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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 might find Al Capone’s money,” Mattaliano tells the New York Times. “Then my brother yelled to me and said, ‘You’re not going to believe this.'” READ MORE »


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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 Martin Shkreli’s account. Other posts promised to “donate hundreds of thousands to charities before I go to prison” and to give away his $2 millionREAD MORE »


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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, according to the New York Times. Clinton had to walk one minute and 45 seconds each way to the bathroom during the five-minute break, while… READ MORE »


Entertainment

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 spoiler-free tweets from people who were at Monday night’s Hollywood premiere. Read more on Newser…READ MORE »


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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 and packages left at schools, reports the Los Angeles Times. “I think it’s important to take this precaution based on what has happened recently and… READ MORE »


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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 her new camera, taking photos of people she found beautiful, when she realized their reactions to being called beautiful were “actually pretty interesting,” she explains,… READ MORE »


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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 pieces,” reality star Kristin Cavallari wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of her and her brother as children. “Mikey, I could always count on you to… READ MORE »


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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 showed 126 undergraduates a bunch of texts featuring an invitation and a reply. Participants rated replies that were properly punctuated with a period as less… READ MORE »


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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 that North’s baby brother will be called Saint, which the Guardian reports is a little more common than North: There were 32 Saints born in… READ MORE »


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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 attitudes of fans. Described on Amazon as a “Stretch Tunic Pencil Sheath Dress,” it’s a poly/cotton/spandex blend with sleeves, a solid color, and a bold… READ MORE »


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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 fled their home in Syria. Instead of spending tens of thousands of dollars on a big, catered wedding in March, the Toronto couple immediately downsized… READ MORE »


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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 went public, reports the Washington Post. The result: The group has basically disowned him. Though joined by Tinder’s communications VP—who cut him off at one… READ MORE »



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