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BVR December Open 2018: Barbon-Eslapor lead women's semifinalists

FILE Photo - UAAP champion Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor, third placers in last month's Dumaguete leg, topped Derie Virtusio and MJ Ebro in an all-UST Maynilad quarterfinals duel, 21-11, 21-13. Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor of University of Santo Tomas made it to the semifinals after extending....

Easy ways to make your kid's baon more interesting

Proper nutrition is a very important factor in child-rearing as it affects how kids develop their immunity, participate in school, and get the stamina for play. Mothers need to keep up in offering delicious and nutritious food to their kids, most especially for the picky eaters.

South Sudan starts planning for life beyond war, cautiously

For the first time since fleeing his home when civil war broke out in South Sudan five years ago, Raan Bona is daring to plan for the future. Seated at a restaurant in Bentiu town, the 29-year-old teacher said life has started to change "with peace." He is opening a printing shop with the hope it....

South Sudan starts planning for life beyond war, cautiously

Seated at a restaurant in Bentiu town, the 29-year-old teacher said life has started to change "with peace." He is opening a printing shop with the hope it will make enough money for him to leave a United Nations site where, like hundreds of thousands of others across the country, he has been sheltering for years.

Please hope me "forgotten cookie exchange in Japan" edition

1 HOUR AGO
I kind of spaced on the fact that I have a cookie exchange tomorrow morning, but being where I am, I can't just pop out and get what I need. With what I have available in my pantry, can you help me make an awesome cookie? I ran out to our neighborhoo...

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Appropriate tip for family daycare owner and staff?

6 HOURS AGO
Our daughter attends a small family (in-home) daycare here on the SF Bay peninsula, and we'd like to give the owner and her (one) staff a Christmas gift/bonus. We've been thinking about giving cash because, frankly, we just don't have the energy for ...

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17 HOURS AGO
I hate Christmas. How do I not ruin Christmas for my children? For reasons (childhood trauma, etc) I won't get into, I deeply and angrily hate Christmas. I loathe everything about it -- the presents, the enforced cultural expectations, the lights, th...

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What are some other weird holiday things?

1 DAY AGO
I'm a fan of the Gavle Goat and I'm aware of the Yule Lads and Krampus. What other strange holiday things/creatures/what have you are out there to learn about? I'm primarily focusing on December holidays (doesn't have to be Christmas) but other holid...

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Christmas music for misanthropes and weirdos

2 DAYS AGO
I know we recently discussed "not especially joyful" Christmas music. Great! I want actively miserable or screwy Christmas music. Think Sufjan's "Christmas Unicorn" (the final third is a cover of "Love Will Tear Us Apart", the middle third is EDM, an...

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Starting own Xmas holiday with complicated feelings.

2 DAYS AGO
I moved out of an abusive parental household 3 years ago and have conflicting feelings and memories about Christmas time. I would like to find a way to celebrate the season (I'm not religious) and maybe bring some cheer into my life yet living alone ...

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Useful car gift for Tennessee

2 DAYS AGO
My brother is moving to Nashville and getting a car for the first time in many years. What are good car accessories I could give as a gift? I was thinking of jumper cables, but I live in MN. Jumper cables are necessary here for if it is too cold to s...

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Defendant in fatal 2017 Rosemead Christmas Day crash pleads no contest to manslaughter

2 DAYS AGO

Justin Hansen, 25, of El Monte was killed Dec. 25, 2017 when the car he was riding crashed into a tree in Rosemead. Authorities later filed a murder charge against the driver, Adam Chacon, 34, of San Gabriel.

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Why the heck do we spend so much on Christmas?

2 DAYS AGO

The true Spirit of Christmas seen here in 2016 in a Lego nativity scene made by Sheringham church administrator Jenny Comper. Picture: KAREN BETHELL There is a temptation to spend yourself broke at Christmas but take care, you could spend a long time...

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Deadlines loom for holiday shipping orders

2 DAYS AGO

Customers, many with the arms laden with packages wait patiently in line at the Prairie Court post office in Vacaville Tuesday to get their items mailed in time to reach their destination by the Christmas holiday. With Christmas just 13 days away, th...

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Fort to restage 1776 Christmas riot involving US soldiers

2 DAYS AGO

Staff and volunteers at the upstate New York tourist attraction and museum will stage a re-enactment this weekend of what's known as the Christmas riot of 1776, when Pennsylvania soldiers attacked Massachusetts militiamen. Curator Matthew Keagle ...

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In Iceland, 13 'Yule Lads' come to town to herald Christmas

2 DAYS AGO

The people of northern Iceland have had their travel plans disrupted with a record high snowfall this December.

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Airline group says Christmas travel will rise 5.2 percent

3 DAYS AGO

U.S. airlines expect a 5.2 percent increase in air travel during the Christmas and New Year's break, to more than 2.5 million people a day. The trade group Airlines for America said Tuesday it forecasts that 45.7 million passengers will fly on a ...

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Where to watch holiday movies on a rooftop patio

3 DAYS AGO

People enter a rooftop patio decorated for the holiday at The MontalbA n theater's rooftop patio movie series. Photo by Lionel Garcia.

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Where to Find a Ceramic Christmas Tree?

15 HOURS AGO
Yes, this shiny little piece of holiday happiness can be yours once again.

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Does This Look Right to You? HOLLAἸ4D TONNEL

2 DAYS AGO
More than 1,500 people signed a petition calling for a holiday display above the Holland Tunnel to be changed. Now the agency’s letting the public choose what to do.

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Christmas Is a Peak Time for Heart Attacks

2 DAYS AGO
In Sweden, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve were prime times for heart troubles.

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Why Christmas Is About Food

2 DAYS AGO
In a season full of bittersweet memories, cooking and eating can remind us of what is joyful.

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A Christmas Morning Casserole That Can Dress Up for a Party

3 DAYS AGO
This easy, cheesy polenta bake will stay in your holiday arsenal for years to come.

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Stocking Mail Explained

2 DAYS AGO
Greetings, all! It is time once again to talk about a North Pole innovation few know about. It is called Stocking Mail. What is stocking mail? It is a way to communicate with Santa and the North Pole...

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Flu and Cold Season for Reindeer

3 DAYS AGO
Happy Wednesday all! It is flu and cold season at the North Pole — for reindeer. Reports out of Santa’s Stables say that Vixen has a little cold. For some that is a little worrisome....

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Sleigh Bells to Be Flight Tested

4 DAYS AGO
Greetings! Few people know or understand the art and science of the sleigh bells on Santa’s Sleigh. They just don’t go out and buy sleigh bells at the dollar store and slap them on the...

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Donner Wins the Reindeer Games

5 DAYS AGO
Happy Monday, all! It was an epic weekend at the Reindeer Games at the North Pole and in the end a familiar name took the top prize — Donner! Donner has long been Santa’s lead reindeer....

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An Elf’s Story

5 DAYS AGO
Greetings! If you have not yet listened to the North Pole Podcast I encourage you to give it a try. I just listened to the latest episode uploaded late last night. The North Pole Podcast was the...

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Tracking Centers Set Up World Wide

6 DAYS AGO
Greetings! I stopped by the North Pole Flight Command Center today and witnessed something the world knows little about. I saw a network of elves quietly setting up communications with tracking...

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Tracking Santa Right

6 DAYS AGO
Happy Saturday! We talk a lot about the new things Santa does all the time. Santa uses new technology and is constantly improving on things. But some times Santa insists on doing things the old...

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South Sudan starts planning for life beyond war, cautiously

58 MINS AGO
BENTIU, South Sudan (AP) — For the first time since fleeing his home when civil war broke out in South Sudan five years ago, Raan Bona is daring to plan for the future. Seated at a restaurant in Bentiu town, the 29-year-old teacher said life has star...

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BVR December Open 2018: Barbon-Eslapor lead women's semifinalists

58 MINS AGO
FILE Photo - UAAP champion Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor, third placers in last month's Dumaguete leg, topped Derie Virtusio and MJ Ebro in an all-UST Maynilad quarterfinals duel, 21-11, 21-13. Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor of University of Sant...

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Easy ways to make your kid's baon more interesting

58 MINS AGO
Proper nutrition is a very important factor in child-rearing as it affects how kids develop their immunity, participate in school, and get the stamina for play. Mothers need to keep up in offering delicious and nutritious food to their kids, most esp...

Read more...

South Sudan starts planning for life beyond war, cautiously

59 MINS AGO
For the first time since fleeing his home when civil war broke out in South Sudan five years ago, Raan Bona is daring to plan for the future. Seated at a restaurant in Bentiu town, the 29-year-old teacher said life has started to change "with peace."...

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South Sudan starts planning for life beyond war, cautiously

1 HOUR AGO
Seated at a restaurant in Bentiu town, the 29-year-old teacher said life has started to change "with peace." He is opening a printing shop with the hope it will make enough money for him to leave a United Nations site where, like hundreds of thousand...

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Grandad-to-be dies after fall from Christmas tree in Kirkcaldy

1 HOUR AGO
December 15, 2018. A man who died after falling from a town’s Christmas tree was due to become a grandad again that day. Register now for more free articles or subscribe today for unlimited access.

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Luxury north hotel shut down as plans to turn it into holiday home for rich American take shape

1 HOUR AGO
December 15, 2018. A luxury north hotel has been abruptly shut down, leaving staff shocked and devastating dozens of people who had booked expensive Christmas stays. Register now for more free articles or subscribe today for unlimited access.

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