftan for someone who should be wearing straight lines.) 3. When it…
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Myth or truth? Here are the Thanksgiving post-feast facts.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
by Dr. Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS - Physical Therapist and Co-owner If your family is anything like mine then you all fall asleep soon after eating that big feast on Thanksgiving, (or you want to!). Most of us eat a delicious meal of turkey and other side dishes like mashed potatoes (regular and sweet), stuffing, cranberry sauce, corn, and of course pie for dessert. Is the hype about the tiredness related to eating turkey true? I did some research and I have the answer… Thanksgiving turkey does have the makings of a natural sedative in it, the amino acid called tryptophan. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid, meaning that the body can't manufacture it by itself; the body has to get tryptophan and other essential amino acids from…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Patch is here to rescue you and your Thanksgiving meal.
It's Thanksgiving and you're on the verge of crisis! We rounded up some useful information to help get you through the day and have a fantastic meal: "Help! I don't know how long to cook the turkey!" For a 10-18 pound bird, Butterball recommends cooking it for 3 to 3 1/2 hours for an unstuffed bird. Add another 45 minutes to an hour if you like to cook yours with the stuffing inside. Visit their website to find answers to more questions or call their hotline at 1-800-BUTTERBALL (800-288-8372). "Help! I forgot a key ingredient!" Many grocery stores like Kroger and Publix will be open until Thursday afternoon, and some will even be open regular hours. “Help! My mashed potatoes are a mess!” Try to soften them up by adding milk or chicken …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
How do you do you do your shopping for Christmas gifts?
Every year there is an increased drive to get shoppers into stores. Black Friday now gets an early start on Thanksgiving Thursday, Buy Local campaigns push Small Business Saturday shopping and technology and social media sites encourage Cyber Monday logins. The message is clear - shop early and shop often. So what is your shopping style for the holidays? Will you be shopping off your Thanksgiving meal on Thursday or Friday, supporting the small businesses in your area on Saturday or is the computer your preferred shopping mall on Cyber Monday? There are, of course, the traditional procrastinators too. Are you one of those shoppers found at the local drug store just before closing time on Christmas Eve? Let us know how you expect to get …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Georgians are part of a national movement to keep holiday cash at home.
“Look, Charlie, let's face it. We all know that Christmas is a big commercial racket. It's run by a big eastern syndicate, you know.” – Lucy van Pelt to Charlie Brown in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Americans have worried about losing the true meaning of Christmas since at least 1965, when Charlie Brown lamented the holiday’s commercialization in a Peanuts special. This year, there’s a movement afoot to bring Christmas closer to home. An apparently anonymous essay circulating on the Web has drawn the attention of people in Georgia. It calls for buying local services as gifts instead of products manufactured in foreign countries: You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city…