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The Return of the Twinkie

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Hostess Twinkies are due to return to stores today, although some Walmart stores had them for sale last Friday. The new product will have almost twice the shelf life of the old Twinkies.
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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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