The stock market has been on a roller coaster this fall.  Why do we have such volatility or is it really volatility at all?

Mike Switzer interviews Roy Janse, a certified financial planner with Dehollander and Janse in Greenville, SC.

The Ruby Crowned Kinglet migrates to South Carolina this time of year.
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  Among the things Rudy is thankful for are the birds he sees in South Carolina this time of year.

  “M” is for McGowan, Clelia Peronneau [1865-1956]. Civil leader. After her husband’s death, McGowan became increasingly active in civic affairs. She was president of the League of Women Voters in Charleston and, when appointed to the State Board of Education, became the first woman appointed to public office in the state. She as the state chair of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation for decades. In 1923 she was elected an alderwoman of Ward One on Charleston’s City Council on the platform of “A free library for Charleston.” She envisioned a system of libraries in large towns and county seats and small, travelling libraries to serve rural areas. She helped secure funding for a library in Charleston from the Rosendale Fund and the Carnegie Corporation. Clelia Peronneau McGowan’s lasting monument is the Charleston Count Library, which opened its doors in 1931.

This is the time of year that ancient Greeks gave thanks to the goddess Ceres for bringing forth a bountiful harvest. Modern planetary scientists give thanks to a different Ceres — not a goddess, but the largest object in the belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Studying Ceres should help researchers gain a better understanding of how our solar system formed, and they'll soon have unique new data about from Ceres from a NASA spacecraft called Dawn, which is spending this Thanksgiving heading for its closest, and final, orbit around the dwarf planet.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving!  As you gather with family today and eat the Thanksgiving meal together, keep in mind that while you’re cooking, eating, and cleaning you can conserve energy too.

We’ve been talking about your Thanksgiving preparations this week and tomorrow is the big day!  You’ve gotten your food locally and the bird is already thawing.  The decorations are in place and your centerpiece is ready.  But when it comes to cooking the meal, keep in mind that it could be dangerous to feed your pet the same foods that you enjoy at the table.

It was in November of 1621 that the Pilgrims of the Plymouth colony celebrated the first Thanksgiving. Existence was pretty bare bones in Plymouth in those days, and there certainly wasn’t much going on musically. I find it fascinating to think about that, and then to think about what was going on in Europe at the same time.

Imagine, for a moment, Mozart walking down Broadway, in New York City.  It’s not so easy. But Lorenzo da Ponte, who wrote the librettos for Mozart’s operas Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, and Così fan tutte, died a New Yorker.

Your Adult Siblings May Hold The Secret To A Long, Happy Life

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Somehow we're squeezing 16 people into our apartment for Thanksgiving this year, with relatives ranging in age from my 30-year-old nephew to my 90-year-old mother. I love them all, but in a way the one I know best is the middle-aged man across the table whose blue eyes look just like mine: my younger brother Paul.

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