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More bad news out of the Middle East: Fresh off Time magazine’s cover story on the state of Afghanistan (with accompanying extremely disturbing cover photo), a new report from Afghanistan’s Health Minister found that more than 23,000 women and girls attempted suicide there last year — a “several-fold” increase on previous years.

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Yesterday, we viral-ly shook Steven Slater’s hand for coming up with one of the most creative ways to quit a job. This week, the Jet Blue flight attendant got so frustrated with a customer that he cussed her out over the intercom and proceeded to leave the plane via the emergency chute with a few… READ MORE »


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The sad thing is I actually know people who would eat this: a vendor at the Wisconsin State Fair is serving up a cheeseburger between two halves of a Krispy Kreme donut as a bun. You can get it with chocolate-covered bacon, too! But your coronary artery wants to know: How many calories? … READ MORE »


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We’ve been abuzz this week with news of flight attendant Steve Slater’s dramatic exit from a Jet Blue plane and (presumably) his job. Then we heard about the (confirmed as totally fake) woman who quit her job via a carefully worded series of dry erase board messages. It reminded us of one of our all-time… READ MORE »


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A woman recently contacted Xbox support about downgrading her account and the customer support sent a reply which read, “As I understand, when your son tries to sign in to Xbox LIVE, [redacted] … I know how disappointing it is when your son cannot enjoy the Xbox Live service due to this matter.” Trouble… READ MORE »


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If you need anymore proof that there is something other than chicken in McDonald’s McNuggets, look no further than Melodi Dushane. Melodi went through the fast food drive-thru at 6:30 in the morning hoping to get some of Mickey D’s famous chicken morsels. When she found out that the restaurant was only serving breakfast,… READ MORE »


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Big news in the snack world: Pop Tarts has unveiled its new flagship store in New York City’s Times Square — and a new taste sensation: Pop Tarts sushi. You’re on ideas fire, Pop Tarts!

What is Pop Tarts sushi? It’s minced bits of Pop Tarts wrapped in Fruit-by-the-Foot. Basically, it’s our wet dream… READ MORE »


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In today’s economy, you hear more about people looking for jobs than leaving them. But that doesn’t mean the world still isn’t full of disgruntled workers who decide it’s better to drop their job then deal with the daily torment. While most people’s resignations involve a two weeks notice and a quiet exit, there are… READ MORE »


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Last Saturday night, a 21-year-old New York City woman was waiting for the subway when she experienced a rather unwelcome advance: a pervy fellow subway rider grabbed her butt as he ran to catch a train. Thinking he had made a clean getaway, the perv jumped onto an oncoming train — but the victim followed… READ MORE »


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What has nine lives but no legs? It’s Kelly Anne, the legless cat! A couple of years ago, Kelly Anne was chased up a tree by some dogs and accidentally electrocuted, so vets in Mobile, Alabama, performed a quadruple amputation on her and nursed her back to health.

These days, the… READ MORE »


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It hurts to be beautiful: A woman’s attractiveness is considered “detrimental” when applying for stereotypically masculine jobs, according to researchers at the University of Colorado at Denver Business School. Someone get Citibank’s Debrahlee Lorenzana on the phone, stat! [Daily Mail UK]
A policeman in Afghanistan said a 48-year-old woman was executed in public yesterday… READ MORE »


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Michelle and Sasha Obama arrived back from their trip to Spain yesterday afternoon, and the whole trip has turned into a media circus. A columnist from The New York Daily News called Michelle the “modern-day Marie Antoinette” for going on a “glitzy Spanish vacation” while the country is in a recession. A Washington Times editor… READ MORE »


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