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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
How to care for a cut Christmas tree
Cut Christmas trees must be watered and kept hydrated to last through the holidays and to prevent them from becoming fire hazards. This includes small tabletop trees.
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