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Toyota Unshackled as Abe Drives Japanese Yen Back to 100

Toyota Motor Corp.’s half-decade of fighting the yen is over, at least for now.<p>The weakening yen breached 100 against the dollar in U.S. trading …

MLB: Ranking the Top 10 Under-the-Radar Players in the AL Central

In Major League Baseball, teams need a superstar to carry them into contention. But what if the superstar is enduring a painful slump? Or what if the team isn't developed enough to have a legitimate superstar?<p>That's where having a solid, under-the-radar player on the roster can pay dividends.<p>There …

Houses In California Are Mysteriously Sinking Into The Ground

In this photo taken Monday, May 6, 2013 Robin and Scott Spivey walk past the wreckage of their Tudor-style dream home they had to abandon when the ground gave way causing it to drop 10 feet below the street in Lakeport, Calif. Officials believe that water that has bubbled to the surface is playing …

Modern Geometric Addition Extends Traditional Brick Home

What was formerly a conventional brick home in Australia now boasts wide-open views of a tranquil backyard thanks to a modern addition by …

5 Ways To Be Productive When The Pressure Is On

The key is "being able to keep up the intensity even though there's no external accountability," says Sharon Melnick, a business psychologist and author of Success Under Stress. This means you need to be able to "manage your stress levels and stay motivated even when you're not," she says, because …

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As I write, there is a hint of sunshine outside, heralded as ever by British wags on Twitter saying funny things like: "What's that ball of fire in …

Ey oop, one can switch accents

Bidialectalism, where people speak with two distinct accents, is on the rise, according to research.<p>Becoming bilingual might prove a challenge for many people, but a growing number have mastered “bidialectalism”.<p>Linguists have reported a rise in people able to speak with two distinct accents, …

Stylish Farmhouse Dining Tables–Airily romantic or casual and cozy

Despite their fairly obvious furniture requirements (e.g., table and chairs), dining rooms are a fantastic space to highlight your decorating style. …

Los Alamos Scientists Build A Prototype Quantum Network

In an era where every other day seems to bring to light a new cyber-attack, secure communications are a premium. And one key ingredient to the future of cybersecurity is quantum cryptography.<p>The way quantum cryptography works is not at all simple, but here’s the basic idea: in quantum mechanics, …

Microsoft: That Windows 8 “New Coke” Analogy Is Silly

Will the launch of Microsoft’s forthcoming update to Windows 8 next month be the company’s “New Coke” moment? Is its rumored plan to revive the …

$2 trillion underground economy aids recovery

The growing underground economy may be helping to prevent the real economy from sinking further, according to analysts.<p>The shadow economy is a system composed of those who can't find a full-time or regular job. Workers turn to anything that pays them under the table, with no income reported and no …