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Study: Facebook users want to see their friends be unsuccessful

Study: Facebook users want to see their friends be unsuccessful

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From Ohio State University: COLUMBUS, Ohio – Misery likes company indeed. When people are in a bad mood, they are more likely to actively search social networking sites like Facebook to find friends who are doing even worse than they are, a new study suggests. Researchers found that, in general, people use social media to […] [Read More]
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Fans flock to ComiCONN in Bridgeport

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The three-day ComiCONN kicked off Friday, drawing comic book enthusiasts from far and wide to Bridgeport’s Webster Bank arena. Check out photos from the first day. ComiCONN continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.   [Read More]
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America’s finest felon lands modeling contract

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America’s most wanted man, for his looks, has finally been snagged, by a modeling agency. Jeremy Meeks, a 30-year-old convicted felon from Stockton whose mugshot nearly broke the Internet a few weeks ago, has reportedly landed himself a contract with an agent,according to FOX411, even though he remains in custody on multiple felony counts ranging […] [Read More]
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Recap: Here’s 30 recent studies on the effects of marijuana

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The scientific consensus on marijuana is still up in the air, but it seems to be falling in favor of marijuana with each passing day. In order to provide a survey of the various research that’s been done on the topic, we put together a list of 30 studies about pot use from the past […] [Read More]
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Man’s mugshot goes viral for being dreamy

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Most mugshots of people arrested by the police go viral for unflattering reasons. Perhaps the person is a celebrity wearing wild hair and a Hawaiian shirt, or perhaps the person is an alleged meth cook in a “Los Pollos Hermanos” T-shirt from “Breaking Bad.” But Jeremy Meeks, a 30-year-old convicted felon arrested Wednesday in Stockton on suspicion of felony weapons […] [Read More]
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Video: Man flying ‘drone’ attacked on Connecticut beach

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A video posted to YouTube on Friday shows a woman attacking a man flying a remote control quadcopter at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Connecticut. In the video, which is quickly going viral thanks to a Reddit post, the woman accuses the man of taking pictures of women in bikinis with the drone-like device. She […] [Read More]
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Car crashes into Conn. swimming pool

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A man and two children were hospitalized Sunday when their car left the road and landed on its roof in a swimming pool in Ledyard. According to NBC Connecticut, the car struck a pole and traffic box before going through a guard rail and making an inverted landing in the pool around 1 a.m. Ages […] [Read More]
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Shocker from Jupiter: Great Red Spot is shrinking

Shocker from Jupiter: Great Red Spot is shrinking

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From NASA and the European Space Agency: Jupiter’s trademark Great Red Spot — a swirling storm feature larger than Earth — is shrinking. This downsizing, which is changing the shape of the spot from an oval into a circle, has been known about since the 1930s, but now these striking new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope […] [Read More]
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Astronaut delivers UConn commencement address from space

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NASA astronaut and engineer Rick Mastracchio is currently orbiting Earth aboard the International Space Station. But that didn’t prevent him from speaking at graduation. Mastracchio’s pre-recorded speech was broadcast Saturday to graduates of the University of Connecticut’s School of Engineering. The Connecticut native graduated from UConn in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering […] [Read More]
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