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'It Had Never Been Done on Television Before': The Oral History of Breaking Bad

Creator Vince Gilligan, stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, and others reflect on how an offbeat show about a drug-dealing schoolteacher revolutionized television forever.<p>Television changed the night of January 20, 2008: <i>Breaking Bad</i>, a bold and singular drama about a downtrodden, dying high school …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Demented Tony Blair recites the Saudis' creed in his latest speech

Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of the core group of al-Qa'ida, may well chortle in disbelief if he reads a translation of Tony Blair's latest speech …

Chocolate prices skyrocket

The world's growing love of chocolate means more expensive treats for the Easter holiday.<p>Demand is rising at the fastest pace in three years, according to Euromonitor International Ltd., and farmers in West Africa aren't growing enough cocoa to keep up. The cost of beans used to make chocolate …

Deaths, drugs, distress: why marine parks are losing their attraction

Something disquieting happened at SeaWorld marine parks this year. Numbers attending the group's popular US centres between January and March dropped, from 3.5 million in 2013 to 3.05 million this year, a decline of 13%.<p>Nor is it hard to guess the cause, say wildlife campaigners. They see a clear …

Compact Bruc 01 Electric Motorbike Concept for Urban Areas

<b>Bruc 01 Electric Motorbike</b> weighs about 50kg or 110lbs and is able to accommodate up to 198lbs of a rider. This urban electric bike was designed and …

Industrial Design

In Israeli Prison, An Elaborate Theater Of Interrogation

Ala'a Miqbel phoned his wife and his boss on the morning of Aug. 26 last year, just to say he was almost at the Erez crossing. That's the checkpoint between the Gaza Strip, where Miqbel lives, and Israel.<p>The U.S. Consulate had invited Miqbel to attend a conference in the West Bank. Although he'd …

Interest rates knock down power stocks

Shares of most of Canada's independent power companies, often favoured by conservative investors because of their stable cash flow and relatively high yield, have had a dismal year.<p>Over the past 10 months, almost all of these power producers have seen their stock prices slip, some dramatically. The …

‘Embracing Democracy’ event at DC Jewish community center broaches the Nakba

On Wednesday night, Jan 23, I attended what seemed to be two more Washington DC area Jewish community programs spouting the standard pro-Israel …

US rep: Netanyahu the next King David

It is no secret that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enjoys the respect of many members of the US Congress.<p>But one congressman may have outdone …

‘Report card’ says US economy is failing

A new report highlights the implications of rising poverty, job loss, and greater inequality in America.<p>The social safety net has performed …

Economics

Bio Gas Car: Pros, Cons, Costs

Epoch Times is taking a look at each of the major options for going green on the road. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of biogas cars.<p><i>See Epoch</i> …

Euphemistically speaking, it's a fair cop

My grandfather, Claud Mullins, was a Metropolitan police magistrate during the 30s and 40s. One of his battles was to improve the police use of language in court, which he found ludicrously pompous (In praise of… euphemisms, 20 January). Policemen never took someone anywhere but "conveyed" him; …

How Palestinian prisoners father children with smuggled sperm

Locked in an Israeli prison that forbids physical contact with all visitors, Tamer al-Zaanin could have been forgiven for abandoning hope of starting a family with his wife, Hana. But the Zaanins are one of an increasing number of Palestinian couples managing to conceive children through the bars …

A Record Year For Israel's Technology Market With Acquisitions And IPOs Totaling $7.6 Billion

Start-Up Nation topped the charts in 2013.<p>The value of all successful exits in the Israeli technology market in 2013 reached a total of $7.6 billion, according to PwC Israel (PDF; in Hebrew). At $170 million, the value of the average exit was the highest it has been over the last ten years. These …

Israel defies World Bank, refuses to let Palestinians use landfill

Israel

The 11 Best Growlers (and Accessories) for Draft Beer

Growlers are more than just dark glass jugs. Here are the coolest we could find, from hand-glazed ceramic to stainless steel, plus essential accessories<p>Once upon a time, you either bought beer in a six-pack or drank it by the pint at a bar. Then, in 1989, the Otto Brothers Brewing Company …

15 Truly Breathtaking Pools From Around The World

Forget the world's most crowded swimming pool. If you're planning a vacation in the future, why not treat yourself to a dash of luxury and check into …

OLTU Fridge Keeps Your Fruits and Vegetables Fresh Longer

<b>OLTU Fridge</b> utilizes the heat produced from the back of your fridge, wasted energy, and transforms it to cool the “totem” of vegetables and fruits …

Vegetables

Debunking Israel’s imagined ‘Christian awakening’

A scene in Nazareth (Photo: Flickr/Adam Groffman)<p>Last week, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> published a piece entitled “Israel’s Christians Awakening,” by Adi …

Defending Zionism under the cloak of academic freedom

In a widely circulated <i>Los Angeles Times</i> op ed piece, Wesleyan University president Michael S. Roth denounced the American Studies Association’s (ASA) …

Moddi cancels Tel Aviv gig after appeal from Gaza

Norwegian musician Moddi has canceled a scheduled Tel Aviv show following a call from Palestinians in Gaza, echoed by solidarity activists.<p>In his …

Israel

Netanyahu Delays IDF Military Academy Plans for Mount Scopus

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has delayed plans to move the IDF's military training academy to Mount Scopus, probably due to international …

Israel

Why the future of the light bulb is flat

Philips launched a dimmable, LED lightbulb Monday with a completely different shape. Instead of a round bulb-shape, this lightbulb is a relatively …

Ari Lesser’s New Music Video – Israel Apartheid After the unbelievably catchy “Boycott Israel”, Ari Lesser‘s latest video is another winner. Is there anyone else out there making Israel’s case in such...

After the unbelievably catchy “Boycott Israel”, Ari Lesser‘s latest video is another winner. Is there anyone else out there making Israel’s case in …

Israel

Agriculturalists from #Gaza and officials/entrepreneurs from #Israel working together to get Gazan produce to #Europe http://t.co/buZtt8RpMQ

Why a boycott of Israeli academics is fully justified | Ben White

The majority of Israeli academics do little to support the rights of Palestinians, and their institutions are complicit in the occupation<p>Steve Caplan believes that calls for the academic boycott of Israel, part of the wider Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) campaign, are hypocritical and …