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The Pros And Cons Of Taking A Gap Year

Malia Obama will wait a year between graduating high school and attending Harvard in 2017, in what is becoming a rising trend among American students. Here are the pros and cons of taking a gap year:

God Loses Pouch Filled With Crystals That Give Him Powers

THE HEAVENS—Grumbling to Himself as He frantically retraced His steps across the Heavens, God Almighty, He Who Commanded Light to Shine out of Darkness, admitted to reporters Monday that He had somehow managed to lose the pouch containing the enchanted crystals that give Him His powers.

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MINNEAPOLIS—Having scripted a set of lines he hoped to deliver with confidence and decisiveness, local 34-year-old Jason Clyne carefully rehearsed his haircut request several times Friday before heading to his local barbershop, sources confirmed.

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EPA Urges Flint Residents To Stop Dumping Tap Water Down Drain

FLINT, MI—Citing the significant health and safety risks that it poses to public infrastructure and the local ecosystem, the Environmental Protection Agency released a statement Thursday urging residents of Flint to discontinue dumping tap water down their drains.

New OSHA Regulations To Cut Down On Workplace Mutations

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Lawn-And-Garden Tips

For homeowners, few things are more satisfying than a beautiful lawn and garden. Here are some tips to help you improve yours:

Lawn-And-Garden Tips

  • Experiment with different nitrogen-based fertilizers to find the one with the best greening power and highest blast radius.
  • Gang members will often pour malt liquor onto the ground in memory of their dead homies, resulting in soil damage. Shoo gang members away from your front yard.
  • To preserve your place in the highly competitive suburban social hierarchy, make sure your lawn is always 1/8 of an inch shorter than your neighbor's.
  • Do not plant magic beans within 25 feet of your home. Doing so will place it at risk of severe foundation damage.
  • If your lawn doesn't look as green as it could, warn Manuel that you could fire him and hire another one just like him in a second.
  • Mowing a pentagram into your lawn not only looks cool; it will also increase your dark powers.
  • Gardening experts agree that talking to your plants is a great way to exhale carbon dioxide onto them.
  • If you own a riding mower, do you have any idea how stupid you look on it?
  • Under no circumstance should you allow a circus to set up in your backyard.
  • Don't let "the fellas" see you growing a flower garden like a fairy sissy girl. Build an indoor greenhouse instead.
  • Planting vegetables is a great money-saver. Over the course of a summer, you could shave $75 off your grocery bill with just a few hundred hours of work.
  • If your family has been suffering a string of lawn-related injuries, consider installing natural grass.
  • Gardening may take a lot of hard work and patience, but before you know it, you'll find a vegetable humorously shaped liked human genitals.
  • Remember the movie The Lawnmower Man? Me, neither.
  • Make a faustian bargain with shadowy garden gnomes in which you exchange your soul for some really good gardenias.
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