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Reports: ‘Dallas’ star Larry Hagman dies at 81

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Several media outlets reported on Friday that TV icon Larry Hagman, who made oilman “J.R. Ewing” a household name, has died. The actor passed away at a Dallas hospital at age 81, after suffering complications from cancer, the Dallas Morning News reports. His “Dallas” co-stars Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy were reportedly at Hagman’s side […] [Read More]
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Latest wrinkle for poker players: Botox

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In the never-ending quest to expand the market for cosmetic surgery, here’s a new wrinkle–chemical poker faces. A New York City doctor of aesthetic medicine who likes to gamble has come up with the idea of “Pokertox,” a treatment for players that includes Botox and facial fill-ins. Dr. Jack Berdy tells the Huffington Post: “Some [...] [Read More]
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Farmer claims his diving pigs produce better bacon

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A farmer in China believes that training pigs to dive into a lake will make the bacon they produce taste better, China Daily reports. Huang Demin of Ningxiang county in Hunan province said his pigs dive every day. He claims the activity helps them eat more food and grow stronger, improving the quality of the [...] [Read More]
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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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