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Saturday, August 15, 2009



Philadelphia Bans Cell Phones For Skaters, Cyclists

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 05:20 PM PDT

This fall, Philadelphia's skateboarders, bicyclists and inline skaters will have to either pocket their cell phones or use hands-free devices, making the city the first in the nation to extend the measure to include non-motorists. While that might be a grind for some of the city's wheeled residents, others are cheering the move.

Gmail Nudges Past AOL Email In The U.S. To Take No. 3 Spot.

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Good thing Gmail is out of beta. It is now the third largest Web mail service in the U.S. In July, Gmail nudged past AOL Email with 37 million unique visitors compared to 36.4 million for AOL, according to comScore estimates.

5 Things You Might Not Have Known About Divorce

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Even if you've been through a couple of divorces yourself, you're not likely to have heard these 5 facts.

Magic Johnson's First Game in the NBA

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Recap of the eventful game that was Magic Johnson's first ever in the NBA with the Lakers and Kareem Abdul Jabaar.

The Ultimate Cut 'n Slide Compilation

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Slice with the sword/lazers/spade and then watch as the head/limb/whatever slowly slides off or away from the body until you're a soggy heap of cold cuts of human flesh lying listlessly on the ground. Awesome. It's how I want to go.

CEO salaries pay no heed to recession

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Even as more Americans find themselves unemployed and struggling to make ends meet, new analysis shows chief executives at some of the nation's best-known companies are hauling in the dough.

Bollywood Icon Detained By Security At Newark Airport

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Leading Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan says he was detained for nearly two hours Friday night at New Jersey's Newark International Airport because of his last name.

MythBusters: Exploding Toilets and the Power of Poop

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Join top "Mythbusters" Savage and Hyneman as they share their secrets and reveal what happens behind the scenes of their extremely popular science program.

In America, Crazy Is a Preexisting Condition

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Birthers, anti-tax tea-partiers, town hall hecklers; these are "either" the genuine grass roots or evil conspirators staging scenes? If you don't understand that any moment of genuine political change always produces both, you can't understand America, where the crazy tree blooms in every moment of liberal ascendancy & elites exploit the crazy

After Google: Who Will Be the Next Web Sensation?

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Today, Google dominates search, but there's always another major player around the corner; a revolutionary service that comes from nowhere to change the way we use the web. Right now, Twitter is the darling, but will it last? And what's next?

10 Sculptures Made of Butter

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Big news around these parts: The Iowa State Fair kicked off yesterday. And you know what that means – Butter Cow. Well, butter lots of things, actually, which is why today's Q10 is a photo Q10! Although the original artist, Duffy Lyon, started out just sculpting various bovines of butter, over the years she decided to start incorporating current ev

Man Left His Dying Mom Lying On The Floor For Two Days

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 03:39 PM PDT

A nursing home worker let his ailing mother lie on the floor of their home for two days, stepping over her when he had to and not calling 911 until she was malnourished and dehydrated, police said Friday.

Youngest Football Manager Takes Charge of World's Worst Team

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 03:20 PM PDT

A British amateur footballer has become the youngest-ever international football manager - after taking charge of what seems to be the world's worst team which has never won a game.

Fan mad about Archie engaging Veronica, sells Rare Comic

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 03:00 PM PDT

When comic book store owner Dave Luebke heard that after 67 years, the carrot-topped everyman of the comic world, Archie, was proposing to va-va-voomy rich girl Veronica instead of girl-next-door Betty, he decided to protest by selling his copy of the series' rare first issue.

Depression of Red Sox announcer Remy Common After Cancer

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 02:40 PM PDT

When the bodacious voice of the Red Sox, Jerry Remy, disclosed this week that a wave of depression had swallowed him up in the months after lung cancer surgery, it was a story that rang with sad familiarity to psychologists like Karen Fasciano.

11 Classic Clunkers (Photo Gallery @Life.com)

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 02:30 PM PDT

With the refinancing of the government's popular "cash for clunkers" program, lemons may soon become an endangered species.

Venice for One Cent a Room Error Costs Hotel Thousands

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 02:00 PM PDT

A hotel near Venice accepts that its rooms were mistakenly advertised online at a mere one hundredth of a euro instead of up to 150 euros (£129) and says it will honour the bookings.

Napoleon Dynamite's Jon Heder to star in 'Buddy Holly' Flick

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Jon Heder is set to star in Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede, an adaptation of the Bradley Denton comic sci-fi novel. Robert Rugan wrote the script and will direct.

Afghanistan's women yearn for more

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

'We are like birds who have left the cage, but with our wings still clipped,' says one Kabul student. Women enjoy a much better life than under the Taliban, but still face age-old constraints.

Air Traffic Controller Talking To GF During Helicopter Crash

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 01:00 PM PDT

The air traffic controller on duty during the midair crash of a helicopter and an airplane Saturday was distracted and talking to his girlfriend on his cell phone when the accident occurred, and his supervisor had left the tower, reports show.

Squirrel - 2, Humans - 0

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Don't ***** with this little guy.

Bad management makes you ill

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Management is so bad at some workplaces that employees become ill from gong to work in an environment that a expert calls Pathogenic Management.

Sprint Adding 4G Wireless to 17 New Cities

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Sprint will be expanding its WiMAX wireless internet offerings to 17 new cities by the end of 2009. In addition to the large metros Sprint's 4G wireless service will expand to this year, the company indicated that it will add Boston, Houston, New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. in 2010.

Italy launches first clean hydrogen power plant

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 12:10 PM PDT

Italian power company Enel said Friday that it had started up a ground-breaking hydrogen-powered electricity plant producing no greenhouse gases.

5 Stages of Everyday Grief (Chart)

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 12:10 PM PDT


Manson follower Squeaky Fromme released from prison

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 11:40 AM PDT

The Charles Manson follower convicted of trying to assassinate President Gerald Ford has been released after more than three decades behind bars. If anyone defined the word "crazy" this one did.

Great Online Websites to Keep Your Cash in Check

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 10:50 AM PDT

Some of the new financial Web sites can be such lifesavers or least money- savers. So what are the best new sites online right now?

I Eat LOL Cats

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 10:20 AM PDT


The Apocalypse Is Coming... Pass the Popcorn

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 10:20 AM PDT

Hollywood, it seems, has it in for us. Beginning with the alien-invasion flick 'District 9' (in theaters now), this movie season is chock-full of earth- and earthling-shattering epics. From angry E.T.s and brain-eating zombies to Mayan doomsday prophecies, we're in for a hurtin' for certain, thanks to those bozos.

Man Burgles Home; Picks Horrible Hiding Space

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 10:20 AM PDT

Excellent hiding spot, man. Next time we recommend at least getting into a different neighborhood before you crawl under a car.

Jerry Seinfeld Will Be The First Guest On The Jay Leno Show

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 09:50 AM PDT

The first guest on NBC's "The Jay Leno Show" will be ... Jerry Seinfeld. An NBC spokesman confirmed that Seinfeld will appear on the premiere of "Jay Leno" on Sept. 14. He is expected to sit down for a chat with Leno as well as do stand-up.

Why It's Smart To Be Optimistic

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 08:50 AM PDT

Sure, it has been a harrowing storm. And now is no time to discount the dangers that still exist. But opening your mind to optimism can help you seize the opportunities ahead.

Rick Astley vs Nine Inch Nails - The Hand That Gives You Up

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 08:40 AM PDT

No song is safe.

Woodstock: How Does It Sound 40 Years Later?

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 08:30 AM PDT

Peace, love and oh yeah, music. The boomers' big weekend turns 40, but how does Woodstock sound after all these years?

Is The "Digital Era" Overriding Our Ability to Forget?

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 08:30 AM PDT

We're entering a new stage of human society, a defining part of which could be losing a vital flaw: the ability to forget. The permanence of digital records could mean we might be heading for Strange Days where the inability to forget paralyzes our ability to move forward.

Facebook just keeps finding new ways to lower my self-esteem

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 07:50 AM PDT


Gates Foundation Sells Off Almost All HealthCare Investments

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 06:10 AM PDT

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation sold off almost all of its pharmaceutical, biotechnology and health-care investments in the quarter ended June 30.

World's Most Expensive Beer Pints (Infographic)

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 04:10 AM PDT

The graphic shows where you can find the world's most expensive beers on Earth.

Dell looks to Linux to expand netbook presence

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 02:50 AM PDT

In an effort to expand its Linux offerings, Dell is researching new netbook-type devices and will soon offer netbook Linux OS upgrades, a company official said on Wednesday.

How Indie Music Fans Pick Their Favorite Band (Flowchart)

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 02:00 AM PDT

The most important aspect of the indie music culture is discovering bands that nobody else likes. But how's an over educated 32 year old to decide between all of the weirdly named bands? Two helpful charts:

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