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Is The RadioShack Brand Name Even Worth Anything?

All of RadioShack’s stores have been either shut down or sold and have now re-opened to sell only Sprint phones alongside batteries. Yet the owner of those stores, Standard General, didn’t negotiate to buy the RadioShack brand name along with the stores. It will be auctioned in May along with the rest of the company’s intellectual property, which includes … [More]

Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

Some Republicans and Tea Party activists focus on the Common Core standards themselves, calling them a federal intrusion by President Barack Obama, even though they were developed by the National Governors Association and each state's education leaders in the wake of President George W. Show More Summary

Huckabee in 2016? Ack!, Democrats Rumble Over Free Trade, Standardized Testing Revolt: P.M. Links

18 hours agoNews : Reason

Mike Huckabee plans to announce his presidential intentions this evening. Heh heh heh. This should be fun. It's Democrat vs. Democrat as civil war breaks out between those who see escape from the economic doldrums in loosened trade restrictions...Show More Summary

Paul Scholes: Di Maria red card v Arsenal changed Man United’s season [Evening Standard]

When Paul Scholes talks, Manchester United fans listen. And, Scholes has pinpointed the key moment when Louis van Gaal’s side turned their performances around: Angel Di Maria’s red card against Arsenal in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Previous to the defeat to Arsenal, Manchester United were winning games without playing very well at all. The defeat […]

Pocket Rocket: Lotus Evora 400

Lotus has just introduced the Evora 400 – its fastest and most powerful model to date. The British automaker claims that “over two-thirds” of the coupe is new, even though it looks similar to the standard Evora. Read the rest of the story at: Pocket Rocket: Lotus Evora 400

Look Who's Back: Kim Jong Un's MIA Wife

Someone's been taking that Beatles song "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" a little too seriously. But four months is a long time even by North Korean dictator standards, which may explain why pictures released by the country's state news agency show Kim Jong Un taking Ri Sol Ju...

Greece's credit rating just got junked even further

With Greece's fiscal situation seemingly deteriorating every day, and little hope of any substantive deal on the horizon, Standard & Poor's just slashed the country's credit rating. That S&P downgrade sends Athens even further into junk territory, down from B- to CCC+, according to the Financial Times. Show More Summary

The Story Before The Song

Even if I’ve seemed dazed and/or confused by the origins of some of the songs we sing, I was nonetheless thrilled to recently discover a whole set of prequels to some of these traditional standards. They were collected by the renowned ethnomusicologist Dr. William “Squeaky” […]

Theater Review: It Shoulda Been You and Shoulda Been Better

With its title reminiscent of that very old standard “It Had to Be You,” the new musical It Shoulda Been You sounds like a retread even before it starts. The impression does not abate once you get a whiff of the plot, which recalls dozens of moldy domestic comedies. Watching... More »

Which Is Better: Fancy Bacon Egg & Cheese or Regs Bacon Egg & Cheese?

A recent Pete Wells column in the New York Times raises an important question: what are nice things even good for? Not, Wells argues, for standardized populist breakfast classics, such as the deli bacon egg and cheese. The good old regs...Show More Summary

Story Of AMAZING Service At The Ritz-Carlton Beijing

Ritz-Carlton is famous for their amazing service philosophy, which they call their Gold Standards. Ritz-Carlton even publishes this on their website. Here's their credo, for example: "The Ritz-Carlton Hotel is a place where the genuine...Show More Summary

Most Angelinos struggle with monthly budget expenses: 57 percent of Angelinos don’t even make enough to have an adequate standard of living based on a recent EPI report.

There have been a few reports highlighting that the LA/OC housing market is the least affordable in the nation.  A more recent analysis by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) found that 57 percent of Angelinos fall below a basic budget presented.  We’ll show the budget shortly but these kinds of reports highlight the growing divide […]

Some Parents Oppose Standardized Testing on Principle, but Not in Practice

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Even parents who are uncomfortable with the standardized exams are discovering it is hard to push the button on the nuclear option — refusing to have their own children take them.

Sharp reveals a ridiculous 5.5-inch 4K display, but will smartphones ever need that much?

The display arms race has been underway since companies decided Quad HD was the new high-end standard last year, but Sharp says that isn't enough -- displays need to be even more rich and dense than they currently are. The company today announced the development of a 5.5-inch display at a whopping 4K resolution.

Tiger Woods says he isn’t likely to play again ‘for a while’

Even by Tiger Woods’ standards, what happened to him on the final round of the Masters Sunday was odd. Struggling to find the fairway, Woods was hitting out of pine straw just off the fairway when, at full speed, his club found a hidden tree root. The sting of the shock reverberated up the club […]

Random People Keep Giving Martin O'Malley Guitars To Play

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Even Martin O'Malley doesn't always know when a Martin O'Malley speech will turn into an impromptu concert. At a tavern in Des Moines on Thursday, a standard meet-and-greet with Iowa Democrats was morphed into a singalong when City Councilman Chris Coleman gave O'Malley a guitar that Coleman had brought from home. Show More Summary

A chance to make history

6 days agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Even by county cricket's standards, the start to the 2015 season is overshadowed - but change is in the air

Everything You Need to Remember From ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4

Even by the standards of serialized prestige drama, Game of Thrones can be damn hard to keep track of. There are literally dozens of characters, spread over an entire continent’s worth of locations, and in any given episode you’ll find them setting up plans and falling into traps, forming new bonds and breaking old ones. Show More Summary

[Updated] Crowdfunding Campaign Launched To Support South Carolina Officer Who Shot Unarmed Man

Even though GoFundMe has already rejected a similar campaign, IndieGogo appears to have no such standards. [ more › ]

Huge discounts on all Moto 360 smartwatches on Amazon

Following the deal on the Champagne Gold Moto 360 yesterday, we have even more amazing deals on the Moto 360 today, with the standard leather models coming in at an all time low of $179 and the metal versions also at an all time low of $229!

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