Every year, Michigan’s Lake Superior State University asks people which words and phrases have been so overused that they should be essentially banished from the English language. The school just released their list for 2012, and it’s certainly stirring up debate.
If you’re a regular shopper at Kmart or Sears, you may soon have fewer places to spend your money — parent company Sears Holdings has said in light of decreased holiday sales, it’ll close at least 100 stores in the coming months.
After five years and two kids, Matthew McConaughey is finally putting a ring on it. The ‘Fool’s Gold’ star, 42, announced on Christmas that he proposed to his longtime girlfriend, 28-year-old Brazilian model Camila Alves. Frankly, it’s about time.
There’s something about the holiday season that often makes us all a little nostalgic. And it’s not just the result of carefully-crafted marketing by retailers — psychological experts say that wistful feeling has an actual purpose.
Krystine Batcho, a professor of psychology at Le Moyne College in New York, says nostalgia helps us feel connected to one another and can even ease pain during a crisis.
Barbara Walters has named her Most Fascinating Person of 2011: Steve Jobs.
While her policy has always been to choose only living people for the annual roundup, Walters said that when Jobs retired as CEO of Apple last summer, she knew he’d be her pick to top the list. And even after his death on October 5, Walters stuck to her choice because, much like Jobs believed, “rules were made to be broken.”
Cookies are a must for Christmas festivities, although they're mainly for jolly St. Nick. In light of the fact that we must appease this Santa of ours, why would we default to plain old sugar cookies when you can truly wow holiday revelers with more unusual choices? Don't worry, making awesome cookies doesn't mean it takes a lot of work.
Her pal and ‘Friends with Benefits’ co-star Justin Timberlake already fulfilled his promise to attend a Marine Ball — and this weekend, it was Mila Kunis’ turn.
While stationed in Afghanistan this summer, Marine Sgt. Scott Moore sparked the “ask a celeb out via YouTube” craze when he requested the pleasure of the beauty’s company at his upcoming fete. She accepted, so on Friday night he escorted her to the Marine Corps Ball in Greenville, NC, an event celebrating 236 years of military history.
If you're like most Americans, your Thanksgiving dinner table will include at least a few basic items — turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and the like. But have you ever thought about why we eat those foods on Thanksgiving? Or, for that matter, why turkey is called “turkey”?
In order to answer these hard-hitting questions and maybe even give you some interesting small-talk for the table, here are the stories behind the traditional Thanksgiving foods.
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