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Jewish Nurse Saves Man Who Just Murdered 11 JewsThe Reason Why Will Knock You to Your Knees

ShareTweet Religions of all kinds have been known to have a longstanding distaste for Jews, but one Jew is displaying the Biblical definition of love better than many Christians. “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”~ 1 Corinthians 13:13 Despite his religious differences from our Christian faith, I think Ari Mahler’s viral Facebook post on the mass murderer he nursed who yelled “Death to all Jews!” has a powerful take-home message for us all. Read his viral post below:  “I am The Jewish…

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Is Lisa Vanderpump Leaving Real Housewives? Betches

It just might be the end of an era. Rumors about Lisa Vanderpump leaving Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have been swirling for months, but now it seems like it’s actually happening. On Tuesday, sources told E! News that LVP is really done with the show, and that she’ll be leaving the cast after the upcoming ninth season. If you’ve been watching RHOBH until now, it’s no secret that Lisa has been kind of over it the last couple years, and she definitely doesn’t bring the drama like she used to. Still, it’s a…

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Mens wellness startup Hims has launched a line of womens health products called Hers

Exactly one year to the day since it launched its line of men’s health products, Hims is announcing its foray into women’s wellness. The company is using its mountain of venture capital to support the new brand, called Hers. In September, Hims raised another $50 million in a round led by IVP.  The financing valued the startup, which has brought in $97 million to date, at $500 million, according to PitchBook. At launch, Hers is offering three categories of products: sexual wellness, skin care and hair loss treatments. Its line of sexual…

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Here Are 12 Gut-Twisting Urban Legends (That Actually Happened)

Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it. Most spooky legends are merely gruesome fiction, designed to warn kids away from taking candy from strangers or humping in cars parked on secluded country roads. Or at least that’s what we tell ourselves. As it turns out, a gut-twistingly large percentage of them have happened to real people. Real people like you. Just sayin’. 11 8 5 2 Want in on this? Pictofacts Contest: Social Customs We’d Be Fine With Retiring…

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She found microplastics in a local water sample. Here’s what she did about it.

Five years ago, when marine research scientist Abby Bowers looked through her microscope at a local water sample, she saw a bunch of multicolored pieces of plastic. Image via Science Sandbox. These strands of plastic were less than 5 millimeters in length — smaller than the average sesame seed — and were what scientists call “microplastics.” “Seeing all these technicolored pieces of plastic led me to think of all these larger questions,” says Abby. “How is it affecting the ocean? Our drinking water? Are microplastics everywhere?” Abby Bowers. Image via…

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This year’s John Lewis holiday advert is a tearjerking tribute to Elton John

Well, it’s that time of year again! Time for the John Lewis Christmas advert and, true to form, it’s a real tearjerker. Especially for fans of the legendary Elton John.  As the familiar dulcet sounds of “you can tell everybody, this is your song” play, you watch the reverse trajectory of Elton John’s musical career, beginning in present day.  As the end of the ad draws nearer, you’ll see a piano-loving schoolboy performing in his assembly hall and peeking over his shoulder to sneak a glance of his mum.  Then…

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Jenna Dewan Addresses Claims She Looks Like Channing Tatum’s New Girlfriend

 Channing Tatum’s rumored girlfriend, singer Jessie J, thanks to an Instagram comment a fan left on her page.  “Just trying to spread positive vibes, keep doing you…to an absolute outsider from a small town you are doing it [seamlessly],” the fan wrote.  Instagram There’s no denying that the two do look quite similar:  Getty/Reuters Jenna Dewan (left) and singer Jessie J (right). Do you think the two look similar? posting a picture of her recent performance in London and captioning the photo with a sweet shoutout.  On his Instagram story,…

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NASA’s Next Mars Rover May Embark On A Daring “Mega-Mission”

Scientists have voted on which one of four possible locations NASA’s next Mars rover should go to. And the result? Let’s go to almost all of them. Well, sort of. But the outcome of a meeting of Mars scientists in Glendale, California last week proposes a rather exciting idea for the Mars 2020 rover. Rather than limiting itself to one site, it should attempt to visit two. “The community prefers a mega-mission,” said Bethany Ehlmann, a planetary scientist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, reported Nature. The Mars…

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