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What Are the Best States to Live In?

Life satisfaction in a given state is often based on opinions about climate, family and friends, and other factors. But a report from 24/7 Wall St. looks at levels of poverty, education, and health of states across the country.   These are the best states to live in: 1. Massachusetts -10-yr. population growth: 9.1% -2014 [...]

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This Day In History – November 24

1963 Lee Harvey Oswald was shot and killed by Jack Ruby on live tv Ruby killed Oswald to avenge-for President Kennedy's assassination two days prior  1991 Freddie Mercury died of pneumonia brought on by AIDS He was 45 1995 Ireland legalized divorce! Now all of the miserably-married people can go be miserable alone! and then lastly... 1998 Ashland, Kentucky, proclaimed Billy [...]

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This Day In History – November 23

1936 First issue of Life magazine hit the newsstands The cover photograph, by Margaret Bourke-White, featured the Fort Peck Dam (Montana) 1984 'The Pass' Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie passed his way into sports history by leading Boston College past Miami, 47-45, at the Orange Bowl in Miami Flutie threw a 48-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass on the final play of the game That play became known [...]

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This Day In History – November 20

1947 Britain's Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh in Westminster Abbey Happy 68th wedding anniversary to Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip!  1982 Drew Barrymore became the youngest guest host of Saturday Night Live's history She was the ripe age of Seven!  1980 On Jefferson Island, Louisiana, an oil rig in Lake Pigneur pierced the [...]

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The world’s ‘sexiest’ things!

People magazine did a survey on the sexiest things! Obviously it's part of their 'Sexiest Man Alive' thing, which just went to David Beckham. Here are 16 highlights from their list of the 'Sexiest Things": Sexiest Accent:  British.  Australian came in second. Sexiest Job:  Fireman.  Doctor came in second. Sexiest Age:  37.  The runner-up was 36. Sexiest [...]

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The most dangerous Christmas toys of 2015

Dinosaur claws inspired by the movie 'Jurassic World' and a quick-folding trampoline are two of the items on a consumer watchdog group's annual list of hazardous toys. The World Against Toys Causing Harm says a pair of child-sized dinosaur claw gloves made of foam can cause eye and facial injuries. The group also says a foam [...]

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This Day In History – November 19

1863 Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Civil War cemetery in Pennsylvania One of the most famous speeches in American history, it's just three minutes long, and Lincoln wrote it on the train  1997 In Carlisle, Iowa, septuplets were born to Bobbi McCaughey Happy 18th birthday to Kenny, Kelsey, Natalie, Brandon, Alexis, Nathan and [...]

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This Day In History – November 18

1919 One of the first ticker-tape parades was held, welcoming the Prince of Wales to New York City Ticker tape came from Wall Street. Rolls of paper were used to record stock trades long before computers were invented. As the paper rolled over pins that punched stock information read by stock brokers, it would leave holes When a big [...]

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The Smartest and Dumbest States

The "Washington Post" just ranked all 50 states from smartest to dumbest based on four factors:  Average IQ scores . . . their SAT scores this year. . . their ACT scores this year . . . and the percentage of college grads.   And the smartest state in the country is . . . [...]

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