Thursday, November 29, 2018  
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UPDATED HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE!
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What to get for everyone on your list and how will you ever get it done? Easy. Amazon. Shop for your list in just a few clicks with  our 2018 holiday gift guide.  We searched so you don't have to! 
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EX TRUMP LAWYER GUILTY PLEA
President Trump's former attorney says he's guilty of lying to Congress. Michael Cohen appeared before a federal judge in New York this morning and admitted to fudging facts about his work on a plan to build a Trump Tower in Russia. Reports say he also pled guilty to lying about Trump's knowledge of that project. His plea is reportedly part of a deal with Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller -- and the latest move in Mueller's Russia investigation. President Trump today called Cohen "very weak" -- suggesting he's just angling for a reduced sentence in another case that's unrelated to Trump. Lots of reaction.
PICK YOUR POISON: NY TIMES, POLITICO,  FOX NEWS
TAINTED ALCOHOL 
A Wisconsin couple has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Mexican resort where they say their daughter was killed by "tainted alcohol" she drank while on vacation there. Twenty-year-old Abbey Conner reportedly ended up on life support after drinking a "poisonous" beverage and passing out in the hotel pool back in January 2017. Her family was with her at the time and are now suing the resort and its U.S. booking website. The family claims the resort knew  that some alcoholic beverages being served were "unfit for human consumption." Read on.
PICK YOUR POISON: NBC NEWS, AP NEWS, CBS NEWS 
DON'T COME AROUND HERE NO MORE
We've heard of bans on fidget spinne rs, Pok √©mon cards and electronics, but get this: a Connecticut school district just banned parents from showing up to have lunch with their kids. The school district argues that the growing number of lunchtime visits is a security issue and has become disruptive. Some parents claim they stop by to help their kids -- by opening milk cartons, assisting with social conflicts, or just to sneak in a little one-on-one time.
We want to know what you think: should parents be allowed to join their child for lunch?  TAKE OUR SURVEY and we'll post the results in tomorrow's issue.
MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING
A destination wedding in India was a hard no for  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who won't be there to see her good friend, Priyanka Chopra marry Nick Johas this weekend. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex' non-attendance is reportedly related to her pregnancy. As we reported earlier this week, the royal couple is planning a move out of Kensington Palace in advance of the baby's arrival next Spring. 
ALEXA CALLS SHOTGUN
"Alexa, tell me how I can make those basketball and gymnastics drop-offs across town and get back to the swim parent meeting during rush hour." Okay, by the time she can figure that out for you, your oldest may already have a driver's license! But as it turns out, some crafty and tech-savvy Echo owners have been rigging their devices to work in their cars for awhile now. Amazon caught on, and is introducing Echo Auto early next year. Consider us psyched!
THAT'S THE SPIRIT
Love this! Mariah Carey enlisted the help of her twins Roc & Roe to create their own adorable version of "Carpool Karaoke" with the trio teaming up for vocals on her holiday hit -- "All I Want for Christmas Is You."  CHECK OUT THE CUTENESS
We love checking in with our hip friends to get their must-have style finds. This week we're showcasing picks from our friends at Loomis & Long. Find out more about this stylish duo  here.

Here's what they're crushin' on this week. Take it away, girls...

STAR OF THE SHOW

We like to have one fabulous "go to" holiday outfit to simply put on repeat. This sweater ($60) will most definitely be the star of the show this season. Pair it with faux leather leggings or jeans and you're good to ho-ho- ho. To order send a DM via Insta  here .


WAKE UP!
Add a little "me time" to your nighttime routine . The Instant Awakening Trio perks up tired eyes and creates an all-over glowing complexion in three simple and luxurious steps.


GET BUSY

Take 10 minutes for yourself amidst the craziness and curl up with a good book. This hilarious memoir by actress (and Instagram star) Busy Philipps is one of our fave recent reads.


HOLIDAY WATCH 
Score! These lists of every, single holiday show and movie starting now thru December 25th makes us want to cozy up in our jammies and hunker down with some cocoa (or red wine!). 

TONIGHT'S  PICK -- Christmas Everlasting -- watched it this past weekend -- loved! 8pm (ET) on Hallmark. For the kids -- Olaf's Frozen Adventure -- love that guy. 8pm (ET) on ABC.

Meet Melissa...  not to be confused with Sweet Melissa -- although she is very sweet.  Our own dinner guru will scour the internet and hook you up every night with the perfect quick and easy meal.  Here's what she's found for you tonight.


Missy's Pick: Beef And Broccoli
It's not delivery. It's not DiGiorno either. 
Trust us, you'll love it!

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MORE SONGS ADDED! It just keeps getting better & better!  Holiday tunes to keep you going as you run around and "do your thing." Here's our master list -- you'll have to sign in to Spotify to listen. 

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