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14 Reasons the Nanny State is Outta Control

Every decade or so, a new demon occupies the attention of the crusaders for public health. Recently, that demon has been trans fats. For the most part, trans fats are found hydrogenated vegetable oils — namely shortening and margarine. But since the consumption of trans fats has been linked to high cholesterol and heart disease, in 2007, New York City banned the use of trans fats in all restaurants, including fast food fryers, a place where trans fatty oil was preferred because it had a long shelf-life.

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9 Timeless Movies About the College Transition

Graduating from high school and entering college (or even not entering college) so often symbolizes the transition between adolescence and adulthood. It makes perfect sense that creatives would milk as many narratives from this incredibly reflective, emotional period as they possibly can, and it makes just as much sense that many would go on to stand as pretty memorable, if not outright influential. The following films cover a few different perspectives regarding the big leap forward, looking at both senior year and the sometimes-dreaded, sometimes-welcome cycle back into freshman mode.

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19 Flavorful Ways To Liven Up Your Summer Ice Cubes

Rather than worrying what kind of drinks you're serving at your next dinner party, maybe you should be thinking about what sort of fancy ice cubes you want to make. You'll feel refreshed just looking at these.

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Top 10 Oddest Things People Have Used Facebook For

Facebook is set to be a part of everyday life for the foreseeable future, though to most it’s merely a platform to connect with friends, tell people what they ate, and take vaguely worded potshots at that cow Kathy from accounting who we all know is totally stealing like, all the damn pens. However some people apparently looked at Facebook and thought, “yeah, I have the best idea ever”.

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14 Reasons Why This Is The Worst Congress Ever

the House of Representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. On its own, such a vote would be unremarkable. Republicans control the House, they oppose President Obama’s health reform law, and so they voted to get rid of it. But here’s the punchline: This was the 33rd time they voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Holding that vote once makes sense. Republicans had promised that much during the 2010 campaign. But 33 times? If doing the same thing twice and expecting a different result makes you insane, what does doing the same thing 33 times and expecting a different result make you? Well, it makes you the 112th Congress. Hating on Congress is a beloved American tradition. Hence Mark Twain’s old joke, “Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” But the 112th Congress is no ordinary congress. It’s a very bad, no good, terrible Congress. It is, in fact, one of the very worst congresses we have ever had.

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35 Free Graphics Programs

There are a lot of excellent graphics programs on the market these days, but just because they come with a premium price tag doesn’t mean they are the only option. Take a look at this list of our favorite, and free, alternatives to some of those pricey programs.

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9 Best Free Antivirus Programs

One nasty virus could expose your financial information or stop your computer from working at all. What you need is the best antivirus software possible on your computer. Luckily, some of the best are also completely free! Many companies offer free versions of their popular antivirus programs for home users while offering versions with more advanced features as an upgrade option for professional and business users.

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6 Famous Misquotes and Where They Came From

You've probably heard most of these misquotes aren't accurate already, but what you might not know is where they actually originated and how they ended up getting associated with certain famous people and characters. Here's your chance to learn how misattribution and miswording can become someone's longest lasting legacy.

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13 Works of Art Made With Teeth

Where would we be without teeth? Haggard and full of soup – that’s where we’d be. Funnily enough, the culinary world would not be the only sphere of interest to suffer were we all to awaken tomorrow to find the tooth fairy had been on a pixie dust-fuelled rampage, and left us all as gummy as a Haribo factory. The art scene, believe it or not, would also be reeling from this terrifying scenario.

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Top 10 Gmail Labs You Should Enable

As if Gmail wasn't powerful enough, you can find all sorts of goodies and extra features in Gmail Labs. The list is pretty massive, so we've narrowed down our 10 favorite labs to help increase your email productivity. We've actually gone through our 10 favorite labs before, back when Labs was a bit younger. Now, many of those features are part of Gmail itself, so we've decided to revisit the labs and see what else Gmail has cooked up. To access these features in Gmail, just hit the green flask icon next to "Settings" in the Gmail web interface.

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