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Epic parking lot FAIL caught on camera

We've all been there, you're parked in a tight space and you try to back out only to find that you have to make a 17-point turn in order to free your vehicle. That is probably how this Canadian woman felt as she tried to exit a snowy Calgary parking ...

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Star Wars Christmas light show is way overboard and way awesome

With the holidays, always comes a new round of viral dancing Christmas lights videos, but one music teacher from California is in the running to dominate this year. The teacher makes his whole home, a giant keyboard, drum set, Christmas tree and  a 17-foot guitar blink, wave and shimmer to a montage ...

What the new Cuba agreement means for travel, cigars

Wednesday was a historic day for U.S.-Cuban relations. “We will begin to normalize relations between our two countries,” said President Barack Obama. American Alan Gross was released by Cuban authorities in exchange for three Cubans held in the U.S. as the first step toward normalizing diplomatic ties with the nation. (Video via PBS) ...

Rejected students get acceptance letter from Johns Hopkins

It's an embarrassing admissions error for a prominent East Coast university.  Johns Hopkins University sent acceptance emails to 294 prospective students Sunday. But those students had already been told they'd been denied admission to the school or given deferrals. (Video via Johns Hopkins University) The university was informed of the error that same day ...

Turbulence diverts American Airlines flight, hospitalizes 5

Christmas travel is rough enough without Mother Nature trying to rearrange the airline cabin. But that's what happened on an American Airlines flight en route from Seoul, S. Korea, to Dallas on Tuesday.  (Video via KXAS) "Plates, glasses, even a beverage cart were thrown around the cabin," KXAS reports.   The turbulence ...

Why your boss should let you sleep In

Feeling a little sleepy, like maybe you didn't get enough shut-eye last night? Well, now you can add one more thing to your list of complaints about work: It's a sleep thief.  That's according to a study out of the University of Pennsylvania that claims work is the ultimate killer of sleep, keeping us ...

Law enforcement ranks as most obese profession

Employees in law enforcement have the highest rates of obesity among professions, according to a Wall Street Journal story.  The story is based on data from the American Journal of Preventive Medicine . Right up there with law enforcement are security guards and firefighters. In all, 40.7 percent of employees in ...

14-year-old reportedly shoots, kills intruder to protect sick grandmother

Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, said the second man involved in a home break-in that turned deadly near the Charlotte/Mint Hill border has been arrested. Another suspected intruder was killed when a 14-year-old inside the house shot and killed him Tuesday night, police said. The two intruders, who police identified ...

Will may require woman’s dog to be euthanized

An Indiana woman loved her dog so much she wanted her ashes mixed with the dog’s ashes and buried with her when she died. The woman, Connie Lay, recently died. But there is one big problem with carrying out her final wish: her dog is still alive. The German shepherd ...

This image released by Columbia Pictures shows James Franco, left, and Seth Rogen in "The Interview." The comedy is set for release in 2014 on Christmas Day. (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures, Sony, Ed Araquel)

Celebs react: Sony cancels Christmas Day release of the 'The Interview'

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Yoga could be as beneficial for the heart as walking, biking

Good for the mind and good for the body: Scientists say doing yoga can improve your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and, most importantly, your heart.  The health benefits of yoga have long been known, but a review of 37 previous studies claims it can be just as effective as biking and ...

Layaway angel hands out $100 to 6 women at Walmart

Shoppers at a Walmart in North Carolina were overwhelmed when a complete stranger walked into the store and handed them a $100 bill. Six women were standing at the layaway counter when the good Samaritan handed them each $100 and walked out of the store without saying anything. One of ...

Kmart layaway glitch angers some holiday shoppers

It appears the Grinch visited Kmart’s online layaway service, leaving some holiday shopping sorely disappointed. That’s because the retail store inadvertently canceled some online layaway contracts, according to the Consumerist report. The Consumerist has been documenting Kmart layaway complaints via Facebook, and noticed a spike this week. Impacted customers said ...

This elf reminds us all that Santa is watching that that we all have to be good.

Is your Elf on the Shelf prepping your family for a future police state?

They seem harmless enough - an elf at the center of a holiday game that has kids behaving and searching for their seasonal friend. But a digital technology professor says that friend is more a fiend. Laura Pinto and her co-author Selena Nemorin claim the Elf on the Shelf is ...

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This gesture made this man believe in Christmas miracles

When Damien Walker lost his wallet last week, he thought he would be in for a terrible Christmas. But after checking his mailbox on Tuesday, the Lauceston, Tasmania man was relieved to discover that a kindhearted stranger who went by “Santa Claus” had express-mailed his wallet to him. https://twitter.com/DamienCWalker/status/544740674235412480 “We ...

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