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7 Things Americans Can Learn From Italians

If you've spent time in Italy you know that life in Italy and life in America are very different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we think Americans can learn a lot from the way Italians live.<p>Traditionally, Italians have an easy-going and positive outlook on how to go about daily …

200 Years Later, George Washington Gets A Presidential Library

George Washington, the country's first president, finally will have a dedicated place where scholars can study his legacy and that of the founding fathers.<p>Today, at his estate in Mount Vernon, Va., the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, a $106 million project, opened …

Dave Grohl And Krist Novoselic Share Memories, Unreleased Tracks From 'In Utero'

Few bands ever reach the popularity, influence and status of the early-'90s rock group Nirvana. Anyone who's old enough to remember knows that the trio from Aberdeen, Wash., helped pioneer grunge rock. But more than that, Nirvana became a symbol for an entire generation of ideas and popular …

Jay Z Sells Piece Of Nets For Second-Highest Price In NBA History

The Brooklyn Nets are now worth $750 million, 150% more than Bruce Ratner paid for the NBA team in 2004, and more than double what billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov paid in 2010.<p>At least that is what the math says when you gross up the $500,000 Jason Kidd is paying rapper Jay-Z for one-fifteenth of 1% …

FedEx Cup Standings 2013: Updated Look at Full Rankings and Points

Everyone chasing Henrik Stenson in the FedEx Cup standings has to be glad the PGA granted them a week off. That is just more time for Stenson to lose his insanely hot swing.<p>Stenson surged to the top of the FedEx Cup leaderboard after his win at the Deutsche Bank Championship. However, he is just 14 …

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Unemployment Insurance: Nine Things That May Stop You From Collecting Benefits

<i>Following a</i> <i>recent post</i> <i>about whether it’s better to quit or be fired, readers asked if quitting will disqualify you from unemployment compensation benefits. I asked Donna Ballman, a Florida employment lawyer and author of the book,</i> Stand Up For Yourself Without Getting Fired: Resolve Workplace …

Obama warns of more chemical-weapon attacks if world stays passive

Obama, who has been criticized for saying that any use of chemical weapons by Syria would cross a red line and “change his calculus,” said that he didn't draw that line.<p>"I didn’t set a red line," Obama said. "The world set a red line."<p>He invoked the Holocaust as a example of what is at stake in the …

Ahead of IFA, leaked Galaxy Note 3 benchmarks show mega performance

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: ETrade Supply<p>Reported benchmarks for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 appeared just before Samsung is expected to launch the …

Sony Xperia Z1: the new flagship with imaging at its heart (hands-on)

For a while, it looked like Sony was going to work its way up and down the alphabet with each new phone. More recently, however, it's settled on one letter -- for its flagships at least -- and the ultimate letter at that. Following the lead of other OEM's, Sony appears to be easing off the …

New timeline for origin of ancient Egypt

<b>A new timeline for the origin of ancient Egypt has been established by scientists.</b><p>A team from the UK found that the transformation from a land of disparate farmers into a state ruled by a king was more rapid than previously thought.<p>Using radiocarbon dating and computer models, they believe the …

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5 Sky Events This Week: Mars Buzzes Beehive, Venus Grazes Moon

<b>Sky-watching in September starts off with ghostly cosmic glows and stunning close encounters between bright planets and stars.</b><p><b>Zodiacal Lights.</b> Starting on Tuesday, Sept.3, with a near moonless sky in the pre-dawn hours, the next two weeks mark the best chance for Northern Hemisphere observers to …

Mysterious mummy found in German attic by 10-year-old boy

A mummy that would seemingly be of Egyptian origin has been discovered a long way from its apparent home. A 10-year-old boy found the sarcophagus along with a mummified body in the attic of his house in Diepholz, Germany last month, reports the AFP. But while the sarcophagus is inscribed with …

Jordan Hall building case in OSU backfield

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The first test wasn't aced, but Jordan Hall certainly passed it with relative ease.<p>The fifth-year senior shook off the rust from …

Ariel Castro Dead: Cleveland Kidnapper Found Hanging In Prison Cell

Convicted kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro was found dead on Tuesday evening, 19 Action News reported. He was 53.<p>On Aug. 1, Castro was sentenced to life plus 1,000 years in prison for kidnapping and raping Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus, and holding them captive in his Cleveland …

Debt and taxes: why a wave of big tech deals is on the horizon

As the economy recovers and interest rates rise, cash-rich companies are looking to spend<p>What does Microsoft's $7.2 billion purchase of Nokia have to do with Verizon's $130 billion repurchase of its own business from Vodafone? They reflect the end of a period of historically low interest rates in …

Microsoft buys Nokia device business

Say what you will about Steve Ballmer. The man knows how to make an exit.<p>Just days after declaring his imminent retirement, Ballmer gave the go ahead for Microsoft to purchase Nokia's devices and services business along with licenses to Nokia's patents for about $7.17 billion in cash.<p>The stunner of …

Microsoft CEO Promises to Limit Nokia Phone Names to 10 Syllables or Less

Microsoft’s proposed $7.17 billion acquisition of Nokia’s wireless device business will create “a first-rate Microsoft phone experience” for its …

Microsoft’s brilliant move: Keeping the Nokia name on the low-end phones it just bought

Several aspects of Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s handset business have analysts and other assorted pundits scratching their heads. Ben Evans of Enders Analysis lays out some questions in his blog post on the deal:<p>There’s lots of detail in the transaction structure to pick over. Why is Nokia …

America is more terrifying than Orwell’s fiction

Not even the author of “1984” could have envisioned a world dominated by a single superpower<p>In an increasingly phantasmagorical world, here’s my present fantasy of choice: someone from General Keith Alexander’s outfit, the National Security Agency, tracks down H.G. Wells’s time machine in the attic …

There Is So Much Cool Science Happening In The Marijuana Industry These Days

While typically people think of marijuana groweries and marijuana dispensaries as the prototypical images of marijuana legalization and availability — the ability to purchase and smoke flowers — there are still two major elements of the marijuana production cycle that form a crucial element of the …

Hillary Clinton Comes Out In Support Of Obama's Plan In Syria

"Secretary Clinton supports the President's effort to enlist the Congress in pursuing a strong and targeted response to the Assad regime's horrific use of chemical weapons," a Clinton aide said in an email. The aide's comments were first reported by Politico's Maggie Haberman.<p>The comments served as …

3 Charts That Show How American Households Have Totally Changed Over The Last 40 years

A fascinating report from the Census (via Heidi Moore and Marketing Charts) takes a look at how the structure and habitation of U.S. households has changed dramatically since 1970.<p>The report is titled <b>"America's Families and Living Arrangements: 2012"</b> and its findings include the following bullets.<p>• …

Hillary Clinton backs Obama on Syria

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton backs President Barack Obama’s move to urge Congress to back a targeted effort in Syria, in the first comments from her camp since the president unveiled his plan, POLITICO has learned.<p>“Secretary Clinton supports the president’s effort to enlist the …

Senate Syria resolution would limit Obama to 90 days

WASHINGTON--Members of the Senate Foreign Relations committee hammered out a deal on Tuesday evening that would set a 60-day deadline for military action in Syria, with one 30-day extension possible, according to a draft of the resolution.<p>The proposal, drafted by Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and …

Dick Fowler, P.I.?

<b>By John Strege</b><p>We know that Rickie Fowler is a man of many talents -- golf, motocross, Tweeting, able to wear all orange -- but a private investigator?<p>Farmers Insurance, with whom Fowler has an endorsement contract and the sponsor of the Farmers Insurance Open, has put out this teaser trailer about …

Chronicles Of Pain: Revisiting Tiger Woods' Injuries