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Thelma Reese's family Thanksgivings evoked Brigadoon, the Scottish village that reawakens for one happy day every 100 years in the eponymous musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, above, in 1956. (AP Photo)

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Striiv Touch Fitness Band. Those familiar with this column may recognize this gadget. I reviewed the Striiv Touch a little while ago and have to say, it has helped me keep my physical activity on track. Wear it as a watch or fitness band or both. Plus, it alerts you to incoming calls when synced with your smart phone and can make the sometimes challenging (time to get my steps in) fun with its interactive game on the connected application. The Striiv Touch is available for purchase on the company website and at major retailers for $80.

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May Berenbaum, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, shakes President Obama's hand as he awarded her the National Medal of Science during a ceremony at the White House on Thursday. The president presented this year's top national awards for science, technology and innovation. (Associated Press)

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Jim Webb has formed a presidential exploratory committee and brings a most interesting resume to the table. (Associated Press)

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Activist Nachacha Kongudom, 21, raises a three-fingered salute outside a cinema where "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" is showing in Bangkok. "When people have been suppressed for some time, they would want to resist and fight for their rights," Ms. Nachacha said before being arrested. The military-imposed government has banned the gesture, which symbolizes rebellion against totalitarian rule in the film series. A cinema chain in the Thai capital subsequently canceled all screenings. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Children lined up for food outside a small hut at an orphanage in the jungle, 8 hours outside Kampala, Uganda. In the lower right corner is then-5-year-old Kinji. (Photo courtesy of the author.)

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The Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept car is showcased at the Los Angeles Auto Show Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. The annual event is open to the public beginning Nov. 21. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Actress Raven-Symoné, who as a child played Denise Huxtable's sassy stepdaughter in "The Cosby Show," hit back at what she called a "disgusting rumor" regarding her former colleague, Bill Cosby. (Wikipedia)

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Fox News Channel will present the speech, followed by three hours of specially tweaked live programming and analysis by personalities including Megyn Kelly. (Associated Press)

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Brandon Duncan, a rapper in California known as Tiny Doo, is facing attempted murder charges because prosecutors claim he benefitted in the music industry from crimes committed by other gang members. (ABC 10)

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Pocketstrings. Who among us is not a budding musician, at least in our own minds. Now you can engage that inner rocker and practice when it's not practical to bring your "ax" along. The Pocketstrings comes in a 4-fret and 6-fret model so you can learn chords, maneuver the frets and build the quickness of a modern ax-wielding rock legend. I suggest you get one of these and make some music! Pocketstrings is available for purchase from their website for $30. (Photo courtesy of Pocketstrings)

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In this Nov. 18, 2013, file photo, actor-comedian Bill Cosby poses for a portrait in New York. NBC announced Wednesday, Nov. 19, that it has canceled plans for a family comedy starring Bill Cosby. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File) **FILE**

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FILE -This Nov. 11, 2014, file photo shows entertainer and Navy veteran Bill Cosby speaking during a Veterans Day ceremony, at the The All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors in Philadelphia. NBC announced Wednesday, Nov. 19, that it has canceled plans for a family comedy starring Bill Cosby. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

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TomCruise

Born July 3, 1962, 52 year old, Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise was married three times and has three children (two adopted).

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SalmaHayek

Salma Hayek's first movie was 19 years ago, when she was cast in Desperado. Motherhood and two decades later, she looks better than ever at 48.

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RobLowe

Rob Lowe was a member of the 'Brat Pack' in the 80's. He's still a prominent name in Hollywood at age 50.

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JohnnyDepp

Johnny Depp has been adored since the 80's, during his role on the television series 21 Jump Street. At age 51, he remains one of Hollywood's biggest leading men.

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HalleBerry

Halle Berry's film debut was in a small role for Spike Lee's Jungle Fever (1991). She still looks flawless at age 48.

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BradPitt

Brad Pitt first gained recognition as a cowboy hitchhiker in the movie Thelma & Louise (1991). He's still regarded as one of the most handsome men in the world at age 50.

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Jon Stewart on Tuesday night railed against Obamacare "architect" Jonathan Gruber and the Democrats trying to distance themselves from him since comments resurfaced in which he insulted American voters. (Comedy Central)