Friday, April 18, 2014

18-Apr-2014 21:01 is

Well: Younger Skin Through Exercise :: Exercise appears to slow and even reverse the effects of aging on the skin.

Frugal Traveler: Hunting for the Best Carry-On Bag :: In desperate need of a replacement for his aging, beat-up carry-on, the Frugal Traveler wheels, lifts and zips candidates until he finds a worthy successor.

TSA to Allow Small Knives on Planes :: The Transportation Security Administration said it would soon allow fliers to carry certain smaller knives onto airplanes, one of the biggest moves to scale back airport-security measures since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.'s_Most_Popular

Venezuela Leader Chávez Dies at 58 :: Hugo Chávez, a former tank commander turned populist politician who used Venezuela's oil riches to pursue his vision of socialism and challenge the U.S., died Tuesday from complications related to cancer.'s_Most_Popular

Cardinals Raise Questions Over Report :: When cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope, the chapel will become a fortress of the Holy See's most carefully guarded secrets. But there is one secret many of the cardinals themselves are trying to divine.

Five Stocks Handled the Heavy Lifting :: Five blue-chip stocks have accounted for about one-third of the rally in the Dow since the financial crisis.'s_Most_Popular

Beijing, U.S. Unveil New Korean Sanctions :: The U.S. and China introduced a new round of sanctions against North Korea at the United Nations that the U.S. said would significantly impede the development of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, in response to its test last month of an atomic bomb.

Venezuela Consults Cuban Playbook :: Hours before announcing Chávez's death, the government resorted to a ploy to try to unite his supporters: Talk of an alleged conspiracy by the U.S. to destabilize the country.'s_Most_Popular

Technology Shapes Kenyan Elections :: The Internet and social media in Kenya, which played a central role in this year's elections by allowing Kenyans to question candidates, took on a new function Tuesday—spreading messages of peace to avert new bloodshed.

Movie Review: Johnny Depp Stars in 'Transcendence' :: "Transcendence" stars Johnny Depp as an artificial-intelligence genius whose wife uploads his consciousness into a supermachine after anti-technology extremists shoot him.

Gabriel García Márquez, Conjurer of Literary Magic, Dies at 87 :: Mr. García Márquez, a Colombian who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, wrote fiction rooted in a mythical Latin American landscape of his own creation.

Hungry City: Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen in Hell's Kitchen :: At Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen in Hell's Kitchen, the chef's specialty is as much theater as comfort food.

Teen in 'Jihad Jane' case sentenced to five years in prison ::

Scientists Find an 'Earth Twin,' or Perhaps a Cousin :: A planet known as Kepler 186f, 500 light-years away, is the closest match to our own yet discovered, astronomers say.

Personal Journeys: In Lecce, Making Magic With Humble Ingredients :: In and around this city in Italy's heel, a crop of culinary schools and teachers is encouraging travelers to embrace la cucina povera, or "the food of the poor."

36 Hours in Prague :: You could spend a weekend in the Czech capital visiting only those places that have opened in the past couple of years. Here's a guide to get you started.

The Moment Victim's Mom Halts Killer's Execution :: A man's life was spared at the last second after the mother of a man he murdered halted his public execution.

Dave Chappelle Reveals Shockingly Buff New Look :: It's no joke, comedian Dave Chappelle has been hitting the gym hard.

Earlier this week, the funnyman was spotted in Los Angeles and showing off his guns. Most people think of the "Chappelle Show" star as a lanky jokester, but not now.

After leaving his critically acclaimed show in 2005, Chappelle, 40, stayed out of the spotlight. Last year, he co-headlined the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, sponsored by Funny or Die, and is coming to NYC this summer to perform at Radio City Music Hall.

Also last year, Prince used Chappelle's impersonation from his show on the cover of his new album, "Breakfast Can Wait."

Game Blouses!

Nuggets of Corporate Governance Wisdom From Charlie Munger - Wall Street Journal (blog) ::

Runaway spy Snowden is surprise guest on Putin phone-in ::

G.O.P. Discovers Useful Voter Outreach Tool: Gun Sweepstakes :: Online weapon giveaways have become one of the fastest growing ways for Republican candidates to build up donor lists and expand support.

Investigators: Car Accident Killed SD Girls Missing Since 1971 :: The girls' car went into a creek, and that's where it stayed for 42 years.

India passes halfway mark in election with Hindu nationalists gaining strength ::

Mental Model Application - Probabilistic Thinking - NASDAQ ::

It's the End of the World as We Know It . . . and He Feels Fine :: After decades of fervent environmental activism, Paul Kingsnorth decided it's too late — collapse is inevitable. So now what?

Op-Ed Columnist: There's a Moon Out Tonight :: Look on the bright side of things, people, even when doomsday is predicted and the moon is blood red.

Opinionator | Private Lives: My Father's Strength :: A New York City tunnel worker, he always relied on his body, until he was told he had Parkinson's.

For Diabetics, Health Risks Fall Sharply :: Rates of heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and amputations dropped over the past two decades, federal researchers said.

Soccer, Particularly England's Premier League, Growing in Popularity in New York Creative Circles :: Soccer, particularly England's Premier League, is being adopted by the creative circles in the United States.

EU Fines Microsoft $732 Million :: Microsoft has been hit with a $732.2 million fine by European Union regulators after it broke its promise to offer millions of users of its Windows system a choice of rival Web browsers.


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