• Kim Kardashian’s daughter North gets anime gifts before birthday
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    Kim Kardashian’s daughter North gets anime gifts before birthday

    Happy (almost) birthday, North West! Kim Kardashian’s eldest daughter’s 9th birthday may not be until June 15, but that didn’t stop her from celebrating early, as documented on their joint TikTok account over the weekend. “Kuromi Time,” the mother-daughter pair captioned footage of North’s gifts, referencing a character from “Fantasy Magic Melody.” Not only North receive favors modeled after the cartoon, but Kuromi herself was on hand to dance around. Kardashian, 41, wore an all-black outfit while throwing stuffed animals with the almost-birthday girl in the video. North’s dad, Kanye West, was not featured, and it is unclear whether the 45-year-old rapper was there. “North is obsessed with Kuromi, so…

  • My girlfriend won’t throw out gifts from ex
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    My girlfriend won’t throw out gifts from ex

    DEAR HARRIETTE: I have been with my girlfriend for almost a year now. She recently told me that she still has a lot of the gifts that an ex-boyfriend gave her. Harriette Cole  I got a lot of pushback from her when I told her that it made me uncomfortable that she still has the gifts. I think that her unwillingness to part with them may signify an emotional attachment to the items — and thus an emotional attachment to the person who gave them to her. Could I be overthinking this? Throw Them Out DEAR THROW THEM OUT: Start by assessing what the gifts are. I wouldn’t automatically say…

  • One-week campaign seeks monthly gifts toward leadership development for women in ministry
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    One-week campaign seeks monthly gifts toward leadership development for women in ministry

    The Antoinette Brown Society is launching a one-week membership drive to support the gifts of women in ministry in the United Church of Christ. The effort starts Friday, May 20 — the birthday of the pioneering minister for whom the society is named. The goal is to enlist 500 people to make recurring monthly gifts of at least $20 to support the society’s work. The campaign’s donation form is here. That work includes these current emphases, said the Rev. Tara Barber, the UCC national staffer who works with the society: Raising up clergywomen who are Black, Indigenous and people of color. Creating ministry possibilities for all who are at “the…

  • Madison woman loses ,500 to gift card scam
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    Madison woman loses $11,500 to gift card scam

    MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – One woman is out thousands of dollars after losing her money in a pre-paid scam. Kim Grove says her stack of Apple Gift Cards amounts to $11,500. “I kept them all,” said Grove. “When you look back at it and you look at the whole thing, it’s plainly obvious it was a stupid scam.” One woman is out hundreds of dollars after losing her money in a pre-paid scam. Kim Grove says her stack of Apple Gift Cards amounts to $11,500.(WMTV) She says it started when she received an email about a recent online purchase stating she had ordered a TV and video gaming equipment through…

  • National D-Day Memorial receives  million gift to help house WWII-era artifacts
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    National D-Day Memorial receives $1 million gift to help house WWII-era artifacts

    BEDFORD, Va. – On the 78th anniversary of D-Day, the National D-Day Memorial Foundation announced a $1 million gift that will be put towards the Motor Pool, a building that will house a collection of WWII-era cars and more. The gift was from the John & Doris Fowler Family, in memory of John Fowler. Doris Fowler was joined by her son, Mike Fowler, and daughter-in-law, Colleen Regan, for the announcement during the annual commemoration ceremony. To be named ‘The John & Doris Fowler Family Motor Pool,’ the period-style building will house the Memorial’s growing collection of WWII-era vehicles, artifacts and exhibits to enhance the ability to share stories in an…

  • The 20 best gifts for mom in 2022: birthdays, anniversaries, and more
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    The 20 best gifts for mom in 2022: birthdays, anniversaries, and more

    What do you gift your mom? That’s a challenging question to answer, especially given mothers — the generous, unselfish beings they can be — are not likely to spill the beans when asked. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you. With the help of The Verge staff, we’ve curated a list of some of the best tech gifts you can treat your mom — or any mother figure, really — to year-round. Whether it’s for her birthday, Mother’s Day, or Christmas, here you’ll find something that caters to all kinds of budgets and interests, ranging from smartwatches and Kindles to massage guns, robot vacuums, and more. You can rest…