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Man Opens Fireplace, Finds Century-Old Letters To Santa

When Peter Mattaliano decided to redo the fireplace in his NYC apartment, he called his construction-savvy brother to help him bust open the sealed unit. “We were joking that we…

Newser | December 23, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Hackers Take Over ‘God’ Shkreli’s Twitter

America’s most hated pharmaceutical exec had America’s most hacked Twitter account on Sunday. “I am now a god,” read one of the less vulgar posts from whomever took control of…

Newser | December 22, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Why Clinton’s Bathroom Break Took So Long

Time for Ally McBeal-style unisex bathrooms at presidential debates? Hillary Clinton was briefly missing after Saturday night’s Democratic debate returned from a commercial break, and the reason was bathroom inequality,…

Newser | December 21, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Fans Wowed By “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

There’s a review embargo in place for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” until 12 a.m. PST Wednesday, but fans worried about a galactic flop can probably rest easy, judging by…

Newser | December 16, 2015 - 11:15 am

Bomb Threat Shuts Down All Schools In LA

Students in Los Angeles have no school today for the worst of reasons: a bomb threat. Police say the Los Angeles United School District received a “credible threat” involving backpacks…

Newser | December 15, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Watch How Different People React To Being Told They’re Beautiful

What happens when you tell someone they’re beautiful? As 18-year-old Shea Glover discovered, all kinds of different things. As a high school senior in Chicago, Glover was playing around with…

Newser | December 13, 2015 - 2:45 pm

Kristin Cavallari Reacts To Death Of Brother ‘Mikey’

Michael Cavallari’s body still has not been officially identified, Us Weekly reports, but his sister has confirmed his death and is grieving his loss. “My heart is in a million…

Newser | December 11, 2015 - 4:00 pm

The Secret To Sincere Texts? Exclamations, Not Periods

Don’t end your texts with a period. Period. After all, that’s what jerks do, New York magazine opines, with a new study out of SUNY Binghamton lending scientific credence. Researchers…

Newser | December 9, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Kim & Kanye Aren’t The First To Name Their Baby Saint

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have gone in a new direction with the name of their second child by not naming him after a direction. The couple revealed on Monday…

Newser | December 8, 2015 - 3:15 pm

Why Meteorologists Wear The Same Dress

Sartorial conspiracy, anyone? An Imgur userhas revealed the fact that many female meteorologists are wearing the same $23 dress—which, it turns out, says a lot about their job and the…

Newser | November 25, 2015 - 9:45 am

Couple Downsizes Big Wedding To Sponsor Syrian Refugees

The idea came to them in September, when Samantha Jackson and Farzin Yousefian saw the tragic photo of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless body washed ashore after he and his family…

Newser | November 20, 2015 - 11:45 am

Tinder CEO Gives Most Cringeworthy Interview Ever

There’s candid, and then there’s “painfully candid.” Tinder CEO Sean Rad chose the latter route in an interview with the Evening Standard published Wednesday—a day before Tinder holder Match Group…

Newser | November 19, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Here’s How Often Happy Couples Have Sex

Couples who constantly “Netflix and chill” aren’t necessarily happier. In fact, having sex once a week is just about perfect. That’s the takeaway from a new study, based on surveys…

Newser | November 18, 2015 - 4:45 pm

Oxford Dictionary’s ‘Word Of The Year’ Isn’t A Word

At least it’s not an ancient Egyptian pictogram. While this year’s Oxford Dictionaries word of the year is not an actual word, it is a popular image: the “face with…

Newser | November 17, 2015 - 2:15 pm

SeaWorld Ending Orca Shows At San Diego Park

Big news from SeaWorld: CEO Joel Manby announced Monday that next year will be the final year featuring killer whale shows at the San Diego park. Starting in 2017, a…

Newser | November 9, 2015 - 5:15 pm

Ben Carson Admits He Fabricated Story About Being Accepted To West Point

Ben Carson claimed in his 1990 memoir Gifted Hands that he met Gen. William Westmoreland in 1969, when Carson was 17 and Westmoreland had just finished leading the US forces…

Newser | November 6, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Mom’s Pepsi Habit Contributed To Her Death

A British mother’s penchant for the highly caffeinated soda Pepsi Max apparently helped put her in an early grave. Victoria Lane, who’d struggled with mental health issues since surviving a…

Newser | November 5, 2015 - 2:45 pm

Study: You Probably Have Herpes

In its first ever global assessment of the prevalence of the herpes virus that causes cold sores, the World Health Organization reports in the journal PLoS ONE that two in three…

Newser | October 29, 2015 - 3:50 pm

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