Easy Fall Tailgating Picnic

Our ideas for keeping this party simple, portable, and easy to clean up will help you focus on what tailgating is all about: good friends enjoying the great outdoors together.

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Healthy Dinners for Fall

These warm and healthy recipes are perfect for the crisp fall weather. We've collected our favorite fall recipes, including soups, stews, casseroles, savory steak, pork, pasta, and chicken recipes, so your menu is full of healthy dinner options.

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Enjoying Fall Color

If you've let the Sunday drive fall by the wayside, there's no time like autumn to resurrect a great family tradition.

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Lose Weight the Mediterranean Way

Evidence shows that a healthful way to fill your plate is Mediterranean style, culled from the ancient cultures that ring the Mediterranean Sea.

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12 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Kick-start your metabolism to help you lose weight with our easy and effective tips.

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Adult Allergies

First-time allergies in adults are on the rise -- and they often don't go away like the ones you get as a kid. Here, how to find sweet relief.

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Improve Your Home's Air Quality

You know that air pollution is bad for the planet. But what's happening to the air inside your home?

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Online Homework Helpers

Log onto these sites for information both you and your child can use.

For All Ages

Merriam-Webster Online: This site features both a dictionary and a thesaurus, as well as word games and a "word of the day." There's also a link to Merriam-Webster's "Word Central," which is specifically designed with children in mind.

Go to Merriam-Webster Online

National Geographic Society: As one would expect, this site is chock-full of maps and nature photography. In addition, there are interactive learning projects (including a 3-D solar system that you can navigate through your Web browser), news features, and educational games for kids.

Go to National Geographic Society

B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper: 13-year-old B.J. Pinchbeck has spent many, many hours combing the Internet for sites that can be of help to students, and he's compiled them on his own Web site. There are more than 600 sites listed in more than a dozen categories.

Go to B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper

For Elementary School Students

Yahooligans! Homework Help: Yahooligans! is Yahoo's Web guide aimed at children. The "Homework Help" category lists Web sites that may be of assistance in a variety of subjects.

Go to Yahooligans! Homework Help

KidInfo: There's information here for students of all ages, but there's a wealth of links specific to younger children. There are also resources for teachers and parents.

Go to KidInfo

Time magazine: Keeping up with current events is easy with this news-filled site. There are full-text articles from the magazine, a searchable archive that goes back 5 years, feature articles that are unique to the Web site, and a link to the Time for Kids magazine.

Go to Time magazine's site

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations: This site contains the full text of John Bartlett's tenth edition of Familiar Quotations. You can view quotations chronologically by author or search via keyword.

Go to Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

Chem4Kids: This site uses humor and a fascination with green hair to teach about matter, atomic structure, formulas, and other concepts related to chemistry. You can take a quiz to see how much you've learned when you're done with the lessons.

Go to Chem4Kids

Shakespeare on the Web: The complete text of each play and poem is here, and you can easily search for words in a particular work or among all the works. There are study guides for the major plays, a timeline of Shakepeare's life and works, and links to other Web sites about The Bard.

Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet

The Cornell Theory Center Math and Science Gateway: Aimed specifically at high school students and educators, this "gateway" highlights Web resources in a number of categories, including astronomy, physics, mathematics, agriculture, and more. There are also links to Cornell's other educational gateways.

Go to the Cornell Math and Science Gateway


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