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Source: Technodad via flickr
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Glass Baking Pans Shatter More Frequently Than In The Past

It's happened to me.  A couple of years ago, I took food out of my oven that I had baked in a glass pan, set it on a dry cutting board with a hot pad underneath it, and then watched in horror as it shattered into a million pieces of hot flying glass.  It sounded like a gun went off.  The hot glass melted into my floor.  My insurance company was not amused.

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Source: Old Shoe Woman via flickr
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Olive Garden And Red Lobster Owner Darden Continues To Underperform

Revamped menus and marketing didn't help Florida-based Darden Restaurants boost their sales in the most-recent quarter.  The parent company of Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and Longhorn Steakhouse posted numbers that were even lower than analysts had forecasted.

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Source: Lees95014 via flickr
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Holiday Warmth Turns Ugly At A Denny’s Restaurant In Texas

Police are investigating an incident that happened at a San Antonio, Texas Denny's restaurant.  Apparently an angry customer set an in-restaurant Christmas Tree on fire.

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Source: IBjorn via flickr
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How Would The Fiscal Cliff Affect You? Milk Prices Could Double To Over $6 A Gallon

Everyone's waiting and watching the Fiscal Cliff news this holiday season - and the affects of a "non-deal" would be staggering to the average American.  And while everyone is aware of the approximately $2,500 increase on middle-income taxpayers, one fact has largely been ignored by the press - and could prove to be equally as spendy:  A failed farm bill from this summer would see milk prices double to more than $6 a gallon

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Source: Alice D via flickr
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America’s Endangered Food List; Modern Grocery Stores Offer More Options With Less Variety

Step into a modern grocery store and it would be understandable if you assumed that there are more foods available today than ever before.  But, that assumption would be wrong!

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Source: Takeshi plus 81 via flickr
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The Fish You Eat May Not Be What You Ordered In Many Restaurants

Their motives may not be vindictive, but a recent research study shows that a good percentage of the fish served in restaurants may not be what it was described as on the menu.

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Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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“The Daily” The iPad Only News Publication Shuts Down in Mid-December

It's a sad day for those of us who read The Daily on our i-Pads. It was announced today by News Corp, that The Daily would be stopping it's publication effective December 15th.

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(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Overwhelming Majority of U.S Workers Prefer a Cash Bonus Over an Office Party This Holiday Season

No, I'm, not doing the bah humbug thing, it's right here in black and white. According to a survey by Harris Interactive, The Consumerist reports 2,059 adults responded to the survey asking (if given a choice), would they prefer an office party,  a cash bonus, or other perks, from their employer this holiday season.

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Source: selena marie via flickr
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Your Couch May Be Giving Off A Toxic Flame Retardant That Was Outlawed Over 35 Years Ago

Manufacturers removed the cancer-causing flame retardant from baby pajamas in 1977 - but apparently no one in the furniture industry got the memo.  A recent study shows that more than half of the couches sold in the United States contain the toxic chemical in question:  pentaBDE.

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Source: Company Press Kit/Website
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Newman’s Own Lite Honey Mustard Salad Dressing Recalled

Hopefully you didn't use any of this on your salad over the Thanksgiving holiday;  Officials from Newman's Own have recalled some of their Lite Honey Mustard Dressing - over concerns that it contains an ingredient that isn't listed on the label.

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derek montgomery photography posted on facebook.com
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House On Mesaba Finally To Be Torn Down, As Per Mayor Ness

Mayor Don Ness posted on his facebook account that the house on Mesaba will finally be torn down. When I looked at everyone's comments, everyone is happy about it.

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Small Business Saturday Invites You To Be Local, Shop Local

Black Friday is always a rat race, you get pushed, you get shoved, and sometimes you get a deal that is hard to take back later because that item is closed out or was on a short special. Why not shop local, with local artists, businesspeople, and friends.

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