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The wheels on the brown van go round and round: Lynnwood city officials say a new stretch of roadway on 33rd Avenue W. relieved congestion near the Alderwood mall during the peak Christmas shopping season.

But with 3 million people joining Amazon’s Prime loyalty program in the third week of December alone, the new roads are bound to clog up anyway — with delivery trucks loaded with brown boxes, that is.

One cookie equals 15 minutes on the Stairmaster? Really? Millions of us downloaded the Fitbit smartphone app on Christmas Day, a strong indication that the fitness-tracking gadget was under many Christmas trees.

And we’re going to put our new Fitbits to good use real soon now. But first we need to make sure all that leftover Christmas eggnog, cake and cookies stuffed into our refrigerator doesn’t go to waste.

Channel-surfing the vast cultural wasteland: A show on truTV called “Almost Genius” profiles folks who fall short of their goals.

This explains the camera crew that was following The Buzz around all summer.

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff

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