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Feds want us to eat expired food

The Agriculture Department is urging people to eat food up to 18 months past the throwaway date in order to solve the food waste problem in America.  The department even released an app called FoodKeeper which is supposed to have a more accurate calculation of food expiration dates.  The app also has tips on how to properly cook expired food, ... Read More »

Showbiz rumor

Kris Jenner is upset that ex-husband Bruce Jenner did a tell-all interview with Diane Sawyer and is now threatening to sue him over it.  Bruce sat down with Diane to reveal he’s becoming a woman and sources say Kris is very concerned about what he might reveal about their relationship.  The sources say she snapped this past weekend and is ... Read More »

In theaters this weekend

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (PG) Kevin James character takes his family on vacation to Las Vegas, but duty quickly calls. Unfriended (R) The movie unfolds completely over a teenager’s computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure seeking vengeance for a shaming video that led to another girl killing herself. Furious 7 is in its third ... Read More »

Candy Crush injury

Here’s what happens when you play Candy Crush on your phone ALL DAY for six weeks.  A California man tore a tendon in his thumb while playing Candy Crush on his cellphone and didn’t even realize he was injured.  The 29-year-old had been playing the popular game all day for six weeks since he had just left the military and ... Read More »

Best or worst alarm clock

A new app will make it easier for your cellphone’s alarm to get you up and going in the morning by making it much harder to ignore.  The alarm will only turn off if you physically get out of bed and scan a barcode while in another part of your house. The inventor of the “I’m Up Alarm” says, “We ... Read More »

Jon Bon Jovi reality TV show

Rock star Jon Bon Jovi is teaming up with a bunch of entertainment bigwigs to produce a new nonfiction TV series titled “If I Wasn’t a Rock Star.”  The show will feature music stars who ditch their celebrity lifestyles to go back to their hometowns and experience the lives they may have led if they hadn’t hit the big time.  ... Read More »

Turn off your phone, get a discount

A restaurant in New York City is giving customers a discount for staying off their cellphones.  Lebro’s Restaurant is now discounting bills by 10% when families don’t use their phones during their meals on Sunday.  Customers are happy with the idea, taking to Facebook with positive posts. Meanwhile, golf fans going to the Masters this week will have to leave ... Read More »

A woman on the $20

Many are speaking out in support of changing the face of the $20 bill to include a woman who played a significant role in U.S. history.  Over 250,000 people have voted in an online poll from CNN to get the list down to these four women: Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt and Wilma Mankiller. The “Women on the 20s” ... Read More »

Handwritten lyrics sell for $1.2 million

Don McLean’s handwritten lyrics for “American Pie” have sold to a mystery buyer at a New York auction for $1.2 million.  McLean says he decided to sell the 18-page manuscript on a whim, and included handwritten notes and deletions from the 1971 hit that was a cultural anthem for a “generation lost in space.”  McLean said the manuscript would shed ... Read More »

How to make money off your ex’s stuff

The website, Never Liked It Anyway, lets you sell all the stuff around that reminds you of your ex.  The most expensive item that has been sold on the site so far is a diamond ring that went for $18,500.  But you can also pick up a Mr Deeds DVD for $5.  The site also allows you to vent about ... Read More »