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Nuts & Bolts
  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Keep fans in their seats; dump the extra point

    Extra point kicks are boring, predictable and passé. There's no question that the National Football League should save us all some time and dump them.

    January 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • taylor.armerding.jpg Obama's battle plan against inequality: Hold back the successful

    Wars declared on domestic ills - such as poverty, drugs and obesity - are losing battles. Now, President Obama is distracting himself with a "War on Inequality" that will only serve to make many of us poorer.

    January 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • The Internet's 25 worst passwords, and what they say about you

    So in the spirit of educational password-shaming, here's SplashData's list of this year's 25 worst passwords, along with our own expert analysis of what each one says about the sort of person who uses it.

    January 24, 2014

  • Screen shot 2014-01-17 at 3.51.30 PM.png VIDEO: Best Super Bowl ads of all time

    With Super Bowl XLVIII right around the corner, we decided to highlight some of the best commercials that ever premiered during the game.

    January 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Why birds fly in a V formation

    Anyone watching the autumn sky knows that migrating birds fly in a V formation, but scientists have long debated why. A new study of ibises finds that these big-winged birds carefully position their wingtips and sync their flapping, presumably to catch the preceding bird's updraft - and save energy during flight.

    January 22, 2014

  • Screen Shot 2014-01-21 at 2.50.45 PM.png VIDEO: Strange, awkward sideline interviews

    Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman's rant against 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree after Sunday's NFC Championship Game lit up the Internet with mostly negative reaction, and it inspired us to think of some other bizarre postgame or sideline interviews that certainly left viewers wondering what had just happened.

    January 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • taylor.armerding.jpg Unemployment benefits not just for emergencies anymore

    As debate rages over keeping emergency unemployment at 99 weeks, a few things seem obvious, starting with the fact that this government benefit is no longer for "emergencies." Why even limit it at all?

    January 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Deadline to request beef referendum ballots extended

    To ensure maximum participation and opportunity to learn about the upcoming beef referendum, the deadline for Minnesota beef producers to request a ballot has been extended until Jan. 17.

    December 12, 2013

  • HOLIDAY-CAROLER61.jpg A 67-year-old caroling tradition

    Ruthanna Weber, 98, has been organizing a Kenwood, Md., caroling tradition since World War II when she was in the Navy.

    December 9, 2013 1 Photo

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