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Hanna is the entertainment and lifestyle editor for CDN. Fan of great movies, legendary music, outdoor activities and cool stuff in general, her opinions, as expressed in her articles, are her own and not necessarily shared by anyone .. anywhere .. ever. Follow Hanna on Twitter: @Hanna_CDN

The TV families named most and least desirable neighbors for 2018

The Simpsons

Americans would most like to be neighbors with Leonard Hofstadter and Penny from CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, according to the 11th annual Zillow® Celebrity Neighbor Surveyi. The Simpson family from FOX’s The Simpsons were named the least desirable TV neighbors for 2017. For the first time ever, Zillow rolled out a new questionnaire for its annual celebrity neighbor survey. The 2017 survey asks U.S. adults ...

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‘Star Wars’ and ‘Jumanji’ top the box office; ‘The Post’ bombed

Star Wars - The Last Jedi poster

Star Wars: The Last Jedi took remained at the top of the domestic and global box office totals for a second week bringing in $143.6 million over the weekend. Jumanji took the number two spot with an $83.5 million dollar haul, according to the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of December 24, 2017 compiled by Comscore’s theatrical measurement ...

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NORAD’s Santa Tracker gets an upgrade this year

Santa Clause has packed the sleigh and is getting set to deliver gifts to children all over the World. This year, volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) in Colorado have updated their Santa Tracker giving kids another fun way to ask “where is Santa.” Norad has formed partnerships with smart home technology to add more social interaction. ...

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Watch: Billy Idol joins Chloe Kohanski in ‘The Voice’ finale

Billy Idol Chlose Kohanski - The voice finale

80’s music legend Billy Idol joined “The Voice” finalist Chloe Kohanski to perform his hit song “White Wedding.” Chloe went on to win the vocal talent contest. Earlier in the season, her original coach Miley Cyrus made the mistake of dropping Ms. Kohanski after she sang Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” in the knockout round. “Chloe did an amazing, amazing job. You ...

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Holiday Travel Report: Most Stressful US Airports

Atlanta airport

In an effort to help empower travelers to make more informed decisions when it comes to holiday travel plans, InsureMyTrip Research reveals which airports to possibly avoid and how the latest data trends can aid travelers when comparing travel insurance benefits. Summary For the first time in five years, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL) is reporting more flight cancellations than Chicago ...

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Disney’s Nutcraker and the Four Realms has a dark side [trailer]

Disney the Nutcracker and the Four Realms traeiler

Disney’s first trailer for the upcoming theatrical release of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms hints at a dark side to the story we know. All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan ...

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Here are the top luxury destinations of 2017

Most popular luxury destinations 2017

Paris, the global hub of art, fashion and culture, is the most popular destination for luxury travellers in 2017. A recent survey by luxury travel website, LuxuryHotelsGuides.com has found. The survey is sourced on data from over 3 million visitors in 2017 (see methodology). Dubai, New York, London and Singapore round out the top 5 destinations for luxury travellers according to the survey. Besides Dubai, another city in ...

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Survey: Americans willing to give up sex, sleep, cell phones to enjoy unforgettable experience

Helicopter ride experience

A survey released Tuesday showed that 95 million Americans would prefer to receive an experience from a loved one over nearly all forms of holiday presents, including gift certificates. And, according to the report, they’d make some interesting sacrifices for such a gift. The survey was conducted for ifOnly, a marketplace for unique experiences, between November 16, 2017, and November 20, 2017, with 1,030 representative ...

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FBI: How to protect yourself when shopping online

online shopping

Why do online shoppers have to take special precautions? The Internet offers convenience not available from other shopping outlets. From the comfort of your home, you can search for items from multiple vendors, compare prices with a few mouse clicks, and make purchases without waiting in line. However, the Internet is also convenient for attackers, giving them multiple ways to ...

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Cheetos popcorn (oh, and Star Wars) hits theaters today

If the opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi wasn’t enough to get you to a theater this weekend, perhaps Regal Cinemas brings Frito-Lay’s famous dangerously cheesy flavor to everyone’s favorite movie snack. The theater chain is making Cheetos Popcorn, featuring Cheetos-flavored popcorn mixed with Crunchy Cheetos, will debut December 15 at participating Regal Cinemas nationwide, available Friday nationwide after a limited availability offering earlier ...

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Survey discovers our unexpected eating habits

Today, Uber Eats, Uber’s standalone meal delivery app, released findings from its first-ever “How America Eats” survey, capturing surprising data and trends from US adults across generations and regions. The survey reveals Americans’ changing — and unexpected — eating habits, food preferences and dislikes, guilt-inducing delivery attitudes, and more. Some key takeaways include: Brunch is Dying: What was once the ...

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Watch: How to Use Amazon Prime for Charity

Using Amazon Prime for Good

Amazon’s Prime service allows free delivery of items with expedited service and Youtuber Rob Bliss posted a video showing just how Amazon might be used for charity. While Rob’s title is a bit confusing, the video explains it well. Amazon’s “Prime Now” service is a 1-2 hour delivery service and would make sense for getting items to people who move around ...

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Survey: Four Festive Candy Facts about the Holidays

The winter holidays are filled with family traditions, often with chocolate and candy as the centerpiece of the fun. This December, the National Confectioners Association is sharing four festive facts about the most wonderful season of all. “The winter holidays are a special time in the candy industry,” said NCA President and CEO John Downs. “From hanging candy canes on the ...

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