Ask Mike: Black Friday Favorites
Nov24

Ask Mike: Black Friday Favorites

Dear Mike, Black Friday has always been a big thing in my family. The best gifts I got on Christmas were bought for half price on that day! Did you have any Black Friday favorites growing up? — Shopper in Shawnee   Dear Shopper, Mom LOVES Black Friday. She starts by preparing her outfit right after Thanksgiving dinner. Every year it seems to have gotten fancier. It started with just steel-toe boots but she’s recently...

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6 Questions You Wish Your Family Would Stop Asking at Thanksgiving
Nov24

6 Questions You Wish Your Family Would Stop Asking at Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year again. When you head home for the holidays, cheery and in spirit, only to have it slowly drained by the the things your family says and does year after year. Sure, you love them. But that’s ’cause you have to. It’s true the rest of the year you can convince yourself you’ve grown up, matured, and are a better person. But for those few days you immerse yourself among your kin, you go...

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Ask Mike: Turkey Day Traditions
Nov21

Ask Mike: Turkey Day Traditions

Dear Mike, Every year for Thanksgiving my family and I dress up in nice shirts … and sweatpants. We’ve all agreed we have a happier day when we have room to expand. Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions? — Full in Fairway   Dear Full, What a great idea! It would be totally unfair if the turkey was the only thing stuffed on Thanksgiving day. My family has some really fun traditions that we do every year. Like...

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5 Locals Who Deserve to Turn On the Kansas City Plaza Lights
Nov17

5 Locals Who Deserve to Turn On the Kansas City Plaza Lights

We happily admit that Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals is a great pick this year to hit the holiday lights and dazzle the Plaza. The Boys in Blue lit up fans across the country last season, so it’s perfectly fitting that one of their own light up the Plaza. But this got us thinking about other very deserving folks who would make a great addition to the tradition. Check out our top picks, then throw in a few of your own in...

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The Not Quite Comprehensive List of 90’s Songs
Nov17

The Not Quite Comprehensive List of 90’s Songs

We’re only human, so we’ll never be able to do a fully comprehensive list of every awesome song from the 90’s. Therefore we decided not to try. Instead, we’re presenting you with a series of songs organized in whatever fashion we see fit, with no reference at all to N’Sync-style boy bands, only one Britney Spears reference, and nowhere near enough grunge. Enjoy it anyway. Quick note: in the interest of...

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