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HUGO CHAVEZ' BODY TO BE PUT ON PERMANENT DISPLAY: The body of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died on Tuesday (March 5th) at age 58 of a massive heart attack after a battle with cancer, will be preserved and put on permanent display inside a glass tomb at a military museum, his successor, Vice President Nicolas Maduro, announced yesterday (March 7th). This honoring of the socialist leader echoes the treatment given to Communist revolutionary leaders such as the
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STUDY: BACON, SAUSAGE, PROCESSED MEATS CAN RAISE EARLY DEATH RISK BY 44 PERCENT: Bacon may taste delicious, but it's not good for you, and a new study shows just how bad it can be, finding that eating a lot of bacon, sausage and other processed meats can raise your risk of premature death by 44 percent, mostly from cancer and heart disease. European researchers found the risk associated with eating 5.5 ounces or more each day of processed meats such as bacon, sausage, hot dogs, salami and ham. However, they found the risk could be prevented by reducing the intake of these foods to less than three-quarters of an ounce of processed meat daily, which is about one slice of bacon. The study found processed meats are particularly unhealthy because they contain higher amounts of saturated fatty acids and cholesterol than fresh red meat, and because they are treated by salting, curing and smoking via processes that introduce carcinogens or pre-carcinogenic substances.
OLDEST KNOWN COMMON MALE ANCESTOR LIVED 340,000 YEARS AGO: New
REPORTS: YANKEES CLOSER MARIANO RIVERA TO RETIRE AFTER 2013 SEASON: New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera plans to retire after the 2013 season, a decision he'll announce at a news conference on Saturday (March 9th), multiple reports said yesterday (March 7th). The 43-year-old Rivera, who's regarded as one of the best clutch pitchers in history, is baseball's saves leader with 608, including a record 42 postseason saves with an 0.70 ERA while helping the Yankees win five World Series. The guaranteed first-ballot future Hall of Famer was also the MVP of the 1999 World Series and the MVP of the 2003
SEXIST MEN LIKE BIG BOOBS? New research finds that the more sexist a man is, the more likely he likes large breasts. For the study, researchres from the
THE FEMALE PERCEPTION OF HOOTERS IS GRADUALLY IMPROVING, SURVEY FINDS: Hooters has been making an effort to attract women to its restaurants, and a survey from YouGov BrandIndex finds that women's perception of the restaurant isn't as negative as once was. The survey asked adults over age 18, "Do you have a general positive feeling about the brand?" Measurement scores range from 100 to -100 and are complied by subtracting negative feedback from positive. Last August, the women's Impression score for Hooter's was -26, while for men it was negative three. In the latest survey women's Impression score moved to -21, and the men's score moved to two. (Huffington Post)
MODERN GROOMS JUST AS LIKELY TO WEDDING PLAN AS BRIDES: Modern grooms are very interested in planning their weddings, according to a new survey. The poll surveyed two-thousand people who got married in the last five years and found that more than half of men surveyed said they had final say on their wedding date, while 56-percent chose the venue. The study was performed by Austin Reed, a
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FACEBOOK'S NEWS FEED REDESIGNED _ Facebook Thursday announced changes to its News Feed. The biggest change: Facebook has completely rebuilt each story to be much more bright and colorful and highlight the content that your friends are sharing. The changes have already started rolling out to some Facebook users.
Drowning Pool's new singer -- their third since the death of original frontman Dave Williams in 2002 -- is fellow
SLASH TEAMS WITH ‘ANGRY BIRDS’: Slash appears in the latest update for Angry Birds Space, the fourth entry in the wildly popular Angry Birds video game series. According to Ultimate Classic Rock, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has been branded an "honorary Angry Bird" by the game's publisher, Rovio. Slash has recorded a new version of the game's theme song, which plays over the opening screens, while a button with a musical note on it summons an image of the ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist transformed into one of the game's characters, complete with a link to purchase his music.
CHECK IT OUT: Watch Slash talk about Angry Birds in a promotional video:
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CHECK IT OUT: Watch Grohl, Reznor and Homme jam out "Mantra":
'THE HANGOVER 3' TRAILER RELEASED: The trailer for the third installment of The Hangover has been released. The film opens on May 24th. Take a look:
GRAPHIC NUDE PHOTOS OF BROOKE MUELLER BEING SHOPPED AROUND: Someone is attempting to sell photos featuring Charlie Sheen's ex, Brooke Mueller, fresh from a shower and completely naked which she had reportedly taken and sent to her boyfriend a while back. Brooke suspects the person attempting to sell the pictures is a disgruntled ex-assistant.