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Northville coney island feeding customers for free if you're alone on Thanksgiving

Northville coney island feeding customers for free if you're alone on Thanksgiving | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
If you're spending Thanksgiving Day alone, George Dimopoulos, says come to his restaurant and eat for free. George is the owner of George's Senate Coney Island in Northville. He's been feeding lone diners on the holiday for ten years. 
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Local woman makes sure homeless children celebrate birthdays

Local woman makes sure homeless children celebrate birthdays | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
A local woman whose charity holds birthday parties for area homeless children is in the national spotlight after winning a major award.

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Designer Creates Gorgeous Gown Out of 3,000 Paper Poppy Flowers

Designer Creates Gorgeous Gown Out of 3,000 Paper Poppy Flowers | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
The creative designer who brought us the oh-so-sweet styles of the handmade Skittles dress is back in action, this time handcrafting a dress with a bit more meaning.
Sarah Bryan, of Wakefield, U.K., created this opulent gown out of 3,000 paper poppy flowers in honor of Remembrance Day, which marks...
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i always remember being with my dad on Veteran's day as a little kid - we'd always stop and buy paper poppies and wear them proudly.  my dad was a vet from ww2.  he didn't talk much about his experience.  but there was this quiet respect and admiration for our service members that he passed on to me.  I feel overwhelmed 

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10 Texts to Send Your Wife in the Next 10 Days - Mark Merrill's Blog

10 Texts to Send Your Wife in the Next 10 Days - Mark Merrill's Blog | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
Want to surprise your wife in a new and exciting way? Here are 10 texts to send your wife over the next 10 days.
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Evicted on Stretcher, WWII Vet Returns Home in Time for Veterans Day

Evicted on Stretcher, WWII Vet Returns Home in Time for Veterans Day | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
Evicted on Stretcher, WWII Vet Returns Home in Time for Veterans Day

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'Homeless at Howard' Student Gets Help from Alum

'Homeless at Howard' Student Gets Help from Alum | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
'Homeless at Howard' Student Gets Help from Alum

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5-Ingredient Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes, for $5 Each

5-Ingredient Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes, for $5 Each | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JACKIE ALPERS. Is it just me, or can contributing to a Thanksgiving dinner get unexpectedly expensive and complicated, really fast? Something you thought would be an easy ask, like stuffing, can turn into a whole day in the kitchen with way too many ingredients. But things don’t have to

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Instagram model quits posting selfies to tell the truth about social media

Instagram model quits posting selfies to tell the truth about social media | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
Fashion and beauty blogger Essena O'Neill says counting likes and followers made her miserable.

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ironically, she used social media to quit social media, but i totally appreciate what she's doing.  She wants to shed light on the PERFECT pics we always see our friends posting may not be that perfect behind the scenes.  ///  That's not real.  Real life isn't always pretty, nothing is perfect, and a lot of blood sweat and tears goes into anything worth getting.    

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4 Healthy Twists On Your Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes

4 Healthy Twists On Your Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
Save some calories without losing any of the flavor, here are a few great tips and tricks to lightening your Thanksgiving meal. News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of Washington DC
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okay, not bad... but there's substitute for pumpkin pie

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People Are Tweeting Their Most Awkward Moments And It Is Cringingly...

People Are Tweeting Their Most Awkward Moments And It Is Cringingly... | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
“I was looking for clip-on sunglasses to go over my prescription glasses. Asked the pharmacist at CVS if they sold ‘strap ons.’”..
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Clinton, Carson in Dead Heat in 2016 Matchup, New Poll Finds

Clinton, Carson in Dead Heat in 2016 Matchup, New Poll Finds | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
One year out before the 2016 general election, Hillary Clinton and Ben Carson are tied in a hypothetical matchup, but Clinton leads three other major Republican candidates, according to brand-new numbers from the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
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Americans Becoming Less Religious, Especially Millennials: Poll - NBCNews.com

Americans Becoming Less Religious, Especially Millennials: Poll - NBCNews.com | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
Americans are becoming less religious, and the trend is more pronounced among young adults, a new Pew poll released Tuesday shows.
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Washing Dishes Mindfully Can Ease Stress, Study Shows | Elevated Existence

Washing Dishes Mindfully Can Ease Stress, Study Shows | Elevated Existence | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
Washing dishes mindfully proven to decrease stress and nervousness and increase inspiration.

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I can vouch for this; I enjoy washing dishes. If I have to use the dishwasher I try to load it mindfully.

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D.C. is the snobbiest city on the East Coast, a report says

D.C. is the snobbiest city on the East Coast, a report says | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
D.C. is the snobbiest city on the East Coast, a report says

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boy, this is true based on my experience with my husband... 

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Michael Phelps Opens Up About 'Dark' Time After DUI Arrest

Michael Phelps Opens Up About 'Dark' Time After DUI Arrest | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
Michael Phelps opened up about a “dark time” in his life following his Olympic successes during an exclusive interview with Sports Illustrated writer Tim Layden in a story published on Tuesday.
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it's easy to look at people who are successful and think life must be easy when you've made it so far.  ///   got it all together.  we are all human w/ doubts and fears and weaknesses.  no amount of money or fame can keep us from having dark times.  Thankful that grace and peace is something everyone of us has access to.   

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New theme park to offer 'immersive' Titanic experience

New theme park to offer 'immersive' Titanic experience | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
DUBAI, UAE WKRC -- It's been 18 years, but the moment is finally here.You see every night in my dreams, I've seen them, and felt them. Near, far, wherever they are, I believe that the heart does go on.And now, we all will get to experience the life and l
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Make his day with these 10 Texts to Send Your Husband!

Make his day with these 10 Texts to Send Your Husband! | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
Do you ever send a text to your husband just to cheer him up or cheer him on? Here are 10 texts to send your husband in the next 10 days. Surprise him!
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what texts do you love to get from YOUR spouse?  (family friendly, of course lol)

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From the 'officer who pulled you over': Distraught woman gets touching surprise

From the 'officer who pulled you over': Distraught woman gets touching surprise | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
A woman was touched after receiving flowers from a police officer she told about her elderly mother's failing health during a traffic stop.

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‘I Went 200 Days Without Buying Anything New. Here’s How You Can Do It, Too’

‘I Went 200 Days Without Buying Anything New. Here’s How You Can Do It, Too’ | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
I decided to downsize my possessions and only buy secondhand items, or borrow, for 200 days. Online classifieds are a much higher possibility.

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14 Billy Graham Quotes That Helped Shape American Christianity

14 Billy Graham Quotes That Helped Shape American Christianity | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
In honor of the influential evangelist's 97th birthday.

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PIC: Justin Bieber Reveals New Song Via D.C. Mural

PIC: Justin Bieber Reveals New Song Via D.C. Mural | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
Keep your eyes peeled for a mural that stands out from the rest in D.C. -- a message from Justin Bieber.
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You can replace Twitter’s new heart with any emoji you like

You can replace Twitter’s new heart with any emoji you like | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
Replace Twitter's heart favourite with any emoji you like
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this has gotten wildly out of control...

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Instagram star Essena O'Neill quits "self absorbed" social media - CBS News

Instagram star Essena O'Neill quits "self absorbed" social media - CBS News | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
Teenager deletes over 2,000 photos, rewrites captions on "false photos" to show harsh reality
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Ironically she's using social media to quit social media, but her message is an important one... even for grown ups to remember - everything is pretty much fake on FB, we only present the best of ourselves.  Real life isn't always so pretty.  

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Sweetener in some sugarless gums can kill dogs - CBS News

Sweetener in some sugarless gums can kill dogs - CBS News | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
Sugar substitute Xylitol is safe for humans but can cause severe low blood sugar, seizures -- even liver failure -- in dogs.
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if you have a dog who loves to get into everything!  may want to make sure he can't get to your gum... ///  we've had to keep our doggy in his kennel again everything we leave b/c he's been breaking into the pantry... he just eats anything he can find!  

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People Who Order Coffee Black Are More Likely To Be Psychopaths

People Who Order Coffee Black Are More Likely To Be Psychopaths | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it

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