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June 03, 2011


1. Fashion Friday: Courtney Love Snubs Topshop and Other Style Scoop
NewsFeed's Feifei Sun rounds up the brilliant and bizarre from this week in fashion. Kanye's Secret Paris Plans. Rumor has it the rapper's designing a collection for Spring 2012. It feels like these rumors pop up every other month, though, so we'll believe it when we see it. [Telegraph] (PHOTOS: A Day in the Life [...]

2. Fashion Friday: Courtney Love Snubs Topshop and Other Style Scoop
According to the Donald, his “comfort” trumped all when he dug into his New York slice with a plastic fork. After facing a feeding frenzy of journalists, pundits and comedians critiquing his pizza-eating habits, Donald Trump is sounding off. In a rambling retort, Trump tried to explain how digging in with fork and knife helps [...]

3. From TIME's Archives: A Look Back at Dr. Jack Kevorkian
The Grim Reaper finally came knocking for the man known as "Dr. Death." TIME has followed the saga of the Michigan pathologist's "assisted suicide" campaign since his first patient in 1990. Here's a look back at what TIME has said about Kevorkian through the years.

4. Words Used to Describe 2012 GOP Field: Unimpressive, Stubborn, Dinosaurs
The Pew Research Center and the Washington Post teamed up to find out how America feels about the current (possible) candidates for the Republican party's 2012 bid. The top response was unimpressive, perhaps because it was the most polite way to say many of the other words on the list. Researchers surveyed 1,000 peopleâ€"a pretty [...]

5. One-Click Nostalgia: Web-Only 'Sweet Valley' Reboot Planned
High school may be over, but Sweet Valley is forever. (Or, at least a few decades long and counting.) For those who grew up devouring the Sweet Valley High book series, a literary version of Gossip Girl-meets-Veronica Mars, a few things are branded into the brain: 1) Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are popular, beautiful twin [...]

6. Reading While Eating for June 3: Celebrating National Doughnut Day
Salute Homer Simpson's favorite treat with today's links. Battle of the Brands: Dunkin' or Krispy Kreme? Both are giving out free doughnuts today. (Forbes) Crunching the Numbers: See these statistics on America's doughnut obsession. (Huffington Post) Go-ughnut: Take a look at this life-altering doughnut transportation system. (The Daily What) The Only Thing Better Than Doughnuts: [...]

7. Say Goodbye to Those Annoying 'Clamshell' Plastic Containers
Well, this is a slight upside to the bad economy. The rising petroleum price could get rid of a minor health hazard: the clamshell or oyster packaging â€" those plastic covers that are just impossible to take apart. The New York Times reports that in the quest to reduce cost in this tough economy, retailers [...]

8. Happy National Doughnut Day: See the Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Doughnuts
Who doesn't love doughnuts? Though NewsFeed suggests living every day like it's doughnut day, the official holiday only rolls around once a year. (LIST: Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Doughnuts) Because our favorite fried food is rich in history as well as flavor, there are several things you may not know about doughnuts. [...]

9. NBA Finals: Three Lessons We Learned from Game 2
In an instant, these NBA Finals went from being a potential sleeper to a possible classic. Admit it: when the Miami Heat took a 15-point lead with 7:13 remaining in last night's Game 2, you were thinking sweep. Miami already had a 1-0 series lead, and the Heat looked unstoppable. Dwyane Wade had 36 points, [...]

10. Eighth Grader Spells 'Cymotrichous' To Win Scripps National Spelling Bee
Her winning word means "having the hair wavy," but what 14-year-old Sukanya Roy really spelled last night was V-I-C-T-O-R-Y. Towards the end of a lengthy and competitive final round of the 84th Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday night, there were just two remaining contestants: 12-year-old Canadian Laura Newcombe and the USA's Roy, of South Abington [...]


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