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California Politician Proposes South California as 51st State
We’ve been doing the 50-state thing since Hawaii got the nod in 1959. But if one California politician gets his way, we’re going to have to add another star to the flag. Jeff Stone, who sits on Riverside County Board of Supervisors, is proposing that his and 12 other counties in the so…
Glenn Beck Relocates to Texas
Texas is a pretty big place — but is it big enough for Glenn Beck? The Lone Star State is about to find out. Conservative pundit Beck, whose New York-based television show for Fox News was recently canceled — or he voluntarily left, depending on whom you ask — sold his $3.6 mill…
Westboro Baptist Church Will Picket Betty Ford’s Funeral
The Westboro Baptist Church is at it again. The fundamentalist and anti-gay group has announced it will picket the funeral of former first lady Betty Ford, who died last week, because she got divorced before marrying the man who would later become President Gerald Ford. This, the group says, made he…
Restaurant Causes Uproar By Banning Kids Under Age Six
McDain’s Restaurant, in suburban Pittsburgh, isn’t what you would call a kid-friendly establishment. The eatery has instituted a new policy banning children younger than six beginning this coming Sunday. McDain’s owner Mike Vuick sent an email to customers, explaining the new ru…
Study Finds Webpages are Read By People in an F-Shaped Pattern
A new study by usability expert Jakob Nielsen reveals that when webpages are read, we read and scan the text in an F-shape. Using eyetracking software, he found the first paragraph gets the most attention, making the top horizontal line of the F. The next paragraph only gets half the attention of th…

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