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Deals & Steals: Teachers: Free Colgate toothpaste and toothbrushes for kindergarten and first grade classrooms

Kindergarten and first grade teachers can sign up to get a free Colgate Classroom Kit.

The Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures kits contain up to 25 toothbrushes and toothpaste samples and materials to help kids learn good oral health care habits.

Materials feature Dr. Rabbit and his Tooth Defenders, a story about a loose tooth in the city...Read more

Long Island college students share tips on packing for school

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. - Ask most college students about the first lesson they learned as freshmen on the day they moved into their dorm and they'll probably answer: "I brought way too many clothes."

So to those heading off into the wilds-of-dorm-living students (and their parents): Stop the shopping, folding, stacking, piling and ...Read more

Answer Angel: Is it ever rude to compliment a stranger?

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I love to people watch and when I see someone - a woman, man, teen, even a child - if I think their outfit or shoes or accessories or even nail color is great, I tell them so. A friend who was with me recently told me that it's rude and "forward" to comment like that. Is it? Also, every once in awhile I spot ...Read more

$1 Pumpkin Spice Lattes at 7-Eleven

Fall may be weeks away, but you can pretend it is autumn by sipping a hot Pumpkin Spice Latte or Pumpkin coffee at 7-Eleven.

Get any size of the flavored beverages - made with pumpkin flavors and blended with cinnamon, ginger, anise and clove - for $1 at participating locations. The offer includes any hot beverage on the menu.

Fans are ...Read more

6 rookie mistakes to avoid on your Spirit Airlines flight

When perusing flight options, we've all come across prices that seem too good to be true. Although such deals are tempting, it's easy to fall prey to hidden fees and unreliable service without proper research. Spirit Airlines has developed a reputation in the travel community for doing just that. While some of this criticism is merited, Spirit...Read more

Tailor shop Uncommon Closet stitches community together, affirming and catering to queer clientele

CHICAGO - The walls of Uncommon Closet, a Logan Square design and tailor shop, are white, the floors a spotted gray. But the space is full of color if you know where to look: a display of sewing thread forms a rainbow pattern, and tie-dye T-shirts are sold at the register, each symbolizing a different pride flag. The deliberately placed spots ...Read more

Back to school: Cheap haircuts for kids, $10-off coupons JC Penney

As we enter the frenzied back-to-school shopping season, JC Penney has deals to help you save more.

Get kids camera-ready for the return to school with $10 haircuts at participating in-store salons through Sept. 15. Make an appointment to get the cheap cuts for children in grades K-6.

Also a free $10-off $10 purchase coupon when you buy a $...Read more

Your guide to taking an overnight train trip

Train travel is often referred to as slow travel, but booking an overnight train trip can actually save you time on the road, as you'll be going from point A to point B while catching some Zs. You can also sleep more soundly knowing that traveling by train is less of a burden on the environment than flying, plus it's often more economical ...Read more

Back-to-school trends, new products, supplies, more for 2019

What will kids be clamoring for as they head back to class this fall?

"This back-to-school season will be filled with collectibles that kids can purchase for themselves, and of course the 'surprise' element is stronger than ever," said Laurie Schacht, co-publisher of The Toy Insider, a consumer guide for parents. "Kids will find ...Read more

Answer Angel: A better storage solution for those oversize earrings

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I love my big clip-on earrings and have quite a large collection. But, how to store them? All the stand up holders I have seen are only appropriate for pierced earrings. I have boxlike holders but generally these are only good for smaller earrings and I prefer big and dangly earrings. Consequently they are all over my ...Read more

Elizabeth Wellington: Men need self-care, too. And Philadelphia organization MenzFit is making sure they get it

PHILADELPHIA - In honor of National Men's Grooming Day on Friday, MenzFit is launching a campaign to collect toiletries - toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream, razors, aftershave, pomade, and lotion - for men who are transitioning from prison to life on the outside.

The hope, says MenzFit founder and CEO Rhonda Willingham, is to gather ...Read more

The best places to visit in Norway

Stretching from the North Sea all the way up to the Arctic Circle, Norway is a dream destination for outdoor enthusiasts and trendy urbanites alike. Along the coast, more than 1,000 fjords plunge between jagged peaks, while red cottages and fishing villages dot narrow harbors. Meanwhile, cities like Bergen and Oslo wield cutting-edge design, ...Read more

The coolest ways to get around town this summer

The bus is too crowded, the train is too hot and your car is always in the shop. For a dose of la dolce vita, try Vespa's chic electric scooter, or channel your inner artist with an Andy Warhol inspired skate board, and yes, you need this swanky red bike to carrying groceries home - it will help your back in the long run. Right? Just tell the ...Read more

Sunday Best: Helen Mirren living her best life in striking summer frock

If your week, tragically, did NOT involve perching attractively on a sleek sports car while encircled by Idris Elba's arm ... well, Helen Mirren's week did, so we'll just all have to live vicariously. At a London screening of "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" - the latest "Fast & Furious" movie, now in ...Read more

Answer Angel: Taking the plunge into color — and breaking free of an all-black wardrobe

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I'm a larger woman and tend to wear too much black. Lately, I've noticed that when I step out of my comfort zone and wear something brightly colored, I get tons of compliments, in spite of secretly feeling a bit self-conscious. Am I kidding myself that black makes me look slimmer and should I just dive straight into ...Read more

The best New England beach towns

Steeped in history, culture and natural beauty, the New England coastline stretches for hundreds of miles from Connecticut to the Canadian border. Outside major cities like Boston and Providence, much of New England's shores are dotted with quaint villages, complete with vibrant art communities, kitschy clam shacks and an impressive selection ...Read more

12 coolest tech gadgets for college life

College is all about having fun and making memories - all while focusing on those studies of course. In today's world, it's literally impossible to do any of those without technology.

If you're determined to make this semester better than the last, start the year off on the right foot with these awesome tech gadgets. They won't leave you ...Read more

Tyra Banks says Naomi Campbell did 'everything in her power to make me go away'

Tyra Banks has reopened old wounds while reflecting on getting her start as a supermodel in the '90s when alleged rival Naomi Campbell was already a big name.

Banks, 45, says in a new interview with the Wall Street Journal that Campbell, 49, did "everything in her power" to make the younger model "go away."

The topic came ...Read more

The 10 best beaches in Hawaii

The beaches in Hawaii are world-renowned, and include calm stretches of white sand in Kauai, surfer-friendly spots in Oahu, and striking lava-created black sand in Maui. No matter which Hawaiian island you choose, there are plenty of stellar beaches available, whether you're looking for a kid-friendly bay or secluded cove. Even better, all ...Read more

7 rookie mistakes to avoid on your San Francisco trip

With a red-hot restaurant scene, head-spinningly beautiful views, and major highlights, like the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and notorious Alcatraz, San Francisco is secure in its ranks as one of the top cities to visit in the U.S. From charming Victorian homes on famously hilly streets to its funky counterculture, the city has something for ...Read more

 

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