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Spotify's Thanksgiving playlists track your turkey's cook time

Spotify's Thanksgiving playlists track your turkey's cook time

No party is complete without music, even a holiday like Thanksgiving. And of course, no Thanksgiving dinner is complete without turkey. Now, thanks to Spotify, you can combine the two by using one of their customizable playlists as a timer for your turkey.Just in time for the holidays, Spotify...

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Who knew England was a great region for sparkling wine?

Who knew England was a great region for sparkling wine?

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