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Here's the Starbucks holiday drink that didnt make the cut

By now, you may have heard Starbucks is introducing its first new holiday drink in five years: the Chestnut Praline Latte. Obviously, the coffee chain doesnt take new releases lightly, so what else was it considering for a coveted seasonal spot?A Cherries Jubilee Mocha was also tested last holiday season in certain markets, a Starbucks spokesperson confirmed to TODAY.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:40:43 GMT
These are the 10 foods to avoid, according to health group

That steaming bowl of soup or hot cup of mocha might sound like a good way to warm up on a chilly day, but watch out! Some of these liquid treats are on the 10 Foods to Avoid list unveiled by the Center for Science in the Public Interest on Thursday.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:51:00 GMT
Matt Lauer in drag, Hoda as Yoda: Relive 20 years of Halloween on TODAY

No one does Halloween like TODAY.For the past 20 years, the show's anchors and staff have worked tirelessly to create memorable themes and costumes for the show's annual Halloween celebration. And 2014 will be no different (though we're not giving any hints!).To gear up for this year's event, we're taking a look back at some of the highlights of two decades of Halloween celebrations on TODAY.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:38:00 GMT
Toddler rescued after being caught inside claw toy machine

The claw toy machine claimed another one.The irresistible allure of that oh-so-close toy led an 18-month-old boy to get trapped inside a claw toy machine at a coin laundry shop in Maryville, Tennessee on Wednesday until firefighters brought him out safely.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:12:00 GMT
A cut above the rest: Look at these creative pumpkin carvings

With one week to go until Halloween, there's still plenty of time to bust out the knives and carve that pumpkin if you haven't already.Need some ideas? We asked TODAY viewers to send us their most creative pumpkin carvings, and they may be just the inspiration you need.Have a creative pumpkin carving you'd like to share? Send it to us on Facebook and Twitter using #OrangeRoom.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:45:23 GMT
IKEA pays homage to 'The Shining' in spooky Halloween commercial

For some, IKEA is the land of decorating dreams with its affordable prices, modern furniture and Swedish meatballs. For others, navigating through the megastores labyrinth layout and struggling to find the exit is like living in a horror film.The latter became a reality in IKEA Singapores latest commercial, which pays homage to Stanley Kubricks classic 1980 horror movie, The Shining.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:41:00 GMT
9 tips that will enhance your smartphone photos (and impress your friends)

Chances are you have tons of photos stored on your smartphone but most of them probably stay on the device and are at risk of being destroyed or lost. TODAY digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong offers some helpful tips to keep your precious memories forever and display them in a fun way.Edit photos right after you take them1.Delete unwanted photos as soon as you take them to save space.2.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:34:00 GMT
Wife charts 6-year relationship, from 1st date to marriage, via text messages

How has your relationship with your partner or spouse changed over the years? A peek at the text messages you've sent your loved one may reveal more than you realize.Alice Zhao recently analyzed her 6-year relationship with her now-husband through text messages, from their first date in October 2008 up to their past year as newlyweds.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:15:28 GMT
Tears of joy! Kids lose it as lost cat comes home again

Go ahead and grab a hanky now!Only animal lovers can truly understand the heartbreak a family feels when one of their four-legged friends wanders away, but surely anyone can appreciate a reunion so joyful it moves kids to tears.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:57:23 GMT
6 reasons to watch Brad Pitt and Zach Galifianakis on 'Between Two Ferns'

Zach Galifianakis' deadpan, clueless "Between Two Ferns" "interviewer" has spoken toJustin Bieber and President Barack Obama among others. But he does his worst and by "worst" we mean best interview to date sitting across from "Fury" star Brad Pitt in a brand-new clip.Here are our six favorite moments!

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:48:52 GMT
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