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Ernie Banks Statue Moved Downtown for Tribute
Ernie Banks Statue Moved Downtown for TributeSubscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Fans paid their respects to the beloved Chicago Cubs player in a downtown plaza on Wednesday. (Jan. 28) The Associated...Fr…
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Raw: Ernie Banks Statue Erected in Chicago
Raw: Ernie Banks Statue Erected in ChicagoFans paid their respects to the beloved Chicago Cubs player in a downtown plaza on Wednesday. (Jan. 28) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and...From…
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Jordan Ready to Swap Inmate for Pilot
Jordan Ready to Swap Inmate for PilotJordan says it is willing to swap an Iraqi woman on death row for a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group. A purported message from the extremists threatens to kill both a Japanese...Fro…
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Raw: Fighting Leaves Parts of Kobani in Ruin
Raw: Fighting Leaves Parts of Kobani in RuinParts of the town of Kobani, Syria along the Turkish border were devastated in fierce fighting as Kurdish forces announced they had pushed Islamic State group militants out of the city. (Jan....…
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Lynch Pledges Independence if Confirmed As A.G.
Lynch Pledges Independence if Confirmed As A.G.Challenged by Republicans, Loretta Lynch sought to distance herself from Eric Holder Wednesday, promising independence and a fresh relationship with Congress at confirmation hearings to become.…
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Convictions of 'Friendship 9' Thrown Out
Convictions of 'Friendship 9' Thrown OutA judge has tossed out the convictions of nine South Carolina black men who integrated a whites-only lunch counter during the height of the American civil rights movement. (Jan. 28) Subscribe...Fro…
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  • Cuba's Castro warns U.S. against meddling in internal affairs

    Cuba's Castro warns U.S. against meddling in internal affairs

    SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Cuba will not accept any interference in its internal affairs in talks with the United States, President Raul Castro said on Wednesday, warning that meddling would make a diplomatic thawing between the two countries meaningless.…
    - 1 hour ago Jan 28 15, 3:24pm -
  • Air Force picks Boeing 747-8 to replace Air Force One: sources

    Air Force picks Boeing 747-8 to replace Air Force One: sources

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force plans to announce on Wednesday that it has decided to use Boeing Co's commercial 747-8 airliner to replace its current fleet of Air Force One presidential aircraft, two sources familiar with the decision said…
    - 1 hour ago Jan 28 15, 3:21pm -
  • Boeing fourth-quarter profit surges; sees cash rise in 2015

    Boeing fourth-quarter profit surges; sees cash rise in 2015

    (Reuters) - Boeing Co reported a 23 percent increase in core fourth-quarter profit on Wednesday, topping analysts' estimates and sending its shares up 4.3 percent.
    - 1 hour ago Jan 28 15, 3:15pm -
  • Greek PM Tsipras freezes privatizations, markets tumble

    Greek PM Tsipras freezes privatizations, markets tumble

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Leftwing Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras threw down an open challenge to international creditors on Wednesday by halting privatization plans agreed under the country's bailout deal, prompting a third day of heavy losses on fina…
    - 1 hour ago Jan 28 15, 3:08pm -
  • Fed upbeat on U.S. economy despite global turmoil

    Fed upbeat on U.S. economy despite global turmoil

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said the U.S. economy was expanding "at a solid pace" as it largely looked through weakness overseas in a signal that it remains on track to raise interest rates later this year.
    - 1 hour ago Jan 28 15, 3:04pm -
  • Jordan prisoner swap on hold, fate of Japanese IS hostage unclear

    Jordan prisoner swap on hold, fate of Japanese IS hostage unclear

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan said on Wednesday it had received no assurance that one of its pilots captured by Islamic State insurgents was safe and that it would go ahead with a proposed prisoner swap only if he was freed.
    - 1 hour ago Jan 28 15, 3:03pm -
  • Flooding leaves mess in oceanfront Massachusetts after storm

    Flooding leaves mess in oceanfront Massachusetts after storm

    MARSHFIELD, Mass. (Reuters) - Ocean Street in the waterfront Massachusetts town of Marshfield was littered with lobster traps, downed wires and chunks of houses on Wednesday, after a massive blizzard hammered New England.
    - 2 hours ago Jan 28 15, 2:33pm -
  • Two Israeli soldiers, U.N. peacekeeper killed in Israel-Hezbollah violence

    Two Israeli soldiers, U.N. peacekeeper killed in Israel-Hezbollah violence

    JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper were killed on Wednesday in an exchange of fire between Hezbollah and Israel, one of the most violent clashes between the two sides since a 2006 war.
    - 2 hours ago Jan 28 15, 2:29pm -
  • Obama's pick for attorney general aims to smooth ties with Congress

    Obama's pick for attorney general aims to smooth ties with Congress

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama's pick for attorney general, on Wednesday sought to make a clean break from the testy relationship her predecessor had with Congress, while supporting the legality of Obama's controversial…
    - 3 hours ago Jan 28 15, 1:45pm -
  • Nissan recalls 768,000 crossovers and SUVs for separate problems

    Nissan recalls 768,000 crossovers and SUVs for separate problems

    DETROIT (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co is recalling about 768,000 vehicles, including its popular Rogue crossover and Pathfinder SUV, for separate problems, the company and U.S. regulators said on Wednesday.
    - 4 hours ago Jan 28 15, 12:18pm -
  • North Dakota: oil producers aim to cut radioactive waste bills

    North Dakota: oil producers aim to cut radioactive waste bills

    WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - North Dakota's oil industry is pushing to change the state's radioactive waste disposal laws as part of a broad effort to conserve cash as oil prices tumble.
    - 4 hours ago Jan 28 15, 12:06pm -
  • Litvinenko autopsy was world's most dangerous, UK inquiry hears

    Litvinenko autopsy was world's most dangerous, UK inquiry hears

    LONDON (Reuters) - Pathologists examining the body of ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, poisoned with a rare radioactive isotope nine years ago in London, carried out the world's most dangerous-ever autopsy on his body, an inquiry into his killing hea…
    - 4 hours ago Jan 28 15, 12:05pm -
  • Exclusive: Spending- why 'red' states shoulder the deepest cuts under Obama

    Exclusive: Spending- why 'red' states shoulder the deepest cuts under Obama

    WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - As Washington has tightened its belt in recent years, the budget cuts have sliced most deeply in states where President Obama is unpopular, according to an analysis of federal spending by Reuters.
    - 4 hours ago Jan 28 15, 12:04pm -
  • Exclusive: EU draft would extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine escalation

    Exclusive: EU draft would extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine escalation

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU has prepared a draft statement for the foreign ministers of its 28 members to agree to extend sanctions against Russia by six months, add new people to the sanctions list and prepare new measures.
    - 5 hours ago Jan 28 15, 11:04am -
  • Jordan says ready to free Iraqi militant if pilot released

    Jordan says ready to free Iraqi militant if pilot released

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan said on Wednesday it was willing to hand over an Iraqi woman detained for her role in a 2005 suicide bombing in Amman if a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State was released.
    - 9 hours ago Jan 28 15, 7:25am -
  • iPhone sales trample expectations as profit sets global record

    iPhone sales trample expectations as profit sets global record

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season and a 70 percent rise in China sales, powering the company to the largest profit in corporate history.…
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  • Thailand warns U.S. to mind its own business over politics

    Thailand warns U.S. to mind its own business over politics

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand warned the United States against meddling in its political affairs on Wednesday, saying many Thais had been hurt by the remarks of a visiting U.S. envoy who took a swipe at the ruling military junta's undemocratic practic…
    - 14 hours ago Jan 28 15, 2:54am -
  • Yahoo sets Alibaba stake spinoff plan, shares jump

    Yahoo sets Alibaba stake spinoff plan, shares jump

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc plans to spin off its 15 percent stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , responding to pressure to hand over to shareholders its prized e-commerce investment valued at roughly $40 billion.
    - 20 hours ago Jan 27 15, 8:13pm -
  • Spying program leaked by Snowden is tied to campaign in many countries

    Spying program leaked by Snowden is tied to campaign in many countries

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A program used by U.S. and British spies to record computer keystrokes was part of sophisticated hacking operations in more than a dozen countries, security experts said on Tuesday, after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden…
    - 21 hours ago Jan 27 15, 7:34pm -
  • Greek PM Tsipras names anti-austerity cabinet, port sale halted

    Greek PM Tsipras names anti-austerity cabinet, port sale halted

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras named a cabinet of anti-austerity veterans and halted privatization of Greece's biggest port on Tuesday, signaling he aims to stick to election pledges despite warning shots from the euro zone an…
    - 21 hours ago Jan 27 15, 7:09pm -

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  • Zombie or miracle, Florida cat claws his way back from the dead

    Zombie or miracle, Florida cat claws his way back from the dead

    TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A cat in Florida is on the mend after clawing his way back from the dead, surfacing five days after he was hit by a car and buried for dead, according to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
    - 4 hours ago Jan 28 15, 12:58pm -
  • Unions turn lights off on French prime minister

    Unions turn lights off on French prime minister

    PARIS (Reuters) - An inquiry was under way on Wednesday after French trade unionists turned the lights off on a keynote speech by Prime Minister Manuel Valls in protest at planned energy reforms.
    - 4 hours ago Jan 28 15, 12:44pm -
  • Mr Incredible convicted of attacking Batgirl on Hollywood Boulevard

    Mr Incredible convicted of attacking Batgirl on Hollywood Boulevard

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man who dresses as the comic superhero Mr. Incredible has been sentenced to 3 years probation after pleading guilty to attacking a woman costumed as Batgirl in a Hollywood Boulevard turf dispute, prosecutors said on Tuesday.…
    - 1 day ago Jan 27 15, 3:10pm -
  • Voodoo queen cemetery in New Orleans to restrict access after vandalism

    Voodoo queen cemetery in New Orleans to restrict access after vandalism

    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans' oldest cemetery will soon be closed to visitors without an official escort or familial ties to the deceased, the result of a spate of vandalism that has included the tomb of voodoo queen Marie Laveau.
    - 1 day ago Jan 27 15, 2:58pm -
  • Original Wells Fargo bank site in San Francisco robbed of Gold Rush-era nuggets

    Original Wells Fargo bank site in San Francisco robbed of Gold Rush-era nuggets

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Three bandits wearing ski masks crashed a stolen SUV into the Wells Fargo History Museum in San Francisco early on Tuesday and held a security guard at gunpoint before making off with a display of gold nuggets from the 19th…
    - 1 day ago Jan 27 15, 2:53pm -
  • Mississippi collector's quirky Elvis shrine up for auction

    Mississippi collector's quirky Elvis shrine up for auction

    JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - The estate of an eccentric Elvis Presley memorabilia collector who for more than two decades offered tours of his Mississippi house at any time day or night will be auctioned on Saturday, his attorney said.
    - 1 day ago Jan 27 15, 1:51pm -
  • China police suspended after dining on enormous salamander

    China police suspended after dining on enormous salamander

    BEIJING (Reuters) - The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen suspended 14 police officers and put a police chief under investigation on Tuesday on suspicion of feasting on an endangered giant salamander, state media reported.
    - 1 day ago Jan 27 15, 8:50am -
  • San Francisco Zoo offers spurned lovers cockroach, scorpion adoptions

    San Francisco Zoo offers spurned lovers cockroach, scorpion adoptions

    (Reuters) - The San Francisco Zoo is giving the spurned and broken-hearted a new reason to mark Valentine's Day - the chance to adopt a giant scorpion or hissing cockroach named after a heart-trampling ex.
    - 2 days ago Jan 26 15, 11:36pm -
  • Naked violinist sues Portland police over arrest

    Naked violinist sues Portland police over arrest

    PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon man who claims his rights were violated last year when he was arrested outside the federal courthouse in downtown Portland for playing his violin in the nude is suing the police department and others for $1.1 mill…
    - 2 days ago Jan 26 15, 4:35pm -
  • Hoax caller impersonating spy chief put through to UK PM Cameron

    Hoax caller impersonating spy chief put through to UK PM Cameron

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday security would be reviewed, but no harm had been done, after an apparently drunk hoaxer claiming to be the director of Britain's eavesdropping agency was put though to his mobile…
    - 2 days ago Jan 26 15, 8:29am -
  • Iowa billboard mannequin startles motorists, loses job

    Iowa billboard mannequin startles motorists, loses job

    (Reuters) - A car dealer is taking down an oversized mannequin that had been placed atop a roadside billboard advertisement in rural Iowa after a number of alarmed drivers called the 911 emergency number to report a man who looked like he was going t…
    - 5 days ago Jan 23 15, 2:48pm -
  • Death by chocolate: a problem for bears in New Hampshire

    Death by chocolate: a problem for bears in New Hampshire

    BOSTON (Reuters) - New Hampshire wildlife officials are drawing up a proposal to curb the use of chocolate as bait by hunters seeking to draw black bears out of the woods after four of the wild animals were found dead at a trapping site from an overd…
    - 6 days ago Jan 22 15, 2:57pm -
  • Singapore smoker fined $15,000 for throwing butts out of window

    Singapore smoker fined $15,000 for throwing butts out of window

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has fined a smoker S$19,800 ($15,000) for throwing cigarette butts out of his flat window, the National Environment Agency said, the highest ever such fine.
    - 7 days ago Jan 22 15, 3:54am -
  • Activists arrested after dousing Lenin's tomb with holy water

    Activists arrested after dousing Lenin's tomb with holy water

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two performance artists were arrested after pouring holy water on the Red Square tomb of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin and shouting "Rise and be gone!", Russian media reported.
    - 8 days ago Jan 20 15, 12:19pm -
  • Israeli selfie from Miss Universe contest causes stir in Lebanon

    Israeli selfie from Miss Universe contest causes stir in Lebanon

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Israeli beauty queen's selfie has caused a stir in Lebanon, with some Lebanese saying their country's contestant at the Miss Universe pageant should be stripped of her title for consorting with the enemy.
    - 10 days ago Jan 18 15, 8:52am -
  • Indian censor official quits over spiritual leader's Bollywood dreams

    Indian censor official quits over spiritual leader's Bollywood dreams

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian film that features a self-styled spiritual leader in jewel-studded costume riding motorbikes and sending the bad guys flying has prompted the chief of the country's censor panel to quit, citing government interference.…
    - 12 days ago Jan 16 15, 8:21am -
  • Seattle Seahawks-loving city manager bans cheese ahead of Green Bay Packers game

    Seattle Seahawks-loving city manager bans cheese ahead of Green Bay Packers game

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - In a friendly slap at Green Bay Packers fans, popularly known as "cheeseheads," the manager of a city near Seattle has banned cheese in municipal headquarters before Sunday's NFL playoff game between the Packers and Seattle Seahaw…
    - 13 days ago Jan 15 15, 8:08pm -
  • Eight-foot alligator found at L.A. home suspected of eating cats

    Eight-foot alligator found at L.A. home suspected of eating cats

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An 8-foot alligator was found next to the carcasses of two cats in the back yard of a suburban Los Angeles home where the reptile had been living illegally since the 1970s, authorities said on Thursday.
    - 13 days ago Jan 15 15, 7:34pm -
  • 'Thumbs up' robber recognizes clerk, gives Colorado store a pass

    'Thumbs up' robber recognizes clerk, gives Colorado store a pass

    DENVER (Reuters) - Police in Colorado are hunting a hooded man who was about to rob a convenience store but stopped after recognizing the clerk and then gave the startled employee a cheery thumbs-up.
    - 13 days ago Jan 15 15, 1:06pm -
  • Night lines banned at shops in some Venezuela states; scarcity persists

    Night lines banned at shops in some Venezuela states; scarcity persists

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Governors in three Venezuelan states have banned overnight queuing amid huge and sometimes rowdy lines around shops across the scarcity-plagued country.
    - 14 days ago Jan 14 15, 3:50pm -

Life Hacker

  • Set Dock Magnification to a Keyboard Shortcut in OS X

    Set Dock Magnification to a Keyboard Shortcut in OS X

    Magnifying the icons in your Dock on mouseover is great, but you might not want to have the feature on all the time. How-To Geek points out that you can set it up so you only trigger the magnification with a keystroke. Read more...
    - 29 mins ago Jan 28 15, 4:00pm -
  • Use a Raspberry Pi as a Tor/VPN Router for Anonymous Browsing

    Use a Raspberry Pi as a Tor/VPN Router for Anonymous Browsing

    We've shown you how to use a Raspberry Pi as both a Tor proxy and a personal VPN , but Make shows off how to do both in one unit for truly anonymous browsing everywhere.Read more...
    - 59 mins ago Jan 28 15, 3:30pm -
  • Bone Broth Won't Boost Your Immunity (but It Still Makes Great Soup)

    Bone Broth Won't Boost Your Immunity (but It Still Makes Great Soup)

    Boil meat bones for hours and you'll get a delicious clear-brown liquid that you could use to make soup or, if you believe the hype, drink for its health benefits. But will it really make your hair shiny, fight inflammation, and infuse more collage…
    - 1 hour ago Jan 28 15, 3:00pm -
  • What to Do If You're Missing a 1099 Tax Form

    What to Do If You're Missing a 1099 Tax Form

    Every year at about this time, freelancers are inundated with Form 1099 so they can report their income to the IRS. But what if one you were expecting never arrives? Forbes' advice: Don't ask for one.Read more...
    - 2 hours ago Jan 28 15, 2:30pm -
  • Where Do You Work Most Productively?

    Where Do You Work Most Productively?

    Do you get more done working at the office, at home, or on the road/at the coffee shop?Read more...
    - 2 hours ago Jan 28 15, 2:00pm -
  • Improve a Boring Online Bio with Image-Rich Words

    Improve a Boring Online Bio with Image-Rich Words

    Whether it's on your blog or on your social media profile, the "about me" section can change how others perceive you. One way t0 make your bio more interesting: use "sticky" words that appeal to the senses.Read more...
    - 3 hours ago Jan 28 15, 1:30pm -
  • Charge Your Phone in Half the Time: Quick Chargers Explained

    Charge Your Phone in Half the Time: Quick Chargers Explained

    If you bought a phone in the last year, it might have included some kind of quick charger, or offered one as an accessory. Here's how they work to charge your phone in half the time of a typical charger.Read more...
    - 3 hours ago Jan 28 15, 1:00pm -
  • Laser Printers You'll Love, Highly-Productive Apps, and More Deals

    Laser Printers You'll Love, Highly-Productive Apps, and More Deals

    We've waxed poetic about Brother laser printers countless times, but if you're still fighting an old Inkjet at your house, you've got two great options to upgrade today.Read more...
    - 4 hours ago Jan 28 15, 12:45pm -
  • This Infographic Shows 50 Salad Ideas for Enjoying All Year Round

    This Infographic Shows 50 Salad Ideas for Enjoying All Year Round

    Salads are great for sneaking more vegetables into your diet and getting and staying healthy , but, let's face it, sometimes salads are boring. This graphic from Cook Smarts serves up 50 salad combos and dressing ideas to get you out of a salad rut…
    - 4 hours ago Jan 28 15, 12:30pm -
  • How to Do Your Own Home Energy Audit and Save Money Each Month

    How to Do Your Own Home Energy Audit and Save Money Each Month

    Wasting energy in your home is like throwing away money. You can spend thousands on heaters, air-conditioning and new windows, but poor insulation and outdated appliances can sap any savings and make for an uncomfortable home. Here's how to perform…
    - 4 hours ago Jan 28 15, 12:00pm -
  • Openfolio Compares Your Portfolio With Other Investors'

    Openfolio Compares Your Portfolio With Other Investors'

    You don't need to keep up with the Joneses, but comparisons can sometimes be useful. Openfolio tracks your investment portfolio and shows you how you're doing compared to different groups of people.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago Jan 28 15, 11:30am -
  • The Complete Guide to Choosing (or Building) the Perfect Standing Desk

    The Complete Guide to Choosing (or Building) the Perfect Standing Desk

    Standing desks are popular, but choosing a good one is no easy task. You could go with a motorized, whole desk replacement, or DIY a simple solution. You could even buy an adjustable attachment to go on top of your existing desk. Let's talk about…
    - 5 hours ago Jan 28 15, 11:00am -
  • This Simple Six-Step Routine Could Save You $30 Per Week on Groceries

    This Simple Six-Step Routine Could Save You $30 Per Week on Groceries

    The technique is simple: find ingredients on sale, then build recipes around them . Although it's a bit more work than buying the same routine groceries, it could expose you to new types of food while simultaneously saving you money.Read more...
    - 6 hours ago Jan 28 15, 10:30am -
  • Create an "Emergency Lunch Kit" for Better Brown Bag Meals

    Create an "Emergency Lunch Kit" for Better Brown Bag Meals

    Having delicious, affordable, and healthy work lunches takes planning and commitment . Stash a meal "emergency lunch kit" in your desk to improve mediocre lunches.Read more...
    - 6 hours ago Jan 28 15, 10:00am -
  • io9 The Most Deadly And Disgusting Liquors In Science Fiction And Fantasy | Jalopnik Pantsless Woman

    io9 The Most Deadly And Disgusting Liquors In Science Fiction And Fantasy | Jalopnik Pantsless Woman

    io9 The Most Deadly And Disgusting Liquors In Science Fiction And Fantasy | Jalopnik Pantsless Woman Arrested For DUI While Sitting On A Bottle | Jezebel Gabrielle Union Says Smart Things About Ferguson, the NFL, Hollywood | Kotaku Man Plays Supe…
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  • Tinkering With a Raspberry Pi Is Even Cheaper Than Usual Right Now

    Tinkering With a Raspberry Pi Is Even Cheaper Than Usual Right Now

    The humble Raspberry Pi has been inspiring clever hacks for years, but it's never too late to pick one up to play around with yourself, especially at these prices.Read more...
    - 7 hours ago Jan 28 15, 9:36am -
  • ProWritingAid Checks for Clarity, Repeat Words, and Cliched Phrases

    ProWritingAid Checks for Clarity, Repeat Words, and Cliched Phrases

    Editing your own work can be difficult. If you don't give yourself enough time between writing and revising, everything might sound good as is. Fortunately, ProWritingAid is a webapp that edits your work for writing style and gives you immediate fe…
    - 7 hours ago Jan 28 15, 9:30am -
  • ​Why Breakfast Is Not the Most Important Meal of the Day

    ​Why Breakfast Is Not the Most Important Meal of the Day

    If you've read into health and fitness at all, you've probably been seen variations of "breakfast is the most important meal of the day," "eat breakfast to kickstart your metabolism," or perhaps "skip breakfast and die." As it turns out, all of tha…
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  • Get Rid of the "Positive Posse" to Find Better Feedback

    Get Rid of the "Positive Posse" to Find Better Feedback

    It's only natural to want to surround yourself with people who believe in you. If you only allow people with positive things to say to get close, however, can result in choosing your friends based on how they make you feel, rather than ones who cha…
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  • Avoid Email Overload by Simply Ignoring Some (Unimportant) Email

    Avoid Email Overload by Simply Ignoring Some (Unimportant) Email

    Inbox Zero is a noble, if difficult, goal. If you only receive a few emails a day, traditional strategies like only replying a couple times a day are fine. But if you get dozens or hundreds, you need a harsher strategy: just ignoring some of them…
    - 8 hours ago Jan 28 15, 8:00am -

Law and Disorder

Over at the Courthouse...

  • Xerox Employee's Ex Loses Beneficiary Status
         A man who wanted his son, not his ex, to benefit from his Xerox retirement plan achieved that result with just a phone call, the 9th Circuit ruled Wednesday.
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  • Corruption Claims Rekindled in Estate Battle
         A Florida lawyer claims he has new evidence that Panamanian Supreme Court justices were bribed into stripping him of control over a $150 million estate.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 28 15, 1:36pm -
  • Rock Promoter in $300M Fraud Case Denied Bail
         A former rock-concert promoter extradited from Brazil to face a $300 million investment fraud charge was denied bail Wednesday in Florida.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 28 15, 1:11pm -
  • Author Violated Divorce Deal to Write About Son
         A New York author violated her divorce agreement when she wrote about her autistic adult son, a state appeals court ruled.
    - 4 hours ago Jan 28 15, 12:35pm -
  • Fired Christian Says He Was Speaking in Tongues
         Speaking in tongues at a blaspheming co-worker cost a Queens man his job as a city environmental protection officer, a $2 million federal complaint alleges.
    - 4 hours ago Jan 28 15, 12:35pm -
  • Family Says Shelter Dog-Napped Their Cocker
         The owners of Beau, a pure bred Cocker Spaniel, say a veterinarian told them their beloved pet died following surgery when in fact he conspired with others to put the dog up for sale on the Internet.
    - 6 hours ago Jan 28 15, 10:46am -
  • Saints' Owner Benson Is Infirm, Family Says
         The daughter and grandchildren of Tom Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints, have filed for an interdiction to wrest control of more than $1 billion in assets from his third wife.
    - 6 hours ago Jan 28 15, 10:10am -
  • Fight Over Luxury Mexican Resort Lands in NY
         An heir to Mexico's five-star Capella Pedregal Resort filed a federal action in New York over Cargill's "illegal takeover" of the family business.
    - 7 hours ago Jan 28 15, 9:17am -
  • Judge Refuses to Quash Rick Perry Indictment
         A Texas judge on Tuesday refused again to throw out the felony abuse of power and coercion charges hanging over former Gov. Rick Perry.
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  • Ag Gag Law Going Nowhere in Washington
         The sponsor of a Washington "ag gag" law, which would prohibit secret filming on farms, conceded that the bill is unlikely to pass this year.
    - 8 hours ago Jan 28 15, 8:53am -
  • Fight to Protect Delta Smelt From California Water Pumps Wages On
         Government water pumps in California will kill more than twice as many Delta smelt as originally allowed this year, though populations of the endangered fish are already at an all-time low, groups say.
    - 8 hours ago Jan 28 15, 8:53am -
  • Finance Firm Renews Fight Against Techies
         Nevada financial firm Panliant renewed its RICO claims against a Canadian tech company it accuses of fraudulently restructuring.
    - 8 hours ago Jan 28 15, 8:53am -
  • Wildlife Rehabber Takes Arizona to Court
         The owner of a wildlife rehabilitation facility claims that Arizona Game and Fish officials suspended her license illegally and are trying to shut her down after nearly 20 years of saving injured animals.
    - 8 hours ago Jan 28 15, 8:53am -
  • Cisco Systems Seeks $10 Million From Docs
         Cisco Systems claims in court that one of its partners conspired with four other companies, and doctors, to defraud it of $10 million.
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  • 'Total Idiot' Comment Wasn't Defamatory
         The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld dismissal of a lawsuit from a home inspector whom a real estate agent called a "total idiot" in a mass company email.
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  • Texas Billionaire's Ex Sues Him Again
         Former Texas billionaire Sam Wyly hid how much stock he had in his companies during his divorce and should hand over half as he faces up to a $400 million SEC judgment, his ex-wife claims.
    - 8 hours ago Jan 28 15, 8:53am -
  • Solvay Pharma Must Face Bribery Claims
         Solvay Pharmaceuticals cannot duck whistleblower claims that it bribed Medicaid doctors to prescribe its drugs for unapproved uses, a federal judge ruled.
    - 8 hours ago Jan 28 15, 8:53am -
  • Wild Horse Roundup Challenged in Court
          Animal rights groups asked a federal judge to stop the Bureau of Land Management from removing 332 horses from the wild and to stop the "forced drugging" of mares in western Nevada.
    - 8 hours ago Jan 28 15, 8:53am -
  • Ohio Fires Legal Salvo Against Obamacare
         The program used to fund Obamacare improperly taxes states and local governments, a federal class action led by the state of Ohio alleges.
    - 8 hours ago Jan 28 15, 8:51am -
  • Georgia Execution
         Convicted killer Warren Lee Hill was executed in Georgia on Tuesday night after just two U.S. Supreme Court justices said they would grant a stay.
    - 8 hours ago Jan 28 15, 8:33am -
  • Former Vandy Players Convicted of Rape
         Two former Vanderbilt Commodores football players were convicted Tuesday for a 2013 rape and will likely be sentenced to decades in prison.
    - 9 hours ago Jan 28 15, 7:23am -
  • Equifax Class Action
         Accused of reporting released water liens as unpaid, Equifax Information Services cannot reduce how much information it must provide in a random sampling of 100 customers, a federal judge ruled.
    - 1 day ago Jan 27 15, 4:09pm -
  • Online Privacy
         Consumers failed to amend claims that Google and Viacom use cookies to track the Internet use of children, a federal judge found.
    - 1 day ago Jan 27 15, 3:58pm -
  • Funeral Mishap
         At the funeral last year for a woman killed by her husband, the casket opened while being lowered into a "too-small grave," a lawsuit alleges.
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  • Ex-Virginia. Gov. to Remain Free on Appeal
         Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will remain free while he appeals his convictions on corruption charges, a federal appeals court ruled.
    - 1 day ago Jan 27 15, 3:46pm -
  • Viral Star
         A YouTube sensation the Greek community knows as So Tiri filed in a federal complaint in New York for unpaid wages and trademark infringement.
    - 1 day ago Jan 27 15, 3:33pm -
  • NFL Retirees Push 9th Circuit to Revive Case
         NFL retirees appealed to the 9th Circuit on Tuesday to save their class action over painkillers allegedly doled out to mask serious injuries.
    - 1 day ago Jan 27 15, 3:21pm -
  • Arbitrator Restored for Vegas Condo Dispute
         An arbitrator's flirtation with "high-value" litigation investment did not warrant his removal from a dispute over luxury Las Vegas condominiums, the 9th Circuit ruled Tuesday.
    - 1 day ago Jan 27 15, 2:56pm -
  • Spying Claims Bounce Off Smartphone Makers
         A federal judge has dumped the bulk of a sprawling class action accusing smartphone makers of installing software that spies on customers and drains batteries.
    - 1 day ago Jan 27 15, 1:15pm -
  • Widow of Slain Piracy Hostage Loses Claim
         The widow of a Taiwanese man whose fishing vessel was sunk in the effort to rid it of pirates cannot seek damages, the 4th Circuit ruled.
    - 1 day ago Jan 27 15, 1:02pm -
  • Alabama Poised to Fight Gay Marriage Ruling
         The state of Alabama is appealing a federal judge's ruling that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
    - 1 day ago Jan 27 15, 12:51pm -
  • Supermarkets to Sell 168 Stores to Settle Concerns
         Albertsons and Safeway Inc. agreed to sell 168 supermarkets to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed $9.2 billion merger would likely be anticompetitive in scores of markets.
    - 1 day ago Jan 27 15, 12:26pm -

Cyber Threats

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Your pictures: City skylines
Your pictures: City skylines
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Day in pictures: 28 January 2015
Day in pictures: 28 January 2015
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In pictures: Post-War office buildings listed
In pictures: Post-War office buildings listed
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Shetland celebrates Up Helly Aa
Shetland celebrates Up Helly Aa
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VIDEO: Attenborough's Paradise Birds
VIDEO: Attenborough's Paradise Birds
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Day in pictures: 27 January 2015
Day in pictures: 27 January 2015
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Severe Weather Watch

  • SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

    SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

    SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK1116 AM CST WED JAN 28 2015VALID 291200Z - 301200Z...NO CRITICAL AREAS...NO CHANGES NEEDED. SEE PREVIOUS FORECAST DISCUSSION BELOW...…
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  • SPC Jan 28, 2015 1730 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

    SPC Jan 28, 2015 1730 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

    SPC 1730Z Day 2 Outlook DAY 2 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK1115 AM CST WED JAN 28 2015VALID 291200Z - 301200Z...NO TSTM AREAS FORECAST......SUMMARY...THE RISK FOR THUNDERSTORMS APPEARS NEGLIGIBLE ACROSS THE…
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  • SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

    SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

    SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK1041 AM CST WED JAN 28 2015VALID 281700Z - 291200Z...FAR ERN CO/WRN AND SRN KS/NRN OK...15Z SURFACE ANALYSIS REVEALED TWO SURFACE LOWS..…
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  • SPC Jan 28, 2015 1630 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

    SPC Jan 28, 2015 1630 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

    SPC 1630Z Day 1 Outlook DAY 1 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK1018 AM CST WED JAN 28 2015VALID 281630Z - 291200Z...NO TSTM AREAS FORECAST......SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS ARE UNLIKELY TODAY AND TONIGHT....SYNOPT…
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Out of this World

  • Virts and Wilmore Preparing for Trio of Spacewalks

    Virts and Wilmore Preparing for Trio of Spacewalks

    NASA astronauts Terry Virts and Barry Wilmore are getting a pair of U.S. spacesuits ready for a set of spacewalks beginning in February. Throughout Tuesday in the Quest airlock, they recharged suit batteries and checked out fans and other suit compon…
    - 24 hours ago Jan 27 15, 4:38pm -
  • Crew Studying Tiny Organisms to Understand Larger Organisms

    Crew Studying Tiny Organisms to Understand Larger Organisms

    After a week of medical science activities, the space station residents began the new week focusing on worms, fruit flies and plants. The tiny organisms provide scientists a model for larger organisms and how microgravity affects such things as immun…
    - 2 days ago Jan 26 15, 12:32pm -
  • CATS Installed, Eye Checks and Science Maintenance for Crew

    CATS Installed, Eye Checks and Science Maintenance for Crew

    With CATS successfully installed to an external platform on Japan’s Kibo laboratory, the Expedition 42 crew spent Friday working life science, combustion and a variety of other experiments. › Read more about CATS The Combustion Integrated Rack (C…
    - 5 days ago Jan 23 15, 1:03pm -
  • Robotic Arms Move CATS While Crew Studies Life Science

    Robotic Arms Move CATS While Crew Studies Life Science

    Ground controllers overnight remotely guided the Canadarm2, with its Dextre robotic hand attached, to deftly remove the CATS experiment from the SpaceX Dragon trunk. They then handed it off to the Japanese robotic arm for installation on the Kibo lab…
    - 6 days ago Jan 22 15, 1:43pm -
  • Crew Works Botany and Physics as Robotic Arm Preps New Experiment

    Crew Works Botany and Physics as Robotic Arm Preps New Experiment

    The six-member Expedition 42 crew worked Dragon cargo transfers and science on the International Space Station Wednesday. Commander Barry Wilmore conducted botany research and harvested plants grown for the Advanced Plant Experiments-03-1 (APEX-03-1)…
    - 7 days ago Jan 21 15, 4:28pm -
  • Specialists Discuss Spacesuit Work, Crew Investigates ATV Odor

    Specialists Discuss Spacesuit Work, Crew Investigates ATV Odor

    Ground controllers have completed troubleshooting work after last week’s false alarm indicating an ammonia leak. Heat exchangers and thermal control systems on the U.S. side of the International Space Station have been recovered and reintegrated an…
    - 8 days ago Jan 20 15, 2:05pm -
  • Crew Back at Work Studying Immune System in Space

    Crew Back at Work Studying Immune System in Space

    The International Space Station residents were back at work Thursday after an ammonia leak indication sent the crew over to the Russian segment. Flight controllers determined there was no leak and NASA managers allowed the crew to resume normal activ…
    - 13 days ago Jan 15 15, 12:35pm -
  • Astronauts Back in Station’s U.S. Segment

    Astronauts Back in Station’s U.S. Segment

    The crew opened the hatch to the U.S. segment and returned inside at 2:05 p.m. Central time. Wearing protective masks, Virts and Cristoforetti sampled the cabin atmosphere and reported no indications of any ammonia.
    - 14 days ago Jan 14 15, 3:23pm -
  • Station Managers Allow Crew Back In U.S. Segment

    Station Managers Allow Crew Back In U.S. Segment

    The International Space Station mission management team, including all of the station Partners, met this afternoon and directed the station’s residents to return to the U.S. segment of the complex before the end of the day, systems permitting. The…
    - 14 days ago Jan 14 15, 2:54pm -
  • Manager of NASA’s Station Program Discusses Alarm
    The six-member Expedition 42 crew is safe in the Russian segment of the International Space Station after an alarm went off in the U.S. segment of the orbital laboratory Wednesday morning. Flight controllers are seeing no direct evidence of an ammoni…
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Daily Dose of Cute

Useless Fact of the Day

Today's Birthday

  • Jan 28: Jackson Pollock
    1912—56, American painter, born in Cody, Wyo. See biography and links to other people born today...
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Today in History

  • January 28, 1986: Challenger explodes
    At 11:38 a.m. EST, on January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Christa McAuliffe is on her way to becoming the first ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into space. McAuliffe, a 37-year-old high school…
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Today's Political Cartoon

Awful Pun Du Jour

A Word. A Day.

  • jaundiced
    1. Exhibiting prejudice from envy or resentment. 2. Having jaundice: a disease marked by unnatural yellowness of the skin, white of the eyes, etc., caused by an increase of bile pigments in the blood.
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Today's Slang

  • inappropriate selfie

    inappropriate selfie

    When someone or a group of people decide to take a selfie at the absolute wrong moment in time. Like at a funeral or during intercourse.Girl 1: OH MY GOD! Did you see that selfie of the two of them at that funeral!?!Girl 2: I know! I can't bel…
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  • Sad Masty

    Sad Masty

    To masturbate while crying, and using the tears as lubricantim upset my cat died, but am gonna use these tears in my next sad masty to create a happy ending
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  • Turdulence

    Turdulence

    The discomfort that occurs due to an inability to pass flatus on a flight.Just got in from London and man, due I have some turdulence.
    - 4 days ago Jan 25 15, 3:00am -
  • percentage advantage

    percentage advantage

    The deciding factor of who gets the car phone charger. The lowest battery power always gets the charging port first.Hand over the the charger quick before my phone goes dead!. At five percent battery I've got the percentage advantage on you guy…
    - 5 days ago Jan 24 15, 3:00am -
  • ambitchous

    ambitchous

    striving to be more of a bitch than the average bitchUgh! Britney fucked my boyfriend!Yeah, she's pretty ambitchous.
    - 6 days ago Jan 23 15, 3:00am -
  • conversation walling

    conversation walling

    When you're trying to make a conversation with a girl/guy you met recently, either A) online B) via text message or C) in person, and she/he responds to any of your questions with blank stares, one letter text messages using the words: oh, cool, or…
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  • Sing a disney song

    Sing a disney song

    Have sex or do anything sexual.*Taken from the movie Lion King where Simba and Nala lick each other while the song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" plays.G: Honey, I feel horny as everB: Come on and sing a disney song with me babeG: Screw me.…
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This Day in Music

  • On this Day January 28, 1994
    Paul and Linda McCartney attended the premiere of Wayne's World II in London. The couple then went on to Hard Rock Cafe, where the film star Mike Myers presented them with a cheque for LIPA (the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) for £25,000 (…
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  • On this Day January 28, 1985
    The recording took place for We Are The World the US equivalent of Band Aid at A&M Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie the all star cast included Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, B…
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  • On this Day January 28, 1984
    Frankie Goes To Hollywood started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Relax!' BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read expressed on air his distaste for both the record's suggestive sleeve and its lyrics, he announced his refusal to play the record…
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  • On this Day January 28, 1984

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  • On this Day January 28, 1977
    Pink Floyd's tenth studio album 'Animals' entered the UK charts at #2. The sleeve concept was that of Roger Waters, who lived at the time near Clapham Common, and regularly drove past Battersea Power Station. A view of the imposing but disused former…
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  • On this Day January 28, 1968
    Jim Morrison of The Doors was arrested and charged with public drunkenness after harassing a security guard at a Las Vegas adult movie theatre.
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  • On this Day January 28, 1965
    The Who made their first appearance on UK TV show Ready Steady Go! To project the desired image, the hand-picked audience consisted only of teens dressed in the current Mod fashion.
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  • On this Day January 28, 1956
    Elvis Presley (with Scotty Moore and Bill Black), made his first National Television appearance on the Dorsey brother's "Stage Show". It was the first of six appearances on the show and the first of eight performances recorded and broadcast from CBS…
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Today's Trivia Test

  • Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

    Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

    At an NOAA conference in 1972, Roxcy Bolton proposed naming hurricanes after Senators instead of women. She also preferred “him-i-canes.” For one day in 1998, Topeka, Kansas, renamed itself “ToPikachu” to mark Pokemon’s U.S. debut. Horses c…
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  • Trivia of the Day for Monday

    Trivia of the Day for Monday

    The average life span of an umbrella is 1 1/2 years. Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president to have been born in a hospital. Normally there are born 94 females to 100 males. But among quadruplets there are 156 … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago Jan 26 15, 5:00am -
  • Enter to Win a New Kindle Paperwhite!

    Enter to Win a New Kindle Paperwhite!

    Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve received several emails from people who received new Kindles or Fires for Christmas and are really enjoying them; I’ve also received several emails from people who were really hoping for a new one … Continue…
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  • Trivia of the Day for Sunday

    Trivia of the Day for Sunday

    Sex for one hour will burn off 11 Hershey Kisses, or 360 calories. 15% of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day. In the Brazilian jungle, women of the Apinaye tribe bite of portions of their mates’ eyebrows during … Continue rea…
    - 3 days ago Jan 25 15, 8:00am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Saturday

    Trivia of the Day for Saturday

    Polar bears are left handed. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated. The catfish … Continue reading →
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  • Trivia of the Day for Friday

    Trivia of the Day for Friday

    Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people. In ancient Egypt, Priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes. Humans…
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  • Trivia of the Day for Thursday

    Trivia of the Day for Thursday

    On average people fear spiders more than they do death. You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. It’s impossible to sneeze with … Continue reading →
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  • Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

    Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

    During a 2004 episode of Sesame Street, Cookie Monster said that before he started eating cookies, his name was Sid. The Corduroy Appreciation Club celebrated 11-11-11 as The Day That Most Resembles Corduroy. Roger Ebert and Oprah Winfrey went on ……
    - 8 days ago Jan 21 15, 4:00am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

    Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

    The duffel bag gets its name from the town of Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold. There’s a Facebook group called “The Best Day of My Life Was When I Realized the Old Brewers … Continue reading →
    - 8 days ago Jan 20 15, 2:00pm -
  • Trivia of the Day for Monday

    Trivia of the Day for Monday

    The duffel bag gets its name from the town of Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold. There’s a Facebook group called “The Best Day of My Life Was When I Realized the Old Brewers … Continue reading →
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  • Trivia of the Day for Sunday

    Trivia of the Day for Sunday

    Why is China called the “Flowery Kingdom?” Flowery Kingdom is a translation of the Chinese “Hua Kuo” and is the most ancient name in China. It is not known if it originally referred to flowers in the literal sense (which … Continue reading…
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  • Trivia of the Day for Saturday

    Trivia of the Day for Saturday

    Why do pigeons make a whistling sound when they jump up to fly? It’s not the pigeon’s voices: it’s their wings. You are actually hearing the sound of air passing through feathers spread wide for acceleration, beating faster for lift … Continu…
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  • Trivia of the Day for Friday

    Trivia of the Day for Friday

    Why do people clink their glasses before drinking a toast? It used to be common for someone to try to kill an enemy by offering him a poisoned drink. To prove to a guest that a drink was safe, it … Continue reading →
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  • Trivia of the Day for Thursday

    Trivia of the Day for Thursday

    Why does the phrase “to kick the bucket” mean to die? There are a number of explanations for the origin of this expression, but the most realistic one has to do with the way some people committed suicide in the … Continue reading →
    - 13 days ago Jan 15 15, 11:09pm -
  • Bonus Trivia

    Bonus Trivia

    Why does something annoying “rub you the wrong way”? It would be tempting to guess that this has something to do with genies and magic lamps. Rub the lamp the wrong way and maybe an angry genie makes you walk … Continue reading →
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Funny Quote of the Day

  • Groucho Marx
    "A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five."
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  • Jack Benny
    "If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
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  • Lillian Hellman
    "People change and forget to tell each other."
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  • Kin Hubbard
    "The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket."
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Brainy Quote of the Day

  • Helen Keller
    "Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood."
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  • Henry Drummond
    "The people who influence you are the people who believe in you."
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  • Horace Walpole
    "We often repent of our first thoughts, and scarce ever of our second."
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  • Jules Renard
    "If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right."
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Wright Better

  • Empathize vs. Sympathize

    Empathize vs. Sympathize

    A reader says: I've always been confused on how to use [the words empathize and sympathize] in proper context.--> Get access to 300+ interactive grammar exercises! Click here to start your free trial!
    - 17 hours ago Jan 27 15, 11:38pm -
  • Starting a Business Letter with Dear Mr.

    Starting a Business Letter with Dear Mr.

    Several years ago, when a reader said he refused to use “Dear So-and-So” to begin a business letter because dear is too intimate a word to use with a stranger, I assumed that he represented a minority of one. Who, I wondered, would interpret an e…
    - 2 days ago Jan 26 15, 11:13pm -
  • Punctuation Review #3: Introducing Quotations

    Punctuation Review #3: Introducing Quotations

    A reader questioned the introduction of a direct quotation with the word that: I've had the understanding that preceding what was said with the word "that" indicates that what follows is not a verbatim quote, but rather a description of what was said…
    - 3 days ago Jan 25 15, 11:06pm -
  • The Changing Meaning of Mural

    The Changing Meaning of Mural

    Because I am used to thinking of a mural as a painting on a wall, I was startled to hear a local radio announcer refer to a contest for artists to submit designs to paint “murals” on storm drains.--> Get access to 300+ interactive grammar exercis…
    - 4 days ago Jan 24 15, 11:03pm -
  • Two Inverted Idioms

    Two Inverted Idioms

    As the residents of my state prepared for a cold front, one of the local television anchors remarked: We are in store for a big chill.--> Get access to 300+ interactive grammar exercises! Click here to start your free trial!
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Earth Science Picture of the Day

Ice Crystal Collection from the French Alps
Ice Crystal Collection from the French Alps
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Paracas National Reserve, Peru
Paracas National Reserve, Peru
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Empty Quarter Dunes
Empty Quarter Dunes
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Volcan Copahue
Volcan Copahue
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Shimmer Tree
Shimmer Tree
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Bear River Meanders
Bear River Meanders
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Earthquakes

Natural Disasters

Tropical Storms

  • Neoguri (08W) Tropical Storm - Pacific Ocean

    Neoguri (08W) Tropical Storm  - Pacific Ocean

    Neoguri (08W) Tropical Storm - Pacific Ocean, Date: 2014.07.04, Vertical wind speed: 13 Knots, Out wind speed: 55 Knots, Gust speed: 70 Knots, Wave height: 17 feet
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  • Douglas (04E) Tropical Depression - Pacific Ocean - East

    Douglas (04E) Tropical Depression  - Pacific Ocean - East

    Douglas (04E) Tropical Depression - Pacific Ocean - East, Date: 2014.07.04, Vertical wind speed: 4 Knots, Out wind speed: 30 Knots, Gust speed: 40 Knots, Wave height: 8 feet , Pressure: 1006 hPa
    - Jul 3 14, 11:16pm -
  • Arthur (AL01) Hurricane II. - Atlantic Ocean

    Arthur (AL01) Hurricane II. - Atlantic Ocean

    Arthur (AL01) Hurricane II. - Atlantic Ocean, Date: 2014.07.04, Vertical wind speed: 16 Knots, Out wind speed: 85 Knots, Gust speed: 105 Knots, Wave height: 23 feet , Pressure: 976 hPa
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