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18 Super Superstitious Celebs

Superstitions are beliefs or notions not based on reason or knowledge. They’re usually based on folk stories and old wives tales surrounding luck and fate, and are often tied to spirituality or even psychology. Celebrities are especially known to have superstitions, and this often applies doubly to those who perform in theatre. Some involve animals, objects or words… and some even border on the realm of the obsessive-compulsive. Here are eighteen celebs who take their superstitions to the limit.

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12 Fast Food Prices Then Versus Now

While food prices should be expected to rise over time with the natural progression of inflation, you might be surprised by how cheap some of your favorite fast food items were in the past. If you were around in the 1950s and ’60s, for example, you could probably feed your family of four for less than $2 at McDonald’s or Burger King! Fast food brands like these are subject to price increases over time, but it can be difficult to predict how much prices will rise by looking at inflation. There is a myriad of factors that impact the prices of your favorite fast food items, including employees’ wages.

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5 Things I've Learned From Living with Naked Cats

I got my two female Sphynx cats within a year of each other from the same responsible and experienced breeder. Skinny Mini is a mischievous five-year-old calico tabby, and dainty three-year-old Fly has seal-tortie-sepia coloring (isn’t that an Instagram filter?). I had done my research and was not going into Sphynx ownership unprepared -- or so I thought. Since adopting my first Sphynx, I’ve come to realize that...

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The 10 Most Awesomely Ludicrous Ways To Stop Bullets

Until laser pistols are invented — or trebuchets come back in fashion — bullets will remain the uncreative weapon of choice for individuals in regrettable situations everywhere. But that doesn't mean we can't imagine a better world where bullets can be stopped with teeth and hairdos. Here are ten ways to stop a bullet — nine are from speculative fiction and one is from weird, weird reality.

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10 Celebs Who Homeschool Their Kids

Many famous entertainers and public figures were homeschooled as they juggled work commitments, training and education at a young age. But our list of 10 celebrity parents who homeschool their children will show you that this nontraditional form of learning is a legitimate option for students without their own careers in the limelight. Keep reading to find out which famous celebrities are also homeschoolers.

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The 15 Money Rules Kids Should Learn

It's a simple calculus, kids and money: From birth until college graduation, children consume dollars like they're chicken nuggets. For those of us who aren't independently wealthy, that puts unrelenting pressure on the family pocketbook. The financial demands of raising a child require that money you otherwise might use to prepare for retirement, or to save for a nicer house, a sportier car or a swankier vacation, must, out of necessity, be earmarked for Lego sets and pediatrician visits and school uniforms and Christmas toys and a college savings account and a minivan and a trip to Disneyland ... and lots of, well, chicken nuggets.

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My 10 Favorite Tracks from Video Game Soundtracks

My friends all laugh at me, because whenever I drive anywhere, the first song playing from my iPod is generally from a video game or movie soundtrack. I’m a product of my environment, and my musical tastes are heavily influenced by movies, trailers, tv shows and games, and as such I have “terrible” taste in music according to everyone else. So be it. But I think there are some damn good tracks out there, particularly on video game soundtracks. You might not notice them as you’re playing, but if you do, chances are they’re pretty damn good to distract you from your task at hand. These ten tracks I’ve been listening to long after I put down the controller. See if my terrible musical tastes might actually match your own with a few of these.

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29 Things You’re Too Old For As Of Your 29th Birthday

One of the biggest time sucks on the internet for me, besides reading “Lost” theories and playing online Scrabble, is reading dating columnist and “lifecaster” Julia Allison’s blog, as well as the blog that mocks her mercilessly, Reblogging NonSociety. I have no excuse; I just find the whole thing entertaining and hilarious, and it’s not like I’ve managed to quit reality TV or my bronzer addiction either. Anyway, this past weekend Julia celebrated her 29th year on Earth by having her second annual Bicoastal Birthday Bash, in which she and a friend celebrate their birthdays to the XXXTREME on both coasts. We’re talking cupcakes, costumes, balloons, presents, brunches, dinners, and lots, and lots, and lots of photos. In short, I am pretty sure Julia celebrated her 29th birthday with more self-obsessed gusto than all my birthdays combined. Which got me thinking—aren’t there some things you are just too old to be doing at the ripe ol’ age of 29? I’m 30, so maybe my extra year of wisdom makes it possible for me to see this, but there are at least 29 things every woman is too old for as of her 29th birthday. Check ‘em out, after the jump.

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9 Actors Who Almost Played Superheroes and Villains But Didn't

Whether you're on the side of Christian Bale or Michael Keaton, Brandon Routh or Christopher Reeve, or Tobey Maguire over whatever-unknown-they-get-to-play-Spider-Man, you know how important casting is to a movie. You get your duds, sure (Colin Farrell in Daredevil, anyone?), but that part could have easily gone to someone else. And sometimes, the guy you see in the tights wasn't the first guy who was picked for the role. Here are nine notable actors who went past the stage of "internet buzz" or "studio chatter" and were actively pursued by studios and directors for big roles in some of the biggest, geekiest films of all time (we're not counting rumors, especally the stupid ones like Cher as Catwoman). Would life have been better with them in the role? You'll have to decide for yourself.

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Top 10 Best Xbox 360 Multiplayer Games

Ever since its release in 2005, the Xbox 360 has been the go-to console for multiplayer gaming. Its success as an online gaming platform can be largely attributed to Xbox Live and its lively community. Although the community has a bad reputation due to the behavior of some of its users, it remains the most popular online platform in existence, surpassing both Steam and PSN by a large margin. That isn’t to say that its rivals won’t some day catch up with Microsoft’s offering, of course. Let’s take a look at the latest titles driving the Xbox Live’s continued popularity

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83 Gut-Busting Restaurant Challenges for Free Food

Gluttons for glory, gather round: There's a challenge for you. Many folks know about the bile-inducing exploits of Adam Richman on the Travel Channel's "Man vs. Food." You've probably thought about taking down a child-sized burrito or burger yourself. But where's the fun in retreading old ground? We have you covered, smothered and over-sized. Last year, we brought you 40 of the most intimidating restaurant challenges for free food in the United States. Now it's time to up the stakes: We've loosened our belts another notch and more than doubled last year's list. Of the 43 new challenges, most have never been subject to a TV camera and wait silently to be bested or, in some cases, attempted. The new list is more frightening than ever, with fresh inductees like a 10-pound cheese steak, 4-pound sushi roll and bona fide Guinness World Record holder. For those who believe restaurants in the U.S. are the only offenders of taste and decency, more than a few international eateries are now represented.

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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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