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Jasmine Allen is a passionate freelance writer and multimedia journalist addicted to thrift shopping. Every now and then she enjoys indulging in cotton candy of all flavors! Follow her on Twitter: @ThriftThrive, Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/jasminerallen, IG: roseyjhearts
Jerky Recall: Utah Company Products Contain Unspecified Allergen
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Well, it appears that 2014 is starting off pretty rough for beef. Just when this meat recall epidemic could not get any worst, another company has asked distributors to take their products off of store shelves. This time, however, the …

China Earthquake: A 6.9-Magnitude Shakes the Hotan Province

On Wednesday, a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck one of China’s most abundant northwestern regions of natural resources. The Xinjiang region endured several tremors within a two-hour timespan. Twenty of them were recorded as a series of aftershocks. The earthquake mainly occurred …

Waterboarding Trial: Former Pediatrician Faces Cross-Examination

A waterboarding trial involving a former Delaware Pediatrician resumed Tuesday with a cross-examination of the defendant. Melvin Morse, 60, is accused of intentionally tormenting his stepdaughter by holding her head underneath a sink faucet. According to the girl’s younger sister and mother, …

Robin Wright Admits to Botox and Devastating Divorce Experience
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“House of Cards” star Robin Wright recently shared how devastating her divorce was with ex-husband Sean Penn. In a very transparent interview with The Telegraph, the 47-year-old actress expressed why it was so hard for her to move on from …

Amber Bellows: Newlywed BASE Jumper Dies in Parachute Accident
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A Utah woman fell to her death Saturday while BASE jumping with her newlywed husband at Zion National Park. Amber Marie Bellows, 28, and 29-year-old Clayton Butler decided to take a leap off of a region located on Mount Kinesava, …

Copenhagen Zoo Euthanizes Healthy Giraffe to Regulate Breed Population

The Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark executed a 2-year-old giraffe Sunday in an effort to control inbreeding within the zoo. Marius, a male giraffe, was reportedly shot in the head and then fed to the lions. The Danish zoo released an official Q&A …

Meat Recall: Improper Inspections Lead to Contaminated Beef Products
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Pounds of beef products from Rancho Feeding Corporation in Petaluma, Calif.,  have gone on recall due to improperly inspected animals. Approximately 8.7 million products were said to be unfit for human consumption. The recall was first announced January 13 when thousands of …

Savannah Fire: Black Smoke Invades the City Sky

A stream of smoke has caused a possible health hazard for Savannah, GA residents living near a warehouse that caught on fire over the weekend. Savannah firefighters, the Air National Guard, and the Coast Guard have been working hard to put out a blaze …

Lauren Conrad’s Engagement Pics and Sweet Surprises to Fiancé
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It appears that Valentine’s Day will be very special this year for newly engaged television star Lauren Conrad and her hubby-to-be, William Tell. On Monday Feb. 3, Conrad shared photos on her web site via a blog post titled “Letter from Lauren: Fall In …

Ted Agu: University of California Football Athlete Collapses and Dies at 21
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A Cal football player passed away Friday after collapsing during a training drill with his teammates. Ted Agu, 21, of the University of California Golden Bears, was reportedly having trouble completing the usual morning workout routine at Memorial Stadium. Medical …

Infant Found Alive in a Tote Bag 250 Miles Away From Home

An Iowa police chief found a 6-day-old baby boy Friday who was abducted Thursday morning from his cradle in a Wisconsin home. Kayden Powell was found 250 miles away from home outside a gas station in West Branch, Iowa. Forty police officers …

Missy Elliott Comes Out About Nine-Year Career Hiatus
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“I don’t just throw out microwave records,” said 42-year-old female rapper Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott in a recent interview. As one of the leading ladies of Hip Hop during the late 90s to the early 2000s, Elliott has won five Grammy …

Todd Lodwick Elected As American Flag Bearer For Sochi Games

Avid Nordic sports skiier, Todd Lodwick, was chosen on Wednesday by fellow Olympian colleagues to carry the United States flag during the opening ceremonies on Friday. As America’s first Olympian to compete in six Winter Games (yes, he has participated in …

Marvin Gaye’s Passport Discovered in Album Record, Worth At Least $20,000
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On one of the latest segments of PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow,” a Motown memorabilia collector shares the story behind discovering Marvin Gaye’s 1964 passport in one of the records he purchased from an estate sale. The man, who has worked for …

Sofia Vergara Talks About Wedding Plans with Ellen DeGeneres

The first thought that comes to mind when you think about Colombian actress and CoverGirl spokeswoman Sofia Vergara is her very sexy, but comical personality. Well, I know I do. So, it’s pretty thrilling to know that one of the …

Colorado Standoff: Hostage Rescued, Suspect Killed

A standoff between the Arvada SWAT team and an alleged “absconded parolee” lasted for 18 hours in a residential neighborhood. What started as a domestic dispute between a man and woman on Monday later turned into a hostage situation after …

Dead Dolphins Washed Ashore on the Peru Coast Last Month

Wildlife experts have confirmed that last January over 400 dolphins washed up on the beaches of northern Peru, which is not too far away from the borders of nearby neighbor Ecuador. Two hundred were washed ashore within the first three …

Shoplifting Cop Charged on Two Counts of Retail Theft

On Wednesday Jan. 8, a New Jersey cop was caught shoplifting over $200.00 worth of gun accessories at a Cabela’s sporting goods store in Pittsburgh, Penn. According to the Associated Press, State Trooper William Carvounis, 35, was arrested after paying for …

9/11 ‘Truther’ Disrupts Super Bowl Press Conference (VIDEO)

“Investigate 9/11. 9/11 was perpetrated by people within our own government.” Those were the words said by 30-year-old Matthew Mills, an independent journalist who decided to take matters into his own hands during the Super Bowl press conference on Sunday. As MVP …

Marshall Islands Castaway Survives 13 Months Out at Sea

The story of an El Salvadoran man who allegedly was lost at sea for more than a year almost mirrors one of Hollywood’s most adventurous and heart-felt films, “Castaway,” which was released in 2000 starring Tom Hanks. The realistic castaway, …

Pizza-Scented Perfume By Demeter Fragrance Library: Yay or Nay? Pizza-Scented Perfume By Demeter Fragrance Library: Yay or Nay?
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For all you die-hard pizza fans out there, there is a new perfume on the market that may just satisfy your inner hunger. Demeter Fragrance Library features a new pizza-scented perfume for $20 on their web site. According to its …

Woody Allen’s Adopted Daughter Claims Sexual Abuse in Letter

The adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen has come forward with allegations that she was sexually abused as a child. In an open letter reported by NY Times, Dylan Farrow, 28, came forward describing a traumatizing event she …

Harley Burial: Deceased Man Rides Motorcycle As Last Wish

“He’d done right by us all these years, and at least we could see he goes out the way he wanted to,” Pete Standley said in regards to the funeral of his deceased father, whose body was perfectly placed on …

Seahawks 747: Boeing Cheers On Seahawks With New Plane

This Sunday, the Boeing commercial airplane company will obviously be cheering for its hometown football team, the Seahawks. The team will be going against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII this weekend during yet another “football holiday.” In honor …