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Can Wasting Time Online Improve Employee Productivity?

In a study that anyone who works in an office will heartily embrace, researchers found that spending small parts of the day wasting time on the Internet makes workers more productive because it acts to mentally refresh them.

“Browsing the Internet serves an important restorative function,” concludes the report from the National University of Singapore.

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Category: Weird News
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‘Bad News Bears’ Star Is Running for Congress

As a child actor, David Pollock played Rudi Stein, one of the lovable losers in the ‘Bad News Bears‘ film franchise from the ’70s.

That role was pretty much the bulk of Pollock’s acting career, and he never made the transition to adult actor.

Now, he hopes to make the transition to congressman. He is running for Congress as a Democrat representing California’s 26th Congressional District.

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Category: Music News, Sports
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Awkward! Shark Expert Accidentally Catches Duck (Not Shark) During Disastrous Live News Segment [VIDEO]

During a segment on Australia’s ‘Today’ show, shark expert Paul Bart was brought in to discuss alleged shark sightings in a popular swimming lake down under. After he refutes the fish tales, the show’s hosts gave Bart a chance to catch the rumored sea beast with a fishing rod, expecting him to come back empty-handed.

Bart casts off and promptly hooks a duck, who had come down to the lake for a quick snack. “I’d go to another shot,” Bart recommends, as he continues to reel in the water fowl. Co-host Lisa Wilkinson calls it “awkward,” and, boy, is she right. See the clip below:

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Category: Animals
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Casey Anthony Offered $1 Million to Appear on ‘Jerry Springer’

The first big money media offer to Casey Anthony has come in.

Anthony, who was acquitted of murdering her two-year old daughter in perhaps the highest profile criminal case since the OJ Simpson murder trial, will get one million dollars if she appears on the ‘Jerry Springer Show,’ according to Radar Online.

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Are Violent Video Games Contributing To the Declining Crime Rate?

A new academic paper suggests that the proliferation of violent videos games over the past 20 years has contributed to the more than 50 percent decrease in violent crime over that time period.

The paper’s authors analyzed published studies on the topic of violence and video games, and were able to conclude that “though there is evidence that violent video games cause aggression in a laboratory setting, there is no evidence that violent video games cause violence or crime.”

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Category: Sports
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San Francisco Considering Banning Sales of All Pets

A proposal to ban all pets sales in San Francisco is being considered by the city’s Board of Supervisors.

According to those who have proposed the ban, the rational behind it is twofold. It would encourage San Franciscans to adopt animals from shelters and rescue organization, and it would put an end to what animal rights activists claim are inhumane conditions in puppy mills and kitten factories.

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Category: Grand Rapids News
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College Football Player Rescues Man By Lifting 3,500 Pound Car [VIDEO]

University of South Florida football player Danous Estenor sprung right into action when he saw that tow truck driver Pedro Arzola had become trapped under the Cadillac Seville he had been trying to load onto his truck.

Two men and Arzola’s hysterically screaming wife hadn’t been able to move the 3,500 pound car at all.  But the six-foot-three-inch, 295-pound offensive lineman, who was on his way to get a bite to eat, took a crack at lifting it all by himself.

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Category: Sports

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