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The awww-some therapy dogs who went from Newtown to Boston get love on social media

This therapy dog is making the country feel better this morning. Part of a crew sent to Boston, this friendly face was greeting runners this morning returning to pick up their gear left at the race site on Monday, said the person who posted the pic on Reddit. On social media, people admiring the dog’s  
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Ordinary people who became heroes in Boston saluted by the nation

Americans and people around the world experienced the shattering terror of the Boston Marathon bombings together on Monday through digital and social media. Since then heroes have emerged — often ordinary people who rose to extraordinary acts of courage. A shaken nation has responded with an outpouring of gratitude and respect, holding them up on  
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New Kool-Aid Man can say things other than ‘Oh, Yeah!’

On the eve of his sixtieth birthday, The Kool-Aid Man is learning to talk. According to a Kool-Aid press release, the giant pitcher of punch will be able to say things other than “Oh, Yeah!” while bursting through walls and the like. Apparently that bit was getting stale. “…The new lifelike Kool-Aid Man is technologically  
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PSY unveils video for new song

Hoping to catch lightning in a bottle twice, South Korean pop star PSY on Saturday released the video from his new single, “Gentleman,” thereby making his young countrymen dance and forget all about the nuclear menace to the north. PSY, of course, created the international phenomenon known as “Gangnam Style” after his hit song and  
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When Bad Movies Happen to Good Directors

Terrence Malick’s TO THE WONDER is ambitious, occasionally inspired and often interesting, but there is just no way to call it a good movie. Yet he is one of the greatest directors in the world, the
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French study: Bras don’t help breasts

After 15 years of meticulously studying the breasts of 130 women, a French sports medicine scientist says: Bras are bogus. They don’t help a woman with back pain or sagging or pretty much anything, professor Jean-Denis Rouillon, from the University of Besançon in eastern France, told The Local, an English language French news org. Local  
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‘Ding Dong the Witch is Dead’ sales soar after Thatcher death

UPDATE: British media is reporting that online sales of the Wizard of Oz song, “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” have been off the charts following the death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The Guardian writes: “While many people were mourning her loss, others were quick to celebrate. A Facebook campaign, called “Make Ding  
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Have what it takes to be an astronaut? Here’s the original 1959 job description

Do you think you have what it takes to become an astronaut? Here’s NASA’s original internal job description for Mercury astronauts who were officially named 54 years ago today.

Hat tip: The National Archives

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Melo better than LeBron? At least in jersey sales

The Miami Heat may be the favorites to win the NBA championship, but their star LeBron James is no longer the king of jersey sales. New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has dethroned James as the top-selling jersey according to sales at the NBA Store in New York along with NBAStore.com. James was No. 1  
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Texas restaurant chain trademarks the term “breastaurant”

The term breastaurant has been used for years to describe Hooters, Twin Peaks and other restaurants that feature scantily clad waitresses who cater especially to a male appetite. Thanks to a trademark filed with the United States Patent and Trademark office, however, there is officially only one Breastaurant. Bikinis Bar and Grill, a chain that  
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