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Celebrate Galentine’s Day with this 'Parks and Rec' reunion

Parks and Recreation may have been on for six years, but it was gone too soon. Thankfully, some of the stars of the NBC series reunited for Galentine’s Day and it’s cute AF!   A post shared by Rashida Jones (@rashidajones) on Feb 13, 2018 at 10:38pm PST...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 11:20am

Yes he can fetch, but Angus the dog can't run for Kansas governor

(Reuters) - In the dog-eat-dog world of U.S. politics, a 3-year-old wire-haired Vizsla in Kansas was scratching his head, and behind his ears, after being denied a chance to run for governor, his owner said on Tuesday. The Kansas man, who registered his dog...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 7:45am

Family Feud: Parents of GOP Senate hopeful donate max to Dem opponent

So, you know when your parents really don’t agree with you? Then, to top it all off, they do something about it? Wisconsin Senate hopeful Kevin Nicholson is a Republican and his parents, according to a Federal Election Commission filing, donated the legal maximum to Democrat Sen. Tammy...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 6:05pm

This ice skating routine was too hot for the Olympics, but you can watch it here (VIDEO)

Canadian figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were asked to tone down their routine after one of their moves were considered too risque for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Although their ice dance routine isn’t really considered “not safe for work” in any way, the ice dancers...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 5:36pm

Spend Valentine's Day on the couch with these romantic TV episodes

Valentine’s Day is nice and all, but maybe you’re on a one-way train to Spinster Town, USA. Maybe you don’t feel like sharing a day that was basically invented by the greeting card industry with some person you may or may not care about. Maybe you’re single and the thought...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 5:07pm

Kidney stones are becoming more common: study

More and more Americans are being stricken with kidney stones, a new study suggests.  Research published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings looked at more than 10,000 cases of kidney stones in Olmsted County, Minnesota between 1984 and 2012, finding that incidences increased four-fold for...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:58pm

Here's how the Valentine's Day card industry got its start

Long before Valentine’s Day could ever be called a “Hallmark holiday,” the romance card industry had its roots in Worcester, Massachusetts thanks to one woman. Esther Howland is considered the pioneer of the American Valentine’s Day card industry. In the 1800s, she...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 2:26pm

What's closed on President's Day?

Anyone who has a to-do list — read: everyone — for next Monday should be asking themselves what’s closed on President’s Day. After all, you might not have the day off, but your to-do list could be derailed depending on what you need to get done and who does get the day off...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 2:10pm

Omarosa warns America of Mike Pence, says he's worse than Trump

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman went after Vice President Mike Pence during a recent clip of Celebrity Big Brother in which she told her houseguests about how Pence is scarier than President Trump. "Can I just say this? As bad as y’all think Trump is, you would be...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 1:16pm

How to keep your heart healthy this Valentine's Day and beyond

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, so our thoughts naturally turn to flowers and hearts. That’s probably why February has been American Heart Month for 54 years, since President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed it a federal event. In that spirit, we spoke to Dr. Dennis Finkielstein, associate...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 11:43am

When is Mardi Gras this year?

New Orleans is ready to celebrate Mardi Gras 2018 and that means thousands of revelers will fill the streets in the French Quarter in New Orleans for one of the biggest celebrations of the year. Mardi Gras is the official celebration held the day before Lent begins.  The celebrations...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:48am

In housing crisis, more than 1,000 city-owned properties sit empty: Comptroller

Despite a lack of affordable housing in New York City, more than 1,000 properties owned by the city are currently sitting empty, according to a new report from the comptroller’s office. New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released a report this week which says that the Department of...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:30am

MBTA faces $111 million budget gap

The MBTA's projected budget gap is expected to grow to $111 million in fiscal 2019, MBTA General Manager Luis Ramírez told the Fiscal and Management Control Board on Monday, and it's unclear whether fares will be part of the fix. The projected gap is more than three times as large as the...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:52am

Why is Valentine's Day celebrated?

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us — and whether you’re a fan or not, there’s no avoiding the candy hearts, Kay Jewelers commercials and pink. Lots of pink. Which begs the question: why is Valentine's Day celebrated? You don’t need to put on a sugar-coated smile...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:01am

Perkins welcomes virtual assistance technology at Watertown campus

One recent night, Kim Charlson and her husband wanted to take an inventory of their downstairs freezer. It’s something everybody has to do, Charlson said, but because they’re blind, the chore is a bit tricky. Though the couple has labeled their frozen food with braille, Charlson can...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 5:05am

What is Team OAR at 2018 Winter Olympics?

If you’re asking yourself what is Team OAR? during the Winter Olympics, or you're wondering what country is OAR when you saw athletes dressed in grey during the opening ceremony, you're not alone.   What is OAR in the Olympics? The term OAR in the Winter Olympics refers to...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 6:02pm

Telltale scar might reveal the truth about Trump's hair

A smoking-gun Trump tape may have dropped last week. Around Feb. 5, viral video circulated of Trump's hair blowing forward as he ascended the stairs to Air Force One. It appeared to drift off the back of his head in one piece, which was the subject of much Twitter amusement as rumors...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 5:34pm

'Black Panther' doesn't need to be everything for everyone

Everybody has a sentiment they believe is worth sharing when it comes to Black Panther. And some of them are very bad. “Black Panther carries the hopes of the global African diaspora.” “Does Black Panther solve Hollywood’s Africa problem?” “What...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 4:44pm

Trump wants to shut down international space station to prep for private space

One of President Trump's visions for the American space program is to turn the International Space Station into a kind of strip mall, with various private companies taking over pieces of the station and its functions as the federal government defunds it within seven years. Quartz reports that...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 4:36pm

NYC vacancy rates still low, show 'affordability crisis' for city: Report

Even though the city currently has the largest housing stock on record, New Yorkers are still struggling to find housing — specifically, affordable housing — according to a new report from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. New York City’s Housing and Vacancy...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 1:04pm