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Daylight-saving time spells trouble for night owls

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Few people enjoy daylight-saving time and the exhaustion that follows, but night owls and people sleep-deprived tend to suffer a bit more, according to a MSNBC story. According to the report, 70 to 80 percent of people aren’t bothered by the time change and can adjust in one to two days. However, night owls and [...] [Read More]
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Divorce rates peak in March

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Months after the stressful—and sometimes unfaithful—holiday season, couples in trouble often pick March as the time to call it quits. Seattle radio station KLPU reports that lawyers and relationship experts cite this month as the most common for divorce. From the story: “Divorces spike shortly after the holidays. That’s the time when people have finally [...] [Read More]
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Snooki uterus update: occupied. MTV’s Jersey Shore star confirms she’s pregnant

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The New York Post said Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, star of MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” was pregnant early in February, but Polizzi denied it. Twice. Now she’s announced on the cover of US Weekly that she is indeed pregnant and engaged to her boyfriend Jionni LaValle. The magazine cover reads: “A newly engaged Snooki opens up about [...] [Read More]
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One man wages war on movie snack prices

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A man in suburban Detroit has had enough of the high prices at the movie theater concession stands. Joshua Thompson’s filed a class-action lawsuit, the Detroit Free-Press is reporting: [Read More]
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How will sun’s massive flares impact Earth?

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The sun unleashed a cosmic double whammy Tuesday, according to space.com, erupting with two major flares to cap a busy day of powerful solar storms. While auroras were seen around the north pole, the jury’s still out on whether the event will impact power grids. [Read More]
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Laptop-shooting dad stands behind his actions

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Matt Lauer sat down this morning with Tommy Jordan, the dad from North Carolina who killed his daughter’s laptop with a gun in a video he actually posted on YouTube last month. [Read More]
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Man freaks out while riding bobsled (video)

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Riding a one-man bobsled down an icy course isn’t for everyone, especially not this guy. The star of the YouTube video “Terror on the La Plagne mono bob” clearly wishes he were somewhere else, judging by the screams and yelps. We can only guess what he’s like at the dentist. To add insult to emasculation, [...] [Read More]
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iPhone smugglers in China get creative

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Smugglers of iPhones are getting pretty creative on the Hong Kong-China border. In Hong Kong, they’re cheaper by $125, so naturally, people are smuggling them over. [Read More]
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