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Ever wonder if the great outdoors sounds the same everywhere? This new project might help us find out. The "Sounds of the Forest" is a growing collection of sounds recorded in the woodlands and forests of the world.
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Research Shows Over 50 Percent of Young Adults Are Now Living With Their Parents

Research released by the Pew Research Center shows that more young adults, ages 18 to 29, in America are living with their parents now than those who did during the Great Depression.

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Why I Volunteered for Moderna Inc.’s Phase 3 Clinical mRNA Vaccine Study

Earlier this year during the first week in March we visited Disney in Orlando, Florida. We live in West Palm Beach so it was a mere two-and-a-half hour drive north

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Forrest Fenn—Man Who Created Famed Treasure Hunt—Dies at 90

Famed antiquities dealer and author Forrest Fenn has died. He was 90. It's been confirmed that Fenn died of natural causes.

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Will indoor dining's return be too little too late to save New Jersey's restaurants?

The predictions get more and more dire with each passing day.In March, the New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association predicted that 10%...

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North Brunswick mourns the loss of Police Director Kenneth McCormick

Kenneth McCormick, the director of the North Brunswick Police Department, passed away on Sept. 2. “To all who know him, Ken has been a tremendous leader, a man of insight. I have never met anyone who is

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New Maple Shade brewery Dr. Brewlittle's Beer Co. set to open Friday

After being held up for six months due to COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Brewlittle's is ready to serve its first craft beer customers outdoors in Maple Shade

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The Name 'Karen' Is Tanking on Baby Name Websites

Poor Karen. After nearly a million Karens were born in the last century, it's been noted on baby name websites that the name "Karen" is no longer cool.

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You Can Own a Lock of Abraham Lincoln's Hair

Anyone in the market for a lock of Abraham Lincoln's hair? That, along with a bloodstained telegram announcing his assassination, has been listed for sale.

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A Dad Made a Pie Chart of All the Topics His Chatterbox Kid Talks About, and We Feel His Pain

"Wanna know somefing?" Thanks to Reddit and the r/dataisbeautiful subreddit, we can empathize with this dad who dedicated a week to graphing all the things his kid talks about.

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VIDEO: Nature Reminds Us to Smile, in Resurfaced Volcano Video

The lava cracked a smiley face in this 2016 video of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, and it could not be a more timely reminder.

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Full Moon That Occurs Only Once Every 3 Years to Rise This Week

An interesting astronomical event will give us a good reason to take our eyes to the skies on Wednesday. The Corn Moon will peak on September 2, and while full moons aren't anything new, this one is somewhat unique.

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This 'Karen' Halloween Mask Is the Most Terrifying Thing We've Seen

If you've ever encountered a "Karen" in the wild, then the terror of this Halloween mask is going to hit pretty close to home. These two Karen masks by Jason Adcock are the stuff of 2020 nightmares.

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These 2020-Themed Halloween Costumes Are a Little 'Iffy'

Whether it's Joe Exotic, murder hornets, presidential candidates, dumpster fires, or a deadly virus, everything that characterizes 2020 is about to come together on Halloween. Check out these somewhat-iffy 2020-themed Halloween costumes.

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American Girl Channels the '80s With New Doll

The new American Girl doll, Courtney, has all kinds of '80s-themed accessories including an arcade Pac-Man video game.

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20 'Fly' Toys Every '90s Kid Had (or Wanted)

Before smartphones and tablets, before online streaming services and game consoles, we '90s kids had to figure out different ways to entertain ourselves. Enter the decade of cheap plastic toys (and questionable fashion choices): the '90s. Toys in the '90s—while they seem rather bizarre and strange today—were all the rage.

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ThARRR's More to 'Talk Like a Pirate Day' Than Ye Think, Matey!

Talk Like a Pirate Day takes place every year on September 19. Created in 1995, it has been unofficially observed throughout the world since 2002.

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Listen to Soothing Sounds of Nature From Across the World

Ever wonder if the great outdoors sounds the same everywhere? This new project might help us find out. The "Sounds of the Forest" is a growing collection of sounds recorded in the woodlands and forests of the world.

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Break Out the Flannel, Fall Officially Starts September 22!

On September 22 at 9:30 a.m. EDT (7:30 a.m. MDT), we will make yet another seasonal transition that heralds the changing of the leaves and cooler weather on the horizon. 

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Your Dream of Becoming a 'Lord' or 'Lady' Is About to Come True

You can officially register your name and purchase a "Lord" or "Lady" title though a variety of United Kingdom companies. Purchase a title for yourself or for a friend as a gift at Christmastime!

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It's 2020. You Need This Whiskey Advent Calendar!

It's the only advent calendar that is appropriate for adults this year. The calendar sells out quickly, so pre-order now!

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Trick-or-Treat? Los Angeles Cancels Then Uncancels Halloween ... Sort Of

Happy Halloween? On September 9, Los Angeles officials dashed the Halloween hopes of children and adults everywhere. Do you think other areas will follow suit?

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Research Shows Over 50 Percent of Young Adults Are Now Living With Their Parents

Research released by the Pew Research Center shows that more young adults, ages 18 to 29, in America are living with their parents now than those who did during the Great Depression.

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Centuries Old 'Friendship Books' Give Insight Into the Social Lives of Times Long Gone By

Back in the 17th century, the "friendship book" served the same purpose as today’s Facebook. Interactions with nobility, dignitaries, socialites, celebrities, and those of high society would be recorded, with signatures collected in the book as proof.

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Why I Volunteered for Moderna Inc.’s Phase 3 Clinical mRNA Vaccine Study

Earlier this year during the first week in March we visited Disney in Orlando, Florida. We live in West Palm Beach so it was a mere two-and-a-half hour drive north

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Dude, Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery Is Totally Haunted

Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery is home to several dead presidents and lots of very creepy angel statues.

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10 Famous People You Probably Didn't Know Were From Virginia

Virginia might seem inconspicuous, but something is definitely in the water when it comes to making famous people.

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How 43 Giant, Crumbling Presidential Heads Ended Up in a Virginia Field

After an ambitious monument went bust, big presidential heads remain.

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7 Pretty Accurate Stereotypes of People You'll Meet in DC

Socialite? Smartypants? Hipster? You can probably name off at least a person or two who fits each of these D.C. stereotypes. Enjoy.

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There Are Over 10,000 Spies in DC on a Daily Basis

According to the International Spy Museum, there are thousands of spies operating in Washington, D.C., and chances are you probably met one today.

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5 Things People Moving to DC Should Know

D.C. has more to offer than scandal and politics. If you're moving to D.C., here's what you need to know.

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WATCH: These 3 Vintage Home Movies From 1960s Ocean City Will Give You Major Nostalgia

For more than 100 years, people have flocked to Ocean City from all over the country, in search of a relaxing beach vacation. We've found three home movies from the 1960s that will take you back to those innocent summers on the beach.

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Parker Ranks Second on Money's List of Top Places to Live

Parker ranked second only to Evans, Georgia, as one of the best places in the country to live based on factors including economic strength and community focus.

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10 Ways Living in DC Ruins You for Life

If you can call the nation's capital home, you're spoiled for life. Here's why.

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The Creepy History of Richmond's 18th-Century Hotspot-Turned-Real-Life Haunted House

Whether or not you believe the legends, the story of Richmond's Byrd Park Pump House is pretty weird. But could it really be haunted?

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5 Most Haunted Places in Maryland

Swamps, hotels, and battlefields top our list of Maryland's spookiest haunts. Here are the five most haunted places in Maryland!

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8 new restaurants in North Texas: hot chicken, fried chicken, halal and more

It’s the second one in Dallas-Fort Worth, as there’s an Abu Omar Halal restaurant in ... but doesn’t the patio seem like the place to go? El Patio is at 4400 TX-121, Lewisville. It opened Sept. 15. III Forks made a quick exit in Far North Dallas ...

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