Hasbro accepts gender petition with black and silver Easy-Bake Oven
December 18th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Hasbro announced plans Monday to unveil a black and silver Easy-Bake Oven after meeting with the New Jersey teen who started a campaign asking the toy maker to offer the product in gender-neutral packaging.

McKenna Pope's Change.org petition earned more than 40,000 signatures and the support of celebrity chefs who backed her request to change the Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven's girl-centric pink and purple packaging to include boys, too. She also asked Hasbro offer the product in different "non-gender-specific" colors that appeal to boys and girls.

Hasbro said the black and silver design has been in development for 18 months and pointed out that the oven has been offered in a variety of colors since 1963, including teal, green, yellow, silver, blue and purple.

Read the full story - "Hasbro to unveil black and silver Easy-Bake Oven after teen's petition" - on CNN Living.

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A passport to global wine
December 18th, 2012
10:00 AM ET
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Buying wine doesn’t have to be an exercise in brow furrowing and calculated guesswork.

We’ve clinked glasses with three experts to get hints for negotiating shelves around the world.

Whether you're looking for a bargain-bin Riesling or top-dollar Chablis, the best merchants and producers are easy to find.

Read the full story - "World wine-buying guide: Never get the wrong bottle again" - on CNN Travel.

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National eggnog month
December 18th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

We're jingling all the way to the punch bowl - December is National Eggnog Month!

Beat the holiday stress (Shopping! Cooking! In-laws!) with a big ol' mug of eggnog.

Traditional eggnog recipes include eggs (beaten until frothy), sugar, milk, cream and nutmeg. If the kids have gone to bed to dream of dancing sugarplums, feel free to spike it with bourbon, brandy and/or rum (just keep an eye on grandma!).


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Coffee klatsch
December 18th, 2012
05:00 AM ET
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