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NEED A BREAK FROM FAMILY?

Here's a good tip for the holidays: If you'll be with extended family , pencil in a break every four hours to go for a walk and just scream into the night . . . - The average person can only go 3 hours and 54 minutes with their family before they need a break . And only 25% of us can be with them... Read More
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THE BEST MOVIE, TV, MUSIC and BOOKS:

"Time" magazine put out a series of lists running down the best movies, TV, music, and books of the past decade. The lists aren't ranked, they're in chronological order. So here are a few highlights from each: 1. The 10 Best Albums of the 2010s: "Kaleidoscope Dream" by Miguel . . . "Emotion" by... Read More
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HIGHEST-GROSSING ANIMATED MOVIES:

"Frozen 2" finally hit theaters, and industry analysts expected it to make around $100 million in the U.S. alone in its first weekend.... it made $127 million .. Wow!! That makes you wonder where it'll end up on the list of the highest-grossing animated movies of all time. One website put out a... Read More
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HOSTING THANKSGIVING?

Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and if YOU'RE the one stuck hosting this year, it's crunch time. To help lighten your load next week, here are six things you should get out of the way this weekend . . . 1. Clean out your fridge. You'll need room for the turkey and all the extra ingredients... Read More
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DATING TRENDS FOR 2020:

The hardest part about DATING today isn't finding someone to go out with . . . it's keeping up with all the new vocabulary terms used to DESCRIBE dating today. The dating app Plenty of Fish just put together their predictions for dating trends in 2020 . . . and, basically, it's all made-up terms ... Read More

BUYING A NEW CAR?

If you're in the market for a NEW CAR , you might NOT want to buy the hot new model. Consumer Reports just looked at 400,000 cars sold over the last 20 years, and they found that when brand new models come out, they're not always reliable . - 45% of new or significantly redesigned models ranked... Read More

WINTER HOMES FOR FERAL CATS:

If you're a cat person , you'll love this: There's a guy in Utah named Philip Rogich who's trying to help as many feral cats as possible make it through the winter . He takes old Rubbermaid coolers . . . drills a six-inch hole in one side . . . and fills them with straw . Then he puts them around... Read More

MAC & CHEESE THANKSGIVING TURKEY?

Why have turkey with a side of mac and cheese at Thanksgiving dinner when you can COMBINE them? The people at Reynolds Wrap just released their annual Thanksgiving recipes , and one of their ideas this year is a Mac and Cheese Turkey . It's not the world's most complex recipe : Basically you crack... Read More

NATIONAL RECYCLING DAY:

Today is National Recycling Day ... and we have five common MYTHS about recycling... 1. "You can put electronics in the recycling bin." No. The lithium ion batteries in smartphones and other electronics can explode and catch on fire. You CAN recycle electronics, but they must go to a specialty... Read More

TRENDIEST BABY NAMES FOR 2020:

Nothing says "trendy" like blindly following what other people are doing, right? The baby name website Nameberry just put out a list of its predictions for the trendiest baby names in 2020 . Their picks are all names that had a big jump in popularity this year and look like they're going to keep on... Read More