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The Early Days of the 33 Most Iconic Companies in the World

Many of the most respected companies in the world started off from humble beginnings; Whole Foods co-founders John Mackey and Rene Lawson lived in their storeroom for a time after being kicked out of their apartment while Mark Zuckerberg famously conceived of Facebook in Harvard campus housing. Whether or not you know the stories behind some of the most successful companies in the US and the world, you probably haven't seen the pictures. Some of these pictures of famous companies highlight a moment of significant achievement or development (Sound of Music's post-tornado "Best Buy" sale that would eventually re-brand the electronics retailer) while others are snapshots of a company's first day of business as a legitimate entity (the day Google moved out of Susan Wojcicki's Menlo Park and into a real office space). All said and done, the photos of iconic companies in their early days list should give you a rare peek into the beginnings of big businesses.

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30 Baby Animals That Will Make You Go Aww

Even though our parents are probably happy and relieved to see us grow up and let go of some baby habits, but in all honesty, some animals could just stay babies for ever – that’s how cute they are! The age of reaching the maturity differs with every specie, and while a kitten might be considered a kid for around a year, and elephant might take 20 to mature! Just like us, baby animals are curious, naive and big-eyed; only, of course, a wee bit furrier. Learning to tell right from wrong and the best ways to survive takes time, and definitely gives you some amusing photo opportunities if you’re around with a camera to capture it. Take a break and go through these cute baby animal pictures, radiating all the best vibrations and emotions!

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Top 10 World’s Most Expensive Animals

If there are the highest paid people around the world, there are also the most expensive animals – those that have been bought for millions and millions of dollars. If you are wondering what these creatures are and how expensive they are, take a look at this list of the top 10 most expensive animals in the world.

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Top 10 Brad Pitt’s Awesome and Memorable Movie Hairstyles

Brad Pitt is probably one of those few Hollywood actors who wear different hairstyles – on and off cam. The thing about Brad’s hairstyle is that almost all women find it somewhat sexy and appealing even if others find the actor’s particular hairstyle a bit unruly and outrageous. Brad is an actor who also chooses his hairstyle in accordance with his particular role. Perhaps he can easily get into the core of the character he is portraying if he wears the hair that should blend well with the character. No matter what hair he wears (or what role he portrays as well), Brad surely makes most women want to catch a glimpse of him and fill their eyes with the most delightful and delicious sight.

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10 Frightening Facts About Child Obesity

There's really no questioning it: childhood obesity is a problem. Many have labeled it as an epidemic. In the past, the term “obesity” has only been associated with adults, but this idea has changed, as cases of child obesity are increasing every day. Studies show that childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years — The Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that obesity among children from the ages of 6 to 11 years has increased from 6.5% in 1980 to 19.8% in 2008, and that obesity among adolescents from the ages of 12 to 19 years increased from 5% in 1980 to 18.1% in 2008 (and these statistics are now 3 years old). More often than not, obesity is the result of a flawed lifestyle, where the number of calories consumed far outweighs the number of calories expended. Although genetics can be a factor, it is more and more common now for children to be obese or overweight because of environmental and behavioral factors. With nearly 25 million children affected by it today, the bottom line is that obesity is a threat to our children.

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10 Signs You May Be in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

No matter how attractive, old or smart a person is, he or she can be a victim of emotional abuse. Here are some signs of an abusive partner or spouse.

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11 Other Uses for Toothpaste

Besides keeping your teeth sparkly, toothpaste offers a wide range of cleaning, cosmetic—even healing abilities around the house. Just be sure to use the white pasty stuff, not gel. And for any of these tips that call for an actual toothbrush, just consider that tool off-limits for the mouth from here on out.

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America's Top 20 Speeding Ticket Magnets

It's not surprising that a road-ready rally car like a Subaru WRX or a muscular Pontiac GTO would draw a lot of speeding tickets. But a Suzuki Reno? In case you've never heard of it, the Reno is a four door economy car. The highest praise car-pricing site Edmunds.com could muster for the now-discontinued Reno is that it "offered barely adequate performance." And yet, according to Insurance.com, it has the 13th-highest percentage of owners reporting at least one ticket.

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10 Novelists Who Started Their Careers As Lawyers

Becoming a paralegal opens the door to working in law, but it could also potentially be a jump-off point for other careers. Several well-known writers started off in the world of law and went on to become attorneys before taking what they learned on the job to craft bestselling novels, many of which include crime-based storylines. Some of these writers even continued to practice while enjoying success in their second career in fiction.

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Behind the Burrito: 5 Things Chipotle's Ads Don't Tell You

Chipotle Mexican Grill, the popular burrito chain that has more than 1,500 restaurants worldwide, hit the advertising jackpot earlier this month when it released a Pixar-style commercial that went viral and turned the restaurant into an overnight poster child for sustainable food. The advertisement, set to a mournful Fiona Apple song, depicts an animated scarecrow discovering the truth about factory farms—and then deciding to start his own farm instead (the scarecrow's farm is apparently vegetarian, because the animals magically disappear). The restaurant chain has pushed hard to separate its image from McDonald's, a former investor in the company, and revamp itself as a sustainable-food choice for Americans who are against global warming and antibiotics, and in favor of fresh, locally sourced food. In its advertisements, the company throws around the word "natural" a lot—but unlike "organic," that doesn't have an actual USDA definition. So how well does Chipotle actually stack up?

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10 Real Events That Seem Like Hoaxes

Who among us hasn't been fooled? Balloon Boy. Gay Girl in Damascus. Alien autopsy. War of the Worlds. Aborted fetal cells in face creams (oh wait, that one's true). Jen is pregnant. Paul is dead. A Nigerian prince needs your help. The big hoax has never been easier to achieve, and these days, a little cynicism is only smart. But in a strange twist, it turns out the cynics – and everyone in their address books – might be missing some really great stuff. Did you hear the one about Elvis meeting with Nixon in the Oval Office? One of them showed up in a velvet suit, and that's probably the least ridiculous part of the story. Even the craziest stories can turn out, on occasion, to be worthy of a mass-forward. Here, 10 tales that can't be true – the irony is too perfect, the romance too romantic, the absurdity over the top. And yet, here we are.

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10 Deadliest Real Death Rays

The all-powerful, unstoppable death ray has been the fond dream of military commanders and socially awkward teenage boys since the publishing of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds,” but pesky issues of tactical considerations, atmospheric conditions, and basic physics keep getting in the way of the fun. It’s generally only recently that directed-energy weapons have become small enough, cheap enough and dangerous enough to merit the term "death ray." Strap on your goggles and let’s look at 10 real examples of energy weapons.

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