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iStand 6 hopes to provide your iPhone 6 with renewed vigor

The iPhone 6 is one hugely popular smartphone – where it was released alongside a slightly larger version which comes in the form of the iPhone 6 Plus. There are fans for both particular models, that is for sure – but what happens when you happen to be a globetrotter and tend to do a whole lot of traveling? You would need to make sure that you can be contacted...

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This is one of those words that always eludes me no matter how many times I look it up, and I’m hoping that writing about it will implant it more firmly in my brain. I’m reading Samuil A. Lurie’s ?????????? ????? ['Broken cubit-ruler,' an insulting nineteenth-century term for a merchant] (see this post) and enjoying […]

Andrew Luck Breaks Peyton Manning's Single-Season Passing Yards Record for Colts

The Indianapolis Colts drafted Andrew Luck with the hopes he would provide the same kind of success the franchise had under Peyton Manning. While Luck is still seeking a Super Bowl, he did surpass Manning's single-season record for passing yards. Show More Summary

An Open Letter to Warren Buffett: Why Not Run Those Coal-Fired Plants on Carbon Dioxide?

Dear Mr. Buffett: I hope this letter will please you. For one thing, this is the first open letter addressed to you in, gosh, nearly a month. What's more, I won't ask you for money, investment advice, or a tax-deductible contribution. Show More Summary

During Holiday Season, City Erects Cages To Keep Homeless People Off Benches

Not the Christmas gift local homeless people had hoped for. The post During Holiday Season, City Erects Cages To Keep Homeless People Off Benches appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Corey Washington inactive for Giants' final game

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Those who were hoping for a big final game from undrafted New York Giants rookie wide receiver Corey Washington will be disappointed. Washington is among the inactives for Sunday's season finale against the Eagles. A...Show More Summary

Gay Iconography: What You Said In 2014

2 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

When I started writing Gay Iconography in late 2013, I hoped to explore why some celebrities and artists held mass appeal — not to be confused with universal appeal, mind you — within the gay community. Over time, what began...

Black Monday looms, which coaches are in danger of being fired?

Some NFL coaches go into Week 17 with hopes of grabbing an open playoff spot and extending their season. Other coaches wonder if Week 17 might be their last game before getting fired. For Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith, it’s probably both. The disappointing Falcons are still alive to win the NFC South, because the entire division has been bad. Show More Summary

The ‘F-bomb’ of teaching. (It’s not what you think.)

Ellie Herman took an unorthodox path to the world of education. For two decades she was a writer/producer for television shows including “The Riches,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Chicago Hope” and “Newhart.” She wrote fiction that appeared in literary journals, among them The Massachusetts Review, The Missouri Review and the O.Henry Awards Collection. Then, in 2007, she […]

Top Gear Patagonia Christmas Special: Video Open Thread

3 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

We've been waiting for the Top Gear Patagonia Christmas Special was, nicely, near Christmas this year. It's also just as good as you'd hoped it would be. Read more...

Jimmy Iovine is lining up artists for more iTunes exclusive albums

Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine is undergoing fresh talks with the world’s top musicians, in hopes of landing more exclusive album deals for iTunes, reports the New York Post. Apple is looking to replicate the success Beyonce had with her exclusive … Read more ›

Cardinals vs. 49ers 2014 online: Time, TV schedule, radio and live stream

Logan Thomas gets his first start as the Cardinals try to keep their NFC West title hopes alive. The Arizona Cardinals have already clinched the playoffs, but they're still fighting for positioning as they head into their regular-season...Show More Summary

NHL schedule 2014: Maple Leafs, Canucks look to continue winning ways

Two games are on tap for the NHL on Sunday. The holiday break is over for the NHL, and the Maple Leafs and Canucks are likely hoping they didn't lose any momentum while they were off on break. Toronto visits the Florida Panthers at 5 p.m. Show More Summary

Foulbrood disease: Discovery aims to fight bee killer

University of Guelph researchers hope a new discovery will help combat a disease killing honeybee populations around the world. The researchers have found a toxin released by the pathogen that causes American foulbrood disease -- Paenibacillus larvae (P. larvae) -- and developed a lead-based inhibitor against it. read more

Mama June Pays Daughter Chickadee Big Bucks to End Their Feud

Post by Lisa Fogarty. Here's one way to solve a family problem -- throw lots of hard, cold cash at it and hope for the best. At least that's what Mama June decided to do in an effort to patch things up with her 20-year-old daughter Anna "Chickadee" Cardwell following a mother-and-daughter battle so brutal it hurts just to read about it. Show More Summary

Jaguars vs. Texans 2014: Online streaming, time and TV schedule

Houston is still alive in the AFC and could qualify for the postseason if things fall its way on Sunday. The Houston Texans will need some help, but their playoff hopes will still be alive when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Show More Summary

Saints vs. Buccaneers 2014 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

The Buccaneers and Saints hope to finish the year on high notes. On the surface, the Saints and Buccaneers don't have much to play for when they face off against each other in Tampa. Sitting atop the NFC South and in control of their...Show More Summary

How to watch Browns vs. Ravens 2014 online: Time, TV schedule and live stream

Baltimore needs a win and help from the Chiefs in order to qualify for the postseason. The Ravens' unexpected loss to Houston has put their playoff hopes in jeopardy. Now, they must fend off the Cleveland Browns and get some help in order to secure a spot in the postseason. Aiding their cause is Cleveland's injury situation at quarterback. Show More Summary

A Foster Teen’s Holiday and Uncertain Future

We have mentored a foster child through many "homes" and placements, and she has spent many holidays with us. This year, she's bonding (we hope) with a new family.

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