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EWG's Dirty Dozen Report Lists The Most Pesticide-Heavy Fruits And Veggies Of 2014

An apple a day usually keeps the doctor away -- unless it's ridden with pesticides.<p>For the 10th year in a row, nonprofit advocacy agency the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its list of the most pesticide-contaminated produce, and once again apples top the Dirty Dozen.<p>The Dirty Dozen, …

Flying Private Is Becoming Affordable

What is your ultimate fantasy?<p>As a travel filmmaker and journalist, mine is the ability to fly exclusively on private jets -- cutting out the hassle of airports, layovers and exposure to germs.<p>And while that dream may not sound attainable for most, it is not far out of the realm of possibilities …

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How to Turn Coach Into First Class

We all know it: Flying coach can be painful. There's almost no legroom, you always feel like you're going to get squished by the person in front of you, and customer service isn't exactly top notch.<p>But guess what? There are magical ways of making your coach experience feel more first class! Who …

Sergio Believes The Days Of Fried Chicken Jokes Are Behind Him — Geoff Shackelford

Oneida Indians thank Obama for comments on Redskins

Oneida Indian Nation representative Ray Halbritter, the public face of a campaign against the Washington pro football club's team name, thanked President Barack Obama for speaking out on the issue during a meeting at the White House Tuesday.<p>Halbritter's comments were met with applause from leaders …

Houston Texans release safety Ed Reed

Veteran free safety Ed Reed’s disappointing tenure with the Houston Texans officially ended Tuesday when he was released after a spiral that included the former Ravens defensive icon being scratched from the starting lineup and criticizing the Texans’ coaching staff.<p>Reed, the 2004 NFL Defensive …

The Secret History of How Slavery Helped Build America’s Elite Colleges

<i>The following content originally appeared on Democracy Now!:</i><p>A new book 10 years in the making examines how many major U.S. universities — Harvard, …

5 Ways To Save On Holiday Travel

Whether you're planning a cross-country trip or an overseas getaway, here are five ways to save on holiday travel this year, as reported by Yahoo! …

Android 4.4 KitKat review: designed by Google, for Google

In 2011, Google introduced Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," which took some of the design direction it had begun on tablets and moved it to phones. In the intervening two years, we've only seen "point" updates for the platform: some subtle refinements and a few big new features, but never a big …

How Crazy is the Steve Nash to Toronto Rumour? This Crazy. - Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog

Share Email<p>Alex Kennedy from Hoopsworld said this:<p>Steve Nash is another vet who may be traded this year. I’ve heard Toronto as a possible landing …

Lakers: Week 2 predictions

The Lakers (2-2) hit the road for a difficult second week, traveling to Dallas, Houston and New Orleans before hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves at home.<p>Kobe Bryant is still out, recovering from April surgery to repair his torn Achilles' tendon.<p>The Lakers have played just one game away from …

New PGA China Tour Affects Golf Professionals Around the Globe

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem announced a new professional golf tour for China. In partnership with the China Golf Association (CGA) and event promoter China Olympic Sports Industry, the PGA Tour will establish a series of professional golf tournaments throughout China.<p>Beginning next year, 12 …

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The Tiger Woods Enemy List

While Tiger Woods has spent a career lacking a true rival, he's used an assortment of adversaries to his advantage. Golf Digest Contributing Editor Tom Callahan touched on this in his book, In Search of Tiger: A Journey Through Golf with Tiger Woods, in a passage about Woods and his mother, …

What's the scariest shot you've ever hit? Our editors chime in

It's Halloween today, and that's scary. But golf is pretty scary sometimes, too. So, on this day filled with ghosts and ghouls and goblins, we asked some of our editors about about the scariest shots they've ever hit, and how they turned out.<p>The first hole at Springfield GC in Rotorua, New Zealand …

As players launch the ball farther than ever, courses around the world are being stretched and extended. But is the sport ready for an 8,000-yard …

Why TV Call-in Rules Viewers and Booth-Bound Commentators May Not Be Right

Link to Media<p>The whole armchair rules officiating thing has hit a new high or low this year, and it's time for those at home to understand a few things about television versus reality. I speak with some experience because I produced a golf television program, including instructional segments with …

Fitness Friday: A warm-up for people who don't like to warm up

A few weeks back,I demonstrated a pre-round muscle-activation routine that will really get the muscles primed before you play. It was fairly thorough and, if done properly, would take about 10-15 minutes to complete.<p>What was I thinking?<p>Most golfers spend somewhere between 0 and 30 seconds getting …

Tiger Woods' impressive 2013 season

Cheat Sheet: Is the new wraparound season already taking a toll?

<b>By Alex Myers</b><p><i>What you need to know for Saturday in the world of golf</i><p><b>DJ's secret to success?</b><p>Maybe the best way to prepare for a big tournament is to take a vacation to Thailand. That's what Dustin Johnson did with his girlfriend, Paulina Gretzky, last week (Lucky for us, Paulina uploaded a highlight …

Hungry, Humble Los Angeles Lakers Looking to Validate Mike D'Antoni's Vision

Link to Media<p>LOS ANGELES – It was supposed to be just another day on the calendar when Kobe Bryant sat there, healed and aged.<p>It was instead an entirely Kobe-free inspiration for Lakers fans, who haven’t had something this pure and real to cheer about since Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals.<p>The two …

Kobe Bryant and Wife Dress as Zorro and Elena for Halloween

The infamous mask returns as Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa don Zorro and Elena costumes for Halloween.<p>In case you forgot, Bryant also wore a mask on the court for 11 games while recovering from a hit to the face from Dwyane Wade during the 2012 All-Star Game.<p>And of course, we have to remember …

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Kobe Bryant says his Achilles' tendon feels fine

Kobe Bryantcompleted almost one week of in-depth conditioning but declined to provide a return date from the torn Achilles' tendon keeping him sidelined since mid-April.<p>He recently said he would need three consecutive weeks of solid conditioning before being ready for game action.<p>"This week was a …

Starbucks Designs To Monetize WiFi

Starbucks is one of the biggest providers of free Wi-Fi in the U.S. With over 11,000 locations, they have created their own portal and a basket of news site access and other resources for those who log on to their network. I’m a frequent user of their service, and I’ve watched it evolve over the …

Kevin Hart Makes Big Donation To Cash-Strapped Philadelphia Schools

Kevin Hart is bringing good news to Philadelphia schools after the district weathered a year of devastating budget cuts.<p>On Wednesday the comedian announced that he will donate $250,000 to the school district, of which he is an alumnus. According to a video Hart posted on Instagram, his donation …

Wildlife Photographer Patiently Waits for Polar Bear to Surface

American nature and wildlife photographer Paul Souders is very well-travelled around the globe. In one of his exploits, we have his series of images …

Waze Data Is Starting To Show Up In Google Maps

Millions of users sharing traffic updates in real time.<p>Back in June, Google spent an estimated $1.3 billion on Waze, a popular crowdsourced driving app. While both companies assured users Waze would remain a standalone app, many speculated the company's most powerful asset — millions of dutiful …

Pau Gasol, Steve Nash to sit

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Lakers have three likely Hall of Famers on their roster in Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Pau Gasol, but none of …