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Hit The Gym, Fight Off Hangovers

Posted 12/31/2010 12:00 pm by

I think that, by this time tomorrow, most of the readers of PopFi will need these tips.  After all, New Year’s Eve is a big party night for people who aren’t ordinarily partiers, so I imagine tomorrow there are going to be a lot of foggy heads, sour stomachs, and aching bodies thanks to too […]

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Newspaper Publishes “Good News Only” Edition

Posted 12/31/2010 11:30 am by

No crime, no politics, no murders.  Sounds like a slow news day, doesn’t it?  Well, not to the publishers of Croatian newspaper 24 Sata.  Yesterday, December 30, Croatian newspaper 24 Sata ran a special edition that featured nothing but good, positive news.  On the cover was a giant, happy, yellow smiley face.  Inside, there were […]

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Jets Fined $100,000 For Sal Alosi Trip

Posted 12/31/2010 11:00 am by

When New York Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi tripped Miami Dolphins player Nolan Carroll, I imagine he never thought his sideline wall would get him in so much trouble.  After all, he wasn’t on the playing field or standing on the out of bounds line; Alosi and crew were and are able to […]

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Twitter User @theashes Goes To The Ashes

Posted 12/31/2010 10:30 am by

Twitter user Ashley Kerekes, an American whose hobbies are knitting and babysitting, became an unlikely star thanks to a case of mistaken identities.  Her handle is @theashes, and the annual cricket test between England and Australia is called The Ashes.  When cricket fans started to mistakenly tweet @theashes rather than using #theashes or #ashes to […]

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No Pardon For Billy The Kid

Posted 12/31/2010 10:00 am by

Debated for months and long rumored as a last-day possibility for outgoing governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson, it looks as if the pardon of Billy the Kid by the state of New Mexico won’t be happening.  On Good Morning America this morning, Governor Bill Richardson has announced that he will not be pardoning Billy […]

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Facebook Passes Google In Popularity

Posted 12/31/2010 9:30 am by

The world changes, bit by bit, every day.  The online world is no different; in fact, the rate of change may be even faster online than it is in meatspace.  For example, look at Facebook.  It has gone from nothing to the world’s most popular social networking website in a matter of years, and it’s […]

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Viruses Now Threaten Android Phones

Posted 12/31/2010 9:00 am by

Think before you download.  If years of using a personal computer hasn’t taught you not to blindly download everything you see, then perhaps something else will.  The computer world is increasingly going mobile, thanks to the rise of smartphones like Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone.  Wherever the computer-using public goes, hackers will follow.  Security firm […]

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Rosie the Riveter Inspiration Geraldine Hoff Doyle Passes Away

Posted 12/31/2010 8:30 am by

In 1942, a 17-year-old girl who just graduated high school decided to pitch in and help with the war effort.  The girl, a slender brunette named Geraldine Hoff Doyle, took a job at American Broach & Machine Company in her home town of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and went to work operating a metal press while […]

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Blizzard Causes 100-Car Pile Up In North Dakota

Posted 12/31/2010 8:00 am by

When you combine blizzard conditions with 40 mile-an-hour winds, that’s a recipe for terrible driving conditions.  Having a serious phobia of driving in the snow myself, I’d never get out in that kind of weather, but people who live in North Dakota are made of sterner stuff than I.  Blizzard conditions caused a massive 100-car […]

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Chrysler Recalls 150,000 Cars; Ford Adds 15,000

Posted 12/31/2010 7:30 am by

It’s not good news if you’re two of the big three American auto manufacturers.  While GM might be smiling on its recent return to success, Ford and Chrysler are stumbling a bit thanks to the announcement of recalls.  Chrysler especially is being hit hard, thanks to 150,000 recalls due to faulty components.  Ford’s recalls are […]

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UConn Win Streak Snapped At 90

Posted 12/31/2010 7:00 am by

The shocking thing about the end of UConn’s NCAA-record winning streak isn’t that the streak was broken, but how the streak was broken.  Behind Jeanette Pohlen’s career high 31 points, the Stanford Cardinal has defeated the UConn Huskies 71-50 to snap UConn’s NCAA-record winning streak at 90.  Stanford is notable for being the last team […]

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Happy New Year From GMMXIe

Posted 12/31/2010 6:30 am by

If you’re just now waking up and decide to hit up Google, don’t be confused.  You didn’t type in the wrong URL, Google is simply doing its usual holiday special with the Google Doodle.  It’s actually really clever when you consider it; Google is pretty unique in terms of how it is spelled, and since […]

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Patients Should Ask How The Doctor Slept

Posted 12/30/2010 12:30 pm by

Medical people have horrible schedules.  They put in long days, sometimes overnight, without breaks or even much time to sleep.  Even if you do get a day off, you might be the on-call person so that if you’re needed, you get called in and put to work.  Any time, night or day, doctors can be […]

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One Tip Puts You On The Terrorist Watch List

Posted 12/30/2010 12:00 pm by

There’s an important tool to prevent terrorism, and that’s the no-fly list.  Yes, there are mistakes and innocent children are put on the watch list by mistake, but if it prevents one terrorist from getting on a plane with explosives, then the warning list has done its job.  Last year, there was only one tip […]

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Fraudster Caught Thanks To Photos Of Himself Rolling In Cash

Posted 12/30/2010 11:30 am by

Some people call it living large.  Flashy cars, big wads of money, lots of pictures of yourself.  It’s all well and good if you come by your money legally, but when you’re knee-deep in a massive forgery operation specializing in false citizenship and traveling papers, it’s probably not best to show off.  Showing off is […]

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Furniture Store Explodes After Gas Leak

Posted 12/30/2010 11:00 am by

It was as sudden and devastating as a bomb blast.  In fact, neighbors thought it was a bomb blast when William C. Franks Furniture in Wayne, Michigan, blew up with a thunderous blast.  As it turns out, the William C. Franks Furniture explosion was caused by a gas leak.  Two bodies were recovered from within […]

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Brett Favre Fined $50,000 For Sexual Harassment

Posted 12/30/2010 10:30 am by

It’s taken the majority of the season, but the National Football League has finally come to a decision on the Brett Favre case.  Favre, who is alleged to have sexually harassed former Jets employee and Playboy centerfold Jenn Sterger, was the subject of a months-long investigation regarding allegations of unwanted sext messages, pictures, and other […]

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How The Christmas Blizzard Beat New York City

Posted 12/30/2010 10:00 am by

New York City is the biggest city in the world.  Every winter, the city handles feet of snow via plows, salt, and other means of transportation and removal.  That said, why did New York City get blindsided by the Christmas blizzard of 2010?  Well, long story short, everything that could go wrong did go wrong. […]

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Skype Outage Blamed On Windows Bug

Posted 12/30/2010 9:30 am by

During the heart of the holiday season, when traffic was at its peak, Skype suffered a crippling outage that lasted for an entire day.  So what was the root cause of Skype’s network connection problems?  Why, Windows, of course.  Specifically, a bug in a particular version of Skype’s windows client crashed the entire network.  Older […]

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NBC’s 30 Rock Is The Least-Ethical Show On TV

Posted 12/30/2010 9:00 am by

Every year, Global Compliance watches hours upon hours of television to track the ethics of the characters on the show.  Not the personal ethics, the business ethics.  Surprisingly, the occupation-based shows are the biggest violators of business ethics, with NBC’s Emmy-winning hit comedy 30 Rock being the biggest ethics violator.  The average episode of 30 Rock has […]

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The Last Roll Of Kodak Kodachrome Film To Be Developed Today

Posted 12/30/2010 8:30 am by

In 1935, George Eastman’s Kodak company introduced a color photograph film called Kodachrome.  For entire generations, Kodachrome was the only color film that they knew, and at one point there were 25 labs processing film around the world.  That’s before the day of digital cameras.  Since then, color film has been on the decline.  One […]

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Sisters Parole Depends On Sharing A Kidney

Posted 12/30/2010 8:00 am by

In 1994, Jamie and Gladys Scott made headlines when the two women were given life sentences for armed robbery and assault charges.  The two women were convicted of luring two men into an ambush where three men jumped out, knocked them on the head with a shotgun, and took their wallets.  The grand take of the robbery […]

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Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski Passes Dean Smith For Second All-Time In Wins

Posted 12/30/2010 7:30 am by

For the Cameron Crazies, it was a milestone.  For Duke Blue Devils basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, it was just another game.  Granted, he enjoyed and acknowledged gratefully the attention he received for winning his 880th career game as a head coach and passing hated rival North Carolina’s former head coach Dean Smith, but Coach K doesn’t have […]

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Isabelle Caro, Anti-Anorexia Model, Passes Away At 28

Posted 12/30/2010 7:00 am by

Isabelle Caro isn’t a face you’d know from her modeling career; it’s what she did after her life spiraled out of control that gained her fame.  In 2007, Caro posed in a controversial photoshoot for photographer Oliviero Toscani in which she appeared nude while suffering from life-threatening anorexia.  Weighing 70 pounds and standing 5’4, Isabelle Caro became […]

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Nose Jobs, Circa 1597

Posted 12/29/2010 12:00 pm by

You’d think that vanity is a new invention, but you’d think wrong.  George Washington had his chin emphasized in official portraiture because his missing teeth and weak jaw made him look less like a leader.  Even before then, royal portraits and the like were always a bit touched up to gloss over whatever the royal […]

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Candy Ban Leads to Lawsuit Against Court

Posted 12/29/2010 11:30 am by

For over 30 years, Gene Gulinson has been practicing law in Gilbert, Arizona.  During that time, he’s gone in and out of the Highland Justice Court thousands of times and he’s never been harassed, until one security search uncovered candy.  Apparently, food is banned in the court, though nobody enforced that law until security guards […]

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Man Hits Teenager Over Airplane Phone Use

Posted 12/29/2010 11:00 am by

There are very few places people are not allowed to use their phones.  Personally, I feel that the list should be longer, but when it comes to airplanes, using the phone is pretty much forbidden.  Even airplane mode use can get you into trouble, so generally it’s best to turn the phone off until you’re […]

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Police Stop Snowball Fight With Pepper Spray

Posted 12/29/2010 10:30 am by

When it comes to stopping a snowball fight, police don’t really know what to do.  Rather than just leaving things alone as they should, police in Berlin got involved when a 40-person snowball fight got out of hand.  When orders didn’t work and the crowd of youths turned on them, the cops decided to take […]

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Groupon Looking For $950 Million In Funding

Posted 12/29/2010 10:00 am by

Things just keep looking up for Groupon.  Long rumored to be the object of affection from Google, Groupon rejected Google’s $6 billion dollar purchase offer in favor of going it alone via venture capital.  As it turns out, that might have been a great idea.  According to sources, Groupon is looking to pick up as […]

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Female Czech Politicians Pose For Cheesecake Calendar

Posted 12/29/2010 9:30 am by

When you think about people involved in politics, what do you think of?  Boring suits, giant bleached-white teeth, comb-overs, sweaty handshakes?  Well, a political party in the Czech Republic is looking to change the image of politics.  The Czech Republic’s Public Affairs party has released a sexy calendar featuring four of the party’s members of parliament, candidates […]

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