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• Hypothermia is a very real danger in many parts of the country this time of year. This condition occurs when the body’s temperature drops below 95° F. As the temperature decreases, the body automatically directs blood away from the skin, increasing flow to the vital organs. Since the heart and brain are the most sensitive to cold, a slowdown occurs in their electrical activity. Thinking and reasoning are affected, and the person has the desire to sleep as delirium sets in. When the body’s temperature reaches about 82° F, the heart rate substantially slows down, and if the temperature reaches 68° F brain function stops. About half of all hypothermia deaths are people over 60 years old, with 75% of these occurring in men. • It’s been a long time since the record for a single day’s snowfall was set in the United States. Back in December of 1913, Georgetown, Colorado received 63 inches in one day. Canada’s record is much newer – 57 inches fell in Tahtsa Lake West, British Columbia in 1999. January of 1911 was a record-setting month in Tamarack, California – 390 inches of snow in a single month! Valdez, Alaska is the snowiest place in the U.S., averaging 326 inches a year. • Bethel, Maine’s claim to fame is tall snow creatures! In 1999, the community planned for five months and labored 15 days to create Angus, a 113’ 7” tall snowman, the world’s tallest, overtaking the previous record set by the citizens of Yamagata, Japan, of 96’ 7”. Nine years later, Bethel rivaled their own record with the world’s tallest snow woman, a 122’ 1” creation named Olympia. Olympia sported eyelashes made from skis and lips fashioned from bright red painted tires. Her arms were crafted from pine trees.

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December 22– January 19 Complacence will get you nowhere, Capricorn. Look to the past to recover your enthusiasm. Headway is made on a long overdue report.

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You manage the lion’s share of the work and deserve a little reward for your efforts. Spare no expense, Pisces. It’s time you treated yourself.

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The gift list grows by the day. Careful shopping will uncover many great finds for far less than expected, Aries. A young friend sends cheer your way.

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You’re given credit where credit is due. Be sure to return the favor over the course of the week, Taurus. An unusual gift makes for much laughter.

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Invitations arrive by the handful. Pick the best and leave the rest. A meal shared among friends proves very enlightening. Who knew, Gemini?

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Your work ethic is put to the test with a multistep assignment, and you pass with flying colors. Hooray, Cancer! A tradeoff at home brings piece to your world.

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