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Study: Eating dessert for breakfast is good for your diet

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Going against the advice of moms everywhere, researchers found eating chocolate for breakfast actually helps dieters curb cravings throughout the day and lose weight. The Atlantic wrote up the study, conducted by researchers in Tel Aviv, Israel, and published in the journal “Steroids.” “Starting the day with a full meal that includes a sweet dessert [...] [Read More]
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This Texan never heard of ‘jumping the broom’

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After almost 50 years of work, the Dictionary of American Regional English has finally been finished. The final volume (Sl-Z) is complete, and they sent out a an announcement to the Texas media outlets about one part of the book, their Lone Star State regionalisms. [Read More]
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Olive Garden review in Grand Forks, N.D., newspaper gets ultra-serious

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In medium-town America, hype over incoming chain restaurants can dominate the local conversation. “Did you hear there’s a Red Lobster coming?” “Can’t wait for that Applebees!” Non-middle-America is getting a taste with the latest viral sensation: A newspaper’s Olive Garden review that reads like an Onion article. But luckily for us, it’s most certainly real, [...] [Read More]
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‘KONY 2012′ campaign goes viral across World Wide Web

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If you’ve been on Twitter or Facebook in the last few days, you’ve probably seen the references to “KONY 2012.” [Read More]
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Heart medication may treat racism, study says

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Propranolol, a high blood pressure medication, could be used to combat racism, according to The Telegraph. [Read More]
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Coke tweaking ingredient to avoid cancer warning

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Coca-Cola, America’s most popular soda, said it will adjust the formula of its caramel color to keep from having to label the soda with a cancer warning to comply with California regulations. “The company did make the decision to ask its caramel suppliers to make the necessary manufacturing process modifications to meet the requirement of [...] [Read More]
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Strong ad designed to fight teen rape

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In an effort to raise awareness about rape, a British government ad campaign simply asks viewers, “if you could see yourself, would you see rape?” [Read More]
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Edited version of Breitbart’s Obama video released

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This edited video of Barack Obama in 1991 that has been released by BuzzFeed is apparently the video Andrew Breitbart had been planning to release, before his sudden death on March 1. The original video is purportedly going to be shown on Fox’s Hannity show tonight. [Read More]
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