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How to Get Your Christmas Tree Home Safely This Weekend

If you’re heading out to get your Christmas tree this weekend, here are five tips on how to get it home safely.  Some of them SEEM like common sense, but according to Triple-A, 44% of us won’t transport our tree properly. 1.  Choose the right vehicle.  If you have multiple cars you can use, the…

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The 10 Worst Gifts You Can Give Someone

  A new survey found the three most important keys to giving a thoughtful gift are the sentiment behind it . . . how useful the gift is . . . and whether or not it has a personalized touch.  But here’s the part of the poll we liked best . . .    They…

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Would You Be Insulted to Get Workout Equipment as a Gift?

  An ad for the exercise bike company Peloton has been going viral . . . because it shows a woman getting a bike for Christmas and spending a year “progressing” from super in-shape to super SUPER in-shape. But most of us would . . . um . . . have a little further to go on that…

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Least Popular Christmas Carols

  Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer and Now She’s in the ICU The Morbidly Obese Drummer Boy All I Want for Christmas is You and Maybe Your Hot Cousin I Saw Santa Kissing the Neighbor Lady I’ll Be Home for Christmas. Actually, I’m Moving Back In, Mom & Dad! Frosty the Cold-Hearted Spouse…

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Tips For Thanksgiving Leftovers

…According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Turkey – Lasts four days in the fridge; four months in the freezer. Best stored by cutting into small pieces and keeping in small containers Gravy – Lasts four days in the fridge; four months in the freezer. Best reheated by bringing to a rolling boil. Cover…

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Most Expensive Thanksgiving Dinner

 The Old Homestead Steakhouse, in New York City, is serving America’s most expensive Thanksgiving dinner. The feast costs $76,000 and features …. $100 imported king oysters $75 Dekopon oranges $225-per-pound smoked bacon slabs $475-per-pound imported Japanese Wagyu beef lollipops a $3,300 bourbon gravy a $4,800 Louis XIII cognac. $105-per-pound organic turkey $17-per-ounce Italian olive oil…

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Most Annoying Things Houseguests Do

If you want to tick off a family member, just show up to their house unannounced like Cousin Eddie in “Christmas Vacation”.  According to a new survey, it’s the MOST annoying thing houseguests can do.  Here are the top ten . . . 1.  Arrive unannounced or without an invitation. 2.  Snoop around. 3.  Break or…

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Worst Gifts Survey

Beaverbrooks is out with their list of the worst holiday gifts people have received from their partner. 1. Mop 2. Shoehorn 3. Vacuum cleaner 4. Toilet seat 5. Air freshener 6. Nail clippers 7. Bag of rice 8. Tea bags 9. Windscreen wipers 10. Dish drainer 11. Fake dog poo 12. McDonalds toy 13. Humidity…

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52% of Us Will Shop for Gifts Online While We’re Supposed to Be Working

Have you started slacking off at work to do some holiday shopping yet? 52% of us will online shop at work this year, according to a new survey. And just under half of those people admit it makes them less productive. 1 in 5 will spend over an hour a week on it. Cyber Monday…

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Most Dangerous Toys 2019

World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) unveiled its annual list of 2019’s Most Dangerous Toys. The potential injuries include, as usual, choking hazards and eye injuries: 1. Nerf Ultra One: a gun that fires Nerf-tipped missiles “up to 120 feet.” (* Yeah, with a good wind maybe.) 2. Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog: a plastic…

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The Cost Of A Thanksgiving Dinner

Here’s this year’s “cost of a Thanksgiving dinner” article. The writer compared costs at four stores, Aldi, Walmart, Publix and Whole Foods. There were 12 items on the list: A 12 pound turkey; 1 bag or 2 boxes of stuffing mix; 3 pounds of sweet potatoes; 5 pounds of white potatoes; 1 pound of fresh…

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The Most Common Things That Go Wrong When You’re Hosting Thanksgiving

The best thing about hosting a high-pressure dinner for your family is that they’re totally forgiving when things go wrong.  Wait, what’s that?  It’s the exact opposite and they loudly judge you on everything?  Well, damn. According to a new survey, 63% of people say that Thanksgiving dinner NEVER goes exactly like it’s planned .…

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If You Lend Someone Money, There’s a 24% Chance You’ll Regret It

If a friend asked to borrow money, would you charge them interest?  A new survey found 11% of us DO charge interest when we lend people money. Just over half of people said they’ve lent someone money in the past five years.  And 24% ended up regretting it.  Here are a few more stats about…

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Things That Could Break Your Holiday Budget

A new survey looked at extra expenses we have around the holidays, and what it all costs.  So if you factor this stuff in now, it could help you stay within your budget.  Here are ten holiday expenses and the average cost of each one . . . 1.  Gifts for family and friends, $270.…

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The Different Ways Gen Z, Millennials, And Boomers Shop For The Holidays

People from different generations understandably do things differently– including holiday shopping. A new report from retail consultancy firm NPD Group shows that Gen Zers (ages 18 to 22) plan to spend the least amount of money out of all generations, and plan to begin shopping on Black Friday to get good deals. They are also…

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Here’s When People Really Get Their Holiday Shopping Done

If you haven’t started thinking about buying your gifts for the holidays yet . . . you’re not going to be able to avoid it much longer. A new survey asked people when they get the majority of their holiday shopping done.  And one-third of people say they do it at the end of November…

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Secret Candy Stash

 If you suspect someone in your house is still hanging onto some Halloween candy . . . here’s where you can find it. According to a new survey, 59% of Americans admit they’ve hidden a secret stash of candy at some point in their lives.  And the main people they’re hiding it from are their…

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The Average Party Requires 10 Hours of Work

  Are you the person in your friend group who’s always the one making plans and hosting parties?  If so, it might be costing you a lot of money . . . A new survey found the average party has 12 guests . . . takes about 10 hours of work . . . and…

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How to Prep Your Body for Cold Weather

It takes our bodies a while to adjust to cold weather.  But they DO adapt.  Studies have found we tend to shiver more at the beginning of winter than at the end.  Because by January, we’re used to it. But there are a couple of ways to make your body adjust more quickly:  A fast…