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Five Useful Mother's Day Gifts
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Five Useful Mother’s Day Gifts

If you really think about it, Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to make up for all those times you gave mom a hard time during your youth. After all, a bouquet of daffodils now definitely excuses that time you snuck out of the house at 2 am. And a box of gourmet truffles? The perfect antidote to the antique china you broke while running around like a wild banshee.

But while flowers and chocolate are dandy, they don't last long. Treat Mom to one of these five Mother's Day gifts she'll both use and love for years to come:

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Creative Ways to Decorate Your Easter Eggs [VIDEOS]

The Easter practice of egg decorating has meaning behind it: the egg itself represents rebirth, something early Pagans celebrated during the spring season, and was later adopted by Christians to represent the resurrection themes of the Easter holiday. Back in the olden days, colored eggs were decorated in springy hues and given away to lovers and friends sort of the same way we do with Valentines. The egg tradition has held over as the holiday evolved, with most people using store-bought dyeing packages to color their hard boileds.

This year, stray from the usual and create unique Easter egg decorations with the help of these video tutorials.

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Man Takes First Steps in 20 Years With Robot ExoSkeleton

Imagine losing the ability to walk. Imagine losing said ability for over 20 years.

Now, imagine the kind of elation you'd feel if an invention came along that made it possible for you to walk again.

That's exactly how the man in this video felt after using the ReWalk ExoSkeleton robot. Designed by Argo Medical Technologies Ltd., the robot is a lightweight brace device that attaches to your legs and restores a person's mobility functions.

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New Movies in Theaters: ‘Water for Elephants,’ ‘Madea’s Big Happy Family’ [VIDEO]

Two new movies are opening nationwide this this weekend. One is a film adaptation of the bestselling novel 'Water for Elephants,' starring Robert Pattinson (in a non-vampire role) and Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon.

The other is a sequel in a long line of sequels in the 'Madea' franchise, called 'Madea's Big Happy Family.' It's hard to say which film will do better at the box office, as one looks to be aiming for Oscar consideration while the other is an ensemble comedy with a well-known leading character.

Take a look at their trailers, Mr. Moviefone's Six Second Reviews and a list of movies still in theaters after the jump.

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The Five Best Kenny Chesney Covers on YouTube
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The Five Best Kenny Chesney Covers on YouTube [VIDEO]

Kenny Chesney's accomplishments as a performer are second to none — as evidenced by his current "Goin' Coastal" tour, and the dazzling live sets documented in his new concert film, Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3-D. But Chesney's no slouch when it comes to songwriting, either — in fact, we think Chesney's live show wouldn't be anything without his powerhouse new-country songwriting as its foundation.

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Florida Residents Given Capes to Fight Unemployment

A government-supported unemployment agency in Central Florida is in hot water today after it reportedly spent $14,200 to fund 6,000 superhero capes to hand out to unemployed area residents.

It's all part of what's being called the 'Cape- A-Bility Challenge,' a contest in which out-of-work Floridians take on "Dr. Evil Unemployment," a cartoon character that represents the current state of the economy. (The agency also spent $2,300 on foam cutouts of this job-killing super villain.)

Once they enter the contest, they will be provided with a red cape -- while supplies last, of course. The campaign, which some are calling "insensitive and wasteful," runs through June 30.

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Robot to Throw Out First Pitch at Philadelphia Phillies Game [VIDEO]

A robot will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Wednesday afternoon's game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Milwaukee Brewers.

The robot, appropriately named Philliebot, was created by University of Pennsylvania students Jordan Brindza and Jamie Gewirtz, and will be part of Science Day at Citizen's Bank Park in Philadelphia.

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