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'Mountain Dew Mouth' Is Destroying Appalachia's Teeth, Critics Say

Obesity. Diabetes. By now, we've all heard of the health risks posed by drinking too much soda.<p>But over in Appalachia, the region that stretches roughly from southern New York state to Alabama, the fight against soda is targeting an altogether different concern: rotted teeth.<p>Public health advocates …

To keep things fresh, online grocers will meet you halfway

Buying bananas, milk and chicken online has little in common with adding shoes, a cellphone or books to an electronic shopping cart. Books can sit on the stoop for a few hours, cellphones don't melt, and in all but extreme circumstances, no one waits at home for two hours hoping the delivery van …

eCommerce

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

Android News

Associated Press News

Greek spot checks find half of firms cheating on tax

<b>The most recent spot checks by Greek authorities found that almost half of the companies examined were committing some kind of tax offence.</b><p>Out of 1,465 spot checks carried out between 25 July and 5 August, 731 firms were found to be breaking the rules.<p>Greece has been under pressure from the …

International Monetary Fund

Obama: Law School Should Be Two Years, Not Three

"This is probably controversial to say, but, what the heck, I'm in my second term, so I can say it."<p>BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — President Barack Obama told a town hall crowd in Binghamton, New York, Friday that the way law is taught in America should change fundamentally.<p>As part of his bus tour focused on …

Californians Should Have Such A Big Chip On Their Shoulders These Days

The NYT's Adam Nagourney has a great story about the comeback of California, and its governor, Jerry Brown, who started his second stint as governor of the state in 2010, when it was famously the poster child for public fiscal collapse.<p>The state's budget problems are largely resolved, at least for …

Jerry Brown

Amid Struggle For 'Soul' Of GOP, Libertarians Take Limelight

"There is no question that there is a civil war that is waging within the party."<p>That Republican conflict, political science professor David Cohen adds, isn't between just two sides, but among a number of factions, including libertarians.<p>One of the most public battles has involved national security …

We need to protect mimimum wage contractors

Obama must issue an EO that focuses on job quality when procuring for federal contracts, not just the lowest bid<p>The NYT has a resonant editorial this morning about the need for an executive order to improve the quality of jobs among federal contractors.<p>These days, when I say “federal contractor,” …

Can a Republican Win 270 Electoral Votes in 2016...or Ever?

The GOP’s 2016 presidential nominee will have a heck of a time winning the Electoral College.<p>Recently, I attended a political event where about 400 …

LinkedIn knows whether or not you deserve a raise

Is it time to move to a more challenging job? Ask LinkedIn. Specifically, keep an eye on the site’s recommendations for jobs you might be interested in.<p>The Washington Post has a great read on LinkedIn’s use of big data, but the biggest impact for users we spotted was the site’s close monitoring of …

Employment