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  • 5 Fire-Safety Tips to Keep in Mind This Thanksgiving

    ABC News at ABC News1 day ago

    The kitchen is where the holiday meal magic happens, but it can also be a danger zone, especially on Thanksgiving.

    Steven McGill, the battalion chief of Engine Company 9 in Jersey City, New Jersey, said Thanksgiving is typically the most dangerous day of the year.

    "Everybody's cooking in the kitchen and it's one of the few days where almost everyone is preparing a meal," he said. "The house is more congested than normal. … So you have to control the flow in your kitchen to make sure there's no accidents."

    Thanksgiving kitchen fires could ruin the holiday.

    Thanksgiving safety: How to put out a fire.

    What you need to know about fire safety.

    More fires start in the kitchen than anywhere else in the home. And on Thanksgiving, in particular, there are three times as many house fires than any other day of the year, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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  • Twitter Chat Tips on the Benefits of Gratitude

    ABC News at ABC News2 days ago

    By Dr. Chris Terndrup, ABC Medical Unit

    Yesterday, ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser took time to express gratitude in the form of a tweet chat.

    The chat covered what the science says about gratitude: It can improve everything from emotional state to quality of sleep to heart health.

    Check out some of the highlights from this gratifying social media conversation. And Happy Thanksgiving from the entire ABC News Health team.

    T1: Gratitude is an affirmation of goodness for the many gifts - that help keep us happy and grounded in our daily lives. #abcdrbchat

    - Jamie Zimmerman, MD (@jamiezmd) November 25, 2014

    T2 Gratitude can help people be happier and less stressed-which can lead to many physical and mental health benefits. #abcdrbchat

    - Dr. Claire McCarthy (@drClaire) November 25, 2014

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  • Markets Get Boost on China Decision, ECB

    John Kapetaneas at ABC News7 days ago

    Morning Money Memo…

    Don't expect a battle at this weekend's box office; analysts have crowned a champion before the first ticket was sold. This weekend's blockbuster open of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is expected to be the biggest of 2014, with analysts pegging estimates upwards of $150 million, easily surpassing the $100 million open of Transformers: Age of Extinction in early summer. No other film is expected to come even close, with holdovers Big Hero 6, Dumb and Dumber To, and Interstellar each expected to draw in the $20 million range. Mockingjay is widely expected to build upon the success of the first 2 installments of the series, each of which topped $150 million in its opening weekend and collectively brought in $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office.?

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