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    Make Joseph Kony famous. That is the goal of a 30-minute video produced by the nonprofit organization Invisible Children. The video, released just two weeks ago, has already received more than 38 million views and counting between Vimeo and YouTube. The documentary follows filmmaker Jason Russell in his pursuit to end the conflict in Uganda by capturing Joseph Kony, the leader of the rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army, his personal army of kidnapped children.

    Invisible Children says that Kony has gone unnoticed for his crimes against humanity because the American government does not see him as a direct threat to American foreign policy or interests. Invisible Children feels the injustice against the children has gone on for far too long, and the group wants to put a stop to it.

    The organization decided to raise Kony's international profile so American politicians would take

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    Country singer Tim McGraw's lyrics in his hit "Live Like You Were Dying" encourages people to take advantage of every day that they live by living it fearlessly. How close have any of us really come to doing just that? Meet L.A. screenwriter Greg Tung. He set out to conquer his fears, taking the famous words of Eleanor Roosevelt who once said, "Do one thing every day that scares you," literally.

    Tung just completed 365 consecutive days of doing something that scared the daylights out of him. Here are some of the fears that Tung chose to overcome: spend the day in solitary confinement; have a first kiss in a public place; talk to that cute girl in yoga; eat a live octopus. Tung conquered yet another fear by uploading a video of himself onto YouTube doing many of the scary things. So far, his video has more than 88,000 views and people are comparing it to real-life bucket list.

    Tung chronicled every one of his fears on his

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    A photo of the care instructions on a pair of pants has people accusing a clothing manufacturer of being sexist. Following the care instructions on a garment could help maintain its quality and life-span. But when reporter Emma Barnett from London's Daily Telegraph tweeted a picture of the label with the care instructions on her boyfriend's trousers, it sent shockwaves through the Twitter community. The label included the typical cleaning instructions: "Machine wash warm. Inside out with like colors. … Tumble dry medium." Also included was the alternative option, "Give it to your woman. It's her job."

    Barnett later revealed that the trousers were from British retailer Madhouse, and a flood of tweets followed. People vented their disgust toward the retailer using "#SexistTrousers" and vowing to never shop at the store again.

    However, there were those who simply found the tag amusing. One person wrote that he

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    A 23-year-old obese man's video plea for help is going viral. Robert Gibbs of Livermore, California, recorded a video of himself asking the world to help him lose weight. In the video, Gibbs says he weighs between 600 to 700 or more pounds. He has tried everything on his own to lose weight, from going on diets to being hospitalized, but has been unsuccessful at keeping off the weight.

    Gibbs says he's "making this video, because he doesn't know what else to do." He asks viewers to "please post and share this video as much as possible," because he is hoping that it will go viral and he will get the help he needs from a nutritionist, a personal trainer, or maybe even Dr. Phil McGraw or "The Biggest Loser."

    Gibbs anticipates that some people may make fun of him, and to them he tearfully says that he does not care because this is his last chance and his last hope. Gibbs, who has diabetes, also expresses that

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    Have an extra $1.4 million dollars lying around? Great! Now you can buy an entire town for that handsome sum. Some celebrities own their own islands, but why not be a regular Joe and purchase Pray, Montana, just 30 miles north of Yellowstone Park. The 5-acre village has a population of 197 people and comes with its own post office, a trailer park, killer views and a home owned by the town's unofficial mayor, Barbara Walker. Walker bought the town in 1953, but does not wish to continue being the owner without her husband, who died in 2006. She said that whoever buys Pray will have to "wear many hats," from animal control officer to garbage control and even sheriff.

    The town was founded in 1907 and has a general store, now boarded up, that once served as the gathering spot for locals to shop for groceries and talk about who just got married or had a baby; they could even visit the petting zoo that used to be

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