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February 14, 2015
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Why we embrace the ritual of Valentine’s Day: Q&A with a Yale sociologist

Whether you’re a die-hard romantic or a callous cynic, there’s no escaping the millions of couples cozying up this Feb. 14 to celebrate Valentine’s Day.   The origins of our only holiday devoted to love are somewhat murky. It is … Continue reading

January 3, 2013
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Geothermal Energy Keeps Turkeys Comfortable and Saves Farmers’ Money; Prototype Designed by MU Engineer

COLUMBIA, Mo. — While Americans prepare to cook millions of turkeys for Thanksgiving, a geothermal energy system developed by a University of Missouri engineer will be keeping live turkeys toasty during the chilly autumn weather. In a prototype facility, designed … Continue reading

November 14, 2012
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A Tale of Turkey Tail: The Part of the Bird Best Left Uneaten

ANN ARBOR — While most Americans look forward to eating turkey on Thanksgiving, Pacific Islanders in the U.S. and on the islands are most likely to eat a part of the bird few other Americans are familiar with: its tail. … Continue reading

March 16, 2011
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Yahoo! Shine Reveals Findings of “Alcohol and America” Survey in Time for St. Patrick’s Day

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Yahoo! Shine (http://shine.yahoo.com), one of the world’s leading women’s lifestyle websites, has released the results of its “Alcohol and America” survey. The survey asked 2,000 Americans in-depth questions about drinking … Continue reading

December 19, 2010
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Free Shipping Day Punctuates Heaviest Week of U.S. Online Spending in History as Four Individual Days Eclipse $900 Million

*Cyber Monday, Which Remains Only Billion Dollar Day on Record , Likely to Become Heaviest Spending Day of the Year for First Time*   RESTON, VA, December 19, 2010 – comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported holiday … Continue reading

November 24, 2010
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Microsoft Offerings Help Overcome Holiday Overload

*With the holiday shopping season just around the corner, Microsoft has been partnering with celebrities to promote Bing as a cure for holiday overload. The company is also showcasing new PCs as gift ideas and partnering with Southwest Airlines to … Continue reading

November 22, 2010
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Tightwads and Spendthrifts: A Black Friday Tradition

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Every year about this time, on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving that traditionally begins the holiday shopping season, early-morning consumers stand in long lines eager to purchase some sought after prize. From the outside, it looks … Continue reading