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These Are The Top Trending Holiday Gifts Right Now

How do you find the most popular gifts of the season? Google, of course.  Woman’s Day took a look at the search engine’s shopping insights to find out what the masses have on their holiday wish list for 2018. Here’s what is trending in every category, organized by price, in U.S. dollars: 

Toys

  • L.O.L. Surprise! Pearl Surprise ($22, bestbuy.com)
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Instagram Adds A Voice Message Feature

Soon, sending a message on Instagram will be as easy as pushing a button.  The social media platform has launched a new voice chat feature on the app that lets users record a message and send it to a friend, according to TechCrunch.  Instagram users can send voice chats back and forth in their direct messages.  Now, in the Instagram … Read more

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Sunday January 6th Will Be The Day To Meet Someone New Online

If you’re hoping to meet someone new in 2019, mark your calendars for Sunday, Jan. 6.  That’s the first Sunday after the new year — and each year, that Sunday is the day when dating sites say they see a peak in new singles logging on and looking for dates.  Dating site Match, for example, says the first Sunday … Read more

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Ryan Reynolds Defends Nickelback In Epic New Promo For PG-13 Rated Deadpool 2

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[Video] Baby It’s Cold Outside Gets A #Metoo Era Rewrite

Baby It’s Cold Outside” is getting a revamp for the #MeToo era.  Radio stations around the U.S. and Canada have dropped the 1944 Christmas tune from their lineups over lyrics including, “I ought to say no, no, no, sir /Mind if I move in closer.”  As Vox’sEmily Crockett wrote, the song strikes many as, “… Read more

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Omar Khadr Wants His Bail Conditions Changed

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr is looking to get some of his bail conditions changed. He is asking for a Canadian passport so he can travel to Saudi Arabia for a Muslim pilgrimage, and he wants phone or Skype contact with his sister. The 32-year-old Khadr will return to Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton on Thursday to apply … Read more

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[Video] First Look: Sonic The Hedgehog Movie

Paramount released the first look at Sonic in the new Sonic Movie, out next year. So far, people don’t seem to like the first glance. Check out some of the responses… … Read more

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Nicki Minaj Defends Her New Boyfriend, A Registered Sex Offender

Nicki Minaj is facing backlash from fans after posting a picture with boyfriend Kenny Petty on Instagram Sunday. Petty is a registered sex offender who was convicted for the attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl.  In the photo posted by Minaj, the rapper has her leg wrapped around him. In the initial post, it read “Did you ever make it Read more

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The Father Of Tori Stafford Is Livid Over His Daughter’s Killer Being Moved To Medium Security

The father of a murdered Woodstock girl is calling for an immediate overhaul of the Correctional Service of Canada. Rodney Stafford –father of eight-year-old Tori Stafford — is livid after learning one of his daughter’s killers has been moved from a maximum-security prison to a medium-security facility. Michael Rafferty was transferred in March. The revelation comes just weeks after Rafferty’s … Read more

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Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne And More Featured On The ‘Spiderman’ Soundtrack

We knew Post Malone was on the ‘Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse’  Soundtrack… now we are finding out Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne will also be featured on it! On Lil Wayne’s track,  it says ‘special guest’ beside he and Ty Dolla Sign’s name. Who could it be?? Juice WORLD and  Jaden Smith are on it too. Check out the track … Read more

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Yorkdale Opens First All-Gender Washroom

Yorkdale Shopping Centre announced that they have opened their very first all-gender washroom. In a Media Advisory,they say “The new washroom provides an inclusive option for anyone, including transgender people, people of diverse gender identities and those who may require accompaniment of some kind.”

The new washroom is in addition to six women’s and six men’s washrooms, one women’s and … Read more

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The Mayor And The Union Aren’t Confident Presto Cards Will Be Reliable On The TTC Next Month

Mayor Tory and the union representing TTC workers are calling for the province to fix what (they say) is an unreliable fare system that will replace the monthly Metropass in just a few weeks. Tory and the union have raised concerns that the Presto technology isn’t working consistently and the TTC won’t be able withstand the surge in travellers using … Read more

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[Video] Stranger Things 3 – Official Teaser Trailer

Netflix dropped a new teaser video yesterday, announcing “Stranger Things 3” will launch in 2019.  Though we don’t have an official premiere date yet, we have the names of each of the 8 episodes that will air…

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The CDC Warns Us Avoid Eating Raw Cookie Dough While Holiday Baking

Holiday baking season is in full swing and many people will begin baking cookies for Santa, however the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say you may want to think twice before you start snacking in the kitchen.  The CDC wants to remind all the bakers that eating or tasting unbaked products can make you sick.   Raw cookie dough reportedly … Read more

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[Video] The Action-Packed ‘Brooklyn 99’ Trailer Is Here

Brooklyn 99 will return to TV soon — but on NBC this time! The show, which has a big following, was axed from it’s network last year but saved by NBC. They picked it up for at least another season. It Premieres on January 10th. Check out the trailer below: 


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Cardi B Changes Lyrics To Motorsport Following Offset Split

Cardi B was performing at Jingle Ball over the weekend, and changes up some lyrics to Motorsport to reflect her recent relationship status, talking about divorcing Offset. He didn’t seem put off by it at all, tweeting out later ‘I MISS CARDI’…

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The Boil Water Advisory In Milton Has Been Lifted

Good news. The boil water advisory for parts of Milton has been lifted. Last night the Medical Officer of Health for Halton Region said tests have confirmed that the water is safe to drink again. As a precaution,they are asking residents to run cold water for a minimum of one minute, remove and clean all screens and aerators on taps … Read more

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[Pics] Drake Shows Off New OVO Owl Tattoo

Drake is taking some time to relax following his busy Summer and Fall. While on vacation, he has been snapping some tropical selfies and showing off a new Owl tattoo that’s hard to miss!


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[Video] The Official Trailer Has Dropped For ‘Avengers: Endgame’

The Official Trailer is here for Marvel’s 4th Avengers film. And we have the title! 

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The OSPCA Has 100 Ducks That Need Forever Homes

The OSPCA is hoping people will be in the mood to “Duck The Halls” this Christmas. They have 100 ducks in need of homes up for adoption as part of its iAdopt for the Holidays campaign. The flock is currently being sheltered at the Silver Willow Farm Rescue and Sanctuary in Mulmur. The Muscovy-type ducks recently came into the OSPCA’s … Read more

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The Most-Viewed Youtube Videos Of The Year

2018 was filled with some big moments in entertainment. Youtube is out with their annual list of what Canadians enjoyed viewing the most! In the overall category, Kylie Jenner stole the show in February with a tribute to her daughter. That would not be surpassed by any other video all year! Also most-viewed was the ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel’ video, Deadpool … Read more

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Ohio State University Gets A Bacon Vending Machine

Ohio State University students are being treated to an unusual snacking option for finals week thanks to a new bacon vending machine.  The Ohio Pork Council, a trade group for Ohio pork producers, installed a vending machine at the College of Food,Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences that dispenses cooked, ready-to-eat Smithfield, Hormel and Sugardale bacon.  Proceeds from the machine, which charges $1 for … Read more

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The Bachelor Will Hold A 3 Hour Live Premiere In January

For the first time since 2015, The Bachelor will kick off with a three-hour live premiere when the show returns for its 23rd season.  The extra-long premiere will air on ABC, and you can also stream it on-demand Monday, Jan. 7th from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. EST.  Along with the introduction of the women vying for the heart of … Read more

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Little Caesars Is Testing A New Pizza

Little Caesars is testing something new and it’s pretty much the ultimate mash-up of Italian foods. Introducing … the brand-new lasagna pizza.  The 14-inch round pizza features a toasted Parmesan breadcrumb crust topped with meaty marinara sauce,mini ribbon pasta, Italian sausage and a blend of mozzarella, Muenster and ricotta cheeses. It is available for a suggested retail price of $9.  … Read more

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Carrie Ann Inaba Will Replace Julie Chen On ‘The Talk’ In January

Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba will join The Talk as permanent replacement for Julie Chen. Carrie Ann closed the deal with CBS and will start her new gig in January, according to Variety. She has filled in as a guest co-host on The Talk several times since Chen’s departure in September following the ousting of her … Read more

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[Video] Kevin Hart No Longer Hosting Oscars After Homophobic Tweets Resurface

Kevin Hart will no longer host the 2019 Oscar Awards, because he refuses to apologize for anti-gay slurs and remarks he once made over social media. The tweets date back to 2009, and include slurs like the derogatory ‘f word’ for homosexuals and calling people homos, while others brought up his Rolling Stone interview a few years ago where he … Read more

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Multiple Watches And Warnings Posted About Heavy Snow Coming To Parts Of Southern Ontario

Environment Canada has issued multiple watches, warnings and statements regarding winter weather that could impact parts of Southern Ontario today. Here are the details:… Read more

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Next Week Krispy Kreme Will Sell A Dozen Donuts For One Dollar – One Day Only

Krispy Kreme’s beloved “Day of Dozens” holiday deal is back.  On Wednesday, December 12 (or 12/12) the doughnut chain is selling a dozen doughnuts for just $1.  If customers buy one dozen doughnuts at Krispy Kreme on December 12, they can buy the second dozen of Original Glazed doughnuts for one dollar.  The offer is limited to two … Read more

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New Study Finds Compound In Non-Stick Pans Is Making Men’s Penises Smaller

A new study found that a chemical commonly found on nonstick pans and fast-food wrappers may have a significant impact on endowment — and can result in smaller penises.  The research, which took place in Italy, found that those who had been exposed to perfluoroalkyl compounds, also referred to as PFCs, had significantly smaller eggplants than those who hadn’t, … Read more

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Canada Caught In The Middle Of An Unfolding Drama Between The U.S. And China

China’s foreign ministry is demanding the release of Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer, who was arrested in Vancouver on Saturday and may be wanted for extradition by the United States. A Justice Department spokesman says Meng Wanzhou who is also the daughter of the company’s founder, is in custody in Vancouver and has requested a publication ban. A clerk at … Read more

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Radio Stations Facing Huge Backlash For Banning ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’

Radio stations across North America and their listeners continue to debate what should be done about the 1944 Christmas song “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”  The tune made headlines this holiday season when Cleveland radio station WDOK announced it would cease playing the song after some listeners complained its lyrics hadn’t aged well amid the #MeToo movement.  Now multiple … Read more

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People Magazine Revealed Their Most Intriguing People Of 2018

In addition to entertaining us with their music, live performances and acting, some of pop’s biggest stars also spent 2018 intriguing us. … Read more

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Sandra Oh Will Be First Canadian To Host The Golden Globes, Alongside Andy Samberg

Yesterday, NBC announced that Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will… Read more

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Cardi B Posts First Photo Of Daughter, Kulture! What A Cutie!

About 12 hours after announcing her split from Offset, Cardi posted the very first photo of their daughter, Kulture. … Read more

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[Video] Cardi B And Offset Have Split Up

Cardi B says she and her husband Offset have broken up. Cardi posted a 42-second video on her Instagram account early this morning announcing the split. Cardi said, “And it’s nobody’s fault. It’s just like I guess we grew out of love. But we’re not together anymore. I don’t know it might take time to get a divorce. And Read more

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[Video] Ariana Grande Breaks Another Record For Thank u, Next

Over the weekend, Ariana Grande’s video for “thank u, next” broke VEVO’s 24-hour record, racking up over 50 million views.   Now, it’s broken yet another VEVO record.  The clip, a tribute to the movies Bring It On, Legally Blonde, Mean Girls and 13 Going on 30, is now the video to reach 100 million views the fastest in … Read more

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Target Is Now Selling Ugly Holiday Dresses

Target is offering a line of ugly sweater-dresses just in time for holiday parties.  Their collection of festive knits has everything: a toy soldier, a snowman’s face, and even a two-tone blue menorah—all rendered into long-sleeve, short-skirted silhouettes. Each one takes the charm of an ugly holiday sweater and multiplies it by 10, just by having that much more room … Read more

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Simple Hack To Find More Christmas Movies On Netflix

In the mood for holiday movies?  Netflix has a trove of holiday treasure waiting to be consumed during the cold nights to come.  But perhaps the titles aren’t popping up in your recommended queue just yet.  There’s a simple hack to make your favourites appear on your screen in no time.  Some have figured out that Netflix organizes its offerings … Read more

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New Research Finds Standing Desks Aren’t Burning As Many Calories As You Might Think

They’ve long been hailed as boosting productivity among sedentary office workers, while also helping them lose weight.  But scientific research has now revealed standing desks are not better for you – and won’t help you in your battle against the bulge.  A trial found office workers who stand at their desks lose only nine calories an hour more than their … Read more

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Burger Kings Trolls McDonald’s Hard By Sending Customers To McD’s For A Whopper

Burger King found a new way to troll McDonald’s, by sending customers there.  In a new promotion called “The Whopper Detour,” Burger King is actually encouraging its fans to go to McDonald’s for the next week in order to get a Whopper for a penny.  As part of the marketing gimmick, consumers will have to be within 600 feet of … Read more

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