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Cyber warrriors target teen possum killers

The RSPCA is furious two teenagers who ran over a possum and snapped its spine before posting the grisly footage on social media have escaped punishment. Callum Gibson McKenzie and Hunter Lawrence Jonasen, both 17, were each given 12 months probation and had no conviction recorded despite pleading....

'Screech' back in jail on probation violation

OZAUKEE COUNTY, WI (WTMJ/CNN) - Dustin Diamond, who played Screech in the popular '90's show Saved by the Bell , is behind bars again. According to Ozaukee County Sheriff's officials, Diamond is accused of violating his probation following his release last month. Authorities took him into custody Wednesday.

Emily Rice

By Emily Rice New research suggests buying healthy homebrand food can help families slash their shopping bills without sacrificing nutrition. By Emily Rice Excessive time online has been linked to increased psychological problems in children according to new Australian research.

Eddy Meyer

By Eddy Meyer Customers have been taking a stand against Coles and Woolworths by refusing to buy their cheap dairy, but now it's claimed the grocery giants are re-stocking their fridges with their own brands, and little else. By Eddy Meyer The Royal Australian Navy has opened a $65 million hi-tech....

My true love gave to me...what?

5 MONTHS AGO
Ok, this has been traumatizing me since childhood. Well, not really, but you know how it is. What the HECK does my true love give to to me on the twelfth day of Christmas in this recording?! Can't understand the lyrics. The recording is from this vi...

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Gift Giving in China

5 MONTHS AGO
I'm planning to give all of my teaching assistants a present for Christmas. Would it be rude to not give a present to the managerial staff? I've also heard that it's rude to give people higher up the same present. Please help me understand appropriat...

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Long, formal Christmas lunch...with a toddler

5 MONTHS AGO
Pretty stressed about Christmas lunch with my in-laws. We have a 21-month-old awho is even worse at sitting still than most toddlers, the meal is apparently four courses (!), and the dining room is tiny and packed full of antiques so there's nowhere ...

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Ham-induced anxiety

5 MONTHS AGO
I am cooking Christmas dinner and may have bought the wrong kind of ham/pork. But maybe not? Either way, I need different cooking times than I first expected. Can the meat-experts of the green help me out? My mother, who has been at the hospital almo...

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Special Snowflake Research Resource List

5 MONTHS AGO
Please help me compile research resources for a project I will undertake in the year ahead. I would like to become very familiar with the following subjects: 1) New York City and Greenwich Village in the 1850s-1900. 2) The experience of Irish immigra...

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What one large Xmas decoration do I need?

5 MONTHS AGO
I lile decorating for Halloween, but I do not like decorating for Xmas. I was at Target and saw they had giant light-up stars, presumably for outside your house. This made me think, what one large, preferably light-up Christmas decoration could I t...

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Kid's snow globe craft hack

5 MONTHS AGO
I'm in charge of a second grade Christmas craft and would love to have them make snow globes. One problem, how to make objects adhere to the bottom of the globe in the absence of glue. This snow globe how to looks pretty simple except for the step w...

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Well: We Lost Our Soldier, But We Are Still an Intact Family

-1 DAYS AGO
I am still not sure what hits me the hardest, Father’s Day, his birthday or the anniversary of his death. At least Memorial Day brings pride with the pain. My son and I lost our soldier, First Sgt. Charles Monroe King , in October 2006, just 30 days ...

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Cyber warrriors target teen possum killers

-1 DAYS AGO
The RSPCA is furious two teenagers who ran over a possum and snapped its spine before posting the grisly footage on social media have escaped punishment. Callum Gibson McKenzie and Hunter Lawrence Jonasen, both 17, were each given 12 months probation...

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'Screech' back in jail on probation violation

-1 DAYS AGO
OZAUKEE COUNTY, WI (WTMJ/CNN) - Dustin Diamond, who played Screech in the popular '90's show Saved by the Bell , is behind bars again. According to Ozaukee County Sheriff's officials, Diamond is accused of violating his probation following his releas...

Read more...

Emily Rice

-1 DAYS AGO
By Emily Rice New research suggests buying healthy homebrand food can help families slash their shopping bills without sacrificing nutrition. By Emily Rice Excessive time online has been linked to increased psychological problems in children accordi...

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Eddy Meyer

-1 DAYS AGO
By Eddy Meyer Customers have been taking a stand against Coles and Woolworths by refusing to buy their cheap dairy, but now it's claimed the grocery giants are re-stocking their fridges with their own brands, and little else. By Eddy Meyer The Royal...

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'Big mouth' woman thrown off stage after foulmouth language upsets Jeremy Kyle

-1 DAYS AGO
was forced to throw his guest off the stage after she wouldn't stop swearing. Her foul-mouthed language was so bad that half of the segment was bleeped out leaving the whole argument indecipherable. Pat launched herself on the stage to give her husba...

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After HB2, some Charlotte businesses add gender-neutral bathrooms

-1 DAYS AGO
Walk into Common Market in Plaza Midwood and you’ll find the eclectic deli/coffee shop/bar decked with local art, quirky bumper stickers and Christmas lights. And across from the cashier, flanked on either side by shelves of locally made honey and ho...

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7 Months to Christmas

3 DAYS AGO
7 Months to Christmas
Hey everyone! It’s now just seven months until Christmas Eve! And things are getting a little weird here at the North Pole. We had our first picnic of the “warm” season here. (It never actually gets warm here at theRead more

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8 Months Until Christmas Eve

1 MONTHS AGO
8 Months Until Christmas Eve
Happy April everyone! The boys over in the Research and Development Department are having big meetings this month. Santa has put them back to work in sleigh design and they are all excited. If you recall, Santa gave them theRead more

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9 Months to Christmas Eve

2 MONTHS AGO
9 Months to Christmas Eve
Happy almost-end-of-March! It’s the 24th of the month and that means another notch on our countdown – there’s just 9 months left until Christmas Eve! Yikes! Time is flying by. While the work continues here at the North Pole weRead more

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10 Months Until Christmas

3 MONTHS AGO
10 Months Until Christmas
Hi everyone! Elf Ernest here. Today is the 24th and that means there are only 10 months left until Christmas. Believe it or not it is a busy month here at the North Pole. The sleigh port is humming withRead more

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11 Months Until Christmas

4 MONTHS AGO
11 Months Until Christmas
Hey everybody! Happy January to you. Today marks 11 months until Christmas Eve. Yep, just 11 short months from today Santa will be in the air! It looks to be a busy year here at the North Pole. We haveRead more

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North Pole Celebrates Reset the Clock Day

4 MONTHS AGO
North Pole Celebrates Reset the Clock Day
It’s a new year here at the North Pole. As is our tradition when the 12 days of Christmas are done we celebrate Reset-the-Clock Day here at the North Pole. This is the day when we start looking at theRead more

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Sending Thanks to Santa

5 MONTHS AGO
Sending Thanks to Santa
The North Pole Post Office gratefully acknowledges the many emails, texts and letters received in the hours since Santa returned home from his merry ride this year. For those commenting that they want a place to easily do that, weRead more

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Rascal Flatts to Release Christmas Album

2 DAYS AGO
Country group Rascal Flatts has announced they are planning a Christmas album. Though the group has released a Christmas single or two this will be their first ever Christmas album. “We’ve done some songs, but this is our first complete C...

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Top Five New Christmas Traditions of the 21st Century

8 DAYS AGO
We had a big response to our recent post about dying Christmas traditions. But if Christmas has proven one thing over the centuries it has been a resilient ability to constantly evolve into ever creative new levels of celebration. For example, the Ch...

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Five Dying Christmas Traditions

9 DAYS AGO
Once upon a time Christmas was celebrated with tinsel on trees. Tinsel is an ancient product with roots more than 400 years old where it was crafted to represent ice. Originally placed on statues and made from actual silver, tinsel has morphed over t...

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The Story of Betelehemu

10 DAYS AGO
Christmas is celebrated in music from all over the world, including places where you would little suspect Christmas music to be. Over the course of the past 50 years one surprising Christmas song of African origin has quietly become a staple of perfo...

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The Five Greatest Moms of Christmas Movie History

23 DAYS AGO
Our countdown to Christmas reaches another milestone with the passage of Mother’s Day. The celebration of Mother’s Day cannot bypass the great Moms of Christmas, can it? They seem to be central to every story – whether in good or bad ways. But who ar...

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Making Merry — Not Money

28 DAYS AGO
As the days slowly crawl to our October 1st gathering we are formulating all the elements that will be involved in that event. There are a lot of ideas floating around. I was approached by a…how to say this?…a vendor who wants to display Christ...

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Merry Podcast #51 — Christmas Toy Fads of the Early 20th Century

1 MONTHS AGO
Christmas past of more than a hundred years ago is our topic as we explore Christmas toy fads of the early 20th century in the latest episode of the Merry Podcast. Within a span of about 15 years there were many toys that reach mass market status but...

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Crazy relationship stories to make you appreciate being single

1 MONTHS AGO

BEING unattached can be difficult, despite the 'single and independent' rhetoric being spewed by popular artistes. It's made even harder when everyone else around you is coupling up, worse, around special holidays like Valentine's Day and Christmas, ...

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I SwearThis column is about Rudolph, the reindeer with the red nose.

1 MONTHS AGO

This column is about Rudolph, the reindeer with the red nose. Or, rather, the literature via which he was created.

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Terrible tragedy in Equador - earthquake hit and many are dead (I...

1 MONTHS AGO

Terrible tragedy in Equador - earthquake hit and many are dead

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The Mono Masters 1960-1975

1 MONTHS AGO

An expensive package hit the streets last week: The Mono Masters 1960-1975. The front reminds me of my first expensive collectable the Behind Closed Doors box-set.

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What are the best months to give birth?

1 MONTHS AGO

So you got frisky during Snowzilla and you're pregnant. Congratulations! The miracle of life and all that.

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Tarporley resident says village is - like Blackpool'

1 MONTHS AGO

A TARPORLEY resident who compared the village to the seaside town of Blackpool is considering selling up because of late-night drunken behaviour. A TARPORLEY resident who compared the village to the seaside town of Blackpool is considering selling up...

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Pratt: Passage of time deepens appreciation for good friends

1 MONTHS AGO

Soon after I retired from my daily duties as religion editor, I began the herculean task of going through paper "stuff" in my home studio. More than eight years later, I still have some of that to do.

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Late December

1 MONTHS AGO
After 63 years of marriage, a man’s devotion to his wife is unbroken by Alzheimer’s.

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ISIS’ War on Christmas

4 MONTHS AGO
ISIS’ War on Christmas
At all cost the man in the white beard had to be kept away from the men with black beards.

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Thefts of Baby Jesus Statues Unnerve New Jersey Churches

5 MONTHS AGO
Thefts of Baby Jesus Statues Unnerve New Jersey Churches
At least five churches have reported thefts of religious figurines since Christmas Eve.

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In Season of Returning, a Start-Up Tries to Find Homes for the Rejects

5 MONTHS AGO
In Season of Returning, a Start-Up Tries to Find Homes for the Rejects
Estimated at $284 billion in a year, returns represent lost income to retailers and an environmental burden. Optoro tries to find ways to resell, recycle or donate that merchandise.

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Scary Holiday Movies: See You When You’re Sleeping

5 MONTHS AGO
Scary Holiday Movies: See You When You’re Sleeping
A look at movies (and one television episode) that turn beloved Christmas traditions into holiday hell.

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One Reason Not to Believe in Santa Claus

5 MONTHS AGO
One Reason Not to Believe in Santa Claus
A visit from St. Nick nearly turns tragic.

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Bill Cunningham | Holiday Madness

5 MONTHS AGO
A flurry of calm appears amid the abundance of Santa costumes and holiday window decorations.

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My Boyfriend Insisted A Gun Would Keep Us 'Safer' Up Until The Day He Shot Me In The Face

2 DAYS AGO
"I went to get him a glass of water and as I walked back into the room, I saw him loading his Kimber .45."

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Riding On A TV Tied To The Back Of A Truck Is Apparently A Thing You Can Do

4 DAYS AGO
The, uh, action starts at around 4:17, but we think watching Gus goof around with his brother and his friend is enjoyable for what it is. Plus the subtle Christmas music in the background is great.

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How Blac Chyna Beat The Kardashians At Their Own Game

9 DAYS AGO
“Don’t we think it’s kind of a miracle that Rob — who doesn’t even show up to Christmas for the past three years, literally, he wouldn’t leave his room — the fact that he has now created...

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You Can Cook Edible Meat Using The Heat From Your Car's Engine

14 DAYS AGO
We can't promise it will taste very good, but it can be done.

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These Baby Goats Are Just Loving The Heck Out Of This Rock

22 DAYS AGO
Look at these baby goats go! We should all endeavor to enjoy things as much as these young goats enjoy this rock.

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How Reading Got Me Through My Baby's Brush With Death

23 DAYS AGO
It was the day before Christmas , and Washington, D.C.

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Why Millennials Are Ditching Bar Crawls For Juice Crawls

1 MONTHS AGO
Floyd, who is wearing a Feel the Bern -themed Christmas sweater, throws back the small plastic cup.

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