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    Celebrated actress Polly Bergen died of natural causes on Saturday, September 20. The Broadway star also made a name for herself on the screen -- both big and small -- and had a career that spanned decades.

    According to reports, she was surrounded by family and close friends at her Southbury, Connecticut home. She was 84 years old.

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    UPDATE:An arrest warrant was issued for Jesse Leroy Matthew after police say he led them on a high-speed chase Saturday. He was charged with two counts of reckless driving. Police are still questioning him in connection with Graham's disappearance.

    Police say a male nursing assistant is a "person of interest" in the mysterious case of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, who went missing on September 12. Although no arrests have been made, authorities were reportedly able to confirm that Jesse 'LJ' Matthew says he met up with the 18-year-old at Charlottesville Downtown Mall the night she went missing. He also reportely admitted to buying her alcoholic drinks at a bar.

    But that's as far as it went, the man swears. Matthew, a nursing assistant at UVA Hospital, says he went his way that night and Hannah went hers, and that the British teen did not get into his car, as police suspect.

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    If you ever skip the gym to stay home and sip red wine instead, you can stop feeling guilty.

    In case you missed it, a 2012 study by researchers at the University of Alberta which is making the rounds again indicates that red wine, nuts, and grapes may be just as good for you. Say what?

    The trio boasts a complex called resveratrol, which aids bone, muscle and heart functions in the same way a vigorous workout does.

    That's music to my ears. If you're like me, you're probably thinking, "Pass the corkscrew and cashews!"

    But not so fast. Although resveratrol, commonly found in red wine, served as an antioxidant when tested on rodents, there's more work to be done before doctors put down their prescription pads and send you to the wine cellar instead of the pharmacy. 

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    Say it ain't so! Mama June and Sugar Bear Thompson look like they're headed to splitsville. Honey Boo Boo's parents have separated and are taking "some time apart to figure out some things."

    Although they never legally wed, they celebrated with a commitment ceremony last year, complete with Mama June Shannon resplendent in camo-and-orange formalwear. It seems as though Mama was right when she decided to forego the legal bonds of matrimony.

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    Almost exactly one year ago, we were horrified to learn that a 5-month-old baby was killed after her mother placed her in a carseat on a stationary luggage conveyor belt at an airport in Spain and then couldn't remove her in time after the belt began moving. The belt reportedly threw her out of her seat, and she died after landing in a gap between two conveyor belts.

    Mom Nathania Terry has launched a lawsuit against Vanderlande Industries, a Netherlands-based global luggage supplier for airports, for wrongful death, negligence, design defects, and failure to warn. She claims the belt turned on suddenly and without warning and that there was no way for her to turn it off -- and no way for her to save her baby's life.

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    Who says there's no such thing as a free lunch? A customer with plenty of extra cash decided to treat his fellow Chick-fil-A drive-thru customers to a meal on Monday at a West Texas location of the fast-food chain. 

    The man, identified only as "John," handed over 10 $100 bills and told employees he wanted to pick up the tab for the diners behind him until his entire $1,000 was spent. Want to guess how many diners didn't have to bust out their wallets? According to the location's owner, Brian LaCroix, people in the next 88 vehicles benefited from this stranger's generosity.

    Pretty nice, huh?

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    A friend of mine used to always say, "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!"

    She would typically make this proclamation after she'd finish telling me about the spa weekend she'd booked for a getaway with her sister. She'd reiterate her theory after she'd describe the latest fabulous date night she and her husband shared.

    She certainly seemed happy and so did her husband. Apparently, she was onto something. According to a Rutgers University study published in the October issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family, a man married to a happy wife tended to have greater overall satisfaction with his life regardless of his own feelings about the marriage. 

    And just why is that? As Rutgers University sociologist Deborah Carr explains, an unhappy woman is going to let you know about it.

    "They tend to register their discontent," she notes, "while a man might be more able to brush off the ups and downs."

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    Some parenting studies leave us confused with wishy washy results we have no idea what to do with, but this one is powerful. According to new research by Safe Kids Worldwide, 9 in 10 parents stop using a booster seat too early. What's equally troubling: 70 percent of parents surveyed didn't know the rules on when it's OK to let kids stop riding in safety seats.

    It turns out, children should be at least 4 feet, 9 inches tall or weigh between 80 and 100 pounds before they are allowed to ride without a booster seat. Did you know that?

    Moms, these findings demand our attention.

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    I don't love cleaning up after my own family, so I feel really uncomfortable when I think about other people having to do it. When the five of us stay at a hotel, I definitely try to keep our mess contained and I also make sure to tip our housekeepers. Generously. Apparently, that's not the norm. 

    Starting this week, Marriott International is not-so-subtly reminding guests that just because you might not see your cleaning person, that doesn't mean you shouldn't show your appreciation for their efforts. Some of the chain's hotels are providing envelopes to encourage patrons to tip their room attendants

    To me, part of the thrill of staying at a hotel is returning after a day of sightseeing or swimming to find those beds made and fluffy white towels awaiting. Because Lord knows that rarely happens at home! 

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    Reality star and fashion designer Lauren Conrad tied the knot with William Tell on Saturday, in an "intimate ceremony in front of close friends and family." The small (but probably elegant as all get out) gathering took place on the California coast.

    Conrad's rep confirmed the wedding to Us Weekly, and the couple said via a statement, "What a perfect way to start our lives together; surrounded by the people we love most." Awww! Yay for finding love. 

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