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Huge, Homely Mastiff Named Martha Wins World's Ugliest Dog

Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion. In a competition annually dominated by the old, the tiny, and the hairless, the 3-year-old, 125-pound Neapolitan Mastiff used her lollygagging youth to... »

Ruffed Up: The Dogs in Competition to Be World's Ugliest
'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' Goes Where No Gamer Has Gone Before

'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' Goes Where No Gamer Has Gone Before

The world of virtual reality in video games has explored places never seen or experienced. In these scenarios, the landscape and everything that goes with it is new and springs from someone’s imagination. But... »

Ken Gets Makeover: Cornrows, Beefy Bod and New Skin Tones

Ken Gets Makeover: Cornrows, Beefy Bod and New Skin Tones

He's been overshadowed by Barbie for decades, but now Ken is finally getting some attention. Mattel is introducing 15 new looks for the male doll, giving him new skin tones, body shapes and hair styles. »

Five Times Athletes Have Challenged Animals

With the announcement that Michael Phelps will race a shark for Discovery Channel's "Shark Week," we take a look back at five times athletes competed against animals. »

Boston's Hottest Patios

Jackie Bruno takes a tour of some of the hottest patio bars in Boston. »

Burger King Shakes Up Menu with Lucky Charms Beverage

They're magically delicious — and now, they're in a milkshake. Lucky Charms cereal will appear in a limited-edition shake at select Burger King locations, the fast-food chain announced Tuesday. At $2.99,... »

Chick-Fil-A To Offer Gluten-Free Buns

Chick-Fil-A has become the latest fast food chain to offer gluten-free options to its customers. The new gluten-free bun will come wrapped in plastic since the kitchens are not gluten-free. Customers who pay the »

Father and Son Farm to Table

The farm to table movement is a a popular philosophy in many hip restaurants. But at Puritan and Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the chef has truly lived this technique. »

Advertisers Strive to Show 'Real Dads'

Advertisers Strive to Show 'Real Dads'

"Diapers don’t care who change them." That's the attitude companies are increasingly adopting when advertising products for dads. The diaper phrase, part of Procter & Gamble's #WeSeeEqual campaign from March,... »

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