Post by Jenny Isenman. When I had my first child, I wanted to do everything by the book. I was so nervous that the tiniest misstep would somehow break the baby. In fact, one of my first pieces was about how shocked I was that they just...Show More Summary
You've probably heard a lot of noise about a coal resurgence in Europe. Earlier this year my colleagues and I tried to sift the fact from the fiction to tell you what's really going on -- a long-term decrease in coal use in the EU. It turns out we were wrong. Show More Summary
In the coming weeks and months, there'll be plenty of time to panic about Kobe Bryant. For now, though, it's probably best not to overreact to his unimpressive return against the Toronto Raptors. Really, the fact that Bryant is back at all is pretty remarkable on its own. Show More Summary
A central theme of any tax policy debate raised by just about everyone is “market certainty.” The fact is that for the past 100 years “certainty” in our energy tax code has meant directly subsidizing the fossil fuel industry’s ability to pollute. read more
There are Christmas movies and then there’s Die Hard. It stands in a holiday cinema class all its own. As our own Kris Maske stated before, “…if Die Hard isn’t in someone’s top three Christmas movies then you shouldn’t be friends with...Show More Summary
You've heard, no doubt, about the more than $5,000 pay raise awarded to members of the Legislature that kicked in Dec. 1, courtesy of the Citizens Compensation Commission and Proposition 112. But did you catch the fact that Los Angeles City Council salaries also went up?
When thinking about Japanese cuisine, it is very easy to get stuck in a sushi rut. Most of us know that Japanese food consists of far more than just raw fish on rice, but that fact can be so easy to forget when most cities are inundated...Show More Summary
File this under something that hard-core Star Wars geeks may already know, but I don't care: I thought this was a tremendously cool fact, enough so that I'm devoting an entire post to it. Earlier today, I saw that the...
Now, I'm not normally one to ever think about the amount of calories I'm consuming (in fact, I'd say my recipe posts are responsible for more than one of you breaking your own diets!), but this time of year can get a little bit tricky. Show More Summary
Post by Michele Zipp. There is a status update "game" circulating on Facebook where women share a certain number of facts about their birth. If you like the status, you too are given a number and that is the number of facts you share on your own status update. Show More Summary
Editor's note: For those who are wondering about the retro title of this black-history series, please take a moment to learn about historian Joel A. Rogers, author of the 1934 book 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof, to whom these "amazing facts" are an homage.
Today I realized an important and probably very obvious fact: we all change. Of course, you will say. Surely most of us will agree to that, but the important thing about that is also realizing that we drift away from things we loved....Show More Summary
I'm not a big fan of NY Times columnist Tom Friedman. In fact, I'm not a big fan of any NY Times columnist, particularly when they write about education. Recently, even Paul Krugman, my favorite by far, has been whoring himself out writing pro-Common Core nonsense.Friedman is not precisely perfect. Show More Summary
Dina Lohan says reports that her daughter was involved in the attack on Paris Hilton's brother are "not based on fact"
The smell of fear lingers...maybe. Maybe it's just me; five lower closes and RSI2 less than 2. That's bounce territory to me. That's what makes a market. The VIX is just about ten percent extended from the ten period average, but no reversal. Show More Summary
I couldn’t resist passing this Huffington Post article by Oliver Tearle along. Among the 12 fascinating facts is this one: Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451, was a descendant of one of the Salem witches. Bradbury was descended from Mary...
NBC's three-hour televised musical The Sound of Music Live!, starring country music star Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp and True Blood's Stephen Moyer as Captain von Trapp, airs live tonight (Dec. 5) at 8 p.m. ET. For the uninitiated,...Show More Summary
Megan McArdle writes today about the fact that in some states, health coverage purchased via Obamacare allows you access to only a limited number of doctors and hospitals: Come January, when some number of Americans have bought insurance...Show More Summary
The first question of Chris Matthews's big, wide-ranging interview with President Obama at American University was, of course, about health care, and the fact that there's some "resistance out there" from young people about enrolling in Obamacare, given all the problems that have plagued the website the past two months.
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