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Why Do YOU Stress Out Around The Holidays?

Stressed Out

A new survey by Consumer Reports reveals that 90% of people stress over at least one aspect of the holiday season. Here are the biggest holiday stressors:

68%: Crowds and long lines

37%: Gaining weight

37%: Getting into debt

28%: Gift shopping

25%: Traveling

24%: Seeing certain relatives

23%: Seasonal music

19%: Disappointing gifts

16%: Having to attend holiday parties or events

15%: Having to be nice

12%: Holiday tipping

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Best Proposal...Ever?

Centrail Illinois native, Jared Milam, recently proposed to his girlfriend. Sidenote, he proposed just before finishing up the Arizona Ironman competition. Bravo, Jared. Bravo.

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Puppies Vs. Stairs



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Who Said Anything About A Horse!

Pat Sajak Walk off in 3....2......

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The Most Googled Costumes State By State

The popularity of different costumes varies from state-to-state.

Because of the Internet – and, more specifically, search engines – it's easy to see which costumes are "trending" in each state.

According to Google search numbers, here are some of the most popular costumes in different parts of the country:

Illinois - CatWoman

  • Idaho – Star Wars
  • Michigan, Ohio, Massachusetts, Georgia – Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games
  • Utah – Captain America
  • Arkansas - Cheerleader
  • Kentucky, New Mexico, Oregon – Zombie
  • Connecticut, Minnesota, Maryland – Banana
  • Texas, Wisconsin, North Carolina – Black Widow
  • Maine, Alaska, South Dakota – Pirate
  • California – Alice in Wonderland
  • New Jersey – Elsa from Frozen
  • Virginia – Anna from Frozen

The full map of the United States - and all the most-searched-for costumes - can be found HERE

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Top Veterans Day Deals And Freebies Today

Before you try to redeem these deals, it's a good idea to call ahead and note limitations and restrictions. Some of these deals are reserved for those who have served in the American military and their families, while other promotions are open to everyone.

Outback Steakhouse

On Tuesday, Outback is honoring all active and retired military personnel with a free Bloomin' Onion and a beverage. You must show a valid military ID at participating restaurants.


Active-duty and retired military are invited to Hooters to dine for free on Tuesday: get a free entree by presenting a military ID or proof of service.

Baskin Robbins

Baskin Robbins' flavor of the month in honor of Veterans Day is First Class Camouflage Ice Cream: chocolate, salty caramel and cake flavored ice creams. The ice cream chain will donate 10 cents from ice cream scoops sold at all U.S. locations to the United Service Organizations (USO).


Service members get a free "Thank You" meal when you dine in at Applebee's. Guests will need to provide proof of their service.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

On Tuesday, veterans get a free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert. If you're not a vet and you buy the dessert or other retail items, 10 percent of all proceeds will be donated to the USO.


On Tuesday, active, inactive and retired military personnel can build your own free Grand Slam breakfast from 5 a.m. until noon at participating Denny's.

Red Lobster

From Monday, Nov. 10 through Thursday, Nov. 13, Red Lobster will be thanking veterans, active duty, active serving military and reservists with a free select appetizer, including the new crispy shrimp lettuce wraps or several other options.

Sleep Number

Through Nov. 16, Sleep Number is offering current and past military personnel $700 off on a Sleep Number m7 bed plus 24-month financing and free standard shipping, plus other Sleep Number military offers.

Slim Jim

Slim Jim launched a "Salute the Troops" campaign, allowing friends, family and supporters to personalize Slim Jim wrappers with messages to troops. Slim Jim will donate one million sticks. To date, more than 60,000 of these sticks will be delivered with personal messages.

Great Clips

The salon chain is offering veterans a free hair cut from Tuesday through Dec. 31, 2014. Customers who come in for a service on Veterans Day get a free haircut card to give to veterans, redeemable through Dec. 31.

Red Robin

On Tuesday, veterans and active-duty service members can get a free Red's Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Fries, dine-in only, by providing a military I.D., proof of service, or wearing your uniform.

Golden Corral

Grill buffet franchise Golden Corral is offering veterans a free beverage and buffet meal on Nov. 17 from 5 to 9 p.m. (Golden Corral always hosts their Military Appreciation Day on a Monday.)


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THE Toy To Get For Christmas This Year!

List is out. Here are the top toys for the 2014 Holiday Season!

Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa

Disney Frozen Sparkle Doll

Kidizoom Smart Watch

Little Live Pets Bird Cage

Minecraft Figures

My Friend Cayla

Nerf Demolisher 2-in-1

The Lego Movie- Benny's Spaceship

Toot-Toot Animals Safari Park

P.S. Yes. This was my favorite game.

Transformers Stomp & Chomp Grimlock

Zoomer Dino-Boomer
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