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Social Conservatism and Poll-Driven Values

Social conservatism has long been considered one of the three “legs” of the 3-legged stool of conservatism (along with fiscal and defense …

John McCain Warns Of Rand Paul's 'Fortress America'

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) took a critical stance toward fellow Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) Sunday, saying that Paul's resistance to new U.S. intervention in Iraq is a move toward a "fortress America."<p>McCain was responding to a feud between Paul and Texas Gov. Rick Perry. In an opinion piece in the Wall …

Central European nations appeal to Congress for faster exports of US natural gas

Central European nations are now appealing to Capitol Hill leaders to get the United States to increase its natural gas exports should Russia cut off its supply to Ukraine, amid the political turmoil in that country.<p>Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic sent a letter Friday to House …

Cardboard Tube Beaker from The Muppets

It’s that lovable mad scientist assistant, Beaker! What Muppet fan doesn’t have a soft spot for this cute little guy?The post Cardboard Tube Beaker …

Dad May Join Two Moms for Disease-Free Designer Babies

A new technology aimed at eliminating genetic disease in newborns would combine the DNA of three people, instead of just two, to create a child, …

What To Know About The Net Neutrality Ruling

What does it mean that the DC Circuit Court struck down the FCC's "Open Internet Rules?"<p>The DC Circuit Court has issued a ruling in Verizon v. FCC that is likely the shape the very nature of the internet. At the heart of the case is how the companies that provide internet to consumers can control …

Chronic pain: Millions suffer, missing non-drug options

Many people with chronic pain are terrified that if they move, they will damage themselves further. But nothing could be further from the truth.<p>Though chronic pain is often hidden from the USA's front pages and TV screens, it is actually Americans' biggest health problem. Chronic pain — typically …

FCC backs off newsroom survey plan

The Federal Communications Commission announced Friday that it was putting on hold a controversial study of American newsrooms, after complaints from Republican lawmakers and media groups that the project was too intrusive.<p>FCC spokeswoman Shannon Gilson said Chairman Tom Wheeler agreed with critics …

For 3 million, 'affordable' health care might not be

For millions, subsidies don't kick in until up to 9.5% of their income goes to premiums.<p>The lure used to get uninsured Americans to sign up for health law coverage was the promise of generous premium subsidies.<p>The promise comes with a catch for almost 3 million people earning three to four times …

Fake-food scandal revealed as tests show third of products mislabelled

Consumers are being sold food including mozzarella that is less than half real cheese, ham on pizzas that is either poultry or "meat emulsion", and frozen prawns that are 50% water, according to tests by a public laboratory.<p>The checks on hundreds of food samples, which were taken in West Yorkshire, …

Keystone report ups pressure on Obama for green light

The White House is facing increased political pressure to greenlight the Keystone XL oil pipeline project, even as environmentalists are redoubling their efforts to fight its construction.<p>A State Department report issued Friday said the venture wouldn't create a significant environmental impact if …

Q&A: How can I lower my cable, Internet, phone bills?

<b>Q. I'm paying too much for too little — almost $200 for cable, Internet and phone. How can I cut those costs?</b><p>A. You're definitely overpaying, and you're not alone: I've heard this lament from many people, up to and including my own mother.<p>Your easiest and first option should be to threaten to fire …

O'Reilly Previews His Obama Interview: 'I Will Interrupt If I Have To'

<b>Bill O’Reilly</b> gave Megyn Kelly a preview of his upcoming interview with President Obama.<p>The interview will air live during this <b>Sunday’s FOX Super</b> …

More Common Core: Pay Attention, Democrats

Common Core is an ongoing disaster foisted upon American schools and messing with our kids futures. As an Arkansas mom pointed out recently, we’re …

How to Find out Anything from Anyone

Wish you knew whether the wisecracking guy in the next cubicle got a raise this year? Or whether that stylish woman sipping wine on your first date …

Pope Francis says the internet is a 'gift from God'

Pontiff calls for 'a network not of wires but of humans' in statement released Thursday<p>Pope Francis today described the internet as a "gift from God," hailing its ability to foster dialogue among disparate groups, though he acknowledged that the speed of social media can make it difficult for users …

8 Ways to Stop Sugar Cravings

Sugar cravings can get to even the most disciplined healthy eaters among us. One innocent little bite of a birthday cupcake and suddenly you’re face …

8 Things You Have to Know If You Want Laser Hair Removal , Expert Advice to Determine If Laser Hair Removal Is Right for You

If you’re sick of ingrown hairs, visible stubble, nicking your skin with razors, the pain or embarrassment of waxing, or simply exhausted from having …

4 Home Remedies to Whiten Teeth, DIY Recipes and Tips for a Bright White Smile

To get whiter teeth, you actually don’t need to buy expensive whitening strips that can also leave your mouth sore and sensitive. Adjusting your …

Cloud Shelf

Curbly just rounded up some rad cardboard projects and I am really digging this cloud shelf by Lucas Ridley.

Sean Hannity: "What makes [President Obama] believe that he has the power to decide which laws to enforce and which ones he wants to let slide?" Eric Cantor slams the "imperial presidency" in response: http://tinyurl.com/mygzfmz

UK model gets taxpayer-funded boob job ... and that's not the outrageous part! Is this America's future with ObamaCare? http://tinyurl.com/l3w2u4k

Only 47% of Adults Have Full-Time Job

The release of the June Jobs’ Report Friday was something of a relief for the markets. The Labor Department reported that the economy gained 195,000 …

6 Fat-Fighting Foods

Yes, fat keeps us warm, protected, and alive. But too much of a good thing can be, well, bad. If you're trying to pare down your pot belly, nibble on these<p><b>Turkey</b>This clucker has the fewest calories per ounce of any animal protein. Like dairy, it contains the amino acid leucine, which may play a …

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Major Android App Vulnerability Unearthed

A vulnerability that could affect 99 percent of the world’s Android-powered phones and tablets has been unearthed within the Google-owned platform. Since more than 900 million Android devices have been activated, we’re filing this in the ‘major vulnerability’ folder.<p>Bluebox Security says it found …