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Why you should date someone from Connecticut

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Real estate site, Movoto, recently came up with 10 reasons it’s a good idea to date someone from Connecticut. Check out five reasons here, and visit movoto.com for the full list. [Read More]
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Army vet not allowed to hang jacket on U.S. Airways flight

Army vet not allowed to hang jacket on U.S. Airways flight

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Thousands of people took to Twitter to express their outrage over a U.S. Airways flight attendant who refused to allow an Army veteran to hang his decorated jacket on a recent flight. On Flight 1930 between Portland, Ore., and Charlotte, N.C., First Sgt. Albert Marle asked a flight attendant to hang his navy-blue Army Ranger […] [Read More]
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Ebola joke gets passenger kicked off plane, leads to latest no-fly word

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There are words that you just don’t say in specific situations. “Fire” in a crowded theater, “bomb” in the TSA line, “gun” near a presidential motorcade and “news” when preceded by “Fox” and followed by “network.” The newest word to enter the lexicon of “Don’t say this out loud, you bonehead, especially in a 767 […] [Read More]
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Photo: Nicholas Nixon via New York Times Magazine

Forty-year photo journey started in New Canaan

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In the age of social media, everyone has a record of the evolution of their life – there’s even an app that creates a diary of daily “selfies.” But before all this technology, some people were doing it the old-school way. One of those people was photographer Nicholas Nixon. Nixon took a portrait of his […] [Read More]
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How to get a $10 refund from Red Bull

How to get a $10 refund from Red Bull

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If you were wondering, Red Bull doesn’t give you wings. Red Bull GmbH — the makers of the popular energy drinks — had to clarify this fact in court. This week, the company settled two class action lawsuits over false advertising. Consumers argued they were misled by the product’s slogan “Red Bull gives you wings.” […] [Read More]
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Ga. hunter claims to save naked man lost in woods after music fest

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A Georgia man was supposedly wandering his wooded land in the Chattahoochee Hills last week when he heard a man call out to him for help. In the creek ahead, Casey Sanders spotted the person who wasn’t wearing a stitch of clothing and claimed that he’d been wandering the woods for four days after being beaten […] [Read More]
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Where is Kim Jong Un? Interwebs abounds with rumors

Where is Kim Jong Un? Interwebs abounds with rumors

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Above: We don’t know where Kim Jong Un is either, but we did find a photo of this Chinese street food vendor and self-described Kim Jong Un look-alike who may have a short-lived career if the wild speculation surrounding the absence of the North Korean dictator is true. Where in the world is Kim Jong Un? The leader […] [Read More]
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Texas TV station accidentally tweets gay porn photos

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Time Warner Cable News in Austin was forced to apologize Wednesday after accidentally tweeting four images of gay porn to accompany its afternoon traffic update. The tweet, which was captured by Jezebel.com and has since been removed, said “TRAFFIC: Your 5:12 p.m. update. Too many!” The apology followed: We sincerely apologize for an earlier tweet […] [Read More]
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