U.S. Marine Corps Bulldog Chesty Gets Promoted to Corporal, Is Good Boy

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The U.S. Marine Corps' top dog (in the literal sense) has been promoted to the rank of corporal following a ceremony in Washington on Friday. Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, promoted Chesty XIV from lance corporal. Amos told onlookers that Chesty had "grown into the job in more ways than one," The Wall Street Journal reported, likely a backhanded compliment referring to the bulldog's recent purported weight gain. Read more »

Your Mom’s a Cat on the Internet

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"There's more to life than the Internet." The phrase is probably as old as the Internet itself, angrily pouring out of the mouths of concerned parents, frustrated significant others and gamers who can't win. But is it really true? Is there really more to life than the Internet? Think about it. See also: Lifelogging: The Most Miserable, Self-Aware 30 Days I've Ever Spent Luckily for us, Poorly Drawn Lines already did. Image: Poorly Drawn Lines BONUS: At Home with the World's Most Connected Man Have something to add to this story? Read more »

Slice of Princess Diana’s Wedding Cake Snags $1,375 at Auction

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A Los Angeles auction house has sold a slice of cake from Princess Diana's wedding to Prince Charles for $1,375 The 33-year-old slice of cake was sold online by Nate D. Sanders Auctions. It is still in its original white and silver presentation box dated "Buckingham Palace 29 July 1981" and stamped with a "CD" monogram. The cake, described as "extremely rare" on the auction house's website , came with a card, which read: "With best wishes from Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince & Princess of Wales." See also: Mouth-Watering Twitter Cake is Good Enough to Tweet So who wants a cake from 1981 that's wrapped in its original wax paper and doily? Just one person, it turns out. The auction house started the bid at $1,100 and got just one taker, according to its website. The winner was a private collector. Read more.. Read more »

‘Agent Carter’ Has Added 2 Cast Members, Including Your Former Crush

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When Agent Peggy Carter finally makes the leap from the Captain America franchise to her own show on ABC this fall, she's going to bring some friends along with her Marvel announced today that One Tree Hill alum Chad Michael Murray and Dollhouse vet Enver Gjokaj have been cast as series regulars in their upcoming Agent Carter series for the alphabet network Yes, that Chad Michael Murray, whose face covered many a teenage bedroom wall. He's now part of the Marvel family See also: 10 Graphic Novels You Need to Read This Summer Specifically, Murray will play SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) Agent Jack Thompson, while Gjokaj will play Agent Daniel Sousa. Both will reportedly meet Carter (Hayley Atwell, reprising her role from the movies) after she takes a new role at SSR in New York City. Read more... More about Television , Marvel , Entertainment , Tv , and Marvel S Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Read more »

Poacht App Is Ideal for Lazy Job Hunters

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If you're sort of interested in looking for a new job, but don't want to put much effort into the hunt, then Poacht might fit the bill. The app, which launched Thursday on iOS and Android , bills itself as a "covert job search for the already employed." It lets you pick the salary level, benefits and other perks that might entice you to leave your current job. Whenever a good match pops up, you can accept an interview with a single tap. See also: Out-of-the-Box Approaches to the Job Search (That Actually Work) So far, 70 companies have signed on to provide listings, and a few thousand people are passively searching, says Maisie Devine, cofounder and CEO of Poacht . Currently the app uses your LinkedIn profile, though Devine says there will soon be a way to integrate your Facebook information as well. Read more... More about Apps , Business , Startups , Jobs , and Poacht Read more »

Ebola Arrives in Senegal as Outbreak Spreads

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DAKAR, Senegal — A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, bringing the disease to that country for the first time in an outbreak that has hit four other West African nations and killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday. The infected person, a university student from Guinea, sought treatment at a hospital in Senegal's capital, Dakar, on Tuesday but gave no indication he might have Ebola, Health Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck told reporters. The next day, an epidemiological surveillance team in Guinea alerted Senegalese authorities that they had lost track of a person who had had contact with sick people. The team said that the person disappeared three weeks ago and may have come to Senegal. Read more... More about Africa , Us World , World , and Ebola Read more »

Honest Descriptions of Netflix Shows, Based on TV Posters

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You're not supposed to judge a book by it's cover, we know. But how about a Netflix show? The sheer number of shows on Netflix makes it nearly impossible to choose something that you actually want to watch. Instead, you're left with endless questions: What shows are worth it the time investment? What shows are actually creative and fresh? What shows will help you pay off your school loans? Snap judgments are really the only way to go here. See also: 12 Signs You're Addicted to Netflix On humor site Hot Hot Phone , comedian Ben Baker created a series of new Netflix descriptions, based mostly on what is happening in that show's poster Read more »

Miley Cyrus’s Homeless VMA Date Turned Himself in to Police

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The homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail. The director of Polk County Community Corrections in the Willamette Valley community of Dallas, Oregon, said 22-year-old Jesse Helt turned himself in Thursday, was booked on a probation violation warrant and then posted $2,500 bail. See also: 8 Miley Cyrus Memes to Help You Laugh Away the Horror Corrections Director Martin Silbernagel said Helt will be expected to appear before a judge in about two weeks. Court records show that Helt pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief and criminal trespass several years ago and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and probation. The arrest warrant was issued in November 2011 after he violated probation. Read more... Read more »

Code Red Aviation Alert Issued As Icelandic Volcano Begins Erupting

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The Bardabunga volcano in Iceland, which has been the subject of heightened scrutiny and international alarm in recent days, began erupting on Thursday night So far, the eruption appeared to consist mainly of basaltic lava, which does not create the explosive ash clouds that are hazardous to aviation and in some cases can affect the Earth's climate See also: Largest Tremor Yet Jolts Area Near Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano However, the Icelandic Meteorological Office issued a code red aviation alert, which indicates that an eruption is occurring or is imminent, and potentially hazardous to aircraft. No ash clouds had been detected by the UK Met office, which monitors such hazards throughout Europe, as of midnight eastern time. Read more... More about Iceland , Volcano , Us World , World , and Air Travel Read more »

5 Fall Professional Events in PR, Social Media and Design

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The Mashable Events Board is a great place to find leading conferences in your industry, whether it's advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we're is highlighting five events that can help move your career forward. If you don't find something, below, that's right for you, check out the dozens of event listings on our board . You can sort listings by date added, receive exclusive discounts and watch videos of past events to get previews of what to expect. Also, follow @MashableEvents on Twitter to catch the best events before they sell out. Cynopsis Future TV Summit Date : Oct. 16, 2014 Location : New York, New York Read more.. Read more »