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NHTSA Site Will Tell You If Your Car Has Been Recalled

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There have been 46 million cars recalled in the U.S. this year. Was yours one of them?

A new site from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has the answer. The site, Safecar.gov, lets you look up your car or truck’s status by entering your vehicle identification number (VIN)

The odds are good that the news will be bad: According to The Los Angeles Times, about 20% of all cars on the road are subject to a recall. This year’s figure — inflated by General Motors’ seemingly…

Music Memories: What the VMAs Looked Like in 1984, 1994 and 2004

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LOS ANGELES — Airing for the very first time in 1984, the MTV Video Music Awards redefined how provocative these ceremonies can be when Madonna donned a wedding dress and seduced viewers while singing “Like a Virgin.”

Flash forward to 2014, and we have Beyonc

4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Buy an iPhone 5C From Walmart for 97 Cents

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Okay, I get it. There’s a shiny gadget in the display window, and its price tag suddenly falls from $100 to nearly nothing. Your heart skips a beat, your eyes widen and you reach into your pocket for some loose change to snap up the iPhone 5C, which just got slashed to 97 cents at Walmart.

Not so fast, chump

This is just a trick to get you to sign on the dotted line and commit to two years of living in the past. The last thing you want to do in late August is lock yourself into a two-year…

Burning Man Isn’t What You Think, And Never Has Been

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Have you heard? Burning Man, the annual week-long art festival in the Nevada desert, has jumped the shark. It’s been taken over by tech world CEOs eating trucked-in plates of sushi. Except no, wait, it’s actually all a bunch of dusty, acid-tripping naked hippies. Or is it candy-tripping techno ravers?

Either way, infamous Washington anti-tax libertarian Grover Norquist is going this year, so it’s definitely not worth attending anymore. Right?

Inspirational Photos Show Acid Attack Survivors’ Beauty

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For Rahul Saharan, there is nothing more beautiful than a smile on a person’s face

In his series “Shoot for Beauty,” the New Delhi-based photographer focuses on the smiles of acid attack survivors who have been hiding their faces for years.

The series was not only a way for him to change society’s perception of attractiveness, but it was also a dream come true for one of his models —Rupa, who hasn’t used her surname since disowning her family.

The 22-year-old’s stepmother doused her with…

All Your Questions About Fantasy Football, Answered

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While the real NFL action is still several weeks away, many football fanatics will be drafting their fantasy football teams this weekend.

To prepare for their drafts, nerds everywhere will be poring over spreadsheets and statistics, trying to predict the answers to this year’s big questions: Can Peyton Manning repeat his historic success from last year? Will Rob Gronkowski stay healthy? Which highly touted rookie will live up to the hype?

Ice Bucket Challenge Raises $8.6 Million in 24 Hours

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The Ice Bucket Challenge raised $8.6 million in 24 hours, flooding the ALS Association with donations

Barbara Newhouse, the nonprofit organization’s president, said she hopes the gift will be a “game-changer” in the fight against the degenerative disease. However, it’s not yet clear how the ALS Association plans to spend its windfall.

The charity revealed on Wednesday that it had received $31.5 million in total — an $8.6 million jump from Tuesday’s total of $22.9 million. In comparison,…

Ferguson Live Updates: Eric Holder Calls for Change in Personal Appeal

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Mashable is following the latest from Ferguson, where protesters and police are squaring off over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. See Tuesday’s live coverage here.

3 things you need to know on Wednesday, Aug. 20:

  • Attorney General Eric Holder visited the city and called for “concrete action,” telling community members change is possible.

  • St. Louis County police said they arrested 51 people overnight, and that most were from the area.

  • A 25-year-old man was named in Tuesday’s police…

  • 11 Back To School Tips From Pop Culture’s Top Slackers

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    Students, rejoice — it’s time to prep for back to school.

    While it might make sense to take tips from Hermione or Rory Gilmore on decorating your notebooks and cramming your summer reading list in a last-minute Netflix marathon, sometimes it’s the rebels without a care (for the periodic table) who really have the advice that can get you through another school year.

    On the bright side, there’s only 10 more months until…

    11 Back To School Tips From Pop Culture’s Top Slackers

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    Students, rejoice — it’s time to prep for back to school.

    While it might make sense to take tips from Hermione or Rory Gilmore on decorating your notebooks and cramming your summer reading list in a last-minute Netflix marathon, sometimes it’s the rebels without a care (for the periodic table) who really have the advice that can get you through another school year.

    On the bright side, there’s only 10 more months until…