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‘How to Juggle,’ ‘Ebola,’ and ‘What is ALS?’ What Massachusetts Searched for on Google in 2014
Technology

Growing up, teachers always told us there’s no such thing as a stupid question. Unfortunately, teachers are liars. Lucky for all the stupid question-askers of the world, when a question is too insipid to put into words, you just Google it! With that in mind, Google released its year-end search data for 2014, and Massachusetts residents had some pretty absurd queries. More

Sports
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Video of Tim Howard’s 16 saves against Belgium
Sports

Yesterday afternoon the US were eliminated from the World Cup following a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Belgium. Despite the upset, fans are still praising goalkeeper (and new national hero) Tim Howard’s record-setting performance. Howard’s public praise is well deserved as he set a new World Cup record by making 16 saves in one match, the most since 1966. Below is a video of all of Howard’s 16 saves against Belgium. More

Books/Reading
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World Cup of Books Lets International Novels Face Off
Books/Reading

I have weird feelings about the World Cup. There’s a lot of violence that goes into putting on a game like that, and it makes me uneasy and at times enraged. But when I see the games themselves, but there is something about watching the games themselves, something about watching people who are so skilled at what they do, that I sometimes can’t avoid getting swept up into.

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Those Claiming the US Choked Against Portugal, Please Shut Up
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All that the United States Men’s National Soccer Team had to do was weather the storm of one last Portugal offensive possession. Unfortunately for the boys in red, white and blue, Cristiano Ronaldo delivered a perfect ball to Silvestre Varela, who was able to tie the game 2-2 in the last minute of added time. The US is now 1-0-1 through two matches in the group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. More

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World Cup: Let Clint Dempsey Rap Team USA to Victory as Deuce
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Yeah, Clint Dempsey might make that paper kicking a soccer ball around, but that doesn’t stop him from dropping a verse here and there. The right-footed midfielder who got his professional start as a Rev, is now playing in his third World Cup for the US International Team, but coming from the same scene that bred Lil’ Flip, Scarface, Mike Jones, Slim Thug, and many more, Houston’s Dempsey clearly has a trill side to him as well. More