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MySpace admits losing 12 years' worth of music uploads

MySpace admits losing 12 years' worth of music uploads | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
Social networking company Myspace has apologized for apparently losing 12 years' worth of music uploaded to its site, following a server migration error -- a loss potentially amounting to 50 million songs.
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Blind man runs half marathon with guide dogs: Thomas Panek makes history by finishing 2019 NYC Half Marathon - CBS News

Blind man runs half marathon with guide dogs: Thomas Panek makes history by finishing 2019 NYC Half Marathon - CBS News | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
The race wasn't just for the medal; Thomas Panek was raising money for a good cause
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High school seniors shovel neighbor's driveway at 4:30 a.m. so she could make it to her dialysis

High school seniors shovel neighbor's driveway at 4:30 a.m. so she could make it to her dialysis | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
When the weather forecast called for up to eight inches of snow in their New Jersey community, brothers Brian and Patrick Lanigan immediately thought of their neighbor Natalie Blair.
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'Mad About You' Revival Officially Coming To A Small Screen Near You

'Mad About You' Revival Officially Coming To A Small Screen Near You | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
Helen Hunt is slated to direct the first episode of the limited series.
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Traditional wristwatches are making a comeback – thanks to millennials

Traditional wristwatches are making a comeback – thanks to millennials | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
The younger generation may have grown up telling time on cell phones and digital devices, but many are now turning back time and returning to the days of the traditional wristwatch. Watch sales jumped 8 percent last year, according to the NPD Group, a market research group.
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a watch that does nothing else but tell time? that takes up a lot of good real estate on your arm for just that!

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Viral 'cheese challenge' has adults throwing cheese at babies

Viral 'cheese challenge' has adults throwing cheese at babies | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
Instead of telling babies to say “cheese” for the camera, people on Twitter are now literally throwing slices of cheddar at them.
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bad idea - they're gonna talk about this in therapy some day!
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Frito-Lay Reveals U.S. Snack Trends for National Snack Day

Frito-Lay Reveals U.S. Snack Trends for National Snack Day | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
PLANO, Texas, March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- For National Snack Day today, Frito-Lay, the snack division of PepsiCo, is celebrating America's love of snack
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California community buys out donuts so shop owner can spend time with sick wife - CBS News

California community buys out donuts so shop owner can spend time with sick wife - CBS News | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
These days, you have to get to Donut City in Seal Beach, California, early if you want to get some before they sell out
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sweet how this community is showing love!
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See how this little girl stole the show during mom's Election Night victory speech

See how this little girl stole the show during mom's Election Night victory speech | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
The 4-year-old daughter of newly-elected Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger melted hearts by playing at her mom's feet behind the podium during her victory speech.
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Mom gives birth at grocery store with help of cashier

Mom gives birth at grocery store with help of cashier | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
CCTV captured the moment a mom went into labor at a supermarket checkout - and gave birth just 11 minutes later with help from a cashier.
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Prepared Thanksgiving dinners: Where to order Thanksgiving dinner

Prepared Thanksgiving dinners: Where to order Thanksgiving dinner | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
Prepared Thanksgiving dinners are an easy way to entertain. Here's where to order Thanksgiving dinner.
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Frightening Number Of Parents Text, Check Social Media While Driving - With Kids In Tow

Frightening Number Of Parents Text, Check Social Media While Driving - With Kids In Tow | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
Distracted driving causes about one in four traffic-related deaths and injuries. A statistic like that should make people, particularly parents, want to put that cell phone away while driving. But do they?
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For Gen Z, the iPhone, Apple, Coke, Nike, Samsung have the most buzz

For Gen Z, the iPhone, Apple, Coke, Nike, Samsung have the most buzz | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
USA TODAY delivers current local and national news, sports, entertainment, finance, technology, and more through award-winning journalism, photos, videos and VR.
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Mom shares why she is never deleting a photo of herself | GMA

Mom shares why she is never deleting a photo of herself | GMA | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
Dorothy Beal recently completed her 39th marathon.
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The age when you start feeling older depends on where you live

The age when you start feeling older depends on where you live | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
A 30-year gap separates countries in terms of how well or poorly people age, according to a new study published in The Lancet Public Health. Researchers found that 76-year-olds in Japan and 46-year-olds in Papua New Guinea suffer from the same level of age-related health problems as an ''average'' person aged 65.
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Scientists Confirm Being Forgetful Is a Sign Of Very High Intelligence

Scientists Confirm Being Forgetful Is a Sign Of Very High Intelligence | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
Everyone forgets something from time to time. It can be from leaving an umbrella at a restaurant to an address disappearing from your brain. I myself have a hard time keeping track of all the passwords you have to remember nowadays. Over the years I have given a try to different memory exercises and tricks …
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Teacher wins $10K for reading fine print in insurance policy

Teacher wins $10K for reading fine print in insurance policy | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida travel insurance company has awarded a Georgia high school teacher $10,000 for reading the fine print in a policy she recently purchased. A Squaremouth...
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Chip and Joanna Gaines buy historic Cottonland Castle in Texas

Chip and Joanna Gaines buy historic Cottonland Castle in Texas | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
Chip and Joanna Gaines' latest home project is quite the fixer-upper.
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Better to include your better half in social posts, study finds | EurekAlert! Science News

Better to include your better half in social posts, study finds | EurekAlert! Science News | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
New research from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Kansas found that sharing information online can do more harm to romantic relationships than good. However, researchers found a way to counteract its negative effects. If you often post about your life, include your partner.

The research is the first of its kind to systematically examine how different circumstances can affect whether a partner perceives their loved one's online disclosure to be positive or negative.
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Is The 'Pedal Desk' The Future For Offices? Contraption Could Put End To Sedentary Jobs

Is The 'Pedal Desk' The Future For Offices? Contraption Could Put End To Sedentary Jobs | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
In a pilot study a contraption known as the pedal desk -- a desk outfitted with workout attachments meant for light activity during the day -- was found to mitigate some of the deadly side effects of sitting all day.
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See how this little girl stole the show during mom's Election Night victory speech

See how this little girl stole the show during mom's Election Night victory speech | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
The 4-year-old daughter of newly-elected Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger melted hearts by playing at her mom's feet behind the podium during her victory speech.
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if you've ever had to take your child to work w/ you... lol
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Eew! Headrest, seat pocket are the germiest spots on a plane: Study

Eew! Headrest, seat pocket are the germiest spots on a plane: Study | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
Flight attendants said dirty diapers, used tampons and loose condoms have been found in seatback pockets of planes. And, well, headrest
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How to stop being so busy and start being more productive

How to stop being so busy and start being more productive | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
Being ‘busy’ has somehow become a status symbol. ‘Get it Together’ author Lauren Berger says this is how to gain control of your calendar, instead of it controlling you.
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Grieving mother's anonymous random act of kindness at Florida Publix goes viral after she buys baby's first birthday cake - CBS News

Grieving mother's anonymous random act of kindness at Florida Publix goes viral after she buys baby's first birthday cake - CBS News | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
The grandmother had lost her grandson and wanted to pay it forward with a good deed in the baby's memory
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Shut the toilet lid before you flush - Reviewed

Shut the toilet lid before you flush - Reviewed | Middays with Becky in DC | Scoop.it
Experts say it’s important to close the lid before you flush the toilet
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