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From Ohio State University: COLUMBUS, Ohio – Misery likes company indeed. When people are in a bad mood, they are more likely to actively search social networking sites like Facebook to find friends who are doing even worse than they are, a new study suggests. Researchers found that, in general, people use social media to […] [Read More]
We’ve revised and revamped our one-hit wonder list based on reader input. Take a look at these flash-in-the-pan stars with huge hits. Last week in honor of National One-Hit Wonder Day, I posted a gallery of musical artists and groups who released only one memorable hit. I got myself into some hot water by including […] [Read More]
A bus carrying Netflix employees caught fire on Interstate 280 in Daly City, but no one was hurt. The incident happened as the bus was traveling north on I-280 near Hickey Boulevard about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. “We started to smell smoke and so we pulled over, got off the shuttle,” Netflix employee Michael Spiegelman told […] [Read More]
Today’s tech-obsessed society seems to think that apps can solve all our problems. There are apps that can find parking spaces in urban areas, remind a guy that his girlfriend is PMSing, and, of course, locate a lost phone (because we’re all lost without our phones and apps). But can an app stop a college […] [Read More]
“What a great service!” “What a genius idea!” “Why didn’t someone think of this before?” These and other giddy exclamations will most certainly not come pouring out of your face the minute you read about Luxy, a new, horribly edited, clumsily designed, so-dumb-it-might-be-a-hoax dating/hookup app designed exclusively for rich, attractive people, AKA “Tinder for douchebags.” You read that […] [Read More]
We all learned about the birth of peanut butter in elementary school, but did you realize the lunch-box staple has only been popular 100 years now? Food industry news site, fooddive.com, recently put together a list of things that changed the food industry 100 years ago. According to their list, three foods are celebrating a […] [Read More]
Your college chemistry class or your corner bar is no longer the “in” place to search for a true love. Like just about everything else, dating has moved online with a flurry of sites such as eHarmony, Match.com and OKCupid allowing you to meet men and women without ever having to belly up to a […] [Read More]