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In the early delirious days of 2009, when liberals everywhere were streaming tears of joy at the end of the Bush reign and the beginning of a new era under...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Democrat in the Maine Senate race is the greener candidate, but environmental groups are still supporting Collins....
From: Grist | By: Ben Adler | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The consensus of the experts we consulted is that it will have an impact -- but there are wide differences of opinion about the size of the impact and the advantages vis a vis credit cards....
From: VentureBeat | By: Barry Levine | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Okay, let's get this out of the way first: as you'll quickly see, there is no way to write this post without someone accusing us of being hypocritical -- so we're going to just get it out of the way upfront and note that that's absolutely true, as the...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Yes, of course, this would be an English question. From the BBC: … A rapid rise in blood glucose, followed by a rapid fall, can often make you feel hungry again quite soon after a meal. It’s true of sugary sweets and cakes, but it’s also true for...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Jonathon Mayer, a computer scientist and lawyer at Stanford was kind enough to dig in and write up his explanation and he’s a smarter than me as a computer scientists and lawyer at Stanford.  I just included the image on his full report and and a...
From: The Medical Quack | By: Medical Quack | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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In just a few weeks, millions of people will be heading to the federal site HealthCare.gov to shop for medical insurance when a new open-enrollment period begins. If some of those people wind up by mistake at HealthCare.com instead, well, Jeff Smedsrud...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Friday, October 24, 2014
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With four nominees on the 12-person Bob Evans Farms Inc. board, Sandell Asset Management Corp. expects to see significant change in the restaurant operator's financial performance. Absent that, look for the activist fund's manager Thomas Sandell to return...
From: TheStreet | By: Ronald Orol | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Tuesday morning in the former East Berlin, the midcentury Kosmos cinema hummed with new ideas on business, technology and self, at an event called TED@BCG. The event was produced by TED Institute, a project that embeds within organizations and companies...
From: TED Blog | By: Emily McManus | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Quickly lost in the debate over the idea that a cheap wedding leads to longer marriage was the fact that just because two facts are related doesn’t mean one causes the other.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Sarah Portlock | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Filed under: Consumer Ally, Consumer Protection, Ripoffs & Scams kurhan/Shutterstock The maker of a line of diet supplements sold at the nation's largest pharmacies with the false promise that the pills would magically make users slender (they didn't)...
From: Daily Finance | By: Mitch Lipka | Friday, October 24, 2014
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At Slate, William Saletan describes a wave of China-bashing by current Democrat campaigns in the U.S.: Exploiting American anxiety about Asia is a long, unsavory tradition. As the
From: China Digital Times | By: Samuel Wade | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Facebook's new interactive map of Election 2014 races based on social media activity could have some predictive value. But Facebook is probably also looking for campaigns to spend ad money on the site....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, October 24, 2014
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So I have this DVD with accompanying copyright information, descriptive notes and disclaimers and I'd like to put it online so others can access it. The last time I did such a thing, I ripped it and converted to FLV and used JW Player. I could do that...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Obscure Reference | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Tonight's theme episode of The Independents (Fox Business Network, 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, with re-airs three and five hours later) starts from the premise that the upcoming congressional midterm vote is a "Seinfeld election"—i.e., an election about...
From: Reason | By: Matt Welch | Friday, October 24, 2014
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There was the voice of Jon Miller, baseball’s best and wittiest game caller, setting the scene for me, some 5,000 miles away from San Francisco’s AT&T Park. As Travis Ishikawa strode to the plate, my Shinkansen bullet train was headed north...
From: Newsonomics | By: Ken Doctor | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Real-time marketing can be tricky. In fact, a tweet from Oreo during a blackout in the 2013 Super Bowl has been hailed as one of the biggest real-time marketing successes. In an attempt to better understand how best to position your marketing teams,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Friday, October 24, 2014
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A new ad from Senator Mitch McConnell in the Kentucky Senate race is getting some attention for its choice of featured women voters....
From: New York Times | By: TRIP GABRIEL | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Despite Amazon advertising the device on every doorstep and dropping the price under a buck, the company’s Fire Phone, companion smartphone to its line of tablets and TV streaming devices, failed to catch on with the public. Maybe it was the AT&T...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Many readers have warned me not to dip a toe into the gamergate debate, which, so far, we’ve been covering through aggregation and reader-input. And I’m not going to dive headlong into an extremely complex series of events, which have generated huge...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Friday, October 24, 2014
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From: FAIL Blog | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Gamergate movement is continuing to have an impact since it’s now being reported that Gawker Media Group has lost advertising revenue from BMW, Mercedes, and Adobe over the alleged “bullying” of gamers. In a related report by The Inquisitr,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Patrick Frye | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Republicans are once again hammering Democrats over the law: Charlie Cook discusses at the ebb and flow of these attacks: “The ACA is back to being a top issue in these closing weeks, and it probably was never realistic to expect it to remain as dominant...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Friday, October 24, 2014
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It makes sense that consumers with a lack of computer knowledge would seek services and assistance from well-known tech companies like Microsoft and Facebook. So it should come as little surprise that a shady company would use this information to dupe...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Friday, October 24, 2014
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In the third installment of The Atlantic's Midterm Cheat Sheet, Daniel Malloy discusses the contest between David Perdue and Michelle Nunn....
From: The Atlantic | By: Noah Gordon | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Freddie Wong's series “Video Game High School” is quickly proving that long-form content can attract massive audiences and advertising dollars on the Internet. But are Google's metrics making it too challenging for various web series to succeed?...
From: The Wrap | By: Gina Hall | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Today I've got a Mixergy fan who had an idea that investors rejected because it was too much like vanilla. They said it was just too plain. But now... The post How to stand up to investors who rejected your idea – with Paul Gollash appeared first on...
From: Mixergy | By: Joe Garcia | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Iggy Azalea and Nick Young star in Forever 21’s holiday ad campaign, Alicia Keys is gracing the cover of Haute Living magazine’s Oct/Nov 2014 issue and Lance Gross turned his lens on Tank’s pregnant girlfriend Zena Foster. See the hot shots inside…...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: _YBF | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Every morning I wake up and forget, just for an instant, that Gamergate is even a thing. It's consistently been the best part of my day for a week now. Alas, the "movement" is still trucking, so here's (some of, since it's churning out faster than we...
From: Geekosystem | By: Victoria McNally | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Sam Biddle, editor of Gawker's technology site, Valleywag, is leaving the publication and moving to a different department within Gawker Media. Biddle will spend November on sabbatical. When he returns in December, he will be named Senior Writer at Gawker,...
From: Business Insider | By: Alyson Shontell | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The final, contentious weeks of the political season are seeing heated debate in Kansas over the state Supreme Court’s voiding death penalty sentences handed two brothers in a notorious quadruple killing. The brothers still face life prison terms in...
From: Gavel Grab | By: Peter Hardin | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Ladies! Halle Berry just launched a brand new line of lingerie. And you won’t have to break the bank to get your hands on a few pieces. Get the deets inside… Ladies get excited! “Extant” star Halle Berry is launching a brand new lingerie line...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: _YBF | Friday, October 24, 2014
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adam&eveDDB and directors Leila and Damien de Blinkk headed to Canada to film this remarkable new spot for Sony's 4K Ultra HD TV. And indeed, not since Jean-Claude Van Damme and Coors Light have we seen such a noteworthy ad about frozen balls. Those...
From: AdWeek | By: Tim Nudd | Friday, October 24, 2014
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by David Lyle Earlier this week, ACS issued a groundbreaking report looking into the influence money, and in particularly, the television attack ads it buys in state judicial elections, has on rulings by state judges. The report, Skewed Justice: Citizens...
From: American Constitution Society Blog | By: ccox | Friday, October 24, 2014
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In today’s candids round-up, Nick Cannon was spotted in NYC. During a daytime TV appearance, he dished (once again) on his break-up with Mariah Carey on “The Meredith Vieira Show”. Meanwhile in L.A., Amber Rose, Teairra Marí, Rachel Roy, Iggy...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: _YBF | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Gigi Butler was a cleaning lady with just $33 to her name when she opened her first cupcake shop in Nashville, Tennessee, almost seven years ago. "People thought I was crazy, and they laughed at the idea," she told Business Insider. "But I just had this...
From: Business Insider | By: Jacquelyn Smith | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Battle for control determined in large part by big-spending super PACs and nonprofits.
From: Center for Public Integrity | By: Michael Beckel | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Obesity is a crisis that affects much of the world especially here in the United States. In fact, until 2013, the U.S. was considered the most obese nation in the world, period. That dubious distinction was taken by Mexico last year, according to CBS...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Aric Mitchell | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Filed under: Amazon.com, Earnings AP/Ross D. Franklin Amazon's (AMZN) growth ambitions led to a big operating loss in the quarter that ended Sept. 30. Despite a 20 percent jump in revenue to $20.6 billion, Amazon's spending on product development, original...
From: Daily Finance | By: CapitalCube | Friday, October 24, 2014
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In the second installment of The Atlantic's Midterm Cheat Sheet, Colorado political reporter Eli Stokols discusses the contest between Mark Udall and Cory Gardner....
From: The Atlantic | By: Noah Gordon | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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There are more ways than ever to make money writing about travel—from writing for third-party outlets (publications, websites) to working with travel-related companies such as luggage and clothing manufacturers, hotels, airlines, and tourism boards....
From: National Geographic | By: Don George | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Google's dominance of online advertising looks set to end. Its search business, which fueled it for years, is weakening. That sounds completely mad. The company just booked $16.5 billion in revenues on its search business in Q3 alone. But people are...
From: Business Insider | By: Jim Edwards | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Are my expectations with regard to my photographer unreasonable?The tl;dr of this is that I'm concerned about the prices my photographer is charging for the finished prints of the photos I hired her to take. Is $75 for an 11x17 (photo paper) reasonable...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Aubergine | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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In a year when social media giants and governments alike have made headlines for tracking users online without their consent, battening down the virtual hatches has become a vital part of Internet hygiene. Blocking tracking technologies, however, also...
From: Time | By: Doug Aamoth | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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"You've got an iPhone," said Brian Jausurawong. "You're probably due for an upgrade," gesturing to a display shelf stacked with Amazon Fire smartphones.As it turns out, the interlocutor with Mr. Jausurawong, an Amazon sales representative, works for...
From: Ad Age | By: Mark Bergen | Friday, October 24, 2014
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From: Uniwatch | By: Phil Hecken | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Even in a country with forward-thinking child-care policies, women still can't get ahead....
From: The Atlantic | By: Anita Krohn Traaseth | Friday, October 24, 2014
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After spending weeks avoiding interviews with Iowa newspaper editorial boards who threatened to ask substantive policy questions, Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst took refuge on Fox News, where hosts lavished her with uncritical praise. Ernst...
From: Media Matters | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Solar panels in the Nevada desert. (Photo: jsmoorman) Do you want media that's accountable to YOU, not to advertisers or billionaire sponsors? Invest in independent media - donate to Truthout today! This story is part of the Climate in Our Hands collaboration...
From: Truthout | Friday, October 24, 2014
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In the third installment of The Atlantic's Midterm Cheat Sheet, Daniel Malloy discusses the contest between David Perdue and Michelle Nunn....
From: The Atlantic | By: Noah Gordon | Friday, October 24, 2014
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