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Origins of Christmas Traditions

What are your Christmas traditions? Are there certain things that you do during the holiday season? Have you ever wondered why? Here are some answers.

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Posted by Jimm - December 23, 2013 at 11:49 pm

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The Most Ingenious Dog Costumes

Sick of politics and looking for some cute pics of dog costumes? You are the right place! Here are some of the most ingenious dog costumes I've seen.

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Posted by Jimm - October 17, 2012 at 1:07 pm

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Five Most Read myFiveBest Articles Of 2010

myFiveBestNow that 2010 is finally over, we can do some accounting on what articles you, the readers, enjoyed the most last year.  Between our inception on May 21, 2009 and today, we’ve written more than 1150 posts with requests coming in daily with ideas for new opinions and quizzes.  Sometimes they can be a bit overwhelming, but we keep regular statistics on what people are reading so that we can keep the topics you like the most.  It’s the readers that make the lists all worthwhile, so I thought, today, I’d share which were the five most read articles in 2010.  The results surprised even me! Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - January 1, 2011 at 11:02 am

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Debunking The “XMAS” Myth

[ReviewAZON name=”Xmas” id=”21″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”1598695614″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]“It’s CHRISTMAS…….not XMAS!!! Don’t remove Christ from HIS birthday!!! Post this if you agree…….Please don’t X out the Lord!!!!! (I would like to see this on everyone’s wall!!!) Jesus is the reason for the season.”  If you’ve seen this, or you use the term XMAS without knowing its meaning, then this is the article for you. Here is some background on the Christmas reason for the season and why we celebrate the way we do. Add this article onto your wall to open people’s eyes to the true meaning behind the Christmas Season! Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - December 1, 2010 at 12:15 pm

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Five Reasons Washington Irving Is Still Important Today

Diedrich Knickerbocker - Founder of the New York KnicksWashington Irving (1783-1859) was an American writer born in New York City following the Revolutionary War.  He was the youngest of eleven children and was named after George Washington.  During his lifetime, Washington Irving was the top American writer of his time.  If Irving wrote it, people believed it and his works were internationally famous.  The problem was, Irving didn’t write history.  He was a fiction writer. You could compare him to the modern Dan Brown.  His work is just stories but people believed it.  We still do.  Here are five things that Washington Irving wrote that we still consider as fact or are part of our vocabulary today. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - November 4, 2010 at 11:27 am

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The Stories Behind 5 Sayings We All Know

Origins of PhrasesHave you ever wondered where some sayings come from?  Today, if we hear a good movie quote (Like, “I’ll be back“, from the Terminator), we all know where it comes from because of the mass media.  However, some of these sayings are very old and their origins have been lost in time.  Here are five sayings we’ve all heard and the stories behind them. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - August 13, 2010 at 7:11 am

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