Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Watching movies and sports in the comfort of your own home is a great way to spend time with family and friends-and now it can be even better.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - The holidays should be a time to reconnect with our loved ones, not exhaust our energy and financial resources. If the season has become more stressful than joyful, it’s time to get back to holiday basics.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - These days, Santa’s elves have their work cut out for them as this season’s wish lists are dominated with requests for iPads, iPods, iPhones and other smartphones, eBooks and other gadgetry. As the holidays undergo a technology takeover, there are ways parents can give kids what they really want without breaking the bank.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - This holiday season, you can enhance and revitalize your skin while joining a great artist helping children in need.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Once you’ve found the perfect presents for everyone on your list, you can have fun wrapping and decorating the packages. Here are hints on how:

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Studies show that proficient reading skills are crucial to academic success. Yet two-thirds of eighth graders do not read at the “proficient” level, according to the 2011 Nation’s Report Card, a report commissioned by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - For the holidays or any occasion, you can give the kids you care about a truly precious present: the gift of the love of reading.

Reno, Nevada (NAPSI) - If your family is like many, you enjoy a warm, glowing fire on the hearth, whether you’re entertaining friends or cozying up with a favorite book. Hauling and storing firewood and cleaning up messy ashes, however, can make building a wood-burning fire a hassle.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - This holiday season, you may enjoy the festivities more by spending less time on everyday chores like laundry and more time with family and friends. Here’s how to do just that:

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - You can score an instant touchdown with your party guests during football season-or at any time-by offering a hot baked potato bar fully loaded with fan favorites and some new players.