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Raising a glass to toast the holidays shouldn’t compromise your health or take a toll on the environment. However, in 2008, Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe tested wines made by world famous vineyards and discovered that each wine sampled contained...
From: Earth911 | By: Lisa Beres | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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While electric vehicles score a lot of press as we search for less carbon-intensive public transportation, finding alternatives to diesel-fueled buses could go a long way to lowering our carbon footprint. Electric buses are a large part of this equation,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Leon Kaye | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Air pollution costs Britain £10bn a year, report shows Britain left 'exposed' to more floods and heatwaves Central American civil society calls for protection of local agriculture Climate change is not just about science Climate change will slow China's...
From: Skeptical Science | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Paul Aronson met Shaina Foster, 17, on a website that helps men “find your sugar baby.” She and her sister, Shalaine, are charged with kidnapping and stealing from him....
From: New York Times | By: JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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The blast, which an official said left three people dead and dozens wounded, was the latest in an escalating bombing campaign in the Afghan capital....
From: New York Times | By: JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Anastasia Massey returned to her apartment in LeFrak City and found a gunman waiting outside her door, the police said; her child was delivered but then died....
From: New York Times | By: J. DAVID GOODMAN | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Purchasing a home isn’t easy in Jakarta Indonesia and to any part of the world. Many join lots of open houses before finally finding the right one. Then the work starts. To some would-be purchasers, especially first-time buyers, the possibility of...
From: Burda Style | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Filed under: Black Friday, Retail, Holiday Shopping, Consumer Issues, Stores Vladimir Gerasimov/Shutterstock By Jennifer Calonia Black Friday has been the most anticipated shopping event of the year, but with ads leaked weeks ago and people already in...
From: Daily Finance | By: GOBankingRates | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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New Jersey state Assemblyman Troy Singleton is proposing a law that would make it illegal to lie to a prospective sexual partner in order to get them in bed. The bill – which is unlikely to pass – defines “sexual assault by fraud” as “an act...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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3-Star General Who Helped Lead War On Terror: We’ve Lost the Wars In Iraq and Afghanistan “That Would Be Four Times Biting That Poison Apple: Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and Then Iraq Again” 3-star General Daniel Bolger helped to lead the wars in...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Washingtons Blog | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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The creator of a new documentary outlines how closely farmworkers' lives are connected to what's on grocery-store shelves...
From: The Atlantic | By: Joe Fassler | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Funny, I don't remember Chuck Schumer giving that advice when he was privately and publicly championing the Affordable Care Act in 2010 — Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) November 25, 2014 Chuck Schumer is second-guessing Democrats’ decision to prioritize...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Miley Cyrus is reportedly pregnant and preparing to become a mom at 22 with new boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger. A source indicated that Miley Cyrus found out she is pregnant close to a month ago, though she has kept the news as private as possible....
From: The Inquisitr | By: Nathan Francis | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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How else will I find my MFF (Mom Friend Forever)?The post Forget Mommy & Me, I’m Signing Up for Mommy Speed Dating appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Anna Lind Thomas | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The world has never been better
From: Time | By: emilystraus | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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On The Newsroom Who Pays the Price for Having Principles? Episode 3 Analysisby SpockoEpisode 3 of The Newsroom deals with a Snowden-like leak to a TV journalist. I wonder, how would a mainstream TV network actually handle a story like this? Spoilers...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Spocko | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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"Censorship is no longer a relic of the past, it's the present that we must fight against."
From: Global Voices | By: Danica Radisic | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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On Thanksgiving, we thank our lucky stars for our families, friends, health, careers, and in some cases, the things that didn't happen this calendar year. Media reporters and columnists around the web don't really celebrate Thanksgiving like the rest...
From: The Wrap | By: Jordan Chariton | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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“When I look at this, this is the story of my life in these years.” Nan Shellabarger has been tracking her weight for 26 years, including almost daily tracking since 1998. In the talk embedded below, presented at the Washington … Continue reading...
From: Kevin Kelly | By: Ernesto Ramirez | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Never ending supply of high pressure compressed air
From: Kevin Kelly | By: mark | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Here are a couple of chickeny resources for the wanna-be chicken keeper: Building Chicken Coops For Dummies Like all of the For Dummies books, this takes an arcane art and breaks it down into simple, clearly-explained steps. It presents the
From: Kevin Kelly | By: mark | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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I have a 15 gig iPhone of the previous generation, and the Safari web browser has had some interesting quirks of late. When I've left websites with logins unattended for more than, say, thirty seconds, I automatically get logged out (even when I've clicked...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: pxe2000 | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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One day after delivering two iPhone 6 ads highlighting Continuity and gaming performance, Apple on Wednesday continued with a spot demonstrating voice messages, a new-for-iOS 8 feature that lets users send audio via Messages.
From: Apple Insider | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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BlackBerry wants your iPhone, and will pay for it.
From: CNN | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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With a calendar full of holiday events packed with family and friends lined up for the next month, rest assured, you’re not the only one that might want to shed a few pounds long before everyone starts tossing around the …...
From: OK Magazine | By: okstaff | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Kim Kardashian was not in a smiling mood when she arrived at LAX this week! The reality star just spent time in Dubai, promoting her latest fragrance, Fleur Fatale, and partying with French Montana! PHOTOS: Kim Kardashian’s Butt …...
From: OK Magazine | By: okstaff | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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There are only two episodes left of True Tori before Dean McDermott leaves the show forever. So obviously the last two eps are going to be packed-to-the-gills with Tori and Dean marriage drama, amirite? We gotta get it all in!…...
From: OK Magazine | By: Haley Longman | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Perhaps it was the biting cold or maybe because it was Thanksgiving. But Ferguson was much calmer early Thursday than it has been the past two days.
From: CNN | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Officer Darren Wilson is in talks to leave the Ferguson Police Department and may give up being an officer altogether, after a grand jury decided not to indict him in the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown....
From: CNN | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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At least one British diplomat was among five people killed after a large explosion hit a convoy of foreign embassy cars in Kabul, police said....
From: CNN | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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I happen to take birthdays very seriously. It's not just a day, it's usually a week long extravaganza and this is exactly how I envision a proper bash to unfold. A melding of birthday and Fall, glamour and dinner all with the added bonus of being a gorgeous...
From: Green Daily | By: Erin Lepperd | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Logan Couture fired a team high six shots on goal but was unable to find the back of the net like all his teammates in the Sharks' 1-0 loss to Calgary on Wednesday.
From: Rotoworld | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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I don’t often subscribe to the “so ugly it’s cute” philosophy of style, but there are some patterns and styles that are just… so weird that they become endearing. I found these Romeo & Juliet Couture leggings in the sale bin… Continue...
From: Broke and Beautiful | By: Lindsay Ginn | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The Hong Kong based solar PV project developer Sky Solar Holdings netted a reported US$46.1 million for its recent IPO on the NASDAQ stock exchange, as per recent press reports. The IPO saw 6,353,750 American depositary shares (ADS) put on offer —...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Imagine you buy a company and it fails. What do you do? Today's guest had to pivot, adjust and change until he pulled success out of the jaws of defeat. The post How do you pivot a failing company? – with Rob Bellenfant appeared first on Mixergy....
From: Mixergy | By: Andrew Khalili | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The ruling targets the funders of campaign issue ads that encourage viewers to choose a specific candidate. The FEC now must decide whether it will appeal the ruling or require more disclosure.
From: NPR | By: Lauren Hodges | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Filed under: Health Care, Personal Finance, Health Insurance, Financial Education shutterstock By Lacie Glover Of the factors to consider when choosing health insurance, your lifestyle is one of the most important. For the modern-day explorer or business...
From: Daily Finance | By: U.S. News | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Check your Twitter feed for the best Black Friday Deals - ReadWrite US gamer sets a world record by playing on Mount Everest - Fox News Century 21's "Thanksblasting" project is kind of hilarious - Co.Create Now you can turn your computer into an air...
From: GeekSugar | By: Kelsey-Kennick | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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(Photo: Ultraviolet) Will Truthout’s mission continue in 2015 and beyond? That depends on readers like you. Make a tax-deductible donation now to sustain our work! “What if she goes to jail again? How will you feel?” The questions bring me up short....
From: Truthout | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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How did you learn to feel comfortable in your body after trauma? (Possible trigger warning)I am currently seeing a psychologist to discuss sexual trauma that occurred when I was an adolescent and how this has played into intense self-esteem and fear...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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My father is, and always has been, a loving, decent, supportive, honorable person. He's also always been crotchety, unworldly, domineering, and set in his ways. Is there a way to encourage him--without preaching and without being strident--to reflect...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: urufu | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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With anxiety, chronic depression and ADHD (I'm being treated for all), I struggle sometimes to get out of bed and go to work, let alone exercising and making healthy food (I know, I know, 30 minutes daily exercise is the single biggest thing for health)....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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A police officer in the Afghan capital says a suicide attacker has targeted a convoy of foreign vehicles on a main road in eastern Kabul.
From: Fox News | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Nearly five months after the release of Taliban prisoner Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the military has yet to release a report on Bergdahl leaving his Afghanistan post in 2009 that also makes recommendations on whether he should be punished....
From: Fox News | By: Justin Fishel | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Dutch researchers are seeking to add a new, largely untapped renewable energy source to the world's energy mix with the opening of a "Blue Energy" test facility on Wednesday....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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