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What’s Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dish? (Sponsored by Kenmore)


The Thanksgiving dinner is such a hallmark menu. We all have our local favorites, regional variations, and specific family specialties. But there are 10 dishes that are nearly universal. The question is, which one is your favorite? Continue reading

Meet the Director of ‘The Good Dinosaur’

An Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend in Disney•Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur.”  ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Pixar’s latest film is the “coming of age story,” ‘The Good Dinosaur’. On a recent Sunday afternoon, I had the opportunity to take part in some group discussions with some of the people involved with the film. First up, Director Peter Sohn and Producer Denise Ream. Continue reading

Counter-Culture History, 1969-1972: ‘The Smith Tapes’

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The 1960s were such a time of obvious change in the United States. Portions of society lost their innocence, while others were empowered. Music often made a statement, and drugs influenced lives. What was life like at the end of that decade, and at the turn of the 1970s? The boundless optimism of earlier in the ’60s had disappeared, and times, they were a’changin’. The best way to learn about a certain time is to go straight to the source. Continue reading

Bose Solo 15 TV Sound, Preschool Toys, Black + Decker Matrix, and More Great Deals Today


Really, it’s as if Black Friday and Cyber Monday have already happened as far as many of the retailers are concerned. Amazon is really ramping up their daily deals, and today has a whole batch of products that will make great gifts for the kids and kids-at-heart on your shopping list. Continue reading

YouTube Kids Goes Worldwide

YouTube Kids Main Screen

Google launched YouTube Kids earlier this year to accommodate parents who want to ensure that little eyes and ears only have access to regulated and curated quality entertainment. Originally only available in the United States, Google has now pushed the service to several other countries including Canada and the UK. Continue reading

Naturalists in Paradise


Thames & Hudson has released new books on history for this holiday season, including ‘Naturalists in Paradise,’ which chronicles the adventures and discoveries of three young English scientists–Alfred Russel Wallace, Henry Walter Bates, and Richard Spruce–in mid-19th-century South America. Continue reading

Planning for Walt Disney World

Cinderella's castle is one of the iconic locations of Disney World.

Walt Disney World seems to be on the vacation bucket list for most families. If you’ve never been there or haven’t gone in the past few years, there’s quite a few changes you need to know when you’re planning for Disney World. Continue reading