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Fido DOES Understand You

Scientists have come up with proof that shows dogs not only understand human language, but also know the difference between genuine praise and meaningless words. Key points: Study confirms dogs use different parts of the brain to understand language They

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Ever Stayed In A ‘Hole In The Wall’? (Literally)

When it comes to non-traditional accommodations, Airbnb has something for pretty much everyone: multi-million dollar retreats, sprawling Italian castles, Julia Child’s Provençal cottage, and yes, even tree houses. And now? Something the history buff may want to shell out for:

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Monopoly On Broadway

If you thought that ‘Jerry Springer: The Musical’ was the weirdest title to ever be approved on Broadway, you’re wrong. ‘Monopoly: The Musical’ is happening, and we’re not sure whether to roll our eyes or book a flight to New

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One Week: Seven Marathons, Seven Continents… Oh, And She’s 70

Chau Smith is a 70-year-old Missouri runner who has competed in approximately 70 races. Last year, she decided she wanted to set the bar even higher for herself with a new goal: run seven marathons on seven continents in the

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Canada Wide Manhunt Ends In Northern Ontario

The search is over for an Ontario man accused of fatally injuring his seven-year-old stepson moments before attempting to kill a local bank employee. Niagara police Chief Jeff McGuire confirmed late Tuesday that Justin Kuijer, 43, was arrested by provincial

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A Tiny Jar Of Trash

According to Statistics Canada, Nova Scotia’s per capita waste output is the lowest in Canada at 378 kilograms per person, but one Halifax student wants to cut that almost down to zero waste. Brianna Maxwell, a second-year student in sustainability and community

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Huge Win For Leafs

Tyler Bozak scored the go-ahead power-play goal with less than two minutes left in regulation as the Toronto Maple Leafs notched a huge 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins Monday night. The win pulled the Leafs (33-23-15, 81 points) to

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Sharing The Love With Classroom Compliments

Natalie Gardner likes to draw, but she had no idea her classmates thought she was a good artist. It was one of the compliments written on a whiteboard behind Gardner as the 10-year-old R.F. Pettigrew fourth-grader took her turn participating

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Happiest Countries On Earth… See Where We Rank

The U.S. Declaration of Independence inscribed as a fundamental right “the pursuit of happiness,” but Norway has taken that goal most to heart. The Scandinavian nation of 5 million, known for its spectacular fjords, reindeer and “Midnight Sun,” ranks No. 1

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Leafs Shut Out Lightning

Morgan Rielly and Matt Martin scored 15 seconds apart during Toronto’s four-goal second period, Frederik Andersen made 33 saves and the Maple Leafs moved into the lead for the second Eastern Conference wild-card spot by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning

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World’s First Fluorescent Frog Discovered

The world’s first fluorescent frog has been discovered in the Amazon basin in Argentina. Scientists at the Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum in Buenos Aires made the discovery by accident while studying the pigment of polka-dot tree frogs, a species

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Superfoods To Load Up On This Spring

Asparagus Asparagus does a lot for the body at only 32 calories per cup. Not only is it a great source of fiber, folate, and vitamins A, C, E, and K, but it helps keep everything in check. “Asparagus contains

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Baby Sees Dad For First Time Wearing Adorable New Glasses

A mother captured the special moment her nine-month-old son saw his father for the first time with his new glasses. The greeting was made all the more special because US Air Force captain Brandon Caldwell was returning from a two-month

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Yoga For Lower Blood Pressure

Thanks to the good folks at the Centers for Disease Control, we know that about 75 million Americans have — and 59 million more are on the verge of developing — high blood pressure, which can dramatically increase heart disease

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Staying Safe Out There

Blizzard-like conditions are among the most challenging of all driving environments. Before setting out on the road, it makes sense to keep a close check on the weather forecasts and plan your driving to avoid the worst conditions if it’s

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