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  • Watch PETA use a couple of little kids to shame Michelle Obama over the White House Easter Egg Roll

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    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    When in doubt, have a couple of little kids deliver the message.That's apparently PETA's plan with a YouTube video it posted this week. The infamous animal rights group is upset with the White House for using real, hard-boiled eggs at its annual Easter Egg Roll, notes Opposing Views.So, in the video, three young girls lay out their logic to the First Lady as to why plastic would be better:"I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed.""If all the other first ladies jumped off a bridge, would you?""You're better than this!"With patriotic music playing behind them, the girls note far-beyond-their... More
  • The wonderbrewer of Nowheresville

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    By Kevin Koczwara
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I'm a bit nervous when I finally turn down the long dirt road to the brewery after a two-hour drive. The road doesn't seem to lead anywhere. I'm in the middle of nowhere and there is no brewery in sight. It certainly doesn't seem like the most logical place for one. There is no major city nearby. The town is small, at best. There are no college kids or young professionals in the area and the roads to the brewery aren't paved — they're packed dirt and gravel. There is one store in town — it's a grocery store, department store, and hardware store all in one, with a lone gas pump…
  • Watch PETA use a couple of little kids to shame Michelle Obama over the White House Easter Egg Roll

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    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    When in doubt, have a couple of little kids deliver the message.That's apparently PETA's plan with a YouTube video it posted this week. The infamous animal rights group is upset with the White House for using real, hard-boiled eggs at its annual Easter Egg Roll, notes Opposing Views.So, in the video, three young girls lay out their logic to the First Lady as to why plastic would be better:"I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed.""If all the other first ladies jumped off a bridge, would you?""You're better than this!"With patriotic music playing behind them, the girls note far-beyond-their... More
  • Watch PETA use a couple of little kids to shame Michelle Obama over the White House Easter Egg Roll

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    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    When in doubt, have a couple of little kids deliver the message.That's apparently PETA's plan with a YouTube video it posted this week. The infamous animal rights group is upset with the White House for using real, hard-boiled eggs at its annual Easter Egg Roll, notes Opposing Views.So, in the video, three young girls lay out their logic to the First Lady as to why plastic would be better:"I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed.""If all the other first ladies jumped off a bridge, would you?""You're better than this!"With patriotic music playing behind them, the girls note far-beyond-their... More
  • Watch PETA use a couple of little kids to shame Michelle Obama over the White House Easter Egg Roll

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    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    When in doubt, have a couple of little kids deliver the message.That's apparently PETA's plan with a YouTube video it posted this week. The infamous animal rights group is upset with the White House for using real, hard-boiled eggs at its annual Easter Egg Roll, notes Opposing Views.So, in the video, three young girls lay out their logic to the First Lady as to why plastic would be better:"I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed.""If all the other first ladies jumped off a bridge, would you?""You're better than this!"With patriotic music playing behind them, the girls note far-beyond-their... More
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  • Watch PETA use a couple of little kids to shame Michelle Obama over the White House Easter Egg Roll

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    When in doubt, have a couple of little kids deliver the message.That's apparently PETA's plan with a YouTube video it posted this week. The infamous animal rights group is upset with the White House for using real, hard-boiled eggs at its annual Easter Egg Roll, notes Opposing Views.So, in the video, three young girls lay out their logic to the First Lady as to why plastic would be better:"I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed.""If all the other first ladies jumped off a bridge, would you?""You're better than this!"With patriotic music playing behind them, the girls note far-beyond-their... More
  • Got an extra $250,000 lying around? You could buy Mark Pavelich's 'Miracle on Ice' medal

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Do you believe in — sentimentality?Mark Pavelich does not, at least not too much; the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team forward is putting his gold medal up for auction, beginning next week.Facing the heavily favored Soviet Union in the semifinals, the U.S. team pulled off an upset victory and went on to win gold; the story became a movie called, fittingly, Miracle.Pavelich, 56, is not broke and strapped for cash. Rather, he wants to "help his kids out with education, the trust and that kind of thing," according to Heritage sports director Chris Ivy, whose company is handling the auction...
  • The wonderbrewer of Nowheresville

    By Kevin Koczwara
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I'm a bit nervous when I finally turn down the long dirt road to the brewery after a two-hour drive. The road doesn't seem to lead anywhere. I'm in the middle of nowhere and there is no brewery in sight. It certainly doesn't seem like the most logical place for one. There is no major city nearby. The town is small, at best. There are no college kids or young professionals in the area and the roads to the brewery aren't paved — they're packed dirt and gravel. There is one store in town — it's a grocery store, department store, and hardware store all in one, with a lone gas pump…
  • Surgeons remove 12 gold bars from Indian man's stomach

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    Surgeons called the three-hour operation to remove 12 gold bars from an Indian man's stomach earlier this month "tedious."You think?The 63-year-old businessman visited his doctor in Delhi, saying he had swallowed a bottle cap out of anger. Instead, surgeons discovered 12 gold bars, weighing nearly a pound. India is the world's largest gold consumer, and people try to smuggle the substance into the country, because of the high duty costs.Doctors told the BBC that authorities were questioning the businessman, and that they had taken the gold, which is pretty brave, considering."I remember...
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    18 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
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  • The wonderbrewer of Nowheresville

    By Kevin Koczwara
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I'm a bit nervous when I finally turn down the long dirt road to the brewery after a two-hour drive. The road doesn't seem to lead anywhere. I'm in the middle of nowhere and there is no brewery in sight. It certainly doesn't seem like the most logical place for one. There is no major city nearby. The town is small, at best. There are no college kids or young professionals in the area and the roads to the brewery aren't paved — they're packed dirt and gravel. There is one store in town — it's a grocery store, department store, and hardware store all in one, with a lone gas pump…
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  • The week's best photojournalism

    By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    A woman leaves after casting her vote inside a polling station in Ajmer district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. | (REUTERS/Ahmad Masood) A vessel involved in salvage operations passes the upturned South Korean ferry "Sewol" in the sea off Jindo. The accident killed at least 28 people and has left nearly 270 missing, most of whom were teenagers on a school trip. | (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon) Fans shield their eyes from the sun during the English FA Cup semifinal soccer match at Wembley Stadium in London. | (REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth) A gaucho rides a wild horse during the annual celebration of...
  • The Democrats have a mega-donor problem

    By Jill Lawrence
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Reducing gun violence and curbing global warming are high priorities for most Democrats. So theoretically, they should be thrilled about plans by like-minded billionaires Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer to pour money into this year's midterm elections.But there's a huge catch: The uber-rich pair could help Democrats lose the Senate and do worse than expected in the House.Call it the luck of the Democrats. They get a couple of rich guys willing to target both Republicans and moderate Democrats who oppose their liberal agendas. The GOP gets the Kochs — a couple of hard-headed brothers...
  • 10 things you need to know today: April 18, 2014

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:54 am
    1. Russia agrees to deal on easing tensions in UkraineRussia, Ukraine, the United States, and the European Union struck a deal Thursday calling for pro-Russia separatists to surrender local government buildings they seized in eastern Ukraine. The agreement also spells out steps to defuse tensions. President Obama said the deal was promising but if it fizzles the U.S. still could impose more sanctions on Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin declined to rule out sending troops if violence escalates. [The New York…
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  • Watch PETA use a couple of little kids to shame Michelle Obama over the White House Easter Egg Roll

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    When in doubt, have a couple of little kids deliver the message.That's apparently PETA's plan with a YouTube video it posted this week. The infamous animal rights group is upset with the White House for using real, hard-boiled eggs at its annual Easter Egg Roll, notes Opposing Views.So, in the video, three young girls lay out their logic to the First Lady as to why plastic would be better:"I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed.""If all the other first ladies jumped off a bridge, would you?""You're better than this!"With patriotic music playing behind them, the girls note far-beyond-their... More
  • Got an extra $250,000 lying around? You could buy Mark Pavelich's 'Miracle on Ice' medal

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Do you believe in — sentimentality?Mark Pavelich does not, at least not too much; the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team forward is putting his gold medal up for auction, beginning next week.Facing the heavily favored Soviet Union in the semifinals, the U.S. team pulled off an upset victory and went on to win gold; the story became a movie called, fittingly, Miracle.Pavelich, 56, is not broke and strapped for cash. Rather, he wants to "help his kids out with education, the trust and that kind of thing," according to Heritage sports director Chris Ivy, whose company is handling the auction...
  • The wonderbrewer of Nowheresville

    By Kevin Koczwara
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I'm a bit nervous when I finally turn down the long dirt road to the brewery after a two-hour drive. The road doesn't seem to lead anywhere. I'm in the middle of nowhere and there is no brewery in sight. It certainly doesn't seem like the most logical place for one. There is no major city nearby. The town is small, at best. There are no college kids or young professionals in the area and the roads to the brewery aren't paved — they're packed dirt and gravel. There is one store in town — it's a grocery store, department store, and hardware store all in one, with a lone gas pump…
  • Surgeons remove 12 gold bars from Indian man's stomach

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    Surgeons called the three-hour operation to remove 12 gold bars from an Indian man's stomach earlier this month "tedious."You think?The 63-year-old businessman visited his doctor in Delhi, saying he had swallowed a bottle cap out of anger. Instead, surgeons discovered 12 gold bars, weighing nearly a pound. India is the world's largest gold consumer, and people try to smuggle the substance into the country, because of the high duty costs.Doctors told the BBC that authorities were questioning the businessman, and that they had taken the gold, which is pretty brave, considering."I remember...
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    18 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
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  • Watch PETA use a couple of little kids to shame Michelle Obama over the White House Easter Egg Roll

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    When in doubt, have a couple of little kids deliver the message.That's apparently PETA's plan with a YouTube video it posted this week. The infamous animal rights group is upset with the White House for using real, hard-boiled eggs at its annual Easter Egg Roll, notes Opposing Views.So, in the video, three young girls lay out their logic to the First Lady as to why plastic would be better:"I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed.""If all the other first ladies jumped off a bridge, would you?""You're better than this!"With patriotic music playing behind them, the girls note far-beyond-their... More
  • Got an extra $250,000 lying around? You could buy Mark Pavelich's 'Miracle on Ice' medal

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Do you believe in — sentimentality?Mark Pavelich does not, at least not too much; the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team forward is putting his gold medal up for auction, beginning next week.Facing the heavily favored Soviet Union in the semifinals, the U.S. team pulled off an upset victory and went on to win gold; the story became a movie called, fittingly, Miracle.Pavelich, 56, is not broke and strapped for cash. Rather, he wants to "help his kids out with education, the trust and that kind of thing," according to Heritage sports director Chris Ivy, whose company is handling the auction...
  • The wonderbrewer of Nowheresville

    By Kevin Koczwara
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I'm a bit nervous when I finally turn down the long dirt road to the brewery after a two-hour drive. The road doesn't seem to lead anywhere. I'm in the middle of nowhere and there is no brewery in sight. It certainly doesn't seem like the most logical place for one. There is no major city nearby. The town is small, at best. There are no college kids or young professionals in the area and the roads to the brewery aren't paved — they're packed dirt and gravel. There is one store in town — it's a grocery store, department store, and hardware store all in one, with a lone gas pump…
  • Surgeons remove 12 gold bars from Indian man's stomach

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    Surgeons called the three-hour operation to remove 12 gold bars from an Indian man's stomach earlier this month "tedious."You think?The 63-year-old businessman visited his doctor in Delhi, saying he had swallowed a bottle cap out of anger. Instead, surgeons discovered 12 gold bars, weighing nearly a pound. India is the world's largest gold consumer, and people try to smuggle the substance into the country, because of the high duty costs.Doctors told the BBC that authorities were questioning the businessman, and that they had taken the gold, which is pretty brave, considering."I remember...
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  • Watch PETA use a couple of little kids to shame Michelle Obama over the White House Easter Egg Roll

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    When in doubt, have a couple of little kids deliver the message.That's apparently PETA's plan with a YouTube video it posted this week. The infamous animal rights group is upset with the White House for using real, hard-boiled eggs at its annual Easter Egg Roll, notes Opposing Views.So, in the video, three young girls lay out their logic to the First Lady as to why plastic would be better:"I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed.""If all the other first ladies jumped off a bridge, would you?""You're better than this!"With patriotic music playing behind them, the girls note far-beyond-their... More
  • Got an extra $250,000 lying around? You could buy Mark Pavelich's 'Miracle on Ice' medal

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Do you believe in — sentimentality?Mark Pavelich does not, at least not too much; the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team forward is putting his gold medal up for auction, beginning next week.Facing the heavily favored Soviet Union in the semifinals, the U.S. team pulled off an upset victory and went on to win gold; the story became a movie called, fittingly, Miracle.Pavelich, 56, is not broke and strapped for cash. Rather, he wants to "help his kids out with education, the trust and that kind of thing," according to Heritage sports director Chris Ivy, whose company is handling the auction...
  • The wonderbrewer of Nowheresville

    By Kevin Koczwara
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I'm a bit nervous when I finally turn down the long dirt road to the brewery after a two-hour drive. The road doesn't seem to lead anywhere. I'm in the middle of nowhere and there is no brewery in sight. It certainly doesn't seem like the most logical place for one. There is no major city nearby. The town is small, at best. There are no college kids or young professionals in the area and the roads to the brewery aren't paved — they're packed dirt and gravel. There is one store in town — it's a grocery store, department store, and hardware store all in one, with a lone gas pump…
  • Surgeons remove 12 gold bars from Indian man's stomach

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    Surgeons called the three-hour operation to remove 12 gold bars from an Indian man's stomach earlier this month "tedious."You think?The 63-year-old businessman visited his doctor in Delhi, saying he had swallowed a bottle cap out of anger. Instead, surgeons discovered 12 gold bars, weighing nearly a pound. India is the world's largest gold consumer, and people try to smuggle the substance into the country, because of the high duty costs.Doctors told the BBC that authorities were questioning the businessman, and that they had taken the gold, which is pretty brave, considering."I remember...
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  • How women are being punished for living longer

    By Carolyn O'Hara
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Here's some good news: Women are living longer than ever. The bad news? They're paying a hefty price for it.Nearly 70 percent of Americans ages 65 or older are expected to need long-term care — either at home or in a facility — at some point in their lives. But whether seniors need help recovering from surgery or a stroke — or simply require assistance with daily tasks like bathing and dressing as they age — the cost of such long-term care can be staggeringly expensive.In 2013, the median cost of a private room in a nursing home for just one year came in at $83,950...
  • Janet Yellen's 3 questions for the economy

    By <a href="/author/john-aziz" ><span class="byline">John Aziz</span></a>
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Today, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivered a speech on the economy and monetary policy at the Economic Club of New York, offering attendees a chance to quiz the first female Fed chair on the state of the economy and what the central bank will do next.In late March, Yellen said the Fed could begin to raise interest rates within six months of ending its quantitative easing program, which has seen the Fed buy billions of dollars worth of bonds and other assets to lower lending costs. However, today Yellen erased any concerns of a specific timetable for raising interest rates, saying…
  • U.S. economic confidence remains depressed -- but there's hope

    By <a href="/author/john-aziz" ><span class="byline">John Aziz</span></a>
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    Gallup's latest economic confidence poll is out and it's still stuck in the red, down at -16 for both outlook and current conditions:[Gallup]That's better than the collapse down to -39 recorded during the government shutdown in October.The harsh truth, looking backward, is that economic confidence has stayed in negative territory now for almost the entirety of the past six years:[Gallup]While the overall trend line looks to be moving in the right direction, why hasn't confidence hit positive territory yet? It's not high taxes — taxes under Obama are lower than they were under... More
  • Should drug deals and prostitution be included in GDP?

    By <a href="/author/john-aziz" ><span class="byline">John Aziz</span></a>
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    Britain will see a boost in measured economic activity later this year when activities previously never measured — specifically, drug dealing and prostitution — are incorporated into the measure.Britain is making the change to fall into line with its European neighbors. In the Netherlands, for example, some drugs like marijuana are decriminalized and prostitution is legal and regulated. The European Union wants all countries to include the same activities in the measure, so that GDP numbers for different countries are fairer comparisons.At first the changes will only include…
  • Don't fret the falling tech stocks

    By <a href="/author/john-aziz" ><span class="byline">John Aziz</span></a>
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:48 am
    After climbing 244 percent from its 2009 low, the NASDAQ has dropped over 8 percent. It even fell 3.1 percent last Thursday alone, its largest single day drop since November 2011:(Bloomberg)And while the dip since March looks pretty small in the broader context of the last five years, certain slices of the tech market have fallen more heavily.Notable tech stocks like Facebook and Twitter have sunk 18 percent and 26 percent, respectively, since March. King — the maker of Candy Crush Saga — is trading for $16.96, far below the $22.50 investors paid for it during its IPO in March...
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  • Watch PETA use a couple of little kids to shame Michelle Obama over the White House Easter Egg Roll

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    When in doubt, have a couple of little kids deliver the message.That's apparently PETA's plan with a YouTube video it posted this week. The infamous animal rights group is upset with the White House for using real, hard-boiled eggs at its annual Easter Egg Roll, notes Opposing Views.So, in the video, three young girls lay out their logic to the First Lady as to why plastic would be better:"I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed.""If all the other first ladies jumped off a bridge, would you?""You're better than this!"With patriotic music playing behind them, the girls note far-beyond-their... More
  • Got an extra $250,000 lying around? You could buy Mark Pavelich's 'Miracle on Ice' medal

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Do you believe in — sentimentality?Mark Pavelich does not, at least not too much; the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team forward is putting his gold medal up for auction, beginning next week.Facing the heavily favored Soviet Union in the semifinals, the U.S. team pulled off an upset victory and went on to win gold; the story became a movie called, fittingly, Miracle.Pavelich, 56, is not broke and strapped for cash. Rather, he wants to "help his kids out with education, the trust and that kind of thing," according to Heritage sports director Chris Ivy, whose company is handling the auction...
  • The wonderbrewer of Nowheresville

    By Kevin Koczwara
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I'm a bit nervous when I finally turn down the long dirt road to the brewery after a two-hour drive. The road doesn't seem to lead anywhere. I'm in the middle of nowhere and there is no brewery in sight. It certainly doesn't seem like the most logical place for one. There is no major city nearby. The town is small, at best. There are no college kids or young professionals in the area and the roads to the brewery aren't paved — they're packed dirt and gravel. There is one store in town — it's a grocery store, department store, and hardware store all in one, with a lone gas pump…
  • Surgeons remove 12 gold bars from Indian man's stomach

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    Surgeons called the three-hour operation to remove 12 gold bars from an Indian man's stomach earlier this month "tedious."You think?The 63-year-old businessman visited his doctor in Delhi, saying he had swallowed a bottle cap out of anger. Instead, surgeons discovered 12 gold bars, weighing nearly a pound. India is the world's largest gold consumer, and people try to smuggle the substance into the country, because of the high duty costs.Doctors told the BBC that authorities were questioning the businessman, and that they had taken the gold, which is pretty brave, considering."I remember...
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    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    When in doubt, have a couple of little kids deliver the message.That's apparently PETA's plan with a YouTube video it posted this week. The infamous animal rights group is upset with the White House for using real, hard-boiled eggs at its annual Easter Egg Roll, notes Opposing Views.So, in the video, three young girls lay out their logic to the First Lady as to why plastic would be better:"I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed.""If all the other first ladies jumped off a bridge, would you?""You're better than this!"With patriotic music playing behind them, the girls note far-beyond-their... More
  • Got an extra $250,000 lying around? You could buy Mark Pavelich's 'Miracle on Ice' medal

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Do you believe in — sentimentality?Mark Pavelich does not, at least not too much; the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team forward is putting his gold medal up for auction, beginning next week.Facing the heavily favored Soviet Union in the semifinals, the U.S. team pulled off an upset victory and went on to win gold; the story became a movie called, fittingly, Miracle.Pavelich, 56, is not broke and strapped for cash. Rather, he wants to "help his kids out with education, the trust and that kind of thing," according to Heritage sports director Chris Ivy, whose company is handling the auction...
  • The wonderbrewer of Nowheresville

    By Kevin Koczwara
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I'm a bit nervous when I finally turn down the long dirt road to the brewery after a two-hour drive. The road doesn't seem to lead anywhere. I'm in the middle of nowhere and there is no brewery in sight. It certainly doesn't seem like the most logical place for one. There is no major city nearby. The town is small, at best. There are no college kids or young professionals in the area and the roads to the brewery aren't paved — they're packed dirt and gravel. There is one store in town — it's a grocery store, department store, and hardware store all in one, with a lone gas pump…
  • Surgeons remove 12 gold bars from Indian man's stomach

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    Surgeons called the three-hour operation to remove 12 gold bars from an Indian man's stomach earlier this month "tedious."You think?The 63-year-old businessman visited his doctor in Delhi, saying he had swallowed a bottle cap out of anger. Instead, surgeons discovered 12 gold bars, weighing nearly a pound. India is the world's largest gold consumer, and people try to smuggle the substance into the country, because of the high duty costs.Doctors told the BBC that authorities were questioning the businessman, and that they had taken the gold, which is pretty brave, considering."I remember...
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    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    When in doubt, have a couple of little kids deliver the message.That's apparently PETA's plan with a YouTube video it posted this week. The infamous animal rights group is upset with the White House for using real, hard-boiled eggs at its annual Easter Egg Roll, notes Opposing Views.So, in the video, three young girls lay out their logic to the First Lady as to why plastic would be better:"I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed.""If all the other first ladies jumped off a bridge, would you?""You're better than this!"With patriotic music playing behind them, the girls note far-beyond-their... More
  • Got an extra $250,000 lying around? You could buy Mark Pavelich's 'Miracle on Ice' medal

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Do you believe in — sentimentality?Mark Pavelich does not, at least not too much; the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team forward is putting his gold medal up for auction, beginning next week.Facing the heavily favored Soviet Union in the semifinals, the U.S. team pulled off an upset victory and went on to win gold; the story became a movie called, fittingly, Miracle.Pavelich, 56, is not broke and strapped for cash. Rather, he wants to "help his kids out with education, the trust and that kind of thing," according to Heritage sports director Chris Ivy, whose company is handling the auction...
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    By Kevin Koczwara
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I'm a bit nervous when I finally turn down the long dirt road to the brewery after a two-hour drive. The road doesn't seem to lead anywhere. I'm in the middle of nowhere and there is no brewery in sight. It certainly doesn't seem like the most logical place for one. There is no major city nearby. The town is small, at best. There are no college kids or young professionals in the area and the roads to the brewery aren't paved — they're packed dirt and gravel. There is one store in town — it's a grocery store, department store, and hardware store all in one, with a lone gas pump…
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    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    Surgeons called the three-hour operation to remove 12 gold bars from an Indian man's stomach earlier this month "tedious."You think?The 63-year-old businessman visited his doctor in Delhi, saying he had swallowed a bottle cap out of anger. Instead, surgeons discovered 12 gold bars, weighing nearly a pound. India is the world's largest gold consumer, and people try to smuggle the substance into the country, because of the high duty costs.Doctors told the BBC that authorities were questioning the businessman, and that they had taken the gold, which is pretty brave, considering."I remember...
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    18 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    When in doubt, have a couple of little kids deliver the message.That's apparently PETA's plan with a YouTube video it posted this week. The infamous animal rights group is upset with the White House for using real, hard-boiled eggs at its annual Easter Egg Roll, notes Opposing Views.So, in the video, three young girls lay out their logic to the First Lady as to why plastic would be better:"I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed.""If all the other first ladies jumped off a bridge, would you?""You're better than this!"With patriotic music playing behind them, the girls note far-beyond-their... More
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    18 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Do you believe in — sentimentality?Mark Pavelich does not, at least not too much; the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team forward is putting his gold medal up for auction, beginning next week.Facing the heavily favored Soviet Union in the semifinals, the U.S. team pulled off an upset victory and went on to win gold; the story became a movie called, fittingly, Miracle.Pavelich, 56, is not broke and strapped for cash. Rather, he wants to "help his kids out with education, the trust and that kind of thing," according to Heritage sports director Chris Ivy, whose company is handling the auction...
  • The wonderbrewer of Nowheresville

    By Kevin Koczwara
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I'm a bit nervous when I finally turn down the long dirt road to the brewery after a two-hour drive. The road doesn't seem to lead anywhere. I'm in the middle of nowhere and there is no brewery in sight. It certainly doesn't seem like the most logical place for one. There is no major city nearby. The town is small, at best. There are no college kids or young professionals in the area and the roads to the brewery aren't paved — they're packed dirt and gravel. There is one store in town — it's a grocery store, department store, and hardware store all in one, with a lone gas pump…
  • Surgeons remove 12 gold bars from Indian man's stomach

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    18 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    Surgeons called the three-hour operation to remove 12 gold bars from an Indian man's stomach earlier this month "tedious."You think?The 63-year-old businessman visited his doctor in Delhi, saying he had swallowed a bottle cap out of anger. Instead, surgeons discovered 12 gold bars, weighing nearly a pound. India is the world's largest gold consumer, and people try to smuggle the substance into the country, because of the high duty costs.Doctors told the BBC that authorities were questioning the businessman, and that they had taken the gold, which is pretty brave, considering."I remember...
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    By Lisa Siva
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    We have a confession to make. For all our talk of warm-weather eating, we're about to break our cardinal food rule: forget those sunny pastas and springtime veggies — this weekend, we feast like winter is coming. Because if there's any excuse to part with your seasonal sensibility, it's the latest episode of Game of Thrones.After the Red Wedding last summer, there's no telling what might happen. Invasion from the north? Revenge of the Starks? (Okay, definitely revenge.) Whatever lies ahead, you can't face it on an empty stomach, so we rounded up the essential dishes for a…
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    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    Watch the trailer for The Story of Film: An Odyssey:Listen to more Netflix recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: TerriersYour weekly streaming recommendation: A Young Doctor's NotebookYour weekly streaming recommendation: Double Indemnity*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Swell.* More
  • House hunting: 7 fantastic homes under $1 million

    By The Week Staff
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Independence, Minn. This four-bedroom house is set on 10 wooded acres on the edge of a wetland. Interior features include hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, an exercise room, and three fireplaces. More than 100 windows and a deck allow for expansive views of the property. $849,000. Zinn Family Realtors, Coldwell Banker Burnet, (952) 474-4444. ** Charles Town, W. Va. Happy Retreat, built in 1780, was once the home of Col. Charles Washington, George's younger brother. Buildings on the six-acre lot include an eight-bedroom manor house, a smokehouse, and an octagonal wooden schoolhouse. The...
  • 5 years of Girls on Film

    By <a href="/author/monika-bartyzel" ><span class="byline">Monika Bartyzel</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Five years ago, Girls on Film kicked off as a quick, biweekly column looking at Hollywood's ongoing gender problem. At the time, the topic was barely discussed outside of personal blogs and occasional statistical news pieces. Five years later, it feels like a different world — one that provides an interesting microcosm of how much things can change, and how much they stay the same.Back when I started, Hollywood was coming off a year where men ruled the box office. 2008's highest-grossing movies were full of superheroes (The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Hancock), adventurous men (Indiana…
  • The man who would save jazz

    By Dean Bl. Myers
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    1958Time was running out. The sun had set hours earlier, and with it any lingering goodwill the residents of Newport, Rhode Island had for the crowd in Freebody Park. It was the Fifth Annual Newport Jazz Festival, and, as would come to be the case once every summer for decades, the picturesque town was overrun with artists and fans. The police descended to try to calm the audience.The evening lineup would feature performances by Gerry Mulligan and Dinah Washington, and next up was the Chico Hamilton Quintet. So while the noise levels were being subdued, Chico — a drummer known for…
 
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    18 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    When in doubt, have a couple of little kids deliver the message.That's apparently PETA's plan with a YouTube video it posted this week. The infamous animal rights group is upset with the White House for using real, hard-boiled eggs at its annual Easter Egg Roll, notes Opposing Views.So, in the video, three young girls lay out their logic to the First Lady as to why plastic would be better:"I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed.""If all the other first ladies jumped off a bridge, would you?""You're better than this!"With patriotic music playing behind them, the girls note far-beyond-their... More
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    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Do you believe in — sentimentality?Mark Pavelich does not, at least not too much; the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team forward is putting his gold medal up for auction, beginning next week.Facing the heavily favored Soviet Union in the semifinals, the U.S. team pulled off an upset victory and went on to win gold; the story became a movie called, fittingly, Miracle.Pavelich, 56, is not broke and strapped for cash. Rather, he wants to "help his kids out with education, the trust and that kind of thing," according to Heritage sports director Chris Ivy, whose company is handling the auction...
  • The wonderbrewer of Nowheresville

    By Kevin Koczwara
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I'm a bit nervous when I finally turn down the long dirt road to the brewery after a two-hour drive. The road doesn't seem to lead anywhere. I'm in the middle of nowhere and there is no brewery in sight. It certainly doesn't seem like the most logical place for one. There is no major city nearby. The town is small, at best. There are no college kids or young professionals in the area and the roads to the brewery aren't paved — they're packed dirt and gravel. There is one store in town — it's a grocery store, department store, and hardware store all in one, with a lone gas pump…
  • Surgeons remove 12 gold bars from Indian man's stomach

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    Surgeons called the three-hour operation to remove 12 gold bars from an Indian man's stomach earlier this month "tedious."You think?The 63-year-old businessman visited his doctor in Delhi, saying he had swallowed a bottle cap out of anger. Instead, surgeons discovered 12 gold bars, weighing nearly a pound. India is the world's largest gold consumer, and people try to smuggle the substance into the country, because of the high duty costs.Doctors told the BBC that authorities were questioning the businessman, and that they had taken the gold, which is pretty brave, considering."I remember...
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    18 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    When in doubt, have a couple of little kids deliver the message.That's apparently PETA's plan with a YouTube video it posted this week. The infamous animal rights group is upset with the White House for using real, hard-boiled eggs at its annual Easter Egg Roll, notes Opposing Views.So, in the video, three young girls lay out their logic to the First Lady as to why plastic would be better:"I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed.""If all the other first ladies jumped off a bridge, would you?""You're better than this!"With patriotic music playing behind them, the girls note far-beyond-their... More
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    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Do you believe in — sentimentality?Mark Pavelich does not, at least not too much; the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team forward is putting his gold medal up for auction, beginning next week.Facing the heavily favored Soviet Union in the semifinals, the U.S. team pulled off an upset victory and went on to win gold; the story became a movie called, fittingly, Miracle.Pavelich, 56, is not broke and strapped for cash. Rather, he wants to "help his kids out with education, the trust and that kind of thing," according to Heritage sports director Chris Ivy, whose company is handling the auction...
  • The wonderbrewer of Nowheresville

    By Kevin Koczwara
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I'm a bit nervous when I finally turn down the long dirt road to the brewery after a two-hour drive. The road doesn't seem to lead anywhere. I'm in the middle of nowhere and there is no brewery in sight. It certainly doesn't seem like the most logical place for one. There is no major city nearby. The town is small, at best. There are no college kids or young professionals in the area and the roads to the brewery aren't paved — they're packed dirt and gravel. There is one store in town — it's a grocery store, department store, and hardware store all in one, with a lone gas pump…
  • Surgeons remove 12 gold bars from Indian man's stomach

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    Surgeons called the three-hour operation to remove 12 gold bars from an Indian man's stomach earlier this month "tedious."You think?The 63-year-old businessman visited his doctor in Delhi, saying he had swallowed a bottle cap out of anger. Instead, surgeons discovered 12 gold bars, weighing nearly a pound. India is the world's largest gold consumer, and people try to smuggle the substance into the country, because of the high duty costs.Doctors told the BBC that authorities were questioning the businessman, and that they had taken the gold, which is pretty brave, considering."I remember...
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    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    When in doubt, have a couple of little kids deliver the message.That's apparently PETA's plan with a YouTube video it posted this week. The infamous animal rights group is upset with the White House for using real, hard-boiled eggs at its annual Easter Egg Roll, notes Opposing Views.So, in the video, three young girls lay out their logic to the First Lady as to why plastic would be better:"I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed.""If all the other first ladies jumped off a bridge, would you?""You're better than this!"With patriotic music playing behind them, the girls note far-beyond-their... More
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    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Do you believe in — sentimentality?Mark Pavelich does not, at least not too much; the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team forward is putting his gold medal up for auction, beginning next week.Facing the heavily favored Soviet Union in the semifinals, the U.S. team pulled off an upset victory and went on to win gold; the story became a movie called, fittingly, Miracle.Pavelich, 56, is not broke and strapped for cash. Rather, he wants to "help his kids out with education, the trust and that kind of thing," according to Heritage sports director Chris Ivy, whose company is handling the auction...
  • The wonderbrewer of Nowheresville

    By Kevin Koczwara
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I'm a bit nervous when I finally turn down the long dirt road to the brewery after a two-hour drive. The road doesn't seem to lead anywhere. I'm in the middle of nowhere and there is no brewery in sight. It certainly doesn't seem like the most logical place for one. There is no major city nearby. The town is small, at best. There are no college kids or young professionals in the area and the roads to the brewery aren't paved — they're packed dirt and gravel. There is one store in town — it's a grocery store, department store, and hardware store all in one, with a lone gas pump…
  • Surgeons remove 12 gold bars from Indian man's stomach

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    Surgeons called the three-hour operation to remove 12 gold bars from an Indian man's stomach earlier this month "tedious."You think?The 63-year-old businessman visited his doctor in Delhi, saying he had swallowed a bottle cap out of anger. Instead, surgeons discovered 12 gold bars, weighing nearly a pound. India is the world's largest gold consumer, and people try to smuggle the substance into the country, because of the high duty costs.Doctors told the BBC that authorities were questioning the businessman, and that they had taken the gold, which is pretty brave, considering."I remember...
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    18 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    When in doubt, have a couple of little kids deliver the message.That's apparently PETA's plan with a YouTube video it posted this week. The infamous animal rights group is upset with the White House for using real, hard-boiled eggs at its annual Easter Egg Roll, notes Opposing Views.So, in the video, three young girls lay out their logic to the First Lady as to why plastic would be better:"I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed.""If all the other first ladies jumped off a bridge, would you?""You're better than this!"With patriotic music playing behind them, the girls note far-beyond-their... More
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    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Do you believe in — sentimentality?Mark Pavelich does not, at least not too much; the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team forward is putting his gold medal up for auction, beginning next week.Facing the heavily favored Soviet Union in the semifinals, the U.S. team pulled off an upset victory and went on to win gold; the story became a movie called, fittingly, Miracle.Pavelich, 56, is not broke and strapped for cash. Rather, he wants to "help his kids out with education, the trust and that kind of thing," according to Heritage sports director Chris Ivy, whose company is handling the auction...
  • The wonderbrewer of Nowheresville

    By Kevin Koczwara
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I'm a bit nervous when I finally turn down the long dirt road to the brewery after a two-hour drive. The road doesn't seem to lead anywhere. I'm in the middle of nowhere and there is no brewery in sight. It certainly doesn't seem like the most logical place for one. There is no major city nearby. The town is small, at best. There are no college kids or young professionals in the area and the roads to the brewery aren't paved — they're packed dirt and gravel. There is one store in town — it's a grocery store, department store, and hardware store all in one, with a lone gas pump…
  • Surgeons remove 12 gold bars from Indian man's stomach

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    Surgeons called the three-hour operation to remove 12 gold bars from an Indian man's stomach earlier this month "tedious."You think?The 63-year-old businessman visited his doctor in Delhi, saying he had swallowed a bottle cap out of anger. Instead, surgeons discovered 12 gold bars, weighing nearly a pound. India is the world's largest gold consumer, and people try to smuggle the substance into the country, because of the high duty costs.Doctors told the BBC that authorities were questioning the businessman, and that they had taken the gold, which is pretty brave, considering."I remember...
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    By Lisa Siva
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    We have a confession to make. For all our talk of warm-weather eating, we're about to break our cardinal food rule: forget those sunny pastas and springtime veggies — this weekend, we feast like winter is coming. Because if there's any excuse to part with your seasonal sensibility, it's the latest episode of Game of Thrones.After the Red Wedding last summer, there's no telling what might happen. Invasion from the north? Revenge of the Starks? (Okay, definitely revenge.) Whatever lies ahead, you can't face it on an empty stomach, so we rounded up the essential dishes for a…
  • House hunting: 7 fantastic homes under $1 million

    By The Week Staff
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Independence, Minn. This four-bedroom house is set on 10 wooded acres on the edge of a wetland. Interior features include hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, an exercise room, and three fireplaces. More than 100 windows and a deck allow for expansive views of the property. $849,000. Zinn Family Realtors, Coldwell Banker Burnet, (952) 474-4444. ** Charles Town, W. Va. Happy Retreat, built in 1780, was once the home of Col. Charles Washington, George's younger brother. Buildings on the six-acre lot include an eight-bedroom manor house, a smokehouse, and an octagonal wooden schoolhouse. The...
  • This week I learned that parrots name their babies just as humans do, and more

    By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Read more about the facts mentioned:Parrots name their children just like humans do (NPR)Babies cry at night to stop their parents from having sex (The Week)The NHL takes the national anthem very seriously (The Wall Street Journal)Marathon gamer plays 85 hours on a single quarter (Polygon)Listen to more of The Week's mini podcasts:Conservationists are murdering invasive fish to save the Caribbean. It might be backfiring.Listen to Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner reflect on the show's legacyThe tragic price of ivory*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud... More
  • That 'world's toughest job' ad is actually full of horrible lessons on motherhood

    By Elissa Strauss
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Included on the list of things I do want for Mother's Day this year are a stack of homemade lemon ricotta pancakes and a bunch of tulips. On the list of things I don't want this year, or ever, is a thank you for doing "the world's toughest job."And yet this is what Cardstore.com suggests we should all be telling our mothers — and if we are mothers, tell ourselves — in their new "World's Toughest Job" ad. The video, which has over 10 million views and counting, presents itself as a series of interviews for a job requiring the following: constant exertion; working from 135 to…
  • 3 ways elephants and neuroscience can help you make better decisions

    By Eric Barker
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:28 am
    Here’s a fancy brain picture for you:(CNRI/Science Photo Library/Corbis)Research says that's likely to make you think I know what I'm talking about — even if I don't.In one clever experiment, David McCabe and Alan Castel had subjects read one of two descriptions of a fictitious research study. The text was identical, but one description was accompanied by a typical three-dimensional brain image with activated areas drawn in color, while the other included only an ordinary bar graph of the same data. Subjects who read the version with the brain porn thought that the article was...
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    18 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    When in doubt, have a couple of little kids deliver the message.That's apparently PETA's plan with a YouTube video it posted this week. The infamous animal rights group is upset with the White House for using real, hard-boiled eggs at its annual Easter Egg Roll, notes Opposing Views.So, in the video, three young girls lay out their logic to the First Lady as to why plastic would be better:"I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed.""If all the other first ladies jumped off a bridge, would you?""You're better than this!"With patriotic music playing behind them, the girls note far-beyond-their... More
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    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Do you believe in — sentimentality?Mark Pavelich does not, at least not too much; the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team forward is putting his gold medal up for auction, beginning next week.Facing the heavily favored Soviet Union in the semifinals, the U.S. team pulled off an upset victory and went on to win gold; the story became a movie called, fittingly, Miracle.Pavelich, 56, is not broke and strapped for cash. Rather, he wants to "help his kids out with education, the trust and that kind of thing," according to Heritage sports director Chris Ivy, whose company is handling the auction...
  • The wonderbrewer of Nowheresville

    By Kevin Koczwara
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I'm a bit nervous when I finally turn down the long dirt road to the brewery after a two-hour drive. The road doesn't seem to lead anywhere. I'm in the middle of nowhere and there is no brewery in sight. It certainly doesn't seem like the most logical place for one. There is no major city nearby. The town is small, at best. There are no college kids or young professionals in the area and the roads to the brewery aren't paved — they're packed dirt and gravel. There is one store in town — it's a grocery store, department store, and hardware store all in one, with a lone gas pump…
  • Surgeons remove 12 gold bars from Indian man's stomach

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    Surgeons called the three-hour operation to remove 12 gold bars from an Indian man's stomach earlier this month "tedious."You think?The 63-year-old businessman visited his doctor in Delhi, saying he had swallowed a bottle cap out of anger. Instead, surgeons discovered 12 gold bars, weighing nearly a pound. India is the world's largest gold consumer, and people try to smuggle the substance into the country, because of the high duty costs.Doctors told the BBC that authorities were questioning the businessman, and that they had taken the gold, which is pretty brave, considering."I remember...
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    18 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    When in doubt, have a couple of little kids deliver the message.That's apparently PETA's plan with a YouTube video it posted this week. The infamous animal rights group is upset with the White House for using real, hard-boiled eggs at its annual Easter Egg Roll, notes Opposing Views.So, in the video, three young girls lay out their logic to the First Lady as to why plastic would be better:"I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed.""If all the other first ladies jumped off a bridge, would you?""You're better than this!"With patriotic music playing behind them, the girls note far-beyond-their... More
  • Got an extra $250,000 lying around? You could buy Mark Pavelich's 'Miracle on Ice' medal

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Do you believe in — sentimentality?Mark Pavelich does not, at least not too much; the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team forward is putting his gold medal up for auction, beginning next week.Facing the heavily favored Soviet Union in the semifinals, the U.S. team pulled off an upset victory and went on to win gold; the story became a movie called, fittingly, Miracle.Pavelich, 56, is not broke and strapped for cash. Rather, he wants to "help his kids out with education, the trust and that kind of thing," according to Heritage sports director Chris Ivy, whose company is handling the auction...
  • The wonderbrewer of Nowheresville

    By Kevin Koczwara
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I'm a bit nervous when I finally turn down the long dirt road to the brewery after a two-hour drive. The road doesn't seem to lead anywhere. I'm in the middle of nowhere and there is no brewery in sight. It certainly doesn't seem like the most logical place for one. There is no major city nearby. The town is small, at best. There are no college kids or young professionals in the area and the roads to the brewery aren't paved — they're packed dirt and gravel. There is one store in town — it's a grocery store, department store, and hardware store all in one, with a lone gas pump…
  • Surgeons remove 12 gold bars from Indian man's stomach

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