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This Solar Firm Wants $539 Million From the Government. It Just Might Get It, Even After Solyndra.

If you’re a taxpayer, here’s a story that should really make your blood boil.<p>Ivanpah, a solar plant in California, received a $1.6 billion loan …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Self-improvement

'Bong With Friends'? Stoner dating site offers budding romance

No, dating app Bang With Friends hasn't been rebranded again. My420mate.com is its own animal, allegedly the ideal place to meet someone with the same, um, lifestyle as you.<p>There's too much angst in online dating.<p>Will she reply? Will he swipe left, rather than right? Is he married with four kids, …

Relationships

When His Fellow Security Guard Ran for Cover, Eric Wasson Stood Alone Against a Gunman — What Happened Next Earned Him an Award for Valor

Eric Wasson was seated just inside the entrance to Johnny Baby’s when surveillance footage caught his fellow security guard eyeballing something so scary making its way into the St. Paul, Minn., bar that she turned and ran.<p>Image source: Surveillance video via YouTube<p>Image source: Surveillance video …

Beware of the Catfish

It seems as if common sense isn’t so common anymore.<p>Dr. Phil had yet another ‘catfish’ story about a woman who fell in love with someone she met on …

The 2014 Chevrolet SS is a four-door Corvette

The rear-drive, moonlights-as-a-cop-car, zombie-Pontiac rock star.<p>The new Chevy SS is sharp, tactile, a joy to abuse, and the most rewarding Chevy sedan we've ever driven. It's also a bit of an oddball, a performance cardoing its best not to look like one.<p>We've been waiting for the SS ever since GM …

The Insane Amount of Gas Americans Burn Compared to the Rest of the World

The typical American consumes more fuel, on average, than three Germans.<p>I've occasionally written about how U.S. motorists have been driving less and guzzling fewer gallons of gas since the years leading up to the recession. Here's a reminder, though, that compared to the rest of the world, we are …

Obama Administration Allows Green Energy Companies To Kill Bald Eagles Because The Greater Good Or Something

Hey, it’s okay to kill a bald eagle now. Well, as long as you mean well, anyway.<p>You see, there are certain parts of nature that are more equal than …

White House Makes Big Admission About Obama's Uncle

Remember back in 2011 when the White House said that “the President did not know his illegal immigrant uncle?” Well, they just retracted that story …

Putin trumps Chuck Norris in black belt stakes

<b>Russian President Vladimir Putin has been awarded the highest rank in taekwondo, it is reported.</b><p>While on a visit to South Korea, he received a ninth-degree black belt from Choue Chung-won, president of the World Taekwondo Federation, Russia's ITAR-TASS news agency reports.<p>The Russian president has …

Chuck Norris

Obama Ratings Sink As Trustworthiness Comes Into Question

Barack Obama has been subjected to as many personal attacks as any modern president.<p>Terrorist. Traitor. Hater of America. Secret Muslim.<p>Unusually for a politician, however, the one thing he hasn't been called much is a liar, except by his most adamant critics.<p>That's all changed now. Obama is being …

Apple is no longer an innovative company, says the man who helped Steve Jobs design the Mac

Hartmut Esslinger knows a thing or two about industrial design and what it’s done for Apple. He worked directly with Steve Jobs to establish a “design language” that was used on the Macintosh line of computers for over a decade. Esslinger’s iconoclastic firm had already designed over 100 products …

Product Design

Insane Traffic Jam in China Hits Day 9

The 5 Steaks You Should Be Grilling Now

<i>Welcome to our new weekly series On the Grill, where our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld will be showing us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: How to grill the perfect steak, soup to nuts: the 5 best steaks to grill, the 5 rules for cooking them</i> …

BBQ

Marcia Helmuth

Four dead after former Microsoft executive crashes plane into houses

Bill Henningsgaard and his teenage son, Maxwell, were touring colleges when plane came down in Connecticut<p>Four bodies have been recovered from the site of a plane crash in a residential Connecticut neighborhood, a fire official said on Saturday. Those presumed dead are the pilot, a former Microsoft …

The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

1. <i>Nevermind</i> (1991)<p><b>Nirvana<br>Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle</b><p>Spencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.<p>At four months old, Elden was …

Andy Warhol

If You Insulted a Dolphin 20 Years Ago, He's Probably Still Bitter About It

A bottlenose has exhibited "the most durable social memory ever recorded for a non-human."<p>Say that, in 1993, you were at a bar having some beers with a dolphin. Say that the dolphin said, "I've got the tab," and you said, "Okay, thanks -- I've got the next one." Say that you proceeded to forget …

Associated Press News

Watch 6 Wondrous Clouds Float Inside Museum Walls

Like a magician, Berndnaut Smilde conjures up miniature indoor clouds.<p>Anyone who has tried drawing or painting clouds knows that they’re incredibly difficult to reproduce in pictorial form. Well, that can’t actually be tougher than making them, right? In the last few years, artist Berndnaut Smilde …

Framing

Rare Colour Photos Of Women Working During WW2

In the countless history books, many of the major of achievements are based on the accomplishments of men. But in the darkest depths of World War 2, …

TouchWiz vs stock Android: five reasons why Samsung does it better

TouchWiz does a lot of things better than stock Android. Sure, some don’t like the bloatware that comes with it, but it’s an easy trade-off for the value that Samsung’s offering adds to your smartphone. Stock Android is nice, but it feels like a bare bones Android skin. The camera features aren’t …

Galaxy Note

Florida Man Captures Longest Python Ever In A Fight To The Death

It was nighttime when Jason Leon pulled a record-setting Burmese python out from behind some brush on the side of the road in Florida City, located in Miami-Dade county.<p>The 23-year-old was spinning around town with two other friends on all-terrain vehicles when one group member spotted the …

Zoology