Doukhobor Dugout House uses bread sales to fulfill late woman’s legacy

It’s been a struggle during the COVID-19 pandemic but the Doukhobor Dugout House founder says they found a way to lure visitors back for a slice of history.
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Your Social Media Rants And Racy Pics Are Costing You Job Opportunities
If you’re looking for a new job, you may want to pull down those racy pics or angry rants at your ex-boss from your Facebook page.Hiring managers are increasingly looking at applicants’ social media profiles in the hiring process, and of those who do, more than half ― 52 per cent ― have said something they found online caused them not to hire a candidate, according to a new survey of 500 Canadian hiring decision-makers.Seven in 10 hiring managers are now scouring the web to look into the people applying, according to the survey, carried out by The Harris Poll for human resources firm Express Employment Professionals.“Something as simple as typos in social media posts could cost you an interview,” said Bruce Hein, an Express franchise owner in Sarnia, Ont. Watch: How to cope with the loss of a job. Story continues below. Just don’t shut down or hide your social media presence ahead of a job search; that could backfire in some cases. The survey found a quarter of hiring managers won’t consider someone without a social media presence.But you should remove any pictures of excessive alcohol drinking or drug-taking, Express Employment recommends.“Remove any comments or posts in which a job seeker is complaining, ranting, swearing, bullying or otherwise communicating in a harsh manner towards others,” the company said in a report. Those types of comments make a job candidate look like they can’t handle pressure. Also, “delete those racy and saucy pictures from Cancun. If you wouldn’t want grandma to see it, then take it down.”RELATED Ontario Workers Protest Mid-Pandemic Layoffs For 72 Nursing Home Staff Canada Sees Record High Level Of Youth Not In School Or Work: StatCan Canada’s Low Earners Lost 1 In 5 Jobs, High Earners Gained Work In Pandemic That’s especially important if you’re looking for work where you would be acting as the face of your company, either with customers or suppliers, Hein said in an interview with HuffPost Canada.“We have to be cognizant of what we’re putting out there for everybody to see and hear,” he said.These days, it’s also important to be aware of the impact of any political messages you may be sending online, said Brent Pollington, an Express franchise owner in Vancouver. Employers may be sensitive to online comments that could be seen as discriminatory against particular groups.“Someone who’s got a MAGA hat on in a photo, some employers may be all over that person and want to hire them, and others may not want anything to do with them and the candidate wouldn’t even know it,” Pollington said.‘You’ve got choices to make’As an HR consultant, Pollington says he has seen “an employee terminated without cause … as a result of some less than favourable decisions they made on social media. They were in a position that was significant enough to have an impact on their customer base. The business had to make a critical decision.”The more prominent or senior the position, the likelier it is that social media presence will matter in the hiring process, Pollington told HuffPost Canada.Ask yourself what you want employers to see, he suggested.“You’ve got choices to make. You have the opportunity to go through your social media and make sure your social media aligns with the company where you’re applying.”
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COVID-19 cases confirmed at 2 Saskatoon schools
Two Saskatoon school divisions have each reported a case of COVID-19 in their schools.
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Feed Nova Scotia excited about Halifax Burger Week as it kicks off this weekend
Burger Week is one of the biggest fundraising events of the year for Feed Nova Scotia.
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Anti-gay preacher charged with assault in Vancouver's West End
Dorre Love faces one count of aggravated assault and a warrant has been issued for his arrest
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Coronavirus: Guelph reports 7 new COVID-19 cases with 2 in hospital
After seeing no hospitalizations for several days, two people in Guelph, Ont., are now being treated for COVID-19.
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Kim Kardashian Gets Painfully Real With David Letterman About Paris Robbery
Kim Kardashian thought she was going to die in 2016, when armed robbers burst into her hotel room in Paris and stole millions of dollars’ worth of jewels while holding her at gunpoint.The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star spoke about the terrifying incident in Wednesday’s episode of David Letterman’s new Netflix show, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.”She got emotional reliving the ordeal, as did her mom and her sisters, who were sitting in the audience with Kanye West.″[One of the masked robbers] grabbed me and I was wearing a robe and I wasn’t wearing anything under it,” Kardashian said, starting to cry. “‘OK, this is the time I’m going to get raped. Just deal, like, it’s gonna happen. You know? Like, just prepare yourself,’” she recalled thinking to herself. “So I did.”The KKW Beauty founder said the man then bound her with zip ties and duct taped her mouth and eyes. She kept telling the concierge, who was also in the room, to tell the men that she had a family waiting for her at home.Kardashian said she tried to bargain with the robbers, telling them they could take anything they wanted and she’d never turn them in.“I saw [a robber] have a gun out to me, and I was like, ‘OK, this is it,’” Kardashian said, adding that she just kept thinking about her older sister, Kourtney, who was also in Paris at the time and sharing a hotel room with Kardashian, but was out at a club that night.“I kept on thinking she’s going to come home and I’m going to be dead in the room,” Kardashian said. “And she’s going to be traumatized for the rest of her life if she sees me.”Against all odds, Kardashian survived physically unscathed, but emotionally and mentally scarred for years. The reality star said she’s “totally fine now,” but can only sleep if there are six security guards around the house. Still, Kardashian said she thinks it’s better that the incident happened to her instead of anyone else in her family.“I remember calling all my sisters from the car ― we were on a conference call. I said, ‘Guys, just thank God that was me,’” she said.″‘I am very mentally strong and that would have fucked all of your lives up for the rest of your life,’” she added as the audience laughed.Kardashian has previously said that she blamed herself for the robbery after living a “flashy” lifestyle and “oversharing my every move on social media.” But she told Alec Baldwin in 2018 that she’s “grateful” the incident occurred.“There was a lot of me that measured who I was by how much I had. I thought, ‘Oh, I’m worth so much.’ That needed to change in me,” she said on “The Alec Baldwin Show,” adding that she was “grateful for the experience.”“Even though it was horrific and I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone, it really did deeply change me to where now I feel like I can get back to myself,” Kardashian said. RELATED Kim Kardashian Is Starring In A ‘PAW Patrol’ Movie 20 Famous Kids Who Made The 2010s The Cutest Decade Yet 8 Ways The Kardashians Have Bettered The World. Yes, Really.
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Unregistered psychotherapist in Toronto charged in sexual assault investigation, police say
Toronto police alleged a woman was sexually assaulted during therapy sessions between 2011 and 2014.
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Housing prices soar in Northumberland County
The average sale price of a home in Northumberland County soared to $595,559 in September.
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COVID-19 case numbers in Quebec at a deadly level, premier says
The chances of easing health measures soon are low, Legault says, urging Quebecers to work from home if possible.
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Vancouver police release video of suspect in robbery at gunpoint
Police say on Oct. 9 a man approached a young woman near Mainland and Helmcken streets, pointed a gun at her, and demanded she hand over her purse.
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Governments announce public inquiry into Nova Scotia mass shooting
Nova Scotia and Ottawa have established the inquiry into April's mass shooting, the province announced on Thursday afternoon.
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12th COVID-19 case connected to outbreak involving place of worship in Waterloo Region
Waterloo Public Health has announced that a 12th COVID-19 case has been connected to the outbreak involving an event held at a place of worship.
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Guelph could go with 8 full-time councillors instead of 12 part-timers
The report being presented to city council also recommends Guelph increase its wards from six to eight.
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Coronavirus: Hamilton-area pharmacy to offer COVID-19 tests
A Mountain pharmacy near Lime Ridge Mall has now been added to the province's approved list of COVID-19 testing sites for asymptomatic people.
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‘Cannibals’ lured victim to cabin in the woods for genital surgery, sheriff says
Two men were arrested in Oklahoma on charges related to illegal surgery, which sent a 28-year-old to hospital.
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Three-alarm blaze stifles traffic at Main and Broadway
Flames could be seen leaping from the roof of Frenchies Dinner, a hotdog and poutine restaurant located at 2470 Main Street
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When is the right time to put on the winter tires?
That chill in the air usually brings thoughts of the winter to come and then the yearly debate begins: When is the best time to put on the winter tires?
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About 1.1 million votes already cast as advance polls close, Elections BC says
A breakdown of mail-in packages returned by region so far is not yet available. 
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Coronavirus: Ottawa adds 70 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death
A number of Ottawa's city-run long-term care homes are facing coronavirus outbreaks, according to recent memos.
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Judge grants permanent injunction against demonstrators in Indigenous land dispute
An Ontario judge has ordered demonstrators to permanently leave a construction site at the centre of an Indigenous land dispute.
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Is Jagmeet Singh Going To Stream ‘Among Us’ On Twitch Like AOC?
Not long after U.S. representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York broke streaming records when she played the game “Among Us” on the Twitch video platform, a progressive politician north of the border might be looking to jump on the bandwagon and stream the popular game, too.Jagmeet Singh hinted on Twitter Wednesday night that he was up for it, after popular streamer Ryan Letourneau reached out asking if the NDP leader  was interested in playing..@theJagmeetSingh You wanna play some Among Us?— Ryan Letourneau (@NorthernlionLP) October 21, 2020Thanks the invite! Is it cool if my people reach out by dm?— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) October 21, 2020Hasanabi, another popular streamer who joined Ocasio-Cortez on her stream, also jumped in at the prospect of a Singh stream.yo— hasanabi (@hasanthehun) October 21, 2020My guy!
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Three-alarm fire burning in Vancouver near Main and Broadway
The fire broke out just after 10 a.m. in a residential building in the 2400-block of Main Street.
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Brownstein: End of line for Grumman 78 as it hits COVID-19 roadblock
News comes as a shocker and closing of popular St-Henri spot after 10 years in business can’t bode well for other restaurant owners.
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Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed: Mosque break-ins bring sadness and stress
Targeting houses of worship is especially terrible because they are non-profits, with a mandate to serve the local community.
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Ontario judge grants permanent injunction against demonstrators in Indigenous land dispute
Justice John Harper says he was issuing a permanent injunction after hearing arguments from Haldimand County and Foxgate Developments in the legal battle over the McKenzie Meadows housing development.
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Interactive art installation in Benny park helps local artist be heard during the pandemic
Titled the Hexaphone, passersby are invited to see what it feels like to be in a recording studio without ever walking through a door.
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Montreal organizations get cash from Ottawa to help tech startups
Centre d'entreprises et d'innovation de Montréal, the Centre de l'entrepreneurship technologique de L'École de technologie supérieure and Bonjour Startup Montréal to receive almost $5 million each.
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CBS News calls out White House for breaking agreement, posting Trump's '60 Minutes' interview online
CBS News on Thursday called out the White House for violating an agreement it had with the network and posting U.S. President Trump's full '60 Minutes' interview online ahead of its Sunday air date.
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COVID-19 can live on skin for up to 9 hours, but sanitizing hands can get rid of the virus in 15 seconds: study
A recent study suggests the novel  coronavirus  can live on human skin for up to nine hours, but experts say those findings aren’t as alarming as they sound. The study by Japanese researchers, published earlier this month in the science journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, looked at how long viruses can survive on human skin based on samples collected from cadavers about a day after death. The findings suggest that the virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, can remain active for 9.04 hours — nearly five times longer than the survival time of the pathogen that causes the flu. The study also showed that an 80 per cent ethanol-based sanitizer can kill the novel coronavirus in a matter of 15 seconds. Cynthia Carr, an epidemiologist in Winnipeg, says that’s her main take-away from the study. “It’s an important public health message to remind people that even though the virus can last basically a full workday in a lab setting, you can quickly get rid of it if you just wash your hands,” she said. “It’s not about panicking and having a full-body shower every time you get home. It’s about remembering that if the virus is on your hand and you wipe your nose or put your fingers in your mouth, that’s where the opportunity is to get infected.” Colin Furness, an infection control epidemiologist at the University of Toronto, says people are less likely to contract COVID-19 from touching a surface than from having close contact with an infected person. He suspects the reason for that has to do with the viral dose on surfaces versus that in droplets or aerosols. Coming into contact with small viral load on a surface likely won’t result in a severe infection, he says, adding that our bodies may fight off a very mild case without us even realizing we have it. “I don’t think (this study) is anything we need to be too concerned about,” Furness said. “If it were, clinically we would be seeing that touch matters a lot more. And we’re not.” Furness says public health strategies over the last few months have emphasized mask-wearing and avoiding gatherings “because they matter more.” However, even someone who’s asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic can transmit the virus, so Furness says it’s still important to wash your hands on a regular basis. “I don’t want anyone thinking that touch doesn’t matter at all. You can still pick up the virus from touch,” Furness said. “And you can pick up a different virus during COVID that weakens your body, and then if you do get COVID you can have a worse outcome.” The experts say it’s also important to remember that studies done in lab settings, under perfectly controlled conditions, don’t necessarily translate to the outside world. Carr said the study in Japan was done in warm, humid conditions, which the virus is known to thrive in. Using skin samples from immobile cadavers could also play a role in how long the virus remained on that surface, she added. “My understanding is that the virus is relatively fragile,” Carr said. “So I don’t know how long it would be detectable on your hand in a real-life situation where you’re moving around.” Plenty of lab studies have been conducted since the pandemic began showing how long the novel coronavirus can survive on different surfaces. Another recent one found the virus could live on banknotes for up to 28 days. But Furness says to take that with a grain of salt. “It’s almost like a little perverse competition to see who can keep COVID alive the longest, and I don’t think that’s fair,” he said. “Saying it can survive on a banknote for several days _ OK, when the banknote is in the dark not being disturbed, and with perfect humidity and so on and so forth. That’s when it becomes a bit dodgy.” And detecting the virus on a surface isn’t the same as determining whether it’s strong enough to infect someone, Carr warned. “That’s where we have a lack of knowledge,” she said. “It could be (detectable) for nine hours, six hours, 12 hours, but again the main take-away for me is how quickly it can be eradicated if you just wash your hands.” Matt Gurney: The best way to protect against COVID-19 is to wash your hands. Why is that so much to ask? To protect yourself from the coronavirus, wash your hands — and your phone For Furness, the interesting part of the Japan study was its comparison to the regular flu virus, which lasted on average slightly less than two hours on skin surfaces. He says that may provide a potential clue as to why the novel coronavirus is so transmissible. “It sheds a little bit of light on the fact that this is a tough customer, that this is a relatively hardy virus compared to flu,” he said. “And it would help explain why this is so much more contagious than something like the flu.”
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Weather warnings for snow blanketing nearly all of southern B.C.
The anticipated snowfall totals vary by region, ranging from a few centimetres on Vancouver Island to 5-15 cm in the Southern Interior.
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Ontario Workers Protest Mid-Pandemic Layoffs For Nursing Home Staff
“Mortified.”A staff member laid off from a Bowmanville, Ont. nursing home Tuesday after decades of service says she can no longer sleep at night.“I have given so much to Marnwood. I cried … I’m full of anxiety for myself and for the residents.”The staff member asked not to be identified out of fear of professional repercussions. She told HuffPost Canada that her employer, Durham Christian Homes, told her she can apply for a new job at one of its other homes. Earlier: Ontario minister flip flops on long-term care staffing in under an hour. Story continues after video. According to the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents the workers, Durham Christian Homes laid off 51 nursing staff and 21 workers in other areas like housekeeping from its Glen Hill Marnwood home. “Durham Christian Homes has built a new facility in Whitby to align with the government’s new long-term building design standards. But instead of honouring its collective agreement ... the employer has chosen to lay-off the home’s workers and outsource the jobs of support staff at the new facility,” the union said in a press release Tuesday.“Nurses and personal support workers will be expected to re-apply for their jobs at the new location while housekeeping staff, dietary aides and other support staff will have no place at the new home.”Staff who do get new jobs will have to unionize all over again, CUPE said. About 50 to 60 people came out to support the workers at a downtown Bowmanville demonstration Wednesday, the worker said. One staffer held a sign reading, “15 years and this is how they treat us.” Another wore a sweater that said, “hero to zero.”Durham Christian Homes CEO Ruth McFarlane said in an email she could not comment because the company is still negotiating with the union.The COVID-19 pandemic has brought chronic understaffing and poor working conditions in Ontario’s long-term care homes into the spotlight. Premier Doug Ford has said he knows staff like personal support workers (PSWs) are “overworked” and “underpaid.” His government said on Oct. 1 it would temporarily boost wages for some of these workers by $2 or $3 per hour.The worker HuffPost spoke to said it feels like their hard work during the pandemic has not been appreciated. ‘We kept our home COVID free’“It’s just hurtful … All our hard work that we do every single day goes unnoticed,” the person said. “We’ve kept our home COVID free. Not a case. I’m just devastated.”Sally Barrie’s 95-year-old father lives at Marnwood. She said she was told in early September that he would need to move. She found out Tuesday that the staff would be laid off. “I could not believe it. I felt that the best interests of the residents there were not considered at all,” Barrie told HuffPost. “I just assumed that everyone would move intact with the residents … That is so key with long-term care residents, that familiarity.”READ MORE... Staff Shortages A ‘Systemic Issue’ At Hard-Hit Ottawa Care Home: Families Ontario Minister Flip-Flops In Under An Hour On Long-Term Care Staffing Is Pandemic Unity Between Ottawa And The Provinces Starting To Slip? (Analysis)
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Ottawa police planning new mental health response strategy in 2021 budget
The Ottawa Police Service is looking to improve how it responds to mental health crises with a new three-year strategy.
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Supporter will not get special treatment for religious college seeking accreditation: Ford
The government recently introduced legislation that, among other things, would give the Canada Christian College the ability to grant university degrees in arts and sciences.
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Children not allowed to wear Halloween costumes, bring treats to Waterloo public schools this year
 “Potential disruptions to these routines and safety practices are risks that our school communities cannot afford to take,” the WRDSB announced.
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This Mom Modifies Elf On The Shelf Dolls So Kids With Disabilities Feel Seen
All kids  love characters that look like them and have experiences they can relate to. When you have a disability, it’s harder to find children’s books, toys and dolls that tell your story.In her spare time, a mom from the U.K. is fixing that: Clare Tawell, a medical radiation technologist, modifies Elf on the Shelf dolls, so they have facial or limb differences or medical equipment, such as insulin pumps or hearing aids, that make them more relatable to kids with a range of disabilities and medical diagnoses.She gets really specific for each Elf on the Shelf, for example recreating the exact location and type of cleft lip or palate, or the specific type of feeding tube a child uses. One happy customer wrote on Tawell’s Etsy page, “The kids loved that there was a new elf with a tube like their sister. Thank you for an amazing idea!”  RELATED Elf On The Shelf Will Now Haunt You Via Netflix, Too Why A Saskatoon Author Is Asking People Not To Buy His First Children’s Book How The Families Of 3 Kids With Disabilities Survived A September Like No Other Tawell also modifies other dolls, such as Woody and Jessie from the “Toy Story” franchise, Disney princesses and baby dolls in this fan post by the June Jesse Foundation, a charity that supports the families of kids with medically complex neurological conditions.  View this post on InstagramAren't these the cutest inclusive dolls you've ever seen? They are made by a Mum in the UK. Look her up on @etsy. Her company is called BrightEars. ????A-DORABLE. .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #brightearsdolls #junejessee #jjmf #medicallycomplex #neurologicaldisorder #neurologicalconditions #STL #nonprofit #makeadifference #relief #undiagnosed #specialneeds #epilepsy #infantilespasms #raredisease #specialneedsmom #stlouis #specialneedsfamilies #stlouis #stlouismo #helpingfamilies #supportingfamilies #specialneedskids #inclusivetoysA post shared by June Jessee Foundation (@thejjmf) on Sep 18, 2020 at 2:01pm PDTShe learned to modify dolls, so that she could create a doll for her youngest daughter Matilda, now four, who is deaf. In an interview with Today, Tawell said, “I became really disheartened when I couldn’t find a doll or any toy with hearing aids. It felt to me that society didn’t deem her important and therefore she shouldn’t be acknowledged.”Today the dolls she makes don’t just have the option of coming with hearing aids ―  they come with the assistive devices in a range of customizable colours: And she caters to kids with a range of disabilities and medical conditions. For example, these cleft-lip baby dolls (below) are customized for each child, and it’s possible to add distinctive details and accessories, if the child has complex disabilities (or a history of surgeries), for example a stoma, scar or a feeding tube. Little kids who wear glasses can choose from different bright accessories too ...It means a lot to the kids who receive these dolls as gifts. “My niece who is peg fed always tried to feed her dolly the same way she is fed. Now this little baby will let her do that,” wrote another customer in an Etsy review. Other customers shared that after receiving their dolls, their kids became more excited to wear their own equipment, such as glasses and hearing aids.In an article about the research on representative dolls, Dr Sian Jones, a Teaching Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London noted that, unlike toys with diverse ethnic representation, toys with disability representation are “all-but absent.” And that’s a problem for all kids.   “There is growing evidence that representative dolls are a good thing. They open dialogue around prejudice and enable discussion and empathy. If such toys are not there, the opportunity for this discussion is lost, she wrote.And to change societal prejudices, she recommended that we do the work when our kids are young:“We know that acceptance of prejudice and inequality doesn’t magically appear at 18 years of age. When it comes to fairer representation, there might be no better place to start than the toy box.”   RELATED STORIES Tim Hortons Postpones Rollout Of Hockey Barbies Until Black Doll Available Barbie Company Debuts Dolls That Can Be Boys, Girls, Neither, Or Both How The Families Of 3 Kids With Special Needs Survived A September Like No Other WATCH: This dad strapped a Go-Pro to his family’s Elf on the Shelf, with hilarious results.      
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