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10 Spooky Celebrity Ghost Sightings

It's always sad when a celebrity passes away, but sometimes these strong-willed, vibrant personalities live on long after they have shuffled off this mortal coil. Here are 10 famous folks reportedly still hanging around even though they were "no longer with us."

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Hinda J, Flickr
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Have You Ever Been Caught Returning a Gift? — Survey of the Day

It’s always a dilemma whether you should try to return an unwanted gift to the store, because next Thanksgiving when your cousin visits he’s going to want to see that singing fish he thought you would like so much hanging up somewhere in your house.

Nevertheless, according to a survey by CouponCabin.com of 2,646 adults, 53 percent said it was either very likely or somewhat likely that they will return a holiday gift that they received this year.

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How Much Did We NOT Like Our Christmas Gifts? Try 49 Billion Worth

retailers set for huge days of returns, exchanges.

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Huge Customs Sweep Nets 80 Mil. in Counterfeit Goods

Santa wasn't the only one busy during the holiday season, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) was busy breaking up hundreds of counterfeitting rings across the US.

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Why Do the Holidays Make Us So Nostalgic?

There’s something about the holiday season that often makes us all a little nostalgic. And it’s not just the result of carefully-crafted marketing by retailers — psychological experts say that wistful feeling has an actual purpose.

Krystine Batcho, a professor of psychology at Le Moyne College in New York, says nostalgia helps us feel connected to one another and can even ease pain during a crisis.

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‘A Christmas Story’ Is America’s Favorite Christmas Movie…What Else Is There? — Survey of the Day

It wouldn’t be Christmas time without Christmas movies, and even though the same half-dozen or so holiday classics tend to be played again and again during December two Christmas films folks are still not sick of are ‘A Christmas Story’ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’

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The Second Greatest Gift For A Foster Child

Imagine what they've been through already

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Forget the Holiday Parties, Employees Just Want the Bonuses — Survey of the Day

While holiday parties are thought to bring on the holiday cheer in employees, a new survey indicates they’d be a lot happier skipping the revelries and pocketing the cash equivalent instead.

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Holiday Shoppers-or shoplifters?
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Ten Most Often Shoplifted Items During The Holidays

Clothing, electronics..and Elmo?

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What Will It Take to Get Holiday Shoppers to Buy More? Discounts? Maybe

Since a new survey shows more than a third of Americans have already finished their holiday buying, analysts say retailers need to cut prices to the bone if they want people to keep shopping.

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