Great Gifts under $99

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Younger children are great during the holidays. Their excitement is contagious, and the things on their list are usually pretty easy to come by. Things like the latest doll, or video game, and maybe a host of items they’ve circled from the latest toy store’s catalog.   And then… they grow up.   And become teens and tweens.   That’s ...

Microsoft Black Friday Deals #MicrosoftBloggers #BlackFriday

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With the holidays right around the corner, Microsoft and its partner retailers are excited to announce great Microsoft Black Friday offers. From Surface Pro 3, to Xbox One, Lumia 830 and the hottest Windows laptops, you’re bound to find something for everyone on your list!   Here’s a sneak peek at some of the Black Friday offers! ·         ...

Preserving digital memories #LyveMinds

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I am going to admit here and now I'm horrible about printing our photos.  Going back since our oldest was born? I could easily guess we have over 10,000 photos I have not printed.  I'm pretty sure we wouldn't print all of them, but I've printed almost NONE of them.  It's not deliberate- but as ...

Best Photo Editing Apps

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You don't need a fancy DSLR camera to take great photos. You can create beautiful images with just your smartphone. How? By using photo editing apps! With these apps, you'll be able to edit photos, add filters, add text, and much more. Here are a few apps that are available on both iOS and Android ...

Parenting Teen Drivers #STSafeDriver

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No matter how mature they are; or how well you’ve raised them… parenting a teen comes with a whole plethora of worries. One of the main worries comes hand in hand with the age-old rite of passage… the driver’s license.   Once your child has their license, it’s like they are unleashed into a great big world ...

New game teaches responsibility and respect

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Besides protecting our children from harm and keeping them safe, perhaps the most important job as a parent is to teach our children to fare well in the world alone, once they’ve outgrown our care. This doesn’t just mean teaching them to survive; but to contribute- To be decent human beings, and give back to ...

Give yourself a break and let someone else worry #LifeLockHealthyCredit

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Doesn’t fall just seem like a time to breathe again? I love the carefreeness and fun of the summer, but the return of structure that comes with back to school is not unappreciated. If you aren’t feeling the structure in your life yet, there are a couple of things to get in the groove of ...

Share a video, support Make a Wish #WishPower #StraightTalkTesters #Giveaway

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If you had one wish, what would it be? What is one thing that you would love to see or do in your lifetime that would bring you fulfillment? Would you travel to Paris? Meet someone you admire? I can think of lots of things I’d like to do, if given the opportunity. The thing ...

Fun ways to spark conversation with your kids

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How many of you have asked your kids a question and gotten a one word answer?   How many of you have carefully worded your question so that the response will clearly need more than a one word answer?   How many of you have kids who can still turn any question into a one word answer?   That happens here ...

Surface Lightens Load for Backpack Awareness Day #lightenmyload #windowschampions

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Times have changed a whole bunch since I lugged all of my notebooks and textbooks to all my classes from K through my grad school time.  I never had a laptop, a tablet, anything!  Students are kicking off the new school year, and it goes without saying that technology like laptops, tablets and readers are ...