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15
Nov
Stocks up again: Dow 16,000 in sight

Stocks ended modestly higher Thursday after Federal Reserve chair nominee Janet Yellen indicated in a Senate hearing that she will continue to support the economy with stimulus measures. Investors were encouraged and sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 to new records. The Dow is now just 1% from hitting 16,000, while the S&P 500 is less than 1% from 1,800. The Nasdaq lagged behind the other two major indexes, as a drop in Cisco... [read news]

15
Nov
Baby steps to saving lives

Each year, one in 10 babies around the world will be born prematurely and over a million of those will die. But could measuring the size of a baby's feet help save lives? In the final weeks of pregnancy, the idea of going into early labour might not seem like such a bad thing. But giving birth prematurely - officially classed as before 37 weeks gestation - can lead to long-term health effects. Depending on quite how early the baby is born... [read news]

13
Nov
Kerry warns fresh Iran sanctions could scuttle nuclear talks

Secretary of State John Kerry has told US lawmakers any new sanctions against Iran would risk ruining talks over Tehran's nuclear programme. He told a Senate banking committee that the US might lose negotiating partners if it imposed economic penalties. The panel has been considering a fresh package but legislators are divided on the measure. Mr Kerry has told the BBC that Iran and world powers had come "extremely close" to a deal at the... [read news]

12
Nov
(No) Condom Culture: Why Teens Aren’t Practicing Safe Sex

There were certain things that the 1990s just did better — including getting the word out about the dangers of unprotected sex. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percentage of American students using condoms hit its peak at around 60% a decade ago, and has stalled since then, even declining among some demographics. A recent study released by the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada found that... [read news]

10
Nov
At Berkeley - A four-hour documentary about a public university, and not a minute too long.

Full (and proud) disclosure: I—like my mother before me, as a matter of fact!—am an alumna of the University of California at Berkeley. I was a Ph.D. student there during a period that sprawled over more than a decade. (Just ask my dissertation advisers.) I worked my way through grad school by teaching in whatever department had work for me, and thus managed to get my degree without accumulating any student debt, which in part accounts... [read news]

10
Nov
Thor: The Dark World - The Crocodile Dundee II of superhero films—in a good way!

In the long, important, trillion-dollar history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 2011’s Thor represented its first semi-risk. Iron Man, the 2008 film that launched the franchise, introduced a character who wasn’t terribly well-known outside the comic book shop, but it starred Robert Downey Jr. right when America needed him back. The Incredible Hulk cast an Oscar-winning actor as pop culture’s most famous humanoid monster... [read news]

09
Nov
The cult of Kimi Raikkonen: F1's coolest driver

Kimi Raikkonen has always been box office, even before he re-signed for Formula One’s most iconic team, Ferrari. The 2007 world champion is a fan favorite and arguably the most popular driver on the grid. Wherever F1 goes, from Monza to Melbourne, Shanghai to Singapore, there are always enthusiastic, banner-waving Raikkonen fans in the stands and, in the virtual realm of social media, he is the subject of plenty of ardent chatter. But... [read news]

09
Nov
Tiger in hunt as Dubuisson goes it alone in Turkey

Tiger Woods remains in contention at the Turkish Airlines Open but it is a little-known Frenchman who could make a name for himself come Sunday evening. Victor Dubuisson was tied for the lead after Friday's second round but now finds himself five shots clear of the field following a superb score of 63 on Saturday. The 23-year-old who hails from Cannes put together a flawless, nine-birdie round at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course in... [read news]

21
Jan
Jay-Z is promoting responsible fatherhood

It is known that Blue Ivy Carter is a rich baby. Her father, Shawn (Jay-Z) Carter is worth $450 million, while her mom, Beyonce is the highest paid performer. Although Blue Ivy has enough money to have everything she wants, in his song “Glory,” her father says she is also rich in love. People hope that the baby’s birth and Jay-Z’s exuberance will promote responsible fatherhood. “When pop died, I didn’t cry; didn’t know him that... [read news]

21
Jan
Don't mess with Gina Carano

While they were filming Steven Soderbergh's "Haywire," Gina Carano’s costars learned that it is not a good thing to mess with the actress. The woman is not just a normal appearance in a Hollywood thriller. She is a former mixed martial arts star who is all ready to make her debut in this latest movie that was just launched on Friday. "I got to be physical with some of the hottest guys in Hollywood," Carano, who sparred with Channing Tatum... [read news]


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