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Tara Kelly is a news editor for the Huffington Post's Traffic & Trends team, based in New York. She's passionate about video, trends and viral news. Previously she was a reporter for TIME magazine's London bureau and wrote for the FT Weekend magazine.
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Hurricane Sandy Pet Emergency Plan

(16) Comments | Posted October 27, 2012 | 9:28 PM

As Hurricane Sandy threatens the East Coast, don't forget about your pets when preparing for the storm. Below is a review of some top pet preparation tips to ensure their safety if Hurricane Sandy and other looming storms reach your region.

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James Holmes Facebook: Users With Same Name As Alleged Theater Shooter Seek To Clear Up Confusion

(596) Comments | Posted July 20, 2012 | 4:00 PM

After police identified 24-year-old James Holmes as the Aurora Theater shooting suspect early Friday, a pair of Facebook users from Colorado with the same name took to the site to deny their involvement.

One James Holmes issued a short and sweet denial...

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Bulletproof iPad Case Protects Device From 9MM Gun Fire

(11) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 4:55 PM

Good news for anyone looking to use an iPad in a war zone: a new bulletproof iPad case is now on the market, according to Engadget.

The brainchild of British company VestGuard UK, the ballistic cover is made of a "cutting edge uni-directional aramid fibers...

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Matthew Frombach, Identity Theft Suspect, Runs Into Victim At Bank

(41) Comments | Posted July 18, 2012 | 3:10 PM

An identity fraud case in Medford, Ore., got up close and personal when the suspect tried to cash a fraudulent check, only to run into the victim while at the bank, the Mail Tribune reports.

Matthew Frombach, the 37-year-old suspect, had allegedly cashed three other fraudulent checks worth...

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Cecile Widerman Kaufer, Holocaust Survivor, Recounts 1942 Vel D'Hiv Roundup In Paris Stadium

(43) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 7:55 PM

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Vel d'Hiv roundup, in which 13,000 French Jews were herded into a Paris cycling stadium -- formally known as the Vélodrome d'Hiver -- by French police acting on Nazi orders. Thousands of Jews were held for several days and eventually deported to...

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Rare Amur Tiger Cubs Born At Columbus Zoo (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

(25) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 6:50 PM

Ohio's Columbus Zoo And Aquarium recently welcomed an adorable pair of rare newborn amur tigers, the Associated Press reports.

Born almost two weeks ago and weighing between 2 to 3 pounds at the time, the male cubs have been placed in intensive care at the...

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'Toe-Besity': Toe-Slimming Cosmetic Surgery On The Rise

(19) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 11:25 AM

Drastic cosmetic surgery has been around for some time. Now, America's obsession with beauty has reached a new level, with surgery for toe slimming on the rise, ABC News reports.

The reconstructive surgery aims to tackle a condition at least one doctor calls...

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Elephant Mother Rescues Baby Trapped In Mud (PHOTOS)

(354) Comments | Posted July 10, 2012 | 8:41 PM

There's nothing quite like a mother's love. And elephants are no different than humans in this case, as seen in this breathtaking photo series.

According to the Rex USA photo caption, the shots were taken in Spain's Cabarceno Wildlife Park in Cantabria, when a...

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Prince Charles' Toast, Served Before Wedding To Princess Diana, Headed To Auction

(29) Comments | Posted July 10, 2012 | 6:10 PM

A piece of toast believed to have come from Prince Charles' breakfast plate on the day he married Princess Diana is to be auctioned off in the U.K. later this month, the BBC reports.

According to the Derby Telegraph, 83-year-old Rosemarie Smith took the slice...

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'Investidate': New Book Reveals How To Investigate Your Date

(35) Comments | Posted July 10, 2012 | 1:00 PM

Nothing kills romance like discovering you've been dating a cheat, a felon, or worse.

Now, a new book by author Maria Coder shows readers how to uncover the truth about that special someone, the Daily News reports.

In "InvestiDate: How To Investigate Your Date,"...

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American Girl Introduces Dolls Without Hair (VIDEO)

(51) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 5:25 PM

On the heels of Mattel's bald Barbie doll, American Girl is now releasing dolls geared toward children suffering from hair loss.

The company announced the new dolls last week in a post on the American Girl Facebook page:

For more than a...
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Mermaids Don't Exist: NOAA Confirms 'No Evidence Of Aquatic Humanoids Has Ever Been Found'

(327) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 4:25 PM

In an effort to clear up any potential confusion on the subject of mermaids, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released a statement confirming that "no evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found."

The statement was released in response to a...

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80 Percent Of Americans Spend An Extra Day A Week Working After Hours, New Survey Says

(122) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 10:15 AM

With the pressure on for employees to stay connected after normal work hours, attaining a work-life balance is still far from reality for most Americans

A recent survey by Good Technology found that some 80 percent of the 1,000 Americans polled said they spend time checking...

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'Craigslist Joe' Movie: Man Lives Off Craigslist Ads For A Month (VIDEO)

(144) Comments | Posted July 2, 2012 | 6:10 PM

What happens when a 20-something man decides to ditch all his friends and possessions in exchange for living off the generosity and goodwill of people on Craigslist?

That's the narrative for "Craigslist Joe," a new documentary set to be released next month.

The film follows...

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Gay Cruise Ship Prohibited From Docking In Morocco, Tourism Minister Denies Banning Entry

(272) Comments | Posted July 2, 2012 | 2:30 PM

A Holland America all-gay cruise ship with 2,100 passengers aboard was turned away from Morocco over the weekend, Reuters reports.

The ship docked Sunday in Malaga, Spain, after the travel organizers said Moroccan authorities prohibited the ship from docking in Casablanca.

"Our port agent in Casablanca...

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Daniel Bond, British Electrician, Converts Double-Decker Bus Into Two Bedroom Home (VIDEO)

(369) Comments | Posted June 29, 2012 | 7:05 PM

For many aspiring first-time buyers, home ownership is becoming a distant dream in the United States and abroad.

While house prices have fallen in many areas, stricter mortgage lending rules and the struggle to raise a deposit for a home while paying rent...

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PETA Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities 2012: Jessica Chastain And Woody Harrelson Win Celebrity Contest (PHOTOS NSFW)

(353) Comments | Posted June 29, 2012 | 4:05 PM

Woody Harrelson and Jessica Chastain have topped PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities 2012 contest.

The pair beat out more than 100 of Hollywood's hottest vegetarians, including Michelle Pfeiffer, Anne Hathaway, Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Stiller and Joaquin Phoenix.

Between them, Harrelson...

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Liao Hong-Lin, Taiwanese Man, Transforms Self Into Human Flag (VIDEO)

(23) Comments | Posted June 29, 2012 | 10:50 AM

A Taiwanese man is about to embark on a six-month world tour during which he'll repeatedly transform himself into a human flag, reports ITN.

He first began the stunt at train stations around Taiwan last year.

Known as the "Taiwan Floatman," the 29-year-old balances on...

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Social Networking Concept May Have Emerged During Renaissance, Researchers Say

(15) Comments | Posted June 28, 2012 | 1:35 PM

According to new research, society's social networking obsession may not be exclusive to the 21st century.

Now, researchers believe the concept can be traced back to the 16th and 17th centuries as part of the Italian Academies, where scholars created nicknames for themselves,...

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Low-Budget Airline To Take Off In Africa

(2) Comments | Posted June 28, 2012 | 1:18 PM

A new airline is looking to make air travel more affordable in Africa.

Fastjet plans to launch in the next three to four months and aspires to become the most prominent pan-African airline, reports Reuters.

"It is the optimum time to launch because Africa is...

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