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10 Surprising Facts About America's Drunken Shopping Habit

An inflatable bouncy castle, 200 pounds of bamboo, and a splinter removed from basketball player Olden Polynice's foot are among the stranger online purchases people have made while drinking.

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Target's Best and Worst Black Friday TV Deals

How good are Target's Black Friday TV deals? Consumer Reports breaks Target's Best and Worst Black Friday TV Deals.

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10 Lawn Games For The Must Fun Summer Party Ever

For adults, these classic lawn games bring a whole new level of fun outside. Here are the best outdoor games both grown ups and kids will love this summer.

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Words in your ears: the 10 best books podcasts | Books | The Guardian

A bookseller and writer chooses his favourite audio options for those occasions when actually reading a book would be ill-advised

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Blogging Is the New Black (5 Reasons to Blog + 5 Steps to Begin)

I'm a blogger. It's part of my identity, as much as being a mom, wife and friend are parts of my existence. It's part of my past, and hopefully will continue to be a part of my future.

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17 Things to Do on Super Bowl Sunday That Have Nothing to Do with Football

If you're prone to wearing anything other than a football jersey on game day and still haven't streamed Friday Night Lights on Netflix because you're convinced that attempting to grasp on-field strategies will cause a brain aneurysm, then you might just have an allergy to Super Bowl Sunday.

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Watch a Video of the Only Known Wild Jaguar in the U.S. | Mental Floss

The large cat known as "El Jefe" was spotted 25 miles outside of downtown Tucson, Arizona.

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Behold, A Tinder-Like App For Female Friendships

Because finding new BFFs is just as important as finding a date.

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9-Year-Old Collects Hundreds Of Barbies For Homeless Girls Her Age

"I feel like girls in shelters should have the same as girls not in shelters."

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'Pretty in Pink' to Return to Theaters for 30th Anniversary

Re-release will contain bonus footage, including cast discussing alternate ending

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How the Great Sandwich War of 1958 Changed the Way We Eat | TIME

The Great Sandwich War of 1958 changed how we eat during air travel

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Myths and truths about Daylight Saving Time - CNN.com

Ready or not, Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday.

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The most stressful job? Waitressing, say scientists

Menial jobs like waitressing are far more stressful than professions like medicine or architecture, says scientists, as they warn of stroke risk

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Why You Hate Google’s New Logo - The New Yorker

Sarah Larson writes about Google’s new, streamlined logo, and how the typeface change brings with it a loss of innocence.

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Mary Badham To Kill a Mockingbird Go Set a Watchman Reading and Interview

Mary Badham played the young girl in the film. And just like Scout in the new book, she's grown up and learned a lot.

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Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' breaks Vevo record

Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” garnered 20.1 million views in just 24 hours, setting a new Vevo record....

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The 'Harry Potter' Cast Had The Most Magical Reunion Ever

We solemnly swear that this is amazing. Draco Malfoy was hanging out with the Weasleys in West Hollywood recently and decided to share the Hogwarts reunion on Instagram for all us Muggles to see. Ten points to Slytherin for that! Joining actor...

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You Won't Believe These Incredible Photos Were All Taken With iPhones

Apple is turning the spotlight on its users in a new international ad campaign that will see photos taken “by real people” displayed on billboards across the world.

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10 Healthy-Sounding Foods With More Sugar Than Candy

It's like nothing but salad is sacred! Because most packaged foods contain some kind of added sugar, the sweet stuff is nearly impossible to avoid.

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5 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families in the Caribbean | MiniTime

Whether you're a family of three or of five, with toddlers or with teens, these five best Caribbean all-inclusive resorts promise carefree good times in a natural paradise with unbridled fun under the sun for the whole family....

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50 Kitchen Tricks to Help You Become a Master Chef

Cooking can be a pretty tricky job, even if you're following a recipe. Luckily, there's this enormous infographic to help you shave off some time the next time you run into trouble. These helpful tricks might be even surprise veteran chefs.

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J.K. Rowling Finally Gives Harry Potter Fans What They Want | TIME

After days of pretty underwhelming pieces of new ‘content’ on fansite Pottermore, J.K. Rowling has finally delivered. In her latest piece in the 12 Days of Christmas series, Rowling reveals new information about the backstory of Draco Malfoy.

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The Best Gifts for the Home for All Design Lovers - Vogue

When choosing what to include in their holiday gift lists, our home editors looked back at the very best trends in design for inspiration. From animal glassware to dainty coffee and tea accouterments, here are their 30 favorite gifts for the home to give (or hopefully receive) this December.

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What Do Minimalists Do With All Their Stuff?

Are you buried in clutter? Maybe it's time to live like a minimalist and rid your home of all the chaos. Here we will tell you how to get organized for good.

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R.I.P. Ian McLagan, keyboardist of Small Faces and the Rolling Stones · Newswire · The A.V. Club

In what is proving to be a sad day for Rolling Stones sidemen, Paste is reporting the death of Ian McLagan, a keyboardist whose whirling electric piano and moody organ held together bluesy, boozy songs by Small Faces and its latter incarnation as Faces, as well as those of countless other rock giants. According to Paste’s report, McLagan suffered a stroke and died today at a hospital in his adopted home of Austin, Texas.

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5 Ways to Transform Your Look From Daytime to Playtime | Zoey Gulmi

Coco Chanel once said "before leaving the house, a lady should look in the mirror and remove one accessory," and while I am never one to disagree with the iconic Coco Chanel, in this case I'm going to go ahead and tell you to do the exact o...

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Scientists Compete to Hide Bob Dylan Lyrics In Their Research Papers

A group of Swedish scientists with a lot of time on their hands have spent the last 17 years competing to see who can sneak the most Bob Dylan lyrics into their research papers.

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One Simple Chart Shows 72 Uses For Common Household Products!

People have been using common substances like citrus juices, oils and vinegars for cooking, as household cleaners and personal grooming products, for centuries, and many of the store bought products we buy everyday use these items as their core ingredient

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The Biggest Photoshop Controversies

We look back on the most recent retouching scandals and the women who spoke out.

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12 tips for a clutter-free home office

The next post in our series dedicated to eradicating clutter focuses squarely on the home office, where simple storage and design solutions promise to help you dump those extra papers and think clearly.

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    The Wild and Wonderful World of Japanese Vending Machines

    For decades now, Japanese vending machines have served up an array of interesting, mundane, and useful things. Things like manga. Or bread in a can. Or illicit substances. Or video game piracy cartridges.

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        Ceiling glitter -- where to buy it -- and my very pressing questions - Retro Renovation

        I was up at Miller Supply Co. in Pittsfield recently, picking up a framing project, and while I was there I got to talking with Steve Miller, the owner. Miller’s has been in Pittsfield for decades. I asked him whether something in an old store disp

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          Bungling Across America: The Bungalow in Southern California and Beyond | Intersections | Land of Sunshine | KCET

          In the early twentieth century, the bungalow dominated bourgeoisie and working class visions of the American dream, and Southern California's climate and landscape provided the perfect setting for the bungalow's expansion.

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            The 5 Lies You Tell Yourself After A Breakup

            By Bo Sellers for YourTango.com At the age of six, I fell madly in love with a boy in my class who I knew preferred brunettes.

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              Best Travel Pictures of 2013!

              Aquathlon competitors make a splash, cheetahs surprise tourists, and a purple storm looms in the best travel photos of the year.

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                How The Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies Raised Major Money

                An inside look at how these entrepreneurs got the crowd to fund their businesses to the tune of some big bucks.

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                  Why Do Our Best Ideas Come to Us in the Shower?

                  The shower creates the perfect conditions for a creative flash, coaxing out your inner genius.

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                    Hugh Laurie's Los Angeles - Telegraph

                    If you’re British, you’re not supposed to love Los Angeles. Hugh Laurie doesn’t care. Here he reveals how the city helped him to reinvent himself.

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                      Boggle Is Better Than Scrabble. Don’t Scoff. It’s True.

                      Scrabble is a game that puts on airs. It’s more than a living-room pastime, its partisans argue. Played at the highest level, it’s as complex as chess. Scrabble is so strategically sophisticated, in fact, that—as readers of Slate contrib

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                        16 Amazing Places to Visit Via Google Street View

                        Since Street View went international in 2008, its portfolio has expanded to include digital postcards of the suburbs, museums, tourist attractions, and natural landmarks in 48 regions and counting.

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                          The Walt Disney Story at Yesterland

                          A look at the “Free Shows and Exhibits” section of the Fall/Winter 1973-73 Disneyland Guide (below) confirms that The Walt Disney Story is about Uncle Walt, not Honest Abe.

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                            How to give back on your next getaway

                            The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is inspiring people across the country to volunteer this holiday weekend.

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                              My View: Crossing the line between school safety and stupidity

                              By Lenore Skenazy, Special to CNN Editor's note: Lenore Skenazy is a public speaker and founder of the book and blog Free-Range Kids. Her show “World’s Worst Mom”  -- a title she once earned -- airs on Discovery/TLC International.

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                                Weight Loss Simulator | Virtual Model

                                Personalize your virtual model, then add your current weight and goal weight....see how different you will look!

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                                    Teaching Similes with Children's Books -- Best Books List

                                    Children's books are a fantastic resource for teaching similes. This page lists the best children's books that are full of great simile examples.