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Thanksgiving Day Set by Abe Lincoln on This Date in 1863

Thanksgiving Day is 52 days away and you can thank Abraham Lincoln for establishing it as a national holiday. Lincoln proclaimed that Thanksgiving Day should be observed on the last Thursday in November on this date in 1863.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

You May Talk Turkey But Do You Know It? [Quiz]

As we prepare to sit down and devour our Thanksgiving turkey meal, I wonder just how much people know about the turkey itself. With that in mind, I present ten turkey questions and answers. See how well you do and then ask these questions around the dinner table on Thanksgiving Day.

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When should you put up a Christmas tree?
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When Should You Put Up Your Christmas Tree? [Poll]

This is kind of weird, I admit it, but I was actually thinking about putting up my Christmas tree before Halloween. I didn't put the tree up, but I was thinking about it. Now that November is here and the time has fallen back, we start looking ahead to the final weeks of 2015. Thanksgiving will be here soon, and then we'll be in the Christmas season. When will you put up your tree?

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"Black Friday" Marks Start Of Holiday Shopping Season
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Black Friday is About to Go Away

You heard it here first, “Black Friday” will become a thing of the past within a few years. I made that comment 3 years ago and it is getting closer to reality with each year that goes by...

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Christmas shopping
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When Do You Plan to Shop This Holiday Season? [Poll]

The Holiday Shopping season is here. In recent years, retailers have positioned themselves to bring big deals and sales during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

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Joern Pollex, Getty Images

Red Cross Urges Winter Blood Platlet Donations

Last year, AAA estimated that more than 98 million will people will travel during the holidays. The holiday season can be a busy time for many with seasonal activities, celebrations and traveling. And this also means fewer donors take the time to give blood and traveling. The American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to make sure a blood platelet donation is on their holiday to do list. By doing so donors are giving hospital patients the chance to spend more holiday seasons with loved ones.

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Homemade Turkey Thanksgiving Dinner
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The Cost of a Thanksgiving Meal in Missouri

Good news for Missouri shoppers. The price of a Thanksgiving meal is not going up very much in 2015. The American Farm Bureau Federation says that the price for most items used to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal will be very similar to 2014 prices. 

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Black Friday Shopping Begins On Thanksgiving Evening
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Black Friday Shopping Trends and Expectations

There is still time left before the holidays roll around to get all your gifts in order, but it's never too early to look at new gadgets and gizmos that will be on sale. Of course, the big shopping day is the day after Thankgiving – Black Friday. A day when people wake up before the sun rises and line up outside department stores to buy merchandise at steep discounts. This year, FatWallet has compiled a new survey that reveals shopping trends for the frantic day.

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iSTOCK

Did You Know That Corned Beef and Cabbage is Not an Irish Meal?

It is funny how Americans consume certain foods with certain holidays. Like turkey on Thanksgiving Day and corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day. Both could be eaten anytime of the year, but we seem to usually devour it on the appropriate holiday instead. Of course the turkey is an All-American bird and it fits the holiday in November. But, in what may surprise many, corned beef and cabbage is not the main staple in Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

It’s the End of 2014, Where Did the Year Go?

Happy New Year! Where did the year go? I cannot believe we are celebrating a new year arriving already. Wasn't it just March and the St. Patrick's Parade? Wasn't it just Gus Macker time in May? Wasn't it just July with fireworks going off at the Quincy Gems game? Wasn't it just the last Blues in the District time in September? Wasn't it just Halloween, Thanksgiving and even Christmas? Where does time go?

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