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Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 02:16 PM CST

How to Save Money on Valentine’s Day Flowers

Valentine's Day may be one of the few times per year that you go out and buy fresh flowers, but that is no excuse for rookie mistakes. The gift of flowers is a reminder that you are thinking of someone and Feb. »

Full Moon to Light Santa's Way Christmas Day

Full Moon to Light Santa's Way Christmas Day

It's going to be a white Christmas this year – not necessarily with snow, but with bright moonlight. Christmas morning coincides with a full moon this year, NASA says. And according to The Weather Channel, it's... »

Reindeer Sprinkles on Live Television

Oh, deer. When a reindeer visited NBC 7 News Midday Friday, he surprised the station's anchors on live television as only an animal can. As soon as Megan Tevrizian and Jason Austell introduced Rudy and... »

Christmas Stocking Weighs in as World's Largest

Christmas Stocking Weighs in as World's Largest

Santa may need more reindeer to haul the gifts required to fill what's been designated as the world's largest Christmas stocking. »

Shipping Tips for the Holiday Season

Shipping Tips for the Holiday Season

The holiday shopping season is underway so expect package predators and shipping slowdowns. Postal inspectors make nearly 10,000 arrests each year, many for mail theft, according to the U.S. »

SoCal Artist Creates Real-Life Gingerbread House

SoCal Artist Creates Real-Life Gingerbread House

Many children join their parents in the building of a gingerbread house as Christmas draws near. The gumdrops have to be placed along the cookie roof, the icing has to mimic snow along the front path, and... »

WATCH: Magic Trick Makes Orangutan Crack Up

WATCH: Magic Trick Makes Orangutan Crack Up

Turns out it doesn't take much to monkey around with an orangutan. That much is clear in a YouTube video posted Monday that's already been seen by over 500,000 people, according to TODAY. »

Hanukkah Doughnuts: All About Sufganiyot

Hanukkah Doughnuts: All About Sufganiyot

The eight days of Hanukkah are marked by song, prayer and of course, food — especially of the fried variety. The Jewish holiday, which this year begins at sunset on Dec. 6 and ends at nightfall Dec. »

The Death Stars' Destruction and Star Wars Financial Woes

The Death Stars' Destruction and Star Wars Financial Woes

Destroying two Death Stars is bad business. When the Rebel Alliance destroyed two Death Stars in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, the galactic economy would have taken such a hard hit that it would make... »

Holiday 2015: Gifts That Give Back

Holiday 2015: Gifts That Give Back

This holiday season buy your loved ones gifts made with charity in mind. »

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