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Holidays aren’t happy for everyone. Here’s how you can connect to friends who are depressed

Some heartfelt advice from Ted.com and writer Bill Bernat, who’s been there.

When he lived with severe depression and social anxiety, Bill found it extremely difficult to talk to strangers. Yet the one conversation that uplifted him more than any other occurred in the dining hall of the mental health wing of a mountain-town hospital…

via The holidays aren’t happy for everyone. Here’s how you can connect to friends who are depressed — ideas.ted.com

Here are the deadlines for all your online holiday shopping orders.

While some folks still head to the stores on Black Friday and throughout December, many of us are turning to the web for Christmas shopping. Just one complication: shipping tends to bottleneck during the holidays and some gifts simply don’t arrive on time. But we’ve sorted all that out for you…

via Here are the deadlines for all your online holiday shopping orders — TechCrunch

Jimmy Kimmel Celebrates Christmas By Grilling a Child About Her 2017 Mistakes

Late night television hosts continue their holiday comic relief.

This time, Jimmy Kimmel is continuing his annual tradition of helping Santa Claus determine whether certain children belong on his naughty or nice list. After opening Monday’s episode of Live! by bringing out his baby son Billy — who recently underwent a second heart surgery — the late night host pivoted to celebrating the most wonderful time…

via Jimmy Kimmel Celebrates Christmas By Grilling a Child About Her 2017 Mistakes — TIME

Thoroughbred Racehorses Killed Trying to Escape San Diego County Wildfire

Hundreds of elite thoroughbred race horses sprinted away from flames Thursday as one of California’s major wildfires tore through a training center in San Diego County. Not all made it. There was no official count of how many animals were killed in the hazy confusion as both horses and humans evacuated, but estimates put it at least 25…

Nearly 500 horses were stabled at the San Luis Rey Downs training center in Bonsall when the fire erupted amid strong Santa Ana winds Thursday, and workers risked their lives to free horses from stalls and herd them into safer areas, a board statement said.

Horses worth hundreds of thousands of dollars who are usually carefully walked from place to place were simply set free and encouraged to run away as flames engulfed the center, which is just a few miles from where the fire broke out.

via Thoroughbred Racehorses Killed Trying to Escape California Wildfire — TIME

Samuel L. Jackson Will Personally Teach You His Methods

Veteran Hollywood star Samuel L. Jackson is offering fans the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to take an acting class with him this holiday season. The Pulp Fiction actor took to his Twitter on Thursday night to announce that he would be offering acting classes this winter with Masterclass, an online learning platform. More…

via Samuel L. Jackson Will Personally Teach You His Methods With His First Online Class — TIME

Hilton to roll out new smart hotel room system in 2018

Hilton is planning to rollout a full mobile-focused connected room next year. The hotel company announced today that it will deploy the Hilton Honors app with smart home features to all of its properties, allow visitors to manage their entire stay directly from the app… more…

via Hilton to start rolling out new smart hotel room system next year — 9to5Mac