Majority Leader—and soon to be Minority Leader—Harry Reid is feeling feisty. His new mission: blocking "crazy stuff." From Politico: “I want to do some mainstream things. But I believe that if [Republicans] want to try to do all this crazy stuff, we’re getting out of that stream. Show More Summary
Despite dour weather forecasts, shoppers in the UK came out in droves and online yesterday to spend a reported record £3billion online and in stores in the largest sales day for years. According to the Daily Mail, shoppers lined up from...Show More Summary
The first act of the college basketball is over. The cement isn’t set on what and who many of these teams are. With conference play starting, these teams have opportunities to clean up what has been has been largely a disappointing start...Show More Summary
If you headed to the movies to see the latest Hunger Games or X-Men flicks, you witnessed the year's biggest global box-office star in action. Films featuring Jennifer Lawrence, who played Katniss in Mockingjay and Mystique in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, brought in $1.8 billion, putting her at...
Motor racing will undergo several changes in 2015.
Set to finish with a losing record for the fifth time in six years, the Washington Redskins don't have many positives to take away from Jay Gruden's first season as head coach. But sweeping the rival Dallas Cowboys could be one of them. Courtesy...Show More Summary
The Mega Millions lottery will close out 2014 with a $172 million jackpot up for grabs, the multi-state lottery game’s 16th-richest single drawing of the 104 drawings held in the year that ends Wednesday. The final Mega Millions drawing...Show More Summary
SCIENCE: Best predictor of divorce? Age when couples cohabit, study says. For years, social scientists have tried to explain why living together before marriage seemed to increase the likelihood of a couple divorcing. Now, new research released by the nonpartisan Council on Contemporary Families gives an answer: It doesn’t. And it probably never has. This […]
United Parcel Service expects to handle four million returns the first full week of January, up 15% from two years ago as online sales continue to grow as returns "represent a larger percentage of overall sales." As WSJ reports, more than 20% of returns happen during the holiday season - representing $60 billion in merchandise. Show More Summary
2014 has been a busy year for the international humanitarian and development communities. From the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to ongoing conflict in Iraq and Syria, 2014 saw an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises around the globe. Show More Summary
A Poseur Alert is awarded for passages of prose that stand out for pretension, vanity and really bad writing designed to look like profundity. Thus far, this year’s top vote-getter is from Susan Elizabeth Shepard and Charlotte Shane on one of the age-old sex positions: 69 confronts us with an unfortunate truth: it is a […]
There are a handful of important tax changes coming up in the New Year, so here is what you need to know.
You may be seeing claims that this image shows Europe at midnight on New Year's Eve. It doesn't. It is a mosaic showing lighting changes from 1993-2003. Not the view at midnight. CREDIT: NASA/NOAA Ways to tell this pictures isn't what...Show More Summary
For the rest of the year, I'm going to release in groups of ten my Top 50 releases of 2014 that I read. It was tough to reduce 165 reads down to 50 (a great many of these books have been featured on several prominent Best of Year lists), but these works should be of interest to most, if not all, readers.50. Show More Summary
According to the Sunday Star and Express, John Terry is staying at Chelsea a while longer. The Blues warhorse skipper, 34-year-young, is currently playing some incredible football at Stamford Bridge, and it looks like Jose Mourinho is set to reward Terry for his hard work. While the likes of Frank Lampard have been allowed to […]
The Sun Devils and Blue Devils met in El Paso to establish eternal dominion of the underworld. Arizona State is your 2014 Sun Bowl champion. This is now Todd Graham's second 10-win season in three years in Tempe, plus his second bowl win. Show More Summary
The following titles were picked as Game of the Year by various game devs. The numbers next to each game represent the number of devs that chose them. Youkai Watch 2 – 13 Destiny – 6 Terra Battle – 6 GUILTY GEAR Xrd -SIGN- – 5 Youkai...Show More Summary
They’ve been besties for years and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley couldn’t wait to get together on Christmas Day for some serious holiday merrymaking. “Snooki” and “JWoww” brought their recently-born daughters Giovanna...Show More Summary
There’s something a little bit magical about putting together a mixtape, a carefully curated list of songs designed to impress your musical taste on others, to showcase some of the hidden gems you’ve uncovered, or perhaps just impress a girl you like. Show More Summary
One of the premiere basketball programs of all-time visits Tuscaloosa in the return trip from last year's disappointing close loss in Pauley Pavilion. This isn't the same UCLA squad from last year... as they lost 3 to early defections to the NBA draft (all 1st round draft picks). Show More Summary