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How to find places to volunteer in your community

May 23rd, 2013 - 3:49 PM

Volunteer! Make a difference in your community

Gandhi once said “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” If you’re hoping to get connected and make a difference in the community you’re moving to, why not start the search for volunteer opportunities. I think you’ll find that every community in the nation is looking for people willing to help out in some capacity.  

If you’ve volunteered before, you may be familiar with organizations to contact. But if you haven’t, these tips may help you find places to volunteer in your community.  

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Summer Safety Tips for a Fun Summer

May 23rd, 2013 - 1:39 PM

Have a safe, fun summer with these safety tips!

Here at U-Pack®, summer is our busiest time of the year. And it’s likely that after being cooped up inside all winter long, you’re ready to get busy having fun this summer. But before you let loose, get to know more than 100 summer safety tips to ensure a safe summer worth remembering!

100+ Summer Safety Tips for a Fun Summer

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2013 Memorial Day Deals, Freebies, Perks, Discounts, and More!

May 21st, 2013 - 3:05 PM

Are you looking for Memorial Day deals?  

With Memorial Day quickly approaching, current and former U.S. military members and civilians can take advantage of some awesome Memorial Day deals, freebies, perks and discounts. Here’s an extensive list of some of the great deals you can get from businesses across the nation.

Memorial Day Food Deals

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Memorial Day Quotes

May 16th, 2013 - 3:50 PM

Celebrate our heroes this Memorial Day

Memorial Day occurs each year on the last Monday of May. It is a day set aside to celebrate the men and women who have died serving in the Armed Forces. Take some time this Memorial Day to remember the sacrifices made. If you are attending any sort of Memorial Day ceremony or just want to pay tribute, these Memorial Day quotes are a great way to honor those who served. These quotes are full of patriotism, hope, and honor.

Our favorite Memorial Day quotes

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Mother's Day Poems

May 8th, 2013 - 2:59 PM

Poetry for Mother’s Day

Though I don’t have children, Mother’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I love making my mom feel special. If you’re looking for something thoughtful and unique to do for your mom this year, a Mother’s Day poem is a great idea. You could frame it and give it to her as a gift, combine several in a DIY book, or even post it to her Facebook wall – depending on what you think she would enjoy most. Let’s start by looking at an easy way to write your own unique Mother’s Day poem, and then we’ll show some great examples of poems you can give to your mom, grandma, or other special moms in your life.

Write Your Own Mother’s Day Poems

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Teacher Appreciation Day Gift Ideas

May 7th, 2013 - 3:20 PM

Easy, Affordable Gifts for Teach Appreciation Day

We love teachers! And if you're a student or parent, I'm guessing you probably have some great teachers in your life, too. This year on Teacher Appreciation Day, whether you want to honor your toddler's preschool teacher or your AP English teacher, we have collected some great Teacher Appreciation Day gift ideas that are easy (and cheap) to make. You don't have to go to great lengths or break the bank; you can show your appreciation with these cute, simple, and affordable gifts!

Teacher Appreciation Day Gift Ideas

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Gift Ideas for Nurses Week

May 6th, 2013 - 4:03 PM

It’s Nurses Week! Thank a Nurse Today.

Nurses are special people. They are the ones who deliver bedside care at hospitals, put bandages on boo-boos at school, and provide care for people in the last moments of their lives. Nurses care for patients year-round, and in March, Americans take time to honor them by celebrating National Nurses Week.

When is National Nurses Week?

National Nurses Week is celebrated each year from May 6 through May 12. May 6 is known as National Nurses Day, and May 12 is the birthday or Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

How do you celebrate National Nurses Week?

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10 Best Couponing Blogs

April 30th, 2013 - 2:48 PM

Best Couponing Blogs on the Web

I am trying to learn to be a couponer. Maybe not “extreme” like the people on the TV shows. I mean, we don’t have the space in our garage to store 1000 boxes of cereal. But I could surely stand to save some money here or there. So in my quest for savings, I have found some awesome couponing blogs. Here are the 10 best couponing blogs I have found. Get reading and then get saving!

10 Best Couponing Blogs

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How to find a summer job

April 22nd, 2013 - 3:54 PM

Tips and ideas for how to find a summer job

Summertime jobs are a great time to make some extra money before you head off to school or go back to your primary job. My first summer job was working at a restaurant to save spending money for my first year of college. Whatever your reason for working during the summer, this blog post has some great ideas and tips for how to find a summer job.

How to find a summer job

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Best Karaoke Songs - National Karaoke Week

April 21st, 2013 - 12:32 PM

Top 20 Karaoke Songs

I am a big karaoke fan. When we are on vacation, karaoke is a top nightlife activity for my husband and me. We love to participate, but we also enjoy listening to others. Karaoke isn’t really about the singing, it is about the performance. A terrible singer can put on a great performance! If you are looking to celebrate National Karaoke Week (which is the 4th week in April), check out these top 20 Karaoke songs. One of these karaoke hits is sure to make you the star of the show!

Best Karaoke Songs