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I ate 100 different types of ‘pigs in blankets’ and lived to tell the tale

Gav takes on the sausage world and it proved almost too pretty to eat. Almost.Image: Gav murphy What’s the best accompaniment to Christmas dinner? Red cabbage? Get out of here. Parsnips? Come on, now. Sprouts? That’s an argument for another day.  The obvious correct answer is: ‘pigs in blankets’. And I mean proper pigs in blankets which, in the UK, means a sausage wrapped in bacon — none of this pastry nonsense.  SEE ALSO: Could the mince pie flat white be the British PSL? I bloody hope not Whoever thought…

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Best Cyber Monday Keurig deals at Walmart, Amazon, and Best Buy

There's probably no one on your holiday list who wouldn't like a new Keurig.Image: keurig A Keurig has the ability to unite people — they’re the one thing that poor college students, adults, and hotel continental breakfasts agree on. Okay, they’re not the most decked-out DIY coffee and espresso maker you can get — but they’re small enough to fit on the tiniest counters, are just plain simple, and work with pods from over 75 brands including Starbucks and Folgers. Plus that low price? What’s not to love?  (If you’re…

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Unique gifts for men: Fun, funny, and interesting gift ideas for the men in your life

Getting a gift for a man can be a tough thing to swing, especially if he’s an eccentric and unique individual. (And what man isn’t?) You don’t want to get your brother something boring that he’d only use once and never again, or see the look on your dad’s face when you realize he already owns the thing you just gave him. We are here to eliminate a lot of the guesswork when it comes to finding unique gifts for your brother, father, cousin, boyfriend, husband, or male friend who…

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Google Doodle pays tribute to first female war photojournalist to report from the frontline

Portrait of German photographer Gerda Taro seated behind a typewriter on a desk, Paris, France, 1936.Image: Fred Stein Archive/Getty Images You might not be altogether familiar with the face on today’s Google Doodle. But, you should be.  Gerda Taro, who’s depicted in the doodle, is considered to be the first female journalist to report from the frontline. She was a fearless pioneer who tragically died in the field when reporting on the Spanish Civil War.  Image: google SEE ALSO: Google pays tribute to suffragist with stunning Doodle Today 1 August…

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The rules of written English no longer apply to millennials on social media

Image: bob al-greene / mashable The spelling and grammar rules do not apply on the Millennial Internet™.  That’s because millennials have created a new rulebook for a variant of written English unique to social media. A rulebook which states that deliberately misspelled words and misused grammar can convey tone, nuance, humour, and even annoyance.  Dr Lauren Fonteyn, English Linguistics lecturer at University of Manchester, told Mashable “something exciting” is happening with the way that millennials write, and it goes far, far beyond our proclivity to use acronyms and “like.”   Fonteyn…

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Latina Equal Pay Day is hereseven months after the first Equal Pay Day

Eva Longoria is one of the leading voices on Latina Equal Pay Day.Image: MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock Seven months ago, women marked Equal Pay Day—the day women had to work until in 2017 to earn what men did in 2016.  The April 4 date was based on an average statistic—80 cents to the dollar—that lumps all women’s earnings together. More than half a year later, Thursday marks Latina Equal Pay Day.  Latina women earn 54 cents for every dollar white men make. It takes just two months shy of two years for Latina…

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