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Social Media - Boon or Bane? The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Does anybody even use those words anymore? A boon is something that is helpful or beneficial while a bane is something that is the cause of great distress or annoyance Wow, where to begin?! I have written numerous times about the effects of soc


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San Jose mom, 40, dies days after coming down with flu, reports say

A 40-year-old mother in San Jose died two days after catching the flu, The San Francisco Chronicle reported,citing local media.   Katie Denise Oxley Thomas, who was considered healthy and liked to run marathons, died on Jan. 4, the re


Deadly blowfish guts sold at grocery; Japanese city officials send emergency warning

A potentially deadly mistake has left officials in a Japanese city urging residents to avoid eating blowfish.   Officials of Gamagori, in the Aichi Prefecture along the coastline of central Japan, warned residents to toss fugu, known as bl


Parents at California house of horrors had 'God call on them', family says, as details of their past emerge

The grandparents of a California couple accused of shackling many of their 13 children to their beds say David and Louise Turpin had such a large family because “God called on them,” the insight coming as more details emerged Tuesday of w


China's GAC to enter U.S. market in 2019

Chinese automaker GAC Motor says it's on track to enter the U.S. market in the fourth quarter of next year.   Company officials made the statement Monday as they introduced two models at the North American International Auto Show in De


Don't be shocked if your dentist asks about your sex life

Your next trip to the dentist could be even more awkward than usual — but it’s for a very good reason.   Experts are calling on dentists to discuss oral sex with their patients, highlighting the risk of mouth and throat cancers


Ann Curry could enact revenge on Matt Lauer in first TV interview since his 'Today' firing

Ann Curry has her shot at taking revenge on Matt Lauer after she was unceremoniously ousted from the "Today" show in 2012. But will she take it?   Two months after her former "Today" co-anchor Lauer was fired by NBC fol


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