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South Bronx gentrification could close Sin City strip club

The crime-ridden Sin City strip club will soon have hundreds of new neighbors in the rapidly gentrifying South Bronx. Marlene Cintron, president of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp., said two apartment buildings are under construction directly across the street from the sketchy jiggle....

Adairs weak first-half unnerves investors

Adairs' key like-for-like sales fell four per cent in the six months to January 1, and while the first weeks of the second half has seen an easing in the like-for-like sales decline, the company says it is too early to know if its trading performance will consistently improve. However, the group's total sales for the half were up 5.

Vehicle Rams into Crowd in New Orleans, Leaving 28 Injured

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Police arrested a man who crashed his truck into a crowd watching a carnival parade, leaving 28 injured, while he was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances, local police said. At a press conference broadcast on local television on Saturday,....

Catholic school mergers means big changes in the North Hills

Updated 35 minutes ago. A major restructuring of the operations of Catholic grade schools in the North Hills won't change the fundamental elements that make the schools attractive to families, pastors of the affected schools said. The Diocese of Pittsburgh last month announced that beginning with....

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, How Do I Store Your Sparklies?

1 MONTHS AGO
We can't take down our christmas tree until we figure out a new scheme for ornament storage. Halp! Our original "fabric box with cardboard dividers" storage has given up the ghost this year, and I'm trying to figure out what the best way to store the...

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Go or no?

2 MONTHS AGO
I am having some kind of emotional crisis and I am supposed to appear at a relative's house for Christmas tomorrow. I need help deciding whether to go. I can't stop crying, I am having an extended panic attack, and I am generally a wreck. I gave up o...

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Christmas-themed beach movies?

2 MONTHS AGO
My FiL wants to watch a Christmas movie with a beach theme. Think Elvis / Frankie Avalon & Annette Funicello, but he might be perfectly content with something more modern.

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How to take photographs of Christmas trees and Christmas lights.

2 MONTHS AGO
I almost never take photos, but I'd like to take a few this season for sentimental reasons. I can take photos of a Christmas tree (and have), but I am embarrassed to admit that I haven't the faintest clue how to take a photograph showing the tree cov...

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Would you like a snowflake with your appetizer?

2 MONTHS AGO
I need help finding an appetizer for Christmas Day! Complications: travel, dietary preferences, pregnant cousin. My aunt has asked me to bring an appetizer for Christmas. I am known for complicated, delicious food. I don't mind a challenge as long...

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Tip for in-home daycare provider?

2 MONTHS AGO
I can't seem to find straight information on the internet! Our son is in a 12-kid in-home daycare five days a week--it's run by the owner, her mom, and two other women. We're in the D.C. suburbs. Should we be giving them a tip for the holidays and, i...

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Hermit Santa requests accommodating elves

2 MONTHS AGO
Secret Santa. $30 limit. Difficulty: Lives three time zones away. I am crap at this sort of thing. She specified wine, whiskey, and coffee in her likes. I wouldn't have much of an issue with if it were someone close by. I also know that she likes cut...

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Santa Delivered the Drone. But Not the Safety and Skill to Fly Them.

1 MONTHS AGO
The holiday season was a boom time for drone sales, bringing a heightened risk to people and property, particularly when neophytes are at the controls.

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A Voice of Christmas Past Returns, Asking for a Hippopotamus

1 MONTHS AGO
A Postal Service ad has revived interest in a 1953 Christmas novelty hit by the former child star Gayla Peevey. (She did get the hippopotamus.)

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After 15 Big Mall Fights, Police See a Culprit: Teenage Boredom

2 MONTHS AGO
The day after Christmas is one of the busiest shopping days of the year, luring shoppers looking for a bargain, and teenagers looking for trouble.

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Kept in Line by an Angel When Fort Apache Wasn’t Enough

2 MONTHS AGO
Memories of a South Bronx Christmas in 1963: wondrous toys and a lesson in self-control.

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Varieties of Religious Experience

2 MONTHS AGO
When unbelievers encounter the supernatural.

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Have Yourself a Merry Little 2017

2 MONTHS AGO
My song of the year is 72 years old, its original lyrics mostly forgotten — and never more relevant.

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After Terror, Berlin Finds Comfort and Joy in a Soccer Club’s Ritual

2 MONTHS AGO
An offbeat Christmas celebration, melding pep rally and church service, was suddenly tasked with helping a city heal in the aftermath of a truck attack on a market this week.

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Belief In Santa Could Affect Parent-Child Relationships, Warns Study

3 MONTHS AGO
In an article published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry, two psychologists have raised the spectre of children’s moral compass being permanently thrown off-kilter by what is normally considered a magical part of the Christmas tradition.

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The Strange Permanence Of Hess Toy Trucks

3 MONTHS AGO
Hess gas stations may be a thing of the past, but the Hess toy truck has, somehow, remained a Christmas mainstay for decades.

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Thanksgiving, A Celebration Of Inequality

3 MONTHS AGO
For over a decade, Fox News has made it a talking point that Christmas is under siege from liberals.

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Jony Ive Designed A Christmas Tree And It Sucks

3 MONTHS AGO
In true Jony Ive fashion, the tree — which appears to be entirely unadorned — isn’t just a tree. In fact, the press release describes it as both “much more than a Christmas tree” and an “all-enveloping magical experience.”

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80,000 Reindeer Reported Dead In Latest Christmas Setback

3 MONTHS AGO
A pair of extreme weather events in 2006 and 2013 caused mass starvation among reindeer in Arctic Russia. Researchers have now linked these episodes to climate change and the associated loss of sea ice.

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That Time FDR Moved Thanksgiving

3 MONTHS AGO
In 1939, the fourth Thursday was set to fall late, on November 30. FDR worried that was too close to Christmas , and wouldn’t give people enough time to, ahem, stimulate the economy. So he up and moved Thanksgiving to the 23rd.

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Convince Your Friends Your Butt Generates Electricity

3 MONTHS AGO
Well, here's how to light your ass up like a Christmas tree, if that's something that interests you.

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My Private Christmas

1 MONTHS AGO
The presents are all unwrapped. Santa’s stockings are emptied. Signs of yet another great Christmas celebration are everywhere. And my husband and children are asleep. The lights on the tree still shine and this is my time for my private Christmas. I...

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Five Reasons NOT to take Down Your Christmas Tree Yet

2 MONTHS AGO
We live on a busy Main Street in our little town. We have a large picture window at the front of our house. Each Thanksgiving weekend we look forward to the beacon of light our Christmas tree becomes along our bustling street. But as the week of Chri...

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What You Don’t Know About Being Santa

2 MONTHS AGO

St. Nicholas Day comes and goes every December 6th with little notice. It is a shame that the Christmas season does not do more to honor the man who is the basis for Santa Claus. Once upon a time St. Nicholas was one of the most famous and revered pe...

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Beautiful Messaging of Christmas Commercials

2 MONTHS AGO

What makes Christmas commercials so different than other commercials we see on television? It is like the fact they tell stories that inspire and leave the selling to mere suggestion. Once upon a time American marketers were great storytellers. The c...

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The Story of O Holy Night

2 MONTHS AGO

O Holy Night is like the national anthem of Christmas songs. Hauntingly beautiful but so difficult to sing it is often presented a cringe-worthy performances by even the best of singers (Celine Dion is perhaps the best example of one who over-sings t...

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Tale of a Presidential Christmas Tree

2 MONTHS AGO

Christmas in 1902 was celebrated much as it is today. But the centerpiece of it all was the Christmas tree. Christmas trees were not always part of the American Christmas tradition. Christmas in America is well documented for decades before the Ameri...

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Lessons from a Christmas with No Money

2 MONTHS AGO

The best Christmas we ever had was the Christmas when we had nothing. A series of events during a difficult year led to that best Christmas. In early April I was diagnosed with breast cancer. A rush of doctor visits, a surgery, and months of recovery...

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Artists seek $1.25M for Bowie memorial

1 HOUR AGO
This file photo taken on September 10, 2002 shows British singer David Bowie smiling during a CD signing in Paris, ahead of his upcoming concerts in the French capital 24 and 25 September. This year the world of pop music has been moved by tears for ...

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South Bronx gentrification could close Sin City strip club

1 HOUR AGO
The crime-ridden Sin City strip club will soon have hundreds of new neighbors in the rapidly gentrifying South Bronx. Marlene Cintron, president of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp., said two apartment buildings are under construction dire...

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Adairs weak first-half unnerves investors

1 HOUR AGO
Adairs' key like-for-like sales fell four per cent in the six months to January 1, and while the first weeks of the second half has seen an easing in the like-for-like sales decline, the company says it is too early to know if its trading performance...

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Vehicle Rams into Crowd in New Orleans, Leaving 28 Injured

1 HOUR AGO
NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Police arrested a man who crashed his truck into a crowd watching a carnival parade, leaving 28 injured, while he was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances, local police said. At a press confer...

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Catholic school mergers means big changes in the North Hills

2 HOURS AGO
Updated 35 minutes ago. A major restructuring of the operations of Catholic grade schools in the North Hills won't change the fundamental elements that make the schools attractive to families, pastors of the affected schools said. The Diocese of Pitt...

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Simpsons favoritcitat?

2 HOURS AGO
''To Start Press Any Key''. Where's the ANY key? - Homer vid datorn "Now, son, you don't want to drink beer. That's for daddies and kids with fake ID:s." - Homer "Kiss you? But Dad, I'm your kid!" - Bart "Christmas is a time when people of all religi...

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Pakistani IT developers hitting int’l markets

2 HOURS AGO
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan-based IT companies are making their way towards international markets through their mobile applications and gaming apps. Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is determined to support all such IT companies for creating constructi...

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Hello world!

3 MONTHS AGO
Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

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100 Days of a New Year 2017 eBook Available Now!

2 MONTHS AGO
100 Days of a New Year 2017 eBook Available Now!
 A Daily Dose of Inspiration for Navigating a New Year! 100 Days of a New Year 2017 eBook is a journey to a more focused, more productive YOU. Beginning January 1 through April 10, get inspired to set goals and find motivation for making 2017 your be...

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100 Days to Christmas. . .the Countdown Begins Today!

5 MONTHS AGO
100 Days to Christmas. . .the Countdown Begins Today!
100 Days to Christmas 2016 eBook Now Available   A Daily Dose of Inspiration & Motivation for a Busy Holiday Season! This eBook is a journey that begins on September 16, and leads you day-by-day toward a peaceful and meaningful holiday seaso...

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100 Days to Christmas 2016 Now Available!

5 MONTHS AGO
100 Days to Christmas 2016 Now Available!
A Daily Dose of Inspiration & Motivation for a Busy Holiday Season! This eBook is a journey that begins on September 16, and leads you day-by-day toward a peaceful and meaningful holiday season. This manual is 150 pages of holiday tips and ideas,...

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Pembroke Dock band Samba Doc goes from strength-to-strength

4 HOURS AGO

AFTER a successful 2016, culminating in a Christmas charity event for Paul Sartori, Pembroke Dock's Samba Doc band launches its 2017 season with a new musical director. In support of sports events, Samba Doc can be seen at The Long Course Weekend...

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Anger as O.J. Simpson set to walk FREE - and cash in on mega-bucks pension

10 HOURS AGO

The shamed American football star, 69, is serving a 33-year stretch for a string of violent crimes including armed robbery and kidnap. He is "convinced" he will be let out and is said to be counting down the days like a "kid waiting for Christmas".

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Young carer back on bike thanks to Good Samaritan

17 HOURS AGO

A FORMER colleague of a young carer's late father has proved to be a Good Samaritan after heartless thieves stole the boy's Christmas present. As reported in the Advertiser last week, thieves stole Conall Ifould's bike while he was away o...

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David Campbell reverses decision on toy guns

22 HOURS AGO

Not sticking to his guns: Today Extra's David Campbell reveals he now allows his son Leo, 6, to play with toy weapons after previously taking a hard stance against the practice In a piece penned for The Daily Telegraph , the Today Extra co-host r...

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TOWIE's James Argent checks into Thai rehab

1 DAY AGO

'He's getting the best possible help': TOWIE's James Argent checks into Thai rehab to overcome 'cycle of depression' as he cuts-off contact with Essex pals to 'seek out help alone' The TOWIE star - who previously spent...

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Jonathan Milne: Is it time to take the keys from Police Commissioner Mike Bush?

1 DAY AGO

Police Commissioner Mike Bush has been forced to own up to a drink driving conviction, after months spent trying to conceal it from the public. OPINION: My school classmate John Taiaroa was one of five young people who died in a horrific central Hawk...

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Injuries make for a not so merry Xmas

1 DAY AGO

Just over 3,700 people made injury claims to ACC for injuries that happened on Christmas Day alone, in 2016. Photo /Getty Images The festive season proved not so merry for thousands of Kiwis who hurt themselves over the holidays, with ACC paying out ...

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10 Months Until Christmas

2 DAYS AGO
Today marks just 10 months until Christmas Eve. Can you believe it? Life here at the North Pole has settled into a quiet, busy routine since Christmas. It snows, we work, and then comes night time –...

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11 Months Until Christmas

1 MONTHS AGO
Snowy greetings from the North Pole! It’s the 24th of the month and that means there are only 11 months until Santa rides again. Seems a long way away, doesn’t it? I know many of you feel that way...

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Launch Clock Reset for New Year

2 MONTHS AGO
A heavy snowstorm has moved over the North Pole and it was a group of really slow moving elves who tramped their snowy feet into Santa’s office this morning. As is tradition Santa convened a...

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Santa Thanks You for the Thank Yous

2 MONTHS AGO
It has been a blessed Christmas day here at the North Pole. Believe it or not the North Pole Post Office has remained on the job but over the course of the last 36 hours or so the nature ofRead more

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Santa is Cheered in His Return to the North Pole

2 MONTHS AGO
Santa has returned to the North Pole. The North Pole Christmas Party is now in full swing at the Claus residence. And that does it for us for another year. Thank you for being a part of it. Merry...

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Santa Makes Final Visits to Pacific Islands

2 MONTHS AGO
Santa is in Pago Pago at this hour, making some of his final visits. He’s got Mrs. Claus with him now and will begin his slow flight home. — Elf Ernest Click here to listen to the latest...

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Santa Wraps up in Hawaii and Alaska

2 MONTHS AGO
Hawaii and Alaska have reported there merry visits from Santa. Santa is on cruise control now. — Elf Ernest Click here to listen to the latest Kringle Radio News Report:...

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