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Entergy: Be safe, save energy with holiday lighting

In the holiday movie classic, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” Clark Griswold sets out to create a good old-fashioned family Christmas. He lights the outside of his house with 25,000 twinkling lights, which at first fail to work (due to his faulty wiring) and then temporarily cause a citywide power shortage and wreak havoc for his neighbors.

USDA offers food safety tips for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare every year. Its centerpiece — the turkey — is the largest dish most cooks ever encounter, and many are not experienced at roasting one. USDA wants consumers to know that a range of resources, from smartphone apps to its 30-year Meat and Poultry Hotline, exist to help consumers through any food preparation conundrums this holiday season, wherever and whenever they may arise.