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Russell Wilson Snubbed from Pro Bowl, Still Long Way from Earning Top-5 Respect

On Tuesday evening, the National Football League announced which players had been selected to participate in the 2015 Pro Bowl. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was not among the names presented. It is, of course, difficult to argue against the signal-caller who did make the all-star list. Show More Summary

New York’s Art History: An Interactive Map

Vampires must never live alone. And in New York they don’t. A visible river of imagination, inspiration and vision has long coursed through our city, sustaining, feeding, and feeding off of artists. Artists staying up late together, working alone, in groups, or away from prying eyes. All living interior lives... More »

Withings Activité Fitness Tracking Watch Review

earable tech has seemed on a fairly straightforward path throughout the course of its initial development – from the step counter, to the fitness band, to the smartwatch. But the wrist has long been a home for a more refined and storied piece of tech: The wristwatch. Show More Summary

King Solomon reigns at 2014 African Championship!

It has been a long journey for Kenny Solomon. Following in the footsteps of his older brothers, he charted a course to chess excellence. His destiny would be etched in history when he learned chess at the age of 13. His story has been captured in countless interviews including one appearing in the South African […]

Should ACLS certification be mandatory?

I can recall, though it seems quite long ago, my first basic life support (BLS) course as a first year medical student. The instructor dutifully demonstrated on a mannequin to eager young medical students what to do if someone is found unresponsive. Shaking the unmoving mannequin she said loudly,  “Sir, are you OK?” Then hearing […]

Children Are Leading The Cord Cutting Revolution

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The cable industry has long pretended that the cord cutting phenomenon either isn't real or that the only people cutting the cord are aging losers living in their parents' basement. Of course when you actually look at the data, while...Show More Summary

Manny Being Manny on the Golf Course Involves Manny Ramirez Swinging and Missing (Video)

We’ve got a long, documented list of instances of “Manny being Manny.” When he failed to hustle for a ball in the outfield, or when he’d hug the bat boy for about ten seconds too long, that was Manny being Manny. It’s basically an excuse for when Manny Ramirez screws something up, doesn’t try, or […]

The Colbert Report Is Dead. Long Live Stephen Colbert

In his second night as host of The Colbert Report, Oct. 18, 2005, Stephen Colbert made a joke that wasn't really a joke. Over the course of the show's run, he promised, viewers would be treated to installments in "a 435-part series" called Better Know a District. Show More Summary

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of mushroom soup has been a favorite of mine as long as I can remember. Of course when we were growing up it was Campbell’s and it came in a can. But even as an 8 year old I took great pride in heating my own soup, and discovered...Show More Summary

A Really Long Wheelie

Bicyclist IggzDaLoc captured this first-person footage of an extraordinarily long wheelie he popped as he headed down a hill. Of course, with the music from Rocky playing, we were hoping he’d do a big flying jump at the end.

Drama: Fire+Handicapped Kid

I Escaped a Horrible Fire Sanford 1992 Long time veterans of this site will of course recognize the ALB mascot author and illustrator just from the cover. How can you resist the premise? Handicapped kid caught in a burning house. Where were those parents? Who started this mess? Naturally no one answers the interesting questions. […]

Seven-foot-long Gummy Snake

last weekOdd : Neatorama

Vat19, who brought us the gummy peppers, offers a 26-pound gummy candy in the form of a python. The Gummy party Python measures 84 inches long and packs in 36,000 calories. Of course, you don’t want to eat it all yourself, do you? It’s said to contain over 300 servings, which is some party. Show More Summary

Report Implicates U.S. In Brazilian Dictatorship’s Torture Practices

The first comprehensive account by the Brazilian government of the crimes committed over the course of the 21 year long US-backed military dictatorship confirms the military received extensive training by the U.S. and the U.K. on torture and other repressive techniques The post Report Implicates U.S. In Brazilian Dictatorship’s Torture Practices appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Party Building

“Successors to the revolutionary cause of the proletariat come forward in mass struggles and are tempered in the great storms of revolution. It is essential to test and know cadres and chose and train successors in the long course of mass struggles.” -Mao Tsetung “Theoretical education is the key to unify the entire Party. [...]

How Nick Hornby deals with the long process from script to film

It can take ages for a screenplay to become a film and of course a lot of times the production never happens. Nick Hornby, whose most recent adaptation is Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon, deals with it by using the time...

Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature

They've announced that Sudanese author Hammour Ziada awarded the 2014 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature -- though, of course, since this is (supposed to be...) a book prize, it is, in fact, his novel, ??? ??????? ('The Longing of the Dervish'), that was awarded the prestigious prize. See also M. Show More Summary

How Long Should You Keep Receipts?

Receipts are a topic of controversy in my home. They take up spaces in our pockets, purses, wallets, and you can never find the exact one you need (until months later of course). In other words, the little scraps of paper are a scourge in the side of clutter-haters everywhere. Show More Summary

The 10 Best Ways to Stay Awake

Are you curious about which are the best ways to stay awake? Long working hours, stressful jobs, a lack of sleep, overeating, and troubling social and family issues can all make you feel sleepier during the daytime. And of course it’s important not only to stay awake, but rather, to stay alert.   Sometimes, the reason […]

Majority of Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer in U.S. Receive Unnecessarily Long Courses of Radiation

Two-thirds of women treated for early-stage breast cancer in the U.S. receive longer radiation therapy than necessary, according to a new study published in JAMA this week from Penn Medicine researchers Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, and Justin E. Bekelman, MD.

Wakie’s alarm clock that lets you get woken up by strangers is now available for iPhone

We know, we know, you’ve long been hankering for the time when you could arrange a phone call with a perfect stranger to wake you up in the morning. If you’re an Android or Windows Phone user, of course, you’ve had this option since September, but poor old iPhone owners have been left out of the action until today. Show More Summary

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