How Pete Docter, Kemp Powers brought the first Black Pixar protagonist to life in ‘Soul’

In 1963, jazz pianist Herbie Hancock was playing a show with Miles Davis when, during Davis’ solo, he played the wrong chord.

Shamed, he froze for about a minute. “Miles paused for a second and then he played some notes that made my chord right,” Hancock recalled. “(He) was able to make something that was wrong into something that was right with the power of the choice of notes that he made and the feeling

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Light display at N.J. house brings Griswold’s ‘Christmas Vacation’ to life

Griswold fans rejoice, the house on Legends Court will shine very bright once again this holiday season enabling you to have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas.

The popular holiday light display at the Mickleton home of Steve and Gina Harbaugh, that mimics the home in the movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” will include the same cast of characters as years before, plus a few new ones, but with a pandemic twist.

“We’re definitely having it

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Motor racing’s Biggles, who led a life so extraordinary it seems like fiction

But he was also very good at making cars go very fast. In 1923, wearing a collar and tie under his driving overalls, he became the first ever Briton to win a Grand Prix in a British car when took the French Grand Prix at Tours in a Sunbeam. Perhaps because the race lasted nearly six hours, he subsequently turned his attention to a less time-consuming pursuit: breaking the land speed record, which had become

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What is a softboi? 5 gifts for the emotional, elitist man in your life

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2020 has been stressful enough, but finding great gifts doesn’t have to be. Check out In The Know’s gift guides to make holiday shopping for every person in your life easier than ever.

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5 perfect gifts for the artsy, sensitive ‘softboi’ in your life


From $5 to $5,000, Here Are The 100 Best Gifts For Every Budget

If there’s one repetitive Christmas song we always vibe with, it’s Eartha Kitt crooning off her wish list to Santa. From a yacht to Tiffany jewels and a ’54 convertible too, light blue, the girl knew how to reach for the stars. We’d imagine our own friends’ and family’s wish lists aren’t too dissimilar. Alas, most of us aren’t able to

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On the front lines of COVID, nurses confront life and death


Registered Nurse Daniel Corral works with a COVID-19 patient at the El Paso Long Term Acute Care Hospital, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in El Paso, Texas. The relentless war against a deadly, invisible enemy was out of sight to all but those working its front lines.


A fire engine wailed its siren up Cotton Avenue and disappeared behind the El Paso Long Term Acute Care hospital.

A man at

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Photos from Princess Diana’s Looks in The Crown vs. Real Life

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Any waltzing, fox-trotting or general boogying having been private up till then, news cameras first captured the Prince and Princess of Wales dancing together at a charity ball in Sydney in 1983, a trip virtually recreated for The Crown.

“I’d say actually the most challenging thing was sourcing the correct type of fabrics, specifically for Diana, on her and Charles’ Australian tour,” Sidonie Roberts said. “The reason

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Photos from Princess Diana’s Looks in The Crown vs. Real Life – E! Online

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They couldn’t not recreate the iconic silk taffeta and lace gown designed by David Emanuel and then-wife Elizabeth Emanuel that Princess Diana wore on July 29, 1981, when she married Prince Charles at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

Assistant costume designer Sidonie Roberts said that they had David’s blessing to copy the dress, which in real life took three months of round-the-clock work, starting from the

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How adoption changed this teenager’s life


The Blackburn family chose him and he chose them right back. Meet a family who chose to adopt an older child, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.

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Mike Blackburn had a question for his soon-to-be son.

Mike, his wife, Luanne, and their adoptive son Brandon, had taken a brief getaway to Destin, Florida. Brandon, who had spent most of his life in the Indiana child welfare system, loved fishing, so Mike took him to

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Linda Cayot: Lessons From a Life in Conservation

By Jane Braxton Little

Linda J. Cayot’s scientific focus for the day was a male giant tortoise, part of her dissertation research on the ecology of these iconic Galápagos reptiles. When her study animal lumbered into a swirling torrent of muddy El Niño waters, the intrepid scientist jumped in, too. Together they banged against rocks, his carapace and her daypack catching on tree branches as they thumped in tandem down the river to the lowlands

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Kohl’s Recalls Three-Wick SONOMA Goods For Life Branded Candles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards | News

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

Recall Summary

Name of Product: SONOMA Goods For Life branded three-wick candles

Hazard: The candle’s high flames can ignite the surface of the wax or cause the glass to break, posing fire and burn hazards.  

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candles and return them to the nearest Kohl’s store.  Consumers with a receipt will receive a full refund and consumers without a receipt

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Kohl’s recalls SONOMA Goods For Life branded three-wick candles | Instant Recall

Kohl’s recalls SONOMA Goods For Life branded three-wick candles due to the candle’s high flames can ignite the surface of the wax or cause the glass to break, posing fire and burn hazards.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candles and return them to the nearest Kohl’s store. Consumers with a receipt will receive a full refund and consumers without a receipt will receive a store credit.

Consumers can contact Kohl’s toll-free at 855-564-5755

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Pandemic Life Is Taking A Toll On Dads Too : NPR

Will Station, a vice president at Boeing (second from left) plays with his children, Taylor (left) and Jaden, and his wife April, near their home in Newcastle, Wash. During the pandemic, Station has not traveled for work, so he’s spent a lot more time at home with his family.

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Will Station, a vice president at Boeing (second from left) plays with his children,

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The Tortured Life And Tragic Crime Of The Only Woman On Death Row

About a week before Christmas in 2004, Lisa Montgomery, a 36-year-old mother of four, drove from her home in Kansas to Missouri, ostensibly to buy a rat terrier puppy from a woman she’d met at a dog show earlier that year. 

But it was not a pet that she was to retrieve that day. She went home with a newborn, one she acquired by murdering the baby’s pregnant mother. 

On the ride home, she clamped

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Guione the Lion Shows How Different Views Make Life Colorful

Guion the Lion, the namesake of Rebecca Wilson Mascovitz’s new children’s book, sees the world in his own way. A giraffe chewing on a plant is actually a scary dragon. A hippo named Hoke, swimming in a swamp full of weeds, is really a mermaid on a pirate ship. Through the story, Guion tries to get his friend Rae, a lovable Bushbaby, to see things from his perspective, but she struggles to do so.


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Let’s Eat, Ledgerland: Family is everything at Quincy’s Gennaro’s Eatery – Entertainment & Life – The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA

Gennaro’s menu has all the basic favorites – and then some.

QUINCY — For 25 years Gerry Martocchio has been serving up Italian classics and twists of his own at Gennaro’s Eatery at the corner of Quincy Avenue and Blanchard Road just outside of Quincy Center.

Whether it’s chicken Parmesan, or the namesake chicken Gennaro, a combination of chicken, prosciutto, eggplant, buffalo mozzarella, stewed tomato and fresh pesto, two of his most popular dishes, Martocchio

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Winamac trail gains national status. Will it help? Plus, Warren Miller ski film returns. | Life

The very rural 22-mile Panhandle Pathway out of Winamac is now a national trail. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced in October that the paved trail now joins more than 83,000 miles of routes for paddling, cycling, hiking and other activities in what’s called the National Trails System — more than 1,300 trails in all.

It joins the Kankakee River National Water Trail, which gained its status in 2016 after volunteers spent eight years

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Life at Full Throttle: Getting in touch with my healthier side at Pocono Organics

By now you know I’m a foodie.

I love trying new dining experiences and experimenting with new recipes. I also make an effort to watch my diet and make healthier options when possible. If you’re a fan of organic and healthier eating, I think you will really enjoy my new find. A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a dinner at Pocono Organics. It was a spot I hadn’t heard of before,

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The reinvented, remote world of co-ops under COVID-19 | Life and Arts

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The University of Cincinnati is known for being one of America’s best co-op schools. With the pandemic, students are continuing a fully online co-op experience in the comfort of their homes.

Like everyone else, the COVID-19 has deeply affected College students. COVID has altered the way they make the best of their Co-ops and internships. However, college students are adapting, similarly to everyone else in this pandemic.

David Bartok and Tommy Stark,

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Ditch negativity & hatred of the online world, ensure a balanced digital life

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Digital Wellbeing has been of prime importance this year – a year that saw us getting cooped up in our homes and look at the world from the tiny realms of our smartphones. While our smartphones kept us connected to our world – work, friends, studies, and more, I won’t be wrong if I say they completely threw life out of balance. Our smartphones got us exposed to the

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