Washington, DC - If you’re cooking for friends and family this holiday season, it’s important to make sure you’re not spreading bacteria that can cause harmful foodborne illnesses.

Marion, North Carolina - The first annual Bigfoot Festival in the town of Marion, turned out to be a big deal recently. The event attracted more than 15,000 visitors from across the country who packed the streets of the town, which is home to little more than 7,800 residents, says the Association of Mature American Citizens.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Just in time for the holidays, a British spirits distributor is offering an advent calendar for adults. Instead of chocolate treats the calendar offers up daily doses of “very old and rare” whiskies from around the world. The calendar features 24 individual drams of whiskies including one that would set you back $24,656.78 if you purchased a bottle of the stuff, says the Association of Mature American Citizens.  

Washington, DC - Dear Rusty: My girlfriend of nine years will be 66 on June 4th next year. It was her plan to begin taking half of her ex-husband’s SS at that time allowing hers to grow until she reached 70 at which time her benefit would slightly exceed half of her ex’s. Three months ago, I was diagnosed with an illness that may very well shorten my time here significantly. So, I’m thinking if we get married she would qualify for 100% of my SS after one year, which would be only four months later than when she could begin taking half her ex’s. So, I guess, in that instance she would just begin taking half of my benefit.

Imperial, California - A pair of Canadian shoe designers have come up with a pair of high heel shoes designed not for comfort but for their shock value. 

Houston, Texas - Next time you’re looking for a treat for the family pooch, you might want to consider opening up a can of Good Boy Dog Beer. Don’t be alarmed, says the Association of Mature American Citizens, it’s non-alcoholic and, in fact, might be good for him, to boot.