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Which States Have the Highest Marriage and Divorce Rates?

The 2009 Census reveals that while couples in western and southern states marry more often, they also divorce at a higher rate than those in other areas of the US.

Andrew Cherlin, a professor of sociology and public policy at Johns Hopkins University, said, “Surprisingly, the south and west, which we think of as more socially conservative, have higher rates of divorce than does the supposedly liberal east. The reason is that young adults in the south and west tend to have less education and marry earlier, both of which lead to a higher risk of divorce.”

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East Coast Rocked by Earthquake, Pentagon Evacuated

An earthquake epicentered in Virginia occurred Tuesday afternoon, with people in Washington, DC, New York, Ohio, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Toronto reporting they felt the tremors, as well.

Reports thus far indicate the quake registered a 5.9 on the Richter scale, and the USGS says it’s the most powerful quake to hit Virginia since 1897.

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Hurricane Irene Strengthens, Heads Toward the US [VIDEO]

Authorities along the Atlantic seaboard are closely monitoring Hurricane Irene’s projected path, and preparing for the powerful storm’s arrival later in the week.

The first major hurricane of the season became a Category 2 storm on Aug. 22, and could strengthen even more in the coming days.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Debuts on the National Mall [VIDEO]

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C., has officially opened to the public. The memorial will be formally dedicated on Aug. 28 — the anniversary of his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech — and will cap a five-day celebration that could draw as many as 250,000 people.

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Can Wasting Time Online Improve Employee Productivity?

In a study that anyone who works in an office will heartily embrace, researchers found that spending small parts of the day wasting time on the Internet makes workers more productive because it acts to mentally refresh them.

“Browsing the Internet serves an important restorative function,” concludes the report from the National University of Singapore.

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Who Was Your First Celebrity Crush? Talk About it tonight On The Buzz! [VIDEO]

Who was your first real celebrity crush? For me, it was Linda Ronstadt.

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Bank of America to Eliminate Thousands of Jobs

In an effort to re-engineer a recovery and stop the massive sell-off of its stock, Bank of America reportedly plans to lay off 3,500 employees this quarter. Thousands more could lose their jobs in the coming months.

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Michael Vick Talks About His Second Chance, Why He Chose the Eagles

A lengthy piece in the upcoming issue of GQ highlights Michael Vick’s mindset past and present and the aftermath of the dogfighting scandal that sent him to prison for two years. How’d he handle the sentencing and subsequent backlash?

“For a while, it was all ‘Scold Mike Vick, scold Mike Vick, just talk bad about him, like he’s not a person,’” he said. “It’s almost as if everyone wanted to hate me. But what have I done to anybody? It was something that happened, and it was people trying to make some money.”

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Shaq — President Obama Destroyed Rajon Rondo’s Confidence

According to Shaquille O’Neal, a barb from President Barack Obama wrecked Shaq’s Boston Celtics teammate Rajon Rondo’s confidence, not to mention his jump shot.

Shaq writes in his upcoming book ‘Uncut’ that Obama and the Celtics were both at the same fundraiser in March.  During the event, Obama turned to smooth-shooting Celtic veteran Ray Allen, before pointing to Rondo, and then said “Hey, Ray, why don’t you teach this kid how to shoot?”

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Working In an Office Makes People Less Productive

The communal offices that were introduced during the ’50s to boast creativity and problem solving are actually reducing productivity, according to new research.

Neuroscientist Dr. Jack Lewis conducted brain scans on office workers and found that those who work in spaces with few walls are plagued by intense bursts of distraction.

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