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How To Prevent Holiday Home Fires

It's unfortunate, but the holiday season often brings a significant spike in home fires.  The American Red Cross urges people to take extra precautions with cooking and decorating at this time of year to help prevent fires.

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Best Places to Get Christmas Trees in Duluth / Superior – Our Top Picks

Picking out the perfect Christmas tree is a holiday tradition for many. During the months of November and December, you can find people on every corner selling trees. The question is, where does one go to find the perfect tree? Here's our list of some of the best places in the Twin Ports to find your tree

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Source:  Steve Tanko
Source: Steve Tanko
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What Were Foodies Interested In This Past Year; A 2013 Best Of Trends List For Those Who Like To Cook (And Eat!)

It's time for that annual tradition that always seems to come around in December:  The "best of" list - where someone summarizes what the important trends were throughout the past 12 months.  I've been chosen to compile a pseudo-summary list of what was hot in the food industry in 2013. 

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After Her Hit Christmas Song Elizabeth Chan Has Bigger Plans and Asks For Your Help

Elizabeth Chan was on FAILURE CLUB, a show about New Yorkers who were trying to live their dream. Liz's dream was to write a famous Christmas Song. I watched the show and saw her struggle and also liked her music and then was lucky enough to feature it. Now, she is continuing her struggle and dream. Here's my follow up, for those of you that wondered, what happened to?

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(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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CDC Holiday Health Song Sings Twelve Ways To Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

We all know the tune 12 Days Of Christmas. I always get goofed up on the lyrics. Do you remember how to sing it correctly? Anyway, not feeling well due to a cold, flu, or worse, can really put a damper on your holiday season

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Guess What The Filithiest Item In The Average Houshold Is

Holiday season and cooking go hand in hand, especially here in the Northland. We like to eat, and plenty of it. With that comes dirty dishes, pots n pans, utensils, spills, and counter tops and stoves that need a good cleaning.

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Source:  SavvyChristine via flickr
Source: SavvyChristine via flickr
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How To Roast Your Vegetables For Better Flavor

I was standing in line at the grocery store the other day and the woman behind me was looking at my purchases and she said half-jokingly:  "Brussel Sprouts - who eats those?"  I told her that I do, and we got into a conversation about how I prepare Brussel Sprouts - which is roasted.

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What Is A “Self-Basting” Turkey?

As a life-long "foodie", I end up being the person a lot of my friends and co-workers come to with their food-related questions.  With the holidays just around the corner, I'm starting to get questions specifically about turkey.

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Forget the Holiday Parties, Employees Just Want the Bonuses — Survey of the Day

While holiday parties are thought to bring on the holiday cheer in employees, a new survey indicates they’d be a lot happier skipping the revelries and pocketing the cash equivalent instead.

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Source:  srqpix via flickr
Source: srqpix via flickr
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Chia Obama Back On Shelves

I actually saw one of these this weekend while doing some holiday shopping.

It appears that the Chia Obama is back on store shelves - just in time for the giving season.
CVS stores began stocking the special edition Chia in select markets this week, according to the company that produces it -- just in time for the holiday season

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Source:  coca-cola.com media kit
Source: coca-cola.com media kit
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Coca Cola Switching White Cans Back To Red

Well,that didn't last long.  To show their holiday/winter spirit - and raise money for Arctic Polar Bears, the Coca Cola company changed the color of regular Coke cans to white last month.  Apparently consumers weren't amused

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Source:  Bill Barber via flickr
Source: Bill Barber via flickr
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Restaurant Owner Surprises Black Friday Shoppers With Cash

Maybe there IS Christmas Spirit - somewhere.  A Tim Horton's restaurant franchise owner in New England surprised Black Friday shoppers with gift cards.
Jamie Myers owns several tim hortons restaurants in Bangor

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