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Gift limits vetoed by Gov. Brown would have affected him little

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

In vetoing a bill restricting gifts to elected officials, Gov. Jerry Brown was acting on a measure that would have affected his own practice of accepting perks, but not by much.

Anime Weekend Atlanta Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

2 days agoOdd : Nerd Bastards

Anime Weekend Atlanta had its 20th anniversary last weekend with a weekend long celebration of everything Anime. There were panels, terrific cosplay, great anime voice acting and musical guests (There was practically a concert going on somewhere in the convention just about all the time), a huge Dealers Room with an equally large Artists Alley, […]

Wobbly Warlock! Charlie Sheen Struggles To Walk, Acts Erratically, In Bizarre Outing

Charlie Sheen might need a little more practice before walking down the aisle in November. The Anger Management star struggled simply to make it down the sidewalk during an outing… READ ON

In a mind-controlled world, yoga and meditation could be required school classes

A new study finds that users who practice meditation and yoga are better at manipulating computers with their mind. Many mind-controlled computers receive their signal to act when they detect brain waves that are associated with focus and concentration. Show More Summary

Defense Dept. Aims To Close Predatory Lending Loopholes For Military Personnel

While the Military Lending Act aims to protect military personnel and their families from predatory lenders’ often unsavory lending practices that include high interest rates and excessive fees, it still allows for clever lenders to get their hooks into borrowers. Show More Summary

LOL: How ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Should Have Ended

Typically, the How It Should Have Ended videos do exactly as they say on the label. But the problems with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were apparently so numerous, the team had to rewrite not just the third act but practically the entire film. Show More Summary

How Your Body Language Can Influence Sales

Small business owners get out of practice. They spend so much time in their offices and online that they sometimes forget how to act when they come face to face with a prospect or customer. While many professionals spend time practicing...Show More Summary

Kissing the Banana Trunk: Will You Commit and Act in the Fight Against Ebola?

Among the problems countries like Sierra Leone face in the battle against Ebola, two strike the American mind as all but incomprehensible: 1.) the widespread skepticism that the disease actually exists and 2.) burial practices that to...Show More Summary

More on Private Insurance Whac-A-Mole

The Affordable Care Act banned some of the private insurance industry's worst practices, like denying coverage based on preexisting conditions, but that doesn't mean they were just going to stop trying to find ways to get out of paying for customers' health care. Show More Summary

Fantasy owners shouldn't worry about Marshawn Lynch despite missed practice

The Seahawks are taking it easy on Lynch in practice after his back started acting up in Week 2. We break down the fantasy implications. Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was held out practice on Wednesday due to a back issue. Show More Summary

Tony Romo does not practice Wednesday, reccuring back issue a fantasy concern

Tony Romo missed practice Wednesday and his troublesome back might be acting up again. We break down the fantasy implications. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was held out of practice Wednesday with a back issue. He's not expected to miss Sunday's game against the St. Show More Summary

Bill to ban terms of service that say you're not allowed to complain

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

Introduced by Eric Swalwell (D-CA), the draft Consumer Review Freedom Act bans the "un-American" practice of making people agree not to complain as a condition of using websites. Read the rest

Graduates from an Anti-Gay Christian Law School Won’t Be Allowed to Practice in Yet Another Canadian Province

Late last year, I posted about a proposed new law school in British Columbia affiliated with (Christian) Trinity Western University where gay students who acted on their sexual orientation would not be allowed through the doors: At the time, I defended the school's right to exist. Show More Summary

Actavis plc (ACT) Manipulating Patients to Use New Alzheimer’s Drug: NY AG’s Office

Actavis plc (NYSE:ACT) is in hot water with the New York Attorney General’s office over practices they feel are manipulative of patients. As Meg Tirrell reported on CNBC today, the drug company is employing a practice called “hard switching” with patients currently on their existing Alzheimer’s drug Namenda, the patent on which is about to […]

Mental Health Act Code of Practice: last days to comment

Liberal Democrat Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb asks people to give their views on the Mental Health Act Code of Practice consultation. What do we want from our mental health services? “I want to be listened to. “I want my needs and concerns to be respected and my care to reflect this. “I want […]

Can Republicans Be Convinced to Help Improve the Affordable Care Act?

3 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

When the Affordable Care Act was passed in early 2010, people made lots of predictions about how its implementation would proceed, in both practical and political terms. While the law's opponents all agreed that it would be a disaster from start to finish, the law's supporters were slightly less unanimous, if nevertheless optimistic. Show More Summary

Guest Post: Knowing what is Known and Knowable

Guest post by Professor Sharon K. Sandeen For several years now, I have been thinking about how the changes that the America Invents Act (the AIA) wrought to the definition of prior art will change trade secret practice. Specifically, were they intended to narrow the definition of prior art in ways that would make it […]

Scrubba Wash Bag

The Scrubba is a portable bag that lets you wash your clothes practically anywhere; all you need is water and liquid detergent. Part of the bag’s inner membrane is a rough surface that acts as a washboard.

Miley Cyrus Swears She’ll Never ‘Twerk’ Again – Currently Working With The Flaming Lips

Miley Cyrus – who some would say invented the act of shaking one’s bum up and down in a dance move called twerking – has vowed to stop the practice onstage after Nicki Minaj’s Mtv Video Music Awards performance on Sunday night, according to the Mirror. After being the talk of the entertainment world for

Amber Rose: Practically Naked at the MTV Video Music Awards!

The sexy drama at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards started tonight long before the first act took to the stage. Amber Rose walked the red carpet of the annual event in a dress that left VERY little to the imagination, bringing to mind...Show More Summary

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