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NORAD technology behind tracking Santa on Christmas Even

12/17/2014 05:11 PM EST
With today's technology and a global social network, officials and fans all over the world are prepared now more than ever to track the grandest journey of the year. 
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'Tech neck' a real pain for smartphone users

New study shows handheld technology puts stress on necks, cervical spine
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. >> I miss the days when the phrase "pain in the neck" was just that — a phrase, a figure of speech. Full Story
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New candy-coated inn for The Red Lion Inn

Historic Stockbridge inn debuts new, sweeter candy house
STOCKBRIDGE >> The Red Lion Inn has undergone a sweet renovation, of sorts. Full Story
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Gardening: Ignore rumors about mulch

Rumor has it that mulching your garden beds or trees and shrubs could starve your plants. Full Story
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Happy 'Ha-Cha-nu-nnu-k-kk-a-ah!': The many spellings of Hanukkah

Experts explain the reasons behind the many accepted spellings of the Jewish holiday
12/16/2014 07:13 AM EST
Imagine writing a birthday card to a friend, and not being sure how to spell the word "birthday. 
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Facebook releases list of most talked about topics in 2014
12/11/2014 03:30 PM EST - NEW YORK >> Day after day, Facebook captures our best and worst moments, from the birth of a new baby to heated political spats. Full Story

Ask Mr. Know-It-All: Red snow story doesn't sound real
12/11/2014 03:29 PM EST - Q: I work with one of the biggest liars ever. He claims he and his girlfriend were hiking the Sierra Nevada this summer in the upper elevations where there was still snow on the ground. Full Story

Five free things to do to celebrate the holidays in New York City
12/11/2014 03:28 PM EST - NEW YORK >> The Christmas season is one of New York City's busiest times of year. Full Story

Short Answers: Every town is a small town
12/11/2014 03:26 PM EST - Dear Short Answers >> We just purchased a house for $545,000. The listing agent was also the selling agent. Full Story

Among change, gift of jewels for Salvation Army

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — In one of its famous red kettles in South Florida, the Salvation Army has received a gift worth more than a little bit of change: an emerald and diamond necklace. Full Story
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NY rapper Bobby Shmurda faces gun, drug charges

NEW YORK (AP) — An up-and-coming rapper who performs under the name of Bobby Shmurda will face gun and drug trafficking charges when an arraignment is unsealed in court. Full Story