C Smith

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Why does anything exist? Scientists find a bit of the answer | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists probing the nature of antimatter have found a bit more evidence to explain why the universe is not an empty husk, although not enough to account for the billions of galaxies strewn across the cosmos.<p>The LHC (Large Hadron Collider) tunnel is pictured during a visit at …

Starting A Business? Start A Blog First!

Start a blog before you start a business.<p>I know what you’re thinking, “Why would I start a blog when I should be focused on starting my business?” To …

Marketing

Busy Is The New Lazy

If you’re telling everybody that you’re busy all the time, it’s time to rethink your ideas about productivity.<p>“Going on about how busy you are isn’t conversation and doesn’t lead anywhere,” writes iDoneThis CCO Janet Choi on her company blog, “except making your conversation partner bored, or …

5 Things Leaders Are Thinking, But Not Talking About

It amazes me just how many leaders don’t act like leaders. They define themselves more by their job title and job description, rather than the required courage, resiliency and determination to continually renew and reinvent themselves – while at the same time having their team’s best interests at …

On Eve of Immigration Reform Rollout, Immigration Detainees Win Right to Fair Hearing

Today the U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit issued a landmark ruling that curtails one of the most wasteful and draconian features of our immigration lock-up system: the government's practice of putting immigration detainees behind bars for months or even years, without ever holding a bond …

Envelope Sent To US Senator Tests Positive For Deadly Poison

CNN reported that the envelope was intercepted at the U.S. Capitol's off-site mail facility in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. It was tested three times for ricin and tested positive all three times.<p>A Wicker spokesperson said that the investigation was "ongoing" and directed inquiries to Capitol …

John Boehner Considers Breaking Immigration Bill Into Pieces

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) looks likely to try to move immigration reform through the House in a few separate bills, rather than in one comprehensive piece of legislation, two sources have told The Huffington Post.<p>A piece-by-piece approach is favored by House Judiciary …

Everything You Need To Know About Chained CPI, The President's Stealth Cut To Social Security

President Barack Obama's budget proposal contains a budget adjustment known as "chained CPI," a concession to Republicans who want to see entitlement reform in this year's budget.<p>Changing the way that the government measures inflation has a major effect on Social Security recipients, taxpayers and …

Four Reasons Why It'll Be Almost Impossible To Reform The Tax Code

I hate to think that my life has been wasted, but let's consider several reasons why it's become more difficult to scrap the Internal Revenue Code and implement a simple and fair system such as the flat tax.<p><b>1. The barnacle effect</b>— Our tax code is now a 74,000-page monstrosity, and it seems that …

Why Fracking Actually Helps The Environment

No other factor comes close to providing a plausible explanation. Unlike the European Union, the US never ratified the Kyoto Protocol, in which participating countries committed to cut CO2 emissions by roughly 5%, relative to 1990 levels, by 2012. Nor is America's continued emissions reduction a …

Fossil Fuels

Dispatch from inside American Airlines’ travel hell

“All I know is this is the first time I’ve been on American soil in 5 years, and someone is going to die,” says the soldier behind me. He was waiting on a flight that was to connect him, ultimately, to Fort Benning, Georgia. “I haven’t even seen my family in two years,” he adds.<p>The source of his …

American Airlines

American Airlines systems restored, expect delays and cancellations

Update: Here’s the latest statement from American Airlines, as of 6 p.m. EST:<p>Our networking systems have been fully restored and we are working to …

Nine "Free" Credit-Card Benefits You Don't Know You Have

You almost certainly know about the miles or points you get on each credit-card purchase -- presumably, that's why you chose the card or cards you use for travel. And you may know about the collision coverage most cards provide for a rented car. But many cards provide other travel benefits that you …

People hated American Airlines' outage, but loved its Facebook updates

<b>American Airlines</b> grounded its entire fleet for several hours on Tuesday afternoon and took to social media to update its customers. Stranded …

World's Best Airports 2013: American Travel Hubs Fly Low On Annual Skytrax Awards List

The 2013 World Airport Awards recently released its list of the top 100 airports in the world, and the results may leave U.S. travelers feeling a little airsick.<p>Only four of America's international airports cracked the list's top 50. Of those four, the top score went to Cincinnati's Northern …