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Cassandra Raposo

Cassandra has been a writer for Your AAA since 2017. She writes mostly Lifestyle content, but will dabble in other topics here and there. Cassandra graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a bachelor’s degree in English and a concentration in writing, rhetoric and communication. When she’s not writing, you can likely find her singing in the car or petting a dog somewhere.

Articles by Cassandra Raposo

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Spruce Up Your Table With Fall Flavors

There are so many possibilities when it comes to cooking with fall’s bounty. Check out these ideas from chefs at AAA Diamond Rated restaurants.

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Four Autumn Activities for Fitness and Foliage

Fall may mean cooler weather, but there are several outdoor activities that are perfect for enjoying the crisp air and fall foliage views.

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Fall Home Maintenance Tasks to Put on Your To-Do List

Three home maintenance tasks to tackle before winter gets here.

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Today’s Slime Isn’t a Toy, But a DIY Project

You’re in the checkout line at the store when a young customer places her items onto the counter: Elmer’s glue, shaving cream, borax, glitter and food coloring. She bounces with excitement, as mom pays for the supplies. If you have young ones, you probably know exactly what’s going on: It’s slime time! Do-it-yourself slime videosRead More

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Is Grad School Worth It? How to Determine If It’s the Right Option for You

Getting a graduate degree may seem like a no-brainer to some, but it’s a weighted decision to make.

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Make a Healthy Atmosphere for Your Animals

Our pets spend a lot of time indoors. Why not try to make your home into a healthier, happier environment for them?

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Please Your Pet’s Palate With These Paw-some Recipes

The saying goes that our pets are like our children, and we always want the best for our children, right? Whether you want to introduce healthier snacks into your pet’s diet or give a reward for good behavior, preparing a homemade treat may do the trick. Try one of these recipes at home and you’llRead More

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Mix Food and Play With These Purr-fect Pet Toys

Pets need a lot of things from their owners, like food and exercise. Food puzzles – feeding stations that require your pet to solve a puzzle in order to get food or a treat – provide a bit of both. Pet stores often carry such enrichment toys, and some can be found online. But youRead More

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2018 Summer Beach Reads

There’s nothing like the feeling of your toes in the sand and a good book in hand. This year’s new releases cover all genres. So whether you lean toward romance, mystery or fantasy, you’ll likely find something intriguing to pack with your beach essentials.

Chef Eric Ripert prepares baked whole red snapper.

AAA Diamond Fare: From Best to Even Better

Thanks to AAA inspectors, you don’t need to wonder where to eat this weekend … or any weekend. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a fine-dining experience, inspectors have it covered. They visit hundreds of restaurants across the country each year to judge the food, service and decor, among other things. They approveRead More