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Santorum calls Obama a snob regarding higher education

As the race for the 2012 Republican nomination heats up, Rick Santorum recently stirred up a bit of controversy. Speaking to an audience in Michigan, Santorum addressed President Obama’s message that he thinks all American citizens should have the chance to go to college. “President Obama once said that he wants everybody in America to […]

Tiny book, huge effort from hitRecord

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has become a leader of collaboration with his production company hitRECord, which is set to release its new book, The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1, on Dec. 6. hitRECord, established in 2005, has continued to grow as a collaborative community where writers, musicians, filmmakers, video editors, animators, photographers and illustrators create things […]

Downtown LA unveils bike lane

Downtown Los Angeles debuted a bright new way to streamline bicycle traffic last week on one of the area’s biggest streets, unveiling a lime-green bike lane. The lane stretches from Cesar Chavez Avenue to 9th Street, and is the first full-color lane in the city. Council members hope the new bike lane will bring heightened […]

“Before I die …” project breathes life into Brooklyn

A New York art project allowing passersby to fill in their own endings to the sentence “Before I die…” is scheduled to be taken down tomorrow. The giant chalkboard project, erected on the wall of a future Shake Shack, was created by artist Candy Chang. Using stencils and spray paint, she established a half-block stretch […]

Economy might be to blame for drop in US birth rate

According to Medical News Today, a new report released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the overall birth rate in the U.S. has dropped by 3 percent from 2009 to 2010, with experts attributing the decline to the slow economy. The data for the study was based on birth records pulled from […]

Divorcing couple must surrender social networking passwords

Unlike usual divorce cases wherein spouses depart from property or money, a Connecticut judge Wednesday ordered a divorcing couple to provide him with all their passwords to Facebook, Match.com and eHarmony.com. New London District Superior Court Judge Kenneth Shluger issued the order after Stephen Gallion found incriminating posts from his wife Courtney about their children […]

Latest training tactic for Russian military: badminton

Russian newspaper Izvestiya said Monday that Russian military units will use badminton equipment to improve their eye muscles, reaction speed and cardiovascular strength. The United Press International reported that 10,000 rackets and tens of thousands of shuttlecocks are being purchased for the units. The sport has gained recent popularity after Russian President Dmirty Medvedev and […]

Russian man charged with collecting mummified women

Police released video footage and photographs this week of the mummified remains of 29 women on display in Anatoly Moskvin’s apartment. Authorities in Russia found the collection of women adorned in bright dresses and headscarves, with their faces and hands wrapped in cloth. The videos show the life-size dolls seated on shelves or sofas in […]

Asian couples flock to marry on symbolic date

In many Asian countries, where good luck is considered paramount when choosing a wedding date, thousands of couples rushed to get married on 11/11/11. Symbolically, the date is considered to be one of the most auspicious in a century, prompting many couples to rush to the altar. Because the date consists entirely of ones, in China it […]