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Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 02:02 PM CDT

Cracker Jack Replacing Toy Prize With Digital Codes for Baseball-Themed Mobile Games

It's the end of era. The iconic prize found in a bag of Cracker Jacks will be replaced with stickers containing digital codes for mobile games, the company announced Thursday. Cracker Jack, which is owned... »

How to Throw a Kentucky Derby Party

Year after year, there is a flurry of excitement leading up to the Kentucky Derby, with an endless series of parties and celebrations. It is the one American race that inspires the spectacle and pageantry of... »

Manhattan, Chicago Are Priciest Places to Wed: Survey

Manhattan, Chicago Are Priciest Places to Wed: Survey

Manhattan and Chicago are the two most expensive places to get married in the United States, but the affair will likely cost a pretty penny no matter the location, according to a new survey. »

'Married on the Move': Couple Weds on NBC's 'Today'

'Married on the Move': Couple Weds on NBC's 'Today'

One lucky couple got "married on the move" in front of NBC's "Today" show's audience Thursday morning. The "big fat" wedding celebration was in honor of the March release of Universal Picture's "My Big Fat Greek... »

Watch the Chicago River Being Dyed in Less Than 60 Seconds

For over 40 years, the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers have dyed the Chicago River green to kick off the St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebration. »

Tax Day 2016 Freebies: Here's the List

Tax Day 2016 Freebies: Here's the List

Great news, procrastinators!

Tax Day is Monday, April 18, this year, so last-second filers had a little extra time to knock them out. »

Burger King Releases 'Angriest Whopper' Yet

Burger King Releases 'Angriest Whopper' Yet

How hot can you handle?

Burger King diners can now test their limits with the launch of the company's Angriest Whopper which has hot sauced baked right into the red colored bun. »

McDonald's Is Rolling Out Rewards Program

McDonald's Is Rolling Out Rewards Program

The loyalty program will be a feature on an updated smartphone app McDonald’s plans to release at the end of the year or in early 2017, Forbes reported. »

The Best Easter Chocolate, as Decided by a Toddler

The Best Easter Chocolate, as Decided by a Toddler

What's the best Easter chocolate? NBC News asked a 3-year-old who hasn't been allowed to eat that much candy. For their test, consumer reporter Ben Popken and his son Milo came up with an exacting scientific... »

St. Patrick's Day Recipes to Add Irish Flavor

Celebrating St. Patrick's is the perfect excuse to throw an Irish-themed party.These food and drink recipes will help you add some authentic and modern flavor to your St. Patrick's Day festivities. »

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