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Banish Your Belly BEFORE the Holidays

Drop pounds before the ball drops to get ahead of the game in 2015<p>The last few weeks of 2014 will be filled with family, friends, and festivities—but especially food. Rather than kick off the New Year carrying a belly like Santa’s, you should charge full speed into the holiday-eating season by …

Marcus Hubbard Can't Use Arms, But Faces Gun Possession Charge

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition is being held in jail while facing a gun possession charge his lawyer calls shocking.<p>Bail was lowered Tuesday for Marcus Hubbard, who has been jailed since his arrest in Trenton in August.<p>Defense lawyer Caroline Turner …

The Pirate Bay crew 'couldn't care less' about being taken offline

One of the filesharing site’s administrators says it’s taking a break, but promises that if it returns ‘it’ll be with a bang’

Converse kicks back at 'knock off' Chucks, sues 31 rival shoe companies

Converse says it is fed up with rival shoe companies selling what the Nike-owned company calls clear copycats of its iconic Chuck Taylor sneakers.<p>The …

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

You can totally wake yourself up for a.m. exercise! You're just going to have to pull a fast one...on yourself.<p>You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

Week In Review June 06 2014

You may not be able to spend all day scrolling through your Facebook and Twitter feeds. If you are, you probably should be doing some work. But …

Fitness

Why Some Civil War Soldiers Glowed in the Dark

By the spring of 1862, a year into the American Civil War, Major General Ulysses S. Grant had pushed deep into Confederate territory along the …

Protein could put antibiotic-resistant bugs in handcuffs

Through several years of laborious structural biology to figure out the specific shapes of the molecules involved, the research team has mapped out …

Can we have a robust public debate on biodiversity offsetting?

Photograph: Tony Margiocchi / Barcroft Media<p>An elephant calf at Whipsnade Zoo, November last year. Today and tomorrow, scientists are meeting at London Zoo to discuss biodiversity offsetting. Photograph: Tony Margiocchi/Barcroft …

'Godzilla of Earths' identified

<b>There is a new class of planet out there that astronomers are calling the "mega-Earth".</b><p>It is an object with a hard surface like our own world but much, much bigger.<p>The necessity for the new designation follows the discovery of a planet which has a mass some 17 times that of Earth.<p>Known as …

Genetic treatment using three-parent embryo may be ready in two years

A controversial technique involving three-parent embryos, designed to prevent incurable genetic diseases, could be ready within two years but unless the government changes the law, prospective parents will be prevented from using it, scientists say.<p>Mitochondrial disease afflicts around 100 babies …

The Supreme Court Has Given Us a Government Of, By, and For the 1 Percent

How the High Court’s conservative majority has helped ensure that we have a government of, by, and for the very wealthiest Americans.<p>In case after …

U.S., citing new hope for Somalia, to name Somalia ambassador | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States, seeing new hope for Somalia, will appoint a new ambassador to Mogadishu for the first time since closing its embassy there 23 years ago as the East African country descended into chaos, a senior U.S. government official said on Tuesday.<p>U.S. Under Secretary …

Justin Amash and Steve Womack Just Set a New Record in Congress

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Traditional PACs Up Their Game As the Price of Politics Rise

The su­per PAC era spawned many changes in polit­ic­al cam­paigns. Here’s an­oth­er one: Tra­di­tion­al polit­ic­al ac­tion com­mit­tees are tak­ing …

ACLU Sues California For 'Equal Learning Time'

The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a class-action lawsuit claiming that high poverty schools in California are denying students the learning time they need to succeed. The problem is so great and so pervasive, the lawsuit claims, that it violates the state constitution. "We just …

California top court says police must name officers in shootings | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that police departments in the state must as a general rule disclose the names of officers involved in shootings, despite claims by a police union that doing so would endanger their safety.<p>The court, ruling 6-1 in a case brought …

House Votes To End DEA Raids On Legal Medical Marijuana Operations

"Marijuana does not make people commit crime. It makes them overeat," Rep. Steve Cohen said. The amendment passed 219-189.<p>WASHINGTON — The House passed an amendment late Thursday night to restrict the Drug Enforcement Administration from targeting medical marijuana operations in states where it is …

Washington doesn’t care about your cable bill: Why the Comcast merger is inevitable

By all accounts, the federal government should block such a deal. To understand why it won’t, just follow the money<p>There are plenty of reasons to worry about the proposal to combine Comcast, America’s largest cable and broadband company, with Time Warner Cable, the second-largest cable firm and …

Christie on minimum wage, marijuana

<b>Fairfield, New Jersey (CNN) –</b> New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie explained Wednesday where he stands on a recent push by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats to increase the minimum wage, saying he’d only support it if it was done in a “commonsense way” and phased in “over a period of …

Paul: We need guns in the cockpit

Sen. Rand Paul says he wants “100 percent” of pilots carrying weapons as it’s the best way to prevent another attack like Sept. 11, 2001.<p>“The goal of my bill is to have 100 percent of American pilots armed because I think it’s a very cost effective. It’s the most cost effective way of deterring …

Senate Passes Unemployment Extension, House In No Hurry To Do The Same

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate passed a bill reauthorizing long-term unemployment insurance on Monday, with Democrats hoping the vote will increase pressure on House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to move the bill through his chamber.<p>Boehner has said the bill fails to create jobs and is "unworkable," …

Senate votes to bar proposed Iran U.N. ambassador from country | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Monday seeking to bar Iran’s proposed U.N. ambassador, Hamid Abutalebi, from entering the United States.<p>U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) takes questions from reporters after the weekly Republican caucus luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in …

Woman Killed in Capitol Hill Chase Was Shot Five Times

Six months after a Con­necti­c­ut wo­man was killed in a hail of po­lice gun­fire on Cap­it­ol Hill, the fed­er­al in­vest­ig­a­tion re­mains un­der …

The Libertarian Surge

Libertarianism — the political philosophy that says limited government is the best kind of government — is having its moment. Unfortunately, that’s mostly because government has been expanding in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks and the financial crisis. Somehow government failures lead to …

Appeals court overturns stay of execution in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas will carry out the execution of convicted murderer Ramiro Hernandez this week after a U.S. appeals court on Monday ruled that the state does not have to reveal where it gets its lethal injection drug.<p>The death chamber is seen through the steel bars from the viewing …

Democratic Senate Seats Might Prove Hard to Keep

When people sug­gest that one elec­tion will be ex­actly like an­oth­er, I re­call a les­son my good friend, polit­ic­al eco­nom­ist Tom Galla­gh­er, …