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UPS’ Holiday Season Performance: The Story So Far

UPS had forecast December 22 to be its busiest day in the holiday season, with 34 million packages. Though the on-time delivery rates for that day are not yet available, given UPS's performance during Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, it is likely that on-time rates will have been higher than last year. Show More Summary

Why is there so much Premier League soccer on Boxing Day?

It’s an annual event that’s cemented itself into British culture. Just as Americans get football on Thanksgiving, Britons get their own definition of football (read: soccer) on Boxing Day, aka, the day after Christmas. This happens every year: All 20 Premier League teams participate in a game, which means it’s nonstop games pretty much all […]

Throwback Thursdays: The NFL's unusual history with Christmas

The NFL has dominated Thanksgiving for nearly as long as the league has been operating. It doesn’t take the same approach to Christmas.  There are very few things the NFL will change its plans for, but Christmas Day is one of them. In its 95 th season, the NFL has held just 17 games on Dec. Show More Summary

Your Christmas Lights Are Visible From Space

You're helping make the world a brighter place just by switching on your Christmas lights. New data shows many US cities brighten by 20% to 50% between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, and it's all visible from space, Wired reports. A research team used a NASA-NOAA satellite camera—sensitive enough...

Chippewa Falls Christmas Village in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

The residents of Chippewa Falls are very serious about their Christmas traditions. Every year on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) Chippewa Falls is transformed into a Christmas Wonderland. Hundreds of visitors come every year to see the magnificent light displays, noble soldiers, and shining angels in the Christmas Village in Irvine Park. Show More Summary

31 Days Of Pie, Day 21: Almost No-Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie

Day 21 of 31 Days of Pie is an Almost No-Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie So we’re a few weeks past Thanksgiving and yet I’m still craving pumpkin pie. I suppose we’re still in the holiday season so it’s appropriate, right? Today’s pie comes from Joy, and yes it’s pretty darn delicious. Adam got creative and […]

Sony Pictures: How Not to Handle a Crisis

The hacking scandal that has plagued Sony Pictures since the day before Thanksgiving has gotten out of control. Most are blaming the hackers and an organization calling itself the GOP, or Guardians of Peace. If that name is not a dead giveaway that this group is the big bad wolf in sheep's clothing, I don't know what is. Show More Summary

Where Was the North Korean Outrage Over 'Team America: World Police'?

[youtube src='//www.youtube.com/embed/RPBX47zSktc' width='640' height='360'] The bizarre tale of the massive hack on Sony Entertainment has escalated over the last few days from Thanksgiving small talk to an orgy of paranoid concessions and enraged calls to action. Show More Summary

The Busiest Air Travel Day of the Year is...TOMORROW.

last weekLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

The busiest travel day of the year isn't right after Thanksgiving as holiday travel folklore would have you believe, but it is tomorrow, December 19. Are you ready? Airlines4America predicts that 45 million travelers will fly US airlines over a period of 19 days, the peak holiday span between December 17 and January 4. Show More Summary

Why sportswriters are questioning football

Photo credit: Associated Press A few days before Thanksgiving, Grantland's Bill Barnwell wrote a column that, at first glance, looks like an ode to America's favorite sport. The piece, entitled "Together, We Appreciate Football," primarily consists of Barnwell fawning over a magnificent catch by Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Show More Summary

Are We There Yet? An Interracial Family Visits a Southern Plantation

One of the first things my mother's boyfriend noticed upon waking up Thanksgiving Day, was that all of the rooms were named after prominent confederate soldiers.

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last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

For me, the Thanksgiving holiday included an incredible day of driving along the Coast Highway in Southern California from Oceanside and down through the little towns that hug the Pacific Ocean at some of its' most beautiful coastline like Carlsbad, Cardiff, Leucadia, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar and La Jolla. Show More Summary

Why the United States Needs a "Ladenschlussgesetz"

This past November, most major retailers opened on Thanksgiving Day. Without fanfare, the one non-religious holiday dedicated to family, sitting around a table laden with food and good will, sharing with our friends, going for a walk or taking a nap... Show More Summary

Dallas Cowboys Stun Philadelphia Eagles: Can They Take NFC East?

The Dallas Cowboys have bounced back from their disappointing Thanksgiving Day loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in spectacular fashion. The Cowboys are now 7-0 in away games and are presently sitting at the top of the NFC East division. Show More Summary

Eagles' Playoff Hopes Now Depend Entirely on Luck, Colts

How quickly things change in the NFL. Two weeks ago, the Eagles were boasting a 9-3 record, coming off a glorious Thanksgiving Day win over the rival Dallas Cowboys and entertaining the possibility of home-field advantage. But afterShow More Summary

Microsoft and Startups!

Hello All, let's start with the apologies for a lack of updates.  In short, lately I've been busy at my day job, having thanksgiving with the family, and dealing with some health issues in the family.  Combine that with the end of the semester, and you have a Kevin who disappears off the face of the

Cowboys rolling early, up 21-0 on Eagles

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett has stressed how this game against the Eagles would be different from the Thanksgiving Day thrashing they took in Dallas. He couldn’t have been more right. Dez Bryant’s second touchdown grab has the Cowboys out to a 21-0 lead over the Eagles, an impressive start by any measure. The Eagles have…

Cowboys Bus Egged By Eagles Fans (Video)

There’s nothing Cowboys fans would like more than to see their team go into Philadelphia and avenge a loss they suffered to the Eagles on Thanksgiving Day.  And after seeing the Cowboys bus egged by Philly fans prior to tonight’s Sunday Night Football match-up, they’d probably appreciate that victory even more now. In case you missed […]

Abused Puppy Found In Trash, Pooch Sealed In Plastic Bag May Have Been Used To Train Fighting Pit Bulls

An abused puppy found in a sealed trash bag was rescued two days before Thanksgiving thanks to a kind passerby who discovered the animal and called animal control officers. While Karen Herrera was on a walk that Thursday morning, she came across a sealed plastic bag with something very disturbing trapped inside. Show More Summary

10 last-minute gifts to save the holiday slacker

It doesn't matter that, for all intents and purposes, the holiday season starts the day after Thanksgiving. Sometimes holiday shopping still isn't finished on Dec. 24. If the last-minute rush happens to you this year, don't fret — if...Show More Summary

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