Pentatonix’ Rendition Of ‘Hallelujah’ Is All You Need To Hear Today

Grammy Award-winning a cappella group, Pentatonix, has done it again!

After releasing this beautiful “Jolene” cover with Dolly Parton in 2016, the group dropped a holiday album titled, “A Pentatonix Christmas.” On the album is a rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”  And we have to warn you… It will give you serious goosebumps. The cover of this classic song is truly beautiful, making it feel like the holidays year-round! Check out the song and the music video below.

Since its release, the music video has gone viral, and Pentatonix fans have gone wild about the new song.

In addition to “Hallelujah,” “A Pentatonix Christmas” features 10 other holiday songs, each more wonderfully stunning than the last. From a modern twist on the classic tune “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” to a peppy take on NSYNC’s song “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” and a few originals, this is a must-have on your holiday list!

We have a feeling that this version of “Hallelujah” would warm even Scrooge’s heart during the holidays.

Love this song? Make sure you check out this 1,500-person choir singing it with Rufus Wainwright (who performed the version made popular from the movie “Shrek”).

[h/t: TODAY]

Your Ultimate Apple Guide: Which Are Best For Eating Vs. Baking

It’s that time of year again! Autumn is upon us, and along with crisp weather and fall foliage comes everyone’s favorite fruit: apples. Whether it’s bobbing for them, baking them in a pie, making apple sauce, apple juice or eating them as-is, apples are delicious and we do not discriminate.

However, some apples are better baked, and others are better eaten raw. So how do you know how to make the most out of your apple experience? Well here’s the lowdown.

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So why are some apples better for eating and other better for baking?

Best To Use For Baking

1. Gala

Gals’s are great for baking, particularly for baking apple pie because they hold up well when cooked.

2. Golden Delicious

Known as the yellow apple with a sweet flavor and thin skin, these are best used in in pie, applesauce or for stewing.

3. Jonagold

Crisp yet tart. A go-to for baking because these apples won’t overload your pie with sweetness.

Best When Eaten Raw

1. Red Delicious

Not the most exciting apple, but the Red Delicious is the most classic looking apple. It’s sweet without being overbearing, making it a great snack.

2. Pink Lady

Pink Lady is a hybrid apple. Part Golden Delicious mixed with Lady Williams. Not too tart but not too sweet either. Making it a great option for raw eating because of its extra-crunchy texture.

3. Fuji

Fuji apples are sweeter and crispier than other apples! No need to bake these!

Best To Eat Raw & Use For Baking

And of course some apples are so delicious they can be equally as good baked or eaten raw!

1. Cortland

Copland apple are not the most popular apple on the tree. However, they should not be over looked. They are a bit sour, yet juicy. Making them a great option for both baking, stewing and eating them raw, depending on your tastebuds!

2. Granny Smith

The tartness of a Granny Smith makes them an excellent baking candidate. Fun fact: they hold their shape when cooked because of their slightly dry texture and tough skin. You can also enjoy these apples raw.

3. Honeycrisp

Everyone’s favorite apple (maybe I’m biased)! The perfect mix of crispy and sweet, enjoy them baked or raw.

4. Jonathan

A Jonathan’s tartness makes them great for baking, and their crispiness makes them great for eating. A win, win.

5. Mclntosh

This is the go-to apple for pie-baking. They are sweet and juicy, and can be had raw, stewed as applesauce or baked.

So there you have it. Now you are an apple expert!

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[h/t: The Kitchn & ALL YOU]

Marc Maron And Scott Aukerman Live: How To Win VIP Tickets And More

Have you ever been curious as to the actual human behind the voice of a podcast? Would you like to see these people perform your favorite podcasts live and possibly have the opportunity to meet them? Well now is your chance! Midroll Media is hosting the “The Now Hear This Podcast Festival”—aka the Comic Con of podcasting—and you have to be there.

The Now Hear This Podcast Festival is a three-day celebration of podcasting held in Anaheim, California, Oct. 28-30. The festival will include over 30 live podcasts performed on six different stages. Headliners include Comedy Bang! Bang! With Scott Aukerman, WTF with Marc Maron, With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus and How Did This Get Made with Paul Scheer. See the full list here.


There are a number of different ticket options. You can get a 3-Day General Admission Pass, 3-Day VIP Pass, 3-Day Upgraded VIP Pass or single day passes are available as well.

But, there is another way to score tickets doesn’t require purchasing them. Enter to win tickets here! The winner will receive two three-day Upgraded VIP passes, plus a two-night stay in Anaheim at the Marriott Hotel and a $200 VISA gift card!

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In addition to this, the winner will have speed-line access into all live podcasts, reserved seating at select podcasts, a meet-and-greet opportunity with select talent, breakfast with select talent on October 30, access to the VIP lounge with complimentary food and beverages, and three beverage vouchers!


All you need to do is enter your name, email address and zip code for the chance to win. Enter now, as the contest entry period ends Friday, Oct. 7 at 11:59 pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to win a chance to meet the faces behind the voices!

 

You Can Visit The Real-Life Halloweentown This Fall

Disney Channel’s “Halloweentown” has become a holiday favorite. If you’re like me, you’ve seen the movie about a million times, and Halloween simply wouldn’t be the same without viewing it at least once during the fall season.

And while watching the movie each year at home is great, wouldn’t it be a dream come true to be able to visit the real-life Halloweentown? Well, for the people of St. Helens, Oregon, this is their everyday reality. St. Helens is the town where “Halloweentown” was originally filmed back in 1998! Each year, starting Oct. 1, the town transforms into the real-life Halloweentown, straight out of the movie.

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The month-long festival is known as “The Spirit of Halloweentown,” and the celebration will be extra-special this year because Kimberly J. Brown, aka “Marnie,” will be returning to host a full weekend of Halloween events!

According to Good Housekeeping, there will be numerous activities throughout the weekend, such as a masquerade ball, haunted tractor rides and a scarecrow contest. And if here is one event that you just shouldn’t miss, it’s the giant pumpkin lighting on Oct. 8!

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And while you unfortunately can’t take a ride on the magical school bus to get to the event, you may be able to catch a haunted cab ride with Marnie and everyone’s favorite skeleton, Benny!

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Tickets for “The Spirit of Halloweentown” are selling out fast, so be sure to get yours before it’s too late! Get the full list of events and tickets here.

[h/t: Buzzfeed]

17 Beautiful Barns That Will Get You In The Mood For Fall

Fall may not be everyone’s favorite season, but it is arguably the most beautiful.  Something about the red, yellow and orange leaves melting together creates a breathtaking image. Whether you are taking in the view, or jumping in the leaves, these barns will definitely get you in the fall spirit! They may even spark an impulse trip to the countryside this season.

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Hungry for more fall inspiration? Check out this roundup of fall-flavored snacks hitting shelves near you, get 8 healthy and delicious fall recipes, and look no further for your Halloween costume inspiration.

[h/t Country Living]

15 Things Every HGTV Fan Can Relate To

Whether you enjoy watching “Fixer Upper,” “House Hunters,” “Flip or Flop” or “Property Brothers,” HGTV fans will be able to relate to these hilarious posts.

1. Is a kitchen ever up-to-date?

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2. Insane budgets

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3. Everyone’s dream shopping spree

4. The perfect analogy

5. They sure do know how to make a home sound appealing!

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6. More insane budgets

7. Should I add this to my resume?

8. So that’s why they looked so familiar (remember “The Road To El Dorado”?)!

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9. Funny how that always works out for them

10. This unrealistic couple

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11. Because their relationship is your favorite

12. Because to make money you have to spend money, right?

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13. Inspiring amateur contractors everywhere

14. Practice makes perfect

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15. HGTV is ultimately great motivation

[h/t: Buzzfeed]