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Michelle Obama’s Health Kick Hits Home — Bo Is On a Diet

When the First Lady says she’s serious about healthy food, the First Lady means she is serious about healthy food. Even the First Dog, Bo, is not beyond reproach, and, after packing on a few pounds, is now on a diet. Yes, the dog is on a diet.

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Oxford Online Adds Ridic New Words to Dictionary

Thank the merciful heavens! Now we can say “micropig” as much as we want without having to endure the crushing shame of using a word that isn’t a legitimate word. Micropig is just one of dozens of terms that became official as part of ODO’s most recent quarterly update of new words and definitions, which includes “soul patch,” “hosepipe ban” and “vajazzle.” Finally! Our Thursday night dinner conversation is legit!

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Ab Circle Pro Slapped with $25 Million Fine for Crazy Weight Loss Claims

In today’s news of the obvious, it turns out three minutes of daily exercise won’t get you in shape — no matter what type of equipment you’re using. And because Ab Circle Pro made those outrageous claims, it’s now on the hook to pay a $25 million fine.

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We Cannot Tell a Lie — Here Are America’s Most Honest Cities

Thanks to folks at Honest Tea, we now have a pretty good handle at which are the most honest cities in America.

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Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Starts Her Own Anti-Bullying Foundation

Remember Karen Klein, the upstate New York bus monitor who was viciously harassed by her middle school charges in a video that went viral in June? Her story had a happy ending, as an internet fundraising campaign to send the 68-year-old on a “nice vacation” raised over $700,000 from 32,000 people around the world.

That’s more than enough money for Klein to retire from the yellow school bus grind. And she plans to. But she is also using a good chunk of the cash — $100,000 — to set up the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation.

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It’s Been One Year Since the Powerful Virginia Earthquake Rocked a Huge Chunk of the US — Relive the Scary Moment

Exactly one year ago Thursday, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered in Mineral, Virginia, rocked the Eastern seaboard, causing tremors from Georgia all the way to New England.

Where were you when it happened?

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The Rich Fail to Spread the Wealth By Donating Less to Charity Than the Middle Class Does — Dollars and Sense

In a world where the portrait of philanthropy is often painted using an upper class model to represent an offering of charity to the less fortunate, sometimes we forget that empathy has a way of digging a little deeper into the pockets of blue jeans than it does a three-piece suit.

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Woman Forbidden from Handing Out Free Water — Is It Fair? [POLL]

While the summer heat wave continues to bear down on most of the country, Phoenix, Arizona is feeling a different kind of heat since telling a woman she could not hand out free bottles of water on the city streets.

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Americans Choose Beer As Their Favorite Alcoholic Beverage

Next time you’re out with friends, look around the table. Chances are good you’ll see more beer bottles than wine glasses or martinis, and that’s not a coincidence — a new survey discovered beer is America’s favorite alcoholic beverage.

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Where Are the Best Small Towns in America?

Big city living isn’t for everyone — the noise, crowds and crime are a lot to deal with. So if you’ve got your heart set on something a bit less chaotic, you may want to check out this year’s list of America’s best small cities.

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