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The Best Rankin/Bass TV Christmas Specials

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Remember flipping through TV Guide each week as Christmas approached, looking for the replay of your beloved Christmas specials?

Today’s kids will never know what it’s like to be disappointed, as on-demand streaming and DVDs have turned today’s children into media devouring monsters.

Rankin/Bass Christmas Collection
Rankin/Bass Christmas Collection

Top Paid iPhone and iPad apps for 2014

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Apple has released their end-of-year charting information for their iTunes Store apps.

While not the TOP GROSSING apps for the year (that title goes to CLASH OF CLANS on both iPad and iPhone), these are the apps that topped the sales chart even though they cost money to download. Continue reading TOP PAID IPHONE AND IPAD APPS FOR 2014

How not to be a tourist when you’re a tourist

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If you’ve been lucky enough to travel around the world to see other countries and experience different cultures, you’ve probably run into the same old, same old:

“Look at the stupid American tourist. They don’t know what it’s like to LIVE here, they just want to come in and see that one statue… then leave. Ptui.” Continue reading HOW NOT TO BE A TOURIST WHEN YOU’RE A TOURIST

The 18 Most Annoying People on Airplanes (including the 0.2% that are never on your flight)

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What was the worst airplane experience you’ve ever had, that was entirely attributable to a fellow passenger?

A friend of ours told a story about one passenger who – after a series of unfortunate incidents in the airplane’s bathroom – ended up not wearing a shirt for the duration of the flight. How would you like to end up sitting next to THAT guy?  Oh, there was a logical explanation of how he ended up in that predicament, but did you really want to ask the question in the first place? Continue reading THE 18 MOST ANNOYING PEOPLE ON AIRPLANES (INCLUDING THE 0.2% THAT ARE NEVER ON YOUR FLIGHT)

The Most Popular Words in Song Titles

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Previously, Web Watch told you about the MOST POPULAR WORDS IN SONG LYRICS OVER THE DECADES.

Perhaps we should back off a smidge and look at the SONG TITLES themselves. Continue reading THE MOST POPULAR WORDS IN SONG TITLES

How to be happy in six easy steps

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Being happy does not come naturally to everybody.

Some people are just happy in general, others need a bit of coaxing before that smile will appear on their face.

There are always those people who are shuffle through life with a perpetual cloud over their head.  But it doesn’t always have to be that way. Continue reading HOW TO BE HAPPY IN SIX EASY STEPS

What does your dog do when you leave the house?

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Have you ever wondered what your dog does when you leave the house?

Apparently, they like to climb up onto the bed and cry. Continue reading WHAT DOES YOUR DOG DO WHEN YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE?

The best album OF ALL TIME, OF ALL TIME!

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Judging what the best Music Album of all time is can be very subjective. What is, um, music to one person’s ears can sound like cat-scratching to others.

But when you consolidate every single BEST OF list into a single collaborative source… then maybe you’ve got something. Continue reading THE BEST ALBUM OF ALL TIME, OF ALL TIME!

Where is the most STRESSFUL place in the US?

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Work is stressful.

Relationships are stressful.

Driving in traffic is stressful.

Is there anything in your life that doesn’t cause a little bit of stress, anxiousness? Continue reading WHERE IS THE MOST STRESSFUL PLACE IN THE US?

It’s true: Animated Children’s Films are More Violent than Films for Adults

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We all grew up on Looney Toons, Tom & Jerry, Saturday morning cartoons – and old amusement park owners saying that they would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for those meddling kids!

And if you were to sit down and watch those classic cartoons today – you’d see a rash of violence bestowed upon the characters to each other: faces blown off, coyotes plummeting to their deaths, anvils falling from the sky.

Hunters on a mission to kill. Coyotes on a mission to kill. Yellow parakeets on a mission to kill. Giant roosters on a mission to torture a dog. Continue reading IT’S TRUE: ANIMATED CHILDREN’S FILMS ARE MORE VIOLENT THAN FILMS FOR ADULTS

Music Mashup: Taylor Swift vs Semisonic

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Mashups are fun, aren’t they?

Check out how closely Taylor Swift’s 22 lines up with Semisonic’s CLOSING TIME:

Kinda reminds you of that old GENIE IN A BOTTLE vs THE STROKES mashup from years ago, doesn’t it?

Check the calculator: Raising a family can cost you about $12-14k per year, per child

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We’ve all heard the stories about how much money it costs to raise a child to 18.

Depending on the survey you’re reading, the number is going to be about the same: around $250,000.  A quarter of a million dollars.  All to raise a child, clothe them, educate them, feed them, buy them electronics and other “necessary” gadgets.

The MoneySmart Family System: Teaching Financial Independence to Children of Every Age
The MoneySmart Family System:
Teaching Financial Independence to Children of Every Age

Video Fun: The Singing Portapotty!

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How can you hate singing portapotties? Continue reading VIDEO FUN: THE SINGING PORTAPOTTY!

Video Fun: Dad interrogates son about smoking pot

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Strange things afoot at the Circle K.

Watch what happens when parents question their children about smoking pot. Continue reading VIDEO FUN: DAD INTERROGATES SON ABOUT SMOKING POT

Do you like candy? These are the TOP CANDIES OF ALL TIME

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How much do you like candy?

Do you go for the standard chocolate choices from Hershey’s or Mars, or are you more of a Whole Food’s or Trader Joe’s aficionado?

It may just be sugar, but whether you go for Chocolate, Fruit, Mint, or some other interesting flavor is all a personal choice.