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  • Warren Buffett is known for his financial acumen. But who knew he could also help execute a surprise marriage proposal?

    Buffett appeared in Omaha, Neb., over the weekend for the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting. The 83-year-old magnate decided to visit Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts, a store that he owns. However instead of simply making a quick appearance and leaving, Buffett posted up behind the counter for two hours, selling jewelry to shareholders at what the store called "Crazy Warren" prices. To mark the occasion, Borsheims also sold 51 diamonds that bore Buffett's etched signature.

    But anything that happened later in Buffett's stay paled in comparison to how his sales shift started. A shareholder named Eric LeFante went to Borsheims with his girlfriend, Carrie Fischer, under the ruse that he was buying her a necklace. LeFante and Fischer sat down at the counter, where Buffett first offered a "Crazy Warren" price.

    Then he reached into his pocket and pulled out a

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  • All ends of the spectrum live on the Internet. Take parenting for example. There is the website "STFU, Parents" for those sick of moms and dads who "overshare." Then you have "What's Up Moms?" — a popular online destination for mothers looking to curate and well, share more.

    Elle Walker is a mother of two and one-third of "What's Up Moms?" The trio takes to YouTube and other social networks to offer advice on almost every facet of motherhood. In one of Elle's latest videos, she offers an explanation for "why it's sometimes hard to hang out." The message is addressed to her friends who do not have kids.

    First, she explains why it is difficult to immediately respond to text messages. In the 12 seconds it takes to send a response, her child could do something mischievous like shake a bag of shredded cheese on to the kitchen floor.

    "I would love a night out," Elle says. "In theory, a babysitter can be bought. But in reality, my husband has to sleep in a big girl's bed, and I'm still a

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  • Lizzie Velasquez has found a way to not only overcome adversity, but also transform it into something positive. After inspiring many with her story, the Austin, Texas-native has launched a Kickstarter campaign. Velasquez is looking to raise money to produce a documentary that will spread her message even further.

    Elizabeth Velasquez was born on March 13, 1989, four weeks premature. Her birth weight was 2 pounds, 11 ounces. Doctors would diagnose Velasquez with a syndrome so rare that it is unnamed and only two other people are known to have it. This condition affects her skin, vision, and metabolism. Now 25 years old, Velasquez has never weighed more than 64 pounds.

    With her family's support, Velasquez did everything she could to live a normal life. But in high school, she found herself the target of an online bully. While browsing YouTube, Velasquez discovered an 8-second video titled "The World's Ugliest Woman." She clicked the thumbnail and saw that the clip was of her. It already

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  • Alternative rock band They Might Be Giants recently held an online contest soliciting fans to submit music videos for its song, "Am I Awake?". The track is off the band's forthcoming compilation, "Idlewild."

    Of the 150 entries, three were picked as winners by actor/comedian John Hodgman. Paul and Mike Swiatek won for their submission, "Sleep Study Voyeur."

    The video starts with an overhead shot of a couple, played by Leah Huebner and Nate Weisband, in bed. Weisband gives Huebner a good-night kiss and turns off the bedside light.

    Then the couple moves through about 60 different sleep positions. Watching the actors demonstrate each maneuver is funny, but the descriptions really add to the piece.

    "Beautifully shot, hilarious, and unexpected," Hodgman said of the piece. "As a creator of list-based humor, I must admire anyone who can keep the same joke so consistently engaging and surprising for three minutes."

    Innocently enough, the first position featured is "spoon," followed by "east

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  • If you are compiling a montage of 2014's best news bloopers, here are two nominees for the final cut.

    The first comes courtesy of KTLA in Los Angeles. Reporter Courtney Friel was on the scene of a brushfire in Rancho Cucamonga. As she was interviewing a person off camera, a man without a shirt approached her. Friel asked the bystander if he lived around the area. The man answered her but also had an inquiry of his own.

    "Yeah," he responded before asking, "Wow, you're super pretty. Wanna go on a date sometime?"

    Friel quickly informed the man that they were on live TV. He simply replied, "Awesome."

    Undeterred, the reporter actually continued to question the man. She finally moved on when he told her that he thought the brushfire was "pretty cool."

    Friel clearly did not give much thought to the man's proposal, but her producers definitely took notice. Unlike most bloopers, which are uploaded by TV viewers, KTLA actually put this on its own YouTube channel Wednesday. It already has more

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