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Raleigh, NC Is the Best City to Live — Did Your City Make the Top 20?

The 377,487 residents of Raleigh, the state capital of  North Carolina, have something to cheer about as their city has been rated the number one city to live in the nation by Businessweek.com’s first-ever ranking of America’s Best Cities.

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Facebook Announces New Timeline Feature for Profiles [VIDEO]

Despite the whining about the launch of their “top stories” feature this week, Facebook unveiled and even bigger change at the company’s F8 developer conference in San Francisco: Timeline.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that profile pages will soon automatically put photos, videos, status updates and status changes in chronological order. The timeline will also feature a “way back” section, which allows users to insert material from their pre-Facebook days.

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How ‘Bout Some Homecoming Help For This Clueless Dad

I've heard it said that when it comes to raising kids, sons are a lot less expensive than daughters.  I think the brunt of that message is about to hit me square in the jaw.

My oldest is a 15 year old girl...and it's homecoming season.  When I was going to high school (eons ago), I never really had a girlfriend, at least not during homecoming, so buying mums, or gifts, or going to the homecoming dance was not an issue...but now, well, let's just say I need some help and direction. 

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Man Goes Overboard Describing Car Accident [VIDEO]

This video makes me wonder how animated he would be if he was describing a tornado.

I love how the reporter keeps asking more questions just to get more of this guy on film. 

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British School Bans Students from Wearing Makeup

If you think girls these days just grow up too darned fast, you’ll like this.

Shelley College, a secondary school in Britain, thought its female students were painting themselves a little too heavily and spending too much time primping in the bathrooms, so officials banned anyone 16 and younger from wearing cosmetics.

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Mom Fired After Taking Time Off to Give Her Son a Kidney [VIDEO]

Claudia Rendon of Pennsylvania has had a tough year. First, her mother and uncle died, then her father was diagnosed with leukemia. As if that wasn’t enough, she later discovered her son, Alex, was in need of a kidney transplant.

Doctors found she was a suitable donor match, so Rendon took time off work to give Alex the kidney he needed. But when she tried to return to her job several weeks later, she found she’d been fired.

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Fatherhood Can Cause a Drop in Testosterone Levels

In the first study of its kind, researchers compared the testosterone level of men when they were single and childless to their testosterone level after they had had a child.

While testosterone always decreases when men age, the decline was much more pronounced among the men who had become fathers.

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White Whine Tackles the Minor Perils of Starbucks Coffee

White Whine, a website dedicated to chronicling all the first world problems folks complain about, has just released a very important infographic about the everyday challenges of Starbucks drinks.

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What Do Americans Think About Sacrificing Rights to Fight Terrorism After 9/11?

The terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 left an indelible mark on Americans. But even as the first responders climbed through the rubble in New York, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania, the country embarked on a “War on Terror.” With that war came years of conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq, indefinite detention of terror suspects without charges or trial, enhanced interrogation techniques, extraordinary rendition and the passage of the USA Patriot Act.

Ten years later, Americans are still wondering if it was wise to sacrifice some privacy and freedoms in order to fight terrorism.

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You May Have Money (Lots Of It) Due To You From The State Of Texas

According to the State Comptroller's Department, 1 in 4 Texans has unclaimed money or property waiting for them through the state of Texas.  This may be the result of numerous reasons:  court deposits, over payment on bills, dividends, rebates on purchases, and many more.

In fact the average claim is more than $1,000!!  And the record payout was for over $4 million to a man in the Dallas area.

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Arizona Now Charges People $25 to Visit Prison Inmates

New legislation in Arizona allows the state’s Department of Corrections to impose a one-time “background check fee” of $25 on adults wishing to visit inmates at any of its 15 facilities.

Needless to say, families and prisoner advocacy groups are not happy, citing the existing costs of traveling to visit loved ones housed in prisons that are often located in remote areas.

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Amazing Toothpick Replica of San Francisco Built Over 35 Years [VIDEO]

Scott Weaver has spent the last 35 years building a highly-detailed tower replica of San Francisco using only toothpicks. And it that wasn’t impressive (or insane) enough, his tower allows ping pong balls to take a half-dozen differently routed tours throughout San Francisco’s neighborhoods and famous landmarks.

In the video below, Walker walks you through all of his painstaking creation’s twists.

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