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What’s a “Shark Tank” Appearance Worth? A Top Spot in the App Store.

Image courtesy of Scan<p>Garrett Gee’s startup Scan didn’t necessarily need the $1 million he was pitching investors for on Friday night’s episode of …

Chrysler inability to get new products out is a worry

Chrysler's inability to get new vehicles into production and on sale is becoming a concern. The U.S. auto market is experiencing an historic sales recovery, but Chrysler showrooms contain too many warmed-over versions of old vehicles while competitors pack their dealerships with all-new …

As Obamacare Looms, Insurers Look Beyond Fee-For

The nation’s largest health plans say they are rapidly moving toward transparency and away from paying doctors and hospitals on a fee-for-service basis, four insurance executives said this morning at Forbes Healthcare Summit 2013.<p>UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Humana (HUM) and several Blue Cross and …

5 far-right groups trying to secede from America

<b>(PhotosbyAndy via Shutterstock)</b><p>Each is composed of a rural population that feels ignored, if not outright antagonized, by its big city legislature<p>Evan McMurry<p>October 12, 2013 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>There’s nothing more American than seceding. At least, that's what …

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Drink More Whiskey

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel Yaffe<p>This smart guide to whiskey introduces a new generation of would-be connoisseurs to the hottest new-again spirit. And with upstart distillers reviving varieties like white dog (moonshine to prohibition-era folks), now is the best time to start learning about it. Drink More …

The Most Famous Book Set In Every State

Whether you come from Florida, New York, Texas, or any other state, reading a book set there can make you feel a warm nostalgia for that beloved place.<p>We rounded up the most famous book set in every state in America.<p>Did we get your state right? Let us know in the comments if you have another …

10 best things to climb

Over ice and iron girders, shinnying up temples and scaling rainforest trees – tackle the world’s most worthwhile ways to reach the top. In this excerpt from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i> we've gathered together ten things to go up, from the somewhat gentle to the downright difficult. …

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Statue of Liberty To Reopen This Weekend, After New York State Pays For It

Albany, NY (October 11, 2013)<br>Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State has reached an agreement with the federal government to …

Sleep Your Way To Better Skin — Here's How

I recently read a story about high-profile women’s morning beauty routines, and I was surprised to learn that one vlogger spends a whopping 40 …

Message To Congress In One Georgia District: Don't Back Down

While recent polling suggests public opinion is weighing against the GOP's approach to the government shutdown, the message is very different for Republican congressmen from deeply conservative districts. The word from back home is to continue to take a hard line. That's the case in one district in …

Massive CT Scanner Will Glean Safety Insight From Wrecked Cars

See inside a car wreck without disturbing anything.<p>Computed tomography (CT) scanners are great for diagnosing problems in people, but what about cars?<p>The Fraunhofer Development Center is using the biggest CT scanner it can find to analyze wrecked cars. Researchers hope to gain some insight into how …

Best cure for a hangover? Sprite, scientists claim

For years people have argued over what they believe is the essential remedy after a heavy night - from a strong coffee to a hair of the dog.<p>But now it has been revealed that revellers who go for the healthy option and console themselves with a herbal tea could actually be making their hangover …

Flood Forensics: Why Colorado's Floods Were So Destructive

Parts of Colorado are still drying out after floods hit the state last month. Eight people died, and damage from the worst flooding in decades is in the hundreds of millions of dollars.<p>Scientists are now venturing into the hardest-hit areas to do a sort of "flood forensics" to understand why the …

Peanut butter sniff test confirms Alzheimer’s

A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler might be a way to confirm a diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.<p>Jennifer Stamps, a graduate student in …

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European Union Declares Electronic Cigarettes Are Not Medicinal

The EU makes its first ruling on the newly popular gadgets.<p>This morning, the European Parliament, the legislative body of the European Union, voted to reject a proposal that electronic cigarettes or "e-cigs" be regulated as medical devices. The ruling, which contradicts several federal laws held by …

The Higgs boson particle – digested

In the aftermath of the big bang that flung the universe into existence 13.82bn years ago, the forces of nature were one. But as the universe expanded and cooled, they separated out into the four seen today. The electromagnetic force, which is carried by photons, allows you to see, and stops you …

FYI: Does Stress Make You Hungry?

Yes, but only for junk food.<p>Much of what scientists know about stress eating comes from cramming animals into Plexiglas tubes. When researchers subject lab rats to this particular discomfort for several hours every day, the rodents lose their appetites for healthy pet food. But if given access to …

Peter Higgs proves as elusive as Higgs boson after Nobel success

The media spotlight has often been too harsh for Peter Higgs, the Edinburgh physicist, who disappeared off on holiday without a mobile phone this week to escape the inevitable rush of journalists that bears down on every winner of a Nobel prize.<p>The move was carefully calculated and profoundly …

Poll: Most Americans Don’t Understand the Debt Ceiling

Amer­ic­ans broadly do not un­der­stand how the debt ceil­ing works, ac­cord­ing to the latest <b>United Tech­no­lo­gies/Na­tion­al Journ­al</b> …

Obama To Nominate Janet Yellen As New Fed Chief As QE Taper Debate Looms

Amid a political standoff in Washington, President Obama is set to nominate Janet Yellen to replace Ben Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve, the White House said Tuesday night. Yellen, the current vice chairwoman of the central bank and the front-runner for the top spot after Larry Summers …

8 Things People Would Rather Have Than Sex

An orgasm or a caffeine fix? According to a recent survey, the majority of people would choose the latter.<p>When Le Meridien Hotels asked guests across China, India, the United Arab Emirates and the United States what they would give up for their morning cup of coffee, 53 percent of respondents said …

Can Women Have Casual Sex Without a Post-Hookup Hangover?

Is it possible to casually hook up or have sex without creating any kind of emotional response or a longing for attachment?<p>This is not a "one-size-fits-all" question. For the purpose of this post, I am going to speak mostly to the heterosexual ladies. So, let me get a little more specific: …

Many Teens Admit To Coercing Others Into Sex

Almost 1 in 10 high school and college-aged people have forced someone into sexual activity against his or her will, a study finds. The majority of those who have done it think that the victim is at least partly to blame.<p>The results come from a multiyear study funded by the Centers for Disease …