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New Themes: Outspoken, Studio, Sorbet, Ampersand

Happy Theme Thursday, all! Let’s jump right in and say “Hello!” to four awesome new themes. Outspoken Outspoken, by new seller WPShower, is a premium magazine theme with loads of customizable features. Multiple front page configuration options allow you to tailor the presentation to your liking, while generous featured images let your visual content stand out. Studio Studio...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Not Running on Empty, Running On Sober: A Blogger Profile

We first met Christy after reading her post, My Grace is Gone (A Climb Out of Alcoholism). The sheer honesty and emotional intensity of the piece resonated with us — so much so — we not only bumped it to Freshly Pressed, we included it in our year-end Editors’ Picks — a collection of our favorite, most powerful posts from 2013. Christy sat down with us to tell us how she...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WordPress.com by the Numbers: The January Hot List

First off, welcome to the 1,321,980 new sites and blogs that decided to fly with WordPress.com this month! We’re glad to have you aboard, and beverage service will begin shortly. Wondering what you’ve gotten yourself into? Here are some January highlights: Taking the 35,000-foot view All across WordPress.com, your blogs racked up over four billion pageviews, representing 9...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WordPressers Making a Splash: February Edition

A sampling of writers on WordPress.com who made some noise last month: Bloggers in the press, from the New York Times to Politico Jack Monroe, the single mother blogging at A Girl Called Jack, has become an activist and voice on poverty in England. The New York Times profiled her in mid-January, while her cookbook of recipes on a budget is released on February 27. Jack’s story...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WordPress.com: Proud Sponsor of an Event Near You

We kicked off 2013 with a mission to sponsor, attend, and speak at some of the world’s most exciting blogging and technology conferences. We wanted to connect with you — our users — by making our team available for live questions and support. And we’re always excited to hear more about all the innovative ways you are using WordPress. Today, we’re happy to report that we...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Blogging Sochi: An Olympics Roundup

While millions turn their eyes to the Russian resort town for today’s opening ceremony, the Sochi Olympics have been on the minds of many for months — especially those competing for a spot on a national team. We’re thrilled that so many participating athletes have chosen to share their stories — from the grueling to the inspiring — on their WordPress.com blogs. Inside the...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Best Sporting Events To Watch This Weekend

  The coming week in the world of sports will involve some college basketball games of note, as the sport moves under six weeks until Selection Sunday, which is March 16th. NCAA Basketball: Missouri Tigers @ Ole Miss Rebels (Saturday) This is a game in which the two teams are very much on the bubble and need to get a win of appreciable quality. The thing to realize about the Southeastern...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Zak Cummings vs Alberto Mina; Plus Four More Fights Complete TUF: China Finale

Zak Cummings 16-3 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record 3 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Rudy Bears (x2), Terry Martin, Ben Alloway Alberto Mina 10-0 MMA / UFC Debut 10 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Dean Amasinger ——————————————- The Ultimate Fighter: China Finale March 1st, 2014 Macau, China The Venetian Macau Resort Hotel ————————————...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan Mein vs Santiago Ponzinbibbio Booked for UFC on FOX 11

Jordan Mein 27-9 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record Won 3 of Last 4 Fights Notable Wins: Marius Zaromskis, Tyler Stinson, Dan Miller Santiago Ponzinibbio 18-2 MMA / 0-1 UFC Record Won 7 of Last 8 Fights Notable Wins: Cleiton Duarte ————————————— UFC on FOX 11 April 19th, 2014 Orlando, Florida Amway Center ————————————— Jordan Mein had a...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Newcomers Yosdenis Cedeno vs Ernest Chavez Added to UFC 170

Yosdenis Cedeno 9-2 MMA / UFC Debut 6 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Torrance Taylor Ernest Chavez 6-0 MMA / UFC Debut 6 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: ————————————– UFC 170 February 22nd, 2014 Las Vegas, Nevada Mandalay Bay Events Center ————————————– CFA’s lightweight champion, Yosdenis Cedeno gets the call up to the big...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Tachi Palace Fight 18 Quick Results

  Full Card Poppies Martinez def. Chris Culley via Anaconda Choke – Round 1, 3:31 Joe Soto def. Jeremiah Labiano via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) – Round 3, 4:16 Randall Wallace def. Joey Cabezas via Triangle Choke – Round 1, 4:33 Cain Carrizosa def. Chris Quitiquit via KO (Punch) – Round 1, 0:30 Jack May def. Carl Seumanutafa via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) – Round 1, 2:57...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Thiago Alves vs Seth Baczynski, Josh Samman vs Caio Magalhaes Slated for UFC on FOX 11

Thiago Alves 19-9 MMA / 11-6 UFC Record Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights Notable Wins: Matt Hughes, Josh Koscheck, John Howard Seth Baczynksi  19-10 MMA / 5-3 UFC Record Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights Notable Wins: Matt Brown, Lance Benoist, Simeon Thoresen ———————————– Josh Samman 10-2 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record 2 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Chris Cope, Kevin Casey...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson Earns His Place

The Celtics made the right decision today by signing Chris Johnson for the rest of the season. After proving he belongs in the NBA on two 10-day contracts, financial flexibility threatened to terminate the relationship between Johnson and the Celtics. CJ has played hard, every night. When he enters the game, his presence is felt straight away from running the floor and being the...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat Healy vs Jorge Masvidal, Yoel Romero vs Brad Tavares Billed for UFC on FOX 11

Pat Healy 29-18 MMA / 0-2 UFC Record 2 Fight Losing Streak Notable Wins: Maximo Blanco, Caros Fodor, Mizuto Hirota Jorge Masvidal 25-8 MMA / 2-1 UFC Record Won 3 of Last 4 Fights Notable Wins: Tim Means, KJ Noons, Michael Chiesa ——————————— Yoel Romero 7-1 MMA / 3-0 UFC Record 3 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Clifford Starks, Ronny Markes, Derek Brunson...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Thiago Tavares Out; Zubair Tuhugov vs Douglas Silva de Andrade Scheduled for UFN 36

Zubair Tuhugov 15-3 MMA / UFC Debut 6 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Vaso Bakocevic Douglas Silva de Andrade 22-0 MMA / UFC Debut 22 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Deivison Francisco Ribeiro, Fabiano Nogueira ————————————— UFC Fight Night 36 February 15th, 2014 Jaragua do Sol, Santa Cantarina, Brazil Arena Jaragua ———————————...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Aggies reap benefits from on-field success

Coach Kevin Sumlin’s Texas A&M Aggies landed a consensus top ten recruiting class, a haul which once again signifies the program’s ascent back toward the forefront of the national landscape of college football. Not only is such success in luring highly coveted prospects to College Station attributable to the Aggies, but it is also a result of the recent turnover occurring...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bama, LSU again sit atop lofty perch off the field

Yesterday was college football’s National Signing Day, the annual date in which programs across the country officially welcome a new crop of high school senior prospects into the fold. For numerous programs, the date served essentially as a culmination of years of relentless pursuit of highly coveted prospects at multiple positions around the nation. Perhaps many fans and observers...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympics 2014 – Aussie Style

Evening all   The last of the Aussies have arrived in Sochi and getting settled in. Our team is 60 strong and our best chance at medals for this game. They will be attending a team event tonight and the announcement of the flag carrier for the Australia team will be announced. The flag bearer is Alex “Chumpy” Pullin   The woman’s slope style qualifying will be taking place...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Silva Out; Eduardo Dantas vs Anthony Leone for Bantamweight Title Headlines Bellator 111

Eduardo Dantas 15-3 MMA / 5-0 Bellator Record Won 8 of Last 9 Fights Notable Wins: Wilson Reis, Marcos Galvao, Zach Makovsky Anthony Leone 13-6 MMA / 3-3 Bellator Record Won 4 of Last 5 Fights Notable Wins: Claudio Ledesma, Zack Makovsky, Frank Baca ——————————————— Bellator 111 March 7th, 2014 Thackerville, Oklahoma Winstar World Casino ——...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rustam Khabilov Out; Rafael dos Anjos vs Khabib Nurmagomedov Joins UFC on FOX 11

Rafael dos Anjos 20-6 MMA / 9-4 UFC Record 5 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: George Sotiropoulos, Donald Cerrone, Evan Dunham Khabib Nurmagomedov 21-0 MMA /5-0 UFC Record 21 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Abel Trujillo, Gleison Tibau, Pat Healy ————————————— UFC on FOX 11 April 19th, 2014 Orlando, Florida Amway Center ——————————...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Brandao vs Will Chope Targeted for UFC Fight Night 38

Diego Brandao  17- 9MMA / 4-2 UFC Record Won 3 of Last 4 Fights Notable Wins: Pablo Garza, Dennis Bermudez, Daniel Pineda Will Chope 19-6 MMA / 0-1 UFC Record Won 14 of Last 15 Fights Notable Wins: ————————————— UFC Fight Night 38 March 23rd, 2014 Natal, Rio Grande d0 Norte, Brazil Ginasio Nelio Dias ————————————— Diego Brandao...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cubs Column: February 2014

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/http://dealbook.nytimes.com/   Written by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Edited by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Ladies and gentlemen, it’s February, so we’re heading into the most romantic time of the year.  No, I’m not talking about Valentine’s Day.  I’m talking about baseball!  On February 13,...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

CB Dollaway vs Cezar Ferreira, Norman Parke vs Leonardo Santos Targeted for UFN 38

CB Dollaway 13-5 MMA / 7-5 UFC Record Won 2 of Last 3 Fights Notable Wins: Jesse Taylor, Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller, Daniel Sarafian Cezar ‘Mutante’ Ferreira 7-2 MMA / 3-0 UFC Record 3 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Sergio Moraes, Thiago Santos, Daniel Sarafian —————————— Norman Parke 19-2 MMA /3-0 UFC Record 9 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Jon Tuck...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem is the Smartest Guy in the Room

Alistair Overeem is receiving criticism for his post-fight interview at UFC 169. Following his unanimous decision victory over Frank Mir, Overeem said “I heard there’s word that Brock Lesnar is about to come back to the UFC. Well I’ll be here waiting for him.” The resentment is reasonable but you can’t blame him for taking advantage of a situation that could mean a high...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jussier da Silva vs Scott Jorgensen, Thiago Perpetuo vs Kenny Robertson Booked for UFN 38

Jussier Da Silva 15-3 MMA / 1-2 UFC Record Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights Notable Wins: Chris Cariaso, Alexandre Passidomo, Mamoru Yamaguchi Scott Jorgensen 14-8 MMA / 3-4 UFC Record 2 Fight Losing Streak Notable Wins: Antonio Banuelos, Brad Pickett, Jeff Curran ———————————– Thiago Perpetuo 9-2-1 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record Won 5 of Last 6 Fights Notable Wins: Leandro...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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