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10 TikTok Food Trends That Took Over Our Kitchens In 2022

Breaking down 2022's most enticing, intriguing and perhaps questionable food-related videos.

 | Tricia Goss

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More Americans Seeking Long-Term Relationships

For the first time, things like emotional maturity, comfort in communicating needs and wants, and trust all ranked above physical attractiveness.

 | Daniel Grossman

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Christmas Tree Recycling Is A Good Alternative To Landfills

Discarded Christmas trees can be picked up curbside for recycling through regular trash-collection services in various cities.

 | AP

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2022 Year In Review: 22 Positive Stories That Made Us Smile

Every day, there are people in the world making incredible things happen, and their stories are sure to bring you a smile.

 | Marie Rossiter

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How To Take Hands-free Photos And Other iPhone Hacks You May Not Know

There are tons of iPhone hacks out there designed to make life simpler, and often they aren't publicized.

 | Emily O'Brien

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Social Security Reform Set For Debate In New Congress

More lawmakers are sounding the alarm about the Social Security program's financial stability.

 | Joe St. George

A woman lights candles in celebration of Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa Celebrations Shine Light On Community And Culture

For more than 50 years, the day after Christmas has marked the celebration of family, life and culture in the African American community.

 | Amber Strong

A shopper carries bags down Fifth Avenue.

Holiday Sales Up 7.6% Despite The Squeeze Of Inflation

U.S. sales between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24, a period that is critical for retailers, were fueled by spending at restaurants and on clothing.

 | AP

The team from 'Pets for Life' stops by to drop off supplies for Deniece Young's cat, Mr. Moe

'Pets For Life' Working To Address 'Veterinary Deserts' Across America

Pets for Life works in 43 states, to get pet care to places where people experience poverty or lack access to veterinary care.

 | Maya Rodriguez

A man in a motorcycle helmet.

Why Gifting Unique Experiences Can Bring Everyone More Joy

Most of us are spending the same amount of money as we did last year, but more people are opting to buy an experience over a material gift.

 | Alexa Liacko

A child with special needs wears a helmet for indoor skydiving

How Indoor Skydiving Helped Kids With Special Needs

Indoor skydiving helps teach kids with special needs the meaning of overcoming fears, as well as defy what some kids think is possible for themselves.

 | Daniel Grossman

A convenience store employee sells lottery tickets to a customer.

Great Last-Minute Gifts At Your Local Convenience Store

Sometimes you can find unique gifts in the most unexpected places.

 | John Matarese

People walk into a Best Buy store.

An Inflation Measure Watched By The Fed Eases To 5.5%

Inflation still remains well above the 2% year-over-year growth the Fed wants to see.

 | AP

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Stocks Waver On Wall Street After Mixed Data On The Economy

Investors reviewed mixed news on the economy as markets head for a long weekend. Markets will be closed Monday for the Christmas holiday.

 | AP

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Hospital Childbirth Costs Soar Despite Transparency Rule

Childbirth costs have been rising since the early 2000s, and experts point to a lack of price transparency as the key reason.

 | Bianca Facchinei

A man shovels snow.

9 Ways To Protect Your Home And Car From The Bitter Cold

Even if there's not much snow, there are some inexpensive things you should do to protect your home as temperatures drop below freezing.

 | John Matarese

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Why Do We Play With Dreidels On Hanukkah?

Why do we play with this little top during the holiday? It goes back to the second century, when the Greek empire ruled over Israel.

 | Alexandra Miller and Simon Kaufman

Banff Upper Hot Springs

9 Hot Springs Worth Planning A Vacation Around

From rustic retreats to luxurious resorts, these are some of the coziest and picturesque hot springs in the U.S. and Canada.

 | Sarah Kuta

Woman walks her golden retriever through snowfall.

How To Protect Your Pets During Extreme Cold

Here are some tips to keep pets and other animals safe amid record-breaking cold temperatures.

 | Scripps National

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After A Life-Altering Diagnosis, 4 People Found Hope On The Other Side

Four people share what happened in the aftermath of a life-altering diagnosis and how they have continued to live with their new normal.

 | Amber Strong

An Arizona Cardinals fan dresses as the Grinch prior to an NFL football game

Santa-Themed Horror Movies Opening In Theaters

The horror movie trend has morphed into Christmas, complete with haunted Christmas houses.

 | Clayton Sandell

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City In Georgia Is Repairing Bikes For Families In Need This Holiday

Stephen Graddick shows us how Bike Alpharetta and North Fulton Community Charities help make children's dreams come true at Christmas.

 | Stephen Graddick IV

Lyndsey Jacobsen with U.S.  Military and Vetarans.

Teen Honors Veterans During Wreaths Across America Day

Wreaths Across America Day is a holiday tradition that started in 1992 as a way to remember those who served.

 | Maura Sirianni

Dark chocolate bars.

Your Chocolate May Contain Heavy Metals — How Worried Should You Be?

Consumer Reports set out to test lead and cadmium levels in 28 different dark chocolate bars. Even organic chocolate showed high levels.

 | Kathleen St. John

Apple Pay mobile payment system.

Mobile Wallets Are Convenient, But How Safe Are They?

An expert says adding a debit or credit card to your mobile wallet actually adds a layer of protection.

 | John Matarese

Rabbanit Dasi Fruchter, of the South Philadelphia Shtiebel, lights a menorah during a public Hanukkah celebration

Why Are There So Many Ways To Spell Hanukkah?

The historical Oxford English Dictionary lists 24 variations for the eight-day holiday. It can lead to some confusion when it comes to spelling.

 | Simon Kaufman and Alexandra Miller

A family watches a movie during Christmas time.

Holiday Movies Are As Loved As Ever, Especially On Hallmark Channel

Rom-coms aren't as much a part of the box office as they used to be, but places like The Hallmark Channel are still churning out dozens each year.

 | Casey Mendoza

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New Chatbot Can Haggle With The Cable Company To Lower Your Bill

The DoNotPay ChatGPT bot can also help you fight speeding tickets, claim rebates, and end subscriptions.

 | Bridget Sharkey

People attend the official lighting of a giant Hanukkah Menorah, set up by the Jewish Chabad Educational Center

Why Are There 8 Days Of Hanukkah?

Jews celebrate Hanukkah’s traditions around the world. Why does this festival of lights last eight nights?

 | Alexandra Miller and Max Tracey

The interior of a turbulent Hawaiian Airlines flight.

Hawaiian Airlines Passengers Recount 'Violent Turbulence' On Flight

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the flight, which had to make an emergency landing due to numerous injuries on board.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff