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AA to Zoom: Substance abuse treatment goes online

Until the coronavirus pandemic, their meetings took place quietly, every day, discreet gatherings in the basements of churches, a spare room at the YMCA, the back of a cafe. But members of Alcoholics Anonymous and other groups of recovering substance abusers found the doors quickly shut this spring, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

What happened next is one of those creative cascades the virus has indirectly set off. Rehabilitation moved online, almost overnight, with

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A Samsung TV, Luggage Set And More Of Walmart’s Best Deals Post-Black Friday

This article was originally published on In The Know. HuffPost and Verizon Media may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Prices and product availability are subject to change.

A wonderland of entertainment options.

A wonderland of entertainment options.

Okay, people, the season is here—and it’s time to do some hardcore shopping. But don’t stress (there’s been enough of that this year)—we’ve got you covered with not only the best gift ideas, but

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Is Trump headed to another campaign or to a courtroom?

Over the past week, there have been scores of pieces on Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpPennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down GOP bid to stop election certification Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies Sunday shows preview: US health officials brace for post-holiday COVID-19 surge MORE possibly running for President in 2024 or the pros and cons of the Biden administration prosecuting the former president.

Fellow speculators, you’re jumping the gun,

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Best Cyber Monday 2020 deals you can shop right now

Set your alarms and get a comfy seat — Cyber Monday 2020 has a lot to offer and all at the click of a button.

While Black Friday featured a lot more online deals than years past due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the secret star of internet shopping has always been Cyber Monday.

Many look for deals on new laptops, TVs and tech to keep themselves plugged in all winter long. Others are on the

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How James Beard Came to Embody ‘American’ Food

In April 1954, James Beard flew from his home in New York to San Francisco and set out on a culinary road trip across the western U.S. The prolific cookbook author was about to turn 51, and feeling stuck in a loop of magazine deadlines, TV appearances, and product shilling. The hustle was constant, satisfaction elusive. “I am pooped, bitched, bushed, buggered and completely at sea with ennui and bewilderment,” Beard wrote to one

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Family faces lean Christmas after health problems


Here’s what you need to know about the Caller-Times Children’s Christmas Appeal campaign.


Ricardo and Leslie have just one thing on their Christmas wish list this year, and it’s priceless.


Like many, the couple would like to forget 2020. Their own health issues and the COVID-19 pandemic have made it a year of turmoil for the family.

At the beginning of the year, Ricardo had returned to work after a bout with

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My husband is jealous of our dogs

 A few weeks ago, my husband and I were relaxing on the sofa watching TV, his arm around me, when suddenly our Border terrier, Buddy, leapt in between us and snuggled up to me. I moved away so I could cuddle Buddy properly. ‘You love those dogs more than me,’ my husband said. I was startled. ‘I don’t. I love them differently,’ I said, but he was insistent: ‘Sure, we all know that means more.’

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Family pedigree, friends and merit mark SC judge choosing

Ancestors, family pedigrees, old friendships, college ties, easy cheer and even merit were all part of the mix last week in a ritual where candidates for South Carolina’s open judgeships parade before a judicial screening commission to see if they have the right stuff to make it on the bench.

“Your daddy gave me my first job over in Sumter,” Rep. Murrell Smith, R-Sumter, one of 10 screening committee members, said to judge

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Making Bar Trivia Virtual – The New York Times

“There was a very concerted call and an effort within the trivia community to make sure that you’re not just asking questions about white America and white Americana,” Ms. Yu said.

Newcomers to trivia, even those with decent general knowledge and a trove of weirder info lodged somewhere in the hippocampus, may find quiz questions difficult. “To be completely honest, a lot of the pub trivia I played online is too hard,” said Bill Patschak,

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This Jersey Shore town disappeared from the map, and no one really misses it

This story originally published July 2019. This article is part of “Unknown New Jersey,” an ongoing series that highlights interesting and little-known stories about our past, present, and future — all the unusual things that make our great state what is it. Got a story to pitch? Email it to [email protected].

There isn’t much left of the former Borough of Island Beach half a century after its official dissolution in 1965 as an Ocean

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AA to Zoom, substance abuse treatment goes online

“AA members I speak to are well beyond the initial fascination with the idea that they are looking at a screen of Hollywood Squares,” said Dr. Lynn Hankes, 84, who has been in recovery for 43 years and is a retired physician in Florida with three decades of experience treating addiction. “They thank Zoom for their very survival.”

Although online rehab rose as an emergency stopgap measure, people in the field say it is likely

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11 ways to virtually visit Santa this holiday season

Santa Claus isn’t canceling Christmas this year, but he definitely wants you to stay safe at ho-ho-home.

As 2020 comes to a close, holiday celebrations will undoubtedly look a little different than they have in years past. Coronavirus cases are still rising in the United States, which means it’s crucial to wear masks, wash your hands, and practice proper social distancing this holiday season.

These are relatively simple protocols to follow, and luckily they won’t

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The best Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday deals 2020

Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday deals are here early, delivering more money-saving discounts in the shadow of thanksgiving, as Cyber Monday deals hit the net.

While the PS5 and Xbox Series X (and S) have taken up all of the oxygen in the room, the three-year old Nintendo Switch is still getting a lot of love. It’s a solid fan favorite, and it’s been selling fast all year long. Unfortunately the consistent popularity means the console

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Thanksgiving turkey leftovers: how to store and freeze, make bone broth, plus a recipe for turkey salad | Food + Living

We are a Thanksgiving party of two with a 17-pound spice-rubbed turkey parked in the refrigerator. Despite our best intentions — and those of a local farmer — for a smallish bird, things did not go as planned, and we have ended up with an embarrassment of riches better suited for a small village. After the requisite turkey sandwich-thon over the holiday weekend and a care package for my — “white meat only, please” —

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Watch Chrissy Teigen’s Heartwarming Thanksgiving Dance With Her Dad – E! Online

Chrissy Teigen is leaning on her entire family for the holidays following her devastating pregnancy loss in September.

On Black Friday, the model and TV host posted on Instagram a video showing her carrying her and husband John Legend‘s 4-year-old daughter Luna Stephens while slow dancing with her father, Ron Teigen Jr, in a living room. The little girl then put her arms around her mom and grandfather as Chrissy kissed her dad

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End 2020 on a high note with these holiday hacks! |

While 2020 has been a rollercoaster of emotions for all of us, this year’s holiday season doesn’t have to be. These hacks will help you navigate the new norm this holiday shopping season — and make sure 2020 ends on a stress-free note.

Go all out with holiday decorating and make your home extra festive this year since everyone will be spending more time at home this holiday season. Missing family members who can’t visit

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Bawdy online game is helping friends connect during COVID-19

Forget about resurrecting a sourdough starter, filming TikTok videos or binge-watching “The Crown.”

In the quest for virus-safe fun during the pandemic, my friends and I have been meeting regularly on Zoom to play a raunchy online game that features jokes about sexual practices, Miley Cyrus, vegans and “Star Wars” characters.

Sure, it’s juvenile. But, hey, watching sourdough rise can get really dull real quick.

I’m not alone. The worst pandemic in more than a

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A.A. to Zoom, Substance Abuse Treatment Goes Online

Until the coronavirus pandemic, their meetings took place quietly, every day, discreet gatherings in the basements of churches, a spare room at the YMCA, the back of a cafe. But members of Alcoholics Anonymous and other groups of recovering substance abusers found the doors quickly shut this spring, to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

What happened next is one of those creative cascades the virus has indirectly set off. Rehabilitation moved online, almost overnight, with

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How to set up a home gym space that works for you

When it comes to 2020, one of the big positives to emerge from this year’s many challenges is how it has focused our attention on prioritizing health and wellness — with a particular emphasis on physical fitness.

To meet our fitness needs while gyms were closed for prolonged periods, many of us started working out at home. Some got creative, using household items for our workouts, while others ordered home gym equipment online. Now, after

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Late Black Friday TV deal: The $250 Hisense 65-inch 4K UHD smart Android TV returns to Best Buy on Saturday


Put 65 inches of Android TV goodness in your living room for just $250.


This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

It came, it went and now it’s coming back: The Hisense H65 65-inch 4K UHD smart Android TV for $250. In a Black Friday season full of TV deals,

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