Industry & Technology news compliments of Marianne Mathieu
Title Insurance Industry & Technology News 12/24/18
Compliments of Marianne Mathieu
Special Holiday Issue
As promised: A present for YOU! "Safe for Christmas Dinner" Topics
Enjoy meaningful conversations and time with friends and family. Wishing you a safe, happy and festive season.
"Safe for Christmas Dinner" Topics
Real Estate Tricks And Scandals To Look Out For (And To Entertain Your Family This Holiday Season)
Forbes - Three dozen sticks of dynamite is one way to solve the most vexing of real estate problems.

Survey: When Holiday Decor Goes Too Far
REALTOR® Magazine - Many homeowners are decking their interiors and exteriors with boughs of holly and other festive accoutrement—but how much is too much?

A Civil War Cartoonist Created the Modern Image of Santa Claus as Union Propaganda
Smithsonian Magazine - Thomas Nast is legendary for his political cartoons, but he’s also responsible for the jolly St. Nick we know today.

The Most-Searched Holiday Movie in Every State, Mapped
Mental Floss - Do you live in a Gremlins state or a Home Alone state? StreamingObserver is here to tell you.

Can You Spot the Christmas Stocking in This Hidden Image Puzzle?
Mental Floss - It's time for another hidden image puzzle!

Her Neighbor Hated Her Dragon Nativity Scene. So She Got More Dragons.
City Lab - A lesson in Christmastime neighborliness from South Louisiana.

8 Festive Facts About The Polar Express
Mental Floss - The Polar Express (2004) was already a beloved story when Robert Zemeckis adapted it into his first fully-animated feature. 

The Fascinating History Behind Why Jewish Families Eat Chinese Food on Christmas
Mental Floss - For Jewish New Yorkers, scoring a seat at one of veteran restaurateur Ed Schoenfeld’s Chinese eateries on Christmas Day could be compared to a holiday miracle. 

When the Christmas Plant Was a Pepper, Not a Poinsettia
Atlas Obscura - Chilis were once holiday must-haves.

Site of the Santa Claus Bank Robbery
Atlas Obscura - Where Santa Claus held up a Texas bank and started a statewide manhunt. 

The Raunchy, Comical, Political Snowman Invasion of 1511
Atlas Obscura - How a frozen festival helped Brussels survive the “Winter of Death.”

Why Hungarians Make the World’s Most Beautiful Gingerbread
Atlas Obscura - Christmas, Easter, and weddings all call for the spicy dough.

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Marianne Mathieu, NTP
Vice President/National Agency Accounts
Fidelity National Title Group