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Dean Praetorius

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What Is Cinco De Mayo? — Cinco de Mayo is more than just another excuse to party. The holiday, which is celebrated more abroad than actually in Mexico, commemorates the Battle of Puebla which took place on May 5, 1862. The underdog victory for Mexico pushed French forces out of the state of Puebla against seemingly insurmountable odds.

If You Want To Be More Influential, Do These Things — You don't have to be a manipulative psychopath to win an argument, you just need the right tools. So here they are. But before you read, consider this: it might not matter whether or not you want to use these techniques, but rather, what if someone's using them on you?

How High Are You Right Now? Let This Quiz Figure It Out For You — Posted: Print Article Whether it's 4/20 or not, it's always important to know just how high you are this very moment. We'd explain further, but if you're still reading this, chances are it's not exactly going to sink in (especially if you live in Colorado).

The Completely Unofficial 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII Drinking Game — Every year Super Bowl Sunday affords millions of Americans the chance to combine their two most favorite pastimes: football and excessive drinking. But why just blindly consume thousands of calories in alcohol when there's a chance to turn this into a more meaningful experience?

What Time Is The Super Bowl? 2014 Game Start Time And Other Moments You Need To Know — On Sunday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. ET, the Denver Broncos will match up against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., for Super Bowl XLVIII.

Every Journalist Is a Social Media Editor, But Not Every Social Media Editor Is a Journalist — When hundreds of journalists gathered in San Francisco last year for the annual Online News Association Conference, there was no more packed panel than the 10:15 a.m. " Social Media Debate: Best Practices vs. Bad Habits." Seriously, I sat on the floor.

Federal Government Shutdown 2011: Possible Effects Of A Shutdown (PHOTOS) — With the government looking like it's heading toward a shutdown as midnight approaches, many are wondering what exactly a shutdown would mean to them. Based on the last government shutdown, there could be wide-reaching effects. According to AOL News, some immediate effects, such as the closing of national parks and museums, would be easily seen, while other services may only see delays.

What Does Life In Space Sound Like? Astronaut Sends Sounds Of The ISS Back To Earth (AUDIO) — If you've ever wondered what it's like to live on a hunk of metal orbiting the Earth at hundreds of miles an hour, Col. Chris Hadfield has an answer for you. Apparently it sounds a lot like a really loud hair dryer.

Smoking Rots The Brain, Study Says — As if lung cancer and deteriorating teeth weren't enough, here's another reason to avoid cigarettes: They could be rotting your brain. According to the BBC, a new study of more than 8,800 people over age 50 found a correlation between smoking and damage to memory, learning and reasoning in the brain.

Life In The Post-Facebook IPO World — Yesterday (or today depending on where you're reading this) marked six months since the almighty Facebook went public. Just last week, the lock-out period for the largest number of shares - 800 million - ended and miraculously the price of FB shares climbed out of the teens.
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