Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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  • Fried_egg,_sunny_side_up.jpg Small eggs taste better

    It really did taste better than the large eggs I usually buy at the grocery store. The white was less rubbery, and the yolk was far creamier.

    January 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • The Internet's most variously spelled word

    This past summer, the "Today" show used its Twitter account to share some news about the birth of an unusually heavy child. Along with a link to its story about the immense infant, "Today" included for its more than 2 million followers this brief note: "Woah baby! 13-lb. 7-oz. baby delivered in Spain."

    December 31, 2013

  • Fungus threatens global banana supply

    A new article in Nature brings the alarming news that the fungus threatening the global banana supply - or at least what most Americans think of as bananas - is spreading to more counties.

    December 20, 2013

  • Is Whole Foods inflation or growth?

    Now that I live two blocks from a Whole Foods, I shop there much more often and my grocery costs have risen. I'm paying more, and the product is arguably higher quality, but I'm not paying for the quality - I'm paying because I'm lazy.

    December 18, 2013

  • Gun deaths not easily tracked or tallied

    Five days after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, President Barack Obama delivered remarks in which he stressed that, this time, the national conversation about guns must lead to action.

    December 13, 2013

  • 6d7486d7dfadba1918c06a30c0e922b4ec22be19.jpeg All I want for Christmas is a new Christmas song

    Despite the gigabytes of Christmas music released each year — big stars making their first charge into the yule breach this year include Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, and, alarmingly, the cast of Duck Dynasty — they are, overwhelmingly, reiterating yuletide warhorses.

    December 10, 2013 1 Photo

  • 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.

    November 25, 2013

  • iStock_000027360384XSmall.jpg 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.

    November 20, 2013 1 Photo

  • 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.

    November 19, 2013

  • 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.

    November 18, 2013

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