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Is Facebook Ruining Marriages?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently got married — but ironically, he may want to keep his new wife off the social media site he founded. A new survey shows divorce cases mentioning Facebook are on the rise.

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Beware of 281-581-7601 – Unwanted Telemarketing Call From Promark Research

I don’t mind the occasional telemarketing phone call from time to time, whether it be political or business, but I was under the impression that telemarketers were not supposed to call your residence after 8 p.m. Apparently that is not the rule, because my phone rang last night (Sunday) at 10:33 p.m.

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Priscilla Chan, Facebook
Priscilla Chan, Facebook
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Mark Zuckerberg Marries Girlfriend Priscilla Chan, Updates His Facebook Status

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan after the Facebook IPO and his 28th birthday. So, how did we find out that this lucky woman made an honest man out of one of the most talked about billionaires? We just checked out his relationship status on Facebook.

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via US Geological Survey
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Does Your Homeowners Insurance Cover Earthquakes?

Two relatively minor low magnitude earthquakes have struck the area between Nacogdoches and Center in the past two weeks.  Nobody was hurt, and no major property damage has been reported, but a number of businesses and homes have minor to serious structural or interior damage.

Now people in that area are asking:  "Does my homeowner's insurance cover this?"  The short answer, sad to say, is no it doesn't.

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via Flickr/bradleygee
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Forest Service Surveys Drought Destruction

The Texas Forest Service has estimated that last year's drought killed hundreds of millions of trees, but those are only educated guesses.  Now the agency is launching a more scientific survey that will provide a much more accurate picture of the destruction the drought left behind.

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John Moore, Getty Images
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US Postal Service to Stop Shipping Electronics to Troops Overseas

In an announcement made earlier this month, the US Postal Service told customers that as of May 16, they will no longer ship electronics like iPads, Kindles, smartphones and other devices containing lithium batteries overseas.

This means that people who want to ship electronics to troops serving abroad will have to pay a premium to go through private shipping services.

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Marcus Luttrell/Facebook
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Former Navy SEAL Honors Fallen Comrade With Touching Gesture

In one of the most poignant ways of honoring a fallen comrade we’ve ever seen, former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell recently went to a Newtown, CT, pub and offered to pay the owner enough money to buy a random person a pint of Guinness every hour for the entire day.

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Are “Smart” Electricity Meters Really Smart?

A good many people don't think the new high tech "smart" electricity meters are as smart as their electric utility company says they are.  Some people want nothing to do with them, and are fighting efforts to replace the old meters with the new ones.

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