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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ bad for women’s health?

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Detractors of the soft-core bdsm novel series “Fifty a Shades of Grey” (soon to be a major motion picture, see trailer above) may feel vindicated now that a new study claims that reading “Fifty Shades” can be bad for young women’s health. The study, recently published in the Journal of Women’s Health, found a link between […] [Read More]
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Crocodile bites two swimmers in Florida

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Trappers are looking for two crocodiles in Coral Gables, Florida after one of the animals bit two people who were swimming in a canal on Sunday. It is the first confirmed time an American crocodile has attacked a human in the U.S., according to CBS Miami. Alejandro Jimenez and Lisset Rendon were swimming around 2 […] [Read More]
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Woolly sheep wanders onto Australian farm

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Two Australian farmers hope to set a record for the most fleece from one animal after a sheep that has apparently never been shorn wandered onto their property. Peter and Netty Hazell lifted the animal into their truck and brought him to their yard on Sunday. “He couldn’t see very well because of the wool […] [Read More]
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Video updates from the Emmys

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First day of desert art fest Burning Man canceled by rain

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The gates at Burning Man, the week-long bacchanal art orgy held 110 miles north of Reno on a (usually) dry lake called the playa, were closed Monday and possibly Tuesday due to rain, according to a festival spokesman. BRC is closed thru tonight & possibly into tomorrow a.m. Cars being turned back @ Wadsworth. Cars […] [Read More]
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Over $250,000 crowdfunded for Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson

Over $250,000 crowdfunded for Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson

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A page setup on the crowdfunding site GoFundMe.com has raised over $250,000 in support of the Ferugson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed man in a suburb of St. Louis on August 9, touching of weeks of unrest. The page, titled “Support Officer Darren Wilson,” says organizers are working with an […] [Read More]
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Fans flock to ComiCONN in Bridgeport

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The three-day ComiCONN kicked off Friday, drawing comic book enthusiasts from far and wide to Bridgeport’s Webster Bank arena. Check out photos from the first day. ComiCONN continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.   [Read More]
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‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5: Major goof in first peek

‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5: Major goof in first peek

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  Downton Abbey fans, if you’re antsy for Season 5, you’ll have to relax with a cuppa in the parlour for a few more months. The new season won’t premiere in the United States until Jan. 4, 2015. To help you in such fallow times, Carnival Films and ITV just released some “first peek” photos […] [Read More]
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