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Roxanna Coldiron

Roxanna is a freelance writer for MarthaStewart.com.
These dog breeds look like puppies throughout their entire lives—and they are sure to melt your heart the second you lay your eyes on them. 
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Looking for ways to keep kids engaged and adults entertained during your spookiest party of the year? Try this round-up of Halloween games. We left no stone unturned, and you can find surprises waiting for you around every corner. From a pop goes the pumpkin game to a haunted mirror prank, we have it all. Who needs to go to a haunted house when you can make one at home? All it takes is some ingenuity and a few props that you may already have on hand. And when everyone is full of treats and exhausted from playing all of those Halloween games, you can gather 'round the bonfire for a night of frightening tales. Ghost stories told over a crackling fire (with some s'mores that have pretzel spider legs) just might keep you up all night. Don't say we didn't warn you—it is Halloween, after all.
Knock, knock! Who's at the door? At this time of year, houseguests and costumed trick-or-treaters will be arriving on your doorstep. On Halloween night and the days leading up to it, what better way to show your hospitality than with a takeaway sweet? A treat bag or box can be filled with candy, tokens, and even a tiny surprise. Download and print one of our templates or clip-art designs to craft them en masse. We looked to many iconic figures for our inspiration: jeering jack-o'-lanterns, black cats, winged bats, and skulls in stark black and white. Whichever you choose to create, your trick-or-treaters and guests will leave your home sweetly satisfied.
Learn how to cool down a room (fast!), dress comfortably for hot weather, stay hydrated, and more—no air conditioning required.
You can thank a woman named Anna Jarvis, the founding mother of Mother's Day, for this special holiday.
Choose one of these timeless pieces, which double as the centerpiece of your Passover table.
Whether you're moving or embarking on a long car ride, experts advise following these safety precautions before you head out on the open road.
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Whether you're moving or embarking on a long car ride, experts advise following these safety precautions before you head out on the open road.
From Victorian antiquity to the Shiny Brite ornaments of mid-century décor and the modern themes of today, tour all of the best tannenbaums in history.
Try a cinched garland, loopy bows, or vertical draping technique—all will add an extraordinary touch.
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Lighting the menorah is one of the most treasured—and significant—moments during the eight nights of Hanukkah. Shop from our pick of artisanal sets from Fredericks and Mae, Williams Sonoma, and Via Maris.
This seamstress's tips will ensure that you're accurate every time.
These companions inherit some of the best qualities from both of their parents—the Husky bred with Rottweilers, Golden Retrievers, Pomeranians, and Beagles.
Some animal shelters will actually put a freeze on the adoption of black cats around October 31.
According to a veterinarian, there are a few unexpected health benefits associated with feeding this type of squash to your pup.
According to a veterinarian, there are a few unexpected health benefits associated with feeding this type of squash to your pup.
The magnet test is a good trick among antique appraisers.
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Earn top dollar by following these tricks of the trade, according to professional appraisers.
Trick-or-treaters and party guests will be in for a sweet—or spooky—surprise when Halloween candy is dressed up and disguised. Dozens of party crafts featuring familiar Halloween characters (like witches, cats, and bats) are easy to produce, thanks to printable full-color clip-art and traceable templates.
One simple way to tell if you've chosen a good gourd? Take a close look at the stem.
Grooming products will help mitigate the hair, according to a veterinarian.
Starting early, saving consistently, and investing wisely are all important.
Retire early, but make sure to be prepared for it.
Get your financial, family, and health plans together as you leave the workforce.