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Delightful Twerking Turtle Will Wiggle Its Way Into Your Heart

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Move over, Miley.

This turtle loves bathtime so much, it can’t help but shake its shell in celebration. Naturally, YouTube user Banana Flamingo set the reptile’s dance to Jason Derulo’s “Wiggle.”

The original video was uploaded to YouTube by user Joey Tang, who filmed his pet turtle receiving a relaxing bath.

With moves like that, this little guy could teach most pop divas a thing or two.

Fall Foliage Is Worth Billions to New England’s Economy

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JAFFREY, New Hampshire — On Mount Monadnock, hikers file up the 3,165-foot peak in lockstep, protected from drizzling rain by a luminous golden canopy of leaves. They’re not just gazing at foliage — they’re looking at cold, hard cash.

Money really does grow on trees in autumn in New England, and all six states are raking it in. Officials say tourists will spend upward of $3 billion to catch a glimpse of the red, yellow and orange hues — and the windfall is steadily rising as the economy…

Drake’s Basketball Skills Started From the Bottom, Still There

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Despite Drake’s claim that “a href=”http://rap.genius.com/Drake-thank-me-now-lyrics#note-18332″ target=”_blank”music and sports are so synonymous,” his basketball skills aren’t quite on par with his musical talents

At the University of Kentucky’s Midnight Madness event on Friday, Drake airballed a three-point shot during his turn in the layup line. To be fair, the rapper did nearly make the shot on his second attempt, but it was too late for a comeback by then. Drake brushed it off and…

‘Very Addicting’: Fabien Cousteau On A Month Living Underwater

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As his record-breaking 31-day mission underwater drew to a close, Fabien Cousteau was in no rush to go topside.

“I felt like I could stay down another month,” Cousteau said. “As a matter of fact, I was almost panicking coming up.”

Cousteau, 47, belongs to a “watery family.” He’s the grandson of the late Jacques Cousteau — perhaps the most famous ocean explorer of the 20th century — and earlier this year, he led the longest-ever expedition at the Aquarius Reef Base, a seafloor laboratory…

Japanese Man Gets 2 Years in Prison for 3D Printing Guns

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For the first time in history, a man has been jailed for making a weapon with a 3D printer

On Monday, a court sentenced Yoshitomo Imura, 28, to two years in prison for making two 3D printed guns at his home in Kawasaki, Japan, according to local news reports

Japan’s strict gun control laws prohibit anyone from possessing or manufacturing guns

Imura was arrested in May after he had uploaded a video showing how to manufacture his gun, dubbed the ZigZag. The…

A ‘My Little Pony’ Movie Is Prancing Into Theaters in 2017

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LOS ANGELES — If a pop culture time machine sent you back to the 1980s, would you even realize it?

From Reading Rainbow to Jem and the Holograms to Rainbow Brite — and now My Little Pony — it’s like the 19-inch color TV you used to watch after school every day became a sentient AI and is making all the greenlight decisions in Hollywood.

Variety first reported on Monday that Hasbro Studios, which brought you such gems as Battleship and the…

Are You For or Against the Pumpkin Spice Latte?

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The Pumpkin Spice Latte, otherwise known as the “PSL,” is one of the most controversial drinks of all time. Debates rage on through coffee shops as to whether it’s a fun seasonal treat or, frankly, a fad that needs to go away.

So which side are you on?

We hit the streets of the Big Apple to find out where people stand on this topic

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Lone Stars: 11 Up-and-Coming Austin Musicians to Watch

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Weird and wonderful, one of the very first things that comes to mind when you think of Austin, Texas, is the city’s vibrant music scene. In fact, Austin describes itself as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” and all signs point to the accuracy of that statement.

The city’s penchant for performance is evident in the prevalence of festivals, like Austin City Limits, SXSW and Fun Fun Fun Fest. The dozens of venues that line Sixth Street and beyond have played host to thousands of artists…

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World’s Oceans Set All-Time Heat Record for Third Time This Year

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For the third month this year, the world’s oceans set a record for the warmest they have ever been since at least 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported on Monday

September had the highest global average sea surface temperatures of any month on record since instrument record-keeping began, with a global average temperature of 61.1 degrees Fahrenheit. This was warm enough to set another milestone that had already been set two previous times this year; the…

8 Things Recruiters Notice About Your Resume at First Glance (and 4 Things That Don’t Matter)

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This question originally appeared on Quora.

When recruiters look through a stack of resumes for candidate screening, what is the vital information they focus upon?

Answer by Ambra Benjamin, engineering recruiter at Facebook, previously LivingSocial, Google and Expedia.

I think this varies from recruiter to recruiter and also depends on the role for which you’re applying. For one, I don’t look through stacks of resumes anymore. I hate paper. I do everything online. But I’ll highlight briefly…