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Ronald Reagan Is the President Most Americans Want to Bring Back — Survey of the Day

When asked which former president they would like to run the country today, 36 percent of Americans picked Ronald Reagan.

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NBC
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Cliff Huxtable Is America’s Favorite TV Dad — Survey of the Day

Bill Cosby’s sweater-wearing, tough love-offering Cliff Huxtable character from ‘The Cosby Show’ is the TV dad most Americans would have wanted as their own father growing up.

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Vic Lic, Flickr
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Which Languages Are the Most Efficient for Communicating?

Even though it’s their most important function, some languages communicate information less efficiently than others, according to a new study.

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Peter Baer, Flickr
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Survey of the Day — Most Workers Are ‘Not Engaged’ in Their Job

71 percent of American workers are either “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” in their work.

According to Gallup’s employee engagement index, which is based on workers’ responses to 12 workplace elements, 19 percent of the employed are actively disengaged in their work, 52 percent are not engaged, and only 29 percent feel engaged in their jobs.

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ABC News
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California High School Students Become First Lesbian Homecoming King and Queen

Two students at Patrick Henry High School in California have been crowned homecoming king and queen. What makes this unusual from any other high school homecoming is that the students were both female, and a publicly lesbian couple.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
Scott Olson, Getty Images
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Forty-Seven Percent of Americans Own Guns — Survey of the Day

Gun ownership is at an 18-year high, according to a new Gallup poll.

Forty-seven percent of Americans report having a gun in their home or elsewhere on their property, up from 41 percent last year and the most since 1993 when 54 percent reported gun ownership.

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Cindy Shebley, Flickr
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Christmas Is America’s Favorite Holiday — Survey of the Day

According to a new Harris Poll, we are about the embark on the season of America’s most cherished holidays.

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Ronald Martinez, Getty Images
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Dallas Cowboys Are America’s Favorite Football Team — Survey of the Day

For the fifth year in row, the Dallas Cowboys really are America’s team.

Dallas was the top answer to a Harris poll of 2,462 American adults asking who their favorite football team is.

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Cell Phones Eliminate the Three-Day Rule in Dating — Survey of the Day

If a new survey from dating site Match.com is to be believed, the rules of dating have changed — largely because of cell phones, email and texting.

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Your Favorite Martian, Flickr.com
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60 Percent of Women Are Attracted to Other Women — Survey of the Day

Those drunk and otherwise heterosexual girls who make out in the bar might not just be doing it for male attention, according to a new study.

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