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First Look: 25 Pics Of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2012

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is an American motorcycle rally held annually in Sturgis, South Dakota, usually the first full week of August. In recent years, the revitalization of motorcycling and new fans of the old rallies have led to increased attendance of classic rallies such as Sturgis. Attendance has been estimated at 514,951 in 2004, 525,250 in 2005, and 754,844 in 2000. Many of the new attendees of the Sturgis Rally are families, bringing their children and driving trailers and campers to the rally, riding their motorcycles the last few miles. This has prompted several of the attendees to start wearing patches and shirts saying "I Rode Mine to Sturgis" with the date instead of the traditional patch stating that the wearer attended the event in that year. This flaming skeleton on a motorcycle was just one of the awesome things on display at the 2012 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

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10 Most Successful Mouseketeers

Pop stars, triple threats, and Oscar nominees -– these are the real leaders of the club that's made for you and me. They made it through various incarnations of the Mickey Mouse Club to launch standout careers. Why? Because they were awesome. As a Mouseketeer, Ryan Gosling didn't get much screen time because, in his words, the show's producers ''realized that I wasn't really up to snuff in comparison with what some of the other kids were able to do.'' But when he did get a shot at the spotlight, the future Oscar nominee's easy charm was palpable.

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10 Stupid, Crazy, Wonderful Gadget Fails

More than most other fields, technology prides itself on being a hotbed of innovation. It's easy to forget, though, that innovation is messy, and for every iPod, there are a few dozen portable, wrist-mounted 8-track players. Here are ten failed gadgets that were unabashedly crazy.

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10 Hip Tech Gadgets You Didn’t Know Existed

There are a ton of innovative people out there in the field of technology. It’s just a shame we’ll never really get to see their work. It could be something as little as a piece of paper that helps you fold laundry better or an entire new system to heat your home. Either way millions of people out there are finding ways to make life easier and we’ll never know who they are. Luckily today you’ll see some amazing advancements that will blow you away. By the way we’re kind of kidding here but these little innovations are pretty awesome though.

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14 Amazing And Sometimes Dangerous Uses For Underwear

Underwear comes in two flavors: “sexy” and “comfortable.” Well, I guess that’s not technically true, because the sexy underwear can come in all kinds of crazy flavors (like rootbeer!), depending on what kind of stuff you find sexy (like rootbeer!). Anyway, the point is people don’t generally expect your underwear to attack you, because what a terrible world that would be, right? I’m sorry to tell you that that terrible world is our own, and that our underwear attacks us all the time.

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Top 10 Lies That Men Tell Women

Ask any woman on the earth what she hates the most about her man. In most circumstances they will reply that they hate the lies of their man the most. Enquiring several lying men revealed that the basic purpose behind their lies is to avoid confrontation in the very first place. So if you catch your man lying to you, you have a reason to forgive him unless there are other reasons to doubt him.

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25 Highest-Paid Women

Oracle's Safra Catz tops the list again this year, raking in $51 million in total compensation. See who else took home the big bucks.

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10 Smartphone Habits You Should Avoid

We begin this week's column with a stunningly beautiful quote from Anais Nin (brought to our attention by the inimitable site Brainpickings). Read it slowly because it's that good. "The secret of a full life is to live and relate to others as if they might not be there tomorrow, as if you might not be there tomorrow. ... This thought has made me more and more attentive to all encounters, meetings, introductions, which might contain the seed of depth that might be carelessly overlooked.

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Sir Richard Branson’s 6 Secrets to Productivity

Sir Richard Branson is one of the most respected entrepreneurs on the planet and has started over 400 companies. He did all of this despite the fact that he has dyslexia. What are the secrets to his productivity?

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10 Leaders Under the Influence

If we heard reports of George W. Bush or Barack Obama waking up and having a martini before going about their daily routines, there would definitely be an uproar. But not too long ago, it wasn’t uncommon for world leaders to drink throughout the day, and it wasn’t that long ago that opium was considered a cure-all medicine. Now that we’re more fully aware of how those things can mess with your brain, it seems astonishing that these people were running the world while under the influence of hallucinogens or alcohol.

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