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Shauna has been writing and editing things for cash and prizes for well over a decade, and while her first love is pop culture and celebrity dish, she's also done work for Fortune 500 companies and even written a book. Feel free to contact her at goldengateblond at the gmail -- but keep in mind she really hates people who refer to themselves in the third person, so never ever do that with her. Seriously. (Man, does she hate that.)
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News Flash! Puppies Reduce Stress [VIDEOS]

There is nothing -- we reiterate, nothing -- so stressful that it can't be soothed by cuddling with a puppy. Even going to law school.

As exams loom for George Mason University School of Law students in Washington, DC, everyone took a sanity break when 15 homeless and adoptable puppies showed up, courtesy of a local rescue group sponsoring what it calls "Puppy Day."

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Man Dances With iPod in Mall To Get Into the Holiday Spirit [VIDEO]

Going to the mall at this time of year is enough to cause anyone to lose their minds. The screaming little kids, the rude shoppers, the rented elves. It's enough to make you wish you'd just stayed home and boycotted the holidays altogether.

But wait! Imagine you're on one of those hellish expeditions and you run across a guy wearing an iPod, joyfully lip-syncing and dancing and completely ignoring what are sure to be the slack-jawed stares from those around him. Wouldn't that make your day a little brighter? Come on, admit it. It would. Even if you think he's utterly certifiable.

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Real-life Grinches Busted for Shoplifting $35,000 Worth of Toys [VIDEO]

Theresa Lynn Warner, 40, her 39-year-old fiancé, Christopher Damaio and Warner's 17-year-old son were busted this week just outside Pittsburgh with a van full of shoplifted toys they planned to sell on eBay or elsewhere -- $35,000 worth of loot in all. Ho-Ho-Holy holiday shopping list, that's a lot of stolen merchandise!

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Lady Gaga Channels ‘Black Swan’ In Darkly Personal ‘Marry the Night’ Video [NSFW]

Lady Gaga isn't exactly known for subtlety -- and her new video, 'Marry the Night,' is no exception.

The clip, released Thursday, is a deeply personal effort, conceived and directed by Mama Monster herself -- although she's almost unrecognizable in parts of it. And, like the Oscar-nominated tour-de-force 'Black Swan,' the video features a disturbing mix of ballet and psychosis.

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Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber Get Cozy In Controversial ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ Video

The new video for the Mariah Carey/Justin Bieber collaboration 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' is raising more than a few eyebrows.

The clip, which you can watch below, features the 41-year-old Carey dressed in an uber-sexy Santa costume with nary a trace of the weight she gained while pregnant with twins, catching the eye of the 17-year-old tween sensation -- and then cuddling up with him at the end.

Baby, it is officially no longer cold inside. Yowza!

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What Are America’s Saddest Cities?

In a recent list of the happiest and saddest cities compiled by Men's Health, it should come as no shock that residents of Honolulu, Hawaii are the most blissful. But sun, sand, and surf aren't always enough. In fact, a few of the 10 cities with the unhappiest people have plenty of all three.

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Taggie Smartphone App Helps Kids Make Smart Food Choices [VIDEO]

If you're someone who wants your kids to know more about food -- something we should all know more about -- you'll probably find a new app in development pretty interesting.

Taggie, the brainchild of recent Dutch design school graduate Niels van Hoof, uses your smartphone camera to scan a barcode of food items. It then launches a 3D augmented reality animation to give children a short, fun lesson about the food's origin, growth process, and different varieties.

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Prince William Saves Stranded Russian Sailors In Thrilling Rescue Footage [VIDEO]

Shipwrecks happen fairly frequently, and rescues at sea, while heroic, typically don't make global headlines. Unless one of the people doing the rescuing happens to be royalty, that is.

On Sunday, Flight Lt. William Wales of the Royal Air Force -- you may know him better as the Duke of Cambridge or, even more commonly, Prince William -- was part of a helicopter crew that plucked two Russian sailors from the Irish Sea when their tanker sank. In fact, it was William who co-piloted the RAF chopper itself.

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Reporter Makes Goofy Face After Prankster Scares Her [VIDEO]

News reporters have a tough gig -- they have to adjust their demeanor depending on the story they're talking about, oftentimes switching moods in a matter of moments. It's harder than it looks.

This particular reporter, KDVR Denver's Ginger Delgado, went even one better -- during a remote report, some jokester stepped in front of the camera, causing Delgado to go from serious to ZOMG WHAT'S THAT and right back to serious again in about two seconds flat without missing a beat.

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