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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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Dumb Criminal Busted for Using Fake ID with Jack Nicholson’s Photo

The first rule of Fake ID Club may very well be that you don't talk about Fake ID Club. But we have to think the second rule surely has to be "don't use an internationally-famous movie star's photo." Seems a Brazilian conman didn't get the memo, though.

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Things You Might Not Know About Leap Day

We have Feb. 29th -- otherwise known as Leap Day -- every four years to make up for the fact that the Earth doesn't circle the sun in exactly 365 days. Without that occasional extra day thrown in, our entire calendar and its corresponding seasons would eventually be way off and we'd be celebrating Christmas during bikini weather.

But it isn't just a scientific thing. There's a lot of lore behind it, and it's observed and celebrated in a variety of ways.

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Banker Leaves One Percent Tip, Tells Waitress to ‘Get a Real Job’

The Occupy Wall Street crowd may have derided the so-called "one percent," but someone is so proud to be in those upper ranks that he showed his disdain for the rest of us by tipping a restaurant server exactly -- yes -- one percent on a tab, and including a nasty note to boot.

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Google’s Privacy Changes Mean You Need to Clear Your Web History

If you use any of Google's many products (the ubiquitous search engine, Gmail, Google Plus, YouTube, etc.) you've probably seen all the notices about upcoming changes to the company's privacy policy. So what does it mean to you, and how can you put up a few necessary roadblocks?

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Does ‘World of Warcraft’ Make Elderly People Smarter?

Despite its reputation, the immensely popular online role-playing game World of Warcraft isn't just the domain of kids and guys in their 30s who live in their parents' basements. In fact, some researchers from North Carolina State University have found that when older adults play WoW, it can actually boost their brain functionality.

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You Can Soon Stream ‘The Artist’ and Other Oscar Contenders on Netflix

Netflix has certainly had its share of woes over the past year, but it recently scored a big victory by signing an exclusive deal with The Weinstein Company -- a deal that will allow Netflix to stream flicks from the movie powerhouse well before pay cable networks get their hands on them.

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College Student Faces Trial for Stealing $2 Pumpkin

Theft charges serious enough to warrant a jury trial typically involve stolen goods that are pretty expensive (just ask Lindsay Lohan about that).

But you don't have to steal high-dollar stuff to get in that kind of trouble -- in fact, a New Mexico college student is about to go on trial for allegedly forgetting to pay for a $2 pumpkin.

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