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Life sometimes feels like a Prozac moment waiting to happen. Crazy stuff happening in today world that makes you laugh, cry or say OY VEY!
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Downton Abbey Cast Responds to 'Water Bottle-Gate' Photo Fail

Downton Abbey Cast Responds to 'Water Bottle-Gate' Photo Fail | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
The cast of 'Downton Abbey' has responded to the snickering, following a publicity still that included an era-inappropriate water bottle.
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Each holding a water bottle, the show's actors and actresses posed for a photo (above) in support of WaterAid, a non-profit organization based in the United Kingdom that seeks to provide clean water, hygiene education and safe toilets worldwide.

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20 Moments When We Needed Siri and She Let Us Down

20 Moments When We Needed Siri and She Let Us Down | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
A list of times where Siri has failed us, or gave us a 'tude.
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Oh, Siri, you try so hard.We have to give you some credit, though — you've made a valiant effort at trying to understand our questions, commands and concerns. But when it comes to artificial intelligence, you still have improvements to make. Plus, your sassy attitude has gone on long enough.

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Dreamy Pit Bull Portraits Show Softer Side of a Misunderstood Breed

Dreamy Pit Bull Portraits Show Softer Side of a Misunderstood Breed | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
The pit bull has a tough reputation -- one that photographer Sophie Gamand aims to soften.
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In "Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution," Gamand shows the dogs in a gentler, dreamier light than the harsh and violent one often portrayed.

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Mark Zuckerberg and Other Tech CEOs Pour Ice Water on Their Heads

Mark Zuckerberg and Other Tech CEOs Pour Ice Water on Their Heads | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft all took the Ice Bucket Challenge this week. A few more top execs may soon follow in their wet footsteps.
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If you've ever wanted to watch Mark Zuckerberg squirm a bit, you're in luck.

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World Yo-Yo Champion Performs Hypnotizing Routine

World Yo-Yo Champion Performs Hypnotizing Routine | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
World Yo-Yo Champion Gentry Stein performs at C3yoyodesign's 2014 World Yo-Yo Contest in Prague, Czech Republic.
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Gosh...my yoyo never did this!

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10 Robin Williams Quotes From the Man Who Inspired Us With Laughter

10 Robin Williams Quotes From the Man Who Inspired Us With Laughter | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
The death of Robin Williams silenced one of Hollywood's most famous voices. Here, a collection of quotes to remember him by.
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Keep Williams' spirit alive through some of his most memorable quotes that capture his powerful voice both on screen and off.

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Airport Pianist Wows Travelers With a Beautiful Beethoven Cover

Airport Pianist Wows Travelers With a Beautiful Beethoven Cover | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
Pianist Maan Hamadeh entertained fellow travelers in a Prague airport with a creative take on Beethoven's "Fur Elise."
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But recently, airline passengers in Prague's Václav Havel Airport got a rare treat with music from someone who can actually play the piano well. Pianist Maan Hamadeh performed his take on Beethoven's "Fur Elise" before transitioning into an enjoyable version of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On."

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28 College Hacks You Won't Learn in Class

28 College Hacks You Won't Learn in Class | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
A list of college hacks, tips and tricks to help you through school.
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Don't worry, though — these simple tips and tricks will help make your college years a lot easier, so you can get back to the important stuff, like beer pong.

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8 Bizarre Social Networks You Won't Believe Exist

8 Bizarre Social Networks You Won't Believe Exist | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
There are plenty of niche social networks out there. We did our best to round up some of the strangest ones for your (WTF) viewing pleasure.
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We browsed the web and compiled some of the strangest, most hobby-specific ones we could find. Some are geared toward a specific audience, while others are just plain — well, weird. Take a look at our collection below.

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13-Year-Old Terrorizes Entire Town on Facebook, Gets Arrested

13-Year-Old Terrorizes Entire Town on Facebook, Gets Arrested | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
A 13-year-old girl in Splendora, Texas, was arrested after creating a fake Facebook profile and harassing her classmates, then threatening her entire hometown. The girl wrote to a classmate suffering from cancer that he “should have died,” and then posted “I am going to kill everyone in Splendora on July 13th.” Officials in the investigation…
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Officials in the investigation said that Facebook did not cooperate at first, though eventually they lent their assistance. Less than a day later, the girl was under arrest.

 

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10 Things You Didn't Know You Agreed to via Terms of Service

10 Things You Didn't Know You Agreed to via Terms of Service | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
We know you didn't read the terms of service. Here are the most interesting parts you missed.
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But there are a few things you're agreeing to, hidden within the jargon, that might change the way you use the web. Some permissions, like keeping personal information, protecting copyrights and preventing impersonation, are well-known and relatively innocuous. That said, there's a chance you're violating a term of service without even realizing it.

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Woman Posts Selfie of Shoplifted Clothes on Facebook, Gets Arrested

A woman from West Franfort, Illinois, was arrested this week for posting a picture on Facebook of herself wearing a dress that she allegedly stole from a small store in the town. The woman, 27-year-old Danielle Saxton, allegedly stole the dress and several other items on July 11 from Morties Boutique, and was seen walking…
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The woman, 27-year-old Danielle Saxton, allegedly stole the dress and several other items on July 11 from Morties Boutique, and was seen walking away from the store. The store then posted to its Facebook account and described the stolen items, and after Saxton posted the photo of herself with the caption “Love my dress,” the store was quickly informed. According to a police representative, the woman was arrested the same afternoon she posted the picture.

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Three Shows to Check Out on DirecTV, Hulu and Amazon

Three Shows to Check Out on DirecTV, Hulu and Amazon | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES — DirecTV, Amazon Studios and Hulu were among the digital networks that trotted out their upcoming shows for TV critics on Digital Day during the Television Critics Association press tour.
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25 People to Make You Feel Better About Monday

25 People to Make You Feel Better About Monday | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
A list of people failing miserably -- for your enjoyment.
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We tried our best to fight it, but no one can't stop the work week from starting. However, we can help ease the discomfort of the daily grind with a bit of humor.

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'Frozen' With 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Ruins Disney's Innocence video

'Frozen' With 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Ruins Disney's Innocence video | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
If the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer sent shivers up your spine, just wait until you see its dialog laid over scenes from the wintry Disney film, 'Frozen.'
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If the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer sent shivers up your spine, wait until you see its dialogue laid over scenes from the wintry Disney film Frozen. In this alternate universe, Hans plays Christian Grey, Anna portrays Anastasia Steele and all the innocence of Disney is ruined.

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16 Hilarious Confessions About Being Fired

16 Hilarious Confessions About Being Fired | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
From reasons why they were booted out to embarrassing stories, these confessions from people who were fired from their jobs will give you a good laugh.
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Ranging from reasons why they were handed the pink slip to completely embarrassing stories, these funny confessions from people who were fired from their jobs are sure to give you a good laugh.

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13 Amazing Places That Will Make You Feel Tiny

13 Amazing Places That Will Make You Feel Tiny | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
A list of impressive travel locations that will make you feel small.
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It's easy to forget just how small we really are in this giant world.

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40 Celebrity Audition Tapes Compiled in One Video

40 Celebrity Audition Tapes Compiled in One Video | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
Before they were critically acclaimed actors, there were these grainy audition tapes.
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For some of the actors included, their audition tape didn't help them achieve stardom. In fact, favorite classics could have gone in a completely different direction — imagine Brad Pitt starring in Backdraft

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Artist Ruins Happily Ever After With Misbehaving Disney Characters

Artist Ruins Happily Ever After With Misbehaving Disney Characters | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
Disney mashups typically depict your favorite characters and princesses in a new, fun light -- but not this one.
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Disney mashups typically depict your favorite characters and princesses in a new, fun light. Grumpy Cat joined Frozen, movie posters underwent a modern makeover and Disney princesses invaded Star Wars — but this remake isn't quite like the others.

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Photo Series Reveals the Creepy Truth in 'Mystery Meat'

Photo Series Reveals the Creepy Truth in 'Mystery Meat' | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
In his photo series, Peter Augustus photographs popular dishes in Western culture alongside the real "mystery meat" -- the raw animal part -- they come from
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The photos are "not meant to be repulsive –- just to raise awareness," Augustus told Mashable. The white background is meant to "evoke an American diner or cafeteria," to remind you of the foods many of us consume on a regular basis.

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Calling Comcast Customer Service? You Should Probably Record It.

Calling Comcast Customer Service? You Should Probably Record It. | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
Another frustrated Comcast customer only got results when he recorded the call and played it back to the company.
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Many customer service departments make a practice of recording inbound calls from customers. A customer's recent interaction with Comcast illustrates why consumers might want to do the same.

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Friendliest/unfriendliest U.S. cities, according to Conde Nast Traveler

Friendliest/unfriendliest U.S. cities, according to Conde Nast Traveler | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
Where in the U.S. will you be welcomed like a friend and shunned like foe? Conde Nast Traveler says it knows.
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Conde Nast Traveler's annual Readers' Choice Survey unveiled the friendliest and unfriendliest cities in the country, based on reviews from the magazine's readers.

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I Know Where Your Cat Lives

I Know Where Your Cat Lives | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
I Know Where Your Cat Lives is a data experiment that visualizes a sample of 1 million public pics of cats on a world map, locating them by the latitude and longitude coordinates embedded in their metadata.
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This is freaky.....

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There's No Photobomb Like a Queen of England Photobomb

There's No Photobomb Like a Queen of England Photobomb | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
Two Australian hockey players captured the most regal selfie of the year at the Commonwealth Games, featuring the one and only Queen Elizabeth.
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Here's a selfie photobomb to rule them all — no, really. The Queen of England is in it.

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Supermoon Rises: 10 Gorgeous Photos to Remind Us How Small We Are

Supermoon Rises: 10 Gorgeous Photos to Remind Us How Small We Are | Prozac Moments | Scoop.it
The first of three supermoons expected to light up the sky this summer provided a breathtaking show to people around the world on Saturday night.
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