The rush and stress of the holidays can sometimes make us lose our faith in our fellow human beings as they make grabs for sale items, cut us off in traffic or let doors slam in our face. But, the holidays also inspire us to be better, so here are a few simple ways we can all be nicer in the new year.
Every year, Mother Nature likes to remind us who’s the boss and 2011 was no different. In fact, it was the second most expensive year on record for insurers, costing $108 billion. Here’s a look back at the 10 most memorable natural disasters of 2011 in chronological order.
Traditionally, people think the perfect gift is the one you’ve spent months thinking about and searching for, or the one you spent a month’s salary on, but new research shows that gift recipients are just as happy, if not more, with less expensive gifts, or the ones they picked out themselves.
Smokers have a gum that helps them quit smoking, so it’s only fair that overeaters have a gum to help them quit eating. Thankfully, scientists are getting close to making a safe appetite suppressant gum a reality.
Somewhere in the middle of Interstate 17 between Flagstaff and Phoenix, AZ, the mystery of Christmas lives on in a juniper tree that looks more like a rotund tumbleweed than a traditional holiday decoration. For about three decades, unknown “elves” have secretly decorated the tree, completely undetected. No one, not even the sharpest of investigative journalists, has been able to figure out who does it.
Are you pumped for the earlier Black Friday hours? Well, even if you're not, many people are, and that means crowds of clawing and elbowing customers will be looking for the best deals. Whether you're a seasoned Black Friday shopper or someone venturing out into the retail wilderness for the first time, you can save some hair pulling by letting your smart phone do most of the work.
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