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Scientists Call For Ban On Glitter...And It's About Time!

It happens every December. The mail carrier delivers Christmas cards to my house, I open the envelopes, and suddenly I'm infected with the scourge of the season: glitter. GAH! WHY!?! If you're with me in this aversion to the sparkly plague that attaches itself to anything with which it comes into contact, stay strong, for…

North Carolina Is #1 For Business

All of those new breweries are on to something and Amazon might be thinking the same way. Forbes has placed North Carolina at the top of its Best States for Business list based on factors such as costs, economic climate, growth prospects, labor supply, regulatory environment, and overall quality of life. Despite the controversial House Bill…

Seven Must-See Live Christmas Shows In Charlotte

There's no shortage of fun holiday-themed entertainment on TV, but sometimes you just have to get off the couch and buy a ticket to a live stage production. Watching professional, or even amateur performers pour their hearts and souls into a concert or play is a special experience. Here are seven live Christmas shows you…

Top 10 Holiday Specials To Catch This Christmas Season

One of the best ways to relax this time of year is by filling your favorite mug with hot cocoa or soup and sitting by a crackling fire. If you don't have a working fireplace, a high-definition flat screen TV is the next best thing, and there's no shortage of holiday specials to watch between…

Text Or Talk: How Do You Stay In Touch?

Be honest. Would you rather communicate with someone via text or actually speak to them in person? If you're under the age of thirty-five, chances are pretty high that you prefer to use your smartphone for most interactions. According to digital analytics firm LivePerson, 73.7% of Americans ages 18-34 communicate more using a device rather…

Why Has It Become So Difficult To Talk About Politics?

Don't worry, this post isn't so much about politics but, rather, how we talk about politics. This week, I've been thinking about some things for which I am thankful. The ability to write or speak about politics without fear of being verbally attacked is one of them. We do still have that in the United…

Top 10 Stores For Black Friday Shopping

If you think of Black Friday shopping as a sport and you'd rather go to a real brick-and-mortar store than sit in front of Amazon on your computer, then you need a battle plan to help you maximize your savings this holiday season. Financial services website Wallethub has done the work for us. They looked…

This Fruit Should Be On Every Thanksgiving Table

The video below will explain everything you need to know about the pawpaw fruit, one of the only truly American fruits which were beloved in colonial times. I don't know what surprised me more, the fact that I had never heard of the pawpaw or that the phrase "as American as apple pie" is not 100%…

Ski Season Is About To Begin In North Carolina

Ready to hit the slopes? It's time to get your puffy coats and snow pants down from the attic, load the kids in the Suburban, and wind your way up into the mountains. Ski season is about to begin in North Carolina. Whether you're a skier or snow tuber, you'll find lots of fun hills…

High-Tech Alternative To Puppy Is Amazing

Do you have a child who desperately wants a puppy for Christmas? There's nothing cuter than a child's face lighting up at the sight of a little four-legged fuzz ball under the tree. But that kind of gift comes with a lot of responsibility. Who's going to feed, walk, and clean up after it? Unless…