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The Daily Show: The 5 Best Moments from Jon Stewart's Last Show

Legendary <i>Daily Show</i> host Jon Stewart took the anchor seat for the last time on Thursday night after 16½ years – and it didn’t disappoint.<p>Here are the …

Facebook shutters page that taunted lawmaker's push to curb military rape

A "direct threat" against a U.S. congresswoman — posted on a military-oriented Facebook page that graphically belittled her and her efforts to stem sexual misconduct within the branches — has been referred to U.S. Capitol Police for investigation.<p>The threat was made last week against Rep. Jackie …

The All-Inclusive Resort That Raised The Bar: The Grand Velas, Riviera Nayarit

When it comes to all-inclusive resorts, not all are created equal. There are those with long buffet lines, communal dining, and overcrowded kid’s camps; and then there is the one that raised the bar for all others; the Grand Velas Resort, a luxurious all-inclusive property located on the Riviera …

The 5 Things You're Doing Wrong at Restaurants

We've found some surprising ways to avoid sticker shock when the check arrives—and still have a terrific meal.<p>You're Making a Reservation on the Phone<p>…

Quiz: How iPhone Savvy Are You?

You probably think you know your iPhone pretty darn well at this point, but we’re here to bring you two just a little bit closer. There are all kinds of tricky ways you can get more use out of your phone, and we’re betting you might not know them all. Take a look at the list below and let us know …

Apps

How Maddie Got On Things And Became One Of The Web’s Most Adorable Sensations

Maddie’s human collaborator discusses how the cute coonhound got on all those things, got popular, and got a new book.<p>When it comes to cute animal photos on the Internet, Maddie on Things is a viral hit you can love without feeling embarrassed. The popular Tumblr features stunning photos of Maddie, …

My Trailer: Pauley Perrette Takes Us Behind the Scenes of N.C.I.S.

During the 10th season of *N.C.I.S.*alone, Pauley Perrette has entertained more than 20 million homes as the quirky forensic specialist Abby Sciuto—the most complex pigtailed character in the history of television. The New Orleans native is so beloved as the show’s hyperactive, brainy Goth …

Salt isn’t so bad

Expert panel concludes that national dietary guidelines on sodium consumption levels are unnecessarily low<p>A new study commissioned by the Institute of Medicine and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that, for many Americans, there is no real reason to seriously restrict salt …

Here's How Much You Can Legally Drink Before Driving If The Blood Alcohol Limit Is Lowered To .05

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended Tuesday that states lower the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level while driving from 0.08 to 0.05 or lower.<p>Exact blood alcohol levels are hard to estimate, but the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) created these charts …

Alcohol

Extreme Weather Drove More Than 30 Million People from Their Homes in 2012

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>See full coverage</b><p>In case you weren't sure what climate change looks like, here's a preview: It looks …

Rainforest plays critical role in hydropower generation

<b>Deforestation in the Amazon region could significantly reduce the amount of electricity produced from hydropower, says a new study.</b><p>Scientists say the rainforest is critical in generating the streams and rivers that ultimately turn turbines.<p>If trees continue to be felled, the energy produced by one …

South-east Asia

Jacob Barnett, 14-Year-Old With Asperger's Syndrome, May Be Smarter Than Einstein

When Jacob Barnett was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism. Doctors told his parents that the boy would likely never talk or read and would probably be forever unable to independently manage basic daily activities like tying his shoe laces.<p>But they were sorely, …