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7 foods to keep away from your pet this Thanksgiving (and some alternatives)

We give thanks for our furry family members and want to spoil them year ‘round, but while we indulge in Thanksgiving goodies, we need to be the humans in the relationship and monitor what our party animals get into. Here are some pet safety tips to get you through your Thanksgiving meal. 1...

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:20pm

Record Store Day: the Black Friday Edition

While hoards of people will be flooding department stores on Black Friday this year, another feeding frenzy will be taking place at local record stores across the country. Record stores will be opening their doors to vinyl collectors at 10 am for their annual Black Friday Record Store Day. ...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 4:17pm

Forget Aunt Martha's grudge against Uncle Bo. This Thanksgiving war is about an emoji

Let’s talk turkey. Specifically, the emoji war between Butterball and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). A major representation of Thanksgiving includes turkey, but what kind of turkey do you think of? The living turkey that the White House pardons every year or the roasted...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 7:19pm

Why is day after Thanksgiving called Black Friday?

The Friday after Thanksgiving is the busiest shopping day of the calendar year in the United States and was dubbed, “Black Friday” decades ago. The phrase is said to have started in Philadelphia in the 1960s due to the overwhelming traffic and people flooding popular shopping areas....

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 5:16pm

7 progressive causes to donate to on #GivingTuesday

Once you’re done stuffing your face on Thanksgiving and chasing deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, resolve to spend Tuesday thinking about others for a change. It’s called #GivingTuesday, and it’s an opportunity to contribute to a good cause. Here are seven, all tax-...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 4:54pm

Anthony Bourdain's strategy for Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers

As you can imagine, Thanksgiving is a pretty big deal in Anthony Bourdain's household. The famed chef, author and host of CNN's "Parts Unknown" loves to go all out for the holiday and always plans an epic meal for Thanksgiving dinner. Bourdain revealed his Turkey Day strategy to...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 4:03pm

Cranberry sauce in a can versus homemade - Is canned tacky?

Canned jelly cranberry sauce is no quite as tacky as putting ketchup on spaghetti (or ketchup on chicken … or ketchup on anything) but to a lot of people the Ocean Spray can of cranberry that leaves marks from the can is downright low-class. The problem here is that 90 percent of people who...

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 5:17pm

The most vegan-friendly meal kit delivery services: PETA

In a world of conveniences, there are meal delivery kits. Companies like the well-known Blue Apron or FreshDirect ship you the ingredients you need plus the recipe. All you have to do is cook and serve. Unless you’re vegan. Then, your options could seem a bit dismal, but maybe you're not...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 5:18pm

Get nasty (for charity!) at Let’s Get Nasty: Witch Hunt

Let’s get nasty. The Nasty Woman Project, a feminist initiative that began as a social media portrait project, is hosting its second major charity event Let’s Get Nasty: Witch Hunt in December. And no one is safe. The event promises stand-up comedy, drag performances and burlesque...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:50pm

Would you give up orgasms to see a Trump impeachment?

Remember those commercials back in the day? “What would you doooooo, for a Klondike bar?” the jingle asked. It’s too cold out, so ice cream enveloped in chocolate is out of the question for this lady, but what would you doooooo for a Trump impeachment? Would you give up orgasms...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:19pm

Don’t forget about Cyber Monday

Amid the chaos of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, it’s easy to forget about Cyber Monday. The annual day of online-only deals, which falls on Monday, November 27, is much more low-key than Black Friday, mainly because you can do everything from your couch or your work desk.  But...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:25pm

Women share ‘Pillowtalk’ as post-#MeToo re-empowerment

Sex is fun. It should be fun. But it seems that everywhere we turn recently, we’re met with more stories of people who have been sexually harassed or assaulted by men in power. Stories of the vulnerable and victimized shared with the hashtags #MeToo or #MeAt14 have overtaken social media, but...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:06am

Best Black Friday Deals 2017

Who doesn’t love a deal? Nobody. The satisfaction of saving a buck is second only to well, getting something for free. Now that Black Friday is right around the corner— more a season of shopping sales than one blowout day of discounts — you can get items on your wishlist, from...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 5:58pm

Your guide to Black Friday deal-hunting

Holiday season 2017 is underway, and if you want to go full-hedonist until the end of the year, no one’s going to stop you. Unfortunately, this time of overindulgence brings with it plenty of stress and no end to expenses. Black Friday, the annual day-of-deals which falls on Nov. 24, the day...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 1:38pm

These pet-parent life hacks will simplify your whole existence

My cats are my kids. Wait, wait! Hear me out. I love my furry little jerks, but sometimes taking care of them is a hassle (that I’ll gladly take) when life gets busy. And those are cats! Dogs typically require more attention than their feline counterparts, so we’re offering up these...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:53pm

Forget unbuttoning, unzipping... Behold, elastic Thanksgiving dinner pants!

Wearing sweatpants to Thanksgiving might be frowned upon in some houses, but when you’re packing in a once-a-year holiday feast into your pie hole, you’re gonna need some stretchy pants. Stove Top stuffing has the answer: Thanksgiving dinner pants. You could burp, unbutton, unzip,...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:45pm

When do you buy a turkey for Thanksgiving (Defrost time)?

Thanksgiving is just over a week away so if you’re hosting the holiday celebration, you need to plan your big trip to the grocery store. A major question around this time of year is, “When do you buy a turkey for Thanksgiving?” That depends on whether or not you’re buying a...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 4:14pm

Are you just dating in 2017 or in an abusive relationship?

For those in the older generations heading back into single life, dating in 2017 might seem like a whole new game and no one told them the rules. For the generations that don’t remember a time when social media didn’t exist, dating in 2017 is just dating. But technology has brought a...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 1:19pm

Another reason science rules: Those puppy dog eyes are just for you!

You know those people who try to tell you that your pet doesn’t really love you or only uses you for food? You know how you want to just tell them “shut up” because you know your fur-kid loves you? Now, you can tell them to “shut up” with science because a new study on...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 2:09am

Florida man fighting to keep emotional support squirrel

A Florida man must choose between his emotional support squirrel or his home. Ryan Boylan of Clearwater Beach received a notice from his condo association saying the squirrel has to go. Boylan said he saved the squirrel, Brutis, during Hurricane Matthew and the two have become inseparable. "...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 9:06pm