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  • Chess, rubber ducks inducted into Toy Hall of Fame

    Chess, rubber ducks inducted into Toy Hall of Fame
    An ancient strategy board game and a classic bath time accessory have been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame. Chess and rubber ducks made the cut of 12 finalists for the 2013 induction ceremony Thursday. The pair beat out 10 other finalists,...
  • Toy Hall of Fame inducts chess, rubber duck; snubs Army men, 8-Ball

    Rubber ducky, you're the one! Well, one of two: The rubber duck and the game of chess were inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday, bringing the number of toys enshrined there to 53. The museum, in Rochester, N.Y., has been inducting toys since...
  • Who checks in stores before buying online? Everyone, says one study

    Who checks in stores before buying online? Everyone, says one study
    Showrooming: It’s a retail phenomenon that brick-and-mortar chains have hustled to shut down, in which shoppers check out products in person before buying them online at a discount. It’s a tactic that 100% of consumers have used at least...
  • Black Friday keeps growing: Target, Toys R Us to open on Thanksgiving

    Black Friday keeps growing: Target, Toys R Us to open on Thanksgiving
    At this rate, shoppers hoping to get in on "Black Friday" deals will have to eat their turkey for lunch, as both Target and Toys R Us announced plans to open Thanksgiving evening. In its earliest opening ever, Target said it will welcome bargain hunters...
  • Toys R Us to pay $180,000 to settle lawsuit alleging overcharging

    The parent company of Toys R Us and Babies R Us agreed to pay nearly $180,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that the retailers overcharged Southland shoppers, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. The Wayne, N.J., business...
  • Best Christmas toys use a child's imagination, not their thumbs

    I felt like a little girl all over again, pig-tailed and knock-kneed, eager to be left alone to play. One bin brimmed with sealed packages of shiny new jacks and little pink balls, another with a collection of Pickup Sticks. In this cramped back room of a...
  • Casino Miami Jai-Alai helps Toys for Tots, offers promotions

    Casino Miami Jai-Alai helps Toys for Tots, offers promotions
    Casino Miami Jai-Alai began celebrating the holidays with its annual Tree Lighting and Toys For Tots promotion. According to Casino Miami’s Executive Director of Marketing Stephen Blank: “Christmas is a time of sharing and good cheer.  We...
  • TV Picks: 'My Little Pony,' Sondheim, Improv comics, 'Doc Martin'

    TV Picks: 'My Little Pony,' Sondheim, Improv comics, 'Doc Martin'
    "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" (The Hub, Saturdays; Shout Factory home video). I had neglected this candy-colored gem of a show, whose fourth season began in November, until the latest DVD, "A Pony For Every Season," fell through the mail slot...
  • Anne Arundel County Digest

    Christmas caroling Adkins Arboretum will hold its "Candlelit Caroling Celebration" from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at 12610 Eveland Road in Ridgely. Visitors are invited to sing carols while walking along candle lit woodland paths, sip cider by...
  • Jessica Biel: 'I Dream Sometimes About My Teeth Falling Out'

    Warning: Spoilers ahead The truth about Jessica Biel? She has nightmares about losing her perfect pearly whites. "I dream sometimes about my teeth falling out," she said during the Los Angeles special screening of Tribeca Film and Well Go USA's "The...
  • No longer locking away his Barbie collection

    No longer locking away his Barbie collection
    I'm a Barbie collector. There, I said it. I don't always confess it right away. In fact, I usually wait. My house isn't filled with Barbies like some episode of "Hoarders." The dolls are locked in a back bedroom, which I refer to as "storage" when new...