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Europeans are really into New York and Boston accents, according to study

European travelers think people from New York and Boston have sexy accents, according to a recent poll and quiz. Linguistics experts from the language-learning app Babbel put together seven distinctive American accents: Bostonian, South, Midwestern, Minnesotan, New Yorker, Southern Californian and...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 1:13pm

New Monopoly game is for people who like cheating

Hasbro is releasing a special game for all you Monopoly cheaters out there. The popular toy company has announced they will release a special Monopoly Cheaters Edition this year. The Monopoly Cheaters Edition was created for anyone who has ever stolen some money from the Monopoly “bank,...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 2:04pm

Social-fitness app reveals secret locations of military bases around the world

The social-fitness app Strava published an interactive heat map that tracks users’ fitness routines, but the Strava heat map also inadvertently revealed the locations of secret military bases around the world. The heat map was first published back in 2015 and it has been accumulating data...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:13pm

McRib fans, Num Pang just launched the sandwich of your dreams

Last month, McDonald’s announced the return of its iconic McRib, a fan favorite that made its debut in 1981 and feeds hungry customers at exclusive U.S. locations for a limited time every so often. As Fortune described it: “The McRib is kind of like a prairie dog, in that...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 8:27am

Another Jewish woman made Miss Germany history

Last week, 21-year-old Tamar Morali made headlines for being the first Jewish woman in history with a chance to win Miss Germany. She claims pageant officials told her a woman of her faith has never made it this far in the compeition. This week, model Valeria Bystritskaia came forward with a claim...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 7:28pm

Anthony Bourdain's strategy for Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers

As you can imagine, Thanksgiving is a pretty big deal in Anthony Bourdain's household. The famed chef, author and host of CNN's "Parts Unknown" loves to go all out for the holiday and always plans an epic meal for Thanksgiving dinner. Bourdain revealed his Turkey Day strategy to...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 4:03pm

#ShopBleecker hopes to bring holiday shoppers to historic downtown destination

Bleecker Street is one of New York City’s most historic and eclectic arteries. It housed clubs where Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix cut their teeth, inspired beatniks and, in the early 2000s, became what The New York Times called a “fashion theme park” as some of the industry’s...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 5:00am

10 questions you've always wanted to ask a dominatrix

When you think of sexual domination, what do you imagine? A vinyl-clad dominatrix heartlessly unleashing humiliation on wimps and pencil pushers in a seedy sex dungeon? A red-lipped seductress in stilettos whipping a leather-masked subject or a man-hater unable to function in “polite society...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:40pm

When is Passover 2017?

This year, Passover, which falls on the Hebrew calendar dates of Nissan 15-22, begins at sundown on April 10 and continues until the evening of April 18. The first two days of Passover, this year April 10 and 11, are when the Seder feast is held. What is Passover? Passover is a spring festival...

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 4:34pm

New car service aims to get you around NYC for less than $3

A new car service promises to make getting around New York City a lot easier without having to use the subway or spend more money than necessary for a taxi. Chariot car service aims to get you to your destination for less and without the hassle of crowded subways or busses, or the ridiculously...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 11:50pm

Get your buzz on with eco- (and 420) friendly cannabis Keurig-compatible coffee

Not everyone is a joker, a smoker or a midnight toker. Whether you use marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes, you can now Keurig and chill with the world’s first product line of cannabis-infused coffee, tea and cocoa. A flower-based edibles company, Cannabiniers, launched Brewbudz...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 6:42pm

Woman's fidget spinner catches fire on kitchen counter

Fidget spinners are one of the biggest trends among kids and adults everywhere, partly because they can help with ADHD, though different groups have warned of their dangers for months now. A recent incident seems to confirm and expand those concerns, as one woman discovered her fidget spinner on...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 1:27pm

Building the 'perfect' GMO baby

Many people shun GMOs – food that has been genetically modified – but what about GMO babies? A recent survey asked 500 American and 500 European parents or those who planned to be parents some day if they would genetically alter their offspring and how much money they would pay for the...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 5:02am

Coconut oil isn't healthy and it's probably killing you: Report

It’s time to stop pretending coconut oil health benefits exist — a new American Heart Association has officially labeled it one of the bad fats. It’s actually worse for you than eating butter, lard or palm oil, according to a Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 4:47pm

7 ways to clean with white vinegar

There is a liquid in your home just sitting there, so unassuming in its bottle, but secretly magical. Not wine (that magic isn’t a secret anyway), but white vinegar. If you’ve never tried cleaning with white vinegar, here are a few ways to start. Microwave Mix 1/4 cup vinegar and one...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 3:32pm

10 things in your home you probably forget to clean (and how to clean them)

If you’re like me, when you clean, it’s usually because someone is coming over, and they’re probably allergic to cats. Sure, I maintain the inside of the toilet, wipe the kitchen counters and do the dishes (after they “soak” for a few days), but even when giving it our...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 8:20pm

Here's how your recreational drug habit is going to put you in the emergency room

In the words of Mr. Mackey on “South Park,” “Drugs are bad, mmmkay,” but when it comes to some of the most popular recreational drugs, it turns out some are worse than others. Whether or not there’s a safe way to use drugs is up for debate, but the 2017 Global Drug...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 8:35pm

Cambridge hedge fund manager used millions of investors money in Ponzi-like scheme to pay for extravagant lifestyle

 A Massachusetts hedge fund manager has been arrested and accused of misappropriating millions of dollars from investors and engaging in a Ponzi-like scheme, authorities said. Yasuna Murakami, who managed Cambridge-based MC2 Capital Management LLC, was arrested in Vermont on Saturday and...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 12:31pm

Clear wants to turn your identity digital and your future frictionless

If there’s anything New Yorkers — and most people, we presume — hate, it’s waiting. We loathe lines at the airport, sporting events, grocery stores, train platforms … you get the idea. But one company’s mission hopes to take you from the lines to getting where...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 5:03am

What income buys happiness in NYC, Boston and Philly?

Residents of metropolitan areas like New York, Philadelphia and Boston know that it takes more than just moxie to make it in the big city. In fact, it takes money — and often a lot. But does the amount of money you make really affect your happiness level? Yes — but money only goes so...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 5:37pm