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Let R2-D2 patrol your garden in lawn-ornament form

Some people have garden gnomes. Some people have butt-shaped wood cutouts. Some people have pink flamingos. And some really cool people have droids. A very detailed R2-D2 lawn ornament from ThinkGeek is ready to assist you with piloting your X-wing fighter of a garden. Beeps, boops and whistles not …

The 6 Best Things About Whole Foods' New 365 Store

Just in time for Memorial Day barbecuing, the first location of 365, Whole Foods' less expensive spin-off project, has opened in L.A.--with heirloom tomatoes for a mere 75¢ and some 400 bottles of wine for $20 or under. So far, the store seems to have delivered on its wallet-friendly promises, …

Ghost signs of San Francisco: Forgotten treasures hiding in plain sight

If you think San Francisco has changed beyond recognition recently, try this: Take a walk downtown and look closely at the sides of as many buildings as you can. You'll find an ever-changing history of the city, dating back more than 100 years, hiding in plain sight.<p>SF teems with old, …

San Francisco

The Kids of Liverpool's 'Lost Generation' Are Forming Brutal Gangs

Gang members start as pint-sized "grafters," some as young as 13, earning cash by growing cannabis crops in rented houses.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>A new generation of young gang members are making their mark on Merseyside, England: self-styled "soldiers" wearing tracksuits, North …

Starbucks Launches Pilot Test Of Its Own Green Apron Delivery Service, Starting In New York’s Empire State Building

Starbucks is beginning pilot tests of its own delivery service, starting today. The company is debuting its Green Apron Delivery Service in New York’s Empire State Building, where it will be able to trial food and beverage deliveries that reach the more than 12,000 people working in the building, …

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There are more than 450 meanings behind “green” labels

Eco-conscious shoppers have probably noticed hordes of new “green-approved,” “100% natural” eco-friendly goods—claiming to be “certified” by some organization or other—popping up on store shelves. So many, in fact, that it becomes hard to know which claims are real.<p>There are at least 460 certified …

Great NASA Publicity Photos Since the Sixties

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What To Do When The Job Interviewer Doesn’t Ask The Right Questions

Hiring manager typically use the time during the job interview to figure out if you’re the best person for the position, and how well you’d fit into the organization. How? They ask question. The <i>right</i> questions.<p>But some interviewers don't–and that may hurt your chances of landing the job.<p>I spoke to …

Top 10 Best Foods You Can Eat

According to an analysis by David Grotto, a registered dietician and author of the forthcoming book <i>The Best Things You Can Eat</i>, these 10 foods are the lowest calories and most nutritious in terms of amount and richness of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, fiber and protein.

Nutrition

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NBA Star Draymond Green Donates $3.1 Million To His Alma Mater Michigan State University

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green can now add philanthropist to his growing list of titles, as the 2015 NBA champion has made a $3.1 million dollar donation to his Alma mater Michigan State University. The gift, which is the second largest ever made by an active professional athlete to …

The NFL's Richest Owners

NFL team values are skyrocketing, and the average team is now worth $1.97 billion, up 38% from last year. The NFL dominates the American sports landscape year-round, and that’s made team ownership a no-lose proposition. The Atlanta Falcons were the league’s least profitable team last year and still …

'Road House' Reboot In Great Hands With Unrelenting 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey continues to build an empire outside the octagon, procuring a starring role in a franchise that is about to get the Hollywood reboot treatment. The 28-year-old who just a few years ago changed the mind of UFC’s Dana White to feature female fighters in the sport is now going to take on …

5-Hour Line Turns Barbecue Pilgrims Into Cash Cow For Locals

Texas has a barbecue joint known as much for the line of people waiting outside as for its tender brisket.<p>At Franklin Barbecue in Austin, people start lining up around 5 a.m., waiting six hours, chatting with others in line until the restaurant opens at 11 a.m.<p>This barbecue place is such a big deal …

This one may not catch on: Teens in Taiwan start social media trend with selfies wearing nothing but plastic shopping bags

A new bizarre fashion trend suggests you may have been overlooking the ultimate clothing item, despite unwittingly bringing it home with you after …

Social Media

25 Facts You Didn't Know About Disney Parks

Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE …

Loving Dad Builds Custom "Star Wars" Rocking Horse for Daughter’s 1st Birthday

Craftsman Tez Gelmir built his daughter an incredibly detailed rocking horse that's fit for an intergalactic princess. “I have built my son lots of projects, but with my daughter's first birthday coming up I felt it was her turn to get some project love and what better way than with her own Speeder …

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