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How to take charge of your summer so you get rejuvenated

Most of us don't get the entire summer off like schoolkids, so we have to "design" the summer we want. At least that's what one "happiness expert" says in this story . Gretchen Rubin says you need to do a few things to maximize your summer, make it feel different from the rest of the year, and give...
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How about a family spring break staycation in a Seattle hotel?

Spring break: A time to herd the family to the airport, onto a plane, into a rental minivan, and to the back of long lines at a theme park. Or, how about saving yourselves a lot of the hassle of travel -- and a lot of the expense, too -- by staying around here? Depending on the ages of your kids, I...
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