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Biofuels represent an answer, a piece of a larger puzzle in alternative energy. OPINION Right now, the United States is dependent upon petroleum, and petroleum prices are not stable. This can wreak havoc on our economy. And no matter how much oil is...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: contributors | Friday, January 30, 2015
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First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab  Twenty years ago, Jim VandeHei took an unassuming job that would later shape the global news empire he’s still building. Fresh out of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with degrees in journalism...
From: Newsonomics | By: Ken Doctor | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Donna Carpenter, Jamie McJunkin, Pete McBride and Lukas Haynes Join POW Board of Directors Read the full Protect Our Winters Adds New Board Members article on Snowboarder Magazine....
From: Snowboarder Magazine | By: SNOWBOARDER | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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We pitted Boston and Seattle against each other based on some of our favorite urban metrics -- like transit, oysters, and celebrity activists....
From: Grist | By: Grist staff | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Claims that climate models overestimate warming are "unfounded" Climate change skeptic accused of violating disclosure rules Keystone XL bill passes Senate, setting up Republican showdown with Obama Kids caught in crossfire of climate education battle...
From: Skeptical Science | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Been in a relationship with my partner for 2 years. I'm 26 and he is 28. We don't live together yet but have talked about it a couple of times throughout our relationship along with talking about having children. I make more money than him but he refuses...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ruebeignet | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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I need a style icon. I'm a mid-30s married mom to a toddler who works in a casual office at a desk all day. What am I supposed to look like?The last few years have limited my wardrobe to pregnancy clothes and then breastfeeding-friendly clothes. Top...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: jillithd | Friday, January 30, 2015
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I've been seeing a PT for 3 months who is covered entirely by insurance. They provide ultrasound, etc., but not much else. I want to see another PT to get better treatment and pay out of pocket. Would it be OK to continue seeing the insurance-covered...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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See our favourite Asian-inspired moments in fashion » Judging from this year’s line-up of fashion shows, parties and spring collections, 2015 is the year of celebrating Asia in the world of style. Last September, Vogue and the Metropolitan Museum...
From: Fashion Magazine | By: Renee Tse | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Veiled beanies at Chanel and twisted hair crowns at Valentino....
From: New York Times | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Designers move to keep couture connected to reality with varying levels and degrees of success....
From: New York Times | By: VANESSA FRIEDMAN | Friday, January 30, 2015
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As if the Super Bowl didn't have enough drama, Seattle Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman's girlfriend is pregnant and expecting to give birth in the coming days.
From: NPR | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The medical home is intended to make health care better and safer by having primary care providers manage a patient's care. So far it's not clear if they can also save money.
From: NPR | By: Jay Hancock | Friday, January 30, 2015
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It's not easy to build machines that control sugar as well as a human pancreas, but the technology is getting a lot better. The goal is to liberate people on insulin from constant vigilance.
From: NPR | By: Miriam E. Tucker | Friday, January 30, 2015
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In forceful and sometimes crudely derisive language, Uber bosses discussed when to fire drivers for the on-demand ride service, according to internal company reports and e-mails. Uber was compelled to produce the documents as evidence for a class-action...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By Carolyn Said | Friday, January 30, 2015
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It’s time for my annual recap of the top Internet Law developments of the year. #10: Copyright Fair Use Tilts To Defense. Larry Lessig has famously said that “fair use in America simply means the right to hire a lawyer...
From: Eric Goldman | By: Eric Goldman | Friday, January 30, 2015
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A year ago, the Internet was buzzing with speculation that Apple was about to unveil a new iPhone with a sapphire screen that doubled as a solar panel. It was a cool idea and not entirely unfounded. In February 2013 Apple was granted a patent, originally...
From: Forbes | By: Elise Ackerman | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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by Doctor Science Kevin Drum at Mother Jones discusses something I've been wondering about for a while: the number of conservative American political grifters. Drum asks, why is this problem so much bigger on the right than on the left?...
From: Obsidian Wings | By: SuperUser | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Today's comic by Mark Fiore is King Abdullah: Royal Pain: What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... Religious freedom gives me the constitutional right to violate your constitutional rights. Right? by Ian Reifowitz Is split-ticket voting dying? by Steve Singiser...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Good morning! A potentially big day for former Chiefs Will Shields. We'll find out tonight if he made the Hall of Fame this year. Good luck, Will! You can read about his career and the rest of today's Kansas City Chiefs news in your Arrowheadlines. Chiefs...
From: Arrowhead Pride | By: NJ Chiefs Fan | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Art imitates life as carpet-makers weave images of war into their creations....
From: The Atlantic | By: Cosimo Bizzarri | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Access to after-school programs is growing more unequal, and that's pushing disadvantaged kids further behind....
From: The Atlantic | By: Alia Wong | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Some legal experts argue a categorical ban is justified....
From: The Atlantic | By: Iulia Filip | Friday, January 30, 2015
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As ludicrous as Alabama’s law is, having lawyers for fetuses is not new—and they are not just appointed to try to stop girls from having abortions. In fact, they have been used for decades in state and judicial efforts to strip pregnant women of...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Sara Ainsworth | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so large: She was about to give birth to five babies, who would become the first known surviving quintuplets born in...
From: Fox News | Friday, January 30, 2015
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For most family units, especially those of a traditional kind, having children is generally prioritized as important. With an average 3.5 million planned pregnancies happening each year, the Inquisitr understands that parents-to-be want to know the latest...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jan Omega | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Nintendo is willing to let people on YouTube make money with Mario games, but it wants a taste of the action as well....
From: VentureBeat | By: Jeff Grubb | Friday, January 30, 2015
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This post The Ugly Truth About Arthritis and Diabetes appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Is arthritis really genetic or is there something else at the root of it? Stephen Petranek lays out the compelling science and a disturbing connection between red...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Stephen Petranek | Friday, January 30, 2015
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A handful of brands will portray dads as caring, loving parts of their children's lives in this year's Super Bowl...
From: CNN | Friday, January 30, 2015
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This week, a survey finds that those over 70 are still having sex, a new study links sugary drinks to earlier menstruation, and condoms are set to walk the runway in Washington. Image: Shutterstock The post This Week in Sex: The Over-70 Set Is Still...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Martha Kempner | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States, as reported in Parade magazine on January 30. Unfortunately, many don’t know their risk. In fact, although similar numbers of men and women go to emergency rooms complaining of heart attacks,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Debbie Ann | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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This morning President Barak Obama announced a new Precision Medicine Initiative, a key $215 million piece of the proposed 2016 budget. Much has been written since last week’s State of the Union, when this initiative was first mentioned by President...
From: Kevin Kelly | By: Ernesto Ramirez | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Disinformation specialists are everywhere
From: Reason | By: Ronald Bailey | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Are you ready for some handouts?
From: Reason | By: Meredith Bragg | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Are you ready for some handouts?
From: Reason | By: Meredith Bragg | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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by Nicole Dieker Sarah (not her real name) is a 38-year-old microbiology lab tech in Eugene, Oregon. ND: So, Sarah, tell us a little bit about your finances. Sarah: I’m doing pretty well, all things considered. I just turned 38 and I’ve owned my...
From: The Billfold | By: Nicole Dieker | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Partners Group has closed its previously announced buy of a controlling stake in Dynacast. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction that was done with Kenner & Company and Dynacast's management. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dynacast...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Friday, January 30, 2015
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My advice is to focus not on retiring comfortably, but on working comfortably.You've probably seen articles and adverts discussing how much money you'll need to "retire comfortably." The trick of course is the definition of comfortable. The general...
From: Of Two Minds | By: Charles Hugh Smith | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber on Friday deflected mounting ethics questions swirling around him and fiancee Cylvia Hayes over newly disclosed, six-figure consulting payments she received from a clean energy group -- while she was advising the governor on...
From: Fox News | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The promise of biofuels is running on empty. EDITORIAL Once seen as among the best hopes for saving the planet from the environmental ravages of fossil fuels, biofuels — fuels made from organic matter — are losing their luster under the weight of...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Editorial Board | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Liz Barratt-Brown, Senior Advisor, Washington, DC: Now that Congress has voted to approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, attention will focus on President Obama who has promised to veto this legislation but whose administration is also actively...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Liz Barratt-Brown | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has assets totaling more than $45 million — including about $11 million in real estate — according to a schedule of assets and liabilities filed Friday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court....
From: Fox News | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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New York City agreed Friday to pay $3.9 million to the family of a black Bronx teenager shot to death by a white police officer in 2012.
From: Fox News | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Six male teens have been accused of sexually assaulting a girl at a party in suburban Denver, police said Friday.
From: Fox News | Friday, January 30, 2015
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