Bath & Body Works is helping you kick off December with the scent of holiday cheer. Tomorrow, you'll be able to purchase any three-wick candle for only $9 (the candles are typically $25). You can either create the ultimate Winter ambiance by choosing from the brand's 11 holiday-inspired collections (like the sugary Vanilla Bean Noel and warm, comforting Spiced Gingerbread Swirl) or indulge in one of the brand's signature fragrances (if you're a fan of the Aromatherapy Eucalyptus and Spearmint Candle ($25) like I am, it's time to stock up).
The sale is only for tomorrow, so start sifting through scents and pre-filling your carts. Happy shopping.
Amazon Prime Video has confirmed that several of its original shows will be debuting new episodes on the streaming service in December, including the second season of the Emmy-winning comedy “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and the lavish costume drama “Vanity Fair.”
Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first appearances on Amazon Prime Video including those featuring Oscar-winning turns by Kevin Kline (“A Fish Called Wanda”) and Timothy Hutton (“Ordinary People”).
Unlike Netflix, Amazon does not disclose the shows and movies leaving the service in any given month. We’ve done some digging and unearthed a few titles that will be exiting Amazon Prime Video in the first week of December. News of these is detailed at the bottom of this post.
Available December 1
“A Clockwork Orange”
“A Fish Called Wanda”
“A Fistful of Dollars (Per un pugno di dollari)”
“All the President’s Men”
“Bad Girls from Mars”
“Because I Said So”
“Beverly Hills Vamp”
“Blue Hill Avenue”
“Bright Lights, Big City”
“Happily N’Ever After”
“Happily N’Ever After 2”
“King of the Mountain”
“Line of Duty”
“Livin’ by the Gun”
“Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult”
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”
“The Black Stallion”
“The Dark Crystal”
“The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear”
“The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!”
“Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins”
“Wild Wild West”
Available December 5
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Season 2 (Prime Original series)
Available December 7
“Why Did I Get Married Too?”
Available December 8
“Before I Fall”
Available December 14
“LOL: Last One Laughing,” Season 1 (Prime Original series)
Available December 15
“4 Blocks,” Season 2
“Life of Crime,” Mini-series
Available December 16
Available December 19
“A Most Wanted Man”
Available December 21
“Life Itself” (Prime Original movie)
Available December 21
“Vanity Fair,” Season 1 (Prime Original series)
Available December 25
“Iron Man 2”
Available December 27
Available December 28
“Niko and the Sword of Light,” Season 2 (Prime Original series)
Leaving December 1
Leaving December 3
Leaving December 5
Leaving December 6
“Therapy For A Vampire”
Be sure to check out how our experts rank this year’s Oscar contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own Oscar predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominations are announced on January 22.
Appleton North grad says Alaska earthquake was like 'a roller coaster'
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Katie Hoeffner's first experience with a major earthquake was one she won't soon forget.
The 2018 Appleton North graduate and current freshman on the University of Alaska-Anchorage women's volleyball team was shaken awake by Friday morning's magnitude 7 earthquake that had its epicenter just minutes northeast of Anchorage.
"It felt like our whole house was on a roller coaster," Hoeffner said when reached by Facebook video messenger late Friday evening. "It felt so scary and we were getting tossed around. There was definitely a scare factor of not knowing what to do."
Friday's earthquake triggered a tsunami warning, fractured roads and caused damage to buildings in the area, according to the Associated Press. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker told reporters at a press conference late Friday afternoon that repair to roads could take more than a week or two.
A strong aftershock measured at magnitude 5.7 followed soon after. There are no reports of deaths related to the earthquakes.
Thousands of the city's residents are without power. Hoeffner's home had power late Friday evening, though she experienced two aftershocks during her video interview with USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin.
Hoeffner and her roommate — volleyball teammate Talia Leauanae — had experienced small rumblings during their time in Anchorage.
Friday's quake was something far different.
"When it initially happened, I thought it was one of the smaller earthquakes, but then all of a sudden the blinds on our windows were moving so abruptly," Hoeffner said. "I thought, 'It'll go away. I'm fine. I'm in bed, and I'm safe and in a house.' Then all of a sudden the house started shaking so aggressively and I honestly thought — we live in like a townhouse complex — that I was going to tip over. It was that bad. Stuff from our desks were falling off and stuff from the cabinets and the bathrooms fell off. It was very scary."
Hoeffner said while the magnitude 7 quake lasted about three minutes, it "honestly felt like three hours."
She added that she reached out to her family immediately.
"I contacted them within seconds of it happening," she said. "It was so scary. And I had to contact other friends that were blowing my phone up worrying about me. News travels fast, that's for sure. So the whole contacting process happened within minutes of the first earthquake."
Hoeffner was a starting outside hitter on Appleton North's state qualifying volleyball team in 2016 as a junior. She was recruited by Anchorage during her senior season and recently completed her freshman season with the Seawolves.
She said she knew her university is in an area known for being volatile, besides the low temperatures. The strongest recorded earthquake in North America hit the Anchorage area in 1964 with a magnitude 9.2. That quake lasted more than four-and-a-half minutes and results in 139 deaths.
"I did my research," she said. "But I never thought that there would be a 7 magnitude earthquake. Like I said, I felt little shocks before, but nothing to this major extent.
"Coming here, I knew I would go on adventures, but I didn't think an earthquake would be one of the adventures that I would go on. I don't think anyone knew this was approaching at all."