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Canadian sex toy industry booming during NHL lockout

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The NHL lockout isn’t all bad according to sex store owners in Canada. Some shops have seen a growth of 15% since the lockout started. In addition to all the current regular season games being lost, the NHL also announced the cancellation of January’s Winter Classic. Watch the video below to see how hockey fans [...] [Read More]
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Consumer group warns against giving new snack to kids

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A consumer advocacy group dedicated to health and nutrition is taking a stand against Cracker Jack’s new snack, Cracker Jack’D, which will contain the same amount of caffeine as a 12-ounce soda. The nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest calls out Cracker Jack’D, along with Kraft’s caffeinated MIO Energy and Jelly Belly’s caffeinated [...] [Read More]
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The Coolest Man of 2012 — You Choose

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By Mick LaSalle, SFGate.com Who is the coolest man of 2012? Above is a gallery consisting mostly of reader suggestions. Who would you choose as this year’s coolest man? Someone on this list . . . or someone else? I’ll be monitoring your comments throughout the day and adding to the gallery, if necessary. Also […] [Read More]
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Social media bids a tearful farewell to Twinkies

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Meet the ‘Roctuplets’

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The “Roctuplets” new website looks like American Idol, but the kids are much younger and they’re all from the same family. You may recognize them, however, as Octomom Nadya Suleman’s famous octuplets, who are now, apparently, being exploited through a new Christmas single, “I’m Ready for Christmas.” Aren’t we all. The video, which you can [...] [Read More]
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Guy Fieri responds to scathing Times review: ‘There was another agenda’ [Video]

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By Paolo Lucchesi, SFGate.com This morning on the Today Show, the shoe that everyone was waiting to drop finally dropped: Guy Fieri responded to New York Times critic Pete Wells’ zero-star bloodbath of a review of his Times Square restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar. After all, when a (now viral) review consists of 34 questions, Fieri’s answers were [...] [Read More]
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Amazon.com prepares you for the zombie apocalypse

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Amazon now has a page sporting just about everything you’d need to survive the zombie apocalypse. (Assuming, of course, that something called a “zombie-seeking-missile” either doesn’t exist or isn’t sold on Amazon.) The gallery above shows you some of the items Amazon deems you’ll need if zombies are trying to kill you and eat your […] [Read More]
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‘Call of Duty’ contagion may hit the work place

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Huge crowds are expected to pack GameStops and Best Buys on Tuesday for the release of “Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” one of the largest video-game releases of the year. Bosses beware, as avid gamers may even miss work for it according to USA Today . While some fans are expected to take Tuesday [...] [Read More]
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