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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Holidays’

Walmart Offers Same-Day Delivery, but Only as a Test

Good news for impatient holiday shoppers: retail giant Walmart is in the middle of launching same-day delivery of thousands of products. Bad news: it’s only a test going off in select cities for now. According to the AP, somewhere around 5,000 different products are going to be available for same-day delivery this holiday season. Walmart kicked off the test program …

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YouTube Turns An Eye To Mecca, Debuts New Ramadan Channel

Today begins the holy month of Ramadan, Islam’s period of fasting, prayer, and charity. For the next 30 days, millions of Muslims around the word will participate in sawm, zakat & sadaqah, tarawih, and salah. And this year, YouTube wants to make the experience a little more digital. For the entire month, YouTube has devoted a channel to streaming the …

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Holocaust Remembrance Day: Watch The Incredibly Moving Highway Tribute In Israel

In 1953, Israel signed into law the celebration of Yom HaShoah, or as it is known in English, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Now, almost 60 years later, the amount of deference shown by those who observe the day is still an incredibly moving sight. Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed all around the world – a somber commemoration of the six million …

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St. Patrick’s Day Google Doodle And The Google St. Patty’s Day Vibe

Today, Saturday, March 17, 2012, is St. Patrick’s Day, and Google has a doodle, of course (pictured above). As they often do, Google’s doodle appeared in other parts of the world (like Australia) before making its way here to the U.S. As a colleague pointed out, the doodle focuses more on art than on drinking, which has become the true …

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Pi Day Sweeps The Internet: Anybody Hungry For Math?

On behalf of math geeks, science lovers, and purveyors of questionable “holidays” everywhere, I’d like to wish everyone a Happy Pi Day. Pi Day is celebrated once a year, on March 14th, as the date aligns with the first few digits of Pi (3.14). Pi, of course, is everyone’s favorite mathematical constant as it is the ratio of a circle’s …

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Mardi Gras 2012 Takes Over The Twitterverse

For all of Mardi Gras’ religious implications, it always winds up being one of the best parties of the year. And not just Fat Tuesday, of course – that’s just when we stuff ourselves so full of food that we long for a few-week fast. The Mardi Gras season has been in full swing for a while now in famous …

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Presidents Day Gets Cool Theme From Bing

Today the United States is celebrating Presidents Day, the holiday that celebrates our first president, George Washington, or George Washington & Abraham Lincoln, or all the leaders of our country – depending on who you ask. Presidents Day (or Presidents’ Day) is the common term for the actual federal holiday celebrating Washington’s Birthday on the third Monday in February. Washington’s …

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Valentine’s Day Infographic Shows How Expensive Love Is

Whether you’re doing your Valentine’s Day shopping online or off, it’s going to cost you. If you’re in the right business, it’s a good time to profit from the love (or at least affection) of other people. LiveScience put together the following infographic looking at “the price of love”. It combines data from the National Retail Federation, ItsJustLunch.com, Sears, OpenTable, …

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“Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day” From Twitter

Ah, Twitter. The tool of revolutions. Did you know it today was Squirrel Appreciation Day? If not, you must not be on Twitter. If you were, you’d surely have noticed some tweets around this trending topic. That is if you could draw yourself away from the #mustybutthole tweets (a trending topic from earlier). You may not find a whole lot …

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Online Sales Were Record-Breaking Throughout The Holidays

comScore has a new report out indicating that retail e-commerce spending for November/December reached $37.2 billion. That’s a whopping 15% higher than the same period last year, and an all-time record. There were actually 10 separate days that surpassed $1 billion in spending. Cyber Monday, at the top of the list, ranked at the top (for the second year in …

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New Year’s Resolutions Heavy Among Search Trends, According to Yahoo

New Year’s has come and gone, and it’s got to be close to time to stop talking about it, but Yahoo has put out some info about search trends related to the ever-popular resolution of losing weight, so allow me to share. According to Yahoo, its top searched diets of the past week are: 1. Atkins diet 2. HCG diet …

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