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Nicole S. Young, Thinkstock

Question Of The Day: Do You ‘Regift’?

With Christmas about three weeks away, the office Christmas parties will be coming up, and maybe you'll be that person who gets the gag gift during the Yankee swap. Or maybe, you have that one aunt that buys you socks every year.

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Christopher Furlong, Getty Images
Christopher Furlong, Getty Images

December is Bingo Month

December is ‘Bingo’ month. The game made its debut in December of 1921 and has been a popular game ever since. The original name was ‘Beano’ until toy salesman, Edwin S. Lowe, heard an excited winner yell out ‘bingo’ when they won a game at a carnival.

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Did Elf On The Shelf Show Up At Your House Last Night?

Elf on the Shelf has been around for years, but only recently has it seemed to really become popular.  The Elf makes his first appearance on December 1st and watches over the children each day.  At the end of the day, the Elf magically makes his journey back to the North Pole and reports to Santa Claus whether the kids have been naughty or nice. 

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Category: Christmas, Family, Offbeat
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Website Chooses Best Song About Each U.S. State, What Song Did They Pick For Maine?

 

Thrillist.com, a website that labels itself as 'a leading men's digital lifestyle brand', listed what they deemed the best songs about each of the 50 states. What song did they choose for Maine?

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Siberian Times, YouTube

Weary Travelers Pushing Frozen Plane Is No First-Class Experience

Holiday travel is a pain. We all know that. But thank your lucky stars you're not one of these airilne passengers.

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Category: Offbeat

Bangor, Maine Flash-Mob Going Viral [video]

I grew up in Bangor. From what I can tell, it has become a really cool city! Check out this flash-mob that happened at a Bangor Hannaford! I would love for that to happen while I am shopping!  

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Category: Lifestyle, Offbeat, Videos
Harlem Rockets

Short Chubby Girl Plays Basketball After Many Years

There...that got your attention.  That's right!  I'm playing in a basketball game tonight against the Harlem Rockets.  I really have no idea what to expect but I'm going to have fun with it. I just hope I can score a touchdown or perhaps I will get hit by the ball and can walk the bases.  We shall see...and there will be video tomorrow!

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Sleeping on the Job Should Totally Be Allowed, Right? [VIDEO, POLL]

"Sleeping on the job" is a phrase that is not positive. It's often preceded by "He was fired for" and can make you the butt of jokes for years to come. But maybe it shouldn't be such a bad thing.

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Category: Offbeat
Food

What Thanksgiving Food Do You Avoid?

I'm creating my menu.  Preparing to have my mom, brother and sister-in-law over for Thanksgiving...in addition to my 6 kids and hubby.  I love cooking at home because I know I will LOVE everything...because...well, I made it. 

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Category: Food, Offbeat
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Getty Images

In A Week It Will All Be Over…

...and then I can anticipate it next year!  No no, I'm not talking about Thanksgiving.  I'm talking about Black Friday!  The busiest shopping day of the year.  Black Friday is not for the weak and it takes skill to execute it efficiently.

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Category: Offbeat, Shopping

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