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  • Recipes for World Nutella Day

    If you don't feel like grabbing some pancakes today, there's another food holiday that might satisfy your stomach: World Nutella Day. Nutella, if you've never had it, is a spread made from sugar, cocoa, hazelnuts and palm oil.

    This six-year-old holiday was created by Sara Rosso, an American blogger living in Italy. A Nutella fan, Rosso recruited other bloggers to help celebrate, and World Nutella Day was started.

    That was 2006. Since then, the appreciation for Nutella has grown and the World Nutella Day Facebook page has over 37,000 likes. A YouTube video has even been created for the holiday.

    World Nutella Day is not affiliated with the brand itself, but the company acknowledged it on Facebook: "Thank you to all of our fans around the world who share our love for Nutella hazelnut spread!"

    Nutella was created by Pietro Ferrero, an Italian bakery owner, in the

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  • Lindsey Vonn Hospitalized After Crash

    Gold medalist skier Lindsey Vonn crashed during the FIS Alpine Ski World Championship super-G race in Schladming, Austria, Tuesday and suffered a season-ending injury to her right knee.

    The four-time World Cup overall champion from Vail, Colo., lost balance on her right leg after coming around a turn and trying to stick a landing after a jump. Her right ski came off immediately, and Vonn slid down the race course for several feet on her back, hitting a gate before coming to a stop.

    According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, the 28-year-old competitive skier tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the medial collateral ligament (MCL) of her right knee and suffered a lateral tibial plateau fracture.

    "She will be out for the remainder of this season but is expected to return to racing for the 2013-14 Audi FIS World Cup season and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia," the U.S. team said in a statement.

    Vonn had posted the fastest first interval

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  • What Men, Women Want in a Mate

    Ever wanted to get inside the mind of the opposite sex? Ever wonder exactly what attracts men and women? A new survey by MarketTools Inc. for the dating website Match.com offers some answers.

    The survey, as reported by USA Today, asked 5,500 unattached adults 21 and older what qualities they judge most in the opposite sex. The survey also asked singles to rate their "must haves" when it comes to relationships.

    The survey said 48 percent of single women and 38 percent of single men research a date on Facebook, and 38 percent of singles said they would cancel a date because of something they found about the person on the Internet. Forty-two percent of singles would not date a virgin and 49 percent would get into a committed relationship with someone who still lived with their parents.

    Check out the findings below:

    Ten things on which men judge women most:

    1. Teeth-58 percent.

    2. Grammar-55 percent.

    3. Hair

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  • Arsenal forced to sweat after late Olivier twist

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Olivier Giroud's rush of blood almost ruined Arsene Wenger's Christmas on Friday as the France forward's red card left Arsenal sweating towards the end of their 2-1 defeat of Queens Park Rangers. Giroud lost his cool and appeared to thrust his head into QPR defender Nedum Onuoha's forehead in the 53rd minute when Arsenal were leading 1-0 thanks to Alexis Sanchez's first-half goal. Tomas Rosicky doubled the lead soon after the sending-off but the hosts were left hanging on when Charlie Austin converted a penalty 11 minutes from time. ...

  • Sweet Caroline interruption proves awkward for McIlroy

    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy, the world's number one golfer, experienced an awkward moment when he went to watch Ulster take on Connacht in a rugby match on Friday. The Ulster supporter was in the middle of a television interview with the BBC when the Neil Diamond song 'Sweet Caroline' was played over the public address system at halftime. McIlroy responded by smiling sheepishly, looking down at the ground and exclaiming "Oh dear". ...

  • McDowall looks to get Rangers back on track
    McDowall looks to get Rangers back on track

    Rangers caretaker manager Kenny McDowall says his aim is to get the Ibrox club back to performing on the pitch following a turbulent one off it. McDowall was promoted from Rangers assistant manager till the end of the season this week after Ally McCoist was placed on gardening leave the day before the board faced a stormy AGM in front of disgruntled shareholders. McDowall, who joined the club from bitter rivals Celtic in 2007 was first team coach under Walter Smith, became assistant manager when McCoist was appointed as manager in 2011.

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