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Ashley enjoys pretending she knows how to do yoga and living in sweet denial about the worthlessness of her bachelor's degree. Stalk her on Twitter - if you can find her.
Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Has A $30,000 Price Tag

That’s right. Your friends laughed in the past at your pie-in-the-sky plans to posses a Mercedes someday. But you can take a ball-peen to that piggy bank of yours, because your day has finally arrived in the cramped backseat of …

Ethiopian Airlines: Unarmed Hijacker; Unharmed Passengers

“Wait… we were hijacked?” The 202 travelers of Flight 702 likely asked themselves this once they were safe and sound on Swiss ground. Even the pilot of the Ethiopian airliner didn’t realize the plane he was flying from Addis Ababa …

2014 Acura RDX And MDX Earn “Best Car For The Money”

One for the money, two for the road – two superior SUV crossovers, that is. With its sleek appearance and spacious interior, Acura’s 2014 RDX earned the “Best Luxury Compact SUV For The Money” award, while its equally appealing MDX …

Horses Viagra: Trainer’s Phallic Pharmaceutical Fail

That’s right. The blue pill isn’t just for wanderers of The Matrix or elderly gentlemen whose furnace fires have fizzled to forlornly glowing embers over the years. At least, such was the logic of New Mexican racehorce trainer John Stinebaugh …

Enrico Letta Resigns: Renzi’s Eyes Are On The Prize

Enrico Letta officially resigned from the Italian Prime Minister position this week. This move follows a discontent by many in past months regarding his indecisive actions and slow-moving reforms. The Democratic Party agreed that changes in government and new reforms …

Depression: Valentine Envy Vs. Lack Of Self-Love

Are you feeling blue on the day of red candy hearts? It’s alright. We’re all a bit blue – mostly because it’s freezing and our toes lost circulation around the same time we lost our sight of our cars underneath …

Antivirus Software: No Match For Potential Cybercrime

“There are only two kinds of companies: those who have been breached and those who will be breached.” Such is the claim of Cynthia James, director of business development for Kaspersky Lab, a leading antivirus and Internet security firm. Her …

San Diego Election: Kevin Faulconer, City’s New Mayor

Results are in for San Diego’s special election and Kevin Faulconer will be the city’s next mayor. The Republican Councilman will imminently replace interim mayor Todd Gloria, who supplanted ex-Mayor Bob Filner last year. Filner was ensnared an array of …

Kristen Bell Sings Live With “Frozen” Cast In L.A.
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Did your inner child ever think it would be cool to see Aladdin, Belle, or Ariel do more than traipse around Disneyland with a smile so fake that it looked kind of painful? Sure, they did. Our inner kids still …

Flowers Online: Fresh To… Death?

What would your gent or lady love say after receiving a bunch of dying roses from you on Valentine’s Day? This is something online flower delivery customers are asking themselves. The amorous Hallmark holiday has a way of sneaking up …

VW Beetle: New Super Beetle Will Race In RallyCross
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The Volkswagen Beetle has graduated from an era of driving hippies cross-country to racing RallyCross. A new super version of the classic car – the GRC Beetle – is being shown at the Chicago Auto Show and it’s gaining the …

Best Exercise Equipment To Manage Weight While Managing Pain
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So the holidays ended, resolutions were made, and now the local gym you joined is counting on you to nix your newfound cardio routine. Perhaps the fervor to be fit fizzled out around the same time your vegan diet and …

18-Foot Python: Burmese Behemoth Found In Florida Almost Ties Record

An 18-foot python found in the Florida Everglades almost tied in size with the state’s record setting snake. The Miami Herald reported that the massive Burmese beast was captured on Tuesday by python control on the L-28 levee, roughly 5 …

Mark Helprin’s Novel Is Now A Colin Farrell Film

“If it weren’t for music, I would think that love is mortal.” This prosaic musing about music might seem like words written by a romance novelist. Indeed, it’s a quote from one of Mark Helprin’s novels. However, the 66-year-old author …

Nelson Mandela Leaves $4.1 Million Estate, Hopes Family Stays Unified

“Reading wills are always occasions charged with emotion.” This reply came from Deputy Constitutional Court head, Dikgang Moseneke, when queried about the recent review of Nelson Mandela’s own will to friends and family members. The man who spent his life …

Amy Poehler And SNL Cast Bid Farewell To Seth Meyers

Amy Poehler and Bill Hader were joined by other Saturday Night Live cast members for special appearances on the most recent episode. As Seth Meyers performed his last ever show for the popular long-running series, his comedic colleagues congregated on …

Ancient Rock Charges: Felling Formation Is A Felony

The two Boy Scout leaders who knocked over a historic boulder at Utah’s Goblin Valley State Park last year were formally charged on Friday, park department officials report. 45-year-old Glenn Taylor and 42-year-old David Hall toppled the protected formation in …

Zinc Supplements Studied For The Common Cold
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Although Americans are hit with 1 billion colds each year, most view it as some invisible enemy to which they’ll inevitably succumb. We wait until the running nose and sore throat symptoms set in and then head to our local …

Ukraine Protests Continue: At Least Two Protestors Slain

Reports indicate that turmoil is amplifying in Ukraine as protests stretch beyond its capital. On Friday, protestors in cities near Kiev surrounded government buildings, confronting authorities. The demonstrations, which began in November, were initially spurred after Ukraine opted out from …

Fifty Shades Of Grey: “Most Amazing Shock Ever”, Says Rita Ora

“Fifty Shades of Grey” fans may still have to wait a bit with bated breath before their favorite piece of lusty literature finally hits the silver screen; but musical artist and actress Rita Ora certainly is tantalizing fans with her …

F-35 Program: Stolen Secrets and Lockheed’s “Exaggeration”
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An employee of one of Lockheed’s suppliers was arrested en route to Iran last week on suspicion of attempting to smuggle secret F-35 Joint Strike Fighter documents there. Back in November, the investigation initiated when customs officials and homeland security …

Salpa Maggiore Sea Creature: A See-Through Rarity

About 40 miles off the Karikari Peninsula, fisherman Stewart Fraser pulled a pellucid oddity out of the ocean. While fishing with his two sons, Fraser saw the animal anomaly floating atop the waters. He described his tactile experience with it …

Anna Trebunskaya And Nevin Millan Welcome First Child

A healthy baby girl waltzed her way into the hearts of Anna Trebunskaya and her boyfriend this past Saturday. The former Dancing with the Stars cast member braved out an at home birth over the weekend when she welcomed her …

Natalie Dormer V. Portman: Who Rocks Bald Best?

Red Carpet events can get a tad tedious sometimes. There’s so much else happening in the world that warrants more attention. That said, as a human woman caught up in the spectacle that is my culture, I’d be lying if …