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Yes, Virginia, Women Really Are Catty with Each Other

Well here’s a whopping non-surprise: a new study reveals women aren’t always very nice to one other, primarily when other women are attractive.

Women recruited for a phony study by University of Ottowa professor Tracy Vaillancourt were interrupted by another woman walking into the room during the session — and that’s when the real research began.

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Is America the Best Country in the World? — Survey of the Day

According to a survey from the Pew Research Center of 2003 American adults, the idea of American exceptionalism is alive and well among the 48 percent of the country who say the US stands alone as the best country in the world.

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Russian News Anchor Flips Bird at President Obama

A Russian News Anchor flipped the bird at United States President Barack Obama during a newscast earlier this month.

The Telegraph reports that the online footage is "being avidly viewed both in Russia and the United States."

In the footage, Tatyana Liman

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Royal, Bear and Happy Top the Most Popular Baby Name Predictions for 2012

Baby name site Nameberry.com released its predictions for 2012, and if you thought the noun trend — like naming kids after apples and other objets — was weird, just wait until you get a load of the hot new adjective fad.

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Phony Doctor Injected Cement Mixture Into Plastic Surgery Patients [PICTURES]

A transgender woman was arrested in Miami for performing medical procedures without a license. She’s also charged with causing great bodily harm cause by her phony enhancement procedures, where she injected a mixture containing Fix-A-Flat, a tire inflator and sealant, into her patients.

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Frighteningly Heavy Rains Cause California Road to Slide Into Ocean [VIDEO]

It looks like the predictions we often about hear about California breaking off into the ocean someday may not be far off. On Sunday, a stretch of road in the Los Angeles area slid into the ocean after heavy rains.

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PETA Targets City of Turkey for a Vegan-Friendly Name Change [VIDEO]

The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known as PETA, does some good work, but it’s the organization’s more absurd stunts that often make headlines — and this one is a prime example.

Citing the suffering of turkeys during the Thanksgiving season, PETA sent a letter to the mayor of Turkey, Texas and asked him to change the town’s name to the tofu-based meat alternative “Tofurky” instead.

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Ousting Occupy Wall Street Protesters From Zuccotti Park Was a Good Thing — Survey of the Day

New York police removed Occupy Wall Street protesters from their Zucotti Park in an early morning raid this week, and it seems the majority of everybody else couldn’t be happier. According to a telephone survey of 1,170 Americans from Poll Position, 54 percent of Americans agreed with New York’s decision to oust the protesters, who’ve been based in the park for the last two months.

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New York Is the City Where Americans Would Most and Least Like To Live — Survey of the Day

A new survey has found that New York is the city Americans where they would most and least like to live.

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Americans Are Divided on Flu Shots — Survey of the Day

With flu season upon us, 46 percent of Americans have received a flu shot, whereas 47 percent said they have not and will not.

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