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Coachella doesn’t bite but Steven Tyler does.  102.7 KIIS FM broadcasted live from the Lacoste Beautiful Desert Pool Party and caught up with Katy Perry + Steven Tyler. Emile Hirsch checked out the new Samsung Galaxy S5 and Milk …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Jaime Rabb | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Guest Post: Data analytics will one day help to improve health care and crime detection, design better products, and improve traffic patterns and agricultural yields. It will also uncover a lot of skeletons....
From: VentureBeat | By: Vivek Wadhwa | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Four years after warning for-profit companies about unpaid internships, the agency has investigated relatively few employers for wage violations.How the Labor Department Has Let Companies Off the Hook for Unpaid Internships was first posted on April...
From: Miller McCune | By: Kara Brandeisky & Jeremy B. Merrill | Friday, April 18, 2014
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So far in this series on whether or not college is truly for everyone, we’ve covered both the history of higher ed, and the pros and cons of attending a 4-year university. Today, we’re going to look at alternatives to the traditional 4-year degree....
From: The Art of Manliness | By: Jeremy Anderberg | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Filed under: Taxes, Personal Finance, Income Tax, IRS, Ripoffs & Scams Getty Images By Jennifer Schlesinger The deadline for filing your taxes was April 15, but tax scammers have no deadline. In a quest for personal information and money even after...
From: Daily Finance | By: CNBC | Friday, April 18, 2014
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A team of researchers that has been growing red blood cells from pluripotent stem cells has received a grant to trial the cultured cells in humans. Victoria Turk has the details: The first three volunteers will receive some of the lab-cultured red blood...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Last week's Heartbleed Internet bug revealed a startling fact. The software protecting banks, email, social media and government is maintained by only a few people....
From: CNN | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Click for Spotify playlist   SUITE: JUDY BLUE EYES, Crosby, Stills & Nash (1st Album) It wasn’t an immediate hit. “Marrakesh Express” got all the airplay. And being in excess of seven minutes long, radio was reluctant to play the track in...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Bob Lefsetz | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Researchers at the Mandiant security firm have revealed that the Heartbleed bug was used to attack a large corporation less than 24 hours after it was first disclosed to the public. The news follows claims that the bug has been “mostly fixed” after...
From: Pando Daily | By: Nathaniel Mott | Friday, April 18, 2014
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James Mitchell: "I'm just a guy who got asked to torture people for the Fatherland" http://t.co/m82RoCLCvn — billmon (@billmon1) April 18, 2014 Just in time for the Christian observance of Good Friday, because Pontius Pilate was another government...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Friday, April 18, 2014
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While beset by mounting debt, poor service and low performance grades from federal officials, the Richmond's public housing agency funded a series of trips sending volunteer advisers to conferences to receive training, costs amounting to $79,315 from...
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Robert Rogers Contra Costa Times | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Fear of the criminal justice system can lead to negative health, financial, and educational outcomes.The Secret Cost of a Surveillance Society was first posted on April 18, 2014 at 10:00 am.©2014 "Pacific Standard". Use of this feed is for personal...
From: Miller McCune | By: Eric Horowitz | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The two join forces — and it works
From: Time | By: Lily Rothman | Friday, April 18, 2014
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At 3,800 feet, gardening in Bend is unlike growing in the Willamette Valley. Temperatures can reach 85 degrees in the day and drop to 35 degrees at night. Master gardener volunteers from the Deschutes County OSU Extension Service are ready to help.
From: OregonLive | By: Janet Eastman | jeastman@oregonian.com | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Wellesley residents who are running the Boston Marathon — along with those who are volunteering at it or otherwise supporting the race (i.e., fire, police, EMT, fans) — are invited to be part of a photo shoot in front of Wellesley Town Hall on Saturday,...
From: The Swellesley Report | By: bbrown | Friday, April 18, 2014
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A moment of silence at 7:51 p.m. marked the exact time of the leveling blast in a town that is recovering but still has a long way to go. Photos of the 15 victims were shown on a large screen, including Joey Pustejovsky, a 29-year-old married father...
From: New Orleans Times-Picayune | By: The Associated Press | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Toronto’s scandal-plagued mayor Rob Ford, who has admitted to binge drinking and smoking crack, has launched his bid for re-election. Ford kicked off his campaign for the October 27 election telling supporters at a rally in Canada’s largest city...
From: The Raw Story | By: Agence France-Presse | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Dare to Be Great II John Mauldin April 16, 2014     I can’t tell you how many thousands of hours I have spent, over the years, thinking about, reading about, and talking about how to be a consistently successful investor; but I can tell you this:...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: John Mauldin | Friday, April 18, 2014
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I'd like to donate some of my time to a charitable organization. The skill I have to offer is copywriting and editing. I can, obviously, do this remotely so the organization could be located anywhere in the world. What's the best way to locate organizations...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ladybird | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A more than 100-page report dubbed “Foreclosure Rescue, Inc.” was released today detailing the ongoing problems of fraudulent foreclosure rescue businesses and how they have morphed since the beginning of the housing crisis. The report by the Lawyers’...
From: Palm Beach Post | By: Kim Miller | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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WEST, Texas (AP) — As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby.Read more on NewsOK.com...
From: NewsOK | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Author and Baruch College lecturer Sabrina Kizzie shares the importance of keeping in touch with…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Janell Hazelwood | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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On March 29th, 2014, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington D.C. received an aggressively written, pointed letter detailing weaknesses in the current regulations governing the largest banks’ commodities business. Ten days earlier, the...
From: Animal New York | By: Charles Reinhardt | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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By Jesse Sloman Best Defense guest columnist Kathleen Belew's New York Times op-ed "Veterans and White Supremacy" has generated a fierce response for its attempt to connect military service with membership in white supremacist groups. I hope that Dr....
From: Foreign Policy | By: Thomas E. Ricks | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Many people who qualify for government assistance are afraid to ask for it.Why So Many Children of Immigrants Are Going Hungry was first posted on April 17, 2014 at 8:00 am.©2013 "Pacific Standard". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use...
From: Miller McCune | By: Jill Koyama | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Evidently, I am a very good listener. Is there any realistic chance of using this to transition to either a career or a side-job as a counselor of some sort?Recently, it's been brought to my attention that I am a good listener and that people like to...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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There might be something to the saying “my day doesn’t start until my second cup of coffee.” Okay, maybe I’m the only one that says it, but we could all probably use a little more caffeine in the morning. A new study suggests that the stimulant...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Jim Killock from the UK Open Rights Group sez, "Recently the British Government, with the help of conservative religious lobby groups, has persuaded ISPs to introduce an internet filter across the UK....
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Filed under: Personal Finance, Budgeting, Financial Education Boule/Shutterstock If you're ever wanted to get into the minds of today's finest personal finance bloggers, now's your chance. I've talked to 30 of them, and compiled what they consider their...
From: Daily Finance | By: Robert Pagliarini | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced today that a 19-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly taking advantage of the Heartbleed bug to steal tax information from a government website. He is believed to have compromised some 900 social insurance...
From: Pando Daily | By: Nathaniel Mott | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Tweet This PostA year ago I was dispassionately composing my analysis. Today, when I left the Sprint campus and drove east on 115th Street to turn north on Nall toward I-435, there were TV news vans with telescoping antennae lining the street at the...
From: Chicago Boyz | By: Jay Manifold | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Fifteen-hour days are par for the course for the unsung heroes on the frontline of the aerial search for the missing plane 'It's quite intense': SES volunteer describes MH370 search - audioOn the frontline of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines...
From: The Guardian | By: Paul Farrell, in Perth | Friday, April 18, 2014
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I confess: I’d begun to doubt the 100,000 Marathon Daffodils volunteers planted between Hopkinton and Boston as an emblem of hope and renewal after last year’s bombings would bloom in time for this year’s race. New England winters are brutal, and...
From: Hoarded Ordinaries | By: Lorianne DiSabato | Friday, April 18, 2014
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For the past year, volunteers at Old South Church have been knitting scarves for Marathon runners. Photographynatalia watched some of them distributed today. Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr....
From: Universal Hub | By: Adam Gaffin | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Ballpark for children continues to thrive with help of volunteers, donations— Denny Garkey waited out the season's first rain delay in the gift shop at Little Cubs Field last weekend....
From: Chicago Tribune | By: By Joan Cary, Special to the Tribune | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Devise a lofty goal for fans to work toward and they'll come together to create something truly remarkable. This is Skywind, an in-progress mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that intends to bring the content of Morrowind into the new engine, and then...
From: Destructoid | By: Jordan Devore | Friday, April 18, 2014
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As part of a celebrity raffle, Drew Brees will fly out and host a 90 minute dinner celebration on April 29, 2014 for the winner and 11 Guests (Limited to Continental United States). Not much else going on today with the Saints except for the Meachem...
From: Canal Street Chronicles | By: David "Satch" Kelly | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Outstanding community residents were recognized by the VFW Post 5735 for their service and patriotism during an award ceremony on March 22. The recipients and their guests joined their VFW hosts in a catered luncheon prior to the award ceremony....
From: New Orleans Times-Picayune | By: Suzie Hunt, Contributing writer | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The small DIY boutique/gallery/venue Cairo will be putting on its annual Vibrations festival this year on Aug. 3 at the Amphitheater at Volunteer Park. The free event will feature live performances by many bands tba and yoga sessions led by Emily Denton...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Who were the top volunteers in Friends of NRA's record-breaking 2013 season Fairfax, Virginia – The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce their 2013 Friends of NRA Volunteer of the Year recipients, recognizing outstanding efforts for the...
From: NRA Blog | By: KJillson | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Every year, Atlanta’s Dragon Con, the famous — and largest — sci-fi/fantasy/gaming/comic convention in the South sponsors at least one charity — last year, it was three – and holds a massive blood drive during the 5-day convention. It only...
From: Geeks are Sexy | By: Lauren Berkley | Friday, April 18, 2014
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"There’s no tool currently available that would do what we want to do using secure, free software. With a system like this in place, EFF’s efficacy in advocating for your rights can increase dramatically."...
From: VentureBeat | By: Eric Blattberg | Friday, April 18, 2014
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AHSean Hemmerle is a 41-year-old student at Seattle Central Community College. He's about to finish his first year of the Associates degree program in Social and Human Services. Like Cody Spafford, the cherished Ballard seafood chef fatally shot by police...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Friday, April 18, 2014
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  Scientific research is generating far more data than the average researcher can get through. Meanwhile, modern computing has yet to catch up with the superior discernment of the human eye. The solution? Enlist the help of citizen scientists. British...
From: TED Blog | By: Karen Eng | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Camp Pendleton’s top volunteers received recognition from Brig. Gen. John Bullard, the base’s commanding general at the annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: | Friday, April 18, 2014
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And Jimmy entered the temple and invited in all who sold and bought in the temple, and he set up the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of politics,’...
From: Red State | By: ( | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The weekly position rankings are taking a break this week for big news for the site In lieu of the weekly position rankings that we've taking a look at, I have a couple of news items that will impact the site greatly in the coming weeks and months. First...
From: Music City Miracles | By: TheDUCKin'Noles10 | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Marlborough – “The more things change, the more they stay the same” is a proverb that applies to the 38th annual Senior of the Year Dinner when Mayor Arthur Vigeant welcomed residents age 60 and over April 17 at the Marlborough High School cafeteria....
From: Community Advocate | By: Community Advocate Staff | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The city of Boston and town of Hopkinton are asking fans and spectators of this year’s Boston Marathon for their cooperation to ensure the safety and security of participants, volunteers and spectators. Officials say anyone planning to watch the...
From: Concord Patch | By: Liz Taurasi | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The meeting between former Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning and current Alabama coach Nick Saban will raise plenty of eyebrows among Volunteers fans who voluntarily wear on Saturdays in the fall an objectively unattractive shade of orange. The session...
From: Pro Football Talk | By: Mike Florio | Friday, April 18, 2014
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