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Summer Activities

Tara Marie Segundo, M.A.: 8 Surefire Ways to Energize Your Summer Weekends

Red Room | Posted 10.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Red Room

Sizzling summer temperatures can put the brakes on the best-laid plans to remain active. When heat and humidity spike, much of our energy is used to c...

Smarter Summers: Keeping Kids Engaged During Crucial Summer Months

Anna M. Babin | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact
Anna M. Babin

When school doors close for the summer months, studies show the learning gap widens drastically for kids from low-income families compared to their more advantaged peers.

Paris vs. Napa and Sonoma: Honeymoon Showdown

Peek | Posted 09.28.2013 | Weddings
Peek

With the arrival of wedding season comes honeymoon season, the time where we all drool over photos of our friends relaxing on an island in Bora Bora or floating down a canal in Venice, Italy.

6 Terrific Pieces of Advice for Writing College Application Essays

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 09.24.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Personally, I am always looking for that magic piece of advice another writer has that will get me through predictable writing blocks. So, here is what different writers have shared with me about how to spend more time loving rather than hating writing.

50 Ways To Burn 50 Calories

Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living

The arrival of summer sparks our romance with the outdoors. Whether it's a simple stroll at dusk, or a bike ride to the beach for a picnic, this seaso...

9 Best Family-Friendly U.S. Campsites

Posted 06.30.2013 | Fifty

Hit the great outdoors this summer with the best family-friendly campgrounds in the U.S. Happy National Camping Week! Grandparents.com is celebr...

Staying Home On The 4th Of July? Try Adding These To Your Party

The Huffington Post | Rain Embuscado | Posted 06.29.2013 | HuffPost Home

They're great ways to soak up some sun.

8 Great Ways To Surprise Your Grandkids

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpgSPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com | Bethany Kandel | Posted 06.19.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Guess Who! Every child loves a surprise, especially one that's filled with their grandparents' love. When they le...

Why There's More To Summer Than Just Sitting On Your Couch

Celeste Yim | Posted 08.10.2013 | Teen
Celeste Yim

The notion of learning, especially during the summer, seems to imply dullness or monotony, but throughout a number of my summers, it has simply implied discovery. I really believe summer is not only a time to relax, but also a time to learn.

The Most Outrageously Thorough, Ridicously Detailed College Shopping List You Will Ever See

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.09.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Use the suggestions to help you decide what to buy before you leave for college, bring from home and especially what you don't want to forget.

30 Practical Things Students Need to Know How to Do Before Heading Off to College

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.03.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

I think you will be surprised, if not shocked, at the basic, simple, everyday things students don't know about or how to do.

Bullies and Cyberbullies Don't Take a Summer Vacation

Sue Scheff | Posted 06.26.2013 | Parents
Sue Scheff

Bullying and cyberbullying are topics that won't grow old until they become extinct. We can't stand idly by until that day arrives.

Sunny And Smile-Worthy Events And Festivals

Chrissy Denihan O'Donovan | Posted 06.01.2013 | Travel
Chrissy Denihan O'Donovan

This weather is making me want to get out and enjoy the outdoors, so I've selected the top spring and summer events/festival sure to make your day is brighter than the sun.

Sophomore and Freshmen January -- June Admissions To Do

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 03.25.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

There isn't a lot you need to do about college admissions during your freshman and sophomore years of high school. Nevertheless, this is a good time to start becoming informed about the process. It's never too early to do that.

10 Things Rising Freshmen Can Do to Be Totally Ready for College

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 09.11.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Here are a few things you can do to make sure you're ready this fall.

Eco-Friendly Summer Fun for Kids

Margaret Hyde | Posted 06.27.2012 | Parents
Margaret Hyde

If space is an issue or you have older children, a pizza garden is a lot fun and keeps them really engaged. In a small bed or pots, plant a few tomato plants, basil and oregano -- all of the garden ingredients that you need for a pizza.

What Summer Activities Make It Good To Be You? (SUBMIT YOUR OWN)

Posted 06.18.2012 | Travel

Summer's upon us. It's time for swimming pools, barbecues and naps in your hammock. In the spirit of the season, we've assembled a few of our own favo...

PHOTOS: The World's Coolest Zoos

Cheapflights | Posted 08.10.2012 | Travel
Cheapflights

Doubling in most cases as research facilities, these zoos protect endangered, rare and downright adorable animals, from pandas to monkeys to lions.

45 Ideas for Summer Fun with Kids

Signe Whitson | Posted 07.22.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

I refuse to let another "must," "ought" or "should" prevent me from savoring this brief window of opportunity that I have to enjoy time with my only-young-once daughters.

Q: When Is A Ski Resort Not A Ski Resort?

Posted 12.04.2011 | Denver

A: In the summer, apparently. Recently passed legislation, however, aims to change that. The U.S. House passed the 'Ski Area Recreational Opport...

WATCH: Summer Memories

Posted 05.24.2012 | Women

I love having a barbecue -- it's how I grew up, and Phil and I still end each summer this way -- we've even added our own special tradition! What abou...

What's Up for August From Kids Off the Couch

Sarah Bowman | Posted 10.11.2011 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

With blue whales cruising our coastline in record numbers and a bevy of outdoor screenings and concerts, what could be better than LA in August? Another month of summer, that's what.

Laura Stampler

9 Tips To Make The Best Lemonade Stand In Your Neighborhood

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Stampler | Posted 10.05.2011 | Parents

Some things are summer cliches for a reason. Lemonade stands aren't just a great way to embrace the August heat, but they can also teach your kid h...

Tween Whining Of Boredom? 10 Ideas You Never Thought Of

Posted 10.03.2011 | Parents

Ah, summertime. Those long, lazy days of sleeping in, lounging around and generally taking it easy. Who doesn't look forward to the end of the school ...

Laura Stampler

Five Best Things To Do Solo This Summer

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Stampler | Posted 08.27.2011 | Women

Lots of us think of summer as prime social time and pack our schedules with picnics, barbeques, fairs and festivals, trips to the beach with friends a...