Apple pie has no place at Thanksgiving
It's practically a law that in late November, every publication must offer a Thanksgiving guide. This year, I would like to draw your attention to two exceptional ones.
Why are shoplifters flocking to this one Wal-Mart?
The Denver Post had an interesting story this week about a Denver-area Wal-Mart that appears to be the city's the most shoplifter-friendly store, reporting 283 shoplifting incidents over the past year.
Should we lower the age of consent to protect teen?
Concern over running afoul of the law prevents sexually active teenagers from seeking help from adults when they need it, Ashton said.
What's the weird new social-media trend? Being nice
First it was Jimmy Kimmel declaring his love for Jimmy Fallon. Then it was the Yankees being nice to the Red Sox, which was almost unfathomable, yet also understandable and gracious in the wake of the Boston bombings.
Video games aren't bad for kids?
The eternal question: Are you a bad parent if you let kids have video games?
What it's like to have your food stamps cut?
On Nov. 1, the largest cuts in the history of our country's food stamp program, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, went into effect when the increase ordained by the 2009 economic stimulus package expired.
The lost man who ate his dog
Canadian outdoorsman Marco Lavoie spent three months stranded in the wilderness of the Nottaway River in Western Quebec. Eventually Lavoie, starving and dehydrated, struck his pet German shepherd on the head with a rock and ate him.
Are democracies better at dealing with disasters?
Will improving democratic conditions in the country make any difference in the country's disaster relief efforts? They could.
The gun-training class that teaches students to keep firearms under the bed, loaded
As Bullard tells it, his class was dominated by random questions from the students - "What if my ex-husband tries to come to the house?" - and reckless advice from the instructor - "If he doesn't have a right to be there, then you do what you gotta do. . . . Remember, they don't have to be breaking in for you to shoot."
The myth that Christmas season starts earlier every year
It's the kind of jump-the-gun October ad that brings the same excuse, year after year: "This may SEEM a little premature to you - but it really is NOT . . . " Ah, yes: It's once again the time of year when retail giants begin their insistent reminders that there are "not many days left in which to do your Christmas buying."
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