Fall Can Be Super Season to Shape Up

You can almost feel it—that time of year when warm summer nights turn cooler, Halloween costumes pop up in stores, and football is on every Sunday.

    Autumn is here.

It’s also a time when it is socially acceptable to fall off the health and fitness wagon. Let’s face it—Halloween is just a vehicle to dive into your kids’ pillowcase and rummage around for that Almond Joy or Snickers bar you’ve been craving. Then there’s Thanksgiving and Christmas—those six-pack threatening holidays that give us license to overindulge in all things high-calorie.

Fall in Love with Platinum

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Every year, Valentine’s Day is looked at as one of the biggest gift-giving holidays of the year. Additionally, many use the holiday to drop down on one knee and pop the big question. Last year, 250,000 couples became engaged on Valentine’s Day -; a testament to how important the day is to thousands of love-struck Americans.
If you’re looking for a unique, stylish and heirloom-quality accessory to give your special someone this year, you aren’t alone. According to jewelry and style expert Michael O’Connor, Platinum jewelry is one of this year’s best bets for a Valentine’s Day gift.
“Giving a gift of love on Valentine’s Day is about emotion and being sure you will be remembered,” O’Connor said. “Platinum jewelry is the perfect choice because its purity and rarity underscore the emotional reasons why you’re giving the gift, while its durability means that it won’t wear down like other metals and will last a lifetime.”
The following jewelry ideas, compiled by O’Connor, will help you pick out the hottest jewelry this Valentine’s Day:
* Engagement ring. If you’re looking to propose to your significant other this Valentine’s Day, look beyond the four Cs and seriously consider the setting. With an engagement diamond purchase, a premium is paid for a quality diamond, and you won’t want to diminish that investment with a metal that won’t complement the beauty and longevity of the stone. Platinum will hold your diamond more securely, and since it’s naturally a white metal, it will maximize the diamond’s sparkle. Designs that range from modern styles by Martin Flyer to vintage-inspired looks from Tacori can accommodate all types of diamond cuts.
* Gifts for him. One of the most popular Valentine’s Day gifts for men -; stylish watches from companies like Franck Muller, Vacheron Constantin and Jacob & Co. -; pair masculinity with durability in Platinum looks that are perfect for dressing up or down. If you’re looking for a different approach, Platinum cuff links also make a good choice for that businessman with a sense of panache.
* Platinum pendants. From the runway to Hollywood’s A-list, it’s all about layering this season. Look to layering Platinum pendants in oval, heart and square shapes for a distinct flair this year.
For more information on jewelry trends for Valentine’s Day, visit www.preciousplatinum.com.

Football Season Marks the Time for Car Care

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Spruce Up Your Fall Wardrobe for Less

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – As the temperatures get colder, families start packing up their shorts and sundresses and pulling last year’s warmer garments from boxes. And inevitably, many of last autumn’s clothes no longer fit or are too worn.
Replacing entire wardrobes can create unneeded stress, but there are ways to dress the whole family without breaking the bank.
* Look for versatile wardrobe staples. Women and girls should build their wardrobe with a nice skirt or dress, dress pants, jeans, sweaters and a jacket. Men and boys need khaki pants, jeans, sweaters and collared shirts.
* Skip fancy department stores. You’ll save time and money by shopping at your local discount retailer. You’ll find inexpensive basic apparel, often for less than $16 apiece.
* Look for deals on denim. Everyone in your family is going to want several pairs of jeans, and those price tags can add up quickly. There are inexpensive lines available today that still offer quality and value. Dollar General sells Bobbie Brooks 5-pocket stretch denim for women, starting at $12, and Open Trails denim for men, starting at $10.
* Stock up on basics. Fall is the perfect time to assess your undergarments. Toss old or ill-fitting underwear, t-shirts and socks. Replace these pieces inexpensively with value packages of underwear and socks, which can be found at your local discount retailer.
* Find fun, useful accessories. Scarves, hats and gloves allow you to express your personality or embrace the newest trends in colors and patterns without breaking the bank. Better yet, they can help dress up wardrobe staples that will last for years, so you won’t spend money on a jacket or dress that will be unwearable by next fall.
* Sell old clothes. If your children are still growing, chances are there are some gently used, outgrown items taking up closet space. Take old clothes to a consignment store or thrift shop to make a little extra money to put towards updating their wardrobe.
For more information on the fashions available at Dollar General, visit www.dollargeneral.com.