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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas That Show You Really Care
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas That Show You Really Care

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas That Show You Really Care

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to let that special someone know how you feel about them. Whether it be a spouse, a new boyfriend or girlfriend, or a best friend, let these thoughtful gift ideas show them how much you really care: 1. A perfect brew: As most tea and coffee drinkers know, the ideal temperature beverage can be a fleeting thing, especially with all of life’s distractions and demands. That’s not the case with Nextmug, a gift that will spoil your Valentine with the perfect brew every time. This temperature- controlled, self-heating mug maintains a beverage at the user’s ideal temperature (warm at 130 degrees, hot at 140 degrees, and piping at 150 degrees) for hours using smart technology that requires no app or data-sharing. Stylish, ergonomic and simple to use, it eliminates the need to reheat a drink after getting sidetracked by workplace duties or household chores. To upgrade your gift, consider an additional docking coaster so they can enjoy a hot drink in multiple locations.

How to Make Your Valentine's Day Roses Last Longer

How to Make Your Valentine's Day Roses Last Longer

Valentine's Day spending shows little sign of waning. Floral arrangements are among the most popular purchases on this special day. According to Rio Roses, customers spent $2.3 billion on flowers for Valentine's Day in 2022. Valentine's Day tends to be the busi-est day for florists as plenty of people want to surprise sweethearts with bouquets and other floral arrangements. Red roses account for 70 percent of all Valentine's Day flower purchases. Finance Buzz researched the average cost of a dozen roses in each state so shoppers could expect what they would pay to gift their loved ones, and the average price for a dozen roses in the United States was $80.16 at that time. Pennsylvania had the most affordable roses and Hawaii the most expensive. Roses can be costly, and recipients may want to do their bests to ensure the flowers last as long as possible.

Drought Loosens Grip on Texas Agriculture

Producers have been facing much better cropping outlooks for spring, but drought conditions are still covering one-third of the state. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Michael Miller)

Drought Loosens Grip on Texas Agriculture

Drought continues to linger in patches of the state, but Texas agricultural producers face much better cropping outlooks going into spring, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.

Celebrating the Future

Celebrating the Future

The best moments that happen during a celebration are the spontaneous ones involving people who want to share the moment with their people. As the entertainment portion of the event began with the student choral and dance groups showing off their moves and setting up the crowd for fun, the family groups making their way down to the arena floor to celebrate with the student performers the start of Emerald City’s performance reflected the enthusiastic, proud, and happy feelings everyone was experiencing.

Rising Debt is the New Reality

Rising Debt is the New Reality

Debt continues to be a major concern for households across North America. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York Center for Microeconomic Data found total household debt reached $17.29 trillion in the third quarter of 2023 in the United States. This upward trajectory has been going on since 2021 and is largely driven by mortgages, credit cards and student loan balances.

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