Chronological Archives

The Chronological Archives is a listing of every article ever published on BindleSnitch, most recent first.  You can view the archives in alphabetical order (by title)  by clicking on the button below.

  • The New York Times Flubs Another Gaff On Mueller Report

    The New York Times Flubs Another Gaff On Mueller Report

    The New York Times has flubbed (botched or mishandled) another gaffe (minor error) in its reporting on the fallout from the Attorney General William P. Barr’s summary of the findings from Robert S. Mueller III’s two-year investigation into campaign irregularities …....»
  • Stories to Watch in MLB in 2019

    Stories to Watch in MLB in 2019

    The 2019 Major League Baseball season is set to begin tonight as all 30 teams will take to the diamond. That includes the defending World Series champions, the Boston Red Sox, playing the final contest of the day when they …....»
  • The Case Against San Serif Type

    The Case Against San Serif Type

    I am not a fan of san serif typefaces, which puts me at odds with most web designers today, so I want to make the case for semi-serif and full-serif typefaces before they disappear forever. More specifically, I want to …....»
  • Tech Companies All-In on Blockchain Technology

    Tech Companies All-In on Blockchain Technology

    With cryptocurrencies becoming a serious asset for investors, the concern has shifted from viability to protecting the accounts and transfers of owners. It is estimated that as much as 25 percent of all cryptocurrency is susceptible to hacking, and this …....»
  • History and Meaning of 40 Day Period of Lent

    History and Meaning of 40 Day Period of Lent

    Lent officially got underway on yesterday with the Ash Wednesday celebration. This article examines the history and practices of lent, leading up to Easter, the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.....»
  • A Short History of Adblockers  and Their Effect on Us

    A Short History of Adblockers and Their Effect on Us

    The interesting thing about ad blockers is that they don't actually block most advertising. They are specifically designed to block display advertising - and they can only block display advertising when the advertising copy....»
  • The Colin Kaepernick Myth Is Dead

    The Colin Kaepernick Myth Is Dead

    Colin Kaepernick recently reached an agreement with the National Football League that ended his lawsuit, but it is likely that the exposing of the false myth surrounding the quarterback led to him agreeing to sign for a much smaller amount …....»
  • Why Climate Change Arguments Won’t Change the Climate

    Why Climate Change Arguments Won’t Change the Climate

    We are living through a period in which we are seeing the collapse of the world order that we were born and raised in and watching as it is replaced by an alien socio-economic and political system that we don't …....»
  • Microsoft Removes Apps Connected with Cryptojacking

    Microsoft Removes Apps Connected with Cryptojacking

    Microsoft was forced to remove eight programs from their app store after being notified by Symantec that these programs likely contained malicious malware that could be used in cryptojacking, which has now become the leading cybersecurity threat globally.....»
  • Patriots Defense Shuts Down Rams to Clinch Super Bowl LIII Win

    Patriots Defense Shuts Down Rams to Clinch Super Bowl LIII Win

    When a contest features two of the top five offenses in the National Football League, one would think that offensive fireworks were going to be on display, but Super Bowl LIII proved to be anything but an offensive showcase. The …....»
  • Howard Schultz Could Be the Third-Party Candidate to Win

    Howard Schultz Could Be the Third-Party Candidate to Win

    The announcement by former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz that he would run for President in 2020 as an independent candidate has sent shockwaves through the Democratic Party. Immediately, it was declared that his entrance into the race would create a …....»
  • Mark Zuckerberg Denies Reports of False Facebook Accounts

    Mark Zuckerberg Denies Reports of False Facebook Accounts

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is firing back at reports by a former Harvard classmate that as many as 50 percent of the accounts on the social media website are fake. Aaron Greenspan, a classmate of Zuckerberg, has provided a 70+ …....»
  • U.S. Close to Withdrawing Troops from Afghanistan

    U.S. Close to Withdrawing Troops from Afghanistan

    After nearly 17 years of conflict, the United States looks ready to finally pull their troops from Afghanistan, according to a story in the Washington Post. In an ironic twist, the U.S. has reached an agreement with the Taliban, the …....»
  • Super Bowl LIII: New England Patriots-Los Angeles Rams

    Super Bowl LIII: New England Patriots-Los Angeles Rams

    On Sunday, February 3, Super Bowl LIII will get underway as the New England Patriots will square off against the Los Angeles Rams in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. This will be the third straight Super Bowl appearance for the …....»
  • Tired of Robocalls? Time to #MakeEmDeaf

    Tired of Robocalls? Time to #MakeEmDeaf

    While the cellphone has helped to make life a whole lot more convenient, it has also introduced one of the most annoying consequences – the robocall. Everyday, millions of people across America receive automated calls related to insurance, credit cards, …....»
  • Journalism the Way it Used to Be

    Journalism the Way it Used to Be

    If you want to understand what has happened to the news, the best way to do that is to compare how news used to be produced against how it is produced today. In 2014, renovation workers removed a time capsule from the …....»
  • ‘New York Times’ Sinks to New Lows

    ‘New York Times’ Sinks to New Lows

    The New York Times recent attempt to discredit Donald Trump is another example of how this paper has sunk to the lowest depths of journalism, making it nothing more than the National Enquirer of politics.....»
  • Big Brother Wants Your Help to Track Down Pedophiles

    Big Brother Wants Your Help to Track Down Pedophiles

    It's no secret to anyone that we are all under constant surveillance. London is probably the most surveilled city in the world, with security cameras focused on just about every public place in the city, but most cities are now …....»
  • Bad Ending for “Crocodile Dundee”

    Bad Ending for “Crocodile Dundee”

    Interest in the Crocodile Dundee franchise has been reignited by the strong reaction to a bizarre series of Tourism Australia commercials that first appeared during the 2018 Superbowl broadcast....but what happened to the "real" Crocodile Dundee?....»
  • Browns Can’t Win on Field, Look to Win PC War

    Browns Can’t Win on Field, Look to Win PC War

    It appears the Cleveland Browns appear poised to hire former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice to be the new head coach of the team, according to reports released on Sunday.....»
  • About Deer Crossings and Hurricane Seasons

    About Deer Crossings and Hurricane Seasons

    "How do the hurricanes know when to start and stop forming? Do they watch Hurricane Central?" Of course not. This is really a matter of nomenclature rather than the conscious intent of the hurricanes. It turns out that, if a …....»
  • 2020: How the Democrats Are Already Blowing It Again

    2020: How the Democrats Are Already Blowing It Again

    This year, in what has been billed (incorrectly) as the most important midterm election in American history, the Democratic party absolutely failed to present the electorate with a national campaign, leaving it up to the individual candidates to put together …....»
  • Wanna Bet Democrats Take House? Europeans Do

    Wanna Bet Democrats Take House? Europeans Do

    While the stakes may be high for Americans, at least politically, millions of Europeans have a different kind of interest in the outcome. They are putting their money where their mouth is and are wagering on the outcome of Tuesday’s …....»
  • I am not important enough to be paranoid – and neither are you

    I am not important enough to be paranoid – and neither are you

    I am not important enough to be paranoid. In fact, I’m not important enough to pay attention to myself. I don’t even read the stuff I post online. Why should I? No one else does. The idea that we are …....»
  • Remember This Memory Trick

    Remember This Memory Trick

    human thought is randomized…and we spend our entire lives trying to think sequentially with our randomized brains. Therefore, attempting to solve problems one at time is pointless. Visualize all the parts of the problem. The one for which a solution …....»
  • Remember When Trump Blocked Federal Employee Pay Raises?

    Remember When Trump Blocked Federal Employee Pay Raises?

    Mr. Trump, in his current role as a reality TV star portraying the president of the United States, has decreed that approximately two million federal employees will NOT receive salary increases scheduled for January of 2019,....»
  • A Star is Born Experience: New Wine in an Old Bottle

    A Star is Born Experience: New Wine in an Old Bottle

    We went to see A Star is Born on its opening weekend and my summary description of the film is that several stars were born in the making of that film, with Oscar whispers already starting for the film, Bradley …....»
  • Stephen Hawking Feared A.I. and Genetic Upgrades

    Stephen Hawking Feared A.I. and Genetic Upgrades

    In Brief Answers to the Big Questions, Stephen Hawking gives his final statements on a number of pressing technological issues that were troubling him toward the end of his life, and for which he wanted to to go on record …....»
  • NY Times Explains how Donald Trump Became Donald Trump

    NY Times Explains how Donald Trump Became Donald Trump

    The New York Times has published what amounts to a smoking-gun expose that explains exactly how Donald Trump created his myth and sold it to the American people, but those people who believe that this expose will make any difference …....»
  • Red Sox Hang on to Down Yankees, 4-3, Advance to ALCS

    Red Sox Hang on to Down Yankees, 4-3, Advance to ALCS

    The Boston Red Sox advanced to the American League Championship series on Tuesday night, holding off a rally by the New York Yankees in the ninth to win 4-3. A three run third inning backed the outstanding start by Rick …....»
  • Brock Holt’s Cycle Helps Pace Red Sox Historic Victory, 16-1

    Brock Holt’s Cycle Helps Pace Red Sox Historic Victory, 16-1

    The Boston Red Sox got seven outstanding innings from Nathan Eovaldi and Brock Holt became just the 26th player in Major League history to hit for the cycle twice in his career, as the Red Sox crushed the New York …....»
  • Drunk While Flying: Minnesota’s Avian Alcoholics

    Drunk While Flying: Minnesota’s Avian Alcoholics

    There's an epidemic of drunkenness among the younger residents roosting in the small northeastern Minnesota town of Gilbert. where the town's avian residents are dive bombing the human residents of the town, flying around in circles, flying into windows and …....»
  • Judge Provides A’s Verdict as Yankees Advance, 7-2

    Judge Provides A’s Verdict as Yankees Advance, 7-2

    It took just four pitches for New York Yankee slugger Aaron Judge to set the tone for Wednesday night’s American League Wild Card game. That was when the Yankees star blasted a two run homer over the left field wall …....»
  • The Democrats At War With Themselves

    The Democrats At War With Themselves

    One of the most dismaying things about American politics in recent years, other than the election of Donald Trump as President, has been the devolution of the Democratic Party. From being the force behind such foundations of American life as …....»
  • Yankees Look to Downgrade A’s in AL Wild Card Contest

    Yankees Look to Downgrade A’s in AL Wild Card Contest

    In the storied histories of the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics, the two teams have only met in the playoffs three times, all won by the Yankees. However, the two teams have never faced one another in a winner-take-all …....»
  • Democrats Are the Party of Machiavelli – Part I

    Democrats Are the Party of Machiavelli – Part I

    The Democratic Party has fully embraced the ideas of Machiavelli in how to handle the rise of Republicanism in this country and will do anything they can to stop it - even including destroying the country.....»
  • Cryptojacking: The Newest Trend in Computer Crime

    Cryptojacking: The Newest Trend in Computer Crime

    The newest trend in among hackers and other denizens of the dark underworld of the internet is something called cryptojacking, which is the practice of using your computer and your electricity to produce bitcoins for someone else by hacking into …....»
  • Glyphosate Could Lead to Half of Children Having Autism by 2025

    Glyphosate Could Lead to Half of Children Having Autism by 2025

    The number of lawsuits against Monsanto, the maker of the weed killer Roundup, related to cancer has gone over 8,000 according to a story in Reuters. However, this may only be the tip of the iceberg in terms of the …....»
  • Kaley Cuoco Hints at ‘Big Bang’ Spinoff

    Kaley Cuoco Hints at ‘Big Bang’ Spinoff

    As the cast and fans of the Big Bang Theory prepare for its last season, actress Kaley Cuoco has hinted that this may not be her last season portraying  Penny Hofstetter. With season 12 beginning tonight on CBS, Cuoco, speaking to Extra, explained …....»
  • Prostate Cancer 101: Not For Men Only

    Prostate Cancer 101: Not For Men Only

    If you are a man - or are related to one - there is a one-in-nine chance that you will have to deal with prostate cancer during your lifetime because it is the second most common cancer for men and …....»
  • Is This the Final Season for Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady?

    Is This the Final Season for Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady?

    Most men seem to find that 40 is some kind of magical number. The body seems to slow down, it is harder to keep weight off, and the mental faculties don’t seem to be as acute as they once were. …....»
  • Scientology’s War With Psychiatry Part 2

    Scientology’s War With Psychiatry Part 2

    Though L.Ron Hubbard and Sigmund Freud were very different people, they agreed on one thing: that people, except in very rare cases, aren’t born mentally ill, but are made that way by traumatic events that happen during their lives. Both …....»
  • Trump Shortchanges Federal Employees on Pay Hikes

    Trump Shortchanges Federal Employees on Pay Hikes

    The President of the United States, unlike the governors of forty-four U.S. states, does not have the power of the line item veto. Knowing this, Donald Trump is attempting to initiate the line item veto through presidential fiat, beginning with …....»
  • Scientology’s War with Psychiatry Part 1

    Scientology’s War with Psychiatry Part 1

    If you happen to be running some machinery that uses electricity, if you use too much, what will probably happen is that either a fuse or a circuit breaker will blow. The reason this happens is to prevent even greater …....»
  • Consumers Conned by Restaurant Rankings: True or False?

    Consumers Conned by Restaurant Rankings: True or False?

    Consumers are increasingly dependent upon second-hand recommendations from total strangers when deciding where to spend our money. Whether we refer to reviews posted online, or studies conducted by people who study market trends,....»
  • Required Watch List for News Junkies

    Required Watch List for News Junkies

    If you’re a news junkie, or you are heading that direction, this list of films about the newspaper business should interest you. These films capture the essence of what Americans – rightly or wrongly – believe about the role and …....»
  • The WordPress Professional: Extracting Email Addresses

    The WordPress Professional: Extracting Email Addresses

    I’ve been building websites since the early 1990s. That was long before WordPress appeared in 2003, so I was building websites with HTML, PHP, and a whole bunch of other packages I would rather not remember even if....»
  • Why I Joined BindleSnitch – and Why You Should

    Why I Joined BindleSnitch – and Why You Should

    Right off the bat, I have to tell you that Abraham Penziner is a pseudonym. I’m using a pseudonym, with the kind permission of BindleSnitch executive editor Alan Milner, who hates pseudonyms, including his own, because I am a widely-published …....»
  • Supreme Court Voids Minnesota Ban on Voter Political Apparel

    Supreme Court Voids Minnesota Ban on Voter Political Apparel

    States cannot completely bar people from wearing T-shirts, buttons or other apparel bearing political messages in polling sites, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in an important free speech decision striking down a Minnesota law as unconstitutional.....»
  • University of Chicago Eliminates SAT/ACT Requirement

    University of Chicago Eliminates SAT/ACT Requirement

    The University of Chicago will no longer require ACT or SAT scores from U.S. students, sending a jolt through elite institutions of higher education as it becomes the first top-10 research university to join the test-optional movement.....»
  • Denise Morrison Steps Down as CEO at Campbell Soup

    Denise Morrison Steps Down as CEO at Campbell Soup

    Campbell Soup Co. said that Denise Morrison is stepping down immediately after seven years as chief executive and that it may sell some brands after a bet on fresher foods failed to revive sales.....»
  • Ex-Russian Spy Sergei Skripal Discharged From UK Hospital

    Ex-Russian Spy Sergei Skripal Discharged From UK Hospital

    Sergei Skripal, the former Russian spy and British double agent who was poisoned in England, has been discharged from a Salisbury hospital more than two months after he was exposed to a lethal nerve agent developed by Russia.....»
  • Balfour Declaration at 100: Seeds of Discord

    Balfour Declaration at 100: Seeds of Discord

    The Balfour Declaration was a public promise by the British government during World War One, announcing support for the establishment of "a national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine .....»
  • SCOTUS Declares 1992 Sports Betting Ban Unconstitutional

    SCOTUS Declares 1992 Sports Betting Ban Unconstitutional

    The Supreme Court of the United States has just overturned a law that prevented sports betting in 46 of the fifty states, and made it all but impossible to legally bet on a specific game anywhere other than Nevada.....»
  • Kilauea eruptions being compared to 1955 event

    Kilauea eruptions being compared to 1955 event

    It's been one week since the start of new eruptions at Kilauea's east rift zone that destroyed dozens of homes and prompted the evacuations of thousands, but scientists say there's no telling when the volcanic activity will end.....»
  • David Goodall Decides to End His Life at 104

    David Goodall Decides to End His Life at 104

    104-year-old world renowned scientist David Goodall is leaving Australia to fly across the world to end his life in Switzerland. The lauded ecologist and botanist is not suffering from a serious illness but wishes to bring forward his death.....»
  • U.S. Allies Ignore Israel’s Warnings About Iran Nuclear Plans

    U.S. Allies Ignore Israel’s Warnings About Iran Nuclear Plans

    Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to get the U.S. to cancel the 2015 accord with Iran, exchanging Iran's promise to freeze its nuclear arms program in exchange for a relaxation of trade sanctions against Iran.....»
  • Ashley Judd Sues Harvey Weinstein For ‘Blacklisting’ Her

    Ashley Judd Sues Harvey Weinstein For ‘Blacklisting’ Her

    Ashley Judd is suing Harvey Weinstein for allegedly torpedoing her career by spreading “false and malicious statements” regarding her “professionalism as an actor,” according to a complaint filed in Los Angeles on Monday.....»
  • Bob Dylan’s Whiskey Brand Poised for Take Off

    Bob Dylan’s Whiskey Brand Poised for Take Off

    Bob Dylan has gone into the liquor business as a full partner in Heaven's Door Whiskey, a newly-founded American whiskey maker. The brand name plays off one of Dylan's most evocative songs, "Knockin' on Heaven's Door." Specifically written for Sam …....»
  • Cleveland Browns’ Hail Mary Draft Pick: Baker Mayfield

    Cleveland Browns’ Hail Mary Draft Pick: Baker Mayfield

    Cleveland Browns fans have to be a bit perplexed after the team opted to take Oklahoma Sooners QB Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL draft. Will he be another in a long line of first …....»
  • The Non-Alcoholic Beer That Is Worth Drinking

    The Non-Alcoholic Beer That Is Worth Drinking

    I love beer, always have. When I was young, I associated beer with my father. He was not a big drinker, but on sunny summer days, he’d ride his motorcycle home from his office in the suburbs of Boston to …....»
  • Medical Marijuana May Be Solution to Opioid Crisis

    Medical Marijuana May Be Solution to Opioid Crisis

    In 2016, opioids killed more Americans than breast cancer. The drug overdose epidemic has become one of the most concerning public health issues of recent time, and in an effort to stem the tide, moreg and more patients and doctors …....»
  • Facebook Using Downvote to Flag Bad Comments

    Facebook Using Downvote to Flag Bad Comments

    Facebook downvote button is being tested by the social networking giant, and the same has been made available to a few users. The button is not used on the posts, rather its objective is to flag offensive comments.....»
  • Dementia Could be Triggered by Common Everyday Drugs

    Dementia Could be Triggered by Common Everyday Drugs

    If you are taking Oxybutynin (Ditropan), Amitriptyline (Elavil), or paroxetine hydrochloride hemihydrate (Seroxat), you might want to discuss findings reported in The Times of London today because long-term use of some antidepressants, bladder drugs and anti-Parkinson’s medication....»
  • Democratic Party Alleges Trump-Russia Conspiracy in New Lawsuit

    Democratic Party Alleges Trump-Russia Conspiracy in New Lawsuit

    The Democratic National Committee opened a surprise legal assault on President Trump on Friday, filing a lawsuit in federal court alleging that the organization was the victim of a conspiracy by Russian officials, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks to damage …....»
  • iCopyright.com Closes Down after 18 Years Online

    iCopyright.com Closes Down after 18 Years Online

    Tragedy struck Bindlesnitch today. We have just lost our most prolific contributor. What makes this even worse is that we have also lost ALL of the articles we ever published by our late contributor. We now have headlines and first …....»
  • China Tariffs: How Trade War Could Affect You

    China Tariffs: How Trade War Could Affect You

    Fears of a trade war continue to escalate this week as Chinese officials and the Trump administration threaten to slap tariffs on a growing number of imports, potentially damaging the world’s two biggest economies.....»
  • Facebook Financial Ties to Committees Investigating Facebook

    Facebook Financial Ties to Committees Investigating Facebook

    FaceBook's Mark Zuckerberg will be facing questions from Congressional committees next week but some of the members of Congress who will be firing questions at Zuckerberg have received substantial campaign contributions from Facebook....»
  • Immigration: Great Britain Shares Our Illegal Problems

    Immigration: Great Britain Shares Our Illegal Problems

    Great Britain has its own illegal immigration problem.  The problem is that the British have misplaced 600,000 visitors over the past two years, not knowing how many of those people have left Britain and how many are still lurking around …....»
  • Gun Makers Facing Parkland Backlash from BlackRock

    Gun Makers Facing Parkland Backlash from BlackRock

    BlackRock Inc., the world's largest asset management company with approximately $6.5 trillion worth of assets under management, just had a very hot potato land in its lap. In the wake of the Parkland Massacre, Americans are re-assessing their investment strategies....»
  • Newsweek Writes Barron Trump Out of Existence

    Newsweek Writes Barron Trump Out of Existence

    In an article about Eric Trump's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), published yesterday on the Newsweek website, Newsweek reporter Nina Burleigh committed the ultimate reportorial blunder: she wrote someone out of existence. ....»
  • Parkland Massacre Becoming New Conspiracy Theory Circus

    Parkland Massacre Becoming New Conspiracy Theory Circus

    One week after the horrific Parkland Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, cracks are already developing in the solidarity of the Parkland students who are speaking out in the wake of the tragedy.That solidarity lasted for exactly seven days. That's how long …....»
  • New 3D printing method replicates living tissues

    New 3D printing method replicates living tissues

    British researchers have developed a new 3D printing technique that prints images on cells and molecules you'd normally find in living tissue, creating samples that behave largely as they would in the body, potentially creating a powerful new tool for …....»
  • Close Down the Internet to Reduce School Shootings

    Close Down the Internet to Reduce School Shootings

    Another horrific tragedy has people wondering what can be done to stop school shootings in America. With 17 dead and 14 injured at the hands of deranged former student, people across the United States are looking for a way to …....»
  • Parkland school tragedy: Another community mourns

    Parkland school tragedy: Another community mourns

    The morning after the worst high school shooting in American history unfolded in the Broward County suburb of Parkland, Florida, parents, police, grief counselors and students struggled to make sense of a massacre that killed 17 people and injured at …....»
  • Amazon warning: Beware of deliveries you didn’t order

    Amazon warning: Beware of deliveries you didn’t order

    We’re beginning to see reports that Amazon customers are the targets of a hot new package delivery scam. Called "brushing," It’s part of a e-commerce scam in which sellers purchase their own goods through fake buyer accounts, ship the merchandise …....»
  • Trump Lawyer Says He Personally Paid Stormy Daniels

    Trump Lawyer Says He Personally Paid Stormy Daniels

    A lawyer for President Donald Trump has claimed that he paid adult star Stormy Daniels $130,000 out of his own pocket, sending the Internet into a frenzy. As news of Trump’s alleged 2006 affair with Daniels broke, it was claimed …....»
  • No time for Ash Wednesday? Get ‘drive-thru ashes.’

    No time for Ash Wednesday? Get ‘drive-thru ashes.’

    Episcopal priest Rev. Daniel Gunn spent much of his time between services administering ashes to parishioners popping into his office because they couldn't make the services that he decide to innovate a new approach: drive-thru ashes on Ash Wednesday at …....»
  • Israeli Police Recommend Indictment of Netanyahu

    Israeli Police Recommend Indictment of Netanyahu

    Israeli police have recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust after months of investigation into two corruption cases. The recommendations on Tuesday will now go to the attorney general.....»
  • Bitcoin Madness Ebbs and Flows Around the Globe

    Bitcoin Madness Ebbs and Flows Around the Globe

    On January 7, Bitcoin was trading at $17,163. One month later, Bitcoin is selling at $8243, which represents a 52% loss of value over a 30 day period. On January 8, the Dow Jones industrial average stood at $25,283. Today, …....»
  • FRAUD ALERT: CAT FANCIERS ARE BEING FLEECED

    FRAUD ALERT: CAT FANCIERS ARE BEING FLEECED

    If you are trying to purchase a rare and expensive breed of cat, and you are offered an opportunity to do so by someone who is not personally known to you, or isn't recognized breeder of that particular breed of …....»
  • Changing Dietary Fashions: Why Fast Food Chains Fail

    Changing Dietary Fashions: Why Fast Food Chains Fail

    Changing dietary fashions are being discussed whenever talk to turns to why fast food chains fail. CNBC is currently running a copyrighted article about the financial woes of Chipotle Mexican Grill, which just lost 10% of its share price in …....»
  • Israel Tells African Migrants to Be Out by March

    Israel Tells African Migrants to Be Out by March

    Israel began warning thousands of African migrants Sunday that they must leave by the end of March, officials said, under a plan that could see them jailed if they refuse. On January 3, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced implementation .......»
  • More Planets Discovered Far Outside Milky Way

    More Planets Discovered Far Outside Milky Way

    Scientists from the University of Oklahoma have discovered planets outside of the Milky Way galaxy, the first time that any research lab has found the celestial bodies outside of our galaxy.....»
  • The Tower of Babble is Back

    The Tower of Babble is Back

    A couple of generations ago, Newton Minnow, the late Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, called  television “a vast wasteland,” and that was back in 1961, before the media explosion reached its current apogee.  He might have had even stronger words …....»
  • Listen to This Orca Saying ‘Hello’ and “Good-bye.’

    Listen to This Orca Saying ‘Hello’ and “Good-bye.’

    Scientists are finding the Killer Whales are able to emulate the speech patterns of their trainers, including making noises that sound like they are saying such things as "hello" and counting 1,2,3.....»
  • Et Cetera: The Catch-all Category for Everything Else

    Et Cetera: The Catch-all Category for Everything Else

    We have introduced a brand new category called Et Cetera, which is Latin for "so on and so forth" (or so we have been told.) We are encouraging our authors to use Et Cetera when they can't decide where their …....»
  • Earthquakes Aren’t Affected by Phases of Moon, Time of Year

    Earthquakes Aren’t Affected by Phases of Moon, Time of Year

    Researchers have debunked a long enduring belief related to earthquakes, namely that they are influenced by the moon or the time of year in some way, according to a recent study.....»
  • Review: ‘The Post’ Tells It Like It Was in 1971

    Review: ‘The Post’ Tells It Like It Was in 1971

    'The Post', the new film by Steven Spielberg, covers the events during a three week period in 1971 when freedom of the press in the United States hung in the balance over the publication of the Pentagon Papers.....»
  • Catherine Deneuve: It’s Okay for Men to Hit on Women

    Catherine Deneuve: It’s Okay for Men to Hit on Women

    France's most revered actress Catherine Deneuve declared that men should be "free to hit on" women, condemning a new "puritanism" she claimed has been sparked by sexual harassment scandals.....»
  • New Report Details Extensive Russian Influence Campaigns

    New Report Details Extensive Russian Influence Campaigns

    A U.S. congressional report issued Wednesday accused Russia of mounting a protracted assault on democracy at home and abroad, and urged a multi-pronged counter-strategy that begins with U.S. presidential leadership, something the report alleged....»
  • Federal Judge Block’s Order to End DACA Program

    Federal Judge Block’s Order to End DACA Program

    A federal judge Tuesday night temporarily blocked the Trump administration's plan to end the program that shields from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.....»
  • What Are the Side Effects of the Current Flu Shot?

    What Are the Side Effects of the Current Flu Shot?

    Each year the CDC recommends that people receive the current flu vaccination to reduce the risks of the illness, but are there serious risks that come with receiving the shot? Side effects are becoming a growing concern related to the …....»
  • How Hacked Sex Robots Could Murder People

    How Hacked Sex Robots Could Murder People

    Artificial intelligence researchers warn of the security risks posed by internet-connected robots which could be hijacked by hackers and used to cause harm or even kill people, a cybersecurity expert has warned.....»
  • Suspect in Deadly Prank Phone Call Held Without Bail

    Suspect in Deadly Prank Phone Call Held Without Bail

    A man arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of making a 911 call to police in Kansas as part of a deadly "swatting" prank is being held without bail pending an extradition hearing, authorities said Tuesday.....»
  • YouTube Star Logan Paul Faces Backlash Over Recent Video

    YouTube Star Logan Paul Faces Backlash Over Recent Video

    YouTube celebrity Logan Paul put out a disturbing video over the weekend in which he filmed himself with a corpse in Japan’s infamous “suicide forest.' The video has since been removed by YouTube.....»
  • Mormon Church Leader Thomas Monson Dies

    Mormon Church Leader Thomas Monson Dies

    Thomas S. Monson, president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Tuesday evening at 10:01 p.m. EST at his residence in Salt Lake City, Utah....»
  • Can Eating Mostly Fat Help You to Lose Weight?

    Can Eating Mostly Fat Help You to Lose Weight?

    Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations.....»
  • Democrats Threaten to Accuse GOP of Sham Russia Probe

    Democrats Threaten to Accuse GOP of Sham Russia Probe

    House Democrats are reportedly warning their Republican colleagues that if the GOP-led Intelligence Committee prematurely shuts down its investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, they'll issue a scathing minority report calling the probe a sham.....»
  • Tit for Tat: Trump Cuts UN Funding $285M After Snub

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  • Spicer Out; Scaramucci in as Communications Director

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  • ‘McConnell-Care’ Stays in Committee Through Next Week

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  • Ford Names New CEO to Head Troubled Car Company

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  • Big Brother in the Workplace: Implanted Access Chips in Sweden

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  • Trump’s 2005 Tax Return Proves Nothing New

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  • Campaign 2018 Update: Bill Nelson vs. Rick Scott

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  • The Smoking Gun Unveiled: Trump’s Russian Connections

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  • Fact Checking Trump’s First ‘Solo’ Press Conference

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  • Trump Wants to Evict Press Corps from White House

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  • Chris Christie’s War on Press Seen as Bridgegate Retaliation

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  • Meet the Trump Cabinet Part 1

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  • Economic Indicators Pointing in Opposite Directions

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  • Bob Dylan’s Lyrics Imported from China

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  • Stephen Hawking on the Harmful Election of Donald Trump

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  • Poll Politics and the Misleading of the American Electorate

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  • Senate Races Begin to Open Up Across the Country

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  • Election Projection: This may be the shortest election night EVER

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  • How Donald Trump Gets Away With Lying in Plain Sight

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  • Commander in Chief Forum: Why NBC Let Trump Lies Slide

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  • Bogus Headlines Prove That AOL Is Pimping for Trump

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  • New Poll Indicates Turning Point for Johnson Campaign and the Nation

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  • How a Blind Trust Would Cripple Donald Trump in the White House

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  • Non-Profit Groups Help Ex-Convicts Start Their Own Businesses

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  • How the NY Times Helped Blame Melania Trump for Campaign’s Failure

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  • Chris Christie’s Worst Day Ever: No VP Nod

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  • FLA Senate Kills Fracking Bill….For Now

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  • Obama Nominates Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

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  • Riches to Rags: How the Oklahoma Oil Shale Bubble Went Bust

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  • Worldwide Rainfall Increases Also Rain Harder

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  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Mulls Sports Authority Buy Out

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  • FL Senate Considering Bill to Ban Local Bans on Fracking

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  • NFL Salary Cap Set at $155.27 Million for 2016

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  • Mercedes Replaces Robots with Humans on the Production Line

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  • Some Things to Think About While Watching the Oscars

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  • Apple Under FBI Pressure to Unlock iPhone around U.S.

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  • George Will Confirms Nixon’s Vietnam Treason

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  • Pete Seeger, Folk Music Legend, Dies at 94

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  • Troubled Waters: The Rising Fish Oil Debate

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  • About the Republication of Mein Kampf

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  • Who or What, Exactly, is an American?

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  • Trump Questions Cruz’s Legal Eligibility for President

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  • Movies: Concussion, SWVII, Hateful 8

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  • Francis Credits 2nd Miracle Toward Mother Teresa’s Sainthood

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  • Odom Reportedly Out of Coma

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  • Lamar Odom Found Unconscious

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  • Randy Quaid Arrested at VT Border

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  • NASA Discovers Liquid Water on Mars

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  • Volkswagen Names New CEO

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  • National Dumpling Day is a Day for Everyone

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  • Christie Orders Air Force General to Slim Down

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  • Scott Walker Was a Wuss All Along

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  • Healthier Food Options for Busy People

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  • Subway CEO Fred DeLuca Dead at 67

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  • Man Urinates on JetBlue Passengers

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  • California Passes Right-to-Die Legislation

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  • Argentinian Imprisons Wife, Son in Cage

    Argentinian Imprisons Wife, Son in Cage

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  • Fox News Anchor Sues Hasbro Over Toy Hamster

    Fox News Anchor Sues Hasbro Over Toy Hamster

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  • Marijuana Use Reaches 30-year High

    Marijuana Use Reaches 30-year High

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  • Unemployed to Lose Food Stamps

    Unemployed to Lose Food Stamps

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  • Texas Cops Baffled by Body Snatching

    Texas Cops Baffled by Body Snatching

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  • Jeb Bush Enlists Brother’s Help in Presidential Race

    Jeb Bush Enlists Brother’s Help in Presidential Race

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  • In Their Own Words: Republicans About Themselves

    In Their Own Words: Republicans About Themselves

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  • Jimmy Carter Diagnosed With Cancer

    Jimmy Carter Diagnosed With Cancer

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  • Beauty Queen Arrested for Faking Cancer

    Beauty Queen Arrested for Faking Cancer

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  • Roasting Your Own Garlic (with Recipes)

    Roasting Your Own Garlic (with Recipes)

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  • Poll: Few Americans Have Chip Cards

    Poll: Few Americans Have Chip Cards

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  • Woman Gives Birth to Twin Sister’s Baby

    Woman Gives Birth to Twin Sister’s Baby

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  • Bobbi Brown Killed by “Toxic” Cocktail?

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  • 2016 Primary Debates Favor Republicans by 2 to 1 Margin

    2016 Primary Debates Favor Republicans by 2 to 1 Margin

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  • HIV Update: Many Americans Don’t Know They Have It

    HIV Update: Many Americans Don’t Know They Have It

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  • How to Beat the Heat by Staying Hydrated

    How to Beat the Heat by Staying Hydrated

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  • Milwaukee Air Show Thunders Across Wisconsin Skies

    Milwaukee Air Show Thunders Across Wisconsin Skies

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  • Don’t Wait for 2016: Vote Now for President

    Don’t Wait for 2016: Vote Now for President

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  • Anxiety Afflicts 18 Percent of All Americans

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  • Trump Juggernaut Stumbles Into a Border Wall

    Trump Juggernaut Stumbles Into a Border Wall

    Donald Trump’s quixotic presidential campaign continues to stumble upward, as the fumble-mouthed vanity candidate continues to rack up points in the polls, which now puts Trump in first place with 18 percent of the potential Republican primary vote, 4.2 percent ahead …....»
  • Garlic: One of the Best Additions to Your Life

    Garlic: One of the Best Additions to Your Life

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  • Disneyland Celebrates 60th Anniversary

    Disneyland Celebrates 60th Anniversary

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  • Bile Duct Cancer: Rare and Difficult

    Bile Duct Cancer: Rare and Difficult

    Satoru Iwata, the president  of Nintendo, died last week from a bile-duct growth, or tumor.  He was only 55 years old. Iwata had surgery last year to remove the rare tumor and resumed working for the company even though he …....»
  • Nintendo President Dies at 55

    Nintendo President Dies at 55

    Satoru Iwata, the president of Nintendo, has died at the age of 55. Nintendo spokesmen made the official announcement today, stating that the Iwata passed away from a “a bile duct growth”, or tumor on Saturday. The statement reads: “Nintendo Co., Ltd. …....»
  • Responding to Ad Hominem Anti-Semitism on the Internet

    Responding to Ad Hominem Anti-Semitism on the Internet

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  • Outdoor Defecation Harmful to Pregnant Women

    Outdoor Defecation Harmful to Pregnant Women

    New research indicates that pregnant women who defecate outdoors are at greater risk for giving birth to low weight or premature babies than those who use indoor toilets. Researchers studied 670 women who reside in Orissa, an Indian region that …....»
  • Donald Trump Has Chronic Foot in Mouth Disease

    Donald Trump Has Chronic Foot in Mouth Disease

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  • Making A Case For Coconut Oil

    Making A Case For Coconut Oil

    Dictionary.com describes coconut oil as a white, semisolid fat or nearly colorless fatty oil extracted from coconuts, used chiefly in foods and in the manufacture of soaps, cosmetics, and candles. cqSome people swear by coconut oil, whether because of its …....»
  • Rumors Say George Clooney Marriage is in Jeopardy

    Rumors Say George Clooney Marriage is in Jeopardy

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  • ‘Lyfe’ is  Self-Conscious and Spellbinding at Lincoln Center

    ‘Lyfe’ is Self-Conscious and Spellbinding at Lincoln Center

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  • San Francisco Mandates Health Warnings on Soda Ads

    San Francisco Mandates Health Warnings on Soda Ads

    SAN FRANCISCO – In the latest of a series of ordinances aimed at curbing consumption of high-calorie drinks, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously in favor of a bill that requires a health warning to be placed on advertising and packaging for high calorie …....»
  • Woman to Join Hamilton on Ten-Dollar Bill

    Woman to Join Hamilton on Ten-Dollar Bill

    Alexander Hamilton, whose portrait is currently featured on the ten-dollar bill, will soon have some female companionship. U.S. Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, announced that the new bills will enter circulation beginning in 2020, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the …....»
  • Family Moves Bobbi Brown to Hospice

    Family Moves Bobbi Brown to Hospice

    Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of Bobby Brown and late singer Whitney Houston, has been moved to hospice care, sources said. Brown, who has been in a medically induced coma since January of this year after being found unconscious …....»
  • Republican Party Chorus Line: The Clown Car is Now a Party Bus

    Republican Party Chorus Line: The Clown Car is Now a Party Bus

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  • Eight Things We Learned While Living in Panama

    Eight Things We Learned While Living in Panama

    Where were you in the Winter of 2013? Here, in Wisconsin, it was common for us to hit -55 degrees or so, due to wind chill, weekly, throughout the entire winter. There were piles of snow and more snowfall daily, …....»
  • Gay Marriage Now Legal in All Fifty States

    Gay Marriage Now Legal in All Fifty States

    Same-sex couples across the nation have a reason to celebrate as the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that same-sex marriages are now legal in all 50 states. In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that the U.S. Constitution gives homosexuals the legal …....»
  • Coconut Oil: Super Food or Super Fad?

    Coconut Oil: Super Food or Super Fad?

    The media is flooded with seemingly endless advertisements for fad diets that promise model looks, superfoods with near magical powers, and supplements that rival the most powerful medicines known to man with the benefit of zero side effects. For those …....»
  • Aspirin’s Dangers Outweigh the Benefits

    Aspirin’s Dangers Outweigh the Benefits

    Aspirin has been widely recommended as a preventative therapy for cardiovascular disease (CVD) since the early 1980s, but that recommendation is now being challenged. Previous studies have demonstrated an overuse of aspirin in primary care patients. In January of 2015, …....»
  • 10-Year-Old Girl Dies after Riding Roller Coaster

    10-Year-Old Girl Dies after Riding Roller Coaster

    Jasmine Martinez, a 10-year-old girl from Ventura County, California, died after passing out on a roller coaster ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park in Valencia. The report was confirmed by Ed Winter, who is the Assistant Chief Coroner …....»
  • Minn. Sex Offender Program Unconstitutional

    Minn. Sex Offender Program Unconstitutional

    In a decision that seemed to surprise no one but Governor Mark Dayton, the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) was declared unconstitutional by federal judge Donovan Frank. The ruling sets the stage for the federal government to seize the program, …....»
  • Meet the New Caitlyn Jenner

    Meet the New Caitlyn Jenner

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  • Aurora Movie Theater Shooting Trial Update

    Aurora Movie Theater Shooting Trial Update

    AURORA, CO- With the 31st day of court in the books for the Aurora Movie Theater Shooting Trial, valuable insight has been gained into what exactly happened that dreadful night of July 20th, 2012. On April 27th, Arapahoe County District …....»
  • Giant Rubber Duck Project Runs A-Fowl in Philly

    Giant Rubber Duck Project Runs A-Fowl in Philly

    The Tall Ships Philadelphia Camden Festival announced on May 27th that Rocky, the World’s Largest Rubber Duck, would be joining the festivities. The festival is held on the Delaware River and hosts a parade of a dozen beautifully crafted tall ships hailing …....»
  • Philae Spacecraft Calls Home From Comet 67P

    Philae Spacecraft Calls Home From Comet 67P

    In an exciting new development, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced on their Rosetta blog that its probe Philae, the first spacecraft to land on a comet, has come out of hibernation seven months after its solar battery lost power in November. The …....»
  • Google’s ‘smart cloth’ going into Levi Strauss products

    Google’s ‘smart cloth’ going into Levi Strauss products

    Google’s newly announced “smart cloth” will be woven into Levi Strauss products beginning in 2016. Google’s quest to have one of its smart products in every consumer’s pocket has now grown into a quest to outfit everyone with the actual pockets themselves. …....»
  • Irish Referendum was a Landmark for Marriage Equality

    Irish Referendum was a Landmark for Marriage Equality

    The successful same-sex marriage referendum in Ireland, which was approved by on May 22 according to NBC News, marked the first time that the practice was voted into law in Europe by a country's general population rather than by its …....»
  • New French Law Bans Trashing of Unsold Groceries

    New French Law Bans Trashing of Unsold Groceries

    PARIS – The upper house of the French parliament has now approved a new law that bans large grocery stores from trashing food that is still edible. Estimates in recent years placed the volume of France’s annual food waste at one million metric tons per year, an average of …....»
  • Are Antibiotics Really Effective or Really Dangerous?

    Are Antibiotics Really Effective or Really Dangerous?

    When people get sick, they – and their doctors – typically rely on antibiotics to treat the illness. Nevertheless, antibiotics only work briefly and are predominately used to treat bacterial infections. Still, doctors tend to over prescribe antibiotics to their …....»
  • The Politics of Accountability

    The Politics of Accountability

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  • Major Banks Plead Guilty in Rigging Currency Markets

    Major Banks Plead Guilty in Rigging Currency Markets

    Five of the world’s largest banks were hit with nearly $6 billion in fines for manipulating currency markets, ending a substantial global probe into gross misconduct in a $5 trillion-a-day market. Four of them pleaded guilty to U.S. criminal charges over …....»
  • Full House Star Battling Lyme Disease

    Full House Star Battling Lyme Disease

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  • Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Sentenced

    Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Sentenced

    A federal jury Friday sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings, the domestic terrorism tragedy that killed four people and injured hundreds more. In the nation’s most closely watched terrorism trial since the 1995 Oklahoma City …....»
  • Castro: U.S. and Cuba to Exchange Ambassadors

    Castro: U.S. and Cuba to Exchange Ambassadors

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  • Blues Legend BB King Dead at 89

    Blues Legend BB King Dead at 89

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  • Drug Pushing Detroit Cops’ Trial Date Set

    Drug Pushing Detroit Cops’ Trial Date Set

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  • Five Good Reasons to Drink More Water Each Day

    Five Good Reasons to Drink More Water Each Day

    Water is essential to the human body. Our bodies are made up of more than 60% water according to waterinfo.org. They also tell us that the blood, bones, brain and muscles of the human body are composed largely of various percentages …....»
  • Eight Ways to Bring More Healthy Gratitude into Your Life

    Eight Ways to Bring More Healthy Gratitude into Your Life

    We’ve all heard it said time and time again: A positive outlook is one of the keys to a healthier mind but what we don’t hear very often is precisely how to acquire a more positive outlook than the one …....»
  • TV Networks to Make Changes to Fall 2015-2016 Lineup

    TV Networks to Make Changes to Fall 2015-2016 Lineup

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  • European Commission Challenges Google’s Practices

    European Commission Challenges Google’s Practices

    The European Commission filed antitrust measures against Google in April, accusing the technological giant of abusing its dominant power in the Internet search market and prioritizing its own services over competitors. As the EU Commissioner in charge of competition policy, Margrethe …....»
  • Private Equity Firms: The $75 Billion Leech on US Economy

    Private Equity Firms: The $75 Billion Leech on US Economy

    The private equity industry is at the heart of numerous scandals nationwide. The private equity industry appears to be harming business, lying about management fees, producing sub-par investments, and somehow coming away from all of this with billions in taxpayer …....»
  • New Study Links Selfie Obsession to Higher Scores of Narcissism

    New Study Links Selfie Obsession to Higher Scores of Narcissism

    Hollywood has examined narcissism quite exhaustively over the years. Some of the best actors in the business have played narcissists in movies such as No Country for Old Men (2007, Anton Chigurh portrayed by Javier Bardem), The Dark Knight (2008, The Joker …....»
  • Another Deadly Earthquake Ravages Nepal

    Another Deadly Earthquake Ravages Nepal

    Less than three weeks after the most devastating earthquake to strike the country in decades, Nepal suffered a 7.3-magnitude earthquake at 12:35pm local time on Tuesday. The tremor was centered near the Chinese border between the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, and Mount …....»
  • The Paleo Diet Dinner Table: Three Recipes

    The Paleo Diet Dinner Table: Three Recipes

    According to PaleoLeap.Com, the paleo diet can be a very healthy and nourishing way to eat. I love to cook and am excited to share my recipes. Here are three of my favorite paleo dinner dishes. They are complete with …....»
  • Fast Food for Grown Ups: Great Paleolithic Side Dishes

    Fast Food for Grown Ups: Great Paleolithic Side Dishes

    Paleo is not just about the meat dishes. There are plenty of great paleolithic side dishes to choose from.  Here’s a short compilation of my favorite side dishes. Vegetables are one of the things that are incorporated in nearly every diet …....»
  • MI Governor Passes on Presidential Bid

    MI Governor Passes on Presidential Bid

    After weeks of ongoing speculation, Michigan Republican Governor, Rick Snyder announced on Thursday that he will not be seeking a presidential bid in 2016 after all. “I do not have plans to run for president in 2016,” Snyder stated. “I …....»
  • Back to Basics: The Paleolithic Diet Benefits

    Back to Basics: The Paleolithic Diet Benefits

    The Paleo diet can be a very healthy and nourishing way to eat. According to the website Paleo Leap, it involves delicious dishes, some prepping and cooking and a whole new way of looking at food. “Diet,” however, can sometimes …....»
  • Eight Important Reasons To Take A Walk Daily

    Eight Important Reasons To Take A Walk Daily

    Walking can be a great way to get your body on the move. It feels good and can be done in a wide variety of locations. You can easily turn a walk into a good cardio workout by ramping up your …....»
  • Dark Rumblings in Oil Economics

    Dark Rumblings in Oil Economics

    Oil prices have stayed low for some time now, but there are dark rumblings concerning the future of crude oil. Rig counts are dropping, the domestic shale boom has busted the wallets of oil producers, turmoil in Middle East is …....»
  • The Nature of the TPP: Coercion by any Other Name

    The Nature of the TPP: Coercion by any Other Name

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are making their rounds through congress yet again. These secretive trade agreements have been in the works since 2005.  Since 2010 there have been nineteen formal rounds of negotiations …....»
  • The Classification and Benefits of Coffee

    The Classification and Benefits of Coffee

    Served scorching hot or iced, with or without extra flavors and labeled latte, mocha, or black, the choices seem endless. In the end, however, it all boils down to the same thing – Coffee. Whether you prefer an exotic blend or …....»
  • Freddie Gray Solidarity Marches Continue: Baltimore Cops Indicted

    Freddie Gray Solidarity Marches Continue: Baltimore Cops Indicted

    Demonstrators who have filled the streets in cities across the country over the past two weeks felt vindicated Friday when Baltimore City State's attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, false imprisonment and vehicular manslaughter charges....»
  • Fifty Shades of Grey Sequel to Be More of a Thriller

    Fifty Shades of Grey Sequel to Be More of a Thriller

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  • Obama’s Strange Trade Alliance With the Republican Party

    Obama’s Strange Trade Alliance With the Republican Party

    President Obama has run into some serious roadblocks in his attempts to get his legislative agenda through Congress, but he now appears to have entered into a strange political alliance with the Republican party to pass the Trans Pacific Partnership …....»
  • Loretta Lynch Becomes First Black Woman AG

    Loretta Lynch Becomes First Black Woman AG

    After an historically long delay filled with partisan warfare and accusations of racism, Loretta Lynch was confirmed on Thursday, April 23 as U.S. Attorney General by a narrow Senate vote. She was sworn in late Monday morning by Vice President …....»
  • Aurora Theater Shooting Trial Set to Begin

    Aurora Theater Shooting Trial Set to Begin

    It has been nearly three years since the massacre in the Century 16 theater in Aurora, Colorado occurred. On July 20, 2012, the accused shooter, James Holmes, opened fire during a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises. The shooting …....»
  • New Drop-Less Cataract Surgery Available for Patients

    New Drop-Less Cataract Surgery Available for Patients

    Cataract surgery is a procedure that is commonly used among many older patients. While it is common this process done to save a person’s eyesight can be relatively expensive. Fortunately, there is a new type of surgery available that could potentially …....»
  • Details of Nepal Earthquake Tell Tragic Tale

    Details of Nepal Earthquake Tell Tragic Tale

    The devastating results of a 7.8 earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday are surfacing, and they appear to be as tragic as many expected. Reuters reports that the Nepal earthquake death toll has risen to 1,341, and the New York Times reports …....»
  • The Wizard Behind the Curtain: Dr. Oz in Context

    The Wizard Behind the Curtain: Dr. Oz in Context

    The recent uproar about Dr. Oz is revealing some interesting things about the wizard behind the curtain of controversy. The uproar also reveals some uncomfortable facts the media and its role in the promotion and refutation of ad hominem attacks …....»
  • 7.9-Magnitude Quake Strikes Nepal, Most Powerful in 80 Years

    7.9-Magnitude Quake Strikes Nepal, Most Powerful in 80 Years

    a powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely-populated Kathmandu valley. This tremor, which was centered about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Kathmandu, was felt in Northern India and as far away as Lahore in Pakistan,....»
  • Study: Cataract Patients Being Given Unnecessary Tests

    Study: Cataract Patients Being Given Unnecessary Tests

    A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that more than half of Medicare patients who underwent cataract surgery in 2011 had many preoperative tests done that were not necessary. Dr. Catherine Lee Chen, an anesthesiologist from a UCSF …....»
  • Marco Rubio’s Campaign Running on Empty Already

    Marco Rubio’s Campaign Running on Empty Already

    Florida’s Junior Senator Marco Rubio has shot himself in the foot, and the wound may be terminal to his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, which already seems to be running on empty. Speaking on the record on CBS’s Face the …....»
  • DRIVE PROUD Campaign Makes Debut for 2015 Chrysler 300

    DRIVE PROUD Campaign Makes Debut for 2015 Chrysler 300

    The Chrysler brand recently launched an advertising campaign for the new ramped up 2015 Chrysler 300. The “Drive Proud" campaign, narrated by Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones, celebrates those Americans who have earned their …....»
  • NBA Western Conference Playoffs Preview

    NBA Western Conference Playoffs Preview

    As has been the case for practically this entire century, the first round of the NBA’s Western Conference playoffs contains matchups that can equate to the drama and excitement of a conference finals series. In a seemingly stacked conference, teams …....»
  • 65-Year-Old Mother of 13 Is Pregnant with Quadruplets

    65-Year-Old Mother of 13 Is Pregnant with Quadruplets

    When German mother Annegret Raunigk gave birth to her 13th child she was 55- years old at the time. Now, at 65, Raunigk is expecting once again–this time with quadruplets that were conceived through in vitro fertilization. Raunigk said she became pregnant …....»
  • NBA Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

    NBA Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

    While the first round matchups involving the Eastern Conference’s top two teams lack excitement and anticipation, the two remaining series will be sure to delight basketball fans across the world. With the Cleveland Cavaliers appearing to be the favorite to …....»
  • Holocaust Remembrance: In the Rocket’s Red Glare

    Holocaust Remembrance: In the Rocket’s Red Glare

    Today, as Jews around the world commemorated the Day of Remembrance for the victims and the survivors of the Holocaust, Yom HaShoah, political figures are struggling to cope with nuclear armament issues putting Holocaust observances in the shadow of the rocket’s red …....»
  • Baltimore Orioles 2015 Preview

    Baltimore Orioles 2015 Preview

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  • NHL Playoff Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning

    NHL Playoff Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning

    Playing 22 seasons with the Red Wings from 1983-2006; Steve Yzerman will always be known as “the Captain” in Hockeytown USA, leading the Detroit Red Wings to Stanley Cup victories in 1997, 1998, and 2002. On Thursday the Detroit Red …....»
  • 100-Year-Old New Jersey Man Kills Wife in Murder-Suicide

    100-Year-Old New Jersey Man Kills Wife in Murder-Suicide

    Authorities say a 100 year-old man from Elmwood Park, New Jersey who, according to his family, suffered from dementia, murdered his 88-year-old wife with an ax while she slept. Police are reporting that Michael Juskin killed his wife first before taking his own …....»
  • Golf Shots: 21-Year-Old Jordan Spieth Dominates Masters

    Golf Shots: 21-Year-Old Jordan Spieth Dominates Masters

    Jordan Spieth won the Masters on Sunday in dominating fashion, but it never seemed like that. The 21-year-old out of Texas University won his first major tournament in grand fashion, leading at the end of every round and never allowing …....»
  • Rand Paul’s Budget Proposals Just Don’t Add Up to Success

    Rand Paul’s Budget Proposals Just Don’t Add Up to Success

    Less than a week out of the starting gate, Rand Paul is already picking up the wrong kind of public attention, due largely to his combative attitude toward the media, which has been picking on him (or so he appears to …....»
  • Remembering the Life and Legacy of Selena 20 Years Later

    Remembering the Life and Legacy of Selena 20 Years Later

    Twenty years after Selena’s tragic death, fans will get a chance to honor the late singer’s legacy by attending a series of festivities that are scheduled to take place beginning April 17th.  At first, Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla III, had some …....»
  • Drug Dealers Strike Back: Designer Drugs Flood the Market

    Drug Dealers Strike Back: Designer Drugs Flood the Market

    Last night, HBO aired a 30-minute investigative report on the latest wrinkle in drug trafficking: so-called "designer drugs" with formulas that are close enough to mimic the effects of controlled substances, but different enough to be exempt from current drug …....»
  • HBO Airs Documentary on Designer Drug Traffic Tonight

    HBO Airs Documentary on Designer Drug Traffic Tonight

    The world of synthetic drugs thrives off of accessibility and false advertising. While products are billed as “natural,” they are anything but. Chemical analyses have revealed that synthetic drugs do not contain dried plant material like their labels would suggest, …....»
  • Four Female Finalists Chosen to Replace Jackson on $20 Bill

    Four Female Finalists Chosen to Replace Jackson on $20 Bill

    Womenon20s, the group behind the online petition to remove President Andrew Jackson’s picture from the $20 bill, has finally revealed the names of its four finalists, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt and former Cherokee Nation Chief, Wilma Mankiller. More …....»
  • Publisher Retracts More Than 40 Shady Science Papers

    Publisher Retracts More Than 40 Shady Science Papers

    BioMed Central, a major publisher of scientific journals in Great Britain, reports they have retracted 43 research papers that were published on the basis of “fabricated” peer-reviews. BioMed's Research Integrity Senior Editor Dr. Elizabeth Moylan speculated that the fabricated peer-reviews …....»
  • Revamped Large Hadron Collider Back Online Again

    Revamped Large Hadron Collider Back Online Again

    It could change physics forever. The revamped Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is due to be restarted after a two-year hiatus. Described in Business Insider as a “monstrous underground atom smasher,” the LHC is the world’s largest and most-powerful particle collider. …....»
  • On Wisconsin – to the NCAA Championship Game

    On Wisconsin – to the NCAA Championship Game

    The improbable happened Saturday night in Indianapolis. To call it impossible would be an affront to the efforts of a Midwestern college basketball team who knocked off a previously unbeaten and No. 1 ranked team in the semi-finals of the …....»
  • NCAA Final Four: Why Michigan State Will Win

    NCAA Final Four: Why Michigan State Will Win

    With the Final Four set for this year’s NCAA March Madness, only one team remains that is not a No. 1 seed. The Michigan State Spartans look to make history for a second straight year, as they attempt to win it …....»
  • Joni Mitchell in Good Spirits at Los Angeles Hospital

    Joni Mitchell in Good Spirits at Los Angeles Hospital

    Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was hospitalized Tuesday, her official website confirmed. When asked for information regarding Mitchell, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman said that about 2:30 p.m., a person in the 600 block of Funchal Road was taken to an …....»
  • Democratic Departures Leave More Senate Seats Up For Grabs

    Democratic Departures Leave More Senate Seats Up For Grabs

    Sen. Harry Reid’s retirement has strengthened the Republicans’ chances of flipping the Nevada Senate seat in the 2016 election, according to a new breakdown from the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. “The retirement of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid …....»
  • April Fools’ Day Isn’t Over Yet…

    April Fools’ Day Isn’t Over Yet…

    …but there’s only one hour left before I won’t be able to publish this article,which is about the origin of All Fools’ Day, known today as April Fools’ Day, on April 1st, a failure that could have dire consequences. I …....»
  • Obama Doubles his Clemency Numbers with 22 New Pardons

    Obama Doubles his Clemency Numbers with 22 New Pardons

    President Obama commuted the sentences of 22 people on Tuesday, doubling the number of commutations he has granted during his administration in just one day. The decision follows a push from the Justice Department last year to grant clemency to …....»
  • New Report Claims That Many Clinical Trials Go Unreported

    New Report Claims That Many Clinical Trials Go Unreported

    A new study suggests that doctors and other healthcare professionals should remain skeptical about the validity and outcomes of some medical research. A recent review published in The New England Journal of Medicine indicates that a fraction of over 13,000 clinical …....»
  • NCAA Final Four: Why Wisconsin Will Be Crowned Champion

    NCAA Final Four: Why Wisconsin Will Be Crowned Champion

      The Wisconsin Badgers basketball team has done everything that has been asked of them this year, rolling up a 32-3 record, winning both the regular season and post season titles in the Big Ten, and breezing through the first …....»
  • Angelina Jolie Opens up About Having Second Surgery

    Angelina Jolie Opens up About Having Second Surgery

    After undergoing a double mastectomy two years ago to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer, Angelina Jolie recently went through yet another surgery, this time to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. The 39-year-old actress’s decision to have …....»
  • WrestleMania 31 Cashes in With Excitement

    WrestleMania 31 Cashes in With Excitement

    On Sunday, the WWE hosted its 31st WrestleMania, and the event did not disappoint in both entertainment and feats of athleticism. There was also a shocking finish as Seth Rollins cashed in his “Money in the Bank” contract to win …....»
  • Mexico Leading Climate Change Crusade In Developing World

    Mexico Leading Climate Change Crusade In Developing World

    Mexico made history last week when it committed to unconditional cuts in carbon emissions, a move that could lead developing nations in the fight against global warming. Mexico, one of the worlds top-ten carbon emitters, pledged to cut emissions by …....»
  • US, Allies Make Final Push for Nuclear Deal with Iran

    US, Allies Make Final Push for Nuclear Deal with Iran

    Foreign ministers from six world powers and Iran hold their first full meeting today as a deadline to reach a deal over Tehran’s nuclear programme moves closer. Iran and the so-called P5+1 – the US, Russia, China, Britain, France and …....»
  • Men May Perform Better When Women Are Watching

    Men May Perform Better When Women Are Watching

    Men may perform better when women are watching, or at least that is one of the conclusions drawn from some recent research.For example, when guys are pumping iron at the gym, they might be more resistant to fatigue and be …....»
  • Stop Negative Self-Talk to Improve Your Self-Worth

    Stop Negative Self-Talk to Improve Your Self-Worth

    It sometimes seems as if our world is divided into people who think well of themselves and those who have real problems with self-worth.You know what I mean. Some people are full of confidence, and I don’t mean braggadocio; they …....»
  • China Considering Changes to One Child Policy

    China Considering Changes to One Child Policy

    After 36 years, China is considering further changes to its family planning laws, Premier Li Keqiang announced recently. The One Child policy was implemented under Deng Xiaoping in 1979 but, despite its designation as a “temporary measure” for just a …....»
  • “Hello Barbie” Talking Doll to hit Store Shelves This Fall

    “Hello Barbie” Talking Doll to hit Store Shelves This Fall

    Step aside, Barbie, because “Hello Barbie”, a high-tech talking doll, will be hitting store shelves this fall. Mattel, Inc., which produces the popular toy brand for children, announced the new product last week, raising privacy concerns associated with the doll’s …....»
  • NCAA Sweet 16 East: Top Two Seeds Eliminated

    NCAA Sweet 16 East: Top Two Seeds Eliminated

    As mentioned earlier before the tournament, Villanova was an overlooked #1 seed due to an inability to perform on the big stage. It comes as no surprise that they are the only top seed to have been eliminated as the …....»
  • Fortune Magazine Picks Another Round of 50 Great Leaders

    Fortune Magazine Picks Another Round of 50 Great Leaders

    Fortune Magazine likes to publish lists of people and things. On April 1st (and isn’t that appropriate), the business magazine will publish its second annual list of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” which may be more interesting because of who isn’t …....»
  • Cruz Hits Speed Bumps on His Bid to Occupy White House

    Cruz Hits Speed Bumps on His Bid to Occupy White House

    Texas Senator Ted Cruz is having a rough go of it since announcing his candidacy for president. Cruz declared his bid for 2016 on Monday, March 23, in front of a raucous crowd of students attending what they believed to …....»
  • California Copes with Abhorrent Ballot Initiative

    California Copes with Abhorrent Ballot Initiative

    A pending “citizen initiative” petition that has shocked many Californians, according to an article in USA Today, proposes that all homosexuals in the state shall be summarily executed. That same initiative also calls for a fine of $1 million and banishment from the state …....»
  • Fortune Magazine Picks Another Round of 50 Great Leaders

    Fortune Magazine Picks Another Round of 50 Great Leaders

    Fortune Magazine likes to publish lists of people and things.  On April 1st (and isn’t that appropriate), the business magazine will publish its second annual list of  “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” which may be more interesting because of who isn’t …....»
  • Facebook’s Giant Drones to Enhance Internet Connectivity

    Facebook’s Giant Drones to Enhance Internet Connectivity

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed Thursday that the social media giant has successfully tested unmanned aircraft that it intends to use to bring Internet connectivity to remote communities. The company’s project, run in conjunction with Internet.org, aims to bring into …....»
  • Revisiting Breastfeeding and Jade Beall’s Photography

    Revisiting Breastfeeding and Jade Beall’s Photography

    On March 24th Jade Beall, the creator of A Beautiful Body Project, posted on Facebook saying, “I was just told that ‘women actively breastfeeding in photos’ are completely allowed on FB! I would love to be free from censoring my breastfeeding …....»
  • Hardy ‘Boys: A Fan’s Perspective on the Greg Hardy Signing

    Hardy ‘Boys: A Fan’s Perspective on the Greg Hardy Signing

    The NFL's 2015 free agency period was one of the most exciting and comment-worthy in recent history. While the Dallas Cowboys' off-season moves were headlined by the loss of running back DeMarco Murray to the Philadelphia Eagles, the acquisition of …....»
  • NCAA Sweet 16 West: Wisconsin and Arizona on Collision Course

    NCAA Sweet 16 West: Wisconsin and Arizona on Collision Course

    In any bracket, the top two seeds are expected to advance in the first weekend of the NCAA basketball tournament. No. 1 Wisconsin and No. 2 Arizona lived up to expectations. The Wisconsin Badgers, the choice of many to be …....»
  • WWE to Induct Fan to Hall of Fame

    WWE to Induct Fan to Hall of Fame

    When the first bell rings the gladiators in the ring will commence in battle, as heroes and villains clash at WWE’s most celebrated event, WrestleMania. The day before the event, the company will honor its past with its annual Hall …....»
  • Angelina Jolie has Ovaries and Fallopian Tubes Removed

    Angelina Jolie has Ovaries and Fallopian Tubes Removed

    A couple of years ago, Angelina Jolie wrote about finding out she carries the BRCA1 gene which comes with a 87 per cent risk of breast cancer and a 50 per cent chance of getting ovarian cancer. She chronicled her …....»
  • Arizona Diamondbacks 2015 Preview

    Arizona Diamondbacks 2015 Preview

    2014 in Review (64-98, 5th in NL West, Missed Playoffs) 2014 was a long, drawn out struggle in the desert. Only the Colorado Rockies allowed more runs scored than the Diamondbacks among all National League clubs. The hitting was so …....»
  • Would-Be Democratic Candidates: Wannabees, Also-Rans and Freaks

    Would-Be Democratic Candidates: Wannabees, Also-Rans and Freaks

    The would-be Democratic candidates for president break down into three categories, wannabees, also-rans (also known as has-beens) and freaks. The trick is figuring out which is which, and that might not be as easy as it might appear. Everyone believes …....»
  • Microsoft to bid Farewell to Internet Explorer?

    Microsoft to bid Farewell to Internet Explorer?

    Microsoft announced recently that it will be soon parting ways with the classic Internet Explorer brand and will eventually replace it with a newer browser, which is currently referred to as Project Spartan these days. Chris Capossela, Microsoft’s head of marketing, …....»
  • Arctic Sea Ice Now at Lowest Recorded Levels

    Arctic Sea Ice Now at Lowest Recorded Levels

    Arctic sea ice reached its lowest winter point ever recorded, US data has shown, raising concerns about faster ice melt and rising seas due to global warming. Data released by the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) on …....»
  • Google Glass Not Quite Dead Yet

    Google Glass Not Quite Dead Yet

    Google may have shut down its Explorer program and stopped sales of Google Glass, but the controversial wearable technology isn’t dead yet. That’s according to Eric Schmidt, Google’s Executive Chairman, who told the Wall Street Journal Google’s Nest division will …....»
  • Powdered Alcohol Legal Again For Now

    Powdered Alcohol Legal Again For Now

    On March 11, the Huffington Post reported that a powdered alcohol product had been approved for sale by The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), which is under the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The approval of the labeling for the product …....»
  • There’s Nothing Funny About Wanting to Halt the Drug War

    There’s Nothing Funny About Wanting to Halt the Drug War

    On March 17, President Barack Obama seemed to make light of the push for drug reform (again), arguing that young Americans should put it at the bottom of their priority list in favor of issues like climate change and war: …....»
  • Amazon Gets FAA Approval to Test Delivery Drones

    Amazon Gets FAA Approval to Test Delivery Drones

    Amazon.Com’s dream of using drones to deliver small packages to customers came one small step closer to reality Thursday after regulators gave the company permission to test aircraft for the purpose. The FAA issued Amazon with an experimental air worthiness …....»
  • Will Urban Farming Help Feed Us All? Maybe

    Will Urban Farming Help Feed Us All? Maybe

    There’s lots of talk these days about urban farming. Some of the impetus is a search for  more nutritious food. Others want to reduce the transportation costs involved with moving produce from farm to consumer. Local food production could cut  the big …....»
  • Depression: An Affliction of the American Dream

    Depression: An Affliction of the American Dream

    The “American Dream” is an ideology that is spoon fed to citizens across the country from birth, reinforced by reality TV shows such as any of the Real Housewives and The Kardashians. The push to make it big, afford huge houses and be …....»
  • NCAA March Madness: Villanova Leads the East

    NCAA March Madness: Villanova Leads the East

    The East will have plenty of tight contests this year, but it is no surprise that top seeded Villanova looks to have a firm grip on making the deepest run. Then again, with their recent inability to live up to …....»
  • GOP Front Runners Put On Their Running Shoes for 2016

    GOP Front Runners Put On Their Running Shoes for 2016

    The GOP front runners are putting on their dancing shoes for 2016, but this is one year when the tortoise has it all over the hare. The idea of having a third Bush in the White House is gaining momentum for …....»
  • Houston Astros 2015 Preview

    Houston Astros 2015 Preview

    2014 in Review (70-92, 4th in AL West, Missed Playoffs) The Houston Astros were finally able to avoid the century mark in the loss column. That alone shows positive strides for the franchise that has been in a nightmare of …....»
  • Saturn Moon Deep-Ocean Vents May Harbor Life

    Saturn Moon Deep-Ocean Vents May Harbor Life

    Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus exhibits signs of lifesupporting hydrothermal activity which may resemble that seen in the deep oceans on Earth, scientists say. Hydrothermal activity occurs when seawater infiltrates and reacts with a rocky crust and emerges as a heated, …....»
  • What Green Means and Other Fun Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

    What Green Means and Other Fun Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

    Shamrocks and shenanigans, luck and leprechauns, corned beef and cabbage, green beer and, well, more green beer – one can’t help but wonder what it all has to do with Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick. Here you’ll find just how …....»
  • Colorado Rockies 2015 Preview

    Colorado Rockies 2015 Preview

    2014 in Review (66-96, 4th in NL West, Missed Playoffs) Leading the National League in scoring, batting average, and slugging percentage should count for something. Unfortunately for the Rockies, their pitching staff finished among the worst in every pitching category …....»
  • FDA Approval of Biosimilar Drugs May Reduce Some Drug Costs

    FDA Approval of Biosimilar Drugs May Reduce Some Drug Costs

    On March 6, 2015, the New York Times reported that the U.S. Federal Drug Administration, known more commonly as the FDA, gave its first approval to a “biosimilar” drug. The approved drug, Zarxio by Sandoz, was sanctioned for use by patients receiving …....»
  • NCAA March Madness: Wisconsin Leads the West

    NCAA March Madness: Wisconsin Leads the West

    Was there ever any doubt that Wisconsin would capture a No. 1 seed? The Badgers went to the NCAA Championship game last year, and have not seemed to lose a step since then. Even though they have never been a …....»
  • Five Ways to Lead a Happier and More Grateful Lifestyle

    Five Ways to Lead a Happier and More Grateful Lifestyle

    Humans are inherently creatures of habit and fall into unhealthy ways quite easily. Many people struggle with depression and unhappiness, looking to find a way out of the black abyss. According to Anxiety and Depression Association of America website, “Anxiety disorders …....»
  • A Female Face May Soon Replace Andrew Jackson on $20 Bill

    A Female Face May Soon Replace Andrew Jackson on $20 Bill

    Ever since 1929, President Andrew Jackson’s face has been gracing the $20 bill, but the male dominance on U.S. paper currency may soon be a thing of the past. Women on 20s, a non-profit organization, is currently conducting an online campaign to remove …....»
  • GOP Senators Letter to Iran: Treason or Political Theater?

    GOP Senators Letter to Iran: Treason or Political Theater?

    In a March 9 letter addressed to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 47 Republican U.S. senators attempted to undermine a proposed nuclear nonproliferation deal between President Barack Obama and representatives of five other major powers and the …....»
  • Target to Lay off Employees in Coming Weeks

    Target to Lay off Employees in Coming Weeks

    Target Corporation has announced that thousands of Target employees will be soon out of a job. The majority of workers affected are those who work at the company’s corporate headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota and at 130 Canadian locations. The recent job …....»
  • Philadelphia Eagles Lead in NFL Free Agency Buzz

    Philadelphia Eagles Lead in NFL Free Agency Buzz

    The 2015 NFL free agency period is less than a week old, but it is already one of the most eventful and exciting in the history of the league. The most active team, by far, has been the Philadelphia Eagles as Chip …....»
  • Report Reveals Ferguson Police Chase Revenue, Not Criminals

    Report Reveals Ferguson Police Chase Revenue, Not Criminals

    Minority communities—particularly African-American communities—across the nation have experienced tense relations with police for decades, and now evidence is coming to light that suggests foul play.....»
  • Seattle Mariners 2015 Preview

    Seattle Mariners 2015 Preview

    2014 in Review (87-75, 3rd in AL West, Missed Playoffs) There may not be another team or fan base more anxious for this season to begin. In 2014, the Seattle Mariners had hopes for the postseason for the first time …....»
  • San Diego Padres 2015 Preview

    San Diego Padres 2015 Preview

    2014 in Review (77-85, 3rd in NL West, Missed Playoffs) In 2014 the San Diego Padres proved exactly how important pitching is in the game of baseball. The fact that they won 77 games while finishing dead last in runs, …....»
  • What is Daylight Saving Time Actually Saving?

    What is Daylight Saving Time Actually Saving?

    The clocks have sprung forward again and, like every year, a drove of cranky, sleep-deprived journalists and TV personalities are asking why Americans are still trying to save time. The argument against Daylight Saving Time (DST) is not new. Savings …....»
  • Oakland Athletics 2015 Preview

    Oakland Athletics 2015 Preview

    2014 in Review (88-74, 2nd in AL West, Eliminated in AL Wild Card Game) The Oakland Athletics enjoyed a 2014 in which they sported the best record in all of baseball for most of the season. They followed up this …....»
  • Credit Repositories Agree to Ease Correction Process

    Credit Repositories Agree to Ease Correction Process

    The Big Three credit repositories – Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union – have entered into a consent agreement with New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman under which they will change the practices they follow when consumers complain about incorrect data …....»
  • Net Neutrality: Solving a Solved Problem

    Net Neutrality: Solving a Solved Problem

    February the 26th, 2015 marked the beginning of a new era on the internet when the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) new net neutrality plan was adopted by a 3-2 vote. Netflix, Facebook, Etsy, Kickstarter and especially Google lobbied for months to …....»
  • Bank Teller Jobs in Jeopardy as Consumers Go Digital

    Bank Teller Jobs in Jeopardy as Consumers Go Digital

    Before the internet took over, bank consumers who needed to cash a check, make a deposit or pay off their bills would actually travel to the bank and conduct their business there. That is longer the case. The majority of …....»
  • McDonald’s Deceptive Marketing Tactics

    McDonald’s Deceptive Marketing Tactics

    McDonald’s, which first opened for business back in 1940, started with a small menu of burgers, shakes, soft drinks and fries, promoting an atmosphere of family fun at a cheap price. It morphed into the fast-food industry behemoth it is …....»
  • NFL Trade: Eagles LeSean McCoy Banished to Buffalo

    NFL Trade: Eagles LeSean McCoy Banished to Buffalo

    When Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly took over player personnel decisions for the team in January, it was a good bet he would raise some eyebrows before the beginning of the 2015 season. That speculation was confirmed on Tuesday, as …....»
  • NFL Trade: Brandon Marshall Jettisoned to Jets

    NFL Trade: Brandon Marshall Jettisoned to Jets

    Most of the speculation surrounding the Chicago Bears this off-season has concerned what new general manager Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox would do with quarterback Jay Cutler. Imagine the surprise in the Windy City on Friday when their …....»
  • The Thin Blue Wall: Democrats Rally Around Obama Veto Vote

    The Thin Blue Wall: Democrats Rally Around Obama Veto Vote

    In one of the most crucial Senate votes during his presidency, the Senate voted yesterday by a narrow 62 to 37 margin to uphold President Barack Obama’s veto of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline bill, but the fate of the pipeline bill is not nearly …....»
  • Twin Fetuses Sent Out With Laundry by Las Vegas Hospital

    Twin Fetuses Sent Out With Laundry by Las Vegas Hospital

    Twin fetuses were discovered wrapped in a sheet Tuesday morning by workers at a laundry facility in Henderson, Nevada. The Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance (BHCQC) is investigating the incident but, according to the Clark County Coroner’s office, …....»
  • Madonna Takes a Spill at 2015 Brit Awards Bash in London

    Madonna Takes a Spill at 2015 Brit Awards Bash in London

    The 2015 Brit Awards on February 25th will be unforgettable for American pop star Madonna, who took a bad spill onstage while performing her hit single “Living for Love” for a live audience.  The fall from the stage at the 02 Arena in …....»
  • Benevolent Browsing with new browser?

    Benevolent Browsing with new browser?

    For anyone who has wanted to make a difference, but does not know how to start, a web search engine called www.goodsearch.com may be a great answer.  Although many people may not consider using the internet as the most charitable activity, it is now possible to generate …....»
  • False Eyelashes May Cause Eye Infections

    False Eyelashes May Cause Eye Infections

    Keeping up with the Kardashians could be hazardous to your health if keeping up involves wearing false eyelashes or lash extensions. While false and extended lashes may be the fashion trend of the year and everyone – not just celebrities – seem …....»
  • Portion Distortion: Take Control of What You Eat

    Portion Distortion: Take Control of What You Eat

    It is no surprise that other countries see the United States population as fat. Chris Weller for Medical Daily reports that “The U.S. is an easy target. We’re second only to Mexico as the world’s fattest country — some 35 …....»
  • DANCING WITH THE STARS marks 10th Anniversary with ABC

    DANCING WITH THE STARS marks 10th Anniversary with ABC

    Get ready to break out those dancing shoes because ABC’s hit reality television show Dancing with the Stars is set to return March 16th, just in time to celebrate its’ 10th anniversary with ABC. Just recently, ABC revealed the 10th …....»
  • How to Raise Fresh Capital Without Getting in Over Your Head

    How to Raise Fresh Capital Without Getting in Over Your Head

    You are in business. You found this article because you have been surfing the internet looking for business funding opportunities that will allow you to raise fresh capital for your business without getting in over your head.  Join the crowd. …....»
  • Los Angeles Dodgers 2015 Preview

    Los Angeles Dodgers 2015 Preview

    2014 in Review (94-68, 1st in NL West, Eliminated in NLDS) Much like their crosstown rivals, the Angels, the Dodgers enjoyed a phenomenal 2014 season only to see it end in the first series of the postseason. The Dodgers were …....»
  • J.K. Simmons, “Birdman”, Julianne Moore, Nab Oscars’

    J.K. Simmons, “Birdman”, Julianne Moore, Nab Oscars’

    It was another spectacular evening at 87th annual Academy Awards, especially for J.K. Simmons, the native Detroiter,who took home his first Oscar as best supporting actor for his role as a sinister music teacher in the film Whiplash. Rather than …....»
  • Why the Media Ratted Brian Williams Out

    Why the Media Ratted Brian Williams Out

    In May of 2014, Brian Williams conducted a wide-ranging interview with Edward Snowden eleven months into Snowden's self-imposed exile in Moscow. At the time, the extensive interview was the scoop of a lifetime for Williams, who got the interview everyone …....»
  • Scrumptious Strawberries to Keep You Happy

    Scrumptious Strawberries to Keep You Happy

    What’s red with yellow polka dots and just a little bit of green? Strawberries! Strawberries have an ancient history, and excellent effects for your health. You can eat them raw, or pop them into your cereal for a little bit of …....»
  • San Diego Pain Summit Bridges Research and Practice

    San Diego Pain Summit Bridges Research and Practice

    San Diego, California, may be famous for many things, such as Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, the Chargers, and year-round mild weather that rarely sees any ice and snow. Among manual therapists, which includes physical and massage therapists, “America’s …....»
  • Los Angeles Angels 2015 Preview

    Los Angeles Angels 2015 Preview

    2014 in Review (98-64, 1st in AL West, Eliminated in ALDS) The Los Angeles Angels turned in a fantastic 2014, earning the league’s best record and scoring more runs than any other team. The offense was led by the American League’s …....»
  • Derrick Rose to Undergo Knee Surgery

    Derrick Rose to Undergo Knee Surgery

    For the third consecutive season, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is having his season cut short by another knee injury. ESPN broke the news late Tuesday night that team doctors discovered a tear of the meniscus in the guard’s right …....»
  • Orlando City Soccer Club Poised for Take Off

    Orlando City Soccer Club Poised for Take Off

    Based on its strong management, player selection and advance ticket sales, Major League Soccer (MLS) newcomer Orlando City Soccer Club is well positioned to succeed on the pitch and in the stands. With over 40,000 tickets sold for its home …....»
  • College Basketball Court Storming is Playing With Fire

    College Basketball Court Storming is Playing With Fire

    Panic struck for a few fleeting moments Monday night after the game clock had run out in Manhattan, Kansas. The Kansas State Wildcats basketball team had just secured a win over in-state rival Kansas University on K-State’s home floor when the …....»
  • Let’s Lead a More Healthy Lifestyle: A Quick Primer

    Let’s Lead a More Healthy Lifestyle: A Quick Primer

    We’re not going to tell you anything new here. We all know these things, but we need constant reminders to stay on track. Let’s Lead a More Healthy Lifestyle is part of our primer series, article designed to read quickly and …....»
  • Virtual Dating in…. Old-Fashioned Dating Out?

    Virtual Dating in…. Old-Fashioned Dating Out?

    When it comes to finding true love or even companionship nowadays, singles all across the world are relying more on the World Wide Web to help further improve and expand their dating prospects. Some dating websites, such as Plenty of …....»
  • Bodacious Blueberries Have Hidden Benefits for Health Nuts

    Bodacious Blueberries Have Hidden Benefits for Health Nuts

    The humble blueberry, often out of season and therefore often overlooked by health conscious consumers, has some very important hidden merits that make the smallest of all fruits quite bodacious when it comes to healthy eating. Regularly purchasing blueberries is expensive …....»
  • NCAA Hoops: Northern Iowa Breaks Into AP Top 10

    NCAA Hoops: Northern Iowa Breaks Into AP Top 10

    Many casual college basketball fans were probably a bit puzzled when this week’s Top-10 in the Associated Press (AP) poll crawled its way across the screen on ESPN. Kentucky is No. 1 – no surprise there. The Wildcats are followed …....»
  • Retail Industry to Take a Dip With New Handy-Dandy Chip

    Retail Industry to Take a Dip With New Handy-Dandy Chip

    American consumers across the United States will soon have to part ways with their traditional magnetic strip credit cards in exchange for cards containing high-tech microchips that will ultimately prevent thieves from stealing such personal information as PIN and social …....»
  • John Travolta and Clint Eastwood: Creeper Zone vs Cool

    John Travolta and Clint Eastwood: Creeper Zone vs Cool

    The Twitter world blew up last night with blasts about John Travolta descending into the dreaded creeper zone. In contrast, Clint Eastwood remains the icon of cool. Both aging celebrities remain in the public eye. Eastwood’s enduring coolness provides a …....»
  • San Francisco Giants 2015 Preview

    San Francisco Giants 2015 Preview

    With Major League Baseball’s 2015 Spring Training officially underway we will take a look into the upcoming seasons for all 30 clubs over the next month and a half as we approach the regular season. We will review team performance …....»
  • Arrest in Las Vegas Road Rage Case: Victim Knew Assailant

    Arrest in Las Vegas Road Rage Case: Victim Knew Assailant

    Las Vegas Metro Police have arrested 19-year old Las Vegas resident Erich Nowsch on one count of first degree murder, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and two counts of discharging a firearm from a vehicle in the shooting …....»
  • What is Gluten and Why Should You Care

    What is Gluten and Why Should You Care

    Celiac disease has caused an upsurge of interest in gluten-free foods, but there are far more gluten-free eaters than there are celiac disease sufferers. Why is that?....»
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mariota vs Winston

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mariota vs Winston

    Having the number one pick in the NFL Draft can put a lot of pressure on a team. The threat of a pick turning out to be a bust looms long, and this year is no different. The Tampa Bay …....»
  • RadioShack to Close Its Doors for Good

    RadioShack to Close Its Doors for Good

    RadioShack, which was once a giant in the electronic retail market, has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after being in business for an astonishing 94 years. This nearly century-old retailer is set to close almost 1,700 stores nationwide. RadioShack, a …....»
  • Redefining Beauty and Breastfeeding

    Redefining Beauty and Breastfeeding

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  • UPDATE: Las Vegas Road Rage Victim Went Looking for Trouble

    UPDATE: Las Vegas Road Rage Victim Went Looking for Trouble

    According to new information released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, 44-year old Tammy Meyers, who was shot February 12 after a road rage incident, went looking for trouble after returning to her home from the incident. The new …....»
  • Breast Cancer Death Rates on the Decline

    Breast Cancer Death Rates on the Decline

    Breast cancer death rates have fallen significantly in the last two decades, a decrease due to the increasing number of women getting more frequent mammogram screenings, as well as the faster and better treatment options available today for breast cancer …....»
  • Move Over E-Readers, Make Room for Paper Books

    Move Over E-Readers, Make Room for Paper Books

    Back in 2007, when the first e-reader, the Kindle, was released, a new debate started— paper or electronic? Before e-books, bookstores across the country used to sell only paper books. Their bookshelves were filled with hard covers and paperbacks, divided …....»
  • Peyton Manning Set to Return in 2015

    Peyton Manning Set to Return in 2015

    Team officials for the Denver Broncos have confirmed to ESPN that quarterback Peyton Manning will be returning for the 2015 NFL season. Even though he still had another year remaining on his contract with Denver, some club officials feared Manning …....»
  • Sam Smith, Eminem and Beck Snag Big Wins at Grammys

    Sam Smith, Eminem and Beck Snag Big Wins at Grammys

    This year’s 57th annual star-studded Grammy awards ceremony turned out to be a huge success for British soul singer, Sam Smith, local Detroit rap artist, Marshall Bruce Mathers III (the rapper also known as Eminem)R&B and Beyoncé, among other musical artists who …....»
  • Carmelo Anthony Promotes Brand Over Team?

    Carmelo Anthony Promotes Brand Over Team?

    Despite the recent statement by Carmelo Anthony that he intends to shut down for the season after the break to help his ailing knee, the New York Knicks star still intends to play in the All-Star game and, on the …....»
  • Williams, Stewart, Simon, and Carr: The Cult of Media Personality

    Williams, Stewart, Simon, and Carr: The Cult of Media Personality

    You can tell that a story has peaked, reached its apogee and is starting on the long, slow decline to its perigee and eventual extinction, when the story disappears from the front page of The New York Times. Today, on a …....»
  • Gotham Recap – The Scarecrow (Episode 15)

    Gotham Recap – The Scarecrow (Episode 15)

    In the latest installment of the Gotham series, a future villain is born in this episode showing his origins, Fish Mooney finds herself in a dark situation, Bruce Wayne is attempting to do tasks on his own, and the Penguin …....»
  • The Curious Cases of Brian Williams and Jon Stewart

    The Curious Cases of Brian Williams and Jon Stewart

    In a stunning one-two punch, the entire landscape of television news was changed in a single day when NBC announced a six-month suspension for embattled NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, while Jon Stewart announced the impending end of his …....»
  • Minnesota Sex Offender Program Faces Unfriendly Fire in Court

    Minnesota Sex Offender Program Faces Unfriendly Fire in Court

    This is the second installment of a three-part series. Click here to read the first installment.  Yesterday, Minnesota found itself on trial, attempting to defend the state’s Sex Offender Program (MSOP) before federal court Judge Donovan Frank. Dan Gustafson, an attorney …....»
  • Golf Shots: Another WD by Tiger Woods Raises Serious Concerns

    Golf Shots: Another WD by Tiger Woods Raises Serious Concerns

    It is probably a good idea to start thinking about another favorite player to follow now that Tiger Woods is all but gone from professional golf. There is nothing official, mind you, but there are fears rippling about the PGA that …....»
  • Minnesota Sex Offender Program Faces Scrutiny in Court

    Minnesota Sex Offender Program Faces Scrutiny in Court

    Minnesota goes into the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota today to defend the state’s controversial civil commitment program for sex offenders before U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank.  There are currently more than 700 “clients” in the Minnesota sex offender …....»
  • The Fall of Jeremy Lin

    The Fall of Jeremy Lin

    It was the fourth day of February in the year 2012 when the mania began. This day marked the start of one of the most historical runs in basketball history by an individual player. The mania came to be known …....»
  • Measles Outbreak Raises Vaccination Anxieties For Parents

    Measles Outbreak Raises Vaccination Anxieties For Parents

    While the Ebola virus appears to be on the decline, the measles outbreak in the United States is reportedly on the rise. According to The Detroit Free Press, about 100 cases of the measles have been reported in the U.S …....»
  • Super Bowl XLIX – A Game That Will Never Be Forgotten

    Super Bowl XLIX – A Game That Will Never Be Forgotten

    Super Bowl XLIX was the final wrap on the 2014 football season, and featured a contest that not many people will never forget. New England Patriots (14-4) and Seattle Seahawks (14-4) fans gathered in front of their television sets Sunday …....»
  • Brian Williams and the Price of Hubris

    Brian Williams and the Price of Hubris

    The straw dogs are out in force in a full-fledged media frenzy aimed at one of the best known and most highly respected television journalists in the business. The media are out for blood, and this time the target is …....»
  • What the Frack Does Meme Mean?

    What the Frack Does Meme Mean?

    Writers are always trying to push the envelope of the languages in which they write. Shakespeare was a famous and shameless creator of new words, which were often so easily understood from the context in which they were used that …....»
  • FCC’s Net Neutrality Ruling To Trigger New Legal Battles

    FCC’s Net Neutrality Ruling To Trigger New Legal Battles

    With the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcing its intention to reclassify cable and wireless internet service providers (ISPs) as public utilities, the ISPs already have their fingers on the trigger to file a legal challenge following a positive FCC commission vote …....»
  • Hidden San Diego Fights Trademark Rights With Local Magazine

    Hidden San Diego Fights Trademark Rights With Local Magazine

    Last September, San Diego Magazine published an issue that used the name “Hidden San Diego” on its cover, an editorial decision that sparked a dispute between the magazine and Hidden San Diego. The latter is a website that has been …....»
  • Orlando Magic Fire Jacque Vaughn

    Orlando Magic Fire Jacque Vaughn

    Just over the halfway mark of the NBA season, the struggling Orlando Magic franchise has fired head coach Jacque Vaughn. The Magic currently boast an unimpressive record of 15-37 and find themselves in the midst of a ten game losing …....»
  • Groundhog Bites Mayor

    Groundhog Bites Mayor

    Groundhog Day is a tradition that has been taking place all over the United States for the last 129 years. One of the most famous groundhogs in America is Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog from Pennsylvania. On February 2, he saw his …....»
  • NY AG Orders Allegedly Fake Herbal Supplements Off Store Shelves

    NY AG Orders Allegedly Fake Herbal Supplements Off Store Shelves

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sent cease and desist orders to four major retailers instructing them to remove allegedly substandard herbal supplements from their stores’ shelves according to a press release from AG Scheiderman’s office.....»
  • How to Make a Better Cup of Coffee at Home (Part 1)

    How to Make a Better Cup of Coffee at Home (Part 1)

    For many of us, our first memories of coffee-making at home are of mom filling the percolator with water, pulling the can of Folgers or MJB off of the shelf and putting four scoops into the top of the “round …....»
  • How to Make a Better Cup of Coffee at Home (Part 2)

    How to Make a Better Cup of Coffee at Home (Part 2)

    We examined everything involved in making a great cup of coffee at home before it goes into the coffee maker in Part One. In this edition we will discover why brewing your coffee is actually the easiest part of the process …....»
  • NBA All-Star Snubs

    NBA All-Star Snubs

    Each year, when the NBA All Star game comes around, it sparks a discussion about the players who will not be in attendance because they were neither voted in by the fans nor selected as a reserve by the coaching …....»
  • Generational Blame Game: Boomers vs. Millennials

    Generational Blame Game: Boomers vs. Millennials

    The brewing generational war between the aging Baby Boomers and the upstart Millennials has its roots in the Post-War Era when the Boomers were born.  For those born between 1946 and 1964, America was the land of plenty.  Fueled by …....»
  • Mitt Romney Opts Out of 2016 Presidential Race

    Mitt Romney Opts Out of 2016 Presidential Race

    The New York Times is reporting that former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced last Friday that he will not be seeking another presidential run in 2016. Romney, 67, the Republican GOP nominee who ran against current President Barack Obama in 2012, confirmed …....»
  • Gotham Recap – The Fearsome Dr. Crane (Episode 14)

    Gotham Recap – The Fearsome Dr. Crane (Episode 14)

    Last night’s episode of Gotham on FOX introduced a new villain into the show, while the show’s most popular villain, the Penguin, found himself looking death right in the eye. The episode began with a man strapped into a chair, being …....»
  • Val Kilmer Hospitalized With Potentially Deadly Tumor

    Val Kilmer Hospitalized With Potentially Deadly Tumor

    Val Kilmer, the once upon a time matinée idol and veteran scene stealer who nearly stole Top Gun from Tom Cruise, is facing another health crisis, and this time the outcome could be fatal for the devout Christian Scientist actor. …....»
  • Super Bowl XLIX Play Call Heard Around the World

    Super Bowl XLIX Play Call Heard Around the World

    After two weeks of “Deflategate” dominating the talk and hype going into Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, Arizona, the Seattle Seahawks were one yard away from winning the big game for the second consecutive year. Everything had fallen into place …....»
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown Found Unresponsive in Bathtub Accident

    Bobbi Kristina Brown Found Unresponsive in Bathtub Accident

    Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of late singer Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found face down in her bathtub at her Atlanta, Georgia home on Saturday morning. According to police, Brown’s husband, Nick Gordon, and a mutual friend …....»
  • Budweiser v. Wolves: A Closer Look at the Superbowl Commercial

    Budweiser v. Wolves: A Closer Look at the Superbowl Commercial

    Throughout history, wolves have been portrayed in a negative light in literature, movies and in the news. In Disney movies such as Beauty and the Beast, wolves are seen as vicious, relentless animals who will attack anything in their territory. …....»
  • Michigan’s Snowy Forecast May Put a Damper on Super Bowl XLIX

    Michigan’s Snowy Forecast May Put a Damper on Super Bowl XLIX

    Super Bowl Sunday kicks off at 6:30PM EST, Sunday night on NBC at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The two teams facing off this year are the New England Patriots, who had an excellent season with a 14-4 …....»
  • The Legacy of Russell Wilson

    The Legacy of Russell Wilson

    Only eleven quarterbacks in the history of the NFL have won multiple Super Bowls. At the young age of 26 and only in his third season in the league, Russell Wilson is already looking to become the 12th quarterback added …....»
  • Proposition Betting Generates Even More Interest Super Bowl

    Proposition Betting Generates Even More Interest Super Bowl

    Worldwide, over 160 million people tuned into the Super Bowl in 2014, and that number is expected to increase again this year. If that number sounds staggering, consider the fact that over $119 million dollars was wagered on that Super …....»
  • Food Professor Debunks Food Babe Letter to Science Students

    Food Professor Debunks Food Babe Letter to Science Students

    Over a week ago, a group of food science graduate students wrote an open letter to Vani Hari, aka Food Babe, on the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) website. They criticized her pseudoscientific claims about GMO-foods and the …....»
  • Fifty Shades May Not Be So Crazy

    Fifty Shades May Not Be So Crazy

    Hot, sexy, dangerous and … controversial. Fifty Shades of Grey, the bestselling novel by E L James, has been turning heads since it was first released in May of 2011. The story revolves around a young literature student, Anastasia Steele, …....»
  • Three Warning Signs for Sellers to Avoid Being Flipped

    Three Warning Signs for Sellers to Avoid Being Flipped

    When selling real estate, the seller must be wary of dealing with “contract flippers.”  In the context of a real estate transaction, a flipper is a buyer who intends to either transfer the contract to another party who will actually …....»
  • Golf Shots: Phoenix Open Should Be Wild Kickoff to Super Bowl

    Golf Shots: Phoenix Open Should Be Wild Kickoff to Super Bowl

    The Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO) is hardly a major tournament on the PGA schedule. Situated more than two months before the Masters, it cannot even be considered a tune-up for a Major. In 2015, however, there is a buzz …....»
  • Detroit Pistons’ Brandon Jennings Out With Achilles Injury

    Detroit Pistons’ Brandon Jennings Out With Achilles Injury

    It looks like the Detroit Pistons will have to find another way to continue their winning streak, now that star point guard Brandon Jennings will not be by their side. Jennings, 25, and the Pistons were trailing the Milwaukee Bucks in …....»
  • Asteroid Brings Its Own Moon With It

    Asteroid Brings Its Own Moon With It

    Last week, Bindlesnitch reported that a giant asteroid would pass close to the Earth this week. As expected, it did, and it brought a guest along with it – a small moon. The Deep Space Network antenna telescope in Goldstone, CA …....»
  • The Fracking Fracas:  Fracking May Be Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

    The Fracking Fracas: Fracking May Be Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

    Fracking, the process also known as hydraulic fracturing, involves pumping millions of gallons of water into Marcellus and other types of shale deposits under high pressures,  along with a slurry of sand and other chemicals, shattering the hydrocarbon-infused rock and releasing …....»
  • Gotham Recap – Welcome Back, Jim Gordon (Episode 13)

    Gotham Recap – Welcome Back, Jim Gordon (Episode 13)

    Last night’s episode of Gotham saw some major happenings for many of the show’s main characters. Detective Gordon continues to do things his way regardless of who he may offend. In this most recent episode his true colors show through …....»
  • Golf Shots: Robert Allenby Abduction Story Gets More Bizarre

    Golf Shots: Robert Allenby Abduction Story Gets More Bizarre

    If you thought the New England Patriots’ “Deflategate” saga was strange, it pales in comparison to news accounts and speculation involving professional golfer Robert Allenby, a Honolulu Strip Club and an apparent abduction, assault and robbery. The incident occurred Friday …....»
  • Free Tilly: Killer Whales in Captivity are No Laughing Matter

    Free Tilly: Killer Whales in Captivity are No Laughing Matter

    Imagine a grey wolf lounging in Yellowstone National Park. Around him are his pack-mates who are looking for prey, while their elder looks on. A deer walks into view and the wolves ears perk up and all of their attention is …....»
  • Plummeting Gasoline Prices

    Plummeting Gasoline Prices

    When it comes to gasoline, or any other commodity, for that matter, there are only two reasons that prices decline: increased supply or decreased demand.  Today, the reason that gas prices have come down so much can be summarized as …....»
  • Kale: From Garnish to Superfood

    Kale: From Garnish to Superfood

    I have never really been a vegetable fan. They just don’t do it for me. I am more a fan of sweet and tangy fruits. So, you can imagine my surprise when one of my co-workers came to work with a clear plastic bag full …....»
  • CNFL Championship to Be Decided This Week

    CNFL Championship to Be Decided This Week

    As a holiday gift to the National Football League, we here at Bindlesnitch Sports suggested a sensible restructuring of all the teams in the league. The logical realignment would be made up of divisions based solely on team nicknames. The …....»
  • LeBron James Is Back – Here Come the Cavs

    LeBron James Is Back – Here Come the Cavs

    At the end of December, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was given two weeks off to rest and heal from some minor injuries that were plaguing the four-time NBA MVP. His return on January 13th has sparked the Cavs to a …....»
  • Kobe Bryant to Miss Remainder of Season

    Kobe Bryant to Miss Remainder of Season

    For the second straight season, five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant has had his season ended prematurely due to a serious injury. Last season Kobe tore his knee, and now he has torn his rotator cuff. Another speed bump in Kobe’s chase …....»
  • Core Exercises No Better Than Regular Exercises for Low Back Pain

    Core Exercises No Better Than Regular Exercises for Low Back Pain

    Popular fitness and health websites, such as WebMD and Sports Fitness Advisor, often recommend core training (sometimes called stabilization training) as a way to reduce the risk or relieve low back pain. These core exercises include planks, side planks, cobra, …....»
  • Asteroid to Make Close Pass by Earth

    Asteroid to Make Close Pass by Earth

    Astronomers, scientists and amateur star-gazers will get a rare opportunity to see an asteroid up close this week when a giant asteroid flies very close to Earth on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Asteroid 2004 BL86 was first discovered by scientists …....»
  • “Prehistoric” Shark Not as Rare As Reports Claim

    “Prehistoric” Shark Not as Rare As Reports Claim

    Imagine thinking you have hooked onto a good-sized sea perch and pulling in something that looks like, well, the creature that bursts out of Warrant Officer Kane’s chest in the movie “Alien.” A fishing boat skipper is coming forward with …....»
  • We’re Not Charlie Hedbo

    We’re Not Charlie Hedbo

    The hue and cry going on over the publication of Charlie Hedbo’s objectionable cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed, the subsequent deadly assault on the offices of the French publication, Jim Clancy’s reported “resignation” over since deleted Twitter tweets, Pope Francis’ …....»
  • New Trans Fat Warnings

    New Trans Fat Warnings

    During the  last thirty years, the amount of trans fats eaten by Americans has rapidly declined, which has been deemed to be a good thing by nutritionists. According to a recent study,  however, the consumption of this harmful type of fat needs …....»
  • FCC Chm. Favors Utility Classification for Internet Service Providers

    FCC Chm. Favors Utility Classification for Internet Service Providers

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler appeared at the International CES trade show in Las Vegas on January 7, where he indicated he is leaning toward the classification of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as public utilities for regulatory purposes.  …....»
  • FL. Regulations Block Use of Charlotte’s Web Medical Marijuana

    FL. Regulations Block Use of Charlotte’s Web Medical Marijuana

    Parents whose children have been suffering from severe forms of epilepsy were overjoyed when Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law a bill that allowed the so-called “Charlotte’s Web” low-THC strain to be given to children as a treatment option. …....»
  • Red Meat Cancer Link is not Clear Cut

    Red Meat Cancer Link is not Clear Cut

    Diet, and the effect that food consumption can have on the health of both individuals and society, is something that is often a controversial conversation point. The information presented by research scientists can be conflicting, and consumers wind up confused about …....»
  • Pop Pop Fizz Fizz New Hangover Remedies

    Pop Pop Fizz Fizz New Hangover Remedies

    The first of January marks a brand new year. For many, the new year has brought with it a new hangover, which is not the best of starts. The good news is that there are some new products on the market that …....»
  • Revolutionary War Era Time Capsule is Unearthed in Boston

    Revolutionary War Era Time Capsule is Unearthed in Boston

    A recently rediscovered time capsule dating back to 1795 and found yesterday under the cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House proves one thing about the founders of the United States: they really revered their newspapers!....»
  • Yet Another Review of the Year in Reviews

    Yet Another Review of the Year in Reviews

    Every year, news organizations feel obligated to publish a year in review article, in which they summarize what they thought were the most important stories of the year. This year, instead of simply publishing our own list, we decided to …....»
  • Ten Good Reasons Not to Listen to Bad Online Marketing Advice

    Ten Good Reasons Not to Listen to Bad Online Marketing Advice

    Entrepreneur Magazine gave some space to Susan Gunelius‘ musings about social media. Being somewhat concerned with the subject, I decided to review her conclusions. 1. The Law of Listening Gunelius believes that succeeding in the social media and content marketing game requires …....»
  • Scammers of a Feather Stick Together: The OMG Story

    Scammers of a Feather Stick Together: The OMG Story

    In the business world today, scams are ubiquitous to the point where many consumers simply assume they are being scammed as often as not, and simply go along for the ride.  In most cases, the scams are only obvious to …....»
  • Motion Control Devices are a Step Toward The Internet of Things

    Motion Control Devices are a Step Toward The Internet of Things

    Ira Levin’s eerie and magical world of The Stepford Wives is an excellent illustrative example of The Internet of Things. The story depicts people living in homes that have been outfitted with refrigerators which are able to track the freshness of the …....»
  • College Football Playoffs: Two Big Favorites Headline Semi-Finals

    College Football Playoffs: Two Big Favorites Headline Semi-Finals

    The much-anticipated College Football Playoffs are finally here, as the semi-finals will take place New Year’s Day with the winners meeting on January 12 for the NCAA Championship. On Thursday, No. 2 Oregon (12-1) will meet defending champion Florida State …....»
  • Excess Fast Food May Deprive Children of Brain Boosting Nutrition

    Excess Fast Food May Deprive Children of Brain Boosting Nutrition

    Numerous research studies have already documented the adverse effects that fast food diets have on both children and adults when it comes to weight control and overall physical health. Now, scientists are researching the effects of fast food diets on …....»
  • America’s Oldest Man Dies at 110

    America’s Oldest Man Dies at 110

    Conrad Johnson, America’s oldest man, has died this week at the age of 110 years and 338 days old. Mr. Johnson, from Rockford, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday. The supercentarian’s state of health had been in steady decline since he suffered from …....»
  • Silly Study Claims that Pornography Lowers Marriage Rates

    Silly Study Claims that Pornography Lowers Marriage Rates

    Let’s face it, the internet is a cesspool.  Pornography is big business on the internet…or is it?  Some people believe – quite erroneously – that pornography is one of the biggest uses of the internet.  It’s not….nor is it one …....»
  • Science Daily’s New Fat Myth: Fat is Converted to Carbon Dioxide

    Science Daily’s New Fat Myth: Fat is Converted to Carbon Dioxide

    An article appearing last week on the Science Daily website makes the outrageous claim that body fat is converted to carbon dioxide and water. This new fat myth is probably less harmful than many other myths associated with weight loss, but that is only …....»
  • Our $25 Media Watch Challenge: Weird Headlines from Google News

    Our $25 Media Watch Challenge: Weird Headlines from Google News

    Sometimes, as we cruise around the internet, we are brought up short by headlines that make absolutely no sense at all to us, and we're wondering if they make any sense to you. Here's one from the Miami Herald that …....»
  • Hugging Acts as Preventative Medicine

    Hugging Acts as Preventative Medicine

    A new study from the Carnegie Mellon University’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences has shown that giving a person a hug can act like a form of preventative care. Touch, or close physical contact, can result in a psychosomatic response, which …....»
  • Amazon Prime Swoops in When Netflix Drops the Ball Offline

    Amazon Prime Swoops in When Netflix Drops the Ball Offline

    Streaming media became a household commodity after the 1995 New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners baseball game was streamed online by ESPN SportsZone and Progressive Networks. Since then, streaming media appears to have spawned its own subculture, with the reigning king …....»
  • Study Proves Dr Oz Gives Bad Advice

    Study Proves Dr Oz Gives Bad Advice

    Finally, a new study published in the BMJ has proven something that many have suspected for a long time, which is that the advice given by Dr Oz on his popular Dr Oz Show is often erroneous and incorrect. A …....»
  • EU Courts Rule Obesity Could be Treated as a Disability

    EU Courts Rule Obesity Could be Treated as a Disability

    The European Court of Justice (EJC), whose authority extends over all of the members nations of the European Union, has now ruled that, in certain circumstances, being overweight can constitute a disability. The case in questioned involved Karsten Kaltoft, a …....»
  • Cutler Benching Could Be Trestman Test in Chicago

    Cutler Benching Could Be Trestman Test in Chicago

    They are using adjectives like “pointless” and “bizarre” in Chicago, but the Bears’ benching of quarterback Jay Cutler may make perfect sense. While most media outlets focus on Cutler’s future in Chicago – with good reason – this episode may …....»
  • Real Cavemen Did Not Follow Paleo Diet

    Real Cavemen Did Not Follow Paleo Diet

    A new study has shown that it is highly unlikely that cavemen ate a diet similar to currently trendy Paleo diet regimen, which advocates claim is like the ancient “caveman diet.” The paper, which was published in the Quarterly Review …....»
  • Artificial Leaves May Produce Oxygen for Future Eco-cities

    Artificial Leaves May Produce Oxygen for Future Eco-cities

    The Earth’s air quality has been deteriorating for decades.  Everyone knows that, just as almost everyone knows that the deforestation of the world’s rainforests has played…and continues to play…a major role in the degradation of the atmosphere. During the early 1970’s, the …....»
  • Kerry’s Reckless Middle East Stance

    Kerry’s Reckless Middle East Stance

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is calling the status quo between Israelis and Palestinians “unsustainable,” but what is really unsustainable is the belief that the status quo between Israel and Palestine is not sustainable, because it has been and it …....»
  • Study Suggests Feeling Younger Leads to Living Longer

    Study Suggests Feeling Younger Leads to Living Longer

    A new study has suggested that there might be some truth in the saying “you’re only as old as you feel.” Researchers from University College London (UCL) believe that the secret to living longer is staying young at heart. UCL researchers tracked …....»
  • SCOTUS Says Cops Can Stop People Without Cause

    SCOTUS Says Cops Can Stop People Without Cause

    Yes, that's right. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has ruled - by an eight to one margin - that police officers can stop citizens for breaking laws that do not exist....and then use evidence found in a …....»
  • Gods & Kings – Oy Gevalt! This Exodus Really Misses the Mark

    Gods & Kings – Oy Gevalt! This Exodus Really Misses the Mark

    Film reviewers who do not get invited to pre-screenings for critics have to guard themselves carefully to avoid becoming contaminated by others' opinions about the films they are about to review, but that is well nigh impossible these days, with …....»
  • Google’s Problems Only Begin With the Search Bots

    Google’s Problems Only Begin With the Search Bots

    There is a problem with the search “bots,” the automated programs that search engines like Google use to scan the internet from moment to moment.  The problem is that they are not human and, because they are not human, they …....»
  • New Study Suggests Sugar is Worse than Salt for Heart Disease

    New Study Suggests Sugar is Worse than Salt for Heart Disease

    A recent study published in The BMJ* suggests that limiting sugar intake might be more effective than reducing sodium intake with respect to controlling hypertension, despite decades of advice from the medical establishment recommending low salt diets for hypertensive patients …....»
  • Darwin Awards Study Concludes Men Are Stupid

    Darwin Awards Study Concludes Men Are Stupid

    A study conducted by researchers at the University of Newcastle, United Kingdom,  concluded that men are stupider than women. Reviewing Darwin Award data from the last ten years, the study examined “idiotic” behavior in both sexes, and came to the conclusion …....»
  • Laughing Gas Treatment for Severe Depression

    Laughing Gas Treatment for Severe Depression

    Nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas, was used recently in a pilot study as a treatment for patients suffering from serious depression. The research, performed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and published in the journal …....»
  • Ebola Virus Continues to Spread

    Ebola Virus Continues to Spread

    The Ebola virus continues to spread rapidly though deeply forested areas in Guinea and western Sierra Leone, as the combined death toll for Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia now stands at 6,331, according to the latest count from the Centers for Disease Control and …....»
  • Bizarre Death Ruled “Not a Homicide” Despite Questions

    Bizarre Death Ruled “Not a Homicide” Despite Questions

    Brooke Baures – the waitress who was killed in a bizarre dumb-waiter accident in a Wisconsin restaurant – was not a victim of a homicide, according to the autopsy report released today by Fountain City Police Chief Jason Mork.  Despite …....»
  • Keep Calm Poster Sparks Chaos

    Keep Calm Poster Sparks Chaos

    “Keep Calm and Carry On!” was initially used in a motivational poster created by the Ministry of Information and produced by the British government in 1939. It was used as a tool to prepare citizens for the Second World War, to …....»
  • College Football Playoff Committee Made the Right Call

    College Football Playoff Committee Made the Right Call

    In an announcement that stunned many on Sunday, the College Football Playoff (CFP) selection committee named Ohio State the fourth team in the season-ending playoff for the NCAA National Championship. The Buckeyes join Alabama, Oregon and Florida State as the …....»
  • NFL Best Bets for Week 14

    NFL Best Bets for Week 14

    Best Bets had another winning week in Week 13 but just barely, going 3-2 against the Las Vegas line. It was not a perfect week, but it certainly could have been worse, and it upped the mark to 38-22 on the …....»
  • Synthetically Modified Food Technology to Outpace GMOs?

    Synthetically Modified Food Technology to Outpace GMOs?

    While many consumers are still concerned about the existence and labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the technology behind synthetically modified foods is improving to create a wide array of new synthetically derived products.Technologically speaking,....»
  • Mediterranean Diet May Slow Aging Process Dramatically

    Mediterranean Diet May Slow Aging Process Dramatically

    Telomeres have become something of a buzz word for anti-aging researchers in recent years due to their perceived role in the aging process. Now, antioxidant-rich diets have also been found to have a significant  role in promoting or slowing the aging process because they have a …....»
  • Modular Cell Phones May Change How We Buy Technology

    Modular Cell Phones May Change How We Buy Technology

    Mobile devices have become an essential part of everyday life for most people but, with the exception of a small percentage of specialized devices, they tend to be dangerously delicate for items with such high price tags. As a fail-safe …....»
  • Obesity Linked to Overuse of Antibiotics in Childhood

    Obesity Linked to Overuse of Antibiotics in Childhood

    A study published in the JAMA Pediatrics has suggested that early, frequent use of antibiotics in children may be linked to a higher incidence of obesity. In particular, the use of antibiotics for a broad spectrum of ailments and diseases has been …....»
  • Annual Safe Toy Alerts Caution Christmas Shoppers

    Annual Safe Toy Alerts Caution Christmas Shoppers

    As the Christmas holidays approach, and the season for spending builds to its annual crescendo, parents and grandparents are gift shopping for children and grandchildren, searching for  small stocking fillers and larger, under-the-tree gifts.  Just in time for holiday shopping, …....»
  • Coach Pelini Dismissal No Surprise

    Coach Pelini Dismissal No Surprise

    The message flashed across smart phones and I-Pads Sunday morning, and soon Twitter was ablaze with news that Bo Pelini, head football coach at the University of Nebraska for the past seven years, had been dismissed from his position by …....»
  • The War Against Ebola is Still Not On  the Fast Track

    The War Against Ebola is Still Not On the Fast Track

    Two months ago, United Nations Emergency Response Mission (UNMEER) announced ambitious plans to curb the Ebola virus spread by December 1st. Unfortunately, those objectives have not been met in the worst affected countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia....»
  • Selfies Cause More Nip Tucks

    Selfies Cause More Nip Tucks

    A poll by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) revealed a substantial increase in the number of people seeking plastic surgery during the last two years. Plastic surgeons say the sharp rise correlates with the evolving culture of people …....»
  • Stone Poetry by Algis Kemezys

    Stone Poetry by Algis Kemezys

    Algis Kemezys is one of those rare human beings who creates new things out of old cloth.  A multimedia artist originally from Canada, Kemezys – on very little money – travels around the world recording both vanishing worlds before they …....»
  • Amateur Pianists Meetups

    Amateur Pianists Meetups

    San Diego, CA – You don’t need to be on America’s Got Talent to show off your musical skills. You can probably find a local Meetup group that share your love of music with like-minded and talented musicians from different backgrounds …....»
  • FDA Rule Has Side Effects

    FDA Rule Has Side Effects

     A new rule from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may have some unanticipated negative side effects for people with eating disorders. The new rule, which requires restaurant chains and food vendors to clearly display the number of calories in their regular …....»
  • Munchies Explained

    Munchies Explained

    According to a study published earlier this year, marijuana use makes food taste better by enhancing the consumers sense of smell. The study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience reported that marijuana has an effect on the olfactory bulb in the brain. …....»
  • Mandatory Calorie Counts

    Mandatory Calorie Counts

    On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the new calorie display rules that restaurant chains will have to abide by. All restaurant chains larger than 20 outlets and all vending machine operators will have to disclose calorie counts …....»
  • NFL Thanksgiving Tidbits

    NFL Thanksgiving Tidbits

    Football has almost become as synonymous with Thanksgiving as turkey, dressing and gearing up for Black Friday. And when we say football, we mean the National Football League. Sure, there are some games on the college menu, but the holiday …....»
  • Texting Causes Neck Pain?

    Texting Causes Neck Pain?

    A recent story on CBS News touted the belief  that texting with your head jutted forward and downward – like Shaggy from Scooby-Doo – could lead to back pain. The premise is based on a study by Dr. Kenneth Hansraj, chief …....»
  • Ebola’s Economic Impact

    Ebola’s Economic Impact

    The sustained Ebola virus outbreak in areas of West Africa is having an effect on the ability that households have to provide themselves with adequate levels of nutrition. As documented in a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) report his week, …....»
  • Website Checks Quack Claims

    Website Checks Quack Claims

    With the recent retraction of Dr. Oz’s green coffee bean study and the Food Babe’s controversial presentation at the University of Florida last month (for a $6,000 speaker fee), it makes sense that some Americans are confused to the point …....»
  • Apples Fight Obesity

    Apples Fight Obesity

    According to a study published earlier this year, an apple a day may help to keep obesity away. Researchers at Washington State University say that, in particular, the Granny Smith variety of apple could provide a degree of protection from what …....»
  • Massaging Indigestion Away?

    Massaging Indigestion Away?

    Many Americans will likely indulge themselves during Thanksgiving, munching on leftovers during the holiday weekend. Many will also experience some degree of indigestion and tummy aches from overeating. Taking over-the-counter medications or letting the digestion process go....»
  • Alzheimer’s and Stress Linked

    Alzheimer’s and Stress Linked

    According to a report published earlier this year in Neurology,women who suffer from chronic stress and neuroticism in mid-life are at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The objective of the research on which the report was based was to examine …....»
  • Immigration Reform Breakdown

    Immigration Reform Breakdown

    Here are some talking points to think about with respect President Obama’s immigration reforms as described in his address to the nation on November 20,2014. 3.7 million illegal residents who are the parents of legal U.S. residents will be able …....»
  • Analysis: Obama’s New Imperial Presidency

    Analysis: Obama’s New Imperial Presidency

    Ruling by fiat has always been the hallmark of monarchs and despots. Ruling by executive order is virtually the same thing as ruling by fiat, but even fiat rule becomes relatively acceptable, when the alternative is no rule at all. …....»
  • BindleSnitch Editorial: Truth or Consequences

    BindleSnitch Editorial: Truth or Consequences

    ISIS has executed a second Frenchman, Mickael Dos Santos, 22, according to an execution video released today. While an unknown number of Syrians, Lebanese, and Kurds, not to mention other Iraqis, have been executed by the outlaw regime, three Americans, …....»
  • Kissing Transfers Germs!

    Kissing Transfers Germs!

    Eighty million bacteria are transferred in a single kiss, according to a new paper published in the journal Microbiome. A research team from the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research concluded that a 10-second kiss is all that is needed …....»
  • Plants Rebound by Duplicating Genomes

    Plants Rebound by Duplicating Genomes

    Some plants are capable of rebounding after suffering damage, and new evidence indicates they do it by duplicating their entire genomes. Although scientists have long known that the vast majority of herbaceous plants engage in genome duplication, the new study …....»
  • ‘State of Affairs’ Flops

    ‘State of Affairs’ Flops

    Katherine Heigl returned to network television last night in the 10 p.m. time slot with her new vehicle, State of Affairs, in which Heigl (also listed as an executive producer) is terribly miscast as a top CIA operative, Charlie Tucker, who …....»
  • Bird Flu in Europe

    Bird Flu in Europe

    A couple of days after avian influenza was found in poultry on a Dutch farm, bird flu was also discovered to have infected a duck on a farm in the Untied Kingdom. Authorities believe that birds migrating from Asia have been the …....»
  • Science Guy Bill Nye’s Views on GMO Foods Challenged

    Science Guy Bill Nye’s Views on GMO Foods Challenged

    Bill Nye, The Science Guy, was recently challenged to a public debate to back up his claims about GMO foods in his new book, Undeniable. Dr. Kevin Folta,Chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida, wrote an open …....»
  • Big Games on Tap in NCAA

    Big Games on Tap in NCAA

    If there is one thing the College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings have brought about—besides controversy—in its inaugural season, it is a slate of increasingly important NCAA football games week after week. As the season winds down, the importance....»
  • Longevity not in the Genes

    Longevity not in the Genes

    The genes of supercentenarians, the world’s oldest living people, have had their genetic code sequenced by researchers at Stanford University . However, after studying the genomes of these 100 year-old-plus participants, the research team was unable to find any genes that could …....»
  • RentLingo Thanksgiving Special

    RentLingo Thanksgiving Special

    RentLingo, an apartment review company that provides “in-person, expert reviews of every apartment rental,” recently cooked a Thanksgiving special infographic on their website that compared how people who live apartments celebrate Thanksgiving differently than those who live in houses. According …....»
  • Violent Video Game Benefits

    Violent Video Game Benefits

    Researchers behind a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences have concluded that action-based video games may make players smarter. Participants who played video games requiring them to move around, shoot at objects and devise plans of …....»
  • Changes at Top of CFP Poll

    Changes at Top of CFP Poll

    Mississippi State is still No. 1 in the latest College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings, but that is where the similarities end between last week and this week in the latest poll announced Tuesday evening. The Bulldogs are 9-0 on the season after …....»
  • Prehistoric Alaskan Burials Found

    Prehistoric Alaskan Burials Found

    A pair of prehistoric infant burials found at a site in central Alaska  is helping archaeologists to better understand how the early inhabitants of the region laid their dead to rest. The remains were dated back to about 11,500 years before the …....»
  • Marijuana Use Alters Brain

    Marijuana Use Alters Brain

    Marijuana use has been correlated with a decline in IQ and other long-term brain alterations in a new report published in the journal Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences that details a pattern of brain tissue changes among long-term marijuana users. The …....»
  • “Anatomy Trains” Controversy

    “Anatomy Trains” Controversy

    It seems like almost every field of science has its own maverick who preaches his or her own mantra and worldview on the way things work. Medical science has Dr. Oz and Dr. Mercola. Food science has – no surprise …....»
  • Laundry Pods Pose Problem

    Laundry Pods Pose Problem

    Pods full of laundry detergent, a popular household product, may pose a problem for millions of families according to report published on early release in the journal Pediatrics. The report details how pods have seriously sickened as many as 700 children …....»
  • Interstellar Isn’t Stellar

    Interstellar Isn’t Stellar

    Christopher Nolan’s combination disaster epic – time travel conundrum – intergalactic adventure science fiction film, Interstellar,  earned $52 million during its first weekend in release. If Nolan was a real mensch, he would give that money back, because the film …....»
  • Ebola This Week

    Ebola This Week

    As Ebola fears simmer in the United States, reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) this week indicate that the rate of disease spread is slowing in some of the most affected countries. The latest situation report, issued on November …....»
  • Browns Bounce Bengals

    Browns Bounce Bengals

    The race in the AFC North division is so tight that if the Cleveland Browns would have beaten the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday Night Football, they would take over first place. If they lost the game, they would have been …....»
  • Antibiotics Found in Fish

    Antibiotics Found in Fish

    According to a study from Arizona State University, trace amounts of antibiotics have been detected in farmed tilapia, wild shrimp, salmon and trout en route to supermarkets and grocery stores in California and Arizona. The study, published in the Journal of …....»
  • Chagas Disease Warning

    Chagas Disease Warning

    In a presentation at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s 63rd annual meeting in New Orleans last Tuesday, a team of researchers warned that a parasite called Trypanosoma cruzi, or “the kissing bug” may be more prevalent in America than …....»
  • Autism Rate Investigated

    Autism Rate Investigated

    The percentage of children diagnosed with autism has risen dramatically across the globe over the past three decades. A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics, has confirmed what many health professionals and worried parents have suspected regarding....»
  • Diet Helps Bees Resist Pesticides

    Diet Helps Bees Resist Pesticides

    Photo of honey bee by Jon Sullivan (PD) With the right diet, honey bees can better resist pesticides, according to a new study published in the Journal of Insect Physiology. Honey bees fed a diet of pollen showed less sensitivity …....»
  • New Techniques for Mass Producing Nanobodies

    New Techniques for Mass Producing Nanobodies

    A new technique has been developed for mass-producing nanobodies, special molecules derived from antibodies. The discovery is significant because antibodies are extremely important in biotechnology, where they serve a wide range....»
  • Alzheimer’s Developments

    Alzheimer’s Developments

    Alzheimer's disease researchers have long believed that plaque was the culprit that causes the brain cell death that characterizes the degenerative condition. Now, new data reported in the October 29, 2014 issue of Molecular Neurodegeneration, suggests that it is actually …....»
  • Sleep Apnea Impairs Memory

    Sleep Apnea Impairs Memory

    Sleep has long been recognized as an important part of the memory consolidation process. In a relatively small recent study, however, scientists have been able to correlate Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep length with the depth of spatial memory processing. The report published in …....»
  • Surgery Cures Arachnophobia

    Surgery Cures Arachnophobia

    Brain surgery has unintentionally allowed a man once terrified of spiders to touch and admire them without fear. A case study set to be published on January 27, 2015 in the journal Neurocase: The Neural Basis of Cognition will document the story …....»
  • Early Oceans From Meteorites

    Early Oceans From Meteorites

    Earth’s vast oceans may owe their genesis to water-bearing meteorites that bombarded the planet in its infancy, according to a new study published in Science. The research team found a link between hydrogen samples from the waters of Earth, ancient …....»
  • Ebola Survival Genetic?

    Ebola Survival Genetic?

    An Ebola victim’s  genetic make-up may be the deciding factor when it comes to the fatality of the Ebola virus, according to a study published in the October 30 edition of Science. The study, based on research conducted at  the Rocky Mountain …....»
  • Dinosaur Feathers Evolved for Display

    Dinosaur Feathers Evolved for Display

    Image of Rupicola peruviana by Bill Bouton (CC) Long before birds flocked to the skies, a number of dinosaurs sported various types of feathers, ranging from simple filaments to more complex pennaceous feathers. An article published in Science is now proposing that …....»
  • Nurse Breaks Quarantine

    Nurse Breaks Quarantine

    Kaci Hickox, the  nurse who was treating the Ebola victims in West Africa just weeks ago, has refused to abide by the 21-day quarantine imposed on her by health care authorities in the state of Maine, where Ms. Hickox lives. Mary Mayhew, Maine’s health commissioner …....»
  • ESPN Created Bias Perception

    ESPN Created Bias Perception

    ESPN, the self-proclaimed World-Wide Leader in Sports, is coming under fire this week for a perceived bias toward the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The accusations were leveled following the announcement of the initial College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday when three …....»
  • Circumcision Best Done Early

    Circumcision Best Done Early

    A study published this week in the journal Pediatrics has shown that if parents choose to circumcise their male children, it is better for them to do so earlier rather than later. Researchers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) …....»
  • Complex Cells Evolved Inside-Out

    Complex Cells Evolved Inside-Out

    Image of slime mold by Lawrence Durell Wade The evolution of complex cells may have taken place through a kind of “inside-out” process, according to a new theory put forward by Buzz and David Baum in BMC Biology. Although scientists …....»
  • Treat Coughs with Agave?

    Treat Coughs with Agave?

    A new study published in this week’s edition of the journal JAMA Pediatrics on October 27 indicates that both agave nectar and placebo syrups are effective treatments for cough symptoms in young children. The research team, led by Dr. Ian Paul, …....»
  • Cocoa Flavanol Aids Memory

    Cocoa Flavanol Aids Memory

    A study published at the beginning of this week suggests that certain antioxidants, such as those found in chocolate,may improve memory function in older people. The researchers, led by neurologist Scott Small, looked into the effects of cocoa flavanols on …....»
  • CDC Tightens Ebola Protocol

    CDC Tightens Ebola Protocol

    Two American nurses recently contracted the Ebola virus as a result of being part of the treatment team for Dallas patient Thomas Eric Duncan. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now tightened the safety guidelines that pertain to Ebola and how …....»
  • SSI Payments Up, Refis Boom Amid Fears of Another Collapse

    SSI Payments Up, Refis Boom Amid Fears of Another Collapse

    In business today, while Social Security recipients bask in a 1.7 percent  increase, the real cost of living increases by 8 to 12 percent depending on where you live. Mortgage refinance applications are on the rise as rates fall and …....»
  • Fannie, Freddie Loosen Rules

    Fannie, Freddie Loosen Rules

    Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association), under increasing attack from Congressional Republicans, has relaxed rules affecting mortgage applicants with bankruptcies and foreclosures on their credit reports. Under the new rules, borrowers can claim a one-time exception for “extenuating circumstances”....»
  • MS Not Linked to Vaccines

    MS Not Linked to Vaccines

    A new study has concluded that vaccines are not linked to an increased risk for contracting Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The researchers found that there was no correlation between any vaccine currently used and a higher incidence of MS or any other …....»
  • Spinal Cord Breakthrough

    Spinal Cord Breakthrough

    A 40-year old Bulgarian man has undergone breakthrough transplant surgery enabling him to walk again. The patient, Darek Fidyka, was paralyzed from the chest down after suffering stab wounds to his back in a domestic dispute almost 15 years ago. Now, …....»
  • Soda Triggers Aging Process

    Soda Triggers Aging Process

    High-sugar soda has previously been linked to an increase in health-related issues such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Now more recently, consumption of such beverages has been correlated with an acceleration in the aging process. According to a study …....»
  • Mitochondria Were Parasites

    Mitochondria Were Parasites

    A study from the University of Virginia suggests that the energy powerhouses we know as mitochondria were actually once parasitic in nature. The researchers reconstructed both pre-mitochondria and proto-mitochondria and concluded that a parasitic-like behavior was present, which directly....»
  • Warning On  Energy Drinks

    Warning On Energy Drinks

    The report concluded that, a review of the relevant literature indicates that high-levels of caffeinated beverages are associated with a number of health risks. The researchers wrote that these risks have been unaddressed, and that a cautionary standpoint should be …....»
  • Ebola’s Mysterious Origins

    Ebola’s Mysterious Origins

    In 1976, a 27-year-old microbiologist in training was part of a team that received a blood sample from Zaire for analysis. The sample was labelled as Yellow Fever, but on further investigation, the scientists suspected it was something else entirely. Doctor Peter Piot …....»
  • Armageddon Again: ESA Comet Mission Run Down

    Armageddon Again: ESA Comet Mission Run Down

    The European Space Agency’s unmanned Rosetta spacecraft will rendezvous with the 2.5 mile diameter Churyumov-Gerasimenk comet on November 12 in an attempt to drop a robotic landing craft on the traveling space junk. Unlike the Deep Impact probe, which was …....»
  • The Net Neutrality Imbroglio Heats Up

    The Net Neutrality Imbroglio Heats Up

    An article in PC World, dated today, reports that a conservative activist group, American Commitment, has launched a massive petition campaign demanding that the FCC refrain from imposing regulations on the Internet to prevent “the government from taking over the …....»
  • BindleSnitch Business Digest Oct 1 2014

    BindleSnitch Business Digest Oct 1 2014

    Today’s business summary touches on Yahoo’s embarrassment of riches as it cashes in on its Alibaba investments, and the increasingly strident shareholder calls for big changes in the social media pioneer’s business model but, first, we are going to look …....»
  • Tyranny of the Home Cooked Meal

    Tyranny of the Home Cooked Meal

    On September 3, the online journal Slate published a story about the tyranny of the home cooked family dinner. In this commentary piece, writer Amanda Marcotte discussed how the expectation of cooking at home was placing an undue burden on …....»
  • Auto Lenders Put Kill Switches Into Cars

    Auto Lenders Put Kill Switches Into Cars

    That innocuous looking device (above) on the dashboard under the steering column is a new kind of kill switch, but this kill switch can actually take your car away from you, instead of letting you keep it.  Auto lenders are …....»
  • Apple Mania Ensues Again

    Apple Mania Ensues Again

    Apple mania is spreading across the land again and, as much as we would rather ignore it, we  are going to add to the hoopla, if only for the hoopla of deriding it.  A visit to several Florida malls over …....»
  • Marching For Climate Change?

    Marching For Climate Change?

    Climate Change has now achieved capital letter status, replacing “Global Warming” as the clarion cry for change now, adding smoke and heat, but very little additional light to the complex questions of how to sustain a modern industrial civilization without …....»
  • Miley Cyrus, Revisited

    Miley Cyrus, Revisited

    It might seem a little premature to revisit the career of a 21 year-old singer, but Miley Cyrus deserves that consideration, because she’s more than she seems. Serious music critics have steered clear of Miley Cyrus long enough, because this …....»
  • Bee Health Crisis Spreads to the Wild Bumble

    Bee Health Crisis Spreads to the Wild Bumble

      Bee health crisis warnings are growing as the condition known as “Colony Collapse Disorder” has started to spread from the domesticated honey bee population to the wild bumble bee population, threatening an essential link in the food pipeline. Since …....»
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