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7 Adrenaline-Pumping Date Ideas for Couples Tired of the Same Old, Same Old

WARM-UP THRILLS 1. Serious Roller Coasters To get you started, there are some pretty intense amusement park rides these days…which offers the feeling of skydiving—without the parachute. Look around and you can find a thrill ride near you that offers

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Aretha Franklin

In a 50-year recording career she racked up 20 Top 10 albums, a dozen million-selling singles and earned no fewer than 18 Grammy awards. Aretha Franklin possessed one of the most distinctive and influential voices in the history of popular

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When the Brown’s win, so do the fans!

There will be a celebration on tap when the Cleveland Browns win their first regular-season game: Fans will get free beer. Anheuser-Busch, whose Bud Light brand is the official beer of the NFL and 28 of its 32 teams, including

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Think positive…with regular reality checks.

Thinking positively is often good for brain health — but a new study shows it’s important to proceed with caution. Positive thoughts seem to increase connections between regions of the brain in favorable ways. But the study, published in The

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18,000 Students Told Not to Show Up on Mondays in Colorado as 4-Day School Week Goes Into Effect

Some 18,000 students in Colorado may be the envy of all others this school year: Though they’re already back to class, the students of district 27J, the 16th-largest school district in the state, have to show up just four days

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It’s probably the best thing I’ve ever done says the husband….

A Seattle, Washington man recently donated one of his kidneys to his wife of nearly 30 years. “We’re a team,” says Steve Kennedy Last month, Steve donated his kidney to his wife, Lesley, who has long suffered from polycystic kidney

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According to this study, nearly half of millennials spend more eating out than saving for retirement

A wise word to young adults? It may be a good idea to skip on the avocado toast or fancy latte art. A new survey says 49 percent of millennials spend more money eating out than they do saving for

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Polly want a new buddy?

Firefighters had to rescue a southwestern Illinois man from deep mud after he became stuck while trying to reach his pet parrot. Belleville firefighters were called Sunday afternoon to the city’s Bicentennial Park after a visitor heard the man calling

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‘Intelligent’ Crows are going to ‘Pick up Litter’ at a French Theme Park

Six crows specially trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish will be put to work next week at a French historical theme park, its president said on Friday. “The goal is not just to clear up, because the visitors

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The 24th Annual Elvis Festival is on this weekend in Collingwood!

The world’s largest Elvis festival starts Friday in Collingwood and runs thru the weekend. Elvis’s will be everywhere on the street and the three day event is loaded with activities, tributes artists, competitions, specialty shows and brunch, lunch and dinner

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45 Consecutive Years of presenting “The World at Your Doorstep” – The International Villages Festival is back!

It’s “The World at Your Doorstep” for four fabulous days from Wednesday July 4th to Saturday July 7th, the 45th edition of the Brantford International Villages Cultural Festival!. 45 years of bringing world class memories to the city, this year

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Hey Moms: Here’s how you can sneak some ‘me’ time into your day.

Being a mom is awesome. You’ve always got something to do, and people who want to be with you. That’s great when your kids are pulling you towards the swings at the park or snuggling close while you read them

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Who Americans like the most…

A new survey by YouGov in the US lists the most popular Canadians according to Americans, and they are: Michael J Fox 73% Keanu Reeves 67% Dan Aykroyd 63% Jim Carrey 62% William Shatner 61% Celine Dion 58% Ryan Gosling

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Study says meetings actually ruin productivity

Regular meetings ruin productivity because workers are constantly worried about running late, a study has found. Staff anticipating a meeting – or people expecting a friend for dinner – mentally subtract up to 30 per cent of the time they

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Royal grass…a real gas!

Chris Naylor has gotten into the spirit of this weekends royal wedding by cutting grass or rather cutting an image of the royal couple into the grass. The image is emblazoned on a farm field in Braintree, Essex and is

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