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Eat a Cranberry Day

cranberryNovember 23 is Eat a Cranberry Day! Cranberries are small deep red-colored fruits that commonly grow on shrubs or vines in bogs in the Northern Hemisphere.

Cranberries might be small, but their long list of health benefits earn the cranberry “superfruit” status. Cranberries contain proanthocyanidins that inhibit bacteria related to UTIs, gum disease and stomach ulcers and are loaded with antioxidants and other phytonutrients that may fight off heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Cranberry came from the word “craneberry” which is what European settlers first called the fruit because the long stem and flowers on cranberry bushels resembled the head of a crane.

Celebrate by eating as many cranberries as you can and by reading up on this superfruit’s health benefits. Follow these links to learn more:

Also, be sure to try out some of these various cranberry themed recipes!

Sources: Wikipedia, National Whatever Day

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Black Friday

Now that the turkey and fixings have been gobbled, it’s time to come out of your food coma and kick off the holiday shopping season with the busiest shopping day of the year: Black Friday!

We hope you got enough to eat yesterday – you’ll need all the energy you can muster to fight the crowds for Black Friday deals. Luckily, we can buy pretty much anything online these days, so if you’re not up to facing long lines and crazy shoppers, you can find plenty of Black Friday deals online.

Don’t worry if you don’t get everything on your list in one day – you can look forward to more online deals on Cyber Monday (11/26)!

Before you head out, get shopping tips from experts and find out how to get the best bargains. However, with stores opening extra early this year – some stores opened as early as 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night! – you might find yourself changing your Black Friday shopping strategy.

And don’t worry if you miss out on Black Friday deals. Retailers will typically carry out the same or similar deals for the rest of the holiday shopping season.

 

Sources: Wikipedia, About.com, Huffington Post

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