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Star Wars Day: Top 5 Spots to Geek-Out in California on May the Fourth

by Eli Ellison. Posted May 2nd 2014 03:55 PM
Star Wars Day. Star Wars Show at Disneyland Amusement Park in California USA
Alamy/Disneyland
Dig the lightsaber out of the closet and brush up on your Yoda-ese: Star Wars Day is this Sunday, May 4 -- as in "May the fourth be with you." Around the world, Rebel scum and Vader disciples alike will gather for Star Wars costume parties and movie-watching marathons. How anyone could sit through The Phantom Menace again though is a mystery. And in a pre-holiday announcement poor Mark Hamill has been awaiting since 1983, the cast of J.J. Abrams' upcoming Episode VII film has been revealed.
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Hairstyle Appreciation Day: Celebrate it at Leila's Hair Museum

by Diana Lambdin Meyer. Posted Apr 29th 2014 09:10 AM
Celebrate Hairstyle Appreciation Day. Mrs. Donald Cohoon;Leila Cohoon of Leila's Hair Museum
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As you celebrate Hairstyle Appreciation Day today (you are observing it, right?) keep this fact in mind: at the end of every hair cut in salons, beauty parlors and barbershops around the world, potentially great works of art are swept away in the trash.

That's the way Leila Cahoon sees it anyway. A semi-retired cosmetologist in Independence, Missouri, Cahoon is also the owner and namesake of Leila's Hair Museum. Her collection of more than 2,000 objects woven from human hair is considered the largest collection of its kind in the world. (She also has some things made of horse hair, but that's a whole 'nother conversation.)
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'Portlandia': A Tour of Portland, Oregon that Knows Where its Chicken Comes From

by Jenie Skoy. Posted Apr 28th 2014 04:31 PM
TV-Portlandia
Associated Press
In its four seasons, IFC's Portlandia has offered snapshots from dozens of enclaves in and around Portland, Oregon. PDX may be where "young people go to retire," but it's also a great escape to forget about growing up for just a weekend. From the uppity, yet historic, Pearl District to low-brow North Portland, you can enjoy moments from the show -- and see how the real Portland compares to Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's version.
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Shakespeare at 450: 5 Unique Spots to See The Bard's Works

by Graham Shelby. Posted Apr 23rd 2014 11:32 AM
Hamlet
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Today, William Shakespeare lovers celebrate the 450th anniversary of the immortal's Bard's birth. We thought we'd join in by showcasing some out-of-the-ordinary ways to experience the work of the man who wrote, "All the world's a stage."
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Boston Marathon Too Square for You? Try These 8 Fun Runs

by Diana Lambdin Meyer. Posted Apr 17th 2014 01:21 PM
The Boston Marathon is coming up. Here are some stranger running events.
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Monday's Boston Marathon is certainly one of the more celebrated events for runners to show off their moxie. But if you're looking to travel for races that are more eclectic -- and at considerably less than marathon distances -- check out these crazy events around the country designed for athletes on two feet.
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IRS Tax Refund 101: How to Travel on Your Refund

by Megan Swanick. Posted Apr 14th 2014 02:24 PM
Dreaming Of Refunds
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As most Americans know, tomorrow is the deadline to file your 2013 taxes with the IRS. There is an upside, however, to paying taxes. Well, other than paved roads and schools and whatnot: getting your refund. And the best use of that newfound money is, of course, travel.

Here is a comprehensive list of ideas where your refund can take you, broken down by just how much you're getting back.
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Aldon Smith or Random Twitter User: Which Alleged Airplane-Bomb Threat Maker Had the Worst Sunday?

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 14th 2014 12:59 PM
Super Bowl Football
Associated PressSan Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith during the second half of Super Bowl XLVII.
On Sunday, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after allegedly telling a TSA agent that he had a bomb. In a separate incident earlier in the day, now former Twitter user @QueenDemetriax_ Tweeted to American Airlines that he was part of Al Qaida and on June 1 was "gonna do something really big."

Sunday was not a good day for either Smith or @QueenDemetriax_. Let's see who had it worse.
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Chris Brown Racks Up Air Miles, but Not Points, Flying Con Air

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 7th 2014 12:35 PM
People-Chris Brown
Associated Press
Chris Brown and his neck tattoos have been traveling the United States by airplane since Thursday. But unlike most road warriors, he's not picking up frequent flyer miles. (And, no, it's not because he's on Delta.)
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Traveling MLB Players Allegedly Use Some Killer Aliases at Hotels, Right 'Rooster Cogburn'?

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 28th 2014 10:30 AM
Neftali Feliz
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To avoid autograph seekers, groupies and possibly even their own camera-wielding teammates, Major League Baseball players often use aliases when staying at hotels. And while assuming a pseudonym can be a hassle -- after a few bourbons, who amongst us hasn't forgotten that they've chosen to go by Dr. Rosenrosen that evening? -- these leaked lists of players' alleged hotel check-in names, however, reveal that at least the players have a little fun with it.
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15 Strange Concierge Requests Made at California Hotels

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 27th 2014 01:45 PM
Humor bell boy and rich snob costumer
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Oscar tickets, a Lassie lookalike and in-room grass for a dog to relieve himself on are just three of the weirdest concierge requests these California hotels have received.
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