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Grandma’s Tattoos

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 | 0 comments

Grandma’s Tattoos

She looks her disease in the face. Scoffs. And conquers. Ann McDonald, 60, proves that you don’t need hair to look great. The Scotland grandmother suffers from alopecia and, as a result, has been completely bald for the past three years, the Daily Mail reported. Three tattoo shops turned McDonald away, she said, but she ultimately ended up working with tattoo artist Pete Gillespie, who...

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There’s a Donut For That

Posted by on Dec 2, 2012 | 0 comments

There’s a Donut For That

Sweet dough fried in hot oil is irresistible–cholesterol and fat be damned. It’s hard to find anyone who dislikes them, even New York City’s trans-fat-fighting Mayor Bloomberg. One day after proposing the New York City soda ban the Mayor proclaimed June 1, 2012, “NYC Donut Day.” The contemporary hole-in-the-center “torus”-shaped donut emerged in the second half of the 19th century,...

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Monthly Services for Men

Posted by on Dec 1, 2012 | 0 comments

Monthly Services for Men

Ahhh, the gift that keeps on giving.  Subscription delivery services are popping up for all sorts of goods, from beauty products, clothing, shoes, healthy snacks and more. This batch is meant for YOU, a man of the world. And you thought it was exciting to get a magazine every month? Check THESE out: Manpacks lets you select from a variety of underwear, T-shirts, socks, toiletries and grooming...

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Save Funeral Costs, Donate Your Flesh

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Save Funeral Costs, Donate Your Flesh

If you’ve been a financial burden to your family (or not), consider this parting gift. Donating your body to science is FREE, and it would put your loved ones at ease at a time when they are mourning your loss and trying to figure out how to pay for your funeral. Each year, an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 Americans donate their whole body, after death, to medical facilities throughout the...

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Forever Cloudy, If You Desire

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 | 0 comments

Forever Cloudy, If You Desire

THIS indoor cloud does NOT smell like skunk. It is not a specter.  It’s a bona fide, spectacular, real life, living, breathing cloud (I told you a million times I do not exaggerate). Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has developed a way to simulate clouds indoors by carefully regulating the space’s humidity, temperature and light. This intersection of science and art was recently named one...

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Malls to Kiss Butt on Black Friday

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 | 0 comments

Malls to Kiss Butt on Black Friday

Need someone to hold your package while at the mall, all while sucking down a free beverage and reclining on a comfy couch?  Many malls around the country are promising Black Friday bargaineers a more white-glove experience. All it can take is a few TV images of Black Friday deal-chasing—the unruly crowds, packed parking lots and frigid midnight lines—to drive many shoppers straight to the Web...

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