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Entries by Verena von Pfetten from 05/2008

May Day: The Most Random Holiday Of All!

Posted 05.01.2008 | Healthy Living

If you weren't aware, today is May Day! What is May Day, you might ask? Well, according to Wikipedia's May Day entry: "May Day occurs on May 1 and re...

Lai Thi Dao, "Tumor Girl", Has Successful Removal (PICTURES)

Posted 05.01.2008 | Healthy Living

A Vietnamese girl is finally free of a disfiguring 16-pound (7-kilogram) facial tumor, after a surgery that lasted at least 12 hours in Miami. The Sc...

Baby Monkey Misses Mother, Cuddles Teddy Bear

Posted 05.01.2008 | Healthy Living

There is a little baby monkey at the London Zoo who misses her mommy so much she's taken to cuddling a teddy bear. Conchita, the three-week old Mangab...

Johnny Vegas Allegedly Sexually Assualts Woman In Comedy Show

Posted 05.01.2008 | Healthy Living

Mary O'Hara of the Guardian has an appalling tale of comedy gone wrong. During a comedy show last week, British comedian Johnny Vegas "gratuitously gr...

500-Year-Old Sunken Treasure Found

Posted 05.02.2008 | Healthy Living

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The ship was laden with tons of copper ingots, elephant tusks, gold coins _ and cannons to fend off pirates. But it...

5 Things You Never Knew About The SAT

Posted 05.02.2008 | Healthy Living

Just a few weeks after an intensively competitive college-admissions season, the game is on again, with high-school juniors prepping for SAT tests in ...

Breaking Up Ain't Hard To Do

Posted 05.02.2008 | Healthy Living

Breaking up is hard to do, but not as hard as we think. New research suggests we overestimate the heart-crushing blow from a romantic split, and some ...

Kentucky Derby: Cocktail Recipes, Celebrity Betters, And, Of Course, Really Bad Hats (PICTURES)

Posted 05.02.2008 | Healthy Living

**UPDATE**: Big Brown was Saturday's big winner, but things did not end so well for second placer Eight Belles, who had to be put down after breaking ...

Seychelles Islands: Suddenly The Hottest Place On Earth

Posted 05.02.2008 | Healthy Living

Matt Lauer spent Day 5 of his "Where in the World is Matt Lauer?" tour in the tropical isles of The Seychelles. Not surprisingly, he's got the world w...

Cinco De Mayo: White People's Excuse To Let Loose

Posted 05.05.2008 | Healthy Living

Hola, everybody! Happy Cinco De Mayo! Don't speak Spanish? Curious what all the fuss is about? Look no further because the answers to all your questio...

7 Common Cooking Mistakes

Posted 05.05.2008 | Healthy Living

An innocent error can easily lead to a disappointing dish. Here's how to prevent seven common cooking mistakes. The Mistake: You didn't read the reci...

Comet: The Smartest Fish In The World (VIDEO)

Posted 05.05.2008 | Healthy Living

Introducing Comet the Goldfish, who's currently on track to become the smartest fish in the world. Comet can play football, basketball, limbo, p...

Breastfeeding Can Boost Your Baby's Brain Power

Posted 05.05.2008 | Healthy Living

Children who were breast-fed exclusively for the first three months of life or longer scored nearly six points higher on IQ tests at the age of 6 than...

Costume Institute Gala: The Stars Show Up, We Judge

Posted 05.06.2008 | Healthy Living

As you may or may not know, the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute Gala was last night. The theme was Superhero Fashion -- and while there weren'...

How The Secret Got Me A Dinner Reservation

| Posted 05.07.2008 | Healthy Living

As much as I've bemoaned The Secret and it's heretofore unbelievable existence, on Friday I asked, I believed, and let me tell you, did I ever receive...

McKibbin Lofts: Would You Live Here?

Posted 05.07.2008 | Healthy Living

One "room" is a cramped cubby that measures, in all, perhaps 25 square feet, just enough for a full-size mattress and whatever can be stashed beneath....

75 Things Every Man Should Master

Posted 05.07.2008 | Healthy Living

A Man Should Be Able To: 1. Give advice that matters in one sentence. I got run out of a job I liked once, and while it was happening, a guy stopped ...

Laughing Baby Gets The Giggles

Posted 05.10.2008 | Healthy Living

Sometimes in life you just need a reason to laugh. Here is this oldie, but goodie. ...

See The Dress That Got A High-School Senior Arrested (PICTURES)(VIDEO)

Posted 05.12.2008 | Healthy Living

You may have thought your prom night went badly, but Marche Taylor, a high-school student from Houston, Texas left hers in handcuffs, and not for the ...

Plenty About Pot: New TV Show, Old Bong

Posted 05.12.2008 | Healthy Living

Nickelodeon's Yo Gabba Gabba! - a show aimed at preschoolers - has found an entirely unintended audience. According to ABC News, Many older fans of ...

Grocery Outlet: A New Place To Save

Posted 05.13.2008 | Healthy Living

The newest trend in penny-pinching is coming from an unlikely source: The Amish. According to The Canadian Press, Amish-run grocery outlets "are a thr...

Def Jam Diet, Explained? The Experts Weigh In

Posted 05.13.2008 | Healthy Living

******UPDATE: We might have some answers! See what diet and fitness experts had to say.****** An internet buzz abounds about the so-called (and seemi...

What Men Can Learn From French Women

Posted 05.14.2008 | Healthy Living

It's a well-known fact that women can always learn from their Francophone counterparts. And this time its the menfolk who are getting the tutorial. ...

Spiritual Water: Saving Souls, One Sip At A Time (VIDEO)

| Posted 05.14.2008 | Healthy Living

Like every other lazy (and/or honest) human being out there, I'll gladly take the easy way over the hard one any day. So when I happened upon the utte...

Shark Surfer: Real Or Fake?

Posted 05.14.2008 | Healthy Living

There's a lot of talk online about a little video called the Shark Surfer. Check it out below: Now, the question is: Real Or Fake? The Answer? As ...