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Top 10 Irish Beers: Ales, Lagers and More

We have some bad news about St. Patrick's Day. There's no connection between beer and St. Patrick. In fact, the man wasn't even Irish, nor was his name Patrick. But you probably don't want to hear more of the truth, so let's move on and learn a little about Irish beer instead. This brief lesson focuses on beers brewed in Ireland, not Irish-style beers brewed elsewhere. First, learn a little bit about what you are drinking. You'll appreciate it more. Better yet, try to find as many of these beers as possible, line them up in shot glasses and have a tasting. If you're unfamiliar with Irish beers or just not big on them, still give them a try. They run the range from strong, rich and full-bodied for sipping, to light and crisp—perfect for thirst-quenching and as a companion for spicy foods.

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The Sweetest 16: The Hottest Fans Of March Madness

Kansas is gearing towards another title, Xavier is hoping for some retribution aganst Pitt, and all over the world some of the hottest college basketball fans are less than 24 hours away from the tourney. Let's take a look at some of the prettiest fans college sports has to offer. I tried to stay away from the famous gals (with the exception of Ashley Judd, your wlecome Kentucky) and cheerleaders and focus on the homegrown girls all over the country. Let's take a look.

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Blarney! Ten Great Irish Movies

Each year on St. Patrick's Day as folks down pints of green beer, we're often in too festive a mood to remember that Irish culture is much more than intoxication and law enforcement, Riverdance and leprechauns. Today, Rotten Tomatoes digs deep and celebrates everyone's favorite snake-banishing, fifth-century missionary with a list of some of Irish cinema's finest -- movies that capture the distinctive rhythms, as well as the struggles, of life in the country. Check out this list -- it'll make you want to go to the movies. Or as the Irish might say: "Dul chuig na pictiúir."

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The World’s 7 Strangest Delicacies

Every culture has their own traditional foods and methods of preparation, but what seems mouth-watering to some can be utterly vomit-inducing to others. While I travelled India for a month this summer, I remember talking with some locals about foods they liked and disliked, asking them if there were any particular Western dishes they found totally disgusting. To my surprise, they were almost all in accord that pizza was by far one of the most repulsive foods, claiming the smell of hot cheese made their stomachs churn. With pizza being pretty well my favourite food in the whole wide world, I became curious to know what seemingly gross dishes are actually considered delicacies depending where you are. Here are some of the notable ones I came across.

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The World’s 5 Biggest, Baddest Construction Vehicles

We usually focus on the amazing results of extraordinary construction projects on our blog, but those spectacular creations don’t build themselves. It’s time to pay the proper respect to some of the machines that make jaw-dropping construction possible, especially those epic forces of man-made innovation that tower above the rest.

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10 Amazing Life Lessons You Can Learn From Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein has long been considered a genius by the masses. He was a theoretical physicist, philosopher, author, and is perhaps the most influential scientists to ever live. Einstein has made great contributions to the scientific world, including the theory of relativity, the founding of relativistic cosmology, the prediction of the deflection of light by gravity, the quantum theory of atomic motion in solids, the zero-point energy concept, and the quantum theory of a monatomic gas which predicted Bose–Einstein condensation, to name a few of his scientific contributions. He’s published more than 300 scientific works and over 150 non-scientific works. Einstein is considered the father of modern physics and is probably the most successful scientist there ever was.

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Top 10: Irish Contributions To The World

Ask most folks to name an Irish invention and they’ll gleefully rattle off a list of comical Celtic creations like powdered water, the solar-powered flashlight and the pedal-powered wheel chair. Although it’s easy to poke fun at the Irish, the sons of Erin have used their ingenuity over the years to create a number of devices that have enriched our lives immeasurably. Pour the perfect pint of plain and grab a bag of crisps as we take a glimpse at the Emerald Isle’s top 10 contributions to the world.

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Top 10 St. Patrick's Day TV Episodes

"Going green" should conjure up visions of St. Patrick's Day -- a day for Guinness, parades, and little men in green suits. In honor of this annual bash, TV Tango kissed the Blarney Stone and found the 10 best St. Patrick's Day episodes in TV history.

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11 St. Patrick’s Day Drinks to Get Your Irish On

Every year, people pack into bars, parades and house parties to celebrate the feast day of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, also known as the biggest national drinking day of the year. While it might seem like the only drinks out there are Guinness and Jameson, there’s plenty of other brews and cocktails that’ll have you painting a shamrock on your face and playing the bagpipes in no time. If you’re as tired of Miller Lite with green food coloring as we are, give one of these a try. Come on, what would St. Patrick do?

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5 Tips for Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

The song by The 5th Dimension says it all: “Last night I didn’t get to sleep at all, no, no. I lay awake and watched until the mornin’ light washed away the darkness of the lonely night.” I know just how they feel, and recent research would indicate that a vast number of Americans do, too. Sleepless nights, it seems, are becoming a regular gig. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about 60 million Americans suffer from insomnia each year. And such sleeplessness can have a devastating impact on our productivity. Brent Scott, who headed up a sleep research project at the University of Florida, found that a poor night of sleep can actually impact how satisfied workers are with their jobs. And a poll by the National Sleep Foundation concluded that 40 percent of Americans are sleeping fewer than seven hours a night during the workweek. In addition, 75 percent of those surveyed reported problems sleeping a few nights a week, often resulting in missed workdays and errors on the job, among other things.

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8 Great Sites for Freebies: Why Pay When You Can Get It Free?

I love freebies. Even if I have to opt in and click a confirmation email, if it’s free and I can use it, I’ll swap an email address for something free anytime. Everyday I spend a lot of time scouring the web for free stuff – whether it’s downloads, software or any stuff that actually shows up in my mailbox, so rest assured you can give the following 8 sites a shot and you will get some nice little legitimate free samples everyday.

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5 Ways Bing Is Better Than Google

With Google’s unchecked domination of the Search business, it’s sometimes tough to remember that there are viable alternatives out there. Indeed, Google currently controls a commanding 72% of the search market, according to Experian Hitwise. However, the search market is seeing an interesting shift right now, as Yahoo continues to lose ground to Bing. With the recent US and EU approval of a search deal between Yahoo and Bing, it appears that the search market will soon become a two horse race between Google and Bing. Bing has taken the fight to Google, and amazingly, Bing has Google beaten in a few big areas.

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