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How funeral directors keep your eyes closed after you die

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Seeing your loved ones after they die can be extremely difficult, but it can provide crucial closure for people in mourning.

Funeral directors go through great lengths to alleviate the trauma of the experience by developing special techniques to make the dead look as close to they did when they were alive as possible

A Reddit user discovered the creative way some morticians ensure that the eyes remain shut after death, and it turned…

Violence against women in Turkey: Erdogan takes a surprising stand

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ISTANBUL, Turkey—The murder of a 20-year-old university student in Turkey has thrust the taboo topic of violence against women into the national spotlight, with unlikely voices weighing in.

Beyond the usual activists who call attention to every murder of a woman in Turkey — 294 last year alone, according to one tally — throngs of ordinary citizens and politicians, across wide swaths of society, have turned their…

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler rightfully reclaim their ‘Weekend Update’ chairs

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Leave it to the Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Jane Curtin to completely own the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special

The duo reclaimed their Weekend Update hosting gigs — they anchored together from 2004 to 2006 — in a very meta way, making jokes about the special, and how even they know there are way too many celebrity cameos happening tonight

Saturday Night Live turns 40 years old this week with a live,…

Suge Knight charged with murder in LA hit-and-run case

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Former hip-hop music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was charged Monday with murder and attempted murder after he struck two men with his pickup truck last week.

Prosecutors allege that Knight intended to run down a friend and another man after an argument on a movie set. One of the men was killed.

Attorney James Blatt says Knight accidentally ran over the men on Thursday as he tried to escape a vicious attack. He turned himself in to police…

Large-screen mobile devices are changing the game for advertisers

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Super Bowl XLIX was a one-yard turnaround for the New England Patriots as the Seattle Seahawks watched their offense give up what could have been a walk-into-the-end-zone finish. But, for marketers and their audiences, dramatic changes surrounding the big game weren’t confined to the field in Glendale, Arizona. They happened in the mobile space as well

Case in point: here’s how the dynamics between advertisers and viewers used to work. In the past, Super Bowl Sunday was typically about…

Dartmouth bans hard liquor from campus in crackdown on ‘extreme behavior’

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Dartmouth College is taking steps to crack down on hard partying in the wake of a string of incidents that depict a culture of sexual assault and dangerous drinking at many American colleges.

College president Phil Hanlon said in a speech Thursday morning that the school will now ban all hard alcohol (that which is 30 proof or 15% alcohol by volume) from the Hanover, New Hampshire campus. That would exclude beer and wine but include hard alcochol. Hanlon said the school will also roll out a…

Ebola nurse on her experience with the virus: ‘I almost went insane’

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More than 8,500 people have died since the Ebola outbreak began last year. While the pandemic has slowed, it has left lasting scars on many countries, especially in West Africa, and those affected by the disease

Rebecca Johnson worked as a nurse treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone before contracting the virus herself. She teamed up with the World Health Organization (WHO) to hold a Q&A session about her experience on Twitter.

Amtrak passengers stranded for 14 hours in freezing Chicago

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Amtrak passengers on an eastbound train spent nearly 14 hours delayed at Chicago’s Union Station because of mechanical problems caused by weather.

The train was originally scheduled to leave Chicago at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, and travel first to New York and then Boston. The delay kept the train from leaving until 7:55 a.m. Thursday morning, but the trip was then further delayed because Amtrak decided the crew was too tired. The train turned around and did not get on the way until 11 a.m.

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Watch Steve Jobs’ announcement of the first iPhone exactly 8 years later

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Eight years ago, on Jan. 9, 2007, Steve Jobs climbed the stage during Apple’s annual Macworld conference, and announced the first iPhone

Starting off with the words “We’re gonna make some history today,” company cofounder Jobs tricked the audience by claiming he was going to introduce three products: an iPod with touch controls, a mobile phone and an Internet communications device

However, Jobs unveiled only one product: the iPhone, Apple’s first-ever smartphone

See also: 12 best iPhone…

I bought a fake Apple Watch for $27 at CES

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LAS VEGAS— It will likely be at least two months before the highly anticipated Apple Watch hits shelves, but at least one company has already made a knockoff.

In the back of one of the smaller halls at CES, a Chinese company was showing off fake Apple Watches. So, naturally, I bought one.

The watch, created by Shenzhen-based Hyperdon is actually called “Smart Watch,” and it almost looks like the real deal — at least, upon…