Meghan 'Root' Kowalik

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A Piece of Pie

Grab your fork and come up with an answer for today's open-ended mentalfloss.com <b>Brain Game</b> <i>Free-for-All Friday</i> challenge. Enjoy:<p><b>Give ONE example of an</b> …

Pie

The Weird Week in Review

Guilty Beyond the Eyeshadow of a Doubt<p>Brandy Allen’s mugshot may be in itself incriminating, as the Arkansas woman is accused of shoplifting $144 …

Crime

Obama Visits Stonehenge, Whose Monoliths Still Hold Mysteries

U.S. president makes a pitstop on his way back from NATO summit.<p><b>Barack Obama stopped by Stonehenge Friday on his way back home from the NATO summit in Wales.</b><p>"How cool is this!" the U.S. president said amid a 20-minute walk around the famous standing stones in Wiltshire, England, according to the …

Joan Rivers' Death Raises Questions About Endoscopies

Joan Rivers

Minter: Why does military ban transgenders?

Landon Wilson, a transgender man who served as a cryptologist in Afghanistan, was kicked out of the Navy.<p><i>Editor's note: Shannon Minter is legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights and co-chair of the Planning Commission on Transgender Military Service. The opinions in this commentary</i> …

My first Burning Man: confessions of a conservative from Washington

What is Burning Man?<p>It is a larger version of ... what? Woodstock? That was a bunch of teenagers coming to watch artists perform. At Burning Man, everyone is expected to be a participant. Burners bring their art work, their art cars, their personal dress and/or undress: everyone is on stage. The …

Why Holder's Probe Won't Fix Ferguson

Is the Ferguson police department racist?<p>Nearly a month after the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of a white police officer, …

Feminism Starts in the Kitchen

Unless one of us has a work engagement, my husband and I try to eat dinner together every night. And while we occasionally resort to takeout or that …

NFL 2014 SEASON IS HERE

Apple's iPhone Payments System Will Reportedly Be Accepted At CVS And Walgreens

Apple is expected to announce its mobile payments platform along with new iPhones on Sept. 9. The new iPhones are said to have near-field communication (NFC) chips that can communicate with point of sale terminals when you tap the phone against them.<p>Apple is also expected to announce a new wearable …

Near Field Communication

Global health officials warn that window for bringing Ebola under control is closing fast

Leading international health officials said Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is accelerating and the window for getting it under control is closing.<p>“Six months into the worst Ebola epidemic in history, the world is losing the battle to contain it,” Joanne Liu, international president …