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“Will This Be on the (A.P. U.S. History) Test?”

Larry Krieger, the educator most voluble in his criticism of the new Advanced Placement U.S. History course guidelines, has a quick answer to the fact I documented yesterday: that most of the topics he and his allies say are missing from the new guidelines weren’t in the older, shorter guidelines either. Show More Summary

Thailand recalls math textbooks over porn star on cover

Eagle-eyed college students quickly noticed that the bespectacled educator seductively posing with a folder is, in fact, Japanese XXX-rated actress Mana Aoki.

1969 Corvette Lego model needs some support to make production

Spend just a few minutes looking around online, and you quickly find that people have figured out how to make just about anything out of Lego, including some very cool model cars. The Danish company has taken this fact to heart and has released some fantastic automotive kits recently. Show More Summary

Ideas why 0 bikers have been killed on bike-sharing bikes

When Mike reported on the fact that there have been 23 million bike-sharing rides in the US since 2007 and 0 deaths, one of the first things I thought was, "How could that be?" A couple of ideas rather quickly popped into my head.

Dividend Quick Picks: Foreign Stocks

By James Bjorkman: Why Go Foreign for Dividends? While some argue in the abstract that dividends are pointless and that you actually can get a better return in stocks that do not pay dividends, the simple fact is that people like dividends. Show More Summary

Authorial Abodes: Author Gillian Flynn's Abode Just Sold For $769K in Three Days

The Chicago greystone apartment of writer Gillian Flynn—she wrote the bestseller Gone Girl—has just sold for all of its $769K ask. In fact, it sold so quickly (about three days after it...

Quick Tip: Stand Up

6 days agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

One of the fitness features of the Apple Watch is an app that tracks how much you stand up. Think that won't help your cricket? think again. The facts tell us that sitting down is a huge negative. Studies show that the longer you sit...Show More Summary

It’s Always Sad When You Have to Disappoint Someone

6 days agoHealth / Fitness : Fat Cyclist

This will be a short post today, and is in fact just a quick explanation I think I owe my readers. Yesterday, one of the comments read (edited for topicality):   Yes, that’s right. For the first time in four years, I won’t be going to Levi’s GranFondo.  I know, I know. It’s crushing, horrible news. Especially for everyone [...]

8 Quick Composition Tips to Help Improve Your Images

You have likely heard of the Rule of Thirds, in fact it seems as if this is the only rule of composition. To be fair though, the Rule of Thirds is a good go to tool when you are unsure of how to put a scene together compositionally.Show More Summary

Fusilligate: The Mystery of Michael White’s Octopus-and-Bone-Marrow Pasta Solved (Sort Of)

The work of many people. If you’ve been following our intrepid investigation of the Fusilligate scandal, you, like us, have undoubtedly been struggling to make sense of the jumbled facts and contradictory statements. A quick recap: (1)...Show More Summary

Verba non facta: Politics is the art of doing not just saying what you one day plan to do…

Okay, a quick nod to the fact that Stormont is sitting next week. Guess what’s first on the agenda? Well, here’s a clue. It’s not anything the Executive is directly involved in. So, it’s not health. And it’s not education. Nor indeed is it anything to do with welfare reform. Nope, it’s that shabby little more...

Raekwon – Close To You

Rae hits up Gwen Guthrie’s “(They Long To Be) Close To You” for this week’s Throwback Thursday offering. Hit the jump for a quick clip of the Chef speaking on his legacy, supporting new rappers on the rise and more with FACT Magazine. Previously: Raekwon – Got To Be There/The Girl Is Mine

CNN Wastes No Time Speculating about Killer in New ISIS Video

last weekNews : Mediaite

Let it never be said CNN is behind the facts. In fact they’re often ahead of them, as was Wolf Blitzer Tuesday afternoon when he quickly tried to ascertain from his correspondent if the killer in the videotaped execution of freelance American journalist Steven Sotloff was the same as the one in the videotaped execution [...]

Did Your Summer Suck? 9 Books That Will Make You Feel Better

So the summer is practically over and you know what. Good! It was the most awful summer of my life. In fact, it couldn’t go away quick enough. Bring on the winter. I’m ready for short days, cold, snow, and hiding fat under my sweater. Show More Summary

Home-made vibrating gloves train your finger muscles to touch type (video)

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

You know what can teach you Braille and piano a lot more quickly than traditional means? Vibrating gloves, or gloves with haptic feedback, if you will. In fact, IEEE Spectrum senior editor David Schneider was so intrigued by the idea, that he put...

‘RHOBH’ Star Taylor Armstrong Turns Up The Romance With Husband John Bluher

Taylor Armstrong was a wreck when she started filming The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She claimed to be very happy with her then-husband, Russell Armstrong, but her co-stars quickly picked up on the fact that he was very controlling. During the first season, Armstrong kept denying everything, but during the second season, she completely

10 Quick Ways to Become More Hygienic

Right now, at this very moment, there are germs running literally all over you, all over your home, and all over absolutely everything you own. Please remain calm. It isn't your fault. In fact, it probably isn't a matter of poor hygiene at all. Show More Summary

Doctor Who: Daleks! That Was Quick!

To the surprise of absolutely no one, Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor will face off with his deadliest enemy. The surprise is that it happens so soon – this week, in fact! The pissed off pepper pots return on Saturday (9/8C) to vex the Doctor once more. This week’s episode also introduces Danny Pink (Samuel Anderson, […]

Everything You Need To Know About Burger King’s Tim Hortons Takeover

If you're confused by the ins and outs of the Burger King merger, you're in luck: we've distilled all the pertinent facts about the fast food giant's $11 billion Tim Hortons takeover into a quick video primer.

Reminder: You can win an HTC One M8 Phunk Studio Edition!

Just a quick reminder, folks, that we're giving away one of just 64 copies of the HTC One M8 Phunk Studio Edition. No. 1, in fact. The first of the bunch. To enter: Hit up this forum thread, design your own M8 and post it for all to see. Be sure to follow the other instructions as well. We'll be back Thursday with the finalists!

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