Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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  • The 10 types of ER patients

    You're sitting in the waiting room, icing your sore ankle. The teen-ager to your right is moaning and clutching his belly. The woman to your left is coughing into her mask. A stretcher rolls by with a man yelling at the top of his lungs. An ambulance arrives.

    March 21, 2014

  • 'Kid, I'm sorry, but you're just not college material'

    What if encouraging students to take a shot at the college track - despite very long odds of crossing its finish line - does them more harm than good?

    March 19, 2014

  • Why your Facebook friends are so gullible

    These stories aren't real. They're the work of the New Yorker's not-particularly-funny online satirist Andy Borowitz, but many people, not just your gullible Facebook friends, invariably believe them. Sometimes the official state news agencies of global superpowers believe them.

    March 19, 2014

  • Why didn't the missing airliner's passengers phone for help?

    One of the most commonly asked questions we've received is: Why didn't the passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 use their cell phones to call for help?

    March 18, 2014

  • How local sports could change all of television

    Cable companies are betting that local sports will justify big price increases - and they may have overreached. Wars over the rights to local sports broadcasting are breaking out across the country, and their outcomes may bring the cable business model to its knees.

    March 17, 2014

  • Five things you should know about the Netflix-Comcast deal

    Now Comcast and Netflix have announced that they will directly interconnect their networks, rather than having Netflix traffic flow first through a third-party network. With this, another layer of Internet architecture - interconnection and peering - is under the microscope.

    February 28, 2014

  • news_putin.jpg Russia's post-Olympics crackdown

    This week hundreds of activists - including Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alykhina - were arrested in Moscow for protesting against sentencing of seven men on charges related to the mass protests that broke out around Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency in 2012.

    February 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • How to watch 'difficult' movies

    Last week I finally saw "Schindler's List." Yes, that "Schindler's List" - the Oscar-winning Spielberg movie that earned wide acclaim for its vivid and sensitive portrayal of the Holocaust. It came out 21 years ago, and I've been meaning to see it ever since.

    February 24, 2014

  • Why binge-watching old shows is more fun than binge-watching new ones

    But binge-watching "House of Cards" the weekend it comes out does not feel like a relaxing reward. It has nothing to do with reclaiming time and everything to do with time being dictated to you.
    Sure, in theory, you can watch whenever you want.

    February 20, 2014

  • The Swiss Air Force is only available during office hours

    The Swiss Air Force is only available during office hours. These are reported to be from 8am until noon, then 1:30 to 5pm.

    February 18, 2014

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