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Two in Three Say One Relative Always Drinks too Much at Holiday Gatherings

According to a new study, three in five Americans dread going to family gatherings during the holidays. 63% agree that there’s always one family member who takes things too far when it comes to boozingduring the holidays. 58 percent agree that their entire family drinks too much at holiday gatherings. One-third of respondents say they can count on that behavior from their uncle. 54% know that someone is going to have to apologize the morning after the family gathering. Forty-seven percent say politics is their least favorite dinner table discussion topic, with more intimate ones like family gossip (42%) and personal drama (41%) following closely behind. Americans add that mom (31%) and dad (30%) lead the charge in bringing up uncomfortable subjects. According to 43 percent of people surveyed, leaving early is one of the most common party faux pas at family parties, followed by yelling (39%) and drinking too much (38%). Three-quarters of people feel the holiday party is where they truly find out what their coworkers are like. 62 percent of respondents say they’ve dreaded going to work the day after an office party due to embarrassment. Another 64 percent admit that they couldn’t look at some of their coworkers the same way once the celebration ended.

Family Estrangement: Why Adults Are Cutting Off Their Parents

More adults are cutting off their parents. Therapists, psychologists and sociologists say the parent-child “break-up” is on the rise. There’s even been a boom in online support groups for adult children who’ve chosen to be estranged on social media. Experts say there are several reasons for the split including conflicts resulting from issues such as same sex-preference, religious differences or adopting alternative lifestyles. They also say the recent big political divide in the US has had a negative impact on parent-child relationships. Experts believe our growing awareness of mental health, and how toxic or abusive family relationships can affect our wellbeing, is also leading to more splits.

11 Signs You're The Type Of Person People Feel Forced To Tolerate

Here are 11 signs you're annoying that all of us should have picked up on back in high school. If you notice these things, you may want new friends... or to work on your personality. 1. They have lots of parties, don’t invite you to them, and never show up to any events you try to put together. When people don’t want to voluntarily hang out with you, they don’t like you. It’s just that simple. 2. You don’t ever end up in group photos on social media. The reason why they don’t put you there is because they’re embarrassed to be seen with you. 3. You’re always the last to know. Ask why and the general reply is, “I forgot.” 4. When it comes to texting, you’re always the one who reaches out. Do you feel like you constantly have to pull teeth just to get them to say something to you? Yeah, that’s a sign they probably just tolerate you or keep you around because you’re useful to them. 5. Inside jokes go over your head. The reason why none of the inside jokes makes sense is because you’re really not on the inside. You just think you are. 6. Everyone knows where to go when they head out, except you. When they tell you to “go to the club,” you don’t know what club they’re talking about. The reason why they know and you don’t is because they’ve gone there on a regular basis, and they just never invited you before. 7. You try to buy friends. This is a big indicator that you probably know what’s up, and are trying to just make friends by paying their tab. If they won’t hang out with you without your wallet being a factor, they still aren’t your friends. (Sorry.) 8. Your friends don’t really want to talk to you, seem to want to ignore you, and might even talk over you. Yeah, this is disrespectful and pretty hurtful. Sadly, this is a sign that you aren’t with people who are good to you. You might need to consider just bailing on them. 9. Your friends buy gifts for each other, but not you. It’s not that they really forgot to give you a gift; it’s that you weren’t important enough for them to even consider it. 10. You feel pushed out. You know that feeling like people are rushing every interaction they have with you or are ultimately holding back information that you probably should know? Yes, that’s a pretty good indicator that these people really just tolerate you rather than like you. 11. People tell you that you’re the friend no one likes. At the end of the day, it is your “friends’” loss.

Now Debt Collectors Can Legally DM You on Social Media

A new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule has gone into effect that allows debt collectors to reach out to people on Twitter, Instagram or wherever else they have online social accounts, as long as the DMs are private. The new rules prohibit these companies from posting publicly on timelines, and they also have to identify themselves as debt collectors and provide an opt-out option.

Do Pro Sports Promote Patriotism? Most Americans say ‘No’

Do pro sports convey a genuine love of the country? According to new research from The Ohio State University, most Americans don’t think so. Less than half of surveyed U.S. adults (47%) agree with the notion that pro sports promote patriotism. The survey also reports that only 34 percent believe pro sports teaches respect for the military.

Alec Baldwin Says He Didn't Pull Trigger on Gun With Live Round

In a preview of a new interview about the shooting on the set of ‘Rust’, actor Alex Baldwin says he didn’t pull the trigger on the gun that killed Halyna Hutchins, the film's cinematographer, and wounded the director, Joel Souza. Baldwin said: ”I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger at them, never.” The actor said he didn't know how live ammunition made it onto the New Mexico set: "Someone put a live bullet in a gun, a bullet that wasn't even supposed to be on the property. I didn't pull the trigger.” The interview airs tonight on ABC.

You Can Stay At The 'Home Alone' House This Holiday Season

You can stay at the house in Chicago from “Home Alone” this holiday season. Airbnb is partnering with actor Devin Ratray, who played Buzz McCallister in the movie, to offer a one-night stay in the home from. Guests who stay will partake in Chicago deep dish pizza, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, and a viewing of the new addition to the franchise “Home Sweet Home Alone” on Disney Plus. The listing will go live on December 7th at 1 p.m. CT.

UFC Boss Dana White Called Joe Rogan For Advice After Contracting COVID-19

Dana White says he contracted COVID-19 over Thanksgiving, and that he is taking advice on how to recover from Joe Rogan. The UFC president, speaking on Jim Rome’s podcast, said that he and his family spent the Thanksgiving holiday in Maine. When they returned, he said that “literally” his whole family tested positive for COVID-19. Rogan hosts a widely popular podcast on Spotify and is a broadcaster for UFC. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers also revealed that he was receiving COVID-19 recovery advice from Rogan. ** Rogan has said that he is not vaccinated, and that he has taken the drug ivermectin and received monoclonal antibodies. (In October, Rogan argued with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta over the physician referring to ivermectin as a “horse dewormer” when there is a version of the drug produced for humans.) White continued to explain how he is listening to Rogan’s advice for treating COVID-19, and hopes to recover and test negatively in time to be in attendance for UFC Vegas 44 on Saturday.

Prunes May Help Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

A new study has found that prunes may keep your holiday appetite (and your waistline) in check. Researchers have discovered that eating more prunes helped a group of dieters control their appetite better, consume fewer calories, and even lose slightly more weight than people choosing others snacksduring a 12-week test. The team found that people eating prunes as a snack generally consumed the fewest number of calories during their next meal. The prune snackers also reported feeling less hungry throughout the day, feeling fuller after eating, and feeling as though they couldn’t eat as much later on. **A recent poll found that Americans expect to gain eight pounds during the holiday season.

Man Sues Folgers, Claims It ‘Grossly Misrepresented’ Amount Of Coffee Per Can

A man in Missouri is suing Folgers, challenging the accuracy of the serving sizes and quantity listed on the coffee canisters. The man filed the lawsuit last week seeking class action status contending that Folgers and its parent company, Smucker have “grossly misrepresented the number of cups of coffee” that can be made from its canisters. But Folgers is trying to get the lawsuit dismissed saying because consumers have different preferences for making coffee, they use the words “up to” when talking about how much coffee a canister would make.

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Six-Year Old Gives Passionate Pregame Speech

  1. Callan Perks, of Ontario, Canada, recently gave a pre-game speech to his favorite hockey team, the OHL Peterborough Petes. The adorable Callan tells the team that they have to earn their dreams.

Dr. Fauci Confirms First Case Of Omicon In The U.S.

  1. In a White House briefing, Dr. Anthony Fauci said the unidentified individual from California had traveled from South Africa.

  2. Fauci says the individual was fully vaccinated, and the symptons are mild.

Man Breaks World Record For Loudest Burp

  1. Australian man Neville Sharp, broke a Guinness World Record when he let out a burp measured at 112.4 decibels. He spent five years preparing.

Alec Baldwin Says 'I Didn't Pull The Trigger'

  1. The segment airs tonight, but ABC released some clips, including one where Baldwin says he never pulled the trigger on the gun that killed Halyna Hutchins.

  2. Alec says this is the worst thing that's ever happened to him.

Lizzo Has Created Art Using Her Butt As A Brush

  1. During the video, she says, "wanna see my show my ass?" - and used her backside as a brush to create an art piece. (Content warning)


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