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People Are Getting Married to Themselves

It's hard to find the perfect person that you want to spend the rest of your life with. Today, some people, particularly women, are participating in a new self-love practice called "sologamy".Erika Anderson, whose self-marriage ceremony helped this trend go viral, said it's more than just the dress: Read More
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Wannabe by the Spice Girls

Women across the world give new meaning to

The Global Goals, an organization created to help put an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change, has put together this video of women dancing their hearts out to "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls. The video was created to establish awareness of women's rights and how you can be part of a movement to help obtain those rights. Read More
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New Pepper Spray Takes Photo of Attacker and Notifies Police

The Defender is a new pepper spray that delivers a highly concentrated pepper spray, takes a photo of the attacker, and notifies the police with the photo and your GPS location via text message and email. The device can also flash a bright light in the attackers face as well as emit a loud alarm to alert other people who may be nearby. Read More
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The Bone Church

This Chapel Uses Human Skeletons As Decorations

"The Bone Church", located in the Czech Republic, is alive and well, complete with a chilling backstory to accompany its creepy facade. Read More
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Hundreds of Nuns Trained in Kung Fu are Biking the Himalayas for the Best Reason

Five hundred Buddhist nuns from the Drukpa lineage, clad in black sweatpants, red jackets, and white helmets, are cycling through the Himalayas' narrow mountain passes from Nepal to India. The distance totaled 4,000 km, starting from Nepal's Kathmandu to the northern city of Leh in India. Read More
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Strangers watched a guy being attacked. The way they reacted will tell you a lot about bullying.

Bullying has been a big problem for decades, resulting in injuries, depression, anxiety, and sometimes suicide.The Bullying Experiment takes a look at how strangers respond when bullying gets violent and what happens when no one stands up to help. It's an experiment to see who and how many people will step in to help where needed. Read More
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Man commits suicide in mall after girlfriend refuses to stop shopping

Tao Hsiao, a 38-year-old male from Xuzhou, China, was shopping with his girlfriend at the Golden Eagle International Shopping Center when he just had enough and committed suicide by leaping from the seventh floor to his death after his girlfriend refused to stop shopping. Read More
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Halsey Parkerson

100 friends arrive at school to help kid subdue bully

The tables were turned on a bully in Salem, Oregon when Halsey Parkerson's aunt visited him at his high school and overheard a bully telling Halsey that he didn't have any friends and no one cared.  Halsey's aunt, knowing this was a common occurrence for her nephew, created a Facebook invitation to her car club to come to the high school and rally around him.  Over 50 cars and 100 supporters arrived, stood behind Halsey, and confronted the bully.  Under the weight of the pressure, the bully approached Halsey and apologized. Read More
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Congress makes deal to end Government Shutdown

Sixteen days after the government shutdown commenced, Senate leaders have made a deal to get back to work.  U.S. Senate leaders announced a last-minute deal to avert a historic lapse in the government's borrowing ability and a potentially damaging debt default with a proposal to raise the borrowing limit. Read More
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Erin Cox

High School student suspended for being a designated driver

17-year-old senior, Erin Cox, who attends North Andover High School in North Andover, Massachusetts was suspended for helping drive a drunk friend home from a party.  When Erin arrived at the party to pick up her friend, police cleared her and confirmed that she had not been drinking alcohol. Read More
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