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7 Tips from Edgar Allan Poe on How to Write Vivid Stories and Poems

There may be no more a macabrely misogynistic sentence in English literature than Edgar Allan Poe’s contention that “the death… of a beautiful woman” …

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This Zero-Emission Home Creates Enough Energy To Power An Electric Car For One Year

This just might just be the most beautiful zero-emission home we have ever laid eyes on. Snøhetta, a design firm in Norway, has created the ZEB Multi-Comfort House in Ringdalskogen, Larvik, Norway. The house not only runs solely on solar energy, but collects enough extra solar energy to power an …

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The new clash over cannabis

Rising tensions between states over pot put pressure on Obama to act.<p>The Obama administration and many congressional Republicans have been loath to go anywhere near the experiment with marijuana legalization in Colorado and other states. But pressure is mounting on Washington to take a stand on …

Cannabis

California gas prices likely to stay low in 2015

California gasoline prices closed 2014 at the lowest level in more than five years, mirroring a free fall in crude oil prices that shows few signs of stopping soon.<p>The gas price declines since summer have been a boon to consumers, who are paying roughly $1 less for a gallon of regular than a year …

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Clean-Eating Recipes That Will Get You Through January

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away …

Healthy Eating

Palestinians formally submit documents to UN to join ICC

The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations Friday formally submitted to the office of the Secretary-General Palestine’s application to join the International Criminal Court (ICC).<p>It marked the next step in the Palestinian leadership’s drive to pursue war crimes charges against Israel and to …

Obama OKs New North Korea Sanctions Over 'Destructive' Cyber Attack

President Barack Obama on Friday authorized additional sanctions on North Korea in the wake of the "destructive and coercive" cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.<p>The new sanctions target three entities — including the country's primary intelligence organization — and 10 individuals as …

North Korea

Most cancer types 'just bad luck'

<b>Most types of cancer can be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study has suggested.</b><p>A US team were trying to explain why some tissues were millions of times more vulnerable to cancer than others.<p>The results, in the journal Science, showed two thirds of the cancer types …

Cancer