Don’t Let Christmas Go Up in Flames! 7 Home Fire Safety Tips

Christmas trees popped up in homes in record time across the country this year, far ahead of the holiday season. People are turning to festive decorations to counter the doom and gloom of 2020, and spread some measure of cheer to others. But some elements of seasonal decor are potentially hazardous.

The combination of evergreen trees, wreaths, or branches with candles or lighting raises the risk of a home fire—and burning down your home is not the way you want to close out 2020.

“To make sure the holidays are the happiest time of the year, especially in these extraordinarily challenging times, you have to take fire safety precautions very seriously,” says Jami Warner, executive director of the American Christmas Tree Association. “You can deck the halls with beautiful Christmas trees and holiday decorations while keeping the safety of your loved ones top of mind.”

And Christmas tree safety

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Tips for less moving stress

Cathy Hobbs, Tribune News Service
Published 5:52 p.m. ET Dec. 3, 2020

With a new year approaching, many may desire a transition. Moving is often high on the list, and one of the more stressful events for individuals and families. If you are looking to move during this time, there are some key tips to keep in mind.

1. Schedule your move at least one month in advance. Many movers are booked several months in advance, especially during this time.

2. Avoid peak seasons like fall and spring. Many movers charge a premium during certain periods of the year.

3. Look to move midweek or mid-month. The most in-demand periods are the beginning and end of the month, as well as weekends.

4. Ask family and friends for recommendations. Moving is a personal experience, and

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6 Tips for Hiring the Right People

This article was written by Mitchell Terpstra, a member of the Entrepreneur NEXT powered by Assemble content team. Entrepreneur NEXT powered by Assemble is a freelance-matching platform leading the future of work. If you’re struggling to find, vet, and hire the right freelancers for your business, Entrepreneur NEXT will help you hire the freelancers you need, exactly when you need them. From business to marketing, sales, design, finance, and technology, we have the top 3 percent of freelance experts ready to work for you. 

Depending on your personality (and HR bandwidth at the time), the recruiting and hiring process may be an exciting project to grow your team — or a draining endeavor of resume reading, interviewing, appraising and repeating ad nauseum.

Either way, the risks are real. Hire someone who’s overqualified for a position or otherwise an ill fit for your company’s culture and they might soon leave

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Kris Jenner Will Teach Her ‘More Is More’ Christmas Decorating Tips to Fans for Charity

Merry Kris-mas, indeed!

a christmas tree in a room: Carlos Eric Lopez

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On Thursday, Airbnb announced it would be offering an exclusive Experience to receive a holiday decorating lesson from holiday enthusiast Kris Jenner and celebrity floral designer Jeff Leatham. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, 65, and her family are known for their elaborate Christmas home transformations, and she’ll let fans in on a few secrets to upgrade their own seasonal decor.

a christmas tree in a room: "The bigger, the brighter, the bolder, the better. But you can do a lot with a little too," the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star said

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“The bigger, the brighter, the bolder, the better. But you can do a lot with a little too,” the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star said

“More is more, I always say — especially when it comes to holiday home decor,” she writes in her description for the Airbnb Experience. “The bigger, the brighter, the bolder, the better. But you can do a lot with a little too.”

Bookings for the one-time virtual experience

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Kris Jenner to reveal her Christmas decor tips via Airbnb experience

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This year everyone can celebrate Christmas Kardashian-style.

That’s because Kris Jenner is conducting an Airbnb ‘Online Experience’ in which she’ll share her personal holiday styling hacks and inspiration.

And she’ll be doing so with the help of famed artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris – Jeff Leatham.

a christmas tree in a room: Kris Jenner is conducting an Airbnb ‘Online Experience’ in which she’ll share her personal holiday styling hacks and inspiration

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Kris Jenner is conducting an Airbnb ‘Online Experience’ in which she’ll share her personal holiday styling hacks and inspiration

Airbnb says that their tutorial will include ‘over-the-top arrangements’ and the art of ‘understated charm’.

It adds: ‘Join the Queen of Kris-mas and learn how to build a design theme and create a joyful holiday space that truly sparkles.’

This Online Experience will be available to book on December 9 for up to 10 guests.

A livestream will also be available at on December 15 at 7:00pm

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Three Tips For Improving Your Focus If You’re A Parent Working From Home

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While some states have opened and certain employees are returning to work, other areas and companies have remained (or are going back to being) relatively shut down. Perhaps you’ve figured out your teleworking schedule and you’ve adjusted to life at home. You might have gotten used to a lack of commute or your children’s remote learning.

As a father of three young children, I sometimes find it difficult to give my work and my kids the attention both deserve. Especially with all the distractions at home, you, too, might find it difficult to focus. 

Like me, you also might be feeling that your productivity level at home still has not returned to where it was before March. Is it even possible to create a focused

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Tips for making DIY ornaments from materials you have around the house

Decorating for the holiday season is underway. If you’re looking for something special to do, making homemade ornaments is both a fun thing to do with loved ones and a way to add meaning to your decorations.

“Gather your family or friends around the table, and spend a day making ornaments,” said Morgan Rublee, who runs the Etsy shop Designs by Rublee out of Dover-Foxcroft.

“Every time you put those homemade ornaments on the tree, you will be reminded of the day you spent with people you love.”

Here are some tips from professional crafters on how to make your own ornaments.

Pick a design (but keep it simple)

The first thing you will want to do is decide what kind of ornament you want to make. Tying the design to a memory from the year will help guide your search for materials and make the crafting project more meaningful.

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Tips for decorating in a contemporary environment

Holiday decorating can be a tricky game in the desert. Warm weather, stucco, Santa, it’s not always an easy mix.

A lot of homeowners also opt for hip, modern decor. Weaving traditional warmth into cool minimalist settings can be a challenge, too. Here, a few designers give tips — with some do’s and don’ts — when it comes to holiday decorating in modern interiors.

Tip No. 1: Less is certainly more. With your share of stark whites, grays and a cool, airy space, holiday decorating will most certainly be about pops of color — and probably small ones.

“Think of bold but simple statement pieces, such as small sculpture or a nice centerpiece,” said Kimberly Joi McDonald, owner and CEO of Designing JOI LLC, a Las Vegas-based interior design firm. “I also like elegant candles. You can feel the relaxation when you come in, and there’s a variety of scents

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Tips For Choosing and Keeping a Fresh Christmas Tree in Florida

With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic happening around the world, many have been turning to holiday decor for some much-needed cheer. Now as December approaches, it seems more families are opting for the scent and comfort of a real Christmas tree.

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If this is your first time keeping a live tree at home in Florida, here are some tips from Michigan State University’s Department of Horticulture and Foresty on how to successfully pick out a tree and keep it looking fresh.

  • Before going to buy your tree, measure the height of your ceiling, especially since trees seem smaller outdoors than they do inside.
  • Try to find a spot for the tree that’s away from direct heat sources, because it will use more water and dry out faster. It’s also convenient to place it near an electrical outlet, so you can easily plug in
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7 tips for decorating for the holidays on a budget

Thanksgiving is over and the holidays are fast approaching. Decorating your home for the holidays brings a special joy to the season.

a close up of food: Candy canes make festive, inexpensive decorations during the holiday season.

Candy canes make festive, inexpensive decorations during the holiday season.

There’s no need to spend a fortune to make your house festive. Find items around the house or stop at the local dollar store to find inspiration. Here are some ideas to get you started.

1. Remember days gone by and recreate the magic of your childhood by making popcorn strings and colored paper chains. They can be used to decorate the tree, mantle or anywhere you can imagine. Make it a family project and talk about the “old days” before cellphones and the internet.

2. Create a centerpiece by using a glass bowl or vase and fill it with pinecones, glass ornaments, fresh branches and berries. Sometimes simple decorations create the most magic.


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