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I once worked in a office where I sat near the uppermost boss. She would often spout ideas and ask if I agreed with her. Even if I thought what she was saying was absolutely dense, I’d always say “yes.” She was somewhat terrifying and I thought she’d humiliate me in front of the entire… READ MORE »


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Wondering who to blame for your battle with the scale? Your same-gender parent—in other words, your mom if you’re a chick and your dad if you’re a dude. A study has found that overweight mothers are ten times more likely to have obese daughters, and tubby fathers are six times more likely to have portly… READ MORE »


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Last month, after a bunch of students in Wales broke a world record for the most people dressed as Smurfs at one time, Kate T. challenged all us Friskians to come up with our very own world record to break. While I’ve been racking my brain to come up with ideas (most people… READ MORE »


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A 15-year-old New York girl found out that walking and texting can be just as dangerous as driving while texting. Alexa Longueira was strolling down the street and paying more attention to sending a message than the sidewalk, when she plunged feet first into an uncovered manhole. “It was four or five feet, it was… READ MORE »


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If gays can’t marry, no one will. That’s the point of view of some clergy in the Refuse To Sign movement, who believe that gay marriage should be legal everywhere, but individual churches should be allowed to choose whether or not to perform the unions.

While some clergy won’t perform any weddings or… READ MORE »


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If you’re preggers and thinking of having an epidural, think again, says male midwife Dr. Denis Walsh. He claims the pain induced by labor is purposeful, necessary, and will prepare a mother “for the responsibility of nurturing a newborn baby.” Huh, dude?
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La Toya Jackson is certain that her brother was murdered. She told the Daily Mail that Jackson “was surrounded by a bad circle” of people who weren’t on his side. She also mentioned that her own personal autopsy of Jackson’s body revealed four fresh needle marks in his neck. [Daily Mail] — Guess we’ll have… READ MORE »


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Supreme Court Justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor takes the stand today in what looks like be one of the controversial confirmation hearings yet. (Well, besides that whole Clarence Thomas, pubic-hair-on-my-Coke thing.) In May, Barack Obama announced that Sotomayor was his pick to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court. Ever since then, the liberal Latina judge… READ MORE »


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Ann Curry interviewed Levi Johnston on “The Today Show” this morning, giving his take on the current Sarah Palin situation. Why? Because he’s an expert, of course! … READ MORE »


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Holy s**t! A U.K. study found that swearing increases our pain tolerance. Participants in the study were asked to keep their hands in freezing cold water for as long as they could while repeating certain words. Peeps were able to withstand the cold an average of 40 seconds longer when repeating a curse word, compared… READ MORE »


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Professional boxer Arturo Gatti may have beat down the best, but over the weekend, his 23-year-old exotic dancer wife allegedly strangled him with her purse strap while he was sleeping at a swanky resort in Brazil. Gatti’s wife became a suspect after she claimed she didn’t notice her hubby was dead for ten hours, even… READ MORE »


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Three of my friends recently got engaged, and I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. I’m a bridesmaid in one of the weddings and want to be as helpful to all three of them as I can, but I’m not sure what I’m supposed to be doing. In fact, I actually picked up a copy of ModernREAD MORE »