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Whitney Blair Wyckoff

Whitney Blair Wyckoff appears in the following:

From Raucous To Ritzy: A Brief History Of Christmas Tea

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas is a time for coming together with family and loved ones. Some 200 years ago, it was also a time to get stinking drunk in public.

"I guess [the way] Christmas used to be celebrated, you'd just get drunk," says University of California, Santa Barbara historian Erika Rappaport. ...

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Why Some Canadian Maple Syrup Producers Are Defying Their 'Cartel'

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Steve Côté has had his product confiscated. He's been under 24-hour surveillance. And he faces hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.

Côté says you'd think he was dealing drugs. But it's maple syrup from his very own trees that has him in hot water.

In the Canadian province of ...

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Alaska Farmer Turns Icy Patch Of Tundra Into A Breadbasket

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Alaskan tundra might not seem like much of an agricultural hotspot, but one farmer in the frigid town of Bethel believes he's found America's newest breadbasket.

For the last 10 years, Tim Meyers has been coaxing an enviable quantity of fruits and veggies from just four acres of land. ...

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Why Vegetables Get Freakish In The Land Of The Midnight Sun

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Everything in Alaska is a little bit bigger — even the produce. A 138-pound cabbage, 65-pound cantaloupe and 35-pound broccoli are just a few of the monsters that have sprung forth from Alaska's soil in recent years.

At the annual Alaska State Fair, which opens Thursday in Palmer, the ...

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Beheading Video Sets Off Debate Over How — Or Whether — To Portray It

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A video that shows an American journalist being beheaded by extremist militants has sparked outrage, along with arguments over whether the images should be restricted online.

On one side of the issue are those who believe the images give publicity to the Islamic State, the Sunni group that killed ...

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Montana Mom's Ab Challenge Becomes A Phenomenon

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Robyn Mendenhall Gardner was amazed when what started off as a monthlong ab workout challenge between friends and family caught fire on the Web.

The Montana mother of eight told Shots she came across a 30-day ab fitness plan online and, after having a tough time finishing it, turned it ...

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