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6 Simple Ways Parents Can Make a Teacher's Job Easier

Summer vacation is well under way, but make no mistake: the back-to-school season is right around the corner. If you want to make the transition back into the classroom easier for both your child AND their teacher, there are a few things you can do while school's still out. 

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National Hot Dog Day is 7/23: How To Get A Free Dog

The highly esteemed National Hot Dog and Sausage Council has spoken, and their word is law: July 23 is National Hot Dog Day, so how are you celebrating?

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11 Cool, Sweet National Ice Cream Day Freebies and Deals

National Ice Cream Day is possibly the sweetest summer holiday in the history of the universe, and trust me, we're totally on board with all of the freebies, BOGOs to celebrate everyone's favorite sweet treat on Sunday 7/19.

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Is Prime Day living up to the hype?

Amazon claimed today's Prime Day would be better than Black Friday, so how's it stacking up?

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Rolling your eyes at Black Friday in July? Here's what's worth your time.

Yes, Christmas in July and Black Friday in July are sales gimmicks. And yes, we all know that they tend to be pale imitations of Black Friday in November and the actual holiday shopping season. But retailers understand all too well that "Black Friday" is a powerful marketing ploy that we can never seem to resist, even when the date is still 140 days away. (And it is, I checked.)

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7 Reasons Why We All Need Black Friday in July

Black Friday is a day that divides the nation. Some love it for the thrill of the chase, the rush of pushing past a crowd to get the best possible deal, and the satisfaction of finishing holiday shopping before December hits. Others despise the very concept, and see the day's shopping frenzy as an example of everything that is wrong with modern society.

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3 Credit Cards You Need to Prepare Yourself for Black Friday

Black Friday may still seem far away, but with the time in between now and then you can set up your wallet to really take advantage of all the holiday spending you'll be participating in!

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8 Reasons Why I Love My Amazon Prime Membership

If you want to feel old, here's a startling fact: Amazon is turning 20 this month, and to celebrate, they're going big--like, Black Friday big. Yes folks, July 15 is Prime Day, and it's poised to change the way we think about so-called Black Friday in July sales. 

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12 Frugal Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

According to my calendar, summer is officially (and finally) upon us. And thank goodness. As a Chicagoan who endured another brutal winter, the summer solstice couldn't have come soon enough.

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4 Last-Minute Father's Day Gifts to Snatch up Today

Dad can be tough to shop for. While he might say he doesn't care about Father's Day, it will still mean a lot to him to get a thoughtful gift from you this Sunday. 

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