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Cat travels nearly 700 miles across France to reunite with owner

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Cookie the cat disappeared in March 2013 from the French town of Grasse. Owner Dan Bouchery had brought Cookie with her for a three-month hotel stay, but the cat disappeared when she left him briefly in the courtyard.

“I thought someone had stolen him,” Bouchery said.

She tried desperately to find Cookie, posting fliers and even putting an ad in the local newspaper Nice Matin, but eventually gave up and returned…

After delays and extra costs, Detroit’s Batch Brewing Company is finally set to open

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Setting Up Shop is a 10-part series on Mashable that aired between June and December 2014. Mashable followed Azalina Eusope as she set out to open a brick-and-mortar Azalina’s in San Francisco, and Stephen Roginson as he seeks to open a microbrewery in Detroit. This is the 10th and final episode.

Most American small businesses, says Stephen Roginson, are built on a dream and elbow grease.

Roginson is a former corporate marketer turned homebrewer, hustling to open his Batch Brewing Company

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny could spend 10 years behind bars

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny could face up to 10 years behind bars after prosecutors asked a judge for the steep sentence during the closing argument in a fraud case against him on Friday.

Navlny has maintained that the harsh sentence is actually a punishment for his political activities, as he has long been an outspoken critic of the Kremlin.

Financial crimes in Russia rarely command such a lengthy sentence, and…

Study: More teens are fleeing from Facebook

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An iStrategyLabs report from January 2014 caused quite a ruffle among the Facebook top brass and investors, as it indicated that teens are leaving the ubiquitous social platform

Now, a Thursday report from Frank N. Magid Associates Inc. (via Bloomberg) shows that Facebook’s popularity among younger users is in serious decline

According to the study, in 2014, 88% of 13- to 17-year-old social media users in the U.S. were on Facebook — a drop…

The best kisses of 2014

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2014 was filled with enough powerful, poignant and sweet embraces to kiss this year goodbye. Here are the best in photos. Read more…

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A picture about tech addiction won National Geographic’s 2014 photo contest

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This year’s National Geographic photo contest winner highlights humans in the wild (read: public transportation) doing what they do best: staring at their cellphones

The winning image, titled “A Node Glows in the Dark,” was taken by Brian Yen in Ocean Park, Hong Kong

“I feel a certain contradiction when I look at the picture,” Yen told National Geographic. “On the one hand, I feel the liberating gift of technology. On the other hand, I feel people don’t even…

Nick Jonas imitates Tom Hanks by playing ‘Jealous’ on ‘Big’ piano

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Standing where Tom Hanks stood in the 1980s, Nick Jonas played his hit song “Jealous” on FAO Schwarz’s foot-operated piano, the same one Hanks popularized in the film Big.

Hanks, as Josh Baskin in the 1988 classic, memorably performed “Chopsticks” and “Heart and Soul” on the ground-level electric piano

Watch Jonas channel Hanks in this video, below, which he posted on Facebook:

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Nick Jonas imitates Tom Hanks by playing ‘Jealous’ on ‘Big’ piano

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Standing where Tom Hanks stood in the 1980s, Nick Jonas played his hit song “Jealous” on FAO Schwarz’s foot-operated piano, the same one Hanks popularized in the film Big.

Hanks, as Josh Baskin in the 1988 classic, memorably performed “Chopsticks” and “Heart and Soul” on the ground-level electric piano

Watch Jonas channel Hanks in this video, below, which he posted on Facebook:

Big is about…

See the biggest stories of 2014 through the eyes of Wikipedia

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In December, it is customary for Google, Twitter, Facebook and other web giants to go back and take a look at the biggest events of the year. Now, for the first time in its history, Wikipedia has released a year in review video, showing some of the most important stories its users have read and edited throughout 2014.

The stories include this year’s World Cup, the Ice Bucket Challenge, the Ferguson protests, Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

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The 11 most useful web tools of 2014

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There’s no shortage of great websites, apps and programs available on the Internet. Some, however, rise above the rest

Your 2014 list of our 11 most useful tools of 2014 covers everything from creating charts to making your computer screen a little easier on the eyes. Of course there’s plenty we missed, but these are some of the tools that came to our attention this year.

Have other newish tools that you love? Post them in the comments!

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