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You Have To Visit The Biltmore Estate During The Christmas Season

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The Inn at Biltmore was originally George Vanderbilt’s mansion. It was built for the Vanderbilt family in the late 1800s. Located in Asheville, North Carolina, it is now a beautiful destination for people to stay at. It has also been called America’s largest home, with over 135,000 square feet of living space.

The Biltmore knows how to do Christmas right and it is a destination for many people over the holidays. From November 3 to January 5, The Biltmore boasts tons of holiday decorations and festivities. Here are the top reasons to visit The Biltmore during the holidays.

1. The annual tree raising ceremony

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The mansion is so large, they need a super-size tree to match. The Christmas tree they put up is usually around 35 feet tall! They hold a ceremony where workers raise the tree for everyone to watch. After it is put up, it is decorated with around 500 ornaments and 500 lights.

2. There are plenty of activities day and night

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They hold two celebrations during this time of year: Christmas Daytime and Candlelit Evenings. You can tour the home during the day or the evening, but the evening boasts all the beautiful lights. The rooms are all lit up with candles in the evening as well. If you decide to do a tour, look for all 106 Christmas trees on the estate. More than half are decorated indoors.

3. Visit the famous conservatory

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The conservatory on the grounds gets decorated for the season as well. It is filled with Christmas flowers like poinsettias and white orchids.

4. Build your own gingerbread house

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During the holiday season, you can sign up to build your own gingerbread house with the help of Biltmore’s pastry chefs.

Read on to the next page for even more reasons to visit the Biltmore during the holidays!

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This 1958 Article Of ‘Ways to Get a Husband’ Proves How Much Dating Has Changed In 60 Years

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The 1950s was unarguably a much different time period than it is now. We’ve gone through a number of changes within the last few years from school and jobs to our normal, everyday attire. However, one of the biggest things that have changed over the decades is definitely dating expectations.

An article surfaced during a yard sale and was purchased by a curious man who was interested in comparing love life in the 1950s to now. The article was titled “129 Ways to Get a Husband” and it included numbered points, pictures, and even a detailed page on where to find a potential spouse.

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Kim Marx-Kuczynski is the girlfriend of the man who picked up this article and couldn’t help but share her thoughts on it online.

“I think if someone is actively looking for a life-long partner just for the sake of being married, they will end up in a failed relationship whether they legally sever it or not,” she says, “I’d like to read about someone’s attempts at trying out everything on the list though. They would either end up with a degree from Yale, in federal prison for stowing away on a military vessel, or in an intervention meeting with friends who’ve been very concerned with their recent behavior.”

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While they find it completely outrageous and funny, a lot of the mentioned information has a serious intention, which is what makes it so interesting compared to today’s world.

Where to find the one?

Certainly a valid question. This article has an answer for you.

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What are the 129 ways to find a husband?

We’re glad you asked!

Read onto the NEXT page to see more of the list from the article on 129 ways to get a husband…

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The Tragic Reason An Entire Season Of ‘Married… With Children’ Was Changed

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One of the best television sitcoms to air was Married… with Children, which was on the air from 1987 to 1997. It’s considered one of the best out there due to the dysfunctionality of the on-air family and how they were never once depicted as a perfect, happy family. There were definitely some issues along the way!

The premiere episode of season six is one episode that will always tug at the heartstrings of fans of the show. This episode was when the Bundy family friends, Jefferson and Marcy, tell them that they are expecting a child. This is when Peggy reveals she is also pregnant and Al becomes completely distraught at this discovery.

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Despite Al’s freakout about the sudden pregnancy of Peggy, most of his worries being about money and general support, the season was incredibly funny and made many fans laugh. Then, at the end of the 11 episodes, Al realizes that it was all a dream and the last few episodes in the season were also just a dream.

The last few episodes were written as just a dream to signify that Peggy and Marcy were no longer pregnant. However, there was a reason for this sudden change in the plot.

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The directors and producers made this change out of consideration for the actress of Peggy, Katey Sagal. Sagal was pregnant for the majority of the season but unfortunately lost her baby to stillbirth at 8 months in. Sagal was taking the loss incredibly hard, she revealed while on The View.

“This is what they say about stillbirth, that 60 percent of it is God’s will and there’s no medical reason – and that’s what I was told,” she says, “And I just couldn’t let go of the control of somehow, [the notion that] I had done something wrong.”

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The show decided to make Peggy’s pregnancy a dream due to the fact that it could’ve been incredibly traumatic for Sagal to interact with an infant on the show while also dealing with the loss of her own child.

After this tragic loss, Sagal would go on to have two more children within her time on Married… with Children, and a third after the show ended. None of these pregnancies were written into the show. “I wouldn’t have the three I have if I hadn’t had her,” Sagal recalls about her children.

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While it’s incredibly unfortunate and tragic what happened with Sagal’s first pregnancy, it’s very heartwarming to hear that her directors and producers took such good care of her in such a difficult time.

Please SHARE this article if you remember watching Married… with Children! Check out the video below of some of the funniest scenes from the pregnancy reveal episode.

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‘Kit Homes’ From Sears Catalogs In The Early 1900s Are Being Sold For Millions

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As Sears stores are closing, there is one Sears product that may stand the test of time. Do you remember when Sears sold “kit homes”? It may have been before your time, as they were popular in the early 1900s.

In those days, you could order a printed catalog from Sears, Roebuck, and Company and look at different types of homes. If you found one you liked, you could fill out an order form and send it in the mail. You would receive your kit home in the mail but in over 10,000 pieces.

Kit Homes Are Now Historic

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If you ordered one of these homes, you better have had the skills to build it. The homes had to be made from scratch. The pieces that you purchased would include pre-cut lumber, nails, paint, doors, fitted windows, and even a building plan. These were quality materials, but you had to know what you were doing to build a life-size home.

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They sold about 270 different styles of homes, ranging from large to small. The cost was around $600 to $6,000 (it would equal about $8,400 to $84,000 today). It was a great way for anyone to become a homeowner and was a popular thing up until the 1940s.

They Could Be Worth Millions Now

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Many of these homes are actually still standing, and some of them could be worth millions. One such home was a 1925 Colonial in Washington, D.C. It was originally sold from Sears for $3,727 and was sold for $1.06 million in 2017.

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Why was this home worth so much? The quality of materials it was made with just isn’t comparable these days. Many of these homes also are in historic areas, which makes their value go up. If this idea sounds interesting to you, Sears’ competition Amazon, is giving these types of homes a comeback. Amazon recently started selling shipping container homes online for about $36,000. It is the same idea, where you build the home yourself.

Learn More About Kit Homes

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If you are interested in digging up some kit homes from back in the early 1900s, real estate agents are working on documenting all of these homes for people to find. DCHouseSmarts is working with Historic Chevy Chase D.C. to find all of the “kit homes” and make the information accessible to the public online.

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Would you ever consider buying a home that you had to build yourself? Have you ever seen a kit home from back in the day?

If you enjoyed this article, please SHARE with your friends and family who might be interested in learning about kit homes!

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Hasbro Released ‘Millennial Monopoly’ And The Young Generation Is Not Happy About It

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Hasbro has just released a ‘Monopoly for Millennials’ game and it’s depicting some very real stereotypes for the millennial generation that is apparently bothersome to many. The front of the board game features Mr. Monopoly wearing a medal, holding a coffee, wearing headphones, and taking a ‘selfie’.

“Forget real estate. You can’t afford it anyway,” is the slogan on the cover of the board game. Many people are taking to social media to express how they feel towards these jabs at the millennial generation, while others think it’s pretty amusing how on point it is.

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Hasbro released a statement upon the backlash they received for releasing the game. The statement read:

“We created Monopoly for Millennials to provide fans with a lighthearted game that allows millennials to take a break from real life and laugh at the relatable experiences and labels that can sometimes be placed on them… With many of us being millennials ourselves, we understand the seemingly endless struggles and silly generalizations that young millennials can face (and we can’t even!).”

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What are other people saying?

As we said before, many people aren’t happy, mostly millennials that feel attacked or offended by the stereotypes.

I swear millennial monopoly is the most condescending game ever created. We’re broke, it’s not our fault, leave us alone smh @Hasbro pic.twitter.com/5vdmRQJOOv

— Morgan (@morganlizzie95) November 14, 2018

One Twitter user called the game ‘the most condescending game ever created’. She also stated that it’s not the millennial’s faults that they’re broke and to leave them alone. Yikes.

What?! @Hasbro's #Millennial Monopoly says "forget real estate, you cant afford it anyway." Hopefully they'll be donating the proceeds to student debt relief. (which is why millennials can't afford real estate) https://t.co/Xw1Vmo9tNE

— Emily Roehler (@EmilyRoehler) November 12, 2018

Another Twitter user got down and dirty with some hard-hitting opinions, stating that Hasbro should donate the proceeds from the product to student debt relief, claiming that as a reason behind why millennials can’t afford real estate.

Also there's fewer spaces on this game board than a usual monopoly game board

Presumably because millennials are too lazy for a full game of monopoly pic.twitter.com/3sZpcyfop0

— Jason (@envinyon) November 7, 2018

One Twitter user had a much different perspective on the game. He mentioned that there are noticeably fewer spaces on the board, but made the joke that it was “presumably because millennials are too lazy for a full game of monopoly.”

I don't know what's funnier:
A) Millennial Monopoly
B) Millennials mad about Millennial Monopoly

— Samuel T. Dimwit, Esq. (@thedimwit) November 14, 2018

And finally, this Twitter user took to social media to express his amusement over the game and how millennials are freaking out about the game.

Despite the backlash that the game has received from millennials, Hasbro has created a winner. The game goes for $19.82 and is available exclusively at Walmart. It’s so popular that it’s already been listed as ‘out of stock’ on Walmart’s website, so it’s clear that no matter who’s buying it, many people are giving it a try and seeing what the hype is about!

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Please SHARE this article to spread the news about this new, exciting game! Would you play it?

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Bob Barker Back In The Hospital For Second Time In Two Months

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Bob Barker, the former host of The Price Is Right, is back in the hospital. This is his second visit in the past two months. He was rushed to the hospital on Sunday, November 18, 2018, for severe back pain. He suffered a back injury earlier this year and it seems he is still having some pain management issues.

Barker suffered from a non-emergency back injury earlier this year. The Los Angeles Fire Department came to his Hollywood Hills residence to assist him. He went back to the hospital because of the pain in late October. It seems his severe back pain stemmed from the injury this year. Reports say that he fell on the sidewalk outside his home.

Back In The Hospital For Back Pain

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He could go home as early as today, Monday, November 19, 2018. Barker’s representative said that the 94-year-old was responsive and doing okay. He is at Cedars-Sinai hospital and was brought in by ambulance on Sunday afternoon.

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Bob Barker’s Legacy

Barker was the host on The Price Is Right from 1972-2007. Before his time hosting The Price Is Right, he had his own radio show called The Bob Barker Show, and he hosted other game shows such as Truth or Consequences, End of the Rainbow, and The Family Game. Do you remember watching any of these old-school game shows?

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Did you know that Barker married his high school sweetheart? He married Dorothy Jo Gideon in 1945 and they were married 36 years until her death in 1981. They did not have any children and Barker has not remarried since. How sweet is it that he married his high school sweetheart?

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Barker has also had some guest appearances in movies and television shows such as How I Met Your Mother and Happy Gilmore. He was so great in Happy Gilmore. Do you remember those hilarious scenes? Watch it again below!

We hope that Bob Barker feels better soon! We sure do miss him on The Price Is Right and hope that he will be okay. Hopefully, he gets to go home today and rest comfortably and that his back pain gets better soon. Do you remember watching the show when you were home sick from school?

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Please SHARE with your friends and family to help send him some get well wishes! Watch the video below to relieve some of Barker’s funniest moments on The Price is Right when he hosted the show.

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