Independence Day Do's and Don’ts
Hosting a Summer BBQ
Holidays tend to be popular times for people to cheat on their diets (and by cheat, we mean throw out the window for the day), and the Fourth of July is no exception. Consider these ideas when preparing for a BBQ.
Do the Prep
The day before the cookout, marinate the food, chop the veggies, buy cups and paper plates, and do all things you can to make sure you’re not stressing over the small things the day of the party. Check to make sure the grill is ready to go, too. Buy charcoal and propane, clean the cooking surfaces, and make sure you’ve got accessories like lighter fluid, smoking chips, and grilling utensils ready to go.
Observing Memorial Day
The month of May always brings changes and excitement when it arrives: blockbuster movies, school graduations, the NBA and NHL championships, and the official start of the summer season.
And with all of that going on, it’s important to take some time and observe Memorial Day.
Graduation Gift and Etiquette Guide
Graduation gifting can be stressful because of the rarity and intensity of the moment. It’s an important life event that doesn’t happen every day, which means the pressure to find the right gift can get real heavy really fast.
[Editors note: This post was originally published in June 2015 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.]
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