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26th Film Independent Spirit Awards Hosted By Jameson Irish Whiskey
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Some Drink To Remember. Some Drink To Forget. But Do They?

DRINKING HELPS MEMORY?

Drinking to forget? Unfortunately alcohol can actually help you remember them. A new study from the Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research at The University of Texas at Austin says that getting drunk primes certain areas of our brain to learn and remember things more clearly.

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Not Easter Eggs but Spring Spheres….REALLY???

A sophomore at a Seattle area private high school thinks an effort to make Easter politically correct is ridiculous.

Jessica, 16, told Seattle KIRO Radio's the  Dori Monson Showthat a week before spring break, the students commit to a week-long community service project. She decided to volunteer in a third grade class at a public school, which she would like to remain nameless.

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Bolivia Says You Me Bugs & Trees Are All The Same!

UNITED NATIONS — Bolivia will this month table a draft United Nations treaty giving "Mother Earth" the same rights as humans — having just passed a domestic law that does the same for bugs, trees and all other natural things in the South American country.

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Mouth Scorcher! New Hottest Chili Champion

NEW CHILI PEPPER TAKES WORLD'S HOTTEST CROWN:

A new chili pepper from Australia named the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T. has taken the crown as the world's hottest, dethroning the Naga Viper, which had just recently claimed the title, according to the Yahoo! News blog The Lookout.

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Little Stinker New Popular Pet

 

 According to the Daily Mail, baby skunks -- "with their soft fur and ability to be house-trained" -- are apparently an ideal family pet. Owners are undeterred by the strong scent the animals can release when threatened, saying they are cleaner than dogs or cats.

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Research Shows Sitting Can Kill You

People who sit most of the day have a 54 percent greater risk of heart attack than those who spend a good chunk of the day standing.

Researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana came to this conclusion after analyzing the lifestyles of more than 17,000 men and women over 13 years.

The scientists found that even non-smokers who exercise regularly and would be considered in good shape double their risk for heart attack if their job requires them to sit most of the time.

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WOMEN MORE LIKELY TO SABOTAGE WOMEN AT WORK

Women: it's actually a female boss who is most likely to wreck your chances of a promotion, according to the London Daily Mail.

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Are Partisans Hard Wired For Their Particular Political Perspectives?

STUDY: BRAIN DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LIBERALS, CONSERVATIVES:

An intriguing new study has found brain differences between people who identify as politically liberal and those who identify as politically conservative.

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Want To Stand Out In A Crowd? Get Mad!

'ANGRY MAN' IS THE MOST NOTICEABLE FACE:

The faces of angry men are more noticeable than any others. To both men and women, angry male faces "stand out" in a crowd of other faces; they are more immediately noticeable than angry female faces or other faces with other expressions.

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‘Rock Vomit’ Causing Problems in Alaska [VIDEOS]

By the looks of it, you'd think a band of Alaskan creatures threw a rockin' party and had a bit too much to drink.

That's because an invasive species, nicknamed "rock vomit," has infiltrated the state, covering plants, rocks, seashells, boats and any other hard surface with a substance eerily similar to puke.

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