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New Facebook Video Feature Lets You Say Thanks to Special People in Your Life [Video]

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and now you can celebrate the special relationships for which you're the most thankful with a cool new video feature from Facebook.

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Black Friday Primer

As the aromas of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie fill our homes, so too do thoughts of lining up in the dark and standing in the cold to get unbeatable deals on holiday gifts fill our minds.

Black Friday will soon be upon us. If this excites you (as opposed to filling you with dread), we have a list of some stores and restaurants and when they’ll be open and offering those crazy Black Friday discounts.

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Perfect Holiday Gift for Your Family: Your Undivided Attention

For many families and individuals across the U.S., the holidays will be spent with the ones they love.

However, a new study that looked at the impact of technology on Americans' lives suggests digital devices are impacting quality family time together.

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The Story of Thanksgiving Through the Eyes of Children (video)

On this Thanksgiving Day, here is a little joy and happiness from children.

This is such an adorable video, I had to share it with you, because we learn all about the origins of Thanksgiving through the experts

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It’s Thanksgiving and I’m Thankful for…..

It's one of my favorite holiday weeks, Thanksgiving.  I love having the family over, fixing the big meal, sharing all the fun and chaos that we seem to have.

It is a time to pause and reflect about all the good in our lives and not take our blessings for granted.  There are so many people in need that I hope we recognize what we have and are thankful for it.   But, think about it.  What exactly are we thankful for this year?

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Things My Kids Learned By Watching The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Educational television shows are everywhere today. Seems there are more channels and more places to learn every day.

Even the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is educational.  My family discovered that this year when my kids learned a few things as we watched together.

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Is Thanksgiving Eve The Busiest Bar Night Of The Year In Grand Rapids?

The night before Thanksgiving is often called the "busiest bar night of the year".

But is it?

We talked to bartenders and bar managers all over Grand Rapids and got the answer.

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Thanksgiving Turkey By The Numbers – What You Need To Know

Thanksgiving can be a stressful time.

There is a lot to prepare for, but a little planning can go a long way towards lessening the stress of Thanksgiving.

Take a look at a few Thanksgiving numbers, and maybe you'll enjoy a less stressful holiday.

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Americans Are Still Traveling This Thanksgiving, Just Not Very Far

Holiday travel will bring increased traffic to the American highways this Thanksgiving weekend. However, with many families still simply trying to operate day-to-day on shoestring budgets, people are expected to plan shorter trips to carve their turkeys this year as a means to save money on fuel and other expenses.

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Thanksgiving Can Be Good For Your Self-Esteem

Ahhh, the holidays.  Our family is gearing up.  All of our kids, and their kids, will be home for Thanksgiving.  Everybody pitches in, fixing this and that, setting the table for the big dinner, and more

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Turkey Cookin’ Coming Up



Thursday, many turkeys will find their way into an oven.  I know it will in our house.  However, it won't be "brined."  That's the outcome of yesterdays question, 'to brine or not to brine?'  I went on the air today and got some very good tips, so here is what I'll try, a cooking bag and cooking upside down

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Have an Off-Beat Thanksgiving Dinner with These 10 Food Items

While many Thanksgiving tables will be laden with turkey, stuffing and other more traditional fare, there’s no rule that says you have to blend in with the crowd. In fact, doing something a little different could make you the most popular chef in your social circle — so don’t be afraid to branch out.

Here are some ideas

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