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5 Things to Do for Christmas With Kids at Disney World

<i>Christmas with Kids at Disney (Photo Credit: Disney)</i><p>Believe it or not, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida becomes even more magical during the holiday season. You can feel the magic in the air more than ever during this time of year. From the beautiful decorations to the special events, the …

10 Best Kept Secrets of Grand Cayman

Wherever you go on vacation or travel, popular sites and locations are popular for a reason. Whatever their attraction, whether it be a beautiful view or a tasty meal or an unusual land formation, activity or attraction, they have been tried and tested and been proven to be worth your time and …

Ferguson fallout: Protesters interrupt Holder's speech - CNN.com

<i>Did you participate in Monday's walkout? Please share your photos and videos with CNN iReport.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- It's been one week since the streets of Ferguson boiled over after protesters learned the officer who shot teenager Michael Brown won't face criminal charges.<p>And tensions are still simmering. …

Mom Abandons 6 Kids For 6-Week Vacation With Stranger She Met Online

A British mom has abandoned her six kids for a 6-week vacation with a stranger she met online. The woman shamelessly left her children behind after …

Airline: 'Emotional support' pig kicked off flight for being disruptive

When US Airways passenger Robert Phelps first saw the woman coming down the aisle of the plane, he thought she had a "really big dog" or a stuffed animal thrown over her shoulder.<p>It was about 6:10 a.m. the day before Thanksgiving, and Phelps was waiting to take off from Connecticut's Bradley …

First malware targeted at non-jailbroken iPhones spreads in China

<i>(Updated with Apple statement below.)</i><p>A new class of malware targeted at OS X and iOS is spreading like wildfire in China, according to new research by Palo Alto Networks. Dubbed WireLurker, the trojan hides itself in apps distributed through a third-party Chinese app store for OS X and side-loads …

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L.A. Zoo's new hippo calf surprises staff; mother was on birth control

The L.A. Zoo welcomed a surprise addition to its hippo habitat Friday, but fans will have to wait a bit to find out the sex of the baby.<p>In an effort to maintain the all-important mother-child bond, the zoo's staff hasn't gotten close enough to determine the calf's sex.<p>The newborn, which has not …

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Today's Internet star: Alex from Target

<b>(CNN)</b> -- If you woke up this morning, looked at Twitter and wondered, "Who the hell is Alex from Target?" you're not alone.<p>If you've been awake for a couple hours and are still wondering why #AlexFromTarget is trending ...<p>Please don't ask us to explain the Internet.<p>According to Urban Dictionary, …

Here's Why Taylor Swift Pulled Her Music From Spotify

Taylor Swift pulled all her music from Spotify on Monday, save for one song, in a move that’s got many of her fans—and especially the music streaming …

What happens when you accidentally become internet famous?

Wondered why #Alexfromtarget was trending? It’s because someone posted a picture of someone called Alex working at Target. Confused? Welcome to the world of accidental internet fame<p>This weekend, the internet made a Target employee famous.<p>Currently known only as “Alex from Target”, all it took was …

20 Awesome Ideas For Your Jack-O-Lantern

[bs_slideshow]<p>Tonight is my personal favorite night of the Halloween season: the night I carve the pumpkins! Ever since I was a little kid, I couldn’t wait for the night I got to carve pumpkins with my family. Picking out your perfect pumpkin, deciding upon your perfect design, and then drawing it …

Camera made from one tiny Lego brick actually works

A simple hack turns an itsy-bitsy Lego brick into a working pinhole camera that turns out photos minifigs can enjoy.<p>The inspiration began with a pine nut. Ryan Howerter, a graphic design student at Colorado State University, took a photography class and his teacher shared the story of the Pinholo, …

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Lava flows from Philippine volcano; thousands flee

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' most active volcano has sent more huge lava fragments rolling down its slopes in an ongoing gentle …

When parents kill: FBI data reveal disturbing patterns

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. — Kristi Hooper called her husband's cellphone on a mild January morning eager to hear her 3-year-old twins squeal with laughter as they gave her a rundown of their morning with their dad.<p>It was the Saturday morning routine that she and the girls, Caroline and Madison, and her …

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Newsies: hold the front page – it’s Disney’s take on the news boys’ strike

<b>Newsies (1992)</b><b><br>Director: Kenny Ortega</b><b><br>Entertainment grade: B+</b><b><br>History grade: B-</b><p>In 1899, the children who sold newspapers in New York City – known as newsboys or “newsies” – went on strike to protest against a rise in the prices of the papers they bought to sell on to the public. Almost 100 years …

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Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, And 15 Facts About ‘Friday Night Lights’

Many years ago, I included the first season of <i>Friday Night Lights</i> among the best 20 seasons of television in the last 20 years. That would still be the case today. The series would be among my top three desert-island shows. I ranked the “We All Fall” speech from the pilot as the second greatest TV …

Robin Thicke Admits He Didn't Really Write 'Blurred Lines,' Was High in the Studio

Robin Thicke admitted in court that he didn’t really help write the 2013 smash “Blurred Lines” — in part because he was high on the painkiller …

Adam Sandler Reflects On His And Chris Farley’s Firing From ‘SNL’: ‘It Hurt A Lot’

Adam Sandler — whose 48th birthday we celebrated last week with his greatest <i>SNL</i> moments — has decided this year to give more serious fare a stab again, after admitting that most of his family movies are basically paid vacations. He’ll star in <i>The Cobbler</i> (directed by the fantastic Thomas McCarthy, …

Miss New York Claims Miss America Crown With 'Pitch Perfect'-Style Cups Routine

Forget beauty: All you need to win the Miss America crown is to get "Happy" -- and a red cup.<p>That's what the latest pageant queen, Kira Kazantsev, discovered Sunday night when she performed a rendition of the hit Pharrell song inspired by Anna Kendrick's "Cups" routine from "Pitch Perfect." …

'I Know What You Did Last Summer' will return in 2016

"Seriously, you guys, I know it's been awhile, but I didn't forget what you did that one summer in the 1990s"<p>In the summer 1996, four high-school seniors accidentally run over a pedestrian and try to dispose of the body. One year later, a hooded killer begins killing the teenagers in an apparent …

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Here’s A Moving Tribute To The Sad Dads Dragged To One Direction Concerts

Illustrator Creates Doodles That Interact With Their Surroundings

French art director and illustrator David Troquier, who goes by Troqman, has an impressive sense of humor. He creates scrapbook doodles and places …

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Mice Given Human Brain Gene Show Boosted Intellect

Although it's far from the sort of brain transplant beloved by science fiction enthusiasts, scientists have taken one step in that direction: they have spliced a key human brain gene into mice. Scientists used hundreds of mice genetically engineered to carry the human version of Foxp2, a gene …

The Brain

Hilarious Photo Series Brings Attention to Problematic Potholes

One way to draw attention to those annoying potholes on your block is to turn the problem into a clever photo project. A creative group of friends, called Z999, created this hilarious photo series as a way to raise awareness of the poor road conditions in the Lithuanian city of Kaunas.<p>Professional …

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Huge discount on Trick Photography Lessons

Searching for a complete instructional guide on how to take breathtaking special effects shots?<p>Say no more. This eBook entitled Trick Photography and …