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Having the Courage to Live a Truly Audacious Life

Audacious, as defined in the dictionary, means "showing the willingness to take surprisingly bold risks". <b>I'd say that pretty much sums up my life these days.</b><p>But, I wasn't always so bold, or willing, to do such audacious things. <b>I played life "safe" for many years.</b> I'm sure you know the drill:<p>Living …

Medicare vs. private insurance: Which costs less

Wonder why some doctors grumble when a Medicare patient walks in the door? It's likely because the government program typically pays only 80% of what private insurers do.<p>Medicare has the bad rap of being a big, bloated government program, but it's not because it's overpaying doctors.<p>CNNMoney …

How secure is Mr Putin? | Financial Times

One of the greatest mistakes in the analysis of what is happening in Ukraine is the view of Russia as a one man dictatorship. That is clearly not the …

Detroit to auction vacant homes online. Starting bid: $1,000

In its ongoing battle to fight blight and boost home values, Detroit is launching a website where it will auction off vacant homes that were seized in tax foreclosures.<p>BuildingDetroit.org launched Monday with 15 home listings that will start getting auctioned off on May 5.One property will be …

Why Putin Isn’t Scared by $115 Billion of Debt: Russia Credit

Russian companies, facing $115 billion of debt due over the next 12 months, will have the funds even as bond markets shut because of the Ukraine …

Dad Films His Daughter Growing Up Over 14 Years in 4 Minutes

In a gorgeous display of fatherly love, Frans Hofmeester started filming his baby girl Lotte in the autumn 1999 and continued for a full 14 …

How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …

Earth Science

At Night's End: Celebrating Dark Sky Week

How many stars are there in the sky? It's one of the first questions I recall asking as a kid. On that warm spring evening I tried to count them all and had my first encounter with the infinite. That night, beside the lake in the Oregon Cascades, my mind's eye fell upward into a star-filled cosmos …

Living and Breathing Gabriel García Márquez

I met Gabriel García Márquez 30 years ago.<p>By 1984 I had read many of the novels the Colombian writer had published until then.<p>The year before, the theater group Comunidad de Lima had assigned me to adapt the tale <i>The Incredible and Sad Story of Candida Eréndira and Her Heartless Grandmother</i>.<p>It was a …

Healthier Peanut Butter Cookies

Like many of you, I've made myself a few promises this January. In 2014, I am going to try to be on time, pause to be grateful each day, and call my family more frequently. I am <i>not</i> going to give up dessert, and thanks to Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies, I don't even need to try.<p>The time for New …

Five Science Thoughts to Blow Your Mind

I'm very excited to be presenting at the 2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival, where I'll help share the new Story Time From Space program, which selected my five books for children as the first set to be read by astronauts from the International Space Station. (The books were launched in …

Black Holes