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Soldier’s WWII Helmet Returned to Family After Being Lost for 66 Years [VIDEO]

66 years after it was lost during D-Day, a WWII helmet will finally be returned to the soldier’s family thanks to the efforts of a collector in Minnesota.

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Average Texter Sends or Receives 41.5 Messages a Day — Survey of the Day

According to a survey of 2,227 adults by the Pew Research Center, the average text message user sends or receives an average of 41.5 messages a day.

How much someone texts is not surprisingly tied to how old they are. Those in the 18-to-29 age group send or receive an average of 87.7 texts a day, whereas that total is only 4.7 for those in the 65-and-over group.

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76 Percent of Americans Don’t Miss The NBA — Survey of the Day

At least one month of the NBA season has been canceled, while the players and owners remain deadlocked in their labor negotiations.

Unfortunately for both sides, no one seems to care that the NBA season hasn’t gotten underway.

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64 Percent Agree With Herman Cain About Media Being ‘Dishonest’ — Survey of the Day

Embattled presidential candidate Herman Cain recently stated, “There are too many people in the media who are downright dishonest,” and Mediabistro had to see if people agreed.

The site’s survey asked 1,179 registered voters if they sided with Cain’s view on the media, and 64 percent of respondents did.

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Survey Shows 650,000 Bank Customers Switched to Credit Unions

While Bank of America and other major banks have now scrapped a widely-derided plan to charge customers a monthly fee for using their debit cards, a new survey shows at least 650,000 people closed their accounts with those banks in the past month and fled to more consumer-friendly credit unions.

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National Geographic Explains How We Got to Seven Billion People [VIDEO]

Recently, the world welcomed its seven-billionth person. But what does it all mean?

In a stylish video titled ‘World Population: A National Geographic Tour,’ the nature magazine stalwart puts things in perspective with tidbits about how many people are born and how many die every second of every day, the average human lifespan, and the growing popularity of “mega-cities.”

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Two Out of Three Think a Wife Should Take Husband’s Last Name – Survey of the Day

Sixty-seven percent of Americans think that a woman should take her husband’s surname upon marriage, according to an Indiana University survey of 815 adults.

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Americans Have Fewer Close Friends Compared to 25 Years Ago

While social media sites may have increased Americans’ overall number of acquaintances, new research slated for publication in a journal called ‘Social Networks’ shows the number of people we claim as close friends is now lower than it was 25 years ago.

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Maxim ‘Salutes the Troops’ With Special Issue

Maxim will release a special edition of the magazine as a “salute” to the men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces. The issue will have two different covers of patriotic pinup girls, as well as, several special military pictorials and features.

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This Day in History for November 2 – Carter Elected President and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1936 – Italian dictator Benito Mussolini proclaims the Rome-Berlin Axis, establishing the alliance of the Axis Powers (More info)

1948 – In the greatest upset in presidential election history, Democratic incumbent Harry S. Truman defeats his Republican challenger, New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for November 2 – David Schwimmer, Nelly and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

David Schwimmer
Age: 45
Occupation: Actor and Director
Known For: Playing Ross Geller for a decade on ‘Friends,’ appearing in miniseries ‘Band of Brothers’ and in films such as ‘The Pallbearer,’ and starring on Broadway in ‘The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial’

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Economic Woes Lead to More Men Becoming ‘Mannies’

While child care-givers such as babysitters and nannies have traditionally been women, the recent dip in the economy lead some men into the profession as well.

Dubbed “mannies,” the guys are often unemployed teachers, daycare workers or fathers.

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