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Gregory Slingluff, Former Hawaii Inmate, Gets Million Dollar Settlement For Castration

Gregory Slingluff, a former inmate in a Hawaii high-security correctional facility, has been awarded $983,395.29 by the state for damages suffered when an infection on his scrotum was inadequately treated by prison doctors, leading to castration.<p>In 2003, while serving time for a drug offense, …

Wisconsin Has So Much Cheese They're Using it to De-Ice the Roads

If you're planning on making a winter trip out to visit to The House on the Rock or just about anything else Wisconsin has to offer, don't be surprised if you catch a faint whiff of cheese on the highway... the roads will be covered in it.<p>If Wisconsin is known for anything, it's cheese. The …

Researchers report security flaw in Samsung's Galaxy S4

An Israeli security team says a vulnerability in Samsung's Knox security platform enables malicious software to track e-mails and record data communications.<p>Here's some Grinchy news for those of you who put Samsung's Galaxy S4 on your holiday wish list: Israeli researchers have identified a …

Cybersecurity

Alcohol and Drug Courses

<b>Please check with your lawyer, ​COURT, PROBATION, OR STATE AGENCY REQUIRING THE CLASS to verify if the online course completion is right for you.</b> …

Sarah Childs Puts Up Middle Finger Christmas Lights For Second Year

Sarah Childs' holiday display has become something of a tradition in her neighborhood -- much to the chagrin of her neighbors.<p>For the second year in a row, Childs has placed holiday lights on the rooftop of her home in Denham Springs, La., in the unmistakeable shape of a hand flipping the bird.<p>This …

Why You Should Always Be Extra Careful With That New Facial Piercing

Here's why you should always be extra careful with your new face piercing.<p>Haley Ormand, a 22-year-old nanny living in Denton, Texas, got a "Monroe piercing" at a local tattoo parlor on Nov. 15. Four weeks later, her lips had swelled to twice their original size.<p>"I just tried cleaning it with warm …

I am learning a whole lot about the Texas Legal System

I am learning a whole lot about the Texas Legal System<p>"DUI/DWI Basics<p>You've listened to the public service announcements on the radio. You've seen the commercials. You know that Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is a crime. You also know that it kills people. Still, many people who drink end up driving themselves home. Even if you only have a drink or two, you worry about getting stopped on the way back. Are you legally considered intoxicated? Could you be arrested?<p>In Texas, intoxication is …

The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People

Most of us claim we want to be happy—to have meaningful lives, enjoy ourselves, experience fulfillment, and share love and friendship with other …

Kanye West Flips Out During Interview with Sway

Kanye West went off on reporter Sway Calloway this morning during an interview on the SiriusXM station Shade 45. He was responding to the host's …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Google rolls out extension for hands-free search in Chrome

Google has brought the Moto X's excellent hands-free voice control feature to the desktop. With the Google Voice Search Hotword extension, users can now say "OK, Google" to instruct the browser to search for anything they need, including measurements, weather, and directions. The app is currently …

The 8 Ways To Start Every Day Like A Winner

5 Reasons Passion Means Everything | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Passion is a funny thing.<p>We all say we want it and a lot of us claim that we have it. And with that, we automatically assume that having passion …

Krokodil Scare In Ohio Moves Sheriff To Offer Shocking Advice: 'Get Your Heroin From A Trusted Source'

A newly reported case of krokodil in Ohio has a local sheriff offering drug users shocking advice.<p>A needle drug user in Athens County who had pus-filled, scaly scars where she had injected told detectives that she bought what she thought was heroin from a dealer who had in turn got his supply from …

Penis Parks and Bone Stones

Many people go outdoors to take in the scenery. At a number of parks across the world that scenery is, well,penises. Since the dawn of time, humans have honored the male reproductive organ in sculpture, imagery, and legend. Whether its a garden devoted to handmade likenesses, or simply nature …

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Build Confidence in Business and Succeed With this Great Read

It’s been a challenging week. You know the kind I’m talking about. Your inner critic is running the show, nothing you do is good enough and you’re …

How to Sell Your Idea in Less Than 3 Minutes | Inc.com

One thing I have learned over the last few decades of listening to entrepreneurs pitch their ideas is this: it takes me less than three minutes to either tune out or want to know much more. In general, if you can’t win over a potential investor in those critical three minutes, you will need to keep …

Business Strategy

Laws Tightening Abortion Rules Gain Traction In States

A judge has temporarily blocked a North Dakota law that would have banned abortions beginning around six weeks, when a fetal heartbeat is detectable. It's one of several state laws passed this year intended to limit abortion.<p>Those backing the new rules say they will make abortions safer. But …

FBI study: Marijuana arrests stay near record high

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Most of the 749,824 arrests in 2011 were for no more than possession<p>Natasha Lennard<p>September 16, 2013 5:41pm (UTC)<p>CUNY sociology professor and marijuana policy researcher Harry Levine told me for an interview in the New Inquiry that marijuana possession arrests were a "national …

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Shutdown: The Hysterical Style in American Politics

The paranoid style in American politics, as the historian Richard Hofstadter labelled it, has deep roots. So does what one might call the hysterical style in American politics—in which no analogy (Hitler! Slavery!) is too outrageous, no prediction (Ruin! Death!) too dire, and no personal role model …

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