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  • This Instagram Account Captures The Most Beautiful Shoe Selfies Ever

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Earlier this summer, the Instagram account "IHaveThisWithFloors" formed as a place to repost photos of people's shoes on top of beautiful floors, which were tagged with the same label, according to BuzzFeed. The hashtag has quickly gained in popularity, and the curated account now has over 12,000 followers. The users of the account (and the account itself) have taken to calling this genre of photograph “selfeet,” which is definitely one of the cuter variants of “selfie” developed thus far.

  • WATCH: Bear cubs duke it out in man's backyard

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Scott Frerman from Tennessee was out on his second-floor deck around lunchtime one day, when he saw something unusual going on in his garden, according to Yahoo Screen. Two bear cubs having a titanic wrestling match! With Mama bear close by though, the fight was undoubtedly a playful one.

  • Actor tricks Hillary Clinton in 'House of Cards' spoof

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    In what amounts to an early birthday present for its founder, the Clinton Foundation released a video on Friday featuring Hillary Clinton and Kevin Spacey, in his "House of Cards" role as Frank Underwood, impersonating her husband, former President Bill Clinton, according to Yahoo News. In the video, Spacey calls Hillary Clinton, pretending to be her husband, and asking the former secretary of state and possible 2016 presidential contender for an elephant for his upcoming birthday. "I'd really love one of those elephants you're always talking about saving," Spacey says. "You know, for the backyard in Chappaqua."

  • Bone Study Reveals Richard III Ate Like A King, Drank Like A Fish

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    In his short two-year reign, King Richard III managed to cram in a fair amount of feasting, researchers say in a new report. Known as the "last Plantagenet king," Richard III assumed the British throne in 1483, only to be killed in battle -- the last English king to die this way -- two years later. His remains went unaccounted for until 2012, when archaeologists discovered his mangled skeleton underneath a parking garage in central England.

  • Why Biting Your Nails Is More Than Just A Bad Habit

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Sure, biting and picking at your nails is kinda gross. It also is a sure-fire way to make your manicure that was supposed to last all week last only a day. And while it's a nervous habit that's certainly on the more innocuous side of the spectrum, it can still affect your health. For starters, biting your nails can raise the risk of catching a cold or other illness because you're putting your unwashed hands in your mouth . It can also raise the risk of paronychia, or infection of the skin surrounding the nail, says Rochelle Torgerson, M.D., Ph.D., a dermatologist at the Mayo Clinic.

  • Robin Williams Sent Message to Woman With Terminal Cancer Shortly Before He Died

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Robin Williams may have been struggling during the last months of his life, but he maintained his generous spirit, according to Yahoo Celebrity. The actor, who took his life a week ago at the age of 63, recorded a special video for a terminally ill New Zealand woman just months before he died. Superfan Vivian Waller — a 21-year-old woman suffering from lung, bowel, and liver cancer — made a bucket list shortly after her diagnosis and among the five items listed was meeting Williams.

  • This Is The Car People Drive When They're Old

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    As an old person who drives a Buick, I can tell you that it's all about comfort. It's very cold here now, so I slide in and sit on heated leather seats , holding a heated steering wheel . If DH's been driving the car, I simply push button 1 and my seat moves itself into position for me -- me-me-me. If it's frosty and the windshield isn't clearing fast enough for me, I can use the heated windshield zitzer spray ("zitzer" -- my own invention) and melt the frost away.

  • What It Really Feels Like To Be A Childfree Woman

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    A lot has been written lately about the growing trend of childfree households. I have read article after article about how an increasing number of women and couples are choosing this lifestyle. The articles also detail the implications of this choice on society and the research conducted around the trend. But despite this growing trend, I've found that the articles miss one very important facet of the conversation -- what does it actually look and feel like to be a childfree women in society today?

  • Florida State receiver ineligible because of grades

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Florida State wide receiver Isaiah Jones has been declared academically ineligible. Coach Jimbo Fisher said Saturday that Jones still will attend FSU and practice with the Seminoles. The 6-foot-4 sophomore caught two passes for 31 yards in five games in 2013, but he had five receptions for 81 yards to lead the Gold squad in the Seminoles' spring game in April. He was part of a large group of receivers competing for starting jobs after FSU lost senior Kenny Shaw and Kelvin Benjamin entered the NFL draft early.  Florida State opens the season Aug. 30 in Arlington, Texas, against Oklahoma State.

  • 5 reasons health insurance didn't pay your bill

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    How many times have you gotten a medical bill for more than you were expecting? Chances are, it's happened before, and you're not the only one who's been shocked at the price tag on a service that your insurance should have covered. Here are five possible reasons why your insurance company didn't pay the entire bill.

  • Centuries-Old Booze Recovered From Shipwreck Called Still Drinkable

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    A 200-year-old stoneware seltzer bottle that was recently recovered from a shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic Sea contains alcohol, according to the results of a preliminary analysis. Researchers discovered the well-preserved and sealed bottle in June, while exploring the so-called F53.31 shipwreck in Gdansk Bay, close to the Polish coast. Preliminary laboratory tests have now shown the bottle contains a 14-percent alcohol distillate, which may be vodka or a type of gin called jenever, most likely diluted with water.

  • World's most pierced man barred from Dubai

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    The world's most pierced man, Rolf Buchholz, has been denied entry into Dubai after he was due to make an appearance at a hotel nightclub, the BBC reports. The 53-year-old German has 453 piercings on his body and face, as well as two horn implants on his forehead. Mr Buchholz told the BBC that airport staff said they feared he may be practising "black magic".

  • Homeowner Crashes Car Into His Pool

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    ALTADENA — Authorities say a man was able to extricate himself from his vehicle after crashing it into his pool in Altadena, reports CBS Los Angeles. The Saturday afternoon accident was reported around noon. Firefighters were dispatched to the home in the 2700 block of Scripps Place following a report of a person trapped inside their vehicle in their pool.

  • David Gregory got $4M to quietly leave NBC

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Ousted “Meet the Press” anchor David Gregory was paid $4 million to leave NBC and signed a contract not to speak out against the network, sources told Page Six. Gregory, 43, who moderated the show for six years, was unceremoniously dumped from the political program on Thursday after dismal ratings and months of speculation about his departure. But quietly, sources say, Gregory is “angry and humiliated” at the way he was treated by NBC suits. His future may be at CNN.

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Ferguson is not just about systemic racism — it's about class warfare and how America's poor are held back, says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Will the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice, or will it be a minor footnote in some future grad student’s thesis on Civil Unrest in the Early Twenty-First Century? The answer can be found in May of 1970.

  • 'Downton Abbey' Cast Responds To That Viral Photo

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Why do we love the "Downton Abbey" cast? Because they know how to laugh at themselves and stay hydrated, says the Huffington Post. Earlier this week a new photo from "Downton Abbey" Season 5 went viral for a hilarious historical error -- there was a plastic water bottle on the mantelpiece. Yet, the ladies and gentlemen of Downton aren't ashamed of the mistake and decided to laugh along with the joke ...

  • ABC anchor Elizabeth Vargas checks into rehab for alcohol addiction while on vacation

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    ABC anchor Elizabeth Vargas is back in rehab, says the NY Daily News. The "20/20" anchor, who has been struggling with alcohol addiction for years, checked into a rehab center on Saturday while on vacation in California. "While on vacation this weekend, I decided to return to a recovery center. As so many other recovering alcoholics know, overcoming the disease can be a long and incredibly difficult process," Vargas, 51, said in a statement to The News Sunday.

  • Sexy electric supercar makes debut at Pebble Beach

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — A new electric supercar made its debut here Sunday to try to lure a few of the well-heeled away from traditional high-octane machines, reports USA Today. It's called the Renovo Coupe, a sexy rear-wheel-drive supercar powered by batteries that is billed as being able to leap from zero to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. When it goes on sale next year, it will also come at a supercar price: $529,000, about five times the price tag of the original Tesla Roadster. But the maker, Renovo Motors, says the plug-in will offer unparalleled quickness and quick charging.

  • Screaming survivors found in container at port

    Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    One man was found dead and 34 others still alive in a shipping container after staff at a British port heard banging and screaming coming from inside. The men, women and children, all believed to be from the Indian subcontinent, were discovered Saturday inside the container at Tilbury Docks, east of London, on a ship that came from the Belgian port of Zeebrugge. Because a body was found, Essex Police has launched a homicide investigation. "Staff here at the port became aware of screaming and banging coming from a container," police superintendent Trevor Roe told reporters.

  • The Machine That Tried To Scan The Brain — In 1882

    Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    Everyone points to the Wright Brothers as the inventors of human flight. But centuries earlier, it was Leonardo da Vinci who recognized how birds used concepts like lift and wing shape to glide high above us. Now scientists have uncovered new details about the man you might call "the da Vinci" of modern brain science. He was a physiologist named Angelo Mosso who lived in Italy during the 19th century, and until several years ago his manuscripts were mostly collecting dust in the archives of an Italian university. Inside the manuscripts, researchers found sketches of a contraption built in 1882: the first machine designed to watch the brain at work. It didn't resemble modern brain scanners in any sense. "It looks like some kind of medieval torture device. I mean it's got a big strap to kind of stop the person moving around too much," says David Field, a psychologist at the University of Reading and an expert on Mosso's machine, called the "human circulation balance." He even .