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The Most Common Surnames in Europe by Country

The most common surnames in the United States are Smith, Johnson, Williams, Brown, and Jones. For Europe, let’s look at this map created by Reddit user Teepr. Does anything surprise you, or look like it needs updating? Everything I can

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How face-to-face contact makes us happier.

Susan Pinker knows as well as anyone what’s been won and what’s been lost in the modern era of personal mobility and global connections. “Our digital devices are fabulous for gaining information, for scheduling our lives, for reaching the people

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Family Grieving Loss Of Nose

A family in Portland Oregon is upset that someone has stolen their giant nose.  It’s a 50 lb plastic nose. Someone swiped a beloved 50-pound, two-foot-tall plastic nose from their porch in Portland’s Eastmoreland neighborhood overnight Sunday. “We woke up

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How To Carve Pumpkins In Florida Keys [Video]

This puts a whole new spin on pumpkin carving.  It’s hard enough on the kitchen table never mind underwater.   Scuba divers in the Florida Keys took their Halloween spirit 30 feet below the surface for an underwater pumpkin carving

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Lunchtime Trivia Thursday, October 18

Q:  In 2014 over 24,000 people injured themselves doing this?  What is it? A:  Treadmill accidents. That’s of the 62,600 of the total exercise equipment injuries. But other injuries — such as ankle sprains or skinned knees — are more

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Chaka Khan To Lead 2019 Rose Parade

Chaka Khan admits she’s a little bit scared about being the Grand Marshal of the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. She says it’s a good thing, because whenever she’s scared, her attitude is “go to conquer.” Khan admits that

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Do you love beer? Get ready to Pay Double

When the weather gets hot, a cold beer seems to be the ideal thirst quencher — but a hot planet means the price of that brew could skyrocket, according to researchers. Extreme heat waves and droughts impact the growth of

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Please Don’t Feed The Bears

Timbits and hotdogs aren’t for bears! That’s the message B-C officials are putting out after a man and a woman allegedly hand-fed those snacks to bears as they drove along the Alaska Highway, and then posted the photos on social

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Engagement Ring Piercings a Painful new way to Say Yes

A trend is popping up, professing ones love with finger piercings. Is this romantic or are brides-to-be courting an infection? Why be boring and get engaged with a ring when you can get a sparkling diamond implanted into the skin

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Artist After 6: Lionel Richie

Artist After 6: Lionel Richie. He’s in the Lounge after 7. See Lionel Richie with the Commodores sing “Sweet Love” on American Bandstand, by clicking the link. pic: PA video: MrSpiritman123/YouTube

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10 Words With Spooky Etymologies

Ghosts, ghouls and monsters turn up everywhere at Halloween—including in our language. From treacherous underground goblins to ghostly roaming primates, here are the spooky origins of 10 familiar words. 1. AGHAST Although it’s used much more loosely in English today,

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Why Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula Should Be at the Top of Your Canadian Bucket List

Stunning views and historic sites await around every bend along this legendary route. The Gaspé Peninsula’s picturesque coastline For several years, I’d heard Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula described with glowing superlatives. It was often referred to as “the Canadian version of California’s Highway

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Marijuana is legal today in Ontario: here’s what you need to know!

Now that cannabis is legalized, Ontario’s Government for the People has rules that keep cannabis out of the hands of children and youth, and keep our roads safe. Ontario has laws in place about how, where and who can buy

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Lunchtime Trivia Wednesday, October 17

Q:  This survey found that just under half say that this boosts their confidence.  What is it? A:  Hearing one of your favorite songs, 44%.   Top ten confidence boosters. A new haircut.  64% of people said it makes them

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Strangers Send Widower Birthday Cards And Gifts After Daughter’s Viral Tweet

Gerrard Dunn lost his wife in March and this is his first birthday without her.  His daughter Miriam was saddened by this prospect so she turned to Twitter to see if she could get some people to send him a

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