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According to a new report, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will the busiest airport over Thanksgiving week.  About 1,382,846 travelers will depart Atlanta during the Thanksgiving week, with 8:40 am local time being the busiest time at the airport.

Top Ten Busiest Airports For Thanksgiving Travel

  1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  2. Los Angeles International Airport
  3. O’Hare International Airport, Chicago
  4. Dallas Fort Worth Airport
  5. John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York
  6. Denver International Airport
  7. San Francisco International Airport
  8. McCarran Airport, Las Vegas
  9. Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
  10. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Source: Yahoo Finance

A new map details the favorite Thanksgiving foods in each state.  The list is based on the most frequently searched recipes on three popular sites between November 1st and Thanksgiving Day of 2016.  Popular Thanksgiving food by state include:

  • Arkansas  – Chicken and Dumplings
  • Oklahoma -- Pecan Pie
  • Missouri -- Breakfast casserole

Source: Thrillist

The traffic and navigation app Waze has come out with a report on the times they determined will be the worst for traffic over the holidays.  The overall worst time to travel before Thanksgiving, regardless of where you live, is Tuesday, November 21st at 5 pm.

These are the worst times to travel over Thanksgiving:

  • Tuesday, November 21st – 4pm to 6pm
  • Wednesday, November 22nd – 3pm to 5pm
  • Thursday, November 23rd – 12pm to 2pm
  • Friday, November 24th – 2pm to 4pm
  • Saturday, November 25th – 2pm to 5pm
  • Sunday, November 26th – 1pm to 3pm
  • Monday, November 27th – 4pm to 6pm

Source: New York Post

‘Tis the season for festive dinners, parties, and all those holiday desserts. And with good food waiting for you everywhere you go, it’s so easy to overdo it and get stressed out or feel guilty when you do. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are some tips for enjoying eating and drinking your way through the holidays without the guilt or stress, from registered dietitian Anne Mauney.

Don’t make anything off limits - Because as soon as you put something on the can’t have list, it’s instantly so much more appealing. So don’t give it that power.

Don’t go to a holiday party or dinner on an empty stomach - Forget that idea of “saving up” all day by not eating much so you can have calories at your event later that night, you’ll be so hangry by then that you won’t make good choices and you’ll be inhaling food so fast you can’t enjoy it. So have a healthy snack before you go so you’re not starving.

Decide what you really want to indulge in - When you get to a party, do a lap to check out the food and drinks being served before you fix a plate. That way you can eat and drink the things you like best and won’t just be on autopilot eating mindlessly

Stop when you’re satisfied, not stuffed - Learn to be mindful when eating so you recognize when you’re full but haven’t overdone it. Eating slowly helps, so does taking breaks, taking a deep breath, and giving your body a chance to catch up before you clean your plate and regret eating too much.

If you do overindulge, forgive yourself - What’s done is done, don’t beat yourself up about it now. Learn from it and let it be a reminder of what you don’t want to do next time.

Source: The Kitchn

Moms have taken to the website Belly Blog to reveal the strangest things they’ve done when they were overtired.  Bizarre things moms have done while sleep deprived include:

  • “I walked out to my car and strapped my son into his car seat before I realized that I didn't have pants on.”
  • “I walked around half a morning with a lollypop stuck to my coat.”
  • “Drove 10 miles in the wrong direction trying to go to work. Work is only 10 miles away.”
  • “I was so tired I forgot our son's name. I gestured to the monitor and asked my husband, 'How's what's-his-face doing?”
  • “I tried to attach the dog leash to my son while trying to take him to school.”
  • “Woke up looked in the bassinet and saw one of my twins sleeping soundly frantically got up to look for my second baby only to realize. I never had twins.”
  • “I got in the shower, water running…. with clothes and glasses still on.”
  • “I put my wallet in the freezer and the frozen peas in my handbag.”
  • “I put hand soap on my toothbrush instead of toothpaste.”

Source: The Daily Mail

If you’re sleeping with your phone in bed with you or just an arm’s reach away, you might want to rethink that. It turns out that habit could be messing with your sleep. And as hard as it might be to imagine not having your phone right next to you at all times, you could sleep better without it. Here are some other benefits to keeping your device out of your bedtime routine.

  • You’ll probably fall asleep faster - Parting ways with your phone half an hour before bed can help you “fall asleep faster and experience a more restful, restorative quality of sleep,” explains Kelsey Down, writer for Sleep Train.
  • Your mind will be less cluttered - It’s hard not to check your phone every time it vibrates with a new text or notification, so moving it across the room or into another room while you’re in bed allows you to focus on sleeping instead of feeling pressured to be in constant contact with the world.
  • You’ll establish a routine that doesn’t involve social media scrolling - Without your smartphone in bed with you, you’re not as tempted to spend hours Facebook-stalking your ex best friend from college. Without phone in hand, you’ll find ways to spend your pre-bedtime hours, like reading a book, remember when you used to do that?
  • It’s for your own safety - Not only does sleeping with your phone disrupt your quality of sleep, it can actually be a fire hazard. The Newton, New Hampshire Fire Department posted a photo to their Facebook page last June showing the scary risk of heat generated from cell phones and chargers sparking a fire under your pillow.
  • You’ll be more alert when you’re awake - The blue light your cell phone emits disrupts the production of melatonin - a sleep hormone that maintains your body’s natural circadian rhythm. So when it gets out of whack, you’re not getting the quality sleep you need to be alert when you’re awake, and coffee only helps so much.
  • You might feel less attached to your phone during the day - Think of sleeping away from your phone as the first baby step in improving your unhealthy relationship with your phone. You don’t need that thing with you constantly, especially while you’re asleep.

Source: Elite Daily

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