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Hilary Hanson

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Blue Eyes Linked To Higher Risk Of Alcohol Dependence In New Study

(29) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 2:39 PM

Could a potential sign of alcohol dependence be lurking in your reflection?

People with light-colored eyes -- which researchers defined as blue, green, gray, or with brown in the center -- may have a greater chance of becoming dependent on alcohol, a new study from the University of...

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Watch This Scrappy Kitten Grow Up Next To Loving Older Dog

(40) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 11:30 AM

Sometimes friends grow apart, but other times they grow together.

The latter seems to be the case for Koda, a kitten who befriended an older golden retriever named Keelo. This time-lapse video shows the pair’s friendship blossoming through Koda’s first eight months of life.

Trisha de la Paz,...

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세계에서 가장 못생긴 개로 선정된 개, 이름은 ‘콰지모도'(사진)

(2) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 1:35 AM

사진 속 개의 이름은 ‘콰지모도’다. ‘노틀담의 꼽추’의 콰지모도를 연상시키는 허리에서 나온 이름이다. 올해 나이는 10살의 잡종견인 그는 지난 6월 26일, 캘리포니아 페탈루마에서 열린 ‘세계에서 가장 못생긴 개 대회’에서 우승을 차지했다. “짧은 허리 때문에 언뜻 하이에나”를 연상시키기도 하는 콰지모도에 대해 이 대화의 심사위원장은 브라이언 소블(Brian Sobel)은 “완벽하고 뛰어난 못생김”이라고...

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Man Bitten By Shark In North Carolina While Helping Kids Out Of Water

(93) Comments | Posted June 27, 2015 | 12:45 PM

A North Carolina beachgoer was bitten by a shark Friday while trying to help other people avoid it.

The 47-year-old man was swimming near Avon, North Carolina, at around 11:40 a.m. with another adult and three children when he saw the shark nearby, local station WTKR reported. He...

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She's Been Named The 'World's Ugliest Dog,' But We Think She's Beautiful

(113) Comments | Posted June 27, 2015 | 9:13 AM

If you have to be ugly, you might as well be the best at it.

A 10-year old, hunchbacked, mixed breed dog named "Quasi Modo" was awarded first place at the World's Ugliest Dog Competition on Friday, according to a press release for the Petaluma, California, event.


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Woman Removes Confederate Flag In Front Of South Carolina Statehouse

(1781) Comments | Posted June 27, 2015 | 7:49 AM

A woman scaled a flagpole in front of the South Carolina Statehouse on Saturday morning and removed the Confederate battle flag.

"We removed the flag today because we can't wait any longer,” Bree Newsome, 30, said in a statement released by activist group Blackbird, which was helping out with...

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Ex-Pastor Says He Wasn't Going To Set Self On Fire Over Gay Marriage

(756) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 6:27 PM

Inquiring minds are wondering whether Rick Scarborough, a conservative Christian political advocate who was said to have threatened to set himself on fire if the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, is now merely a pile of smoldering ashes.

Several media outlets reported...

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What's Better Than This Dog At The Drive-Thru? Nothing.

(71) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 4:15 PM

You might want to try eating a little healthier, dog.

In the meantime, though, we’re all going to enjoy the antics of this adorable beagle (with mysteriously human hands) making the fast food drive-thru rounds in a wonderful video by JStuStudios. While the canine him is very charming,...

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Here's Why Lawmakers Want To Impeach Maine Gov. Paul LePage

(188) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 2:27 PM

A group of Maine legislators plans to launch an effort to impeach Gov. Paul LePage, it announced Thursday.

The lawmakers are accusing the Republican governor of blackmailing Good Will-Hinckley, a private organization that runs the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, into rescinding an offer of employment to Democratic...

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활로 고양이를 죽인 수의사, 처벌 받지 않는다(사진)

(2) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 9:32 PM

활을 쏴 고양이를 죽이고 페이스북에 자랑한 미국 텍사스의 수의사가 처벌을 받지 않게 됐다.

오스틴 카운티 트래비스 J. 검사가 낸 보도자료에 따르면 대배심은 크리스틴 린지를 동물학대로 기소하기엔 ‘증거가 불충분’하다고 판결했다.

린지는 지난 4월 머리에 화살이 꽂힌 오렌지색 고양이를 든 사진을 페이스북에 올려 언론 헤드라인을 장식했다. 그는 사진과 함께 이런...

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Mom And Toddler Survive 4 Days In Jungle After Plane Crash

(12) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 2:14 PM

A mother and her toddler who managed to survive a plane crash in Colombia have been found and rescued after spending four days in the jungle.

Marie Nelly Murillo, 18, and her 1-year-old son were the sole passengers on a small Cessna plane that crashed into trees near...

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Vet Who Bragged About Killing Cat With Bow And Arrow Will Not Be Charged

(503) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 5:03 PM

A Texas veterinarian who bragged on Facebook about killing a cat with a bow and arrow will face no charges.

A grand jury found there was “insufficient proof” to charge Kristen Lindsey with animal cruelty, according to a press release from Austin County District Attorney Travis J. Koehn....

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Read The Sexts Ex-American Apparel CEO Dov Charney Allegedly Sent Employees

(52) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 3:33 PM

A slew of explicit emails and text messages American Apparel founder and ex-CEO Dov Charney allegedly sent to employees were revealed in court documents the company filed Friday.

The messages -- some of which have been excerpted below and are graphic and sexually explicit in nature -- were included as...

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Here's What A Chimp Drum Solo Sounds Like

(21) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 2:30 PM

It's definitely better than Nickelback.

A new paper published in Scientific Reports analyzes the rhythmic stylings of a chimp named Barney -- and shows that chimps may be more musically inclined than we previously thought.

Researchers at the Biomedical Primate Research Centre in the Netherlands recorded Barney...

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하이킹을 좋아하는 시각장애 고양이(동영상)

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 4:54 AM

앞이 보이지 않아도, 고양이라도 밖에 나가고 산을 오르는 걸 좋아할 수 있다. 아일랜드에 사는 28살 영상감독 패트릭 코어가 그의 눈 먼 고양이 '스티비'와 함께 하이킹하는 모습을 영상으로 만들었다.

영상에는 산에서 내려다본 마을의 아름다운 풍경뿐 아니라 목끈을 단 스티비가 느끼고 있을 발 아래 촉감과 바람의 느낌이 담겨있다. 영상은 풍경에...

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Why The Confederate Battle Flag Is Even More Racist Than You Think

(514) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 6:13 PM

Last week’s massacre of nine black churchgoers by a white gunman in Charleston, South Carolina, re-ignited debates over the Confederate battle flag.

While federal and state flags were lowered to half-staff in the wake of the shooting, the symbol of the Confederate forces flew high over the...

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Blind Cat Who Loves Hiking Turned This Man Into A Cat Person

(38) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 9:59 AM

Just because a cat can’t see, doesn’t mean she can’t appreciate the great outdoors.

Patrick Corr, a 28-year-old filmmaker from Cork City, Ireland, proved that in a beautiful video filmed earlier this month, in which he goes on a hike with his blind calico cat, Stevie,...

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Malala Yousafzai Tells Jon Stewart 'Normal Humans Like Us' Can Bring Change

(13) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 4:49 PM

Jon Stewart had almost no jokes for his audience Thursday night in the wake of Wednesday’s mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Instead, Stewart chose to focus the bulk of his show on the night’s guest, Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old Pakistani who...

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5-Year-Old Girl Survived Charleston Shooting By Playing Dead, Family Member Says

(10) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 2:35 PM

A woman related to several people who were at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday when a man opened fire described heart-wrenching details of the incident to The New York Times.

Kristen Washington, who was not at the church herself, said her surviving...

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