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What’s the Most Popular Children’s Gift This Year? — Survey of the Day

According to a Harris Interactive survey of adults planning to buy children’s presents this holiday season, the most popular kid’s gift items — more popular than video games, board games and dolls — are books.

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Black Friday Roundup – Survival Guides, Tips, Gift Ideas and More

Black Friday is one of the most stressful days of the year, and thanks to even earlier hours leaking into our Thanksgiving time, the stress will last more than a day. In order to make your whole experience a little less crazed, we've brought together the best of everything you need to know. How to

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10 Wonderfully Nostalgic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Moments [VIDEOS]

For kids of all ages, the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade means one thing: awesome floats. And no time were they more awesome than during the '80s and '90s.

Whether it's lavish spectacles that bring cherished childhood favorites (He-Man, Sonic the Hedgehog) to life or guest appearances from stars like The Backstreet Boys and ALF, parade floats from years past provide a nostalgic window to a simpler, more Dolph Lundgren-filled time.

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Who Will Actually Be Shopping on Black Friday — Survey of the Day

Twenty-four percent of Americans plan to brave the crowds and take advantage of seductive Black Friday savings, according to a survey of 1,168 adults by Poll Position.

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7 Survival Strategies to Having a Happy Black Friday

You have your Black Friday ads. You know when the stores open. You even know the most dangerous toys being sold this year. You, sir or madam, are ready to shop.

Or are you? Here are a few more suggestions to make your Black Friday buying excursions go as smoothly as possible

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AIDS Deaths and HIV Infections Hit Lowest Numbers Since Start of Epidemic

The United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is reporting world AIDS deaths and new HIV infections have each dropped 21 percent since the peak of the AIDS pandemic, the most optimistic report the group has ever issued.

Michel Sidibe, executive director of UNAIDS program, says in a news release, “We have seen a massive scale-up in access to HIV treatment, which has had a dramatic effect on the lives of people everywhere.”

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Facebook and Twitter Are Harming Our Kids, Says Majority — Survey of the Day

Facebook, Twitter and all the other social media sites have changed the way young people interact with each other, but according to a survey from Poll Position, the majority of Americans don’t think this has been a change for the better.

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Buy on Black Friday

Savvy buyers know Black Friday can be one of the best days of the year to find terrific bargains, but not all items are such great deals. In order to better your experience on that infamous shopping day, here are some things you may want to avoid purchasing, along with when you may be able to score the best deals on them.

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New Retirement Age May Have Americans Working Until They Drop

In yet another bit of cheerful economic news, a quarter of the 1,500 people who filled out Wells Fargo’s latest retirement survey said they don’t plan to retire until they’re 80 years old — two years past the life expectancy of the average American.

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Was Robert Wagner Responsible for Natalie Wood’s Death? [VIDEO]

Thirty years after her death by drowning on Southern California’s Catalina Island, questions remain about the mysterious demise of actress Natalie Wood — and now a boat captain is alleging he knows what happened.

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One Good Thing About the Recession, People Are Smarter Shoppers — Survey of the Day

The recession may have left unemployment rates a mess and killed the housing market, but if you’re looking for a silver lining, here it is: we’re all better shoppers now because of it.

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Shocking Number of Americans Suffer From Hearing Loss — Health Check

Data examined over a seven-year period revealed 48 million Americans — about one in five — aged 12 and older suffer from some form of hearing loss, far exceeding previous estimates of 21 to 29 million people.

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