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Possible turkey shortage this Thanksgiving

There is a turkey shortage this year, and you may have to settle for a different main dish or pay more than you would a couple of years ago. 1.  Turkey prices crashed in 2019, and a lot of farmers stopped raising so many.  Then the pandemic piled onto that, so it’s still causing a

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Do you have trouble remembering peoples names?

If you have trouble remembering names, here is a tip for you!  When you meet someone, come up with an entertaining mental picture of the person to associate their name with something to trigger your memory.  If you meet someone with a name of a tv character, picture them in a scene of that

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Man dials wrong number to hire hitman

A business owner in Ohio had to contact authorities recently due to two voicemails the business received. The voicemals were from a 58-year-old man in Cleveland named Desmen Ramsey, who dialed the wrong number, while trying to hire a hitman. The number he called was one digit off from the

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Police arrive at surprise sting operation

Police arrived at a $1.5 million home in Longmeadow, Massachusetts to evict a man who has been squatting there for two years.  After they arrived, a woman named Rorie Woods arrived with an SUV towing several bee hive boxes.  She tipped one of the boxes over and smashed the lid making the

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How do you react in an awkward situation?

A recent study shows how people react in an awkward situation.  1 in 7 Americans say that they actually enjoy awkward situations.  Others, not so much. 1.  37% avoid eye contact. 2.  29% have an uncomfortable laugh or smile. 3.  26% fidget. 4.  22% leave immediately, and just remove

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Smiles are as contagious as laughter

1.  75% of people say a nice smile from someone can lift their spirits. 2.  36% say it makes them want to do something nice for someone else. 3.  64% say a smile from a stranger is as good as getting three compliments. 4.  Smiles also make us want to be nicer to folks we just met.  The

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