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How Much [X] Could You Eat Before It Would Kill You?

Toxicologists have a saying that "the dose makes the poison," meaning that anything and everything can kill you in large enough quantities. So here …

Obama, Merkel Discuss Ukraine Crisis

American Sniper set to become biggest film of 2014 at US box office

Box-office projections suggest that Iraq war drama will overtake Mockingjay – Part 1 to record highest domestic total of 2014 releases<p>American Sniper is on course to become the highest grossing film to be released in the US in 2014, according to analysts Boxoffice.com.<p>The film it needs to overhaul …

American Sniper, hero for our times

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every age has the heroes it deserves, as the saying goes. To judge from the success of the movie "American Sniper," the hero of the current moment would be the trained killer.<p>Director Clint Eastwood's movie has been highly praised and loudly criticized. Each new round of critical and public …

Fortune.com

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Lurching Start for Tesla in China

BEIJING — For $104,000, Yu Hangmei expected a car that could, at the very least, be driven. What Ms. Yu said she got instead was a new electric Tesla Model S sedan and a malfunctioning charging station.<p>While driving through her town in coastal Zhejiang Province recently, Ms. Yu, 45, realized that …

China

Oil on wild ride; How will it end?

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil is on a wild ride, and there is little agreement on where it's headed.<p>After falling nearly 60 percent from a peak …

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Creativity

A Warning From the Heart of Malaria Research

A Veteran Doctor Fears the Rise of a Drug-Resistant Strain Will Help the Disease Spread<p>By<p>Shirley S. Wang<p>Shirley S. Wang<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@ShirleySWangWSJ<p>Google+<p><i>Bangkok</i><p>Despite a sharp drop in malaria-related deaths over the past decade, a veteran doctor here, in the heart of the …

Public Health

Yelp is hiring a bunch of new salespeople to sell more ads

During the company's Q4 earnings call last week, chief operating officer Geoff Donaker said Yelp plans on increasing its salesforce by around 40% in 2015.<p>The company had about 2,700 employees at the end of 2014.<p>Some business owners have complained about aggressive tactics from Yelp salespeople, who …