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Your Friday Reed: Get Ready for the Weekend

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Happy first day of spring! Get ready for your weekend with fun activities, creative ideas, and wonderful ways to get more out of life with Madison Reed.

Spring Has Sprung
Today is the vernal equinox, when day and night are most equal, which marks the first day of spring. 2015 is a special year because of a rare event coinciding with the equinox: a total solar eclipse occurring over the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. If you don’t have travel plans to that region, watch the eclipse live online.

If you get inspired to do spring cleaning this weekend, get help from homemaker extraordinaire, Martha Stewart. Her printable checklist covers everything from vacuuming the walls to resealing grout lines!

Of course, you’ll get better performance from styling tools when they’re clean. Check out our tips for clearing product buildup, dust, and hair from your brushes, irons, rollers, and blow dryers. It’ll feel like you got a drawer full of new tools for free!

March Madness
What the heck is March Madness? If you’re not a sports fan, check out this useful beginner’s guide so you can keep up with basketball talk with confidence.

Turn this tournament into a reason to get the family outside and moving with classic basketball games like H-O-R-S-E and Around the World.

If the weather won’t cooperate, make education fun with NCAA-inspired lesson plans. Our favorite is using math to predict the winners. That’s something that might get the whole family involved!

Starry Eyes
Did you get to see the Northern Lights this week? Also known as the aurora borealis, this natural phenomenon looks like a surreal light show in the sky. It’s usually spotted in the Arctic and Antarctic, but lucky people in northern states like Minnesota, Montana, and Washington got to see auroras caused by a solar storm on Tuesday. Check out these ten breathtaking photos of the event from around the world.

While you’re looking to the sky for inspiration, stock up on guest soaps. Sephora is featuring a limited-edition collection of Fresh zodiac sign soaps that are vegetable-based and designed to complement each sign’s signature personality traits.

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