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Dallas City Workers Get Counseling for Using Facebook Too Much On the Job

Technically, Dallas city workers aren't allowed to do personal business when they are on the taxpayer's dime.

Which is why two dozen workers at Dallas' city hall are in hot water after a probe revealed that they were spending a good chunk of their day on Facebook.

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 14 – Harry Dean Stanton, Jane Lynch and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Harry Dean Stanton
Age: 85
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Films such as 'Cool Hand Luke,' 'Pretty in Pink' and 'The Green Mile,' and a recent recurring role on the HBO series 'Big Love'

Jane Lynch
Age: 51
Occupation: Actress and Singer
Known For: A long career in both TV and films, but her most notable role of late is her wickedly funny portrayal of cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on the hit series 'Glee'

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Connecticut Becomes First State to Mandate Paid Sick Time

In a move watched carefully by some 20 cities and states, Connecticut has become the first state in the nation to mandate paid sick days for workers.

The bill, signed by Governor Dannel Malloy earlier this month, covers only hourly service workers at companies with more than 50 employees and excludes manufacturers and some others.

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Study Finds Webpages are Read By People in an F-Shaped Pattern

A new study by usability expert Jakob Nielsen reveals that when webpages are read, we read and scan the text in an F-shape.

Using eyetracking software, he found the first paragraph gets the most attention, making the top horizontal line of the F. The next paragraph only gets half the attention of the first, tracing the second shorter horizontal line of the F. And finally, we skim down the rest of the article vertically.

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Flying Car Now One Step Closer to Reality [VIDEO]

Like the robot maid, the flying car is part of our 'Jetsons'-promised future that has yet to materialize.

But that could change soon. Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted the Transition Roadable Aircraft a series of special exemptions, effectively making the plane-car hybrid street-legal.

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‘Win A Baby’ Lottery for Couples Having Trouble Conceiving Causes Controversy in England

For about $35, couples in England who are having trouble conceiving can purchase a lottery ticket that could win them customized fertility treatments in one of the nation's top clinics.

Britain's Gambling Commission approved of this bizarre game late last month. As of now, the tickets can be purchased online, but they may soon also be available at newsstands.

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Sherwood Schwartz, Creator of ‘The Brady Bunch’ and ‘Gilligan’s Island,’ Dead at 94

Sherwood Schwartz, the man who created or contributed to several iconic television shows, died Tuesday at 4AM of natural causes. He was 94.

Schwartz worked in radio for Bob Hope before transitioning to television, where he won a 1961 Emmy as part of the writing team for 'The Red Skelton Show.' He also worked on series such as 'My Favorite Martian' and 'Harper Valley PTA.'

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Mila Kunis Accepts Marine’s YouTube Request to Accompany Him To Corps Ball [VIDEO]

Never underestimate the power of a viral video.

On Friday, Sgt. Scott Moore, of the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines in Musa Qala, Afghanistan, posted on YouTube an 18-second video in which he asked actress Mila Kunis if she would accompany him to the Marine Corp Ball taking place November 18 in North Carolina.

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Go Behind the Scenes of Keith Urban’s Latest Tour [VIDEO]

If you put together a string of three multi-platinum albums and 24 top 10 singles, you might start to relax a little. Not Keith Urban, though -- the singer recently hit the road for his Get Closer tour, and he devoted plenty of thought to giving his fans the best concert experience possible.

During a recent behind-the-scenes segment for Yallwire, Urban went into some of the hard work behind the setup for the tour, discussing the stage's theme park vibe, his decision to perform in the round, and his continued quest to preserve an element of unpredictability, even as the shows get bigger and more elaborate.

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This Day in History for July 11 – Babe Ruth Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1798 – The United States Marine Corps is re-established after being disbanded following the Revolutionary War (More info)

1804 – Former US Vice President Aaron Burr fatally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel (More info)

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