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As a kid, Ellen DeGeneres used to wander through other people’s homes with her mom, who sold real estate. But the comedian, who is launching her first housewares collection on QVC, couldn’t have imagined the impact it would have on her future.
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Homemade Gin Kit
Stumped on what to get your dad for Father’s Day? He definitely doesn’t need another tie—or, a 12-foot chocolate portrait of himself. Instead get him one of these edible DIY kits that he can experiment with at home. Bonus: You’ll get to enjoy the delicious food and booze that results.