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Amazon Offers Free Shipping This Holiday Season | The Daily Dot

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Barack Obamas Birthday Officially Celebrated As A Holiday In Illinois

Maybe Barack Obama should eat a few extra almonds tonight. The former U.S. president turned 57 on Saturday — and had a big reason to celebrate. This year marks the first “Barack Obama Day” in the state of Illinois. The Illinois General Assembly unanimously passed the commemorative holiday earlier this year. The act reads: “August 4th of each year is designated as Barack Obama...

2018’s Holiday Ads Will Help You Forget The News Cycle Of Doom

It’s nearly the most wonderful time of the year. And, as the holidays approach, companies around the world are releasing festive-themed ads (many of which tug at the heartstrings) in a bid to get people splashing the cash on their products. A standout from 2018′s bumper crop of promos is this critique of the palm oil industry by British...

Retail Sector Enjoys Best Holiday Season In 6 Years

Despite stock market fluctuations, a partial government shutdown and growing concerns over potentially slowing global growth, consumers in the U.S. reportedly opened their wallets with abandon this holiday season. MasterCard SpendingPulse, which tracks spending both in stores and online, announced on Wednesday that U.S. consumers had spent more than $850 billion between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24 this year...

A Scotch Holiday You Need to Celebrate This Week

Get out that bottle of single malt whisky in the back of your liquor cabinet, which youve been saving for a special occasion. This Thursday is the 259th birthday of Scotlands national poet Robert Burns. Hes not only the author of some of the most famous Gaelic poems but is also responsible for New Years Eve anthem Auld Lang...

Stormtroopers on Holiday

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Join us in ogling these Starbucks holiday drinks from around the world

When it comes to holiday music, there's always that one song you and your family can't help but gravitate towards, no matter how weird or terrible it may be. Songs like "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer," and "Dominick the Donkey" get stuck in the holiday music rotation, and there's just no getting rid of them. They're strange,...

Amazon announces a record-breaking holiday, tens of millions of new Prime subscribers

Amazon had another record-breaking holiday season, the retailer announced this morning. The company says it added “tens of millions” of people who signed up for Prime memberships, both paid and on a trial basis. Its worldwide customers also shopped and ordered more items than ever before, including “millions more Amazon devices” compared with this time last year....

Gift Guide: the 17 best board games for holiday family fun

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide! Need more gift ideas? Check out our Gift Guide Hub. Ah, holiday board gaming. A roaring fire. A glass of nog. And a raging debate over whether the blue guy was next to the red square or vice versa. Buying a gift for a board game fan? Just need something new...