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Anonymity is fleeting when people are tweeting
In the ego-driven game of Twitter, Jofi Joseph was, for a while, one of the winners. But what did it get him? While Twitter has launched many once-obscure wits to social prominence, Joseph — the National Security Council staffer fired this week when he was revealed as the secret author of @natsecwonk — could never benefit from a growing fan base.
Craft beer, or crafty pretenders?
Perched in the beer aisle, with their foil-wrapped necks and labels sporting tranquil nature scenes, Golden Knot and Crimson Crossing look like refugees from the wine shelf, misplaced by a supermarket clerk.
New stamp honors famous postage goof
Tiny works of art, postage stamps tell the stories of our country and our world. And now there's a new stamp that tells the story of a postal mishap that happened in 1918.
12 words you should stop using right now
If you want a list of words to incorporate into your conversation to make you sound more intelligent, this is not the place.
Study shows employees bothered by managers who take calls during meetings
We all sneak a peak at text messages or emails to pass the time in boring meetings. And yet, we'd also probably all admit that we find it irritating when others do the same.
ACLU calls for probe of surveillance of Muslims by New York police
The American Civil Liberties Union called on the Justice Department on Thursday to investigate the efforts by the New York City Police Department to conduct surveillance in Muslim communities.
Recipe: Spaghetti squash with ground turkey and tomato sauce
Low-carb and low-calorie Italian comfort food can be hard to find. Here, cooked and shredded squash stands in for wheat pasta as the base of a nutritious and filling main dish.
For kids, toning up the body may be a good way to tone up the mind
Getting kids active is a key component of first lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign, which says "children need 60 minutes of play with moderate to vigorous activity every day to grow up to a healthy weight." But can physical activity also help improve a child's academic performance?
Yes, Mom may like one child best
Despite what they may say, mothers have favorites among their children, and a new study finds that those preferences tend to continue into old age.
US needs to take action against 'nightmare' bacteria
Last spring, Arjun Srinivasan, an associate director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, delivered a presentation to state health officials with some alarming information.
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