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Hurricane Irma couldn't destroy this couple's breathtaking engagement photos

 (Anne Bequette of STJ Creative Photography) Posing for their engagement photos, Marty Bruckner and Lauren Saia leaned against what was left of a building, carefully stepping over broken glass before embracing. Bruckner and Saia met and fell in love on Saint John, part of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Saint John suffered catastrophic damage earlier this year when Hurricane Irma slammed ...

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KFC offering $10K 'Internet Escape Pod' ahead of Cyber Monday

 (This image must be used within the context of the news release it accompanied. Request permission from issuer for other uses.) Why is this not surprising? KFC, the fast-food chain that inexplicably released a romance novel on Mother’s Day, and debuted its own KFC-flavored nail polish in Hong Kong, is now offering one lucky fan the opportunity to purchase a ...

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8 things grocery shoppers should do as soon as they get home

These eight tips are essential for easy cooking through the week.  (iStock) It can be tempting to rush through putting your groceries away, especially after a big shopping trip. But if you take a few minutes to process some of your food as you unpack, you’ll save so much time on dinner prep throughout the week. Here are eight easy ...

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Automotive Turkeys of 2017

Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. There’s a lot to be thankful for in the automotive world. Cars are more sophisticated than ever, with continued innovations in fuel economy, and entertainment and safety features. But even as cars improve, there are still some turkeys—those models that just don’t keep pace with the state of the ...

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Black Friday's biggest deals and savings

Concerned about Black Friday shopping? Customers figuring out what gifts to buy friends and family can already start taking advantage of holiday deals. Thanksgiving is on Nov. 23 — but retailers have already started offering Black Friday deals to customers.  The National Retail Federation said last Tuesday that 164 million people “are planning to shop or considering shopping during Thanksgiving weekend.” ...

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Woman catches record-breaking fish in Colorado on her vacation

Lindsay Regali, of Charlottesville, Va., caught a record-breaking arctic char in Colorado in early November.  (Colorado Parks and Wildlife) A Virginia woman enjoying a chilly day out fishing on her vacation in Colorado unexpectedly reeled in a record-breaking arctic char, officials said on Friday. Dr. Lindsay Regali, of Charlottesvile, was fishing at Dillon Reservoir with her husband, Luke, on Nov. ...

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The difference between vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics

Do you know the difference between these trends?  (iStock) From mermaid eyes to Rapunzel-length locks, many beauty trends have come and gone in 2017. One craze that seems to bear more staying power, however, is the natural-focused movement in the cosmetics world. Further, the movement has scientific clout – a recent study from UC Berkeley and Clinica de Salud del Valle ...

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