How To Keep a Live Tabletop Christmas Tree Green All Year

My affection for tiny Christmas trees means I keep them lit well beyond December. (I kept the lights on until a record-breaking June 6 this year.) Thing is, that’s a really long time to worship at the corpse of Douglas fir, and there’s definitely a more sustainable way to keep your tannenbaum eternal. A live tabletop Christmas tree is just a beautiful houseplant the rest of the year. And if you’re looking to keep

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How to Keep a Live Tabletop Christmas Tree Alive All Year

My affection for tiny Christmas trees means I keep them lit well beyond December. (I kept the lights on until a record-breaking June 6 this year.) Thing is, that’s a really long time to worship at the corpse of Douglas fir, and there’s definitely a more sustainable way to keep your tannenbaum eternal. A live tabletop Christmas tree is just a beautiful houseplant the rest of the year. And if you’re looking to keep

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Grab your copy of the new Real Homes magazine for all your new year interiors inspo



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A must-read for anyone who is passionate about improving their home, Real Homes magazine is packed full of stunning

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I’m a Butterball turkey hotline expert who’s been answering wild, funny, and panicked calls from home chefs for 18 years. This year people need us more than ever.

2013 Phyllis Kramer in the Butterball Test Kitchen
Phyllis Kramer in the Butterball Test Kitchen in 2013. Butterball Turkey
  • Phyllis Kramer is a Butterball Turkey Talk-Line expert based in Aurora, Illinois.

  • She’s been working for the Talk-Line during the holidays for 18 years, answering customer questions about how to choose, thaw, prepare, and cook their turkeys.

  • Over the years, Kramer says she’s gotten countless wild calls including customers who’ve asked if they can wrap their turkey in an electric blanket or slip it

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As An Indigenous Woman, I Always Hate Thanksgiving. This Year I’m Terrified Of It.

I used to think it was enough, every Thanksgiving, to post Wednesday Addams’ famous Thanksgiving monologue. Like most Indian kids across the country, when I first saw “Addams Family Values,” I delighted in the speech delivered by the iconic little outcast. It was one of the first times I remember feeling seen in pop culture as she rants about the realities of reservations and settler/colonial violence, about selling beaded bracelets by the roadside. Her statement

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Thanksgiving dinners stay small this year, some go online

MARYSVILLE — This isn’t the first time Wendie Fouard has hosted a virtual Thanksgiving.

Her son is in the U.S. Air Force. This is the second year in a row he has been deployed on the holiday.

“We kind of had a head start on the virtual living,” said Fouard, who lives in Marysville.

This year she plans to spend Thanksgiving with her husband as they connect with family online.

Many hoped virus would be

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Jinger Duggar Welcomes Baby Girl One Year After Suffering Miscarriage – E! Online

Josh Duggar (m. Anna Keller)

Jim Bob and Michelle’s eldest child, Josh, was born on March 3, 1988. After being home-schooled (as the Duggars would do with all of their kids) he too became a conservative activist, campaigning for the Family Council. He stepped down after old police records surfaced in 2015 revealing that he had been accused of molesting several girls, including his sisters Jessa and Jill, when he was a teenager.

Jessa

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Jinger Duggar Welcomes Baby Girl One Year After Suffering Miscarriage

Josh Duggar (m. Anna Keller)

Jim Bob and Michelle’s eldest child, Josh, was born on March 3, 1988. After being home-schooled (as the Duggars would do with all of their kids) he too became a conservative activist, campaigning for the Family Council. He stepped down after old police records surfaced in 2015 revealing that he had been accused of molesting several girls, including his sisters Jessa and Jill, when he was a teenager.

Jessa

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Shannon Marler wins Online Salesperson of the Year

Shannon Marler is representative of how online has changed sales within the homebuilding industry.

With Marler in the lead in 2019, Pardee Homes’ online sales division accounted for 38 percent of the total sales volume for the Las Vegas region. That’s a gain of 11 percent over 2018 and that jump will be higher when 2020 is over due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Marler, who received a Silver Nugget for Online Salesperson of the Year,

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Why it’s totally OK to simplify the holidays this year

Our routines, our sense of control, our jobs, our budgets — our very lives — have been disrupted this year. And that includes our birthday celebrations, weddings, anniversaries and a host of other special occasions. Now, here come the holidays.

Maybe you’ve never felt comfortable simplifying your holiday preparations, cutting back on gift-buying or dialing down activities from frenetic to just fine. But 2020 provides the perfect excuse to do all three.

“We aren’t always

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31 of the most popular movies of the year, ranked from worst to best



Liu Yifei, Anya Taylor-Joy posing for the camera: 'Mulan,' 'Tenet,' and 'Emma.' were released in 2020.


‘Mulan,’ ‘Tenet,’ and ‘Emma.’ were released in 2020.

  • Released in theatres and online, the most talked-about films of the year include horror flicks, action blockbusters, and intimate dramas.
  • Popular films like “Miss Juneteenth,” “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” and “Da 5 Bloods” earned overwhelming critical praise.
  • Other big films like “Fantasy Island,” “Dolittle,” and “Like a Boss” had a harder time impressing critics.
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2020 has been a unique

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After dark year, Marysville tower lights up for the holidays

MARYSVILLE — After a tough year, city leaders hope the tradition of lighting up the Marysville water tower brings joy to those who pass by this holiday season.

Last year the lights were not on display for the first time in decades. Crews could not safely get to the lights because the tower needed repairs.

Workers completed part of the tower’s restoration earlier this month. More work remains, but the completed repairs allowed for the

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Where to stay and be merry this year

Whatever happens in December, there are still hotels and self-catering options left which, restrictions permitting, will help you end the year on a happier note

It’s not going to be the same, that’s for sure, but with a full lockdown imposed upon all of us until at least Dec 2, Christmas is certainly going to be curtailed this year. And even once the national lockdown has ended, there are sure to be varying restrictions

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Dear Abby: Holidays this year inspire thinking outside the gift box

DEAR ABBY: With the holidays fast approaching, I’m starting to think about shopping. Honestly, I’m tired of shopping for adults who don’t need anything. Finding gifts for them becomes more daunting each year. I think gift cards and direct money are tacky Christmas presents.

Do you think it would be odd to ask my adult children and other family members to select a charity they would like me to donate to instead of buying them

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Inn a downturn: Eau Claire hotel room tax revenues to drop 45% this year | Front Page

EAU CLAIRE — It was supposed to be a banner year for attracting droves of tourists to the Chippewa Valley.

In addition to the perennial summer concerts that bring big musical acts to the area, there was an air show and Farm Technology Days also planned this summer in Eau Claire.

“This was supposed to be the best summer for tourism by far,” said Benny Anderson, interim director of Visit Eau Claire.

But then the

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A year after Saugus shooting, students look back

Lexi Renolds remembers everything about that morning one year ago at Saugus High School — barricading the classroom door, crowding into the small closet with classmates, hiding in the dark.

Cell service in the cramped space filled with props used by her TV production class was bad, and she had only a vague idea of what was happening outside. It would be hours before she would learn the full story: A 16-year-old student had opened

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26 Ways to Have the Best Virtual Friendsgiving This Year

As much as I love attending Friendsgivings and spending quality time with my favorite people over the holidays, I know our safety comes first, which means we won’t all be able to get together this year. But that doesn’t mean we still can’t celebrate! Many Friendsgivings will be virtual this year, whether it’s on Zoom or FaceTime, and even though that may sound like it limits your options for making things fun, there are still

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Having a Virtual Friendsgiving This Year? Here Are 26 Unique Ways to Celebrate

As much as I love attending Friendsgivings and spending quality time with my favorite people over the holidays, I know our safety comes first, which means we won’t all be able to get together this year. But that doesn’t mean we still can’t celebrate! Many Friendsgivings will be virtual this year, whether it’s on Zoom or FaceTime, and even though that may sound like it limits your options for making things fun, there are still

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Bay City suspends bulk item collection for remainder of the year

BAY CITY, MI – If you’re doing a bit of cleaning before winter sets in then you’ll need to make alternative plans in Bay City to get rid of large items.

The City of Bay City announced that all bulk item collection services will be suspended as of Nov. 16. The city confirmed that the temporary suspension of bulk item pickups is due to COVID-19 related concerns.

The Bay County Health Department reported that there

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Why are forecasters encouraging decorating for winter holidays early this year?

As Americans brace for a long winter heading toward the end of what has been a taxing year, AccuWeather forecasters are encouraging people to set up holiday decorations before Thanksgiving.

In a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok encouraged hanging outdoor Christmas lights early ahead of the winter season, which officially begins on Dec. 21. Now-ish is a good time to get to work on those outdoor holiday decorations,

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