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Dining, shopping and nightlife

Dining, shopping and nightlife


  1. Oreo is about to release a limited-edition cookie butter flavor in time for the fall season. "Today" reports the Cookie Butter Oreos will be available in stores nationwide beginning Monday.

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  2. In video games, Mario, the intrepid princess-saving plumber, does not usually pair up with anyone outside of the Mushroom Kingdom. There are exceptions for special events, like Mario teaming up with Sonic...

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  3. Cyndi Lauper appears to have dropped the asking price for her gorgeous home in Stamford, Connecticut, from $1.25 million to $935,000, according to the updated listing. The French Country Colonial-style...

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  4. Living in an apartment with your canine companion isn’t much different from living with a human roommate: They don't clean, they don’t pay for groceries and you're starting to suspect they don't even have...

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  5. Ashley and Cooper get a taste of the high life, New York style. From a five-star hotel exclusively for dogs to a puppy pool party in the Hamptons, it's clear that NYC really has gone to the dogs!


  6. Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive to help animals in need finding loving homes, will take place on Saturday, August 19. This year's event hosts, celebrity chef Katie Lee and Beth Stern...

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  7. Nowadays, caring for your pet has never been easier and more enjoyable. From finding a pet sitter and setting up play dates to handling medical emergencies and training your pet, there’s an app for...

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  8. Every summer, animal shelters and rescues are filled to the brim with new spring litters and homeless pets. Shelters run on all cylinders to match pets with new forever families.

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  9. More than 100 Pikachus, a character from the game Pokemon, paraded through the streets of Yokohama, Japan, on Aug. 14.


  10. Former "Saturday Night Live" star Rachel Dratch this week posted a photo of a parking ticket she received from the City of Chicago that's dated from 1997.
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  11. There are a million reasons why people love dogs. They make great companions, provide a slew of the health benefits and love unconditionally. Yet, there are lots of valid reasons why some people opt out...

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  12. One of the most stressful parts of pet ownership is what to do with your four-legged companion when you travel. While some pet owners opt for boarding, others choose to bring their furry family members...

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  13. From unicorns to horchata. Starbucks announced Tuesday its new Horchata Almondmilk Frappuccino is now available in participating U.S. and Canada stores, in a move that is getting a mixed reception from...

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  14. In the market for a haunted house? The Orrington, Maine, home that inspired Stephen King's "Pet Sematary" is currently on sale for $255,000, 'Today' reported. King came up with the idea for the novel in...

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  15. Don't worry, Moscow Mule fans: Those solid cupper mugs often used to serve the popular alcoholic drink probably aren't going to kill you. Contrary to reports last week that Iowa was banning copper mugs...

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  16. It looks like former President Barack Obama's one-time Park Slope brownstone has a buyer. The Brooklyn home on Second Street hit the market in late April for $4.295 million. It was listed by Brown Harris...

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  17. Los Angeles artist Jonas Never painted a mural of the late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington on the wall of a Sherman Oaks, California, pizzeria. Never, who has painted many murals around Los Angeles,...


  18. Pumpkin spice mania is upon us -- and it's barely August. World Market released its annual pre-ground pumpkin spice coffee Tuesday, according to Today.com, joining plenty of other fall-themed products in grocery...

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  19. The World Surf Dog Competition will return to the Bay Area August 5, bringing with it a sea of hounds who can hang ten and a few who will wipeout. The competition, hosted by TasteTV, is open to amateurs...

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  20. Hikers can now travel more than a quarter mile on the world's largest pedestrian suspension bridge in Switzerland. The new bridge is part of the two-day Eueopaweg hike.


  21. One of the world's most popular makeup brands is giving away free lipsticks in celebration of National Lipstick Day on Saturday.

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  22. Sandwiched between two brick and mortar buildings in Boston's North End is the city's famous “Skinny House,” a structure built on betrayal and trust. The property is said to have belonged to two brothers...


  23. Heading off to college for the first time and leaving the comforts of home can be a difficult transition. And for students leaving an animal companion behind, the move can feel even more difficult. While...

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  24. Coca-Cola is giving "Coke Zero" a new name, a new look and a new recipe. The new beverage is "Coca-Cola Zero Sugar" and it'll replace "Coke Zero." The company says the new name is intended to make it...

    Photo Credit: Coca-Cola via AP


  25. Which Instagram celebrity has garnered 2.1 million followers, gone backstage at a Demi Lovato concert, and snapped a picture with Taylor Swift at a Grammy Awards after-party? Marnie the Dog. Instagram-famous...

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