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W.H. rejects labor's bid for Obamacare exemption

The Obama administration on Friday told labor union leaders that their health plans would not be eligible for tax subsidies under Obamacare next year.<p>A White House official said the Treasury Department has concluded that such an exemption is not possible under the Affordable Care Act. The labor …

How to Make a Dollar Bill Bow Tie

A dollar bill bow tie is a quirky and delightful bit of origami that is easy to make, even for an origami novice! Creating these bow ties doesn’t do …

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Roundup: 14 DIY Fire Pits You Can Make Yourself!

The best summer nights always involve good people, good food, and a space that encourages good conversation. Keep all those good feelings going well …

Mythbusters: Obamacare edition

There are a lot of wild stories about Obamacare that make the debate sound like a fact-free zone.<p>No, the IRS isn’t going to be posting your medical tests all over the Internet. No, people’s premiums aren’t doubling in the crucial swing state of Ohio. And no, the Obamacare “data hub” isn’t like a …

Analyst: Obama may OK Keystone

President Barack Obama’s latest critique of the Keystone XL oil pipeline still leaves a path for approving the project — but its supporters may need to make concessions to blunt its impact on the climate, analysts said Monday.<p>Obama’s remarks to The New York Times echoed some of the most potent …

Is This The Most Embarrassing Interview Fox News Has Ever Done?

Reza Aslan, a religious scholar with a Ph.D. in the sociology of religions from the University of California and author of the new book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, went on FoxNews.com's online show Spirited Debate to promote his book only to be prodded about why a Muslim would …

SanDisk's new flash drive wirelessly beams files to your tablet or phone

When you run out of room on your Apple iPad, your HTC One, or other mobile device without an SD card slot, where do you turn? Do you painstakingly delete one batch of vacation photos to make room to show off the next? SanDisk believes it has an alternative. Today, it's introducing the SanDisk …

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The First Affordable Home Security System That Can Think For Itself

"Your cat is just chasing a reflection. Maybe I shouldn't alert the homeowner about this. Or, wait...maybe I should."<p>Canary, a new networked home security system, was posted on Indiegogo this morning. There are lots of similar inexpensive systems out there--most notably the Dropcam--but we're …

8 Fat-Burning and Muscle-Building Snack Alternatives for All Your Cravings

Someone in your office is plotting against you, setting traps and landmines in the form of free doughnuts, home-baked cookies, and the always-handy …

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10 Summer Beers with Health Benefits

There's nothing like a nice cold brew after some lawn work in the summer heat. But too much drinking can sabotage your diet (they don't call it a …

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How To Read A Food Label

Overwhelmed by all those hard-to-pronounce words on the ingredient list? You're not alone. "The Nutrition Facts panel is experts-only stuff, useful just for those who have a degree in nutrition," observes Adam Drewnowski, Ph.D.<p>To get in and out of the store with your sanity intact, adds Caroline …

Project Knock-off Series: PB Wood and Canvas Crate

I'm telling ya, I'm in a complete knock-off mood right now. There's just a thrill in finding something you like a lot...and knocking it off for a …

How to Download a Movie

Community Tested<p>This wikiHow teaches you how to download a movie to your computer or mobile device using on-demand services, free movie sites, or by …

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If You Give a Dad a Daughter

If you give a dad a daughter...<p>he'll probably wonder what to do with her.<p><i>Especially if he's a man's man.</i><p>So he'll play catch with her, teach her to climb trees, and how to ride a bicycle.<p>Which seem like things a girl wouldn't like to do.<p><i>But she will.</i><p>He might wonder if she'll be all emotional and …

5 Pretty Good Reasons to Be an Atheist

People love lists. Am I right? So here is a list of five pretty good reasons why you should be an atheist. Now I know I am not going to convince everyone with this list because god-belief has been indoctrinated into our society for a long time and most people have been raised to believe in some …

Will Microsoft sell Bing or Xbox?

A new Nomura Research report calls for Microsoft to get rid of Bing and/or Xbox in the name of maximizing shareholder value. Here's why I'm doubtful either move will happen.<p>Influential and long-time Microsoft analyst Rick Sherlund argued in a May 28 research report that it's time for Microsoft to …

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