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  • Poor little guy!

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    Dog accidently travels to Ireland

    A 6-year-old English Springer Spaniel named Hendrix was meant to land in Phoenix but was put on the wrong flight.

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    Last week, Edith Lombardo-Albach brought her daughter’s 6-year-old English Springer Spaniel, Hendrix, to Newark International Airport to board a flight to Phoenix, Ariz.

    Photo: KNXV via YouTube / Hendrix is recovering from his extra-long journey to Arizona.Lombardo-Albach’s family is moving from Staten Island, N.Y., to Arizona, and Hendrix was going to be met by his owner, Meredith Grant, at the Phoenix airport. But just as the plane was due to arrive, Lombardo-Albach got a call from United Airlines, saying that the dog had mistakenly been put on a flight to Ireland.

    "I almost fainted," Lombardo-Albach said, according to PawNation.

    The poor pup had to fly back to New Jersey, and then on to his destination. The airline is “reviewing the circumstances surrounding the situation,” and offered the family a full refund for Hendrix’s $450 flight, said United spokesperson Megan McCarthy.

  • Jeff Gordon is a funny guy!

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    Jeff Gordon and Pepsi Max headed to a car dealership with Jeff in disguise playing a test driver.  This poor salesman! LOL

  • Easy on the Sushi

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    Sushi lovers may be surprised to learn that their “healthy” sushi meal could actually be packed with fat.

    One nutritional expert says that a typical sushi roll contains 290 to 350 calories and has the carbohydrate equivalent of two-and-a-half to four slices of bread.

    Since a sushi lunch usually contains two or three of these rolls, a typical meal adds up to 1,050 calories, more than a Big Mac and fries.

    Sashimi — slices of raw or seared tuna or salmon — is a better option if you want to reduce the processed carbs and boost the protein, omega-3 fats, vitamins and minerals in your diet.

  • Pop Tarts could get your child suspended

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    BALTIMORE - A 7-year-old Maryland boy has been suspended from school after biting his breakfast pastry into a shape that his teacher thought looked like a gun.

    Josh Welch, a second-grader at Park Elementary School in Baltimore, said he was trying to nibble his strawberry Pop Tart into a mountain.

     

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  • Protect and Serve

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    A North Carolina police officer stopped to help a woman and child in the pouring rain.  A coworker took a photo of the helpful cop.  That photo went viral.

    The officer (Charles Ziglar) didn't seem to think his action was a big deal. 

    He says, 'It's pretty simple. It's doing the right thing.'

     

    STORY

  • 7 miles, 100,000 dolphins

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    Mystery over the SEVEN-MILE long 'super mega-pod' of 100,000 dolphins spotted off the coast of San Diego

    A group of over 100,000 dolphins spotted off the coast of San Diego caused a spectacle for nature watchers as they traveled together in an enormous pack.

    'They were coming from all directions, you could see them from as far as the eye can see,' Joe Dutra said after seeing the spectacle first hand.

    Mr Dutra, who captains Hornblower Cruises, was out on his daily tour with a boat full of nature watchers when he spotted the massive group of dolphins.


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  • Anti-Valentine's Day Cupcakes

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    Let Em Eat Cake: Tampa's Cafe Hey is selling Anti-Valentine's Cupcakes. Hot sellers include:

    The Long Distance Relationship Cupcake ... delicate and bittersweet pink grapefruit glaze and black tea cake

    The It's Not You, It's Me Cupcake ... corn cake with banana fondant

    The I Am Soooo Happy for You! Cupcake ... with bitter melon and aloe, it's white on white cake with pearl and sparkly sprinkles

    The Broke and Alone at 2:30 Saturday Morning Cupcake .. malt cupcake with raspberry icing

    The Eat Dirt Cupcake .. chocolate fudge, fudge brownie with sour gummy worms

    The Hurts So Good Cupcake .. cinnamon and red chili chocolate cake with chocolate cinnamon ganache

  • He might be avoiding you.

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    5 Not-So-Obvious Signs He's Avoiding Valentine's Day from glamour.com

    1. He goes out of his way to spend time with his family that day. As demo'd by the grandma example. While sweet, turns out there may be some ulterior motives lurking. Whomp whomp.

    2. He crutches on the "work" excuse more than a week out. If he's building up talking about a big proposal he's putting together and it's just consuming him, [saying] and he'll be no fun this week or something like that it's bad news. How terribly cunning.

    3. He totally overplays it. If he's really a jerk, he could talk about so many grand gestures that he's going for the reverse psychology approach--he'll tire you out to the point where you say, "You know what? Let's stay in."

    4. He hasn't even laughed about it. Another friend of mine said, "A lot of us will joke about it and downplay what we're going to do." They'll at least acknowledge that the Valentine's Day exists, even if they're not a big fan. Don't take his silence as a sign that he's just being hush-hush, and that he's got something up his sleeve, though; if he's not using humor, he's likely playing an avoidance card.

    5. He says he gets depressed around this time of year. It may be true, but if his depression only lasts from February 12 through 15, start making the squinty-eye at him.



  • More weight loss tips!

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    5 Tips To Lose Weight And Keep It Off from abcnews.com

    Tip 1: Ditch the Soda
    It takes 3 miles brisk walking to burn off calories from 20 oz. soda. Easier to avoid soda. 

    Tip 2: Start Small
    Make small changes you can live with and then build on that feeling of success. Make small consistent improvements to your diet. Better long-term success than radical, wholesale changes.

    Tip 3: Write It Down
    Keeping a food journal will help you become aware of what and when you are eating. You may be amazed at what you find. Never underestimate the power of food journaling. It’s one of the most tried and true weight loss strategies.

    Tip 4: Have a Healthy Stash 
    Keep your pantry and refrigerator stocked with healthy food. If you get the junk food out of the house, you will have fewer opportunities to eat those empty calories. A terrific route to a healthy diet is to fill up on healthy foods, squeezing out the junk.

    Tip 5: Add Movement to the Mix
    While changing your diet is most important, exercise can help. For adults, key to keeping weight off is daily exercise. Look for opportunities. Take the stairs whenever you get the chance.

  • She might be on to you, man!

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    TOP TWENTY THINGS THAT MAKE WOMEN SUSPICIOUS from a Kelloggs Cereal survey

    Buys jewelry 
    New moves in the bedroom 
    More emotional 
    Buys flowers 
    Buys chocolates 
    More attentive 
    Buys sexy underwear 
    Book a romantic weekend away 
    Buys you more things 
    Helps more with the chores 
    Tells you he loves you more 
    Makes breakfast in bed 
    Pays more compliments 
    Texts more 
    Does the cooking 
    Calls more 
    Listens better 
    Runs baths 
    Hand over the TV remote 
    Cuddles more