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Cast Your Vote for the National Thanksgiving Turkey
Are you Team Popcorn or Team Caramel? President Obama will announce the national Thanksgiving turkey Wednesday but first the White House is asking for you to cast your vote between two turkeys. Both will be pardoned but only one will be named the official national Thanksgiving turkey. You can cast your vote on WhiteHouse.gov.
American Woman Makes Finals of ‘Arabs Got Talent‘
A Massachusetts woman has made it to the finals of “Arabs Got Talent,” the Middle East version of “America’s Got Talent.” Jessica Grout, 23, of Boston, doesn’t speak Arabic but she sure can sing. She performed a popular love song by an Egyptian pop star. Grout says she fell in love with Arabic music and moved to Morocco after college to break into the music scene.
It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising, Study Finds
A new study finds it’s never too late to start exercising. Researchers in England studied 64-year-olds who didn’t start exercising until they were near retirement. The late bloomers were three times more likely to stay healthy into old age than those who had never gotten into the habit. Moderate exercise like walking or gardening also cuts the risk of dementia, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.