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Thanksgiving Briefs

PROVO, Utah (Wireless Flash) -- The real turkeys at Thanksgiving may not be in the oven. According to a survey by VitalSmarts, a company which trains people to deal with confrontations, 83 percent of Americans have had their holiday gatherings ruined by an "unruly family member."

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. -- The popularity of low carb diets isn't stopping Americans from chowing down on their favorite comfort foods. A new survey by Country Crock reveals that 83 percent of Americans refuse to give up mashed potatoes and 18 percent pig out on them when they are stressed.

SAN DIEGO -- Before you think about pigging out on Thanksgiving, here's some food for thought. The American Council on Exercise reports that a 160-pound person would have to swim for five hours or walk 30 miles in order to burn off the 3000 calories gobbled at the average Thanksgiving dinner.

NEW YORK -- Some people have a good reason to be thankful on Thanksgiving. According to the Direct Marketing Institute, 19 percent of Americans have already finished their Christmas shopping.


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