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In NYC, Shout Your Love From Rooftops— Not Brooklyn Bridge

October 16, 2016

(Newser) – If your idea of undying romance involves padlocks, well, New York City is now cracking down on your love life. The trend of ...

Here’s Why You Should Never Exercise When Angry

(Newser) – Exercising to “blow off steam” when you’re furious is how a lot of people end up having their first heart attack, researchers warn. ...

It’s Better to Be a Girl in Algeria Than the US

(Newser) – Norway, Slovenia, Israel, Algeria, and Kazakhstan are among 31 countries where it’s better to be a girl than the United States of America, ...

Pet Pot: Medical Marijuana Finds a Market With Furkids

(Newser) – As medical marijuana becomes more accepted within American society, some people are starting to experiment with using the drug to medicate their sick ...

The New Bride Ordered Fish. It Was a ‘Death Sentence’

(Newser) – After her husband was killed in a hit-and-run in 2004, Christine Fensome essentially hid in her house for five years, her family says. ...

This Man Could Be President With Just 6 Electoral Votes

(Newser) – It may sound nuts, but an analysis at FiveThirtyEight lays out the longshot scenario of how the nation’s next president could be … ...

Schindler Saved 1,200 Jews in This Factory. Can It Be Saved?

(Newser) – August brought the news that the Czech factory where Oskar Schindler famously saved the lives of 1,200 Jews had perhaps found a savoir ...

Leonard Cohen Is Putting His House in Order

(Newser) – Leonard Cohen is 82 now, and fans will not be thrilled to learn in a lengthy New Yorker profile that he’s almost certainly ...

His Amazing Survival in 1939 Became a Kids’ Classic

(Newser) – Donn Fendler was big national news back in 1939: The 12-year-old got separated from his family on a hike up Maine’s highest mountain ...

Earliest Pay Stub Shows Workers Were Paid in Beer

(Newser) – Rather be paid in beer than money? You might’ve enjoyed life in Mesopotamia. Scientists have discovered one of the earliest examples of writing ...

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