Jennifer Aniston’s husband gave her the best Thanksgiving surprise this year

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In case you were wondering, yes, Jennifer Aniston’s life is just like a rom-com. 

The actress stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about tabloids, the expectations of motherhood and to play charades. But while on the famous couch, Aniston also shared a sweet story about her husband, actor Justin Theroux, and the delightful Thanksgiving surprise from him this year. 

“We had just been together the week prior and I was going to London to do some work,” she explained. 

Being the sneaky husband he is, Theroux told Aniston his schedule was completely booked for the holiday week, therefore breaking tradition of having dinner with friends the night before Thanksgiving.  Read more…

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Online sales for Black Friday and Cyber Monday broke all the records this year

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With 2016’s Thanksgiving weekend shopping numbers in the books, it’s safe to say that another massive revenue record for online sales has been set.  

Adobe Digital Insights (ADI) is hard at work tracking online sales numbers throughout the holiday season. With the “Turkey 5” buying bender come and gone (Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday), the most intense shopping period is over. Now all that’s left to do is look at the numbers to see just how much everyone spent, and how.  

Thanksgiving Day

It all started on Thanksgiving Day. With many online retailers kicking off the deals early, consumers took advantage and spent $1.93 billion, an 11.5 percent increase from Turkey Day last year.  Read more…

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Girl asked to change her Black Lives Matter shirt has perfect response

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Maryland teen Rebecca Malstrom sure knows how to make a statement at the dinner table.

After her family requested she change out of her Black Lives Matter shirt on Thanksgiving, Malstrom was more than happy to oblige.

Why? Because she found the perfect way to outsmart her relatives… by changing into a different Black Lives Matter shirt.

Malstrom said she originally decided to wear a Black Lives Matter shirt on such a significant day because she feels it’s important to speak up about a topic “that definitely needs more support.” However, because of the political strain from the 2016 election, her family wanted to avoid controversial discussions at dinner.  Read more…

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Grandma’s wrong number Thanksgiving invitation ends in the best way possible

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The heartwarming tale of a grandma texting a Thanksgiving invitation to the wrong number just got a perfect ending.

After 17-year-old Jamal Hinton from Phoenix, Arizona, received a text message inviting him to Thanksgiving dinner from an unknown number claiming to be his grandma, he asked for photographic proof from the woman.

Once Hinton confirmed the kind woman was in fact, not his grandmother, he sent a selfie back to help her understand the mixup.

After the silly and unexpected interaction, the two kept in contact and wound up spending Thanksgiving together after all.

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Cards Against Humanity are digging a giant hole for no good reason

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While shoppers tussle over cheap TVs on Black Friday, the good people of Cards Against Humanity are doing something (arguably) much more constructive.

For no real reason, they are digging a big old “Holiday Hole” in a patch of dirt somewhere and asking people to donate money if they want the hole to get bigger. That’s it.

You can check out the hole being dug live on YouTube, as a ticker shows how much people are donating in real-time. Isn’t technology great?

For those wondering if the hole has some deep and meaningful purpose, the Holiday Hole FAQ covers it pretty well: “No.” Read more…

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Online shoppers gobbled up $1.9 billion in bargains on Thanksgiving

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Before anyone could even help themselves to the cold Thanksgiving leftovers, U.S. shoppers had spent a whopping $1 billion online. 

The turkey was less interesting than drones this year and people across the country dropped cash like it was going out of fashion. By 5 p.m. on Thursday, bargain hunters had spent $1.15 billion, according to Adobe Digital Insights. By the end of Thursday, that figure had hit $1.93 billion.

Once upon a time shoppers would patiently wait for the chaos of Black Friday to score a bargain but times are changing. Black Friday now lasts for months and shopping online between Thanksgiving courses is now common practice. This year’s online sales were up by 11.5 percent on last year, with 40 percent of sales happening on mobile devices.  Read more…

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Can a drone clear the table?

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You spent all night cooking and now you just want to sit back on the couch and watch Netflix. Well, fear not. Just strap a drone on to your tablecloth and watch your dinner table get cleared off in seconds.

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10 things to binge this holiday weekend

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As Marie Antoinette once famously said, “Let them binge all the things.” 

Thanksgiving is a time for eating until you can scarcely stomach another bite, shopping until you quite literally drop, and consuming all the TV, movies and other media available before Monday rears its ugly head.

That’s a lot of pressure for just a few days, so let’s get cracking.

The Crown

Whether or not you devoured this immediately after its Nov. 4 release, the world has changed significantly since that weekend. Escape American politics by immersing yourself in the goings-on of the British monarchy, and revel in the days when a leader accidentally yelling was more scandalous than one saying … well, literally anything. Read more…

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8 reasons we’d go on a date with Betty White

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Not so fast, Betty. 

Betty White, 94, told Al Roker on TODAY before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade that no one was interested in dating her. “Do you still date?” Roker asked. 

“Nobody asks me. Who’s going to want to ask out a 94-year-old?” White said. “It just doesn’t happen.” 

We at Mashable beg to differ and see plenty of reasons why one would date one of the coolest people in the world. 

1. She had one of the most successful careers of all time 

White has had one of the longest and most successful careers in Hollywood, and that’s no exaggeration. In 2013, Guinness World Records recognized that she had the longest television career of any female entertainer.  Read more…

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The internet thinks this Pekingese was robbed at the National Dog Show

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A beautiful greyhound might have won the trophy on Thursday — but it was Chuck who captured viewers’ hearts.

Gia, a 4-year-old greyhound, took home Best in Show at the 2016 National Dog Show. The dog-studded event was broadcast on NBC Thursday. 

The winner (full name: GrandCru Giaconda) was praised by the judges for her beauty and showmanship.

“Gia fits the Greyhound standard perfectly and also gives that extra showmanship,” said one of the Best in Show judges, according to People. “She has a head like a snake and can really gallop. A lot of Greyhounds don’t have that showmanship.” Read more…

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