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Fighting cancer with a hairy ballerina

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A Brooklyn, N.Y., photographer, whose wife is battling breast cancer, is trying to keep her spirits up in a most amusing way: The Tutu Project in which he photographs his big hairy self against beautiful backdrops dressed solely in a pink tutu. [Read More]
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What Taco Bell has done for Mexican food in its 50 years

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This week marks the 50-year milestone for  Taco Bell,  and one California-based blogger gathered the restaurant’s top accomplishments. Sadly, the Doritos cheese taco didn’t make the list. OC Weekly writer Gustavo Arellano, who writes the well-known column “Ask a Mexican,” said Taco Bell has made headlines for E. coli breakouts and for its use of low quality [...] [Read More]
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Safeway stores pull ‘pink slime’ beef

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Safeway, second-largest supermarket chain, has announced it will no longer sell what the meat industry calls “lean finely textured beef” and the public has come to call “pink slime,” ABC News is reporting. [Read More]
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Watch a scuba diver nearly lose a foot to a shark

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Some scuba divers are lucky after their encounter with a pod of tiger sharks, in fact one of them comes ever so close to losing a foot in an exploration in apparently the Bahamas, according to GrindTV.com. [Read More]
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Energy drink emergencies climb 1,000 percent

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The death of a 14-year-old Maryland girl last December from a heart attack doctors said was caused by caffeine toxicity is an alarming example of what hospitals are seeing too much of: kids in the emergency room after drinking too many energy drinks. [Read More]
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Facebook reveals selfish jerks, says study

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Research by Western Illinois University has linked Facebook usage to narcissism, according to The Guardian. The study, which surveyed nearly 300 college students, found Facebook users who had more Facebook friends were often tagged in more photos and updated their newsfeed more often. Those users often also scored higher on the Narcissistic Personality Inventory. The [...] [Read More]
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Is chicken causing your bladder infections? Probably

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Most of the urinary tract infections in the United States are caused by E. coli bacteria found in chicken, according to new research reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [Read More]
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Doctors tell woman with 24-pound tumor she’s pregnant

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Doctors in Barcelona, Spain, insisted for months that a woman with a tumor was merely pregnant, UPI is reporting. She’s suing. [Read More]
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