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Burger King to introduce Coca-Cola Freestyle machines

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The company announced it plans to install the Coca-Cola’s Freestyle soda fountain machine in all 850 U.S. company-owned restaurants, according to a Wall Street Journal story. Burger King hopes to install the machines by April 2012. [Read More]
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Southpaws get a bum rap, but A list is full of ‘em

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In my family, I was nicknamed “Leftie” for all the wrong reasons. It meant I was awkward, clumsy and sure to score poorly on those handwriting assignments in second grade. [Read More]
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So what if lefties are prone to more psychiatric disorders? They’re also prone to greatness.

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Why are people left-handed? It’s not all genetic. Scientists believe one’s handedness, left, right or mixed, is due primarily to how a baby’s brain develops in the womb and may be related to stress. [Read More]
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Doctor warns smoking could cause your nipples to fall off

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If there was ever an effective anti-smoking campaign, this one is probably it. Plastic surgeon Anthony Youn, of CNN’s The Chart, is warning women who’ve had breast surgery and are smokers to kick the nicotine habit. Because of the damage smoking does to your lungs? Nope. Because it could make your nipples fall off. Seriously. [...] [Read More]
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TV survey says Dems like comedy, while Repubs like reality TV

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Is Parks and Recreation a liberal-leaning show? Every year, the Experian-Simmons group measures the consumer preferences of TV viewers who self identify as either ‘Liberal Democrat’ or ‘Conservative Republican,’ and compiles a list of the top shows and who likes them. This year’s survey is out, and the results are pretty amusing. Here are some [...] [Read More]
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4th grader suspended for sexual harassment for calling a teacher ‘cute’? Maybe not

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A mom in North Carolina was understandably upset after she says her 9-year-old son’s school called her to say he was getting a two-day suspension for sexual harassment after telling a friend he thought a teacher was “cute.” The allegation has caused a firestorm of controversy with the media debating if the punishment fits the [...] [Read More]
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.XXX domains goes on sale today

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More than 100,000 websites with the .xxx domain are on sale now. The .xxx domain was touted last year by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which oversees the Internet’s naming system, as a way to alert readers to of the adult content. The address went on sale to the general public at [...] [Read More]
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School cop dresses as a gynecologist for Halloween

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So you have this great idea to dress up as Dr. Harry Beaver, gynecologist for Halloween at work. Nothing could go wrong, right? Except that you work as a police officer in a public high school in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Enter Officer Donnie Riggins. But it gets better, Officer Riggins made this stellar judgement call [...] [Read More]
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