Monthly Archives: May 2018

In Honor of Memorial Day, Veteran of War in Afghanistan Memorizes Names of Over 2,300 Fallen US Military From War

Ron White is a memory expert and veteran of the US Navy who was deployed to Afghanistan in 2007. Upon returning from Afghanistan, he set the record for the fastest to memorize a deck of shuffled cards in the USA, and won back-to-back USAMemory Championships in 2009 and 2010. In 2012, he set out on his greatest memory challenge, and that was to memorize the ...

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Ultimate Drop Test Proves Which Smartphones are Toughest and Which Aren’t

Who makes the toughest smartphone? Tom’s Guide dropped 12 of the leading handsets as part of its first annual Drop Everything special report, and the Motorola Moto Z2 Force emerged as the world’s toughest phone. Thanks to its shatterproof display, it survived multiple drops on wood and concrete from 4 and 6 feet — as well as a plunge into a ...

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Left vs. Right: Freeing of Hostages from North Korea

This is one I didn’t see coming. While many government activities are viewed through lenses of bias, the freeing of three American citizens from North Korean prisons should have been something in which both the left and right could take pride – unfortunately, that’s not so. How the left reported on North Korean hostages being freed MSNBC Hosts avoid praising ...

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Charter Schools Sweep Top Five Spots in the U.S. for 2018

In what is an unparalleled achievement in the annals of American educational assessment, the top five high schools in the United States are BASIS Curriculum Schools, as are six of the nation’s top eight, and seven of America’s top fourteen, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best High Schools” 2018 rankings. The seven BASIS Curriculum Schools eligible for the numeric rankings are #1 BASIS Scottsdale, ...

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Skyrocketing tuition costs push more to online universities – here’s which are best

The skyrocketing cost of tuition has caused skyrocketing popularity in online degree programs. Since the year 1982, tuition has risen upwards of 400%. But for more than a decade now, distance education enrollments have been growing despite traditional enrollments continuing to decrease. Colleges and universities are constantly evolving to provide online options for their prospective students in order to stay ...

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A Coalition Of Energy Trade Groups Wants The DOE To Let Nuclear Die

  by Tim Pearce A coalition of energy industry trade groups is pushing back against a utility’s pleas to the Department of Energy to use executive authority to save struggling nuclear and coal plants. The coalition, representing the natural gas, power, renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, conducted a legal analysis of the FirstEnergy’s plea to the DOE and concluded the utility’s ...

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Google’s CEO announces robot assistants that can do everything for you

Google announced several exciting technologies that they’re working on and expect to release in coming weeks during the I/O’18 conference Tuesday. CEO Sundar Pichai delivered the keynote address Tuesday during which he talked about their artificial intelligence, voice technology, image enhancement, chip technology improvements and more. Wait until you see the part on Google ‘Duplex’ where the google assistant will ...

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What are the Most Popular Cocktails in the World and How to Make Them

World Cocktail Day (May 13, 2018) is upon us – and with it some interesting new discoveries about which drinks are currently in vogue. And the latest research couldn’t be timelier – with cocktail consumption on the rise around the world. The ‘Old Fashioned’ has been revealed by the world’s largest producer of spirits, Diageo, as the most popular drink ...

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Left vs. Right: Melania Trump’s ‘Be Best’ initiative

Melania Trump announced her “Be Best” signature initiative to help children in the areas of internet safety, well-being and opioid abuse. The left and right have wildly different views of the first lady and her new push. How the left views Mrs. Trump and the ‘Be Best’ initiative Politico: Melania Trump steps into higher profile role at the White House The ...

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‘Avengers’ tops box office for second week

Disney’s Avengers: Infinity War took the top spot at the box office both domestically and globally for the week ending May 6. It’s the second-week in-a-row for the action film at #1. “A second weekend of $275.1 million and a record 11-day sprint to $1 billion worldwide for Disney/Marvel’s mega-hit ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ shows the power of a great popcorn movie to generate massive moviegoing ...

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Top U.S. Cities Bothered by Ticks

Spring is in full bloom and so is the tick population throughout the country. TruGreen, the nation’s leading professional lawn care company helping people live life outside, is releasing their first list of the U.S. cities most bothered by ticks. Ticks can transmit disease and cause allergic reactions in both people and pets. For the first time, TruGreen is breaking ...

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Literal Nightmare Scenario: Woman Dressed As Clown Stabs Boyfriend During Sex

  by Ethan Barton A 19-year-old mother was sentenced to 11 years in prison for stabbing her boyfriend while she was dressed as a clown during sex and after telling him men should only be used as a “human sacrifice,” according to a Wednesday report. Zoe Adams dressed up as a clown, put a pillow over her clown-fearing boyfriend Kieran ...

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FDA Alert: Avoid Oysters from Canada

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working with federal, state, and local officials regarding a norovirus outbreak linked to raw oysters from British Columbia, Canada. The FDA has confirmed that potentially contaminated raw oysters harvested in the south and central parts of Baynes Sound, British Columbia, Canada, were distributed to CA, IL, MA, and WA. It is possible that ...

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Report: Manufacturing sector continued expansion in April

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April, and the overall economy grew for the 108th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The report was issued today by Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., Chair of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee: “The April PMI registered 57.3 percent, a decrease of 2 percentage points from the ...

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