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15 tasty ways to use the hot chocolate mix in your pantry

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There’s a bizarre abundance of hot cocoa powder packets in my pantry. I’ll buy a box of Swiss Miss, and then someone else in my household …

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The list of the year’s most popular slang terms is out. How many do you know?

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I live with two teenage girls — and a husband who gets a kick out of mimicking them. So, on any given day, there’s a unique …

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10 food gift baskets people actually want to eat

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Look for this growth on your Christmas tree before you bring it inside

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To us, a Christmas tree is a decoration. But to many insects and small critters, it’s a habitat. And when you bring that habitat inside your …

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10 of the most festive US towns during Christmastime

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The holidays are upon us, no matter where you live. But there are some spots in the U.S. where just walking down a snow-covered street — …

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Here are 5 of the best holiday lights displays around the country

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There are lots of fantastic things to love about Christmas — nostalgic songs, cookie swaps, presents. But it’s the festive lights that make the season truly …

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Do opposites attract? New research suggests that’s not usually the case

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Everyone’s heard the expression “opposites attract.” But is it true? According to a recent study, the answer is decidedly no. In a 2023 study published in …

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What is the significance of red birds during the holidays?

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Perfect poinsettias: How to help your poinsettia live beyond December

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If you’re like most people, you buy a couple of poinsettias in the weeks running up to Christmas — and plop them as-is (in red metallic-wrapped …

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Dying woman raises funds to settle $82 million in medical debt for others

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A young woman who recently died of ovarian cancer has left a beautiful legacy. Before dying, she helped to set up a fund for other ailing …

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Are you ready to rock? Rolling Stones announce tour, and AARP members get early access to presale

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The Rolling Stones are hitting the road for a 16-date stadium tour of North America. And clearly, they know their key fan demographic: The tour is …

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Make (or buy!) a fun and festive hanging holiday basket

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You’ll want to gobble gobble these turkey-shaped dinner rolls on Thanksgiving

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If you are the type of holiday enthusiast for whom plain Thanksgiving dinner rolls aren’t enough, here is a way to make them more special. This …

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10 of Time’s best inventions of 2023 are actually really affordable

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Isn’t it great to know that people are constantly thinking up products to make our lives easier? Time Magazine’s list of the 200 best inventions of …

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Nutritionists share what they order at 10 fast food restaurants

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Imagine taking a nutritionist along on your next trip out for fast food. Would you think twice before ordering a double bacon cheeseburger and fries? Would …

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The cheese effect: Is it really addictive?

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Do you think you’re addicted to cheese? It’d be hard to blame you if you say yes. Cheese is deliciously and exquisitely involved in so many …

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She woke up like this: Meet the winner of the world’s first makeup-free beauty pageant

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When you picture a beauty pageant contestant, what words come to mind? Flawless. Exquisite. Perfectly made-up. What don’t you imagine? A bunch of women strutting the …

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The most popular Halloween candy in each state — from Reese’s to Hot Tamales!

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They say our country is highly polarized. Political differences! Cultural conflicts! Can we agree on anything? Why yes, we certainly can — if we’re talking Halloween …

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How to tell if your jalapeño is too hot just by looking at it

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I recently heard that you can figure out how spicy your jalapeño is — before you even bite into it. Naturally, I wanted to try this …

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‘Ghost bark’ is a spooky sweet treat you can make with just 4 ingredients

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Do you need a quick, no-bake treat for your Halloween costume party? You’ve come to the right place. This Halloween ghost bark requires only four ingredients: …

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What is ube and why is it so popular?

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I first learned about ube at a hip Seattle coffee shop with fancy iced drinks. Their hard-to-resist Ube Monster was a bright purple smoothie made with …

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How the Norwegian practice of friluftsliv could boost your wellbeing

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Which countries are happiest? Believe it or not, there’s actually a report for that. The most recent World Happiness Report was released in 2023, using data …

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Horror movie homes you can visit, if you dare

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It’s scary movie season! In the days running up to Halloween, you may be inclined to re-watch some of your favorite horror flicks. As temperatures get colder …

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Find 4 apples among autumn leaves in this tricky puzzle

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Fans of Gergely Dudás (also known as Dudolf) have been enjoying his puzzles and seek-and-find brain teasers for years, but some of his recent fall-themed ones …

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Here’s why babies smile in their sleep

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Is there anything cuter than a smiling infant? Why yes, there is — a baby smiling in their sleep. Those tiny, twinkling baby grins were one …

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You can now hire a parent-by-proxy for your faraway college kid

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I can attest to how hard it is to drop your kid off at college for the first time. I did it six weeks ago, and …

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Is baking soda the secret to cooking better ground beef?

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It’s recently come to my attention that I’ve been cooking ground beef all wrong. Frankly, I haven’t had a problem with the deliciousness of the ground …

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This bar is in the middle of a grove of redwoods

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Running out of romantic date night ideas? Have we got a good one for you! In Mendocino County, California, you can take a scenic, 25-minute train …

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‘Goth chickens’ are pure black—with black bones and internal organs, too

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What’s one of the most sought-after, in-demand breeds of chicken in the world? A jet-black breed called Ayam Cemani. Native to Java, Indonesia, this chicken is …

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These are the cleaning products professional cleaners use

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