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What’s the Real Story Behind Men Wearing Ties?

Despite what many a working stiff might think, men do not wear neckties to facilitate strangulation when their bosses are less than pleased with their work.

So, why do men wear this variable, often quite fashionable, and utterly useless piece of business attire?

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Celebrate President’s Day with a Look at Presidents Tossing Ceremonial First Pitches

Did you know that President Taft was the first president to toss the ceremonial first pitch before a Major League Baseball game? He did in in 1910 on Opening Day at Griffith Stadium before a Washington Senators game. Since Taft, every president has followed suit taking the mound at some point during his presidency.

Franklin Roosevelt holds the record for the most times a president got the honor, hurling nine different times (eight opening days and an All-Star Game). Here’s a look back at some of the more memorable performances of presidents over the past century:

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Milk and Juice Too Passé for Your Toddler? Try a ‘Babyccino’

They say kids learn by example, and now we have further proof — little ones who’ve watched their moms and dads order coffee are now able to do the same thing with a new concoction called a “babyccino.” And baristas are none too happy about it.

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Wondering Where Your Tax Refund Is? Don’t Check With the IRS

If you filed your taxes electronically, you may be wondering where your refund is. And, if you visited the IRS website’s “Where’s my refund?” page, you may have been given an error message that says the IRS has no information about your return.

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Sleep Troubles Might Affect Your Memory As You Age

New research reveals the amount and quality of sleep you get may actually affect your memory as you get older.

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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Gary Carter Dead at 57 — Relive His Iconic Moments [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]’

Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, nicknamed ‘The Kid’ for the enthusiastic manner in which he played baseball, died Thursday. Carter was 57. He had been diagnosed with malignant brain tumors in May of last year.

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Indiana Teen Paralyzed at Sugarland Show Talks Life After Stage Collapse

An Indiana State Senate Committee is considering adding another $5 million to the compensation given to victims of last August’s stage collapse at the state fair, which occurred just before country duo Sugarland was due to perform. But one local teenager, who was partially paralyzed as a result of the tragedy, appeared in court to talk about how his life has been changed since then — or as he puts it, how the quality will forever be “measured as in before Sugarland and after Sugarland.”

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Town Hall Meeting Ends In Sweet Marriage Proposal

Town Hall meetings can be dull, what with the discussions of taxes and other mind-numbing subjects. But for one such meeting, hosted by New Jersey 101.5 on-air personalities Dennis and Judi, the minutes were a lot more interesting. Because the meeting actually included a surprise marriage proposal.

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Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles Struts Her Stuff for Heart Disease at Fashion Week

Sugarland‘s Jennifer Nettles used a recent break from her tour for a truly admirable cause. She joined forces with the Heart Truth, an organization that raises awareness about the little known fact that heart disease is actually the leading cause of death among women. Stru

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Why Do the Rich Live Longer Than the Poor?

Wondering how long someone might live? You might want to just check their bank account. Wealthy people have a longer life expectancy, researchers have found. But the question is: why?

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Kellie Pickler Discusses Mom, Dad and Others Who Inspired ‘100 Proof’

Perhaps as much as any country artist, Kellie Pickler shares the details of her oft-tortured personal life with her fans and critics. On previous albums, she sang about her mother (‘I Wonder’) and an ex-boyfriend (‘Best Days of Your Life’). Unlike, say Taylor Swift, Pickler isn’t afraid to name names, but for the most part that’s because the “names” are related to her.

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What Are America’s Most Romantic Cities?

When you think of romantic American cities, maybe you think of the lights of New York City, the scenic fog of San Francisco, or the jazz clubs of Chicago.

But how about Knoxville, TN? A new poll from Amazon says it’s the most romantic city in the United States.

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