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Giving Back This Holiday Season

Giving Back This Holiday Season

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Giving Back This Holiday Season – How Dentist’s Are Giving Back

Whether you have a million extra dollars or a simple hug to share with a stranger, everybody has the ability to give back. Of course, like every year the holiday season becomes extremely hectic for everyone. Children and teenagers are turning in their last assignments to school, parents might be working overtime to provide for their families. Everybody else is either traveling, shopping or welcoming guests. It’s easy to forget the real meaning of the holidays and how you can help your community.

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In my opinion, the best part of the holidays is being able to give to others. Giving somebody a present or even donating your unused things to those in need, are the things I look forward to the most. If you want to give back to your community, just do it. You don’t even have to have a lot of money or even tons of extra time, just a desire to give back.

Giving Back Through Dental Services

A lot of business’ especially dental offices are using their expertise to provide services to those in need. By doing what they love, they are figuring out ways to give back to those in their community, by providing services to people who may not be able to normally afford it. General, cosmetic and restorative dental services are quite expensive, especially if you don’t have dental insurance. A new set of dentures or repairing a broken tooth might not be plausible for many, especially if they have other financial burdens to worry about.

Although dental services, especially cosmetic dental services may seem like a luxury service, having the ability to smile again, or have teeth to eat with, are things we all deserve. Cosmetic dentistry can provide dental implants to replace important teeth that many have lost. Many older individuals, or individuals who have gone through an illness, experience tooth loss. Having a cosmetic dentist who is willing to give you your smile and teeth back for free is something that will last you a life-time.

These dentists are also able to help children and individuals who have cavities or decayed teeth that need to be replaced with a filling or requires the placement of a bridge or crown. These services can be extremely costly and because of generous dentists, these individuals will have their oral health and smiled improved.

These are just some of the small ways that dentists are giving back to the community. Many dentists are providing free dental exams, teeth cleanings and oral cancer screenings. By doing what they do best, they are helping out their community and providing services that are vital to our oral health.

If you have a business, whether it is a dental practice or not, you can provide free services to the members of your community. It doesn’t matter if you provide free meals to the homeless or donate the extra items you have in stock at your retail store. Do what you can and spread joy this holiday season.

Victoria is a blogger for Lakeway Cosmetic Dentistry in Lakeway, Texas. She loves volunteering and finding new ways she can give back to her community.



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6 Things To Do For The Holiday Season In New York City

6 Things To Do For The Holiday Season In New York City

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Well the holidays are approaching and there are a lot of great things to do and see for the holiday season. Whether a person lives in New York City or is just visiting, anyone can benefit from this list of things to do for the holidays in the city.

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Ice Skating – There are several places that people can go if they enjoy ice skating. Some places to check out are The Rink at Rockefeller Center, Trump Wollman Rink, the city Pond at Bryant Park which is free, and the Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers. The Rink at Rockefeller Center has a lot of different package deals to choose from such as Breakfast with Santa Claus, VIP skating where guests get hot chocolate, freshly baked cookies, a ninety minute skate session and more, and they even have a deal where guests can see a Christmas show, go skating, and have a three course meal at one of their restaurants.

Window Shopping – New York window shopping is another great option on things to do while in the city. Window shopping is fun and allows people to enjoy the sights and all the bright lights of the holiday season. Best of all, window shopping is free but just dress warm, and if someone sees something that catches their eye in a store front window, they always have the option of going inside.

Tree Lighting - How about going to see a tree lighting ceremony? Places such as Rockefeller Center, Madison Square Park, and Park Avenue have tree lighting ceremonies that are free to the public. Rockefeller Center has a massive Christmas tree and when they turn the lights on, people are always very impressed. For those who are willing to spend a few extra dollars, the American Museum of Natural History has an Origami holiday tree up for viewing. The tree has more than five hundred handmade origami ornaments which are cool to see.

Macy’s Holiday Window Display - Visit a window display at Macy’s. Every year, Macy’s chooses a holiday theme to display in their window which draws a lot of attention. People enjoy it, perhaps so much that they may even be tempted to run out and purchase a New York window to duplicate such a display in their own home! So for those who enjoy the magical and creative don’t miss this display because it’s only around until December 31st, New Year’s Eve.

Visit the Holiday Markets – Columbus Circle Holiday Market and Union Square Holiday Market are two markets that are worth stopping by. The Columbus Circle Holiday Market has one hundred vendors selling food and crafts and the Union Square Holiday Market has one hundred and twenty five vendors selling crafts, jewelry, and leather made items. These two markets are great places to go to do some holiday shopping and to get a good meal.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular – Grab the kids and take them to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes. The kids will be sure to enjoy the performance and the dancing, and the prices for tickets range from thirty nine dollars to three hundred and twenty nine dollars.

New York City offers a variety of things for people to do and see and the options are endless. From ice skating to shopping, the city is a fun and exciting place to be and is worth visiting.

Cheryl is a New York City resident who has always enjoyed her time living in the big city. She throughly enjoys the holidays and tries to enjoy it as much as she can.

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5 Holiday Party Tips To Make Your Event A Hit

5 Holiday Party Tips To Make Your Event A Hit

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5 Holiday Party Tips To Make Your Event A Hit

Holiday celebrations can be very exciting and very chaotic. The planning and preparations for the event can be exhausting, especially if you are trying to create a party that everyone will remember. The host or hostess often works themselves into exhaustion, leaving little time at the actual event for enjoyment.

4236564925 26e32dcee4 n1 300x199 5 Holiday Party Tips To Make Your Event A HitThe good news is that it does not have to be that way. You can use these five simple tricks to create and enjoy the perfect holiday celebration.

1) Festive Spirits and Alcohol

Make your party special by creating a featured alcoholic beverage to serve at the party. For instance, a holiday themed specialty drink or a harvest blend ale. This keeps the alcohol burden small, and it helps give your party distinction.

It is also very important for the host or hostess to understand “social host” laws. Currently, 33 states have laws stating that the host can be held financially liable to the injured party if said host or hostess allows a guest to leave intoxicated, causing harm to themselves or others because of that intoxication.

If your guests are intoxicated, either provide them a ride home or call them a taxi. You do not want to let them leave under the influence. You may also want to plan ahead for this type of situation by having an area available in your home for overnight guests or provide a designated driver ahead of time.

Additionally, you may want to stop serving alcoholic beverages about one hour before your party ends. While this is not a guarantee that your guests are not intoxicated, it can help. Depending on your state, it is a good idea to research legal sites that expound on the statutes that govern your state. For example, residents of Pennsylvania might look up info on a site like www.kellislaw.com for DUI prevention information.

2) Choose a Party Theme

Stick to a simple theme to keep planning and preparations to a minimum. Yes, your guests will be impressed by a very elaborate set-up, but they are only going to remember and talk about the social interactions. Make it nice, but focus on the social part of the party.

3) Play Background Music

All parties will do well if there is soft background music playing. You do not want it to be so loud, that it will make it hard to socialize. However, you do not want to forget the music either, it will make the party seem very bland.

4) Provide Entertainment

Depending on the length of your party and the number of guests, you may want to have a few options set up for additional entertainment. This may be in the form of games, gift exchanges, or contests. It is something to help break the ice in large groups, and something that can be very fun in intimate gatherings.

5) Provide Tasty Food

Unless it is a very formal celebration, you should stick to small finger foods. This makes it easier to prepare and easier to manage. It is also a favorite among guests who may want to eat but do not really want to take in a full meal.

When you are throwing a holiday party, all you need to do is remember to keep it simple. It is about being together as family or friends at a special time of year. It is not about expensive and elaborate decorations and food.

Jamica Bell is a freelance writer and amateur party planner. She contributes this article to help readers prepare for the season of festivities. During her research she found www.kellislaw.com to be very informative regarding dui laws and the importance of know your state’s legal statues on the matter.    




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Famous Beaches and Holiday Resorts of Egypt

Famous Beaches and Holiday Resorts of Egypt

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Egypt is popular travel destination not just for the European countries but for rest of the world too. Egypt is proud on many famous beaches and holiday resorts. Famous resorts in the central delta are Ras el-Bahr, Baltim and Gamasa. Very popular are beach resorts near el-Alamein with many holiday villages. Ubayyad and Agiiba beaches are famous for a crystal-clear water, silvery sand and shallow upto 200 meters into the sea. Na’ama Bay is known for its diving center which conquers the heart of swimmers with love for diving and snorkeling. Another interesting beaches are Maagana Beach, Suez Alexandria Beaches, Abu Kir Suburb, Sidi Kir, King Mariut, Abu Mina and Sidi Abdel Rahman Beach. And we of course cannot forget on the most famous tourist resort of the Red Sea coast called Hurghada.

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