Jeff Lonowski

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How Did Baseball Fans Watch the World Series Before TV?

From the Play-O-Graph to the Jackson Manikin Baseball Indicator, the forgotten history of simulated ballgames.<p>Finding a place to watch sports isn't hard in this country—especially baseball. This week and next, bars around the country (and pretty much anywhere with a TV in Kansas City and San …

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - San Frediano, Authentic Hilton, Caprica Script

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

Typography

Greatest fonts countdown: 70 - Copperplate

FontShop AG, the renowned type foundry, conducted a survey based on historical relevance, sales at FontShop.com, and aesthetic quality. With a few …

Typography

Supreme Court allows Texas to enforce new voter ID law for November election

The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas' new voter-ID law can remain in effect for the November election, sparking mixed reaction.<p>In a rare weekend announcement, a majority of the high court’s justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit …

World Series bound: For 8 glorious games, Royals did it their way

Kansas City has played marvelous, almost flawless baseball, winning eight straight in their first postseason appearance in 29 years.<p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. …

Baseball

Bill Murray's 5 Most Underrated Movies

When he's not Ghostbusting<p>Despite Bill Murray's reputation as a freewheeling comedian who loves nothing more than to crash unsuspecting civilians' engagement photo shoots and bachelor parties, there's more to the 66-year-old star than just cooler-than-cool ridiculousness. For every <i>Stripes</i>,</i> …

Bill Murray

’87 Bounces’, One Basketball Seamlessly Makes Its Way Through 24 Different Movies

In <i>87 Bounces</i> by HOTU Studio, a man named Jean goes to try out his new basketball but when he shoots, he completely misses the basket and sends his …

Wall Street

Photographer Shares Examples of Stuff That Annoys Wildlife Photographers

Photographer Tony Northrup posted a video demonstrating examples of stuff that annoys wildlife photographers. These include everything from claiming …

What $1,000 in Rent Can Afford in 12 Different United States Cities

BuzzFeedBlue demonstrates the cost of living in different cities with a video that shows the area and price per square foot of a $1,000 per month …

Housing

Huge Earthquake Could Hit San Francisco Any Day: Report

A new study suggests the San Francisco Bay Area is due for another major earthquake.<p>According to the data, four major faults in the region are moving along the surface and are primed to collide in a huge way. These stressed faults “are locked and loaded,” geophysicist James Lienkaemper, lead author …

AirBnB for Animals Means No More Kennels While You're Away on Holiday

Holidog is a new peer-to-peer network that uses the AirBnB model to help you find a petsitter for your four-legged friend while you’re away on …

Pets

American Intruder Lurks In Scottish Streams, Clawed And Hungry

Forget Nessie: there's another insidious creature living in the waters of Scotland.<p>The story starts in the streams and lakes of the northwestern United States, where North American signal crayfish are a familiar sight. Turn over a rock and you may well encounter one.<p>But in Scottish streams and …

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines

As search engines get better, we become lazier. We’re hooked on easy answers and undervalue asking good questions<p>In 1964, Pablo Picasso was asked by an interviewer about the new electronic calculating machines, soon to become known as computers. He replied, “But they are useless. They can only give …

Why Orange Juice Tastes Disgusting After You Brush Your Teeth

Finally, an answer.<p>In a handy video, the American Chemical Society has explained why orange juice (and food in general) tastes like soap after you brush your teeth. The basic gist is that a detergent called sodium lauryl sulfate, found within your toothpaste, blocks the sweet receptors on your …

6 Ways An Empathy Map Can Help Craft Winning Headlines

<i>Demian Farnworth is the Chief Copywriter for Copyblogger Media. This article originally appeared on the Mention blog.</i><p>We all have our pet formulas. The go-to sources we love for great headline ideas.<p>For some it’s a swipe file full of head-turning advertising headlines. For others it’s scanning the …

Officials Blame 'Breach of Protocol' for New Ebola Case

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Disease

Some St. Louis arrests at Brown shooting protests

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Officers arrested 17 protesters and used pepper spray to subdue some of them Sunday in a St. Louis neighborhood not far from the suburb where violence erupted this summer after the shooting of a black man by a white policeman.<p>The arrests were the only incident in an otherwise …

Texas healthcare worker tests positive for Ebola

Dallas police stood guard Sunday at a two-story tan brick apartment building roped off with red police tape. No-trespassing signs marked the building and the one next door as off-limits, and a yellow biohazard barrel was in front until workers in hazmat suits hauled it away.<p>The Centers for Disease …

Edward Snowden’s Privacy Tips: “Get Rid Of Dropbox,” Avoid Facebook And Google

According to Edward Snowden, people who care about their privacy should stay away from popular consumer Internet services like Dropbox, Facebook, and Google.<p>Snowden conducted a remote interview today as part of the New Yorker Festival, where he was asked a couple of variants on the question of what …

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