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Monday, Dec 21, 2015

Unseasonably Warm Weather Leaves Stores in the Cold

Unseasonably Warm Weather Leaves Stores in the Cold

The unseasonably warm weather has left some people feeling cold about holiday shopping. Rosemarie Nowicki, who lives in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, finally spent some of her holiday budget last weekend buying...

Thursday, Dec 17, 2015

Jetpacks, Virtual Reality: Tech to Watch for in 2016

Jetpacks, Virtual Reality: Tech to Watch for in 2016

The world of technology is rife with opportunity, but which good ideas will become great devices in 2016? Here’s a look at the gadgets that could shape our lives in the months ahead.

Thursday, Dec 24, 2015
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By Jason Kandel

Santa Photo Failures

Remember sitting on Santa's lap while your mom or dad wielded a camera and waited... View gallery

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  • [UGCLA-CJ]Santa photo
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015

Researchers Find Where Christmas Lights Up the Brain

Researchers Find Where Christmas Lights Up the Brain

Wondering where to find the Christmas spirit this holiday season? No need to act like Ebenezer Scrooge – now you know exactly where to look. Danish researchers say they've found the precise parts of the...

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015

San Jose Mom Accused of Waging 'War on Christmas'

San Jose Mom Accused of Waging 'War on Christmas'

A San Jose kindergarten class’s field trip to visit Santa was abruptly canceled this week, launching a Christmas controversy that has left a slew of hurt feelings and a planned protest in which parents will take...

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015

How to Make a Gift Bag From Wrapping Paper

How to Make a Gift Bag From Wrapping Paper

Learn how to make a gift bag from holiday wrapping paper with blogger Ana Cristina Enríquez (blog Mami Glammy), from Miami, Florida.

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015

Lamar Odom Tops Google's 2015 Search List

Lamar Odom Tops Google's 2015 Search List

Lamar Odom's bizarre downfall from a former Los Angeles Lakers star to a lost soul in a Nevada brothel had the world searching Google for answers more than any other topic this year. A four-day binge in October...

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015

Small Farmers Take Root In Competitive NYC Xmas Tree Market

Small Farmers Take Root In Competitive NYC Xmas Tree Market

Charles Hurd runs a small farm just an hour and 30 minute drive upstate from New York City that sells choose-and-cut Christmas trees. Among the farm's tactics to get people to drive out to the family-owned...

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015

Pope's Climate Comments Top Notable Quotes List

Pope's Climate Comments Top Notable Quotes List

Pope Francis' comments that human activity is mostly to blame for global warming top a list of the most notable quotes of 2015, as compiled by a Yale Law School librarian who also included several sound...

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015

NORAD Santa Tracker Celebrates 60 Years

NORAD Santa Tracker Celebrates 60 Years

Sixty years ago, a misprinted phone number directed Santa-seeking children to dial an Air Force base in Colorado. Now, decades later, what was once a mistake has become a tradition.

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