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Do Pets Make Kids Smarter?

If you have or are thinking of having kids, it might be a good idea to also add a pet to the equation. That’s because last month a study found that babies who grow up in households with pets are healthier than their pet-less counterparts. And now a survey of children suggests that having a furry friend is one of the keys to academic success.

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Does Facebook Make It Harder to Heal a Broken Heart?

Relationship experts often say the fastest and easiest way to get over someone is to make a clean break — essentially erase the person from your consciousness. But with the advent of social media, that’s getting harder and harder to do.

And it seems we’re bringing a lot of the anguish on ourselves.

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Courtesy of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
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Hero Dad Delivers Newborn on Side of Busy Highway

We’ve all heard the jokes about babies who were conceived in a car. But being born in a car is a much trickier proposition. Especially when that car is on one of the busiest highways in America.

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Never Board An Escalator While In Your Power Chair [Video]

Power chairs are everywhere and have become a life saver for people with difficulty getting around on their own. Retailers and grocery stores like Wal-Mart and Schnuck's even provide them for customer convenience. They can come in very handy for shopping or just strolling along the riverfront, but there are places you should not go in a power chair as one Boston woman found the hard way.

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You Can Now Get Mashed Potatoes and Gravy From a Vending Machine

In a move that will probably delight and disgust convenience store shoppers at the same time, 7-11 has begun offering mashed potatoes and gravy via a vending machine. Alas, the machines aren’t available here in the US yet. As strange as it sounds, we’d probably be first on line if they were.

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What Gross Thing Do Heavy Cell Phone Users Do More Than the Rest of Us?

Those inconsiderate people who jabber away on their cell phones in public aren’t just annoying — according to a new study, they also slobber more. Sexy!

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A Lactose Intolerant Nightmare – Whopper With 1,000 Slices Of Cheese

When you’re part rat like we are, you quickly perfect the art of cramming cheese into every available crevice of any sandwich, burrito … bowl of cereal. We fill our grilled cheese with mac and cheese and dunk that in nacho cheese for good measure. It’s an obsession that was once rivaled by our love for bacon until we saw this guy eat an entire package raw.

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Tim McGraw Shares ‘Tired’ Photo

Tim McGraw is “tired.” Sort of! The ‘Truck Yeah’ singer appears to be pretty meticulous about his body and his workout regimens. The singer shared another shirtless photo of his buff bod, this time mid-workout with a large tire as his equipment.

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How to Survive a Shark Attack – Last Man Standing

Some people (naming no names here) spend an awful lot of time worrying about shark attacks. While statistically, the chance of a carnivorous fish ripping a huge chunk of meat off your body is pretty slim, it does happen on occasion. Most sharks aren’t really interested in human beings, but a few of them do like to take a nibble, or a whopping big bite now and again. The top culprits are, in order of the likelihood of attack, tiger sharks, bull sharks and great whites.

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Woman Performs the Ultimate Challenge – Hugging a Person a Day for a Year

Melinda Schmidt has been a hugger her whole live. So when the 35-year-old mother of two recently moved to Raleigh, NC, she immediately started missing the parade of embraces she used to get in her smaller hometown.

Melinda decided to do something about this, and since she couldn’t import her friends and family to Raleigh, she started hugging strangers instead.

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Free Starbucks Refresher Available Today

If you are looking for some cool, absolutely free refreshment today, I've got the answer for you - Starbucks!

My friend Ashley just sent me this info and I HAVE to pass it along to you!

Starbucks Refreshers Ice Drink (green coffee extract drink) in berry or lime - FREE today from 12-3 PM!

Go and get'um!!! :-)

 

 

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Jason Merritt, Getty Images
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Gloriana Postpone Shows After Tom Gossin Is Placed on Vocal Rest

Gloriana‘s lead vocalist Tom Gossin will need to keep quiet for a few days after being placed on vocal rest. The band shared the news broke late last night (July 11) through the band’s social media sites. As a result, Gloriana has been forced to postpone concerts scheduled for this weekend in Florida.

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