Rich Kersting

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The holy war over Obamacare

The Obamacare wars have gone holy.<p>As in politics, the religious world is riven by the health law. Sympathetic faith organizations that see an opportunity to live up to their God-given mission to aid the poor are stepping up to White House efforts to get people covered. Evangelicals and conservative …

Americans trying to keep up with the Joneses – and going broke

It used to be that spending money on status symbols for the sake of flaunting your wealth was an activity reserved for celebrities and millionaires. That has all changed. Conspicuous consumption, what was once referred to as "keeping up with the Joneses", has brought the lifestyles of the rich and …

How China's Tax Structure Crushes The Poor

Income inequality is just one of many issues facing China, with the nation's credit conditions ushering in a slowdown of an economy that has been unstoppable for three decades.<p>In a new note to clients, Morgan Stanley's Richard Xu writes how China's tax structure puts the poor at a gross …

Nanodiamond thermometer can find the temperature inside a single living cell

The mercury-in-glass thermometer has served us well for the past 270 years, but sometimes you need something smaller — say to find the temperature inside a single living cell. Researchers at Harvard have discovered a new technique using lasers and diamond nanocrystals to measure temperatures of …

Windsor, Ontario, To Detroit: 'Reset And Come Out Stronger'

The Detroit River is the mile-wide boundary that separates the United States and Canada. And the city park on the Windsor, Ontario, side of the river offers a better view of the Detroit skyline than anywhere else.<p>In a quirk of geography, Detroit actually sits north of its Canadian neighbor. Natives …

Itching study 'finds chemical that makes us scratch'

<b>Researchers have found a chemical that is necessary in order to feel the urge to scratch an itch.</b><p>They were able to turn off the urge in mice while leaving the animals' other senses, such as touch and temperature, intact.<p>It is hoped that a deeper understanding of itching could eventually lead to …

Replica of 'Dead Space' Plasma Cutter wreaks havoc with laser beams

Wood doesn't stand a chance<p>Laser aficionado Patrick Priebe has created a scarily realistic working replica of the Plasma Cutter featured in the game <i>Dead Space</i>. According to <i>Gizmag</i>, Priebe spent about 200 hours building the weapon, which shoots a total of five laser beams — three green lasers for …

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New advances with E. coli bacteria could eventually improve biofuel production

Currently, producing fuel directly from biological products can lead to some tough choices. The resulting biofuel usually either needs to be mixed with regular petroleum or the vehicles themselves need to be modified to work with it. New research published recently details the work of scientists to …

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Now Trending: The Three-Piece Spring Suit

<b>Yesterday the stars of J.J. Abrams's forthcoming</b> sci-fi spectacular <i>Star Trek Into Darkness</i> walked the red carpet for the film's London premiere. While the female leads, Zoe Saldana and Alice Eve, caught our eyes for obvious reasons, it was Spock and Captain Kirk who really stole the show. It's rare …

Now on Kickstarter: Sword & Plough Bags

<b>First things first,</b> let's address the name of upstart brand Sword & Plough. Because while a lot of labels go with something that simply sounds good (not that there's anything wrong with that), there's some real substance to this one. The moniker originates from the ancient saying "to turn swords …

HG One Grinder

Can your grinder really make that big of a difference in the quality of your coffee or espresso? Ask an owner of the HG One Grinder ($900), and …

The Art of Packing from Louis Vuitton - Part 2

For someone who travels frequently, crumpled, wrinkled clothing is yet another worry in a<p>For someone who travels frequently, crumpled, wrinkled …

Barbisio Felt Hats for the CAMO line of Italy

Italian craftsmanship is at it’s best as master hat-makers, Barbisio, and Camo come together to produce a fine selection of felt hats. Perfect for …

Allied Maker Walnut Maple Lamp

Classic American design goes a long way with this Walnut Maple Lamp designed by Allied Maker. Ideal for those who appreciate fine wood and …

Garrett Leight's Eyewear Ode to Arthur Miller

Few men in history worked the intellectual-meets-sex appeal vibe than renown playwright, husband to Marilyn Monroe, and all-around style icon (see <i>GQ</i>’s March issue) Arthur Miller. So it makes sense that Miller was the inspiration behind Garrett Leight’s The Harding ,a lineup of frames that pulls …