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A look at some of the worst prisons in the world

A look at some of the worst prisons in the world Prison is no walk in the park, but when you add lice infestations, a shortage of meals and filthy living conditions these facilities sound like a person’s worst nightmare. ...

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Surprisingly good, cheap meals line Upper West Side train stop

Some neighborhoods will surprise you. Take Manhattan Valley, the name of the northeastern strip of the Upper West Side that lies between Central Park West and Broadway. Exit the subway at 110th St./Central Park West, where fabulous dining options appear ...

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How to get an official letter from Santa at the North Pole

With a little stealth, a few envelopes and postage to Anchorage, Alaska, millions of moms and dads will enlist Santa’s helpers as their own holiday assistants this Christmas. It’s officially December — and finally appropriate to play all the Christmas ...

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Year’s end is time to pay attention to investment tax planning

Now is the time of year when you should be looking at year-end investment tax planning. Much of this consists of reviewing any realized gains in your taxable accounts and seeing if you have any unrealized capital losses which, if ...

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The best times to look at the supermoon this weekend

The supermoon — or perigee-syzygy — will be visible on Sunday as our moon passes by the Earth. The moon will be as close to us as it gets on Sunday as it makes its way around its elliptical orbit ...

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Research suggests dogs are brainier than cats

Let the cat vs dog battle rage on. A new study from Vanderbilt University says that dogs have more cortical neurons, aka little gray cells, than cats. That makes dogs, dare we say, smarter than cats. Those little gray cells ...

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Your Christmas tree could be home to up to 25,000 insects

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, how lovely are the bugs in your branches. According to Safer Brand, a pest control company, living Christmas trees can have up to 25,000 bugs living in them. Many of these bugs are hibernating ...

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Lady Gaga's craziest style moments

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Lady Gaga doesn’t just have a brand new album, she also has a brand new look. Check out her latest style transformation … Life_Style Rss

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Chicago's murders, as seen through the polaroids of photographer Jim Young

Chicago’s murders, as seen through the polaroids of photographer Jim Young For decades, Chicago has been at the forefront of major U.S. cities with a gun problem. Shooting deaths have continuously climbed into the hundreds year after year, and the ...

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Massachusetts police show how not to transport a Christmas tree

There’s a little too much tree for the car in this picture. The Sudbury, Massachusetts police showed how not to get your Christmas tree home this year in a Facebook post of a car one of its officers pulled over. ...

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