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Readers’ favorite one-hit wonders

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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]
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Netflix bus catches fire on Calif. freeway

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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]
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Is new sexual consent app Good2Go a good idea?

Is new sexual consent app Good2Go a good idea?

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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]
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All the people you want most to avoid in life, now in one convenient app!

Luxy is the dating app for wealthy, attractive tools. At last!

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“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]
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Heroic otter retrieves iPhone dropped in his tank

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BREAKFAST: #phonegate – catastrophic loss of phone Photo from Jenny from @sealsanctuary #Gweek Starsky the otter pic.twitter.com/CJuXH1W2KZ — Cornwall’s Pirate FM (@piratefm) September 26, 2014 When a 9-year-old otter named Starsky at England’s Cornish Seal Sanctuary got his paws on an iPhone he could have easily rolled over on his back and tried to crack […] [Read More]
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Three foods that turned 100 years old in 2014

Three foods that turned 100 years old in 2014

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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]
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Study: Online dating isn’t as effective as we all hoped

Study: Online dating isn’t as effective as we all hoped

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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]
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Richard Branson gives employees unlimited vacation

Richard Branson gives employees unlimited vacation

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It seems like a dream come true for any employee. Unlimited vacation time? Richard Branson, the chairman and founder of Virgin Group, announced on his website earlier this week that he’s giving the 170 members of his personal staff in the US and UK unlimited vacation (all Virgin employees won’t share this privilege). He shares […] [Read More]
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