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Woman Gives Birth Shortly After Finishing Marathon

Amber Miller finished the Chicago Marathon three hours off her pace on Sunday, clocking in at six hours and 25 minutes.

But there’s a good explanation for why.

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California Bans Minors From Tanning Beds

In a landmark new law, the state of California has prohibited all children under 14 from using tanning beds. State residents between the ages of 14 and 18 will only be allowed to tan under artificial light if they provide proof of parental consent.

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Study Finds That Being Easily Embarrassed Is a ‘Sign of Virtue’

People who are quick to be moderately embarrassed are more trustworthy, more generous, and more likely to be monogamous, according to a study from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Martha Stewart’s Daughter Alexis Lashes Out In New Book

It should come as no surprise that growing up as the daughter of domestic goddess Martha Stewart was difficult, but nobody, except for Alexis Stewart, knew just how bad it could get.

“If I didn’t do something perfectly, I had to do it again,” she writes in her upcoming book ‘Whateverland: Learning to Live Here.’ “I grew up with a glue gun pointed at my head.”

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‘King of Infomercials’ Don Lapre Dead from Apparent Suicide

The self-proclaimed “King of Infomercials” Don Lapre, 47, was found dead in his cell of an apparent suicide on Sunday, although an investigation is still underway.

Lapre was jailed in an Arizona federal jail without bond on charges of defrauding at least 220,000 people out of nearly $52 million.

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‘Hairy Crazy Ants’ Invade Florida, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana [VIDEO]

If ants creep you out, this particular breed will truly give you nightmares.

Dubbed “hairy crazy ants,” they move at warp speed and little deters them. In fact, if one is killed, it releases a chemical cue for the others to attack the threat — making standard pesticides nearly useless.

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Mexico City Considers Renewable Two-Year Marriage Term

Some lawmakers in Mexico City are considering amending marriage laws to allow for an initial two-year marriage term that can be renewed if the couple stays together. If they don’t, they can separate with no official divorce needed.

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New Study Shows Why Men Think Blondes Have More Fun

A new study proves what many already suspected — if a blonde, a redhead and a brunette walk into a bar, the blonde will indeed get more male attention. But not for the reasons you might think.

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Hallmark Sympathy Cards for the Unemployed

With the US unemployment rate hovering around nine percent, it’s nice to know someone‘s business is thriving. In this case, that someone is Hallmark, which recently began selling sympathy cards aimed at those who’ve lost jobs.

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‘Millionaire Matchmaker’ Patti Stanger Apologizes for Saying Homosexual Men Can’t Be Monogamous

On Sunday, Patti Stanger, the star of Bravo’s reality show ‘Millionaire Matchmaker,’ made some rather controversial comments about gay men on the live Bravo talk show show ‘Watch What Happens,’ saying “in the gay world, there is always going to be open relationships.”

She added that she thinks “there is no curbing the gay,” while she also told a caller, who identified himself as being gay, that she “tried to curb you people.” On Monday night, she started to make the apology rounds.

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