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Thursday, January 14, 2010



Build That Nest Egg: 5 Steps to Retire When You Want

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 06:20 PM PST

It's a humbling concept when you realize that you need about $1 million to generate just $40,000 a year of income (assuming you stick to a widely accepted rule of thumb that says you should limit your withdrawals to 4% of your savings during your first year in retirement).

No such thing as safe cocaine use

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 06:20 PM PST

Researchers warned that there is no 'safe' amount of cocaine to use, after a study found that up to 3 per cent of all sudden deaths are linked to the drug.

Doomsday Deferred: End-of-World Clock Set Back 1 Minute

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 06:00 PM PST

The Doomsday Clock has been set back 1 minute for the first time in its 63-year history.

Lung Cancer Always Shows Up When You Don't Want Him To (Vid)

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 06:00 PM PST

This is what happens when lung cancer crashes the party. A bunch of guys put him in his place. Made for a lung cancer fundraiser.

High Court Bars Cameras in Gay Marriage Trial

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 05:50 PM PST

The Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked cameras from a federal civil trial in San Francisco concerning the legality of same-sex marriage. The decision came

22 Flash Games Worth Getting Addicted To (casual encounters)

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 05:50 PM PST

When you don't have the time or resources to commit to a full-fledged FPS, strategy game, or RPG adventure, a fun, fast, browser-based game is sure to satisfy. We reveal our favorite casual encounters — both current and classic.

Bacon Could Help Pregnant Women Boost Baby's Intelligence

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 05:40 PM PST

Scientists have discovered that the micro nutrient found in pork products and eggs is vital in helping babies in the womb develop parts of their brains linked to memory and recall.

Punchline Aliens [The Oatmeal]

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 05:40 PM PST


Taking on Bullies in the Workplace

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 05:40 PM PST

34 percent of U.S. workers, or roughly 54 million people, said they had experienced workplace bullying of one kind or another in their lifetimes. Although the majority of bullying victims are women, an increasing number of men have reported being bullied as well.

'Heroes' actor searching for parents after earthquake

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

Haitian native and "Heroes" cast member Jimmy Jean-Louis was searching for his elderly parents in Haiti on Wednesday afternoon after a powerful earthquake struck the nation. Jean-Louis learned that a house he had grown up in collapsed, killing several of his relatives.

Apple Tablet Rumors: A Comprehensive Timeline

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

You may have heard the deafening buzz of rumors that a certain Cupertino-based computer maker is planning to unveil a world-conquering new gadget on January 27th. But few people

Worst Life Ever: The Story of Kazuyuki Fujita's Skull

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

Kazuyuki's life sucks

Male-on-Male Sexual Harassment on the Rise

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 05:20 PM PST

Between 1992 and 2008, the percentage of sexual-harassment charges filed by men with the EEOC doubled from 8 percent to 16 percent. There are instances when women sexually harass men, but the increase is due mainly to reports of men harassing other men, also called same-sex sexual harassment.

Cyber Attack Hits Law Firm Following Suit Against China

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 05:20 PM PST

A law firm representing a company suing China for allegedly stealing its software code announced its computers have come under a cyber-attack that originated in the Asian nation.

Conan Likely to End Hosting Tonight Show Jan. 22

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 05:20 PM PST

There's an unconfirmed rumor going around that the show is looking to stock up on big guests for a final week, but staffers say that's not what they are hearing.

This.....Is hardcore [Pic]

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 05:20 PM PST


New School, Same Insincere Playbook for Lane Kiffin

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

Lane Kiffin stepped to the podium at Heritage Hall. Within seconds, the newly hired coach at USC made a pledge, saying, "Our number one dedication is to running a clean, extremely disciplined program."

Conan Could Get Screwed Again ... on Film

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

On Monday night's show, Conan said he'd like to "work in a classier business with better people, like hard-core porn" -- and it appears one "classy business" was listening.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

Beautiful island universe M94 lies a mere 15 million light-years distant in the northern constellation of the hunting dogs, Canes Venatici. A popular target for astronomers the brighter inner part of the face-on spiral galaxy is about 30,000 light-years across.

Japan To Push 'Fake' Beer In 2010

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

2010 will see more decline in real Japanese beer and a sales growth for low-priced third-category beer.

Google vs China: A chance for Yahoo! and Bing?

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

Could Yahoo! and Bing benefit from Google's China exit?

When an Anonymous Troll is Revealed

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

It all started with a supportive post titled "The Tycoon's of Tomorrow", one of a series of posts discussing young UK entrepreneurs, their stories and their ambitions for greatness. All good and well, that is, until the comments.

The 100 most anticipated games of 2010

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

Kiss your free time (and your money) goodbye as we count down the year's biggest titles

Like Conan's Tonight Show, 10 TV shows that got screwed

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

​Television, as Conan O'Brien will tell you, is a fickle business. They build you up, they use you up, they toss you aside. And sometimes the powers that be don't even wait to use you up -- they just decide that you're done, for reasons that have little to do with quality and everything to do with money, and you're a footnote in television history.

8 MORE Steps To Regain Control Of Your Facebook Privacy

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST

The next steps concerning privacy in the context of applications, friends, news feed, wall posts, groups, ads, and quitting Facebook.

Japan... Even Their Scarecrows are Cooler

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST

While Hikaru's scarecrow efforts successfully kept young children away, he nonetheless found his crops completely trampled by middle-aged businessmen.

Spiderman 4 = 500 Days of Summer

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 04:00 PM PST

According to new reports, "500 Days of Summer" director Marc Webb is at the top of Sony's list to direct the Spiderman reboot. You might say Spider-Man is caught in his Webb-ing! *blows brains out*

TSA May Be Replaced, Fails To Detect Gun at Montana Airport

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

This may be a fairly small airport, but that should not be an excuse for the TSA to miss a firearm in a carry-on bag. The gun belonged to an "unidentified man", who was honest enough to notify the cabin crew when he noticed his error.

24 Weird & Unique Hamburgers (w/ mouth watering pics)

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

A hamburger is not inherently an exotic food. However, in the hands of the right creative (or crazy) individual, that single slab of meat and two buns can become nothing short of spectacular.

Kids Reenact MTV's Jersey Shore

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

Don't miss the romances, the fist pumping, juice heads...and juice boxes.

Aziz Ansari Discusses R. Kelly Kimmel

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 03:20 PM PST

Aziz Ansari's standup special Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening debuts Sunday, January 17th at 10pm on Comedy Central. CD/DVD out January 19th. Pre-order available on Amazon.com

Worst Word Verification Ever (Pic)

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST

If I come across "oily discharge" next, I'll just assume Facebook is subliminally advertising for Xenebrex.

WTF? Frozen Cherries Want An Explanation

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST

It seems that humans are not the onliest who are surprised with extremely low temperatures this year, those cherries would like to get some explanation, too.

Kiefer Sutherland Loses Pats Bet, Wears Dress on Letterman

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST

Apparently, Kiefer Sutherland is a betting man. I know this because he appeared on the David Letterman show last night wearing a dress. And when Letterman asked him what the hell he was doing/thinking/wearing, Sutherland pointed out that he was so confident that the Patriots would defeat the Ravens that he told one of his friends he'd wear a dress.

Nintendo To Launch DS Console With 93% Bigger Screen

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

A large screen version of the popular games console, the Nintendo DS, will launch in the UK this spring, Nintendo announced today.

Chinese to Google: "Just quit. We don't care."

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST

What does the Chinese tech community think of Google's controversial plan to uncensor search and possibly leave the country?

Biker in Florida Pulled Over for Wearing a Gladiator Helmet

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

Pam Guenther was enjoying a Saturday morning ride on the back of her husband's motorcycle in Ocala, Fla., when a cop driving in the other direction abruptly turned around and pulled them to the side of the road. Guenther feels she and her husband were unfairly targeted by "a young officer jealous of a cool bike and a cool helmet..."

Obama to Urge Dems to Yield on Key Health Issues

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

The president plans a trip to Congress Thursday amid intense White House negotiations with Democratic leaders aimed at settling core differences between health care bills passed by the House of Representatives and Senate.

Palin says her favorite founding father is ‘all of them.’

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

Yesterday Fox News' Glenn Beck interviewed newly minted Fox "analyst" Sarah Palin for his entire show. During the interview, Beck asked Palin who her favorite Founding Father is. "You know, well, all of them because they came collectively together with…so much diversity in terms of belief but collectively they came together to form this union."

Video Game Statistics (Infographic)

Posted: 14 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

Comprehensive look at the state of the video game industry.

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