Christmas Tree Napkin Fold

Christmas Tree Napkin Fold.

Holiday Accidents Happen

EMFrom fires to falls to small children choking, avoid risks to your holiday safety./EMBRBR K-LOVE’s George Rath talks with Brett Brenner of the Electrical Safety Foundation and medical staff for the Trauma, Burn, and Injury Prevention Children’s Hospital of Michigan; Heather Schaewe, program manager and prevention specialists Roberta Davis and Joann Moss.

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K-LOVE Pastors: Depression Is Real

emK-LOVE Pastors Mike and Jeff offer comfort and advice to Christians suffering with depression./em Contact the CLOSER LOOK PASTORS (800) 525-5683.

via K-LOVE Pastors: Depression Is Real.

T-Mobile paying at least $90 million for billing customers for unwanted “cramming” charges | abc7chicago.com

Chinese President Xi Jinping to Visit a Restive Macau

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Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Macau on Friday to commemorate the tiny enclave’s 15th anniversary of its transfer from Portuguese rule back to China’s hands.

During his visit, Xi will undertake the unenviable task of laying the groundwork to make sure that Macau, a metropolis of casinos and the only place in China where casino gambling is legal, does not go the way of Hong Kong, the rogue city awash in political discontent, Reuters reports.

That will be challenging: amidst Xi’s nationwide crackdown on corruption, Macau’s booming casinos, widely seen as salves to political woes here, are experiencing an unprecedented slump — its six biggest operators saw revenues slashed by about $75 billion this year. Meanwhile, a fledgling democratic movement has emerged out of frustrations with rising inequality and other social ills in this gambling hub.

Macau is in name a cousin to Hong Kong, with which its…

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Catch Me If Ya Can, Trunkster!

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That’s what this puppeh seems to be saying to The Scooting Bebeh Trunkster. Might be a little trash talking barking goin’ on there, too. After awhile, SBT (sorta) shrugs and says (thinks) “Ah, the heck with this.

And while we’re on the subject of Trunksters, let’s stay at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand for this one, too. Seems Faa Sai The Big Heffalump decided to get a little more flow out of the measly sprinkler. Didn’t take a lot of effort, did it?

(First video from Lost at E Minor; second video from Laughing Squid.)

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Revlon Removes Some Dangerous Chemicals From Its Products

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For all you ladies out there.

Originally posted on TIME:

Cosmetics giant Revlon announced Thursday that two long-chain parabens and a formaldehyde-releasing chemical would no longer be used as ingredients in its products, in a move that was applauded by environmental and health advocates.

Long-chain parabens have been linked to endocrine disruption, while formaldehyde may cause cancer.

Revlon was responding to a petition demanding the change signed by more than 100,000 people. The petition was organized by the non-partisan nonprofit Environmental Working Group.

Two long-chain parabens (isobutylparaben and isopropylparaben) have now been removed from Revlon cosmetics, as has DMDM hydantoin, which releases formaldehyde. Revlon is also reformatting a product that contained butylparaben.

“We are pleased that Revlon has acted to remove these toxic ingredients,” Environmental Working Group Executive Director Heather White said in a statement. “We urge all companies to do the same.”

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Army Says Captains Can Now Retire With Full Benefits

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A change in U.S. Army policy this week means that captains being forced into retirement will be granted the full benefits associated with their ranks, instead of retiring with the benefits granted to sergeants as they initially would have had to.

Lawmakers who advocated for the added benefits said the policy change would give 120 soldiers an additional $1 million each over their lifetimes, the New York Times reported.

Since the officers served as captains for less than the required eight years for full benefits, they had been told they would be given benefits consummate with their previous enlisted rank.

“We fought and sacrificed and did well,” said Captain Tawanna Jamison, who is based at Fort Bragg, N.C. “This change restores honor and treats us right.”

The Army also notified 44 officers less than two years away from reaching the 20-year tenure required to receive full benefits that they would…

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Skiptrace: Fatal accident claims Chan Kwok-hung | Impact Online

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Skiptrace: Fatal accident claims Chan Kwok-hung | Impact Online.

Grocery Store Gives Ailing Woman Early Christmas Gift

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(CBS) – A 68-year-old Chicago woman says her neighborhood grocery store helped her out in a big way this past weekend by surprising her—and paying for everything in her shopping cart—and now she says she will be able to help her own family.

This has been a tough year for Emily Leszczynski, WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports. She was in the hospital with the flu, and then had to have stents put in her heart. She developed blood clots and is on oxygen.

On Saturday, she was grocery shopping with her adult son. At checkout, the store paid for everything in her cart: about $350 worth.

“I know this sounds like a commercial for Meijer. But we’ve been going there for five years, even before I got sick,” Leszcynski says.

Leszczynski says…

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