Julie Verheye

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101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like "I feel a bit …

16 Slow-Cooking Recipes for a Slow Weekend

There are the nights when dinner can't come fast enough—when we need a hot meal on the table in less time than it takes to watch an episode of TV in our pajamas (and when we proceed to watch 5 episodes after that). On such nights, we pat ourselves on the back for the fact that we cooked at all.<p>And …

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Former Stray Becomes First Dog to Climb Mt. Everest

Meet Rupee, he's a former stray dog that just made history by becoming the very first dog in the world to climb Mount Everest! Found starving in a dump in Northern India, his owner, Joanna Lefson, decided to rescue him and nurse him back to health by feeding him a high protein diet that consisted …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: the supreme court's leading lady shouldn't leave yet

In today's broken Washington, it's hard to think of any matter of importance that could win a near-unanimous senate vote. But 20 years ago this Saturday, on 3 August 1993, the upper house voted by a margin of 96-3 to confirm Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the 107th justice of the US supreme court. Ginsburg …

What motivates a lawyer to defend a Tsarnaev, a Castro or a Zimmerman?

<i>Abbe Smith is a professor of law and the director of the Criminal Defense & Prisoner Advocacy Clinic at Georgetown University and co-editor of the forthcoming “How Can You Represent Those People?”</i><p>The trauma nurses who took care of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after his arrest have a …

READ: Instructions For The Jury In Trial Of George Zimmerman

Nearly 17 months after the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin — a death that would spark protests across the nation — a jury is about to begin considering whether defendant George Zimmerman acted in self defense or should be convicted of murder or manslaughter.<p>Zimmerman's attorneys are …

Thurgood Marshall's Prescient Warning: Don't Gut the 4th Amendment

His dissent in a 1989 case stated that "today's decision will reduce the privacy all citizens may enjoy." And so it has.<p>Library of Congress<p>In a story on the secret body of law being created by the FISA court, <i>The New York Times</i> reports that "in one of the court's most important decisions, the judges …

Execution of “mentally retarded” man moves ahead

A federal court refused to delay the pending execution in Georgia, leaving it all up to the Supreme Court<p>Warren Hill, the Georgia death row inmate set to be executed in five days despite a state law and U.S. Supreme Court decision that bars killing people deemed "mentally retarded," lost his …

When Bare Breasts Double As Weapons

Nobody seems to know what to do with them.<p>Although they’re mostly referred to as just bothersome nuisances, they’re treated as more serious threats by police and officials, harassed and threatened with death by ultra right movements. Even Facebook, alleging pornography, canceled their page.<p>They’re …

Now That DOMA Has Been Overturned, Same-Sex Couples Are Confused About Claiming Social Security

While the decision enables gay married couples to access more than 1,000 benefits now enjoyed by heterosexual married couples, few new entitlements will affect as many people or involve more dollars than the extension of Social Security benefits to spouses and children in gay unions.<p>Benefit …

I'm Okay With The NSA Collecting My Data

Some people are fine with it -- anything to protect America against terrorism and other national security threats.<p>Others are a bit uneasy about it, but support the government doing what it needs to to protect the country.<p>Others, meanwhile, are furious and appalled at what they view as a scary, …

America's founders would be horrified at this United States of Surveillance

I'm a longtime subscriber to an Internet mail list that features items from smart, thoughtful people. The list editor forwards items he personally …

Reporter: In Court Rulings, Roberts Takes Long-Term Approach

Last week, the Supreme Court wrapped up its eighth term under Chief Justice John Roberts, in which it handed down historic opinions on gay marriage, the Voting Rights Act and genetic patenting. Adam Liptak, who covers the court for <i>The New York Times,</i> says that in the years Roberts has led the …

Justices slam agreement to no parenting time, no child support

The Indiana Supreme Court had harsh words Tuesday for parents and attorneys who enter into agreements that stipulate giving up parenting time in lieu …

Indiana Governor Signs House Bill 1482

On May 6, 2013, Governor Mike Pence signed House Bill 1482 into law. The new law will effect both criminal record sealing and eligibility for …

Court affirms giving father custody after mother denies parenting time

A LaPorte County mother’s decision to cut off parenting time of her three children with their father supports the trial court’s order that the father …

SCOTUS: No right to remain silent unless you speak up

Its little-covered ruling in Salinas v. Texas could have major implications for future criminal prosecutions<p>If you want to invoke your constitutional right to remain silent, you’d better not be silent.<p>That’s the circular logic of a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, which held that simply …