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  • The Truth About Living Together Before Marriage

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    For anyone in a long-term relationship, these two statements might sound familiar: "It's crazy to marry someone without living with them first. You need to test out the relationship!" "If you want to marry him, don't even think about moving in. He'll have no reason to propose!" Though opposite sentiments, both pieces of (often unsolicited) advice are strong opinions on the topic of whether you should -- or shouldn't -- live with your partner before marriage, Huffington Post reports. With an estimated 70 percent of U.S. couples cohabiting and all of the conflicting headlines out there, we looked at the growing body of research on cohabitation and the success of a subsequent marriage -- or likelihood of a marriage at all -- to explore possible answers to the question: Are you doomed to divorce or singledom if you live with a partner before marriage?*

  • Former OU swingman Cameron Clark agrees to terms with Vanoli Basket of Italy

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Former Oklahoma swingman Cameron Clark has agreed to terms with Italian club Vanoli Basket (Cremona). Clark spent the summer playing for the Los Angeles Clippers' D-League team, averaging 7.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 17.3 minutes per game in four contests. Clark went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft.

  • What kind of laws are you supposed to pass to convince 38 million people to conserve water during a drought? - The Washington Post

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    As California continues to face the driest period in its history, lawmakers are grappling with the best way to encourage water conservation in a state of 38 million people, the Washington Post reports. On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill barring homeowner’s associations from enforcing requirements to keep lawns green during a drought-related state of emergency, according to the Washington Post.

  • Oregonians to vote to legalize recreational marijuana

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    (CNN) - A citizen-led petition to place legalization of recreational marijuana on the November ballot in Oregon obtained enough signatures, making the Beaver State the next place pot could be legally sold, bought and consumed. More than 88,500 people signed the petition, enough to place the initiative before voters on November 4, according to CNN.

  • 'Slender Man' Victim Gets Purple Heart Medal in Mail

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Since her release from the hospital in June, the 12-year-old girl from Wisconsin who was stabbed 19 times (allegedly by two friends) in a “Slender Man”-inspired attack has received gifts and cards from all over the world—many of them made out of purple hearts, the girl’s favorite color and shape, says the AP. But one anonymous donor decided she deserved the real deal and sent the child a bona fide Purple Heart medal, accompanied by a note that simply said, “The only heart I could find—be strong!” The decoration is awarded to US servicemembers wounded or killed in action, Newser.com reports.

  • Here Are Your 'Fight Club 2' Details

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Author Chuck Palahniuk got "Fight Club" fans pretty excited when he told the crowd at last year's Comic-Con he was writing a sequel to the popular novel. And now we finally know something about it, according to Newser.com. USA TODAY reveals that the book's sequel, "Fight Club 2" will be a 10-issue graphic novel series produced by Dark Horse Comics and will pick up a decade after the original book left off. The nameless insomniac narrator is married to equally-disturbed Marla Singer, and the couple have a 9-year-old son named Junior, Newser.com reports.

  • Bad hair day? New weather service can save your 'do

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Everyone hates getting caught off-guard in a summer downpour. You checked the weather in the morning and the forecast called for sunshine, but of course the weatherman lied. (Not really, but that's what you tell yourself.) Now your clothes are soaked through and you're going to be the butt of every joke when you get back to the office. Well, you may have a friend in Betaworks, the startup behind successful sites and services like Instapaper and Digg. The company's newest idea is a weather service called Poncho that delivers a personalized forecast to you every day, according to Reviewed.com. The keyword there is "personalized." Unlike traditional weather apps and websites, Poncho learns your routine and tailors the forecasts to the way you live.

  • Auschwitz selfie girl defends actions

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    An Alabama teen who faced criticism for posting a smiling snapshot of herself in front of the Nazi Auschwitz concentration camp, is defending her actions, saying that it was a tribute to her father who passed away, according to USA TODAY. Breanna Mitchell posted the selfie on June 20 and about a month later, it went viral. "Honestly, I don't think I would do anything differently because I didn't mean any harm," Mitchell told TakePart Live in a video interview posted to YouTube on July 21.

  • LeBron James apologizes for chaos in Ohio neighborhood with cupcakes

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    LeBron James wants to make sure he's in the good graces of his neighbors now that he's back in Ohio. So, on Tuesday night, James sent a team from a Fairlawn, Ohio, bakery around his immediate neighborhood in Bath Township to deliver cupcakes to apologize for the traffic jams caused by the interest in James' return earlier this month.

  • Justin Bieber and Kevin Durant share brunch

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    The Baddest, meet the Bieber. Kevin Durant was photographed with pop star, Justin Bieber, which Biebs posted to his Instagram on Tuesday. Bieber is wearing a New Jersey Nets hat, while Durant keeps it neutral in his "The Baddest" Nike line. "Brunch @easymoneysniper" is all Bieber puts on his Instagram post (Note: @easymoneysniper is Durant's Instagram handle). Bieber has been photographed in everything from Miami Heat to Los Angeles Lakers gear, so his loyalties are from coast-to-coast. Now, Durant gets some of the Bieber love.

  • Madonna's Daughter Lourdes Blogs About Graduating High School

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Just because her mom is one of the most famous pop stars in the world, doesn't mean Lourdes isn't your typical American teenager — well, sort of. In a new blog post, Madonna's eldest daughter, who goes by Lola, dishes on her graduation from New York's LaGuardia High School, how she's spending her pre-college summer, and what it was like going to prom, according to Yahoo Celebrity. "HEY to all the readers. I don’t know if u heard (sarcasm) but I GRADUATED. GRAAAAAD. UATED. From High School. It’s very difficult to wrap my head around because I feel like its something I’ve been talking about FOR EVER and it finally happened," she explained before adding, "There also isn’t the ominous presence of another year of high school and test taking up ahead like there usually is when you’re about mid way into the beautiful summer." "This past weekend I went to a music festival upstate and truly had the most beautiful time," the Material Girl designer mused. "It was a little bit outside of New York, the vibes were amazing. Great crowd of people too and my god I heard such incredible music."

  • Oklahoma TV station apologizes for giving rapper the boot

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    An Oklahoma City television station has apologized to a popular music artist and said it made a mistake when it booted the hip hop artist off its Monday "Oklahoma Live!" morning show after producers found out he was a rapper, according to Reuters. Oklahoma City-based performer Jabee Williams, who is black, said on Tuesday the move by TV station KSBI may have been racially motivated. KSBI President CEO Vince Orza, a former Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate, said his station typically does not invite rap or heavy metal artists for its morning show but it should have let Williams perform, especially since he has also been on the show twice.

  • ‘True Blood's’ Nelsan Ellis Slams Luke Grimes For Quitting Over Bisexual Storyline

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Nelsan Ellis has long portrayed one of the most popular characters on HBO's “True Blood.” As Lafayette, he's tough and totally unique. The character also happens to be gay. That last detail was purportedly too much for one of his co-stars, who quit over this season's gay storylines, according to The Wrap. Luke Grimes took on the role of James on the show, spending much of last season wooing fellow vampire Deborah Ann Woll‘s Jessica. This season, though, James suddenly had a new face as Nathan Parsons took over the role. At the time, Grimes issued a statement saying that he left over his feature film schedule, and that it had nothing to do with storylines, but HBO alleged that his decision was due to “the creative direction of the character.” That direction became clear as the seventh and final season of “True Blood” started airing, and James was revealed to be bisexual, starting a relationship with Ellis’ Lafayette.

  • Peaches Geldof Died of Heroin Overdose: Coroner Rules Socialite's Cause of Death

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Three months after the untimely death of Peaches Geldof, the socialite's cause of death has been revealed. The TV personality and model passed away on April 7, 2014 at the age of 25, and the coroner ruled on Wednesday, July 24, that it was due to a heroin overdose, according to US Weekly. Pathologist Peter Jerreat said in a inquest held in Kent, England, that Geldof's body showed puncture wounds on the elbows, thumbs, and wrists, and she had heroin levels in the "fatal range" in her system. Her blood stream also held traces of methadone, codeine, and morphine.

  • Pit Bull Carries Chihuahua to Safety

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Jonie, a white Lab- Pit Bull mix, was found in a Georgia neighborhood earlier this month carrying an appreciative Chihuahua in her mouth. The pair - named for teenage lovebirds Joanie and Chachi of "Happy Days" fame - were picked up by animal control officers who saw that Chachi was suffering from a severe eye infection, according to Yahoo Shine. Veterinarians had to remove Chachi's left eye, and he was reunited with Jonie last week, after few days of recuperation. "It's not every day we get to see such devotion between two special dogs like this," said Animal Control Officer Christina Sutherin. "They are both such sweet animals. But the relationship they share just sets them apart."

  • OU alum Pat Bowlen resigns control of Denver Broncos

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Longtime Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is resigning control of the team as he acknowledges he is dealing with Alzheimer's disease. Bowlen, who has degrees in business and law from the University of Oklahoma, helped take the Broncos to six Super Bowl appearances and two championships in his 30-year tenure. Bowlen, 70, has placed his ownership in the Pat Bowlen Trust. Bowlen's goal is for one of his seven children to run the team when ready. The Broncos will not be put up for sale.

  • Welfare beneficiaries access cash benefits at Colorado weed retailers

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    For the past six months, welfare beneficiaries in Colorado have repeatedly withdrawn their cash benefits at marijuana retailers and dispensaries, according to a new analysis by National Review Online. Such apparent abuses have caught the eye of Colorado’s executive and legislative powers alike, and the state has launched an effort to curb them. At least 259 times in the first six months of legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado, beneficiaries used their electronic-benefit transfer (EBT) cards to access public assistance at weed retailers and dispensaries, withdrawing a total of $23,608.53 in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash, NRO’s examination found.

  • Family Asked To Leave Southwest Flight After Tweet

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS — A Twin Cities man is upset about the way his family was treated on a Southwest Airlines flight because of a tweet, reports CBS Minnesota. Duff Watson says he was asked to de-board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis with his two kids on Sunday after an agent didn’t like a tweet he wrote about her service. Watson and the agent had a disagreement before boarding initially.

  • The 'Seinfeld' Emoji Are Here, And They're Spectacular!

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Earlier this month, it was announced that the guys behind the Seinfeld2000 Twitter and Instagram accounts developed a new set of emoji inspired by the show, says the Huffinton Post, and now they're here and available for a free download on iTunes. Technically these aren't traditional emoji since they're currently available through an app rather than your iPhone’s keyboard; however, you can still write out the message you want, save it and then post to social media or text

  • KOTV: Oklahoma Man Captures Walmart Shoplifting Suspect On Video

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    COWETA - A video showing a man throwing items into an SUV then speeding away is spreading on social media, reports KOTV. The man who shot the video said he posted it on his Facebook account to help police catch a shoplifter who said ...