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Play Games Without Batteries This Summer
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Taking Kids to the Farmer's Market
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Sponge Splash Balls
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Finding Christmas Activities
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Re-read The Books You Have

How many of us see a movie a second, third, or even more times and always find something we missed? Well, it's no different when reading a book. Our brains cannot absorb all the information the first, second, or even third time around.

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Is Netflix Worth it?

I have had my eye on Netflix for a while. I believe its unlimited rentals for 20 dollars a month but you can only have a few movies out at a time (unless you pay more). Is anyone out there using it and having a good or bad experience.

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Riddle: Object Has Keys That Open No Locks

Can anyone help me solve this riddle? What object has keys that open no locks, space but no room, and you can enter but not go in? Thanks for your help.

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Take A Short Car Ride
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What Color Is Grover?

Ok everyone, I need your opinion. We are having a debate on Sesame Street's grover. Is he blue or purple? I say blue.

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Link: Free Online Jigsaw Puzzles

If you like working jigsaw puzzles you'll really like this site! It's free, easy to navigate and has both a random option and oodles of specific puzzles to choose from including how many pieces.

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Refill Your Popcorn At End Of Movie

When seeing a movie at the theater, I usually end up buying a large popcorn for an additional 75 cents more to get a free refill, but I never really refill it. So, you not only paid big bucks for a movie, but you just lost an additional 75 cents.

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Quiz Lovers Paradise

The standard online Merriam-Webster dictionary has oodles of assorted free fun knowledge quizzes you can take. The categories include quizzes such as Visual Vocabulary, Memory, Attention, Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical and Encyclopedia.

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Link: Play Online Games That Donate To Charities

Simply enjoying playing some online games at these two links will help generate donations for women in need of mammograms or help for animal rescue shelters! The sponsors will donate up to 10 cents per each minute of play.

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Save Extra Fast Food Napkins

When eating out at fast food restaurants, we are usually given too many napkins that end up in the trash. Now we fold them up and take them with us.

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Free Meals for Children at Restaurants

I am looking for names of restaurants that have free (or discounted) children's meals. We love to go out to eat, but I get so upset when we have to pay for children's meals, and thay do not eat all of it. Any idea's for free meals or discounts would be great.

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Cheap Date Ideas

My boyfriend and I go to the movies a lot and it and can cost a lot to go. It gets old renting or going to the movies all the time. There is not much to do. I live in a small town. I need some date ideas. Cheap date ideas. Thank you.

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Joke: Girlfriends

A group of 15 year-old girlfriends discussed where they should meet for dinner. Finally, it was agreed upon that they should meet at the Dairy Queen next to the Ocean View restaurant.

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Trivia At Dinnertime

We all have unused games laying around. Some have educational information cards, like Trivia. Take the cards and put a few on the table, next to salt and pepper.

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Entertainment Ideas for a Single Female

I don't drink, smoke, gamble, do drugs, or go to church. The nearest place to volunteer is 100 miles away. People ask me if I have hobbies, it's like what? Does anyone have any ideas on what a single female could do?

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Favorite Books

What is/are your most favorite book(s) that you've ever read or are reading now?

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Characteristics of the Blind
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Tootie (Unknown Breed)

Meet our dog Tootie. He's a stray dog my wife found deep in our back woods recently. She doesn't normally pick up strays, but she said that this dog kept staring at her like he was trying to say something.

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Saving Money at Restaurants
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Capt. Mel Anderson's Alaskan Whale Stew

If you make this, please let me know how it is!

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Library for Free Entertainment
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Take Tupperware for Leftovers When Dining Out

It is common knowledge that styrofoam equals sustainability's nemesis. When I am forced to take home an entirely too large take-home box after a meal out, I cringe. To solve this, I take a tough, non leaking, Tupperware with me when I eat out now.

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Joke: A Real Man

A real man is a woman's best friend.He will never stand her up and never let her down.He will reassure her when she feels insecure and comfort her after a bad day.He will inspire her to do things she never thought she could do; to live without fear and forget regret.

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Activities for the Elderly and Disabled

My mother is legally blind and handicapped with a left arm she is unable to use and a right arm and hand that will work but on a limited basis. She has been active all of her life and now sits in a nursing home where she is bored and wants something to do so that she feels like she is accomplishing something. I have gotten her books on tape which have helped but I would appreciate any ideas you can suggest. Thank you.

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Unplug For a While
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Basic History from Historical Movies

I grew up watching old classic movies - the sort now on TCM. So many of them had historical or bigraphical themes, that I am sure that I filled in holes in my historical knowledge just by watching them - Painless!

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Hobbies to Avoid Gambling

I'm a 27 year old single woman and I live in Henderson, NV, close to Las Vegas.

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Really Strange Joke

If you're paddling upstream in a canoe and a wheel falls off, how many pancakes fit in a doghouse?

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Activities for the Elderly and Disabled
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Scrabble - Cooking Edition

If you like word games and you like food and/or cooking then you're really going to love Scrabble Cooking Edition! I am asking for one for Christmas. Oh, and if you know other word loving foodies your Christmas gift is solved for them too :-)

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Saving Money on Going to the Movies
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Geocaching: A Thrifty Adventurous New Hobby
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Netflix Instant Movies on Your Wii
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Review: Redbox for Cheap and Convenient Movies

If your family likes to rent DVDs, check your area for a Redbox. They are usually located at WalMart or a local grocery store. There is a website to check for locations. It only costs $1 a night and no late charges ever.

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A Wife's Duties (A Joke)

Three men were sitting together bragging about how they had given their new wives duties. The first man had married a woman from Iowa and had told her that she was going to do dishes and house cleaning.

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Audiobooks From The Library

Listen to audiobooks! I get them for free from the public library and listen to them as I drive and when I go for my power walks. I "read" about 2-3 books weekly using this method.

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Using Your Public Library
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Spending Less on Entertainment
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Funny: Winning Is Fun!

My once in a lifetime big winner! Made playing bingo worth while!I keep trying to do again but no luck yet! Oh well, maybe soon - anyway I sure hope so!

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Joke: Woman are Angels

Women are angels. When we break a wing, we fly on our broom. We are flexible that way!

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Saving Money on Entertainment
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Free Entertainment Ideas

I'm unemployed right now. What are some things that I can do that are low cost or free for fun. I would appreciate any ideas you can give me.

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Favorite Books

What is the best book you have ever read, fiction, that you still remember even though it may have been many years ago and why did you like it?

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Volunteer In Exchange For Tickets

Volunteer to serve as a docent for whatever type of performance you like such as a theater/museum. An 85 year old friend served as an usher for the local community theater. As such she got to see all the plays produced.

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Keep Channels on Back of Remote

While I am watching cable/satellite TV, I can never remember which channel is which (AMC, TBS, MTV, etc). Now I cut and tape the channels (from provider's website) on the back of every remote. No more guessing.

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Joke: Driving?

Two old friends, each well into their eighties, were heading out for dinner on a Tuesday evening. After Blanche drove straight through a stop sign, Elizabeth became concerned, but didn't want to embarrass Blanche so she held her tongue.

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Rising Costs of 3D Movies

Due to a recent a raise in the price of 3D movies you now are paying nearly $15 to see a movie in 3D in most areas. That's $5 more than seeing the non-3D version of the same movies. A family of four can save $20 by opting for the non-3D alternative.

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Suggestions for Games to Play With Adult Children

My three sons and 2 daughter in-laws will be here in the beginning of January. We found that the plane flights were twice as many frequent flier miles or money at Christmas. We will celebrate Christ's birth then. We usually also have "game" night...

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Preserving Game Boards and Pieces

When my family purchases new games with game boards, before they play the first game, I use wide, clear packing tape and reinforce corners of both the bottom and top of the game box, and any inserts inside the box.

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Card Games For 6-8 People

Does anyone know some card games for 6-8 people, anything except poker? We have lots of board games but Grandma and Grandpa prefer to play cards, actually so do I.

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Joke: Have You Ever Seen One Of These?

My son and I were in the thrift shop looking at movies. My son tapped on my shoulder to get my attention. When I turned to look at him, he was holding a record. He said to me "Have you ever seen one of these things before!"

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Family Fun Night Ideas
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Request Take Out Drinks Without Ice

When you go to the take out, ask for no ice in your drinks. This way, your drinks won't get diluted, and they will taste just as good if you don't drink it all right away.

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Ideas For Door Prizes At Womens Church Function

I am looking for ideas for door prizes for a womens function at church.

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You Know You Are Living In 2007 When...

You know you are living in 2007 when... 1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave. 2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

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Low Cost Activities

I am not usually a pest, but I am a Apartment Manager here in Rohnert Park. At one time this was assisted living. But not for a few years. It's a regular complex. We only have one bedroom units, so there are very few kids, we have adults mostly from 21-91.

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Religious Jokes
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Jigsaw Puzzle Tips and Tricks
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Outdoor Movie Night

We have weekly movie night outside. We set up a DVD projector to show the movie on the garage door. Every week someone else picks the movie and the snacks. Everyone has a great time.

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Save Condiment Packets

We have college students who meet here several times a week. They often stop by and pick up their dinner at some fast-food restaurant. Their bags often contain packets of ketchup, salt and pepper, Parmesan cheese, sweet and sour, etc.

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Joke: Fancy Painting

Mrs. Flanders decided to have her portrait painted. She told the artist, "Paint me with diamond earrings, a diamond necklace, emerald bracelets, and a ruby pendant."

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Joke: Big Trouble

There were two young brothers, 8 and 10 years old, who were exceedingly mischievous. Whatever went wrong in the neighborhood, it turned out they had a hand in it.

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Joke: Striptease

A good friend just sent me this. It's too cute not to pass on.

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Online Game Sites

Does anyone know of a good online site that's either free or reasonably priced where you can play games against other site members, especially trivia games? (I tried pogo.com but could never get the site to load onto my computer.)

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A Young Monk Arrives At The Monastery-Joke

A young monk arrives at the monastery. He is assigned to helping the other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the church by hand. . .

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Eat Half Your Entree

You have probably noticed that the serving sizes at most restaurants is either more than a person can eat or more than a person should eat.

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Use Straws at Restaurants

To try to save yourself from getting cold sores, when eating in a restaurant with reusable glasses, always ask for a straw for each of your drinking glasses.

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Food Jokes
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Saving Money on Summer Fun
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Ideas for Playing Crossword for the Visually Impaired

I live in a retirement community and we have a lady who comes to play games with us! Several of our members cannot see well enough to do crossword and we were wondering if you could suggest a method for us to do that?

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Game Rules: 7 Hand Rummy

Every time my family gets together for Thanksgiving or Christmas, we all look forward to AFTER the meal. It is at this time we play 7 Hand Rummy, a card game that has been a part of these holidays for us since before I was born.

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Ideas for Fun April Fool's Pranks

Any new and fun April Fool's pranks out there to share (nothing mean, just fun)?

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Bring Baggies for Taking Home Leftovers

As I live alone and am on a restricted budget, I have to be frugal. Now when eating out I carry three different sized baggies to bring leftovers home in. I bring the bread, individual butters, honey, jellies, etc and any veggies or meat.

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Inexpensive Activity Ideas

I am a college student so of course we are always broke. I don't like bars and in a small town, even with money, there's not much to do Do you have any ideas?

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Store Unfinished Jigsaw Puzzles in a Pizza Box

Empty cardboard pizza boxes make great storage for a jigsaw puzzle in progress. They can easily save a long evenings work without taking up table space. Can be slid under a couch or bed until there is time to again tackle the puzzle.

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Save Money Eating Out
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Listening Suggestions For Online Radio Shows

I like to listen to radio shows that are available online while I clean house. Lately, I've been wanting something new and different to listen to.

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Saving Money at Restaurants
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Frugal Refurbished Ereader

You may not consider the purchase of an ereader as frugal but in my case, it is. Our "local" library is 60 mile round trip. Then the books have to be returned. Consequently I've not been able to enjoy reading a book in several years.

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Joke: String Walks Into A Bar

A String walks into a bar and asks the bartender for a beer. Bartender says "We don't serve strings here." and throws him out.

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Puzzle Table

I needed a puzzle table that had wheels on it. I found one for $2.50 but it was longer than it was wide.

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Dice Game: Frackel or Greed

Our seniors group plays a dice game called Frackel or Greed. It goes like this. You start with 6 dice. Someone keeps score of all the players. To start, you roll all the dice. The points go as follows.

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Ideas for Activities at a Rehabilitation Facility

I am a activity director for a rehabilitation facility, so they pretty much come here to get better and then go home. I have a hard time getting residents into activities.

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Kitchen Poem

A dear friend gave me this poem. She has gone to her reward now, but I think of her often. I hope when you read it you'll copy it and stick it on your fridge. Then smile every day.

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Joke: American In The Bathroom?

Question: If you're American when you go in the bathroom, and you're American when you come out of the bathroom, what are you while you're in the bathroom?

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Joke: Turning Catholic

Sister Mary Ann, who worked for a home health agency, was out making her rounds visiting homebound patients when she ran out of gas. As luck would have it, a Texaco Gasoline station was just a block away.

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Blonde Joke

A guy took his blonde girlfriend to her first football game. They had great seats right behind their team's bench. After the game, he asked her how she liked the experience.

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Summer Activities for Teens

What are some fun ideas and activities for teens to do in the summer? Please keep in mind: I am 15 years old, so there isn't much transportation or money available. My friends and I are trying to think of some different things that would be a load of fun.

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Food Freebies for Your Birthday

Best of all you don't have to go on your birthday. They give you about a 2 week window of time to use the coupon.

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Eating Out Can Be Cheaper Than Eating In

Because of the cutback in people's dining out with all the economic turmoil we're in, restaurants are making some very good offers to lure diners into their establishments. I find that sometimes it is less expensive for us to eat out than to prepare some meals at home.

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Alfred Hitchcock's "Where the Woodbine Twineth"

I have been looking for an Alfred Hitchcock movie called "Where the Woodbine Twineth". It's about a white girl that gets a black life size doll which takes over her life and the nanny spanks her legs at the end with a switch telling her to go away.

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What is the Title of This Movie?

Does anyone know of a movie where there is a crazy shape-shifting guy who is obsessed with this girl and near the end he yells at the girl "Tell me you love me, I won't tell anyone!" I know it's weird but it's really bugging me.

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McDonald's Dollar Menu

Here is a cheap lunch tip: McDonald's has a $1 menu. Order a side salad, which is small, and the 4 piece chicken nuggets. Cut the nuggets into small pieces. All for only $2!

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Comic: Clipping Coupons

Clipping coupons.

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Joke - Raising Boys - 24 Key Points to Ponder

a) For those with no children - this is totally hysterical! b) For those who already have children past this age, this is hilarious. c) For those who have children this age, this is not funny. (AMEN!)

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Widow Looking For Advice On Entertaining, Travel and Meals

After 50+ yrs of marriage I am now a widow. How do I become a content and successful single? I need ideas for entertaining, travel, and meals. Thanks, Lady Bet

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Saving Money on Museum Memberships
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Finding Low Cost Family Activities
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Playing Scrabble with a Theme

Regular Scrabble, although great, can be made more fun with a theme. Give bonus points when someone comes up with a word directly relating to the theme.

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Have It Your Way Pizza

The other evening, after a long and very unsuccessful garage sale, my husband and I were craving a quick and easy meal, pizza. However, because we had taken in so little cash, we were loathe to spend the $22.00 our local pizzeria charges for our favourite "loaded" veggie pizza.

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Inspirational Romance Novels for Older Adults

I love to read the short inspirational novels, the Love Inspired and Harlequin, but they are all geared to younger adults. I would love to read stories about baby boomers or 50+. Does anyone know of a series or author that writes this type of novel?

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Activities for an Assisted Living Home

I am the coordinator of social activities for an elderly care home. Any ideas for an easy, simple recipes, or food decorations for the residents to do?

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Post Office Joke

A little boy was waiting for his mother to come out of the grocery store. As he waited, he was approached by a man who asked, "Son, can you tell me where the Post Office is?"

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Joke: To Be 6 Again

A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, observing his wife, looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off, he asked what she'd like to have for her birthday.

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Buying "The Ice Princess" Book

Does anyone know where I can get the book The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg for ten to fifteen dollars?

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Restaurant Coupons by Email

In the age of email we have the ability to get coupons straight from the restaurant we want to visit. Sign up for email clubs and birthday clubs that restaurants in your area offer. Red Lobster sends out a birthday coupon and other $ off meal coupons throughout the year. Budgets are tight so enjoy dinning out and saving.

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Frugal Food Tips While On Vacation
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What Religion is Your Bra? - A Joke

A man walked into the ladies department of a Macy 's and shyly walked up to the woman behind the counter.

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Comet Holmes Now Visible

Just want to tell everybody, for the next 2 weeks you can see a comet in the sky. Look to the northeast. To the naked eye or binoculars, it will look like a big, white fuzzy ball.

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Sudoku Tips

I have recently discovered Sudoku puzzles. Basically, you arrange numbers 1 through 9 so that all of them occur once in a line or a box made of 9 squares. No duplications. The line goes up and down and right and left.If you don't like numbers, then realize it could just as easily have been made of letters of the alphabet.

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Saving Money on Books

Satisfy you love of reading without breaking the bank. Below are some tips to help you save money on books.

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All Unescorted Children . . .

Cute sign in a store: All unescorted children in this booth will receive a cup of java and a free puppy!

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Another Year Has Passed (A Poem)

How true it is . . . A poem about getting older.

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Daycare Activities

A friend works at a daycare center and has kids ages 10 to 13 for two hours after their regular school. This place offers only babysitting, not crafts.

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Bamboo Jumping Game

What is the old fashioned game (from 1970-73) called that you use two 5-7 foot bamboo sticks and jump in and out. 2 people hold the sticks close to the ground and clap them together in a rhythm. Similar to chinese jump rope I think.

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Restaurant Bill Discrepancies

I am learning that restaurant-bill discrepancies are not uncommon, but they are rarely caught. Many patrons now pay with debit or credit cards. The check arrives at the table, and they give it a cursory glance at best. Provided the final amount falls somewhere in the acceptable range, they sign and go. And that could be a big mistake...

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Book About Kids Taking Over The World

I can't find title of children's book. I am looking for a 6th grade book about all adults over 12 dying and children having to take over the world and fend for themselves. It was based on a girls view.

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Saving Money on Entertainment
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Family Fun Night

We have dedicated one night a week to be our family fun night. On this night, we set up a themed dinner. The possibilities are endless and we have so much fun deciding what to do.

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Saving Money At The Movie Theater

Call your theater or check online. There are two theaters in our town and one in a town about 40 miles away that all have a super deal on movies between 4:00 and 5:30. The tickets are only $5 for any movie playing during that time.

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Fun Things to Do With a Teenager

My 15 1/2 yr. old grandson will be spending his days with me this summer. I would like some interesting and or fun things to do with him so that he doesn't spend too much time with video games and texting on his phone.

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Planning an Inexpensive Date Night at Home With Your Spouse

I'd like to have a thrifty at-home date night with my husband, but he is the sort of guy who doesn't like too much closeness or sharing. A direct approach is definitely not on.

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Joke: Pirate

A pirate got captured. The sailor said to him, "How did you get that wooden leg?"

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Planning a Ladies Only Outing

Where would be a good place to go with a group of 8 females ages 13 to 60? We are hoping for a nice relaxing, but exciting time.

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